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5 DIY Wedding Favors You Can Make in an Evening

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Brides: if you’re looking for easy DIY wedding favors you can tackle in an evening, you’re in for a treat today! We’ve teamed up with the team at Weddingstar to feature five hand-picked DIY wedding favors, all of which are fun and easy-to-do. To pick a wedding favor guests will love (and remember), make sure it a) is functional, and b) coordinates with your wedding theme. We spent plenty of time browsing Weddingstar and we were impressed by the quality of these wedding DIY supplies and how easy it was to incorporate any wedding theme. Plus, you can add your own custom touches with initial stickers, twine, personalized tags, and more. Read on to see five easy DIY wedding favors and tell us: which one do you love?

Feeling Lucky? Win the Lucky In Love Gift Set!

Hi, loves! Happy Friday! We’re kicking off today’s posts with a giveaway, one that’s inclined to bring you good luck on your wedding day — and beyond. We’ve teamed up with Crystal of Angelorian Tradition to offer a huge prize pack as she celebrates the 2nd anniversary of her shop (congrats!) This Lucky In Love Gift Set includes a vintage matched silver plate server and forks set, which is hand-stamped with the bride and groom’s first names, wedding date, and ‘Lucky In Love’. Winner also receives 50 custom monogrammed 2014 ‘lucky penny’ favors, one custom lucky shoe penny for the bride, and a set of 75 vintage inspired greaseproof cupcake liners in the peony pattern shown below. Read on for more + toss your name in the hat for a chance to get lucky!

Lucky In Love Gift Set

This entire gift set is up for grabs…

lucky in love gift set

Here’s a close-up of the lucky penny for your shoe…

lucky penny brides shoe part of the lucky in love gift set

Giveaway Details

o Enter between 6/27/14-7/4/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Lucky in Love Gift Set, which includes the following:

♥ Vintage Matched Set silver-plate server and forks custom stamped by hand with the bride & groom’s first names, wedding date and Lucky In Love.
♥ 50 Custom monogrammed 2014 penny favors
♥ 1 Custom Lucky Shoe Penny for the bride
♥ 75 Lovely vintage inspired greaseproof cupcake liners in the peony pattern collection shown.

o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 7/5; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $105.70
o Shipping included to U.S. and Canada
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter
o No cash value

Good luck!

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There’s more coming up next! Stay tuned!


50 Most Creative Bridal Shower Favors

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Hello, loves! We’ve talked about wedding favors, but have you thought about bridal shower favors yet? If you’re planning a bridal shower, you’ll want to pick out a favor to say thank you to guests. If you’re a Maid of Honor, Mom, Bridesmaid, or friend planning a bridal shower for a bride-to-be, you’ll want to bookmark this post for future reference! We’ve scoured the web to find fifty of the most creative bridal shower favors to inspire your memorable event. And, this isn’t just any old list: each hand-picked favor is one we know your guests will actually enjoy. If you’re spending money on favors, you might as well buy favors guests will enjoy, right? That’s what we think, too! Read on to see which bridal shower favors made the list (note: favors listed in random order; each favor is equally amazing). Also, keep in mind that many of these favors are applicable as wedding favors, too. Enjoy!

Bridal Shower Favors

1. Bridal Shower Lip Balms


by the favor stylist

2. Wedding Dress Cookies

wedding dress cookies

by for the love of cookies

3. Wildflower Seed Packets

wildflower seed packets

by mavora art and design

4. Measuring Spoons

measuring spoon favors

by kate aspen

5. Macaron Bridal Shower Favors

Ombre! Love these:

pink ombre macarons

by indayani baked goods

Or coordinate with your bridal shower color palette:


by indayani baked goods

6. Wrapped Soap Favors

rustic soap favors

by rustic joy soap

7. Candy Favor Bags

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: candy favor bags (by mavora art and design)

by mavora art and design

8. Soy Candles

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: soy candle favors (by lulu sugar)

by lulu sugar

9. Soap Favors in Muslin Bags

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: soap favors bridal shower muslin favor bags (by psj boutique)

