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Beautiful Shabby Chic Wedding Along a River — Real Weddings

We have an inspiring wedding to share with you today complete with a shabby chic theme, blush pink color palette, whimsical entertainment for guests, and handmade details you’ll want to steal for your own wedding! This beautiful day, captured by Shutterfreek, took place at a private location on the Animas River in Farmington, New Mexico. Morgan & Brycen didn’t miss a thing when it came to delighting and entertaining their guests. They included a breathtaking ceremony along a river, handmade signage, floral arch, guest book Jenga pieces, gorgeous floral arrangements, a romantically lit tented reception under the stars, music, dancing, yard games, and a sparkler send off. Our favorite detail is the different “bars” they set up everywhere for guests including a custom dessert bar, lemonade bar, and ice cream bar. Gather ideas for your own wedding with these inspiring details…

Shabby Chic Wedding Along a River | Beautiful River Weddings | photo: shutterfreek

Cute Key West Wedding: Kristine + Mike Tie the Knot

Meet this fantastic couple Kristine and Mike! They were married this past July at the Reach Resort in Key West, Florida. Their ceremony took place under a pier pavilion overlooking the beautiful water and sandy beach. Kristine and Mike celebrated in style while being photographed by Filip from Filda Konec Photography. The couple had some really creative ideas for their wedding such as beach inspired sand dollar escort cards, a life size chess game, a starfish guest book alternative, and cards for guests to fill out with advice on “The Key to a Happy Marriage”, attached to vintage-inspired skeleton keys. The soft color palette they chose was perfect for this beach themed wedding with pops of soft pink, light beige, and white. See the beautiful wedding below!

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7 Non White Wedding Dresses That Look Incredibly Gorgeous

Hi, lovelies! Holy smokes, our Ask Emmaline inbox is filled to the brim! We promise to get to all of your responses soon. Let’s take care of this one from Michelle, shall we? She asks…

“I’ve been seeing non white wedding dresses in light grey or blush pink and I love them! I know it’s “tradition” for the bride to wear white, but would it be weird if I choose something else? Also, do you have any suggestions for non-white wedding dresses? Thanks!”Michelle


Non White Wedding Dresses

Michelle, you couldn’t have asked at a better time! Not only are non white wedding dresses perfectly acceptable, they’re very much trending right now. Light grey, soft blue, and blush pink are just a few of the ethereal colors that brides are choosing today, making them stand out just as much as a beautiful white gown would. When it comes down to it — in ANY aspect of your wedding, not just your gown — you should choose what YOU want. Don’t fall in line with doing what everyone else does just because that’s the norm. Do what makes you happy! That’s what is most important. And furthermore, your wedding dress whether white or ivory or pink or blue should reflect your individual style… and you should feel beautiful wearing it.

To prove that non white wedding dresses are just as perfect and appropriate for the bride, we’ve rounded up seven gorgeous gowns from Carousel Fashion. They have beautiful wedding gowns in many colors and styles to choose from from blush pink tulle ballgowns to traditional white dresses. You’ll love the collection found here. Read on to see our handpicked favorites and tell us: what do you think of non white wedding dresses?

Stunning non white wedding dresses by Carousel Fashion

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Take 5 → Bright Pink Wedding Ideas + Ceremony Decor

Happy Monday, loves! It’s time again for Take 5 — our weekly series where we pull five of the best details from a single Real Wedding to delight + inspire you. This week, we’re oohing and aahing over this gorgeous modern pink wedding captured by The Mondays and designed by Juli Vaughn Designs. Ready to be inspired? This’ll do — we promise!

Bright Pink Wedding Ideas

1. This exceptional paper flower + ribbon ceremony backdrop

paper flower backdrop ceremony

2. The stunning chair decorations down the aisle

ribbon ceremony chair decor

3. This fantastic sign

We love a custom marquee sign! And this one is awesome.

drink up marquee lights

4. The modern geometric chair signs

geometric chair signs

5. The adorable dessert bar + banner

And check out the floral cake!

mmmhmm dessert bar banner

I love all of this. How about you? Do you like the color palette and the geometric-inspired designs? Tell us with a comment below. We’d love to hear from you.

There’s more coming up next! Stay tuned! (And you can subscribe right here.)

xo
-E.

Pink Wilmington Wedding: Erin + Scott

It was love at first sight when Erin and Scott met each other on a connecting flight between two airports (yes, true story!) They now live in Colorado and, while there are plenty of picturesque settings in the mountains, Erin wanted to wed back home — near the beach. Erin and Scott were married at the beautiful Brooklyn Arts Center in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. We are so delighted to share their story as it unfolded, thanks to their photographer Photos by Kristopher. You’ll love their pretty pink, green, and white color palette, vintage inspired touches throughout (the wildflower seed packets are a favorite!) and their romantic aisle, which was decorated with pink petals and soft candlelight in blue jars. Enjoy!

sparkler grand exit | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

Pink Wilmington Wedding

chandelier | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

ceremony | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the gown | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the rings | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the groom's boutonniere | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the groom | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the bride holding her bouquet | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the bride's dad walks her down the aisle | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the ceremony | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the ceremony | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the bride and groom recite their vows | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

ceremony | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the bride and groom | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the bride and groom | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

wildseed packets for guests to take home as favors | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

vintage suitcase for wedding cards | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

wildflower seed packets | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

bouquets with light pink and white | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the head table was positioned in this unique way so bridesmaids and groomsmen could sit closer together | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the bride and groom served delicious cupcakes instead of wedding cake | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the cupcake tower | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the bride and groom's first dance | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the bride and groom's first dance | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

