Category: candle

Easy (+ Cheap!) DIY Wine Bottle Candles

Hi, loves! You know that feeling when you stumble upon something so incredibly cool and you say, wow, why didn’t I think of that? I had one of those a-ha moments today when I spotted wine bottle candles. If you’re planning a wine themed wedding or you just happen to love go gaga over wine, this is the find for you! These wine bottle candles are awesome on three levels: they’re a) easy, b) cheap to make, and c) they look fantastic. Plus, they’re sure to delight your guests and will be an instant conversation piece. Read on to find out more…

wine bottle with cork candle via DIY Wine Bottle Candles

3 Most Popular Unity Ceremony Ideas

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.

Sand Unity Ceremony (photo: michelle gardella) - Unity Ceremony Ideas

DIY Glitter Candle Holders

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.

DIY Glitter Candle Holders (via Weddingstar)

DIY Floral Display

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!

First, here’s the awe-inspiring look, created by bride Caitlyn via Style Me Pretty (photos by Raw Photo Design, floral design by Yumiko Fletcher of Hana Floral Design):

diy floral display

25 Best Escort Card Ideas for Weddings

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…

escort card ideas - carnations

photo by josh elliott photography via style me pretty

2. Mason Jar Escort Card with Tag

Get guests in the celebrating spirit with a drink + escort card in one. Guests can fill their drink at a nearby station or bar and find their seat at once.

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by mavora art

3. Where In The World Am I Sitting?

This escort card display is perfect for destination or travel-themed weddings. It poses the question, “Where in the world am I sitting?” and gives guests fun cards to take to their seat.

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by anthologie press

4. The Wedding Seating Chart

I attended a wedding once with a seating chart and it was so easy to find my name. Alphabetized, easy-to-find, and placed right at the door. It doesn’t get much easier than this! Plus, this particular find can be made to match your wedding color palette and theme.

escort card ideas: seating chart

by seating chart boutique, photo by melissa robotti

5. Escort Card Branches

Tie in a little rustic charm with branches to hold your escort cards, like so…

escort card ideas - branch display

by this fine day

6. Miniature Flower Vases

Joanna Blake (of Jo Blake) mastered the art of the wedding favor + escort card in one with these miniature flower vases. This find will always have a special place in my heart. Adorable? Yes. Added decor? Absolutely. Two birds + one stone: you betcha.

escort card ideas - miniature flower vases as escort cards
by jo blake

7. Succulents in Teacups

Every time I go to Home Depot I check out the succulents. One of these days, I’ll finally buy a bundle and place in tea cups or terracotta pots. I love succulents and their minimalist (and chic) appearance. Plus, I hear they’re pretty resilient (great for newer gardener types like me!)

succulents in teacups as escort cards

calligraphy tags by rachel carl, photo by jessica lorren organic photography

8. Miniature Chalkboard Escort Cards

Re-usable, shabby chic, and oh-so-charming miniature chalkboards can be displayed from nearly anywhere (drinking glasses, a tree + twine, clothespins + string).

escort card ideas - miniature chalkboards

by brianna paige designs

9. Cake Pop Escort Cards

Guests love adorable treats upon entering the reception! A cake pop escort card is a winning combination.

escort card ideas - cake pops

by party papers

10. Pick a Flower

Guests can ‘pick a flower’ to reveal their table number in this find, one of our favorite finds from the folks at Potter and Butler.

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by potter and butler

11. Candle Escort Cards

Add a romantic glow to the evening right from the beginning with candle escort cards (which double as favors for guests). Combine thematic scents to tie into your wedding – like pumpkin spice in autumn.

candle escort cards

by willow glen stationery

12. Skeleton Key Escort Card

Skeleton keys are, for whatever reason, one of my favorite items in the wedding world. These gold keys are attached to charming tags for guests to find their seats and can be easily displayed from twine and a sturdy (albeit large) picture frame.

skeleton key escort card ideas

by fairy folk weddings

13. Map Escort Cards

Map covered clothespins = another genius idea from Clementine Weddings.

map escort card ideas with clothespins

by clementine weddings

14. Whimsical Escort Cards with Hearts

If your style is whimsical with heart accents, this escort card collection is perfect for you! I love the typography and vibrant colors.

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by the ruffly owl

15. Magnet Escort Cards

Tiny circular magnets can be attached to a metal surface for guests to grab – and reuse on their refrigerator door after the big day. No throwaway cards here!

escort card magnets

by wood and grain

16. Paper Flower Escort Cards

Want to tie in your love for flowers without the wilt? Go paper! Write guests’ names on the leafs and pin to an embellished cork board for guests to grab + go.

paper flower escort cards

by dragonfly expression

17. Cork Escort Card Holders

Wine themed weddings call for cork-themed details, like these escort cards with cork bottoms. They stand upright and look great with custom calligraphy by The Pampered Paper.

cork escort card holders

by the pampered paper

18. Luggage Tag Escort Cards

Love to travel? Get guests in the spirit with these luggage tag escort cards, a favorite of ours from Mavora Art.

escort card ideas
by mavora art

19. Escort Card Display with Moss + Rocks

This is one of the best eco-inspired escort card displays I’ve seen yet with moss, rocks, and delicately placed cards.

escort card ideas: display with moss and rocks

by designs by robyn love

20. Whimsical Hand-Drawn Escort Cards

I’m not sure what it is about these cards but I was instantly drawn right in… is it the banner? The whimsical hand-drawn calligraphy? All I know is I LOVE these and I’m so happy to have spotted them.

hand drawn wedding escort cards

by makewells

21. Cities of the World Escort Cards

If you’re planning a city-themed wedding – think Paris, New York, or London – consider a thematic escort card to match from Wedding Monograms.

cities of the world paris escort cards

by wedding monograms

22. Origami Escort Cards

The origami peace crane, now in an escort card form. Love!

origami escort cards

by nikki pop arts

23. Nautical Escort Card Display

Planning a nautical wedding? Take a cue from this Real Wedding example and revel in these delightful thematic escort cards. They’re quite perfect.

nautical wedding escort card display

photo by gem photography via style me pretty

24. Watercolor Escort Cards

I’m obsessed with all things watercolor lately and these escort cards are no exception! Beautifully done.

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by twinkle calligraphy

25. Escort Card Drink Bottles + Poetry

Last but not least, this escort card find includes drink bottles and framed poetry for a personalized touch.

escort card bottles with poetry display

photo by drew + megan photography via style me pretty

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Happy Planning!

-E.

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