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Wooden Flower Place Cards

Happy Monday! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. On Friday, we rounded out the week with a new wedding giveaway… and we’re kicking off this brand new week with one, too! (Actually, we have a TON of giveaways planned for this week, so stay tuned — better yet, subscribe so you don’t miss ’em!) Have you seen the gorgeousness that is Company Forty Two yet? Well, you’re about to! We’ve teamed up with the owner and designer, Shelly, to offer her amazing wooden flower place cards to one lucky reader. The winner will also receive a set of chic drink stirrers, too! Read on to enter for a chance to win…


Wooden Flower Place Cards

Add texture to your tablescape with wooden flower place cards, our favorite new place card idea! Guests can find their seats thanks to these place cards which, instead of paper, are made of soft tapioca wood. The flowers are handmade and crafted to resemble a blooming Dahlia. The place cards measure 3″ and 4″ in flower size.

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Giveaway: Win a set of wooden flower place cards

See what’s included in the giveaway prize + find out more details below:

Enter for a chance to win!

o Enter between 4/7/14-4/13/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: includes the following –

Wooden Flowers – shown above, you pick the color

-50 3″ Wooden Flower Place Cards
-Printing and assembly of name tags included
-Flowers can be used as place cards OR escort cards OR napkin ring holders for those who do not need wedding stationery.
-Pick the flower color of your choice! 25 colors to choose from!


Drink Stirrers – shown above, you pick the color

-50 Glittered Drink Stirrers, 12 colors to choose from
-All drink stirrers are sealed so no glitter will fall in your drinks

o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 4/14; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Shipping not included (winner responsible for shipping cost)
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $237.50 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Happy Planning!


Win a FREE Custom Wedding Monogram!

Want to win a FREE custom wedding monogram for your wedding? Do you love wedding decor you can re-use in your home after the big day? You’re in luck: this week, you can win a custom wedding monogram from the lovely shop of Pinwheel Fair! One lucky Emmaline Bride reader will win a FREE 15″ unfinished custom wedding monogram made of wood and personalized especially for the winner. Display your custom monogram at your wedding reception and re-use afterward as home decor. Read on to find out more about this week’s handmade wedding prize and find out how you can win! Good luck!

custom wedding monogram (by pinwheel fair)

Custom Wedding Monogram

This week, you could win a FREE 15″ unfinished wood custom wedding monogram ready to be painted in your favorite color. (Don’t want to paint-it-yourself? If you prefer, you can have it professionally painted and attached to hanging hardware at Pinwheel Fair for $40). To enter for a chance to win, visit Pinwheel Fair between April 29th, 2013 through May 5, 2013 (11:59pm EST) and view the entire collection. Return here and comment below on another item from the shop you like most. You can enter with a comment one (1) time per day all week long.

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Receive additional entries during the week if you…

o Share the giveaway on Twitter*
o Share the giveaway on Facebook*
o Pin the giveaway on Pinterest*

*Please leave a separate comment below for each method used

You can enter up to FOUR times per day using each method once: Comment, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

BONUS Get one extra entry during the week if you “like” Pinwheel Fair on Facebook! Just leave a comment below to let us know. We’ll be double-checking to make sure… so be honest, people! ;)


Comments must include an item you like from the shop in order to be counted. One winner will be randomly selected (using and announced on our blog May 6, 2013. Winner will also be contacted via email. Winner will receive one (1) 15″ UNFINISHED custom wedding monogram valued at $66. No cash value. Shipping is included. The winner’s monogram can be completely finished in a professional airbrush powder coat finish with attached D-ring hanging hardware for $40 at Pinwheel Fair. A custom paint pallet will be provided for color options. Past giveaway winners within thirty days not eligible to win.

Winner Announced!


Good Luck!


Rustic Flower Girl Baskets: 7 Styles We Love

If you’re looking for beautiful flower girl baskets, you won’t want to miss this post! Yesterday we showed you these dresses for your flower girl and today we’re pairing them with beautiful rustic flower girl baskets. I (Emma here!) have been a fan of Jennie’s work at Duryea Place Designs for awhile now, and her newest collection of rustic flower girl baskets has positively stolen my little handmade heart. I’ve hand-selected seven of my favorite rustic baskets to share with you today and I hope you one of these is the perfect find for your ceremony. PLUS, if you love a basket but want a custom color, just ask – Jennie welcomes custom orders! Read on to be inspired…

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Rustic Flower Girl Baskets

First up is a beautiful wicker basket featuring a large pink peony. I love the matching pillow, too! (Pillow sold separately.)

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This next find is a vintage metal and wicker basket with an ivory English rose.

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In the past, we’ve talked about peaches as a wedding favor and readers were asking were to find a quality bushel basket. This one is perfect as a flower girl basket (and afterward to display your peach favors).

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This next basket is a floral and wicker style with a golden silk flower and butterfly.

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If you prefer a wooden basket, this next one is perfect and features a large burnt orange flower.

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This next flower girl basket features wicker and is adorned with a large purple peony.

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And, last but not least, this green (somewhere between a dark mint and sage green) wicker basket has a metal handle and a large white peony flower with sheer white ribbons.

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Browse rustic flower girl baskets, rustic ring pillows, wooden card boxes, and more at Duryea Place Designs… + tell ’em Emmaline Bride sent you!

Happy Planning!


P.S. Planning your wedding? Get inspired!

