Category: Handmade Wedding

Kitchen Bridal Shower Invitations + Ideas – Ask EB

We love hearing from our brides… and their moms, too! When Susan wrote to us about her daughter’s bridal shower, we swooped right in with inspiration. She’s planning a kitchen themed bridal shower, but was having trouble finding the perfect invites with a more modern feel. To help, we found kitchen bridal shower invitations with matching recipe cards for guests to fill out and bring to the party. Once we found those, it was easy to piece together some additional ideas. Check out the invitations by Lucy Loves Paper and see what else we found including a state cutting board, apron, personalized rolling pin (ahh, I want one of these), a recipe box, cookbook, and favors. Which of these finds do you love best? Besides those invites, I’m crazy over that apron… it’s darling!

Kitchen Bridal Shower Invitations + Ideas

It began with these invites + recipe cards…

by lucy loves paper

… and here’s the inspiration board!

kitchen bridal shower invitations + ideas via http://emmalinebride.com/bridal-shower/kitchen-bridal-shower-invitations/

Resources

♡ personalized recipe card | lucy loves paper
♡ whisk favors | kate aspen
♡ kitchen bridal shower invitations | lucy loves paper
♡ measuring spoon favors | kate aspen
♡ apron | flirty aprons
♡ cookbook | the newlywed cookbook
♡ rolling pin | valek rolling pins
♡ unfinished recipe card box | darice
♡ state cutting board (shown with michigan; any state available!) | aheirloom

Happy Planning!

xo
-E.

P.S. Do you need help with a wedding question? Just Ask Emmaline — it’s FREE and your question might appear in an upcoming post!

What to Wear Instead of Veil for Reception? – Ask EB

Hi, loves! Emma here and we are bringing you a new Ask Emmaline question today, one that we’ve received more than once — and for good reason! Brides who don’t want to wear a wedding veil (or simply something different for the reception) always want to see some veil alternatives. And they want to know if they have to even wear a veil at all. Remember, a bride doesn’t have to do anything. We are firm believers in “your wedding, your way” here at Emmaline Bride and when it comes down to it, you should do anything you want to do. At the end of the day, you can say you did it YOUR way, not anyone else’s. You only get one wedding day, so you might as well make it everything you’ve dreamed it would be. Here’s what Shannon wrote us:

“I can’t decide if I should wear a veil for the ceremony and reception. Do you have any ideas for what to wear instead of a veil at the reception?”

Great question, Shannon! When you’re deciding what to wear instead of a veil (even for just the reception), consider your hairstyle. Will you be wearing an updo? Will you wear your hair down? Will you pick this amazing Gibson Tuck, rock a top knot, or maybe some boho-inspired braids? Whatever you decide, do a trial run and wear a veil alternative with it so you know ahead of time how it will look all put together.

What to Wear Instead of Veil

Some of our favorite veil alternatives include hair pins, hair flowers, hair combs, fascinators, or headbands (you can find all of these in The Marketplace. And, these are just a few suggestions — there are a dozen more! Today we’re sharing a handful of favorite veil alternatives from Fancie Strands to inspire you. Which veil alternative is most similar to your style?

7 Wedding Veil Alternative Ideas

1. Rhinestone + Lace Hair Flower

rhinestone lace hair flower | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/what-to-wear-instead-of-veil/ - What to Wear Instead of Veil

2. Hair Pins

Rhinestone Champagne Blush Wedding Hair Clips by Fanciestrands | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/what-to-wear-instead-of-veil/ - What to Wear Instead of Veil

3. Ivory Chiffon Hair Flower

ivory chiffon hair flower | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/what-to-wear-instead-of-veil/ - What to Wear Instead of Veil

4. Tulle Headband

tulle headband | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/what-to-wear-instead-of-veil/ - What to Wear Instead of Veil

5. Pearl Hair Flower

hair flower with rose gold pearls | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/what-to-wear-instead-of-veil/ - What to Wear Instead of Veil

6. Gold Sequin Hair Piece

gold sequin bridal hair piece | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/what-to-wear-instead-of-veil/ - What to Wear Instead of Veil

7. Ivory Flower Fascinator

ivory flower fascinator | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/what-to-wear-instead-of-veil/ - What to Wear Instead of Veil

8. Bridal Headpiece

bridal flower headpiece | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/what-to-wear-instead-of-veil/ - What to Wear Instead of Veil

You can see these and more over at Fancie Strands.

xo
-E.

