This cake topper has four amazing features: 1) the pair of boots which represents his boot and her boot, 2) a horseshoe for good luck, 3) the words ‘just hitched’ carved into the horseshoe, and 4) a small wood heart with your initials ‘carved’ into it.
Here’s a close-up of the horseshoe detail:
Ah, we’re really digging this! It’s the perfect finishing touch to any wedding cake.
What do you think? Are you planning a rustic / western wedding?
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Mad lib guest books are popping up everywhere– and for good reason! Find out why we love this guest book alternative in today’s feature. Plus, would you subscribe already?! We’d hate for you to miss other inspiring finds like this and be out of the loop.
What do we love more than a traditional signed guest book? A mad libs guest book, that’s what! Hi loves, Emma here and can you believe it’s already Friday? This week was the fastest in record history, I think. Hibernating inside when it’s, oh, you know, -10 degrees in windchill (yes, really!) can turn days into nights in record time. On the news this morning, they actually said IT IS WARMER IN SIBERIA right now than it is in Metro Detroit at the moment. Anyways, at least my house is warm and filled to the brim with love this Valentine’s Day weekend with my two sweet Valentines: my hubby, Andrew, and my son, Baby Andrew (who just turned ten months). I asked him to be my Valentine and he replied with a toothy grin and a, “MAMA-MAMA BABBABABAA” which translates to “Mama, Bottle” in babyspeak. I take that as a yes, and I look forward to extra snuggles and warm blankets and a few episodes of Curious George.
But I digress. As you cozy up to your Valentine this weekend, feel free to drop in a few wedding planning questions, like, gee, honey, what do you think of a mad libs guest book? That would be romantic, yes?
Mad Libs Guest Book
Anyways, you know how a mad libs guest book works, right? Guests take a card and fill in the blanks with nouns, pronouns, or verbs (without reading it first). When you don’t read it ahead of time, the result is more comical; you’ll be able to tell which guests cheated and read ahead of time by how well it flows when you read it. ;) At the bottom, you’ll find a few lines where guests can write off-the-cuff and give advice, tell you their favorite part of the wedding, or give you some super awesome date ideas to keep the romance alive. It’s a cute way to get a little more personality on paper, instead of a simple signature.
Calling all engaged nerds! And, we say that, of course, with the greatest affection. One of the wedding themes that doesn’t get nearly enough attention is an offbeat wedding. An offbeat wedding is non-traditional and includes creative touches to really bring out two people’s quirky personalities.
Geeky weddings are pretty amazing.
Nerdy, geeky, offbeat weddings are some of our favorites because there are SO MANY insanely creative ideas out there. In today’s post, we’ve rounded up fifty (plus!) greatest geeky wedding ideas of all time including finds from Harry Potter, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, The Big Bang Theory, Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games, Minecraft, and Game of Thrones, just to name a few. We’ve found a couple battling it out with light sabers in the form of a cake topper, a Harry Potter necklace gift for the groom to his bride, a set of Superhero garters for the entire bridal party to wear, a bracelet set for Game of Thrones enthusiasts, wedding art prints for your future Harry Potter decked out home, cuff links, wedding gift ideas, and more. Let’s just say we’ve found SO MUCH geeky goodness in this post and we are so delighted to share it with you. Plus, these are all handmade via Etsy (US). Anyways, grab your favorite coffee mug (like this, which is totally amazing) and let’s get to it!
P.S. there’s bound to be a TON of amazing finds we had to skip this time around. So, please forgive us if we missed your beloved cult classic. In fact, be sure to include it in the Facebook comments below because we’ll definitely be having a part two in the future.
Today we’re featuring Alice and Ian’s Coto de Caza wedding! This gold and black wedding boasts a gorgeous color palette, DIY details throughout, and tons of steal-worthy ideas. The bride, Alice, wore a stunning white floor-length gown with a sweetheart neckline and finished her look with a pair of metallic sparkle heels. The bridesmaids wore mismatched dresses in shades of gold with different necklines, many of which sparkled with gold sequin detail. For a classic look, the groom wore a black suit and black bow tie, while the groomsmen wore matching black suits and grey neckties. You’ll love this entire Coto de Caza wedding from start to finish with wedding coordination by Splendor & Bliss captured chock-full of emotion by William Kim Photography. Find out how Alice and Ian met, read about their proposal story, and see their wedding day as it unfolded…
Gold and Black Wedding: Coto de Caza
Alice and Ian met in law school. Alice tells us, “We met in law school over 5 years ago. It was at 7am in the same class, all year long. After our first year, we became close friends bonding over school misery and eating our way around Los Angeles.” When we asked about the proposal, the groom chimed in. Ian tells us, “She was flying back from Denver that day, and I had about 12 hours to plan because I knew it had to happen that day. I picked her up from the airport & dropped her off at her house. She was heading to my place after, so I raced to my home and changed into a suit. I had invited her closest friends to set up candles and roses on the floor of my living room. When she came in, she almost burned her bags as she dropped them too close to the candles. She may or may not have run away to hide in the hallway a couple times in embarrassment when she realized we weren’t the only two people there. The rest is a blur, but it doesn’t matter because she said yes!” What a sweet story! Congrats to the happy couple!
Here’s how their wedding day unfolded:
When we asked about their fondest wedding moment, Alice said, “Sitting at our sweetheart table gazing out at all the joy & love from our family and friends, many who traveled from across the USA and Asia. Really just laughing until we cried, crying until we laughed at practically each moment of the wedding (i.e. vows, speeches, surprise videos, and dancing).”
And, when asked to describe their wedding in three words, they answered: “Euphoric, Intimate, Us.” We love that.
We wanted to know about some interesting facts about the couple. They said, “We’ve watched more movies in the theater than any other person that we know.”
What a beautiful day! Thanks for sharing it with us, Alice and Ian!
Also, thanks to the vendors who brought this wedding to life!
At Emmaline Bride, you know we’re crazy over wedding details, especially handmade ones. We also love helping you when it comes to wedding themes. Today, we’re sharing a little bit of both in this post on how to decorate for beach wedding ceremonies & receptions. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss future posts.
If you’re wondering how to decorate for a beach wedding, you’ve come to the right place. Hi, Emma here, and in my new book, The Inspired Wedding, I dedicate an entire chapter to helping you plan a beautiful beach wedding from start to finish. Today we’re showing you twenty-one easy ways to decorate for beach wedding ceremony or reception. We’ve included ideas for arch way to aisle way to tabletop, with handmade touches abound. Let’s get started, shall we?