Posted February 25, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Hi, loves! You know at Emmaline Bride we’re nuts for wedding details that do two things at once, since we love to save you time. And money. And stress. So, when we spotted the thank you menu combination over at Paper Street Press, we couldn’t wait to share it with you. This is a great idea AND the entire Art Deco wedding invitation suite has us inspired in full Gatsby-like grandeur. So, without further adieu, we introduce… the thank you menu!
Thank you Menu
What is a Thank You Menu? Essentially it’s a thank you card and dinner menu in one. At the top, it shares a heartfelt (+ custom) thank you greeting for guests. The bottom half clues your guests in to what’s cooking up for dinner. Here’s a closer look:
Posted February 11, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: have you set a date and you’re ready to share it with friends and family? Send a save the date! We’ve rounded up five creative save the date ideas to inspire you including a magnet, a fun twist on ‘tying the knot’, a map, and more! Read on to begin…
5 Creative Save the Date Ideas
A magnet save the date is functional (guests can use it on their fridge from today to forever). This particular save the date magnet by Penna Ink coordinates with a full invitation suite.
Posted June 12, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
As a former bride-to-be and a bridesmaid on many occasions, I (Emma here!) know things can get pretty chaotic leading up to the big day. The least of your worries should be bridal party attire… but it seems that sizes, swatches, fittings, and even shoe color can cause unnecessary craziness before the big day. Instead, stay organized with the essential bridesmaid card – hand-painted + printed onto high quality cardstock by the lovely Loft Life Press – and your entire bridal party can stay in the loop with dress swatches, shoe photos, and appointments in one convenient spot. What does this mean for you? This means you’ll eliminate additional craziness in the weeks leading up to the big day. Plus, you won’t have to vaguely explain the difference between ‘aqua’ and ‘turquoise’ on the phone with a bridesmaid across the country… she’ll have the exact dress swatch right at her fingertips. Read on to see this cleverly crafted card after the jump!
Posted February 13, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 64 Comments
It’s Valentine’s Day week, which means there’s a good chance you’ll be snacking on yummy chocolates whether as a gift from your honey, as a gift to yourself, or afterwards when it is 90% off in the clearance aisle (we won’t tell). In honor of chocolate love this week, we’re launching a brand new giveaway featuring adorable chocolate cake favor boxes by the lovely Imeon Design. These cake favor boxes are perfect for your wedding or bridal shower and can be stacked as centerpieces on each table, like so:
Posted January 31, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
After the cake is cut, the last song is played, and you’ve unstressed at the beach on your honeymoon, the first task you’ll want to tackle is writing your thank you cards. Wedding thank you card writing isn’t just a to-do on a list; it’s an artform. Make sure your notes leave a lasting impression on loved ones with these five tips for how to write wedding thank you cards:
Posted January 9, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 190 Comments
Show guests where to sit in style with help from this week’s giveaway sponsor, Seating Chart Boutique! Enter for a chance to win a wedding seating chart (valued at $150) for your wedding day, customized just for you in your favorite colors and styles. Read on to find out more…
Posted December 20, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
‘Tis the season for proposals! If you’re newly engaged – or may be sporting a new ring this holiday season, ask the special ladies in your life to be a special part of your upcoming wedding day. We love the idea of a custom ‘be my bridesmaid’ card to send to your bridesmaids, particularly when it is made with handmade style and chock-full of charm. Meet Flapperdoodle, a talented artisan who creates these brilliant be my bridesmaid cards. We fell in love with them because each is custom-made, with hair, skin, and dress color options unlike any cards we’ve seen yet. With a custom illustration to resemble your bridesmaid, how could she not say yes to being a part of your wedding day? I wish I had discovered her shop while planning my wedding, as I can imagine how these would have been a hit with my girls. Read on to see why…
Posted December 16, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Good morning, lovelies! Today, we’re kicking off this beautiful Friday with the ultimate keepsake card box. We call it that because not only does it function as a beautiful card box for your wedding, but it becomes an actual keepsake card box you’ll want to reuse in your home. Instead of paper, cardboard, paper mache, or other material that can break down over time, Go Rustic has brilliantly designed this wooden keepsake card box that reminds us of a treasured chest. This wood chest card box features decorative hardware and a padlock (for safe keeping of your treasured cards) and this one in particular features a dark stain in ‘walnut’. We love the heart tag customized with the couple’s first names and the wedding date. Find out more after the jump!
Posted July 19, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
We spotted this adorable love birds wedding invitation featuring bright, festive colors, whimsical typography and two hugging love birds. This high-quality handmade invitation is printed on heavy card stock to last a lifetime. Also, it can be completely customized to your liking. I had the opportunity to speak directly with Wei, the designer, and she is just as sweet as her collection! Take a peek at the love birds and scroll down to see a few more hand-picked favorites:
Posted July 8, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
We love twists on traditional escort cards, especially when the bride and groom incorporate a rustic flair. Heidi & Alex’s rustic DIY wedding is completely awe-inspiring, but one of our favorite details is the DIY skeleton key escort cards. They secured vintage piano music sheets onto an old, rustic wooden frame and suspended skeleton keys (tied onto escort card tags) with twine. This is one of our favorite real wedding details ever! Beautifully done, you two!
Posted June 28, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
We love this oh-so-sweet raindrop bridal shower invitation! It features raindrops, umbrellas, and hearts in a soft color palette of blue, yellow, or green. Spotted at Moonscape.
Posted June 27, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
It’s pretty amazing just how many beautiful handmade wedding finds there are featuring love birds or bird-inspired finds. In fact, we love them all so much that we decided to include them into a round-up today! Take a peek at some of the more charming love birds we’ve ever seen handmade with love + care by artisans:
Posted June 14, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Tiffany blue is such a sweet + soft color, so it’s no surprise it has a huge presence in the wedding industry. Brides love to incorporate this hot hue into their color palettes for engagements, bridal showers, and the wedding reception itself. Over the past few years, we have seen many beautiful tiffany blue inspired decor ideas, but we have never seen such a gorgeous card box. This three-tiered tiffany blue card box will keep your cards secure during your reception and is deep enough to avoid card-stuffing (a term used to describe what happened at a wedding I attended recently: I put my card in the box, but the box itself was so small causing the beautiful cards inside to get stuffed inside the beautiful card box. No bueno.) I also love this box because it has real rhinestones (no plastic stones used here, honey) and soft satiny ribbon. Love! Spotted at The Wedding Main St.
Posted April 25, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Give guests the gift of blooming flowers year after year with these lovely DIY plantable favors! This clever do-it-yourself by How Does She? can be constructed using any color recyclable paper + seeds you wish.
Posted April 25, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
This modern chevron wedding invitation combines a few of my favorite things: chevron print + whimsical banners! It is handmade by CheerupCherup and can be customized in a variety of colors to complement your color palette.
Posted April 23, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
This library card save the date is perfect for book lovers everywhere! Our favorite part? The text: “may we borrow you?” So cute. There is an envelope liner featuring text from a book for added charm. By BBInvitations.
Posted April 18, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
DIY bread loaf place cards are a unique, easy-to-do idea. Invite guests to have a seat and enjoy a scrumptious serving of bread before dinner is officially served. Be sure to have plenty of olive oil and butter ready! This beautifully styled wedding via Joy Thigpen (photography: Jose Villa) illustrates the look: