8 Real-world Rustic Glam Wedding Ideas (+ HUGE Giveaway!)

Are you planning a rustic wedding but want less of a worn-in natural feel and more of a glam edge? If so, a rustic glam wedding may be the perfect choice for you. Today we’re sharing a special guest post by Kristina Anderson of Burlap and Silk, a company that specializes in burlap table runners, chair sashes, table linens, and table decorations. In her career, Kristina has learned valuable tips about wedding trends and how to stay on top of color palettes and styles; today she is sharing eight rustic glam wedding ideas to inspire you. Also, we’ve teamed up with them to sponsor a HUGE giveaway (as in, over $200 worth of merch + free shipping) that will be shipped off to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader. You in? Read on to be inspired and grab the details…

Rustic Glam Wedding Ideas

Take it away, Kristina!

By Kristina Anderson

Rustic vibe ruled the bridal scene for the past two years and if there is any doubt that this trend is here to stay, the domination of eco-friendly glam photos on Pinterest offers clear proof that burlap charm is still shaping up to be next year’s definitive wedding statement. The rise in Instagram hashtags related to neutral tones, nature-inspired themes and ultra-feminine design palettes contributed to this claim also. As it appears, it seems that we are bound to see less and less shabby-chic touches and jute-infused wedding fashion is going to take an extra glamorous direction.

If this is your wedding theme, an infallible formula that will absolutely set the rustic chic mood right from the start is finding the perfect balance of undone effortlessness and understated finish. Take note of this before buying your table linens and selecting your wedding venue. Also, do not overlook the fact that to expose burlap’s unaffected beauty, picking the right accents will be necessary. We’ve seen the epic successes of burlap and lace, burlap and beach, and burlap and retro-charm made possible by the sweet tandem of burlap table runners and sashes. As a 2015 bride, you’d love to take an all-new path or one that is rarely taken—the elegant route.

To get you started with your planning, here’s a round-up of real-world wedding inspiration photos that exude a highly-charged imagery of natural elegance and subtle sophistication.

Name Cards via Canvas Hang Tags

For a more culture-infused place setting, use burlap pouches to create cutlery holders. Shown here is an Asian-themed wedding.

Drawstring bags will give your wedding favors a personal, homespun feel.

Medium-sized burlap bags make beautiful table centerpieces. For a more-defined look, you can opt for square burlap vase holders.

Use stylish, small details to spread your theme throughout the wedding. Use colored jute twines, jute rope, white chantilly lace, and natural burlap ribbon to tie, bundle, and thread everything from cloth napkins to wedding favors.

Burlap tote bags will deliver your “thank you” messages in an elegantly impressive way.


Couture Wedding Candles. The photos reveal the story and the “whys”.

Reveal your personal style with the dainty, little rosettes and mason jar accents.


For 2015 Weddings, the forecast revolves around Blush sharing the stage with White. Gray is also one of the special mentions in the color department. But whichever shade you choose, the key ingredient lies not in volume but in how every detail carries the concept that you’ve envisioned for your wedding. The main theme, no one shall forget, is the celebration of your union.


Burlap and Silk’s Giveaway Package: Total Value is $229.43

10, 12.5 x 120 Burlap Table Runners, $39.50 ($3.95 each)
10, Burlap Chair Sashes, $29.90 ($2.99 each)
11, Burlap Vase Holders, $24.75 ($2.25 each)
1, 6 inch x 10 yd Chantilly Lace Ribbon White, $11.99
1, 54 inch Square Burlap Tablecloth with Fringed Edge, $6.88
1, 8″ x 10″ Burlap Swallow Tail Pennant Banners 5/pack, $3.80
1, 8″ x 10″ Burlap Triangle Pennant Banners 12/pack, $7.50
2, 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ x 2″ White Jute Tote Bags 6/pack, $16.80 ($8.40 each)
1, 3.5 mm x 25 yd Jute Rope Twine, Natural, $5.99
1, 3.5 mm x 25 yd Jute Rope Twine, Moss Green, $5.99
2, Natural Burlap Jute Tote Bag 11″ x 11″ x 6″, $9.98 ($4.99 each)
2, Natural Burlap Wine Bags, $7.50 ($3.75 each)
1, 1000 pcs. Real Silk Rose Petals, White, $8.98
1, 1000 pcs. Real Silk Rose Petals, Pink, $8.98
2, Canvas Tags 12/pack, $5.98 ($2.99 each)
1, Natural Burlap Tote Bags 6/pack, 7 x 6 x 2.75 inch, $10.95
4, 3 x 4 inch Linen Drawstring Bags 12/pack, $23.96 ($5.99 each)


➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

Here’s the giveaway form! Good luck + be sure to tell your friends.

o Enter between 11/12-11/18/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Rustic Glam Prize Pack (see list above) by Burlap and Silk
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included; winner must be from the contiguous United States
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 month to claim prize
o Prize value: $229.43 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Don’t Stop There!

