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The Ultimate Bearded Groomsmen Guide

Beards. They grow on you, you know? I kid. But seriously, the more we see mountain weddings, rustic weddings, and woodland weddings, the more the look of the bearded groom and groomsmen is growing on us, too. And those vests. And bowties. And suspenders! It’s an entirely casual, laid-back look that’s we’re loving — and it proves that he doesn’t have to be clean shaven or overly polished to look his best on your wedding day. Today we’re sharing our favorite bearded groomsmen inspiration PLUS some gift ideas your bearded groomsmen will enjoy.

Bearded Groom / Groomsmen Inspiration

bearded groom in bowtie | bearded groomsmen guide | http://emmalinebride.com/groom/bearded-groomsmen/

bow tie: scocca papillon

photo: ben blood via green wedding shoes

left: photo – alex tenters photography via love my dress | right: photo – trent bailey via style me pretty

bearded groom | bearded groomsmen guide | http://emmalinebride.com/groom/bearded-groomsmen/

photo: ben blood via green wedding shoes

groomsmen with beards | bearded groomsmen guide | http://emmalinebride.com/groom/bearded-groomsmen/

via rock my wedding, photo: john day

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.

[H]i, 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) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by all for love by gina

knotted rope boutonniere for nautical wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
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) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
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) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by twining vines

Bohemian

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) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
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) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by cottonbird designs

Modern

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) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
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) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
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) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
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) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
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) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
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) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
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) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
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) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by rustic creek, photo by clay austin photography

by rustic creek, photos by clay austin photography

Rustic

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) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
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) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by flora

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42 Bride and Groom Chair Signs (PHOTOS)

Looking for wedding chair signs for your big day? You’ve come to the right place! This is a HUGE roundup of decorative handmade chair signs we know you’ll love. But don’t let the fun stop there: subscribe + stay in the loop!

[M]ove over, boring chairs: it’s time for fun, totally creative wedding chair signs to take center stage! It’s Monday and we know you need a serious kick in the you-know-what for inspiration. You’ve been lazying around watching Netflix all weekend, no? Well it’s time to get serious and start crossing more to-do’s from your list. Today we’re talking about bride and groom chair signs and unique chair sign ideas. Today’s round up of (count ’em!) forty-two amazing ideas are sure to get those creative juices flowing. Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Wedding Chair Signs

1. These gold bride and groom chair signs for mod couples

bride and groom chair signs cute | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by host and toast studio

2. These signs in Italian

It means, “To Have” and “To Hold”

to have, to hold (in italian) chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

sugar and chic shop

3. These geometric beauties

geometric wedding chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by host and toast studio

4. These chair signs made from your silhouettes

silhouette bride and groom chairs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by from kelly with love

5. These chair signs will get that song stuck in your head (in a good way)

i belong with you bride and groom chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by host and toast studio

6. These chair signs are personalized with your new name

mr and mrs bride and groom chair signs personalized | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by to have to hold art

7. Or this monogram can tie you two together, literally

monogram chair sign bride and groom chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by host and toast studio

8. This wood chair sign set is adorable

by lh calligraphy, photo: natalie franke

9. These script-y signs

bride and groom chairs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/ | via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by host and toast studio

10. These chair signs with engraving

the bride the groom chair | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by susabellas

11. These embroidery hoops are so cute, you should attached to a ribbon and hang on chairs

custom made embroidery hoop | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by stitch folks

12. And these!

embroidered mr and mrs chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by mama bleu designs

13. Or this!

custom emboidery hoop | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/
by stitch folks

14. These Gatsby inspired chair signs

mr mrs gatsby chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by z create design

15. This reclaimed wood sign is perfect for rustic-loving couples

just married barn wood sign | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/
by the lovely glass jar

16. These wood signs

bride groom chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by zcreate design

17. These signs in gold

mr mrs chair signs at head table | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/
by z create design

18. These chair signs for the nautical couple

captain and mate chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/
by z create design

19. These rustic-inspired chair signs with burlap and wood

mr mrs chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by borden specifics

20. These I love her, I love him chair signs

i love her i love him | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/
by the beeze knees

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Why Glassware Makes an Obviously Awesome Gift

Looking for personalized glassware gifts? You’ll love what we’ve rounded up today! Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss a thing!

