We love southern weddings! So we’re happy to be featuring Rebecca and Wes’ gorgeous wedding at the Bonnie Doone Plantation. It was a beautiful day in May just outside of Charleston among the sprawling plantation where Rebecca and Wes said “I do”. Their wedding details include blue colors, burlap-wrapped decorations, mason jar drinking glasses, and a thumb print tree guest book. Corrie from MCG Photography captured their entire day from start to finish. See the photos, read about the couple and hear how they met after the click…
Rustic chic weddings are gorgeous! That’s why we’re featuring Jessica and Dan’s wedding captured by Laura Wagner Photography. Their summer wedding is full of cute rustic details like the burlap wrapped bouquets and twine boutonnières. The centerpieces were designed with mason jars, lace, and sliced wood slabs. They looked amazing! Other custom details include their “we do” bird cake topper, chalkboard signs, wood place card holders, dance floor paper lanterns, and s’more favors…
When it comes to rustic weddings — whether in a barn, on a farm, in the woods, on a field, or even in a traditional hall venue — burlap is the queen of decor. We’ve shown you the fifty best burlap wedding ideas in the past and we’re back to share ten new finds for spring and summer weddings. Read on to see what we’ve found!
Wedding favors are undoubtedly one of the most personalized details of your reception. While some couples skip favors altogether, we think they ought to be a necessity. Why? A wedding favor is a small token of your appreciation for guests and thanks them for coming and sharing in your big day. Some favors are very inexpensive to fit any budget; others are more expensive, depending on how custom you’d like them to be. There’s no right or wrong favor to give — it should simply be something you enjoy and would like to receive, too. A favor can tie in your theme or add a little personality to the mix. For instance, a coffee favor would tell guests you’re, like me, quite the coffee obsessed couple. Or, if you’re a serious candy-holic, a candy buffet or bags of a favorite candy (like these in bulk) at each seat would be a way to share your love for sugary treats. You get the idea!
We’re always on the hunt for new and unique wedding favor ideas to share, so today we’re finally sharing some of our newest finds! You have hopefully never seen most of these, while some of them are unique twists on favors you’ve probably heard of before. When you’re done here, be sure to check out our favors archive and browse our favorite handmade favors from Featured Artists in The Marketplace. There are SO MANY amazing ideas out there. I know, lots to do — but we want you to have enough ideas to get those favors narrowed down this weekend. Let’s get those crossed off your list! :) Enjoy!
Unique Wedding Favors
1. These awesome bottle opener favors
These favors are pretty awesome for two reasons: first, it’s a bottle opener, which everyone could use at home. Second, it starts off the evening with a craft beer (or root beer, or cola) at each guest’s seat. By Poppin Print.
Good morning! It’s Friday, can you believe it? It feels like I was just talking about how fast last week went by. We are kicking off this beautiful Friday morning with a painted mason jar centerpiece spotted over at Beach Blues, today’s #HANDMADEADAY find! When it comes to painted mason jars, Missy of Beach Blues is the expert. She has some of the prettiest painted mason jars I’ve ever seen — and a bunch of color combinations to top it off. If you’re looking for a color palette, I recommend checking out her ready-made designs where she has tons of pretty shades (even ombre). In this find, she’s paired together a light pink and white mason jar set, tied them together with a personalized ribbon, and filled them with elegant flowers. It’s an easy-to-do centerpiece that ties in well with a shabby chic, romantic, or classic wedding theme. See the photos below!
Painted Mason Jar Centerpiece
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I drink lots of coffee everyday, usually out of my trusty ol’ personalized E mug and that is a fact. And I love the heck out of that thing. I think it cost a total of $3 on an end-cap at Target and Andrew picked it up for me one day. You see, there’s got to be a science behind it because people love to drink out of personalized glassware. People adore mugs with quirky sayings, like telling everyone your coffee is on fleek or that you do these three things everyday. Some people need a visual reminder to, you know, get their sh!t done and to respect the hustle. You see, people go nuts over glasses with caricatures of themselves and pop culture tie-ins, like telling everyone you drink more coffee than a Gilmore, or stayed up late to watch Fallon and his EW! segment. Or maybe, just maybe, you’re a little bit Ron Swanson and hate talking to people about things. And that’s okay because not everyone is a morning person and it’s important to keep your priorities straight.
And it’s not just coffee mugs, you guys: it seems even champagne tastes better when sipped out of a personalized glass.
That’s because in some weird way, we like our personalized glassware. It shows off our personalities. It gives us a little giggle in the morning when all you want to do is lay in bed and stay warm. And if you love personalized glassware gifts like I do, then you’ll love today’s post because I wrote it just for you. Here are some personalized glassware gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen. Let’s get started, shall we?
