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 | ♥ 7 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.”