Happy Friday! We’re kicking off this beautiful day with a something blue idea you’re sure to love: a ring box! This petite ring box has lace embellishment and sweet “I Do” wording inside. By Bella Bride Creations.
Happy Friday! We’re kicking off this beautiful day with a something blue idea you’re sure to love: a ring box! This petite ring box has lace embellishment and sweet “I Do” wording inside. By Bella Bride Creations.
One of our favorite rustic wedding details is the use of re-purposed doors as ceremony backdrops or decor. The more weathered they are, the better! To prove that ceremony backdrops are actually a beautiful DIY idea, we’ve rounded up fourteen of our favorite examples. Some of these are ceremony backdrops, while others are aisleway doors designed for the bride to make a true grand entrance — even outdoors! Get ready to break out the hammer + nails: you’re going to be on the lookout for castaway doors to re-purpose after this post! I know I am, if even just for my patio. ;) Enjoy!
1. Outdoor Ceremony Setup
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…
1. Rustic Kraft Wedding Invitations
2. Modern Bold Wedding Invitations
Planning a modern bold wedding? These invites are glamorous and available in custom colors.
3. Nautical Wedding Invitations
Ahoy! Set sail with these nautical wedding invites.
4. Shabby Chic Wedding Invitations
I adore these shabby chic invites with yellow flourishes and pretty typography.
5. Classic Wedding Invitations
Black and white stripes are always in, especially for a classic / traditional wedding.
We also spotted these chalkboard wedding invitations totally worth mentioning:
To see more invitations including those shown here, visit WildHeart Paper.
We’re bringing forth more inspiration in a bit! Grab another cup of coffee + stay tuned :)
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Are you planning a shabby chic wedding? Then you won’t want to miss these gorgeous shabby chic wedding garters spotted over at Etta August! These soft, ultra-feminine shades, silk detail, and rosettes are ideal for your shabby chic or vintage inspired wedding. Since you can pick from a variety of colors, there’s bound to be one for every bride. However, if you don’t find one you’re head-over-heels for, you can have one custom-made just for you (one of the many reasons why we love handmade!). Read on to see which wedding garters we hand-picked for this feature and enter for a chance to win one of your own!
1. The Emma
Up first, we have the ‘Emma’. I promise I didn’t pick it to be at the top because of its name (well, okay, half-promise). I love this color… and the rhinestone detail is the perfect touch.
2. The Charlotte
Is yellow your favorite shade? The Charlotte garter is made with layers of georgette ribbon and a handmade rosette. Shown in Lemon Chiffon and featured with a peony bloom.
3. The Adelaide
The Adelaide garter is created with a bouquet of handmade silk georgette roses in blush, peony, and lemon chiffon. Band is blush lace. This garter measures 1″ wide.
4. The Clementine
The Clementine garter is shown with blush, orchid, and lilac colors in an ombre style.
5. The Blythe
If you love a bit of bling, the Blythe is right for you. This soft lace garter features a georgette silk bow and rhinestone brooch. Shown in gilded rose.
Do you need a wedding garter to complete your bridal look? We’re giving one an Adelaide wedding garter (shown below) thanks to the folks over at Etta August! Find out the full details below.
Choose your custom colors from this palette:
About the Garter
A bouquet of handmade silk georgette roses in shades of blush, peony and lemon chiffon adorn a blush lace covered band. Adelaide measures 1″ wide. Etta August garters stretch to comfortably fit 15″-23″ around. Each garter is packaged in our lovely keepsake box.
Each Etta August garter is handcrafted using only the highest quality materials and methods. We begin by carefully selecting and hand dying fabrics, allowing us to create a range of gorgeous hues. Details like handmade flowers and delicate lace help define our line. Etta August accessories are truly bespoke and heirloom quality.
o Enter between 5/7/14-5/13/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Adelaide wedding garter in custom colors of winner’s choice. Pick colors from Etta August’s color palette (above).
