[A]fter the ceremony, guests like to toss something at the newlyweds as they make their grand exit. We’ve shared some of our favorite ceremony tossing ideas in the past, but happens when your venue says you can’t toss anything? Some venues are doing so, since rice and petals require too much cleanup afterward. So, we recommend these ribbon wands with bells instead. We love them because they’re colorful (and custom to coordinate with your palette), they are lovely noisemakers, which makes them festive; and they’re mess-free! You can’t get much better than that! Check out a few of our favorite ribbon wands below, all handpicked from the lovely Kate Kate NYC, ribbon wand extraordinaire!
[W]hen you’ve finally found The Dress, you might be ready to pick out your veil (or alternative), shoes, or even a dress sash. But does your dress even need a sash? Generally, a dress is perfect as is — but a sash can sometimes add a little glam or sparkle to a dress. A sash is never a requirement — but whether or not to wear one really depends on the dress you choose and how the sash will complement your overall look. Today we’re sharing seven reasons why your dress might need a sash.
2. Your dress is elegant, but simple — and you crave a little bling.
A sash is the best way to add a little sparkle and shine to your dress. Pearls, rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, or colorful blooms are just a few ways brides choose to add a dose of pretty, personal style.
[W]e’ve talked about chalkboard, wood grain guest books, metallic guest books, and a unique rustic guest book idea. However, it’s been awhile since we’ve shown a traditional guest book, no? For our classic, elegant brides-to-be, this damask guest book is made for you! It’s handmade. Beautifully crafted. Made with love. Made to order. It is covered in a stunning raised (textured) white damask design atop natural lokta paper for an organic look and feel. It is tied together with a white satin ribbon, which can be customized in your choice of color. I guess the question on our minds is, why wouldn’t you want to win this? It’s Giveaway #28 and it’s gorgeous with a capital G. Read on to find out how you can get your hands on this damask guest book by the sweet, always-inspiring Red Otter Creative…
Damask Guest Book
Enter for a chance to win a damask guest book!
About the Prize:
From RedOtter: “This guest book is covered in a stunning raised white damask design over natural lokta paper–the effect is truly breathtaking. The damask design has a soft feel to it and complements the natural fibers of the lokta paper. I’ve tied the book together with a white satin ribbon. I can easily change the ribbon to better suit your color theme. Please choose your ribbon from these options. This book is filled with 20 pages (40 front and back) 62lb white cover weight paper. This paper is heavy enough for photographs and other multi-media. I would recommend using photo corners or a glue stick to adhere the photographs on this paper. The pages are blank. I can easily customize this book to include black pages or lined pages for additional $5 per 20 pages (40 front and back). Also, I can add additional pages to your book for $5 per 10 pages (20 front and back). Just convo me with your needs!
PLEASE NOTE: this book is made to order and will take anywhere from 4-8 weeks to finish and ship. Please contact me right away if you need the book sooner. I will do my best to work within your time frame.
o Enter between 8/28/14-9/3/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below o Prize: Damask Guest Book by Red Otter Creative. Measurements: 8×8 finished covers, interior pages are 7×7″. o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 9/4; 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 has 3 months to use prize o Prize value: $40; no cash value o Free shipping included to U.S. + Canada only o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win o Use entry form below to enter
Good morning, loves! Well, get ready to be inspired because, like I said yesterday, these wedding hairstyles are getting to be pretty amazing. Today we’re featuring a ribbon updo: a wedding hairstyle with a soft ribbon wrapped right through it and worn in the front like a halo headband. (You might remember this similar ribbon braid we talked about before. Cute, right?) I thought this one was my favorite, but today’s pick is totally taking the cake. So, what is a ‘ribbon updo’? See for yourself…
Hi, brides! If you’re looking for unique, totally gorgeous wedding invitations, we have a special feature for you today! You may remember when we talked about theses lovely seating chart for wedding guests a few months back from The Seating Chart Boutique. The designer behind those seating charts, Christine Caputo, has launched a wedding invitation shop called Elegance on Paper. Christine’s invitations feature damask prints, calligraphy, and our personal favorite: ribbon corner wedding invitations. Read on to see this unique design for your wedding and, might we add, Christine is giving away a HUGE, totally-amazing invitation package to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader. This is one not to be missed! Read on to find out more…
Ribbon Corner Wedding Invitations
The ribbon corner wedding invitations are a favorite of ours from the collection. We’ve never seen a style quite like this before and it can be customized in any color palette to suit your style. Plus, you can pick from other upgrades like shimmer cardstock, pocket cards, belly bands, insert cards, and more! Here’s a sneak peek at a few styles…
Ribbon Corner Wedding Invitations: Giveaway!
