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3 Fun & Easy Ways to Use Silhouettes in Weddings

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Hi, loves! It’s the weekend, but we know that doesn’t mean your wedding planning comes to a halt. That’s why we wanted to keep the fun going with this inspiring feature on wedding silhouettes. But first, what is a silhouette? A silhouette is “the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light”, according to the dictionary. In wedding decor, a silhouette (also referred to as a cameo) is essentially an outline of your profile and your significant other’s profile.

Here’s an example…

The Ultimate Silhouette Wedding Cake

Have you seen this show on BBC called Sherlock? It’s pretty amazing, in so far as detective shows go. When Lorna Lovecraft took her admiration for the series to a whole new level with a Sherlock inspired wedding shoot, the color palette, bouquets, lace-detailed everything fit right in. But what we loved most was the vintage silhouette cake which totally stole the show. We’ve seen an awesome silhouette wedding cake in the past, but this, um, takes the cake. Read on to see it!

silhouette cake for weddings

Silhouette Cake for Weddings

This cake features three tiers, cascading flowers more incredible than any we’ve seen yet, lace embellishment along the bottom and top tiers, “pearls” made with icing, and the crowning touch: a silhouette detail of the bride and groom. It’s all set on an elegant, vintage-inspired white cake stand.

silhouette cake for weddings

Almost too good to eat, no?

And, since I couldn’t resist, here are some other snapshots from the shoot. The groom’s attire = a perfect look for this vintage vibe!

sources //

cake by Nice Icing, photos by Lorna Lovecraft, spotted via Mrs P and P


30 Gold Foil Ideas You’re Missing

Get ready for an explosion of gorgeousness, lovelies! If you love gold foil as much as I (Emma here), you’re in for a treat! Gold foil (also known as gold leaf) is shiny, shimmery, and oh-so-glam for weddings. And, let’s face it: some things are just 10x prettier in gold. To make your wedding instantly POP, just add gold! We’ve rounded up thirty handmade finds to inspire you including items you’d expect (invitations, save the dates, delightful decor) PLUS some unexpected finds — temporary tattoos, drink stirrers, a charming banner, coasters, and popcorn favor bags. Don’t miss out on these incredible finds! Read on to begin…

mr mrs gold chair signs wedding via 30 Best Gold Foil Ideas for Weddings
gold foil wedding invitations EmmalineBride.com30 Best Gold Foil Ideas for Weddingshooray gold foil banner dots via 30 Best Gold Foil Ideas for Weddings EmmalineBride.comgold painted mason jars via 30 Best Gold Foil Ideas for Weddings EmmalineBride.com30 Best Gold Foil Ideas for Weddings EmmalineBride.comdrink stirrers via 30 Best Gold Foil Ideas for Weddings EmmalineBride.comcoasters via 30 Best Gold Foil Ideas for Weddings EmmalineBride.com30 Best Gold Foil Ideas for Weddings EmmalineBride.comhis her vow books via 30 Best Gold Foil Ideas for Weddings30 Best Gold Foil Ideas for Weddingsgold foil popcorn bags via 30 Best Gold Foil Ideas for Weddingsimportant dates wedding print gold via 30 Best Gold Foil Ideas for Weddings