by psjsoapcottage

10. Sugar Scrub Favors

sugar scrub favors

by lulu sugar

11. Cupcake in a Jar Favors

cupcakes in a jar bridal shower favor

by sweet sisters cupcake

12. Swish Coffee Cup + Beans Favor

diy coffee cup favors

we made these! see the DIY here

13. Wedding Cake Flavored Rim Sugar

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: wedding cake flavored rim sugar (by dell cove spices)

by dell cove spices

14. Wine Glass Charm Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: bridal shower wine glass charm favors (by convertible girl shop)

by convertible girl shop

15. Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: organic dark chocolate covered almonds (by apropos roasters)

by apropos roasters

16. Heart Shaped Ring Dish Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: heart ring dish favors (by darrielle's clay art)

by darrielle’s clay art

17. Cocktail Drink Sugar Cube Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: cocktail drink sugar cube bridal shower favors (by dell cove spices)

by dell cove spices

18. Bridal Shower Cake Pops

cake pops

by crumbtastic

19. Bride and Groom Pretzel Rod Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: bridal shower pretzel rod favors (by plaine old jane)

by plain olde jane

20. Lavender Sachet Bridal Shower Favors

lavender sachet favors

by the artsy hippie

21. Wine Bottle Stoppers

wine bridal shower toppers

by kara’s vineyard wedding

22. Tea Bridal Shower Favors

tea favors

by lulu island honey

23. Plantable Seed Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: plantable seed favors (by recycled ideas)

by recycled ideas

24. Honey in a Jar Bridal Shower Favor

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: honey bridal shower favors (by holy honey)

by holy honey

25. Candy Stick Favors

Make ’em yourself with rock candy sticks and tags.

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: candy stick bridal shower favors (by hello sugar)

candy sicks

26. Caramel Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: here comes the bride caramel favors (by the caramel jar)

by the caramel jar

27. Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: chocolate covered espresso bean favors (by apropos roasters)

by apropos roasters

28. Chocolate Lollipop Favors

chocolate wedding cake lollipops

by rosebud chocolates

29. Whisk Bridal Shower Favor

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: whisk bridal shower favor

by kate aspen

30. Cotton Candy Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: cotton candy bridal shower favors

by sweetopia cotton candy

31. Love Bird Wine Bottle Stopper

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: love bird wine bottle stopper favor

by weddingstar

32. Succulent Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: succulent bridal shower favors

by jiimz

33. Daisy Seed Packets

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: daisy seed packets bridal shower (by white tulip boutique)

by white tulip boutique

34. S’mores in a Jar

smores in a jar favors

by viveltre

35. Nail Polish Favor Tags

Just add these tags to a favorite polish… like this!

nail polish bridal shower favors

tags by print smitten

36. Margarita Salt Favor in a Tin

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: margarita salt favor (by dell cove spices)

by dell cove spices

37. Pocket Mirror Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: pocket mirror bridal shower favors (by gami works)

by gamiworks

38. Marshmallows on a Stick Favors

marshmallow pop favors

by viveltre

39. Gourmet Lollipop Favors

lollipop favors

by luxe lollipops

40. Air Plant Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: sea urchin air plant favors (by air plant shop)

by air plant shop

41. Honey Favors

honey jar favors

by bumble and branch

42. Mini Planter Pots

Just add air plants or succulents!

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: mini planter pots (by redstone works)

by redwood stoneworks

43. Wedding Tea Favors

tea favors in a bag

by dell cove spices

44. Chocolate Marshmallows

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: chocolate marshmallows (by whimsy and spice)

by whimsy and spice

45. Popcorn Favors

popcorn bridal shower favors

by dell cove spices

46. Chocolate Favor Bars

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: chocolate favor bars (by cocoa and honey)

by cocoa and honey

47. Rose Soap Favors

rose soaps

by favors by angelique

48. Hershey Kiss Favors

hershey kiss favors

by sweet party goodies

49. Wish Bracelet

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: wish bracelet (by made by dina)

by made by dina

50. Gourmet Popcorn Seasoning

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: gourmet popcorn seasoning (by dell cove spices)

by dell cove spices

Happy Planning!


Tell us: which of these bridal shower favors is your favorite? Please share your comment below!

