Handmade Wedding Archive

Kitchen Bridal Shower Invitations + Ideas – Ask EB

by lucy loves paper

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!

How to Make Thank You Cards for Weddings

How to Make Thank You Cards for Weddings | stamp by Felicette | via http://emmalinebride.com/how-to/make-thank-you-cards/

by felicette

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. I know you’re more than aware that sending thank you cards is a must for your wedding and bridal shower. But what kind of thank you cards should you send? Custom thank you cards (which match your invitations) are a great way to coordinate your entire event, but you usually need to order them with your invitations (and they can be quite costly). That’s why you’ll love this easy DIY thank you card idea! it will save you time and money AND add that personalized touch we know you crave. All you need are a few easy-to-find supplies…

“Bridal Cover Ups for Summer Weddings?” – Ask Emmaline

gold bead lace capelet top | bridal cover ups for spring/summer weddings | by tessa kim | photo: deyla huss photography

by tessa kim, photo: deyla huss photography

We received a new Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Shana. She asks,

“Hi Emmaline! I am having a church wedding and want to wear something to cover my shoulders, as I’m wearing a strapless wedding dress. I’ve only seen bridal cover ups for winter weddings and need something cooler for July. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!”

Hi, Shana! Great question! We’ve been browsing bridal cover ups and wraps for summer and we definitely have some ideas for you…

Cute Totes for your Bridesmaids

mason jar and personalized initial tote bag

by iron grillers & co.

One of our favorite functional bridesmaid gift ideas is to fill a personalized tote bag with smaller handpicked gifts such as jewelry, beauty products, a pashmina (like this if getting married in cooler months), cute sweatpants (like these, which are a hit!), or something to wear while getting ready. This makes a wonderful gift for two reasons: 1) your bridesmaid has a convenient carrying bag to tote around her essentials the day of the wedding, and 2) you’re able to fill the tote bag with a fun handpicked gift (or gifts) just for her. Plus, these tote bags we spotted at Iron Grillers & Co. are so cute that your bridesmaids will be using them as beach bags and shopping totes for years to come!

Giveaway: Win a Fuchsia Lace Clutch!

fuchsia lace clutch

by angee w

Hi, lovelies! Happy Monday! We’re kicking off this gorgeous new week with an equally stunning giveaway! You know we are obsessed with the clutch purses over at ANGEE W. and now is your chance to win one of your own! We’ve teamed up with ANGEE W. to give away this fuchsia lace clutch purse to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader. Find out how you could win…

Win a Fuchsia Lace Clutch!

About the Clutch

This sassy fuchsia lace clutch is made with a layer of ivory Alencon parsley lace over blush satin. Perfect for brides and bridesmaids in an a blush or fuchsia dress!

fuchsia lace clutch | by ANGEE W.

by angee w.

Base Fabric: Satin in blush pink
Overlay: Fuchsia Alencon Parsley Lace
Lining: ivory / champagne / fuchsia
Hardware: 8-inch metal kiss lock frame + 15″ metal chain, both in metallic silver or light rose gold

fuchsia lace clutch | by ANGEE W.

by angee w.

There’s a small inner pocket that would fit a Samsung Note or an iPhone, money or small change. The bag is padded and fully lined with a lining or with a photo lining.

fuchsia lace clutch | by ANGEE W.

by angee w.

Giveaway Form

o Giveaway dates: 4/11/16-4/19/16 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Fuchsia lace clutch by ANGEE W (as seen in above photos)
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Shipping: Winner pays shipping. Winner will receive an Etsy coupon code and must agree to pay $12 USD for US or Canada shipping or $24 USD everywhere else.
o No purchase necessary
o Prize value: $60 | No cash value
o Winner announced on 4/20/16 via email and on this page
o Winner must accept and have prize delivered within 3 months
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter…

Good Luck!


How to Plan a Breakfast at Tiffany’s Bridal Shower

breakfast at tiffanys bridal shower favors

by the favor stylist

Planning a bridal shower is fun for everyone involved, especially when you select a stellar theme. If the bride-to-be is a girly-girl who loves Audrey Hepburn, classic pearls, and diamonds (who doesn’t?), you’re in luck! A Breakfast at Tiffany’s bridal shower theme would be a perfect party to plan. Today we’re showing you how to plan a Breakfast at Tiffany’s bridal shower the bride-to-be will LOVE. Read on for the list of essentials!

How To Make an Awesome Photo Guest Book

How To Make an Awesome Photo Guest Book | Print: Miss Design Berry | find out more: http://emmalinebride.com/reception/photo-guest-book/

by miss design berry

Here’s a fun idea: make a photo guest book using one of your favorite engagement pictures! Thanks to Miss Design Berry, it’s so easy to do. Simply submit your photo, color, and font choices, and they take care of the rest. You can choose from a print or canvas, along with options such as balloons or hearts for guests to sign. Finally… another way to put those beautiful engagement pics to good use! Read on to see our favorite photo guest book ideas from the shop

10 ‘Something Blue’ Ideas Under $30

something blue hair pin by januaryroseboutique

by january rose boutique

Hi, lovelies! Happy Monday! We’re happy to be back in action and we have an awesome week lined up ahead (so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it)! To kick things off, we’re sharing some of our favorite something blue ideas prompted by our latest Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Tara. She asks,

I’m looking for something blue ideas but I’m on a very strict budget. Do you have any suggestions for things I can find which aren’t very expensive? Thanks!

Hi Tara! Great question: when you’re planning your wedding, things can add up really quickly, even if you have a very large budget. If fitting in the ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ doesn’t feel like it’s in your budget, don’t worry. There are plenty of beautiful something blue ideas you can find at an affordable price.

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