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8 Easy Last-Minute 4th of July Desserts

Posted July 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hello + Happy 4th of July! So, you’re supposed to go to Aunt So-and-So’s BBQ this afternoon and “bring a dish to pass”, but you just now realized you’ve got zip? Fear not. In this post, we’ve rounded up eight festive, totally easy last-minute 4th of July desserts. So, grab a cup of coffee, wakey wakey, and get ready for an explosion of deliciousness just in time for the 4th. With each of these, it’s just a quick hop to the store + a quick whip-up in the kitchen. Of course, #1 looks the hardest of all, but it is dubbed ‘easy’ sparkler cake. So, it’s gotta be, right? Regardless, we’ll save your bbq. And you’ll save some face. Enjoy!

Last-Minute 4th of July Desserts

1. Easy 4th of July Sparkler Cake

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The Perfect DIY Fall Wedding

Posted August 7, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Brides: if you want to plan the perfect DIY Fall Wedding, this is the post for you! I always think it’s one thing to see fall wedding inspiration, but it’s another to see it in action. Today we’re sharing a real DIY Fall Wedding wholly planned by Irene and Blake, the duo behind Sparkvites. Armed with a creative vision, expertise in graphic design, and a little elbow grease, they set to work. The result? A perfect DIY fall wedding with personal, handcrafted touches throughout. The invitations, ceremony flags, programs, escort cards, centerpieces, mason jar glasses, and more were crafted as a labor of love… and it shows! Check out our favorite details (with photos by Noelle Ann Photography) and get inspired for your very own wedding. Enjoy!

DIY Fall Wedding - Photo by Noelle Ann Photography - #diy #fall #wedding #flags #ceremony #grand-exit #sparkvites

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Farm Fresh Wedding: Beth + Bryan

Posted August 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

This South Carolina farm fresh wedding was incredible! The happily wedded couple, Beth and Bryan, included handmade and personal details into their South Carolina farm wedding this past June. Find out more about how they met, their wedding day details, and see the awe-inspiring photography by Brooke from Brooke Brooks Photography after the jump…

Brooke Brooks Photography - wildberry farm wedding

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50 Most Creative Bridal Shower Favors

Posted June 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

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. Custom Lip Balm

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: bridal shower lip balm favor (by gcd spa)

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DIY Cupcake Bouquet

Posted May 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

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

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Alba Vineyard Wedding: Nicole + Andrew

Posted December 11, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

This Alba Vineyard wedding was spectacular! Nicole and Andrew’s wedding at the Alba Vineyard, with it’s breathtaking landscape and hillside ceremony site among the vines, made for a beautiful event. Their exclusive wedding was captured in every detail by Hendrick from Hendrick Moy Photography. Interested in finding out more about Nicole and Andrew’s wedding? See what they have to say after the jump…

Alba Vineyard Wedding

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Detroit Zoo Wedding

Posted August 9, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Kim and Colin tied the knot at one of their favorite locations: The Detroit Zoo. They did their “first look” at the Butterfly House, followed by polar bear watching in the aquarium. After the ceremony, family and friends enjoyed a picnic-themed luncheon and delicious wedding cake and desserts (check out the giraffe cake topper and tower of doughnuts – YUM!) In true Michigan spirit, Kim and Colin showed Detroit pride with Faygo pop, paired with crowd-pleasers like peanuts, popcorn, and cotton candy. Read on to see how Kim and Colin’s beautiful Detroit Zoo wedding with photography by Tammy LaBar Photography. Enjoy!

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Rockport Art Wedding: Samantha + Andy

Posted July 27, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

This Rockport Art wedding was amazing! The Rockport Art Association in Rockport, MA was the perfect place for Samantha and Andy to celebrate their wedding. The bride tells us, “The building and surrounding area reflect the history and charm that is so unique to New England, and we love that! There is no specific theme, but we used the venue as inspiration – our table numbers are in ornate frames (like the art work hanging on the walls) and all the images in the table numbers are well known paintings. We wanted to make sure that it was a fun and enjoyable party for all of our guests, so we included a DIY photo booth, candy buffet, colorful cupcakes, and a neat postcard guest book.” Make sure to check out these great photos taken by their photographer Amanda from Boro: Creative Visions.

Rockport Art Association wedding

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DIY Sprout Cupcakes

Posted April 17, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

If you’re planning a nature-inspired wedding or bridal shower, you’ll love these green-inspired DIY sprout cupcakes! To make them at home, simply bake up a batch of miniature-sized chocolate cupcakes – hold the frosting – and add these sweet sugary sprout cupcake toppers by Mimicafe Union. These cupcakes look like tiny little (edible) sprouts, which are made from fondant. You can also order the cupcakes with the terra cotta pots for easy “planting”. Add a thank you tag and guests can take these DIY sprout cupcakes to go! Take a closer look…

DIY Sprout Cupcakes

Each edible “sprout” cupcake topper measures 1.5″ in diameter.

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DIY Rose Cupcakes for Bridal Shower

Posted January 27, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Happy Friday! We’re kicking off the morning with a little (okay, a lot of) sugar jam-packed into these divine DIY rose cupcakes. These cupcakes are made with honest-to-goodness ingredients like buttercream vanilla frosting and chocolate cake, always a crowd-pleaser. We spotted these delicious cupcakes via Pinterest with the original photos and full how-to-bake-‘em scoop from Baker’s Royale. Just one look and you’ll be hooked! Take a peek…

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Cupcakes on Candlesticks

Posted October 2, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Our newest obsession? Cupcakes on candlesticks! This is quite possibly the cutest way to display wedding cupcakes. If you don’t have a hundred candlesticks – one for every guest (and, understandably so) – use the candlesticks exclusively for the bride and groom or the head table. Isn’t this such a cute idea?

cupcakes on candlesticks

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