5 DIY Wedding Secrets Every Bride Should Know

Hello, loves! Happy Friday! If you are planning DIY wedding projects for your big day, there are a few secrets to help it go off without a hitch. Today, we’ve compiled five of our favorite DIY weddings secrets that every bride should know to save you a headache down the road. DIY wedding projects can be fun, but they can also be overwhelming, too. And, since holiday break may be an excellent time to get crafting, we are also sharing some of our favorite DIY wedding kits to inspire you. Reveal what you need to know after the jump!

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5 DIY Wedding Secrets Every Bride Should Know

1. Know when to DIY – and when to buy.

What’s your DIY skill level? Are you skilled at painting or more sewing inclined? Find your strong suit and complete a project that ties into it. One example of a painting project you may want to undertake could be a DIY wedding cake topper, like this kit by Goose Grease. It comes with paints and wooden dolls so you can give it a go:

5 DIY Wedding Secrets - #1 Know when to DIY and when to buy - via Emmaline Bride (image: goosegrease) #handmade #wedding

However, if your painting skills aren’t up to par – and you have a specific look in mind – it may be better to have a custom topper made. (This one is also by Goose Grease.)

5 DIY Wedding Secrets - #1 Know when to DIY and when to buy - via Emmaline Bride (image: goosegrease) #handmade #wedding

2. Know WHERE to buy (+ how to save money).

It’s also important to know where to buy your DIY wedding supplies. Yesterday, we talked about mason jar mistakes to avoid and how buying in bulk can save you money. This also applies to any supply item you can think of, as long as you’re sure it’s the item you want (or you’ll have a headache trying to return and find the right item). One place you can order online is Amazon, which offers any craft item you can think of (and many in bulk). I’ve purchased these muslin spice bags in a pack of 100 and stamped them to make my own favors. I’ve also ordered mason jars in bulk to save money – and avoid the hassle of lugging 50+ mason jars home. You can also check Hobby Lobby online (their online store is amazing) to place an order or see what’s in store; then, print the 40% off coupon and bring it with you to buy. Look for coupons from Michaels and JoAnn to save you money, too, and make an effort to buy items only when you have a coupon.

If you’re looking for handmade details, check out The Marketplace to snag tags, envelope seals, blank place cards, and more. For instance, round scalloped paper tags from The Kraft Room can be an excellent canvas onto which you can print guests’ names, attach to twine with clothespins, and use as an escort card display at your wedding.

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Or, add a custom detail to your favors with kraft bunting stickers (also from The Kraft Room):

5 DIY Wedding Secrets - #2 Know Where to Buy. - via Emmaline Bride (image: the kraft room)

Some artisans are willing to share their craft with you in a DIY wedding kit. One example is The Crimson Poppy who makes a DIY paper flower kit you can make at home.

5 DIY Wedding Secrets - #2 Know Where to Buy. - via Emmaline Bride (image: the crimson poppy)

And, here’s the result:

5 DIY Wedding Secrets - #2 Know Where to Buy. - via Emmaline Bride (image: the crimson poppy)

3. Pace yourself.

It goes without saying that even if you want to DIY every aspect of your wedding, you need to pace yourself. Give yourself plenty of time to buy supplies, create your crafting space, and complete projects before moving onto the next one. Few things would be more stressful than waiting until a few days before the wedding to complete a dozen crafts. And, the crafts should be fun – not stressful!

4. Call in your crew to help.

Don’t go at it alone! Your crew – you know, fiance, MOH, bridesmaids, mom – are there to support and help you. Just ask! I’m sure if they’re special enough to be in your wedding, they’re nice enough to lend a hand. But, they can’t help if you don’t ask – so, ask, ask away! (And reward them with plenty of food, drinks, and make it fun.)

5. If you don’t like it, scrap it.

Last but not least, if you work on a DIY wedding craft and it’s not going as planned (which will undoubtedly happen), scrap it. Start over. Or, move onto something else. If you don’t like how something looks, don’t settle because you spent time on it; move on and craft something you’ll love and of which you’ll be proud.

For more handmade ideas and DIY wedding inspiration, check out The Handcrafted Wedding. I’ve even included step-by-step DIY wedding ideas that you can do at any skill level!


Next week, we’ll be here with Real Weddings, handmade wedding features, and our 4th Annual Holiday Palooza! So, don’t forget to tune in for a chance to win TONS of handmade goodies from our lovely Featured Artisans – you won’t want to miss it! We’ll be kicking off the fun on Monday, December 24th and continue through the week (with the exception of Christmas Day, of course). We’ll be delivering the handmade wedding inspiration all week long so subscribe for FREE so you don’t miss it!

P.S. Did you enter this week’s giveaway? Do it now!

Winter Wedding Favors: Mini Wooden Snowflakes

If you’re planning a winter-themed wedding, we found the perfect winter wedding favors: mini wooden snowflakes! These snowflakes can be given to guests as ornament favors or wrapped to favor boxes with treats filled inside. These snowflakes are finished with an oil to enhance the natural wood’s beauty and is laser cut, measuring 1 1/2″ in diameter at 3/16″ thick. Read on to see more examples and find out where to buy yours!

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winter wedding favors - snowflakes
winter wedding favors - snowflakes

These miniature snowflake ornaments are handmade by Timber Green Woods and we’d like to add: each set of mini flakes is made from assorted species of sustainable sourced wood harvested with care from their family farm. This is a truly eco-friendly gift wrapped up in gift boxes even made from 100% post-consumer paper with a soft fiber insert.

For additional designs or to snag a set of snowflakes for yourself, check out Timber Green Woods.