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Wedding Inspiration Boards by Color

Need wedding inspiration boards by color? Looking to coordinate with your wedding’s color scheme? We’ve got ‘em! Chrissy Ott, editor of The Perfect Palette, sent us these incredible inspiration boards which combine our love for handmade and her expertise in color palettes. And, since it is easier to find an accessory first (rather than find one to match your palette later) Chrissy used a handmade clutch as the focal point for each board. We are also excited to add that each handmade clutch used below is from The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride, where you can find tons of handmade loveliness from the best artisans on the planet. Get inspired with color AND a handmade accessory to match!

Wedding Inspiration Boards by Color

1 – Blues

wedding inspiration boards by color

Rustic Real Wedding with DIY Charm

Today we are sharing with you an incredible rustic real wedding with tons of handmade elements and a rustic, homespun flair. We love to hear the details directly from the bride, so take it away, Kendel!

She tells us, “Country, rustic, charming, antique, old-fashion, warm, fun and intimate. Just a few words I would use to describe our wedding day, August 14th, 2010. If I had to describe it in one sentence it would be: The most amazing day that I got to marry my best friend while surrounded by the charming handiwork of my friends and family who all came together to make our day really special and memorable.

Our wedding took place at Balls Falls Conservation Area in Jordan ON. During the reception we had a slide show and several games throughout the evening including the shoe game and the newly wed game, which were a lot of fun. We ended the night with a few fireworks and our car drove through two large fountain style fireworks as our exit.

Our wedding was truly a DIY wedding and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. If it wasn’t something I made personally then it was an item made by a friend or family member, and together everything came out looking great, and it was even nicer knowing it was made with love and hard work from those involved in the day.

We worked with a relatively small budget and yet everything was exactly what I wanted. I hope the images of our wedding inspire other couples to really consider DIY as well as the power of asking friends and family members for their expertise when it comes to planning a wedding. You don’t always have to rely on the ‘experts’ when there are experts all around you amongst your friends and family!

rustic real wedding

Kit and Jacob’s Custom-Made Wedding

Today we’re featuring Kit and Jacob’s custom-made wedding! This unique wedding includes many unique handmade details created by the bride and her family. Their wedding planning team from Swann Soirees, tied together all of the major details and creatively crafted the wedding’s theme. Gabrielle Fox from Gabrielle Fox Photography captured Kit and Jacob’s exciting wedding day and all of the custom-made details within it.

Bohemian Hair Wreath

I discussed my fascination with tulle earlier today (non-itchy tulle, of course), so I thought it appropriate to share a few more of my favorite things: the color pink and pearl embellishments. Needless to say, when I spotted this bohemian hair wreath by BowsnBerries it was love at first sight. This beautiful dusty pink rose flower hair clip is placed onto a handmade wired wreath, with glass pearl accents and a subtle mauve satin ribbon. Bohemian brides, you’ll especially love this look – plus, your bridesmaids can follow suit!

Bohemian Hair Wreath

Cotton Tulle Wedding Ball Gown

I’m a tulle-loving girl. I think the netted fabric adds a little something to a dress – particularly a wedding gown – giving it the lift it needs and deserves. But, let’s face it, lovelies: the stuff itches. I have a black and white polka dot dress with a bright red sash (it’s quite fabulous) but I avoid wearing it because the bottom layer (bright red tulle!) is so dang itchy. And, if you sit in it all day it leaves marks on your legs. So, when I saw this tulle wedding ball gown I thought it looked lovely, but imagined the itchiness that would ensue. Ouch. However, I quickly discovered this is an entirely different type of tulle. In fact, this sweet soft cotton tulle ballgown is just that: soft! The dress is handmade from 80% cotton, with all the structural parts underneath the tulle constructed of organic cotton sateen making it soft against your skin. It is lightweight and party-ready. Take a peek…

