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Plaid Pocket Squares for Groomsmen – Fall Weddings

Hi, lovelies, Emma here! Everywhere I look, it’s plaid this, plaid that. And I’m honestly loving it because it means fall is finally here! It’s October 1st so I finally stopped my stubborn streak and admitted summer is over, breaking out my heavy coat and opting for shoes with warm, cozy socks. I’ve been enjoying the crisp fall air and burning my fair share of pumpkin spice candles. I’ve also been sipping on many a hot apple cider and browsing tons of handmade finds. So, when I spotted these tartan plaid pocket squares over at Aristocrafts, I had a hunch it going to be today’s #HANDMADEADAY pick. A pocket square — like this one — make a great groomsmen gift because they can wear them together in your photos and coordinate with your theme. A guy could always use a pocket squarre — especially one that is monogrammed, as an extra-special gift. Take a look: Monica from Aristocrafts is so talented!

Plaid Pocket Squares for Groomsmen

plaid groomsmen pocket square fall

by aristocrafts

Pine Tree Invitations for Woodland Weddings

It’s time for the #HANDMADEADAY wedding find! These pine tree invitations we spotted over at Splash of Silver are ideal for fall or winter weddings. With a pretty and neutral color palette, it ties in beautifully with a woodland, shabby chic, or rustic wedding theme. Plus, these invites can be customized in any color palette you choose. Check it out below!

Pine Tree Wedding Invitations

Pine tree wedding invitations | by Splash of Silver |

by splash of silver

Pine tree wedding invitations | by Splash of Silver |

by splash of silver

There are matching programs, too!

Pine tree wedding programs| by Splash of Silver |

by splash of silver

Find out more about these pine tree wedding invitations, programs, and see other designs at Splash of Silver.


Now it’s YOUR turn →

Are you planning a fall or winter wedding?

Tell us your theme below! We’d love to hear from you.

Winter Wedding Invitations – Ask Emmaline

deer wreath winter wedding invitations

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! This question comes from Nicole who asks,

“I’m planning a winter wedding and I need invitations. I’m more of a DIY bride, so printable winter wedding invitations where I could add my own embellishments is perfect. Any advice?”

Winter Wedding Invitations

Your question couldn’t have come at a better time, Nicole! You, like many of our readers, love to add a DIY twist to your wedding planning, and that’s where printable wedding invitations come into play. If you’re not design-savvy, printable wedding invitations are great because the design work is professionally done, yet you can still print them yourself. This means you can use your own choice of paper, printer, and you get to add the embellishments (like envelope seals or stamps) wherever you see fit.

Here are some winter wedding invitations that are printables from Noted Occasions as one such example. You can pay more to have them printed, if DIYing isn’t your thing. Oh, and did I mention you can win a design print for FREE? Read on… :)

Want to win a FREE design print? It’s time for yet another giveaway (oh, the holidays are upon us and we’re looooving it!) thanks to Sandy over at Noted Occasions! She’s giving away a free design print to one lucky reader (a $48 value!) Details below!

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

o Enter between 12/11-12/17/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: A digital wedding suite (invite and RSVP card) from my store. The winner can choose the favorite design, send her wedding details and Sandy will customize the wedding suite.
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Printing available for extra charge
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $48 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter… (click link to continue)

Good Luck!

Icy Blue Winter Wedding Ideas

When you’re planning your winter wedding, it doesn’t have to be all green and red with a holiday feel. In fact, we’re seeing an uptick in blue winter wedding ideas and it is one trend that typically carries through straight into January. In my new book, The Inspired Wedding, I share practical, inspiring ideas for planning your themed wedding from start to finish with handmade, personal details throughout. It’s easy to infuse a wedding theme with rich color: for instance, a blue wedding dress sash, shawl, a blue-and-white wedding sign, or bouquets with blue flowers are easy ways to do it. In this post, I will share some of my favorite icy blue winter wedding ideas to get your creativity flowing.

Where to Buy

1 – blue sash | bridal bouquets by ky
2 – blue pendant | pink chemistry
3 – blue clutch purses | sandra smith handmade
4 – heart favor | gudzy
5 – blue sapphire engagement ring | kristin coffin
6 – light blue shawl | the chic artisan
7 – wreath | wild ridge design
8 – invitations | julie hanan design
9 – garters | brilliant bride
10 – boutonniere | mbrides
11 – bouquet | the backyard gardener
12 – snowflake earrings | pretty baby millinery
13 – pashmina | the chic artisan
14 – bridesmaid wine glasses | waterfall designs
15 – all of me loves all of you sign | gingerbread romantic

Find out more about wedding themes in (my new book) The Inspired Wedding. It makes a great gift this holiday season!

