Category: DIY

Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding: Kelsey + Robbie

This Irvine Ranch DIY wedding is beautiful! Kelsey and Robbie were married last June at the Katie Wheeler Library and surrounding ranch in Irvine, Calfornia. Their wedding has plenty of DIY details, a wonderful story, and amazing photos. Read their story and check out all of the photography captured by Peterson Design & Photography

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Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding

Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

Their photographer Marisa tells us, “We had perfect weather, a gorgeous venue, and a wonderful couple! Our day started out with Kelsey getting ready. We documented all the beautiful details including her stunningly beautiful wedding dress, to which she had elegant lace and sleeves added. After Kelsey’s mom and twin sister had helped her get dressed, she took a peek outside to see Robbie who had just arrived. She was overwhelmed with joy and shed happy tears upon seeing him! Next was their first look near the side of the historic ranch house (now a library) where there were some more happy tears. As the sun set, the party danced the night away until Kelsey and Robbie were sent off in style, driving Kelsey’s heavily decorated yellow Mustang. Most of the wonderful details and personal touches at this wedding were DIY by the bride and groom and their family and friends. They filled the wedding with many sweet personal touches.”

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Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

What was your something old, new, borrowed, and blue? She told us, “New: My wedding dress. Although my mother would have liked me to wear hers, it would never have fit me. But mine did end up resembling her dress! Something old & borrowed: my mom’s pearl jewelry. Something blue: I had my seamstress add a blue button to the back of my dress! I also had a sixpence in my shoe given to me by a friend of my grandmother.”

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Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

“What is your favorite wedding day memory? Seeing Robbie from my bridal room arrive at the venue all dressed up and ready to go when I was all dressed up ready to go. That made it all finally seem real for some reason.”

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Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

“Ceremony & Reception Decor: All of this was pretty much DIY stuff. We bought decorations from Michaels like tulle and flowers, then decorated away. The gazebo had small heart doilies hanging from it that were from my great grandmother’s craft collections.”

Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

“After we took family and bridal party photos, it was time for the ceremony. Kelsey and Robbie exchanged vows of love in front of the gazebo in the middle of the property.”

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Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/irvine-ranch-diy-wedding/

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“After the ceremony, we spent some time with the bride and groom in the ranch’s lovely orange groves.”

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“When the bride and groom entered their reception, they went straight into their first dance. Next we all enjoyed a delicious barbeque dinner, followed by sweet toasts by the bridal party, the father-daughter and mother-son dances, the cake cutting and the bouquet/garter tosses.”

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Did you DIY anything for your wedding? If so, what? She told us, “We did a bunch of DIY stuff. Our invitations were printed at home, we bought and painted all the bird houses and various bird decorations around the venue, as well as put together and arranged the decorations for the gazebo that we stood under. All the flowers were arranged by the flower girl’s mom.”

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“Each guest table at the reception had a wooden bird perching in the flower centerpiece, which was also an item from my great grandmother. We bought a bunch of small bird houses and painted them as a part of the love birds theme.”

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Other Wedding Vendors:
Videography – Charles Amante
Flowers – Tucker Floral Design
Musicians – Da Capo Players
Food & Beverages – Tulsa Rib Company
D. J. – Peter Kunstt
Rentals – Create-A-Party Rentals
Invitations: Self-printable invitations from Michaels
Wedding Dress, Veil, Shoes, Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Dress Alterations: David’s Bridal would not put a bodice & sleeves on my dress, so I had a friend of a friend custom make the sleeves and top for me, just the way I envisioned!
Hair/Makeup: Remedy Hair Shoppe
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: 3 Mens Suits 129 in Corona.
Jewelry: I wore my mother’s jewelry that she had worn on her wedding day. The Ivory pearls complimented my Soft White dress perfectly!

If you loved this Real Wedding, then check out Peterson Design & Photography! You can also visit their preferred California wedding photographer listing in our wedding vendor guide.

Mirror Table Number Idea – DIY Wedding Decor

Have you ever stumbled upon something so lovely AND functional that it becomes an a-ha moment? That’s pretty much what happened when I stumped upon this mirror table number idea, where photographer Mary Fields captured a most elegant photo shoot designed by I Heart Rehabs. Here at Emmaline Bride, we love handmade + re-purposed finds, so we couldn’t have been more excited to find a cool vintage find turned functional in this centerpiece idea. See? Table numbers don’t have to be boring.

