Category: ceremony

Rustic Wedding Ring Box

What is a ring box? A wedding ring box is an alternative to a ring pillow, which is used as a vessel for holding your wedding rings until the exchange of vows.

While a traditional ring pillow can be used, many couples are choosing alternatives as a fun thematic touch. This rustic wedding ring box — today’s handmade-a-day pick — is one example. The box is handmade by Red Heart Creations and can be re-used after the ceremony as a safe place for holding your rings (if you’re cleaning or painting) or as a jewelry box.

Rustic Wedding Ring Box

Wedding Ring Box Holder

This ring box is hand made and finished to give it a distressed, loved-in feel. It features your initials on the top and can be used as a ring pillow alternative, photo prop, or as a keepsake at home. This rustic wedding ring box measures 2 5/8″ x 2 11/16″.

Rustic Wedding Ring Box | Wedding Ring Box Holder

Rustic Wedding Ring Box | Round Ring Box

Rustic Wedding Ring Box for Ceremony

Want to buy a wedding ring box of your own? Visit Red Heart Creations to get your box custom made! I want one just because it’s so charming; I can already picture where I would place it at home!

Comment below about what type of ring pillow (or alternative) you’re planning to use for your ceremony. We’d love to hear all about it!

xo
-E.

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12 Cute Flower Girl Basket Alternatives (+ Giveaway!)

Before the bride makes her grand entrance, the flower girl traditionally tosses petals along the aisle. But what if you want something different? Or what if your venue doesn’t allow petals to be tossed? That’s where we come in! Today we’re sharing flower girl basket alternatives we know you’ll love. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Alternative Journals to give away one of these flower girl basket alternatives to one lucky reader! What is the giveaway prize, you ask? Read on to find out!

Flower Girl Basket Alternatives

1. Wand

A flower girl star wand is something every flower girl would love to carry! By Jennifer Raichman.

flower girl star wand

handmade by jennifer raichman

Want a more rustic vibe? Opt for this grapevine heart wand instead! Handmade by Michele’s Cottage.

heart wand by micheles cottage

handmade by michele’s cottage

Planning a vintage wedding? This Victorian inspired wand features silk hydrangea petals and comes with a matching headband. By Kate Kate NYC.

victorian flower girl wand with matching headband

by kate kate nyc

2. Sign

A sign tells guests the bride is on her way. One example? This “Here Comes the Bride” sign: always a cute touch! By Rustic Blend.

here comes the bride sign by rustic blend

Another example of a sign is one that is personalized for the groom, like this one (shown below by Starry Night Signs):

here comes your bride sign by starry night signs

One of my favorites is this “Here Comes the Love of Your Life” by Just for Keeps:

Here comes the love of your life sign by Just for Keeps

3. Banner

Another type of sign is a banner, which is one terrific option when you have two flower girls. Each can hold a side and walk down the aisle together. This banner is handmade by Little Zebra’s Boutique.

time to tie the knot banner

by little zebra’s boutique

4. Tambourine

A lace or floral tambourine is a fun way for the flower girl to announce the bride’s arrival! Plus, she’ll love to play with it even after the ceremony. By Alternative Journals.

lace flower girl tambourine

by alternative journals

Lavender Toss Bags — Ceremony Exit Ideas

Every couple ought to have a grand exit after the ceremony! A grand exit is where the couple walks down the aisle together — now married! — and guests applaud. This is also the time when guests throw things — like rice, petals, or lavender — at the newlyweds. I’m not sure why throwing things at the newlyweds equals festivity, but it does and that’s just the way it is. ;) We’ve seen flags waved, bubbles blown, bells rung, and ribbons twirled. We’ve even seen confetti popped into the air. (See the best ceremony exit ideas here.) We recommend a ceremony exit because it’s a fun way to kick off the reception.

One of our favorite ceremony toss ideas is lavender because it’s natural, organic, earthy, and exudes the loveliest fragrance. Our friends over at Four Sisters Farm Soap Co. make it easy for your guests to toss lavender by pre–packing it into these sweet muslin toss bags. This is today’s handpicked item of the day and you can find out the full details below.

Lavender Toss Bags

While Four Sisters Farm Soap Co. usually focuses on soap favors, they’re now offering lavender toss bags because they’re such a delicate and fragrant wedding detail. They fill natural muslin bags with french organic lavender buds for guests to toss as the newlyweds walk down the aisle. We recommend placing these bags in a large basket at your ceremony entrance so guests can take one as they arrive. If you prefer, you can leave a toss bag at each guest’s seat with a simple tag telling them to, “Please toss as the newlyweds exit the ceremony”.

lavender wedding toss bags

lavender toss bags: four sisters farm soap co.

lavender toss bags for ceremony

lavender toss bags: four sisters farm soap co.

lavender toss bags wedding ceremony

lavender toss bags: four sisters farm soap co.

Love these toss bags? You can find out more and/or buy them here.

xo
-E.

31 Best Handmade Wedding Shoes

Hi, Emma here! Happy Friday! The other day, a friend sent me a link to her wedding shoes and they were not only gorgeous, but they really showed off her fun and colorful personality. (Click here to see them — she chose the hot pink / sparkly pair.) But she had one concern: are they too crazy? Colorful? Should she wear something more bridal? You know, something more subtle, made of ivory and covered in lace? Although lovely, never settle for what you really want. Wedding shoes can be anything you want them to be — some brides choose a classic ivory or white shoe, while others choose hot pink, blue, or purple — even bright green. Some brides go custom with hand-drawn or hand-painted shoes, while others chose a simple pair of flats. And then you have the fun brides who wear sneakers, VANS, TOMS, or Chucks, and the brides who wear sandals for their beach wedding. And then you have the free-spirited brides who book it down the beach in bare feet and a big smile. No matter what shoe you pick, just remember: it’s completely up to you! This is a chance to let your creativity shine!

In today’s post, we’re featuring thirty-one of the best handmade wedding shoes including flats, heels, sandals, flip-flips, platform pumps, wedges, and flats. And all of these are handmade! Click on the link below the photo to find out more information (as well as more styles by that particular vendor). And, oh, just wait until you see this first pair below: it’s my absolute favorite. Enjoy!

Handmade Wedding Shoes

1. These lovely ballet flats with strap

I love these! I want a pair in coral, too.

ballet flats with strap | via 31 Best Handmade Wedding Shoes http://emmalinebride.com/bride/handmade-wedding-shoes/

by walkin on air

ballet flats with strap | via 31 Best Handmade Wedding Shoes http://emmalinebride.com/bride/handmade-wedding-shoes/

by walkin on air

2. These gold sandals

bohemian gold wedding sandals | via 31 Best Handmade Wedding Shoes http://emmalinebride.com/bride/handmade-wedding-shoes/

by bella belle shoe

3. These awesome VANS with your name on the back

These custom VANS are hand-painted with your new name on the back. Cool idea! | via 31 Best Handmade Wedding Shoes http://emmalinebride.com/bride/handmade-wedding-shoes/

by bstreet shoes

4. These cute ivory wedge beach sandals

Ivory Wedge Sandals for Beach Wedding | via 31 Best Handmade Wedding Shoes http://emmalinebride.com/bride/handmade-wedding-shoes/

by my dream wedding