Posted January 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
We are always seeking new, practical ways to save you time, money, and, most of all, unnecessary stress. I mean, why do TWO tasks when you can achieve the same result in one? That’s why we’re crazy about place card favors, the combination of a place card + a wedding favor in one. Today we’re sharing eight hand-picked place card favors to inspire you… and, who knows, maybe you’ll find one here that you’ll use for your own wedding or when planning a bridal shower! PLUS, we’re giving one of these away as a special wedding giveaway. Read on to find out more…
Place Card Favors: Why You Need Them
First things first, why do you need place card favors? The answer is simple: place card favors allow you to present guests with a gift AND tell them where to be seated. No need to buy two products, folks: this is all-in-one. Here are a few of our favorite place card favor combinations:
1. Succulent Place Card Favors
Miniature succulents. Weathered pots. Tags. This is a winning combination, one we can’t wait to continue seeing in spring and summer weddings of 2014.
Posted November 18, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
Hi, lovelies! Today we’re sharing some easy wedding DIYs that we’ve spied on Pinterest and they happen to be pretty cheap, too! We’ve rounded up everything from decor to favors to a wedding emergency kit — even our wedding hairstyle of the week! Read on to be inspired PLUS our newest wedding giveaways is revealed at the end of this post! Enjoy!
Easy Wedding DIYs to Try (+ Cheap, Too!)
1. DIY Paint Chip Wedding Garland
First, take a peek at this DIY paint chip wedding garland. I swear, I’ve seen paint chips used in so many projects. I wouldn’t be surprised if hardware stores started charging for them. I love this particular use of paint chips to make a banner… what do you think?
Posted August 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 82 Comments
Hello, hello! Happy Monday! Are you planning a rustic or barn wedding? Love mason jars? Want to coordinate with mason jar thank you cards after the wedding? Don’t miss this post! We’ve teamed up Paperlaced to offer free mason jar thank you cards to one lucky reader. These thank you cards feature a mason jar and three different designs from which to choose. If you’re planning a rustic wedding, love mason jars, or just want to cross thank you cards off of your list, now’s the time to do it! Read on to see these beautiful cards and toss your name in the hat for a chance to win…
Posted June 25, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
Hello, loves! Today we’re sharing some delightfully rustic inspiration in the form of a rustic fairytale wedding theme. But first… I recently went camping and my almost seven-year-old niece taught me a thing or two about fairies. At the campfire, she looked into the woods and pointed at brief sparks of light. These sparks – lightning bugs, naturally – are not lightning bugs. They’re fairies. Acorns? Fairy hats. Holes in the tree? Fairy houses. Moss? Moss is just moss. (I thought – pixie dust! – but she informed me, “No, Aunt Emma, that’s just moss.” Bless her heart.) I wanted to share that story to remind you that a wedding theme can be ANYTHING you dream it to be. A fairytale wedding doesn’t have to be all Cinderella carriages, castles, and crowns. If you’re an eco-bride, would prefer a position as princess of the woods vs. the ballroom, and you need some serious inspiration for a unique wedding theme, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re sharing an exclusive Enchanted rustic fairytale wedding shoot by a stellar team of wedding pros with photography by Jessy Carté. So, without further adieu… let’s get started!
Posted April 30, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Do you love mason jars? Are you looking for the best, most creative mason jar ideas for your handmade wedding, home, or just because? You’ve come to the right place! In the past, we’ve talked about mason jar escort cards, smores in a jar, mason jar gift ideas — even mason jar mistakes to avoid. Today, though, we’re bringing forth an entirely new batch of mason jar ideas + inspiration from all across the web. Many of these ideas are DIY projects, while others are handmade by talented artisans across the globe. Some mason jar ideas are taken from Real Weddings to inspire your own perfect wedding day look with a homespun, mason-jar-inspired charm. So, go ahead and order a set of mason jars (these are my favorite — but they’re limited edition!) because after seeing this list you’re going to want to get right to work. So, without further adieu, read on to see which mason jar ideas made the list. Which one will you create?
