Posted April 2, 2014 | 1 Comment
Once in awhile, we come across an idea so amazing and inspiring and we wonder, why isn’t everyone doing this?! If you’re planning your own wedding bar and want to wow your guests with hand-picked craft beer selections, listen up: you need to make this DIY beer bar. It will take a little ingenuity, a handful of kegs, chalkboard tags (just glue or nail them to the wood), some paint, and a little woodworking on your part, but the result? A totally memorable fill-it-up bar that guests will love. Oh, and the best part? No bartender required! Read on to see the inspiration…
Posted April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Spotted: a non-floral ceremony decor idea we love! This pinwheel aisle decor is an easy-do-DIY idea that also costs very little to make. Once you’ve made the pinwheels, simply attach a pair together and hang from the end of each row with a ribbon loop.
Posted April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hey, tech-lovers: this one’s for you! If you always keep your cell phone at an arm’s length, it would be a fun idea to tie it into your engagement sesh. To inspire your inner techie, we’ve rounded up three phone engagement photo ideas to inspire you. A little cheesy? Maybe. Totally fun? Absolutely. And, at least you’ll have an engagement photo that is unique. Hey, A + I might just snap a photo like this so I can frame it and hang in the office! I noticed all of these use iPhones, but surely you can use any type of phone you heart most. I’m an Android girl myself.
Phone Engagement Photos
Posted March 31, 2014 | 4 Comments
Wow, talk about raising the bar on wedding donuts: this is the loveliest donut wedding cake we’ve ever seen! This heavenly three-tiered cake, made of donuts, was crafted by the pastry team at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore for a recent wedding. The cake consisted of beautifully iced donuts, surrounded by white dahlias, lavender roses, and pink carnations. And, what were they served with? Espresso shots, of course! We call that perfection from beginning to end.
Posted March 31, 2014 | 20 Comments
Hello, loves! Happy Monday! We’re kicking off a brand new week of handmade wedding loveliness with a giveaway from the lovely Sheila of Southern Ever After, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace. If you’re planning a vintage wedding, you’ll want to complete your bridal ensemble with a vintage inspired garter, right? Well, we’re giving one away to one lucky reader! Read on to see the details and enter for a chance to win it!
Posted March 30, 2014 | 1 Comment
Hi, loves! Happy weekend! If you’re planning a nautical or beach themed wedding, prepare to be inspired! We spotted this amazing DIY over at Tidewater and Tulle and simply had to to share it. These DIY nautical sailboats can be made as favors for guests or as decor for your reception tables. Whether you make a few (or a hundred), guests will find these utterly charming. We sure do!
DIY Sailboat Favors
All you need are a few easy-to-find supplies (like driftwood, eyelet fabric, and a drill) and you’re ready to get crafting.
Posted March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
You’ve found the 7 Best Groomsmen Gifts! Check out these awesome gifts for your groomsmen made by Featured Artists at Emmaline Bride. These seven gifts include custom bottle openers, drinking flasks, beer glasses and mugs. You’ll also see cufflinks, beer soap, and more after the click…
Posted March 28, 2014 | 6 Comments
Well, we’ve gotta say, our Ask Emmaline inbox is blowing up! We love reading your wedding questions… like this one that comes from bride-to-be, Megan. She writes, “We want to do a unity ceremony at our wedding. Is there more than one type?” Fantastic question! Today we’ll show you three of the most popular unity ceremony ideas and tell you how they work. Let’s begin, shall we?
Unity Ceremony Ideas
The three most popular unity ceremony ideas are the sand ceremony, the unity candle, and the wine ceremony. Each of these unity ceremony ideas are used to show a couple’s partnership and is usually performed after the vows have been read.
1. Sand Ceremony
For a sand ceremony, you’ll need three containers (two the same size, one larger) and sand. At the ceremony, two containers are filled with sand; the larger container in the middle is empty. The bride and groom then pour their containers of sand into the center container to mix the two together as a sign of their unity. This is an especially fitting idea for beach weddings.
Posted March 28, 2014 | 2 Comments
We love to find a new honeymoon venue for our readers, so when we saw the gorgeous images from Secrets Resorts & Spas, we knew we couldn’t help but share them. If you are looking to get away and enjoy paradise after planning your wedding, this may be the perfect location for you. Read on to find out more…
Posted March 27, 2014 | 2 Comments
Hi, brides! Question: Are you planning an antler wedding? (“A what…?!”) I know, I know. An antler wedding is probably one of the most unusual wedding themes out there, but bear with us: it’s a trend we think rustic-loving brides will positively adore. Think: deer monograms, antler-decorated everything, ‘doe’ and ‘buck’ chair signs, faux antlers tucked into your bouquet… you get the idea. Since we are all-aboard this trend, we’ve rounded up thirty-one of the most unique antler wedding ideas to inspire your big day. And, it goes without saying: we love faux antlers… no need to round up real ones. (Try making DIY faux antlers using branches or make a set with clay.) Okay, ready to be inspired? Let’s begin…
Antler Wedding Ideas
For this round-up, we’ve spotted a little bit of everything. You’ll find antler place cards for your wedding party with charming calligraphy tags, stickers, antler wax seals, a guest book, bottle openers with a chic antler print, and much more. Many of these finds are handmade, while others were spotted via Real Weddings so you can see how couples pulled off a (chic!) antler wedding. See the full list of vendors and sources after the post!
Posted March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hi, loves! It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question. This one comes from bride-to-be, Angela, who says, “I am planning a cake bar at my wedding with multiple wedding cakes instead of one cake. I plan to have different flavors for each cake but I have no idea how to display them. Any tips?” Great question! Read on to find out how to display multiple wedding cakes at your reception with one simple idea…
Posted March 27, 2014 | 2 Comments
Hi, loves! Meet the newest trend in bridesmaid gift-giving: mismatched clutches. Giving clutch purses to bridesmaids as a thank you gift isn’t a new idea, but we love this fresh approach. Instead of picking the same clutch to give to each bridesmaid, consider mismatched clutches instead: it allows you to pick a unique pattern or print that suits her unique style while tying in your color palette for a cohesive look. Ready to find out more? Read on to see a few hand-picked finds we spotted over at BagEnvy Handbags which exemplifies this trend perfectly.
Posted March 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
This Duluth winter wedding was on Valentine’s Day (which was especially fitting because the groom’s last name is Hart!) at the majestic Sacred Heart Music Center. Mindy and Tony’s wedding photographer was Stacey from LaCoursiere Photography, who captured some truly magical moments including wintry scenes and warm hearts. The photos await your eager eyes after the jump…