Posted November 1, 2013 | ♥ 26 Comments
Have a holly, jolly… wait, it’s too early for Christmas music. It’s only November 1st and I, for one, am still eating pumpkin seeds and Halloween candy. Today on Twitter, we sparked a little friendly debate on when is too early to listen to Christmas music (this is one of my favorite albums). I love the holidays like the next person, but Thanksgiving should be given its full glory before Santa rolls out his red carpet. My vote: Christmas music after Thanksgiving — or at least after November 25th. (On Twitter, many of you agreed — what do you think? Vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.) Anyways… Christmas music is one thing; the holiday card is another. If you want custom holiday cards printed, you’ll need to order them now to ensure delivery. Since we’re feeling in the early-Christmas mood, we’re helping you with a pretty giveaway by Smitten on Paper. Is there a cuter way to announce your first holiday season together as newlyweds?
Posted November 1, 2013 | ♥ 14 Comments
Hi, loves! Have you thought about your escort card display yet? If you are assigning seats to guests, an escort card display (or seating chart) is essential. Escort cards can be displayed using tented cards — or try your hand at a creative twist! We’ve found ways to use chalkboards, ladders, trees, pinwheels, vintage doors, weathered windowpanes, and even an old library card catalog to display your escort cards. Read on to see our hand-picked finds and tell us your favorite! PLUS, enter for a chance to win a wooden holder to display your escort cards. Enjoy!
Escort Card Displays
Posted October 31, 2013 | ♥ 1 Comment
This Arizona Fall wedding has a lot of great details! Christopher and Emily’s past October wedding was held at the Regale DC Ranch in Scottsdale. Fun details include autumn themed decor, super hero attire, pumpkins, and a sparkler exit. Their wedding photographer David from David Orr Photography captured their wedding. See the photos and find out more from the bride after the jump…
Posted October 31, 2013 | ♥ 2 Comments
Brides: your wedding day allows for plenty of sweet, thoughtful ways to surprise the groom. To inspire you, we’ve hand-picked ten of our favorite surprises for before the ceremony and during the reception. Plus, you can win one of these sweet finds to help you get started. Which surprise do you think the groom will love most?
1. Surprise the Groom with… a First Look
Posted October 30, 2013 | ♥ Leave a Comment
Spotted: a chic new way to display names of guests! These wire name place cards from Milo & Me Boutique is changing the way guests find their seats. At $5 a pop, you can display the name of each guest at your wedding reception or bridal shower in lieu of standard paper cards. Or, order just a pair and use for your very own sweetheart table. This would be a cute way to personalize your tables for upcoming holiday parties, too.
Posted October 30, 2013 | ♥ 6 Comments
If you prefer non-wilting (+ non-allergy-causing) flowers for your groom, paper flower boutonnieres are a clever alternative! Paper bouts (and paper flowers) are a favorite at Emmaline Bride for three reasons: they’re handmade, customized in your color palette, and they last forever. We’re pleased to present a few of our favorites by the lovely Stacy of The Little Red Button. Stacy makes each paper flower boutonniere by hand by cutting, folding, and hand-stitching each individual bloom. She uses high-quality embroidery thread and designer papers so each creation is keepsake quality. I’ve seen her paper boutonnieres, paper flowers, and paper lapel pin first-hand and they’re even prettier in person! You won’t be disappointed by these lovely paper products. Read on to see a round-up of paper boutonnieres and throw your hat in the ring for a chance to win a set of two. Enjoy!
Posted October 30, 2013 | ♥ 22 Comments
Brides: if you love a peacock wedding theme (or crave colorful, stylish wedding ideas), you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing thirty (stylish!) peacock wedding ideas to inspire your theme. As I write this, I am sipping on coffee while swooning over the bright teal and purple color palette, the amazing centerpiece design in #6, the cozy and oh-so-chic (hopefully faux) fur stole on the bride below, and admiring the bouquet in #9. I’m also wondering who will win today’s (peacock-inspired) wedding giveaway… :) What’s your favorite idea below?
Peacock Wedding Ideas
First, check out this chic color combination: bridesmaid dresses in peacock blue / teal with purple scarves. Peacock feather shoe clips accent their black heels. Teal and purple is the perfect color combinations for a peacock themed wedding.
Posted October 29, 2013 | ♥ Leave a Comment
If you’re planning a winter wedding, check out this centerpiece idea! I spotted these winter tree centerpieces over at Simply Mad Weddings and love their shimmery, glittery goodness. While holiday-themed or snow-themed weddings are popular, a shimmery winter wedding is a favorite of mine. (A winter wedding with sparkle just seems like a requirement, you know?) These glittery gold or silver winter trees can be used as centerpieces throughout your reception with decorations hung from the branches. Or, display on one central table and invite guests to grab snowflake or star-shaped ornaments as favors. What a fantastic idea! Read on to see more…
Posted October 29, 2013 | ♥ Leave a Comment
Megan and George’s Charleston wedding was full of Southern charm. They were married this past May in Hampton Park among beautiful scenery and extensive floral displays. Following their ceremony in the park, Megan and George celebrated with family and friends at Marion’s in the French Quarter. The couple, details, and Southern charm were captured by Brooke from Brooke Brooks Photography. Find out more from the couple after the click…
Posted October 29, 2013 | ♥ 5 Comments
Hi, loves! If you’re looking for some serious wedding inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re sharing pink ombre wedding ideas + details to inspire your ceremony and reception. I love the ombre effect, the design where a color (in today’s case, pink) graduates from light to dark. An ombre wedding theme is a fantastic idea for modern weddings: you can use any base color you love and incorporate details where you see fit. To make the most of this theme, keep in mind that less is more. While we love all of the pink ombre wedding details shown below, my suggestion is to pick your favorites — every item needn’t be pink ombre-d. This allows for the ombre items to really pop without overwhelming your space. Read on to see our favorites in this pink ombre wedding inspiration post + get a kick-start on this theme with a delightful giveaway by Cooper Jane Design! Enjoy!
Pink Ombre Wedding
Pink Ombre Decor
Posted October 28, 2013 | ♥ 2 Comments
When you’re decorating your ceremony or reception space, don’t overlook your chairs. Chair covers can add a chic, stylish touch to your overall decor. To inspire your decor, we’ve rounded up seven stylish wedding chair covers for your ceremony, reception, or bridal shower. Which style is your favorite?
These chair covers were customized to fit the ceremony chairs. I love their half-slip sheer design and flower accent.
Posted October 28, 2013 | ♥ 39 Comments
Happy Monday, loves! We hope you had an awesome weekend. Let’s kick off the new week with a giveaway, shall we? ;) We are pleased to present one of the prettiest wedding rings we’ve seen yet. This earthy wedding ring set is handmade with love by tinahdee beautiful jewelry and features a renaissance pattern. Last week, we talked about the debate between a diamond or alternative engagement ring and this is another example of a perfect alternative wedding ring set. Read on to find out more + throw your name in the hat for a chance to win!