Posted February 7, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Every time I peek in at Company Forty Two, I find something new to get excited about! Today we’re sharing a wedding trend alert we think you’ll love: wood place cards. These wood circles are made of stained wood and measure 3″. What do we love most about these wood place cards? They are dual purpose! You can use them as escort cards or place cards AND as a favor, too! Just add a magnet strip on the back and guests can use their card as a magnet at home. Brilliant… and, might I add, oh-so-lovely, too. These are little works of art! Read on to see some of our favorites from the shop…
Wood Place Cards
As I mentioned, you can use these wood place cards as escort cards…
Posted January 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
We are always seeking new, practical ways to save you time, money, and, most of all, unnecessary stress. I mean, why do TWO tasks when you can achieve the same result in one? That’s why we’re crazy about place card favors, the combination of a place card + a wedding favor in one. Today we’re sharing eight hand-picked place card favors to inspire you… and, who knows, maybe you’ll find one here that you’ll use for your own wedding or when planning a bridal shower! PLUS, we’re giving one of these away as a special wedding giveaway. Read on to find out more…
Place Card Favors: Why You Need Them
First things first, why do you need place card favors? The answer is simple: place card favors allow you to present guests with a gift AND tell them where to be seated. No need to buy two products, folks: this is all-in-one. Here are a few of our favorite place card favor combinations:
1. Succulent Place Card Favors
Miniature succulents. Weathered pots. Tags. This is a winning combination, one we can’t wait to continue seeing in spring and summer weddings of 2014.
Posted December 18, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Ah, a DIY dahlia flower brooch: the perfect accessory for the crafty, not-so-crafty, or last-minute holiday gift wrapper (like me!) who wants to use something other than throw-away bows. We spotted this darling DIY dahlia flower brooch tutorial over at Not Martha and we love how easy it is to do. I can think of so many ways to use this brooch: as a gift topper, as an alternative to a corsage (place a pin on the back for wearing), or as a cute brooch for your tote bag or purse. And… there’s even a little surprise on the back to make this a truly personalized handmade gift. Take a peek…
Posted December 18, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 12 Comments
Hi, loves! Emma here. If you would have asked me a few years ago about felt wedding ideas for your big day, I would have imagined an explosion of overly artsy / craftsy decor. However, I’ve learned that felt — a commonplace craft supply product — can be cute, quirky and surprisingly lovely, too. In this post, you’ll find over twenty-five visually-inspiring felt wedding ideas for your big day. We’ve hand-selected our favorite felt wedding bouquets, boutonnieres, ring pillows, pennants, banners, and more! If you plan to incorporate these felt wedding accessories, here’s my best advice: don’t feel the need to overly ‘felt’-ify your wedding. Just pick a few key accessories you love in colors that coordinate with your overall decor. Ready to get started? Read on to begin… and, you bet your bottom dollar there’s a giveaway at the end of this post. One of these lovely felt wedding ideas is up for grabs… will you be the lucky winner?
Felt Wedding Ideas
Handmade felt wedding flowers have to be number one on my list. Check these out… they’re incredible!
Posted December 13, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
One of our favorite ways to dress up a wedding hairstyle is with a sweet + simple set of flower hair pins. It may be snowy outside, but a colorful (or ivory) flower is always in season! Flower hair pins are a great gift for your flower girl, as an accessory piece for your shoes or clutch, or as an accent in your hair. Today we’re sharing a few of our favorite new hair pins by flower-maker extraordinaire, Hair Blossoms Boutique, along with a chance to win a free pair for your wedding! Read on to find out more…
Flower Hair Pins
What color hair pins can the bride wear? Any color she loves best! *EB TIP: Skip the garter and wear blue hair pins as your ‘something blue’.
Posted December 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hi, lovelies! Back in the day, newlyweds had wedding illustrations painted for them because film was not yet invented. Then, as photography became available, it wasn’t quite modernized yet… so couples had to stand still without smiling so their photograph would not be blurry. My, how far we’ve come: today, brides are hiding cameras in their wedding bouquets, couples are urging guests to turn off their camera phones, and guests are sneaking some secret photo booth shots with one of these. And, just as hipsters brought back these the minute MP3s became available, we’re seeing a resurgence of old-fashioned wedding ideas — like wedding illustrations, one of our favorite gift-giving ideas. Whether you’re looking to turn an illustration into an alternative guest book, as an art print for your home, or to commemorate your upcoming nuptials, this, ladies and gentlemen, is how it’s done. Wedding illustrations are handmade, personal, and completely unlike anyone else’s — the recipe for a perfect handcrafted wedding. In this post, you’ll find twenty-two of the loveliest watercolor paintings, drawings, sketches, cariacatures, animals, silhouettes, and more to commemorate your day. This isn’t your great-great-great-great-granddad’s wedding illustration… take a look…
This top one – by B is for Brown – is one of my favorites. It can be used as a save the date postcard.
Posted December 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 14 Comments
Brides: have you thought about your wedding favors yet? Want yours to stand out among others? If your favor needs to be boxed, bagged, or packed with a pretty punch, this is the post for you! We’ve all heard of a wedding favor box, but did you know there are plenty of other creative options? Today we’ve rounded up seventeen unique wedding favor containers to prove it! Whether you need somewhere to store your handmade cookies, your eight thousand personalized m&ms, or want to display a cupcake in a more sophisticated container, you’ve come to the right place! Read on to see what we’ve found… plus, throw your name in the hat for a chance to win a set of twelve (oh-so-adorable) wedding cake slice boxes by our friends at Imeon Design. Enjoy!
