Outdoor Archive

8 Most Creative Wood Wedding Signs

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question, this time from bride-to-be, Sarah. She says, “I am having a rustic outdoor wedding and love the idea of a welcome sign or direction signs for our ceremony and reception. Do you have any ideas for unique wood wedding signs that might work?” Actually, we happen to have a whole lotta love for wood wedding signs — the shabbier + more rustic, the better! To keep it simple (and not overwhelm you), we’ve hand-picked eight wedding signs to share today. Which one is your favorite?

Wood Wedding Signs

1. This Way, That Way

this way, that way via 7 Wood Wedding Signs You'll Want to Steal

Tyler Arboretum Wedding: PJ + Tushara

PJ and Tushara’s Tyler Arboretum wedding was fantastic! Their wedding was this past May in Media, Pennsylvania at the Tyler Arboretum. The arboretum’s natural beauty was the perfect location for their outdoor ceremony and tent reception. PJ and Tushara’s wedding had many unique and beautiful elements you’ll enjoy including the tables which featured rustic chic decor. Another amazing detail was the traditional Indian attire they wore at the reception. Their wedding photography was captured by Daniel from Daniel Fugaciu Photography. See the photos and relive their special day after the jump…

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - groom dips bride before ceremony - tyler arboretum wedding

7 Tips for a Wedding Lemonade Stand

Hi, loves! Happy, Happy Monday! We’re excited to kick off a brand new week of handmade wedding inspiration here at Emmaline Bride with a fresh new Ask Emmaline question. But first… what do you think of wedding lemonade stands? Yay? Nay? That’s what reader Steph wanted to know when she wrote us last week. She says, “Dear Emmaline, I’m planning the bar for my outdoor wedding. I’ve heard of a wedding lemonade stand, but I have no idea what it entails. Any tips so it doesn’t look cheesy?” Thanks for writing, Steph! We, too, have been swept up in the sweet-as-sugar bar ideas popping up everywhere (like here, mostly). And, like you, we don’t think every idea is a winner (as many can be downright cheesy). We do, however, think a lemonade stand at a wedding can be a fun, festive way to incorporate a favorite summertime drink and another way to use those clever mason jars with handles. I know, I know… but bear with us on this one. As long as you follow these tips, your wedding lemonade stand will be one your guests will love…

7 Tips for a Wedding Lemonade Stand

4 Ways to Protect Wedding Cake

Brides: are you having an outdoor wedding? Do you need to protect your wedding cake from the elements (and worst of all… bugs)? You’ve come to the right place. We received this recent Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Sara, who says, “Hi, Emmaline. I am getting married outdoors this summer and will have my wedding cake on display. How do I protect it from the elements (like dirt, bugs, and leaves) without it looking tacky?” Great question! After spending money on your gorgeous cake (and having it made to perfection), the last thing you want to do is have to cover it up. For outdoor weddings, though, it’s important to protect wedding cake from the elements. Read on to see four surefire ways to protect wedding cake outdoors without stripping it of its loveliness…

Protect Wedding Cake: 4 Easy Tips

There are a few steps you can take to protect your wedding cake outdoors. Here are a few of our favorites.

1. Put a Lid on It.

How to Protect Wedding Cake: Place your wedding cake under a cake dome to protect it from leaves and bugs.

Wedding Tablecloths + Linens: The #1 Planning Tool

Hello + Happy Friday! If you are planning a wedding on the beach, a wedding in the woods, on a farm, in your own backyard, you’ll need to pick out wedding tablecloths and linens for your event. But, where do you start? Where do you buy? What size will you need? In the past, picking out the right size wedding tablecloths and linens was a pain in the you-know-what, particularly when you haven’t a clue what sizes you want (or need). We believe wedding planning shouldn’t be a stressful experience; today we’re sharing the easy way to design your space, pick your wedding tablecloths (and linens), and place your order. These linens will look great, you’ll save some money, and you’ll be able to cross one more thing off of your to-do list this weekend! Read on to find out more…

Wedding Tablecloths and Linens: The #1 Planning Tool

Hanging Spheres: The Hottest New Decor Trend

Move over, poms – there’s a hot new decor trend in town! I’ve seen hanging spheres before (also called hanging string balls, but ‘spheres’ has a nice ring to it, no?) but I’ve never seen anything quite like these from The Find Sac. A & I have been discussing how we plan to update our backyard this summer. We recently hung these, I excitedly put our patio set and hot red umbrella out for the season, and I jokingly asked him 99 questions about pergolas yesterday. (I secretly just want something chic onto which I can display lanterns, poms, hanging spheres, and these for entertaining.) Anyways, all this outdoor planning has got me thinking about new trends for outdoor weddings. Paper poms and paper lanterns have been popular for years and have undoubtedly opened the door for fresh ideas yet to come to fruition. I’ll never tire of the aforementioned party decor, but I’m ready for something new. You, too? Read on for four reasons why they’re the hottest new thing in town for weddings, showers, and outdoor entertaining this summer…

hanging spheres (by the find sac, photo by ee photography) via Emmaline Bride

South Carolina Plantation Wedding

This South Carolina plantation wedding was a beautiful event you’re sure to love. The breathtaking bride, Lauren, and her dashingly handsome husband, Shelton, were married this past March on the grounds of the Litchfield Plantation. The plantation’s majestic landscape was the perfect fit for Lauren and Shelton’s southern rustic wedding. This South Carolina wedding is rich in details, passion, and story. This plantation wedding was photographed by Feuza and Mary from Feuza Reis Studios. Find out what the couple has to say and fall in love with the stunning photos after the click…

Feuza Reis Studios

Detroit Zoo Wedding

Kim and Colin tied the knot at one of their favorite locations: The Detroit Zoo. They did their “first look” at the Butterfly House, followed by polar bear watching in the aquarium. After the ceremony, family and friends enjoyed a picnic-themed luncheon and delicious wedding cake and desserts (check out the giraffe cake topper and tower of doughnuts – YUM!) In true Michigan spirit, Kim and Colin showed Detroit pride with Faygo pop, paired with crowd-pleasers like peanuts, popcorn, and cotton candy. Read on to see how Kim and Colin’s beautiful Detroit Zoo wedding with photography by Tammy LaBar Photography. Enjoy!

mr and mrs signs

How to Make Hanging Mason Jar Lanterns

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…

hanging mason jar lantern