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 5/14; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included anywhere worldwide
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $94 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter
Brides: are you planning / considering / dreaming of a shabby chic wedding? You’ve come to the right place! We’ll show you how to plan a shabby chic inspired linen and lace wedding using handmade accessories. Whether you need a stunning lace gown, a linen handkerchief for the groom, a linen flower girl dress and basket, ring pillow, or backdrop decor for your reception, you’ll find it all right here. A linen and lace wedding falls under the wedding theme of ‘shabby chic’. We recommend using linen and lace wedding accents with other shabby chic details (see the DIY shabby chic photo display, shabby chic wedding, and 5 shabby chic wedding ideas for inspiration). And, since linen and lace are neturals, don’t be afraid to add in pops of color throughout your decor to keep things fresh + exciting. Ready to get started? Read on to find out more… and, while you’re at it, try to guess which one of these items is up for grabs in our newest wedding giveaway!
The easiest way to tie lace into your wedding ensemble is with the gown, of course! This lace wedding dress (spotted at Grace Loves Lace) is one of my favorites. The lace veil, lacy wedding necklace (for yourself or your bridesmaids!), lace embellished heels, a garter, linen and lace wedding hair flower, and a coordinating clutch purse make lovely accents for this theme.
1 – lace wedding gown | grace loves lace
2 – dotted lace wedding veil | melinda rose design
3 – lace wedding necklace | branch bound
4 – lace wedding heels | walkin on air
5 – lace garter | nestina accessories
6 – linen and lace wedding hair flower | maija’s wedding bliss
7 – linen and lace wedding purse | oyeta
When shopping for invitations, look for invites printed on linen paper or cardstock along with a lace belly band or lacy border.
For the flower girl, look for one made of linen. Pair the look with a matching linen basket, shoes, and a headband.
The ring bearer can wear a linen suit or hand-picked accents like a linen bowtie, suspenders, and a hat. Linen shoes complete the look, and a linen and lace wedding ring pillow will become a lasting wedding keepsake for you.
Tie in this theme with your groom with linen cuff links, a linen pocket square, bow tie, handkerchief, and a last-forever boutonniere made of burlap, lace, and a (faux) flower sprig.
1 – linen pocket square | aprillook shop
2 – linen bow tie | the tie bar
3 – linen groom’s handkerchief | couture wedding hankie
4 – linen and lace wedding boutonniere | groom’s corner
5 – linen cuff links | the fox and fig
For your reception, use linen table runners to dress up your tables (whether on wood tables or atop white linens), hang garland behind your cake table, use lace embroidery hoops to create a photo booth backdrop, and use lace-wrapped mason jars as makeshift vases for your centerpieces. Have guests sign a linen wedding album in lieu of a guest book (or use it to display your wedding photos after the big day).
1 – lace crown cake topper | feather river boutique
2 – linen and lace wedding garland | the ruffled daisy
3 – linen and lace wedding menu | the blue envelope
4 – linen wedding album | alternative journals
5 – linen and lace table runner | linen life ideas
6 – lace wrapped mason jars | belle amour designs
7 – lace embroidery hoops | the papery nook
Now that you’ve seen an array of linen and lace wedding ideas, it’s time to snag one for yourself! We’ve teamed up with Oyeta to offer a linen and lace wedding clutch to one lucky reader. Enter between 1/7-1/13/13 (11:59pm EST) using the entry form below. Winner will be randomly selected on 1/14 and announced on our blog. Winner has 72 business hours to respond to email. Winner must ‘order’ clutch within 6 months. Prize value: $29. No cash value. No purchase necessary. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Free shipping included anywhere. Winner will be announced on this blog post. Good luck!
Brides: whether you’re still deciding on the perfect wedding theme or it’s already picked, you won’t want to miss this post. We had a huge response to the clutches in yesterday’s art deco wedding post, so we decided to expand the offering to wedding clutches by theme… over fifty wedding clutches in eight wedding themes, to be exact! You’ll find wedding clutches by theme for your nautical, boho, beach, shabby chic, rustic, modern, art deco, or classic wedding. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Oatmeal Lace to offer a gorgeous wedding clutch to one lucky reader. Which one is it? Read on to find out!
In this post, we’ll share some of our favorite handmade wedding clutches by theme. If you want to see even more than we have here, check out The Marketplace for all of your handmade wedding needs (including more clutches, totes, and cosmetic bags!) Let’s begin, shall we?
First up, let’s talk about your nautical wedding. For wedding clutches in this theme, look for navy-and-white or red striping, anchors, or wavy ‘water’-like patterns.
Boho brides: you’ll love these funky patterns and prints. Look for a pattern like IKAT or opt for something lacy and whimsical.
1, 2, 3, 4 – eclu
Planning a beach wedding? Be on the lookout for accents or prints featuring seashells, starfish, palms, and seahorses.