tulle wedding ball gown

Minnesota Real Wedding: Nathaniel & Betsy

We love to see a stunning bride (Betsy), a handsome groom (Nathaniel), picturesque lakefront views and DIY details, so we are delighted to share this Minnesota real wedding! Nathaniel & Betsy married in Northern Minnesota outside of Deerwood, MN in August 2010. Light showers in the morning finally passed revealing a sunshine-filled afternoon and a rainbow over the lake. The photography was provided by Natalie Champa Jennings and Betsy tells us about her experience. “Natalie did an absolutely amazing job photographing our wedding! She made everyone feel comfortable and we all (me, my husband, the entire wedding party, relatives, EVERYONE) loved her! The pictures turned out wonderfully, and we have received countless compliments on them. Her shooting and finishing styles are unique and very beautiful. She truly helped make a very special day turn out to be absolutely perfect!” We always love to hear about a happy bride! Take a peek at their day…

minnesota real wedding

Kayla + Tom’s Classically Vintage Wedding

Today we’re featuring Kayla and Tom’s classically vintage wedding. From Kayla’s beautiful dress and grand wedding reception at the First Luthern Church to the artsy and industrial reception place at The Plains Art Museum, this wedding depicts a beautiful vintage wedding at its fullest. Kayla and Tom’s North Dakota wedding was captured by Yvonne and Sara from Yvonne Denault Photography.

The bride Kayla fills in on their details, “Tom and I met the second week in August 2007. We were on a blind date that began as a double date with Tom’s sister Aana and boyfriend Josh. Little did we know, Josh and Aana would leave us to be on a blind date! It worked out perfect, Tom and I hit it off and were pretty much inseparable for the next three and a half years. Tom proposed the evening of December 2009 in downtown Fargo. I was so surprised, I will never forget that moment.

Open Heart Dress (+ A Few Others We Love)

Yesterday, we showcased a beautiful handmade wedding dress with eyelets that was simple, short + sweet. So, today, we knew we had to follow suit with an open heart dress for your bridesmaids, along with a few others we love by Alexandra Grecco. It is positively sweltering outside (90+ degrees with high humidity) and let’s face it – you don’t want your bridesmaids to be uncomfortable during the I Do’s. Summer weddings are the perfect time to relax and kick back, not sweat through heavy, uncomfortable fabrics. Keep ‘em cool with these short, airy handmade bridesmaid dresses…

Open Heart Dress

short bridesmaid dress in coral

New York DIY Wedding: Jenessa + Dan

Jenessa and Dan just recently celebrated their New York DIY wedding on May 6th. Their fabulous New York DIY wedding was hosted at the Queens County Farm Museum in Queens, New York. With a strict budget in mind, the bride (Jessica) totally rocked the DIY wedding details. Their DIY wedding definitely has that rustic feeling along with elegant dress and warm lighting throughout the farm’s barn. Their detail oriented wedding photographer was Kristina from Kristina Hill Photography. Kristina fills us in on some of the most beautiful handmade crafted details including the magnificently earthly presentation surrounding their wedding cake.

New York DIY Wedding

Lace Halter Wedding Gown

One of the key elements to finding the perfect bridal gown is selecting the perfect neckline. Your perfect neckline is one that makes you feel confident, sexy, and pulled together. (After all, pulling up your gown or having to shift it throughout the day is no way to spend your wedding.) Don’t go into a bridal shop necessarily writing off one type of neckline, though. Instead, experiment with a few different styles to see what looks best with your body type. This particular lace halter wedding gown, for instance, offers a unique halter neckline in a soft, feminine french lace material. It covers your upper half while exposing your shoulders in a most sophisticated way. If you’re not a necklace-wearing kind of gal — or love the look of a halter — this is the gown for you! We spotted this gown via Angel’s Bridal Boutique, which is coincidentally named Emmaline… so, extra points there. ;) Kidding. It features the most beautiful lace and silk organza with a halter tie neckline. This bride wore it well – take a closer look…

Lace Halter Wedding Gown