Category: print

Fingerprint Heart Art Made from YOUR Fingerprints

[H]appy Friday! Our giveaway series this month has been pretty awesome so far! I mean, at any given moment there are five or more items being given away to the coolest people on the planet (our dear readers) + handmade by the best artists in the biz! Does it get any better than that? Anddd…. we have another wonderful giveaway up our sleeve! Have you seen this unique fingerprint heart art made from your fingerprints? It’s a pretty neat idea by Flutterbye Prints that can be used as a wedding gift and/or a guest book alternative. This isn’t any fingerprint art, though: unlike others, this is made from your ACTUAL fingerprints. You send ’em in and Amie turns them into beautiful works of art! Read on to see some examples and enter for a chance to win one of your very own!

Fingerprint Heart Art

fingerprint heart art

fingerprint heart art

Giveaway: Fingerprint Heart Art

o Enter between 8/8/14-8/14/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 8/15; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner will receive one (1) custom fingerprint art print made from your fingerprints by Flutterbye Prints. The winner will receive directions about taking and sending their fingerprints.

fingerprint heart art poster

About the Prize from Flutterbye Prints: “This custom print is a perfect detail for your wedding. It can be used as a wedding guest book alternative or for a beautiful keepsake of your important day. I use your own prints to create a custom fingerprint portrait customized with your details and colors. The size of the print is 11×14 inches. *Frame not included.”

o Winner has 6 months to use prize
o Prize value: $62; no cash value
o Free shipping included to U.S. and Canada
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

xo
-E.

Typewriter Wedding: 16 Creative Ideas (+ FREE Printable!)

Hi, loves! If you’re a vintage-loving bride, you’ll really love today’s post! We’re featuring sixteen (creative) typewriter wedding ideas! You read that right: typewriter wedding. I mean, honestly, you can incorporate ANY theme into your wedding (we proved that fact awhile back). A typewriter inspired wedding is vintage-y, ties in a black and white color palette, and uses authentic finds like vintage typewriter keys and the classic black ink typewriter font in your paper goods. We’re about to unleash a plethora of pretty amazing handmade wedding finds for your big day that we think you’ll love… PLUS, there’s a FREE printable inside! From our heart to yours. Enjoy!

Typewriter Wedding Ideas

1. Vintage Typewriter Cuff Links

For the groom + groomsmen. And Dads.

vintage typewriter wedding cuff links

joy sparks designs

2. Simple Save the Date

Announce the happy news!

typewriter wedding save the date

marie chang designs

3. Typewriter Wedding Invitation

For guests. Gear ’em up!

typewriter wedding invitations

marie chang designs

4. Escort Cards

For finding their seats.

typewriter wedding escort cards

papel lindo

5. Typewriter Origami Heart Favors

Handmade favors – level: origami.

handmade typewriter wedding favors

emerald cut

6. Favor Boxes with Typewriter Tags

Or these favors are pretty cool, too.

typewriter wedding favor tax and boxes

bug and bear design

7. Ring Box

For the rings.

vintage inspired typewriter wedding ring box

miss vintage wedding

8. Confetti Bags

For tossing at the happy couple!

confetti bags with typewriter wedding tag

sepia smiles

9. Programs

For the guests to see what’s coming up next.

typewriter wedding program

kendra dolson

I am sort of in love with the inside of this, too. Take a peek!

typewriter program

kendra dolson

10. Menu

For the dinner selection.

typewriter wedding menu

howlcreativeco

11. Typewriter Place Cards

For guests to find their seats.

typewriter wedding place cards

as a paper doll

12. Typewriter Place Card Holders

Oh, these are cute! For holding the place cards upright.

typewriter wedding place card holders

weddingstar

13. Typewriter Guest Book Poster

For guests to sign. Then, display in your home.

typewriter wedding guest book poster print

helloam

14. Typewriter Initial Ring

For you.

typewriter key ring

gwendelicious

15. Initial Bracelet

For the bridesmaids.

typewriter key bracelet

dittydrops

16. Typewriter Thank You Banner

Take a photo at your wedding, each of you holding an end. Use the photo in your thank you cards!

thank you typewriter wedding banner

take flyte farm

FREE PRINTABLE: Typewriter Wedding Guest Book Sign

Our favorite idea? The typewriter wedding guest book! Set up a guest book table with a vintage typewriter, paper, and a sign that asks guests to ‘sign’ your guest book by typing a note. Here’s an example:

typewriter guest book

via

You can find vintage typewriters at estate sales, garage sales, or Ebay.

Get a free printable!

We’ve created a free printable sign for you to use. Just print, frame (the print is 5×7) and place at your guest book table. So easy! Click here to download the file.

free printable sign

download here

What do you think of this theme?

xo
-E.

