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9 Wood Bow Ties That Actually Look Pretty Cool for Weddings

Hi, loves! Since Emmaline Bride is the Handmade Wedding Blog, we have come across some pretty interesting and unique finds for weddings. There’s always something new and trend-worthy to share, all made from the hands of talented independent artists. Today’s wood bow ties, shared today in honor of #NationalBowTieDay, are no exception! They are one of the most creative ideas we’ve seen for the groom, groomsmen, and ring bearer. These bow ties are made of exotic hardwood and fashioned into a unique shape and style. Its silk centerpiece makes this a complementing piece to wear with a button-down shirt or blazer. I wasn’t sold on the idea of a wood bow tie initially, but once I saw these styles from Two Guys Bowties, I could see why they’re so insanely popular right now on Etsy. These bow ties are especially fitting for an offbeat, unique, nerdy, or hipster inspired wedding. If your groom has an quirky style and craves something way less traditional, these wood bow ties are worth a look! See which nine handpicked ties we’ve discovered below. Enjoy!

P.S. There are more styles to see right here!


Wooden Bow Ties for Weddings

1. The Doc

black bow tie

by two guys bowties

These Beautiful Dress Sashes Are Truly Unique for Weddings

As the bride, you want something unique and different for your wedding. That’s why wearing a wedding dress is such a big deal for the bride, particularly the color white: you stand out in the crowd, you get to wear the prettiest dress, and it’s made just for you to fit like a glove. So, when we saw these handcrafted wedding dress sashes over at The Storied Sash and saw how completely unique they were, we knew you would be as crazy over them as we are! Find out what makes these sashes completely one-of-a-kind, unlike anything we’ve seen yet for weddings!

blue silver brooch sash

50 Best Table Names for Weddings

table names for weddings

by the love paper co, photo: jen owens

Goodbye boring… hello, unique reception tables! Make your reception tables pop by replacing traditional table numbers with table names. Each table name is an opportunity to share your unique love story or tie in your wedding theme. And, I have to admit: the most memorable weddings I’ve attended were those with clever table names (like songs by The Beatles and types of wine). What will your table names say about you? We’ve rounded up fifty of the best wedding table name ideas to inspire your own creative twist with everything from states you love to favorite tv couples. Read on for the full list!

18 Cake Topper Styles for Unique Couples

Hi, loves! Whenever I go to a wedding, I make a beeline right to the cake table. You see, I have to get a glimpse of the cake, but mostly I want to see the cake topper they chose. A cake topper tells a lot about a couple, you know? That’s why today we’re sharing a HUGE round-up of over eighteen cake topper styles for truly unique couples. Plus, we’re giving you a chance to win one of them, since we’re so crazy over wedding giveaways here at Emmaline Bride. Which one will it be? I’ll give you a hint: it’s by the lovely Jenna Leslye Designs! Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Cake Topper Styles

1. For couples who loves crave personalization

by jenna leslye designs

2. For couples who crave minimalism

by le rustic chic

3. For couples who crave humor, or cute phrases

left: oh dier | right: communicakeit

glittery eat cake

by z create design

5 Uniquely Shaped Wedding Invitations

Hi, Brides! Emma here. Here’s a fun fact you might not know about me: I am obsessed with paper goods. And, you already know I love all things wedding, so any wedding-related stationery is a winning combination in my book. I especially dig the unconventional finds: the uniquely shaped wedding invitations, the wood save the dates, and gold foil inspired ideas, just to name a few. So, when I spotted these insanely gorgeous wedding invites with custom shapes over at Zazzle, I had to share them with you. Here are five of my favorites, along with a special gift card giveaway ($25) to spend on anything your little heart desires at Zazzle.com. Enjoy!

1. Bracket

The bracket shaped invitation is my favorite non-traditional design. It adds elegance to an otherwise deep woods rustic style design.

bracket wedding invitation via uniquely shaped wedding invitations

jill’s paperie

2. Scalloped

Scalloped really stands out among the rest! I love this chalkboard design with white floral detail.

scalloped wedding invitation via uniquely shaped wedding invitations

berry berry sweet

3. Ticket

A ticket shaped invitation has edges with rounded-out points. This mason jar design is one of my favorites and features a personalized mason jar (with your monogram), filled with pink-hued peonies and an elegant serif-based font.

ticket shaped wedding invitation via uniquely shaped wedding invitations

origami prints

4. Tag

The tag is I can see used by many DIY brides. I like it as an invitation, but I can also see it as an escort card. Punch the hole at the top and hang from a display table.

tag shaped wedding invitation via uniquely shaped wedding invitations

berry berry sweet

5. Rounded

Last but not least is the rounded wedding invitation. I’m enamored by all things gold lately and this invitation really stood out from the rest!

rounded wedding invitation gold via uniquely shaped wedding invitations

antique chandelier

While you’re browsing, be sure to also check out Zazzle’s wedding ideas and browse unique collections of stickers and wedding postage for that extra-special touch.