Gold Foil Wedding Ideas

where to find ’em //

1 – gold mr + mrs wedding chair signs | emily steffen
2 – gold foil wedding invitations | the first snow
3 – best day ever print | jmprintshop
4 – gold silhouette print | le papier studio
5 – doily coasters | makethingfun
6 – gold foil pocket mirror | buttonlandia or
7 – be my bridesmaid card | charm and fig
8 – gold foil cupcake wrappers | the bakers confections
9 – gold table numbers | green ridge designs
10 – gold monogram sticker | little loft studio
11 – gold foil hooray banner | jenny bevlin
12 – gold painted mason jar | beach blues (love the crown? it’s from curious floral)
13 – bling temporary tattoos | wiley valentine
14 – rehearsal dinner invitation | paper and pomp
15 – heart cupcake toppers | nikkicrafts
16 – thanks tag | the yellow note
17 – gold foil wedding drink stirrers | inkspot workshop
18 – coasters | splendid supply co.
19 – we are so good together print | rain city prints
20 – gold foil wedding print | the first snow
21 – for you favor tag | smitten on paper
22 – my turn to pop the question | charm and fig
23 – his and hers vow books | made divine
24 – gold foil save the date | studio 202 designs
25 – gold dipped vases | nellie fellow
26, 27 – gold foil wedding invitation, place cards | smitten on paper
28 – celebrate gold cake topper | emily steffen
29 – gold foil popcorn favor bags | mavora
30 – important dates gold wedding print | apple blossom print

What do you think of these gold foil finds? Are you planning a wedding with gold foil accents? Tell us with a comment below!


Silhouette Chair Signs

I’ll never know what it is that fascinates me so about chair signs. But, alas, I’ve found yet another that has stolen my heart. These gold-framed silhouette chair signs are all kinds of lovely, especially the gold framing and the black-and-white profile print. I would recommend these chair signs for a vintage wedding theme, particularly one that incorporates rich pops of gold. What I love most about these silhouette chair signs is the ability to use them again as charming home decor. How’s that for money well spent?

Silhouette Chair Signs

Silhouette chair signs can be used to reserve seats for the bride and groom.  These silhouette signs feature a stunning gold frame which adds an elegant touch. Photo by Olivia Smartt, signs by Crafted By Kerstin.
Decorate chairbacks at your wedding with silhouette chair signs!  The signs can be re-used after the wedding as home decor.   Photo by Olivia Smartt, signs by Crafted By Kerstin.

photo: olivia smartt, chair signs: crafted by kerstin via wedding chicks

What do you think of these silhouette chair signs? Would you use them as decor? Or, do you prefer something else? Leave a comment below; we’d love to hear your input!


Do I Really Need Wedding Chair Signs?

Earlier this week, we received a question from bride-to-be, Anne. She was picking out decor for her reception and wanted to know what we thought of wedding chair signs. She asks, “Dear Emmaline: I am planning my wedding and I wanted to know if wedding chair signs are a must-have. I know they’re not a requirement, but do you think it’s something I should consider?” Great question, Anne! There are a few situations where decorative signs for your chairs may come in handy. Read on to see why wedding chair signs might be a worthwhile addition to your to-do list + see a few of our favorite handmade wedding finds…

Wedding Chair Signs

First, let’s take a peek at some beautiful wedding chair signs we’ve discovered. Pick from ‘Bride and Groom’ or choose another fantastic

mr mrs wedding chair signs
wedding chair signs emmaline bride

1 – mr and mrs wedding chair signs – signs of the season
2 – bride and groom chair signs – lorustique
3 – better together chair signs – susabella
4 – silhouette chair signs – mink’s paperie
5 – bride and groom chalkboard wedding chair signs – the first snow
6 – shot of whiskey / glass of wine chair signs – borden specifics
7 – yellow modern chair signs – host and toast studio
8 – mr and mrs wedding chair signs – dream state
9 – mr and mrs flag style signs – the first snow
10 – ampersand chair sign – host and toast studio

Do I need wedding chair signs?

While not a requirement, chair signs are helpful in the following situations:

o to reserve two chairs or a sweetheart table (in lieu of a head table)

o to have a special photograph taken of signs at the table

o to use the signs in other wedding photographs as props

o to tie in your theme

What do you think? Will you be displaying signs on your wedding chairs? Which of the finds above is your favorite? Leave a comment below – we’d love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Planning!