Posted December 28, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 56 Comments
Hello, loves! Happy Friday! Today in the 4th Annual Holiday Giveaway Palooza – Day 4 – we’re offering six beautiful prizes up for grabs including a pair of custom cuff links, thank you cards, menu cards, a custom pendant necklace, bridal hair clips, and a personalized tie bar! Read on to find out how you can enter for a chance to win and be sure to tell your friends! Remember, this giveaway series is unique and you only have until 11:59pm EST tonight to enter, so hurry! Read on to reveal today’s handmade prizes + good luck!
Posted November 28, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Happy Wednesday! So, three things have expired: Black Friday specials, Cyber Monday deals, and, yes, Thanksgiving leftovers. That means only one thing: it’s officially the holiday season! Consequently, it is at this precise time every year that I begin to feel a little craftier than usual. You too? Good – you’ll LOVE today’s post. In today’s post you’ll find ten of our favorite, most creative ideas for DIY mason jar gifts. Each unique find is a do-it-yourself tutorial (look under the photo for the link) so you can get creative in your very own kitchen. Make ‘em as homemade, meaningful holiday gifts this season, give to your MOH or bridesmaids as a gesture of thanks for being so supportive, or get inspired to create dozens to give as favors at your wedding. We love handmade at Emmaline Bride – and we think handmade gifts make the best gifts! Read on to see which ten made the list + get ready to start creating yours! Enjoy!
DIY Mason Jar Gifts
1. Toffee Blondies in a Jar
Here’s a sugar rush to kick off the list: toffee blondies. These may be the most delicious looking cookies in a jar I’ve seen yet.
Posted November 16, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hello, loves + Happy Friday! Today we’re showing you how to brilliantly combine two very functional items: escort cards + drinking glasses. Once your guests reach the reception, there are two things they will do: first, they’ll look for where to be seated. Secondly, they’ll grab a drink. So, naturally, the idea of combining these two into functional mason jar escort cards makes perfect sense! Now, guests can grab a drink AND find out where to sit in one step. If you’re not a fan of mason jars, these tags can be tied to any drink of choice: a glass soda bottle, a wine glass, or a champagne flute are just a few examples. And, if you do opt for the mason jar we recommend a signature cocktail punch or an iced tea nearby for guests to help themselves. Don’t forget the striped straws! Read on to find out more…
Posted November 5, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Hello, hello! On Friday, we showed you part one of this incredibly gorgeous DIY Rustic Wedding. Today, we’re proud to reveal part two of Maggie and Stephen’s special day with the First Look, Ceremony, and Reception. And… the bride, Maggie, handcrafted all of the details herself (and she did an incredible job!) If you’re looking for DIY rustic wedding inspiration, today’s feature has it all: a barn reception, mason jar lanterns, chalkboards, a vintage suitcase card box, handmade chair signs, a vintage photo wall, and much more. Read on to reveal Part Two of this gorgeous wedding, beginning with a teary-eyed groom in a candid First Look. Enjoy!
The First Look
Maggie and Stephen decided to do a ‘first look’ and we’re glad they did: check out the groom’s candid reaction!
Posted May 30, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 20 Comments
Ever wondered how to make hanging mason jar lanterns? Want to light up your reception space with jar lanterns but you aren’t sure how to make them secure enough for hanging? Today, we’re showing you the easiest way to make hanging mason jar lanterns on how to make hanging mason jar lanterns that are both secure and easy to DIY… and all it takes is a few simple supplies! Read on to find out more…
Posted April 24, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 14 Comments
Mason jars are simple, versatile, and inexpensive, making them an essential “go-to” wedding staple for many DIY brides. As a result, this mason jar phenomenon – and trend – is turning up in wedding nooks + crannies everywhere. If you are a bride who thinks mason jars are becoming too “trendy”, it’s time to take a fresh approach: just add paint! Today, we’re sharing tutorials on how to paint a mason jar to turn ordinary canning jars into chic, wedding-worthy decor pieces you’ll happily reuse ever after. Enjoy!
