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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

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

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

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

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
via project wedding

5. This bouquet in shades of purple

purple rose bouquet - photo: marissa rodriguez | rose bouquets weddings via

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

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

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

photo: jpp studios via style me pretty

9. This pale peach rose bouquet

pale peach rose bouquet - photo: mariel hannah | rose bouquets weddings via

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

photo: ashton howard

Tell us: which of these bouquets are your favorite?


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 |

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 | | 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 | | photo: jenna henderson

photo: jenna henderson via wedding chicks

peony bouquet wrapped in twine | | 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 | | 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 | | 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


flower decoration


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!


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.

Stylish flower inspired rings, like this one, makes a great gift for the bride or bridesmaids. By The Manerovs Workshop.

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 |

2. Pink & Green

peach flower girl hair crown

3. Sunflower

Sunflower | Flower Girl Hair Crowns |

4. Pink Berries

Pink Berries | Flower Girl Hair Crowns |

Giveaway: Win a Paper Flower Backdrop!

Have you seen the paper flower backdrops, centerpieces, and decor over at PaperFlora yet? If not, you should — there’s so much prettiness in bloom!

paper flowers left

by paperflora

Paper Flowers for Wedding Decor, Centerpieces & More

One of our favorite new trends — well, it’s been trending for awhile, but it’s still on point this season — is paper flowers as decor throughout your space. We’ve seen paper flowers along the aisle, as ceremony backdrops, at the head table, as centerpieces for receptions, adorning a cake, and more. Paper flowers are in — and they aren’t going anywhere for a long time to come.

by paperflora

These Flower Vase Favors are Brilliant — Here’s Why

When we received this question from bride-to-be, Amy, we couldn’t wait to share what we found with you! Here’s her question, submitted to us on the Ask Emmaline inbox:

Hi Emmaline! I am looking for wedding favors that can also add to our decorations. I was thinking of giving flowers since we’re having a bohemian rustic wedding and we’ll be using wildflowers throughout. Do you have any advice on how to give flowers as favors? What container to use, how big they should be, etc.? Thanks!

We love the idea of giving flowers as favors, Amy! It’s a thoughtful gift guests can actually use, which is our favorite kind of favor! When giving flower favors, be sure to provide a small glass or bottle. A tag is also appropriate, so guests know they’re favors and should be taken home. They should also be kept fresh before placing on tables — and when it comes to the flowers you pick, anything goes! On our quest for the perfect flower favors, these flower vase favors from JoBlake came to mind. We love ’em because they are essentially THREE wedding details in one: they’re 1) favors, 2) place cards, and 3) decorations. Talk about a time (and money) -saver! Individually, they’re lovely decor pieces; in a group, they’re visually stunning! Plus, they can be used for your wedding reception or bridal shower. Take a look:

Flower Vase Favors

flower vase favors
by joblake

We love these because they’re handmade + chock full of love. Joanna, the designer, even made these for her own wedding. TIP: She said her mother-in-law stored her flowers in the fridge and put them out in the vases the day of the wedding to keep them fresh.

place card escort card
by joblake

flower vase favors with tag

by joblake

by joblake

flower vase favors in jars

by joblake

Lovely! You can find out more about these favors and take a closer look in the shop.

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Thanks for your question, Amy, and we hope this helped to answer your questions. If you’re a bride-to-be (or a bridesmaid, MOH, mom of the bride, etc.) and need advice, we’re here to help! Just submit your question here.


What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick, and Why

Wondering what kind of boutonniere to pick? We’ll help! Find out which boutonniere style fits in best with your wedding theme. Plus, get more advice on wedding themes in the book, The Inspired Wedding.

Hi, lovelies! My, oh my, it is gorgeous outside. Spring finally got serious with winter and showed him the door, making this the most beautiful spring I’ve seen in some time. Hello, 65 and sunny! Where have you been? Anyway, I hope it’s spring-y where you are, too! Today we’re talking about what kind of boutonniere to pick for your wedding, depending on your theme. When it comes to your wedding theme, it’s all about the details. Simply put: themed details make for a more cohesive event. And today, we’re showing you what kind of boutonniere to pick for your groom and groomsmen. So whether you’re planning a beach wedding, a modern loft-style reception, a vintage ceremony, or you’re tying the knot in a woodland wedding, we’ve got you covered! See which boutonnieres we’ve handpicked just for you, based on a handful of seven delightful themes (you’ll find similar themes in my new book, too, which will help you plan the ultimate themed wedding). Enjoy!

What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick

Let’s begin with finds for your nautical or beach themed wedding.

Nautical / Beach

For a nautical wedding, what kind of boutonniere to pick depends on what colors you’ve selected. If you’re opting for a traditional navy blue and white color palette, a striped boutonniere, like this one, is ideal.

striped navy and white ribbon boutonniere with jute twine and anchor charm | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why)
by all for love by gina

knotted rope boutonniere for nautical wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why)
by all for love by gina

If you’re not sure on color, you can opt for something with a nautical twist: this knotted boutonniere features a figure 8 knot made from jute twine.

Or, a compass boutonniere is a fun alternative to a traditional boutonniere and can be easily attached to his lapel.

compass boutonniere for nautical wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why)
by all for love by gina

If your wedding is specifically beach themed, a starfish boutonniere like this one fits perfectly.

starfish boutonniere for beach wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why)
by twining vines


For a bohemian wedding, it’s all about the whimsical and the free-spirited feel. As such, feathers tie in perfectly with your boutonniere choice. This is one of our favorites:

feather boutonniere for bohemian wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why)
by feather divine

Another option is a fun, whimsical fabric boutonniere… like these!

fabric boutonnieres for bohemian wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why)
by cottonbird designs


For a modern wedding, opt for something minimalist. For instance, here is a flower boutonniere (made of clay):

clay dogwood boutonniere for modern wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why)
by parsi

Succulents are always a nice boutonniere option, too. If you’re planning a more elegant modern wedding, skip the burlap and opt for one with a clean, simple look, like this:

modern boutonniere made of succulent | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why)
by lot450 shop

And remember, for a modern wedding his boutonniere doesn’t have to resemble a traditional boutonniere at all. For instance, check out this button boutonniere we found:

modern button boutonniere | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why)
by nonimode

Another example of a modern boutonniere is a lapel pin. We spotted these wood ones here, which is fitting for a modern wedding with a rustic, outdoorsy feel.

squirrel lapel pin as modern wedding boutonniere alternative | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why)
by cabin + cub

And finally, a very minimal dried flower, like this boutonniere made from blue echinops, gives you yet another option:

modern boutonniere | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why)
by eucca

How to Pick a Boutonniere – Vintage

For a vintage wedding, pick a boutonniere with nostalgic details. One of my favorites: a bountonniere handmade from a page from a vintage book.

vintage boutonniere | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why)
by the sunny bee

This one, too, with a hint of lace:

lace and vintage book page boutonniere | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why)
by the sunny bee

And this cameo ‘button’ boutonniere is made from vintage finds:

vintage button boutonniere | photo: clay austin | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why)
by rustic creek, photo by clay austin photography

by rustic creek, photos by clay austin photography


When deciding what kind of boutonniere to pick for a rustic wedding, burlap is usually a bride’s number one choice. Add birch flowers and you have a stunning combination, like this:

< flowers wrapped in burlap | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why)
by rustic blend

We talked about succulents as a modern boutonniere option, but succulents can work for rustic weddings, too. Opt for one that has a burlap or jute-wrapped stem for a little more rustic flair.

succulent boutonnieres for rustic wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why)
by flora

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