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Red River Gorge Elopement: Brian + Mirai

Posted March 6, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Brian and Mirai’s Red River Gorge elopement was beautiful! The Red River Gorge located in Kentucky is a intricate system of canyons with amazing features including high sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, waterfalls, and natural bridges. Brian and Mirai were seeking something simple and they chose the area for its beauty and uniqueness. They were also looking for a company in the area that provided officiant services. They were happy to find My Tiny Wedding, the only company offering officiating and photography in the area. Stephanie and Dave from My Tiny Wedding worked to make Brian and Mirai’s elopement a special and memorable event. The happy couple wed under a setting sun overlooking the gorge’s remote beauty. See their photos after the jump…

My Tiny Wedding - red river gorge elopement

Christopher Creek Wedding: Angela + Charlie

Posted August 24, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

This couple’s love for camping led them to their Christopher Creek wedding. Christopher Creek located just outside Payson, AZ is an oasis for the outdoor enthusiast, especially Angela and Charlie. Their camping inspiration was key in choosing a wedding location but when recent bear attacks closed down the reserved campsite, their plans changed for the better. Just down the street from the Christopher Creek Lodge was a scenic wedding ceremony spot that was perfect to rent. We think you’ll love the remote wilderness feel, along with that breathtaking creek perfect for this outdoor couple. Other creative items that are sure to catch your eye include custom handmade monogram, wildflower seed packets from American Meadows, themed cake and candy tower, and a thumbprint guest book. Capturing them and their love for another was Cyndi from Cyndi Hardy Photography. Enjoy!

payson arizona wedding

The Ultimate Photo Booth Backdrop

Posted March 20, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

What makes a wedding photo booth more fun? A handmade photo booth backdrop, of course! Earlier today, we talked about how to entertain guests at a wedding which included one of our favorite activities: a photo booth. The key to a perfect photo booth is a proper backdrop to ‘frame’ your photos with bright colors, unexpected decor (such as picture frames or props), and patterns to tie into your theme. One of our favorite backdrops is by April and Alison, the super-sweet dynamic duo behind The High Five Factory. This sweet shop offers handmade photo booth backdrops for your wedding or party designed with colorful strips of fabric that can easily tie into your wedding palette or theme. Plus, there is a pole pocket inside the top of the backdrop for easy hanging on a clothesline or homemade stand. Check out this brilliant design – which we call the ultimate photo booth backdrop – after the jump!

photo booth backdrop

Laura and Russ’ Lake Geneva Wedding

Posted October 4, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments

Today, we’re headed to Laura and Russ’ Lake Geneva wedding. Their wedding ceremony and reception in Lake Geneva was held on a beautifully landscaped property providing the most unique details including a farm, animals, and a outdoor terrace. Laura and Russ’ Lake Geneva wedding had some rustic shabby chic DIY wedding elements such as the bride and bridesmaid created hair pieces, boutonnieres, and mason jar candles. The mason jars were craftily used to adorn the wedding aisle and after ceremony cocktail area. Ending their wedding day but igniting their future Laura and Russ walked underneath sparklers lit by family and friends celebrating a perfect couple’s love. Definitively capturing their Lake Geneva wedding was the photography team of Miranda and Adam, owners of Reminisce Studio by Miranda & Adam.

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Mason Jar Centerpiece for Garden Wedding

Posted June 16, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Spotted: A sweet, subtle, easy-to-DIY mason jar centerpiece for your wedding! If a powerful punch of royal blue is the look you’re after, this centerpiece has you covered! This blue is royally a-mazing and would look great incorporated with light blue hydrangeas. I can imagine plenty of these scattered throughout a rustic wedding, garden wedding, or bridal shower luncheon… lovely!

mason jar centerpiece with blue

Ellie and Brian’s Elegant Outdoor Michigan Wedding

Posted April 20, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 16 Comments

With the Summer wedding season just around the corner, we thought we’d share Ellie and Brian’s lovely outdoor Michigan wedding. Ellie and Brian were married last August outside a small country home overlooking a small lake in Port Sheldon, MI. Their very intimate ceremony and private reception incorporated very unique elements including mason jar centerpieces with fresh cut flowers and a cordial canoe ride on the lake. Their outdoor Michigan wedding was beautifully captured by Kelly Sweet from Kelly Sweet Photography.

