Why These Groomsmen Flasks Are a “Real Man’s Flask”

Flasks are one of the most popular groomsmen gifts because there are so many styles, sizes, colors, and customization 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…

groom kissing bride

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

black bow tie

by two guys bowties

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