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Cute Tree Ring Box with Carved Initials

If you’re planning a rustic wedding, you’ll want to include natural elements in your ceremony and reception decor to create a cohesive theme. For instance, wood — like this tree stump ring box spotted — works exceptionally well as a ring pillow alternative. It even features your initials actually carved into it. You know, like that tree you carved in the park after the hours-long walk when you were first dating… ;) Ah, I digress.

Anyways, on to the ring box! (#HANDMADEADAY)

Rustic Wood Ring Box

tree stump ring box carved initials | by bragging bags

by bragging bags

Rustic Wedding Ring Box

What is a ring box? A wedding ring box is an alternative to a ring pillow, which is used as a vessel for holding your wedding rings until the exchange of vows.

While a traditional ring pillow can be used, many couples are choosing alternatives as a fun thematic touch. This rustic wedding ring box — today’s handmade-a-day pick — is one example. The box is handmade by Red Heart Creations and can be re-used after the ceremony as a safe place for holding your rings (if you’re cleaning or painting) or as a jewelry box.

Rustic Wedding Ring Box

Wedding Ring Box Holder

This ring box is hand made and finished to give it a distressed, loved-in feel. It features your initials on the top and can be used as a ring pillow alternative, photo prop, or as a keepsake at home. This rustic wedding ring box measures 2 5/8″ x 2 11/16″.

Rustic Wedding Ring Box | Wedding Ring Box Holder

Rustic Wedding Ring Box | Round Ring Box

Rustic Wedding Ring Box for Ceremony

Want to buy a wedding ring box of your own? Visit Red Heart Creations to get your box custom made! I want one just because it’s so charming; I can already picture where I would place it at home!

Comment below about what type of ring pillow (or alternative) you’re planning to use for your ceremony. We’d love to hear all about it!


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Rustic Ring Pillows or Alternatives? – Ask Emmaline
(*Giveaway Inside!)

Looking for rustic ring pillows? You’ve come to the right place! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss future posts like this. Also, there’s a giveaway inside!

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! This one comes from Melissa who wants to know about a ring pillow for her ceremony. She asks,

Hi Emmaline! I’m planning my wedding ceremony and need rustic ring pillow ideas. Any suggestions?

Great question, Melissa! There are plenty of ring pillow alternatives and rustic ring pillows from which to choose, but we’ll show you some of our favorites in today’s post. You can pick a traditional ring pillow, where the rings are tied to the top by a ribbon; a box, where the rings are placed inside; or an alternative, whether that means no ring pillow at all (see the banner below) or a fun twist, like a canoe for couples who love the outdoors. Take a look at the boards below to be inspired! PLUS, you can win one of these rustic ring pillows this week! See the giveaway details below…

Rustic Ring Pillows or Alternatives


burlap ring pillow with lace and C♥R on top | montana snow
love is sweet ring pillow | twining vines
ivory ring pillow with ivory flowers on top | paperflora
burlap ring pillow with crochet doily | juneberry stitches
burlap ‘J+M’ ring pillow with ribbon | be timeless
burlap ring pillow with pink ribbon bow and embroidered flowers | made to marry – giveaway item!


yellow soul mates ring bearer box | montana snow
blue ring box with monogram | montana snow
his hers wood box with hinge | country barn babe
ring box with ‘i do’ ribbon on top | michele’s cottage
round ring box | red heart creations
‘we do’ ring box | michele’s cottage
his hers ring box made with wood slab rounds | end grain wood shoppe


ring bearer banner | the hipster housewife
to have and to hold ring dish | orly design
ring bearer nest | michele’s cottage
ring bearer canoe | white tulip boutique
ring bearer bowl | elycia camille

You can see even more ring pillows in The Marketplace.

We hope this helped to inspire you! Now, on to the giveaway!


You can win a ring pillow from Made to Marry, as shown below:

win a burlap ring pillow

About the prize:

This ring bearer pillow is hand-embroidered with pink shades and is perfect for a rustic wedding. It also has adorned sides with small glass pearls in white and gold. This pillow is hand sewn and handmade with natural colored fine quality linen and luxury satin backing. Measures 8in x 8in.

o Enter between 3/11/15-3/17/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: One (1) ring pillow from Made to Marry
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 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $50 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

♥ | ♥ | ♥

P.S. Have a question for us? Just Ask Emmaline! We’d love to hear from you + we’re here to help!


