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The Premier Handcrafted Wedding Marketplace
Emmaline Bride features handcrafted items in an online marketplace setting representing the talents of featured artists, a group of artisans curated by the Emmaline Bride Team who they feel represents the best in handcrafted wedding couture and creative ideas.
“…featuring independent artisans across the globe. Established in 2009, we are passionate about all things wedding, specifically within the handmade market. Our goal is to share with our readers the beauty and creativity found in handcrafted art, which cannot be bought in mass-produced quantities. Our mission is to empower all engaged couples to support independent artists wherever possible during the wedding planning process.” – Emmaline Bride
I searched high and low for each piece of vintage milk glass for our wedding and love love love how they looked on our guest tables! I’ve used them for special events, baby showers, and more! We just don’t have the space for them. So, with sadness I am selling them. Let me know if you are interested!
Backyard Party Decor Perfect For Any Special Occasion!
Stephanie, one of my childhood best friends, has a fabulous decor blog offering incredible ideas on affordable home design! She recently put herself to work planning her younger sister’s graduation party and transformed her back yard into a gorgeous chic lounge. I LOVE how it turned out! Brides – this would be fabulous inspiration for bridal showers and reception decor!
Be sure to visit Stephanie’s blog for more fabulous decor inspiration at YouPaidMoreThanMe.blogspot.com
Tell us how you came up with the design?
I’ve always decorated this way, very airy, relaxed feel. I love clean whites and people feel chic when they are around this type of feel. This design was comfortable for all ages, and for this event, we had people from age 2, to 82, and it was a success.
How did you do those gorgeous drapes!?
The drapes are an old trick I’ve used before, it’s very simple. Cut the top “ends” off of a sheet (where the fold is, I used queen size) and slip a pole through the top. Gather to your liking!
And those adorable lounges for your guests to relax and chat the night away?
The lounges cost $35 to build, and $20 for a vinyl mattress. My husband whipped up the plan and went to work.
Any tips on ways to save money when it comes to decorating a space?
Look at the big picture. Dont focus on the detail right away. Make big statements with the simplest of things. Leave the details at the end, because you may find you dont NEED all the small things you thought, and this is where you save the cash. You may not need those small votive holders, you may already have jars or something to perch them on. It’s when you do the BIG pieces, that people will notice.
What’s your favorite part of the design?
Favorite part about design, is seeing the vision through. I’ve become an expert on hearing what you want, and applying it to your space. Some people have great ideas, but are hesitant or unsure how to execute it. Some people have no clue what they are doing, I deal with both types, and enjoy it thoroughly.
What is your biggest tip/advice for designing an outdoor lounge area?
Choose a color palette FIRST. You’ll find things fall into place much easier. If you start thinking about it as more of a living space, instead of outdoors, you’ll automatically start choosing things that are livable and inviting. Rugs, side tables, revamped wicker, old ladders, mismatched chairs, dining tables are all things that look very chic outside. Dont go buy a huge set of outdoor furniture, I dare you to mismatch something.