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First Look Before Ceremony >> Photo of the Day

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It’s time for the Photo of the Day… and it’s an amazing one! If you’re planning to do a First Look at your wedding, be sure to add this moment to your photo list.

First Look Before Ceremony

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We love seeing the groom as he waits to see his bride for the first time! In this particular photo, you can see the groom’s face in anticipation while the bride is standing behind him, excitedly waiting for him to turn around. Goosebumps.

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Rug Aisle Runner — Love It or Leave It? (VOTE)

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Hi, loves! I have to say, I think we’ve officially seen it all. Have you heard of / seen this rug aisle runner trend? It’s interesting.

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Oh, and I say interesting when I don’t know what to think.

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I’ve really tried, you guys. But I just don’t get it. I just don’t like it. There, I said it. It’s not for me. Not to mention, it’s such a tripping hazard.

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So, here’s what I think: aisle runners deserve to be grand. Elegant. Full-length. Throw rugs deserve to be thrown around. Messy. Unkempt. Sometimes they’re luxuriously soft, delightful for warming under your feet while sipping on a hot cup of tea. They’re also the first place I look for Geppetto and Shadow when and the first place they go when throw rugs are fresh outta the dryer. Maybe it’s just me, but I just don’t see this being a trend that’ll stick around: I like throw rugs as throw rugs, not aisle runners.

I do, however, admire those who think outside the box like this. Maybe I just haven’t seen THE ONE that’s enough to win me over.

And hey, every wedding trend isn’t for everyone. That’s what makes weddings so fun and diverse and unique.

Enough about me. I’m passing this on to our trusty readers:

What do YOU think?

VOTE: Rug Aisle Runner

So, what says you? Do you like a rug aisle runner or do you think throw rugs belong at home? I already told you what I think; now it’s time to hear from you!

xo
-E.

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Vintage Ring Pillows: What to Look For

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When it comes to planning your vintage wedding, you may feel inundated with so many vintage ring pillows out there. How do you know what to look for? Here are a few tips to help. To pick the perfect vintage ring pillow for you, you’ll want to find accnets or embellishments that align with your personal style and decor. For instance, a burlap and lace ring pillow (pictured above) is the ideal choice if your wedding has a vintage theme with a hint of rustic flair. If your vintage wedding touches on a specific decade, browse ring pillows that use re-purposed fabrics from salvaged skirts or dresses of the era (browse thrift or resale shops, or look on Etsy or Ebay). An antique (passed-down) handkerchief can be sewn on top of a classic four-square ring pillow to integrate an old-fashioned feel; if you need to borrow it just for the day, use safety pins which can be removed after the wedding without any damage. Alternatively, an antique brooch or strand of pearls can also be used as a focal point of a standard, otherwise simple ring pillow. Check out these nine vintage ring pillows for your ceremony to give you an idea of what to look for. Oh, and remember: as a rule of thumb, the perfect ring pillow is the one that tugs at your heartstrings.


L – twining vines, R – weddings and such, B – rustic beach chic


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L – leela purse, R – blessed in love


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14 Most Unique Wedding Backdrops with Doors

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What happens when you bring doors outdoors? Gorgeousness prevails, that’s what! We love wedding backdrops with doors, one of our most favorite ceremony detail. The more weathered + vintage-y the doors are, the better! To prove that wedding backdrops using doors is a stellar, always-trending idea, we’ve rounded up fourteen of ‘em. Get ready to break out the hammer + nails: you’re going to be on the lookout for castaway doors to re-purpose after this post!

Wedding Backdrops with Doors

1. Outdoor Ceremony Setup

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6 Easy Wedding Decoration Ideas That Look Amazing

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Looking for easy wedding decoration ideas that will take your wedding from nice to amazing? You’ve come to the right place: we’ve rounded up six of the newest easy wedding decorations that are sure to add a little pop to your ceremony or reception space. Since we’re so handmade obsessed over here, all of these finds are handmade with love! You can find them all in the Handmade Wedding Shop (along with additional charming finds!) Enjoy!

Easy Wedding Decoration Ideas

1. Hope & Love Chalkboard Sign

This chalkboard is so cute, I want one for my home. The floral decor around it? Perfection. You can use this charming sign at your wedding and re-purpose for your kitchen later on. Score.

hope and love chalkboard sign

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Hanging Mason Jar Vases: What Size to Use

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Are you looking for chic ceremony decor? Just use hanging mason jar vases! But first… you have to admit that mason jars have pretty much taken over the wedding world. We’ve seen our beloved pint-sized jars used as drinking glasses, projects and insanely creative mason jar ideas, and we’ve even seen a plastic version of mason jars for non-glass venues. That’s how much they’re loved. Today we’re answering an Ask Emmaline question from Marie, who asks, “I’m hanging mason jar vases for my ceremony aisle. What size should I use?” Read on to find out…

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Why Rolled Wedding Programs Are So Much Easier

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When you’re picking out wedding programs, you may not have considered why rolled wedding programs are more useful and sometimes even easier than traditional booklet programs or fan wedding programs. In this post, you’ll find out seven surprising reasons why rolled wedding programs are more useful than other wedding programs of its kind. Plus, take a look at one of the prettiest rolled wedding programs we’ve seen yet in brilliant blue watercolor by Paper Street Press. Enjoy!

Rolled Programs for Your Wedding

We’ve seen plenty of wedding programs come and go, but rolled wedding programs are a style that stick around.

rolled up wedding program with blue watercolor design

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This HUGE Wedding Surprise Left the Bride in Tears (VIDEO)

We love when brides and grooms get an unexpected wedding surprise on their big day. What this priest did during their ceremony, though, is unlike anything we’ve seen yet. And, he did a pretty outstanding job. Take a look. So sweet!

Huge Wedding Surprise (VIDEO)

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