Category: reception

Modern Air Plant Wedding Decor

I love when wedding decor can be re-used as home decor. Loooove it. So when I (Emma here!) spotted these modern hanging air plant holders over at Handmade Sam Made, I couldn’t resist sharing their geometric awesomeness with you. But first, what is an air plant, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you!

What is an Air Plant?

These is an air plant? Here’s what it looks like:

Air Plant Wedding Decor | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/air-plant-wedding-decor/

by handmade sam made

An air plant — aka Tillandsia, if you want to get technical — is a sometimes rootless tropical plant with grasslike leaves, according to Google. Water and airborne nutrients are absorbed through its leaves.

Air Plant Wedding Decor

An air plant makes an exceptionally lovely flower alternative for wedding decor, especially for a modern wedding because it offers a minimalist look (similar to the succulent). If you want to decorate your wedding with air plants, we recommend using them as centerpieces, like so:

Air Plant Wedding Decor | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/air-plant-wedding-decor/

by handmade sam made

Air Plant Wedding Decor | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/air-plant-wedding-decor/

by handmade sam made

Or in a vase:

Air Plant Wedding Decor | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/air-plant-wedding-decor/

by handmade sam made

Another way to use air plants as decor is to hang them, whether from trees, rafters, or displayed on a back wall as a sconce or plant holder. These brass Himmeli designs are some of the prettiest I’ve seen yet…

18 Cake Topper Styles for Unique Couples (+ Giveaway!)

[H]i, loves! Whenever I go to a wedding, I make a beeline right to the cake table. You see, I have to get a glimpse of the cake, but mostly I want to see the cake topper they chose. A cake topper tells a lot about a couple, you know? That’s why today we’re sharing a HUGE round-up of over eighteen cake topper styles for truly unique couples. Plus, we’re giving you a chance to win one of them, since we’re so crazy over wedding giveaways here at Emmaline Bride. Which one will it be? I’ll give you a hint: it’s by the lovely Jenna Leslye Designs! Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Cake Topper Styles

1. For couples who loves crave personalization

by jenna leslye designs

2. For couples who crave minimalism

by le rustic chic

3. For couples who crave humor, or cute phrases

left: oh dier | right: communicakeit

glittery eat cake

by z create design

How to Use Mirror Signs at Your Wedding

[M]ove over, chalkboard! Well, we still love our beloved chalkboards but mirror signs are taking center stage at weddings as a chic alternative. A mirror can be hand-lettered with a paint pen (like these, which have a fine point) to add an extra dose of pretty to your ceremony or reception space. We’ve seen them used as welcome signs for guests, we’ve seen a mirror in lieu of a paper program, as a bar menu, and more. Today we’re sharing how to use mirror signs at your wedding with five unique finds. Plus, we found a few other mirror inspired decor we know you’d love. Check it all out below…

Use wedding mirror signs as decor at your wedding | photo: cyrience | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by coastal calligraphy, photo: cyrience

Wedding Mirror Signs

1. Use a mirror to welcome guests

A simple mirror and paint will do!

Use a mirror and paint to welcome guests to your wedding.  Photo: Rylee Hitchner | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

photo: rylee hitchner via style me pretty

This sign ties in the couple’s travel-inspired theme, too.

This welcome sign features the couple's travel theme | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by bee curious designs

2. Use a sign to share your ceremony details.

No need for paper programs!

Skip a paper program and use a mirror sign instead! | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by the lovely glass jar

3. A sign can be used to show guests to their seats.

At the reception, a mirror sign can be used as a seating chart. Here are two examples:

Please Be Seated mirror sign | photo: charlie juliet | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

photo: charlie juliet via style me pretty

mirror sign for your wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by bee curious designs

4. Use a sign to draw attention to a special bar.

Having a cigar or scotch bar for the gentlemen? A mirror sign will really make it POP.

cigar bar mirror sign | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by bee curious designs

scotch bar mirror sign | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by bee curious designs

5. Or, use a sign to draw attention to special beverages at your bar.

This is especially fitting if you have a signature beverage or cocktail.

