6 Beautiful Tropical Invitations for Weddings

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by hadley designs

If you are planning a destination wedding in an amazing location, you’ll need some equally awesome invitations to match. We’re here to help! We’ve been spying some seriously incredible invitations over at Hadley Designs and we’re sharing six of them with you today. With fun designs — watercolors, floral patterns, flamingos, pineapples, just to name a few — you’ll have trouble picking just one! See what we’ve found…

How to Plan a Breakfast at Tiffany’s Bridal Shower

breakfast at tiffanys bridal shower favors

by the favor stylist

Planning a bridal shower is fun for everyone involved, especially when you select a stellar theme. If the bride-to-be is a girly-girl who loves Audrey Hepburn, classic pearls, and diamonds (who doesn’t?), you’re in luck! A Breakfast at Tiffany’s bridal shower theme would be a perfect party to plan. Today we’re showing you how to plan a Breakfast at Tiffany’s bridal shower the bride-to-be will LOVE. Read on for the list of essentials!

Mason Jar Table Numbers

mason jar table numbers wrapped in burlap

by love live n create

Happy Monday, lovelies! How was your weekend? We hope you’re ready to get back to wedding planning because we have a week chock-full of inspiration for you! For starters, let’s talk about these mason jar table numbers by Jo of Love Live N Create. Table numbers don’t need to be boring; couples are now using table numbers as an additional way to emphasize their wedding theme. Find out why these particular mason jar table numbers are so wonderful to use for your wedding…

“Ring Bearer Gift Ideas?” – Ask Emmaline

ring bearer gift ideas preteen or teenage | photo: she wanders | http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/ring-bearer-gift-ideas/

photo: she wanders

It’s time for a new Ask Emmaline question! This question was sent in to us from bride-to-be, Brianna. She asks,

I have asked my god brother to be my ring bearer, which is a little non-traditional because he will be 13 at the time of the wedding. But, he is super excited to participate! I’ve gotten gifts for pretty much everyone in the wedding party already, but I am totally stumped when it comes to him. Any ideas? Thanks!”

First of all, that’s awesome your god brother is so excited to be a part of your day! When it comes to a preteen or teenage ring bearer, the gift-giving rules change quite a bit. The sheriff badges, mini baseball bats, and coloring books or toys don’t exactly apply. You’ll want to give him a gift that makes him feel more grown-up like the groomsmen, but age-appropriate, too. I’ve consulted Andrew on this one because, well, he’s a guy and I am not. I tossed some ideas around with him and then he gave me his take on what he’d like to get if he was in your god brother’s shoes. So, here’s what we decided on together that we know will make him smile!

Love Spring Weddings? A Maypole Inspirational Shoot

Love Spring Weddings?  A Maypole Inspirational Shoot at Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Michigan | Love Weddings Maypole | http://www.emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/love-spring-weddings-a-maypole-inspirational-shoot/ | Photo: E.C. Campbell Photography

Are you planning a spring or summer wedding? Then you’ll find some fantastic ideas from this Maypole inspired styled shoot! The location was at the breathtaking Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Michigan. This photo shoot was created and captured by E’Lisa from E.C. Campbell Photography. E’Lisa tells us, “This styled shoot is perfect for spring! It combines a maypole with lavender, lilacs and a watercolor twist. I had a vision a ways back about a maypole. I thought it would be a unique and stunning element to add to a wedding. Picture little flower girls and ring bearers twisting the ribbon around the pole. I love it! A maypole is a beautiful symbol (originating in Germany) in which people traditionally dance around on May Day, but it has also become a symbol to celebrate spring and summer… being grateful for the warmth and new life and vegetation those seasons bring. I thought it could be an amazing element added to a wedding, but I wanted to give a bride even more to be inspired from if she wanted to incorporate this into her wedding.”

Dried Flower Bouquets for Weddings? – Ask Emmaline

dried flower bouquets | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/dried-flower-bouquets/ | by the blaithin blair

by the blaithin blair shop, photo: jen ing photography

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question from one of our lovely readers! Amber asks,

“Hi Emmaline! What do you think of dried flower bouquets? I have seen bridesmaids carry them but I’m not sure what the difference is versus fresh flowers. Are they cheaper? Are dried bouquets meant for a certain wedding theme? Thanks!

Great questions, Amber! We’ve been seeing many brides using dried flower bouquets lately. In today’s post, you’ll learn why dried bouquets are so popular right now, find out the best theme to use them, see which elements are included, get helpful tips, and see some stunning examples. Enjoy!

17 Edible Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Enjoy

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by mavora

Are you looking for the best favor ideas for your guests? Our top pick: go with edible wedding favors! Edible favors are delicious, easy-to-package, and you almost never have any left over. Plus, guests enjoy them right away instead of feeling pressure to hold onto it for years to come. To show you which edible favors are trending in weddings, we’re sharing our top seventeen picks we know your guests will love. We’ll begin with donuts, because they’re awesome — and this could be my pregnancy cravings talking, but I could totally eat one (or, you know, a dozen) right this second. Enjoy!

A Beautiful Sainte Terre Wedding in Louisiana
(Real Weddings)

| A Beautiful Sainte Terre Louisiana Wedding(Real Weddings) | http://www.emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/a-beautiful-sainte-terre-wedding-in-louisiana-real-weddings/ | Photo:  Photography by Micahla Wilson

Today we’re featuring a gorgeous purple and green wedding at the Sainte Terre in Louisiana. Just wait until you see how the handpicked details came together including a stunning color palette, moss monogram letters, chalkboard signage, garden inspired centerpieces, and a wedding sparkler send-off — just to name a few! Photographs were captured by Photography by Micahla Wilson. Get ready to be inspired…

Fun Programs Guests Will *Want* to Read

infographic wedding program

by b is for brown

When you’re spending money on programs, you definitely want your guests to notice them, right? Unfortunately, many ceremony programs are missed by guests because they are placed too far away from the ceremony entrance or not handed out to guests upon entering the ceremony. Even worse, some ceremony programs are skipped over because they’re too hard to read (with small fonts or not filled with enough detail). Don’t let your programs get overlooked! Instead, try something new and innovative, like these fun wedding programs we spotted at B is for Brown. They’re bursting with interesting details, eye-popping illustrations, and fonts. You can even customize them to coordinate with your wedding colors perfectly. And your guests will love to read them because they’re chock-full of fun facts, her likes vs. his likes, who’s who in the wedding party and family — even how the relationship began (and when the engagement happened). Your guests won’t want to miss out on them! Read on to see the infographic wedding programs, poster style programs, and love story programs we spotted…

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