Here, take a look:

Mirror Table Number

Vintage Mirror Table Number

via glamour and grace

Isn’t it lovely? It’s perfect for the vintage themed wedding! Look for vintage swing mirrors on Ebay (the word ‘ornate’ is a plus) or, for a lower price point, look for a shabby chic option like this. My word, that’s gorgeous. Then, use some liquid chalk right on the mirror to write the table number.

Also, double points because…

1. It won’t blow away.

Planning an outdoor wedding? A tabletop mirror will stay put. No worrying about it blowing away or keeping it in place.

2. It adds a thematic touch.

You can add any kind of mirror you choose to fit your theme: vintage, beachy-cottage, shabby chic, even modern! Here’s one I love (and it’s way smaller in person, even though this looks like a full-length mirror from the photo). And you know how much I love themes.

ornate shabby chic table mirror | use this as a vintage mirror table number! great find from amazon.

3. It’s reusable!

Give these away after the wedding because, really, who doesn’t love an old timey mirror? And who couldn’t use one for their vanity? (Raises hand.)

xo
-E.

Need Wedding Invitations Fast? Here’s the Quick Solution!

It’s time for another wedding question from our Ask Emmaline inbox! (And, seriously, you guys spoil us with your amazing questions. Keep ‘em coming!) Steph wrote to us with an urgent question that we know other brides may be wondering, too. Maybe even YOU! She says,

I’m getting married soon and I need wedding invitations fast. I know there’s usually a deadline for custom invitations but I can’t find anything with rush printing that has a design I like. Any tips? I’m getting really nervous because I read they need to be sent 8-10 weeks before the wedding and we don’t even have them ordered yet. Please help!

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Need Wedding Invitations Fast? Here’s What to Do

Hi, Steph! Don’t fret — I’m sure you’re not the first bride to ask (and you’re certainly not the last). When you need wedding invitations fast, here’s the quick solution: go with printable wedding invitations. But don’t just go with any you find online: do your research and find a reputable online seller who specializes in printable wedding invitations. For instance, we work with many talented designers in The Marketplace that we would recommend in a heartbeat. One in particular is Paper Ink Love, who has a beautiful selection of wedding invitations you can get SUPER FAST. Here’s how it works:

How Printable Wedding Invitations Work

1. Order your invitation.

Pick a design and place your order.

2. Preview the proof. Approve it.

Make sure everything is correct — spelling, time, date, location, etc.

3. Receive your files and take to a printer.

You’ll receive your files online, which you transfer to a flash drive and take to a printer. Go to a print shop locally and tell them you need to print your wedding invitations. They’ll show you special papers, ask questions about printing colors, and more.

That’s it!

Once you have everything printed, you’ll want to get the enclosures (response envelopes, stamps, and a return address stamp) so you can start assembling them. When you’re ready to mail, take to the post office first and have a sample invitation weighed. This way, you’ll know your postage is correct before you begin stamping them. You can ask for them to be hand-cancelled at the post office, too, so they look nicer when they arrive at guests’ mailboxes (without the machine making marks all over the invitation itself).

See Sample Wedding Invitations

Here are some sample designs for printable wedding invitations from Paper Ink Love. Melissa offers print at home invitations as well as print services herself. So, whether you need wedding invitations fast and want to print at home or you have some time and want her to take care of printing, you’ll be able to do either here! Plus, with the many designs available, there’s a little something for everyone! Which style do you love?

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Go + Get ‘Em!

Want to see more? Head over to Paper Ink Love to see the full collection. Tell Melissa that Emmaline Bride sent you — she’s a sweetheart to work with, so we know you’re in good hands. You can also see more wedding invitations in The Marketplace.

P.S. Have a wedding advice question? Just Ask Emmaline! We’re here to help! :)

xo
-E.

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Giveaway: $100 for Rhinestone Wedding Brooches & More!

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

Giveaway!

➳➳ 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

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Good Luck!

xo
-E.