I love when wedding decor can be re-used as home decor. Loooove it. So when I (Emma here!) spotted these modern hanging air plant holders over at Handmade Sam Made, I couldn’t resist sharing their geometric awesomeness with you. But first, what is an air plant, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you!
An air plant — aka Tillandsia, if you want to get technical — is a sometimes rootless tropical plant with grasslike leaves, according to Google. Water and airborne nutrients are absorbed through its leaves.
Air Plant Wedding Decor
An air plant makes an exceptionally lovely flower alternative for wedding decor, especially for a modern wedding because it offers a minimalist look (similar to the succulent). If you want to decorate your wedding with air plants, we recommend using them as centerpieces, like so:
Another way to use air plants as decor is to hang them, whether from trees, rafters, or displayed on a back wall as a sconce or plant holder. These brass Himmeli designs are some of the prettiest I’ve seen yet…
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[I]t’s no surprise that eco-friendly plantable wedding goods are so popular right now. I mean, when you can take a wedding essential — like invitations — and recycle them into the earth to make wildflowers, I’d say that’s pretty amazing. Well, that’s what we found when we popped into I Do Bliss and saw her beautiful plantable wedding invitations. And then we dug deeper and found other plantable wedding goods from all around the web we knew you would also love! Why stop at invitations when you can tie your love for nature-inspired finds throughout your big day, including favors, save the dates, and decor? Now you can give back a little to good ol’ Mother Nature when you tie that knot. Enjoy!
Plantable Wedding Invitations, Favors & More
1. Plantable Wedding Invitations
Let’s begin with the plantable wedding invitations that inspired this entire post. These beach inspired invites have certain portions that are plantable. Take a peek!
These are completely biodegradable, plantable pots with plantable paper confetti (THREE PER FAVOR). Guests receive instructions on how to plant. It’s eco-friendly and easy, all rolled into one pretty box.
[E]ngagement season is upon us, and you know what that means: beautiful new engagement rings popping up all over the place! We love sharing the most gorgeous, custom-made engagement rings around, which is why we couldn’t help ourselves when Kristin Coffin made this little gem. The twig and leaf engagement ring is ideal for the nature-lover, the bride-to-be who loves nature inspired jewelry paired with an exceptionally unique rose-cut diamond. As Kristin puts it, “It is a celebration of our environment and a great alternative to a traditional engagement ring.” It is a perfect everyday piece and one you’ll get compliments on for years to come.
[H]i, loves! Emma here. Do you love unique, totally-handmade jewelry? Do you crave gold in particular, made with nature-inspired pieces in mind? Then you’ve come to the right place! We spotted this beautiful gold pebble jewelry collection at Andrea Bonelli Jewelry and we’re pretty obsessed with its pieces. To be honest, the gold pebble wedding band shown below in #1 is one of the prettiest rings I’ve ever seen! And I’ve seen many beautiful handmade rings. Take a peek at the diamond eternity band, followed by a wedding band that can be paired with your engagement ring, as well as a matching necklace and pair of chic gold pebble studs below…
Gold Pebble Wedding Jewelry
1. Diamond Eternity Band
Up first, the diamond eternity band!
2. Gold Pebble Wedding Band
3. Gold Pebble Necklace
4. Gold Pebble Earrings
These pieces are handmade with love from Nevada, a made-in-the-USA kind of handcrafted feel you can’t get everywhere! Plus, Andrea herself is amazing to work with, so you’re in good hands. Take a peek at more of her work at her website. Plus, a little birdie told us you can score free shipping in her shop until November 30th with special code ETSYFREESHIP (Etsy shop only) or on her website with code freeship10 :)
Hey, nature-loving brides: this one’s for you! Have you seen the incredible ways nature can be tied into jewelry pieces today? I mean, you already know how awesome handmade is, but these particular pieces are awe-inspiring. If you’re planning a nature-filled wedding, love the great outdoors, or just happen to be looking for a pretty nature inspired jewelry piece for spring, we’ve found six of ’em. Read on to see what we’ve uncovered PLUS enter for a chance to win one of the lovely items shown below!
Nature Inspired Jewelry Pieces
1. Moss Necklace
Who says moss is limited to decor alone? The fantastic Mr. Lentz has created a new way for moss to steal the show as a jewelry embellishment. This moss necklace is one of our favorite finds to date.
