Posted November 21, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
What will your table numbers look like? What kind of table number holders will you use? Before you pick out the perfect table numbers for your wedding, read this post! We’ve gathered four of the most important tips for table numbers at weddings to ensure guests will take notice of your selection. Plus, you can win table number (or photo) holders for your own soirée. Read on for the full scoop!
Table Numbers at Weddings
1. Add your own personalized twist.
Creativity is key! When you incorporate things, places, or hobbies you love, guests get a sneak peek into your unique story. For instance, consider using some of these wedding table name ideas instead of ‘numbers’ for a punch of personalization.
Posted August 8, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Planning a coastal wedding? Set the theme and tone right from the start with these charming invites. We spotted these coastal wedding invitations at In Or Out Media inspired by the Maine coast with watercolors, simple typography, and a slightly rustic feel. Can you imagine a “dinner picnic by the sea”? It sounds so lovely to me. Find out more…
Posted August 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 51 Comments
Have you considered a beach bridal shower? We’ve shared plenty of beach wedding ideas in the past, and most of these can be converted to bridal shower ideas, too. Today we’re sharing a few of our favorite beach bridal shower ideas PLUS the chance to win FREE favors by Paper Ink Love! Enjoy!
Beach Bridal Shower Ideas
The most popular color palette for a beach bridal shower is blue, white, and beige (think blue skies, white puffy clouds, and sand). Consider white and blue paper lanterns, painted mason jars, paper mache letters (I love these new 3D letters), and candle lanterns for tables.
Posted June 26, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
The use of wax letter seals for weddings (and all correspondence, really) dates back as early as the 16th century. Wax was originally used to seal letters closed, and, later, envelopes. Wax seals authenticated a letter to ensure it was not opened prior to its receipt. While the use of wax letter seals is mostly decorative today (now we have modern adhesives), it has grown in popularity in the wedding industry especially for vintage, baroque, or renaissance themed weddings. Despite what many may think, using wax seals on invitations, place cards, and other decor doesn’t take long at all. Wax used to be melted with a match and applied to the stamper; today, you can use a sealing gun (or glue gun) for quick + easy stamping. Plus, the result of a custom monogrammed seal is sure to please your guests. Find out more about how to use wax letter seals, get inspired with handmade twists (even jewelry!) and find out where you can grab supplies to get crafty with wax this weekend. Enjoy!
How to Use Wax Letter Seals
First, get inspired! Here are some unique ways you can use wax letter seals throughout your decor:
Posted May 17, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 29 Comments
Your wedding is a huge part of your amazing, lifelong adventure as a couple. Don’t let your ceremony be anything but extraordinary! Today we’re showing you some fun, practical, and totally unique ceremony ideas for your wedding to inspire your upcoming day. With twenty-one unique ideas for your ceremony, there’s sure to be one you haven’t seen yet! We’ve rounded up unique ideas for ceremony seating, backdrops, bridesmaid bouquet alternatives, a nighttime activity for guests, and much more. So, if you’re ready to take your ceremony to a more creative level, read on to be inspired…
21 Unique Ceremony Ideas
1. Change up the seating.
No two ceremonies are the same, so why should the seating be? This ceremony featured guests arranged in a more circular shape. We like!
Posted May 2, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Brides: Are you planning a beach themed wedding and tired of seeing the same beach wedding centerpieces time and time again? Are you looking for unique, creative beach wedding ideas but your search is coming up short? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re planning a beach wedding, rustic wedding, wedding in the woods, or otherwise (heck, even a state themed wedding), I’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s all about knowing where to look. The most unique wedding details – like beach wedding centerpieces, for example, aren’t found in a magazine spread. They’re tucked away in little corners of the world in coastal beach houses, found on shelves in antique shops with creaky wood floors, picked up along the shoreline of the coast, and, most of all, they’re handmade with two hands and a whole lotta love. Today we’re featuring one such artisan, By The Seashore, a husband and wife team located near the beautiful beaches of North Carolina. (I can’t help but hear this song as I write this. I love NC.) One glimpse into Carol and Andrew’s shop makes one dream of relaxing on the beach, and what could be more relaxing than a beach wedding? So, grab a cup of coffee and get ready to be inspired with eight unique ideas for beach wedding centerpieces. We think you’re going to love what we’ve found… and you’ve probably never seen anything like these before. Enjoy!
Posted March 21, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Are you dreaming of tying the knot in a beach wedding? We love the beach as a wedding venue because it provides a natural, always perfect backdrop which requires little decor to make it your own. Today, we’re sharing our love for the always-in-style beach wedding with fifteen of our favorite aisle-ready ideas to help you plan your perfect wedding day. And, if you weren’t already geared up summer yet, you’ll be ready to break out the flip flops and SPF after this post! Enjoy!
Posted February 27, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
We’re kicking off another fun-filled week of handmade wedding inspiration with seven incredible edible wedding favors perfect for your special day. These delightful wedding favors guests can eat include everything from edible game tiles, sea glass hard candy favors, a sugary bride and groom cake topper, and more! Read on to get your sweet fix after the jump!
