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Jesse + Grant’s “Elopecation”: A Small Colorado Wedding

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Jesse and Grant’s small Colorado wedding was perfect for them! They took part in a new wedding trend called “elopecation” where a couple elopes and has a vacation immediately following. This beautiful couple was married this summer among Colorado’s breathtaking mountains. Being an adventurous couple and looking to plan a small private wedding, they sought the help of planner Stephanie from TWO Colorado. Stephanie tells us, “Jesse and Grant are an active couple, so road-tripping from St. Louis to Southern Colorado for their elopement was a natural choice for them. They grabbed their four closest friends and headed west for a week of kayaking, hiking in the Great Sand Dunes National Park, eating great local food, and getting married, of course! TWO Colorado was a perfect choice for them with their out of the way locations in the hills of the San Juan Mountains enabling them to have a private ceremony in the beautiful outdoors.”

How To → Ceremony Order of Events

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photo: shutterfreek | see the real wedding here

Today we’re tackling your ceremony to-do list! Sarah wrote to us with a common wedding advice question often wondered by other brides. She writes,

I am working on my ceremony right now. My fiancé and I are getting married outdoors in the woods. The officiant is a family friend (and this is his 1st wedding). What’s the proper order of events for the ceremony so I know we don’t miss anything? Thanks!

Great question, Sarah! Whether you’re planning a religious or civil ceremony, the following order of events will be fairly similar. Fill in the blanks with your own touches (particular readings or prayers, songs, etc.) and that’s where you’ll see the personalized parts of your big day come to life. Here is helpful ceremony order of events you can follow to help you plan!

This Keychain Makes a Great Groomsman Gift

This personalized leather keychain is an awesome gift! Find out why we love it… and be sure to subscribe to stay in the loop!

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by mr lentz

If you are an avid Emmaline Bride reader, you know we love finding unique gift ideas for bridesmaids and groomsmen. When we spot something new, we can’t wait to share it and today’s handmade-a-day pick is no exception! This personalized leather keychain from Mr Lentz is one of the best gifts we’ve seen this year. Your groomsman probably doesn’t already own one (at least, not quite like this) and it will look nice with his keys — something he reaches for daily. Plus, since it is handmade, each keychain is completely custom-made just for him! Read on to see more photos of this keychain along with customized styles…

Salted Caramel Favors for Weddings

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by sweet addict bakery

Say thank you to guests with a delectable treat! Edible wedding favors are highly sought-after, with favorites such as s’mores in a jar, rainbow cake in a jar, cameo cookies, cupcakes in bell jars, popcorn favors, jam favors — even coffee and hot cocoa in a tube. (See our huge feature on edible wedding favors for more ideas.) Today we’re featuring one of our latest favorite in favors: salted caramels. YUM!

How to Be a Happy Bride from A to Z

Want to be a happy bride? Crave no-stress planning? You’ve come to the right place! Before you read, be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss future posts.

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Planning your wedding doesn’t have to be stressful. At Emmaline Bride, our goal is to help you plan a beautiful wedding without the stress. Planning the biggest day of your life is supposed to be fun, right? And we know that if you’re a happy bride, you’ll have an easier time planning your Best Day Ever. To help, we’ve made you this handy guide to keep things in perspective. You’ll also want to grab this and this, since they’ll outline tons of wedding ideas (without overwhelming you. Promise.) Enjoy!

7 Wedding Invitation Mistakes to Avoid

Don’t make these wedding invitation mistakes! We’ll show you which ones to avoid so you can save time and money. Subscribe now for the latest from Emmaline Bride.

Selecting your wedding invitations is a big step in the planning process and we want you to do it with confidence. Today we’re sharing seven of the most common wedding invitation mistakes to avoid with everything from selecting an invitation to deciding your budget – even assembly and postage. We also have a few tips to save you time and save you money in the process! Read on to find out more…

Here’s a brilliant idea: save money with a RSVP postcard!

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by the printable shop

21 Cute Ring Themed Bridal Shower Ideas

A ring themed bridal shower is way too fun to pass up! We’re sharing our favorite ring decorations with you today. Be sure to subscribe for more inspiration like this!

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Hi loves, Emma here and today we’re sharing our favorite ring themed bridal shower ideas! You know we love wedding themes and creative bridal shower themes, so I knew I would be all about this fun put a ring on it bridal shower theme. To prove how fun this theme can be, we are sharing twenty-one of the best finds including ring themed bridal shower decorations, diamonds on donuts (YUM!), ring toppers for straws, a unique guest book, ring confetti for the tables, a personalized banner, and much more. Wait until you see the cute bridal shower favors we’ve found! This ring theme also works well for a bachelorette party. Let’s get to planning, shall we? Enjoy!

How to Plan a Western Themed Wedding

How to Plan a Western Themed Wedding (invites: jen simpson design)

invitation: jen simpson design

One of my favorite wedding themes is rustic, which can include a western, barn, farmhouse, woodland, or country vibe. Today we’re showing you how to plan a western themed wedding with a handful of tried-and-true ideas, both handmade and do-it-yourself. We’ll show you how to plan a western themed wedding with ideas for invitation, venue, time of year, attire, ceremony + reception decor, and gifts. Read on to find out more…

5 DIY Wedding Tips Every Bride Should Know

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It’s Friday… and if you’re trying to save a few bucks with DIY projects or you just feel like getting crafty, here are a few tips to help! DIY projects can be fun, but they tend to get overwhelming if you don’t follow a few simple rules. Read on to find out the secrets to successful DIY projects PLUS see a handful of DIY kits you can grab now with instructions and craft supplies to get you started!

8 Wedding Vow Mistakes to Avoid

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Vows are one of the most important parts of the wedding ceremony and for good reason: your wedding vows are the promises you make from your wedding day to eternity. You make them publicly, which makes them 100x sweeter (and possibly nerve-wrecking for shy public speakers). And, you don’t want to mess them up. That’s why we’ve put together a list of eight most important wedding vow mistakes to avoid so yours go off without a hitch. We’re covering some things you’ve never thought of before, along with some tricks you won’t want to miss. Enjoy!