7 Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding
(+ Giveaway!)

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! We received this question from bride-to-be, Lana, who asks, “Dear Emmaline, I’m planning my wedding and my parents have been so helpful, especially my mom. She has been helping with every DIY detail, even taking some of the bigger projects (my centerpieces) to eliminate my stress. I want to thank my parents for all they’ve done for our wedding; any advice?” Fantastic question! You can never thank your parents enough for all of the wonderful things they’ve done for you, and your wedding is no exception. Whether they are contributing their time, money, support, or they’re just being totally awesome per usual, it’s important to thank your parents at your wedding. In this post, we’re sharing some of our favorites ways to thank your parents at your wedding PLUS we’re giving away one of our favorite finds by Paper Street Press!

P.S. This is a must-have photo! Pin this for later! (Hover mouse over photo and click ‘pin it’.)

must-have photo for your wedding! bride and groom kissing, parents kissing. photo by jessie alexis via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding

photo: jessie alexis photography

Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding

1. Present Them with a Heartfelt Art Print

Give them a personalized gift at the wedding, like this custom thank you art print by Paper Street Press.

parents thank you print by paper street press (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)thank you print parents wedding (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

paper street press

It will be a memorable gift they’ll display at home and cherish for years to come.

2. Include a Note in the Ceremony Program

If you’re having a ceremony program, include a note inside it thanking your parents for their love and support.

3. Recreate One of Their Wedding Photos

Flip through their wedding photos and ask them about their day. Find a photo that includes your parents and your grandparents from their wedding; have it recreated at your own wedding.

Recreate a photo from your parents' wedding day! (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

spotted via pinterest

4. Include a Thank You in your Menu

Include a note in your menu at your reception showing your gratitude.

thank you menu (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

paper street press

5. Handwritten Thanks

Present your parents with a card or letter as a thank you. For a card, write a few lines inside with specifics of why you’d like to say thanks at your wedding. If you’d like to include a longer letter, consider something along the lines of “remember when” where you write things you’re thankful for, whether before or during the wedding planning process.

6. Thank You Gifts

Present your parents with gifts of thanks. A few examples include jewelry…

mother bangle bracelet gift idea (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

georgie designs

… these mugs…

father of the bride mother of the bride mugs (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

susabella

… or a handkerchief.

wedding handkerchief dad (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

embroidery collection

7. Enjoy the Day

And, last but not least, enjoy your wedding day. Your parents want you to be happy and savor every moment of your wedding day. You (and presumably they) have put lots of time and energy into this day, so make sure you show your appreciation by enjoying it. Practice these wedding acts of kindness and be gracious to all who help you make your day wonderful. Oh, and it goes without saying: never be a bridezilla. It doesn’t look good on anyone. And, be sure to say thank you during the planning process.

P.S. I love this cute photo of the bride’s parents!

cute photo of brides parents (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

photo: samm blake via style me pretty

Giveaway: Thank You Print for Parents

Now that you have some ideas on how to thank parents at your wedding, it’s time to win a lovely gift! We’ve teamed up with Paper Street Press to offer a custom art print to one lucky reader (as seen below and above in #1).

About the Prize

Kleenex not included! Bring your mama to tears with these personalized, sentimental wedding-day gifts. You will receive a unique pair of fully-customized 8″ x 10″ prints; one for each set of parents. Additional prints are available for just $10 each.

o Enter between 5/15/14-5/21/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Personalized Pair of Parents Thank You Prints
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 5/22; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included to U.S. and Canada
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $40 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

xo,
-E.

Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

When we talked about wedding gift ideas from a to z, we showed you how smitten we were with non registry wedding gifts. I love the wedding registry just like the next girl (BB&B was my registry store of choice), but there are some gifts you simply can’t find in big box chains… namely, handmade! Emmaline Bride is the handmade wedding blog and we strive to promote the best in handmade wedding gifts, decor, attire, and more (see The Marketplace). Today we’re sharing a handful of our favorite non registry wedding gifts to inspire you. Which one is your favorite?

Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

1. Custom Couple Cake Topper

A cake topper that looks like the happy couple! It makes a great decorative piece afterward, too.

custom couple cake topper via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

lovebirds, photo: leah cruikshank photography

2. Custom Couple Paper Art

I just added this to my own personal wish list. How cute are these paper cut-outs?

custom couple art via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts
custom couple paper art via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

year of the bloom

3. Personalized Wedding Song Art

Turn the couple’s favorite song or first dance song into a work of art.

personalized 3d wedding song art via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

suzyshoppe

4. Wedding Server Set

This vintage server set can be used at the wedding – and beyond.

wedding cake server forks set via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

wooden hive

5. State Themed Cutting Board

We picked Michigan for this example (obviously, we’re smitten with the mitten) but every state is available for this cool cutting board gift.

michigan cutting board via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

aheirloom

6. Personalized Art Print

One of my favorite non registry wedding gifts is a personalized art print. Art is the perfect addition to your new nest.

framed art print via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

michael dexter design

This one is being given away! See the giveaway at the bottom of this post.

personalized wedding art print via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

michael dexter design

7. Personalized Wedding Quilt

These personalized wedding quilts are a neat idea. Guests can sign the quilt squares as a makeshift guest book (if the couple wishes).

wedding-quilt via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

sewemg

8. Tea Towels

Cute tea towels are the finishing touch to a kitchen themed gift. For example, there’s a set featuring “You wash, I’ll dry”…

you wash ill dry tea towels via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

…”you cook, I’ll clean…” (this one is ideal for me — I hate cooking, LOVE to clean; hubby loves to cook, thank goodness!)

you cook ill clean tea towels via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

And, of course a simple “Mr. and Mrs” set…

mr mrs tea towels via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

blackbirdtees

9. Personalized Wine Rack

A sturdy, totally-handcrafted wine rack is an awesome gift idea for the newlyweds.

personalized wine rack via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

vetrina del vino

10. ‘Firsts’ Champagne / Wine Gifts

I like these champagne and wine gifts which are opened at specific times, like their first anniversary or first big purchase. Fun idea!

first anniversary champagne box via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Giftsfirsts wedding wine box via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

rachelrperry

xo
-E.

17 (Chic!) Chevron Wedding Details

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!

Chevron Wedding Details

16 Chic Chevron Wedding Details - ring pillow
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1 – chevron wedding ring pillow | photo: sarina love photography
2 – chevron wedding dress sash | all for love, l.o.v.e.
3 – chevron cosmetic bag | allisa jacobs
4 – napkin with chevron wedding tag | photo: theo milo photography
5 – chevron wedding invitation | lasso’d moon designs
6 – multicolored chevron necklaces | katratzi
7 – chevron wedding locket | gigi’s petals
8 – chevron necklace with something blue | little things by tcy
9 – chevron dress sash in black | all for love, l.o.v.e.
10 – chevron place cards | almost sunday
11 – chevron wedding favor bags | abbey and izzie designs
12 – favor tags | print smitten
13 – chevron wedding guest book | crafty pie press
14 – chevron table runner | photo: madeline james photography via apple brides
15 – chevron wedding escort cards | genesa richards via storyboard wedding
16 – chevron wedding band | one garnet girl
17 – chevron wedding cake | photo: christa elyce

There’s more coming up next! Stay tuned!

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

What do you think of these chevron wedding details? What’s your favorite?

Wedding Vow Keepsake: What Would Yours Say?

Brides: whether you’re reciting traditional vows or personalizing your own, you’ll love this sweet idea: your personalized wedding vows as wall art! B is for Brown can turn your sweetest, most heartfelt (and sometimes hilarious) vows into a personalized wedding vow keepsake, suitable for framing and displaying in your home after the big day. This is a fantastic gift idea even if you’re reciting traditional vows at your wedding; instead, you can have these custom vows printed up and displayed at your reception for guests to read. And, while these vows will encompass your deep, sincere feelings, don’t be afraid to include a few fun and personal details, like “I promise not to hog the remote”, “I’ll try not to steal the covers”, or “I promise to sip your cocoa first to make sure it isn’t too hot for you”. One of my favorites: “Try to remember to turn down the volume on the TV when it gets too loud”. It’s fun to personalize your own! If I had to choose one, mine would say, “I promise to cover you in a blanket when you fall asleep on the couch”. I asked my husband to contribute his and his answer was… “I promise to rub your feet when you’ve had a long day.” (I know. He’s a total charmer.) OK, we’ve shared ours… what would yours say?

Wedding Vow Keepsake Print (by B is for Brown)

Wedding Vow Keepsake

Check out some Real Examples from B is for Brown’s shop… they’re some of the most honest wedding vows I’ve ever seen! I also love the custom hand-drawn illustration that Riata (designer) adds to the print for personalization. She’s so talented.

Wedding Vow Keepsake Print (by B is for Brown)Wedding Vow Keepsake Print (by B is for Brown)
Wedding Vow Keepsake Print (by B is for Brown)
Wedding Vow Keepsake Print (by B is for Brown)

To see more details about this wedding vow keepsake – or, to order yours – visit B is for Brown, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace.

DISCUSS: Now it’s your turn! What would you add? Which one-liner is your favorite? Tell us the sweet, heartfelt, and funny things you’d add in your OWN wedding vows below…

Happy Planning!


