Category: vintage

5 (New!) Vintage Rustic Save the Date Cards

Happy Wednesday, loves! Emma here and there’s one wedding detail I love right off the bat: the save the date card. I especially love when I receive one as a guest myself, like I did a few weeks ago. I pretty much squealed with glee (just ask Andrew, and my neighbors down the street. Oh, and our mail lady). Save the date cards are guaranteed to get your guests excited for the fun that awaits. But, more importantly, it gives them a heads up so they can plan travel arrangements AND keep the date wide open so they can attend your big day. In the summer, this is especially important as weddings and graduation parties and vacations and barbecues seem to fill up calendars oh-so-quickly. Not that someone would rather go to a grad party or a barbecue instead of your big day, but you get the idea.

Today we’re sharing five (new!) vintage rustic save the date cards handmade by Paper Street Press. And let me tell you, this collection is awe-inspiring! I think you’ll have trouble picking a favorite because I sure did. Enjoy!

Vintage Rustic Save the Date Ideas

1. This mason jar save the date is everything

I can just smell the romantic nighttime summer air and see the fireflies already. You too?

vintage-mason-jar-save-the-date-cards

2. This save the date with a woodsy vibe

rustic-save-the-date-with-woodsy-feel

3. This love story save the date is my favorite

It tells their love story! I adore this. (p.s. click here to see this one up close.)

vintage-love-story-save-the-dates

4. This watercolor chalkboard save the date with cool typography

alesia-and-james-watercolor-save-the-date

Now, a save the date doesn’t have to match the invitations… but it can! We spotted this coordinated set of invitations and we’re loving them.

matching invitations to rustic watercolor save the date

rsvp-for-matching-invitations

5. This tree save the date with whimsical bunting

vintage-rustic-save-the-date-tree

WHERE TO GET ‘EM

Head over to Paper Street Press to see more! Nicci is awesome to work with, so we know you’re in good hands. Tell her Emmaline Bride sent you! It’s good karma.

♥ | ♥ | ♥

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xo
-E.

12 (Easy!) Vintage Wedding Decor Ideas to Steal

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You love a little do-it-yourself decor, but not when it means an overwhelming amount of work, right? We hear you. And you know what? We also think wedding decor should look really awesome, especially when you’re going the extra mile to add handcrafted touches to it. That’s why you’ll find twelve easy vintage wedding decor ideas in today’s post to get that creative inspiration flowing! You’ll love these finds, whether you need just a few extra touches throughout your reception or you’re starting from scratch and need some serious inspiration. Plus, we picked decor ideas that were pretty easy to implement, which leaves you more time to find that perfect wedding dress or hunt down the perfect handmade wedding finds. Anyway, let’s get down to business, shall we?

Vintage Wedding Decor Ideas

While you’re browsing these, let us know which one is your favorite! Leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

1. This vintage spoon used as a table number

It’s easy, and functional, too! Just buy them and place in vintage bottles (like these or these). It honestly couldn’t be easier. (Plus, Kerrie from Wooden Hive is awesome.)

vintage spoon table number idea

wooden hive

2. These skeleton keys used for place cards

Just use skeleton keys, attached to simple place cards.

key to happy marriage place cards

romabea images via wedding chicks

3. This vintage mirror turned signage

thrift store mirror with paint to make a wedding sign

matthew nigel via wedding chicks

4. These antique glass bottles turned vases

vintage bottles turned vases

photo: whitney rae photography via style me pretty

5. This ordinary thrift frame turned ‘our love story’ display

our love story glass frame turned vintage decor

photo: katherine birkbeck photography via the lovely find

6. An ordinary pallet becomes a showcase for photographs

pallet decorated with vintage photo frames

Here’s a closer look:

pallet decor idea

photo: this modern love via love my dress

7. This centerpiece idea with cloche and silver platter is perfection

centerpiece idea with silver platter

photo: this modern love via love my dress

8. This ceremony space with antique chandelier

What struck me first was the chandelier; and, I have to say, that handwritten scroll backdrop is pretty incredible.

chandelier above ceremony space with handwritten scroll

photo: this modern romance

9. This easy mason jar centerpiece idea

And it’s already made for you!

baby's breath centerpiece table number in mason jar

by montana snow

10. This wreath with vintage type letter

For your ceremony entrance + re-used at home after the big day

monogram wreath

by two inspire you

11. These mason jars hanging from ceremony chairs

And talk about those colorful hearts sticking in the ground!

vintage mason jars hanging from chair backs

photo: one love photography via style me pretty

12. These gold candlesticks used instead of floral centerpieces

Ah, so gorgeous.

candlesticks as vintage decor

photo: amy nicole photo via ruffled blog

Are you planning a vintage wedding? Tell us your favorite vintage wedding decor ideas below!

xo
-E.

Vintage Locket Ring for the Bride

Last week, we talked about different ways to honor loved ones who have passed at your wedding. And then, as luck would have it, we spotted this other amazing idea: a vintage locket ring. It’s vintage inspired (so it’s not antique, but it looks the part) and can be used in a multitude of ways. First, if you have a loved one’s photo you’d like to go inside–add it–and then wear the ring on your right hand or tie to a ribbon and wrap it around your bouquet. Then, you can wear it after the wedding as a keepsake.

Vintage Locket Ring

As an alternate idea, you can also use it as a thematic bridesmaid gift idea for a vintage wedding. You can even include a small photo of the two of you together for a personalized touch.

Take a look! This ring was spotted at the lovely Kaori Kaori.

vintage locket ring

gold vintage locket ring

Go + Get It!

Want to get yours? Go to Kaori Kaori to buy (and to see more pieces of lovely jewelry)!

xo
-E.

Mirror Table Number Idea – DIY Wedding Decor

Have you ever stumbled upon something so lovely AND functional that it becomes an a-ha moment? That’s pretty much what happened when I stumped upon this mirror table number idea, where photographer Mary Fields captured a most elegant photo shoot designed by I Heart Rehabs. Here at Emmaline Bride, we love handmade + re-purposed finds, so we couldn’t have been more excited to find a cool vintage find turned functional in this centerpiece idea. See? Table numbers don’t have to be boring.

Here, take a look:

Mirror Table Number

Vintage Mirror Table Number

via glamour and grace

Isn’t it lovely? It’s perfect for the vintage themed wedding! Look for vintage swing mirrors on Ebay (the word ‘ornate’ is a plus) or, for a lower price point, look for a shabby chic option like this. My word, that’s gorgeous. Then, use some liquid chalk right on the mirror to write the table number.

Also, double points because…

1. It won’t blow away.

Planning an outdoor wedding? A tabletop mirror will stay put. No worrying about it blowing away or keeping it in place.

2. It adds a thematic touch.

You can add any kind of mirror you choose to fit your theme: vintage, beachy-cottage, shabby chic, even modern! Here’s one I love (and it’s way smaller in person, even though this looks like a full-length mirror from the photo). And you know how much I love themes.

ornate shabby chic table mirror | use this as a vintage mirror table number! great find from amazon.

3. It’s reusable!

Give these away after the wedding because, really, who doesn’t love an old timey mirror? And who couldn’t use one for their vanity? (Raises hand.)

xo
-E.