This Anniversary Book Makes a Perfect Gift for Weddings

Planning your wedding is an adventure to be remembered forever. The decisions you make together as a couple turn into instant memories like the first time you visit your venue, how you asked your wedding party, when you said yes to the dress, the fittings, the cake tastings… the list goes on. You should definitely keep a record of these things in a journal from engagement to wedding day. But what about after the big day? That’s where the Wedding Anniversary Book by Sylvia Stremming Designs comes in!

Your first day married begins a brand new adventure. Each year goes by so fast — it’s true — keeping everything from photos and jotted down notes to ticket stubs and vacation plans is a must. From year one to twenty-five (and then twenty-five through fifty, though you’ll need a second book to hold it all!), you can keep a beautiful account of your most cherished memories in this unique book. You’ll enjoy flipping through it as you celebrate each anniversary and reflect on the year. It also makes a beautiful keepsake to show to future generations. This book makes an awesome gift for soon-to-be weds, newlyweds, or as a first year anniversary gift. After all, year one’s traditional gift is paper — so this is perfect! Read on to see more…

Anniversary Book for Weddings

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3 Reasons Why Every Couple Should Have a Wedding Website
(Plus, a $500 Giveaway!)

Do you have a wedding website for your big day yet? If not, you should! Today we’re telling you three reasons why a wedding website is something every couple should have. We’ll also share some of our favorite wedding website designs and let you in on how to get a FREE wedding website from Minted for a limited time. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Minted to give away a huge $500 gift card to one lucky reader as a special giveaway! Read on for more…

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Why This Groomsman Flask Is a “Real Man’s Flask”

Flasks are one of the most popular groomsmen gifts because there are so many styles, sizes, colors, and custom options to choose from. But some flasks look cheap and flimsy. In fact, most flasks we have seen aren’t as well-made or durable as we’d like them to be. And when you’re giving a groomsmen gift, you want to pick something that is going to last. So, you can imagine our excitement when we stumbled upon SWIG Hip Flasks. We were blown away by their unique look, feel, and quality of craftsmanship. This is a “real man’s flask” because it is strong, durable, and more handsome than any other flask we’ve seen. Today we’re sharing our favorite SWIG flasks to inspire your groomsmen gift selection. Which flask is your favorite?

tweed pouch groomsmen flasks | http://emmalinebride.com/groomsmen/groomsmen-flasks-swig/

These Vintage Forks Are a Favorite for Weddings (Giveaway!)

Hello, hello! Happy Monday to you! How was your weekend? We’re back in action today and kicking off this unofficial-last-week-of-summer with a giveaway to boost your spirits! We’ve teamed up with the lovely Kerrie of Wooden Hive to give a pair of vintage hand-stamped wedding forks away to one lucky reader. Each pair is handpicked, mismatched (but in complementary design), and hand-stamped, so no two pairs are exactly the same. Vintage forks like these are a beautiful accent for your place setting, look great in your cake photos, and will be enjoyed for anniversary dinners to come! Want a pair? Enter for a chance to win below!


Vintage Wedding Forks

Handstamped Vintage Forks Weddings | Wooden Hive | http://emmalinebride.com/2015-giveaway/forks-weddings-giveaway/

Groom: These 30+ Wedding Duties Will *Really* Help the Bride

Brides: this post is for your Groom. Share this post with him!

Dear Groom, It’s me, your Bride. I know I’ve been a little preoccupied lately, pouring over wedding blogs and Pinterest for more wedding ideas. I’m just really excited to marry you. And I realized something: there are a ton of groom duties you could do that would *really* help me out. So, I’ve made them into a list. Some of these are really simple, while others are a little more elaborate. And, a few of these are cute ideas I found that I really want you to do. You’ll see what I mean once you start reading the list. Oh, and have I mentioned lately how good looking you are? It’s true. I really should say that more often (cause I’m sure thinking it). Anyway, thanks for helping with our wedding plans. You’re awesome. But you already knew that. On to the list…

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photo: bonnallie brodeur

9 Wood Bow Ties That Actually Look Pretty Cool for Weddings

Hi, loves! Since Emmaline Bride is the Handmade Wedding Blog, we have come across some pretty interesting and unique finds for weddings. There’s always something new and trend-worthy to share, all made from the hands of talented independent artists. Today’s wood bow ties, shared today in honor of #NationalBowTieDay, are no exception! They are one of the most creative ideas we’ve seen for the groom, groomsmen, and ring bearer. These bow ties are made of exotic hardwood and fashioned into a unique shape and style. Its silk centerpiece makes this a complementing piece to wear with a button-down shirt or blazer. I wasn’t sold on the idea of a wood bow tie initially, but once I saw these styles from Two Guys Bowties, I could see why they’re so insanely popular right now on Etsy. These bow ties are especially fitting for an offbeat, unique, nerdy, or hipster inspired wedding. If your groom has an quirky style and craves something way less traditional, these wood bow ties are worth a look! See which nine handpicked ties we’ve discovered below. Enjoy!

P.S. There are more styles to see right here!


Wooden Bow Ties for Weddings

1. The Doc

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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