Posted January 7, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 28 Comments
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.
Posted December 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 19 Comments
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!
Posted December 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
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: we’re sharing a few of our favorites AND we’re giving one away! 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…
Burlap Ring Pillow Collection
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.
Posted June 27, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
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!
Posted May 8, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
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…
Posted April 16, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
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
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.
Posted April 2, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Looking for a little country wedding inspiration? Then you’ll love Brandi and Kenny’s vintage country wedding! Their wedding location at Armstrong Farms in Saxonburg, PA was the perfect place to fit that country theme. Find out what the bride has to say and see the photos from Rodger Obley Photography after the click…
Posted August 16, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
This Joy Ranch wedding is both rustic and shabby chic. Katie and Nathan’s wedding at the Joy Ranch just outside Watertown, South Dakota, was a gorgeous event! The ranch’s sprawling landscape and country western charm make a great location for a South Dakota destination wedding. Katie and Nathan’s choice pick of handmade details is evident with custom painted mason jars in yellow and brown, chalkboard signage, wine bottle decorations, and even a thumbprint tree guestbook designed by Katie. You’ll also LOVE the clothesline hung photos, monogram, custom cake, cake pops, and candy table all perfectly mastered in their wedding theme colors! Their wedding was captured in full detail by Cory Ann Ellis from AC Ellis Inc. Check out their breathtaking wedding and that final sunset pose by Lyle Lake…
Posted August 11, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, loves! Happy Saturday! I hope while you’re reading this you’re enjoying a delightfully relaxing weekend. (Or, you’re tackling that wedding to-do list, equally awesome.) Today we’re bringing you The Weekend Edition at Emmaline Bride, our visual round-up of some of the best handmade wedding items, DIY ideas, beauty tips, Real Wedding inspiration, and more we’ve discovered this week. Since we know your wedding planning isn’t put on pause for the weekend (usually it goes into fast-forward mode), we don’t quit either. We’re here on Saturdays to bring you tons of handmade wedding inspiration to kick start your weekend into wedding planning mode. We think you’re going to LOVE what we’ve found this week… including pretty pink bridesmaid dresses, a shabby chic wedding cake table, a vintage necklace with something blue, a charming twist on the sixpence, miniature wedding pies, a (surprisingly chic) paper chandelier, rustic tree slices, and much more! Enjoy!
Posted July 31, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
When bride-to-be, Lindsay, began planning her shabby chic wedding, she turned to handmade artisans Jennifer (of Just Kate Etc.) and Rachel (of Rachel Carl and Co.) to help her plan accordingly. The result? Gorgeous display pieces, a thematic candy buffet, chair ribbon decoration, a uniquely functional escort card, and more. Today, we’re sharing their beautiful ideas with you to inspire your own shabby chic wedding! Read on to see more and find out five tips for planning yours…
5 Unique Shabby Chic Wedding Ideas
1. Utilize re-purposed furniture.
Bring in charm and character with re-purposed furniture pieces for your shabby chic theme. This cabinet, for instance, not only looks the part but also serves as a functional escort card (jar) display. A small table and two chairs creates a ‘sweetheart’ setting for the couple. The furniture was rented from Just Kate Etc.
Posted June 4, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Josh and Hannah’s Tulsa, Oklahoma wedding was an amazing day! Their custom shabby chic Tulsa wedding was held on the beautiful property of the Post Oak Lodge. The outdoor ceremony featured hanging candles and lanterns overhead. Bridesmaids showed off grey and black dresses while groomsmen were styled in black and white. Josh and Hannah’s photographer Justin from Justin Battenfield Photography captured the day in full detail. Get ready to walk down the aisle, flaunt some style, boogie, and celebrate Josh and Hannah’s love!
Posted March 8, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
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. Today, we’re welcoming the upcoming season with ten brilliant hand-picked bird wedding ideas. A bird wedding theme is a fun, versatile idea for spring or summer weddings because it can incorporate nearly any style whether you’re planning a shabby chic event, a modern soiree, or a rustic wedding. Love shabby chic birds? Tie in vintage porcelain bird decor and shabby bird cages throughout your decor. Planning an eco-friendly wedding? Tie in bird seed favors wrapped up for guests. Can’t get enough “Angry Birds”? Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see a fun idea to tie in your love for knocking over those annoying green pigs. ;) Enjoy!
Posted February 2, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Love is in the air today! The Groundhog walked out and saw his shadow (6 more weeks of winter, folks) only to climb back into his bed and tag Cupid as “it”. To kick off the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, we’re sharing these adorable fabric covered love letters by the lovely people at Duryea Place Designs. These paper mache letters are covered in a beautiful vintage-style floral paper with the edges slightly distressed to achieve a sweet, shabby chic look. This particular pattern features pretty pinks, reds, blues, and greens, but can be customized to suit a specific pattern or color scheme you have in mind – just ask! Read on to see more…
Posted January 17, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
There’s something sweet + simple about a bird themed wedding. Whether you love nature, are itching for a little spring wedding inspiration, or are a fan of sweet little love birds, a bird themed wedding may be the perfect theme for your wedding or bridal shower. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite handmade wedding items to inspire you with love bird themes and subtle nature-inspired finds. There are a TON of items here, so grab a huge cup of coffee and enjoy!
Kick off your bird themed wedding by following through on each aspect of the planning process, including your engagement shoot. We love these bird themed wedding photo props, such as this love bird banner by Little Retreats:
Posted December 12, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 31 Comments
Good morning! Get ready to kick off the new week with the biggest burlap wedding round-up you’ve ever seen! If you are planning a rustic + handmade wedding, you’ll especially love this post. Rustic weddings utilize natural fibers such as burlap, one of our favorite and most inspiring decorative touches. You may have seen burlap used in wedding decor tied around mason jars, as a fabric to cover ring pillows, or as natural table decor… but the inspiration doesn’t stop there! Find out which fifty awe-inspiring burlap wedding ideas made the cut after the jump!
50 Unique Burlap Wedding Ideas
Posted November 25, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
If you’re planning a winter wedding, you may be wondering how to decorate the entry doors or add decor to your reception site. To add an elegant touch to your ceremony or reception site, we recommend hanging a few winter wedding wreaths. These winter wedding wreaths by Wild Ridge Design caught our eye for its handcrafted and unique collection of winter wreaths that can be reused even after the wedding day. Hang one or two on your ceremony doors, place one at the entryway to your reception site or even display one above your cake table. Your wedding wreaths can then be reused after the wedding day in your love nest to become a treasured keepsake for years. Oh, and did we add that these are scented wreaths? It’s true! A few of the wreaths below have a custom sugar cookie or peppermint scent added. Yum!