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8 Real Wedding Details You’ll Want to Steal

Hi, there. One of our goals at Emmaline Bride is to show you real wedding details you can actually do. As in, real wedding details that are totally attainable, easy-to-find and can be done yourself (without driving you crazy). In this feature, you’ll find eight real wedding details you will want to steal + use for your own big day, including a darling bridesmaid dress, a help-yourself beverage station, stay warm basket, and more. I know your time is valuable, so I’m keeping it to eight.

But by now you know me enough to know that, if you let me, I would share eighty. As Sweet Georgia Brown would tell ya, ain’t nobody got time for that.

So, here are the totally gorgeous handpicked wedding details I’ve discovered.

And you are going to want to steal each one.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Real Wedding Details to Steal: Laura & Josh

1. These incredibly cute bridesmaid dresses.

I’ve never seen a wedding where the bridesmaids looked so darn stylish. Wear-again? Absolutely. Those Peter Pan collars are so cute.

pink bridemaid dresses

Finally, a bridesmaid dress that doesn’t look like your typical dress.

2. These milk bottles + lemonade container + mojitos bar.

And those straws. I’ve seen countless other beverage bars, but this one looks so appealing.

Or maybe I’m just thirsty.

Either way, those straws look oh-so-cute in milk bottles, the mason jar’s younger, sassier kid sister.

3. Keep Warm Blanket Basket

The idea of a blanket basket for guests to grab if they get chilly is not a new one. However, it’s all about the way you put it all together. The basket has to look inviting, the blankets must look cozy, and it has to be pulled together in such a way that guests feel like they really can help themselves. This one is perfect.

keep warm flannel blankets

And, plaid fleece? Get out. My fall favorite.

4. Late Night… Chocolate

At first glance, you see a delightful wedding reception table setting. Look closely and you’ll see… why, yes, a late night chocolate candy.

I love this because it’s the fun of a wedding favor, but one that guests don’t feel obligated to take home. Instead, they enjoy it at your wedding as a late snack, on a quick break from the dance floor during We Are Family while sipping on white wine. You know, just in time for the hustle. Or maybe that’s just me.

late night chocolate favor on wedding reception table

5. Taper Candles

I love the vintage touch of the silver candelabras and taper candles, scatted along the table in larger pairings and single tapers. This is a beautiful alternative to full floral centerpieces and works especially well for long reception tables.

candleabras with taper candles

6. Soft, Billowy Draped Ceiling

To soften any look, white billowy curtains will do the trick. The drapery in this wedding brought such a soft elegance to its decor.

soft billowy curtains ceiling wedding reception

7. Petals Strewn to One Side of the Aisle

Instead of petals strewn down the center, they put them just along the side.

petals strewn to one side of the aisle

8. Modern, Elegant Wedding Cake

This two-tiered cake is a thing of beauty. And, that pedestal stand is a must!

small two tiered white wedding cake modern

white cake on pedestal stand

sources //

spotted via the lane
photos by jemma keech
bridesmaid dresses via asos
cake by hello naomi
wedding planning / styling: all by THE BRIDE (!) – who, might we add, did an awesome job


So, what do you think of these real wedding details? Which one is your favorite? Dish.

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Groom Shoes Lettering “She’s Mine” >> POTD

What do you think of wedding shoe lettering? This photo of groom shoes lettering is our photo of the day. I’ve never seen shoe lettering yet that’s made me cringe and I think this “She’s Mine” lettering is pretty adorable! This wedding detail photo was captured by Echard from Echard Wheeler Photography.

groom shoes lettering that says She's Mine

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17 Amazing Wedding Marquee Lights

Get ready to light up your wedding in the most memorable way possible! Hi loves, Emma here and I am positively loving this trend. Marquee lights have been in the wedding spotlight for awhile now, but this is a trend we don’t see going by the wayside anytime soon.

You can use marquee lights in so many interesting ways: light up your bar with a fun cocktails sign or use it to illuminate your wedding date.

wedding date marquee lights

I especially love the use of marquee lights to deck out your ceremony space, like this…

And these signs are pretty amazing, too. Hello, coffee bar sign. It’s perfect for your coffee themed wedding.

Add marquee lights to your barn wedding decor, like this.

barn wedding marquee lights

Here are some additional lovely lights to inspire you.

Make your own wedding marquee lights

We spotted this A M A Z I N G do it yourself project over at Evan & Katelyn for making your own wedding marquee lights. They used ‘LOVE’ as their sign, but you can customize this project in anything you choose. Only have patience for one letter? Just make one for your new last name. Want one for each of you? Make two, one with your initial and one with your love’s. Want to go all out? J U S T M A R R I E D or T H E B E S T D A Y E V E R would take awhile, but more power to ya.