Love a shabby chic wedding? You’ll want to look for pastels, feminine details like lace doilies, bows, and florals, just to name a few.
If you’re planning a barn wedding or wedding in the woods, burlap is the most popular choice! For this wedding theme, burlap is frequently paired with lace to give that rustic ‘chic’ vibe.
Modern can be Big City themed, can focus on a favorite pattern (like a chevron wedding or origami wedding), or it can be bold with bright and funky colors. Polka dots and chevron are a few of the ideas I love for this look.
We recently talked about planning an Art Deco Wedding, and we couldn’t get enough of the 1920’s, Great Gatsby inspired finds. Here are seven clutches you’ll love…
Classic brides: look for a white wedding clutch or purse with a bit of lace, a rhinestone embellishment, or a clutch made of silk or linen.
Whew, I love them ALL.
Now that you’ve seen some wedding clutches by theme, it’s time for you to win one! We’ve teamed up with Oatmeal Lace to offer a linen and lace clutch purse to one lucky reader. Between 12/12-12/18/13 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win. Prize value: $50. No cash value. No purchase necessary. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Winner will be randomly selected and announced on this blog post on 12/19/13. Winner has 72 hours to confirm prize; winner must ‘order’ clutch purse within 6 months. FREE shipping included anywhere! Use entry form below to enter. Good luck!
About this item: “Linen & delicate lace: two of my favorite textiles to pair together. This heirloom collection will add a timeless, romantic touch to your bridal clutch, or will be the perfect accoutrement for your bridal party in the fabric selection of your choice.” – mckay, oatmealLace.com
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…
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.
Here’s a close-up:
There’s even a matching flower girl basket. I love this combination!
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.
Here’s the matching flower girl basket for this set, too:
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.
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.
5. Rosette Burlap Ring Pillow
Love a shabby chic look? Check out this burlap ring pillow with gorgeous rhinestone-embellished rosettes.
These are just a few of the beautiful finds spotted from the burlap ring pillow collection. What’s your favorite?
Mason jars have been a popular trend for weddings – and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. We’ve seen mason jar lanterns, mason jar centerpieces, and some of the best mason jar ideas of all time. Today we’re sharing another twist: painted mason jars! We’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Missy of Beach Blues, the leading expert of painted mason jars. If you’re looking to add a shabby chic or vintage touch to your reception decor, her shop is the go-to place! Read on to find out three ways to use painted mason jars in your wedding reception decor… and beyond!
There’s more than one way to use a painted jar, but we’re sharing the three best ways to use painted mason jars specifically for your wedding reception. See what made the list below:
Perhaps the most popular use of a mason jar is a vase. Here are a few examples:
2. Table numbers
Make your table number stand out! Use the jars as table numbers with a rustic slice table number wrapped with twine. (Grab the slice table numbers here.)
3. Decor for cake (or guest book) table
Use these jars to create a personalized vignette at your wedding, whether for your cake table, guest book table, or where wedding favors will be displayed. Here’s one look complete with wood monogram, tassel garland (by PNZ Designs), wood slab, striped straws, and painted mason jar vase. Lovely!
Additional Painted Mason Jar Looks
Crave metallics? Missy also offers silver and gold painted mason jars.
Entertain outdoors on Independence Day! These mason jars are a great way to let freedom ring in red, white, and blue.
Ready to see more? Go grab your painted mason jars! And, don’t say we didn’t warn you: Missy’s shop will be closed for part of the summer (so hurry!)
We are proud to feature Beach Blues as a Featured Artisan at Emmaline Bride. Visit The Marketplace for more handmade wedding items + inspiration.
P.S. Engaged? Love handmade? Get the book!
This South Carolina plantation wedding was a beautiful event you’re sure to love. The breathtaking bride, Lauren, and her dashingly handsome husband, Shelton, were married this past March on the grounds of the Litchfield Plantation. The plantation’s majestic landscape was the perfect fit for Lauren and Shelton’s southern rustic wedding. This South Carolina wedding is rich in details, passion, and story. This plantation wedding was photographed by Feuza and Mary from Feuza Reis Studios. Find out what the couple has to say and fall in love with the stunning photos after the click…
The bride Lauren tells us, “We knew we wanted the low country area, as we spent our first 2 years dating long distance in Charleston. Shelton was in grad school for Historic Preservation in Charleston so I would visit quite a bit! We LOVE the area! He grew up going to Pawleys Island for vacation with his family. It is a little quieter than Charleston and he knew of this plantation so he thought we should check it out. We fell in love with it and knew it was the right place for us!”