This decorative bar mirror is one of our favorite wedding mirror signs!  It's ideal for displaying a signature cocktail. | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by sugar and chic shop

A simple ‘cheers’ is a good fit, too!

Cheers wedding mirror signs | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

photo: harwell photography via style me pretty

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And, I just couldn’t help but mention these additional finds we spotted. This gold ampersand mirror sign will look fab as part of your decor; mirror coasters are a cute touch for your sweetheart table! From Hop Studio.

by hop studio

I love this monogram mirror cake topper…

monogram gold mirror cake topper

by lovey dovey darling

… and these mirror table numbers.

handpainted table number mirrors

What do you think of these wedding mirror signs? Do you like mirror decor? Or, do you prefer chalkboards? Tell us below!

xo
-E.

Grand Exit Idea → Bride and Groom on Scooter

[H]ow will you make your grand exit at your wedding reception? You’ve heard of a limo, a town car, maybe even a horse-drawn carriage… but what about a scooter? This bride and groom did it — and we love the photo that was captured!

Bride and Groom on Scooter

Bride and Groom on Scooter | Photo: Ross Harvey

photo: ross harvey

Bride and Groom on Scooter | Photo: Ross Harvey

photo: ross harvey

spotted at love my dress

Have a fabulous weekend, loves. And be sure to check out some of our archived posts to keep you inspired, like ideas for the Bride, our favorite Bridesmaid ideas, and Decor, along with Real Wedding examples. That’ll keep you planning all weekend long. We’ll be back Monday morning to kick off another week full of handmade ideas, creative finds, handmade, giveaways, and more. Be there!

xo
-E.

50+ Amazing Mountain Wedding Ideas

Mountain wedding ideas await you in this post! But first, do you crave daily wedding inspiration like this? Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post!

[I]f you’re looking for the best mountain wedding ideas, look no further! Whether you’re planning a small intimate wedding near the Smokey Mountains or a huge soiree with stunning Rocky Mountain views, you’ll find some of the most creative ceremony spaces, reception decor, favors, gifts ideas, and more right here. We’ve rounded up over fifty amazing mountain wedding ideas to inspire the Best Day Ever, all mountainside! So, grab a cup of coffee and prepare to be inspired…

happily ever after starts here | 50+ Amazing Mountain Wedding Ideas http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/mountain-wedding-ideas/

via

Note: if you’re reading this on the homepage, it’s a VERY image-intensive post, so we’ve split it in two. You’ll want to click ‘keep reading’ to see the full article.

Mountain Wedding Ideas

First, let’s dream up a breathtaking ceremony space, like this:

mountain wedding ceremony | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/mountain-wedding-ideas/

photo: bwright photovia style me pretty

Ahhh, so pretty.

You can plan a mountain wedding in any season. In the spring or summer, deck out your ceremony space with an arch, like this:

mountain wedding ceremony arch | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/mountain-wedding-ideas/
photo: christina kiffney photography

Or plan an elegant fall or winter wedding:

left: venue, via harpers bazaar | right: via style me pretty, photo: cory ryan, venue: stein lodge

Imagine a nighttime reception with mountain views and pretty lights…

mountain wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/mountain-wedding-ideas/

photo: bwright photo, via style me pretty

… or a see-through tent at night so you don’t miss the views, even when it’s chilly outside.

elegant tent for mountain wedding |  http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/mountain-wedding-ideas/

via style me pretty
, photo: allyson wiley

Here’s a sweetheart table that’s pure perfection…

sweetheart table mountain wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/mountain-wedding-ideas/

photo: boonetown story via ruffled

And this reception setup is gorgeous:

mountain wedding reception | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/mountain-wedding-ideas/

photo: logan walker via fab you bliss

If possible, travel by ski lift…

bride groom on ski lift | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/mountain-wedding-ideas/

photo: allyson wiley via style me pretty

… wedding party included!

groomsmen ski lift wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/mountain-wedding-ideas/

photo: inphotography

bridesmaids ski lift | 50+ Amazing Mountain Wedding Ideas http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/mountain-wedding-ideas/
photo: our labor of love

