Category: wedding ideas

35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings

Hi, loves! Emma here. When I used to think of burlap, I pictured rope or netting or large bags of rice or coffee beans. Now when I think of it, I imagine rustic table runners and burlap-covered favor jars and delicate chair sashes with baby’s breath tucked into its center. Burlap is a woven fabric made from jute plant or sisal fibers. It has many practical uses in landscaping and manufacturing, but now it is one of the most sought-after crafting materials — especially for weddings. With its rough texture, it’s hard to believe that burlap has charmed its way into the hearts of brides, but it has! And we know that burlap for weddings is here to stay. And just when you thought you’ve seen it all when it comes to burlap, think again: we’ve rounded up thirty-five new uses for burlap for your wedding decor, gifting, accessories, and more.

So, grab a huge cup of coffee (it is Monday, after all, and make sure you put it in a happy mug) and get ready to be inspired! Enjoy!

P.S. Need to order burlap in bulk? Try your local hardware store, craft shop, or try here.

Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings

1. This cute wedding direction sign

Place at your ceremony or reception space so guests know they’re in the right place.

burlap wedding direction sign | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by montana snow

2. These adorably functional save the dates

They’re actually burlap drink koozies. Great idea!

burlap koozie save the dates | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by so rusticute

3. Send chic burlap inspired wedding invitations

rustic burlap wedding invitations | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by the lovely glass jar, photo: leah mullett

4. Use a bit of burlap twine around your programs, too

wedding program wrapped in jute twine | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by rebecca green design

5. When thinking favors, opt for something like burlap wrapped succulents

These are so cute! Great for rustic or modern weddings.

burlap wrapped succulent favors | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by cactus limon

6. These small favor bags with a heart are cute for candy

blue heart favor bags | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by bree westwood

7. Or these wholesale wine bags as favors / wedding party gifts

burlap wine bag favors | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by habitation boheme

8. Burlap can be wrapped around your bouquet

lavender bouquet wrapped in burlap | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by melody brook

9. Or wrapped around a large monogram letter

burlap wrapped letter | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by 4th generation designs

10. Capture your first few moments as Mr and Mrs with a burlap banner

mr and mrs burlap garland

by lisa t creations, photo: monica s photography

11. Use a burlap design print on your bridal shower invites

cute printed mason jar burlap inspired invitation

by evince design

12. A burlap design print on programs is lovely, too

burlap design print program

by red letter vows

13. Pick a guest book covered in burlap

rustic guest book

by lace and twig

14. And garland to direct guests to scribble in it

guest book sign with burlap

by the lanes creative

15. Have guests wave these cute burlap ribbon wands at your ceremony

lace and burlap ribbon wands

by kate kate nyc

16. And have your ring bearer carry a cute burlap-wrapped ring pillow

burlap ring pillow

by the artsy hippie

17. Burlap can decorate your flower girl’s basket

rustic burlap flower girl basket

by michele’s cottage

18. It also adds texture to your reception tables

burlap table overlay

by anto arts

19. It looks great as a burlap runner for your sweetheart table

Here is a brilliant example spotted at Country Barn Babe. Love those boots? Me too! We couldn’t find the exact match, but these are gorgeous.

burlap table runner for sweetheart table

by country barn babe

20. Also at your sweetheart table, add a comfy pillow with favorite lyrics

Here is just one example (and boy, do I love this song):

and i think to myself what a wonderful world pillow

by sweet pickle shop

These Tank Tops on Etsy Make the Best Shirts for Weddings

It’s time for the handmade wedding find of the day! See what you’ve missed in the archives. Better yet, go ahead and do this so you never miss a post.

Have you been searching for cute tank tops for weddings but your search has come up short? Do you want something unique, perhaps even something you can wear while getting ready and even afterward? Then you’ll love what we’ve found for you today! These tank tops were spotted over at Emily Steffen and they’re bound to be your new favorites. This first tank top is today’s handmade-a-day find and instead of saying ‘Bride’, it says, “Today is the Best Day Ever”. This means you can wear it on your wedding day and every day following. And shouldn’t your wedding and every day after be the best day ever? We think so, too! Wear it at your bachelorette bash, on your wedding day, honeymoon, and even lounging around the house watching Netflix marathons together. Every day in love is the best day in my book.

Etsy Wedding Tank Tops

But first…

Why These Shirts Are Extra Awesome

Unlike other tank tops that can fit weird and shrink upwards when you wash them (ugh, that is the worst), these tanks are ultra soft and flowy. They are designed to drape and accentuate your shape naturally. You can wash these (no dryer — line dry, please) and they’ll come out great (according to reviews, they even get a bit roomier, so size accordingly). Also, they are roomy enough to fit over your hair and makeup, so you don’t have to worry about messing up your ‘do. Take a look!

Today is the Best Day Ever Tank Top by Emily Steffen | Etsy Wedding Tank Tops http://emmalinebride.com/bride/etsy-wedding-tank-tops/

by emily steffen

And the fun doesn’t stop there. If you want something with a little minty color, try this one on for size. It reads, “Today is perfectly wonderful”.

