Category: rustic wedding

Rustic Wedding? Win a HUGE Prize Pack!

Hi, loves! If you’ve been reading Emmaline Bride for awhile now, you’re probably more than aware of the amazing wedding giveaways going on all the time. (If not, familiarize yourself here!) We’re kicking off this beautiful Tuesday afternoon with a huge, oh-so-awesome rustic wedding prize pack that you’re sure to love. We’re giving away a ‘Just Married’ banner, birch bark flower girl basket, sola boutonniere, two painted mason jars, a ring box, and a gorgeous sola bouquet for the bride! Want in? Sure you do – read on to find out the full scoop!

rustic wedding prize pack giveaway via emmaline bride

Rustic Wedding Prize Pack

Prize #1: Just Married Banner

What will you win? To start, you’ll receive a Just Married banner made of wood…

just married wood banner

pnz designs

Prize #2: Sola Wedding Bouquet

… a gorgeous, oh-so-lovely sola bouquet! This bouquet lasts forever.

sola wedding bouquet wrapped in burlap

curious floral

Prize #3: Sola Boutonniere

… a sola boutonniere for the groom…

sola flower boutonniere wrapped in burlap

curious floral

Prize #4: Two Painted Mason Jars

… two lovely painted mason jars (ideal for vases + centerpieces!)…

painted mason jars

beach blues

Prize #5: Rustic Ring Box

… a ring box…

ring box

pnz designs

Prize #6: Birch Bark Flower Girl Basket

And, last but not least, a birch bark flower girl basket…

birch bark flower girl basket

pnz designs

If you add it all up, that’s a value of over $250. That’s some serious rustic wedding loveliness going on right there.

Enter for a Chance to Win!

Between 1/21-1/31/14 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win this rustic wedding prize pack! Value: over $250. No cash value. One lucky winner will be randomly selected and announced on this blog post on 2/1/14. Winner will receive all of the prizes mentioned above including one (1) just married banner, one (1) birch bark flower girl basket, one (1) sola boutonniere, two (2) painted mason jars, one (1) ring box, and one (1) sola wedding bouquet. FREE shipping of this rustic wedding prize pack is included to the U.S. and Canada entrants (hooray!) Use entry form below to enter. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Winner will be sent an email on 2/1 and must respond within 72 hours (or a new winner will be selected). Winner must ‘order’ prize within 6 months. Good luck!

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

Rustically Inspired Wedding Shoot

Today we’re featuring this rustically inspired wedding shoot photographed by Jana Marie Photography. This inspirational wedding shoot mixes rustic with metallic in a wintery setting. The styling incorporates colors of lime green and soft blues, along with silver to make a contemporary look. The photographer Jana worked with some of Kansas City’s best wedding professionals to pull off the lovely images you’ll see after the click…

Jana Marie Photography - rustically inspired wedding

Rustically Inspired Wedding

Jana Marie Photography - rustically inspired wedding

Jana Marie Photography - rustically inspired wedding

Jana Marie Photography - rustically inspired wedding

Jana Marie Photography - rustically inspired wedding

Jana Marie Photography - rustically inspired wedding

Jana Marie Photography - rustically inspired wedding

Jana Marie Photography - rustically inspired wedding

Jana Marie Photography - rustically inspired wedding

Jana Marie Photography - rustically inspired wedding

Jana Marie Photography - rustically inspired wedding

Jana Marie Photography - rustically inspired wedding

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Jana Marie Photography - kansas city wedding shoot

Professional Vendors who styled the shoot:

Photographer: Jana Marie Photography
Location: River Market Event Space
Gown: Emily Hart Bridal
Stylist: Rak-Designs
Flowers: emmy-ray floral and event design
Hair: Hair by Sara Rinehart Hair and Makeup
Makeup Artist and Product Line: Ashley Nelson Studios
Cake: Baked Expressions
Cupcakes: Cup Cake A La Mode
Cake Pops: Cindy Marler
Invitations: Hammerpress
Jewelry/Accessories: Emily Hart Bridal
Models: Dane Ryan Casey, Ashley Nelson, Rebekah Suavan, Addison Sauvan

Did you like this styled wedding shoot? Check out Jana Marie Photography to see more of Jana’s photography. You can also see her wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Jana Marie Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Rustic Bridesmaid Jewelry

