Category: Handmade Wedding

18 Chic + Ultra-Stylish Statement Cake Toppers

You’re going to love these statement cake toppers we’ve gathered for you today! But first, make sure you’re following us on Facebook so you stay in the loop!

Do you want a cake topper? Wait, let’s rephrase that: do you want a gorgeous cake topper that’ll make a big statement at your wedding? Well, you’re going to love what we’ve found today! We’re sharing these crush-worthy statement cake toppers from Better Off Wed and I’ll bet you’ll find one you absolutely love. Take a look…

Statement Cake Toppers

mr and mrs cake topper | statement cake toppers via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/statement-cake-toppers/

by better off wed

by better off wed

just married cake topper | statement cake toppers via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/statement-cake-toppers/

by better off wed

hashtag cake topper | statement cake toppers via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/statement-cake-toppers/

by better off wed

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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.

Hi, 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!

Move 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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Bridal Hair Chain Instead of a Veil? – Ask Emmaline

If you’re trying to complete your bridal look, but you’re not sure about the veil yet, you should consider a bridal hair chain as one option. We spotted these unique hair chains over at Lottie Da Designs and we are in LOVE with how gorgeous they are! I even dare to say that hair chains might replace the veil for many brides this season. And we were happy to have found them, especially because bride-to-be, Leah, wrote to us about this very topic a few weeks ago. Leah spotted a hair chain in a wedding magazine, but forgot where it was from and wasn’t even that crazy about the particular design of that chain; instead, she wanted some recommendations for other hair chains because she loved the idea of wearing one. So, we did our best digging and found a bridal hair chain collection we knew she’d love as much as we did! Here’s what she wrote to us in our Ask Emmaline inbox:

“Hi Team Emmaline! I saw a hair chain worn by a bride in a magazine but I was wondering if you’ve seen other styles you could recommend? Also, is a bridal hair chain fancy enough to be worn instead of a veil?

Fantastic question! Anything you choose to wear in your hair is fine, as long as YOU love the look. (It’s always your day, your way… that’s our motto here at EB.) You don’t have to wear a veil — or anything else in your hair — if you really don’t want to. In fact, we love when brides opt for something that aligns more closely with their personal style, like a hair chain for a free-spirited bohemian bride or a bridal headpiece for a vintage bride. We’ve shared veil alternatives in the past, but these bridal hair chains are a new favorite of ours. Heck, I want one just to wear to a fancy dinner or soiree. Take a look at this unique new find and tell us: would YOU wear a hair chain instead of a veil?

Bridal Hair Chains

Take a look at these beautiful bridal hair chains (from Lottie Da Designs we spotted for inspiration. Which one is your favorite?

gold hair chains | bridal hair chain | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bridal-hair-chain/

via lottie da designs

wedding hair chain | bridal hair chain | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bridal-hair-chain/

via lottie da designs

wedding hair chain - hair down | bridal hair chain | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bridal-hair-chain/

via lottie da designs

gold bridal hair chain | bridal hair chain | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bridal-hair-chain/
gold bridal hair chain | bridal hair chain | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bridal-hair-chain/

via lottie da designs

boho hair chain | bridal hair chain | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bridal-hair-chain/

via lottie da designs

grecian wedding hair chain | bridal hair chain | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bridal-hair-chain/

via lottie da designs

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Happy Easter + Happy Passover + Happy Weekend to you all. We love you all and look forward to kicking off a brand new week on Monday. In the meantime, get your wedding inspiration fix by browsing our categories at the top of this page, or shopping The Marketplace.

xo
-E.