Posted November 19, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 19 Comments
Happy Tuesday! We’ve talked about reasons to love paper wedding bouquets in the past… and today, we want to hear from YOU! Would you carry a paper wedding bouquet? Find out why a paper wedding bouquet is a fresh idea, vote in our poll, get a glimpse into some hand-picked paper blooms, and enter for a chance to win a free + totally gorgeous paper wedding bouquet by Dragonfly Expression!
Posted July 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
What do you think about faux flower bouquets? Would you carry fake blooms instead of fresh flowers down the aisle? The emerging trend of fake flower bouquets has become increasingly more popular among brides — and for good reason. Read on to find out why and get inspired with faux flower bouquets for your big day…
Posted June 28, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: want a creative guest book alternative that is guaranteed to engage your guests? We’ve found it! And, lucky you — you can grab this printable wedding haiku cards + sign set for FREE! These printable 3×5″ wedding haiku guest book cards are filled out by guests and placed in a box, where you’ll enjoy reading through them after the wedding. Haikus are often silly, due to their strict syllablic rules, but are nonetheless really fun to create (and read). Read on to snag the free printable, find out more about the wedding haiku cards, sign, and find out what you need to print. Enjoy!
Posted June 27, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, loves! This feature – part two in our wedding veil styles guide – will show you how to rock a no veil wedding look. While a wedding veil is a classic ceremony accessory, it is by no means a requirement. When you’re deciding whether to wear a veil or not, be open-minded: try on a few styles of each and see which best suits your style. Read on for twelve handmade wedding veil alternatives to inspire you… enjoy!
No Veil Wedding Looks – 12 Veil Alternatives
1. Rhinestone Fascinator
Posted May 31, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
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?)
Alternative Boutonniere Ideas
1. Spark Plug Boutonniere
By The Ritzy Rose.
Posted May 20, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Happy Monday! We hope you had an awesome weekend! To kick off this beautiful new week, we’re bringing you an ‘Ask Emmaline’ question. This question comes to us from bride-to-be, Sarah, who writes, “Hi Emmaline! I’m planning my wedding and I want a handmade bouquet. My friend suggested a sola bouquet, but I’ve never heard of one. What is it? Where can I find one? Thanks in advance!”
Excellent question, Sarah! A sola bouquet is a bouquet made from balsa wood. (Balsa wood is also known as ochroma pyramidale – try saying that three times fast.) Sola flowers are formed by the wood and are typically cream in color and have a unique soft texture. And, since these are made of wood with natural variations, no two flowers are exactly the same! (How’s that for unique?) To inspire you, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite sola bouqets from Curious Crafts. Samantha is an expert in the sola bouquet field and her bouquets are truly amazing. Who wouldn’t want one?
Posted January 16, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hello, loves! You won’t want to miss today’s post: we’re sharing a fun new way to register for wedding gifts from any store, all in one convenient place. This alternative wedding gift registry means you can register for ANYTHING under the sun… plus, you can even win a sweet $5,000 towards your registry thanks to the folks at SimpleRegistry! Read on to find out more…
Posted November 26, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 93 Comments
Winner Announced! – 12.3.12 And the winner of the beautiful custom sketch guest book is… Jackie, lucky #10! Congrats! Please check your inbox for details. Thank you to all who entered and a big thank you to Sketch Me If You Can for sponsoring this amazing giveaway. Be sure to visit Emmaline Bride every Monday for a brand new handmade giveaway – and your chance to win!
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Hello, hello! Happy Monday! We hope you had a relaxing holiday weekend. We’re back for an energetic start to the week, kicking off the last days of November with a brand new giveaway. This week, you could win a custom sketch guest book courtesy of the lovely Sketch Me If You Can. This custom wood sketch is made in your image and can be signed by guests and displayed in your home after the wedding day as a beautiful keepsake. Read on to find out more…
Posted November 12, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, loves, and Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend. I (Emma here!) love Mondays in particular since we get to kick off a brand new week of handmade wedding inspiration and launch a new giveaway (details on that coming up next!) This weekend, I had the honor of signing copies of my new book in lovely Northville, Michigan at Next Chapter Bookstore and Bistro. I wanted to extend my gratitude to those who came out to visit me and purchase a copy. It was wonderful to see your smiling faces!
To kick off the brand new week, we’re talking about reusable wedding decorations. Instead of buying decorations to be thrown away after your wedding, consider reusable wedding decorations meant as keepsakes in your home. To show you what we mean – and provide plenty of inspiration! – we’ve compiled ten favorite new finds. Read on to see which decorations made the list + find how we recommend using ‘em. Enjoy!
Reusable Wedding Decorations
1. Bride + Groom Custom Illustration Print
Who wouldn’t love a custom illustration made in their image? This find is one of my favorite illustrations to date. At the wedding, display on an easel for guests to view upon entering the reception; after the big day, frame and display in your love nest. Illustrated with love by Barbara Szepesi Szűcs Illustrations
Posted October 16, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
We’re continuing the inspiration today with a gorgeous handmade wedding headband spotted at White Truffle Studio. I (Emma here!) love headbands as a wedding veil alternative, as they can be worn with any hairstyle. This lace veil headband is aisle-worthy and emphasizes the bridal look you love. Read on to find out more about this gorgeous hair accessory…
Posted September 18, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments
Happy Tuesday! If you’ve been craving cupcakes as I have this week, you’ll appreciate this round-up of wedding cupcake wrappers sans those pesky cals. Cupcake towers are a popular choice for brides who want to ditch the traditional tiered idea – or, who want to incorporate a little added sugar to their dessert table… and dressing ‘em up is half the fun! Today we’re sharing ten hand-picked wedding cupcake wrappers to inspire your cupcake creations. Read on to see which wrappers made the list… then go out and get yourself a cupcake pronto. I know I will! Enjoy!
Top 10 Wedding Cupcake Wrappers
1. Lace Cupcake Wrappers
Made with real lace, these cupcake wrappers will make a dramatic addition to your decor! By Bailey Mama 5.