QUESTION. What do you get for your cheerful sidekicks – aka your bridesmaids – as a token of appreciation? A beautiful gift, of course! Jewelry is one of the most popular bridesmaid gift ideas because it can be worn for years to come. To inspire your rustic wedding, we’ve rounded up five of our favorites from Kristin Coffin Jewelry. These pieces are nature-inspired and include just the right amount of glam to be rustically elegant. Plus, unlike other bridesmaid gifts, these are ideal for everyday wear. Read on to find out which five made the list…

Rustic Bridesmaid Jewelry

1. Diamond Pebble Pendant

Rustic Bridesmaid Jewelry (by Kristin Coffin Jewelry) #rustic #wedding #bridesmaids

2. Diamond Petal Stud Earrings

Rustic Bridesmaid Jewelry (by Kristin Coffin Jewelry) #rustic #wedding #bridesmaids

3. Twig Necklace

Rustic Bridesmaid Jewelry (by Kristin Coffin Jewelry) #rustic #wedding #bridesmaids

4. Twig Circle Charm Necklace

Rustic Bridesmaid Jewelry (by Kristin Coffin Jewelry) #rustic #wedding #bridesmaids

5. Twig Hoop Earrings

Rustic Bridesmaid Jewelry (by Kristin Coffin Jewelry) #rustic #wedding #bridesmaids

Love what you see here? There’s plenty more in store at Kristin Coffin Jewelry, featuring engagement rings, diamond rings, bands, and more.

We are proud to feature Kristin Coffin Jewelry as a Featured Artisan in The Marketplace.

You’ll also love…

o 7 Rustic Fall Ceremony Ideas
o 15 Barn Wedding Ideas Every Bride Should Know
o Vintage Real Wedding at Armstrong Farms
o How to Plan a Wood Grain Wedding

Happy Planning!


-E.

Which of these rustic bridesmaid jewelry pieces is your favorite?

Rustic (+ Fun!) Fall Wedding

This rustic fall wedding looked like a blast! Jonathan and Shelby’s rustic fall wedding in Saint Charles, Missouri is teeming with hand-selected decor. Shelby and her mother spent months collecting vintage bottles, birdhouses, and details. With rich fall colors abound, The Conservatory was the perfect place for their wedding ceremony. The location features a beautiful tropical glass garden house surrounded with lush greenery and romantic ambiance. Jonathan and Shelby’s reception followed at The Grand Opera House. The location is a reinvigorated historic building with high ceilings and nostalgic atmosphere. The photography team of Matt + Kathy from Mathy Shoots People did a terrific job capturing their wedding and all of it’s rustic details! See the photos and read more…

Mathy Shoots People

Rustic Fall Wedding

Their photographer Kathy tells us, “Even though it rained all day the setting couldn’t have been more beautiful. The fall colors were amazing! After a sweet ceremony we all boarded a trolly to continue the formal photos – after snapping some cute ones at a local park, the rain came! Quick thinking Shelby directed us to a local pub and we snapped some fantastic bridal party photos. Jonathan and Shelby’s friends are so laid back and awesome. The reception was at The Grand Opera House not far from the conservatory. The decor was amazing. It all came together so beautifully! We’ve never seen a more bumpin’ reception! People were dancing all through the night!”

Mathy Shoots People - rustic fall wedding

Mathy Shoots People - rustic fall wedding

Mathy Shoots People - rustic fall wedding

A Mason jar save the date and custom rustic wedding invitation.

Mathy Shoots People - rustic fall wedding

Mathy Shoots People - rustic fall wedding

Mathy Shoots People - rustic fall wedding

Mathy Shoots People - rustic fall wedding

Mathy Shoots People - rustic fall wedding

The groom had a unique rustic handcrafted boutonniere.

Mathy Shoots People - rustic fall wedding

Mathy Shoots People - rustic fall wedding

Mathy Shoots People - rustic fall wedding

Mathy Shoots People - rustic fall wedding

Mathy Shoots People - rustic fall wedding

Ahhhh! A fun wedding photography shot of groom and groomsmen.