$25 Gift Card Giveaway!

Use the entry form below for your chance to win a $25 gift card towards anything at Zazzle.com. Gift card will be sent to winner as an online offer code via email. Winner must use gift card within 1 year. Gift card value: $25. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Use entry form below to enter. Entry dates: 8/5-8/11/14 with winner randomly selected and announced on this blog post 8/12 and contacted via email. Good luck!

xo
-E.

This is a sponsored post by Zazzle.com. Affiliate links in this post. However, we only recommend products we whole-heartedly adore out of respect for our readers. Also, content is our own.

Typewriter Wedding: 16 Creative Ideas (+ FREE Printable!)

Hi, loves! If you’re a vintage-loving bride, you’ll really love today’s post! We’re featuring sixteen (creative) typewriter wedding ideas! You read that right: typewriter wedding. I mean, honestly, you can incorporate ANY theme into your wedding (we proved that fact awhile back). A typewriter inspired wedding is vintage-y, ties in a black and white color palette, and uses authentic finds like vintage typewriter keys and the classic black ink typewriter font in your paper goods. We’re about to unleash a plethora of pretty amazing handmade wedding finds for your big day that we think you’ll love… PLUS, there’s a FREE printable inside! From our heart to yours. Enjoy!

Typewriter Wedding Ideas

1. Vintage Typewriter Cuff Links

For the groom + groomsmen. And Dads.

vintage typewriter wedding cuff links

joy sparks designs

2. Simple Save the Date

Announce the happy news!

typewriter wedding save the date

marie chang designs

3. Typewriter Wedding Invitation

For guests. Gear ’em up!

typewriter wedding invitations

marie chang designs

4. Escort Cards

For finding their seats.

typewriter wedding escort cards

papel lindo

5. Typewriter Origami Heart Favors

Handmade favors – level: origami.

handmade typewriter wedding favors

emerald cut

6. Favor Boxes with Typewriter Tags

Or these favors are pretty cool, too.

typewriter wedding favor tax and boxes

bug and bear design

7. Ring Box

For the rings.

vintage inspired typewriter wedding ring box

miss vintage wedding

8. Confetti Bags

For tossing at the happy couple!

confetti bags with typewriter wedding tag

sepia smiles

9. Programs

For the guests to see what’s coming up next.

typewriter wedding program

kendra dolson

I am sort of in love with the inside of this, too. Take a peek!

typewriter program

kendra dolson

10. Menu

For the dinner selection.

typewriter wedding menu

howlcreativeco

11. Typewriter Place Cards

For guests to find their seats.

typewriter wedding place cards

as a paper doll

12. Typewriter Place Card Holders

Oh, these are cute! For holding the place cards upright.

typewriter wedding place card holders

weddingstar

13. Typewriter Guest Book Poster

For guests to sign. Then, display in your home.

typewriter wedding guest book poster print

helloam

14. Typewriter Initial Ring

For you.

typewriter key ring

gwendelicious

15. Initial Bracelet

For the bridesmaids.

typewriter key bracelet

dittydrops

16. Typewriter Thank You Banner

Take a photo at your wedding, each of you holding an end. Use the photo in your thank you cards!

thank you typewriter wedding banner

take flyte farm

FREE PRINTABLE: Typewriter Wedding Guest Book Sign

Our favorite idea? The typewriter wedding guest book! Set up a guest book table with a vintage typewriter, paper, and a sign that asks guests to ‘sign’ your guest book by typing a note. Here’s an example:

typewriter guest book

via

You can find vintage typewriters at estate sales, garage sales, or Ebay.

Get a free printable!

We’ve created a free printable sign for you to use. Just print, frame (the print is 5×7) and place at your guest book table. So easy! Click here to download the file.

free printable sign

download here

What do you think of this theme?

xo
-E.

Booklet Wedding Invitation

Brides: want your wedding invitation to stand out among others this summer? Try this booklet wedding invitation on for size! It reads like a book — a beautifully crafted, floral-print-loving, adorable hearts-and-arrows-with-initials-across-the-front kind of book. It even comes with a postcard-style reply card to make responses a breeze! Spotted at The Find Sac. Take a peek…

Booklet Wedding Invitation (by The Find Sac)

Booklet Wedding Invitation

We give bonus points to this invite for telling it like it is, too: “Ceremony will be followed by awkward but enthusiastic dancing.” Haha.

Booklet Wedding Invitation (by The Find Sac)

Booklet Wedding Invitation (by The Find Sac) - reply postcard

Booklet Wedding Invitation (by The Find Sac)

Booklet Wedding Invite (by The Find Sac)

To grab yours, visit The Find Sac and tell ’em you saw it at Emmaline Bride!

