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14 Beautiful Ceremony Backdrops Using Doors

wedding ceremony backdrop with doors outdoor wedding | Ceremony Backdrops Doors | photo: John Schnack

wedding backdrops using doors | photos: john schnack

One of our favorite rustic wedding details is the use of re-purposed doors as ceremony backdrops or decor. The more weathered they are, the better! To prove that ceremony backdrops are a beautiful DIY idea, we’ve rounded up fourteen of our favorite examples. Some of these are ceremony backdrops, while others are aisle-way doors designed for the bride to make a true grand entrance — even outdoors! Get ready to break out the hammer + nails: you’re going to be on the lookout for castaway doors to re-purpose after this post! I know I am, if even just for a patio backdrop. ;) Enjoy!

P.S. Need to find doors for your project? This is a great place to start for vintage doors and hardware or Ebay. Another great place to check? estate sales near you.

31 Awesome Black and White Wedding Ideas

black and white wedding ideas with gold

Need a classic color palette that never goes out of style? You’ll find it in today’s feature! We’re sharing black and white wedding ideas in a color board as a special request from bride-to-be, Terese. In her Ask Emmaline email, she tells us she’s looking to combine a “classic, traditional look” with “modern touches” and “a bit of gold or silver metallic“. Sounds beautiful to us! To round out this look, we’ve found guest books, invitations, table linens, a flower girl dress, ring dishes, cake, rings, and more! Read on to see what we’ve selected…

12 Most Creative Alternatives to Try for Weddings

donut stand weddings

garland by katz corner boutique

Happy Wednesday, loves! When you are knee-deep in planning your wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in cookie cutter ideas or traditional ways of doing everything. We encourage you to think outside the box when planning your big day; skip traditions you don’t like, participate in the ones you love, and start a few of your own! To kick start your creativity, we’ve gathered our favorite wedding alternatives to transform every detail of your big day. Read on to see which wedding alternatives made the cut…

Love Spring Weddings? A Maypole Inspirational Shoot

Love Spring Weddings?  A Maypole Inspirational Shoot at Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Michigan | Love Weddings Maypole | | Photo: E.C. Campbell Photography

Are you planning a spring or summer wedding? Then you’ll find some fantastic ideas from this Maypole inspired styled shoot! The location was at the breathtaking Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Michigan. This photo shoot was created and captured by E’Lisa from E.C. Campbell Photography. E’Lisa tells us, “This styled shoot is perfect for spring! It combines a maypole with lavender, lilacs and a watercolor twist. I had a vision a ways back about a maypole. I thought it would be a unique and stunning element to add to a wedding. Picture little flower girls and ring bearers twisting the ribbon around the pole. I love it! A maypole is a beautiful symbol (originating in Germany) in which people traditionally dance around on May Day, but it has also become a symbol to celebrate spring and summer… being grateful for the warmth and new life and vegetation those seasons bring. I thought it could be an amazing element added to a wedding, but I wanted to give a bride even more to be inspired from if she wanted to incorporate this into her wedding.”

50+ Amazing Mountain Wedding Ideas

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photo: bwright photo via style me pretty

If you’re looking for the best mountain wedding ideas, look no further! Whether you’re planning a small intimate wedding near the Smokey Mountains or a huge soiree with stunning Rocky Mountain views, you’ll find some of the most creative mountain ceremony spaces, reception decor, favors, gift ideas, and more right here. We’ve rounded up over fifty (plus!) amazing mountain wedding ideas to inspire the Best Day Ever, all mountainside! So, grab a cup of coffee and get inspired because the mountains are calling and obviously, you must go…

30 Beautiful Peach and Mint Wedding Ideas


It’s time for another color board to help you choose your wedding palette! Today we’re focusing on peach and mint, two of our favorite pairings for a spring or summer wedding. These soft muted colors go with floral, bohemian, rustic, or shabby chic wedding themes extremely well. Take a look at thirty of our handpicked finds to inspire you with this beautiful palette!

30+ Sapphire Blue Wedding Ideas You’ll Want to Steal

sapphire blue wedding ideas

Hello, lovelies! Need some color inspiration? Creating an inspiration board based on color is one easy way to see what you love (and what you don’t). It’s also a great way to put all of your wedding accessories in one place. Today we’re showcasing sapphire blue wedding ideas with thirty-plus incredible finds including save the dates, invitations, centerpieces, ceremony decor, a delightful cake, cake topper, bridesmaid dresses, an incredible brooch bouquet, jewelry, bridesmaid gifts, and more. We’ve basically gathered up everything you would need to create an inspiring sapphire blue wedding space for your big day! Grab the coffee and let’s get started…

Royal Tea “Be My Bridesmaid” Party Inspiration


Hey, brides! If you dream of a be my bridesmaid party with a tea theme (or you’re hoping your bridal shower will have a similar tone), you’ll love this chic inspiration shoot! The idea of this 1960’s royal tea party was styled by d.Royal Engagements and included a real bride with her close girlfriends for a fun day of tea, gifts, sweets and sips! You’ll love the DIY florals, the tiny crowns, vintage crockery, tea sandwiches, petit fours, and bright hues, all designed to inspire a party of your own. You can use these ideas for a chic “Be My Bridesmaid” party (a celebration thrown to ask your girls to be a part of your big day), or even as bridal shower inspiration. Read on for the fun!

Winter Wonderland Wedding: An Inspiration Shoot


Most weddings take place in the spring, summer, or fall which leaves behind the beloved winter season. That’s why we are so excited to share this romantic winter wedding inspiration shoot by Esme of BodaMaestra and photographed by Maureen Pacheco Photography! Esme explains a few reasons why couples should consider a winter wedding: “For practical reasons, weddings are widely celebrated during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. But what about winter? With venues offering discounted rates and often greater availability, more and more couples are turning to the cold weather months to celebrate their nuptials. Winter also offers a host of unique elements from which to glean inspiration (think snowflakes, sleigh rides, and a roaring fire).” Sounds romantic to us! Check out this shoot featuring a stunning color palette, delightful accents (like dancing shoes and a hot cocoa bar for guests), a beautiful cake, floral design, and more to inspire you. And, of course, a beautiful bride and handsome groom provide attire ideas for the picture-perfect winter wedding. I especially love the bride’s fur shawl — don’t miss it!