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8 Alternative Wedding Veil Ideas from Tessa Kim

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Your wedding is unlike anyone else’s, so why the pressure to wear a wedding veil like most brides do? Although a wedding veil is the traditional choice, it’s not the only choice for what you’ll wear in your hair. In fact, there are dozens of alternative wedding veil ideas that can be worn to accommodate any wedding theme, hairstyle, or personal preference. In this post, we’re sharing eight alternative wedding veil ideas from Tessa Kim‘s new collection for 2015. We’ve found eight totally unique alternative ideas that will inspire you to think outside the wedding veil. (P.S. If you love a wedding veil, but can’t decide between a veil or an alternative, do both: the bridal veil can be worn during the ceremony and the accessory piece can be worn for the reception. Boom. Solved.)

Alternative Wedding Veil Ideas

The most important thing to remember when selecting your wedding veil (or alternative) is to pick one that best suits your style. If it feels comfortable and flatters you, it’s the one. If not, move along: you’ll find the perfect choice for you eventually (just like your wedding dress!) Here are a handful of alternative wedding veil ideas below to inspire you.

#1 Wedding Headband

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Best Alternative to Sparklers for Wedding Grand Exit

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Do you need an alternative to sparklers for your wedding’s grand exit? Does your venue prohibit the use of sparklers but you still want to do something fun + interesting for your wedding photos? You’ve come to the right place! Find out why this confetti is the best alternative to sparklers for weddings. It’s not just any confetti… we’ve found a specific type of confetti you will want to use. Find out what it is and find out where you can find some of your very own…

Best Alternative to Sparklers

Confetti, Flutter Fetti // Alternative to Sparklers for Wedding Grand Exits

30 Wedding Cakes: #2 – Wedding Cake + Lemons

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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This wedding cake pick is a buttercream four-tiered beauty with an unexpected garnish: lemons! For a garden themed wedding, this wedding cake with lemons is the ultimate choice. When life gives you lemons… put them on cake? YES.

Wedding Cake Cascading with Lemons

Wedding Cake Cascading Lemons via 30 Wedding Cakes via EmmalineBride.com

Fingerprint Heart Art Made from YOUR Fingerprints
(+ Giveaway #9)

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Happy Friday! Our giveaway series this month has been pretty awesome so far! I mean, at any given moment there are five or more items being given away to the coolest people on the planet (our dear readers) + handmade by the best artists in the biz! Does it get any better than that? Anddd…. we have another wonderful giveaway up our sleeve! Have you seen this unique fingerprint heart art made from your fingerprints? It’s a pretty neat idea by Flutterbye Prints that can be used as a wedding gift and/or a guest book alternative. This isn’t any fingerprint art, though: unlike others, this is made from your ACTUAL fingerprints. You send ‘em in and Amie turns them into beautiful works of art! Read on to see some examples and enter for a chance to win one of your very own!

Fingerprint Heart Art

fingerprint heart art

What is a Flower Hair Crown? Plus, Win One!

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Brides: if you love the look of a flower hair crown instead of a veil (or you’re wondering what it is), you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing eight oh-so-lovely flower hair crown examples AND Roses & Lemons is giving away a flower hair crown for FREE to one lucky reader! I know, Mondays sure are the best, aren’t they? Read on to get started…

What Is a Flower Hair Crown?

First things first: what is a flower hair crown? A hair crown, in this case with flowers, is a bohemian bridal veil alternative that can be worn by the bride on her wedding day. Instead of a traditional veil, a bride wears a hair crown usually with a more casual hairstyle. Here are a few examples of flower hair crowns we think you’ll love…

1. Woodland

If you’re planning a woodland wedding, this is the crown for you.

woodland bridal flower crown

Typewriter Wedding: 16 Creative Ideas (+ FREE Printable!)

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Hi, loves! If you’re a vintage-loving bride, you’ll really love today’s post! We’re featuring sixteen (creative) typewriter wedding ideas! You read that right: typewriter wedding. I mean, honestly, you can incorporate ANY theme into your wedding (we proved that fact awhile back). A typewriter inspired wedding is vintage-y, ties in a black and white color palette, and uses authentic finds like vintage typewriter keys and the classic black ink typewriter font in your paper goods. We’re about to unleash a plethora of pretty amazing handmade wedding finds for your big day that we think you’ll love… PLUS, there’s a FREE printable inside! From our heart to yours. Enjoy!

Typewriter Wedding Ideas

1. Vintage Typewriter Cuff Links

For the groom + groomsmen. And Dads.

vintage typewriter wedding cuff links

Pancake Wedding Cake

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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We’ve seen some pretty interested wedding cake alternatives in the past. Remember the Oreo Wedding Cake? The Donut Wedding Cake? And, who could forget the Cheese Wedding Cake? Today we’re adding another to our list: the Pancake Wedding Cake. Who knew flapjacks could be so chic?

pancake wedding cake

Guest Book Alert: Wedding Piñata

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Hi, lovelies! Looking for a fun alternative guest book idea? We’ve found it! Introducing the wedding pinata, one of the latest-and-greatest guest book alternatives we’ve seen yet. Instead of a traditional guest book, each guest writes a message (a joke, a note, well wishes, or words of advice) on a piece of paper and places it inside the piñata. On your one year wedding anniversary, break open the piñata to discover heartwarming messages left by guests. Fun idea! Find out more about the wedding pinata and get inspired with a few handmade finds!

wedding pinata - guest book alternative idea

DIY Window Pane Seating Chart

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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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 heckofa 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…

diy window pane seating chart

Magnolia Single Stem Bouquet

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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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.

Magnolia Single Stem Bouquet - photo by Jose Villa