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10 Fun Ways to Surprise the Groom on your Wedding Day

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Hi, lovelies! Your wedding day gives you the perfect opportunity to do some sweet and thoughtful surprises for your groom! And he’ll never see it coming! Giving the groom a gift is one way to shower him with affection on your wedding day, but we’ve found some other ideas we know he will love! To inspire you, we’ve hand-picked ten of our favorite ways to surprise the groom before the ceremony and during the reception. There’s a first look, a love note, and a mascot, just to name a few. People like to say the wedding day is all about

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This Cocktails Sign + Napkins are Wedding Bar Essentials

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Hello, lovelies! It’s Friday, you’re ready to party, and we’ve found just the thing for your bar! This wedding cocktails sign and napkins are the cutest thing we’ve seen in a long time for reception bars. So cute, in fact, you’ll want to re-use it in your own bar at home. We spotted them over at Laura Hooper Calligraphy, the pro when it comes to calligraphy everything. (P.S. She’ll even teach you how to do calligraphy!) The sign is hand-lettered and measures 8″ x 10″. Take a peek! Wedding Cocktails Sign + Napkins by laura hooper calligraphy The napkins say,

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A Library Themed Wedding Invitation with a Secret Society Twist

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When it comes to creative invitations, just call Irene and Blake over at Sparkvites because they are incredible! Every time I pop into their shop, I find something new and inspiring to love. One of my favorites right now involves a fun library theme, the Boston public library, and a Secret Society. Sounds intriguing, yes? Check out how they created this beautiful invite right down to the navy and gold color palette, the wax seal, and envelope liner. We love it so much, we’ve picked it as today’s #HANDMADEADAY find! Library Wedding Invitations by sparkvites by sparkvites by sparkvites by

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The Best Engagement Session at Stony Creek Metropark: Katrina + Jeff

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Today we’re featuring an absolutely amazing couple, Katrina and Jeff! Both of them are great friends of ours and we couldn’t be happier to share their photos with you. Their recent engagement session was at one of Metro Detroit’s most beautiful parks, Stony Creek Metropark. The park is filled with rolling trails and wide open fields. Two locations were perfect for their photos: West Branch and Oak Grove picnic areas. No one knew the best photo locations better than Sandy and Tim from The Camera Chick. Gorgeous smiles, romantic moments, and the start of a lifelong journey between best friends

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These Leather Groomsmen Wallets Will Make Amazing Gifts (+ Giveaway!)

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There’s a wedding giveaway inside! Don’t miss it: subscribe right now. Leather and friendship both get better with time; that’s just one reason why a gift made of leather is one of our favorite picks for groomsmen! Leather is a popular material used in the making of messenger bags like these, key fobs, toiletry kits, travel bags, and wallets, just to name a few. Our favorite? The wallet. You just can’t beat a high-quality, completely functional gift that everyone needs, wants, and uses. In today’s post, we’re sharing a collection of leather groomsmen wallets by Mr. Lentz. This shop has

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Help! Jewelry for Sister-in-Law Bridesmaid Gift? – Ask Emmaline

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P.S. There’s a delightful giveaway inside this post! So make sure you read it + enter! #justsayin Yesterday’s Ask Emmaline question was such a hit that our inbox got absolutely flooded with your questions! (Thanks — keep ’em coming, we love hearing from you!) Elisa wrote us with a question about picking out the perfect bridesmaid gift for her soon-to-be sister-in-law. She says, Elisa, jewelry is a great gift idea! I love that you included her jewelry preference (mostly silver tones versus gold), as it makes picking out the style a lot easier — silver vs. gold is half the

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A Beautiful Gold Leaf Hair Accessory for the Bride

gold leaf hair accessory for weddings | lottie-da designs | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/gold-leaf-hair-accessory/

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Happy Sunday-That-Feels-Like-Saturday-Because-of-Labor-Day-Weekend! Emma here and, I have to say, what’s better than a four-day weekend? Especially one that ends with the arrival of a brand new season, pumpkin flavored coffee, and the emergence of boot weather, not to mention cider mills and Halloween and all the fun that comes with it. Anyway, I wanted to pop in to share this gold leaf hair accessory we spotted over at Lottie-Da Designs. It is a beautiful hair piece for the fall wedding season and features delicate gold leafs for a bohemian inspired look. It’s perfect for a bride who wants to skip

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These Unity Candles Are Perfect for Rustic Weddings

Unity Candles Weddings | Dazzling Expressions | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/unity-candles-weddings/

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What unity candles should you use for rustic weddings? That’s what bride-to-be Madeline wanted to know with this recent Ask Emmaline question! She asks, Unity Candle Sets for Rustic Weddings Fantastic question! I love a unity candle ceremony — it’s a very sweet and memorable detail of the wedding ceremony. (We go more in-depth on unity ceremony ideas if you want more information on how it’s done.) If you are having a rustic wedding, you will absolutely want to tie in a more natural or earthy-inspired unity candle set. It will coordinate with your surrounding decor to create a cohesive,

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21 Most Beautiful Welcome Signs for Weddings

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What is the first impression you will make on guests at your wedding? Your entrance! A beautiful welcome sign will give your guests an instant warm welcome and add a little decor to your space. When you are picking the perfect welcome sign, choose one that complements your wedding theme, color palette, and style. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twenty-one unique wedding welcome signs with ideas for rustic, modern, classic, beach, and more! Which of these signs is your favorite? I love #1… #11… and #18 is my favorite! Grab a cup of coffee and prepare to be inspired…

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