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Rock Candy Place Cards

Posted March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brides: are you looking for a unique place card alternative? We’ve found it! These rock candy place cards are ideal for your wedding reception, bridal shower, or even bachelorette party. They’re colorful and sweet… sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face!

Rock candy place cards are a fun idea your guests will love. Add a name flag to the candy stick with a bit of glue.


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Stepping Stones for Bridesmaids

Posted March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: what should you do when your ceremony takes place outdoors (on grass) and bridesmaids are wearing heels? You could issue a wedges / flats only rule (but that’s no fun) OR you can add stepping stones for bridesmaids! We vote for the latter. Stepping stones give bridesmaids a designated place to stand and keeps their heels from sinking into the grass. Regular stepping stones will work just fine, but then we spotted heart-shaped stepping stones and, well, see for yourself…

Stepping stones for bridesmaids make it easy to wear heels and stand at the ceremony (without digging into the grass).  These heart shaped stepping stones are even more adorable! Get the DIY to make your own.


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Botanical Vintage Rose Save the Dates (+ Win!)

Posted March 13, 2014 | 8 Comments

Hi, loves! Happy Thursday! We spotted these gorgeous botanical vintage rose save the dates (+ invitations) over at Citrus Press and now it is one of our favorite stationery finds for 2014. Leave it to the lovely Sarka to seamlessly blend a floral inspired wedding suite with vintage roses, gold accents, a burst of floral motifs, and cheery colors! Scroll down to see more PLUS enter for a chance to win a set of one hundred save the date postcards! (Oh, how we love wedding giveaways!)

Botanical Rose Save the Dates + Invitations

First, take a peek at these new botanical wedding invitations we spotted in her shop?

Vintage Rose Wedding Invitation Suite


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I Belong With You Chair Sign

Posted March 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

We’ve all heard the song, “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers by now. You know, the one that goes, “I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweethearrrttt…” I mean, I can pretty much bet money that every time I’m in the car there is a 50/50 chance that I’ll hear it. So, when I spotted this I Belong With You chair sign set over at Host & Toast Studio, I knew I couldn’t keep it to myself. Instead of a traditional bow, ribbon, or Mr. and Mrs. sign, give this version a try: it tells everyone ‘you’re my sweetheart’.

I Belong With You Chair Sign - Inspired by Ho Hey by The Lumineers, this set of chair signs reads, 'I belong with you' and 'You belong with me'.  By Host and Toast Studio.


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15 Gold Inspired Wedding Ideas

Posted March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

I love the look of gold leafing. Like calligraphy, learning how to gold leaf is one my list of things I’d like to do. While I haven’t tackled gold leafing myself (yet), the look of gold leaf used in wedding and home decor is an inspiration to me. Today we’re sharing a handful of gold inspired wedding ideas (some using gold leafing) to inspire your upcoming wedding. We’ve rounded up a gold leaf wedding cake, ‘love’ signage, gold-inspired wedding invitations and place cards, a mason jar centerpiece, a table number, and a few DIY ideas you’ll want to try this weekend. Let’s begin, shall we?

Gold Inspired Wedding Ideas

Up first, we spotted this leaf print save the date. If you’re planning a gold inspired wedding, sending a save the date that coordinates is a wonderful way to kick off your theme. By Golden Silhouette.

Gold inspired wedding save the dates by Golden Silhouette.  If you're planning a gold inspired wedding, send these save the date cards to kick off your day with a thematic touch.


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Naked Wedding Cakes

Posted March 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ah, the naked wedding cake: a simple, au naturale look that never goes out of style! Have you heard / seen / fallen in love with naked wedding cakes yet? You may after seeing this post! We’re uncovering six of our favorite naked wedding cakes to inspire you… and, we want to know: would YOU go naked?

Naked Wedding Cakes

First things first: what is a “naked wedding cake”? A naked wedding cake is a sponge-like cake that has icing on the top and inside its layers, without any icing on the sides. This style of cake allows emphasis to be placed on the exterior of the cake, revealing its layers. While it appears super easy-to-tackle, it’s actually more difficult than a traditional wedding cake. Since the layers are exposed, the cake itself must be free of imperfections. Also, since icing adds to the moistness of the cake, it must be extra-moist to begin with so it won’t dry out. When working with naked wedding cakes, you can use icing or cream cheese as layers — or get creative with delicious fillings. Naked wedding cakes are especially popular in the summer when seasonal fruits are ripe for the picking (like strawberries and blueberries). In this example, fresh fruit adds texture to the cake (and requires no additional cake topper).