They made their own for their big day… and here’s the finished product, too!

Oh, and this totally reminds me of A + I. One of our cats would totally photobomb our DIY photo, I just know it.

Make your own wedding marquee lights by heading over here!

sources //
t heart e | via wedding chicks
heart sign with dessert table | photo: katie vowels for anna mcelwain photography via style me pretty
wedding date in marquee lights | via dimples and tangles
j & m wedding marquee lights in barn | photo: annie mcelwain via 100layercake
h & k ceremony wedding marquee lights | photo: ungano & agriodimas via brooklyn blonde
heart | vintage marquee letters
a & n yellow wedding marquee lights | patent pending project
vintage love dessert bar sign | photo: mariel & joey
coffee marquee sign | photo: annie mcelwain via 100layercake
you & me | photo: bayly and moore via green wedding shoes
LOVE wedding marquee lights against sign | leah lee photography via style me pretty
P & R blue wedding marquee lights | patent pending project
mr & mrs wedding marquee lights (couple leaning in for kiss) | photo: by the robinsons
bar sign | photo: aneta MAK
hashtag | intimate weddings
cocktails marquee sign | photo: paige winn photo


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17 Amazing Wedding Marquee Lights

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Which of these is your favorite? Are you using marquee lights at your wedding?


I Can’t Wait to Marry You Card

I remember my wedding day like it was yesterday. And, I remember the night before the wedding, not being able to fall asleep because I just couldn’t wait to marry my husband. We kept things exciting by not chatting the day of the wedding, waiting until the moment when he saw my eyes meet his down the aisle for the first time. Although, now that I think of it, it would have been fun to stash a pair of these or sew on one of these or have the Best Man deliver an I Can’t Wait to Marry You card, like this one. Here’s what you do: fill it out the night before the wedding. Write down all of those emotional, heartfelt, totally honest things you’re feeling and write them down. Put them in the card. Sign it. Seal it. Bring it with you to the ceremony and have it hand-delivered by your Maid of Honor or Best Man. Seriously, he’ll love it. Wouldn’t you love it if he surprised you with an I Can’t Wait to Marry You Card?

I Can't Wait to Marry You Card

21 Inspiring Chalkboard Wedding Ideas

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)

oh my darling chalkboard heart - this is a great prop for your #wedding!

East Coast Wedding Film: Jen + David

What will your wedding film look like? Get inspired with this East Coast wedding film! Jen and David’s wedding took place this past August in the Massachusetts city of Gloucester. Their East Coast wedding film captures the highlights of the day and its many wonderful details. Doug and Andrea from Yellow Hook Productions were the masterminds behind the film you’re about to see. You won’t want to miss what the bride has to say and the video next…

Jen and David from Yellow Hook Productions on Vimeo.

Handmade Las Vegas Wedding: Adrian + Andrew

This handmade Las Vegas wedding was fantastic! Adrian and Andrew met years ago while working as hotel clerks on the Las Vegas Strip. Little did they know they’d fall in love and one day get married. Their wedding was at the TPC Summerlin Country Club which featured a picturesque landscape and exquisite ballroom. Working with Adrian and Andrew to capture their wedding was Meg from Meg Ruth Photo. See the wonderful photos and all the handmade details…

Meg Ruth Photo - handmade Las Vegas wedding

DIY Chicago Wedding: Christina + Barry

You’re going to love this DIY Chicago wedding! Christina and Barry’s DIY Chicago wedding is full of details and color that will inspire you. More about those details in a minute. Their wedding this past September was held at the Columbus Park Refectory. The location is both elegant and natural that serves as an amazing space for an outdoor wedding. Now about those details: starting with Christina, you’ll find a custom wedding gown, handmade veil, and pretty bouquet. Barry’s penny farthing cufflinks just speak cool as do the groomsmen with sunglasses. An interesting thing you’ll notice is the groom showing off veggies and spices grown by himself that actually made it into the salad. The DIY pops with puffy tissue paper poms under the arbor, detailed place settings with mason jars, vases with fresh cut flowers, rock candy favors, and wooden table numbers. The custom detail that might spark your interest the most is handcrafted sparkler holders for the “sparkler farewell”. Other special details that are sure to catch your eye are the custom wedding cake, candy table, and nifty pins. Their spectacular wedding and all of it’s many details were captured by Luis and Clarissa from I Luv Photo. See their amazing photos and all the DIY after the click…

DIY Chicago Wedding