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Photo of the Day » Pink Peony Aisle Decor

Posted September 9, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

It’s time for Photo of the Day! Today we’re showcasing this pink peony aisle decor. The light green chair sashes complement this hot pink peony color beautifully, wouldn’t you say?

aisle decor with pink peonies


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30 Wedding Cakes: #1 – Naked Wedding Cake + Flowers

Posted September 7, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hello, loves! Happy weekend! We’re popping in to tell you that our monthly series for September is 30 Wedding Cakes (you may remember our 31 Hairstyles in July, followed by 31 Giveaways in August). We’re a little late to the party, so to speak, but we’ll be filling in the blanks to ensure we hit the 30 mark before October. Let’s hit it and kick off the first of many gorgeous wedding cakes: the naked wedding cake with peonies.

Naked Wedding Cake with Flowers on Top via 30 Wedding Cakes - cake: deux bakery, photo: anna j photography


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Map Wedding Ideas

Posted September 5, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

When you’re planning a handcrafted wedding, you know how awesome it is to find unique, creative ideas for re-purposing ordinary, daily things. Maybe it’s because GPS has replaced maps so no one really sees them anymore, but we love how maps are being re-purposed into all sorts of wedding decor, from invitations to garland to home decor prints. Check out these map ideas we found to learn more…

Map Wedding Ideas

1. Map Silhouette Art

One of the cutest things ever made with maps; will look great on your guest book table

Map Wedding Ideas


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Favor Bags Totally Irresistible to Guests

Posted September 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 26 Comments

For a more perfect DIY wedding favor, remember that what you put inside favors is just as important as its packaging. Cute, personalized favor bags are more pleasing and irresistible to guests, which means you’ll have less favors left over (and money well spent). And who doesn’t want their guests to enjoy every last favor? When we spotted these favor bags over at Mavora Art & Design, it was a win, win, win: they’re handmade, totally custom, and perfect for filling with candies, popcorn, or other favorite treats. Plus, since Abby over at Mavora is so sweet, she’s giving away a set of 100 favor bags to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader. This giveaway runs for one full week and there are plenty of ways to enter. And, if you don’t want to wait, you can go ahead and score an awesome twenty-percent-off deal exclusively for Emmaline Bride readers. We’ll get to all of that in a minute… first, let’s take a peek at her dynamic collection of wedding favor bags…

Wedding Favor Bags by Mavora Art & Design

wedding-favor-bags-for-candy-or-popcorn


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Shop Til You Drop: $75 Gift Card (Giveaway#27)

Posted August 27, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 35 Comments

If you’re thinking about decor for your reception, it’s time to count your lucky stars: we’re giving away a sweet $75 gift card to one lucky reader as Giveaway #27 in our 31 Wedding Giveaways Series for August! We’ve teamed up with the always-so-lovely Jennie of Duryea Place Designs to offer a $75 gift card towards anything your little heart desires in her shop. Since none of us here at EB can win, we’ve done the next best thing: rounded up some of our favorite finds that YOU, as a matter of fact, have the opportunity to win! So, grab a huge cup of coffee (my intake has been especially high since we talked about this) and get ready to shop til you drop. Enjoy!

gold ampersand via $75 Gift Card Giveaway!


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31 Giveaways: #26 — Rustic Card Box

Posted August 26, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 14 Comments

Are you ready for another amazing giveaway? Today we’ve teamed up with the lovely Lauren of LoRustique to offer this rustic card box to one lucky reader. If you’re planning a rustic, vintage, or shabby chic wedding, this card box will fit the bill. It is made with wood and is distressed with white paint for that old, been-sitting-in-an-antique-shop look and has a piece of lace embellished on the front. Take a closer look:

rustic card box front


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Ribbons on the Backs of Chairs: Do This, Not That

Posted August 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Do you love the look of ribbons on the backs of chairs, but you a) don’t want to spend hours doing it, and you b) don’t want to spend gobs of money on ribbon that will, essentially, be used for mere minutes? You’ve come to the right place! I love the look myself, but you won’t catch me cutting, knotting, and tying ribbons to the backs of over fifty-some backs of chairs. As Sweet Brown would say, Ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead, try this easy wedding hack: tie ribbons on the backs of chairs IN THE LAST ROW ONLY. Makes sense, no?

ribbons on the backs of chairs


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21 Most Creative Heart Wedding Ideas
(+ Giveaway #19)

Posted August 19, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

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?

heart chair signs


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Wedding Card Box Suitcase

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.

wedding card box suitcase


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DIY Ring for a Kiss Cowbell

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…

ring for a kiss cowbell

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