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Mason Jars with Handles? – Ask Emmaline

Mason Jars with Handles

left: photo by megan thiele, right: via pinterest

We received this Ask Emmaline question from Britney yesterday and it’s a good one! She asks,

I am looking for mason jars with handles and lids for a decent price. I have had no luck and I am starting to worry I wont find any. Also, do you have any ideas or any way to cover the mason jar before the guests get to their drinks?” Fantastic question! With mason jar drinking glasses being so popular at weddings, we’ve had numerous requests from brides-to-be asking where to buy them. And, keeping those mason jars covered before guests grab them for drinking is an important detail to note. Read on to see our response…

5 (New!) Vintage Rustic Save the Date Cards

Happy Wednesday, loves! Emma here and there’s one wedding detail I love right off the bat: the save the date card. I especially love when I receive one as a guest myself, like I did a few weeks ago. I pretty much squealed with glee (just ask Andrew, and my neighbors down the street. Oh, and our mail lady). Save the date cards are guaranteed to get your guests excited for the fun that awaits. But, more importantly, it gives them a heads up so they can plan travel arrangements AND keep the date wide open so they can attend your big day. In the summer, this is especially important as weddings and graduation parties and vacations and barbecues seem to fill up calendars oh-so-quickly. Not that someone would rather go to a grad party or a barbecue instead of your big day, but you get the idea.

Today we’re sharing five (new!) vintage rustic save the date cards handmade by Paper Street Press. And let me tell you, this collection is awe-inspiring! I think you’ll have trouble picking a favorite because I sure did. Enjoy!

Vintage Rustic Save the Date Ideas

1. This mason jar save the date is everything

I can just smell the romantic nighttime summer air and see the fireflies already. You too?


2. This save the date with a woodsy vibe


3. This love story save the date is my favorite

It tells their love story! I adore this. (p.s. click here to see this one up close.)


4. This watercolor chalkboard save the date with cool typography


Now, a save the date doesn’t have to match the invitations… but it can! We spotted this coordinated set of invitations and we’re loving them.

matching invitations to rustic watercolor save the date


5. This tree save the date with whimsical bunting



Head over to Paper Street Press to see more! Nicci is awesome to work with, so we know you’re in good hands. Tell her Emmaline Bride sent you! It’s good karma.

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Mason Jar Beer Mug >> Photo of the Day

This photo’s making me thirsty! Over the past few years, the use of mason jars for wedding glassware has exploded! These mason jar beer mugs have been showing up at weddings filled with a couple’s favorite craft beers and cocktails. Want to pick up some for your wedding reception? Here you go!

Mason Jar Beer Mug

Mason Jar Beer Mug held by guest at wedding reception

Photo by Cheatwood Photography. Check out the whole wedding here.

Mason Jar Wedding Invitations

Hi, loves! Happy Friday! If you’re planning a rustic, western themed wedding with plenty of mason jar drinking glasses and decor, this is the invitation for you. When you’re planning a wedding, it is important to set the tone of your theme right off the bat. And, what better way to do so than with wedding invitations? We spotted these mason jar wedding invitations at the lovely Jen Simpson Design and couldn’t wait to share it with all of you. There’s so much to love in this design, from the soft mint and coral color palette to the kraft paper envelopes — not to mention the adorable ‘carving’ of your initials into the mason jar itself! Take a closer look…

Mason Jar Wedding Invitations (by Jen Simpson Design)
Mason Jar Wedding Invitations (by Jen Simpson Design)Mason Jar Wedding Invitations (by Jen Simpson Design)Mason Jar Wedding Invitations (by Jen Simpson Design)

Mason Jar Wedding Invitations

To find out more about pricing (and to grab yours!) visit Jen Simpson Design and tell ’em Emmaline Bride sent you. You’ll find so many gorgeous designs in their shop. Lovely staging and photography provided by Ashley Bee.

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15 Gold Inspired Wedding Ideas

I love the look of gold leafing. Like calligraphy, learning how to gold leaf is one my list of things I’d like to do. While I haven’t tackled gold leafing myself (yet), the look of gold leaf used in wedding and home decor is an inspiration to me. Today we’re sharing a handful of gold inspired wedding ideas (some using gold leafing) to inspire your upcoming wedding. We’ve rounded up a gold leaf wedding cake, ‘love’ signage, gold-inspired wedding invitations and place cards, a mason jar centerpiece, a table number, and a few DIY ideas you’ll want to try this weekend. Let’s begin, shall we?

