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9 Romantic Wedding Ceremony Readings (from Books)

Posted August 8, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Yesterday we talked about wedding vow mistakes to avoid, whether you’re writing your own vows or reciting traditional ones. On a similar topic, we received a question from Anna, who wanted to know about wedding readings for the ceremony. She writes, “I’m planning my wedding and we’re going over the ceremony right now. We are supposed to pick wedding readings, but I wanted wedding readings from books, since our wedding is book themed. Do you have any favorites you would recommend?” Great question, Anna! We do have a handful of wedding readings to recommend. Find out which romantic wedding readings from books (mostly classic literature plus two modern finds) will be perfect for your ceremony…

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Planning a Handmade Wedding? Shop Here!

Posted June 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hello, dear readers of Emmaline Bride! We noticed a new following on Facebook (welcome!), along with plenty of new readers of our newsletter! With all of these pretty new faces, we wanted to take an opportunity to tell you a little more about the handmade wedding shop, also known as The Marketplace. If you’re planning a handmade wedding, Emmaline Bride is the place to be! We’re the world’s largest handmade wedding shop + blog, featuring the best handmade artists, items, ideas, DIY projects, Real Weddings, The Bridal Book, and more. If you want to shop for your handmade wedding, The Marketplace is the ultimate shop! It’s a curated collection of the best artists and the most beautiful items: essentially everything you could want for your perfect day is all in one place. Read on to find out more about The Marketplace and how it can help you plan a beautiful day…

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5 (Stress-Free!) Last Minute Gift Ideas

Posted December 24, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, loves! Merry Christmas Eve! If you’re still looking for a few last minute gift ideas, fear not: we’re here to help! We’re taking a quick break from wedding planning today to share some stress-free last minute gift ideas to keep your gift list in check. While many last minute gifts = stress, these are all intended to be quick + easy so you have more time to enjoy the holiday preparations. Enjoy our carefully hand-picked list… and don’t stress — remember, here at EB we’re all about stress-free ideas, so don’t let the holidays throw you off track. And… we’ll be back in full swing on Thursday with giveaways, wedding inspiration, and more, so be sure to stop by + visit us after Christmas. :) Read on for our hand-picked last minute gift ideas that we know they’ll love… plus a few of our favorite picks, recommendations, and recipes! Enjoy!

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Handmade Guest Books of Heirloom Quality

Posted August 22, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Your guest book will be a lasting memory and heirloom to cherish for years to come. That’s why we love these handmade guest books by Alternative Journals which are made with the finest materials and craftsmanship to last through the years. Celine of Alternative Journals (and quite honestly one of the kindest artisans we’ve ever met) puts two loving hands into each book. Each guest book is handmade from cover to cover with each page individually cut and folded into signatures, sewn together to create a text block. She mentions this is an important feature she adds that others don’t, “so your pages don’t fall out as you reach the end of your book.” Take a peek at three new colors just launched for the fall collection (we told you our Artisans are gearing up for the new season!) including a deep purple, blush, and gray linen:

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Keepsake Wedding Planning Book

Posted August 16, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

It doesn’t take long after you get engaged for the ideas to start swirling around in your head. Suddenly finding a photographer, deciding on your wedding cake, and paging through wedding magazines become new priorities to you. With all of your ideas swirling around, you’ll want one place to keep it all organized. To do so, we recommend using a keepsake wedding planning book. Having a book you can physically hold in your hands and take with you is helpful for keeping notes, ideas, notes, and more available when meeting with vendors. You can also tear out pictures from wedding magazines, print out articles + DIY ideas, and paperclip your bridesmaid dress swatch to carry around with you. Your book will keep everything organized to help you plan your perfect as-little-stress-as-possible wedding day.

Each keepsake wedding planning book is handmade with love + care just for you by Annelyn Designs. Each book features sturdy hard covers and pretty embossed paper on top with plenty of customization available. Your book will become a lasting keepsake with laminated covers and tabs to eliminate tears, rips, and bends. A decorative satin ribbon along the binding completes the look and also functions as a bookmark. Our favorite part? We love the expandable folders on the front and back covers which are useful for holding on to deposit slips, business cards, sample fabrics, seating charts, color swatches, and more.

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Love in the Library: Cake Topper for Bookworms

Posted April 8, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

Did you fall in love at college? Did you make out in the library stacks, or casually steal a glance while pretending to work on that 10-page paper? Or, maybe you just love to read. Either way, this cake topper for bookworms will add whimsy to any wedding and will be a lasting memorable keepsake. Spotted via Lace Rubbish.

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Blissful Books Cake Topper

Posted September 18, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

After yesterday’s post featuring the most adorable miniature tea set ever created, I have pretty much fallen in love with the tiniest (and I mean TINIEST) details. That’s why this cake topper really struck a chord with me.

I love everything about this cake topper… the cute little faces, the apparel (what a cute little green trench!), the miniature buttons, the way his bag is slung over his shoulder with that adorable pencil, and those BOOKS! This is the perfect topper for book worms or the couple who met (and smooched) in the college library.  LOVE. ♥♥  Spotted via Lace and Rubbish.

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