Are you wondering how to make your centerpieces look their best? Are you stumped on rustic wedding centerpieces you can pull together yourself? We’re here to help! Today we’re showing you eighteen unique ideas for centerpieces including finds like flower boxes, painted mason jars, lace wrapped mason jars, fabric flowers, birch wood, and more. If you’re not sure where to start, this list will certainly get your creativity flowing! Enjoy!
If you’re planning a winter wedding, you’ve come to the right place! ‘Tis the season for sparkly snowflakes, cozy feather accessories, and glitter-dipped candles… all of which you’ll find in today’s feature! We’ve found thirty handpicked (handmade!) ideas for winter weddings you’ll love including bouquet alternatives for the wedding party, sparkly details, a creative guest book with snowflakes, snowflake table numbers, a wintry floral crown for your bridal shoot, a snowflake corsage for your mom, cozy wrap-me-up shawls, coffee cup wraps for your coffee bar, and much more. Grab a cup of festive coffee (it’s not too early for me! bring it on along with the Christmas music, I say) and prepare to be inspired! P.S. Love something you see here? You can find out more in the resources list at the end of this post.
Ideas – Winter Weddings
The latest Ask Emmaline question comes from bride-to-be, Christina, who asks…
[su_quote cite=”Christina”]”I want to use scented candles at my reception tables but I can’t decide what scent to use. I asked my friend about her favorite scent and she advised against scented candles completely. What do you think of scented candles at wedding receptions?”[/su_quote]
Your friend is right — you should never use scented candles at wedding receptions. And I know it’s tempting, since those fall and winter candles are especially delicious smelling (I think I burn this one from September through November every year, pretty much every day!) Here’s why using scented candles at wedding receptions is a classically bad idea.
We’re rolling right along with these fantastic wedding giveaways for the month of August! The next amazing prize up for grabs is this set of handmade soy candles by the gentlemen of Hart + Hawthorn, maker of men’s grooming gifts, candles, and soaps. Each candle is dye-free and hand poured in Ohio and packaged with a stamped kraft paper cover. The candles are available in a variety of scents made from essential oils and fragrances. Read on to see how you can win this fabulous trio…
Handmade Soy Candles
This set of three twelve-oz. candles measure approximately 4 inches in diameter and 4 inches tall. They burn for approximately 60 hours. These handmade soy candles are made with Wooden Wicks that give off a faint crackling sound when burning. The wooden wicks are harvested from FSC certified sustainable wood.
o Prize: Handmade soy candles by Hart + Hawthorn. Pick your favorite scents! See the available scents here.
o Enter between 8/4/14-8/10/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 8/11; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to use prize
o Prize value: $42; no cash value
o Free shipping included to U.S. only
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter
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 Candles
Wine bottle candles are exactly what they sound like: candles that use wine bottles as a vessel. Since you (or someone you know) probably has wine bottles sitting around, waiting to be recycled, gather them up and the cost will be even more inexpensive. Basically, all you need is a favorite wine bottle, one of these, and a match to light it. You can use these wine bottle candles as chic centerpieces — I especially like the idea of lining them across the center of a long rectangular reception table.
See? They wine cork candles are quite basic really…
… and yet, they’re such an awesome idea.
You can grab a set of these for your next dinner party to try ’em out! I know I’m grabbing a set right after I publish this post to the interwebs…
There’s more coming up next, so you should stay tuned! In the meantime, stalk our Pinterest boards.
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Hello, loves! We’ve talked about wedding favors, but have you thought about bridal shower favors yet? If you’re planning a bridal shower, you’ll want to pick out a favor to say thank you to guests. If you’re a Maid of Honor, Mom, Bridesmaid, or friend planning a bridal shower for a bride-to-be, you’ll want to bookmark this post for future reference! We’ve scoured the web to find fifty of the most creative bridal shower favors to inspire your memorable event. And, this isn’t just any old list: each hand-picked favor is one we know your guests will actually enjoy. If you’re spending money on favors, you might as well buy favors guests will enjoy, right? That’s what we think, too! Read on to see which bridal shower favors made the list (note: favors listed in random order; each favor is equally amazing). Also, keep in mind that many of these favors are applicable as wedding favors, too. Enjoy!
Bridal Shower Favors
1. Bridal Shower Lip Balms
2. Wedding Dress Cookies
3. Wildflower Seed Packets
4. Measuring Spoons
5. Macaron Bridal Shower Favors
Ombre! Love these:
Or coordinate with your bridal shower color palette:
6. Wrapped Soap Favors
7. Candy Favor Bags
8. Soy Candles
9. Soap Favors in Muslin Bags
10. Sugar Scrub Favors
11. Cupcake in a Jar Favors
12. Swish Coffee Cup + Beans Favor
13. Wedding Cake Flavored Rim Sugar
14. Wine Glass Charm Favors
15. Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Favors
16. Heart Shaped Ring Dish Favors
17. Cocktail Drink Sugar Cube Favors
18. Bridal Shower Cake Pops
19. Bride and Groom Pretzel Rod Favors
20. Lavender Sachet Bridal Shower Favors
21. Wine Bottle Stoppers
22. Tea Bridal Shower Favors
23. Plantable Seed Favors
24. Honey in a Jar Bridal Shower Favor
25. Candy Stick Favors
Make ’em yourself with rock candy sticks and tags.
