Hi, loves! 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: 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!
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
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!
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
2. For couples who crave minimalism
3. For couples who crave humor, or cute phrases
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!
The bracket shaped invitation is my favorite non-traditional design. It adds elegance to an otherwise deep woods rustic style design.
Scalloped really stands out among the rest! I love this chalkboard design with white floral detail.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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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.
2. Simple Save the Date
Announce the happy news!
3. Typewriter Wedding Invitation
For guests. Gear ’em up!
4. Escort Cards
For finding their seats.
5. Typewriter Origami Heart Favors
Handmade favors – level: origami.
6. Favor Boxes with Typewriter Tags
Or these favors are pretty cool, too.
7. Ring Box
For the rings.
8. Confetti Bags
For tossing at the happy couple!
For the guests to see what’s coming up next.
I am sort of in love with the inside of this, too. Take a peek!
For the dinner selection.
11. Typewriter Place Cards
For guests to find their seats.
12. Typewriter Place Card Holders
Oh, these are cute! For holding the place cards upright.
13. Typewriter Guest Book Poster
For guests to sign. Then, display in your home.
14. Typewriter Initial Ring
15. Initial Bracelet
For the bridesmaids.
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!
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:
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.
What do you think of this theme?
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
We give bonus points to this invite for telling it like it is, too: “Ceremony will be followed by awkward but enthusiastic dancing.” Haha.
To grab yours, visit The Find Sac and tell ’em you saw it at Emmaline Bride!
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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.
These coasters share the exciting news and function as a drink coaster. Cute!
3. Wood Magnet
Rustic wedding? Take a peek at these woodland inspired wood magnets, perfect for the fridge so it’s always in view.
4. Tile Magnet
This tile magnet incorporates your state (and you know how much we love state themed wedding ideas!)
5. Word Search Puzzle
Make it interactive with a word search save the date.
6. Mini Polaroid Magnet
Last but not least, check out these mini polaroid magnets, a fantastic way to showcase a favorite photo.
How will you save the date?
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?
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.
Here’s another charming example:
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.
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.
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!
We love these unique pallet ottomans for a beach wedding…
… and this fun idea of eclectic seating for a backyard bash.
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.
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!
4. Offer hankies to guests.
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!
Or, have bridesmaids carry lanterns instead. (At night, they offer additional lighting!)
For a book themed wedding, have bridesmaids carry their favorite book down the aisle.
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).
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.
10. Pick out an awesome ceremony backdrop.
And don’t be afraid tie in punchy pops of color (see more here).
11. Plan a grand entrance… outdoors!
This ‘entrance’ is the perfect combination of handmade monograms + vintage doors.
12. Infuse your decor with unexpected decor — like lace.
13. Play a nontraditional song down the aisle.
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.
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.
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…
… a key is a great addition to your vintage decor…
… or, for a whimsical touch, opt for a pinwheel boutonniere.
16. Plan a ceremony with a view.
17. Wear shoes that personify your style.
18. Remind guests to pick a seat… not a side.
19. Select a non-traditional wedding ring ‘pillow’.
20. Have guests wave flags instead of tossing rice or seed.
21. After the ceremony, release sky lanterns.
What are the most unique ceremony ideas you’ve ever seen?