Need fresh dress inspiration, as in the loveliest sheer neckline wedding dress ever? I know that’s a tall order, but we’ve found it! This dress is handmade by Grace Loves Lace and is an ideal style for the bohemian bride. It features an invisible mesh neckline, stretch French lace bodice, hand cut appliquéd lace, and a sheer lace back. We adore the tulle wraps that fall from the back and cross-cross to tie around your waist; it’s such a unique touch! You can leave the tulle wraps loose to make a train, too, if you prefer (or for just the ceremony). Don’t just take our word for it… take a look for yourself!
It’s time for a new wedding giveaway at Emmaline Bride! We’ve teamed up with the lovely Tracy Tayan Designs to offer a bridesmaid gift to one lucky reader. He or she will win a set of three bridesmaid initial necklaces, each personalized with an initial pendant and a pearl or birthstone charm. You can choose a 16″ or 18″ length sterling silver chain. See these beautiful necklaces below + enter for YOUR chance to win!
o Enter between 3/3/15-3/9/15 (11:59pm EST). Winner announced on this post 3/10/15. o Prize: Set of three (3) bridesmaid initial necklaces by Tracy Tayan Designs o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected o Free shipping included to U.S. only o No purchase necessary o Winner has 3 months to claim prize o Prize value: $70 | No cash value o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win o Use entry form below to enter
Want to add something blue to your wedding day? The old adage something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue (and this in your shoe) is said to bring good luck to the bride. If you’re stuck on ideas to bring a little blue into the mix, we’re here to help! Here are eighteen stunning ways to add something blue (all handmade, of course!) that you’re sure to love. Enjoy!
This Irvine Ranch DIY wedding is beautiful! Kelsey and Robbie were married last June at the Katie Wheeler Library and surrounding ranch in Irvine, Calfornia. Their wedding has plenty of DIY details, a wonderful story, and amazing photos. Read their story and check out all of the photography captured by Peterson Design & Photography…
Irvine Ranch DIY Wedding
Their photographer Marisa tells us, “We had perfect weather, a gorgeous venue, and a wonderful couple! Our day started out with Kelsey getting ready. We documented all the beautiful details including her stunningly beautiful wedding dress, to which she had elegant lace and sleeves added. After Kelsey’s mom and twin sister had helped her get dressed, she took a peek outside to see Robbie who had just arrived. She was overwhelmed with joy and shed happy tears upon seeing him! Next was their first look near the side of the historic ranch house (now a library) where there were some more happy tears. As the sun set, the party danced the night away until Kelsey and Robbie were sent off in style, driving Kelsey’s heavily decorated yellow Mustang. Most of the wonderful details and personal touches at this wedding were DIY by the bride and groom and their family and friends. They filled the wedding with many sweet personal touches.”
What was your something old, new, borrowed, and blue? She told us, “New: My wedding dress. Although my mother would have liked me to wear hers, it would never have fit me. But mine did end up resembling her dress! Something old & borrowed: my mom’s pearl jewelry. Something blue: I had my seamstress add a blue button to the back of my dress! I also had a sixpence in my shoe given to me by a friend of my grandmother.”
“What is your favorite wedding day memory? Seeing Robbie from my bridal room arrive at the venue all dressed up and ready to go when I was all dressed up ready to go. That made it all finally seem real for some reason.”
“Ceremony & Reception Decor: All of this was pretty much DIY stuff. We bought decorations from Michaels like tulle and flowers, then decorated away. The gazebo had small heart doilies hanging from it that were from my great grandmother’s craft collections.”
“After we took family and bridal party photos, it was time for the ceremony. Kelsey and Robbie exchanged vows of love in front of the gazebo in the middle of the property.”
“After the ceremony, we spent some time with the bride and groom in the ranch’s lovely orange groves.”
“When the bride and groom entered their reception, they went straight into their first dance. Next we all enjoyed a delicious barbeque dinner, followed by sweet toasts by the bridal party, the father-daughter and mother-son dances, the cake cutting and the bouquet/garter tosses.”
Did you DIY anything for your wedding? If so, what? She told us, “We did a bunch of DIY stuff. Our invitations were printed at home, we bought and painted all the bird houses and various bird decorations around the venue, as well as put together and arranged the decorations for the gazebo that we stood under. All the flowers were arranged by the flower girl’s mom.”
“Each guest table at the reception had a wooden bird perching in the flower centerpiece, which was also an item from my great grandmother. We bought a bunch of small bird houses and painted them as a part of the love birds theme.”
Other Wedding Vendors: Videography – Charles Amante Flowers – Tucker Floral Design Musicians – Da Capo Players Food & Beverages – Tulsa Rib Company D. J. – Peter Kunstt Rentals – Create-A-Party Rentals Invitations: Self-printable invitations from Michaels Wedding Dress, Veil, Shoes, Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal Dress Alterations: David’s Bridal would not put a bodice & sleeves on my dress, so I had a friend of a friend custom make the sleeves and top for me, just the way I envisioned! Hair/Makeup: Remedy Hair Shoppe Groom & Groomsmen Attire: 3 Mens Suits 129 in Corona. Jewelry: I wore my mother’s jewelry that she had worn on her wedding day. The Ivory pearls complimented my Soft White dress perfectly!