Gold Inspired Wedding Ideas

Up first, we spotted this leaf print save the date. If you’re planning a gold inspired wedding, sending a save the date that coordinates is a wonderful way to kick off your theme. By Golden Silhouette.

Gold inspired wedding save the dates by Golden Silhouette.  If you're planning a gold inspired wedding, send these save the date cards to kick off your day with a thematic touch.

One of our favorite gold wedding inspired finds is this Grecian-style gold leaf hair chain, spotted at Which Goose.

This gold leaf hair chain is the perfect non-veil alternative for the bride.  I love it as a chic accessory for a gold inspired wedding.

From top to bottom: We spotted a ‘love’ gold leaf sign from Host and Toast, a set of gold inspired wedding invitations (and placecards, underneath) from Golden Silhouette, a DIY gold leaf heart art tutorial from Sarah Hearts, a gold leaf hair comb by Le Chaim, and a gorgeous gold leaf wedding cake spotted at 100 Layer Cake, with photo from Jessica Burke and cake by the lovelies over at Pretty Please Bakeshop.

Gold Inspired Wedding Roundup:  Check out the gold leaf sign, invitations, gold leaf heart print, gold leaf wedding cake, and more.  Via

Turn an ordinary mason jar into a centerpiece-worthy vase! Just add this (and, if you like, sprinkle a bit of this along the bottom for added glam).

One of my favorite gold inspired wedding ideas is a gold painted mason jar. It makes an instant-glam centerpiece.  I especially love how the anemones pop against the gold paint.

photo: riverland studios

This gold table number pops on a black and white striped table runner. You can make your own table number like this with a paper mache numeral (you can find them at any craft store) and apply a coat of gold paint.

I love the way this gold number pops against the black and white table runner.  You can make your own gold table number with a paper mache numeral or wooden number and gold paint.

photo: liz beck via style me pretty

This isn’t made with gold leafing, but it ties in beautifully to your gold inspired wedding decor. Photo by Diana M. Lott Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs.

gold leaf cake topper

One of my favorite finds is this DIY gold leaf poster, which reads, ‘Love, Sweet Love’. You can frame it and display on a table at your reception as decor; afterward, display in your home. Spotted at Beloved Indeed.

Make this DIY gold leaf poster that reads Love, Sweet Love.  It's ideal for placing at your wedding reception as decor.

You can turn Terracotta pots into chic centerpieces with an easy gold leaf technique. Check out The Glitter Guide for how to make gold leaf pots. They’d look great as centerpieces for your spring or summer outdoor wedding.

Make these DIY gold leaf pots for wedding centerpieces.  Fill with a bouquet of flowers or greenery for spring or summer weddings.

Um, I can’t resist sharing these gold shoes. I mean, can you blame me? By Badgley Mischka.

These Badgley Mischka gold heels are one of my favorite finds.  Peep toes? Check. Gold? Check.  A high heel? Check.  It's perfect for a gold inspired wedding. #heels #shoes #gold #bride #wedding

And, you need a matching clutch. How about gold polka dots? This sweet little bag was spotted at PaperFlora and it’s totally handmade.

Gold inspired wedding clutch purse with polka dots.  This clutch by Paper Flora is one you'll love to carry on your wedding day - and beyond!  Great gift idea for bridesmaids, too. #handmade #wedding #gold

Gold Inspired Wedding Ideas

What do you think of these gold inspired ideas? What’s your favorite find above?


There’s another post coming up next. Oh, and features an amazing gold inspired wedding find… stay tuned!

Place Card Favors: Why You Need Them

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.

succulent place card favors

home again shop

2. Mason Jar Place Card Favor

Whether guests are using mason jar drinking glasses or you’re filling up the jars with treats (like rainbow cake in a jar), adding a tag turns a mason jar into a place card favor in an instant! Check these out…

mason jar place card favors


3. Candy Place Card Favors

Candy + a place card keeps everyone happy! Guests can find where to sit while enjoying a quick chocolatey candy before dinner.

candy place card favors

designs by direction

4. Heart Place Card Favors

These paper heart place card favors remind us of Valentine’s Day! If you’re planning a wedding with heart details (perhaps on Valentine Day’s weekend?) or even a rustic favor, check out this one.

paper heart place card holders

ven decor

5. Cookie Place Card Favors

These look like elegant place cards, but look closer: that’s a cookie!

