Gold Foil Guest Books — Handmade-a-Day

Gold Foil Guest Books - made from real foil! By Starboard Press. |

by starboard press

We love gold foil wedding decorations especially this sparkly time of year! Today we’re featuring the new gold foil guest books from Starboard Press as our handmade-a-day find. Unlike other gold foil guest books, these are made with actual foil (not just a printed design on the cover). This means they’ll really sparkle and shine! Take a look at our top picks and tell us which one you like best!

Giveaway: Win a Bridal Hair Wreath!

Marsala Wedding Menu | by Betty Lu Paperie

by betty lu paperie

Marsala is still very much a huge color favorite for fall and winter weddings; it was even selected by Pantone as the wedding color just last year. Marsala is an obvious choice for wine themed weddings, as its color is rich, featured reddish-brown roots, and offers a sophisticated yet natural earthiness. Marsala — also simply wine and similar to burgundy, cranberry, and garnet — pairs beautifully with gold, green, blush, and ivory. Today we’re sharing marsala wedding theme ideas to inspire you; perhaps marsala will be in the running for your own color palette! To make this post even sweeter, we’re teaming up with NoviaBellaTS to give away a marsala hair wreath to one lucky reader! Enter for your chance to win and see our color board below! Enjoy!

10 Things Newly Engaged Brides Should Do

Here are the top ten things newly engaged brides should do right away! P.S. First things first, subscribe for the latest!

p.s. A cute wedding planning mug is a must!

10 Things Newly Engaged Brides Should Do | cute mug!

by max and mitch co.

‘Tis the season for engagements, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-laaaaaa! A friend of mine had a really cute engagement story a few years back. Stephanie and Chris have an Advent calendar (like this) where you open a new box every day to reveal a note or small gift. On Day 21, lo and behold there was an engagement ring inside! (How cute is that?) It is one of my favorite proposals to date. With engagement season here (and through the holidays), we wanted to share the top ten things newly engaged brides should do right after the proposal. If you’re thinking I’m engaged, now what? we’ll show you what’s next. Read on for the list!

Bridal Rompers for Getting Ready? – Ask Emmaline

Today we’re talking about bridal / wedding rompers for getting ready on your wedding day. Be sure to follow along for the latest wedding finds and planning advice.

by tessa kim, photos by deyla huss

Hey, loves! This Ask Emmaline question comes to us from Bethany regarding bridal rompers for getting ready the morning of the wedding. She says,

“I am looking for what to wear while getting my hair and makeup done before my wedding and before I put on my dress. I want my photographer to take photos during this so I’d like to wear something pretty (before putting on my dress). I saw a bride wearing what looked like a white one-piece in a photo on Pinterest but do you know what they are called or where I can find one like it? Any suggestions on what to look for? Thanks!”

Giveaway: Win a Paper Bridal Bouquet!

Paper Bridal Bouquet by Paper & Peony

by paper and peony

Brides: want to win a paper bridal bouquet for your wedding? Now you can thanks to incredible paper designer Paper and Peony! One lucky Emmaline Bride reader will win a stunning paper bouquet in her choice of colors — a $150 value! — with free shipping included worldwide! How cool is that?! If you haven’t thought about a paper bridal bouquet yet, consider the fact that fresh flowers cost a ton and are thrown in the trash just days after the wedding. Paper bouquets, however, last forever and can be displayed on your desk for years to come. If you’ve already tied the knot, enter for a chance to win this bouquet as a 1st wedding anniversary gift — traditionally: paper! (See: Anniversary Gifts by Year) How perfect! Good luck!

How to Wear Flowers in Your Hair
for Your Wedding

How to Wear Flowers in Hair for Wedding | style by Elvira, via Florentès |

by florentès, hair stylist: elvira

Hi lovelies! Happy Monday! We’re kicking off the week with hairstyle inspiration for your wedding. If you’d like to skip the veil but you’re not sure how to wear flowers in your hair for your wedding, you’ve come to the right place! We’re here to help with some tips for wedding updo’s and hair-down hairstyles from the lovely Inga and Daiva of Florentès. Enjoy!

100 Best Jewelry Gifts for Bridesmaids

Need bridesmaids jewelry gifts for your wedding? Stumped for Christmas gifts for your BFFs this holiday season? You’ll find it all right here and just in time for the holidays! But first, subscribe!


by capucinne

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. I’m a huge fan of handmade jewelry on Etsy. I believe handmade personalized jewelry gifts make the best kind of gifts for bridesmaids. Each piece is custom-made just for her, fun to wear, unique, and take up very little storage space (can you tell I’ve been Marie Kondo-ing again?!) I’ve been eyeing up the Etsy Holiday Gift Guide and it’s chock-full of inspiring gift ideas. We’ve picked some of our favorites and then added other pieces we love and created this fantastic bridesmaids jewelry gifts guide (or anyone on your gift list!) just in time for holiday delivery. Ready to see which jewelry pieces made the cut? On to the list! Enjoy!

Tassel Garland for Weddings (+ Giveaway!)

Wondering where to buy tassel garland for weddings & showers? We’ve found it! We’re also giving away tassel garland to one lucky winner! Subscribe for the latest!

Tassel Garland for Weddings | by EllenorShop |

When deciding on decorations for your wedding reception, punches of color in unexpected places can really tie your color palette together. For instance, around your cake table, draped in front of your head table, or displayed behind your card table are three places where couples frequently forget to decorate. One of the easiest ways to add a punch of color or personalization is with garland; and if you want to really make it pop, use colorful tassel garland in your wedding colors! We love using tassel garland for weddings, bridal showers, and bachelorette parties. Tassel garland is an easy way to decorate a small space with big impact. I also love to use tassel garland as a chair decoration for the bride at her bridal shower. You can find delightfully designed tassel garland for weddings at Ellenor Shop and we’re sharing our faves with you today! Loralie, designer and owner, is giving away a free tassel garland (or fringe garland — winner’s choice!) in any color combination! Read on to find out more…