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7 Reasons You *Might* Need a Bridal Cover Up

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Have you been looking at bridal cover ups, but you’re not sure if you really need one? Emma here and I wondered the same thing for my wedding. I married in the winter, so my reason for a wedding wrap was primarily warmth. But did you know that wedding cover ups are used for so much more? It’s true — and today we’re sharing seven reasons why you might need or want one. From boleros to wraps to fur stoles and bridal toppers, we’re covering them all right here. Read on to find more and get inspired with some of the prettiest wraps we’ve seen yet!

Bridal Cover Ups:  Lace style by sibo designs | photo: brumley and wells |

by sibo designs | photo: brumley & wells

Bridal Cover Ups + Why You Might Need One

1. To keep warm.

A bridal cover up is most often used to keep warm for fall or winter weddings. One example of a wrap for warmth is a faux fur stole, like this:

Bridal Cover Ups: faux fur stole by davie & chiyo | photo: desy cheng |

fur bridal wrap: davie & chiyo | photo: desy cheng

Or, one of these faux fur wraps:

wrap: davie & chiyo | photo: desy cheng

2. To make your dress more modest.

Whether your ceremony venue requires you to wear a more modest dress, or you prefer a more covered-up look, a bridal jacket or bolero will do the trick. You can even add instant sleeves to your dress with a lace bridal jacket, like this one from Davie & Chiyo:

Bridal Cover Ups: lace bridal jacket by davie & chiyo |

by davie & chiyo

8 Floral Lace Details *Not* to Miss (+ Giveaway!)

Vintage-loving brides: this one’s for you! I know, I know — we’ve been sharing a ton of rustic, bohemian, and beach wedding ideas lately. But I promise we haven’t forgotten about vintage. In fact, it’s one of my favorite themes because of because it borrows glamorous details from lace and pearls to vintage brooches and feathery hair accessories. Vintage brides have some of the prettiest details at their fingertips — and today we’re unlocking a handful of our favorite floral lace ideas to share for your vintage wedding. And, in true Friday fashion, we’re giving one of these away! Hint: it’s from the amazing ANGEE W. and it’s a stunning piece, as always! Details below + thanks for stopping by!

Floral Lace Wedding Ideas

1. This floral lace wedding veil

floral lace wedding veil |

by sibo designs | photos: brumley & wells

And more shots, simply because this veil is so exceptionally pretty…

by sibo designs | photos: brumley & wells

2. This wedding invitation suite

floral lace wedding invitations |

by lvandy27

3. This pair of floral lace wedding heels

floral lace wedding heels

by becca and louise

4. This lace floral wedding clutch

floral lace wedding clutch purse |

by angee w.

6 Modern Ways to Wear a Brooch

[A] brooch is typically seen as a vintage accessory, right? You may think of a brooch as something your grandmother would wear pinned to her blouse, or something your mother keeps in a jewelry box for special occasions. But a brooch isn’t limited to vintage weddings alone. It’s possible to pull off a modern look with a brooch, and today we’re showing you six ways to do it. You’ll also be able to cross off something old, something new, and something blue from your list. Now you just need to borrow something — oh, and one of these. With each of these finds, we’re also telling you why it’s a modern twist on a traditionally vintage look. Enjoy!

Modern Ways to Wear a Brooch

1. This something blue bracelet

While some see a brooch bracelet as a vintage accessory, this fresh pop of blue Amazonite gives it an updated look. The Swarovski crystals make a stunning focal piece. By White Tulip Boutique.

by white tulip boutique

2. This feathery hair accessory with brooch

This feather hair accessory is a modern veil alternative. The rhinestone brooch gives it a little sparkle, without overpowering the piece. It was spotted over at the elegant Tessa Kim.

brooch feather hair piece

by tessa kim, photo: candice benjamin

3. These lovely brooch bouquets

A brooch bouquet can be vintage in style — or you can add more modern pieces and bright pops of color for a modernized look. These are by The Ritzy Rose.

brooch bouquet

by the ritzy rose, photo: jeff hall photography

colorful brooch bouquet

by the ritzy rose

4. This brooch sash

This stunning piece adds modern flair to any gown. By SparkleSM.

brooch sash

by sparklesm

5. This stunning clutch

The geometric pattern makes this clutch pop with personality! By ANGEE W.

modern geometric print clutch bag with brooch

by angee w

6. This brooch ribbon necklace

And finally, this brooch ribbon necklace is more modern because of the ribbon. Instead of pearls or a traditional chain, this necklace ties in the back with a single satin ribbon. I adore this piece. By White Garden Lace.

wedding necklace brooch

by white garden lace

So, we want to know:

Which of these brooch ideas is your favorite?


Skeleton Key Escort Card Favors

[W]hat are you going to pick for escort cards? What about favors? Did you know you could combine your escort cards and favors into one? You can — and it’s a fantastic way to save time and money. Check out these skeleton key escort card favors we spotted here as one example. All you need to do is write the names of guests on the tags, hang or display on a table or a vintage hutch or dresser, and add a sign so guests know to take their key and find their seat. And if you’re wondering how these skeleton keys double as favors, it’s because they’re actually bottle openers — how neat is that? And you know how crazy I am over functional favors. Take a look at these charming skeleton key bottle openers and the pretty vintage tags that accompany them, below. They are from Trees of Lace.

Skeleton Key Escort Card Favors

Here are the keys…

skeleton key escort card favors |

by trees of lace

And a stunning display…

skeleton key escort card favors |

by trees of lace

skeleton key escort card favors |

by trees of lace

You can find out more about these here.

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Utterly Charming Wedding Silverware Sets

Need a perfect cake server? What about a pair of forks for your Big Day — and beyond? Or maybe even a coffee spoon that is yours and yours alone? You’ll find vintage wedding silverware sets and more all right here! But first, did you get your copy yet?

[H]ave you been properly acquainted with Wooden Hive yet? If not, get ready to be because we’re sharing a handful of our favorite vintage wedding silverware pieces today! Kerrie, the owner of Wooden Hive and its lead designer, is amazing: not only is she a talented artisan, but she’s sweet as can be, too. And you can tell she’s really passionate about what she does because she’s always adding new silverware to her wedding collection and homewares, too, like, ‘Love Coffee’ or ‘My Ice Cream Spoon’. Whether you need a pair of silverware for your sweetheart table or a cake server for your cake cutting (and for anniversaries for years to come), this is one place you will love. Take a look at a few of our handpicked favorites today and get ready to add ’em to your list!

Wedding Silverware Sets

by wooden hive

bride groom forks

by wooden hive

by wooden hive

For the country-loving western wedding couple:

by wooden hive

country boy country girl spoons

by wooden hive

Oh, and I’m loving these ‘I Do’ and ‘Me Too’ forks. These are great as anniversary gifts, too. (I forget, what year is ‘handmade’ for the anniversary gift? I think it’s #1 through #100.)

by wooden hive

Lovin’ on these cake servers:

by wooden hive

And, you know that I would be all about these coffee spoons, just because. I literally just ordered a print that says this because, coffee.

but first coffee spoon

by wooden hive

And these, especially this ‘good morning handsome’ spoon for Andrew. You see, he always rushes to make the coffee first so he can bring me a cup. And then he says, “Honey? Want cream with that?” And I say, “Yes, please” and he brings it over. And then he says it’s too hot so I might want to wait a minute, as he sets it down to cool on the side table. Now, that’s love.

by wooden hive

To see more (and there’s a whole lot to love!), head over to Wooden Hive and tell Kerrie that Emmaline Bride sent you!