Ring Bearer Box

If you still need a ring bearer box or pillow for your ceremony, now’s your chance to win one! We’ve teamed up with Country Barn Babe to offer this gorgeous personalized ring bearer box to one lucky reader. Read on to find out more…

Ring Bearer Box

This rustic style ring bearer box makes an adorable alternative to a ring bearer pillow. This box holds both rings in soft sola flowers. This is an adorable way to present your rings and makes a fantastic photo prop, as well. The size is 4.5″ x 3.1″ x 1.8″. His & Hers is engraved on the inside lid; top of box can be customized to say anything you’d like.

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

Here’s the giveaway form! Good luck + be sure to tell your friends.

o Enter between 11/11-11/17/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Ring Bearer Box by Country Barn Babe
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping worldwide
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $30 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter


8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows

Hi, loves! Happy Monday! Are you looking for a chic ring pillow for your wedding? Want something that’s chic, handmade and perfect for the spring or summer? We’ve found eight of ’em! Recently I popped into Laura Stark Jewelry & Bridal Accessories Studio and I love her collection of linen ring pillows. These are ideal for your wedding and will add to the beautiful decor in your home, too! Read on to see which eight linen ring pillows we’ve hand-picked to share with you today… and tell us which one is your favorite!

Linen Ring Pillows

1. Something Blue

This light blue linen ring pillow has white embroidery lace. It is just the perfect touch for your ceremony and adds “something blue” in an instant.

light blue lace ring pillow via 8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows

2. Pink Pleats Ring Pillow

This pillow is pretty in pink: it pairs a romantic combination of white and pink pleats as trim across the center of the pillow.

pink pleats ring pillow via 8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows

3. Lace Chambery Linen Pillow

This pillow is named for Chambery, France, and features a hand-stitched applique across a linen ring pillow.

lace ring pillow chambery via 8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows

4. Green Celtic Knot

The green celtic knot linen ring pillow is perfect for celebrating your Irish heritage! Dark green thread is hand-embroidered onto a white linen ring pillow.

green celtic knot ring pillow via 8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows

5. Mustard Yellow Ring Pillow

This ring pillow features a lovely line flower and white tulle atop the pillow. Ribbons, made of lace, hold your rings to the pillow.

mustard yellow ring pillow

6. Tulle Ring Pillow

This linen ring pillow features a luxurious piece of tulle across the center. It also includes a pretty embroidered ribbon to hold your rings.

tulle ring pillow linen

7. Blue Rosette

This is another pillow with “something blue”, but in the form of a sweet and subtle blue rosette atop a bed of ivory tulle petals.

blue rosette ring pillow via 8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows

8. Lace Ring Pillow with Rhinestone Button

This ring bearer pillow features lace which has been hand-sewn over a linen ring pillow. It is finished with a rhinestone button.

lace ring pillow toulon via 8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows

Love these linen ring pillows?

Find out more information + see other lovely designs here.

There’s more coming up next! Stay tuned!


12 Clever Ring Bearer Pillow Ideas

Brides: today we’re helping you tackle one important to-do on your wedding list. Bride-to-be, Michele, sent us the following question: “What does the ring bearer carry? Are ring pillows still ‘in’? Do you know of any other ring bearer pillow ideas or alternatives?” Great question, Michele! While the traditional ring pillow is the most popular (and classic) option, there are other ring bearer pillow ideas we’re happy to share with you. When picking out your ring bearer pillow, there are a few important tips to keep in mind. Read on to find out what the tips are, get inspired with twelve clever ring bearer pillow ideas, and tell us what YOUR ring bearer carry down the aisle!

12 Clever Ring Bearer Pillow Ideas + Alternatives (via EmmalineBride.com)

Ring Bearer Pillow Ideas

First, when picking out your ring bearer pillow be sure the item is not too big. For instance, if he’s a little guy, don’t give him something heavy or awkwardly-shaped for him to carry down the aisle. Also, it is a good idea to use a ‘decoy’ ring on the ring pillow if you’re walking on grass or sand, in case the ring comes untied accidentally. Finally, have a designated spot for the ring bearer pillow to be placed at the end of the aisle, whether it be on a table, on a pew or bench, or a chair. It can also be handed to someone to hold until after the ceremony.

