Posted July 30, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
When you see wedding ceremonies, what inspires you? Is it the emotional couple, the unique aisle decor that catches your eye, or maybe the venue itself? One of my favorite wedding day details is the ceremony backdrop and today we’re talking about the best, most inspiring ceremony backdrops we’ve seen yet. If you’re handy, many of these ceremony backdrops are DIY-able; or, as always, keep a sharp eye out for talented artisans who are ready to help you create the ideal backdrop for your particular ceremony. We’ve gathered up the best of the best from around the web and narrowed it down to seven of our favorite ceremony backdrops. Prepare to be inspired!
7 Most Inspiring Ceremony Backdrops
#1: Something Blue
Ah, something blue: a cooling, calming color to soothe your wedding day nerves. This particular backdrop is reminiscent of the ocean and is a welcome change of pace from the traditional neutral color palette. The birds are a whimsical addition.
Posted April 14, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Happy Weekend! We spotted these fabric wrapped letters by Forest Girl Design and think they are oh-so-sweet! Each whimsical letter is crafted by hand and is covered completely in beautiful patterned fabric. Use a monogram letter to display in your handmade wedding as décor – either at your ceremony or reception – and display in your home after the big day. Read on to see a few of our favorites…
Posted February 28, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Several months ago, I bought a few flower brooches in light pink, ivory, and grey. I soon found myself pinning them everywhere: my scarf, my jacket, my cardigan – I even place them on a pretty china plate on my dresser because they look so pretty as-is. So, I thought, wouldn’t flower brooches look incredible on everything wedding? I pictured flower brooch pins added to bridesmaid dresses for the perfect pop of color, pinned to a gorgeous satin ribbon and wrapped as a wrist corsage, flower brooches pinned to sashes, bridal cardigans, and clutch purses. I even pictured them pinned to shoes as flower shoe clips. So, when we spotted the new fabric brooches collection at The Blooming Thread (featured at Emmaline Bride in The Marketplace) we knew you’d fall in love with them, too. Imagine these flower brooch pins gifted in a delightful box, pinned to bridesmaid dresses, and re-worn on “girls nights” for years to come! Which one do you love most?
Posted February 11, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
We’ve talked about clever bridal bouquet alternatives like brooch bouquets, button bouquets, and billy button bouquets as a way to hold on to your bouquet forever. So, why not apply the same idea to boutonnieres or floral corsages? Today, we’re bringing you beautiful handmade dahlia fabric boutonnieres which can be worn by groomsmen, by bridesmaids as wrist corsages (just add satin ribbon), or by guests as flower pins at your bridal shower. These dahlia fabric boutonnieres are handmade by When Love Happens and they are adorable. Soft dahlia petals and striped ribbon? Count me in!
Posted February 2, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Love is in the air today! The Groundhog walked out and saw his shadow (6 more weeks of winter, folks) only to climb back into his bed and tag Cupid as “it”. To kick off the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, we’re sharing these adorable fabric covered love letters by the lovely people at Duryea Place Designs. These paper mache letters are covered in a beautiful vintage-style floral paper with the edges slightly distressed to achieve a sweet, shabby chic look. This particular pattern features pretty pinks, reds, blues, and greens, but can be customized to suit a specific pattern or color scheme you have in mind – just ask! Read on to see more…
Posted January 25, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
We love the smell of fresh blooming flowers (and the mere sight of a pink peony makes me especially weak in the knees), but a bouquet that lasts forever? Brilliant! Fresh flowers, while lovely, will wilt. And, days after your wedding you’ll be tossing away your bouquet in the trash. Today, however, we’re showing you how to make your bouquet last forever so you can avoid the sad toss-away dance and replace it with a bouquet that lasts forever! These five handmade fabric bouquets by Autumn and Grace Bridal are crafted with love and can be re-used after the wedding day as delightful home decor. Many years from now when your daughter asks what your bouquet looked like, you can show her in person. Who knows, maybe it will even be her special “something borrowed”! Read on to see 5 hand-picked bouquets you’ll love to hold onto down the aisle and happily ever after…
5 Fabric Flower Bouquets
1. Vintage Inspired Fabric Bouquet
This vintage-inspired fabric flower bouquet features large cotton cabbage roses, rosettes and lace. We love the lace detailing and beading in the center.
