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!
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…
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
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!
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…
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!
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.
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.
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…
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?
Posted July 12, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Looking for a twist on traditional wedding cake? This wedding cake alternative – double chocolate raspberry pavlova – looks positively delicious. Pavlova is a dessert with a meringue base or shell and is filled with whipped cream and fruit. We spotted this yummy wedding cake alternative at What Katie Ate (via Pinterest) where you can read a full pavlova how-to instruction. This looks too good to skimp on size, so be sure to make plenty (+ save some for us)!
Posted July 5, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
We’ve mentioned previously how we’re mad about chevron, and this chevron cake stand is no exception! Since this cake stand is smaller than traditional stands, it gives cupcakes proper showcasing to make them even cuter (as if that was even possible). We think this is an ideal cake stand for mini cakes or fanciful cupcakes for the bridal party. Don’t forget the pretty cupcake wrappers!
Posted June 14, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Spotted: Scrumptiously sweet mini cupcakes in flower pots! This is such a clever idea for a garden wedding or bridal shower with a floral theme. Look for mini flower pots at local craft stores, add mini cupcakes, and top with a rosette frosted top. Lovely! We especially love how these are miniature (I swear, edibles are even 10x cuter in a miniature form) for bite-sized charm.
Posted June 1, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 15 Comments
Last week, we showed you the oh-so-yummy cheesecake in a jar, and today we’re showing you a slight spin on the in-a-jar craze: rainbow cake in a jar! Can you imagine a DIY jar bar with mason jars, a variety of different cakes, yummy vanilla frosting, and rainbow sprinkles? Sounds amazing to us! Don’t forget lids, spoons, and tags for guests to take ‘em to go!
Posted May 12, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 12 Comments
If you’re searching for perfect bridal shower centerpieces, we recommend these flower cupcakes. Arrange them on vintage cake stands to make them look even prettier. Host a cupcake baking party with bridesmaids to join in on the fun! Spotted here.
Posted April 28, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
These adorable pear-shaped wedding cupcake toppers were too cute to keep to ourselves! If you’re incorporating cupcakes into your wedding reception or bridal shower, consider dressing them up a bit. These felt cupcake toppers tell guests you’re a “perfect pair” – pun intended. These are also available as lemons, apples, oranges, limes… you name it!