Ready to be inspired? Here are fourteen clever ring bearer pillow ideas and alternatives we’ve discovered just for you:

1. Ring Pillow

First, let’s begin with the ring pillow. It’s classic, easy-to-customize for any theme, and a traditional wedding favorite. We love this burlap and floral option spotted at Nana Rose Designs as one example.

burlap ring pillow - ring bearer pillow ideas

nana rose designs

2. Nest

Planning a spring wedding? A nest with personalized ‘eggs’ is a cute idea.

ring bearer nest - ring bearer pillow ideas

dear jes

3. Ring Box

Keep the rings safe inside a wood box, customized with your choice of paint and a personalized heart embellishment.

ring bearer box - ring bearer pillow ideas

pnz designs

4. Banner

Ooh, this banner is one of our favorites! Simply put, it tells guests: “Here Comes the Bride”. See? The ring bearer doesn’t even have to carry the rings (just give them to the best man ahead of time).

here comes the bride banner - ring bearer pillow ideas

the ritzy rose

5. Dish

This sweet dish holds your rings and can be used afterward at your sink or on your nightstand.

ring bearer dish - ring bearer pillow ideas

skye art

6. Wood Slice

Rustic brides: a wood slice is a must-have ring bearer ‘pillow’. Personalize with your monogram and re-use as reception decor after the ceremony.

wood slice ring pillow - ring bearer pillow ideas

pnz designs

7. Book

A hollowed-out book is a fun alternative for the ring bearer ‘pillow’. After the wedding, it can hold wedding keepsakes on your bookshelf.

ring bearer book - ring bearer pillow ideas

duryea place designs

8. Baseball

Play ball: after the rings are carried down the aisle, the little guy can keep this as a gift.

ring bearer baseball - ring bearer pillow ideas

sparkle and posy

9. Bowl

Love is All You Need. Truth. This bowl is a cute idea — and I love the personalization.

ring bearer bowl - ring bearer pillow ideas

elycia camille

10. Seashell

Beach-bound brides: a seashell ring bearer pillow is a perfect fit for your theme!

ring bearer seashell - ring bearer pillow ideas

by the seashore

11. Canoe

A (miniature) canoe. Who would’ve thought this would be so stinkin’ cute? Perfect for the outdoorsy couple.

canoe ring pillow

white tulip boutique

12. Sign

This easy-to-carry sign is cast with ‘Here Comes the Bride’.

here comes the bride sign - ring bearer pillow ideas


Now that you’ve seen a few of our favorite ring bearer pillow ideas and alternatives, we want to know… what will YOUR ring bearer carry down the aisle?

Happy Planning!


Burlap Ring Pillow Ideas

We love the burlap ring pillow collection at Duryea Place Designs. Have you seen it yet? If not, you’re in for a real treat today. Whether you’re planning a rustic wedding, vintage, shabby chic, or countless other wedding themes, this ring pillow is the finishing touch to your ceremony decor. Read on to begin…

Burlap Ring Pillow Collection

1. Pink English Rose

This pink and lace ring bearer pillow is one of my favorites from the collection. I love English roses, and this one features a big bloom in pink right on the front. The touch of lace is beautiful, too.

burlap ring pillow with lace and pink flower

Here’s a close-up:

burlap ring pillow closeup of pink flower

There’s even a matching flower girl basket. I love this combination!

burlap ring pillow and rustic flower girl basket set with pink flower

2. Yellow Peony

Prefer a peony in yellow? Check out this burlap ring pillow with a sunny-yellow peony with a touch of greenery, sans lace.

yellow peony burlap ring pillow

Here’s the matching flower girl basket for this set, too:

yellow peony burlap ring pillow and matching flower girl basket

3. Lace Doily

This ring pillow is one of a kind and is perfect for a vintage wedding. It features a beautiful white vintage lace doily on the top with muslin backing. The center of the doily is embellished with a small blue button; pillow measures 8″ square.

burlap ring pillow doily

4. Purple Peony

I’ve been diggin’ purple details lately (remember the purple locket and ombre bag we talked about on Monday?). This purple peony ring pillow is another favorite from the shop.

purple burlap ring pillow flower basket

5. Rosette Burlap Ring Pillow

Love a shabby chic look? Check out this burlap ring pillow with gorgeous rhinestone-embellished rosettes.

burlap ring pillow with rosettes in purpleburlap ring pillow with rosettes

These are just a few of the beautiful finds spotted from the burlap ring pillow collection. What’s your favorite?