Personalized Glassware Gifts
First of all, personalized glassware gifts are the greatest because:
1. People will USE THEM.
Nothing is worse than a gift they can never, ever use, and
2. They will find them quirky and fun.
Especially if you go digging and find something personalized that you just know they’ll get a kick out of.
And, sometimes, all you need is something like a bow tie to make it their own.
Oh and guests will LOVE these as favors:
What do you think of these gift ideas? There are some really fun ones out there for the bride and groom, too. I mean, does it get any cuter than this?
I think not. :) Well, off to brew more coffee…
Let us know what you think of these!
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You love a little do-it-yourself decor, but not when it means an overwhelming amount of work, right? We hear you. And you know what? We also think wedding decor should look really awesome, especially when you’re going the extra mile to add handcrafted touches to it. That’s why you’ll find twelve easy vintage wedding decor ideas in today’s post to get that creative inspiration flowing! You’ll love these finds, whether you need just a few extra touches throughout your reception or you’re starting from scratch and need some serious inspiration. Plus, we picked decor ideas that were pretty easy to implement, which leaves you more time to find that perfect wedding dress or hunt down the perfect handmade wedding finds. Anyway, let’s get down to business, shall we?
Vintage Wedding Decor Ideas
While you’re browsing these, let us know which one is your favorite! Leave a comment at the bottom of this post.
1. This vintage spoon used as a table number
It’s easy, and functional, too! Just buy them and place in vintage bottles (like these or these). It honestly couldn’t be easier. (Plus, Kerrie from Wooden Hive is awesome.)
2. These skeleton keys used for place cards
Just use skeleton keys, attached to simple place cards.
3. This vintage mirror turned signage
4. These antique glass bottles turned vases
5. This ordinary thrift frame turned ‘our love story’ display
6. An ordinary pallet becomes a showcase for photographs
Here’s a closer look:
7. This centerpiece idea with cloche and silver platter is perfection
8. This ceremony space with antique chandelier
What struck me first was the chandelier; and, I have to say, that handwritten scroll backdrop is pretty incredible.
9. This easy mason jar centerpiece idea
And it’s already made for you!
10. This wreath with vintage type letter
For your ceremony entrance + re-used at home after the big day
11. These mason jars hanging from ceremony chairs
And talk about those colorful hearts sticking in the ground!
12. These gold candlesticks used instead of floral centerpieces
Ah, so gorgeous.
Are you planning a vintage wedding? Tell us your favorite vintage wedding decor ideas below!
Are you looking for chic ceremony decor? Just use hanging mason jar vases! But first… you have to admit that mason jars have pretty much taken over the wedding world. We’ve seen our beloved pint-sized jars used as drinking glasses, projects and insanely creative mason jar ideas, and we’ve even seen a plastic version of mason jars for non-glass venues. That’s how much they’re loved. Today we’re answering an Ask Emmaline question from Marie, who asks, “I’m hanging mason jar vases for my ceremony aisle. What size should I use?” Read on to find out…
Hanging Mason Jar Vases
The right size for hanging mason jar vases is 16 oz (1 pint). This is the perfect size mason jar because your flowers and the amount of water you will need won’t make these jars too heavy to hang. We recommend hanging them from the back of each chair along the aisle (use a heavy wire and pliers around the base to create a loop; secure tightly and hang from a chair back).< Note: if you are making mason jar hanging vases, you'll want to make sure you use these. It will keep your flowers looking perfect all day long./p>
photos above via classic creations
If you prefer, you can display your chic mason jar hanging vases from shepherd’s hooks along the aisle way. Want to make your own? Here’s an easy tutorial on how to make hanging mason jar flower vases.
Hope it helps, Marie!
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One of the easiest projects to DIY? Candy mason jar favors! Fill a half-pint mason jar (or, I think these are pretty neat, too) with your favorite candy and add a simple ‘thank you’ tag. This couple apparently has good taste, too: they chose full-size Reese’s (my fave) and Kit-Kat bars, among other delectable treats. YUM. Talk about a favor that won’t be left on tables afterward.
DIY: Candy Mason Jar Favors
photo: mary and roy
When it comes to wedding favors — especially DIY wedding favors — start early. No one wants to be tying one-hundred thank you tags to mason jars at 1am two nights before the wedding. :) Also, ask for help: order pizzas and ask the bridesmaids over to assist! Oh, and order extra Reese’s, because, you know, those seem to disappear… at least whenever I’m around… :)
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