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Giveaway: Win Monogrammed Bouquet Ribbons

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We have another fabulous (+ free) giveaway in store for you! But first, have you visited the lovely Oatmeal Lace Design lately? McKay is an inspiration: she’s always finding creative ways to make your wedding more personal and heartfelt. One of our favorite items in her collection is her monogrammed bouquet ribbon. We’re giving away a set of three bouquet ribbons to one lucky reader: one for the bride, one for the Maid of Honor, and one for a bridesmaid. You can buy more if you’d like to give one to every bridesmaid in your wedding party. Each ribbon is handmade and features an individual monogram in your choice of embroidery thread color. This ribbon can be wrapped around your bouquet handle for a charming and personalized touch, like this:

monogrammed bouquet ribbons | by oatmeal lace design | photo: lauren rosenau photography | http://emmalinebride.com/2015-giveaway/bouquet-ribbons/

by oatmeal lace design, photos: lauren rosenau photography

Read on to see how you can win!

Easy Decor Idea → Rustic Paper Flowers

We spotted these rustic paper flowers at VENDecor’s Shop (and their brand new site, VENDecorhandmade.com) and couldn’t wait to share them with you! We adore them for two reasons: 1) they’re colorful and customizable to match your colors, and 2) they are extremely versatile. For instance, you can use them as place cards, escort cards, or as additional decor alongside your centerpiece and battery-operated candles. Take a look!

paper flowers

30 Beautiful Ideas for Sunflower Themed Weddings

Do you love sunflowers? Do you adore them so much you’d like to use them throughout your entire wedding decor? Well, you’re in luck! Today we’re showcasing thirty of our favorite sunflower ideas. But first, a tip: sunflowers are at their peak in July through September, so keep it in mind if you’re planning on using these bright and sunny blooms throughout your wedding space. And if you’re planning a sunflower themed wedding, you needn’t go overboard: just a few sunflower-inspired ideas here and there will do the trick!

Now… on to the inspiration! For starters, let’s take a peek at a sunflower centerpiece idea you’ll want to steal…


Sunflower Wedding Ideas

1. This sunflower centerpiece

sunflower centerpiece | photo by lisa price

50 Best Table Names for Weddings

table names for weddings

by the love paper co, photo: jen owens

Goodbye boring… hello, unique reception tables! Make your reception tables pop by replacing traditional table numbers with table names. Each table name is an opportunity to share your unique love story or tie in your wedding theme. And, I have to admit: the most memorable weddings I’ve attended were those with clever table names (like songs by The Beatles and types of wine). What will your table names say about you? We’ve rounded up fifty of the best wedding table name ideas to inspire your own creative twist with everything from states you love to favorite tv couples. Read on for the full list!

These Rose Bouquets Are Easily a Favorite for Weddings

We’re continuing Classic Wedding Theme Week at Emmaline Bride! Did you have a chance to follow along yet?

Have you considered using roses for your bridal bouquet or centerpiece arrangements? Roses are one of the most popular flower choices for traditional weddings for a few unique reasons.

Here are three key reasons why roses are easily a favorite for weddings:

1. Roses are always in season
2. Roses are beautiful on their own (and they also complement other flowers extremely well)
3. Roses are available in many different colors

Roses can also be more affordable than other harder-to-find flowers. Plus, they’re incredibly versatile! We love them solo and paired with other blooms. To show you what we mean, we’ve gathered up ten of our favorite handpicked rose bouquets to inspire you. I am currently obsessing over #3, since I’ve never seen anything like it. I also love #7 since blush pink is my favorite color. Which one do you love?

Rose Bouquets Weddings

1. This pale pink and lavender bouquet of roses

pale pink and lavender rose bouquet - photo: A Bryan Photography | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

photo: a bryan photography via elizabeth anne designs

2. This incredible white rose bouquet

white rose wedding bouquet - photo: kjrsten madsen photography | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

photo: kjrsten madsen photography via style me pretty

3. This composite rose bouquet

This bouquet is also known as a “glamelia”.

incredible rose bouquet - photo: leigh skaggs, floral designer: leslie hartig | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

photo: leigh skaggs, floral designer: leslie hartig via fab you bliss

4. This light pink rose bouquet

*This is a DIY bouquet! Learn how to make this right here.

rose wedding bouquet - diy | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/
via project wedding

5. This bouquet in shades of purple

purple rose bouquet - photo: marissa rodriguez | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

photo: marissa rodriguez

6. This white rose and blue hydrangea bouquet

white rose and blue hydrangea wedding bouquet - photo: tonya beavers photography, floral design: dottie b florist | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

floral: dottie b florist, photo: tonya beaver photography

7. This blush pink rose bouquet with peonies

pink rose bouquet with peonies - photo: jodi miller, floral design: julie's floral design | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

floral design: julies floral design, photo: jodi miller via style me pretty

8. This bouquet with stunning pops of green

white rose bouquet with greenery - photo: jpp studios | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

photo: jpp studios via style me pretty

9. This pale peach rose bouquet

pale peach rose bouquet - photo: mariel hannah | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

photo: mariel hannah via elizabeth anne designs

10. These sunflowers and roses paired together so beautifully

sunflower and roses bouquet - photo: ashton howard | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

photo: ashton howard

Tell us: which of these bouquets are your favorite?

xo
-E.

