Posted October 29, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
If you’re planning a winter wedding, check out this centerpiece idea! I spotted these winter tree centerpieces over at Simply Mad Weddings and love their shimmery, glittery goodness. While holiday-themed or snow-themed weddings are popular, a shimmery winter wedding is a favorite of mine. (A winter wedding with sparkle just seems like a requirement, you know?) These glittery gold or silver winter trees can be used as centerpieces throughout your reception with decorations hung from the branches. Or, display on one central table and invite guests to grab snowflake or star-shaped ornaments as favors. What a fantastic idea! Read on to see more…
Posted July 29, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
If you are planning a vintage wedding reception, we’ve found the finishing touch: doily place cards! We spotted these pretties over at Belle Amour Designs. This is a simple and elegant idea that can be easily adapted for receptions and/or bridal showers. The place cards are made with paper doilies, card stock, and pretty typography. Read on to see find out more…
Posted July 16, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: planning a rustic, woodland, or rustic fairytale wedding? Check out this handmade wooden guest book letter, one of my favorite guest book alternatives to date. Instead of a guest “book”, guests sign directly onto the monogram. After the wedding, display your letter – signed by your closest friends and family members – in your home. Handmade + rustic + home decor all in one? Score.
Posted July 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Engaged and wondering what’s next? Plan an engagement party! If you’re planning an engagement party for yourself, a friend, or family member, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll answer your top engagement party planning questions, inspire you with engagement party ideas, and show you one of the greatest engagement party surprises we’ve ever seen. Let’s get started!
Posted June 27, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Mason jars have been a popular trend for weddings – and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. We’ve seen mason jar lanterns, mason jar centerpieces, and some of the best mason jar ideas of all time. Today we’re sharing another twist: painted mason jars! We’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Missy of Beach Blues, the leading expert of painted mason jars. If you’re looking to add a shabby chic or vintage touch to your reception decor, her shop is the go-to place! Read on to find out three ways to use painted mason jars in your wedding reception decor… and beyond!
Posted June 21, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Hello, loves! If you’re a fan of DIY wedding ideas, you are going to LOVE this post! Meet Margaux and Chad – now newlyweds! – a charming couple who combined their love for handmade, vintage, and DIY details to create one truly memorable day. The bride, Margaux (of the oh-so-chic Harmony Creative Studio), styled and created nearly everything you see here from start to finish. Today, you get a front-row seat at Margaux and Chad’s wedding where you’ll see eight hand-picked DIY wedding ideas (like stationery, vintage bottle centerpieces, a candy buffet, escort cards, and more), you’ll find out how Margaux tackled these DIY ideas, and you’ll get a glimpse into their incredible wedding venue. Ready to get started? Read on to begin! (Also, a special thank you to Meghan Christine Photography for all of the images you see below, except where noted. Beautiful work!)
P.S. Check out this amazing backdrop! It’s an succulent-lover’s dream come true!
Posted June 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Move over, poms – there’s a hot new decor trend in town! I’ve seen hanging spheres before (also called hanging string balls, but ‘spheres’ has a nice ring to it, no?) but I’ve never seen anything quite like these from The Find Sac. A & I have been discussing how we plan to update our backyard this summer. We recently hung these, I excitedly put our patio set and hot red umbrella out for the season, and I jokingly asked him 99 questions about pergolas yesterday. (I secretly just want something chic onto which I can display lanterns, poms, hanging spheres, and these for entertaining.) Anyways, all this outdoor planning has got me thinking about new trends for outdoor weddings. Paper poms and paper lanterns have been popular for years and have undoubtedly opened the door for fresh ideas yet to come to fruition. I’ll never tire of the aforementioned party decor, but I’m ready for something new. You, too? Read on for four reasons why they’re the hottest new thing in town for weddings, showers, and outdoor entertaining this summer…
Posted May 15, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hello, hello! We’re kicking off this beautiful Wednesday morning with three cream and gold wedding finds. Gold is one of my favorite wedding colors because it can complement other shades exceptionally well (especially blush, cream, or black, a few of my faves); moreover, gold is chic, sophisticated and fun. To inspire you with a cream and gold palette, we’re showcasing three gorgeous handmade wedding finds including paper (1), an accessory (2), and a decorative accent (3). Check out these finds after the jump!
Cream and Gold Wedding Finds
1. Gold Wedding Invitations
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 May 2, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Brides: Are you planning a beach themed wedding and tired of seeing the same beach wedding centerpieces time and time again? Are you looking for unique, creative beach wedding ideas but your search is coming up short? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re planning a beach wedding, rustic wedding, wedding in the woods, or otherwise (heck, even a state themed wedding), I’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s all about knowing where to look. The most unique wedding details – like beach wedding centerpieces, for example, aren’t found in a magazine spread. They’re tucked away in little corners of the world in coastal beach houses, found on shelves in antique shops with creaky wood floors, picked up along the shoreline of the coast, and, most of all, they’re handmade with two hands and a whole lotta love. Today we’re featuring one such artisan, By The Seashore, a husband and wife team located near the beautiful beaches of North Carolina. (I can’t help but hear this song as I write this. I love NC.) One glimpse into Carol and Andrew’s shop makes one dream of relaxing on the beach, and what could be more relaxing than a beach wedding? So, grab a cup of coffee and get ready to be inspired with eight unique ideas for beach wedding centerpieces. We think you’re going to love what we’ve found… and you’ve probably never seen anything like these before. Enjoy!
Posted April 4, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hello, hello! One of the many, many reasons I (Emma here!) love handmade weddings is the use of sustainable, re-usable decor. Take flowers for example: you love their bright colors and fresh aroma, but what happens after the wedding is over? All florals and boutonnieres are tossed in the trash! What if you could have an alternative that lasts forever instead? Today, we’ve found it! We’re showing you some of the most incredible paper flower bouquets we’ve ever seen by The Little Red Button, a sweet handmade shop that provides paper flower bouquets, paper boutonnieres, paper flower corsages, and more for weddings. This handmade alternative lasts forever and can be re-used in your home as chic decor. These bouquets are even more incredible in person (Atlanta brides may remember this at the Bridal Extravaganza), if you can even believe it! Read on to find out more about these paper flower bouquets and get inspired for your handmade wedding! Enjoy!