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Dried Flower Bouquets for Weddings? – Ask Emmaline

dried flower bouquets | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/dried-flower-bouquets/ | by the blaithin blair

by the blaithin blair shop, photo: jen ing photography

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question from one of our lovely readers! Amber asks,

“Hi Emmaline! What do you think of dried flower bouquets? I have seen bridesmaids carry them but I’m not sure what the difference is versus fresh flowers. Are they cheaper? Are dried bouquets meant for a certain wedding theme? Thanks!

Great questions, Amber! We’ve been seeing many brides using dried flower bouquets lately. In today’s post, you’ll learn why dried bouquets are so popular right now, find out the best theme to use them, see which elements are included, get helpful tips, and see some stunning examples. Enjoy!

Why These Silk Bouquets Are Brilliant for Weddings

by fashion touch weddings

Silk wedding bouquets are a brilliant alternative to fresh flowers when the bride wants a bouquet that lasts forever. Instead of putting a lot of money into a bouquet that wilts and gets thrown in the trash, a silk bouquet looks beautiful for years to come. I’m very particular when it comes so silk bouquets, but when I spotted these over at Fashion Touch Weddings I knew we had found something beautiful. These are handmade bouquets, made with two hands, love, and high-quality materials not found in other bouquets. Plus, they’re an exceptional price! Wait until you see my favorite bouquets I’ve hand-picked just for you. My favorite? It has to be the blush pink peonies — you’ll know which one when you see it below! Enjoy!

Winter Wonderland Wedding: An Inspiration Shoot

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Most weddings take place in the spring, summer, or fall which leaves behind the beloved winter season. That’s why we are so excited to share this romantic winter wedding inspiration shoot by Esme of BodaMaestra and photographed by Maureen Pacheco Photography! Esme explains a few reasons why couples should consider a winter wedding: “For practical reasons, weddings are widely celebrated during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. But what about winter? With venues offering discounted rates and often greater availability, more and more couples are turning to the cold weather months to celebrate their nuptials. Winter also offers a host of unique elements from which to glean inspiration (think snowflakes, sleigh rides, and a roaring fire).” Sounds romantic to us! Check out this shoot featuring a stunning color palette, delightful accents (like dancing shoes and a hot cocoa bar for guests), a beautiful cake, floral design, and more to inspire you. And, of course, a beautiful bride and handsome groom provide attire ideas for the picture-perfect winter wedding. I especially love the bride’s fur shawl — don’t miss it!

Giveaway: Win a Pastel Brooch Bouquet!

It’s time for another amazing wedding giveaway! But first, are you subscribed? Do it now!

pastel brooch bouquet

by the ritzy rose

Did you catch our feature on 40 Alternative Bouquets recently? If you did, you definitely saw a few beauties handcrafted by The Ritzy Rose. We’ve worked with Jen and Jason for quite some time and we’re always amazed by their new brooch bouquet designs. That’s why we’re incredibly excited to share this pastel brooch bouquet giveaway — valued at $195! — with our awesome readers. Can you imagine carrying this beauty down the aisle and keeping it forever in your home? Get ready for your chance to win!

Beautiful Ceremony Decor using Peonies

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

Happy weekend! If you adore peonies and you’re looking for some *serious* spring-ready aisle ideas, you’ve come to the right place! We’re sharing some of our favorite peony aisle decor ideas 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 be inspired…

40 Alternative Wedding Bouquets (PHOTOS)

bride with bridesamaids holding alternative bouquets by valleyflowerdesign

bouquets by valley flower design

If a real flower bouquet isn’t your thing and you want something different, or you’re not crazy about the idea of paying for flowers that will wilt, then you’ll love what we have planned for you today! You don’t have to be a bride on a budget or planning a non-traditional wedding to crave the beauty and versatility of alternative wedding bouquets. After all, an alternative bouquet lasts forever, never wilts, and will look beautiful as decor on your desk for years to come. Today we’re sharing forty hand-picked flowers just for you including vibrant full-bloom peonies, vintage brooch bouquets, rich crepe paper flowers (they look so real!), paper flowers made from book pages, and more! Let the inspiration begin!

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!

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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