wedding details Archive

Keri + Drew’s Shabby Chic Wedding

Keri + Drew’s shabby chic wedding is absolutely stunning. Their Iowa shabby chic wedding has so many beautiful details including mason jars, weathered furniture, and flowery greenery that pops. Keri and Drew went out incorporating the color green into their wedding details from the brides shoes and table centerpieces to their delicious green candy table. Using more than just the color green, one of the most unique and creative ideas Keri and Drew used in their shabby chic wedding was the use of plants as guest favors. Photographing their Iowa wedding was Emily from Emily Crall Photography. Emily fills us in on some of the couple’s wedding day fun.

Real Wedding Details: Mini Hearts, Cupcakes & Initials

One of the key elements to a perfectly orchestrated event is cohesiveness. We spotted these incredible real wedding details to illustrate how to pull off a perfectly coordinated wedding – from the initial Save the Date sent to guests (which set the decor right off the bat) to the mini hearts on the cupcakes, escort cards, table numbers, tree sign, mason jar centerpieces, and more. It is the handmade + diy details which personalize an event to the max, and Yessenia & Dustin did a fabulous job. Take a peek at our favorite details from the day:

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Little Red Details: Erin and Nick’s Duluth Wedding

We love this Duluth wedding and Erin + Nick’s little red details! Erin, the bride, did an amazing job incorporating red throughout her theme and crafted her own details to accent her wedding day. Erin and Nick’s Minnesota wedding was photographed by Stacey from LaCoursiere Photography based in Duluth, Minnesota.

Stacey tells us, “This bride did nearly everything herself. She handmade her headband. She ordered little photo charms and attached them to all the bridal bouquets. Each of the bridesmaids bouquets had the photos of the brides memories with them. The brides bouquet had photos of unique memories to her, and photos of her family members that had passed. She dyed her grooms socks to match her shoes. All the bridesmaids jewelry was handmade by her. She hand wrote the whole wedding ceremony script. It was incredibly unique..”

Duluth wedding photographer - LaCoursiere Photography

Handmade Lovebirds: April and Michael’s Real Wedding!

We’re excited to show off these great wedding photos from Kristina of Kristina Hill Photography. Kristina’s sister is the lovely bride and the handmade details are amazing! Check them out for yourself after a few words from Kristina.

Kristina tells us, “April and Michael were married at the Stroudsmore Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA and their wedding site was called Woodsgate. It was an outdoor chapel with wooden benches, surrounded by tall fall trees. My sister is a graphic designer and she designed pretty much all of the details of her wedding – programs, menus, logo, favors, etc.

Lastly, her invites were screen-printed vintage handkerchiefs and her response cards were mad libs (they were pretty cool!). It was all wrapped up with a tree bark printed paper ‘ribbon’. Thank you notes (which are mixes from their wedding night music, because all night people complimented them on how ‘unique’ and ‘them’ the music played was) printed on cd’s that look like records are in the works!”

brooklyn wedding photographer - Kristina Hill Photography

Birdseed packets were designed by April and sewn by the groom’s mother with the old saying ‘”cause being single is for the birds”!

Wedding Inspiration: Escort Cards, Mis-Matched Bridesmaids + Handmade Details!

Happy Monday, lovelies! I hope you’re geared up for another week full of wedding inspiration… we’re chock full of handmade goodness and we can’t wait to share it with you! But first…

… How was your weekend? This afternoon, I had the pleasure of meeting my best girlfriend for coffee to discuss her upcoming July wedding. It is going to be such a beautiful event held near a lake at a garden, complete with a bed and breakfast on site (one of those knock-your-socks-off kind of places with intricate details, creaky stairs and the most beautiful vintage details), a sweet little brick-paved garden path, tons of flowers, cute little tables with umbrellas… and, she’s making her own cake (you go, girl). She is a talented baker who makes the. most. incredible. cakes. ever. And, they taste even better than they look, which is, in a word, amazing. Ah, wedding season.

So.. on to this morning’s post! I spotted this real wedding and I am smitten with the sweet saffron + charming details. The images are by You Look Nice Today Photography, who did an exception job capturing each detail perfectly (by the by, check out their site – GORGEOUS). And, this is the perfect time to reiterate how important it is (especially with handcrafted, detail-rich events) to have a skilled photographer who will capture each detail. You worked hard to make your wedding memorable, so make sure your photos showcase your endeavors!