Cameo Wall Decor

Hi, loves! Ok, let’s be honest: the wedding giveaways are pretty awesome. I love them all. There are a few, though, that I really, really wish I could win… and today’s cameo wall decor giveaway is one of them. I’ve been eying this piece by Pinwheel Fair since the day it was added to Karen’s shop! This silhouette cameo wall decor features the bride and groom with a bow tie and flower hair accessory. It makes a wonderful wedding gift for an engaged couple, a wall decor piece for your home, and looks great as a decor piece for your guest book table. Read on to find out more about this fantastic prize and see how you can enter for a chance to win…

Cameo Wall Decor

Cameo Wall Decor

This wall decor piece is completely personalized to suit your taste. Choose the pain color, wool-blend bow-tie, and flower accessories to match your wedding palette. Ready to buy today? This piece is also available as singles (for a bridal shower, possibly?) or a set.

Cameo Wall Decor - silhouette optionsCameo Wall Decor - bow tie and hair flower accessories

Cameo Wall Decor Giveaway

Between 11/8-11/14/13 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a cameo wall decor piece by Pinwheel Fair. One lucky winner will be randomly selected to win a set. Prize value: $168. Shipping is included to the U.S. only. No cash value. Winner must redeem prize within 6 months. Winner will be announced on 11/15/13 on this blog post and announced via email. Winner has 72 (business) hours to respond to winning email. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Use entry form below. Good luck!

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Happy Planning!


What color bow tie and hair flower would you pick for the cameo wall decor piece?

25 Amazing Silhouette Wedding Ideas

Hello, loves! We have an amazing inspirational post to kick off your beautiful day-before Thanksgiving festivities. We are featuring a favorite classic wedding theme – the silhouette wedding – and showing you how to add handmade wedding accents. Some of the amazing finds we’re unveiling include a silhouette wedding cake, silhouette lockets for bridesmaid gifts, a guest book alternative, custom cufflinks, favor tags, and much more. In fact, we’ve rounded up twenty-five of the latest-and-greatest silhouette wedding finds to inspire you, beginning with a Real Wedding photograph that is a must-have on every couple’s photo list. Enjoy!

Silhouette Wedding Ideas

As promised, here’s one wedding photograph sure to make you swoon: a silhouette couple, captured beautifully by Caroline Ghetes:


by caroline ghetes

We’re kicking off the round-up with a set of invitations in black-and-white by the always lovely Hermias Wishes. The font on this particular invitation is divine:

silhouette wedding invitations
silhouette wedding invitations

by hermias wishes

Black and white makes a perfectly elegant color palette, but if you’re more of a rustic-loving bride, we’ve got you covered there, too, thanks to this invitation suite by Wide Eyes Design. Consequently, it’s one of my favorite invitation suites I’ve seen this year.

silhouette wedding invitations
silhouette invitations

by wide eyes design

Speaking of invitations, isn’t this rehearsal dinner invitation stunning? It’s handmade by Eden Wedding Studio.

silhouette rehearsal dinner invitation

by eden wedding studio

Think outside the box with your silhouette theme: consider hand-painted champagne flutes (by Magic Brushes Workshop, custom-stamped cocktail napkins (by Charleston Charms), cameo favor tags (like these by Creations Like No Udder), cookies that look too pretty to eat (by Cookiexchange), and cameo favor tags (by Create Lovely).

silhouette wedding ideas

clockwise from top left: champagne flutes by magic brushes workshop, silhouette wedding napkins by charleston charms, pillow box favors by creations like no udder, silhouette cookies by cookie Xchange, silhouette wedding favor tags by create lovely

And… don’t forget to surprise bridesmaids with silhouettes of their own, courtesy of wine glasses hand-painted by Magic Brushes Workshop:

silhouette wedding bridesmaid glasses

silhouette wedding bridesmaid glasses by magic brushes workshop

We’ve found an adorable save the date idea (by Different Designs), a card that sweetly asks bridesmaids to join in on the fun (by Drippy Ink), and a silhouette guest book alternative you can use as wall art in your home (by Fancy This Photo).

silhouette wedding ideas

clockwise from top left: save the date by different designs 10, silhouette cake topper by silhouette weddings, silhouette ‘be my bridesmaid’ card by drippy ink, silhouette wedding guest book signature print by fancy this photo

