Posted September 24, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
This handmade Fall wedding was spectacular! The bride Leigh and the groom John-Luke incorporated fall themed decor with bunting, custom signage, and much more. Their wedding was held in California’s wine country at a beautiful location called Murrieta’s Well. The winery’s magnificent feeling combined with the fall colors, and many details are sure to offer you some inspiration! Working to capture Leigh and John-Luke’s wedding and all of it’s splendor was photographer Jeannie Guzis. Find out more after the click…
Posted July 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
What do you think about faux flower bouquets? Would you carry fake blooms instead of fresh flowers down the aisle? The emerging trend of fake flower bouquets has become increasingly more popular among brides — and for good reason. Read on to find out why and get inspired with faux flower bouquets for your big day…
Posted July 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 39 Comments
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. We’re also offering a giveaway in this post… read on for the full scoop and your chance to win!
Posted July 8, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 84 Comments
Monday blahs? Chase ‘em away with a brand new wedding giveaway! We’ve teamed up with Jennifer of Smoky Mountain Woodcrafts to offer this beautiful rustic wedding bouquet to one lucky reader. This handmade bridal bouquet – perfect for a rustic wedding – features preserved roses, rustic foliage, spiked blooms, mini lotus pods, moss, and more. Read on for your chance to win…
Posted June 25, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
Hello, loves! Today we’re sharing some delightfully rustic inspiration in the form of a rustic fairytale wedding theme. But first… I recently went camping and my almost seven-year-old niece taught me a thing or two about fairies. At the campfire, she looked into the woods and pointed at brief sparks of light. These sparks – lightning bugs, naturally – are not lightning bugs. They’re fairies. Acorns? Fairy hats. Holes in the tree? Fairy houses. Moss? Moss is just moss. (I thought – pixie dust! – but she informed me, “No, Aunt Emma, that’s just moss.” Bless her heart.) I wanted to share that story to remind you that a wedding theme can be ANYTHING you dream it to be. A fairytale wedding doesn’t have to be all Cinderella carriages, castles, and crowns. If you’re an eco-bride, would prefer a position as princess of the woods vs. the ballroom, and you need some serious inspiration for a unique wedding theme, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re sharing an exclusive Enchanted rustic fairytale wedding shoot by a stellar team of wedding pros with photography by Jessy Carté. So, without further adieu… let’s get started!
Posted May 20, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Happy Monday! We hope you had an awesome weekend! To kick off this beautiful new week, we’re bringing you an ‘Ask Emmaline’ question. This question comes to us from bride-to-be, Sarah, who writes, “Hi Emmaline! I’m planning my wedding and I want a handmade bouquet. My friend suggested a sola bouquet, but I’ve never heard of one. What is it? Where can I find one? Thanks in advance!”
Excellent question, Sarah! A sola bouquet is a bouquet made from balsa wood. (Balsa wood is also known as ochroma pyramidale – try saying that three times fast.) Sola flowers are formed by the wood and are typically cream in color and have a unique soft texture. And, since these are made of wood with natural variations, no two flowers are exactly the same! (How’s that for unique?) To inspire you, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite sola bouqets from Curious Crafts. Samantha is an expert in the sola bouquet field and her bouquets are truly amazing. Who wouldn’t want one?
Posted May 16, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: if you are looking for a fun wedding theme, you prefer campfires to cocktail parties, and want a wedding theme that hasn’t been done a million times before, you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing ten incredible ideas for a camp themed wedding to inspire your bouquet, place settings, wedding favors, invitations, and more. A camp themed wedding is a perfect theme for the couple who loves the great outdoors and is especially fitting for a wedding in the woods (free backdrop included, courtesy of Mother Nature). This camp themed wedding shoot was beautifully styled by Melissa Osborne of All About You Productions (with photos by Stevie B Photography) and places an emphasis on a chic camping approach. She tells us, “For this shoot, we decided to go with a camping theme… but we did not want it to be too casual or like many of the other photos you find on the internet.” This camp themed wedding is fresh, fun, and unlike every other camp themed wedding you’ve seen: there’s no flannel or s’mores here! Read on to find out more…
Posted April 16, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Brides: are you planning a themed wedding? Are you looking for a bouquet that ties into your theme beautifully? Have you wondered what accents are essential for a shabby chic, vintage, cottage chic, rustic, or woodland wedding theme? You’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing five themed wedding bouquets with decorative accents for five different wedding themes. Each of these handmade wedding bouquets by Smoky Mountain Woodcrafts are made with dried flowers… which means your bouquet will look and smell amazing AND last forever. No throw-aways here! Read on to find out more about themed wedding bouquets and what to look for while planning. Enjoy!
Themed Wedding Bouquets
Themed Wedding Bouquets – #1: Shabby Chic
If you’re planning a shabby chic wedding, be on the lookout for peach roses, coral and light pink tea roses, chartreuse teardrop eucalyptus, fern, grabia, and accents like lace doilies and jute twine. This shabby chic wedding bouquet has it all, including a jute twine-wrapped handle and a peach and coral bow. Perfection.
Posted September 25, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
Hello and Happy Tuesday! We know the idea of using paper flowers in your wedding (as bouquets, boutonnieres, aisle decor, and more) and seeing it come to fruition are two very different things. Today, we’re bridging the gap between the two with Real Wedding paper flower ideas to inspire your look. Unlike fresh flowers, paper flowers last forever, never wilt, can be custom-coordinated with your wedding palette, and are always in season. Read on to see one couple’s Real Wedding reality and find out where to get paper flowers of your own. Enjoy!
Posted September 21, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hi, loves! Happy Friday! Today we’re bringing forth inspiration in the form of fabulous, fresh felt flowers. (Say that three times fast.) Felt makes a great alternative to fresh flowers because they require no water, can withstand hot and cold temperatures, and can be crafted in any color you can imagine. Thanks to the lovely Cole of Handmade Colectibles, modern and whimsical felt flowers can be made for every aspect of your wedding. Read on to see three of our favorite hand-picked felt flowers from her shop to inspire your whimsical wedding. Enjoy!
Felt Flowers: 3 Fresh Ideas
1. Felt Bouquet + Brooches
Instead of a fresh flower bouquet, incorporate decorative embellishments and brooches into the mix! We love this Real Wedding example photographed by Tricia Williams Photography:
Posted August 14, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Hi again, loves! Earlier we talked about getting creative with a paper project and now we’re back with another reason why paper rules the wedding world. Have you selected your wedding bouquet yet? And, have you considered paper wedding bouquets for yourself and/or your bridesmaids? These sweet little handfuls of paper-crafted petals are a perfect alternative to fresh flowers. We’re often asked by brides why paper wedding bouquets are used instead of the real deal, so we’re here to share five important reasons… find out more after the jump!