Mathy Shoots People - rustic fall wedding

Mathy Shoots People - rustic fall wedding

Mathy Shoots People - rustic fall wedding

Mathy Shoots People - saint charles wedding

Mathy Shoots People - saint charles wedding

Mathy Shoots People - saint charles wedding

Mathy Shoots People - saint charles wedding

Mathy Shoots People - saint charles wedding

Mathy Shoots People - saint charles wedding

The bride and groom walked under a sky of bubbles.

Mathy Shoots People - saint charles wedding

Their rustic wedding door with escort cards.

Mathy Shoots People - saint charles wedding

Weddings details included cute mason jar mugs with candy strip straws. Wedding mad libs were great for guests marriage advise.

Mathy Shoots People - saint charles wedding

A Rustic wedding log centerpiece with chalkboard table number.

Mathy Shoots People - saint charles wedding

Their reception tables set with burlap table cloths.

Mathy Shoots People - saint charles wedding

Their woodsy log wedding cake with carved initials.

Mathy Shoots People - saint charles wedding

Watch out! Cut the wedding cake!

Mathy Shoots People - saint charles wedding

Vendors:
Hair – MES BON AMIS SALON
Makeup – Bride’s Sister
Ceremony Venue – THE CONSERVATORY
Reception Venue – THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE
DJ – NIGHT MAGIC ENTERTAINMENT

Are you looking for your perfect wedding photographer? Then you’ll need to check out Mathy Shoots People. You’ll also want to see Kathy and Matt’s business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Mathy Shoots People. All Rights Reserved.

How to Plan a Wedding in the Woods

Planning a woodland wedding? You’ll need this — it’s chock-full of rustic details, along with other themes to inspire you.

Do you dream of a wedding in the woods, exchanging vows underneath trees and enjoying a reception off the beaten path? Today’s woodland wedding inspiration post is for you! A wedding in the woods is a romantic venue; nature is beauty in itself and makes a perfect backdrop for exchanging vows. And, your friend Mother Nature will take care of most of the decorating herself, which means all you have to do is add a few unique touches to make the space your own! It requires a bit more in terms of setup for catering and seating, but we think the result is well worth the extra work. Read on to find out how to plan a chic wedding in the woods with hand-picked inspiration including handmade wedding items & Real Wedding examples from real couples like you! Enjoy!

Does it get more beautiful than this?

wedding in the woods

photo credit: our labor of love via elizabeth anne designs

Wedding in the Woods

A Crazy Beautiful Ceremony Location

Nature is already beautiful, so the ceremony location ought to be easy to spot. Make sure it’s open and large enough for guests to sit comfortably. Then, design your ceremony space where you’ll recite your vows.

wedding in the woods

photo credit: twin hearts photography via project wedding

wedding in the woods

photo credit: twin hearts photography via project wedding

wedding in the woods

photo credit: amy & stuart photography via style me pretty

wedding in the woods

photo credit: jessica velarde via hifi weddings

wedding in the woods

photo credit: jodi and kurt of jodi miller photography via green wedding shoes

A Place for Guests to Relax

To make the space more enjoyable for guests, provide plenty of seating (the more comfortable, the better!) with eclectic chairs, vintage couches, and more. While not entirely practical (I’m imagining myself dragging couches out into the woods), it certainly makes for a memorable event.

wedding in the woods

photo credit: twin hearts photography via project wedding

The most important element for guests is a comfortable, roomy space to enjoy dinner and take in the breathtaking views.

wedding in the woods

photo credit: twin hearts photography via project wedding

wedding seating reception in the woods

photo credit: jose villa, flowers by flower wild events, styled by rebecca stone of duet weddings, lighting by bella vista designs via once wed

Nature-Inspired Wedding Rings

One way to tie in your woodland wedding theme after the “I Do” is with a nature inspired wedding ring. Whenever you admire the band, you’ll recall your beautiful day. This band with leaf imprints is our favorite for the groom, handmade by Magic in the Grass

leaf wedding rings

for him: by magic in the grass

… with this band which is one of our favorites for the bride, handmade by Kristin Coffin:

nature wedding ring

for her: by

(P.S. Don’t forget the matching earrings with a twig design, also by Kristin Coffin:)

twig earrings

by kristin coffin

Woodland Wedding Invitations

The best way to inspire your creativity from the start is with a woodland wedding invitation suite. This suite was a DIY by Wood and Grain. It is one of the prettiest we’ve seen yet! It even includes a ‘field guide’ with local trees, plants, and bugs. This is a great way to get your guests excited for the fun party you have planned.

woodland wedding invitations

by wood & grain

diy woodland wedding invitation

by wood & grain

diy woodland wedding invitation

by wood & grain

Cake Topper, Rustic-Inspired

Make sure your cake is finished with a nature-inspired topper, like this twig topper by The Original Twig.


by made merri shop

Great Bridal Party Apparel

We love the idea of groomsmen in suspenders…

groomsmen in suspenders

photo credit: jordan palmer photography via glamour and grace blog

… and bridesmaids in boots! Too cute.

bridesmaids in boots

photo credit: steven myers photography via charming event

Woodland Wedding Gifts for the Bridal Party

Tie in nature-inspired gifts for the bridal party, like these cuff links by Wooden Treasures

woodland wedding cuff links

by wooden treasures

… and twig earrings for the girls by Sageleaf Jewelry:

bridesmaid twig earrings

by sageleaf jewelry

Simple, Elegant Flowers & Bouquets

Flowers of baby’s breath and lavender are most inviting for a woodland wedding. The lovely Lauren Kinsey styled these beautifully:

baby's breath bouquets

photo credit: lauren kinsey fine art photography + styled by lauren kinsey via style me pretty

Nature-Inspired Decor

Tie in your woodland wedding theme with handmade decor, DIY details, and more!

cupcakes on rustic cake stands

photo credit: gpt photography via bridal musings

wooden cake stand

by sunday hatch

twig table numbers

by paper tiger inc

Sweet Rustic-Inspired Favors

And, be sure to send guests home with a little woodland-inspired love with a rustic wedding favor. We love these jam jars, always a charming homespun favorite…

jam wedding favors

photo credit: steven myers photography via charming event

Must-Have Photos

Don’t forget to spend plenty of time snapping photos in the natural elements! These photos are incredible…

bride in the woods

photo credit: fotoperlas via style me pretty

wedding in the woods

photo credit: fotoperlas via style me pretty

We hope you enjoyed our wedding in the woods inspiration! And don’t forget the bug spray! ;)

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Happy Planning!


-E.

Vintage Wallpaper Chandeliers

Are you decorating an outdoor space for your wedding and hoping to score something unique? We found it! These vintage wallpaper chandeliers handmade by Flora Bond are perfect for rustic, vintage, and handmade weddings. Who knew wallpaper could be cute? I can imagine these draped from trees, tents, arches, and more! And, we predict these wallpaper chandeliers will be all the rage this summer season. Read on to find out more about this unique outdoor décor idea…

wallpaper chandeliers

handmade by flora bond, photo credit: jaclyn davis

Wallpaper Chandeliers

There are a few chandelier styles available, as well as a variety of colors. Select one design in one color, or mix it up with a variety of shades as shown below:

wallpaper chandeliers

handmade by flora bond, photo credit: jaclyn davis

wallpaper chandeliers

handmade by flora bond, photo credit: jaclyn davis

For details or to order wallpaper chandeliers for your wedding, please visit Flora Bond. Copyright Flora Bond, 2012. All photography by the talented Jaclyn Davis.

More coming up soon!

Happy Planning!


-E.

10 Brilliant Bird Wedding Ideas

Plan an amazing spring theme with these bird wedding ideas! Subscribe so you never miss a post.

The sun is shining, it’s getting warmer outside and the birds have returned from their long winter vacation. It’s official: Spring is nearly here! In a few short weeks, we’ll trade in winter coats for light spring jackets, swap winter boots for rain boots, and spend time splashing in puddles instead of scraping windshields free of snow and ice. To welcome the emerging season, we’re sharing ten of our favorite bird wedding ideas with you today. A bird themed wedding is perfect for spring and summer months and can be applied to nearly any style wedding you choose, though we usually see it for vintage or shabby chic weddings. See the list below and tell us: which find is your favorite?

