wedding invitation Archive

Return Address on Invitations? – Ask Emmaline

Today we have an Ask Emmaline question regarding your return address on invitations. Bride-to-be, Courtney, writes: “Dear Emmaline, I’m interested in using a return address stamp to save time on addressing invitations. However, I’m not sure what to use for the return address. Any advice?” Great question, Courtney! Find out the answer after the jump PLUS enter for a chance to win a return address stamp by Citrus Press!

return address on wedding invitations etiquette - vintage lace invitation (by citrus press)

Top 12 Wedding Calligraphy Ideas

Hello, loves! Today we’re talking about wedding calligraphy – the fanciful art of writing – which can be applied across your entire wedding spectrum. Hiring a wedding calligrapher may sound like a luxury request, but it can be affordable AND make a world of a difference in the overall look and quality of your wedding. I am a self-proclaimed handwriting nerd, which all began when my mom saw my hurried handwriting in 3rd grade, sat me down at her desk, and taught me to write more legibly. Ever since, I’ve developed a knack for pretty writing, calligraphy, and design, realizing that taking a little extra time and patience really does go a long way. If you need someone to give you a helping hand and turn your wedding stationery into works of art, we’re here to help! We’ve located the top twelve wedding calligraphy ideas by handmade artisans who are skilled in the craft and ready to create a personalized suite for your big day. Read on to be inspired…

wedding calligraphy ideas

5 New Handmade Wedding Finds – July 23

Hello, hello! It’s Monday and we’re thrilled to kick off a brand new week of handmade wedding loveliness! We hope you had an amazing – albeit ridiculously hot – weekend. :) To kick start your week with a little handmade wedding inspiration, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite new finds to share with you including a gorgeous hair crown (as a veil alternative or reception accessory swap), beautiful hand-drawn wedding invitations in a pink and grey palette, a chic new addition to the top knot, and more. So, without further adieu… grab the biggest cup of coffee (or tea) you can find (my coffee is ginormous) and get ready to be inspired! Enjoy!

handmade wedding floral hair crown

DIY Wedding Invitation… Handmade by the Bride!

Happy Friday morning! Grab a cup of coffee because we’re about to kick your creativity’s you-know-what into ultra-high gear. If you’ve ever considered crafting a DIY wedding invitation, this post may nudge you in the right direction. Today, we’re sharing an incredible wedding invite (handmade by the bride!) with beautiful photographs captured by the always lovely Michelle Gardella Photography. When Michelle received Esther’s DIY wedding invitation in the mail, she was blown away. Not only did this crafty bride-to-be find time to handcraft this invitation, but she did it with utmost creativity and style! (Her fiance, Ho Kai, also helped. What a great groom!) Read on to see this oh-so-sweet invite and find out how to craft yours!

diy wedding invitation

Polaroid Wedding Invitation

This polaroid wedding invitation packs a pretty little punch! Yesterday, we shared a few reasons why handmade wedding invitations rock in yesterdays post and this adorable wedding invitation will definitely make a great first impression on your guests! It is created to look like a polaroid and includes a sweet little photo on top. We love the whimsical “open” sticker on the top. This invitation suite is handmade with love by the talented duo at Ello There and photographed by the lovely Jaquilyn Shumate.

polaroid wedding invitation

by ello there | photo credit: jaquilyn shumate

Air Mail Wedding: 18 Handmade Ideas Sent with Love

Email allows anyone to connect instantly, but nothing can compare to the sweet sentiment of a handwritten note or heartfelt letter from a loved one. That’s why we love air mail wedding ideas from invitations to save the dates, favors, stationery, and everything in-between. There is something sweetly simple about a handwritten note or tag, particularly around the holidays. Today, we’re sharing 18 air mail wedding ideas you will love, beginning with an invitation by Jack and Jill Wedding which ties in the air mail idea beautifully, with a postcard reply for guests to send back with love. Enjoy!

Tree Wedding Invitation with Carved Initials

We’re continuing our love for initials now with a tree wedding invitation with carved initials. This handmade wedding invitation by Jack and Jill Wedding features a whimsical drawing with your initials “carved” onto the tree. This is a unique wedding invitation featuring an adorable lantern hanging from one of the branches (so cute!), names written in a bright poppy red ink, and quite possibly the most adorable matching reply card we’ve ever seen. The envelope is printed on kraft paper and features a whimsical design on the front. View the invitation and read on for a special Emmaline Bride only offer!

tree wedding invitation

Love Birds Wedding Invitation

We spotted this adorable love birds wedding invitation featuring bright, festive colors, whimsical typography and two hugging love birds. This high-quality handmade invitation is printed on heavy card stock to last a lifetime. Also, it can be completely customized to your liking. I had the opportunity to speak directly with Wei, the designer, and she is just as sweet as her collection! Take a peek at the love birds and scroll down to see a few more hand-picked favorites:

love birds wedding invitation

Live Oak Wedding Invitation

My friend is getting married in less than a month and this live oak wedding invitation reminds me of her engagement story. On many occasions, she and her boyfriend would ride their bikes up to a local park to climb a live oak tree and sit to chat. This elder oak sits on the water’s edge, making it a prime location for romantic moments – such as a surprise proposal! One day, her boyfriend asked her to ride bikes with him up to the park like they usually do. But, this time, he dropped down on one knee and proposed! Now, their initials are carved into the live oak making it a special place for them. If you have a similar engagement story, or you love nature-inspired wedding invitations, you’ll love this unique print by The Ink Lab. Each invitation is delicately designed and digitally printed onto high-quality card stock. I love the color combination shown, but additional colors are also available by request – so get creative!

live oak wedding invitation

10 Handmade Wedding Finds We Love Right Now

If you’ve been an avid Emmaline Bride reader for awhile, you know we’re mad about handmade wedding finds. We are ‘The Wedding Guide for the Handmade Bride’, so we are pretty much obsessed with all things handmade. Are you new to the blog? Welcome! We’re happy to have you here. We hope you’ll find our handmade finds inspirational throughout your wedding planning process. We typically gather new finds and save them for later posting, but today we’re going to let loose with 10 handmade wedding finds we love right now. Scroll down to see unique, handmade items perfect for your wedding day – and beyond!

10 Handmade Wedding Finds We Love

handmade hair accessory