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Real Bride: Emilia from {un}Veiled Vows

Design Inspiration, Wedding Design

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There were a few things I knew I wanted to incorporate from the beginning. Mason jars have always reminded me of home. My mother has a large collection of vintage ones around the house and I love how versatile they can be. Of course, this was before the mason jar wedding craze but it is an element I have stuck with. I was lucky enough to meet a fellow San Diego blogger who has given me her VERY large collection of jars. She designed our insanely incredible stationery too (it’s crazy who you meet through blogging!). We are also incorporating old bottles that I’ve either had around the house or found via eBay and Etsy. I discovered that buying online can add up very quickly (shipping!) so most of the shopping will be done at thrift stores once we get to the east coast. My mother has been furiously gathering vintage dessert plates and making burlap table runners. I had a vision of making 150 napkins myself but scratched that off the to-do list when I spotted these napkins at IKEA that were VERY close to what I had envisioned.

Multi Bottle Vases Mini Centerpiece groupings single anemone ranunculus garden rose in vintage bottles tea tins milk glass
Multi Bottle Vases Mini Centerpiece groupings single anemone ranunculus garden rose in vintage bottles tea tins milk glass

photos via Daydream Lily

Weekly Wrap Up

Giveaways, Sponsored

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I saw this photo of vintage paper doll clothes hanging on a clothesline and my wedding radar instantly sounded the alarm: these would make such great escort cards for a wedding! Anyway, there were lots of great things happening this week, so a links a la mode would only be fitting. On Monday we will have our last real bride guest, and she will be sharing a few of her DIY projects.
Vintage Paperdoll escort cards clothesline wedding ideas

Carolynn, who you may remember from this post introducing you to Ruffled‘s new site, just launched her spanking new site! To refresh your memory, she is the talented designer behind our wedding templates. She just launched her letterpress line in her new shop too! Click here to visit her site and shop.


Lynn from Satsuma Press is currently running a ginormous raffle to raise money to remodel the bathroom this summer for her son, Liam. He has a neuromuscular disorder called Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2. You can read Lynn’s interview about her son here. The raffle is $15 for one ticket, two for $25 or 5 for $50. Click here to enter or donate.


Winner of the Untamed Petals giveaway of this gorgeous rhinestone sash is…
Comment #256, Elizabeth S who said:

Oh…swoon…I just purchased a simple ivory silk empire waist dress that this would look gorgeous with for my wedding. I would totally wear this again with a little black cocktail dress…LOVE!!

Vintage paper doll clothes on a clothesline via Kris Atomic by Aline Smithson

Real Brides: Emilia from {un}Veiled Vows

Design Inspiration

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Continuing with our real brides feature, Emilia from {un}Veiled Vows will be sharing a few snippets from her wedding planning. You may remember her from this 60s New Wave engagement session I posted last year.

Hi there! I am Emilia Jane from {un}Veiled Vows. I was beyond ecstatic when Amanda asked me to stop by and talk about some of my wedding inspiration. We live in Southern California but are getting married in the New England town I grew up in on July 3rd of this year. We were engaged officially in February of last year.

Vintage Boho Nautical Wedding Ideas

First we wanted to focus on how we wanted the wedding to feel rather than how we wanted it to look. Basically, we wanted it to feel more like a reunion than a wedding. We wanted everyone to eat really yummy food, throw back a few (signature) cocktails, listen to really good tunes, and dance their butts off. We wanted a weekend to spend with our friends and family instead of just one day since we only get to see some of them once a year at the most.

Vintage Boho Nautical Wedding Ideas

Check back tomorrow for Emilia’s next post!

*photo by Davina + Daniel