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21 Most Unique Boutonniere Ideas

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.

spark plug boutonniere (by The Ritzy Rose) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

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15 Barn Wedding Ideas Every Bride Should Know

Posted April 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments

Hello, hello! Happy Friday! Today we’re talking about rustic, awe-inspiring, best-of-the-best barn wedding ideas. If you dream of getting married in a barn, on a farm, or in the woods surrounded by nature-inspired, homespun decor, this is the post for you! We’ve compiled fifteen of the top barn wedding ideas we think every bride should know. We’ve combined both handmade wedding finds with Real Wedding examples to inspire your perfect wedding day. So, grab a huge cup of coffee and get ready to take in all of the gorgeousness that awaits… enjoy!

Barn Wedding Ideas

1. A whimsical ‘you & me’ sign.

you and me barn wedding ideas

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5 DIY Wedding Secrets Every Bride Should Know

Posted December 21, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Hello, loves! Happy Friday! If you are planning DIY wedding projects for your big day, there are a few secrets to help it go off without a hitch. Today, we’ve compiled five of our favorite DIY weddings secrets that every bride should know to save you a headache down the road. DIY wedding projects can be fun, but they can also be overwhelming, too. And, since holiday break may be an excellent time to get crafting, we are also sharing some of our favorite DIY wedding kits to inspire you. Reveal what you need to know after the jump!

5 diy wedding secrets

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Isadora + Omar’s Handmade Wedding in California

Posted December 7, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Hello, hello! Happy Friday! Today’s Real Wedding feature has it all: a gorgeous couple, a beautiful California location (The North Ranch in Westlake Village), handmade wedding details, a stunning gown, hot pair of heels, purple bridesmaid dresses, one of the cutest cake toppers I’ve ever seen, and pink and white wedding details abound! Yesterday I gushed about our amazing readers and today’s Real Wedding is an example of a bride who stayed happy-as-can-be, even when a little drama happened on her wedding day. Her priest was being flown in from South Africa but had to cancel due to weather, and her hair and makeup appointment ran a few hours behind. But, instead of going into freak-out mode, her photographer, Shillawna, tells us this gorgeous girl didn’t stop smiling – not once! Isadora and Omar included charming handmade details like a ‘bride’ wedding dress hanger, custom photo booth chalkboard sign, paper poms, bunting, hanging candle votives, custom favor bags, and more… even delicate teacups (one of my many wedding obsessions, as discussed here) and charming miniature teapots. So, without further adieu, read on to see this lovely pink and white California wedding and find out more by the bride! (Wedding styled by Featured Artisan Thoey of EcoMonster and photographed by the lovely Shillawna Ruffner). Enjoy!

handmade wedding details via Emmaline Bride - photography by Shillawna Ruffner Photography

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Happily Ever After Banner

Posted February 10, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

To add a decorative touch to your wedding reception, consider this happily ever after banner! We’ve shared some of our favorites through the years like this burlap and lace banner, We’ve Decided on Forever banner, and now we have a new favorite! This happily ever after banner by the lovely Loft Life Press uses hand painted decorative imagery to spell out words or names. For instance, bunting creates the “H”, a wedding chapel creates an “A”, and bright red hearts with white lettering creates “P”. I love the pretty cake stand that spells out “T”. The designer, Darah, is so talented! Read on to see more images of the Happily Ever After banner plus check out a few other decorative banners such as a bridal shower banner spelled out in flowers!

happily ever after banner

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Doily Bunting

Posted May 13, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

A twist on traditional bunting: doily bunting! This is an easy-to-DIY decor piece guests will love. Just dye ordinary white paper doilies, secure onto twine or jute and hang. Perfect for weddings, bridal showers or backyard parties! Spotted via Pinterest from here.

doily bunting


Moss Bunting Garland

Posted April 26, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Spotted: Moss wedding bunting for a rustic chic reception! Moss garland flags are attached to a backing and measure about 5″ wide at 4 1/2 feet long. Picture-perfect for weddings, parties, and summer barbecues. By FloraBond.

moss bunting

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Rustic Wedding Charm: New Hampshire Real Wedding

Posted March 29, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments

rustic wedding barn

Today we are sharing a charming rustic wedding with tons of DIY details. Sarah and Pete married on October 2, 2010 at Bishop Farm Bed and Breakfast in Lisbon, New Hampshire. HinkleyPhoto based in New Hampshire provided the beautiful imagery and captured every last detail. We especially love the 3-tiered wedding cake, the flowers (provided by EH Floral), and the happy couple (that’s what it’s all about). The bride looked positively stunning. We adore her gown, peep-toed heels, and red cardigan: we love when brides add a bold burst of color! Additional details such as the tent with red + white lanterns, the rustic table settings, bunting, and handmade photo booth added memorable, personal details to the day. The bride, Sarah, recounts the day in her own words. Take it away, Sarah! ♥

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Tommy & Debbie’s Handmade Backyard Wedding

Posted February 25, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments

bride and groom big kiss

This beautiful handmade backyard wedding was submitted by Aimee Adams of LoveBIRDS | artistic weddings and we’re digging all the incredible personalized details! Tommy & Debbie’s wedding emphasizes the importance of incorporating memorable details to tell your unique love story.

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Handmade Ruffle Cards, Bunting + a Valentine’s Day DIY

Posted February 12, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

handmade card


Get acquainted with one of our lovely handmade artisans, Ashley Pahl! (You can find her work in our marketplace). Ashley designs beautiful handmade ruffle lace cards, note cards, favor bags and more. Check out a few of our favorites:

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