Fall in Love with Southern Wedding Charm

From study partners to wedded bliss, Cortney and James’ southern fall wedding is sweet. Surrounded by fall foliage, this November 13th Raleigh wedding was held at the grandiose 1705 Prime venue. This elegant North Carolina wedding was masterfully photographed by Carolyn from Carolyn Scott Photography. Thank you Carolyn!

Carolyn tells us,

“Cortney and James were a wonderful couple that I had the joy of photographing on a beautiful fall day in the south! They met during chiropractic school and shortly after the wedding opened their own chiropractic office in Durham. They couldn’t be sweeter and the day was filled with gorgeous details. Cortney’s dad bought her the awesome shoes and the flower in her hair was from her mother’s wedding hat.”

Happy Trails: Real Wyoming Wedding

There’s excitement in the air today with this beautiful Wyoming real wedding.  Breathtaking green landscapes, talented wedding vendors, and creatively crafted DIY details (not to mention a happy bride and groom) makes this wedding one of our favorites!  Nicholas and Caroline’s real wedding was skillfully captured by Deanna from A Day to Adore Photography.

A conversation between Caroline (the bride) and Deanna (the photographer):

“Where did you and Nick meet?
“Nick and I grew up in the same town (Merrill, WI) and have been good friends since high school. It was not until after a classic summer romance (you know, Grease style) when we were both home from college that we actually started dating. Although our colleges were not exactly close to each other (he was in Louisiana and I was in Iowa), we managed to work through it and stick it out together.”

“Why did you decide to have your wedding in Jackson?”

“Originally we had planned to have our wedding back home in Wisconsin. However we were having a hard time trying to plan such a large event from so far away. The guest list started to get out of control; we live in a small town where we know just about everybody and we had lots of close family (aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, etc.) so we felt like we had to invite A LOT of people (300+). And, with 8 brothers and sisters between us and a handful of extremely good friends we were looking at a gigantic wedding party. We also struggled with
finding a nice venue with decent catering. North central Wisconsin is not exactly the chicest place ever. One night we were lying in bed talking about wedding planning, when we decided neither of us felt good about the way the whole wedding was going. In fact, we had begun to resent the wedding. It was turning into much more of a production- a lot more quantity than quality. It was then we decided we had to make a change. At first we thought about simply eloping, perhaps somewhere tropical, but we both wanted to have our family and close friends there. After some thinking, Nick came up with the idea of having a sort of ‘destination wedding’ and inviting a small, select group out west. We really only wanted to get married and have a fantastic party with the people we love. We decided on Jackson Hole because we felt the area really fit our personality (adventurous, outdoorsy, with a hint of cowboy/cowgirl) and would be a fantastic place for our friends and family to visit.”

“Were there any other people who helped out on your wedding day?”

“We had a few DIY projects. My mom made the recipe cards that had the recipes for all of the cakes, my friends and I mixed trail mix and stuffed them into the “happy trails” bags for favors, I collected various vases and bottles that my friends filled with extra herbs, greens, and flowers that Lily and Co. gave to us, my sister Anna bought and spray painted the water bottle bins, and for the place cards I wrote the names on river rocks and major western rivers Nick and I have visited.”

Photography: A Day to Adore Photography, Pocatello, ID
Vendors: All catering was done by Spring Creek
Flowers: Lily and Co., Jackson WY
Invitations, Programs, Trail Mix Stickers: XOWYO, Jackson WY
Venue: Spring Creek Ranch
Cakes: Caroline’s Mom
DJ: Mainstream Music, Pocatello

If you love these images and are interested in seeing more from this Idaho wedding photographer, check out her website here.  You can also view her preferred vendor listing in The Bridal Book here at Emmaline Bride!

All images courtesy of A Day to Adore Photography. All Rights Reserved.

WOW Factor Wedding! Erin and Eric Wed

WOW factor wedding! Get your real wedding fix today with this stunning Minnesota wedding captured by Erin Johnson Photography.

Get ready for stunning beauty, rich wedding details, and creative photos that will make your wedding photographer jealous!

Ceremony:  St. Francis of Assisi
Reception: Minnesota History Center

If you love these images and are interested in seeing more from this Minnesota wedding photographer, check out her site here.

All images courtesy of Erin Johnson Photography.   All Rights Reserved.