It’s time for a fun new series at Emmaline Bride! Be sure you’re following along so you don’t miss any inspiration along the way.
When we spotted these vintage Real Wedding details captured by Justin & Mary and designed by mStarr Event Design, it was the bouquets (from Petal Floral Design) that first caught my eye. Then it was the escort cards, and those chic centerpieces, and the boutonnieres! So, today we’re kicking off a brand new series every Monday called Take 5, where we bring you five stunning ideas from one single real wedding. We’re all about the details here (especially handmade ones!) at Emmaline Bride, so we know you crave creativity as much as we do. For our first feature, we’re sharing five unique ideas including a naked wedding cake, a decorative way to hold wedding cards, a reception table to dream of, and more. We even threw in two bonuses just because we couldn’t help ourselves. ;) Enjoy!
Happy Wednesday, loves! It’s snowing outside EB headquarters today. Actually snowing. On April 22nd. Luckily it won’t stick around, but still. This past 70 degree weather weekend was a tease. Anyway… remember when we talked about how you can totally spruce up your space with chair signs? Well, today we’re helping you do it thanks to the lovelies of The Find Sac. They’re giving away one set of bride and groom chalkboard signs to a lucky reader! You can find out all the details below and get a peek at the design being offered. Oh, and be sure to share this with a friend. It’s good karma, I swear. Just click on the ‘Facebook’ or ‘Twitter’ buttons below the post.
Chalkboard Chair Signs
These signs have a chic chalkboard design and a botanical floral design.
o Enter between 4/22/15-4/28/15 (11:59pm EST) o Prize: Chair signs by The Find Sac
These chalkboard chair signs are printed on heavy 110 lb. heavy card-stock. Each sign comes with a lux gold, pink or green ribbon. These beautiful chair signs are a terrific way to highlight the bride and groom’s seating in an elegant way. Matching table numbers available.
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected o FREE shipping included anywhere! o No purchase necessary o Winner has 1 year to claim prize o Prize value: $22 | No cash value o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win o Use entry form below to enter
Wondering what kind of boutonniere to pick? We’ll help! Find out which boutonniere style fits in best with your wedding theme. Plus, get more advice on wedding themes in the book, The Inspired Wedding.
Hi, lovelies! My, oh my, it is gorgeous outside. Spring finally got serious with winter and showed him the door, making this the most beautiful spring I’ve seen in some time. Hello, 65 and sunny! Where have you been? Anyway, I hope it’s spring-y where you are, too! Today we’re talking about what kind of boutonniere to pick for your wedding, depending on your theme. When it comes to your wedding theme, it’s all about the details. Simply put: themed details make for a more cohesive event. And today, we’re showing you what kind of boutonniere to pick for your groom and groomsmen. So whether you’re planning a beach wedding, a modern loft-style reception, a vintage ceremony, or you’re tying the knot in a woodland wedding, we’ve got you covered! See which boutonnieres we’ve handpicked just for you, based on a handful of seven delightful themes (you’ll find similar themes in my new book, too, which will help you plan the ultimate themed wedding). Enjoy!
For a nautical wedding, what kind of boutonniere to pick depends on what colors you’ve selected. If you’re opting for a traditional navy blue and white color palette, a striped boutonniere, like this one, is ideal.
If you think burlap is going out of style anytime soon, think again! Burlap has been the go-to for shabby chic and rustic weddings for awhile, but there are always fresh, versatile ways to use it. Today we’re sharing a HUGE round-up of fifty burlap wedding ideas to inspire your wedding decor. We’ve found an aisle runner, bridesmaid clutches, an oh-so-sweet sand unity ceremony set, chair ribbons, cake toppers, bouquets, a boutonniere, and more. And if you weren’t a fan of burlap before, we bet this post is going to change your mind.