Wedding Cupcake Ideas: 3 New Finds – May 24th

Brides: if you’re serving cupcakes at your wedding instead of traditional wedding cake, don’t miss this post! We’ve rounded up three new wedding cupcake ideas to ensure your cupcakes look their very best. We’ve found adorable cupcake stands, wedding cupcake toppers, and colorful wrappers to tie into your decor. Read on for the sweet inspiration…

Wedding Cupcake Ideas

1. Cupcake Stand

When it comes to wedding cupcakes, what’s the first rule of thumb? Presentation! You’ll want to display your cupcakes on a chic stand. We love these cupcake stands using vintage china by High Tea for Alice.

Wedding Cupcake Ideas: vintage china cupcake stand (by High Tea for Alice)

2. Cupcake Toppers

Next, you’ll need to dress up your cupcakes with a wedding-inspired topper. These sweet vintage-inspired cupcake toppers by Pink Cherry Mama totally fit the bill. You can snag these with custom initials, ‘Mr and ‘Mrs’, ‘I Do’, and much more!

Wedding Cupcake Ideas: cupcake toppers (by Pink Cherry Mama)
Wedding Cupcake Ideas: cupcake toppers (by Pink Cherry Mama)

3. Cupcake Wrappers

And, last but certainly not least, you’ll need decorative cupcake wrappers. Coordinate your cupcake wrappers to match your wedding palette with these paper wrappers spotted at Lasso’d Moon. Mint, anyone? (So hot this season.)

Wedding Cupcake Ideas: mint green wedding cupcake wrappers (by Lasso'd Moon)Wedding Cupcake Ideas: cupcake wrappers (by Lasso'd Moon)

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DIY Cupcake Bouquet

Brides: are you serving cupcakes at your wedding? Bored of the same old display? Want to cross “centerpieces” AND “cake” off your to-do list at the same time? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve heard of the cupcake in a jar – heck, we’ve even seen cupcakes on candlesticks – but a DIY cupcake bouquet is a fresh + fun idea. Instead of displaying cupcakes on the same old tray or tower, display them in a pot instead! These rose-frosting-topped cupcake bouquets are perfect for spring and summer weddings, bridal showers, and parties, and they double as your centerpiece, too. Plus, with Mother’s Day around the corner, you have no excuse but to whip up a batch of cupcakes this weekend and give ’em to your mom. (And, it’s EASY! Even I could make ’em, which is saying a lot. I’m no baker.) Besides, do you know anyone who would turn down a bouquet of cupcakes? Me either. So, grab your favorite cupcake mix, delicious frosting, some decorative cupcake wrappers, and a few other easy-to-find supplies and prepare to be inspired! Be sure to check out the links at the bottom of the page for full step-by-step tutorials. Enjoy!

DIY Cupcake Bouquet Ideas
photo credits: top left – edible moments | bottom left – perfect wedding | right – culinary couture blog

DIY Cupcake Bouquet

A cupcake bouquet is a vessel – typically a gardening pot to fit into the ‘bouquet’ theme – filled with cupcakes. The cupcakes look like blooms because their tops have been piped with frosting to look like roses; the cupcakes are attached to toothpicks set in Styrofoam so they appear to be ‘blooming’ right out of their pot. And, if I do say so myself, they look almost too pretty to eat. (Let’s be honest, though, it’s still cake. Delicious. Icing-topped. Cake. I can’t pass that up.)

This cupcake bouquet by Edible Moments is one of my favorites. I love the white rose-topped cupcakes and the chocolate cake. I also love how she added the fake leaves that look so real. And, her frosting piping skills are amazing.

diy cupcake bouquet - pink cupcake bouquet (by edible moments)close-up of cupcake bouquet by edible moments:

I came across this blog called 52 Kitchen Adventures and it’s filled with so many great ideas! I especially love the animated gif she created on the tutorial which shows how to pipe roses. She makes it look do-able, even for a total novice baker, like myself.

diy cupcake bouquet (by 52 kitchen adventures)

diy cupcake bouquet by 52 kitchen adventures

Feeling adventurous? Add macarons on a stick, a little tulle, and cupcakes (with a decorative container) and you get this pretty little masterpiece. By Raspberri Cupcakes.

diy cupcake bouquet with macarons (by raspberri cupcakes)

by raspberri cupcakes

And, I’m no baker… so instead of me pretending to know what I’m talking about, I’ll leave the rest up to the pros! Check out these AMAZING resources (in no particular order) for how to make your own DIY cupcake bouquet:

o Get the full-scoop on how to make a cupcake bouquet from 52 Adventures, along with a piped roses tutorial image;

o Learn how to make the cupcake bouquet with macarons from Raspberri Cupcakes; and

o Check out the cupcake bouquet tutorial from Edible Moments.