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Fun DIY Alert: Tea Bag Bridal Shower Invitation

You know that we’re crazy about wedding theme ideas here, and that doesn’t limit to weddings alone. We also love themed bridal showers, like a tea themed bridal shower as one example. Today we’re showing a unique invitation idea you can do yourself. This tea bag bridal shower invitation is cut into the shape of a tea bag and is ACTUALLY FILLED WITH TEA. Guests receive the invitation, admire its adorableness, and then just snip the side and pour themselves a hot cuppa tea. Cute, right?

tea bag bridal shower invitation

You can fill it with your favorite flavor, like wild sweet orange or chai or this for the winter. YUM.

tea bag bridal shower invitation

Want to Find Out More?

As in, see how it’s done? You can get the full delicious how-to here. By Joy Ang, spotted via Oh So Beautiful Paper.


Groomsmen Playing Cards >> Photo of the Day

We’re digging this photo of groomsmen playing cards before a wedding. The photo taken by the team from Johnstone Studios was from a past wedding featured on Emmaline Bride. Playing cards such as poker, black jack, or euchre is a great way for guys to relax prior to the wedding ceremony. This photo captures that feeling…

groomsmen playing cards johnstone studios

Groomsmen Playing Cards

Interested in seeing more great photos from real weddings? Check out our real weddings section today!

Giveaway: Win a Ring Bearer Box

If you still need a ring bearer box or pillow for your ceremony, now’s your chance to win one! We’ve teamed up with Country Barn Babe to offer this gorgeous personalized ring bearer box to one lucky reader. Read on to find out more…

Ring Bearer Box

This rustic style ring bearer box makes an adorable alternative to a ring bearer pillow. This box holds both rings in soft sola flowers. This is an adorable way to present your rings and makes a fantastic photo prop, as well. The size is 4.5″ x 3.1″ x 1.8″. His & Hers is engraved on the inside lid; top of box can be customized to say anything you’d like.

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

Here’s the giveaway form! Good luck + be sure to tell your friends.

o Enter between 11/11-11/17/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Ring Bearer Box by Country Barn Babe
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping worldwide
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $30 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter


Swarovski Wedding Jewelry: 12 Finds That’ll Sparkle + Shine

Have you decided on what you’ll wear for wedding jewelry yet? If you’re a bride who craves bold color and jewelry that makes a statement, listen up: these swarovski wedding jewelry pieces are a perfect fit. We spotted them over at Estylo Jewelry where it was nearly impossible to pick favorite pieces. Sandra has such a gorgeous collection! Take a look…

Swarovski Wedding Jewelry

I love these clear ones for brides who want less color and an equal amount of sparkle.

These purple and blue ones would look great for a peacock themed wedding, don’t you think?

Ah, so sparkly! I love it all.

Go + Get ‘Em

You can find these swarovski wedding jewelry pieces here, along with others AND non-swarovski jewelry, too. Sandra has a little something for everyone!


Estylo Jewelry is a Featured Artist in The Marketplace. She is based in California, but serves brides online worldwide!

Top Black Tuxedo Styles for Groom & Groomsmen for Fall

Once you’ve picked your perfect wedding gown, it’s time to decide what the groom and groomsmen will wear. If you’re going for a 1920s vintage look with a touch of Old Hollywood or modern traditional elegance, consider these black tuxedo styles! We’ve rounded up the top black tuxedo styles for groom and groomsmen from Savvi Formalwear. Black tuxedos aren’t all the same; a unique pocket square, boutonniere, pair of cuff links, tie, choice of dress shirt, or even color of vest can switch up his look in an instant. Plus, each tuxedo designer has its own distinct look.

Read on to see our favorite black tuxedo styles and tell us which one you like most.

Black Tuxedo Styles

You can find specifics on these black tuxedo styles right here.

