Posted April 10, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: have you heard of a DIY champagne bar? It’s our new favorite trend! A champagne bar, also known as a bubbly bar, is a fun bar idea for your wedding reception, bridal shower, or bachelorette party. It’s also a delightful way to serve mimosas to your bridal party while getting ready. We are so honored to share this fun champagne bar inspiration with you today featuring a handful of totally awesome vendors. Take a peek at the champagne bar below to spark your creativity! We love this idea…
Posted April 2, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Once in awhile, we come across an idea so amazing and inspiring and we wonder, why isn’t everyone doing this?! If you’re planning your own wedding bar and want to wow your guests with hand-picked craft beer selections, listen up: you need to make this DIY beer bar. It will take a little ingenuity, a handful of kegs, chalkboard tags (just glue or nail them to the wood), some paint, and a little woodworking on your part, but the result? A totally memorable fill-it-up bar that guests will love. Oh, and the best part? No bartender required! Read on to see the inspiration…
Posted March 18, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Today we’re talking about the first dance at your wedding, a topic not discussed very often. However, we feel it is an important part of your reception: it is, after all, your first official dance and the song you pick will be your song. So, today we’re sharing seven first dance mistakes to avoid to ensure yours goes off without a hitch. Also, tell us: what song have you picked for your first dance?
Posted March 11, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: have you wondered how to calligraph? Would you like to tackle do-it-yourself projects with pretty writing, but your penmanship could use a little work? Today’s feature is for you! I was talking to a friend recently about the lost art of letter writing. Email and text messages have stripped away some of the heartfelt, personal snail mail letters that used to fill mailboxes with happiness (and, snail mail is pretty much one of the greatest things ever). One of the things I’ve always wanted to learn is how to do calligraphy, known as “the art of making beautiful handwriting”. For weddings, you can use calligraphy on your invitations, wedding programs, menus, escort cards, place cards, signage… there are so many places for pretty penmanship! Read on to find out how you can learn how to calligraph in your hometown with a workshop or at home with an awesome new starter kit…
How to Calligraphy
Posted February 28, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Ok — so you’re planning a vintage country wedding, rustic wedding, or western themed wedding and you love the look of mason jars. Problem is, you want those vintage mason jars that everyone oohs and aahs over but you can’t get your hands on any. Or, you’re like me and you just can’t justify paying $10 per jar at your local antique store for 100+ guests. Fear not, lovely brides, we’ve got the solution for you today. Read on to find out how to make mason jars look old with five creative ideas…
Posted February 26, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 34 Comments
One of my favorite wedding themes is rustic, which can include a western, barn, farmhouse, woodland, or country vibe. Today we’re showing you how to plan a western themed wedding with a handful of tried-and-true ideas, both handmade and do-it-yourself. We’ll show you how to plan a western themed wedding with ideas for invitation, venue, time of year, attire, ceremony + reception decor, and gifts. And, we’re making this post just a bit sweeter: we’ve teamed up with the lovely Debbie of Knotty Notions to present another fun giveaway! What’s up for grabs? Read on to find out!
Posted February 24, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
You have the ring, but what happens if it gets lost? Yikes – losing that cherished accessory is something every bride-to-be worries about at one time or another. In today’s post, we’re sharing three tips to protect your engagement ring, especially in these cold winter months. You may be surprised at the unexpected ways your ring can get damaged or lost… and we’re here to help! Read on to find out how to protect an engagement ring in winter…
Posted January 30, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
If you’re displaying desserts at your wedding or bridal shower, don’t miss this post! We’re showing you four clever tips for displaying desserts like a pro PLUS we’re revealing one huge mistake you’re probably making. Read on to find out what it is…
Posted January 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
The wedding registry is an exciting – and fun – part of planning your wedding. A wedding registry is a gift list curated by the couple and given to guests (typically as a mention in your bridal shower invitation) as potential gift ideas. From a gift-givers point of view, a wedding registry is a brilliant idea: why guess when you can buy gifts you know the couple will love? A wedding registry removes all doubt and identifies specific gifts the couple has carefully selected together.
In the past, wedding registries were limited to select big box chains only. You had to pick a store that offered a registry service and limit your gift choices on items they carried. But now, the wedding registry is different thanks to the folks at SimpleRegistry! They have created a new, modern alternative to the traditional wedding registry that allows couples register for anything they want! Read on to find out how you can register for anything online (and in-store)…
Posted December 19, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Brides: have you thought about how to preserve your wedding invitation after the big day? If you’re still in the midst of planning, the thought probably hasn’t crossed your mind. (It didn’t cross mine while planning, and thankfully my mom made a custom paperweight mere days afterward so I’d never forget how beautiful the invitations were!) When you order your wedding invitations, be sure to order one or two as extra-’extras’ for preserving (they always tell you to order extras anyway, but you’ll want to set one or two aside.) Then, check out these three ways we’ve rounded up to preserve your wedding invitation to ensure your pretty, hand-picked paper will stand the test of time. Read on to find out more, including a special DIY idea in time for Christmas!
How to Preserve Your Wedding Invitation
1. Have your wedding invitation framed.
The most popular way to preserve your wedding invitation is with a frame. You can place your invitation in a simple frame yourself… or, you can check out the beautiful work by Golden Silhouette, an invitation and keepsake framing expert, who can create a themed masterpiece from your invitation paper.
Posted November 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: are you wearing your hair up or down for your wedding? If you’re wearing your hair up and wondering how to wear a veil with an updo, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re showing you a few examples of veils we love paired with updos. And, don’t worry if you aren’t sure which hairstyle works with you (or your veil). Your hairstylist can help you decide with a trial run (or two) before the wedding just to make sure. Read on to see more… starting with our favorite wedding hairstyle of the week (below). Enjoy!
Isn’t this a gorgeous hairstyle? Pin the veil under the style for maximum drama.
Posted July 13, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Need to or want to stock the bar at your own wedding? How much alcohol should you buy? What drink accessories will you need? Preparing for your wedding reception’s bar is easy when you know where to start… and we’re here to help! Read on to find out how to stock the bar at a wedding…
Posted July 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Engaged and wondering what’s next? Plan an engagement party! If you’re planning an engagement party for yourself, a friend, or family member, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll answer your top engagement party planning questions, inspire you with engagement party ideas, and show you one of the greatest engagement party surprises we’ve ever seen. Let’s get started!
Posted July 2, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
While a bound guest book has been the guest book staple for years, it is not your only option! Meet the Poster Guest Book, a fresh alternative to the traditional flip-through book. In this post, you’ll discover four reasons to use a poster guest book, get inspired by AmpersandInk Designs‘ poster guest book collection, and you’ll realize why you need one of your very own. (P.S. There’s a free printable hidden in this post!)