Posted April 22, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hi, loves! Happy Tuesday! We received an Ask Emmaline question recently from bride-to-be, Sarah. She asks, “I’m planning a beach ceremony. Do you have any pointers?” Great question! A beach ceremony is a beautiful location for your nuptials but requires a little pre-planning to ensure everything goes off without a hitch. To help, we’ve compiled a list of nine beach ceremony blunders to avoid. Read on to find out more…
Posted April 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Spotted: a chic, totally-ready-for-spring aisle decor idea! These mini hanging paper flowers are crafted from paper card stock. They’re lightweight enough to be displayed from a chair back with a single ribbon strand and can be customized in your wedding color palette. By Dragonfly Expression.
Posted March 28, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
Well, we’ve gotta say, our Ask Emmaline inbox is blowing up! We love reading your wedding questions… like this one that comes from bride-to-be, Megan. She writes, “We want to do a unity ceremony at our wedding. Is there more than one type?” Fantastic question! Today we’ll show you three of the most popular unity ceremony ideas and tell you how they work. Let’s begin, shall we?
Unity Ceremony Ideas
The three most popular unity ceremony ideas are the sand ceremony, the unity candle, and the wine ceremony. Each of these unity ceremony ideas are used to show a couple’s partnership and is usually performed after the vows have been read.
1. Sand Ceremony
For a sand ceremony, you’ll need three containers (two the same size, one larger) and sand. At the ceremony, two containers are filled with sand; the larger container in the middle is empty. The bride and groom then pour their containers of sand into the center container to mix the two together as a sign of their unity. This is an especially fitting idea for beach weddings.
Posted March 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
When you’re planning a handcrafted wedding chock full of personal details, your wedding initials are one accent not to be overlooked! You can use your wedding initials in a variety of ways, from the entry to your ceremony to the favors at your reception. You can even use your monogram as a unique guest book idea. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twenty-one of the most unique uses for wedding initials including some you’ve probably never seen before. Which of these finds inspires you most? Will you be using your wedding initials in your decor?
Wedding Initials: 21 Unique Ways to Use Them
1. Large Over-sized Letters
A set of over-sized wood letters (you can find huge wood letters at Hobby Lobby) is all you need to show off your initials. Snap a photo, like this, and you can have it printed as thank you cards after the wedding.
Posted March 13, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Question: what should you do when your ceremony takes place outdoors (on grass) and bridesmaids are wearing heels? You could issue a wedges / flats only rule (but that’s no fun) OR you can add stepping stones for bridesmaids! We vote for the latter. Stepping stones give bridesmaids a designated place to stand and keeps their heels from sinking into the grass. Regular stepping stones will work just fine, but then we spotted heart-shaped stepping stones and, well, see for yourself…
Posted March 11, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Chelsey and Danny’s Mississippi mansion wedding was beautiful! Their Mississippi wedding this past summer was captured by photographer Kate from Kate Anthony Photography. Kate tells us, Chelsey & Danny were married in Holly Springs, Mississippi at the beautiful Montrose Arboretum. The Greek antebellum mansion was full of history as it was built in 1858 as a wedding present to the builder’s daughter. The mansion sits on a beautiful plot of land that was absolutely breathtaking and features 50 different species of trees. The inside of the mansion was a photographer’s dream come true: tons of beautiful natural lighting, vintage pieces galore, a spiral staircase, and tons of space. I tried to evoke the feeling of timeless romance in these photographs…”
Posted March 10, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hi, loves! Happy Monday! Are you looking for a chic ring pillow for your wedding? Want something that’s chic, handmade and perfect for the spring or summer? We’ve found eight of ‘em! Recently I popped into Laura Stark Jewelry & Bridal Accessories Studio and I love her collection of linen ring pillows. These are ideal for your wedding and will add to the beautiful decor in your home, too! Read on to see which eight linen ring pillows we’ve hand-picked to share with you today… and tell us which one is your favorite!
Linen Ring Pillows
1. Something Blue
This light blue linen ring pillow has white embroidery lace. It is just the perfect touch for your ceremony and adds “something blue” in an instant.
Posted March 5, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Meredith and Georg’s marvelous Inn at Penn wedding is one that you won’t want to miss! The Inn at Penn in downtown Philadelphia offered a romantic and classic setting. Meredith and Georg are both big Disney fans. They incorporated some of those Disney elements into their personal wedding items and even went there for their honeymoon. Some neat DIY details done by the couple include record theme table numbers, favors, and a card station. One intriguing aspect of their wedding was the delivery of the wedding rings. Their ring bearer was actually a remote control golf cart operated by the groom. The photography team of Cathie and Al from BG Productions Photography & Videography captured their wedding. See the fun photos and get inspired after the click…
Posted March 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
We have seen some fascinating wedding programs in the past (like these wedding programs and these, just to name a few), but this is a first! Introducing the Infographic Wedding Program, a brilliant idea put into beautiful design by B is for Brown! This infographic program will keep your guests entertained with charming, informative facts about your wedding ceremony and reception. Read on to find out more…
Infographic Wedding Program
This unique program reads like an infographic, which gives your guests background information on you as a couple, the wedding planning process, and more. It also provides information on family, bridal party members, and the ceremony. I love this program has a modern feel to it… and I love the section dedicated to wedding planning. It gives a pie graph of how much he/she planned, along with a bar chart that shows how many dresses were tied on, how many feet of bunting was made, and how many calls were made to the MOH (Maid of Honor), among other things. Plus, you can totally customize this to suit your own style and your wedding! Love, love, love.
Posted February 27, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
This Connecticut tree farm wedding has fantastic photos! Eliza and Brian’s wedding was this past September in Brooklyn, Connecticut. Their ceremony and reception was at the beautiful Allen Hill Farm. David from Butler Photography, LLC documented their wedding day and all of its fun! See the photos and learn more after the jump…
Posted February 25, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
This Saugatuck garden wedding was beautiful! Joanna and Ryan’s wedding was this past year in the city of Saugatuck, Michigan. Their amazing wedding photos include a heartfelt first look, walks along Lake Michigan’s sandy shore, and more. Their wedding photographer was Kristen from K. Holly Photography. The bride’s hair was magnificently styled by Jennifer from Jennifer Grace Stylist. Relive Joanna and Ryan’s Saugatuck garden wedding after the click…
Posted February 21, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Earlier this week, we talked about 10 perfect paper goods for your wedding using hand-picked finds from The Marketplace. Since we had such a positive response from all of you, we’re sharing another sampling of items from the shop! Today we’re focusing on ceremony accessories and decor finds, including a sign, ring dish, totally adorable flower girl shoes, earrings for you, a program, and more! And, we want to know… which one is your favorite?
Wedding Ceremony Accessories
1. Ceremony Sign
If you’re having an outdoor wedding, a ceremony sign is a must! We love this one.
Posted February 19, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Hi, loves! Have you shopped The Marketplace lately? The Marketplace is the ultimate (+ original!) handmade wedding shop exclusively at Emmaline Bride! We feature hand-picked artisans around the globe who love handmade just as much as we do. Instead of spending countless hours looking for the best for handmade weddings, we bring them to you! Today we’re sharing ten hand-picked paper goods spotted in The Marketplace to give you glimpse into just a few of the fun finds we have to offer. Which one is your favorite?
10 Perfect Paper Goods for Your Wedding
1. Custom Coasters
This set of personalized coasters caught our eye at first glance. With custom designs available, there’s bound to be a perfect style for your bar!