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5 Easy DIY Secrets Every Bride Should Know

It’s Monday… which means we’re sharing helpful hints for the bride! If you’re trying to save a few bucks with DIY projects or you just feel like getting crafty, here are a few tips to help! DIY projects can be fun, but they tend to get overwhelming if you don’t follow a few simple rules. Read on to find out the secrets to successful DIY projects PLUS see a handful of DIY kits you can grab now with instructions and craft supplies to get you started!

diy tips

These Vintage Forks Are a Favorite for Weddings (Giveaway!)

Hello, hello! Happy Monday to you! How was your weekend? We’re back in action today and kicking off this unofficial-last-week-of-summer with a giveaway to boost your spirits! We’ve teamed up with the lovely Kerrie of Wooden Hive to give a pair of vintage hand-stamped wedding forks away to one lucky reader. Each pair is handpicked, mismatched (but in complementary design), and hand-stamped, so no two pairs are exactly the same. Vintage forks like these are a beautiful accent for your place setting, look great in your cake photos, and will be enjoyed for anniversary dinners to come! Want a pair? Enter for a chance to win below!

Vintage Wedding Forks

Handstamped Vintage Forks Weddings | Wooden Hive |

These Cursive Cake Toppers are So Lovely in Gold

When it comes to your classic wedding cake, a cursive cake topper with a gold finish is always a fitting touch. These cake toppers are handmade with fiber board, gold paint, and a whole lot of love! With custom options like your names or cute sayings like, “And so the adventure begins“, it’s no surprise that these toppers (by Better Off Wed) are always a crowd-pleaser at weddings! Plus, you can enjoy them on your anniversary cakes for years to come. Take a look at a handful of our favorites below. Which one do you love best?

Cursive Cake Toppers in Gold

Your Names

gold writing cake topper

pretty script cake topper

Happily Ever After

happily ever after cake topper

To the Moon & Back

to the moon and back cake topper

All of Me Loves All of You

all of me loves all of you

And… my favorite…

You Are My Greatest Adventure

you are my greatest adventure cake topper

You can see these (and tons more!) Better Off Wed.

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Which of these cake toppers is your favorite?


Beatles Wedding Cake Topper — #HANDMADEADAY

Good Morning, Emma here! I once attended a wedding where two incredibly sweet Beatles fans wed and they included Beatles-inspired finds everywhere. They had Beatles seating cards, their favorite songs on rotation, and they had table names — Beatles song titles — instead of numbers. They even had a rule where an entire table had to serenade the bride and groom to get them to kiss (instead of the traditional clanking of glass or ringing of bells). I loved it. So when I spotted this Beatles wedding cake topper with the iconic lyrics Here Comes the Sun, I immediately thought of Paula & Tim. And this cake topper isn’t limited to this song lyric alone — you can pick ANYTHING to top your cake. What would YOURS say?

Beatles Wedding Cake Topper

Beatles Wedding Cake Topper |

Rustic Farm Wedding Gown Inspiration

Do you dream of a rustic farm inspired wedding? Well, you’re in luck! Today we’re sharing a gorgeous rustic farm wedding inspiration shoot with photography by Cat Mayer Studio, floral design from 3 Leaf Floral, and gorgeous wedding gowns from Allure Bridals. In this feature, you’ll see a beautiful place setting, wedding gowns, table decor, a naked wedding cake, beautiful flowers, and more. Go on, take a look!

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio |

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio |

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio |

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio |

This first gown has an embroidered bodice and a full English net skirt, shown below:

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio |

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio |

This next gown is my favorite! It features an English net ballgown and delicate cap sleeves. I love a gown with sleeves.

And last but not least, this gown features a delicate, dramatic illusion back and symmetrical lace detailing.

To see more about these bridal gowns, be sure to check out Allure Bridals.


This is a sponsored post by Allure Bridals.

25 Beachy Sea Glass Wedding Ideas

Planning a beach wedding? You’ll need this.

Are you planning a beach wedding and in need of some serious inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! Sea glass can be used in so many creative ways, from your color palette to your decor, right down to the jewelry! In this post, we’ll show you how to coordinate a stunning sea glass wedding with handmade finds and DIY projects. We’ve found everything including ceremony decor, decorations down the aisle, your reception, centerpieces, favors, gifts, jewelry, cake, and more! Who knows, you might even want to use a few of these for your patio this summer — I know I will!

Sea Glass Wedding Ideas

As you know, every great celebration begins with a perfect invitation. Here’s one we spotted that is totally sea-glass inspired by Mountain Paper.

sea glass wedding invitations
by mountain paper

And these coordinating paper goods for cohesion:

sea glass wedding paper goods
by mountain paper

I’m picturing something on the beach, like this… with sea glass and starfish along the aisle.

left: via project wedding | right: seashells by seashore

Oh! And these sea glass bottles turned makeshift vases, hanging from sticks in the sand. Love, love, love.

sea glass bottle of flowers

photo: anna and spencer photography

Or sea glass along the aisle AND these charming colorful poufs as seating:

poufs on beach

via destination weddings

And I adore this centerpiece idea for your reception.

sea glass centerpiece idea
via southern weddings, photo: kristin moore

Now, let’s talk about accessories and decorative accents.

