Posted February 7, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 21 Comments
Hi, loves! If your wedding ceremony (indoor or outdoor) or reception needs a statement piece, this is the post for you! Today we’re talking about flower backdrops for weddings, whether paper flower or fresh flowers are used. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twelve insanely gorgeous flower backdrops for ceremony, reception, or photo booth, each guaranteed to make your space POP! We’ve also teamed up with Posh Studios to give away a paper flower backdrop to one lucky reader! Let’s get to the creativity, shall we?
Flower Backdrops for Weddings
1. Crepe Paper Flowers
Posted January 15, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 39 Comments
Paper flowers are in… and they’re radder than ever. We’ve been asked why brides would pick paper wedding flowers instead of the real deal, and our answer is always the same: why not? We love fragrant flowers like the next person, but there’s something special about keeping your bouquet long after the wedding is over. Read on to find out whether paper wedding flowers are better PLUS toss your name in the hat for a chance to win a gorgeous, totally-custom-made paper bouquet by The Little Red Button. In your colors. For FREE. Don’t miss it!
Posted July 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
When’s the last time you had a hand-painted portrait of yourself? Never? Me either! Now you can, thanks to B is for Bonnie and these portrait wedding invitations. We love handmade wedding invitations: each invitation offers a custom, personalized experience. Each invitation is printed with the prettiest inks onto the finest papers. It’s a true work of art! When an artisan will sketch, hand-paint, and create an invitation for your perfect day, that’s a pretty incredible thing, don’t you think?
Posted June 25, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
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!
Posted May 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 45 Comments
Happy May! #throwsconfetti Do you know how to coordinate your wedding? Did you know it’s easier than it sounds? Today we’re showing you how to coordinate your wedding in one easy step. When you are planning your wedding, it’s easy to get bogged down with the many decisions you’ll make, like color palette, wedding tone, theme, invitations, and more. If you’re wondering how you’ll get it all done – and get it to coordinate – fear not! We have one simple solution for you. Today we’re sharing some helpful advice for what to do after picking out your color palette to save you time + money down the road. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Dear LC to offer one lucky Emmaline Bride reader a free (stylish!) wedding iPhone case. Enjoy!
Posted April 4, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hello, hello! One of the many, many reasons I (Emma here!) love handmade weddings is the use of sustainable, re-usable decor. Take flowers for example: you love their bright colors and fresh aroma, but what happens after the wedding is over? All florals and boutonnieres are tossed in the trash! What if you could have an alternative that lasts forever instead? Today, we’ve found it! We’re showing you some of the most incredible paper flower bouquets we’ve ever seen by The Little Red Button, a sweet handmade shop that provides paper flower bouquets, paper boutonnieres, paper flower corsages, and more for weddings. This handmade alternative lasts forever and can be re-used in your home as chic decor. These bouquets are even more incredible in person (Atlanta brides may remember this at the Bridal Extravaganza), if you can even believe it! Read on to find out more about these paper flower bouquets and get inspired for your handmade wedding! Enjoy!
Posted April 3, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Move over boring boxes or bags: there’s a new favor bag in town! We love the new collection of kraft paper favor bags by Mavora Art & Design, ideal for storing old-fashioned candy, home-baked cookies, or as treat bags for your candy buffet. Read on to find out more about these charming kraft paper favor bags after the jump!
Posted December 24, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 58 Comments
Hello, loves! Merry Christmas Eve! Yesterday, all I could think about was how it was already Christmas Eve Eve (or, as my sister likes to call it, “the day before the day before Christmas” which has a nice ring to it). The holidays sure do sneak up quickly! Every Monday at Emmaline Bride, we kick off a brand new handmade giveaway; we thought today was an awesome opportunity to showcase the last official giveaway of 2012 and launch our 4th Annual Holiday Giveaway Palooza! This giveaway series is unique: each day, visit Emmaline Bride to view the day’s new prizes (by a few lovely Featured Artisans from The Marketplace) and enter for your chance to win. Each day is a new chance to win… and this year, the prizes are BIGGER + better than ever! So… grab a huge cup of morning coffee, snuggle into some slippers, and read on for YOUR chance to win handmade goodies for yourself or a friend! Enjoy!
NOTE: This giveaway is closed (ended 11:59pm EST Dec. 24th). The winners are Stacey G, Kelly Anne, and Monica! Please check your inbox on how to claim your prize.