Giveaway: Win Save the Date Cards with Envelopes

Did you just set the date? Congrats! It’s time to tell your guests with a save the date! Enter for a chance to win ‘em for FREE only at Emmaline Bride. But first, did you subscribe yet? I know, we keep asking, but seriously… you totally should.

Happy Friday! Emma here and it feels like I just was saying Happy Monday. Where did this week go?! Anyways, we’re so excited to share the newest giveaway with you, one that will definitely come in handy if you’re ready to share your wedding date with guests. We’ve teamed up with the lovely Carryn over at Golden Silhouette, maker of beautiful paper goods for weddings, to offer a set of FREE save the date cards with envelopes. These save the date cards feature a dancing diagram design (it’s so adorable!) and you even get matching kraft envelopes. Take a look!

Save the Date Cards with Envelopes

Here’s a preview:

Dancing Diagram Save the Date Cards with Envelopes

by golden silhouette

Dancing Diagram Save the Date Cards with Envelopes

by golden silhouette

Win 30 Save the Date Cards with Envelopes

Enter for a chance to win!

o Enter between 3/20/15-3/26/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Thirty (30) Save the Date Cards with Envelopes by Golden Silhouette

About the Prize: 30 Dancing Diagram Save the Dates printed on beautiful white linen and paired with kraft paper or gold shimmer envelopes

Note: If additional quantities are needed, the winner will need to notify Golden Silhouette and arrange for payment.

o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included anywhere!
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $125 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

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Good luck!

xo
-E.

DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag

Planning a beach bachelorette party? Here’s the perfect gift idea! Be sure you’re signed up for updates so you stay in the loop.

Spring and summer are right around the corner, which means lazy days on the beach are finally on the way! If you’re planning a bachelorette bash at the beach, you’ll love this DIY bridesmaid beach bag gift idea. We’ve pieced together our favorite essentials for your girls including an essential tote bag, sunnies, flip flops, an adorable sun hat, beauty products, and more. Enjoy!

DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag

DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag | via http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/diy-bridesmaid-beach-bag/

What’s in the Bag

Tote Bag

We love this new canvas tote with aqua stripes. It has enough room for her swimsuit, towel, change of clothes, and everything you see here. By Thirty One Gifts, where you can get it embroidered, too.

LOVE Bracelet

This gold jewelry piece is simple and oh-so-sweet. It’s the perfect everyday bracelet she can wear to the beach — and beyond. By Ava Hope Designs.

Embroidered Towels

She can lay out in style on her own personalized beach towel. These are by Memento.

Bridesmaid Sunglasses

These fun bridesmaid sunglasses can be worn on the beach + at the wedding! Spotted here.

Flip Flops

These aren’t just ANY old flip flops. They have custom sayings that leave your mark in the sand! Our fave for this bag? “Follow me, bring wine”. There are more available, too! By Sand Imprint Sandals.

Floppy Sun Hat

I’m ordering this one stat. If you need a floppy hat (I mean, really, who doesn’t?) then this is one that’s inexpensive AND adorable. Spotted here.

Beauty Products

Fill a wristlet (we spotted the one shown from Thirty One Gifts) with some favorite beauty products, like nail polish, a stick of sunblock, waterproof mascara (this one is from Pürminerals), and her all-in-one makeup solution in a compact form (also from PürMinerals.com). The lip balm is ultra-nourishing and essential because, hot pink. From Maybelline.

Book to Read

And, last but not least, throw in a book she can read on the beach. I recommend Yes Please, but that’s because Amy Poehler is my spirit animal. Yours might be Tina Fey, in which case this would be an awesome choice. Or Mindy Kaling’s book which was so funny I laughed out loud (and I was sort of bummed when I finished reading it). Another favorite? This book by Ellen Degeneres. Pick any book she’d like (but we recommend something funny and entertaining). I mean, a dramatic book is just a little too serious for a relaxing bach weekend, ya know?

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She’ll L O V E this gift. Promise. I know I would!

xo
-E.

What’s your favorite find above?


PIN IT: DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag

DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag | via http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/diy-bridesmaid-beach-bag/

This post is sponsored by Thirty One Gifts and PurMinerals.