Hi, loves! Emma here. Wedding invitations are one of *the* toughest decisions to make for your wedding. After all, you only get to pick one and it needs to convey the theme and tone of your wedding — all in one printed card. And you want *yours* to stand out from all others. So, where the heck are you supposed to start looking? That’s where we come in! Whether you were supposed to order your invitations a week ago (oops) or you’re just getting your feet wet with wedding theme ideas and colors, you’ll find it all right here. We’ve rounded up the best wedding invitations to inspire your big day including modern, vintage, beach, barn, woodland, and more. There are even more trends and colors, but this list is designed for unique wedding themes. To be honest, this list was supposed to stop at fifty, but I couldn’t help myself, hence the fifty-“plus”. Just wait until you see them all…
shabby chic Archive
Jen and David’s wedding was celebrated at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan. Their wedding has a very elegant feeling with a shabby chic theme. It’s beautiful! Not only was it beautiful, but it was full of warm embraces by one happy couple and lots of fun. Personal details that you’re sure to love include the gorgeous flowers, bride’s heels, the groom’s socks, a handmade sign by one of our artists, and that amazing photo of Jen and David under the umbrella in the rain. If your interest is piqued now, wait until you see the photos by the team from The Camera Chick. You’ll be blown away…
We have an inspiring wedding to share with you today complete with a shabby chic theme, blush pink color palette, whimsical entertainment for guests, and handmade details you’ll want to steal for your own wedding! This beautiful day, captured by Shutterfreek, took place at a private location on the Animas River in Farmington, New Mexico. Morgan & Brycen didn’t miss a thing when it came to delighting and entertaining their guests. They included a breathtaking ceremony along a river, handmade signage, floral arch, guest book Jenga pieces, gorgeous floral arrangements, a romantically lit tented reception under the stars, music, dancing, yard games, and a sparkler send off. Our favorite detail is the different “bars” they set up everywhere for guests including a custom dessert bar, lemonade bar, and ice cream bar. Gather ideas for your own wedding with these inspiring details…
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.
Something Blue Ring Box
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!
Ceremony Backdrops – Doors
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…
Unique Wedding Invites
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!
Shabby Chic Wedding Garters
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.
Shabby Chic Wedding Garter Giveaway!
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!
Linen and Lace Wedding
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
Giveaway: Linen and Lace Wedding Clutch
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!
50+ Wedding Clutches by Theme
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.
Wedding Clutch Giveaway!
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