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There’s more coming up next, including a fantastic giveaway! Stay tuned… and be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post!

xo
-E.

6 Creative Save the Date Ideas

Hello, loves! Have you shared the exciting news of your wedding with friends and family yet? A fun way to do so is with a save the date. You may have see traditional save the date ideas in the past, but today’s round-up of creative save the date ideas are anything but boring! Read on to see which new ideas made the list and tell us how you’ll ‘save the date’. Enjoy!

Creative Save the Date Ideas

1. Scratch Off

I love this new scratch off save the date! Guests receive the card in the mail and use a coin to reveal the wedding date.

6 Creative Save the Date Ideas - scratch off save the date by cricket printing

cricket printing

2. Coasters

These coasters share the exciting news and function as a drink coaster. Cute!

6 Creative Save the Date Ideas - coaster save the date by the blush market

the blush market

3. Wood Magnet

Rustic wedding? Take a peek at these woodland inspired wood magnets, perfect for the fridge so it’s always in view.

6 Creative Save the Date Ideas - wood magnet by wedding save the dates

wedding save the dates

4. Tile Magnet

This tile magnet incorporates your state (and you know how much we love state themed wedding ideas!)

6 Creative Save the Date Ideas - state outline tile magnet by my little chickadee creations

my little chickadee creations

5. Word Search Puzzle

Make it interactive with a word search save the date.

6 Creative Save the Date Ideas - word search by suite paper

suite paper

6. Mini Polaroid Magnet

Last but not least, check out these mini polaroid magnets, a fantastic way to showcase a favorite photo.

6 Creative Save the Date Ideas - mini polaroid magnet by mini polaroid magnets

mini polaroid magnets

How will you save the date?

Happy Planning!


-E.

Portrait Wedding Invitations

When’s the last time you had a hand-painted portrait of yourself? Never? Me either! Now you can, thanks to B is for Bonnie and these portrait wedding invitations. We love handmade wedding invitations: each invitation offers a custom, personalized experience. Each invitation is printed with the prettiest inks onto the finest papers. It’s a true work of art! When an artisan will sketch, hand-paint, and create an invitation for your perfect day, that’s a pretty incredible thing, don’t you think?

Hand-Painted Portrait Wedding Invitations (by B is for Bonnie)

Portrait Wedding Invitations

A couple (and their story) is wholly unique; why have the same invitations as everyone else? You’ll wow your guests with these portrait invitations and you’ll have a beautiful piece of art for your home. Each invitation measures 5″ x 7″ and also includes a corresponding response card and save the date.

Hand-Painted Portrait Wedding Invitations (by B is for Bonnie)

Here’s another charming example:

Hand-Painted Portrait Wedding Invitations (by B is for Bonnie)

Ready to get YOUR custom portrait?

Visit B is for Bonnie and get inspired! Bonnie is a sweetheart to work with and a newlywed herself. Stop by and say hi! :)

B is for Bonnie is a Featured Artisan in the Handmade Wedding Shop at Emmaline Bride.

Happy Planning!


-E.

Now it’s your turn: describe what YOUR portrait would look like…

Include quirky details, like his beard, your vintage frames, a baseball cap he perpetually wears, or a sock bun in your hair. In my portrait, A would be rocking his beard and I’d have a side bang and maybe even a side braid, which is what I’ve been wearing these days. Enough about me. We want to hear from you!

P.S. Did you enter the giveaway yet?

P.S.S. In case you missed it, check out how to plan an engagement party.

21 Most Unique Ceremony Ideas

Your wedding is a huge part of your amazing, lifelong adventure as a couple. Don’t let your ceremony be anything but extraordinary! Today we’re showing you some fun, practical, and totally unique ceremony ideas for your wedding to inspire your upcoming day. With twenty-one unique ideas for your ceremony, there’s sure to be one you haven’t seen yet! We’ve rounded up unique ideas for ceremony seating, backdrops, bridesmaid bouquet alternatives, a nighttime activity for guests, and much more. So, if you’re ready to take your ceremony to a more creative level, read on to be inspired…

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas

1. Change up the seating.

No two ceremonies are the same, so why should the seating be? This ceremony featured guests arranged in a more circular shape. We like!

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - seating in a circle, photo by priceless photography

photo by priceless photography

We love these unique pallet ottomans for a beach wedding…

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - pallet ottomans

via inside weddings

… and this fun idea of eclectic seating for a backyard bash.

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - eclectic seating wedding ceremony in backyard wedding, photo by aimee tietze adams

photo by aimee tietze adams

2. Carry a bouquet that will last forever.

Unlike fresh flowers, a fabric bouquet won’t wilt, fade, or die. A fabric bouquet lasts forever and since it’s handmade it can be customized to your specific color palette. And, you can even have a special heirloom brooch sewn into the brooch to remember someone special on your big day. This fabric bouquet is one of our favorites and is handmade by All for Love, L.O.V.E.. It’s a definite keeper.