[I] drink lots of coffee everyday, usually out of my trusty ol’ personalized E mug and that is a fact. And I love the heck out of that thing. I think it cost a total of $3 on an end-cap at Target and Andrew picked it up for me one day. You see, there’s got to be a science behind it because people love to drink out of personalized glassware. People adore mugs with quirky sayings, like telling everyone your coffee is on fleek or that you do these three things everyday. Some people need a visual reminder to, you know, get their sh!t done and to respect the hustle. You see, people go nuts over glasses with caricatures of themselves and pop culture tie-ins, like telling everyone you drink more coffee than a Gilmore, or stayed up late to watch Fallon and his EW! segment. Or maybe, just maybe, you’re a little bit Ron Swanson and hate talking to people about things. And that’s okay because not everyone is a morning person and it’s important to keep your priorities straight.

And it’s not just coffee mugs, you guys: it seems even champagne tastes better when sipped out of a personalized glass.

personalized calligraphy stemless glassware via personalized glassware gifts | http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/personalized-glassware-gifts/

via rachel carl

That’s because in some weird way, we like our personalized glassware. It shows off our personalities. It gives us a little giggle in the morning when all you want to do is lay in bed and stay warm. And if you love personalized glassware gifts like I do, then you’ll love today’s post because I wrote it just for you. Here are some personalized glassware gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen. Let’s get started, shall we?

Personalized Glassware Gifts

First of all, personalized glassware gifts are the greatest because:

1. People will USE THEM.

Nothing is worse than a gift they can never, ever use, and

2. They will find them quirky and fun.

Especially if you go digging and find something personalized that you just know they’ll get a kick out of.

glitter champagne glasses via personalized glassware gifts | http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/personalized-glassware-gifts/

the little lovebird

via judi painted it

bridesmaid champagne flutes via personalized glassware gifts | http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/personalized-glassware-gifts/

urban farmhouse tampa

single shot glass via personalized glassware gifts | http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/personalized-glassware-gifts/
via my sister’s boutique

personalized glassware gifts | http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/personalized-glassware-gifts/
via ginta barisa

left: crystal peace studio, right: meku

top row, left + middle: meku, right: pickle lily design | bottom row, left: pickle lily design, right top + bottom: style dahlia


left: my sister’s boutique, right: brad goodell

And, sometimes, all you need is something like a bow tie to make it their own.

bow tie glassware via personalized glassware gifts | http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/personalized-glassware-gifts/

via meku

Oh and guests will LOVE these as favors:

custom mason jar mugs favors via personalized glassware gifts | http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/personalized-glassware-gifts/

via scissormill


sushi and queso

bridesmaid mugs via personalized glassware gifts | http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/personalized-glassware-gifts/
wandersketch

What do you think of these gift ideas? There are some really fun ones out there for the bride and groom, too. I mean, does it get any cuter than this?

click and blossom via personalized glassware gifts | http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/personalized-glassware-gifts/

click and blossom

I think not. :) Well, off to brew more coffee…

Let us know what you think of these!

xo
-E.

50 Most Unique Groomsmen Gifts for 2015

*Giveaway inside!

It’s here! It’s here! The ultimate (annual) groomsmen gift guide is right here! Check it out below + show some love to our handmade artisans featured below. Oh, and by the way, I just had to ask… are you subscribed yet?

[W]e are so excited to share the fifty best unique groomsmen gifts for 2015! We love doing this round-up every year and this time we’ve included some new, incredibly unique finds. If you’re looking for gifts to say thanks to your groomsmen, you’ve found fifty of them to give you some ideas. So go get a huge cup of coffee, grab your groom, and get ready to dive in to the guide below because these wedding finds are pretty amazing. Oh, and P.S. there’s a giveaway in here, too, for the groom! Enjoy!

