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3 Ways to Add Vintage Wedding Silverware

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If you are planning a vintage wedding and want to add an authentic touch, just add vintage wedding silverware to the mix! Today we’re showing you three ways to add vintage flair with silverware from Wooden Hive.

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1. Place Settings

Vintage wedding silverware added to your place settings will exude a more genuine vintage feel. Guests can take their place setting home as their wedding favor, or you can keep your favorites for use in your home (and donate the rest).

2. Table Numbers

Or, use these custom vintage spoons as table number markers. Just place one in a glass vase or jar at each table.

3. Cake Forks

Last but not least, don’t forget custom cake forks for the cutting of the cake. After the big day, you can reuse these forks again as a keepsake. Kerrie’s collection of handstamped vintage wedding silverware are unlike any we’ve seen.

Or ‘Eat Cake’ forks paired with a custom vintage server.

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There are even handstamped Mr and Mrs coffee spoons, perfect for your coffee themed wedding (or just because).

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If you’re planning a vintage themed wedding, you won’t want to miss out on this unique detail! Visit Wooden Hive to find out more and shop for your vintage wedding silverware.

xo
-E.

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Vintage Ring Pillows: What to Look For

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When it comes to planning your vintage wedding, you may feel inundated with so many vintage ring pillows out there. How do you know what to look for? Here are a few tips to help. To pick the perfect vintage ring pillow for you, you’ll want to find accnets or embellishments that align with your personal style and decor. For instance, a burlap and lace ring pillow (pictured above) is the ideal choice if your wedding has a vintage theme with a hint of rustic flair. If your vintage wedding touches on a specific decade, browse ring pillows that use re-purposed fabrics from salvaged skirts or dresses of the era (browse thrift or resale shops, or look on Etsy or Ebay). An antique (passed-down) handkerchief can be sewn on top of a classic four-square ring pillow to integrate an old-fashioned feel; if you need to borrow it just for the day, use safety pins which can be removed after the wedding without any damage. Alternatively, an antique brooch or strand of pearls can also be used as a focal point of a standard, otherwise simple ring pillow. Check out these nine vintage ring pillows for your ceremony to give you an idea of what to look for. Oh, and remember: as a rule of thumb, the perfect ring pillow is the one that tugs at your heartstrings.


L – twining vines, R – weddings and such, B – rustic beach chic


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L – leela purse, R – blessed in love


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Vintage Natural Inspired Wedding: Samantha + Christopher

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We love featuring real weddings on Emmaline Bride! This vintage natural inspired wedding is beautiful and we’re excited to share it with you. Samantha and Christopher’s wedding in Deep River, Connecticut has lots of DIY details, great photos, and an incredible theme! Their wedding was captured by Katie from Katie Slater Photography at the Lace Factory. See all the vintage natural inspired wedding details and hear what Katie and the bride, Samantha, have to say after the click…

Vintage Natural Inspired Wedding

Katie says, “We love non-traditional wedding flowers! The florals created by Ashleigh’s Garden for Samantha and Christopher’s wedding are nothing short of bright, wild-flower amazingness. The gorgeous day is inspired by a vintage, natural feel. Nature is everywhere in this wedding from the organic, bright flower arrangements to the vintage bird-watching images on the tables. Did we mention the incredible terrarium centerpieces that Samantha created?! These two love birds took the already incredible Lace Factory venue and turned it into a greenhouse! Add in a vintage teal bicycle and we’re in love. It was so fun to be a part of this laughter-filled, nature-loving, detail-oriented day!”

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Samantha tells us, “We wanted a casual, intimate and vintage feel to our wedding. We focused the details on nature and the outdoors, which we both love. That’s where the trees, terrariums and birds came from. It was important to us that our guests had outdoors available to them, therefore our ceremony was outside and our venue allowed for guests to be inside and outside without missing out on the reception.

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“We tried to do as much DIY as possible! Most of our stationary was purchased on Etsy.com, which we then printed and assembled ourselves. The rest, like the menus and escort cards, we created completely from scratch, and glued each feather for a special touch! A friend even designed the train tickets we provided to our guests. My bridesmaids, mother and mother in law helped me to create all of the terrariums which were used as our centerpieces.”

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“We also printed large, black and white posters of all of our parents and grandparents wedding photos which I affixed to foam board in order to create a little gallery of wedding photos to use to decorate the reception venue. All of the signage was made by us as well! A close friend of ours also provided the ceremony music, and, along with some friends of his, the cocktail hour music. This was one of the best, most raved about, part of our wedding! There were very few details that we DIDN’T do ourselves. It was important to me that our wedding felt personal and special and I felt that DIY was the best way to make that happen!”

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“Everything about the day was perfect. It is hard to choose a favorite part. I have to say, I adored the flowers, they blew me away. But really, my favorite part was being surrounded by so much love and family. I have never been so happy in my life as I was that day.”

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Wedding Vendors:
Day of Coordinator: William Parkinson Events
Transportation: The Valley Railroad Company
Band: Major Motion Band
Caterer: Cloud 9
Venue: The Lace Factory
Florist: Ashleigh’s Garden
Hair: Sarah Archambault
Makeup: Bold Face Makeup
Dress: The White Dress by the Shore
Photography: Katie Slater

Looking for your wedding vendors? Check out local wedding vendors for your wedding in The Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Katie Slater Photography. All rights reserved.


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Lace Wedding Heels from Becca & Louise

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Lace Wedding Heels| Becca & Louise via EmmalineBride.com

Vintage-loving brides: you’ll love these lace wedding heels, handmade from Becca & Louise. These handpicked heels are from their new collection. Take a look at the loveliness we’ve discovered…

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Wedding Dress with Sleeves and Lace

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We spotted this gorgeous wedding dress with sleeves and lace over at Katie Jean Designs and couldn’t wait to share. We always see wedding dresses with the same neckline style, so it’s refreshing to see something other than strapless or halter for a chance (although we love ‘em all). If you’re a vintage-loving bride looking for a wedding dress with sleeves and lace, you’re going to love the Ami wedding dress. It has a unique fit + flare that we are loving right now…

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Skeleton Key Necklaces for Bridesmaids

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Giveaway inside!

If you’re planning a vintage wedding, don’t miss this fantastic wedding giveaway! We’ve teamed up with Jac & Elsie LLC to offer a trio of skeleton key necklaces to one lucky reader. Because, as her motto states, “there’s no such thing as too much jewelry”. Word. Find out how you can win ‘em after the jump…

skeleton key necklaces for bridesmaids // set of three by jac & elsie llc

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8 Remarkably Unique Wedding Prints by Theme

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When people ask us about the best engagement gift ideas, I can’t help but mention wedding prints as one of them. Customization is at the heart of a wedding — particularly handmade weddings — and personalized wedding art prints makes perfect sense. Artwork is a functional gift, which can be framed and displayed in the home of the newlyweds for years to come. A personalized wedding print can also be used as a makeshift guest book, onto which guests sign around the edges at the reception. (A guest book on the wall? You’ll definitely look at it more than a closed book on your shelf!) Today we are introducing eight of our favorite new wedding prints by theme by the talented Michael Dexter Design. But we want to know: which one is perfect for your big day?

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Wedding Card Box Suitcase

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One of our favorite parts of handmade weddings? The decor! There are so many creative twists on traditional items that we’ve been finding lately. We especially love when artists make keepsake-quality items you can use long after the wedding is over. For instance, this wedding card box suitcase over at PNZ Designs can be used to hold cards from guests, guest book notes, or pop open the suitcase and use it as a creative escort card display. The front is embellished with your monogram, etched in wood and stained to perfection. Love, love, love.

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