Posted August 26, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 14 Comments
Are you ready for another amazing giveaway? Today we’ve teamed up with the lovely Lauren of LoRustique to offer this rustic card box to one lucky reader. If you’re planning a rustic, vintage, or shabby chic wedding, this card box will fit the bill. It is made with wood and is distressed with white paint for that old, been-sitting-in-an-antique-shop look and has a piece of lace embellished on the front. Take a closer look:
Posted August 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question, this time from bride-to-be, Sarah. She says, “I am having a rustic outdoor wedding and love the idea of a welcome sign or direction signs for our ceremony and reception. Do you have any ideas for unique wood wedding signs that might work?” Actually, we happen to have a whole lotta love for wood wedding signs — the shabbier + more rustic, the better! To keep it simple (and not overwhelm you), we’ve hand-picked eight wedding signs to share today. Which one is your favorite?
Wood Wedding Signs
1. This Way, That Way
Posted August 18, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
One of our favorite parts of handmade weddings? The decor! There are so many creative twists on traditional items that we’ve been finding lately. We especially love when artists make keepsake-quality items you can use long after the wedding is over. For instance, this wedding card box suitcase over at PNZ Designs can be used to hold cards from guests, guest book notes, or pop open the suitcase and use it as a creative escort card display. The front is embellished with your monogram, etched in wood and stained to perfection. Love, love, love.
Posted August 7, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
When it comes to getting the bride and groom to kiss, nothing is more adorable (and thematically fitting for a rustic, western themed wedding) than the ring for a kiss cowbell. When we spotted it and saw just how easy it was to DIY, we couldn’t wait to share it with you. If you are a bride who prefers a cowbell to clanking of wine glasses, you’re in luck with this feature! Read on to see what you need to make the must-have wedding decor for summer + fall rustic weddings (and how it’s made in under 5 minutes). Enjoy!
Here’s the inspiration…
Posted June 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
T.K. and Dee’s rustic Texas wedding was a hit! Meet T.K. and Dee. This awesome couple knows how to plan a wedding, have fun, and dance the night away. Their wedding this past January was at the Memory Lane Event Center in Dripping Springs, Texas. The wedding photographer Justin from Justin Battenfield Photography captured all the great emotions. Check out all the happiness!
Posted June 10, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
PJ and Tushara’s Tyler Arboretum wedding was fantastic! Their wedding was this past May in Media, Pennsylvania at the Tyler Arboretum. The arboretum’s natural beauty was the perfect location for their outdoor ceremony and tent reception. PJ and Tushara’s wedding had many unique and beautiful elements you’ll enjoy including the tables which featured rustic chic decor. Another amazing detail was the traditional Indian attire they wore at the reception. Their wedding photography was captured by Daniel from Daniel Fugaciu Photography. See the photos and relive their special day after the jump…
Posted June 9, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, loves! Emma here and, wow, this weekend was awesome. It was sunny, relaxing, and A + I had so much fun hanging with little man (#BabyAndrew). He’s smiling so much and making all kinds of cute facial expressions! Ah, but I digress. We’re excited to kick off a brand new week of wedding inspiration with you, starting with invitations — the first place you’ll set the theme for your wedding. And, once you pick the perfect wedding theme, the rest of the details will fall right into place. These unique wedding invites — spotted over at WildHeart Paper — are designed for a particular theme, including modern, nautical, rustic, shabby chic, and classic, just to name a few. We’ve hand-picked our favorite invitations from WildHeart Paper below and we’re pleased to announce they are the newest Featured Artisan at Emmaline Bride in The Marketplace! Be sure to stop by + say hello in their shop! Begin browsing the invitations below…
Unique Wedding Invites
1. Rustic Kraft Wedding Invitations
Posted June 2, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Handmade brides are going to love this DIY rustic barn wedding! Alyssa and Brandon’s wedding earlier this year was at the TBS Ranch in Palo Cedro, California. The ranch and estate had the perfect ambiance for a rustic barn wedding with lots of vintage and handmade details. Their wedding was photographed by the amazing team from Drozian Photoworks, Amy and Dusty. See all of the handmade details, rustic theme, and huge love of two incredible people…
Posted June 2, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hi, loves! Happy, Happy Monday! We’re excited to kick off a brand new week of handmade wedding inspiration here at Emmaline Bride with a fresh new Ask Emmaline question. But first… what do you think of wedding lemonade stands? Yay? Nay? That’s what reader Steph wanted to know when she wrote us last week. She says, “Dear Emmaline, I’m planning the bar for my outdoor wedding. I’ve heard of a wedding lemonade stand, but I have no idea what it entails. Any tips so it doesn’t look cheesy?” Thanks for writing, Steph! We, too, have been swept up in the sweet-as-sugar bar ideas popping up everywhere (like here, mostly). And, like you, we don’t think every idea is a winner (as many can be downright cheesy). We do, however, think a lemonade stand at a wedding can be a fun, festive way to incorporate a favorite summertime drink and another way to use those clever mason jars with handles. I know, I know… but bear with us on this one. As long as you follow these tips, your wedding lemonade stand will be one your guests will love…
Posted May 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
One of our favorite handcrafted details for a wedding bar is a bespoke coaster. We’ve seen coasters given as wedding favors, used as escort cards, printed with a thank you message to wedding guests, and used as a unique advice guest book alternative, just to name a few ideas. A coaster is a conversation starter for guests and offers functionality as a drink ‘saver’ or label, as well as to protect a tabletop. As a drink saver, guests can place a coaster above the rim of their glass to signify the drink is still being consumed so it is not bussed. And, as a label, guests can identify a drink as theirs by writing their name on it (these are one example). A wedding coaster can also be used just as a festive addition to your decor. To inspire your reception, we’ve rounded up fifteen creative wedding coaster ideas below. Take a peek and let us know if you plan to use wedding coasters and, if so, tell us what yours will say!
Wedding Coaster Ideas
1. Enjoy Coaster
This wood coaster is perfect for a rustic wedding! We love the elegant calligraphy.