A silhouette necklace makes a thematic gift for bridesmaids – or yourself – and will remind you of the beautiful day. By Visiting Cinderella.

wedding necklace with silhouette

by visiting cinderella

Custom chair signs – something I wish I’d have seen for my own wedding! – are make in your likeness by the folks at the appropriately-named Silhouette Weddings. Lovely!

silhouette bride and groom chair signs

by silhouette weddings

Chalk artist, Custom Chalk, will make a decorative sign for you and your soon-to-be spouse, worthy of displaying at the entryway of your reception.

custom chalk wedding sign with silhouettescustom chalk wedding sign with silhouettes

by custom chalk

One of my favorite cake toppers to date? This one by Liddabits which features a unique die-cut silhouette oval of the couple with the names above. Love, love, love.

silhouette wedding cake topper

by liddabits design shop

Display this pretty cut-out anywhere you see fit… or simply frame and display in your home! By Risa Rocks It, who proclaims, “If you can imagine it, I can create it.” You go, Risa! We love the creativity.

custom couple cut-out decoration silhouette

by risa rocks it

If I had an everyday locket to wear, this. would. be. it. Thanks, Zelma Rose, for your always inspiring jewelry pieces! This silhouette necklace is a must-have for bridesmaids.

silhouette locket

by zelma rose

Make your own simple candy favors by placing chocolates in silhouette candy bags (by Antiquity Bridal). And, for another silhouette topper worth admiring, check out this beauty by Silhouette Weddings. It’s amazing!

silhouette wedding ideas

favor bags by antiquity bridal, silhouette wedding cake topper by silhouette weddings

Need a custom design? Have a custom silhouette design created by Kendel of KO Two Designs, which can be used throughout your entire event (think table numbers, menus, escort cards, and more).

custom design for silhouette wedding

by kotwo designs

A silhouette wedding cake? The essential must-have for your silhouette theme! This one is beeeeautiful by the talented K. Rose Cakes.

silhouette wedding cake

silhouette wedding cake by k. rose via style me pretty

We spotted another silhouette necklace worth raving about and this one’s made with a unique cut-out by vana of Le Papier Studio.

silhouette necklace

by le papier studio

Looking for a groom’s gift? Cufflinks, of course! These are handmade by Jersey Maids.

silhouette cufflinks

by jersey maids

Deck out your rustic wedding with silhouette wood cut-outs, made in your image, and use ’em to decorate your love nest after the big day. By Significant Others.

silhouette wood cutouts

by significant others

And, last but not least, check out this amazing wall art for the happy couple! By Le Papier Studio.

silhouette wall art

by le papier studio

Which one is your favorite?

Happy Planning!


To purchase any of the above – or find out more details – click on the link beneath the image.

P.S. To be inspired by other wedding themes + handmade finds, check out this book.

Silhouette Cake Toppers (+ Details to Match!)

Update: 8.9.12 – And the winner is… lucky #11! Congrats, Katie! Check your inbox for details on how to claim your prize.

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Hello! Happy Wednesday! We’re kicking off the morning with wedding inspiration in the form of sweet silhouette cake toppers. If you’re shopping for a cake topper, resist the urge to grab the first one you can find from a store shelf. Instead, take it one step further by selecting a handmade cake topper made in your image and likeness. Meet Simply Silhouettes, makers of anything but average cake toppers. These silhouette cake toppers are handcrafted from your submitted photo and made in your unique image. And, the fun doesn’t stop there… you can win one of these silhouette cake toppers for FREE – TODAY ONLY! Read on for details…

silhouette cake toppers

Silhouette Cake Toppers

silhouette cake toppers

silhouette cake toppers

The silhouette inspiration doesn’t stop there… you can even add a personalized silhouette ring pillow to your ceremony decor…

silhouette ring pillow

… and decorate your reception entryway with these incredible moss silhouettes to match.

moss silhouette couple

moss silhouette bride

moss silhouette groom

moss silhouette couple

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Want to Win Yours?

