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Kitchen Bridal Shower Invitations + Ideas – Ask EB

by lucy loves paper

We love hearing from our brides… and their moms, too! When Susan wrote to us about her daughter’s bridal shower, we swooped right in with inspiration. She’s planning a kitchen themed bridal shower, but was having trouble finding the perfect invites with a more modern feel. To help, we found kitchen bridal shower invitations with matching recipe cards for guests to fill out and bring to the party. Once we found those, it was easy to piece together some additional ideas. Check out the invitations by Lucy Loves Paper and see what else we found including a state cutting board, apron, personalized rolling pin (ahh, I want one of these), a recipe box, cookbook, and favors. Which of these finds do you love best? Besides those invites, I’m crazy over that apron… it’s darling!

30 Watercolor Ideas That Will Look Beautiful at Weddings

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by belle pivoine

Hi, lovelies! One of the prettiest ways to infuse your summer wedding decor with color is with watercolor. While I was browsing The Marketplace over the weekend, I was drawn into the beautiful watercolor wedding ideas I found. Not only did it inspire me to paint, but it also inspired me to research even more watercolor wedding ideas. To show you how you can use this theme throughout your wedding, we’re sharing thirty top watercolor ideas including invitations, place cards, chair signs, ring box, a guest book, and more. I found it very hard to pick a favorite, but I absolutely adore #8. Which one is your favorite?

Plan a Breathtaking Destination Elopement (Real Weddings)

Plan Destination Elopement Weddings in Colorado or Kentucky | Angelyn + Justin's Red River Gorge Wedding in Kentucky (Intimate small wedding) | http://www.emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/plan-a-breathtaking-destination-elopement-in-kentucky-colorado-mountains/ | photo: My Tiny Wedding/Two Colorado - Kentucky and Colorado Wedding Photographer, Venue, Officiate wedding package

Have you dreamed of getting married in the mountains? Do you prefer an intimate elopement with just the two of you and your closest guests? After seeing this Real Wedding feature, you’ll definitely want to consider it! Angelyn and Justin drove up from Florida to Kentucky to spend the week in the Red River Gorge for their “elopecation”, as they wanted something unique for their big day. Once they arrived, they hiked in with their regular walking shoes and wedding attire while the team of Two Colorado photographed them along the way. When they reached their ceremony location (under a beautiful arch in the Red River Gorge), they switched into their dress shoes. As Two Colorado tells us, “They had their ceremony just as the sun was about to hit the horizon, casting beautiful lighting on the Sandstone Altar that Mother Nature had created. The only two guests were their mothers, who both traveled from Florida the day before. After the ceremony, they all went back to their cabin to have dinner. They also enjoyed a cake, made from scratch by My Tiny Wedding, using the finest ingredients.” It sounds like a breathtaking and relaxing wedding day to us! See how their beautiful day unfolded in the photos below…

12 Secret Rules Every Maid of Honor Should Know

Brides: this one is for your Maid of Honor! Be sure to share it on Facebook — give it a “like”!

moh duties

by brad ross

Hello, loves! Today’s post is for your nearest and dearest: your MOH, abbreviated for Maid (or Matron) of Honor. The MOH is a key VIP of the bridal party, hand-picked by the couple from their closest crew and selected to represent the leader of the bridesmaids. The MOH and the Best Man are responsible for keeping the party going, keeping the wedding on schedule, and fixing anything that may go amiss along the way. There are a few key responsibilities of the MOH that you may already know (like being supportive, planning the bachelorette party, and giving a toast), but there’s so much more than that. Today, we’re revealing 12 secret maid of honor duties you may not know to ensure you’re prepared for anything that should come your way. So, get ready to roll with the punches and read on to learn the full scoop!

Who Pays for Flower Girl Dress?
(Plus, 12 Flower Girl Dresses Under $100!)

flower girls

by olivia kate couture, photo: jen jar photography

Bride-to-be Allie wrote us this week with a common wedding etiquette question we know you’re probably wondering, too! She asks,

Hi Emmaline! My niece is the flower girl in my wedding and I just started looking at flower girl dresses. I showed some to my sister (my niece’s mom) to see her thoughts on the dresses I found. I was wondering, who pays for the flower girl dress? Who picks it out? Thanks in advance!

Great question, Allie! Here’s the wedding etiquette on who pays for the flower girl dress at your wedding…

Why You Need Table Numbers for Your Wedding

table number spelled out three part of centerpiece

by zcreate design

Do you really need table numbers? Yes – and for more reasons than you may realize! Today we’ll tell you why table numbers are a must-have at your wedding reception. You’ll also find out what kinds of table numbers are available and how they are used. We’ve brought along some seriously creative table numbers to inspire you from ZCreate Design PLUS an awesome giveaway to win a set of your own! Read on to get started…

30+ Wedding Makeup Mistakes to Avoid

Beautiful Bride | photo: Sarah Carpenter | 30+ Wedding Makeup Mistakes to Avoid via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/wedding-makeup-mistakes

photo: sarah carpenter via style me pretty

Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day. But did you know there are some wedding makeup mistakes you could be making without even knowing it? To help, we’ve compiled a list of the most common wedding makeup mistakes to avoid so you look (and feel!) your best on your big day. We’ve also teamed up with Forshee Designs to give away a special gift to one lucky bride! Find out what it is and read the full list…

Money-Saving Tip → Seating Charts for Weddings

seating plan instead of escort cards

by paper bound love

We love finding ways to save you time, money, and stress while planning your wedding. When Stacy wrote us asking about escort cards, we couldn’t wait to swoop in and give her this awesome card alternative (for couples who want something different). She writes,

“Hi Emmaline, I’m looking for escort cards but I’m already at the top of my budget. Are escort cards required? Should I make them myself?”

Find out our suggestion!

12 Things the Best Man *Needs* to Do at Weddings

groomsmen laughing

photo by shutterfreek | see the real wedding

When it comes to being the Maid of Honor or Best Man at a wedding, the territory comes with a surprising number of roles, many of which you might not even know existed. That’s why we were happy to swoop in to help newly-elected Best Man, George, when he wrote us with the latest Ask Emmaline question. He writes,

I was asked to be Best Man and accepted but I have no idea what I’m supposed to do. I know there’s the bachelor party and holding the rings, but what else is expected? Thanks!

Great question! The Best Man is responsible for a few different roles. To make it easy on you, here’s a list of the 12 most important best man duties in detail…

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