P.S. Need more flower inspiration? Click here!

How to Style Your Aisle with Peonies

Do you love peonies? Are you looking for serious inspiration for your ceremony aisle? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing some of our favorite peony aisle decor for indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies. While peonies are only in bloom for a small window of time — April through the end of May, if you’re lucky — they can really make your wedding aisle pop with prettiness! Read on to see how to style your aisle…

Peony Aisle Decor

Pink Peony Aisle Decor | photo: one and only paris | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/peony-aisle-decor/

via elizabeth anne designs | photo: one and only paris

Whether cupped or in full bloom, pink peonies are utterly gorgeous. They’re even lovely as-is — a long stem peony and a ribbon makes a simple yet elegant aisle decoration.

right: photo: moxie pix photos by dana via style me pretty, left: photo – gayle brooker

I love how these pink peonies pop against the dark wood pews:

Lush Pink Peony Aisle Decor in Church | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/peony-aisle-decor/ | photo: one and only paris

photo: one and only paris via elizabeth anne designs

A lush arrangement of pink peonies in a wood box with greenery makes a modern aisle way really pop, like this one designed by LVL Weddings:

photo: kaysha weiner via style me pretty

Pink Peony Aisle Decor Flowers on Wood Chairs | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/peony-aisle-decor/ | photo: jenna henderson

photo: jenna henderson via wedding chicks

peony bouquet wrapped in twine | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/peony-aisle-decor/ | photo: lisa lefkowitz

photo: lisa lefkowitz via style me pretty

Create small bouquet arrangements and hang from chair backs down the aisle; or, use lanterns to display these blooms, along with candles (for night weddings).

left: photo: megan thiele via southern weddings | right: photo – portraits by lucinda

This arrangement, below, is one of my favorites: it contains pink peonies, white tulips, and an assortment of blush roses.

Pink Peony Aisle Decor on Chair | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/peony-aisle-decor/ | photo: kristina lorraine

photo: kristina lorraine

Baby’s breath is a soft accent to pair with pink peonies, placed in simple glass vases, shown below. Alternatively, galvanized tubs filled with long-stem peonies and pink hydrangeas serve as modern romantic aisle decor.

right: tana photography via elizabeth anne designs

And, don’t forget about your chair at the reception.

Pink Peonies Chair Decor for Bride | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/peony-aisle-decor/ | photo: christina szczupak

photo: christina szczupak

Handmade Peony Bouquet

Want your peonies to last forever? Here are some paper, clay, or silk options we spotted:

fake peony bouquet

flower decoration

handmade-peony-bouquet

flower decoration

faux-peony-bouquets

handcrafts in studio

Pink Peony and Dusty Miller Bouquet

bragging bags

Pink Peony Bouquet Silk

bragging bags

What do you think of these peony aisle decor ideas?

Tell us with a comment below!

xo
-E.

Flower Inspired Rings for Bridesmaids

Spring and summer flowers are finally in full bloom and as gorgeous as ever. I took a break from gardening last year when Andrew was a baby, and this year I’m getting back into it. I don’t quite have a green thumb — but I’m learning. The key to gardening, I’ve learned, is patience. So while I patiently wait for my pink peonies to bloom, I’ve distracted myself with pruning the roses, having fun with Little Andrew while he plucks the purple flowers from my chives (and hands it to me with a smile on his face — awwww) and, you know, finding floral inspired pretties like this adorable wallet, or wifey mug, these rustic chic floral invitations we featured yesterday, these bridesmaid clutches and today’s feature — flower inspired rings handmade by The Manerovs Workshop. This daisy ring is my favorite — and you can have it in full-bloom, all year long. No pruning needed. ;) I think these make a cute gift for your bridesmaids, especially for a bohemian inspired wedding or garden wedding. Which one do you love?

Flower Inspired Rings

These flower inspired rings are realistic: almost as though you plucked a daisy and wrapped it around your finger.

Stylish flower inspired rings, like this one, makes a great gift for the bride or bridesmaids. By The Manerovs Workshop. http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/flower-inspired-rings/

Stylish flower inspired rings, like this one, makes a great gift for the bride or bridesmaids. By The Manerovs Workshop. http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/flower-inspired-rings/

9 Flower Girl Hair Crowns She’ll *Want* to Wear
(+ Giveaway!)

Want to make your flower girl feel like a princess at your wedding? Give her one of these pretty hair crowns to wear! Today we’re sharing a handful of hair crowns by HandyCraftTS. Tanya is the maker of these vibrant flower girl hair wreaths, bridal sashes, hair accessories, and more. She’s been busy crafting up these pretty floral hair crowns for summer and she wants to make one for you! We’re giving away a free hair crown to one lucky bride-to-be for your flower girl (or to wear yourself — these crowns are adjustable to fit any size). See our handpicked favorites and enter for a chance to win!

Flower Girl Hair Crowns

1. Lilac Rose

Lilac Rose | Flower Girl Hair Crowns | http://emmalinebride.com/flower-girl/hair-crowns/

2. Pink & Green

peach flower girl hair crown

3. Sunflower

Sunflower | Flower Girl Hair Crowns | http://emmalinebride.com/flower-girl/hair-crowns/

4. Pink Berries

Pink Berries | Flower Girl Hair Crowns | http://emmalinebride.com/flower-girl/hair-crowns/

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