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Easy (+ Cheap!) DIY Wine Bottle Candles

Posted June 19, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

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

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.

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





DIY Glitter Candle Holders

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.

DIY Glitter Candle Holders (via Weddingstar)





DIY Floral Display

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!

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

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…

escort card ideas - carnations





How to Make Hanging Mason Jar Lanterns

Posted May 30, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 20 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…

hanging mason jar lantern





The Top 10 Wedding Coffee Favors

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?





18 Perfect Pair Wedding Theme Ideas

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

perfect pair wedding theme ideas





8 DIY Pumpkin Place Cards

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

pumpkin place cards





Mason Jar Candle Centerpiece

Posted September 8, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 16 Comments

Good morning, lovelies! Remember a few months ago when we showed you this amazing cascading hydrangea table runner? We thought it was one of the most stunning ideas for summertime weddings. So, today we’re back to showcase one of our favorite centerpiece ideas for fall! This mason jar candle centerpiece is easy to DIY and only requires mason jars, candles, and matches. This centerpiece will set a romantic ambiance to your wedding reception decor to completely light up the night. We recommend this for long rectangular tables which will look best. The key is to use TONS of mason jars to make a stunning visual impact – and don’t forget to use 12 hour or longer burning votive candles. You won’t want them to go out mid-reception!

Mason Jar Candle Centerpiece








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