Posted March 28, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
Well, we’ve gotta say, our Ask Emmaline inbox is blowing up! We love reading your wedding questions… like this one that comes from bride-to-be, Megan. She writes, “We want to do a unity ceremony at our wedding. Is there more than one type?” Fantastic question! Today we’ll show you three of the most popular unity ceremony ideas and tell you how they work. Let’s begin, shall we?
Unity Ceremony Ideas
The three most popular unity ceremony ideas are the sand ceremony, the unity candle, and the wine ceremony. Each of these unity ceremony ideas are used to show a couple’s partnership and is usually performed after the vows have been read.
1. Sand Ceremony
For a sand ceremony, you’ll need three containers (two the same size, one larger) and sand. At the ceremony, two containers are filled with sand; the larger container in the middle is empty. The bride and groom then pour their containers of sand into the center container to mix the two together as a sign of their unity. This is an especially fitting idea for beach weddings.
Posted March 15, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
We spotted these gorgeous (+ easy to do!) DIY glitter candle holders via Weddingstar and couldn’t wait to share them with you. If you need a fun + easy DIY to do this weekend, this is it! I’ve seen glitter candle holders done before, but none have resulted in such a gorgeous design worthy of your wedding centerpiece. With just a few simple supplies (you know, a little spray-on adhesive, gold glitter, and a few tealight luminaries) you can steal this look for your wedding centerpieces. I love the idea of pairing a trio of these glittery candle holders with a vase of fresh flowers. At night, they’ll look stunning with specks of gold glitter and romantic candlelight shining through.
Posted September 13, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hello, hello! Happy Thursday! If you’re looking for DIY wedding inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! After spending time ooh-ing and aah-ing over one very lovely flower display, we decided to break it down – piece-by-beautiful-piece – into one very do-able idea you can try at home. This floral display is soft and elegant, will wow your guests, and incorporates a few delightful finds like baby’s breath, white and blush roses, candles, glass bottles, and vases. PLUS, to make this display even sweeter, we’ve compiled a shopping list for those hard-to-find accent pieces (like french galvanized vases and cone-shaped glass bottles). Ready to get started? Read on to get the full scoop!
Posted August 15, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Good morning + Happy Wednesday! We hope you grabbed a gigantic cup of coffee today (or tea) because we have quite the read for you today! This is one of those posts that inspired me (more than usual) while writing it, so I sincerely hope it does the same for you. (Be sure to pin it for re-reading later!) First things first… if you’re planning a wedding reception with assigned tables, you’ll need an escort card display. Escort cards inform your guests where they’ll be seated… so, rather than roam around from table to table to find their name, they’ll easily grab their card, a drink, and have time to mingle before sitting down for dinner. Escort cards may have been a bit basic in the past, but thanks to handmade artisans (+ photographers to capture their work!) escort cards are in a decor class all their own! Today, we are sharing twenty-five of the best escort card ideas to save you time, energy, and give you a much-needed jolt of inspiration to kick start your day. And, whether you’re planning a rustic, vintage, nautical, or otherwise themed wedding, we’ve got you covered. So, if you’re ready to be inspired… let’s begin! (*Note: to purchase or see details on any items below, click on the link below the photo)
25 Best Escort Card Ideas for Weddings
1. Carnation Escort Card Display
Carnations were once a filler flower, but not any more! Score a lush setting for your escort cards (+ save a little money) with carnations, bunched together in a pretty hue like so…
Posted May 30, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 21 Comments
Ever wondered how to make hanging mason jar lanterns? Want to light up your reception space with jar lanterns but you aren’t sure how to make them secure enough for hanging? Today, we’re showing you the easiest way to make hanging mason jar lanterns on how to make hanging mason jar lanterns that are both secure and easy to DIY… and all it takes is a few simple supplies! Read on to find out more…
Posted January 4, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
If you love coffee (or know a special bride-to-be who does!) then you’ll love today’s post! A few months back, we shared a post about how to plan a coffee-themed wedding which outlined places to hold your coffee-themed wedding, ideas for a wedding coffee bar, and more. Today, we’re sharing part two in the wedding coffee madness with the top 10 wedding coffee favors… and believe me, each and every find is completely worth checking out! So, grab a cup of your favorite coffee (mine is flavored with oh-so-yummy pumpkin pie spice) and let’s begin, shall we?
Posted November 9, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Planning a perfect pair wedding theme? You’ll love today’s post including eighteen of our favorite unique perfect pair wedding theme ideas from yummy pear-inspired treats to wedding invitations. We even found a few jewelry finds you’ll absolutely love. Read on to see which must-see handmade wedding items made the cut after the jump!
Perfect Pair Wedding Theme Ideas
Posted October 5, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 12 Comments
Move over, ordinary place cards! Today we’re showcasing a HUGE round-up of our favorite DIY pumpkin place cards perfect for your upcoming fall wedding. A few weeks ago, we talked about DIY pumpkin candles and we’re back to up the ante. We love when decor pieces can do double duty as place cards, so today’s round-up is all about decor and functionality. Read on to browse our hand-picked pumpkin place card ideas, check out a few handmade finds and learn how you can turn these pretty pumpkins into wedding favors, too! PLUS, check out this yummy pumpkin-inspired beverage to greet guests upon arrival (+ learn how to whip it up at home!) Enjoy!
1. Glitter Pumpkin Place Card
Posted June 27, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Spotted: Custom silhouette luminaries made in your image! Perfect for lighting walkways and tables at your outdoor wedding reception. By Paper Acorn.
Posted June 3, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Hey, coffee lovers! You’ll like today’s find, especially if you also happen to love mason jars. Mason jars with coffee beans makes an unusually chic centerpiece and is perfect for a coffee themed wedding. And, it’s easy to DIY. Simply fill mason jars with coffee beans, add fresh flowers, and place on tables. Be sure to select flowers in a bright color to contrast the coffee beans and really POP. We love the pink flowers in the example shown below:
Mason Jars with Coffee Beans
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Posted April 11, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments
Selecting a centerpiece for any event can be a daunting task that tends to be more difficult for weddings. After spending months of planning – and perhaps crafting – your wedding centerpieces, they ought to be both memorable and unique. One of the first aspects of your decor seen by guests is the centerpiece, so make it a good one! Keep in mind that both color and texture are equally important when selecting the centerpiece. Also, a centerpiece does not necessarily have to be large-and-in-charge. In fact, some of my favorite centerpieces through the years have been subtle, sweet, and simple – a little bit goes a long way. For instance, these unique wedding centerpieces spotted at Floresdelsol are made of dried floral and plant textures (such as moss, spring thistles, and status flowers) so they are on the simple side yet offer bright vivid colors and fresh textures. It is rare to find centerpieces, such as these, that can be used after the wedding as decor in your love nest; in fact, the flowers are dried so they can be admired forever.