We spotted these gorgeous sea glass earrings as your something blue… also, as gifts for your bridesmaids. From Fuchsia Bloom Studio.

sea glass earrings by fuchsia bloom studio

by fuchsia bloom studio

by fuchsia bloom studio

This necklace, too! Also by Fuchsia Bloom Studio.

sea glass necklace by fuchsia bloom studio

by fuchsia bloom studio

And these bangles, spotted at Southern Wire:

sea glass bangles

by southern wire

For bridesmaids, let them pick their own dress from a sea of beachy blues…


photo: ben blood

I love these magnets as favors. They’re sold in a set of six, so you could always give just one to each guest in a small muslin bag, like this.

sea glass magnets in tin

by the rubbish revival

For decor, we found these bottles topped with seashells, or these plain clear bottles painted to look like sea glass. Both of these finds are DIY projects with step-by-step instructions — just click on the links below the images.

left: via sand and sisal | right: via homedeco

And these coasters! Just for fun.

sea glass coasters
by manatee cove crafts

I’m also really digging these drinking bottles.

sea glass bottles
via whimsically detailed

A sea glass shadow box and an interesting orb are a few other decor pieces we spotted…

by the rubbish revival

… along with this sea glass mobile with starfish on the top. My patio is calling.

sea glass mobile

by the rubbish revival

Sea and Glass, based in Hawaii:

sea glass wall hanging on driftwood

by sea and glass

Then there’s the cake. Aren’t these stunning ideas? I love the cascading one.

left: via 100 layer cakelet | right: cake by sweet & saucy shop, sea glass candy by andie’s specialty sweets

You can make your own sea glass place cards, thanks to this DIY project:

sea glass place card favors diy
via style me pretty

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What do you think of these sea glass wedding ideas? Which one is your favorite?

Giveaway: Win a Bird Cake Topper!

Good morning! We’re kicking off this Wednesday the best way we know how… with a giveaway, of course! We’ve teamed up with the oh-so-lovely Randi of Cinnamonbirds to offer a bird cake topper to one lucky couple. Customize your birdies with custom accessories like a veil, veil flower, bow tie, or buttons! You can also request your colors for the body and underbelly of the birds. What a cute prize for yourself (or gift for an engaged friend!) Get the full scoop below.

Win a Bird Cake Topper

One lucky Emmaline Bride reader will win a bird cake topper that looks like this:

photo: richelle dante via style me pretty

photos via


o Enter between 3/18/15-3/24/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: One (1) Bird Cake Topper from CinnamonBirds
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included to the U.S.
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $50 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

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Bird Cake Toppers are Here!

Psst. Are you looking for a cake topper? Well, you’re in luck: we’ve found adorable bird cake toppers for you today! Did you get around to subscribing yet? We know you’re busy but it’s the best way to stay connected. Just sayin’.

Are you planning a spring or summer wedding with a bird theme? (See our post on how to plan a bird themed wedding.) Then you are going to love these cute crochet bird cake toppers we spotted over at Mave Crochet. They’re totally customized, which means you can add a veil for the bride or a tuxedo for the groom; you can even pick colors to coordinate with your palette. Take a look at our handpicked favorites below!

Bird Cake Toppers

love birds cake toppers made of crochet | via

love birds cake toppers made of crochet | via

love birds cake toppers made of crochet | via

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You can see more bird cake toppers here.


Fake Wedding Cakes That Actually Look Real

Are you wondering if fake wedding cakes can really look the part? In this post, you’ll find out and see if a fake cake is the right choice for you. Subscribe so you don’t miss future cake-inspired posts like this one!

Are you a bride who loves cake, but you loathe the idea of spending hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars on a wedding cake? Do you have a specific vision in mind, but you think it would be too complicated or too expensive? Or perhaps you’re planning a summer wedding and you don’t want to worry about your cake standing the humid, hotter-than-hot temps outdoors. If you said yes to any of these, one of these fake wedding cakes might be the right choice for you.

fake wedding cakes | via

glam fete by bri

What are faux wedding cakes?

A fake wedding cake is exactly what it sounds like: it’s a display that is made entirely of Styrofoam and gumpaste, fabric, or fondant. It is designed to look like a real cake.

Can You Still Do a Cake Cutting?

Yes! Many fake wedding cakes are designed to have a ‘slice’ removed, so it looks more realistic. Or, we’ve seen some cakes that are three tiered, with the top being the only ‘real’ cake (the bottom two are dummies). You can have a small one-tiered cake made just for you and set it aside. It’s not exactly the same, but you get the idea.

Will Anyone Know the Difference?

Probably not. I mean, it’s not like anyone is going to actually go up and touch it. In fact, many guests totally miss the cake at the beginning of the reception anyway, and the cake cutting happens almost immediately (right before dinner). And many times, a couple will have a really gorgeous wedding cake, but it’s not big enough to feed everyone. That’s because there are sheet cakes in the kitchen, and your caterers will be serving cake to guests from the sheet cake anyway. So, who will know?

How Are They Used?

Fake wedding cakes (also known as faux cakes or dummy cakes) have been used for years in photo shoots, but couples are using them at their reception, too. These cakes will stand up through any weather, any amount of time, and you don’t have to worry about keeping it covered or away from bugs and direct sunlight.

Fake Wedding Cakes: 12 Realistic Examples

Now that you know more about what fake wedding cakes are, we can show you the pretties that we found! Now, not all fake wedding cakes are created equally, so if you’re going to pick one be careful. You’ll want to pick one that actually looks real so it wont look hokey or cheap. On our quest, we found some of the prettiest fake wedding cakes that ever existed! These look real… but they’re totally faux.

left, right: glam fete by bri

left: glam fete by bri | right: owlishnesses

left: glam fete by bri | right: sugar on top sugar art

left, right: sugar on top sugar art

left: glam fete by bri | right: sugar on top sugar art

left: sugar on top sugar art | right: glam fete by bri

Would you pick a fake wedding cake instead of a real one? Why or why not?


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