cookie place card favors

kathryn murray calligraphy

Just see how lovely they are atop a place setting:

cookie place card favors wedding

kathryn murray calligraphy

6. DIY Air Plant Place Card Favors

Succulents are cute, as we saw in #1, but air plants are supremely awesome, too. Here’s how you can do-it-yourself: buy airplants (preferably already in a sea urchin, like these, which are already gift boxed, too), add a bit of twine (find at any craft store or home supply store) and include a decorative tag. I love air plants because these little guys require very little care… and they look great on desks. Guests will ACTUALLY use these.

air plant sea urchin place card favors

hinterland trading

7. Compass Place Card Favors

If you have a favor item that’s easy to tie a tag to, it makes place card favors even more of a no-brainer. If you’re planning a nautical wedding, try this compass place card favor.

compass place card favors

laura hooper calligraphy

8. Embroidery Hoop Place Card Favors

These sweet embroidery hoop place card favors warm our hearts. Each one is lovingly handmade for each guest and makes a lovely keepsake (or ornament!) after the big day.

embroidery hoop place card favors

anna lou avenue

Place Card Favors: Giveaway!

Now that you’ve seen our favorite place card favors, it’s time to win one! Between 1/3-1/9/14 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a set of ten white heart favors by VENDecor. This is an ideal prize for your head table, the bride and groom’s sweetheart table, or as a start to your favor purchase for your entire wedding. Use entry form to enter. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. No purchase necessary. FREE shipping included anywhere (horray!) Prize value: $30. No cash value. Prize must be redeemed within 6 months. Winner must respond to winning email (also announced on this post on 1/10) within 72 business hours. Good luck!

Prize Details

Prize includes set of 10 small white hearts with twine ‘love’ tag. Tag can be customized with guests’ names instead, if the winner prefers. Made of wire, white paper cord and twine.

white paper heart place card holders

Entry Form

Happy Planning!


Easy Wedding DIYs to Try (+ Cheap, Too!)

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?

DIY Paint Chip Garland - Easy Wedding DIYs

via diy weddings mag

2. DIY Braided Bun / Chignon

Ah, the hairstyle of the week! I love braids and chignons, so naturally this one is a homerun. Love, love, love.

DIY Braided Bun / Chignon - Easy Wedding DIYs


3. DIY Paper Luminaries

Light up the night with DIY paper luminaries! They’re perfect for this time of year and can be customized for any season (+ color palette).

Easy Wedding DIYs - diy paper luminaries

via something turquoise

4. DIY Pinecone Firestarter Favors

My aunt used to give away homemade firestarters as Christmas gifts to the adults every year and my parents loved them! Nothing else says wintertime quite like a cozy fire.

Easy Wedding DIYs - diy pinecone firestarter favors

via evermine

5. DIY Mason Jar Photo Frame / Candle Holder

This is a great way to display vintage wedding photographs of your parents (from their wedding day) or display photos for your table numbers. Just place a photo in a mason jar and place one of these behind it for a cozy flickering effect.

Easy Wedding DIYs - mason jar photo jar

via bonjour and hello

6. DIY Mason Jar Wedding Emergency Kit

Great gift idea for the bride-to-be: everything she needs “just in case” on her wedding day! I like how it’s placed in a glass mason jar so it’s easy to find what she needs when she needs it.

Easy Wedding DIYs - diy mason jar wedding emergency kit

via acasarella

6. Printable Whimsical Wedding Invitation

While you don’t have to DIY this invitation, you can print it yourself! It’s personalized for you by Splash of Silver.

Printable Wedding Invitation (by Splash of Silver)

And… it’s up for grabs to one lucky winner!

Wedding Invitation Giveaway

Between 11/18-11/24/13 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a printable wedding invitation suite (as shown above) by Splash of Silver. This can be used for your wedding or shower. Personalization + custom colors included. Printing not included (you print at home or via a favorite print shop). Winner will receive digital file. Winner randomly selected on 11/25 and announced on this blog post. Winner will also be contacted via email. Winner may redeem this prize for up to one year; however, winner must respond to winning email within 72 hours to ‘claim’ prize. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Prize value: $20. No cash value. No purchase necessary. Use entry form below to enter. Good luck!