6 Winter Wedding Accessories from KimArt

Hi, Emma here and one of my favorite things about what I get to do every day at EB is work with such incredible & talented artisans on a daily basis. (You can see them all in The Marketplace!) For instance, we’ve worked with Kimber from KimArt for a few years now and she never ceases to amaze us. She takes her work to heart—and it shows in her beautiful accessories from hair pins to combs to gorgeous hand-sewn flowers. And that’s not all… it seems every time I pop into her shop, there’s something new to love, like this mason jar snow globe hoop art:

snow globe mason jar hoop art

I know. Super talented!

Anyway, the bottom line is, there’s always something new to see. So, we thought it was a great time to showcase six of our favorite winter wedding accessories from her shop… and I have to say, #4 is gorgeous for Christmas! Enjoy!

Winter Wedding Accessories

1. Gold Berry Hair Crown

I love hair crowns, so this one was a no-brainer. I also happen to be obsessed with everything gold lately, as if you haven’t noticed.

2. Pinecone Hair Comb

For the bridesmaids…

pinecone hair comb - winter wedding accessories

3. Woodland Boutonnieres

For the gentlemen…

woodland boutonnieres - winter wedding accessories

4. Red Berry Hair Comb

For you!

red berry hair comb - winter wedding accessories

5. White Bridal Hair Pins

For the flower girl…

white hair pins - winter wedding accessories

6. Poinsettia Hoop Art with Datemakes a great gift!

And for the newlyweds!

winter wedding hoop art with date - winter wedding accessories

See? A little something for everyone.

Now Go + Get It!

Visit KimArt and tell her Emmaline Bride sent you!


These Clutches Are Perfect for Christmas Weddings

Oh, I tell you… those nutcrackers yesterday and the holiday commercials on TV and the occasional oops Christmas song that comes up on my playlist (you know, on accident) has really gotten me in the holiday spirit. It’s early… I know, I know. But if you’re planning a winter or Christmas wedding, you’re obviously getting things ready NOW. Right? So when I spotted these red plaid clutch purses by Juneberry Stitches with just the cutest little ruffle I couldn’t keep them to myself. Can you blame me?

Red Plaid Clutch Purses

Tartan plaid — you know, the red Christmas-y kind — is obviously the best kind of plaid. Just look how cute it is!

christmas wedding tartan red plaid clutch purses via

I love the plaid fabric handle, too. And this is a wristlet clutch purse design, which makes it easy to carry + grab on the go.

christmas wedding tartan red plaid clutch purses via

EB TIP: Give a set of these plaid clutch purses to your bridesmaids as their thank you gift and then fill it with extra surprise gifts. For instance, a pair of earrings, a necklace, or chic nail polishes. (I’m currently obsessed with this for my nails and this as an accent. See? Told you I was already holiday-ready.)

Go + Get ‘Em!

You’ll want to order soon because these babies are custom-made. Check out the details here. Meghan is a sweetheart to work with, so you’re in terrific hands. And we’re pretty obsessed with her work over here.


Juneberry Stitches is Featured at Emmaline Bride. Want to be featured, too? Apply here for consideration.

Nutcracker Place Card Holders + Favors

Emma here and if you follow our Twitter, you know it’s been taking every fiber of my being to NOT start playing Christmas music yet. This year is Baby Andrew’s first Christmas and I just can’t wait to fill the house with the smell of sugar cookies, play this album on constant repeat, and string lights on the tree to show him the magical holiday. It’s only the first week of November and we’re already seeing Christmas trimmings at nearly every store, so I guess it’s never too early to prepare. Right? ;) When I spotted these mini nutcracker place card holders (which can multi-task as favors, too) I could not wait to share them with you.

Nutcracker Place Card Holders

They’re perfect for Christmas themed weddings, Holiday parties, or for your own stash of holiday decor.

These nutcrackers are so stinking cute.

nutcracker place card holders

Are They Just Like the Real Thing?

They sure are! They even have moveable parts, according to the item description.

The Details

These hand-painted wood figures feature faux fur trim and stand at attention at each guests’ place setting. Comes in the assorted colors, as shown. Colors can not be separated. Each nutcracker includes glue dot to affix the white, blank place card to nutcracker head; as there is not a slit for place card.

mini nutcracker place card holders, favors

mini nutcracker place card holders, favors

Guests will love them!

Go + Get ‘Em

Order now because these sweet nutcrackers will not last forever. You can find them here at White Tulip Boutique. Sidebar: we’ve worked with Lisa for awhile and she is a sweetheart to work with, so I know you’re in good hands.


P.S. If you’re planning a winter wedding? Check out these other ideas.
P.S.S. No idea what theme to pick? Check out our wedding theme ideas.