Handmade Wedding Archive

Giveaway: Win an Enchanted Rose Necklace!

You could win an enchanted rose necklace in the latest EB giveaway! Are you on the list?

Enchanted Rose Necklace by Woodland Belle | http://etsy.me/2dfkocj | via Emmaline Bride: http://emmalinebride.com/2016-giveaway/enchanted-rose-necklace-beauty-beast/

by woodland belle

Happy Friday! First of all, how did the first Friday in fall come so quickly? I can’t believe another week has passed and a new weekend is almost here. And you know how much we love Fridays here at Emmaline Bride because it means we have another wonderful giveaway! Remember last week when we talked about this rose vial necklace inspired by Beauty and the Beast? Well, due to its amazing popularity (and generosity of the lovely Mai of Woodland Belle), we are giving one away to a lucky reader! Read on to find out how you could win an enchanted rose necklace of your very own, an original design and a $148 value! Good luck!

50+ Best Wedding Invitations – 2016

This round-up of best wedding invitations for 2016 is being shared again today! We are working on our new 2017 feature and it will be showcased soon. In the meantime, don’t miss the best invitations that made our list this year. They’re amazing. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss the next post!

nature inspired wedding invitations

by tying the knots

Hi, loves! Emma here. Wedding invitations are one of *the* toughest decisions to make for your wedding. After all, you only get to pick one and it needs to convey the theme and tone of your wedding — all in one printed card. And you want yours to stand out from all others. So, where the heck are you supposed to start looking? That’s where we come in! Whether you were planning to order your invitations a week ago (oops) or you’re just getting your feet wet with wedding theme ideas and colors, you’ll find it all right here. We’ve rounded up the best wedding invitations to inspire your big day including modern, vintage, beach, barn, woodland, and more. There are even more trends and colors, but this list is designed for unique wedding themes. To be honest, this list was supposed to stop at fifty, but I couldn’t help myself, hence the fifty-“plus”. Just wait until you see them all…

Heart Shaped Ring Dish — Handmade-a-Day

Heart Shaped Ring Dish by Susan Gordon Pottery | http://etsy.me/2cBOEgG | via Emmaline Bride's Handmade-a-Day Pick: http://emmalinebride.com/wedding/heart-shaped-ring-dish/

by susan gordon pottery

Hi, loves! Emma here. Today’s handmade-a-day find is a heart shaped ring dish with the word “LOVE”, “XO” or arrows beautifully hand-drawn with gold metallic calligraphy. A ring dish, like this one, is commonly used on your sink to hold your engagement and/or wedding ring while washing your hands, or on your nightstand at night when you go to bed (if you’re someone who does not like to wear jewelry to bed). I wear my rings pretty much all the time, but when I do heavy housecleaning I like to remove them so they don’t get dirty. A ring dish like this would be the perfect place to put them. These are functional, beautifully handmade, and colorful — Susan Gordon Pottery really has thought of everything! This makes a great gift for a newly engaged bride or for a bridesmaid gift. It makes a sweet gift for moms, too.

8 Creative Flower Girl Basket Ideas

Flower girl basket ideas and alternatives ahead! Get inspired + don’t miss what’s next.

8 Creative Flower Girl Basket Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/flower-girl-basket-ideas/

by twentyeight12

Have you picked out a flower girl basket for your ceremony yet? If your venue allows the traditional tossing of petals, you will need a vessel to hold them all. (If your venue prohibits it, here are some alternatives.) What kind of basket should you choose? That’s entirely up to you! When I wrote my book, The Inspired Wedding, I shared tons of ways you can tie your decor into your wedding theme. When it comes to ceremony, flower girl baskets can take on many different looks. For instance, a birch bark container with an added handle can become a flower girl basket for a more rustic or woodland wedding. Other vessels such as pails, purses, wood boxes, planters, and jewelry boxes can work in a pinch. If it ties into your wedding theme and can hold a small amount of petals, it counts as a flower girl basket. Today we’re sharing some of our favorite themed flower girl basket ideas to help you decide. See them all below and find out two key tips to remember when picking out a basket. Enjoy!

Something Blue Bridal Robe — Handmade-a-Day

Looking for something blue? This blue bridal robe is perfect! Details below. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss a future post!

Blue Bridal Robe for Getting Ready | Photo: Lara Lam | Robe: Marisol Aparicio | via http://emmalinebride.com/wedding/blue-bridal-robe/

by marisol aparicio

Happy Saturday, lovelies! What are you going to wear while getting ready for your wedding? If you crave luxury and style, you’ll absolutely love today’s handmade-a-day find! It is designed by the lovely Marisol Aparicio and is made of soft satin and elegant lace. We love its soft blue color, which will make an exceptional “something blue” for the bride, as well as getting ready apparel to wear with your bridesmaids the morning of the wedding. Take a look!

“Card Box with Lock?” — Ask Emmaline

We’re answering an Ask Emmaline question today! Find out why you might need a card box with lock — and where to find it. Follow us on Instagram for the latest. ♥

Happy Thursday, loves! Today we’re tackling a wedding advice question from bride-to-be, Lindsey. She writes,

“Hi Emmaline, I am looking for a card box with lock because I want to keep the cards safe at my reception. Do you have any idea where I can find one? Do they exist? I have only seen open card boxes or baskets. Thanks!

Medium white card box with lock

by burlap and linen co.

Great question, Lindsey! While open card boxes and baskets are common at wedding receptions, they’re not recommended. A card box with lock is the best way to keep your wedding cards and gifts secure. This is not to say we expect anyone will try to lift your cards, but reception halls (as one example) have many people coming and going and you can never be too careful. With a lock, you know with certainty that each card deposited will go home with you safely. Now, on to the card boxes! We’ve rounded up a few card boxes with locks to show you they do exist – you just need to know where to find them! Hope it helps!