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Where to Find Converse Wedding Shoes? – Ask Emmaline

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! When Sheila saw a Real Wedding with the groom wearing some insanely awesome Chucks, she knew she had to surprise her groom with them. She asks,

My fiance is a laid-back guy and for our wedding we’re definitely going more casual on attire. He loves to wear his ‘Chucks’ (Converse shoes) everywhere he goes; they’re pretty much his signature look. For our wedding, I wanted him and the groomsmen to wear Converse wedding shoes, but I have no idea where to find custom ones that I saw on Pinterest. Help!

Great question! We worked with Sheila to find the exact pair she was looking for, but couldn’t find the original link. However, we do know of an amazing place to find Converse wedding shoes at an awesome price. Our Featured Artist, Blake of BStreetShoes, is that place and he offers tons of custom hand-painted Converse wedding shoes, along with Nike, Vans, and even TOMS wedding shoes. Here are some of the new Converse styles he recently added to his shop.

Converse Wedding Shoes

converse wedding shoes

converse wedding shoes

And how about these white ones for you? ;) Cute, am I right?

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just married white converse wedding shoes

Where to Buy Converse Wedding Shoes

You can order your shoes here, where you’ll find tons of wedding shoes and custom ideas.

xo
-E.

5 Reasons You Probably Need a Bridal Brooch Bouquet

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Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Do you need a bridal brooch bouquet? If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance you just might. But why? Today we’re sharing five reasons why along with a plethora of wedding brooch bouquet ideas to inspire you. And, while you we use the super-strong word need lightly, you probably will really, really want one. And we don’t blame you. Here are five reasons why.

Wedding Brooch Bouquet Ideas

You probably need a bridal brooch bouquet if…

1. You want the flexibility of coordinating your colors, exactly.

Want pink, but a specific, ultra-bright pink that matches your bridesmaid dresses to a T? You probably need a bridal brooch bouquet.

gorgeous brooch bouquet with purple flower - Wedding Brooch Bouquet Ideas

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pink silk and brooch bouquet - Wedding Brooch Bouquet Ideas

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the ritzy rose

2. Your wedding will be held in an extremely hot, humid area.

This is especially true if your wedding is going to be held outdoors, where the sun and humidity is particularly cruel to beautiful blooms. Plus, it will be held by you, a bride who may or may not be sweating profusely after hours of hair and makeup and taking pre-ceremony photos outside. This is also applicable if you are not interested in having to spritz your bouquet with water to keep it fresh, or don’t want to have a cooler nearby to keep the bouquet(s) until it’s time for the ceremony to begin. Brooch bouquets look amazing at any temperature.

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red brooch bouquet

j. arends designs

3. You want a bouquet that lasts forever.

A fresh flower bouquet won’t last. It just won’t. It won’t even smell fantastic after a few days. Sure, you can hang it upside down and dry it out and arrange it in a pretty vase, but will it ever look exactly as it did on your wedding day? No. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I had a fresh flower bouquet and throwing it away was pretty devastating. So why didn’t I have a bridal brooch bouquet? BECAUSE I DIDN’T KNOW IT EXISTED! If I had, you bet I would have looked into it because I could still gaze at it on my desk.

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4. You want to incorporate an heirloom or memento.

A bridal brooch bouquet is made with brooches attached to metal ‘stems’. With that being said, the flexibility of a brooch bouquet allows you to add special mementos or heirloom pieces to your custom bouquet. Your grandmother’s brooch? Added. The brooch your mother pinned to her dress sash in her own wedding? Added. It’s easy — and when you have professional brooch bouquet makers (like The Ritzy Rose or J. Arends Designs, both featured here) at the helm, you bet it will look FANTASTIC.

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red white and blue brooch bouquet - Wedding Brooch Bouquet Ideas

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5. You want something different.

Fresh flowers are gorgeous, this is true; but, what if you want something different? Unique? Unlike anyone else’s? A brooch bouquet has been a trend for the last few years, but it is only growing in popularity. So, if you’re a discerning bride who wants a beautiful, bright, colorful, keepsake bouquet that lasts forever and is something your cousin isn’t having at HER wedding (oh, you’re so competitive), you probably need a brooch bouquet.

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black and peacock brooch bouquet - Wedding Brooch Bouquet Ideas

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A sixth and unofficial point to state is that a wedding brooch bouquet is also a great way to invest your budget. It costs more than a traditional fresh bouquet, but since it lasts forever, you’re pretty much investing in a gorgeous piece that you’ll be able to pass down (or keep on that lovely china cabinet in the vase from your bridal shower for years to come).

So, what do you think? Are you going to have a brooch bouquet? Why or why not? Share your thoughts below in our comments section + we’ll discuss.

xo
-E.

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Banner Wedding Cake Topper from Ready Go

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Do you want a cake topper that is custom made and modern? We’ve found a beautiful collection of banner wedding cake topper styles + bride and groom cut-outs over at ReadyGo. What do you think of these?

Banner Wedding Cake Topper

Banner Wedding Cake Topper

You can also customize the bride and groom to look like you! Add glasses, put your hair in a bun, change the skin tone or eyes… you get the idea. Take a peek:

bride and groom cut out cake toppers

custom banner wedding cake topper

You can find more at Ready Go Wedding Co.

xo
-E.

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His and Hers Wood Wedding Ring Box >> POTD

Check out this his and hers wood wedding ring box. These wooden ring boxes are awesome! They’re handcrafted by Will from End Grain Wood Shoppe. Will says, “This pair of wedding ring bearer pillow boxes would be a perfect addition to a woodland wedding. Each wood ring box has been cut from a branch of Sierra Nevada reclaimed wood. The wood boxes have been oiled to enhance their natural beauty. Then His and Hers have been wood branded into the top of the wedding ring boxes.” What do you think about this photo of the day?

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Wood Wedding Ring Box

Make these beautiful his and hers wood wedding ring boxes yours…buy them! Check out this video on how the artist makes these boxes.

Custom Wedding Chair Signs from Susabellas

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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One easy way to save your space at your wedding reception is with a pair of custom wedding chair signs. It’s more of a formality, really, since no one is going to steal the bride and groom’s seats. But, it is a cute idea nonetheless that can eliminate any chair confusion and add a decorative touch that will look great in your wedding photos. Check out a few custom wedding chair signs we spotted over at Susabellas, with one that has me humming a little Jack Johnson on this beautiful Wednesday morning…

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