>the bride and her father | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the bride dances with her father | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the bridesmaids wore pink strapless chiffon gowns | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the groomsmen | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

the entire wedding party | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

bride and groom kiss | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

reception dancing | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

guests dance at the reception | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

reception dancing | photo: Photos by Kristopher | via http://emmalinebride.com

Other Wedding Vendors:
Venue: Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews
Wedding Planning: Kickstand Events
DJ: Active Entertainment

If you loved this Wilmington wedding and are looking for your photographer, then check out Photos by Kristopher! You can also visit his preferred North Carolina wedding photographer listing in our wedding vendor guide.

Fake Wedding Cakes That Actually Look Real

Are you wondering if fake wedding cakes can really look the part? In this post, you’ll find out and see if a fake cake is the right choice for you. Subscribe so you don’t miss future cake-inspired posts like this one!

Are you a bride who loves cake, but you loathe the idea of spending hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars on a wedding cake? Do you have a specific vision in mind, but you think it would be too complicated or too expensive? Or perhaps you’re planning a summer wedding and you don’t want to worry about your cake standing the humid, hotter-than-hot temps outdoors. If you said yes to any of these, one of these fake wedding cakes might be the right choice for you.

fake wedding cakes | via http://emmalinebride.com/reception/fake-wedding-cakes-look-real/

glam fete by bri

What are faux wedding cakes?

A fake wedding cake is exactly what it sounds like: it’s a display that is made entirely of Styrofoam and gumpaste, fabric, or fondant. It is designed to look like a real cake.

Can You Still Do a Cake Cutting?

Yes! Many fake wedding cakes are designed to have a ‘slice’ removed, so it looks more realistic. Or, we’ve seen some cakes that are three tiered, with the top being the only ‘real’ cake (the bottom two are dummies). You can have a small one-tiered cake made just for you and set it aside. It’s not exactly the same, but you get the idea.

Will Anyone Know the Difference?

Probably not. I mean, it’s not like anyone is going to actually go up and touch it. In fact, many guests totally miss the cake at the beginning of the reception anyway, and the cake cutting happens almost immediately (right before dinner). And many times, a couple will have a really gorgeous wedding cake, but it’s not big enough to feed everyone. That’s because there are sheet cakes in the kitchen, and your caterers will be serving cake to guests from the sheet cake anyway. So, who will know?

How Are They Used?

Fake wedding cakes (also known as faux cakes or dummy cakes) have been used for years in photo shoots, but couples are using them at their reception, too. These cakes will stand up through any weather, any amount of time, and you don’t have to worry about keeping it covered or away from bugs and direct sunlight.


Fake Wedding Cakes: 12 Realistic Examples

Now that you know more about what fake wedding cakes are, we can show you the pretties that we found! Now, not all fake wedding cakes are created equally, so if you’re going to pick one be careful. You’ll want to pick one that actually looks real so it wont look hokey or cheap. On our quest, we found some of the prettiest fake wedding cakes that ever existed! These look real… but they’re totally faux.

left, right: glam fete by bri

left: glam fete by bri | right: owlishnesses

left: glam fete by bri | right: sugar on top sugar art

left, right: sugar on top sugar art

left: glam fete by bri | right: sugar on top sugar art

left: sugar on top sugar art | right: glam fete by bri

Would you pick a fake wedding cake instead of a real one? Why or why not?

xo
-E.

Blush Wedding Dress Sash from Floral Jewellery

We’ve been seeing a lot of blush wedding finds lately, but this dress sash is one of our favorites! We spotted it over at Floral Jewellery where Vaida is crafting up floral pretties like this one. And while I used to not be one for a dress sash (I always thought it took away from the gown), it’s finds like these that have really changed my mind! Take a look, it’s stunning!

Blush Wedding Dress Sash

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You can see more sashes like this one at Floral Jewellery.

xo
-E.

Druzy Earrings for Bridesmaids

Happy Saturday, loves! We spotted these gorgeous pink druzy earrings (silver, too!) over at Davie & Chiyo and couldn’t wait to share them with you. Aren’t they so sparkly and pretty? Take a look…

Druzy Earrings for Bridesmaids

druzy earrings etsy find - from Davie and Chiyo - via http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/druzy-earrings-etsy/

druzy earrings etsy find - from Davie and Chiyo - via http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/druzy-earrings-etsy/

druzy earrings etsy find - from Davie and Chiyo - via http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/druzy-earrings-etsy/

druzy earrings etsy find - from Davie and Chiyo - via http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/druzy-earrings-etsy/

And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t also want these necklaces to match!

druzy necklaces etsy find - from Davie and Chiyo - via http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/druzy-earrings-etsy/

Oh, hey look! It already has an ‘E’ on it. ;)

druzy necklace etsy find - from Davie and Chiyo - via http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/druzy-earrings-etsy/

Which one do you like better? Pink or Silver?

Go + Get ‘Em

You can grab a pair over at Davie & Chiyo.

xo
Emma

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