Category: ceremony

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

Ribbon Wands with Bells → Ceremony Toss Alternative

After the ceremony, guests like to toss something at the newlyweds as they make their grand exit. We’ve shared some of our favorite ceremony tossing ideas in the past, but happens when your venue says you can’t toss anything? Some venues are doing so, since rice and petals require too much cleanup afterward. So, we recommend these ribbon wands with bells instead. We love them because they’re colorful (and custom to coordinate with your palette), they are lovely noisemakers, which makes them festive; and they’re mess-free! You can’t get much better than that! Check out a few of our favorite ribbon wands below, all handpicked from the lovely Kate Kate NYC, ribbon wand extraordinaire!

Ribbon Wands with Bells

by kate kate nyc

ribbon wands with bells

by kate kate nyc

orange pink ribbon wands with bells

by kate kate nyc

This next one is my favorite…

Modern Air Plant Wedding Decor

I love when wedding decor can be re-used as home decor. Loooove it. So when I (Emma here!) spotted these modern hanging air plant holders over at Handmade Sam Made, I couldn’t resist sharing their geometric awesomeness with you. But first, what is an air plant, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you!

What is an Air Plant?

These is an air plant? Here’s what it looks like:

Air Plant Wedding Decor | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/air-plant-wedding-decor/

by handmade sam made

An air plant — aka Tillandsia, if you want to get technical — is a sometimes rootless tropical plant with grasslike leaves, according to Google. Water and airborne nutrients are absorbed through its leaves.

Air Plant Wedding Decor

An air plant makes an exceptionally lovely flower alternative for wedding decor, especially for a modern wedding because it offers a minimalist look (similar to the succulent). If you want to decorate your wedding with air plants, we recommend using them as centerpieces, like so:

Air Plant Wedding Decor | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/air-plant-wedding-decor/

by handmade sam made

Air Plant Wedding Decor | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/air-plant-wedding-decor/

by handmade sam made

Or in a vase:

Air Plant Wedding Decor | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/air-plant-wedding-decor/

by handmade sam made

Another way to use air plants as decor is to hang them, whether from trees, rafters, or displayed on a back wall as a sconce or plant holder. These brass Himmeli designs are some of the prettiest I’ve seen yet…