Posted December 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
When it comes to your handcrafted wedding, personalizing every single detail is key. So, when you start shopping for your groom’s boutonniere, you might as well consider something a little outside the box. Extra-special. Made just for him. And, today, we’re here to help! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite unique wedding boutonnieres by The Ritzy Rose to spark your creativity. Plus, we’ve teamed up to offer one of these unique wedding boutonnieres to a lucky Emmaline Bride reader! Find out how you can win + get inspired with our hand-picked finds below!
Posted November 18, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 22 Comments
Planning a vintage wedding? Kick off the inspiration with save the dates! To start this lovely brand new week, we’re sharing some of our favorite vintage inspired save the dates from Fifth Vintage. Steph, shop owner and designer, takes your favorite engagement photograph and applies filters to it. The result? Beautiful antique, nostalgic, 1930′s, or vintage inspired save the dates! Don’t just take our word for it, though — see for yourself! We’ve hand-selected our favorite vintage inspired save the dates from the shop below. And… we’re giving away a set of 50 save the date cards for free to one lucky reader! Which style do you love?
Posted November 6, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Want to dress up your wedding shoes? Take a peek at these easy-to-use (+ totally stylish) bow shoe clips spotted at Absolutely Audrey. I was browsing the shop and came across the Bridal Bliss collection, where I was immediately drawn to the Jackie design, shown below. It’s my favorite of the collection. This pair features crystal accents in a bow shaped design. It comes with a clip, which makes it a snap to add to shoes, a belt sash, or clutch purse. Take a peek…
Posted November 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 26 Comments
Want an alternative to the traditional flower bouquet? Consider the feather fan! Feather fans for weddings (carried by the bride or bridesmaids) are on the list of our favorite handmade wedding bouquets. Feather fans are a perfect accent for a peacock wedding, vintage wedding, or winter wedding. Wondering where to find feather fans and bouquets? Check out Serendipity Bridal, leading designer of feather fans, peacock wedding feathers, and mixed media bouquets. Ready to be inspired? Check out some feather fans for weddings + other feather-inspired accessories… plus a little surprise at the end of this post!
Feather Fans for Weddings
Ooh, I love this blue peacock feather fan! It makes a lovely ‘something blue’, don’t you think? (P.S. It lasts forever.)
Posted November 4, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 31 Comments
Vintage-loving brides: don’t miss today’s post! We adore authentic vintage wedding veils, but a vintage inspired birdcage veil is another way to bring the vintage vibe with a modern touch. We spotted this vintage inspired birdcage veil at Tessa Kim and we love its versatility. This is the perfect veil to wear with a chic updo or one of these gorgeous wedding hair down styles. Read on to see how the model rocks this style with a glamorous hair bun (or top knot). Oh, and did we mention that one birdcage veil is up for grabs? ;)
Posted October 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 33 Comments
Hey, bohemian, vintage, + rustic-loving brides! Today’s post is for you! It’s been awhile since we’ve rounded up some of our favorite bohemian wedding ideas, so today we’re bringing you twenty-one handmade boho finds. One of these fabulous finds is also up for grabs in today’s giveaway… which accessory is it? Read on to find out…
Bohemian Wedding Ideas
First, let’s start with these bohemian headbands. I mean, get out, how perfect are these? The dresses are cute, too.
Posted July 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
What do you think about faux flower bouquets? Would you carry fake blooms instead of fresh flowers down the aisle? The emerging trend of fake flower bouquets has become increasingly more popular among brides — and for good reason. Read on to find out why and get inspired with faux flower bouquets for your big day…
Posted July 3, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Do you need ideas for something old, new, borrowed, and blue? We’ve found eight of them! This wedding tradition (from an old English rhyme) is said to bring good luck to the bride. It doesn’t mean you’ll have bad luck if you don’t oblige, but it’s a fun wedding tradition to participate in nonetheless. On a strict budget? Don’t panic: most of these items can be borrowed from a loved one (old, borrowed, and blue) and your ‘new’ can always be your wedding dress. Read on to see our ideas for something old, new, borrowed, and blue; PLUS, find out where you can get a sought-after sixpence for your shoe!
Posted June 29, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Brides: asking guests for song requests on your reply card is a fun (+ interactive) way to pre-plan a perfect playlist! Instead of a boring old ‘plus one’ or ‘chicken vs. fish’, guests can write-in their favorite tune. I wish I did this for my wedding; it would be fun to see the song requests from guests of all ages. These unique song request reply cards are by Crafty Pie as part of the ‘Vintage Modern Wedding Invitation‘ suite.
Posted June 26, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
The use of wax letter seals for weddings (and all correspondence, really) dates back as early as the 16th century. Wax was originally used to seal letters closed, and, later, envelopes. Wax seals authenticated a letter to ensure it was not opened prior to its receipt. While the use of wax letter seals is mostly decorative today (now we have modern adhesives), it has grown in popularity in the wedding industry especially for vintage, baroque, or renaissance themed weddings. Despite what many may think, using wax seals on invitations, place cards, and other decor doesn’t take long at all. Wax used to be melted with a match and applied to the stamper; today, you can use a sealing gun (or glue gun) for quick + easy stamping. Plus, the result of a custom monogrammed seal is sure to please your guests. Find out more about how to use wax letter seals, get inspired with handmade twists (even jewelry!) and find out where you can grab supplies to get crafty with wax this weekend. Enjoy!
How to Use Wax Letter Seals
First, get inspired! Here are some unique ways you can use wax letter seals throughout your decor:
Posted June 21, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Hello, loves! If you’re a fan of DIY wedding ideas, you are going to LOVE this post! Meet Margaux and Chad – now newlyweds! – a charming couple who combined their love for handmade, vintage, and DIY details to create one truly memorable day. The bride, Margaux (of the oh-so-chic Harmony Creative Studio), styled and created nearly everything you see here from start to finish. Today, you get a front-row seat at Margaux and Chad’s wedding where you’ll see eight hand-picked DIY wedding ideas (like stationery, vintage bottle centerpieces, a candy buffet, escort cards, and more), you’ll find out how Margaux tackled these DIY ideas, and you’ll get a glimpse into their incredible wedding venue. Ready to get started? Read on to begin! (Also, a special thank you to Meghan Christine Photography for all of the images you see below, except where noted. Beautiful work!)
P.S. Check out this amazing backdrop! It’s an succulent-lover’s dream come true!
Posted June 18, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
Hello, loves! You’ve heard of emergency wedding kits in the past, but carrying around all that extra “stuff” can weigh heavily on your wedding bag. And, most wedding bags or clutches can only carry so much! Today, we’re cutting down on the clutter and sharing the seven things you must pack in your wedding bag at the very least. These carefully selected items are what we feel will keep you happy, pain-free, and embarrassment-free, too. We could always add more to the list – like mascara, and eye makeup remover – but we’re focusing more on things you’ll want to keep on hand. What would you pack in your wedding bag if you only had room for seven things? Here’s what made our cut…