21 Irresistibly Cute Flats for Weddings

Wedding flats are a popular choice for brides who want a no-heel option. See which flats made our list of beautiful picks for the bride! Be sure to subscribe for the latest.

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Hi, lovelies! As a tall woman — 5’11” to be exact — I’m no stranger to low-heel shoes and flats. I don’t mind towering over people, and feel totally comfortable wearing a 2″ or even 3″ stacked heel any day of the week. But I know that sometimes flats are a no-brainer. For instance, when I’m chasing after my toddler with baby in tow. Or grabbing groceries late at night and trying to get home before my tv show starts. Or shopping at the mall without hearing a constant click-click-clicking sound. For my wedding, I wanted to wear heels because I love them, but I definitely had a back-up pair of bridal flats to wear mid-reception. Heels are not mandatory. And if the idea of wearing heels makes you nervous, or you need a solid day just to figure out how to walk in them, I say wedding flats are your best bet. To help you pick, we’ve rounded up twenty-one of the prettiest wedding flats for the bride. They all look insanely comfortable and many of them are affordable, too. Take a minute to look around and let me know which bridal flats suit your style best! I’m so enamored with #8…

Candle Centerpiece Idea — Handmade-a-Day

A charming candle centerpiece idea is today’s handmade-a-day find! Be sure you’re on the list so you don’t miss future blog posts.

Candle Centerpiece Idea -- Handmade-a-Day

by VENdecor handmade

Earlier this week, we talked about ways to save money on your wedding. One of those tips was to choose non-floral centerpieces instead of large floral blooms. As inspiration, we are sharing this candle centerpiece idea from VEN Decor Handmade. It features handmade green leaf garland and a trio of candles in the center. Romantic lighting is always a welcome addition to your reception space and we love how this candle centerpiece comes together. Did you know each leaf is made of green crepe paper and completely handmade? That’s pretty incredible.

Holly + Mike’s Independence Oaks Engagement Session

Independence Oaks Engagement Session

Two of our best friends, Holly + Mike, are getting married this November! They sought our help in planning their wedding and we couldn’t be more excited for them. That’s why we’re featuring their Independence Oaks engagement session today. Independence Oaks park is a beautiful setting in Clarkston, Michigan for taking photographs as it’s filled with great walking trails, shady trees, and a lake. On a recent summer evening just before dusk they met with Mark from You Bet I Do Photography. Once at the park, they strolled along the walking path and stopped at the lake for Mark to capture a few photographs. Holly and Mike chatted, laughed, and just had fun throughout the rest of their e-session. When you look at their photographs it’s easy to see their love for one another and the special connection that they share. See the photographs, find out how they met, and hear how Mike proposed…

100 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

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If you want to save money on your wedding, do not miss this blog post! We’ve rounded up one hundred of the best ways to save money on weddings with creative finds and unique places to skimp (where people won’t even notice). Bookmark this one and pin it for later! You’ll want to refer back to it while you plan your wedding. Enjoy!

Here Comes the Bride Sign — Handmade-a-Day


by lily and val

I love a classic chalkboard sign, especially when it features lovely hand-drawn lettering from Lily and Val. That’s why when I saw this Here Comes the Bride sign, I couldn’t resist sharing it immediately as our Handmade-a-Day pick. As a bonus, this sign is double-sided and features the words Just Married on the opposite side. Your flower girl can carry this sign down the aisle in lieu of tossing petals before your grand entrance. After the ceremony, she can flip it over and lead the way for the newlyweds through the procession. The Just Married sign can also be used as reception decor or even on your getaway car en route to your honeymoon. Take a look!

“Bridesmaid Clutches Instead of Flowers?”

clutches with bridesmaids names inside | bridesmaid clutches instead of flowers via http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaid/clutches-instead-of-flowers/

by bella fiore, photo: made u look photography

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. One of our latest Ask Emmaline questions really inspired me the other day because it’s not only a fantastic idea, but it also saves some money in the process. Rachelle wrote to us about bridesmaid clutches instead of flowers — as in, nixing the bouquets altogether and having her bridesmaids walk down the aisle carrying a pretty bag instead of a bouquet. She writes,

Dear Emmaline, I want to give my bridesmaids clutches instead of flowers (bouquets) as gifts. I don’t have a budget that allows for the cost of a clutch AND a bouquet for each bridesmaid, so I have to either pick a less expensive bridesmaid gift or skip bouquets altogether. I have seen other weddings where bridesmaids have walked down the aisle with a clutch purse, but is it proper etiquette to do so? Also, do you have any tips on what kind of clutches would suffice? Thank you!

Hi Rachelle! Not only is this a great question, but bridesmaid clutches instead of flowers is a brilliant idea for a variety of reasons. Find out why we love (and recommend) this option…

Danielle + Mark’s Colorado Mountains Engagement Session


Colorado’s mountains offer some of the most breathtaking landscape this country has to offer. So why not have your engagement photos taken there? Our featured couple Danielle and Mark did exactly that. Their Colorado Mountains engagement session was captured by Emmy from Searching for the Light Photography. Emmy tells us, “Danielle & Mark contacted me saying they would be in Colorado and wanted to take their engagement photos up in the mountains in between their ski adventures. While they didn’t want photos actually skiing they wanted to capture the beauty that is out here, I mean who wouldn’t! After too many emails and a million hoops to jump through with photo permits we finally decided…

A Gorgeous Wrightsville Manor Wedding | Peyton + Ryan


Whether you’re a North Carolina bride planning your wedding or just looking for amazing details, this wedding will inspire you! Our featured couple was married at the Wrightsville Manor in Wilmington. Their May wedding had a shabby chic theme with rustic details. Some of those details that will catch your eye include their invitations, mason jar glasses, a head table sign, their use of burlap, and the beautiful flowers. Their special day was captured by Wilmington’s best wedding photographer, Eric Boneske Photography. See this gorgeous wedding and read what the bride had to say…

Clay Flower Cake Toppers for Weddings

Clay flower cake toppers are first up today! Which one is your favorite? While you’re here, subscribe for the latest straight to your inbox.


by parsi

Happy Monday, loves! How was your weekend? I hope you rested up because we’re throwing a whole bunch of wedding inspiration at you all week long and you’ll be able to cross some major to-do’s from your wedding list! It’ll be a piece of cake. Speaking of, have you thought about what will go on top of your wedding cake yet? The wedding cake is a big part of your reception and a cake topper is a wedding reception essential. There are many different types of cake toppers to choose from: flower cake toppers (which we’ll talk about today), monograms, peg dolls, figurines, wire cake toppers, words, even animals (like owls), just to name a few. One popular trend we’ve been seeing lately is clay flower cake toppers, particularly in large blooms and in bright bold colors. It’s one way to really make your wedding cake pop! Today we’re sharing some clay flower toppers from Parsi I know you’ll absolutely love. These clay flowers are incredible. Just wait until you see how realistic they look…