Posted March 28, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
Well, we’ve gotta say, our Ask Emmaline inbox is blowing up! We love reading your wedding questions… like this one that comes from bride-to-be, Megan. She writes, “We want to do a unity ceremony at our wedding. Is there more than one type?” Fantastic question! Today we’ll show you three of the most popular unity ceremony ideas and tell you how they work. Let’s begin, shall we?
Unity Ceremony Ideas
The three most popular unity ceremony ideas are the sand ceremony, the unity candle, and the wine ceremony. Each of these unity ceremony ideas are used to show a couple’s partnership and is usually performed after the vows have been read.
1. Sand Ceremony
For a sand ceremony, you’ll need three containers (two the same size, one larger) and sand. At the ceremony, two containers are filled with sand; the larger container in the middle is empty. The bride and groom then pour their containers of sand into the center container to mix the two together as a sign of their unity. This is an especially fitting idea for beach weddings.
Posted November 7, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
Brides: if you’re planning a wine themed wedding, this is the post for you! We’ll tell you the best wine themed wedding venues, share our favorite guest book alternatives, give you tips on gift ideas for your wedding party, and more. You can even try your hand at a few clever wine themed wedding DIYs. Plus, to kick-start your planning into gear, we’ve teamed up with Vetrina del Vino to offer a beautiful wine themed gift for one lucky reader’s home. What is it? Read on to find out…
Wine Wedding Ideas
1. Plan your wedding in a vineyard.
Posted June 14, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
You have to see this “Day After” Wedding photo session at The Carneros Inn in Napa Valley! The day after their wedding, Britt and Ryan enjoyed taking a few more intimate photos with just the two of them. The inn’s rustic yet modern feel made for some amazing photos where Britt and Ryan shared a day’s new dawn as man and wife together. Sandra, their wedding photographer from White Ivory Photography, worked with them to create a fun and memorable photo session. Catch the photos and find out more about their session after the jump…
Posted June 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, loves! We’ve talked about wedding favors, but have you thought about bridal shower favors yet? If you’re planning a bridal shower, you’ll want to pick out a favor to say thank you to guests. If you’re a Maid of Honor, Mom, Bridesmaid, or friend planning a bridal shower for a bride-to-be, you’ll want to bookmark this post for future reference! We’ve scoured the web to find fifty of the most creative bridal shower favors to inspire your memorable event. And, this isn’t just any old list: each hand-picked favor is one we know your guests will actually enjoy. If you’re spending money on favors, you might as well buy favors guests will enjoy, right? That’s what we think, too! Read on to see which bridal shower favors made the list (note: favors listed in random order; each favor is equally amazing). Also, keep in mind that many of these favors are applicable as wedding favors, too. Enjoy!
Bridal Shower Favors
1. Custom Lip Balm
Posted December 11, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
This Alba Vineyard wedding was spectacular! Nicole and Andrew’s wedding at the Alba Vineyard, with it’s breathtaking landscape and hillside ceremony site among the vines, made for a beautiful event. Their exclusive wedding was captured in every detail by Hendrick from Hendrick Moy Photography. Interested in finding out more about Nicole and Andrew’s wedding? See what they have to say after the jump…
Posted December 3, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
One of my favorite themes is a wine themed wedding. Imagine wedding snapshots taken in vineyards, natural accents like aged wine barrels, and a delicious cocktail hour with hand-picked wine flavors and cheeses from around the world. Travel to Napa Valley or Northern Michigan (which features some of the most amazing vineyards I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been to Napa Valley!) and hold your wedding in a rustically romantic vineyard setting. And, set the tone with wine themed wedding invitations like these spotted at Ruff House Art. Jill’s take on this wine themed wedding idea is pure perfection and features a wine glass ‘stain’ and reminds me of a vintage wine label.
