Happy Wednesday, loves! It’s snowing outside EB headquarters today. Actually snowing. On April 22nd. Luckily it won’t stick around, but still. This past 70 degree weather weekend was a tease. Anyway… remember when we talked about how you can totally spruce up your space with chair signs? Well, today we’re helping you do it thanks to the lovelies of The Find Sac. They’re giving away one set of bride and groom chalkboard signs to a lucky reader! You can find out all the details below and get a peek at the design being offered. Oh, and be sure to share this with a friend. It’s good karma, I swear. Just click on the ‘Facebook’ or ‘Twitter’ buttons below the post.
Chalkboard Chair Signs
These signs have a chic chalkboard design and a botanical floral design.
o Enter between 4/22/15-4/28/15 (11:59pm EST) o Prize: Chair signs by The Find Sac
These chalkboard chair signs are printed on heavy 110 lb. heavy card-stock. Each sign comes with a lux gold, pink or green ribbon. These beautiful chair signs are a terrific way to highlight the bride and groom’s seating in an elegant way. Matching table numbers available.
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected o FREE shipping included anywhere! o No purchase necessary o Winner has 1 year to claim prize o Prize value: $22 | No cash value o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win o Use entry form below to enter
Brides: are you planning a spring or summer wedding? Need attire for your flower girl that she’ll want to wear? We’ve found five dresses she’ll love! We recently popped in over at Beane and Company and we’re loving Jenna’s new collection! She handcrafts beautiful custom flower girl dresses and ring bearer suits we know you’ll love… and they’re perfect for spring and summer weddings. See our five hand-picked favorites and find out more after the jump!
Spring Flower Girl Dresses
1. Green Patterned Print
This one (named Quinn) is one of my favorites. The green design is so poppy and the bow detail is adorable.
2. Linen Flower Girl Dress
This style has a collar that reminds me of petals — perfect for spring! The hair crown is a nice touch, too.
3. Ivory Dress
This ivory dress goes with any theme! I love the long length and the short sleeves.
4. Mint Flower Girl Dress
Mad for mint? She’ll love this style, especially with the unique touches like a scalloped collar and rhinestone buttons.
5. Yellow Plaid Flower Girl Dress
I love this yellow plaid print! Pair it with the coordinating ring bearer suit, also available!
Love chevron but you’re a pattern-commitment-phobe? No problem! Chevron is one of our favorite wedding theme ideas with its quirky zigzag pattern and versatility. The key, though, to a perfectly chevron-ed wedding is to use it sparingly throughout your decor. (Too much of a pattern can overwhelm your space.) You’ll also want to stick to one color palette for a cohesive look. Since we love handmade weddings, we’ve rounded up seventeen handmade chevron wedding details we know you’ll love. We’re also including a few wish-list worthy jewelry pieces for bridesmaids (or your own holiday wish list). Enjoy!
Good Morning, loves! Today, we’re diving into the whimsical collection of vintage wedding cake stands by our friend Lisa Marie of High Tea for Alice. Lisa Marie creates some of the most incredible vintage wedding cake stands ever – and, she’s a total sweetheart. It’s no surprise, then, that her cake stands fly off the shelves – figuratively speaking, of course, as this china is quite delicate – and brides become regular clients even after the big day. If you’re planning a vintage wedding and want to add the perfect touch, consider one of these vintage wedding cake stands for your big day. Use as a dessert-topped centerpiece for each table, display two or three on your cake table as a cupcake holder, or use as a display piece. After the wedding, gift remaining stands to loved ones as a keepsake or display in your home: it even makes an elegant jewelry stand. Read on to see some of our favorite vintage wedding cake stands we know you’ll love…
Want a custom order? Lisa Marie can create an alternative option, like this two-tiered cake stand made from a favorite china pattern. Our favorite? Lenox’s chirp plates-turned-cake stand.