After checking out these sources, I’m ready to go out and make these myself! I’ll let you know how it turns out. :)

Happy Planning Baking (+ Bowl Licking + Icing Stealing + Cake Eating)! P.S. My diet is coming back from vacation soon and she’s gonna be ticked.


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Blush and Gold Wedding Color Palette

Hello, lovelies! Today we’re showcasing a blush and gold wedding color palette, one of my favorite color combinations. A blush and gold wedding color palette is sophisticated and chic, with an ultra modern feel. If you’re looking for a soft, airy color palette for your wedding or bridal shower, blush and gold is it! To inspire you, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite blush and gold wedding finds to tie into this most lovely palette. Although I love them all, numbers 6, 8, and 13 are a few of my faves. What are yours?

blush and gold wedding

Blush and Gold Wedding

Check out our twenty hand-picked blush and gold wedding picks below + be sure to scroll to the bottom to see the vendors, along with links to his or her shop. (Like any of the boards below? Place your mouse over the image and click ‘Pin It’ to pin it to Pinterest!)

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one – blush and gold wedding hair accessory by tessa kim (photo by candice benjamin)
two – wedding clutch purses by eclu
three – blush and gold wedding streamer garland by tuck and bonte
four – gold wedding table number by z create design
five – blush and gold wedding guest book by blue sky papers
six – hand-painted couple print by jolly edition
seven – “love is sweet” blush and gold wedding sign by the first snow
eight – blush and gold wedding bow earrings by jacaranda designs
nine – “you are my greatest adventure” print by b is for bonnie
ten – gold bridesmaid dresses by the radical thread co.
eleven – blush and gold wedding cocktail ring by noa noa jewelry
twelve – save the date in blush and gold by mostaza seed graphics
thirteen – gold wedding invitations by blush paperie
fourteen – gold heels by touch ups
fifteen – gold wedding key boutonnieres by which goose
sixteen – “eat me” alice in wonderland inspired cupcake toppers by vintage twee
seventeen – blush and gold save the date by beacon lane
eighteen – blush necklace by sea and cake
nineteen – pink cosmetic bag in lace by jordani sarreal
twenty – blush and gold wedding thank you heart stickers by the loveliest little details

Happy Planning!


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Illustrated Cake Topper

Good morning, loves! Happy Monday! I (Emma here!) hope you had an amazing weekend! Many people loathe Mondays, but I love ’em: it’s the start of a brand new week of wedding inspiration AND we launch a new giveaway at Emmaline Bride (plus we reveal last week’s lucky winner!) We’re kicking off the morning with an adorable illustrated cake topper made to look like you and your fiance, complete with a custom personalized pennant banner. Cute, right? Read on to see images from this item by the lovely Liddabits


Illustrated Cake Topper

You won’t find a cake topper like this anywhere else: handmade with love, illustrated to reflect you, and completely customizable! Plus, it’s under $35 (score!) The topper is printed on thick cream cardstock and comes attached to skewers for easy placement on your cake’s top tier. Need ’em double-sided? Just ask – custom details and add-ons are available.


Ready to buy or browse the entire collection? Visit Liddabits, Featured Artisan at Emmaline Bride. Tell Liz Emmaline Bride sent you!

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Happy Planning!


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Top 10 Wedding Cupcake Wrappers

Happy Tuesday! If you’ve been craving cupcakes as I have this week, you’ll appreciate this round-up of wedding cupcake wrappers sans those pesky cals. Cupcake towers are a popular choice for brides who want to ditch the traditional tiered idea – or, who want to incorporate a little added sugar to their dessert table… and dressing ’em up is half the fun! Today we’re sharing ten hand-picked wedding cupcake wrappers to inspire your cupcake creations. Read on to see which wrappers made the list… then go out and get yourself a cupcake pronto. I know I will! Enjoy!