Today is Perfectly Wonderful Tank Top by Emily Steffen | Etsy Wedding Tank Tops http://emmalinebride.com/bride/etsy-wedding-tank-tops/

by emily steffen

And these, too — “Oh, yay!” — “Oh Happy Day” — and “I am super duper loved”. Your bridesmaids will love to wear them too, and not just on the big day!

by emily steffen

And this one: “You & I, We’re Better Together”.

You and I We Are Better Together by Emily Steffen by Emily Steffen | Etsy Wedding Tank Tops http://emmalinebride.com/bride/etsy-wedding-tank-tops/

by emily steffen

Etsy Wedding Tank Tops / Getting Ready Tees

There’s more to see in her shop! Oh, and the price is amazing, too. ;)

♥ | ♥ | ♥

What do you think of these tank tops and tees? Would you wear one? If so, which one?

xo
-E.

35 Best Ideas for Succulents in Weddings

Hi, lovelies! Emma here and I’m crazy in love with succulents, especially lately. Aside from my front porch project involving succulents and planter boxes, I’ve been researching these pretties ever since I spotted these. My thumbs finally turned green this weekend (my hydrangeas are winning and my roses are alive and well, thank goodness), I really appreciate how hardy succulents are. Succulents require very little care, so even if you send favors home with guests and they aren’t great gardeners, you can rest assured they’ll still thrive. Plus, you won’t have to worry about succulents wilting through a hot humid wedding reception: they look great all the time!

To inspire you, we’re sharing thirty-five creative succulent wedding ideas. These finds are from all around the web, ranging from bouquets to boutonnieres to wedding decor — even invitations. We’ve found a mix of Real Wedding ideas along with handmade wedding finds. Check them out below along with helpful tips on where to buy succulents for DIY projects. Enjoy!

Creative Wedding Succulent Ideas

1. These bouquets

Succulent Wedding Bouquets, photo: vicki grafton | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/modern/succulents-in-weddings/

succulent bouquets: intrigue designs, photo: vicki grafton photography via style me pretty

2. This wedding cake with flowers and succulents

Succulent Wedding Cake, photo: vicki grafton | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/modern/succulents-in-weddings/

succulents: intrigue designs, cake: fionas cakes, photo: vicki grafton photography

3. This succulent cake topper made of clay

Succulent Wedding Cake Topper | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/modern/succulents-in-weddings/

topper: parsi

4. This dark succulent boutonniere

Dark succulent boutonniere for the groom | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/modern/succulents-in-weddings/

by jenna leslye designs

5. This cute potted succulent used as a place card

Succulent Place Card | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/modern/succulents-in-weddings/

via style me pretty, photo: coralie photography

6. Or these succulents in gold pots used as escort cards

Succulent Escort Cards in Gold Pots, photo by rebecca arthurs | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/modern/succulents-in-weddings/

photo: rebecca arthurs

7. This heart succulent centerpiece

Succulent Wedding Centerpiece in Heart Shape | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/modern/succulents-in-weddings/
by fleurie gifts

8. These (edible, sugary) succulents atop cupcakes

Sugar succulent cupcake decor | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/modern/succulents-in-weddings/

sugar succulents by sugar and stripes co.

9. This mini succulent boutonniere

mini succulent boutonniere | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/modern/succulents-in-weddings/

by jenna leslye designs

10. This faux succulent wedding bouquet

It lasts forever.

faux succulent wedding bouquet | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/modern/succulents-in-weddings/
succulent wedding bouquet by fleurdunord

11. This succulent table runner

succulent table runner | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/modern/succulents-in-weddings/
via

12. This succulent and craspedia bouquet

Succulent and Craspedia Wedding Bouquet | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/modern/succulents-in-weddings/

photo: clayton austin

13. Use these succulent garden books as centerpieces

Succulent Garden Book | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/modern/succulents-in-weddings/

by a little art and alchemy

Rustic Farm Wedding Gown Inspiration

Do you dream of a rustic farm inspired wedding? Well, you’re in luck! Today we’re sharing a gorgeous rustic farm wedding inspiration shoot with photography by Cat Mayer Studio, floral design from 3 Leaf Floral, and gorgeous wedding gowns from Allure Bridals. In this feature, you’ll see a beautiful place setting, wedding gowns, table decor, a naked wedding cake, beautiful flowers, and more. Go on, take a look!

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/rustic-farm-wedding-inspiration/

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/rustic-farm-wedding-inspiration/

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/rustic-farm-wedding-inspiration/

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/rustic-farm-wedding-inspiration/

This first gown has an embroidered bodice and a full English net skirt, shown below:

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/rustic-farm-wedding-inspiration/

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/rustic-farm-wedding-inspiration/

This next gown is my favorite! It features an English net ballgown and delicate cap sleeves. I love a gown with sleeves.

And last but not least, this gown features a delicate, dramatic illusion back and symmetrical lace detailing.

To see more about these bridal gowns, be sure to check out Allure Bridals.

xo
-E.

This is a sponsored post by Allure Bridals.