26. Caramel Bridal Shower Favors
27. Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Favors
28. Chocolate Lollipop Favors
29. Whisk Bridal Shower Favor
30. Cotton Candy Bridal Shower Favors
31. Love Bird Wine Bottle Stopper
32. Succulent Favors
33. Daisy Seed Packets
34. S’mores in a Jar
35. Nail Polish Favor Tags
Just add these tags to a favorite polish… like this!
36. Margarita Salt Favor in a Tin
37. Pocket Mirror Bridal Shower Favors
38. Marshmallows on a Stick Favors
39. Gourmet Lollipop Favors
40. Air Plant Favors
41. Honey Favors
42. Mini Planter Pots
Just add air plants or succulents!
43. Wedding Tea Favors
44. Chocolate Marshmallows
45. Popcorn Favors
46. Chocolate Favor Bars
47. Rose Soap Favors
48. Hershey Kiss Favors
49. Wish Bracelet
50. Gourmet Popcorn Seasoning
Tell us: which of these bridal shower favors is your favorite? Please share your comment below!
The number one sign of a fun wedding reception? Guests dancing, laughing, and celebrating until the very last song. If you want your reception to last, add candles to your planning checklist. Candles will create a romantic atmosphere and function as additional light throughout the evening. We spotted these beautiful soy candles by the folks at Luminology and we love them for two reasons… read on to find out more!
We love these soy candles for two reasons: they’re handmade and the mini bowls can be reused as decor in your home after the candles burn out.
To view more, check out Luminology.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Have you ever wondered how to cut wine bottles to re-purpose as candle holders? Today you’ll learn how to put old wine bottles to good use as re-usable candle holders. We love when wedding centerpieces make a statement (remember the cascading hydrangea table runner?) and these candles are no exception! They can be grouped together on tables for a romantic glow or placed along a path for a soft, ethereal light. After your wedding day, they can be reused on your patio while entertaining or in your love nest during a romantic dinner.
Read on for info on the candle holder tutorial, find out where to order handmade holders and learn an alternate idea you can do in less than a minute. Enjoy!
How to Cut Wine Bottles
We think she did a beautiful job! The best part? Her wedding scheme is gold and green and she was able to incorporate the colors into her wine bottle holders. The bonus? She worked on it with her fiancee, a great DIY idea for date night.
To make them, she gathered old bottles donated by family and friends and removed the labels. To remove the labels, just use water, razor blades and goo gone to remove the sticky residue. She mentions to have a few extra bottles just in case, as a few of hers cracked or split while she was making them. After the labels were removed, she cut the bottles herself with instructions from this terrific video by Dan Rojas entitled how to cut wine bottles in 30 seconds. Then, she cut the bottoms with a cutting tool and boiling water. She does a terrific job explaining the entire how-to, so find out the full tutorial here. Tip: She makes an important note about safety: once the candle is burning, the top of the bottle will get extremely hot. So, please don’t touch + be sure to keep away from children and pets.
Buy Handmade Candle Holders
Now, if learning how to cut wine bottles yourself isn’t your cup of… er, wine, we recommend buying handmade! We found some of the most amazing wine bottle candle holders via The Good Life which we displayed in the first two images of this post. Here are a few more favorites from the very same shop:
Wine Bottle Candle Holders in Less Than A Minute
Turn any wine bottle into an oil lamp with this glass candle insert by National Artcraft via Amazon. (Emmaline Bride is an affiliate of Amazon, but you can buy it wherever you’d like!) Just add oil to the insert, place into the top of a wine bottle and light the wick. Now you have a beautiful wine bottle candle in less than a minute!
Wine Bottle Guest Book
And, if you’re incorporating a wine theme throughout your entire wedding, consider this amazing wine bottle guest book idea via EVCreations via The Marketplace! Guests write their names onto a wine bottle to be opened at your one year, five year and ten year anniversaries. We LOVE this idea!
We hope you enjoyed these wine bottle ideas today. If you decide to DIY, please send us pictures! We’d love to see your work and possibly feature in an upcoming follow-up post. Thanks!
Hi, lovelies! We hope you’re having an amazing, relaxing 4th of July weekend. Yesterday we showed you a pretty blue-and-white DIY striped skirt and we’re continuing the crafting craze with these DIY terra cotta pots. These pretty little pots are perfect for bridal shower or wedding centerpieces, parties, or summer BBQs. These pots are easy-to-DIY and you can use any color fabric of your choosing, which means it will complement your party theme perfectly. Use prints and patterns (shown) for a touch of whimsy!
Just fill with potting soil, some fabulous flowers, and enjoy. I am definitely making these!