-E.

Top 10 Reusable Wedding Decorations

Hello, loves, and Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend. I (Emma here!) love Mondays in particular since we get to kick off a brand new week of handmade wedding inspiration and launch a new giveaway (details on that coming up next!) This weekend, I had the honor of signing copies of my new book in lovely Northville, Michigan at Next Chapter Bookstore and Bistro. I wanted to extend my gratitude to those who came out to visit me and purchase a copy. It was wonderful to see your smiling faces!

To kick off the brand new week, we’re talking about reusable wedding decorations. Instead of buying decorations to be thrown away after your wedding, consider reusable wedding decorations meant as keepsakes in your home. To show you what we mean – and provide plenty of inspiration! – we’ve compiled ten favorite new finds. Read on to see which decorations made the list + find how we recommend using ’em. Enjoy!

Reusable Wedding Decorations

1. Bride + Groom Custom Illustration Print

Who wouldn’t love a custom illustration made in their image? This find is one of my favorite illustrations to date. At the wedding, display on an easel for guests to view upon entering the reception; after the big day, frame and display in your love nest. Illustrated with love by Barbara Szepesi Szűcs Illustrations

reusable wedding decorations - illustrated print

by
barbara szepesi szűcs illustrations

reusable wedding decorations - bride and groom illustrated print

by
barbara szepesi szűcs illustrations

2. Custom Wedding Embroidery Hoop

Embroidery hoops are all the rage these days – and weddings are no exception. This modern take on the vintage classic is custom-made with your initials or names, along with your wedding date. Display as part of a vignette on your cake table or guest book table; after the wedding, place on your bookshelf. Grab yours at Merriweather Council.

reusable wedding decorations - custom wedding embroidery hoop

by merriweather council

reusable wedding decorations - custom wedding embroidery hoop

by merriweather council

3. Personalized Wedding Sign

This personalized wedding sign is made of the highest quality wood and is a must-have for newlyweds. It features your new last name and ‘established in’ with your wedding year. A classic! By Smoky Mountain Woodcrafts.

reusable wedding decorations - personalized wedding sign

by smoky mountain wood crafts

4. Typography Custom Wedding Canvas Gift

This custom wedding canvas makes a great decoration for your home and double-duty by sharing little pieces of your love story to your guests. You select the words to display and Geezees does the rest!

reusable wedding decorations - typography custom wedding canvas gift

by geezees

5. Vintage Personalized Cake Server

Fact: you need a cake server at your wedding. Why not buy one that you’ll actually want to re-use after the big day? We love this personalized set of cake forks and a vintage cake server spotted at Wooden Hive. After the first cake cutting, you can re-use for years serving up smiles on anniversaries and birthdays.

reusable wedding decorations - vintage personalized cake server

by wooden hive

6. Champagne Tub with Monogram

Chill your favorite champagne or wine for your wedding and re-use while entertaining guests in your home. We love the monogram for an extra-special touch. By Susabellas.

reusable wedding decorations - champagne tub with monogram

by susabellas

7. Fall Wedding Guest Book Tree

This is one of our favorite reusable wedding decorations, as it offers three parts: a guest book alternative, a decorative (+ thematic) wedding accent, and an art piece for your home. Love, love, love. By SuzyShoppe.

reusable wedding decorations - fall wedding guest book tree

by suzyshoppe
reusable wedding decorations - fall wedding guest book tree
by suzyshoppe
reusable wedding decorations - fall wedding guest book tree
by suzyshoppe

8. Custom Address Stamp

This find is less of a decoration at your wedding and more of a decoration that each guest will see upon being invited (equally important). Plus, it cuts down on time spent hand-writing your address on each envelope. After the wedding, use the stamp on all correspondence – holiday cards, thank you notes, and more!

by paper sushi

9. Custom Cartoon Coffee Mugs

Serve up smiles with hot cocoa or coffee at your wedding in these adorable, custom-illustrated coffee mugs; keep the smiles going by reusing these mugs every morning! What a sweet idea. By Wandersketch.

reusable wedding decorations - custom cartoon coffee mugs

by wandersketch

reusable wedding decorations - custom cartoon coffee mugs

by wandersketch

10. Large Wooden Monogram Letter

This large wooden monogram letter can be used as a guest book (have guests sign the monogram letter with permanent marker) and displayed on a wall in your home afterward. Available in a multitude of punchy colors for a bold touch. By Wild Cherry Wood Shop.

reusable wedding decorations - large wooden monogram letter

by wild cherry wood shop

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Share your favorite ideas for reusing wedding decor in the comments area below or let us know your favorite find above!

Happy Planning!


-E.