Posted December 14, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Today’s post is all about how to select your wedding invitations. Did you know that your correspondence – i.e. your save the date, invitation, RSVP card, and more – can play an important role in the overall planning of your wedding day decor? It’s true! This means when you are flipping through those invitation booklets at your local stationery boutique or scanning through handmade wedding invitations in The Marketplace, consider the overall theme and style you wish to convey. Your wedding invitation should reflect your wedding day style, tone, and overall color scheme of your event. For example, if you are planning a black tie event, your invitation suite should reflect this particular style; moreover, if your wedding is going to be an informal beach wedding, the same rule applies. And, most of all, pick the perfect wedding invitation that emphasizes your individual style. Read on to see examples of handmade wedding invitations that will utilize each aspect of the event for a more cohesive theme. We’ve also compiled a few inspiration boards to help. Enjoy!
Posted October 26, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 12 Comments
Let your heart throb for this DIY wedding! This DIY wedding is the creation of two artists, Bonnie and Alex. Bonnie the bride and Alex the groom went all out collaborating, crafting, and creating perfect handmade elements that detailed their DIY wedding. This beautiful bride and dashing groom not only designed a most splendid handmade wedding but chose the quintessential wedding photography team Michelle and Thomas from Michelle Gardella Photography to photograph it. With the ceremony overlooking New Haven Harbor and Long Island Sound, Bonnie and Alex shared their vows on the sandy beach at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT. Housed inside the reception area were delectable hors d’oeuvres adorning burlap table cloths, mason jar centerpieces, and a personalized Alex + Bonnie cake topper in front of the park’s famous Carousel. Ready and willing to answer your wedding questions and provide detail into her DIY wedding is Bonnie! Find out what she has to say after the jump…
Posted July 19, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Good morning! Happy Tuesday to you. :) Whether you’re planning a romantic wedding on the beach or you’re searching for a splash of vintage flair for your home, you’ll love this beach wedding ring pillow. This ring “pillow” features old books covered in moss to appear as though it was recovered from a shipwreck. Rings can be secured atop the books with twine, attached. Pink rosettes finish this piece perfectly and the entire pillow can be used as decor in your love nest after the wedding.
Posted July 12, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
We have seen many unique garland ideas (i.e. moss, doilies + crepe paper) and this is a first! We are proud to present sand dollars garland, one of the sweetest handmade ideas we’ve ever seen for beach weddings. This garland is handmade by The Shabby Chic Cottage and is perfect for beach-themed weddings. See the images for yourself!
Posted June 16, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Ahoy, maties! If you’re planning a nautical wedding, be sure to check out these 5 hand-picked nautical wedding finds we spotted at 2Hands Studios, a handmade shop based in the lovely state of Maryland. These are from their popular ‘coastal’ wedding category and are perfect for your destination wedding or nautical-themed wedding decor. Scroll down to see the images along with a brief description:
Posted June 8, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
We received this beautiful Key West wedding submission from Mimi of Mimi Teller Photography who tells us a little bit about the bride and groom. “While Mika and Mike were Florida residents, many of their friends and family lived scattered across the county. Since many had to travel, the couple decided to plan a destination wedding for everyone’s delight! It was a hot and steamy Fourth of July weekend but nothing could melt the fun! Pub crawls, late night dancing, dinner cruises and beach fun preceded the wedding day at Key West’s ‘Southern Most Hotel on the Beach’.” The couple took their vows at the water’s edge, then danced the night away under the swaying palms of this tropical paradise. Fairytale all the way!”
Posted June 1, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments
One of the key elements to finding the perfect bridal gown is selecting the perfect neckline. Your perfect neckline is one that makes you feel confident, sexy, and pulled together. (After all, pulling up your gown or having to shift it throughout the day is no way to spend your wedding.) Don’t go into a bridal shop necessarily writing off one type of neckline, though. Instead, experiment with a few different styles to see what looks best with your body type. This particular lace halter wedding gown, for instance, offers a unique halter neckline in a soft, feminine french lace material. It covers your upper half while exposing your shoulders in a most sophisticated way. If you’re not a necklace-wearing kind of gal — or love the look of a halter — this is the gown for you! We spotted this gown via Angel’s Bridal Boutique, which is coincidentally named Emmaline… so, extra points there. ;) Kidding. It features the most beautiful lace and silk organza with a halter tie neckline. This bride wore it well – take a closer look…
Posted May 11, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Dress up your drinks! We spotted these unique, personalized wedding swizzle sticks handmade by Becoming Mrs. Ford. These paper + photograph swizzle sticks are created on card-stock with a personalized printed monogram and images on the reverse side. Circles measure 2″ and are attached to wooden stir sticks. This is a terrific way for guests to break the ice at the bar and is more memorable than a photo slide show. Perfect for weddings, bridal showers, engagement parties… you name it! Take a peek…
Posted May 5, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Lindsey + Jared tied the knot in a picturesque handmade beach wedding in Cannon Beach, Oregon. The happy couple enjoyed beautiful weather, their closest friends and family members, and a memory of what Lindsey recalls as, “the most perfect day”. That’s what we love to hear! Lindsey is a friend and featured artisan in The Marketplace (of the lovely Lost and Fawned) and she wholeheartedly supports and admires handmade weddings. So, it was no surprise that most of the wedding day details she incorporated were handmade or DIY-inspired. Since we love to hear about the day directly from the bride… take it away, Lindsey!