Posted January 11, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Looking for a something blue that will outlast the wedding cake? It seems most traditional something blue items such as a blue bridal veil or a blue gown sash tend to be worn once and tucked away in brides’ sock drawers, never to be seen again. But wouldn’t it be nice to find a something blue accessory you’ll love to wear – and re-wear – long after the wedding day? Absolutely! Read on to check out five hand-picked something blues you can reuse happily ever after.
Posted December 21, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
After the cake is cut, the last song is played, and guests have gone on home, you’ll have two things that remain: a happy ever after and photographs to remember the day. If you’re wondering how to display wedding photographs in style, you’ve come to the right place! Today, we’re sharing with you a fun new product by the folks at Indigo Album Design which will inspire you to customize a wedding memory book to display those gorgeous wedding day photographs in a stylish keepsake book for generations to come…
Posted December 14, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
We’ve talked about handmade wedding bouquets made of fabric to last forever; why not apply the same idea for the groom and groomsmen? Today, we’re excited to feature these beautiful handmade fabric boutonnieres by Innstyches. Rather than toss his boutonniere after the wedding, he can save it instead to be re-worn on future anniversary dinners, placed in a wedding scrapbook, or saved in a keepsake box. Check out our hand-picked favorite blooms after the jump!
Posted December 1, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Handcrafted cake toppers can dress up even the most simple wedding cake or add a personal touch to the most elaborate tiered cake. All you need is a little customization! This is why we’re head over heels in love with these handcrafted cake toppers spotted at Hello Beautifully Made, who can turn ordinary wood pieces into keepsake cake toppers to enjoy for a lifetime. These hand-painted, handcrafted cake toppers feature a lacy gown, a smiling bride with pink blushing cheeks and a groom with a fabric tie and matching hat. Customize your cake toppers to look like you and your soon-to-be spouse for a handcrafted gift you’ll keep forever. Read on to see why these handcrafted cake toppers are one-of-a-kind…
Posted August 5, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Good morning + happy Friday to you all! We’re kicking off the posts today with these adorable handmade flower cake toppers made of fabric. Add these toppers to your wedding cake, bridal shower cake, or birthday cake (any cake will do, really) to add a sweet little grove of flowers to it. These have been handmade in a variety of colors such as dark purple, lilac, baby girl, bright pink, orchid, or bubble gum. I’m pretty sure you don’t even need a reason to celebrate – just add one of these toppers to an ordinary cupcake to celebrate a mini victory in your day. ;) For fifteen dollars you get one full set of six toppers. I think every home deserves a pocketful of flower tops!
Posted June 30, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Did you know you could make these pretty DIY rosettes from t-shirts? It’s true! Take a peek…
Posted June 29, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
If you’re looking to brighten up your ceremony space a bit, and aren’t keen on the archway idea, consider this colorful DIY ceremony backdrop with tons of texture. We spotted this backdrop at Style Me Pretty. It is a fun project you can customize to complement any wedding colors you wish – or go all out with powerful punches of color! And, in case your ceremony site isn’t keen on the idea, feel free to use it as a colorful photo booth backdrop instead!
Posted June 23, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
I’m a tulle-loving girl. I think the netted fabric adds a little something to a dress – particularly a wedding gown – giving it the lift it needs and deserves. But, let’s face it, lovelies: the stuff itches. I have a black and white polka dot dress with a bright red sash (it’s quite fabulous) but I avoid wearing it because the bottom layer (bright red tulle!) is so dang itchy. And, if you sit in it all day it leaves marks on your legs. So, when I saw this tulle wedding ball gown I thought it looked lovely, but imagined the itchiness that would ensue. Ouch. However, I quickly discovered this is an entirely different type of tulle. In fact, this sweet soft cotton tulle ballgown is just that: soft! The dress is handmade from 80% cotton, with all the structural parts underneath the tulle constructed of organic cotton sateen making it soft against your skin. It is lightweight and party-ready. Take a peek…