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - handmade fabric flower bouquet by All for Love, L.O.V.E.

by all for love, l.o.v.e.

3. Perform a ‘knot-tying’ ceremony.

A knot-tying ceremony is similar to the unity ceremony but involves a fisherman’s knot. The couple ties the knot together to form a very strong knot; the knot only gets tighter with pressure and cannot come undone which represents the couple’s strength. Perfect for a nautical wedding!

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - knot tying ceremony, photo by inspired photography

photo by inspired photography via rose a la mode

4. Offer hankies to guests.

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - hankies for guests, photo by inspired photography

photo by inspired photography via rose a la mode

5. Write your own vows…

… and turn ’em into one of these.

6. Have bridesmaids carry something other than flowers.

A clutch purse is way more functional after the wedding than a bouquet of flowers. Money well spent!

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - bridesmaids carrying clutches instead of flowers, clutches by emma gordon london

by emma gordon london

Or, have bridesmaids carry lanterns instead. (At night, they offer additional lighting!)

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - bridesmaids carrying lanterns instead of bouquets, photo by the photo love

photo by the photo love

For a book themed wedding, have bridesmaids carry their favorite book down the aisle.

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - bridesmaids carry books instead of bouquets, book photo by cassia on flickr

via cassia on flickr

7. Have your bridesmaid sign the bottoms of your shoes before you walk down the aisle.

Tradition states that the name still remaining after the night is through will be the next to walk down the aisle.

8. Display your ceremony events on a chalkboard (instead of a program).

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - wedding ceremony program on a chalkboard, photo by lauryn galloway

photo by lauryn galloway

9. Have your guest book available at the ceremony.

If your ceremony takes place near your reception, have your guest book display out and ready for signatures. If guests are early, they can get a head start on signing your book. You’ll ensure more guests have a chance to see it and sign it before your reception.

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - custom guest book canvas by GeeZees

by geezees

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - please sign our guest book sign by In Or Out Media

by in or out media

10. Pick out an awesome ceremony backdrop.

And don’t be afraid tie in punchy pops of color (see more here).

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - decorative wedding ceremony arch, photo by Izzy Hudgins

photo by izzy hudgins

11. Plan a grand entrance… outdoors!

This ‘entrance’ is the perfect combination of handmade monograms + vintage doors.

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - unique backdrop doors wedding ceremony, photo by Lauryn Galloway

photo by lauryn galloway

12. Infuse your decor with unexpected decor — like lace.

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - lace ceremony decor by The Papery Nook21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - unique ceremony lace hoops on backs of chairs by The Papery Nook

by the papery nook

13. Play a nontraditional song down the aisle.

Love The Beatles? James Taylor? That amazing song played at the end of this movie? Do it. You don’t have to play Canon in D.

13. Offer ceremony fans instead of traditional programs.

Program fans: the thank-goodness-they-thought-of-this option for guests sitting out in the hot summer sun. Programs by Kama Catch Me.

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - ceremony fan by Kama Catch Me

by kama catch me

14. Skip the veil and wear an alternative instead.

This soft feathery fascinator is one excellent alternative. By All for Love, L.O.V.E.

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - alternative to traditional bridal veil by All for Love, L.O.V.E.

by all for love, l.o.v.e.

15. Choose an offbeat boutonniere.

Not a flower-loving groom? Skip the traditional flower and opt for a more thematic approach. A starfish becomes a perfect thematic touch for a beach wedding…

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - beach wedding starfish boutonniere by My Windansea

by my windansea

… a key is a great addition to your vintage decor…

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - key boutonniere by Larkspur and Linen

by larkspur and linen

… or, for a whimsical touch, opt for a pinwheel boutonniere.

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - pinwheel boutonniere by leah r hood, photo by melissa g photography

boutonniere by leah r hood, photo by melissa g photography

16. Plan a ceremony with a view.

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - ceremony with a view, photo by eric kelley

photo by eric kelley via elizabeth anne designs

17. Wear shoes that personify your style.

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - wear any shoes you love! TOMS shoes photo via corey ann photography

photo by corey ann photography

18. Remind guests to pick a seat… not a side.

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - pick a seat not a side print by lacey fields

by lacey fields

19. Select a non-traditional wedding ring ‘pillow’.

heart cut out ring pillow by fernandpineco

by fern and pine co.

20. Have guests wave flags instead of tossing rice or seed.

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - pendant flags for wedding ceremony by Beta Wife

by beta wife

21. After the ceremony, release sky lanterns.

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - sky lanterns at night wedding ceremony, photo by the photo love

photo by the photo love



What are the most unique ceremony ideas you’ve ever seen?

Happy Planning!


-E.

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