Next up: rock stud earrings. Crafted with love by the inspiring Andrea Bonelli, these new pebble earrings are a favorite of ours from her new collection. These earrings are hand-carved from wax and made to resemble the facets of rock. In case you’re wondering, they’ve also been hollowed out in the back to reduce weight (so you can wear ’em everyday). See ’em in silver…
Who says twigs have no role in the fashion world? Kristin Coffin turned an everyday twig into a daily fashion statement with these twig stud earrings. These real twigs are cast in solid recycled 14k gold.
If you’re hoping for a nature inspired engagement ring, we’ve found it! Have you considered a twig engagement ring? Check out this lovely one made by Barbara Nichelle Jacobs, whose love for nature inspired jewelry is reflected in nearly all of her pieces. This particular ring is one of my favorites: it is made of 100% recycled gold and is cast from real branches, formed into golden rings, and accented with a white diamond. Gorgeous.
You’ve seen leaf bracelets in the past, but this one is a favorite of ours for two reasons. First, it’s a pretty accent for your wedding day (especially with the addition of pearls) but it also works well for everyday wear, too. It’s handmade by the lovely ladies of Rustic Gem Jewelry and is our favorite from their collection.
Between 1/24-1/30/14 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a pair of silver rock stud earrings by Andrea Bonelli Jewelry! Prize value: $62. No cash value. Measure 8mm. Winner randomly selected and announced on 1/30/14. Winner must respond to winning email within 72 hours or a new winner will be randomly selected. No purchase necessary. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Use entry form below to enter. Winner must ‘claim’ prize within 6 months. Good luck!
Hello, hello! Have you crossed off wedding rings from your to-do list yet? If not, we’re here to help! At Emmaline Bride, you know we’re crazy about handmade wedding items because each item is crafted with love, care, and is made just for you. Handmade wedding rings are no exception! When you start shopping for wedding bands or engagement rings, consider handmade wedding rings. You’ll support an independent artisan, your ring will be completely original and made just for you, and if you have questions you can speak to the designer directly. Whether you’re browsing handmade wedding rings for your big day to complement your engagement ring – or looking to pop the question with a diamond ring soon – we’ve found one shop that does it all! Read on to find out about the lovely Barbara Michelle Jacobs, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace, and see seven hand-picked handmade wedding rings from her collection. We think you’re going to love what we’ve discovered…
Handmade Wedding Rings
We begin the list with the first five for the bride-to-be…
1. Classic Solitaire in Yellow Gold
Simple, elegant, and perfect for the bride who loves yellow gold and a diamond solitaire.
2. Ideal Bridal Twig Ring Set
This bridal twig ring set means you can propose with an engagement ring – and already have a matching wedding band for the big day!
3. Matte Satin Stackable Twig Band
If you’re looking for a nature-inspired handmade band, this matte satin twig band is perfect…
4. Solitaire Bezel Diamond Engagement Ring
Prefer a modern, sleek design? Check out the solitaire bezel diamond engagement ring in white gold (also available in yellow gold)…
… and it be perfectly paired with a twig stackable wedding band, too!
5. Diamond Wedding Band
This band isn’t just a gorgeous diamond-studded wedding band. According to Barbara, “The number eleven is said to possess the qualities of intuition, patience, honesty, sensitivity, and spirituality. Here, a giddy stream of eleven little diamonds will sparkle and dance on your finger, catching you by surprise when you least expect it.” Available in yellow, white, or rose gold.
For the Groom
Grooms – we didn’t leave you out! Here are two terrific handmade options:
6. Wide Wedding Band
7. Organic Two Tone Wedding Band
To view more handmade wedding rings (and other jewelry) from Barbara’s collection, visit her website! There’s so much loveliness to see…
There are two things we love about handmade cake toppers: one, they dress up your cake in a thematic way, and two, they can be re-used later as a keepsake decoration or anniversary cake topper. One type of cake topper we especially love are bird cake toppers particularly handmade + in bright, brilliant colors. These nature-inspired bird cake toppers by Dances With Clay are handcrafted in clay and painted in your choice of color to tie into your palette. Read on to see a few of our favorites by Kathy, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace…
Bird Cake Toppers by Dances with Clay
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Not only are these cake toppers made with love + care, but they’re customized to suit your individual color palette. These vibrant colors – in royal blue, orange, and green – are just a few from her colorful array of toppers. Need a custom color? Just ask!
For added customization + charm, Kathy includes your name + wedding date on the bottom. Love!
Ready to snag a set for yourself? Head on over to Dances With Clay to see even more bird cake toppers + order yours!