Are you a bride-to-be who loves sparkly, shimmery things? Who doesn’t, am I right? I love sparkly details just like the next girl, so I was so excited when we heard about this amazing giveaway opportunity. Our friends Natalie and Christine over at Totally Dazzled sell the prettiest rhinestone buckles, brooches, and buttons; they know people who love sparkles as much as they do will find exactly what they want at their store. We couldn’t agree more! That’s why they want to give YOU $100 credit towards rhinestone wedding brooches and more from their collection.
Their unique collection of hand-picked rhinestone wedding brooches, clips, buckles, buttons, and more can be used for a ton of wedding DIY projects, from brooch bouquets (incorporate brooches into your fresh flower stems) to place cards (add a rhinestone clip to ordinary place cards for dazzling decor), just to name a few. So, get ready to spoil yourself: read on to be inspired by our favorite finds below and then scroll down for your chance to win!
Rhinestone Wedding Brooches, Clips & More
➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!
o Enter between 1/16/15-1/22/15 (11:59pm EST) o Prize: $100 Shopping Spree towards anything at Totally Dazzled o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected o Shipping included to U.S. only o No purchase necessary o Winner has 6 months to claim prize o Prize value: $100 store credit | No cash value o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win o Use entry form below to enter
Do you need a bridal brooch bouquet? If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance you just might. But why? Today we’re sharing five reasons why along with a plethora of wedding brooch bouquet ideas to inspire you. And, while you we use the super-strong word need lightly, you probably will really, really want one. And we don’t blame you. Here are five reasons why.
Wedding Brooch Bouquet Ideas
You probably need a bridal brooch bouquet if…
1. You want the flexibility of coordinating your colors, exactly.
Want pink, but a specific, ultra-bright pink that matches your bridesmaid dresses to a T? You probably need a bridal brooch bouquet.
2. Your wedding will be held in an extremely hot, humid area.
This is especially true if your wedding is going to be held outdoors, where the sun and humidity is particularly cruel to beautiful blooms. Plus, it will be held by you, a bride who may or may not be sweating profusely after hours of hair and makeup and taking pre-ceremony photos outside. This is also applicable if you are not interested in having to spritz your bouquet with water to keep it fresh, or don’t want to have a cooler nearby to keep the bouquet(s) until it’s time for the ceremony to begin. Brooch bouquets look amazing at any temperature.
A fresh flower bouquet won’t last. It just won’t. It won’t even smell fantastic after a few days. Sure, you can hang it upside down and dry it out and arrange it in a pretty vase, but will it ever look exactly as it did on your wedding day? No. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I had a fresh flower bouquet and throwing it away was pretty devastating. So why didn’t I have a bridal brooch bouquet? BECAUSE I DIDN’T KNOW IT EXISTED! If I had, you bet I would have looked into it because I could still gaze at it on my desk.
4. You want to incorporate an heirloom or memento.
A bridal brooch bouquet is made with brooches attached to metal ‘stems’. With that being said, the flexibility of a brooch bouquet allows you to add special mementos or heirloom pieces to your custom bouquet. Your grandmother’s brooch? Added. The brooch your mother pinned to her dress sash in her own wedding? Added. It’s easy — and when you have professional brooch bouquet makers (like The Ritzy Rose or J. Arends Designs, both featured here) at the helm, you bet it will look FANTASTIC.
Fresh flowers are gorgeous, this is true; but, what if you want something different? Unique? Unlike anyone else’s? A brooch bouquet has been a trend for the last few years, but it is only growing in popularity. So, if you’re a discerning bride who wants a beautiful, bright, colorful, keepsake bouquet that lasts forever and is something your cousin isn’t having at HER wedding (oh, you’re so competitive), you probably need a brooch bouquet.
A sixth and unofficial point to state is that a wedding brooch bouquet is also a great way to invest your budget. It costs more than a traditional fresh bouquet, but since it lasts forever, you’re pretty much investing in a gorgeous piece that you’ll be able to pass down (or keep on that lovely china cabinet in the vase from your bridal shower for years to come).
So, what do you think? Are you going to have a brooch bouquet? Why or why not? Share your thoughts below in our comments section + we’ll discuss.
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