Angela (owner of Simply Silhouettes) is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a cake topper TODAY ONLY! Simply visit Simply Silhouettes on Facebook, become a fan, and comment below to let us know!

o visit Simply Silhouettes Wedding Shop and leave a comment below on which item is your favorite from their collection*
o share the giveaway on Facebook*
o share the giveaway on Twitter*
o share the giveaway on Pinterest*

*if using these methods, please leave separate comments below for each to let us know

Entries received until 11:59pm EST August 8, 2012. Winner will be randomly selected tomorrow, August 9th, and announced on this post. Past winners within 30 days not eligible to win. No cash value.

The Silhouette Fun Doesn’t Stop There!

Visit Simply Silhouettes to view even more silhouette-themed accessories to tie into your wedding!

Simply Silhouettes is a Featured Artisan in The Marketplace.

More coming up next!

Happy Planning!


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10 Custom Wedding Invitations That’ll Steal Your Heart

Your wedding day is a testament to your unique love story… don’t select an ordinary wedding invitation like everyone else! Instead, select custom wedding invitations that are handmade just for you + designed to tell your story, suit your style, and give your guests something to remember. Today, we’re sharing ten custom wedding invitations that share your story… and we think you’ll love them just as much as we do. Read on to see which ten made the list and why we love them so…

10 Custom Wedding Invitations

custom wedding invitations

1. Rustic + Retro Illustrated Wedding Invitations // by Wide Eyes Design (above + below)

“He loves glasses + she loves staches.” ‘Nuff said! This invitation is one-of-a-kind and made to look like you!

custom wedding invitations
custom wedding invitations

invitation #1 photos by yuna leonard photography

2. Our Story Wedding Invitations // by Beacon Lane

Share your unique love story with guests in this twine-tied hot pink, black, and white invitation suite.

custom wedding invitations
custom wedding invitations

3. Hand-Painted Wedding Invitations // by Loft Life Press

Loft Life Press can honestly do no wrong; each design in this shop is a solid slam dunk. This hand-painted suite, one of our favorite styles, is painted then digitally printed onto high-quality paper. The bonus of this invitation? The optional favor bag which features the same print onto a muslin drawstring bag for guests at your reception. Love, love, love.

custom wedding invitations
custom wedding invitations
custom wedding invitations

4. Retro Record Wedding Invitations // by Yes Dear Studio

Record-loving couples: this one’s for you!

custom wedding invitations
custom wedding invitations
custom wedding invitations

5. Tie the Knot Wedding Invitations // by One Little M

Tie the knot… quite literally! When guests open this invite, the knot inside ‘ties’ itself.

custom wedding invitations
custom wedding invitations

6. Custom Portraits Wedding Invitations // by Elsie J Prints

Few things are cuter than custom portraits, hand-painted onto an invitation suite and placed in the mail. Guests will love these invites… and we think they’re suitable for framing in your love nest after the big day.

custom wedding invitations
custom wedding invitations

7. Kite Wedding Invitations // by Ello There

These kite wedding invitations are fitting for true free-spirited couples: they’re whimsical, charming, and a total crowd-pleaser all around!

custom wedding invitations
custom wedding invitations

8. Handkerchief Wedding Invitations // by Artful Beginnings

This is one re-usable wedding invitation guests will never throw away.

handkerchief wedding invitation
custom wedding invitations

9. It All Began… // by Something Blue

Remember when we talked about how your love story began? Now you can capture your love story in this unique wedding invitation form!

custom wedding invitations
custom wedding invitations

10. 1950’s Retro Wedding Invitations // by Three Eggs Design

If you’re planning a retro-themed wedding, you need to take a look at these 1950’s styled invites.

retro wedding invitations
retro wedding invitations

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Daily Discussion

Which one do you love best and why? Share below!

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Happy Planning!