Want to win an entire suite of ribbon corner wedding invitations? You’re in luck! Between 2/6-2/12/14 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win one hundred wedding invitations by Elegance on Paper! Includes the following:
o 100 ribbon corner wedding invitations (flat) o RSVP set o return addressing for mailing o RSVP envelopes o FREE font customization o FREE shipping (U.S. only) o choose from any of their 12 designs customized to your color scheme
Upgrades available for an extra charge.
Use entry form below to enter. No purchase necessary. Prize value: $835. No cash value. Winner may claim prize for up to 2 years. Winner must respond to winning email within 72 hours of giveaway end time. Winner announced on this post on 2/13/14. Winner must have completed proper entry form methods or entries will be voided. Good luck!
Hello, loves! Happy Friday! It’s a beautiful, blue-skied day where we are; how is it in your neck of the woods? Have anything exciting planned for this weekend? If you have some time, check out a thrift store for vintage wedding finds, work on that DIY project you’ve been putting off, or skim through our Real Wedding archives for inspiration from leading photographers in the biz! Today, we’re sharing some handmade inspiration by a lovely shop known as Fancie Strands. Tammy, the owner and designer, creates some of the most beautiful bridal accessories we’ve ever seen, including this item we’ve hand-picked to showcase today. This gorgeous blush and lace dress sash is the perfect accessory for any gown and will add a soft, girly shade of blush to your ensemble. We’ve also found a coordinating hair accessory to match! Read on to find out more…
Lace Bridal Sash
This piece is handmade with pretty ivory floral embossed lace, with the lace measuring about 10 inches. A soft peach blush double satin ribbon can be tied around the waist to the front, side, or back of your gown. It can also be worn as a bridal headband instead! Satin ribbon tie is 96 inches long. Satin sash is available in blush, as shown, ivory, black, or champagne. Lace applique is ivory.
Matching Hair Accessory
Want a matching set? Take a peek at this gorgeous hair accessory that coordinates beautifully with the sash. It is handmade with soft blush peach satin ribbon, ivory lace, pearls, Swarovski crystals, ivory ostrich feathers, soft peach goose feathers, ivory goose feathers, ivory silk millinery leaves, and a silver alligator style hair clip for placement in any hairstyle you choose. Flower measures 5 x 4 inches.
To see more bridal accessories (or to place an order), visit Fancie Strands or view their shop here.
FancieStrands is a Featured Artisan at Emmaline Bride! Check out their beautiful items in The Marketplace.
Brides: have you picked out your wedding bouquet yet? Your bridal bouquet is an easy way to add an element of personalization and style to your wedding. For instance, you can add a pop of unexpected color, incorporate bold patterns and prints with a bouquet wrap, or tie in a sentimental bouquet charm with a loved one’s photo. Today, we’ve rounded up seven surefire wedding bouquet ideas that will inspire you… and if you asked us to select a favorite, it would be nearly impossible. Each of these wedding bouquet ideas is more insanely gorgeous than the last! Read on to be inspired!
Your bouquet can make an even bigger impact if it is, well, HUGE. Instead of a standard bouquet of flowers, consider an over-sized wedding bouquet to make a big statement. We’re fans of the lovely work by Poppies & Posies, particularly this lovely bouquet photographed by Jen Huang:
Personalize your bouquet with a decorative handle, wrap, or ribbon wrap. Pay homage to your lovely bridesmaids with the color and fabric style of their dresses wrapped around your bouquet and secured with pins. Or, select a favorite swatch from the fabric store and wrap it around the stems as a DIY bouquet wrap.
Consider an alternative to traditional flowers: consider succulents, lavender, or baby’s breath, which can incorporate a pop of color to tie into your wedding palette. Burlap and lace wrap around the stem adds a rustic, homespun feel which we love.
For unexpected charm, incorporate a bouquet accessory. For example, a vintage wedding may call for an unexpected element like this vintage pocket watch wrapped around the stems. This particular bouquet is also memorable because it ties in billy balls and wildflowers for a perfectly vintage theme.
If a loved one can’t be with you on the wedding day, carry their memory with you down the aisle. Wrap a handmade bouquet charm around the stem with his or her photo as a sweet sentiment. Or, honor your grandparents with a vintage photo from their wedding day.
Skip fresh flowers altogether and opt instead for a handmade bouquet alternative, like a brooch bouquet. We are head-over-heels in love with this brooch bouquet by The Ritzy Rose… and, it will never wilt or die. What a sweet idea!