Happy Planning!


Which of these burlap ring pillows is your favorite?

What’s Hot in The Marketplace – 11.29 Edition

Hi, lovely brides-to-be! How was your Thanksgiving? We popped in earlier today to tell you about these awesome rustic wedding invitations with burlap and we’re back to share some more handmade wedding inspiration. But first, did you venture out to the malls or stores for Black Friday today? I’ll admit, last night I enjoyed so much delicious home-made food that I went home, watched tv with A, and fell asleep. This morning, though, we did make it out to do a little shopping. If you haven’t made up your mind yet about shopping this weekend, I encourage you to support Small Business Saturday tomorrow, 11/30, at your local small businesses. I know I’ll be checking them out, too, in-store and online. Small businesses could really use your support, especially at this time of year! Speaking of small business, here’s a sampling of a few newly added items in The Marketplace to inspire your wedding. We’ve found a clutch, a garter, a stunning hair accessory, whimsical garland, and more. Enjoy!

What’s Hot in The Marketplace – 11.29 Edition

1. Clutch

I swear, anytime I pop into PaperFlora‘s shop, I find a new item to love. This gold chevron clutch purse is my new favorite.

gold chevron wedding clutch purse

2. Garter

Planning a vintage inspired wedding? Need a garter with some serious glamour? Check out this beautiful garter + tossing garter set spotted at Nana Rose Designs.


3. Hair Accessory

Have you made it over to Fancie Strands lately? There are some amazing hair accessories, like this floral and feather hair fascinator. This would make a lovely bridal veil alternative, don’t you think?

floral feather hair comb

4. Star Garland

Tis the season for decoration! This star garland is the perfect backdrop to your holiday party or wedding. By Couture by Ayca.

star garland wedding

5. Ring Pillow

Planning a rustic wedding? Want to soften the burlap just a tad for your ceremony? Check out this handkerchief wrapped burlap ring pillow by Twining Vines. It’s perfect!

handkerchief wrapped burlap ring pillow

6. Guest Book

Isn’t this damask print ivory guest book lovely? It was spotted over at Alternative Journals. We just love Celine’s work!

damask print ivory guest book

ALSO, be sure to check out some fantastic Cyber Monday deals we are sharing from our Featured Artisans on Monday morning. I swear, the deals they’ve alerted us about are AWESOME. If you’re planning your wedding, you can score some seriously awesome stuff at a HUGE discount.

Happy Weekend!


Ceremony Ring Pillows That Pop!

I love pillows. I was recently oohing and aahing over the bedding department at Bed Bath and Beyond, wondering why all comforter sets don’t come with at least three throw pillows. Bright, poppy pillows – like ceremony ring pillows, for instance – can really set the tone for your wedding decor (and home). Instead of going with a neutral, think outside the box and pick a pillow with pop-factor. To illustrate what I mean, we’re sharing a collection of ceremony ring pillows by Duryea Place Designs in swoon-worthy patterns. These pillows are sure to look great at your ceremony and in your home! Read on to be inspired!

Ceremony Ring Pillows

First, this aqua and orange pillow is my absolute favorite. It features a cheery shade of aqua, and orange button, and a pretty floral pattern with birds.

ceremony ring pillows that pop (wedding ring pillow by duryea place designs)
ceremony ring pillows that pop (wedding ring pillow by duryea place designs)

If your wedding palette includes a little orange, this pretty pillow packs a punch.

orange-rillow-pillow-birdsceremony ring pillows that pop (wedding ring pillow by duryea place designs)

This next ring pillow features a stunning design in shades of aqua, cherry red, and yellow.

ceremony ring pillows that pop (wedding ring pillow by duryea place designs)ceremony ring pillows that pop (wedding ring pillow by duryea place designs)

Love purple? Check out these two designs:

ceremony ring pillows that pop (wedding ring pillow by duryea place designs)

And, this, with hints of orange.

ceremony ring pillows that pop (wedding ring pillow by duryea place designs)ceremony ring pillows that pop (wedding ring pillow by duryea place designs)

Don’t stop there! There’s more to see at Duryea Place Designs, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace.

Happy Planning!


Tell us: Which of these ceremony ring pillows is your favorite?

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