ceremony Archive

8 Creative Flower Girl Basket Ideas

Flower girl basket ideas and alternatives ahead! Get inspired + don’t miss what’s next.

8 Creative Flower Girl Basket Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/flower-girl-basket-ideas/

by twentyeight12

Have you picked out a flower girl basket for your ceremony yet? If your venue allows the traditional tossing of petals, you will need a vessel to hold them all. (If your venue prohibits it, here are some alternatives.) What kind of basket should you choose? That’s entirely up to you! When I wrote my book, The Inspired Wedding, I shared tons of ways you can tie your decor into your wedding theme. When it comes to ceremony, flower girl baskets can take on many different looks. For instance, a birch bark container with an added handle can become a flower girl basket for a more rustic or woodland wedding. Other vessels such as pails, purses, wood boxes, planters, and jewelry boxes can work in a pinch. If it ties into your wedding theme and can hold a small amount of petals, it counts as a flower girl basket. Today we’re sharing some of our favorite themed flower girl basket ideas to help you decide. See them all below and find out two key tips to remember when picking out a basket. Enjoy!

Giveaway: Win a Ring Bearer Box!

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Wood ring bearer box by Woodstorming | http://emmalinebride.com/2016-giveaway/wood-ring-bearer-box/

by woodstorming

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. It’s Friday already, can you believe it? I am still wrapping my head around the fact that it is September. Not just early September, but already half-past. Good things ahead, though– October is one of the prettiest months ever. It’s chillier, cozier, and leaves start to change color. Andrew and I have been going on walks with the kids lately and there’s a spot through the woods that looks totally gorgeous this time of year. I can’t wait to see the scenery change as the weeks go by.

Anyways, earlier today we talked about how to pick a wedding veil and now we’re sharing a unique ring bearer box for your ceremony. While a ring pillow is the first thing brides think they need for their ceremony, it’s not the only way to carry those rings down the aisle. We’ve talked about ring pillow alternatives in the past but a ring bearer box is the top choice right now for couples. Read on to find out why and enter for a chance to win one by Woodstorming, experts in ring bearer boxes and accessories. Enjoy!

“Easy Alternative to Throwing Rice?” – Ask Emmaline

Searching for an alternative to throwing rice? We’ve found the perfect, number-one answer for you. Be sure to subscribe or you’ll miss out on future posts like this one!

lace hooray ribbon wands

by the blush market

Want to make a grand exit at your ceremony, but your venue doesn’t allow you to throw rice or confetti? You’re not alone. Many venues are saying no to messy or potentially hazardous ceremony tosses. (Mine wouldn’t allow us to, either!) But that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. See Jessica’s Ask Emmaline question about an alternative to throwing rice:

Hi Emmaline! I had my heart set on our guests tossing rice in the air as we exited the ceremony, but our venue forbids it. My mom suggested we do something different. Is there an alternative to throwing rice?

Printable Wedding Programs — Handmade-a-Day

printable hot pink wedding programs

by
paper peach

Are you looking for wedding programs for your ceremony? You’ll love these printable wedding programs handmade by Paper Peach. They are elegant, thoroughly detailed, and printable, so you can have them for your wedding (even if you’re ordering close to the last minute). If you prefer, programs can be printed for you and delivered right to your doorstep. It doesn’t get much easier than that! We’ve selected these chic printable wedding programs as today’s handmade-a-day wedding pick!

How To → Ceremony Order of Events

wedding ceremony order of events | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/order-events/ | photo: shutterfreek

photo: shutterfreek | see the real wedding here

Today we’re tackling your ceremony to-do list! Sarah wrote to us with a common wedding advice question often wondered by other brides. She writes,

I am working on my ceremony right now. My fiancé and I are getting married outdoors in the woods. The officiant is a family friend (and this is his 1st wedding). What’s the proper order of events for the ceremony so I know we don’t miss anything? Thanks!

Great question, Sarah! Whether you’re planning a religious or civil ceremony, the following order of events will be fairly similar. Fill in the blanks with your own touches (particular readings or prayers, songs, etc.) and that’s where you’ll see the personalized parts of your big day come to life. Here is helpful ceremony order of events you can follow to help you plan!

This Vow Book is Perfect for Weddings (Giveaway!)

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This beautiful wedding vow book will become a keepsake for years to come. By Claire Magnolia. | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/wedding-vow-book-handmade/

by claire magnolia

Hi, loves! It’s a beautiful Monday and we’re kicking off the week with a brand new giveaway! But first… have you considered a wedding vow book for your ceremony? A vow book is one detail you should add to your list, especially if you are reciting your own vows. Today we are sharing a favorite vow book, which is handmade by Claire Magnolia. They are even giving one away to a lucky reader! Find out more below…

14 Beautiful Ceremony Backdrops Using Doors

wedding ceremony backdrop with doors outdoor wedding | Ceremony Backdrops Doors | photo: John Schnack

wedding backdrops using doors | photos: john schnack

One of our favorite rustic wedding details is the use of re-purposed doors as ceremony backdrops or decor. The more weathered they are, the better! To prove that ceremony backdrops are a beautiful DIY idea, we’ve rounded up fourteen of our favorite examples. Some of these are ceremony backdrops, while others are aisle-way doors designed for the bride to make a true grand entrance — even outdoors! 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! I know I am, if even just for a patio backdrop. ;) Enjoy!

P.S. Need to find doors for your project? This is a great place to start for vintage doors and hardware or Ebay. Another great place to check? estate sales near you.

Wooden Ring Box with Lace — Handmade-a-Day

We have a rustic wooden ring box to share as today’s handmade-a-day pick! Be sure to subscribe for future wedding picks like this!

wooden ring box with lace

by maija’s wedding bliss

Good morning, good morning! We’re kicking off this beautiful Thursday with sunshine and a brand new handmade-a-day find! Today’s handmade wedding find is a wooden ring box with just a hint of lace. I spotted it over at Maija’s Wedding Bliss where you’ll find a handful of other beautifully handcrafted ring boxes, ring pillows, and hair accessories. Go on, take a closer look!