Top 10 Wedding Cupcake Wrappers

1. Lace Cupcake Wrappers

Made with real lace, these cupcake wrappers will make a dramatic addition to your decor! By Bailey Mama 5.

wedding cupcake wrappers

by baileymama5, photo by sara wilde

2. Tuxedo Cupcake Wrappers

Dress up your cakes in suits and ties, like this collection spotted at Cake a Doodle Doo.

tuxedo wedding cupcake wrappers

by cake a doodle doo

3. Monogram Cupcake Wrappers

Add a personalized twist with these monogram cupcake wrappers spotted at Cake a Doodle Doo.

monogram cupcake wrappers

by cake a doodle doo

4. Map Cupcake Wrappers

If you and your honey are from different areas on the map, these wrappers are a unique idea! By Dill Pickle Picnic.

map cupcake wrappers

by dill pickle picnic

5. Burlap Cupcake Wrappers

Burlap-loving brides will appreciate this paper wrapper that looks like the real deal! No scratchy surface – just easy-to-fold wrappers here! By Bright So Slight.

burlap wedding cupcake wrappers

by bright so slight

6. Mustache Cupcake Wrappers

It wouldn’t be right to skip over fun, quirky cupcake wrappers, like these mustached ones spotted at Faire Une Fete. Mustache decor is always a crowd pleaser!

mustache cupcake wrappers

by faire une fete

7. Reversible Floral + Polka Dot Cupcake Wrappers

Can’t decide? Opt for a design with two sides like this floral and polka dot combination. Thanks, 2 Birds Paper Designs!

reversible floral and polka dot cupcake wrappers

by 2 birds paper designs

8. Alice in Wonderland Queen of Hearts Cupcake Wrappers

If you’re planning a wedding a la ‘Wonderland’, look no further than these queen of hearts cupcake wrappers by Your Little Cupcake!

queen of hearts cupcake wrappers

by your little cupcake

9. Polka Dot Flower Cupcake Wrappers

For a unique twist, offer guests cupcake wrappers with bright blue and white polka dots and a flowery edging. By Cathy’s Wraps.

polka dot flower cupcake wrappers

by cathy’s wraps, photo by eva blanchard photo

10. Wedding Ring Cupcake Wrappers

And, last but certainly not least, these wedding ring cupcake wrappers take the cake! Serve ’em up at your engagement party, bridal shower, or at the wedding itself. By Your Little Cupcake.

wedding ring cupcake wrappers

by your little cupcake

Happy Planning (+ enjoy that cupcake!)


Offbeat Cake Toppers (+ a Chance to Win!)

Winner Announced: And the winner is… lucky #28! Congrats, Heidi Jo – check your inbox for details on how to claim your prize! Thanks to all who entered and a special thanks to Karly of Republic of Cute Custom for sponsoring this fantastic prize!

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Hello, hello! Happy Labor Day, loves! It’s Monday… which means it’s time for a brand new handmade wedding giveaway at Emmaline Bride! This week we’ve teamed up with the humorous, quirky, and totally unique shop, The Republic of Cute, maker of offbeat cake toppers, to offer one free topper to a lucky reader! Check out the full scoop…


Offbeat Cake Toppers

These offbeat cake toppers are handmade and completely custom. One of our favorites is this pair of donuts (above and below) complete with veil for the bride. Adorable!


Or, consider a pair of moose, complete with custom decorated boards. Love these!

wedding cake toppers


Have you seen ‘Cakezilla’?



Between September 3rd – 9th, 2012, enter for a chance to win this pair of offbeat cake toppers (shown below). Simply visit The Republic of Cute and view the entire collection. Then, comment below on the cake topper (or figurine) you like best. One lucky winner will be randomly selected on Monday, September 10th (using and will receive this set of cake toppers shown here:



You may enter up to four times per day, using one of each method below:

o comment on your favorite from the shop (as mentioned above)
o share the giveaway on Facebook*
o share the giveaway on Twitter*
o pin the giveaway on Pinterest*

*be sure to leave separate comments for each method above for proper recognition

One (1) winner will receive one (1) set of custom cake toppers in the cupcake style shown above. This cake topper set is ready-to-ship so the winner will receive the exact cake topper set shown. Giveaway winners within the past thirty days not eligible to win. No cash value. Cake topper set is handmade from polymer clay and stands about 3.5 inches tall.

Good Luck! Enjoy your Labor Day holiday! :)