Posted August 19, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
There are so many amazing wedding themes out there (speaking of, have you seen this yet?) but heart wedding ideas are often overlooked. Maybe it’s because some of the heart decor you see out there is overly Valentine-y, or maybe it’s because you didn’t know just how gorgeous modern heart decor can be. Whatever the reason, today we’re inspiring you to get creative with your heart-adoring self and steal these twenty-one heart themed wedding ideas. Read on for more… plus, you could win won of these heart themed wedding ideas from Harvest Gold Gallery, Giveaway #19 in our 31 Giveaways Series! Enjoy!
Heart Themed Wedding Ideas
1. Heart Wedding Chair Decor
Up first, take a look at these adorable heart chair backs! Oh, and I may or may not be partial to this as the first selection because of the huge E & A (you know, me + hubby) on the back wall. Where was this for my own wedding?
Posted August 18, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
One of our favorite parts of handmade weddings? The decor! There are so many creative twists on traditional items that we’ve been finding lately. We especially love when artists make keepsake-quality items you can use long after the wedding is over. For instance, this wedding card box suitcase over at PNZ Designs can be used to hold cards from guests, guest book notes, or pop open the suitcase and use it as a creative escort card display. The front is embellished with your monogram, etched in wood and stained to perfection. Love, love, love.
Posted August 7, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
When it comes to getting the bride and groom to kiss, nothing is more adorable (and thematically fitting for a rustic, western themed wedding) than the ring for a kiss cowbell. When we spotted it and saw just how easy it was to DIY, we couldn’t wait to share it with you. If you are a bride who prefers a cowbell to clanking of wine glasses, you’re in luck with this feature! Read on to see what you need to make the must-have wedding decor for summer + fall rustic weddings (and how it’s made in under 5 minutes). Enjoy!
Here’s the inspiration…
Posted July 17, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 23 Comments
Brides: do not miss this post! Do you love the idea of a custom handmade wedding bouquet that a) looks amazing, b) lasts forever, and c) is free? Now’s your chance to get all three! We’ve teamed up with Curious Floral to offer an exclusive luxe handmade bouquet giveaway to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader. This bouquet — as shown in the photo below — is made from sola flowers, preserved casipa, preserved babies breath, faux dusty miller, tallow berries, and raw cotton with a rustic twine finish on the stem. It’s simply gorgeous! Read on to find out more…
Luxe Handmade Wedding Bouquet
Posted July 1, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
What’s the hottest new wedding trend in decor? Tassel garland! And where can you find it? Ellenor Shop! We spotted these festive tassel garland strands there and we love what we found. These particular tassel garlands are made with lightweight plastic (not than tissue paper), which means it’s less fragile than tissue, more durable for multiple uses/parties, and waterproof. We spotted amazing combinations: hot pink + gold. Black tie tassels. Plum tassel garland with sparkly accents. Hang ‘em up as a photo booth backdrop, decorate your cake table, draw attention to your sweetheart table, or use as decoration anywhere you see fit. Also makes a lovely accent for your bridal shower or bachelorette party. Read on to see our favorites…
Posted June 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, dear readers of Emmaline Bride! We noticed a new following on Facebook (welcome!), along with plenty of new readers of our newsletter! With all of these pretty new faces, we wanted to take an opportunity to tell you a little more about the handmade wedding shop, also known as The Marketplace. If you’re planning a handmade wedding, Emmaline Bride is the place to be! We’re the world’s largest handmade wedding shop + blog, featuring the best handmade artists, items, ideas, DIY projects, Real Weddings, The Bridal Book, and more. If you want to shop for your handmade wedding, The Marketplace is the ultimate shop! It’s a curated collection of the best artists and the most beautiful items: essentially everything you could want for your perfect day is all in one place. Read on to find out more about The Marketplace and how it can help you plan a beautiful day…
Posted June 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments
Modern, fun-loving brides: this post is for you! Emma here… and I’ve gotta say, I love cake toppers of all shapes and sizes, but cut-out cake toppers with words are my absolute favorite! Instead of the traditional ‘Mr + Mrs’, monogram, or wedding date, think outside the box with phrases like ‘Eat Cake‘, ‘In This Forever‘, ‘Best Day Ever‘, ‘For Like Ever‘, or even, ‘Whoop Whoop‘. I mean, it’s the biggest day of your life, so you might as well spell out how you feel about making it official! We’ve browsed the interwebs and searched high + low to find the best cake toppers around. See which toppers made the cut and tell us which one you love!