Naked Wedding Cakes | This cake has strawberries and blueberries, which add color and texture to this natural cake.  This type of cake is ideal in the summer when fresh fruit is in season.


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Mississippi Mansion Wedding: Chelsey + Danny

Posted March 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

Chelsey and Danny’s Mississippi mansion wedding was beautiful! Their Mississippi wedding this past summer was captured by photographer Kate from Kate Anthony Photography. Kate tells us, Chelsey & Danny were married in Holly Springs, Mississippi at the beautiful Montrose Arboretum. The Greek antebellum mansion was full of history as it was built in 1858 as a wedding present to the builder’s daughter. The mansion sits on a beautiful plot of land that was absolutely breathtaking and features 50 different species of trees. The inside of the mansion was a photographer’s dream come true: tons of beautiful natural lighting, vintage pieces galore, a spiral staircase, and tons of space. I tried to evoke the feeling of timeless romance in these photographs…”

Kate Anthony Photography - Mississippi mansion wedding


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Matchbox Wedding Favors (+ Giveaway!)

Posted March 11, 2014 | 21 Comments

Brides: are you and your fiance the perfect match? Do you need wedding favors that guests will actually use? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve teamed up with Hope & Fancy to offer matchbox wedding favors to one lucky reader. One of our readers will take home fifty custom matchbox wedding favors with his or her names and wedding date on the front. Plus, you can pick custom colors to match your wedding palette. Read on to find out more…

Matchbox Wedding Favors


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How to Calligraph: Kits & Workshops

Posted March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brides: have you wondered how to calligraph? Would you like to tackle do-it-yourself projects with pretty writing, but your penmanship could use a little work? Today’s feature is for you! I was talking to a friend recently about the lost art of letter writing. Email and text messages have stripped away some of the heartfelt, personal snail mail letters that used to fill mailboxes with happiness (and, snail mail is pretty much one of the greatest things ever). One of the things I’ve always wanted to learn is how to do calligraphy, known as “the art of making beautiful handwriting”. For weddings, you can use calligraphy on your invitations, wedding programs, menus, escort cards, place cards, signage… there are so many places for pretty penmanship! Read on to find out how you can learn how to calligraph in your hometown with a workshop or at home with an awesome new starter kit…

How to Calligraphy

How to Calligraph:  Kits & Workshops


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Macaron Wedding Cake

Posted March 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Spotted: a delightful macaron wedding cake! And, the new top spot in wedding cake alternatives! (Remember the Oreo wedding cake and this unique idea? Or this?) Macarons are delicious treats made of ground almonds, egg whites, and sugar. They’re simple, sweet, and colorful. Wouldn’t they make an amazing wedding cake tower?

macaron wedding cake


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What is a Mantilla Lace Veil? (+ Giveaway!)

Posted March 10, 2014 | 42 Comments

We love hearing from our readers, especially when we receive your Ask Emmaline questions! Today we’re sharing a new Ask EB question from bride-to-be, Alicia. She asks, “I was getting fitted for my gown and my seamstress suggested I wear a long veil with it. She mentioned something about a mantilla lace veil, but I have never heard of it before. What is a mantilla lace veil?” Great question! In this feature, we’ll tell you what a mantilla lace veil is and inspire you with a stunning example. Plus, one lucky Emmaline Bride reader will win a mantilla lace veil for her wedding by Wedding Bliss by Maija! Let’s get started, shall we?

what is a mantilla lace veil


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8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows

Posted March 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hi, loves! Happy Monday! Are you looking for a chic ring pillow for your wedding? Want something that’s chic, handmade and perfect for the spring or summer? We’ve found eight of ‘em! Recently I popped into Laura Stark Jewelry & Bridal Accessories Studio and I love her collection of linen ring pillows. These are ideal for your wedding and will add to the beautiful decor in your home, too! Read on to see which eight linen ring pillows we’ve hand-picked to share with you today… and tell us which one is your favorite!

Linen Ring Pillows

1. Something Blue

This light blue linen ring pillow has white embroidery lace. It is just the perfect touch for your ceremony and adds “something blue” in an instant.

light blue lace ring pillow via 8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows


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Elk Rapids Sunset Wedding: Kristen + Jake

Posted March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

This Elk Rapids sunset wedding film will leave you wanting more! Kristen and Jake were married overlooking the Grand Traverse Bay in the village of Elk Rapids in Northern Michigan. Their wedding this past summer was documented through this high definition film by Andy from Owen Video. The wedding film captures the day’s highlights starting from morning and running through the night. See all the action and relive this awesome Michigan wedding!

Kristen + Jake | Wedding Feature from Owen Video on Vimeo.


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