Giveaway: Win Sparkly Shoe Clips for your Wedding!

Happy, Happy Friday! It’s time for a new wedding giveaway! We’ve teamed up with the lovely Crisa of Absolutely Audrey to give away a pair of sparkly shoe clips for one lucky bride-to-be! These regal shoe clips are inspired by Hollywood glamour and the red carpet. You can add these shoe clips to any pair of shoes to add a little extra glam on your special day. Enter for a chance to win below…

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Real Weddings: A Beautiful Beach Wedding on Bald Head Island

The Bride and Groom - Portraits - Bald Head Island Wedding - Photo by Eric Boneske

Gentle rolling waves, blue skies, sandy shoreline… there’s so much to love about a beach wedding! Today we’re sharing a stunning Bald Head Island wedding captured by Eric Boneske Photography at the Shoals Club on Bald Head Island in North Carolina. Blaire and Ben chose a beach wedding theme with a pretty aqua and coral color palette. To accentuate these colors, they chose bridesmaid dresses in aqua and groomsmen bow ties in coral. This wedding has many details to inspire you including handmade wedding chair signs, pretty hydrangea centerpieces, a modern take on the “First Look”, romantic beach portraits, a s’mores bar, and a bubble grand exit! See their day as it unfolded…

The Bride and Groom - Portraits - 17 - Bald Head Island Wedding - Photo by Eric Boneske

These Bridesmaid Bags Have Sweet Secret Messages Inside

What makes beautiful bridesmaid bags even more special? Just add personalization! When we spotted these bridesmaid bags by the lovely Allisa Jacobs, it was love at first sight. When we looked even closer and saw you could add-on secret personalized messages for your girls, we were hooked! You can add their name to a custom label, include a personalized note, or have her favorite inspirational quote sewn inside. Take a look at some of our favorite patterns newly added to her shop and get inspired for your own custom bridesmaid gifts! Plus, see what we’ve picked as today’s #HANDMADEADAY find. Enjoy!

Bridesmaid bags messages inside | by Allisa Jacobs | Emmaline Bride, The Handmade Wedding Blog EmmalineBride.com

7 Tips to (Easily!) Make a Beautiful DIY Album for Weddings

Hello, Emma here! Right after my wedding, I made one of those hardcover photo albums from a big name print company that shall remain nameless. They did a decent job. But decent doesn’t really cut it when it comes to wedding albums. You want grandiose. You want exceptional. You want a buttery soft leather cover with professionally detailed layflat pages that totally rock out on your coffee table. My album? I loved it — but it was pretty basic. You know the kind, where you upload 400+ photos and it spits them out into collages. I should have known better, but I was on a post–wedding high! “Just get it done!“, I thought. And they mailed me a photo album that sort of left me with much to be desired. But what did I have to complain about? They did what I paid for: photos were inside an album. Case closed.

But in the back of my mind, I always sort of wanted something more. “But why order another album when I already had one?” I thought aloud to myself, and to my husband. Many times. Haha.

And then an opportunity presented itself to make my own DIY album for my wedding and I thought, why not, let’s give it a go. And I am so glad I did. Read to find out more about my experience with Shutterfly (note: not the company I used the first time around), see how my book turned out, and find out how easy it really is to do…

How to Make a DIY Album for Weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/diy-album-weddings/

Northern California Wedding: A Wedding Video You Need to See!

Jesus and Rebekah’s California wedding was beautiful! What makes their wedding day that much better was the fact it was captured on video by Wilson from Baby Blue Film. The following video you’ll watch is full of love, bright colors, great decorations, and a wonderful couple. You’ll love it!

Bay Area Wedding Videographer / Jesus + Rebekah's Wedding from Baby Blue Film on Vimeo.

Jesus + Rebekah’s Northern California Wedding

Wilson tells us, “Jesus + Rebekah’s Wedding was truly a perfect day for shooting. The venue (St. Vincent’s School for Boys in San Rafael, CA) was what really blew me away. Everything was centered around an old beautiful Catholic Church that stood high amongst the blue skies of Northern California…

Giveaway: Win 100 Save the Date Cards!

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If you’ve recently set your wedding date and you’re ready to tell guests, this is the giveaway for you! We’ve teamed up with the awesome folks of Basic Invite to give away 100 save the date cards to one lucky reader! Find out how you can enter for a chance to win below…


Save the Date Cards Giveaway

The winner can pick any save the date cards — over 200 designs! — from Basic Invite. Cards can be instantly personalized with your colors, text, and photos (if you wish). You can see the full save the date collection here.

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save the date: basic invite, photo: diana deaver weddings

32 Custom Cufflinks That Make Awesome Groomsmen Gifts

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What makes a truly awesome groomsmen gift? It’s easy: one that is handpicked for each groomsman based on his hobbies, favorite movies, books, or sports. A personalized gift always works, too! You only get one shot at the perfect groomsman gift: make it one he’ll remember. To inspire you, we’ve handpicked thirty-two custom cufflinks for your groomsmen. We’ve gathered up geeky pop culture finds from A to Z — Avengers to Zelda, respectively. We’ve also included some hobby-based finds like baseball, fishing, and biking. Our goal is to find a little something for everyone and we think you’ll be pleased with what we’ve discovered. Plus, all of these finds are handmade from Etsy, so you will be shopping small for your Big Day. We love that. Read on for the list!


Cufflinks for Groomsmen Gifts

1. Storm Trooper Cufflinks

These storm trooper custom cufflinks are essential for groomsmen who are Star Wars fanatics! By Juniper and Ivy.

storm trooper cufflinks | Custom Cufflinks Groomsmen Gifts | via EmmalineBride.com

cufflinks by juniper and ivy

This Mason Jar Jewelry is Cute for Rustic Weddings

Mason jars are a staple for rustic weddings, and although they’ve been trending for a long time, we still see those darling jars everywhere we look. When we spotted these mason jar jewelry pieces over at Ellen B Keepsakes, we were inspired by Tracy’s lovely creations! These pieces would make cute gift ideas for the bride and bridesmaids who loves all things rustic or country. Today we’re sharing two mason jar bracelets and a necklace from Ellen B Keepsakes, a petite pair of earrings we spotted at Obsessories, and a darling mason jar jewelry dish by Zinnia Designs. Enjoy all the mason jar lovin’ below!


Mason Jar Jewelry

1. Mason Jar Bracelet with Initials

This first find is our #HANDMADEADAY pick!

mason jar jewelry: bracelet with wedding date

by ellen b keepsakes