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5 DIY Wedding Favors You Can Make in an Evening

diy wedding favors - Bell Jar Cupcakes by EmmalineBride.com

Brides: if you’re looking for easy DIY wedding favors you can tackle in an evening, you’re in for a treat today! We’ve teamed up with the team at Weddingstar to feature five hand-picked DIY wedding favors, all of which are fun and easy-to-do. To pick a wedding favor guests will love (and remember), make sure it a) is functional, and b) coordinates with your wedding theme. We spent plenty of time browsing Weddingstar and we were impressed by the quality of these wedding DIY supplies and how easy it was to incorporate any wedding theme. Plus, you can add your own custom touches with initial stickers, twine, personalized tags, and more. Read on to see five easy DIY wedding favors and tell us: which one do you love?

21 Most Unique Boutonniere Ideas

spark plug boutonniere (by The Ritzy Rose) - 21 Unique Alternative Boutonniere Ideas

by the ritzy rose

The groom is unique: why should he wear the same old floral boutonniere? Today we’re inspiring you to get creative and think outside the traditional bout box. We’ve rounded up the most unique alternative boutonniere ideas from around the web and we’ve included a little something for everyone. There’s a spark plug boutonniere for the mechanic, a compass for the sailor, a guitar pick boutonniere for the music-lover – even hops for the home brewer! We’ve also incorporated favorite wedding theme ideas like a starfish boutonniere for the beach, a skeleton key for a vintage wedding, and a cotton boutonniere for rustic weddings. Read on to get inspired and see which alternative boutonniere ideas made the list! (P.S. And, we want to know… what’s the most unique boutonniere you’ve ever seen?)

18 Unique Rustic Wedding Centerpieces

wooden lantern centerpiece

by little bit my style

Are you wondering how to make your centerpieces look their best? Are you stumped on rustic wedding centerpieces you can pull together yourself? We’re here to help! Today we’re showing you eighteen unique ideas for centerpieces including finds like flower boxes, painted mason jars, lace wrapped mason jars, fabric flowers, birch wood, and more. If you’re not sure where to start, this list will certainly get your creativity flowing! Enjoy!

40+ Best Travel Themed Wedding Ideas

travel theme wedding ideas

Hello, hello! If you’re a couple who craves adventure, you’ll adore these travel themed wedding ideas we have planned for you today! If you are jet-setting together on your honeymoon, you’ve spent time adding stamps to your passports, or you dream of exploring your own backyard, this is the theme for you. We’ve rounded up our favorite map inspired ideas to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Ready to get started? Let’s go!

GIVEAWAY: 10 Romantically Vintage Wedding Ideas
(+ Win Invitations!)

vintage wedding invitations

by wildheart paper

Are you planning a vintage wedding? Vintage weddings are one of my favorite themes, as they convey a classic and elegant tone. And a vintage wedding is alsoone that never goes out of style! To give you a glimpse of this style, we’re sharing a few of our favorite vintage accessories and ideas in today’s post, along with a chance to win FREE vintage wedding invitations from WildHeart Paper! It’s so easy to feel inspired with these unique vintage touches: here are ten to get you started!

50+ Best Wedding Invitations – 2016

nature inspired wedding invitations

by tying the knots

Hi, loves! Emma here. Wedding invitations are one of *the* toughest decisions to make for your wedding. After all, you only get to pick one and it needs to convey the theme and tone of your wedding — all in one printed card. And you want *yours* to stand out from all others. So, where the heck are you supposed to start looking? That’s where we come in! Whether you were supposed to order your invitations a week ago (oops) or you’re just getting your feet wet with wedding theme ideas and colors, you’ll find it all right here. We’ve rounded up the best wedding invitations to inspire your big day including modern, vintage, beach, barn, woodland, and more. There are even more trends and colors, but this list is designed for unique wedding themes. To be honest, this list was supposed to stop at fifty, but I couldn’t help myself, hence the fifty-“plus”. Just wait until you see them all…

21 Beautiful Vintage Wedding Ideas on Etsy

vintage thank you notes

by paper street press | see it in the list below!

Are you a vintage-loving bride? Adore classic, timeless pieces and 1920’s inspired decor? You’ve come to the right place! I’ve been eyeing all kinds of vintage finds lately on Etsy and wanted to gather them all together in an inspiration board to get you started. Whether you’re planning on a full-scale vintage day or you want a few pieces here and there, I’m certain you’ll find something here to love. Just wait until you see all twenty-one of them…

Real Weddings: A Magnificent Rustic Wedding at Bellamy Mansion

Chris Lang Photography--70

Today we’re sharing a gorgeous Bellamy Mansion wedding in downtown Wilmington! But before we get started, we have to share the story of how this couple met. It sounds like it came from a romantic comedy! Vanessa tells us,

“I was sitting at my gate at Wilmington International Airport at 6:30 am, reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Seth came and sat a few chairs diagonally across from me. From this moment on, I was only faking to read! I could not concentrate, as we kept staring awkwardly at each other making eye contact here and there. As we boarded the plane, Seth got in line behind me. My heart was racing with butterflies. I sat down in my seat on the plane and turned to see Seth standing there as he said, “I think that’s my seat…” pointing to the window seat, with a smile on his face. I responded, “No it’s not!” and we both laughed. In a two-seater row, there we were, just the two of us… and we talked the entire flight! We hit it off so seamlessly and discovered that we only lived a few miles apart from each other! At the end of the flight, Seth asked for my number and the rest is history!”

The Bride' Gown | Chris Lang Photography | Real Weddings Bellamy Mansion

So, what happened next? They fell in love, he popped the question, and they wed in a rustic setting at Bellamy Mansion! And we’re thrilled to share their beautiful day with you with photos and a video captured by Chris Lang Photography. In the video, you’ll see the day from start to finish including getting ready, the First Look, and a perfectly choreographed First Dance. Don’t miss it!


Real Weddings – Bellamy Mansion

These Bridesmaid Dresses are Cute with a Bow on the Back

Hey, lovelies! Happy Thursday! Are you planning a vintage inspired wedding and need the *perfect* bridesmaid dress? You know, one they’ll actually want to wear? Then you’ll love these Audrey Hepburn inspired dresses we spotted at Shop Apricity! They’re handmade just for you in beautiful sunny California. We especially love the back of these dresses: check out the bow! You can choose from three shades: teal, seafoam, or navy. Which one is your favorite?


Bridesmaid Dresses with Bow on the Back

The dresses are a sleek fit and flare skater dress in stretch pointe knit fabric. It offers a true flattering fit and features a deep back scoop neckline and darling bow accent.

Oh, and I have to add: there are pockets!

navy blue dress by shop apricity | bridesmaid dresses bow on back

by shop apricity