1. Obsession by Michael Kors

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This tuxedo is from their Slim Fit collection and is made of luxury wool with two buttons and a classic black bow tie and coordinating vest.

2. Black Bari Tailcoat by Ralph Lauren

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Timeless at its finest! This tuxedo is made of tropical weight wool in black. It is pictured with white pique accessories and a luxe microfiber dress shirt.

3. Cypress Black Tuxedo by After Six

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This tuxedo is also made of tropical weight wool in a two-button style. It is shown with white accessories.

4. Black Parker by Ike Behar

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This is another tuxedo from the Slim Fit collection. It is made of luxury wool in a classic two-button style. Shown with coordinating black accessories and bow tie and a white pocket square.

5. Black Allure Tuxedo by Allure Men

This is a lighter, tropical weight wool with a two button design in black. Shown with a vest and bow tie.

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6. Black Cutaway by Ike Behar

Last but not least, this is one of our favorite black tuxedo styles! It is shown with a vintage tailcoat style in a cutaway design. Shown with classic necktie, coordinating vest and white pocket square. Classic!

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Which of these black tuxedos is your favorite? You can find them all at Savvi Formalwear and find a local retailer near you to try ‘em on this weekend!


This is a sponsored post by Savvi Formalwear.

Branch Engagement Ring >> Photo of the Day

This branch engagement ring caught my eye, and I thought maybe it would catch yours, too. Because sometimes a diamond isn’t everything… and an amethyst stone with a branch setting can be quite the alluring engagement ring. What do you think?

branch engagement ring

At the very least, it makes one heckofa beautiful gift.

branch engagement ring inspiration

It’s handmade, too, which means it’s 1000x cooler than most rings you’ll find anywhere else. That’s because it’s made to order. Made just for you.

branch engagement ring idea

Branch Engagement Ring

Spotted at Firefly Collections.


How to Make Bridesmaid Clutches (or Christmas Gifts!)

Want to get crafty + make your own clutch purses (for bridesmaids or Christmas gifts)? Now’s your chance to do it in style. The lovely Allisa Jacobs—an expert in cute bridesmaid clutches and accessories—is now offering a sewing pattern of one of her best-selling styles so you can make your own DIY bridesmaid clutches at home. With a little sewing knowledge (designed for BEGINNER sewing levels, YAY!), all you need is her downloadable pattern; then, just pick out your favorite fabric at your local craft store, roll up your sleeves, and get crafting! Delicious coffee + Christmas music optional (but totally encouraged).

DIY Bridesmaid Clutch + Matching Card Case via EmmalineBride.com

DIY Bridesmaid Clutch

Here’s an example of one she made with a striped black-and-white fabric. We love that matching card case. Cute, right?

DIY Bridesmaid Clutch + Matching Card Case via EmmalineBride.com

Find out more here where you can order your PDF file + get crafting. Enjoy!

DIY Bridesmaid Clutch + Matching Card Case via EmmalineBride.com


Last Minute Ceremony Program Printable? – Ask Emmaline

This new Ask Emmaline question comes from Sarah, who asks,

“Help! My wedding is less than a week away and I’m still so behind on ceremony programs. It just occurred to me that I don’t have them yet. Where can I go? I’m not crafty at all so making my own is not an option. I really don’t want to skip this detail either. Any advice?”

Fantastic question, Sarah! And don’t worry, you’re certainly not the last bride to be working on details the week of her wedding. Relax — there is help ahead! Check out E.M. Papers, who has a unique collection files, like this ceremony program printable, for even the latest of last-minute couples. Buy once, print as many as you’d like. That’s like music to your ears right now, isn’t it?

Ceremony Program Printable

ceremony program printable

This ceremony program printable is one of my favorite designs from her shop. It ties into a bicycle themed wedding nicely and it looks so elegant.

It’s the easiest way to get an instant program, too. Just buy the design, open the PDF, and edit to add your own details. Then print at home or your local print shop.

enter your info ceremony program printable

It’s so easy!

Check out more at E.M. Papers, who, might I add, doesn’t just have ceremony programs: you’ll find invitations, place cards, and more! E.M. Papers is a Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride.


P.S. Have you entered our wedding giveaways yet? We have many posted + and new giveaways all the time! See more on our giveaways page.

P.S.S. In case you missed it, check out these tips on how to cut your guest list without guilt. It is possible!

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