Posted April 15, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Happy Sunday, loves! Hope your weekend has been relaxing + filled with fun. If you’re planning a rustic or shabby chic wedding, chances are you may have considered mason jar centerpieces filled with your favorite flowers. Today, we’re showing you how to arrange flowers in a mason jar like a pro with one simple trick: frog lids! What are frog lids, you ask? Frog lids, upcycled by the lovely Brianna Paige Designs, are lids with metal “grids” for floral placement. This means you’ll have no more droopy flowers and no more confusion on how to arrange ‘em! Read on for more…
But first… isn’t this a lovely setup?
Posted April 5, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Who says your wedding bar has to be boring? Dress it up with custom cocktail napkins, fanciful drinking glasses, and… wedding coasters! Today, we’re showing you collection of letterpress wedding coasters by the lovely folks at Ruff House Art, newly added to The Marketplace. We shared some swell Mad Men coasters earlier this week, and we’re excited to unveil a complete collection of our favorites like The Big Lebowski (with quotes on the back including, “Where’s the money, Lebowski?” and, “Not on the rug, man“), a retro-feel Mario Bros., Mason jars, bicycles, and more!
Posted December 2, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments
It’s no secret that we love mason jars. But did you know that mason jars aren’t just for spring or summer decor? Mason jars can be dressed up in their holiday best to decorate your ceremony or reception site with ease. For instance, you can add a custom monogram label to a jar, fill it with cocoa and wrap up in pretty packaging as a favor for guests. Or, you can place a pretty jar filled with epsom salts and a candle for a DIY mason jar lantern to light up the night. If your wedding isn’t during the holiday season, apply these pretty ideas to your home decor, as homemade gift ideas for loved ones or to create a wow-worthy holiday party co-workers will be talking about well into the new year. Find out which 17 Christmas mason jar ideas made the cut after the jump!
#1: Jars + Crochet= Love.
Posted August 20, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Happy Saturday! I can always tell it’s the weekend when I leap out of bed eager to get crafting. (Is it because I’m an active member of Create Every Day? Must be.) Today I am planning to make a burlap table runner for my bistro table on the front porch. There’s a neighbor down the street who sets up an entire vignette, so to speak, on her front porch. It always looks so warm and inviting. Of course, I can’t curl up on her Adirondack chair and curl up with a good book – that would be weird. So, I’m making my own. ;) I’m starting with a table runner, adding a vase full of flowers, a lantern, some comfy chairs, and throw pillows. I want to make it a nice little reading nook to sit and drink coffee in the morning. I very much enjoy sitting on my porch when it rains, too – it’s one of those little pleasures in life. But, there’s no rain today – there’s a big blue sky full of sunshine which is fantastic because my cousin is getting married today! Happy wedding day to Erin + John and to all of the brides and grooms tying the knot today! Enough about me and my ramblings, let’s get to the post, shall we? Today we’re featuring these adorable mason jar tags. These terrific little tags take my love (ok, obsession) for the thrifty jars to an entirely new level. Not only do I love them because they’re colorful and completely charming, but they’ll coordinate nicely should you use mason jar centerpieces throughout your event, too. Your initials are placed onto the front of the jar along with your wedding date for complete customization. The tags are handcrafted and stamped with a polka dot and brown theme, which works well in any season. I love the linen colored twine! Mason jar tag measures 1.75″ x 2.75″. Take a peek…
Posted August 16, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
What do guests really want as a wedding favor? Something decadent, delicious, and oh yes, sinfully sweet. There’s plenty of summer sunshine left in the skies, but fall will be here before we know it. And, since the autumn air will be hitting you faster than you can unpack your favorite corduroys from the basement, now is as good a time as any to gather up some inspiration. If you’re looking for fall wedding favors (or party favors for an upcoming autumn celebration), you’ll love our round-up today. We’ve gathered up five of our favorite fall wedding favors worth savoring – don’t even bother counting the cals. And, you may find yourself making a few “trial runs” at home just to… you know… make sure it tastes right. ;) Cider and donuts is right up there on my top ten favorite foods list with a few of these new treats coming in at a close 2nd. So, get ready to enjoy these foodie favors with one caveat: you will definitely have a sweet tooth after this post. You’ve been forewarned!
First up we bring you these incredible donut hole wedding favors spotted at Hip Hooray blog. I’d like to give a great big hug to the person who decided to make miniature donuts – all the yummy taste with half the guilt.