Posted November 29, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hi, lovely brides-to-be! How was your Thanksgiving? We popped in earlier today to tell you about these awesome rustic wedding invitations with burlap and we’re back to share some more handmade wedding inspiration. But first, did you venture out to the malls or stores for Black Friday today? I’ll admit, last night I enjoyed so much delicious home-made food that I went home, watched tv with A, and fell asleep. This morning, though, we did make it out to do a little shopping. If you haven’t made up your mind yet about shopping this weekend, I encourage you to support Small Business Saturday tomorrow, 11/30, at your local small businesses. I know I’ll be checking them out, too, in-store and online. Small businesses could really use your support, especially at this time of year! Speaking of small business, here’s a sampling of a few newly added items in The Marketplace to inspire your wedding. We’ve found a clutch, a garter, a stunning hair accessory, whimsical garland, and more. Enjoy!
What’s Hot in The Marketplace – 11.29 Edition
I swear, anytime I pop into PaperFlora‘s shop, I find a new item to love. This gold chevron clutch purse is my new favorite.
Posted November 8, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
If you enjoy DIY details, you’re sure to love this Virginia handmade wedding! Meet April and Tom, an amazing couple that were just hitched this September. Their wedding in Round Hill, VA was at the Stoneleigh Golf and Country Club. This wedding’s beautiful details will inspire you and give you insight on how to DIY your special day. April and Tom’s handmade wedding was captured by Jan from Jan Michele Photography. See the handmade details and hear from the bride after the click…
Posted October 17, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 16 Comments
Hi, loves! Wow, Thursday already… time for another edition of ‘What’s Hot in The Marketplace’ at Emmaline Bride! This week, we’ve rounded up twelve delightful handmade finds including a gorgeous lace clutch, a blusher veil, a belt sash with a bow, favor bags, a ‘mrs’ necklace, and more! Read on to see what we’ve discovered from the handmade marketplace PLUS there’s a hidden giveaway below! Which item could it be? Read on to find out…
What’s Hot in The Marketplace
1. Champagne Lace Clutch
Posted September 27, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 17 Comments
Hello, loves! It’s time for our weekly installment of ‘What’s hot in The Marketplace‘ at Emmaline Bride! This week, we’re focusing on the lovely gold wedding items we’ve been seeing! Gold engagement rings, gold art prints, invitations, signs, and more have been gracing the lovely pages in the shop… and we’re delighted to share them with you. See which handmade wedding finds made the cut + enter for a chance to win one of these items for yourself by Banana Grove Designs! Enjoy!
Gold Wedding Inspiration
1. Gold Print
Posted September 19, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, loves! It’s Thursday already (can you believe it?) + time for our weekly ‘what’s hot in The Marketplace‘ round-up! The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride is the ultimate handmade wedding shop. You can find everything you need for your wedding by the world’s best artisans. This week in The Marketplace we’ve found pretty petite earrings for bridesmaids (and matching lockets!), a gorgeous initial pendant for the bride, a thank you card idea, glasses for toasting, and more! Read on to be inspired by handmade loveliness from Featured Artisans at Emmaline Bride!
What’s Hot in The Marketplace
1. Petite Stud Earrings
First up, The Blooming Thread is busy creating lovelies like these in her shop AND she’s celebrating her birthday with all of you! Use promo code ‘CHEERS’ to score 20% off your order through September 26th. Okay, now take a peek at these earrings…
Posted September 16, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 68 Comments
Hello, loves! If you’re planning a rustic wedding, do not miss today’s post! We’ve showed you amazing rustic wedding decor ideas in the past, but today we’re sharing some fresh new finds from PNZ Designs! Plus, we’ve teamed up with Nicole (owner of PNZ Designs) to offer one lucky Emmaline Bride reader a free $75 gift certificate towards anything in the shop! Ready to score some freebies? Read on to find out more…
Rustic Wedding Decor Ideas
1. Rustic Ring Box
Instead of a ring pillow, how about a ring box? This box is sweetly adorned with wood hearts that read, ‘With This Ring, I Thee Wed’. Your ring bearer can carry this tiny box instead of a pillow and you can re-use it as a safe place to hold your rings (temporarily).
Posted September 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, loves! It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for the next edition of What’s Hot in The Marketplace! If you haven’t visited The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride, you’re missing out. There’s hundreds of gorgeous handmade wedding items by our Featured Artisans, with new items added every single day. Here’s what’s hot this week…
1. Painted Mason Jar Vase
Posted September 6, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 28 Comments
Ooh, so many questions to kick off this Friday morning! What is a tie bar? Why does he need one? If your groom doesn’t already have a tie bar — also known as a tie clip — now is the time to surprise him with one. He might not know it yet, but a tie bar will seriously change his (formal) life. Read on to find out what a tie bar is, why he needs one, and throw your hat in the ring for a chance to win a free personalized tie bar from our friend Annie of Spiffing Jewelry! This Friday is off to a great start…
Posted September 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hi, lovelies! If you’re a new reader to Emmaline Bride, you may not have yet explored the handmade wedding loveliness that goes on in The Marketplace! Emmaline Bride is home to the original handmade wedding marketplace, which houses hundreds of the best handmade wedding finds. We work with the best vendors, the most talented artisans, and there’s a little bit of everything for everyone. With new items being added every day, it’s no wonder our readers love to shop + see what’s new! Today we’re sharing seven new finds from The Marketplace to give you a small sampling of what to see in the shop. What did we find? Browse our hand-picked items below… and tell us which one is your favorite!
1. This gorgeous silk sash
This silk sash is the finishing touch to any bridal gown.