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How to Decorate with Burlap and Lace

how to decorate weddings with burlap and lace

by ling’s wedding

Hi, loves! Today we’re fielding a new Ask Emmaline question from Jen who wants to know about decorating her wedding with burlap and lace — a popular combination. She asks a question we know other brides are probably wondering, too! ↓

Hi Emmaline! My wedding is rustic and shabby chic. I want to use burlap and lace as decor but I’m not sure where to start. Do I buy a roll from the store and make everything myself? What do you recommend? I am trying mostly DIY projects and need advice. Thank you!

Jen

Hi, Jen! Great question. Burlap is a tricky material to work with, even though everywhere you look you see perfectly executed runners, wraps, favors, bouquets, and more. While you certainly can give burlap a solid go with a roll from a craft store (I’ve grabbed some from Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon online for a little savings), I generally don’t recommend it unless you’ve worked with it before. Here’s why: burlap is a tough, strong-smelling fabric that sheds everywhere. And while I love it, your best bet is to use imitation burlap (especially on tables because the smell really is that strong!) OR buy your supplies from a pro burlap designer (who uses both real and faux burlap). For accents like table runners with lace, for example, getting one pre-made is the best route because the designer has worked with it before and will have a custom table runner made to fit your specifications (and table sizes)…

19 Surprisingly Chic Ways to Decorate for Rustic Weddings

via antique farm house

If you’re planning a rustic wedding, adding a little flair to your space with antique, reclaimed, or re-purposed décor will make it your own. The most popular resources for farm-inspired ideas and shabby chic details is to head to a flea market, estate sale, or scour garage sales hoping to find something that works. But who has time for that? There’s an easier way to find what you need for your wedding (and afterward, as home decor!) thanks to AntiqueFarmhouse.com. We’ve handpicked nineteen items we love from their site to inspire your rustic wedding decor. Here are some products and ideas on how to use them…

16 Signage Ideas That Look Beautiful for Weddings (PHOTOS)

Whether you are newly engaged or about to cross the finish line with wedding planning, you absolutely need to see this post! One of the easiest ways you can personalize your ceremony and reception comes down to one thing: signage. Today we’re talking about personalized, beautiful, one-of-a-kind signage that guests will not only notice but remember for years to come. There are a handful of unexpected places where signage can be added and many of these might surprise you. Read on to find out more to beautify your space…

wedding welcome signage

by paper and pine co.

21 Beautiful Barn Ideas for Weddings

Oh, how I adore barn weddings! Barn weddings are, in my opinion, the perfect pairing of an outdoor wedding with added comfort for guests. The weather for an outdoor wedding can be unpredictable. Although tents provide some reassurance, a barn is a pretty safe bet. Inside, guests can stay warm and enjoy strolling appetizers, seated dinner, a full-scale bar, and a solid dance floor. Just a few steps outside, though, they can enjoy a stroll along wildflower fields underneath a dark night sky lit up by stars. Ah, isn’t it romantic? Barn weddings are still all the rage, and we don’t see this craze going away anytime soon! Today we’re showing you twenty-one barn ideas for weddings to ring in the new year and get your creativity flowing. Which number is your favorite? I’m obsessed with #21. I guess you could say I saved the best for last. Just wait until you see it!

Isn’t this dance floor breathtaking?

barn dance floor | barn ideas weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/reception/barn-ideas-weddings/ ‎

photo: andria lindquist

Easy Decor Idea → Rustic Paper Flowers

We spotted these rustic paper flowers at VENDecor’s Shop (and their brand new site, VENDecorhandmade.com) and couldn’t wait to share them with you! We adore them for two reasons: 1) they’re colorful and customizable to match your colors, and 2) they are extremely versatile. For instance, you can use them as place cards, escort cards, or as additional decor alongside your centerpiece and battery-operated candles. Take a look!

paper flowers

30 Beautiful Ideas for Winter Weddings

If you’re planning a winter wedding, you’ve come to the right place! ‘Tis the season for sparkly snowflakes, cozy feather accessories, and glitter-dipped candles… all of which you’ll find in today’s feature! We’ve found thirty handpicked (handmade!) ideas for winter weddings you’ll love including bouquet alternatives for the wedding party, sparkly details, a creative guest book with snowflakes, snowflake table numbers, a wintry floral crown for your bridal shoot, a snowflake corsage for your mom, cozy wrap-me-up shawls, coffee cup wraps for your coffee bar, and much more. Grab a cup of festive coffee (it’s not too early for me! bring it on along with the Christmas music, I say) and prepare to be inspired! P.S. Love something you see here? You can find out more in the resources list at the end of this post.


Ideas – Winter Weddings

flower bouquet with rhinestones by BridalBouquetsbyKy | ideas winter weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/themes/ideas-winter-weddings/

These “Love is Patient” Aisle Signs Look Beautiful for Weddings

Every once in awhile, we stumble upon an aisle decoration that we absolutely adore… and this is one of them! The lovely Country Bliss Designs makes these “Love is Patient” signs based on the popular verse from 1 Corinthians 13, a favorite among couples as a ceremony reading. As you walk down the aisle, you’ll see the verse written out on large, easy-to-read signage with pretty calligraphy. Take a look! It’s today’s #HANDMADEADAY pick!


Love is Patient Aisle Signs

Love is Patient Aisle Signs by Country Bliss Designs

by country bliss designs

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