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Kitchen Bridal Shower Invitations + Ideas – Ask EB

by lucy loves paper

We love hearing from our brides… and their moms, too! When Susan wrote to us about her daughter’s bridal shower, we swooped right in with inspiration. She’s planning a kitchen themed bridal shower, but was having trouble finding the perfect invites with a more modern feel. To help, we found kitchen bridal shower invitations with matching recipe cards for guests to fill out and bring to the party. Once we found those, it was easy to piece together some additional ideas. Check out the invitations by Lucy Loves Paper and see what else we found including a state cutting board, apron, personalized rolling pin (ahh, I want one of these), a recipe box, cookbook, and favors. Which of these finds do you love best? Besides those invites, I’m crazy over that apron… it’s darling!

How to Make Thank You Cards for Weddings

How to Make Thank You Cards for Weddings | stamp by Felicette | via http://emmalinebride.com/how-to/make-thank-you-cards/

by felicette

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. I know you’re more than aware that sending thank you cards is a must for your wedding and bridal shower. But what kind of thank you cards should you send? Custom thank you cards (which match your invitations) are a great way to coordinate your entire event, but you usually need to order them with your invitations (and they can be quite costly). That’s why you’ll love this easy DIY thank you card idea! it will save you time and money AND add that personalized touch we know you crave. All you need are a few easy-to-find supplies…

A Kansas City Wedding at the Buffalo Lodge
(Rustic Weddings)

wedding party pink dresses spring A Kansas City Wedding at the Buffalo Lodge (Rustic Weddings)| Kansas City Buffalo Lodge Weddings| http://www.emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/a-kansas-city-wedding-at-the-buffalo-lodge-rustic-weddings/| Photo: Jana Marie Photography

If you like rustic weddings, then you’re sure to love Megan + Jordan’s wedding at the Buffalo Lodge! Their wedding last summer was held just outside Kansas City at a venue where the buffalo roam. (Seriously, they had photos with real buffalo!) Megan and Jordan’s wedding was absolutely beautiful — and Jana Marie Photography has incredible photos to prove it! See the photos and find out more…

A Beautiful Wedding at The Gables Restaurant (Real Weddings)

DIY Wedding in Philadelphia at The Gables at Chadds Ford (Gables Restaurant Weddings) | http://www.emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/the-gables-restaurant-weddings-jeannie-dave/ | photo: BG Productions Photography & Videography - Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Meet Jeannie and Dave! This awesome couple had their wedding at The Gables at Chadds Ford this past October and it was beautiful! The couple chose maroon and gray colors. They included DIY touches like the bouquets and boutonnieres created by the bride. The invitations were made by one of her bridesmaids. They also reused jars, vases, and small tea sets for table decor. Cathie and Jen from BG Productions Photography captured their day with such vivid detail. We can’t wait for you to see it! Take a look…

Rustic Barn Wedding in the Catskill Mountains: Lily + Tim!

Rustic Barn Wedding in the Catskill Mountains | http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/rustic-barn-wedding-catskill-mountains/ | photo: Stephanie Naru Photography

Welcome to Lily and Tim’s rustic barn wedding! The awesome couple was married this past fall at Eddie Adam’s Farm in the Catskill Mountains. Their wedding was full of handmade details and personalized touches. They included the bride’s paper bouquet along with its custom bouquet charm. Another neat and eye-catching idea was the “LOVE” monogram guest book. For their reception decor they used distressed picture frames to hold family photos and signage. Table centerpieces included books, tin tea boxes, and mason jars filled with purple flowers and baby’s breath. Stephanie Naru Photography did a wonderful job capturing this beautiful and fun couple. Catch all the love after the click…

A Stunning Winery Wedding in California

Guglielmo Winery California Weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/guglielmo-winery-california-weddings/ | photo: Michael James Photography | planner: d.Royal Engagements

Get ready to be inspired by this absolutely beautiful Real Wedding! When Jennifer and Dee envisioned their wedding day, they dreamed of a soft color palette, beautiful handcrafted touches, and a romantic atmosphere. Thanks to the help of d.Royal Engagements, their dream wedding came true complete with handmade touches, a dreamy color palette of blush pink and grey (with sage and wood for a natural touch), and a gorgeous wine inspired venue at the Guglielmo Winery in California. They included many handmade items throughout their decor including a personalized bridal hanger, custom-designed wedding invitations, menus, a photo booth backdrop, and hand-lettered chalkboard signs. In the morning, they had a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony; at night, a balloon release was enjoyed by all. Relive their beautiful day from start-to-finish with beautiful photographs by Michael James Photography

Sunflowers + Burlap: A Stunning Texas Winery Wedding!

Meet Brett and Jessica! Their Texas winery wedding is full of fun details you’ll love. Their wedding theme included plenty of beautiful sunflowers used on the bouquets, boutonnieres, invitations, and centerpieces. The flowers added bright pops of color to their decor. Julia from Julia Corinne Photography did an amazing job capturing all the beautiful details and the happy couple. Julia tells us, “Inspired by their love of wine and exploring the Texas Hill Country, Brett and Jessica’s wedding was full of sunflowers, lace, and burlap. Instead of going the fall direction of oranges and greens, they went with a natural color scheme of cocoa, ivory, and sunflower yellow. With their Hill Country wedding being at one of the area’s older and more sophisticated wineries, they decorated the reception with cork-created decorations and even included a wine ceremony before their vows. Full of understated elegance, every little detail aptly represented who Brett and Jessica are.”

Brett & Jessica (33)

How to Make Beautiful DIY Wood Escort Cards

This time of year as the nights get cozier, I’m always looking for a new project to do while watching my favorite Christmas movie. And since I’m in the crafting spirit, I thought I’d share a favorite one with you today! These DIY wood escort cards are an awesome idea for your reception to help guests find their seats. I love this idea for winter weddings, but you can make it work for spring or summer with different colored ribbon. These escort “cards” also make great place cards at your wedding or holiday party. Ready to get started? Check out everything you need to know below!

festive winter wedding escort cards | photo: glass jar photography

5 Easy DIY Secrets Every Bride Should Know

It’s Monday… which means we’re sharing helpful hints for the bride! If you’re trying to save a few bucks with DIY projects or you just feel like getting crafty, here are a few tips to help! DIY projects can be fun, but they tend to get overwhelming if you don’t follow a few simple rules. Read on to find out the secrets to successful DIY projects PLUS see a handful of DIY kits you can grab now with instructions and craft supplies to get you started!

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