Fun Cake Toppers: Cut Out Words
1. Eat Cake Topper
Posted June 6, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hi, lovelies! Happy, happy Friday! Emma here. A few years ago, chalkboards started sneaking into ceremony and reception decor across the globe. Before we knew it, engaged couples and wedding planners were all, ‘chalkboard all of the things!’, and chalkboard labels, bridesmaid chalkboard signs, table numbers, signs, menus, and chalkboard props for engagement photos became the norm. And, while it seemed like just a trend (you know, like mason jars), chalkboards stuck around! For good! Today, we’re bringing you a fresh supply of chalkboard wedding ideas that we know you’ll love. There are twenty-one handpicked finds in all that may surprise you, since they’re totally chic and elegant enough for your wedding day. We’ve found chair signs, cocktail napkins, favors, a welcome sign, save the date, invitation, photo booth backdrop, and much more… even a chalkboard wedding cake! (It’s quite amazing, to be perfectly honest.) So, if you’re hoping to be inspired today, you’ve come to the right place… let’s get started, shall we?
Chalkboard Wedding Ideas
1. Chalkboard Heart Sign (for Photo Props)
Posted June 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Hi, loves! Emma here. I’ve been admiring night wedding ideas lately and each one I stumble upon is lovelier than the last. So, I decided, enough is enough: time to share ‘em! If you’re planning an outdoor nighttime wedding or night wedding ceremony this summer, you need to add these ideas to your list and put them to good use. Bookmark this post (CTRL+D), tweet it, and pin it for later. It’s packed to the gills with awesome. Ready to be inspired? Let’s go!
Night Wedding Ideas
1. A Candlelit Sweetheart Table.
Ah, so romantic…
Posted May 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
One of our favorite handcrafted details for a wedding bar is a bespoke coaster. We’ve seen coasters given as wedding favors, used as escort cards, printed with a thank you message to wedding guests, and used as a unique advice guest book alternative, just to name a few ideas. A coaster is a conversation starter for guests and offers functionality as a drink ‘saver’ or label, as well as to protect a tabletop. As a drink saver, guests can place a coaster above the rim of their glass to signify the drink is still being consumed so it is not bussed. And, as a label, guests can identify a drink as theirs by writing their name on it (these are one example). A wedding coaster can also be used just as a festive addition to your decor. To inspire your reception, we’ve rounded up fifteen creative wedding coaster ideas below. Take a peek and let us know if you plan to use wedding coasters and, if so, tell us what yours will say!
Wedding Coaster Ideas
1. Enjoy Coaster
This wood coaster is perfect for a rustic wedding! We love the elegant calligraphy.
Posted April 23, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Brides: what do you think about wedding hoop art? Embroidery hoops are a vintage-y inspired find, but they’re making waves in more modern weddings these days. With adorable monogramming, stitching, and whimsical artful touches, wedding hoop art is becoming quite a popular decor item (and gift ideas) for handmade-loving couples. We love the trend and today we’re sharing some of our favorite (read: most creative) wedding hoop ideas. Once we started our search for hoop art finds, we couldn’t help but share a plethora of them. So, without further adieu, let’s begin, shall we?
Wedding Hoop Art
1. Embroidered Chair Signs
Posted April 17, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 22 Comments
One of our favorite decor accents is moss, especially this time of year. We’ve shown you a moss flower girl basket, moss garland, and a collection of creative moss wedding ideas, just to name a few. Today, we’re sharing a new favorite moss-y find: a moss covered heart. Spotted over at The Educated Owl, this decor piece can be displayed at your ceremony entrance (and afterward in your home). As a continued part of our 5th Birthday Giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Katie at The Educated Owl to give one of these moss covered hearts to one lucky reader! Read on to get the details…