Unique Groomsmen Gifts

1. This passport wallet is perfect for the international traveler

passport wallet | 50 Most Unique Groomsmen Gifts | via http://emmalinebride.com/groom/unique-groomsmen-gifts-2015/

by mr lentz

2. These mason jar cap catchers are pretty neat

3. One of these latitude/longitude bracelets is great for the geo-caching fan

4. Speaking of, check out this geo-caching tool

5. This awesome forked style keychain bottle opener

snake bite bottle opener | 50 Most Unique Groomsmen Gifts | via http://emmalinebride.com/groom/unique-groomsmen-gifts-2015/

by snake bite co.

6. Pick out his favorite cigars and put them in one of these

7. A bobblehead that looks like him

groomsmen bobblehead | 50 Most Unique Groomsmen Gifts | via http://emmalinebride.com/groom/unique-groomsmen-gifts-2015/

by bobbleheads

8. One of these swanky engraved pocket watches

engraved pocketwatch | 50 Most Unique Groomsmen Gifts | via http://emmalinebride.com/groom/unique-groomsmen-gifts-2015/

by swanky badger design

9. This leather men’s toiletry kit

mens toiletry kit | 50 Most Unique Groomsmen Gifts | via http://emmalinebride.com/groom/unique-groomsmen-gifts-2015/

by mr lentz

10. One of these custom ammo boxes is neat for hunting buddies

11. Bearded outdoors-men? Get them some of this

12. Or some of this mustache wax to keep it on fleek

13. An engraved money clip

money clip | 50 Most Unique Groomsmen Gifts | via http://emmalinebride.com/groom/unique-groomsmen-gifts-2015/

by tracy tayan designs

14. This etched groomsmen flask is a cool keepsake

etched groomsmen flask | 50 Most Unique Groomsmen Gifts | via http://emmalinebride.com/groom/unique-groomsmen-gifts-2015/

by scissormill

15. These cool map cuff links

personalized cuff links | 50 Most Unique Groomsmen Gifts | via http://emmalinebride.com/groom/unique-groomsmen-gifts-2015/
by white truffle studio

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5 Fun, Offbeat Vans Wedding Shoes

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[W]e’ve talked about custom hand-painted shoes before, but these are a new favorite! Emma here and I have to say that Blake over at B Street Shoes has done it again! Remember when we showed you his custom TOMS wedding shoes, and those sweet Converse wedding shoes? We’re back to share his newest collection of Vans wedding shoes and they’re amazing. These shoes are hand-painted and personalized just for you. If you’re an offbeat couple and want something different, or you’re cringing at the idea of wearing heels all day long, or you want a pair of shoes you can wear on your honeymoon (just see the couples shoes below!), you’ll find them all right here. Check out the unique designs below!

Vans Wedding Shoes

This first pair of Vans wedding shoes says, “To Infinity” and “And Beyond” in a coordinating couples’ pair. Check out the back!

vans wedding shoes | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/vans-wedding-shoes/vans wedding shoes | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/vans-wedding-shoes/

by b street shoes

These are perfect for the music-loving bride.

vans wedding shoes | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/vans-wedding-shoes/

by b street shoes

I love the ‘Mrs’ and your new last name on the back.

vans wedding shoes | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/vans-wedding-shoes/

vans wedding shoes | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/vans-wedding-shoes/
by b street shoes

The back of these shoes translates to “Love is Everything”.

vans wedding shoes | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/vans-wedding-shoes/

by b street shoes

These Vans have a Disney-inspired theme.

vans wedding shoes | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/vans-wedding-shoes/

vans custom wedding shoes | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/vans-wedding-shoes/
by b street shoes

You can view more from the collection here.

xo
-E.