Posted February 25, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
This Saugatuck garden wedding was beautiful! Joanna and Ryan’s wedding was this past year in the city of Saugatuck, Michigan. Their amazing wedding photos include a heartfelt first look, walks along Lake Michigan’s sandy shore, and more. Their wedding photographer was Kristen from K. Holly Photography. The bride’s hair was magnificently styled by Jennifer from Jennifer Grace Stylist. Relive Joanna and Ryan’s Saugatuck garden wedding after the click…
Posted February 21, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Have you thought about a destination wedding but want something a bit closer to home? Las Vegas makes a beautiful destination spot and we have a spectacular recommendation for you today! Have you heard of ARIA Resort & Casino? It is a luxurious, stylish venue created to express your individual style and preferences. Read on to find out more about this resort and how to plan a Las Vegas wedding of your dreams…
Posted February 12, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
This Sonoma winery wedding is one you need to see! Eriko and Roland’s wedding this past November was at the Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, California. Their inspiring wedding has plenty of amazing details both rustic and vintage. The photographer who captured their wedding was Sandra from White Ivory Photography. Check out the beautiful golden sun during their ceremony and all the photos next…
Posted October 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Finding the perfect wedding venue for your big day can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Where should you tie the knot? Today we’re here to inspire you with another wedding venue spotlight. The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey is one of the most beautiful locations we’ve seen yet and includes gorgeous views overlooking the beautiful Marina seascape. From an intimate ceremony in a private rose garden to a grand entrance in the stunning Marina Vista ballroom, this venue has it all. Read on to find out more…
Posted August 9, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
This outdoor Pennsylvania wedding was rustic and lovely. The couple, Mary Beth and Tyler, picked The Hayloft as their wedding venue. The Hayloft is situated among rolling hills in the Laurel Highlands, which offers a picturesque country feel. That feeling was perfect for all of Mary Beth and Tyler’s fantastic wedding details. Some of their details include a sweet pair of cowboy boots, wooden card box, bunting, log signs, jam wedding favors, and more! Find out more about their wedding and see it’s beauty in full detail as photographed by Kelli from Third Line Studios…
Posted July 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Looking for some rustic wedding inspiration? This South Carolina rustic wedding is sure to inspire you with all of it’s creative ideas. The bride, Michelle, and groom, Alex, were married this past May at The Lake House at Carolina Lake in Columbia, South Carolina. Brooke from Brooke Brooks Photography captured the wedding’s many details including one helluva happy bride and groom. Check out all of the handmade details and rustic feeling after the jump…
Posted June 14, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
You have to see this “Day After” Wedding photo session at The Carneros Inn in Napa Valley! The day after their wedding, Britt and Ryan enjoyed taking a few more intimate photos with just the two of them. The inn’s rustic yet modern feel made for some amazing photos where Britt and Ryan shared a day’s new dawn as man and wife together. Sandra, their wedding photographer from White Ivory Photography, worked with them to create a fun and memorable photo session. Catch the photos and find out more about their session after the jump…
Posted August 9, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Kim and Colin tied the knot at one of their favorite locations: The Detroit Zoo. They did their “first look” at the Butterfly House, followed by polar bear watching in the aquarium. After the ceremony, family and friends enjoyed a picnic-themed luncheon and delicious wedding cake and desserts (check out the giraffe cake topper and tower of doughnuts – YUM!) In true Michigan spirit, Kim and Colin showed Detroit pride with Faygo pop, paired with crowd-pleasers like peanuts, popcorn, and cotton candy. Read on to see how Kim and Colin’s beautiful Detroit Zoo wedding with photography by Tammy LaBar Photography. Enjoy!
Posted March 21, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Are you dreaming of tying the knot in a beach wedding? We love the beach as a wedding venue because it provides a natural, always perfect backdrop which requires little decor to make it your own. Today, we’re sharing our love for the always-in-style beach wedding with fifteen of our favorite aisle-ready ideas to help you plan your perfect wedding day. And, if you weren’t already geared up summer yet, you’ll be ready to break out the flip flops and SPF after this post! Enjoy!
Posted March 1, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
If you’re wondering how to decorate your reception, you’ve come to the right place! At Emmaline Bride, it’s no secret that we love handmade wedding ideas and inspirational twists on standard (read: boring) wedding decor. Each year, as new trends emerge into the wedding world (last year we saw plenty of mason jars, burlap table runners, and cake in a jar just to name a few), make sure you don’t get caught up in too many trends and lose sight of your own unique wedding story. Today, we’re sharing inspiration from an amazing couple named Kris and Heike who, while planning their wedding, made it their mission to skip all the trends and opt instead for decor that emphasized their personal style. The result? A wedding day that told volumes in the form of beautifully hand-selected decor and sweet sentimental details likely to be remembered by guests. Read on to find out how to decorate your reception with personal style with beautiful photographs by the lovely team at We Love Pictures. (Remember: If you’re making the effort to plan a handmade wedding, be sure you have an exceptional photography team on your side to capture every lovely detail! Make sure you choose a photographer who will make you proud.) Enjoy!
Posted January 30, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
Happy Monday! We hope you had a beautiful, relaxing weekend. To kick off the week (and what a jam-packed week of handmade wedding inspiration it will be!) we are sharing inspiration on how to decorate with pinwheels. I remember how fun it was to craft these accordion fold paper pinwheels in grade school with just a few simple supplies – colored paper + a dab of glue – to create brilliant decorations. Who knew years later these pretty paper pinwheels would be popping up across the wedding scene? Pinwheels are a great way to add bold pops of color to any entertaining space… and, it’s easy to DIY, too! Read on for more…
Posted October 18, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments
The rehearsal dinner is an opportunity to get together with family and friends the night before the wedding immediately following the rehearsal at your ceremony site. Today, we’re showing you how to plan a rehearsal dinner using handmade details to set a personal, romantic tone.