Now, before you get started, you’ll want to tie in your wedding theme with a perfect invitation. It will set the tone for your entire event and tie it all together. Here are some we love, including save the date cards:

mountain save the date | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/mountain-wedding-ideas/

by starboard press

And these!

mountainous save the date | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/mountain-wedding-ideas/

by starboard press

Or these cute hang tags:

mountain save the date tags marova | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/mountain-wedding-ideas/

by mavora art and design

And some invitations…

mountain wedding invitations sparkvites | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/mountain-wedding-ideas/

by sparkvites

by starboard press

Have guests find their seats in a really creative way, like these ‘lift ticket’ cards…

lift ticket escort cards | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/mountain-wedding-ideas/

by four13designs

See the full post here.


These Flower Vase Favors are Brilliant — Here’s Why

[W]hen we received this question from bride-to-be, Amy, we couldn’t wait to share what we found with you! Here’s her question, submitted to us on the Ask Emmaline inbox:

Hi Emmaline! I am looking for wedding favors that can also add to our decorations. I was thinking of giving flowers since we’re having a bohemian rustic wedding and we’ll be using wildflowers throughout. Do you have any advice on how to give flowers as favors? What container to use, how big they should be, etc.? Thanks!

We love the idea of giving flowers as favors, Amy! It’s a thoughtful gift guests can actually use, which is our favorite kind of favor! When giving flower favors, be sure to provide a small glass or bottle. A tag is also appropriate, so guests know they’re favors and should be taken home. They should also be kept fresh before placing on tables — and when it comes to the flowers you pick, anything goes! On our quest for the perfect flower favors, these flower vase favors from JoBlake came to mind. We love ’em because they are essentially THREE wedding details in one: they’re 1) favors, 2) place cards, and 3) decorations. Talk about a time (and money) -saver! Individually, they’re lovely decor pieces; in a group, they’re visually stunning! Plus, they can be used for your wedding reception or bridal shower. Take a look:

Flower Vase Favors

flower vase favors
by joblake

We love these because they’re handmade + chock full of love. Joanna, the designer, even made these for her own wedding. TIP: She said her mother-in-law stored her flowers in the fridge and put them out in the vases the day of the wedding to keep them fresh.

place card escort card
by joblake

flower vase favors with tag

by joblake

by joblake

flower vase favors in jars

by joblake

Lovely! You can find out more about these favors and take a closer look in the shop.

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Thanks for your question, Amy, and we hope this helped to answer your questions. If you’re a bride-to-be (or a bridesmaid, MOH, mom of the bride, etc.) and need advice, we’re here to help! Just submit your question here.

xo
-E/

Giveaway: Win a Set of Chalkboard Chair Signs

[H]appy Wednesday, loves! It’s snowing outside EB headquarters today. Actually snowing. On April 22nd. Luckily it won’t stick around, but still. This past 70 degree weather weekend was a tease. Anyway… remember when we talked about how you can totally spruce up your space with chair signs? Well, today we’re helping you do it thanks to the lovelies of The Find Sac. They’re giving away one set of bride and groom chalkboard signs to a lucky reader! You can find out all the details below and get a peek at the design being offered. Oh, and be sure to share this with a friend. It’s good karma, I swear. Just click on the ‘Facebook’ or ‘Twitter’ buttons below the post.

Chalkboard Chair Signs

These signs have a chic chalkboard design and a botanical floral design.

Chalkboard Chair Signs | http://emmalinebride.com/2015-giveaway/chalkboard-chair-signs/

by the find sac

Giveaway: Chalkboard Chair Signs

o Enter between 4/22/15-4/28/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Chair signs by The Find Sac

About

These chalkboard chair signs are printed on heavy 110 lb. heavy card-stock. Each sign comes with a lux gold, pink or green ribbon. These beautiful chair signs are a terrific way to highlight the bride and groom’s seating in an elegant way. Matching table numbers available.

Here’s another view:

Chalkboard Chair Signs | http://emmalinebride.com/2015-giveaway/chalkboard-chair-signs/

by the find sac

o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included anywhere!
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $22 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

xo
-E.