Posted March 31, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Happy Weekend! While planning your wedding, keep a keen eye on the details. Sweet little details like these personalized wine charms spotted at Handmade Affair will make your day more memorable (and your photographer will love to capture every last one). Personalized wine charms make a great addition to a wine-themed wedding gift (wine glasses, a favorite bottle, toppers, maybe this instant wine chiller which sounds interesting) and the couple will reuse it long after the wedding day. We love these personalized wine charms which can be customized to read ‘bride’, ‘groom’, ‘wifey’, ‘hubby’ – even specific names! Read on to see more…
Personalized Wine Charms
Posted January 19, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments
Now here’s a first: a wedding cake made completely out of – you guessed it – different flavors of cheese! This cheese wedding cake is perfect for the couple who prefers a delightful pairing of wine + cheese in lieu of the traditional cake + coffee (or tea). Pair with your favorite bottles of wine at reception tables for an impromptu wine tasting in your honor. Spotted via Pinterest via Preston Bailey via Amour Amour. Cheese wedding cake made by Formaggi Ocello.
Posted December 23, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
We spotted a new set of bridal party glasses by Fizzy Artist and couldn’t wait to share them with you! My friend got married in July and she purchased similar glasses (hers were the wine glass version) for each of her bridesmaids. Having been given an official wine glass hand-painted by the lovely Bethany of Fizzy Artist, I can tell you first hand that her work is incredible! The photos alone are beautiful, but in person? Even more incredible! Now I have a beautiful glass with my caricature on the front and ‘Emma’ written on the stem of the glass and I’ll always treasure it. Plus, it made for some really fun photos during the wedding day! Take a peek at bride Kristin’s Real Wedding photos by Sara Jayne to see one example of these beautiful bridal party glasses in action:
Posted October 5, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
We found a perfect handmade gift for bridesmaids they’re sure to use again: wine glasses! These painted bridesmaid glasses make a great gift for sipping champagne, wine or her favorite cocktail on the wedding day and beyond. Uncork a bottle of champagne for mimosas while getting ready and present to your girls in these custom painted bridesmaid glasses. Throughout the ceremony, use the glasses for toasting, at the head table and afterward as a special keepsake gift with her name and picture painted onto it.
Posted September 16, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
Toast to your best friends and thank them for being a part of your wedding day with bridal party wine glasses. Perfect for wine-themed weddings, these hand-painted wine glasses will last from the first kiss to anniversary bliss. Mary Elizabeth Arts, the handmade artisan behind these beauties, hand paints each and every glass with a strong artful eye and attention to detail. We love the different seasonal options, like the beautiful gold swirl champagne flutes and red cardinal glasses for the upcoming holiday season, the tree-branch design with pops of color to represent the four seasons, and the spider-web-like design for your upcoming fall or Halloween-themed wedding day. Don’t just take our word for it: check out these bridal party wine glasses below!
Posted June 24, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Good morning, lovelies, and Happy Friday! We’re kicking off the morning with this creative spin on traditional paper and pen with guest book wine bottles! If you’re bored of the guest book, check out this fun wine bottle guest book kit we spotted at EV Creations. Their special kit includes personalized, waterproof wine bottle labels to easily adhere to your favorite fine wine. You’ll also receive special pens for marking, so guests’ names appear bright + vivid on the bottles. Save the bottles to enjoy as you toast to your 1st, 5th, 10th, and 20th wedding anniversaries. What a sweet idea!
Posted April 18, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
DIY bread loaf place cards are a unique, easy-to-do idea. Invite guests to have a seat and enjoy a scrumptious serving of bread before dinner is officially served. Be sure to have plenty of olive oil and butter ready! This beautifully styled wedding via Joy Thigpen (photography: Jose Villa) illustrates the look:
Posted April 15, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 41 Comments
Today we’re giving away a set of four hand-painted bridesmaid glasses to one lucky bride! The winner may select any design of her choice (20 oz. goblets) by Judi Painted It, our lovely sponsor! These glasses can be personalized, too – for free! Glassware is dishwasher safe and no paint is used on the inside (so it’s safe to use for drinking). Take a peek at some of the example designs available to the winner: