Posted March 7, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
Hi, brides! Happy Friday! We love fun alternatives to traditional ideas here at Emmaline Bride, and guest books are no exception. We’ve shown you the puzzle guest book, mad lib guest book, the post card guest book, and the poster guest book, just to name a few. Today, we’re adding another favorite to the list: the paddle guest book! If your wedding theme has nautical or beach inspired details, this guest book by Seaweed Designs is ideal! Read on to find out more about the paddle guest book PLUS enter for a chance to win one for your wedding! Oh, how we love giveaways… :)
Posted March 5, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 21 Comments
Ready for a new wedding giveaway? You’ll love today’s guest book puzzle giveaway for your wedding! What is a guest book puzzle, you ask? Great question: a guest book puzzle is a puzzle created from a favorite photo of yours (like an engagement photo) turned into a 16×20 puzzle. Instead of displaying the puzzle assembled at your wedding, you place the puzzle pieces on a table and guests sign their names on the back. After the wedding, the two of you will put the puzzle together as you read the names (and well wishes) from guests. We’re giving away one custom 16×20 guest book puzzle by The Missing Piece Puzzle Company to a lucky Emmaline Bride reader this week… will it be you?
Posted March 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
We have seen some fascinating wedding programs in the past (like these wedding programs and these, just to name a few), but this is a first! Introducing the Infographic Wedding Program, a brilliant idea put into beautiful design by B is for Brown! This infographic program will keep your guests entertained with charming, informative facts about your wedding ceremony and reception. Read on to find out more…
Infographic Wedding Program
This unique program reads like an infographic, which gives your guests background information on you as a couple, the wedding planning process, and more. It also provides information on family, bridal party members, and the ceremony. I love this program has a modern feel to it… and I love the section dedicated to wedding planning. It gives a pie graph of how much he/she planned, along with a bar chart that shows how many dresses were tied on, how many feet of bunting was made, and how many calls were made to the MOH (Maid of Honor), among other things. Plus, you can totally customize this to suit your own style and your wedding! Love, love, love.
Posted March 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Last week, we talked about alternative wedding ring ideas and we loved the feedback we received! Today we’re sharing seven alternative engagement ring ideas you will absolutely love. If you’re getting engaged soon, vaguely hinting at, or popping the question soon, this is the post for you! We know diamonds are the most popular engagement ring option, but remember… a diamond is certainly not your only option. And, handcrafted engagement rings? They’re totally custom and made just for you. In this post, we’ll show you how the lovely Kristin Coffin has redefined the engagement ring world with her collection of unique, handcrafted engagement rings. If you thought you were a traditional diamonds-only girl, think again: these designs might totally change your mind. (P.S. If you’re vaguely hinting at your favorite design, just leave this post open on his browser or pin these images like crazy on your Pinterest boards. He’ll get the hint.) Read on to be inspired… and share your thoughts after the post!
Posted March 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 63 Comments
Hello, hello! Happy Monday! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. We are kicking off this beautiful, snowy, below-zero-degree-temperatures kind of Monday with a fun idea for your wedding. PLUS, we’re launching a brand new giveaway! But first… have you heard of the wedding wish tree? A wish tree, also known as a manzanita tree, is a fun guest book alternative your guests will love. It can also serve as a lovely place to display your wedding favors. Read on to find out more about the wedding wish tree, see an example, find out where you can buy it, and enter for a chance to win a wedding wish tree of your very own! It’s all inside…
Posted February 28, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Do you prefer unique (non-traditional) wedding finds? If so, you’ll love today’s feature! We’ve been oohing + aahing over the beautiful new ring collection at Locusart Jewellery Designs and we’re sharing our favorites with you! Instead of a traditional gold wedding band, what if you picked something different? Something uniquely you? We’ve found seven alternative wedding ring ideas to inspire you including a braided wedding band, a stash band (which includes three bands forged into one), a crown-style band, branch, and more! Which wedding ring style is your favorite?
7 Alternative Wedding Ring Ideas
1. Braided Infinity Wedding Band
Up first, take a peek at my personal favorite: the braided infinity wedding band. This band represents the texture and uniqueness woven into one’s life.
Posted February 13, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Brides: do you want your guest book to be 1000x more fun + interactive for guests? You’ll love a wedding mad lib instead! With this guest book alternative, fill in these cleverly-designed wedding mad libs to make their own funny creations. If you want an activity for guests to do before dinner or a fun guest book alternative, wedding mad libs are the optimal choice! Read on to find out more, see how they work, and find out where to buy mad libs for your wedding!
Posted February 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 40 Comments
Brides: have you decided on your guest book yet? A traditional guest book is one option, but what about an alternative? Today we’re sharing one of favorite guest book alternatives: the canvas guest book. A canvas guest book is essentially a canvas created from your favorite photo (an engagement photo, for instance) and your custom text or vows. At your reception, place your canvas guest book on an easel for guests to sign; then, display in your home as instant artwork. This is one guest book that won’t get shuffled around on your bookshelf or placed in a keepsake box: it will be enjoyed for years to come! Want to find out more? Read on… and you might just find a BIG giveaway at the end of this post! ;)
Posted January 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
The wedding registry is an exciting – and fun – part of planning your wedding. A wedding registry is a gift list curated by the couple and given to guests (typically as a mention in your bridal shower invitation) as potential gift ideas. From a gift-givers point of view, a wedding registry is a brilliant idea: why guess when you can buy gifts you know the couple will love? A wedding registry removes all doubt and identifies specific gifts the couple has carefully selected together.
In the past, wedding registries were limited to select big box chains only. You had to pick a store that offered a registry service and limit your gift choices on items they carried. But now, the wedding registry is different thanks to the folks at SimpleRegistry! They have created a new, modern alternative to the traditional wedding registry that allows couples register for anything they want! Read on to find out how you can register for anything online (and in-store)…
Posted January 14, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: today we’re helping you tackle one important to-do on your wedding list. Bride-to-be, Michele, sent us the following question: “What does the ring bearer carry? Are ring pillows still ‘in’? Do you know of any other ring bearer pillow ideas or alternatives?” Great question, Michele! While the traditional ring pillow is the most popular (and classic) option, there are other ring bearer pillow ideas we’re happy to share with you. When picking out your ring bearer pillow, there are a few important tips to keep in mind. Read on to find out what the tips are, get inspired with twelve clever ring bearer pillow ideas, and tell us what YOUR ring bearer carry down the aisle!
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
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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?