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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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A Romantic Garden Wedding in North Carolina (Real Weddings)

If you love garden weddings, then you’ll want to see this one! This beautiful North Carolina wedding was captured by Michelle and Sara from Michelle Robinson Photography. Michelle tells us, “Caitlin and Allen’s gorgeous Botanical Gardens wedding is full of precious memories, DIY touches, pops of colors, and so much love. The Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens was just the perfect location to showcase all of these unique details! Caitlin loved putting her special DIY touches to this wedding. She made all the flower bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and invitations. Her mother-in-law made the cupcakes and cake! It was amazing to see all the creativity behind each bouquet. She even told us how they started growing the bridesmaids flowers so far in advance. I bet it was incredible for Caitlin to finally see her dream become a reality. When it came time to have our one-on-one time with Caitlin and Allen, they just blew us away! They knew how to move with each other and we couldn’t stop being in awe. Like, speechless. We kept saying we couldn’t wait, and we just couldn’t! Even though it rained on their wedding day and they had to hold their ceremony inside of the reception hall instead of the Garden, these two were just full of sunshine.”

Michelle Robinson Photography | North Carolina Botanical Gardens Wedding in Kernersville - http://emmalinebride.com/?p=129864


North Carolina Botanical Gardens Wedding

Michelle Robinson Photography | North Carolina Botanical Gardens Wedding in Kernersville - http://emmalinebride.com/?p=129864

Sunglasses Favors: Easy (& Affordable!) to Make for Weddings

Are you looking for a favor guests will actually use (and one they don’t always see)? We’ve found just the thing, especially for spring and summer weddings! These fun sunglasses favors — paired with these personalized tags from Tickled Pink Paper & Ink — can be used during your outdoor ceremony so guests aren’t squinting in the sun, worn in your photo booth as props, and worn after the wedding all season long. We’ve tracked down the perfect bulk sunglasses here (even the reviews are awesome). We love the even more because you can pick from hot pink, green, blue, orange, yellow, or classic white or black.


Sunglasses Favors

All you need to do is get a personalized stamp (go here), tags of your choice, twine or string, and sunglasses (you can find them here).

sunglasses favors

by tickled pink paper and ink

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