Precious Forest Wedding Film: Dominic + Meredith

Happy Friday! This Precious Forest wedding film was captured by our newest videographer, Baby Blue Film. Wilson from Baby Blue Film tells us, “This is a video we shot for Dominic and Meredith at the beautiful Precious Forest in Lake County, California on July 19, 2014. The venue was a gorgeous hidden gem tucked away a long dirt road that spanned across the beautiful lake. Once you arrive at the property, you feel immediately at home and at peace with the natural surroundings. Everything was centered around this old restored cabin and there were glamorous camping tents set up all around the property for their guests to stay in after the long night that was about to unfold.”

Precious Forest Wedding from Baby Blue Film on Vimeo.

Precious Forest Wedding Film

“Dominic and Meredith were a very genuine couple that were easy to work with and extremely down to earth. They had a natural presence on camera that needed very little direction from me and you could tell they were madly in love. When it came time to shoot the intimate scenes–when the light was perfect–they were extremely comfortable in each others’ warm embrace and the whole production came across effortlessly. Their wedding was styled beautifully by Kai Squared Events and every little detail came across picture-perfect. This was by far our favorite wedding of the entire 2014 season because it was rustic, earthy, unique, gorgeous, and well-executed every step of the way.”

Why Should You Hire a Videographer for Your Wedding?

There are many reasons to hire a wedding videographer, but after watching this wedding film, we have just one: your wedding day is one the most important moments of your life. You’ve worked hard planning all the day’s details and preparing for this important life event for many months. The day will fly by and you’ll be busy enjoying it. Your wedding film will be the best way to look back at the day’s events you’ve looked forward to such as getting ready, walking down the aisle, seeing each other for the first time, saying “I Do”, and your reception, celebrated by family and friends as a newly married couple. A videographer will capture it all using a cinematic and artistic approach, and you’ll be able to relive your wedding, year after year.

Do you need a California wedding videographer? Visit Baby Blue Film for details. You can contact Wilson through his business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book, where we feature the best wedding vendors.

Giveaway: Win a Gift Card for Wedding Accessories!

Hello loves + Happy Friday! It’s time for a brand new giveaway! We’ve teamed up with Honey Pie Bridal to offer a gift card to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader. This shop is chock-full of eye-catching wedding accessories including a full line of garters and ring pillows. We’re sharing a few of our favorites here today to give you a sneak peek into what’s in store. What would you use your gift card to buy?

Here are some gorgeous picks:


garter

ring pillow

So, what would you pick?

Win a Gift Card!

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

o Enter between 1/23/15-1/29/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: $60 Gift Card redeemable at HoneyPie Bridal
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included anywhere!
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $60 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

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xo
-E.

High Five Cake Topper

We spotted this high five cake topper and thought you’d like it, too! It is as though the bride and groom are saying, hey, we did it, after months and months of planning and stressing and hoping everything goes great… we’re M A R R I E D!

High Five Cake Topper

high five cake topper

Want one of your own?

» Buy it here. By Weddingstar.

xo
-E.

Why This is an Awesome Gift for Bridesmaids

When we receive questions to our Ask Emmaline inbox, we take them pretty seriously. I mean, who else would listen to your questions about anything and everything under the sun, anytime of day, any day of the year? WE DO. We love to hear your questions, so don’t be shy… keep sending them in!) Today we are sharing a question that came in a few weeks ago from Marisol, and while we could give her a myriad of answers, it seemed to fit in nicely with the post we had planned for today. She asks,

I want to give a unique gift to my bridesmaids, but I’m not sure where to start. My sister is my Maid of Honor and my three bridesmaids are friends from high school and college. We each have a long history together, so something that is sentimental would be nice. Any ideas?

Photo Albums for Bridesmaids

Fantastic question, Marisol! We’ve shared so many amazing bridesmaid gift ideas in the past (even A to Z), but one of my favorite new trends is a scrapbook or photo album customized by you.

beautiful photo albums bridesmaids

It seems like everyone takes THOUSANDS of photos (every, month, really, and since becoming a mom, I’ve had to transfer my photos over every few days because I take so many of Baby Andrew!) and they stay locked up as digital files forever. Isn’t that sad? Photos shouldn’t be kept on a computer; they should be turned into keepsakes to be flipped through and enjoyed for years to come. So, let this be your inspiration: get out there and print those photos, darnnit! And if you gather up all of those photos from through the years with your besties and compile them into photo albums for bridesmaids, they’ll LOVE you for it.

To start, you’ll want a blank photo album, one that has high-quality pages and leaves plenty of room for your own customization. Visit a scrapbooking store (do you have an Archivers or Michaels near you? Both have TONS of scrapbooking supplies) and grab some embellishments to add to your book. Then, get working on your digital photos: find photos you love throughout the years and send them over to a place like Snapfish to have them printed (or print them at home).

Next, you’ll need photo albums. One of our Featured Artists in The Marketplace is Watermark Bindery, which offers handmade photo albums for bridesmaids, weddings, showers, etc. The owner, Diane, also offers a selection of guest books (with lined pages) and smaller photo album books, too. What really makes them unique, though, is the way they personalize their photo albums and books. Diane tells us, “We hand sew our book blocks which gives us the flexibility to personalize the inside of an album or book. Names, dates, photos or a special thought can be added to the first page before its sewn and glued into the book case. The personalization is done with an Epson commercial printer using archival inks and will last for years and years. It makes your book truly memorable!” So if you want that extra special touch on your bridesmaid gift or wedding accessory, this is one place to go!

Here are some beautiful examples from their shop:

I had the pleasure of receiving a sample album to see the quality in person. This company makes amazing high quality books — I was able to feel the pages, see the cover, and it’s top-notch through-and-through. You won’t be disappointed, loves. Here’s what mine looked like:

These books obviously make great wedding photo albums, too! Here’s an example of how they can put their signature personalization on your wedding album:

personalized photo album via photo albums bridesmaids

Okay, enough hearing about it from me: go see them for yourself! And, P.S. Diane is great to work with, so you’re in good hands!

xo
-E.