Geoff and Bre’s Lake Ontario Outdoor Wedding

Posted March 1, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments

Denver Wedding Photographer - Kara Pearson Photography

This Lake Ontario outdoor wedding is making us feel a little bit warmer in March. Geoff and Bre’s beautiful outdoor July wedding was held right off the lake at Bree’s family’s summer home in Henderson, NY. Bre wore flip flops and J Crew dress. Her mom picked local wildflowers for her bouquet just 20 minutes prior to the ceremony. We love all the details like the lemonade, water, and wine filled mason jars! How fun! The adorable red-checkered tablecloths gave the outdoor affair a fun picnic theme! Neighbors provided the delicious pies for dessert. Yum! Kara of Kara Pearson Photography did a fantastic job covering the details of the day. Take a peek…

Jessica and Adam’s Winter-Themed DIY Wedding

Posted February 3, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

Royal Palm Beach wedding photographer - EMinDee Images


The state of Florida, especially south Florida, is a beautiful and warm place this time of year. It is free from snow and cold and it warms our hearts that Jessica and Adam, the bride and groom, did such an amazing job bringing the beautiful characteristics of winter into their very own winter-themed backyard wedding venue. The photographer Stephanie from EMinDee Images captured their winter-themed wedding details perfectly. Stephanie tells us…

Katie and Keith’s Rustic Montana Wedding

Posted January 27, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

We’re loving Katie and Keith’s rustic outdoor Montana wedding. This farm fresh wedding has some beautiful handmade details from groomsmen boutonnieres to the bridesmaids head pieces. The rustic feeling, vintage dress, and amazingly long dinning table in this country setting make this one of our favorite outdoor weddings. Their wedding photographer, Jessica Lowry from Cocoa Blue did an amazing job capturing this rustic wedding. Great ready to yearn for summer and the outdoor wedding season!

Jessica tells us, “Katie and Keith were married on the family homestead farm of Katie’s family in Trego, Montana. She made the peacock head pieces that her bridesmaids wore as well and the boutineers for the groomsmen. The cake was made by a friend who also decorated it. All of the food was grown on local Montana farms and prepared by their good friend Tim of The Cuisine Machine. Both of the dresses the bridesmaids wore (both sisters of the bride) were vintage from the their Grandmother. The long table in the field was decorated with vintage glass from Katie’s family. She purchased her headpiece on etsy. The flowers the girls carried were harvested from a friend’s farm and donated to the wedding. The bride and groom wrote their own vows and the bride’s maid of honor Kassi married them.”

Montana wedding photographer - Cocoa Blue

Page and Jonathan’s Louisiana Plantation Wedding

Posted January 5, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments

Our first real wedding for 2011 is this beautiful and elegant Louisiana plantation wedding. These gorgeous and fun wedding photos were taken by Louisiana wedding photographer Aaron Hogan of Eye Wander Photo.

Aaron tells us, “For my very first time at Oak Alley Plantation to photograph a wedding, September 25, 2010 was certainly a wet one. The rain added a fine mist over the plantation grounds and also into the hair and clothes of everyone. Despite the rain up until literally an hour before the ceremony, Page and Jonathan Wyrick, the bride and groom, both residing in Lake Charles, LA, were married outdoors under the first row of giant live oaks near the plantation home. It was a dark ceremony but thank goodness the couple decided to see each other before the ceremony by doing the “first look.” This allowed us to capture the best photos of the couple and their wedding party and families together in the best light.”

Whimsical Wedding: Fabric Flower Boutonnieres + LOVE Letters

Posted December 30, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

First, here’s a sneak peek of one of today’s fab items featured:

But first, a little chit-chat! So…. I (Emma here!) am writing you today from the lovely west coast, where we are completely covered in snow! We are packed to the brim in my brother’s house with 11 of us, including

Megan + Bryan’s New Hampshire Vintage Field Wedding

Posted November 29, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

It’s Monday and we’re excited to share this beautiful DIY New Hampshire wedding with Emmaline Bride fans!  Bryan and Megan’s beautiful outdoor wedding took place in North Conway on August 28, 2010 and was authentically photographed by Amanda from Boro: Creative Visions.

The bride Megan tells us,

“I have visualized my wedding being in a field for as long as I could remember. The field where we ended up having our ceremony just came to me. A friend of mine knew the owners of Chocorua View Farm and casually mentioned one day that they might let me have it there. When she called to inquire, I heard a scream of elation on the other end. The owners, Jay and Linda, have wanted to host an event there and we decided it was kismet.

My wedding vision was a fun, bright, vintage field wedding with lighting being a dominant factor. I worked on within a budget – this meant I came up with creative, inexpensive ways to not have to sacrifice my vision. I shopped around until I found reasonably priced vendors with a good reputations.