Bird Wedding Ideas

1. Bird wedding save the date

Launch your bird wedding theme right from the beginning with this adorable bird themed save the date (below) by Artcadia. What a pretty design!

bird wedding ideas

by artcadia

2. Bird band wedding ring

If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it. Made to look like a duck band, this brilliant bird band wedding ring by tinahdee beautiful jewelry is the most unique ring we’ve seen yet!

bird wedding ideas

by tinahdee beautiful jewelry

3. Bird wedding invitation

Invite guests to your bird wedding by hinting at the theme with these beautiful invites by Sanskripts:

bird wedding ideas

by sanskripts

4. Bird seed favors

These adorable bird seed favors in muslin bags by Clementine Weddings can be tossed by guests as you walk down the aisle or presented as favors at reception tables.

bird wedding ideas

by clementine weddings

5. Bird Cake Topper

Top the cake with an adorable set of custom birds by Cinnamonbirds. These little cuties warm our hearts!

bird wedding ideas

topper by cinnamonbirds, photo credit: next exit photography

6. Bird stamped glassine bags

Glassine bags make perfect favors for dessert bar items (like cookies or cakes) and candy buffet goodies. We spotted this via Elizabeth Anne Designs styled by Cedarwood Weddings and photographed by Kristyn Hogan:

bird wedding ideas

photo credit: kristyn hogan, styling: cedarwood weddings | via: elizabeth anne designs

7. Bird garland

A little garland will tie in your bird wedding theme at your cake table, bar, or head table. This adorable bird garland is handmade by Renee Anne.

bird wedding ideas

by renee anne

8. Bird cage centerpiece

Add birdcages to your reception tables to tie in the bird wedding theme with pretty flowers, like these designed by floral expert Rae Florae:

bird wedding ideas

photo credit: ryan phillips photography, floral design: rae florae, via style unveiled

9. Bird cage card holder

Need a secure place to store the wedding cards? A bird cage card holder is one of our favorite alternatives to a traditional wedding card box.

bird wedding ideas

photo credit: anna briggs photography via pinterest via style me pretty

10. Love bird place cards for glassware

Surprise guests with adorable bird place cards placed on the rims of glasses with help from Timeless Paper.

bird wedding ideas

by timeless paper

Angry Birds Wedding Cake

One of our favorite bird wedding ideas is this Angry Birds Wedding Cake made by Delectable by Su… she did such an amazing job!

bird wedding ideas

by delectable by su

bird wedding ideas

by delectable by su

We hope you enjoyed these bird wedding ideas! Which is your favorite?

Happy Planning!


-E.

How to Use a Guest Book Box

If you are looking for a guest book alternative to inspire, entertain, and delight your guests (and become a lasting keepsake after your wedding), you’ve come to the right place! Today, we’re sharing a unique guest book alternative – a guest book box – brimming with rustic handmade wedding charm you’ll love. We’ll also share why this is a brilliant guest book alternative and show you how to use a guest book box for your wedding. Read on for more…

guest book box

by dazzling expressions

Before we begin, what is a guest book box? A guest book box is simply a box filled with a material onto which guests can write his or her name. While the idea is simple, not all guest book boxes are created the same. For instance, this beautiful guest book box collection by Dazzling Expressions incorporates handmade wedding charm at its finest with a shabby chic distressed wooden box and sweet wooden hearts inside, with your initials personalized on the top of the box.

How to Use a Guest Book Box

To use this guest book box at your wedding, we recommend placing the hearts at each guest’s seat along with a note encouraging your guest to write his or her name and a short message. (Don’t forget the Sharpies!) Since we love multifunctional wedding ideas, we recommend tying in the wooden hearts as escort cards or place cards. Just write the guest’s name in small print onto the top of the heart with his or her table number and leave enough room for your guest to write a message. We love this idea because you’ll also have a record of where guests sat, which is fun to look back on years later. Check out a few examples of custom boxes created by Dazzling Expressions below:

guest book box

by dazzling expressions

A guest book box is a brilliant alternative because it helps to break the ice at reception tables (you’ll see guests laughing and chatting about words of wisdom he or she is planning to write) and will look great in your love nest after the wedding!

guest book box

by dazzling expressions

guest book box

by dazzling expressions

guest book box

by dazzling expressions

Love this idea? Visit Dazzling Expressions, featured artisan in The Marketplace for more details + to place an order for your wedding!

We have more handmade wedding ideas coming up next. Stay tuned! (While you’re waiting, be sure to enter this week’s giveaway!)

Happy Planning!


-E.