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14 Beautiful Ceremony Backdrops Using Doors

wedding ceremony backdrop with doors outdoor wedding | Ceremony Backdrops Doors | photo: John Schnack

wedding backdrops using doors | photos: john schnack

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 a beautiful DIY idea, we’ve rounded up fourteen of our favorite examples. Some of these are ceremony backdrops, while others are aisle-way 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 a patio backdrop. ;) Enjoy!

P.S. Need to find doors for your project? This is a great place to start for vintage doors and hardware or Ebay. Another great place to check? estate sales near you.

50 Best Burlap Wedding Ideas (+ Giveaway!)

We’re sharing fifty of the best burlap wedding ideas with you today! Don’t forget to subscribe for the latest straight to your inbox.

burlap wedding bouquet

by country barn babe

Hi, loves! Happy Monday! We’re kicking off this brand new week with two things: a round up of burlap wedding ideas AND a new giveaway! But first… if you think burlap is going out of style anytime soon, think again! Burlap is the go-to for themed weddings including shabby chic, rustic, and barn weddings. To inspire your wedding decor, we’re sharing these fifty burlap wedding ideas. We’ve found cute burlap bridesmaid clutches, a burlap aisle runner, burlap chair bows, cake toppers, burlap bouquets, a boutonniere, and more. Check out all of the unique finds below. Plus, we’ve teamed up with — a terrific resource for burlap wedding ideas and supplies — to offer a $50 gift card to one lucky reader. Enjoy!

30 Beautiful Peach and Mint Wedding Ideas


It’s time for another color board to help you choose your wedding palette! Today we’re focusing on peach and mint, two of our favorite pairings for a spring or summer wedding. These soft muted colors go with floral, bohemian, rustic, or shabby chic wedding themes extremely well. Take a look at thirty of our handpicked finds to inspire you with this beautiful palette!

50+ Best Wedding Invitations – 2016

nature inspired wedding invitations

by tying the knots

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…

Beautiful Wedding at the Royal Park Hotel:
Jen + David’s Big Day!

Royal Park Hotel Wedding in Rochester Michigan captured by The Camera Chick

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…

Beautiful Shabby Chic Wedding Along a River — Real Weddings

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…

Shabby Chic Wedding Along a River | Beautiful River Weddings | photo: shutterfreek

5 Unique Wedding Invites by Theme

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

We’ve hand-picked five invites to share today, starting with one designed for a rustic wedding or western themed wedding (with elements like these).

1. Rustic Kraft Wedding Invitations

unique wedding invites | rustic kraft

2. Modern Bold Wedding Invitations

Planning a modern bold wedding? These invites are glamorous and available in custom colors.

unique wedding invites | modern bold

3. Nautical Wedding Invitations

Ahoy! Set sail with these nautical wedding invites.

unique wedding invites | nautical

4. Shabby Chic Wedding Invitations

I adore these shabby chic invites with yellow flourishes and pretty typography.

unique wedding invites | shabby chic

5. Classic Wedding Invitations

Black and white stripes are always in, especially for a classic / traditional wedding.

unique wedding invites | classic

We also spotted these chalkboard wedding invitations totally worth mentioning:

unique wedding invitations | chalkboard wedding invites

If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out these chalkboard wedding ideas (+ if you like it, please give it a thumbs up!)

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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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5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters

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.

mint silk wedding garter via 5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters at

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.

yellow silk garter via 5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters at

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.

silk garter with roses via 5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters at

4. The Clementine

The Clementine garter is shown with blush, orchid, and lilac colors in an ombre style.

silk garter in blush orchid and lilac via 5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters at

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.

blythe silk garter via 5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters at

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.

garter giveaway via 5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters at

Choose your custom colors from this palette:

color 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


How to Plan a Linen and Lace Wedding

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.


lace wedding bridal gown - via linen and lace wedding
linen and lace wedding bridelinen and lace wedding clutch

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.

linen and lace wedding theme invitations

1 – linen and lace wedding invitations | days gone design
2 – save the date | digi buddha paperie
3 – rehearsal dinner invitation | studio forty design

Flower Girl

For the flower girl, look for one made of linen. Pair the look with a matching linen basket, shoes, and a headband.

linen and lace wedding flower girl

1 – linen flower girl dress | beane & company
2 – linen flower girl basket | jennifer raichman
3 – flower girl headband | olivia avenue
4 – flower girl shoes | little posh bebe

Ring Bearer

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.

linen and lace wedding ring bearer finds

1 – linen ring bearer hat, bowtie, and suspenders | the thread studio
2 – linen and lace wedding ring pillow | laura stark
3 – linen shoes | tilly whistle


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.

linen and lace wedding groom finds

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).

linen and lace wedding theme decorlace embroidery hoops backdrop - via linen and lace wedding

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!

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Entry Form

Happy Planning!