Posted September 25, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
Hello and Happy Tuesday! We know the idea of using paper flowers in your wedding (as bouquets, boutonnieres, aisle decor, and more) and seeing it come to fruition are two very different things. Today, we’re bridging the gap between the two with Real Wedding paper flower ideas to inspire your look. Unlike fresh flowers, paper flowers last forever, never wilt, can be custom-coordinated with your wedding palette, and are always in season. Read on to see one couple’s Real Wedding reality and find out where to get paper flowers of your own. Enjoy!
Posted September 20, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hello, hello! Today we’re sharing wedding inspiration in the form of a favorite accessory: pinwheels! One of our favorite source for wedding pinwheels are made by the lovely Toria, expert pinwheel-er behind Whimzy Life. She’s been busy whipping up some pretty wedding pinwheels and today we’re showing you eight of our favorite finds. Plus, any of these wedding pinwheels can be made in custom colors to match your palette: just ask! Read on to see whimsical wedding pinwheels to tackle decor on your to-do list including wall decoration, table runners, aisle decor, and more! Enjoy!
Posted August 14, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Hi again, loves! Earlier we talked about getting creative with a paper project and now we’re back with another reason why paper rules the wedding world. Have you selected your wedding bouquet yet? And, have you considered paper wedding bouquets for yourself and/or your bridesmaids? These sweet little handfuls of paper-crafted petals are a perfect alternative to fresh flowers. We’re often asked by brides why paper wedding bouquets are used instead of the real deal, so we’re here to share five important reasons… find out more after the jump!
Posted August 11, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, loves! Happy Saturday! I hope while you’re reading this you’re enjoying a delightfully relaxing weekend. (Or, you’re tackling that wedding to-do list, equally awesome.) Today we’re bringing you The Weekend Edition at Emmaline Bride, our visual round-up of some of the best handmade wedding items, DIY ideas, beauty tips, Real Wedding inspiration, and more we’ve discovered this week. Since we know your wedding planning isn’t put on pause for the weekend (usually it goes into fast-forward mode), we don’t quit either. We’re here on Saturdays to bring you tons of handmade wedding inspiration to kick start your weekend into wedding planning mode. We think you’re going to LOVE what we’ve found this week… including pretty pink bridesmaid dresses, a shabby chic wedding cake table, a vintage necklace with something blue, a charming twist on the sixpence, miniature wedding pies, a (surprisingly chic) paper chandelier, rustic tree slices, and much more! Enjoy!
Posted May 7, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Looking for an easy way to add a punch of color + handmade wedding flair to your reception? Just add paper flower place cards! These brilliant faux blooms by Noemi of Imeon Design resemble dahlias in full bloom in poppy pink, blue, aqua, and red. To turn a paper flower into an instant place card, just add the optional pin and a name flag. Or, if you love the blooms as-is, use as embellishment: greet guests with a paper flower on each plate, place a handful of blooms along a table runner as a chic centerpiece, or attach ribbon and use as napkin rings. Read on to see more…
Posted March 30, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
Do you loathe the idea of buying fresh flowers for your wedding, only to toss them in the trash a few days later? Do fresh flowers in mid-July aggravate your allergies? Do you dream of preserving your wedding bouquet forever? Instead of fresh flowers, consider one of these fake flower bouquets as a sweetly suitable alternative. Instead of tossing away, these fake flower bouquets will look fresh all day long – and, they last forever. Tie in your favorite color, material (buttons, silk, vintage lace, brooches, felt, beads), or wedding theme to make it your own. Read on to find out which twenty fake flower bouquets fit the bill…
Posted March 9, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Happy Friday morning! Grab a cup of coffee because we’re about to kick your creativity’s you-know-what into ultra-high gear. If you’ve ever considered crafting a DIY wedding invitation, this post may nudge you in the right direction. Today, we’re sharing an incredible wedding invite (handmade by the bride!) with beautiful photographs captured by the always lovely Michelle Gardella Photography. When Michelle received Esther’s DIY wedding invitation in the mail, she was blown away. Not only did this crafty bride-to-be find time to handcraft this invitation, but she did it with utmost creativity and style! (Her fiance, Ho Kai, also helped. What a great groom!) Read on to see this oh-so-sweet invite and find out how to craft yours!
Posted February 13, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 64 Comments
It’s Valentine’s Day week, which means there’s a good chance you’ll be snacking on yummy chocolates whether as a gift from your honey, as a gift to yourself, or afterwards when it is 90% off in the clearance aisle (we won’t tell). In honor of chocolate love this week, we’re launching a brand new giveaway featuring adorable chocolate cake favor boxes by the lovely Imeon Design. These cake favor boxes are perfect for your wedding or bridal shower and can be stacked as centerpieces on each table, like so: