Category: postcard

Booklet Wedding Invitation

Brides: want your wedding invitation to stand out among others this summer? Try this booklet wedding invitation on for size! It reads like a book — a beautifully crafted, floral-print-loving, adorable hearts-and-arrows-with-initials-across-the-front kind of book. It even comes with a postcard-style reply card to make responses a breeze! Spotted at The Find Sac. Take a peek…

Booklet Wedding Invitation (by The Find Sac)

Booklet Wedding Invitation

We give bonus points to this invite for telling it like it is, too: “Ceremony will be followed by awkward but enthusiastic dancing.” Haha.

Booklet Wedding Invitation (by The Find Sac)

Booklet Wedding Invitation (by The Find Sac) - reply postcard

Booklet Wedding Invitation (by The Find Sac)

Booklet Wedding Invite (by The Find Sac)

To grab yours, visit The Find Sac and tell ‘em you saw it at Emmaline Bride!

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There’s more coming up next, including a fantastic giveaway! Stay tuned… and be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post!

xo
-E.

Botanical Vintage Rose Save the Dates (+ Win!)

Hi, loves! Happy Thursday! We spotted these gorgeous botanical vintage rose save the dates (+ invitations) over at Citrus Press and now it is one of our favorite stationery finds for 2014. Leave it to the lovely Sarka to seamlessly blend a floral inspired wedding suite with vintage roses, gold accents, a burst of floral motifs, and cheery colors! Scroll down to see more PLUS enter for a chance to win a set of one hundred save the date postcards! (Oh, how we love wedding giveaways!)

Botanical Rose Save the Dates + Invitations

First, take a peek at these new botanical wedding invitations we spotted in her shop?

Vintage Rose Wedding Invitation Suite

Aren’t they incredible? I am smitten with the gold glitter envelope liner, the perfect finishing touch!

Vintage Rose Wedding Invitation Suite

She also offers these vintage rose wedding invitations, which coordinate perfectly with the new line of postcard save the dates:

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Now, take a look at the matching botanical vintage rose save the dates. They’re double sided and you can include your own engagement photo as part of the design, if you’d like.

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Giveaway! Win Vintage Rose Save the Dates

Now that you’re smitten, it’s time to win! Enter for a chance to get 100 of these vintage rose save the dates absolutely free. Read the details below!

Prize

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Details

o Enter between 3/13-3/19/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: 100 Vintage Rose Save the Dates by Citrus Press
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 3/20; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Shipping included to the U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $190 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Happy Planning!


-E.

Vintage Inspired Save the Dates

Planning a vintage wedding? Kick off the inspiration with save the dates! To start this lovely brand new week, we’re sharing some of our favorite vintage inspired save the dates from Fifth Vintage. Steph, shop owner and designer, takes your favorite engagement photograph and applies filters to it. The result? Beautiful antique, nostalgic, 1930’s, or vintage inspired save the dates! Don’t just take our word for it, though — see for yourself! We’ve hand-selected our favorite vintage inspired save the dates from the shop below. And… we’re giving away a set of 50 save the date cards for free to one lucky reader! Which style do you love?

Vintage Inspired Save the Dates

Vintage Inspired Save the Dates

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Vintage Inspired Save the Dates Giveaway!

Between 11/18-11/24/13 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a set of 50 printed save the date cards from Fifth Vintage in any style. Use entry form below. One winner will be randomly selected and announced on this blog post on 11/25. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. No purchase necessary. Free shipping included to U.S. only. Winner randomly selected on 11/22 and announced on this blog post. Winner will be contacted via email; winner has 72 business hours to respond to winning email. Winner must ‘order’ prize within 6 months. Good luck!

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

8 DIY Wedding Ideas You’ll Want to Steal

Hello, loves! If you’re a fan of DIY wedding ideas, you are going to LOVE this post! Meet Margaux and Chad – now newlyweds! – a charming couple who combined their love for handmade, vintage, and DIY details to create one truly memorable day. The bride, Margaux (of the oh-so-chic Harmony Creative Studio), styled and created nearly everything you see here from start to finish. Today, you get a front-row seat at Margaux and Chad’s wedding where you’ll see eight hand-picked DIY wedding ideas (like stationery, vintage bottle centerpieces, a candy buffet, escort cards, and more), you’ll find out how Margaux tackled these DIY ideas, and you’ll get a glimpse into their incredible wedding venue. Ready to get started? Read on to begin! (Also, a special thank you to Meghan Christine Photography for all of the images you see below, except where noted. Beautiful work!)

P.S. Check out this amazing backdrop! It’s an succulent-lover’s dream come true!

DIY Wedding Ideas - Succulent Backdrop

When I saw this, I pretty much couldn’t believe my eyes, so I did more research. The venue – called Smog Shoppe – is chock-full of walls like these!

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photos via smogshoppe

And, here’s a group photo of the wedding party. I love those mis-matched (but still color-coordinated) bridesmaid dresses.

DIY Wedding Ideas: The Wedding Party | photo by Meghan Christine Photography

Now, onto the handmade wedding ideas!

DIY Wedding Ideas

DIY Wedding Ideas: #1 – The Stationery

First, let’s take a moment to admire the wedding invitations Margaux and Chad sent to guests. These were recently featured on Invitation Crush and we think they’re absolutely lovely. The invitation concept was by Margaux on behalf of Harmony Creative Studio, created by Shayna of Steel Petal Press, and the postcard save the dates were by Ginger of Serendipity Beyond Design. Talk about one amazing artisan trio!

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photos via invitation crush

Margaux designed these kraft paper ceremony programs herself. I love the lace ribbon and the kraft paper. (You can buy your own customized programs in her shop!)

DIY Wedding Ideas: Kraft Paper Ceremony Programs (by Harmony Creative Studio), photo by Meghan Christine PhotographyDIY Wedding Ideas: Kraft Ceremony Programs (by Harmony Creative Studio), photo by Meghan Christine Photography

This kraft menu wrap is another brilliant idea!

DIY Wedding Ideas: Kraft Menu Wrap (by Harmony Creative Studio), photo by Meghan Christine Photography

DIY Wedding Ideas: #2 – The Bouquet

Margaux captured all elements of ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue’ in her heirloom brooch bouquet which she handmade herself. It took her nearly 4 months to create and hand-wire the brooch bouquet. She included a light blue pin from her maternal grandmother in the bulk of the bouquet making this a true heirloom.

DIY Wedding Ideas: Brooch Bouquet (by Harmony Creative Studio), photo by Meghan Christine Photography

Margaux not only carried her ultra-gorgeous brooch bouquet; she also incorporated two lovely sentiments. The first sentiment was ‘MH’ initial hat pins which belonged to her paternal grandmother, who coincidentally shared the same initials as Margaux. She attached the hat pins to her bouquet handle.

DIY Wedding Ideas: Monogrammed Hat Pins in Bouquet Handle | photo by Meghan Christine Photography

She also borrowed a locket which opened to reveal a photo of her grandfather; she wrapped the locket around the bouquet.

DIY Wedding Ideas: Locket wrapped around bouquet handle | photo by Meghan Christine Photography

DIY Wedding Ideas: #3 – The Wine Box Ceremony

The wine ceremony was an important part of their day. Margaux tells us, “The highlight of our ceremony was a ‘Wine Box Sealing’. We placed a bottle of Champagne and letters to each other in a wine box and nailed it shut, to be opened on our first anniversary. We will then place another bottle and letters in, open it in on the next anniversary and have a mini tradition each year. Leave it to my handy husband – when we couldn’t find the exact box we were looking for, he made and stained this one himself.”

DIY Wedding Ideas: Wine Box Sealing at Ceremony | photo by Meghan Christine PhotographyDIY Wedding Ideas: Wine Box Sealing at Ceremony | photo by Meghan Christine Photography

DIY Wedding Ideas: #4 – The Escort Cards

The escort cards were made of kraft tags and displayed on jute twine using clothespins. Margaux adds, “On each table were bowls with over 1000 1″ buttons we made with 10 different custom designs, and one special button for each guest with nicknames, inside jokes or other fun info. The DJ announced for our guests to search their tables and try to find the buttons made just for them, and they ended up being great ice breakers.”

DIY Wedding Ideas: Kraft Tag Escort Cards with Buttons (by Harmony Creative Studio), photo by Meghan Christine PhotographyDIY Wedding Ideas: Wedding Buttons (by Harmony Creative Studio), photo by Meghan Christine Photography

DIY Wedding Ideas: #5 – The Sweetheart Table

Margaux and Chad chose a sweetheart table rather than a head table for their reception. I love the lace table runners and the ‘bride’ and ‘groom’ kraft signs on the chairs.

DIY Wedding Ideas: Sweetheart Table with Lace Runners | photo by Meghan Christine Photography

DIY Wedding Ideas: #6 – The Candy Buffet

Margaux tells us, “The backdrop for the candy buffet was quite a DIY project, and large scale projects like this are something Harmony Creative Studio specializes in due to my extensive Retail Store & Fixture Design background. I loved making this piece out of individual strips of lace used
elsewhere in the wedding, and the geometric layout was a way to keep it modern and fresh.”

DIY Wedding Ideas: wedding candy buffet | photo by Meghan Christine Photography

Favorite candies were housed inside vintage-inspired apothecary jars, which featured labels made of kraft paper and ribbon.

DIY Wedding Ideas: wedding candy buffet apothecary jars and tags | photo by Meghan Christine Photography

Guests filled their custom-made kraft paper candy bags as their take-home wedding favor.

DIY Wedding Ideas: wedding candy buffet custom candy bags | photo by Meghan Christine Photography

DIY Wedding Ideas: #7 – The Centerpieces

In true vintage wedding fashion, Margaux used mason jars, vintage glass bottles, vases, baby’s breath, succulents, lace table runners, and kraft table numbers in her centerpiece design.

DIY Wedding Ideas: Centerpieces | photo by Meghan Christine Photography

DIY Wedding Ideas: #8 – The Welcome Bags

Margaux tells us, ” My husband is originally from Iowa, but we met a year after he moved to Los Angeles. LA is our home and we wanted to show it off, as our celebration quickly became a destination wedding for the more than 60 out of town guests. We put together Welcome Bags that were based on our home city of Santa Monica, where our guests were staying. We included our favorite local snacks, custom 1″ buttons and an 8-page booklet that included all the wedding info and highlighted our favorite spots to eat, shop and sightsee.”

DIY Wedding Ideas: Wedding Welcome Bags | photo by Meghan Christine Photography

Additional Details

Here are a few more shots we wanted to share from the wedding. Here’s the beautiful bride, Margaux…

DIY Wedding Ideas: The Bride | photo by Meghan Christine Photography

… and holy smokes, check out these heels! (They’re appropriately named ‘Hottness’ by Steve Madden.)

DIY Wedding Ideas: The Bride's Heels (Hottness by Steve Madden)

And these from TOMS? Awesome.

DIY Wedding Ideas: TOMS Gold Glitter Shoes | photo by Meghan Christine Photography

We think Margaux and Chad did an awesome job with their handmade wedding. We wish them a very happy marriage ahead!

DIY Wedding Ideas: The Happy Bride and Groom, Margaux and Chad | photo by Meghan Christine Photography

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Vendors

Event Design & Styling, Day-of Papergoods, Candy Buffet, Florals, Brooch Bouquet & Coordination | Harmony Creative Studio

Photography | Meghan Christine Photography

Venue | The Smog Shoppe

Stationery | Invitation concept by Harmony Creative Studio + created by Shayna of Steel Petal Press | save the date postcard by Ginger of Serendipity Beyond Design

Makeup & Hair | Monique Powers

Bride’s Dress | White by Vera Wang

Bride’s Shoes | Gold Glitter Slip-Ons by TOMS, ‘Hottness’ by Steve Madden heels

Bridesmaids Dresses | H&M (one shoulder), LC Lauren Conrad for Kohls (ruffles), Francesca’s Boutique (lace maternity dress)

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Happy Planning!


-E.

Are you completing any DIYs for your wedding day? Share them below!