Select a Venue
You’ll want to select an intimate setting for the venue, without upstaging the wedding day. The rehearsal is designed to be a small gathering of friends and family, not a reception. A cozy room with personal details (like this western themed site spotted via Salt Harbor Designs) creates a warm, inviting space:
Posted July 8, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 11 Comments
Today we are sharing with you an incredible rustic real wedding with tons of handmade elements and a rustic, homespun flair. We love to hear the details directly from the bride, so take it away, Kendel!
She tells us, “Country, rustic, charming, antique, old-fashion, warm, fun and intimate. Just a few words I would use to describe our wedding day, August 14th, 2010. If I had to describe it in one sentence it would be: The most amazing day that I got to marry my best friend while surrounded by the charming handiwork of my friends and family who all came together to make our day really special and memorable.
Our wedding took place at Balls Falls Conservation Area in Jordan ON. During the reception we had a slide show and several games throughout the evening including the shoe game and the newly wed game, which were a lot of fun. We ended the night with a few fireworks and our car drove through two large fountain style fireworks as our exit.
Our wedding was truly a DIY wedding and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. If it wasn’t something I made personally then it was an item made by a friend or family member, and together everything came out looking great, and it was even nicer knowing it was made with love and hard work from those involved in the day.
We worked with a relatively small budget and yet everything was exactly what I wanted. I hope the images of our wedding inspire other couples to really consider DIY as well as the power of asking friends and family members for their expertise when it comes to planning a wedding. You don’t always have to rely on the ‘experts’ when there are experts all around you amongst your friends and family!
Posted February 10, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
Aubrey and David’s Washington DC wedding is stunning. The wedding greens, those beautiful poms, gorgeous dress, the elegant ceremony and reception setting … you’ll love this wedding! Their photographer, Stacey from Stacey Vaeth Photography, did an amazing job capturing this couple’s love for one another and the celebration. After a few words from this bride and photographer, you’ll see what we mean!
Aubrey, the bride, tells us, “Aside from the perfect weather and amazing venue, I think what made the wedding special to us was how we were able to blend two cultures – Persian and American – throughout the wedding and reception. We had elements of both in the ceremony, the food, and even the dancing. And, of course, having all of our family and friends together in one place and witnessing them “blend” with each other was also extremely special to us. We also loved that having the wedding at the Meridian House allowed us to have an urban wedding with an intimate feel.”
Posted December 15, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
From study partners to wedded bliss, Cortney and James’ southern fall wedding is sweet. Surrounded by fall foliage, this November 13th Raleigh wedding was held at the grandiose 1705 Prime venue. This elegant North Carolina wedding was masterfully photographed by Carolyn from Carolyn Scott Photography. Thank you Carolyn!
Carolyn tells us,
“Cortney and James were a wonderful couple that I had the joy of photographing on a beautiful fall day in the south! They met during chiropractic school and shortly after the wedding opened their own chiropractic office in Durham. They couldn’t be sweeter and the day was filled with gorgeous details. Cortney’s dad bought her the awesome shoes and the flower in her hair was from her mother’s wedding hat.”
Posted November 29, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
It’s Monday and we’re excited to share this beautiful DIY New Hampshire wedding with Emmaline Bride fans! Bryan and Megan’s beautiful outdoor wedding took place in North Conway on August 28, 2010 and was authentically photographed by Amanda from Boro: Creative Visions.
The bride Megan tells us,
“I have visualized my wedding being in a field for as long as I could remember. The field where we ended up having our ceremony just came to me. A friend of mine knew the owners of Chocorua View Farm and casually mentioned one day that they might let me have it there. When she called to inquire, I heard a scream of elation on the other end. The owners, Jay and Linda, have wanted to host an event there and we decided it was kismet.
My wedding vision was a fun, bright, vintage field wedding with lighting being a dominant factor. I worked on within a budget – this meant I came up with creative, inexpensive ways to not have to sacrifice my vision. I shopped around until I found reasonably priced vendors with a good reputations.
I spent my weekends collecting old jars, milk bottles, and vases to use as my centerpieces. Instead of paying a florist to create my table centerpieces, I grabbed my friends and family and went to Sherman Farms in Conway, NH and picked my own flowers. They were BEAUTIFUL!!!
Bryan and I are both very outdoorsy and active and wanted to tie in woodsy elements to our wedding. Although we had a beautiful backdrop of mountains, we opted to marry under this big, beautiful maple tree lining the field. We decorated it with colorful paper lanterns and lined the aisle with mason jars on shepherd hooks with our hand picked flowers.
For the seating, I found old trees and wood burned table numbers into them. I also, found a couple of birch trees and hung my seating assignments on them. For the seating assignments I made leaves and wrote the numbers on them.
The wedding was perfect. Our photographer was amazing and captured the day perfectly.
Two of the things that I chose to splurge on a little and the things that made all of the difference to my guests were the photobooth and luxury toilets.”
Photobooth: Mountain Mugshots
Venue: Chocorua View Farm
Photographer: Boro: Creative Visions
Videographer: Meg Simone
D.J: Matt Spofford
Caterer: White Mountain Chalet
If you love these images and are interested in seeing more from this New Hampshire wedding photographer, check out her website here. You can also view her preferred vendor listing in The Bridal Book here at Emmaline Bride!
All images courtesy of Boro: Creative Visions. All Rights Reserved.