“We are doing (have done) most everything on our own. We are adding a lot of personalized touches such as the cross at the altar (Shelton and his dad have built). We will have a flowered wreath on it in honor of the grandparents who are not with us. I have put together the jars with burlap ribbon that will make the aisle for the ceremony and be on the steps in front of the house. I am also wearing my mom’s veil, my sister wore it as well.”
“The wedding party is very small (just family). My sister is my matron of honor and Shelton’s best man is his dad, and his brother is an attendant. My nephew Jud, and his nephew Bo are going to be ring bearers. His niece Georgia is going to be the flower girl. Shelton has 4 friends that will be ushers and I have 2 friends handing out programs, and 2 friends greeting the reception.”
“We wanted the ceremony to be very intimate and sweet. The pastor is from our home church in Raleigh and we have done our pre-marital counseling with him so it will be very meaningful.”
“The colors are coral and aqua with a little navy but there will just be pops of it here and there. I like a lot of white and lights so I didn’t want to overwhelm the scenery with bright colors. It will be kind of a rustic, shabby chic theme. The plantation is gorgeous enough on its own it really doesn’t need anything!”
Colors: coral, aqua, navy
Feel- Rustic/Shabby Chic
Interested in finding out more about this wedding and this awesome wedding photographer…contact Feuza Reis Studios to acquire about Feuza photographing your wedding. You can also see their business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.
All images courtesy of Feuza Reis Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Brides: are you planning a themed wedding? Are you looking for a bouquet that ties into your theme beautifully? Have you wondered what accents are essential for a shabby chic, vintage, cottage chic, rustic, or woodland wedding theme? You’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing five themed wedding bouquets with decorative accents for five different wedding themes. Each of these handmade wedding bouquets by Smoky Mountain Woodcrafts are made with dried flowers… which means your bouquet will look and smell amazing AND last forever. No throw-aways here! Read on to find out more about themed wedding bouquets and what to look for while planning. Enjoy!
Themed Wedding Bouquets – #1: Shabby Chic
If you’re planning a shabby chic wedding, be on the lookout for peach roses, coral and light pink tea roses, chartreuse teardrop eucalyptus, fern, grabia, and accents like lace doilies and jute twine. This shabby chic wedding bouquet has it all, including a jute twine-wrapped handle and a peach and coral bow. Perfection.
Themed Wedding Bouquets – #2: Vintage Wedding
Planning a vintage wedding? Similarly to a shabby chic wedding, a vintage wedding bouquet could include roses in shades of pink, peach, and white, a vintage lace doily, and a jute-wrapped handle. A vintage wedding bouquet, like this one below, might also include accents like blueish gray eucalyptus, caspia, dried pimentia, and tufts of silver lambs ear. This particular bouquet includes seventeen premium roses – holy cow, that’s gorgeousness right there.
Themed Wedding Bouquets – #3: Cottage Chic
Cottage chic brides: look for hues of teal, chartreuse eucalyptus, teal rose caspia, dusty rose caspia, and coordinating green salal leaves, along with porcelain roses (this bouquet has beautiful two inch roses) and the shop offers coordinating boutonnieres for your groom, too.
Themed Wedding Bouquets – #4: Rustic
A rustic wedding bouquet might be chock-full of dried blush peonies, buttercream strawflowers, daisy-like flowers called ammobium, cedar roses, pumosum fern, lambs ear, light lavender candy tuft, lavender, and preserved ivory statice. This rustic wedding bouquet has all of the above, including a jute twine-wrapped handle to tie in to your rustic, country, farmhouse, or barn wedding beautifully.
Themed Wedding Bouquets – #5: Woodland
Planning a woodland wedding? This bouquet is made of burgundy salal leaves, coordinating willow leaves, teardrop eucalyptus leaves, pink pepper berries, white rice flowers, and light cream-colored cappuccino roses. I especially love the mini lotus pods, pinecones, acorns, and chocolate-colored foxtails, all of which make this bouquet a perfectly themed accessory for a woodland wedding.
P.S. Brides: planning your wedding? You’ll need this!