I spent my weekends collecting old jars, milk bottles, and vases to use as my centerpieces. Instead of paying a florist to create my table centerpieces, I grabbed my friends and family and went to Sherman Farms in Conway, NH and picked my own flowers. They were BEAUTIFUL!!!

Bryan and I are both very outdoorsy and active and wanted to tie in woodsy elements to our wedding. Although we had a beautiful backdrop of mountains, we opted to marry under this big, beautiful maple tree lining the field. We decorated it with colorful paper lanterns and lined the aisle with mason jars on shepherd hooks with our hand picked flowers.

For the seating, I found old trees and wood burned table numbers into them. I also, found a couple of birch trees and hung my seating assignments on them. For the seating assignments I made leaves and wrote the numbers on them.

The wedding was perfect. Our photographer was amazing and captured the day perfectly.

Two of the things that I chose to splurge on a little and the things that made all of the difference to my guests were the photobooth and luxury toilets.”

Wedding Vendors:

Photobooth: Mountain Mugshots

Venue: Chocorua View Farm

Photographer: Boro: Creative Visions

Videographer: Meg Simone

D.J:  Matt Spofford

Caterer: White Mountain Chalet

Tent: Wrobleski Party Rentals

Linen Rentals: Harte Rentals

Luxury Toilets: Daves Septic


If you love these images and are interested in seeing more from this New Hampshire wedding photographer, check out her website here. You can also view her preferred vendor listing in The Bridal Book here at Emmaline Bride!

All images courtesy of Boro: Creative Visions. All Rights Reserved.

Happy Trails: Real Wyoming Wedding

Posted November 23, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments

There’s excitement in the air today with this beautiful Wyoming real wedding.  Breathtaking green landscapes, talented wedding vendors, and creatively crafted DIY details (not to mention a happy bride and groom) makes this wedding one of our favorites!  Nicholas and Caroline’s real wedding was skillfully captured by Deanna from A Day to Adore Photography.

A conversation between Caroline (the bride) and Deanna (the photographer):

“Where did you and Nick meet?
“Nick and I grew up in the same town (Merrill, WI) and have been good friends since high school. It was not until after a classic summer romance (you know, Grease style) when we were both home from college that we actually started dating. Although our colleges were not exactly close to each other (he was in Louisiana and I was in Iowa), we managed to work through it and stick it out together.”

“Why did you decide to have your wedding in Jackson?”

“Originally we had planned to have our wedding back home in Wisconsin. However we were having a hard time trying to plan such a large event from so far away. The guest list started to get out of control; we live in a small town where we know just about everybody and we had lots of close family (aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, etc.) so we felt like we had to invite A LOT of people (300+). And, with 8 brothers and sisters between us and a handful of extremely good friends we were looking at a gigantic wedding party. We also struggled with
finding a nice venue with decent catering. North central Wisconsin is not exactly the chicest place ever. One night we were lying in bed talking about wedding planning, when we decided neither of us felt good about the way the whole wedding was going. In fact, we had begun to resent the wedding. It was turning into much more of a production- a lot more quantity than quality. It was then we decided we had to make a change. At first we thought about simply eloping, perhaps somewhere tropical, but we both wanted to have our family and close friends there. After some thinking, Nick came up with the idea of having a sort of ‘destination wedding’ and inviting a small, select group out west. We really only wanted to get married and have a fantastic party with the people we love. We decided on Jackson Hole because we felt the area really fit our personality (adventurous, outdoorsy, with a hint of cowboy/cowgirl) and would be a fantastic place for our friends and family to visit.”

“Were there any other people who helped out on your wedding day?”

“We had a few DIY projects. My mom made the recipe cards that had the recipes for all of the cakes, my friends and I mixed trail mix and stuffed them into the “happy trails” bags for favors, I collected various vases and bottles that my friends filled with extra herbs, greens, and flowers that Lily and Co. gave to us, my sister Anna bought and spray painted the water bottle bins, and for the place cards I wrote the names on river rocks and major western rivers Nick and I have visited.”

Photography: A Day to Adore Photography, Pocatello, ID
Vendors: All catering was done by Spring Creek
Flowers: Lily and Co., Jackson WY
Invitations, Programs, Trail Mix Stickers: XOWYO, Jackson WY
Venue: Spring Creek Ranch
Cakes: Caroline’s Mom
DJ: Mainstream Music, Pocatello

If you love these images and are interested in seeing more from this Idaho wedding photographer, check out her website here.  You can also view her preferred vendor listing in The Bridal Book here at Emmaline Bride!

All images courtesy of A Day to Adore Photography. All Rights Reserved.

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