This boho inspired beaded bridal hairpiece is today’s handmade-a-day pick! We spotted it at Empire of the Bead where designer Chelsea is creating some seriously gorgeous beaded hair accessories. We chose this as today’s find but you’ll see many others in her shop. Take a closer look + find out about a special offer…
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Want to make a grand exit at your ceremony, but your venue doesn’t allow you to throw rice or confetti? You’re not alone. Many venues are saying no to messy or potentially hazardous ceremony tosses. (Mine wouldn’t allow us to, either!) But that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. See Jessica’s Ask Emmaline question about an alternative to throwing rice:
Hi Emmaline! I had my heart set on our guests tossing rice in the air as we exited the ceremony, but our venue forbids it. My mom suggested we do something different. Is there an alternative to throwing rice?
Hi, loves! Emma here. I love quirky, vintage, totally unique-inspired finds. And, when they’re related to weddings, I love ’em even more. I spotted this unique window pane seating chart that looked like a heck of a fun project to DIY. What do you think? It combines functionality (it serves as a seating chart for guests) with rustic charm (who doesn’t love a vintage window pane-turned-decor piece?) Plus, it looks easy enough to do. Take a peek…
Spotted: this magnolia single stem bouquet proves that you don’t have to go big to make a statement. Instead of carrying a huge bouquet of flowers, consider one large bloom – like a magnolia, for instance – as a single stem bouquet.
The groom is unique: why should he wear the same old floral boutonniere? Today we’re inspiring you to get creative and think outside the traditional bout box. We’ve rounded up the most unique alternative boutonniere ideas from around the web and we’ve included a little something for everyone. There’s a spark plug boutonniere for the mechanic, a compass for the sailor, a guitar pick boutonniere for the music-lover – even hops for the home brewer! We’ve also incorporated favorite wedding theme ideas like a starfish boutonniere for the beach, a skeleton key for a vintage wedding, and a cotton boutonniere for rustic weddings. Read on to get inspired and see which alternative boutonniere ideas made the list! (P.S. And, we want to know… what’s the most unique boutonniere you’ve ever seen?)
It’s May 4th, otherwise known as Star Wars Day! If you haven’t heard about this makeshift holiday, you’re probably living under a rock. ;) I kid. But to be honest, the force has been strong around here at EB headquarters… so strong that we’ve created a massive Star Wars wedding themed post to inspire you! In this Star Wars wedding guide, you’ll find everything from a charming wedding ring set to a light saber grand exit. We’ve tossed in details you won’t find anywhere else like Yoda soda, deathstar ice spheres, handmade R2D2 heels, Lego Stormtrooper boutonnieres, a groom’s cake he’ll absolutely love, and Real Wedding ideas from couples who are just as geeked out as you are. With over fifty geeky visuals, you’re bound to find something to love right here! Ready to get started? As Yoda might say, Plan a wedding, you will. Enjoy!
Happy Wednesday, loves! When you are knee-deep in planning your wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in cookie cutter ideas or traditional ways of doing everything. We encourage you to think outside the box when planning your big day; skip traditions you don’t like, participate in the ones you love, and start a few of your own! To kick start your creativity, we’ve gathered our favorite wedding alternatives to transform every detail of your big day. Read on to see which wedding alternatives made the cut…
We love finding ways to save you time, money, and stress while planning your wedding. When Stacy wrote us asking about escort cards, we couldn’t wait to swoop in and give her this awesome card alternative (for couples who want something different). She writes,
“Hi Emmaline, I’m looking for escort cards but I’m already at the top of my budget. Are escort cards required? Should I make them myself?”
Find out our suggestion!
A gift registry is a great way to shop for bridal shower gifts for a favorite couple. While the wedding registry is another place to shop for wedding gifts, sometimes you just want to think outside the registry for the actual wedding gift (if you’re not already giving cash, that is). To inspire your gift selection, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite alternative wedding gift ideas that might not be on the registry but are solid gift choices nonetheless. We’ve divided them into three categories to make it easy. Which of these gift picks is your favorite?