Posted October 4, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Have you ever wondered how to preserve leaves to keep them looking vibrant and rich? Are you planning a fall wedding and hoping to incorporate fall foliage into your decor without the leaves turning brittle and lackluster? Well, you’re in luck: today, we’re showing you how to preserve leaves for fall wedding decor and you won’t believe how easy it is! Using a few simple techniques, you can keep your fall foliage looking freshly-picked all day long. Read on to find out how to preserve leaves PLUS view hand-picked fall wedding centerpieces we think you’ll love. Enjoy!
Posted September 27, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 19 Comments
Have you ever wondered how to cut wine bottles to re-purpose as candle holders? Today you’ll learn how to put old wine bottles to good use as re-usable candle holders. We love when wedding centerpieces make a statement (remember the cascading hydrangea table runner?) and these candles are no exception! They can be grouped together on tables for a romantic glow or placed along a path for a soft, ethereal light. After your wedding day, they can be reused on your patio while entertaining or in your love nest during a romantic dinner.
Read on for info on the candle holder tutorial, find out where to order handmade holders and learn an alternate idea you can do in less than a minute. Enjoy!
Posted July 27, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
When you begin planning your wedding centerpieces, keep an eye out for accessories that offer multi-functionality. Accessories which offer dual functions will reduce your centerpiece set up time dramatically and eliminate clutter on your tables. This is especially useful when planning an outdoor wedding reception, as tables are typically smaller in size and space is limited. One of our favorite decor pieces which offers dual functionality is this rustic burlap candle holder + vase combination. By day, this burlap vase displays floral bouquets beautifully (tip: use wildflowers for added whimsy!). By night, replace the flowers with votive candles for a romantic glow at your reception site. The vase is re-purposed with handmade details by Sweet C’s Designs. It is wrapped in burlap and tied with jute ribbon for a rustic look. The vase can be customzes with small initials, a fleur de lis, a custom quote, or your wedding day for a personalized touch.
Posted July 23, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 13 Comments
Happy Saturday! What’s that, you say? Fresh posts at EB? Why, yes – of course! Does your wedding planning come to a screeching halt because it’s the weekend? We didn’t think so! And, neither do we. Besides, we’re quite obsessed and it’s only natural to post as much as possible. ;)
If you’ve been an avid reader of EB (p.s. thanks + we love you) you may be aware that I (Emma here!) am in love with teacups. I frequent thrift shops, estate sales, and garage sales searching for the next perfect teacup to add to my collection. One problem? There are not nearly enough opportunities to show off the teacup collection. Today, however, we’re fixing that problem with a DIY to incorporate your chic collection AND a romantic centerpiece idea for your wedding. With a few supplies, you can make these darling DIY teacup candles – via Georgica Pond – for next to nothing using thrift store, garage sale, or estate sale teacups. Make meaningful candles for the head table by using teacups passed down from your grandmother.
Posted July 18, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
We love to find unique, multi-functional finds for both wedding day and ever after. How many brides can say they were able to reuse their rustic wedding centerpieces in their love nest after the big day? That’s why we love these log bowls by Loyal Loot Collective. They are handmade and offer the rustic look of trees in their natural state – but with a twist. Each bowl is made from reclaimed trees and contains a high-floss finish in a variety of colors. We think they will complement your rustic wedding beautifully.
Posted July 3, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
Hi, lovelies! We hope you’re having an amazing, relaxing 4th of July weekend. Yesterday we showed you a pretty blue-and-white DIY striped skirt and we’re continuing the crafting craze with these DIY terra cotta pots. These pretty little pots are perfect for bridal shower or wedding centerpieces, parties, or summer BBQs. These pots are easy-to-DIY and you can use any color fabric of your choosing, which means it will complement your party theme perfectly. Use prints and patterns (shown) for a touch of whimsy!
Posted June 3, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Hey, coffee lovers! You’ll like today’s find, especially if you also happen to love mason jars. Mason jars with coffee beans makes an unusually chic centerpiece and is perfect for a coffee themed wedding. And, it’s easy to DIY. Simply fill mason jars with coffee beans, add fresh flowers, and place on tables. Be sure to select flowers in a bright color to contrast the coffee beans and really POP. We love the pink flowers in the example shown below:
Mason Jars with Coffee Beans
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Posted April 14, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 36 Comments
This mason jar centerpiece is easy-to-DIY for your wedding! Adding candlelight creates a romantic atmosphere and these mason jars will add both a rustic and whimsical touch. First, you’ll need mason jars (you can buy them in bulk here for about $1 each) and fill with water. Next, tie a decorative ribbon (or raffia, as shown below) to the top of the jar in a bow. Place a floating candle (preferably long burning) in each jar and group approximately 3-4 jars together on each table. Light each candle and enjoy!
Posted April 11, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments
Selecting a centerpiece for any event can be a daunting task that tends to be more difficult for weddings. After spending months of planning – and perhaps crafting – your wedding centerpieces, they ought to be both memorable and unique. One of the first aspects of your decor seen by guests is the centerpiece, so make it a good one! Keep in mind that both color and texture are equally important when selecting the centerpiece. Also, a centerpiece does not necessarily have to be large-and-in-charge. In fact, some of my favorite centerpieces through the years have been subtle, sweet, and simple – a little bit goes a long way. For instance, these unique wedding centerpieces spotted at Floresdelsol are made of dried floral and plant textures (such as moss, spring thistles, and status flowers) so they are on the simple side yet offer bright vivid colors and fresh textures. It is rare to find centerpieces, such as these, that can be used after the wedding as decor in your love nest; in fact, the flowers are dried so they can be admired forever.
Posted February 28, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 16 Comments
Today are excited to feature a beautiful DIY project by our chief DIY expert, Lauren Elise! Enjoy!
Posted January 6, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
Good morning, lovelies! Get ready for super shabby-chic imagery! I spotted this amazing shoot and had to share immediately. See what a little imagination, vintage accents, petite deserts, roses, and a splash of creativity can do? Add handmade touches to make it your own! We recommend vintage cake stands!