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Giveaway: FREE Mason Jar Thank You Cards

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…

Mason Jar Thank You Cards - by Paperlaced

Mason Jar Thank You Cards

This set of mason jar thank you cards is perfect for sending to guests after a shower or wedding. To give you room to express your sentiment, the inside of the card is blank. The cards are made from recycled 80lb kraft paper and include matching kraft envelopes. A hand-drawn charcoal mason jar is included on the front along with three phrases:

– Thank You
– For Your Thoughtfulness
– Thank You, Love, {your initials or name}

If you want it to say something else, just ask – these are customizable! Cards measure 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and mail with one postage stamp.

Mason Jar Thank You Cards - by PaperlacedMason Jar Thank You Cards - by Paperlaced
Mason Jar Thank You Cards - by Paperlaced


Enter for a chance to win between 8.12 – 8.18.13 (11:59pm EST). Winner will be randomly selected, announced on this post, and contacted via email. Winner has 72 hours to claim prize. Winner will receive fifty (50) FREE mason jar thank you cards. Free shipping included anywhere. Prize must be ordered and shipped within one (1) year’s time. Use the form below to enter. Good Luck!

Happy Planning!


How to Plan a Rustic Fairytale Wedding

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!

How to Plan a Rustic Fairytale Wedding (photo by Jessy Carte via

Rustic Fairytale Wedding


A few perfect venue locations for a rustic fairytale wedding are the woods, a garden, or a farm. This Enchanted wedding shoot took place at L&L Farms in Somerset, Kentucky, a truly perfect choice. The photographer – Jessy Carté – told us, “It was a very whimsical and earthy shoot for the organic, eco-loving bride. If I could redo my wedding, I would definitely do a more extended version of this styled shoot.”

Handmade Decor


For this theme, you’ll want to tie in your wedding palette (this shoot opted for soft, feminine shades mixed with natural greenery) with the decor. A cheery, colorful handmade wedding garland (by Jacklyn Peck) provided a backdrop, ideal for a cake table or dessert bar. They used natural twine which tied into the rustic theme beautifully.

How to Plan a Rustic Fairytale Wedding (photo by Jessy Carte via


The bride’s bouquet is one of my favorite touches. The florist, Elegant Designs by Robert (based in London, KY) created whimsical arrangements to tie into this theme. The bouquet was wrapped in twine for natural appeal.

How to Plan a Rustic Fairytale Wedding (photo by Jessy Carte via

Place Settings

The place settings featured kraft place cards by Forget Me Knot Paperie offered a floral – but non-frilly – design, which was perfect. To still embody a ‘wedding’ feel, white dishes and gold silverware. A vintage touch of old newspaper-wrapped-books (by The Binding Bee) made a perfect addition to the centerpiece decor.

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Mason jars with twine used as bows became instant vases with whimsical floral arrangements.

How to Plan a Rustic Fairytale Themed Wedding (photo by Jessy Carte via

And, a little more floral-spiration:

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Ring Bearer + Flower Girl

The ring bearer – Jessy’s son, Channing – and the flower girl – Jessy’s niece, Kara – played a role in this shoot, too, offering inspiration for attire and overall adorableness, naturally. Channing’s bow and tie were provided by Dapper Gent.

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The Bride

The bride – model, Tammy Branham – wore a beautiful handmade dress made by Jessy Carte herself. (I know, amazing, right?) The tulle? Perfection. The hair accessories and sash were handmade by January Starr of January Rose Bridal (we ♥ January!)

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The Cake

In true rustic fashion, a simple – yet elegant – white cake (with flowers!) was set atop a rustic wood slab as a makeshift cake stand. The cake was beautifully designed by Cindy Matlock of Cakes by C.

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We also spied some gorgeous cupcakes with fabulous butterfly toppers.

How to Plan a Rustic Fairytale Wedding (photo by Jessy Carte via


One of my favorite favor ideas was used in this shoot: plantable butterflies. Guests plant the seeded paper into the ground and wildflowers will bloom. Finally – a wedding favor guests will actually use! By Pulp Art.

How to Plan a Rustic Fairytale Wedding (photo by Jessy Carte via

Additional Details

The poms (by Jacklyn Peck), ‘enchanted’ hanger (by Vintage Lizy), guest book (by The Binding Bee), menu (by Forget Me Knot Paperie), and pink balloons added whimsy to this wedding shoot.

How to Plan a Rustic Fairytale Wedding (photo by Jessy Carte via

Great job to everyone who contributed to make this one gorgeous wedding shoot! You did a beautiful job.

Happy Planning!


Would you plan a rustic fairytale wedding? Have any ideas to add?