The popular chevron print of the past has made a crazy comeback in home interior, fashion, and has made quite an impression on the wedding scene. We’ve seen chevron wedding finds popping up everywhere from table runners to wedding invitations – even chevron cake stands! – with good reason: this zig zag pattern can tie into nearly any decor and color palette. If you are planning a chevron themed wedding, consider adding an unexpected accessory for your bridesmaids like these stylish chevron wedding clutches by BagEnvy Handbags. These clutch purses feature chevron print in a few color combinations from which to choose… with larger bags available in the shop (even chevron diaper bags for those with a little one on the way!). We love the interior lining and customization to suit your favorite wedding palette. Read on for more…
These pretty chevron clutches measure 8.5 x 5 in size and feature a snap closure. This is one clutch purse your bridesmaids will love to carry down the aisle and continue to carry on date nights, girls night on the town, and everyday errands, too.
We featured a Real Wedding where the bride wore a light pink silk scarf with her wedding gown, and we remember it like the post was yesterday. The bride, Debbie, wanted a simple, sweet, and elegant wedding day look, so her light pink scarf was the perfect thing to tie into her personal style. If you’re looking for an accessory to tie into your bridal ensemble, perhaps a silk scarf is just what you need for a fun pop of color! And, if you’re not sure where to begin, you’ve come to the right place. I love scarves and wear them as often as possible. But before I became scarf-savvy, I had that feeling where I would see pretty scarves at the store and feel like I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off… you know?
That’s why today we are helping to nudge you a little into the right scarf-savvy direction with a few tips + tricks on how to wear a scarf. Wearing a scarf around your neck isn’t the only way to work it; you can wear it around your neck, as a headband, as a wrap, as a cuff bracelet, styled into your braided hairstyle, and more. You can even decorate your reception or ceremony site with scarves… your love nest, too! Read on for plenty of scarf-filled goodness compiled just for you after the jump!
How to Wear a Scarf with your Gown
The most popular way to wear a scarf is worn around one’s neck. If you’re braving a cold wintry wedding, consider a silk scarf for a pop of color or a pretty pattern in lieu of a heavy wrap. It won’t keep you as warm as wool, but it may just be the lightweight accessory piece for which you’ve been looking. Besides, if you get a chill I’m sure your groom will be happy to lend you his suit coat, right? ;)
Here is one example how to wear a scarf with your gown. This is Debbie, the bride we mentioned early in this post:
Pretty! The website Who What Wear features a fun interactive guide that shows you how to wear a scarf five different ways with step-by-step how-to and assigned name styles like, “The Prep”, “The City”, and “The Boho”, which is show below:
Wearing a scarf in your hair can seem a bit tricky at first, but with a few fun tutorials you’ll see how easy it really can be. This first image is via A Beautiful Mess and we love how she styled it in her hair. The editor, Elsie, shows a full tutorial here with a mod turban-like style.
Plus, it’s perfect for keeping bridesmaids warm during winter weddings!
How to Decorate with Scarves
If you want to decorate with a scarf, here is a fun DIY idea we spotted via the Free People blog which shows how to paint your scarves and display as decoration. I love this idea and cannot wait to give it a try at home.
… and wear ’em in your hair, wear around your neck, tie as a wrist corsage, an embellishment to your clutch purse, or, use it as decor! For instance, if you gift a scarf to a bridesmaid, she can frame it up and hang in her apartment or home as decor, a la these finds below:
Consider wrapping up jewelry boxes in pretty patterned scarves for your bridesmaids – or for gift-giving this holiday season. Wrapping up gifts in scarves, tea towels, handkerchiefs, or other fabric favorites gives two gifts in one and is so much more fun to wrap than paper and tape.
Ah, so much sweet scarf-loving goodness I’m tempted to go out and buy some silk scarves, brushes, paint, and dye to decorate a few of my own. Remember, if you buy a pretty one for yourself, gift a few for your bridesmaids, too. It’s a great gift she’ll love to wear on the wedding day and beyond.
More coming up later today! Stay tuned!
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Another gorgeous pink peony for your wedding: a ring pillow! This ring pillow is from the new Spring Collection by Unabashed Bliss. We adore the unique pink pattern print on the pillow and the ruffled ribbon handle for easy carrying.