Registry Must-Haves from Target: #4 – KitchenAid

It’s week four in our registry collaboration with Target! And this week, we’re focusing on a favorite registry item for many brides-to-be: a stand mixer! We’re sharing a gorgeous KitchenAid mixer in an ice blue color and a few of our favorite attachments to go along with it. Are you registering for a mixer, and if so, what’s your favorite attachment? The ice cream maker attachment looks like a good idea to me! We’ve also found a citrus juicer attachment for freshly squeezed orange juice for breakfast, a food processor attachment, and a ravioli maker attachment. These are all bound to help when it comes to cooking dinner and making fresh desserts.

target wedding registry must-haves kitchenaid

Wood Letter Wedding Decoration & Felt Flowers

I never thought I could love felt flowers almost as much as the real deal. But awhile ago when we talked about these felt wedding ideas and I couldn’t believe how beautiful felt could really be. And with further digging, I spotted this wood letter wedding decoration over at The Felt Flower Shop and now I just adore all things felt. Take a look and I think you’ll see what I mean! (Oh, and this can be re-used after the wedding as home decor!) The ampersand is cute, too.

Wood Letter Wedding Decoration

Wood Letter Wedding Decoration & Felt Flowers | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wood-letter-wedding-decoration/

the felt flower shop

the felt flower shop

Black and White Wedding Color Board (+ Giveaway!)

Last week when we shared our coral and mint inspiration board, we never thought we’d receive so many requests for other custom color palettes in our Ask Emmaline inbox! We are excited to help with color palette inspiration and we promise to get to all of your requests! (Want yours added to the mix? Send us your colors here!)

First up — a black and white wedding colors board, a special request from bride-to-be, Terese. Her email tells us that she’s hoping for a “classic, traditional look” but with “modern touches” and “a bit of gold or silver metallic“. To round out this look, we’ve found invitations, table linens, a flower girl dress, ring dishes, cake, rings, and more! PLUS, to make this post even sweeter, we’ve teamed up with the awesome Tori of bag shop Toriska for a new giveaway! One lucky bride-to-be will win a black, silver, and gold sequin clutch purse. Good luck!

Black and White Wedding Color Board

Bridesmaid Bangle Bracelets for a *Foolproof* Gift

Hi, loves! Emma here. I love all kinds of jewelry especially when I can mix and match pieces to create a unique look. When I stumbled upon these bangle bracelets by Sweet Auburn Studio, I immediately loved the idea as a custom bridesmaid gift. Instead of a one-size-fits-all gift, you can create your own pairing to suit her personality and style.

personalized bridesmaid bangle bracelets | http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/bridesmaid-bangle-bracelets/

sweet auburn studio

Bridesmaid Bangle Bracelets

See how it’s done in three easy steps (oh, and it’s affordable, too!) Enjoy!

Step 1 – Pick a Birthstone Bangle.

For starters, you can pick a birthstone bangle. Mine: Peridot.

bridesmaid birthstone bracelet | http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/bridesmaid-bangle-bracelets/

sweet auburn studio

You can even add an initial charm to it…

sweet auburn studio

Or a state charm, like this…

state charm | http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/bridesmaid-bangle-bracelets/

sweet auburn studio

8 Something Blue Ideas for the Bride (+ Win One!)

You’ve probably heard it before: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence for your shoe“. It’s said to be good luck if the bride has each of these on her wedding day… and who doesn’t love a little extra good luck? Now, this tradition is supposed to be fun, not stressful — so don’t sweat it. To help, we’ve rounded up something blue ideas to share PLUS we’re giving away one of these finds! Read on to find out more…

Something Blue Ideas for Bride

To start, take a peek at this gorgeous pair of navy blue heels with lace. I love these oh-so-much. By Walkin on Air.

navy bridal shoes | something blue ideas for bride - http://emmalinebride.com/planning/something-blue-ideas-for-bride/

walkin on air

A navy blue and pink robe in sumptuous fabric is a great gift for you and your bridesmaids (by Doie); a set of ‘I Do’ shoe stickers in blue are another popular something blue option (by Your Happily Ever After).

left: doie | right: your happily ever after

5 Most Important Tips to Protect Your Engagement Ring

I was browsing serious prettiness a la Kristin Coffin recently and realized something about engagement rings that doesn’t get the attention it should: how to protect your engagement ring. There has never been a more gorgeous array of handmade, totally-custom engagement rings to choose from… and learning how to protect your engagement ring will keep it looking its best forever.

While protecting your engagement ring may not be today’s sexiest topic, it is crucial. At the heart of the matter, your engagement ring is more than jewelry: your engagement ring symbolizes the moment in time when you said ‘yes’ and vowed to marry. And since we’re here to navigate you through the crazy, unpredictable, inspiring and interesting maze known as wedding planning, we just have to talk about what YOU can do to protect your engagement ring.

i said yes

by dallins paperie

Read on to find out the most important tips to protect your engagement ring. And tell us: what are you doing to keep yours looking its best?

minimalvs

by minimalvs

Tips to Protect Your Engagement Ring

1. A safe place to store it.

I never take my ring off. When I first wore my engagement ring, I was nervous about it getting scratched or the diamond falling out. As in, just deciding to, whoops, slip right out. I eventually got used to it on my finger, and the idea of totally losing a diamond eventually faded. The more I wore it, the less I worried about something happening to it. And it was always on my finger, so I’d always know where it was. And I realize I’m probably in the minority because I know lots of people take their ring off for all sorts of reasons.

the best is yet to come by magic markings art

by magic markings art

This article over at Brides recommends taking off your engagement ring for these five things: working out, moisturizing, primping, swimming, and cleaning. And if you plan to take it off for any of these things (come to think of it, I might take it off if I’m using really harsh cleansers or painting, but that’s not very often), you’ll NEED a safe place to store your ring, like this…

hexagon ring dish

by pottery lodge

Bridesmaid Photo Frames with YOUR Bridesmaid Dress
(+ Giveaway!)

Get ready to WOW your bridesmaids with a cute gift idea! We spotted these wooden bridesmaid photo frames over at Prince Whitaker and we love them. They feature custom engraving with ‘Bridesmaid’ or ‘Maid of Honor’ at the top AND each frame has a custom engraved dress on the side, designed to look like the one she wears on your wedding day! Take a look and find out how you can win a set of six custom-made bridesmaid photo frames! Enjoy! ♥

Bridesmaid Photo Frames

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by prince whitaker

bridesmaid photo frame engraved with YOUR dress
by prince whitaker

Giveaway: Mountain Wedding Stamp for Invites

When it comes to addressing your wedding invitations, thank you notes, and more, save time with a return address stamp. This way, you can avoid writing your address a thousand times or printing labels from your computer. Plus, a themed wedding stamp — like this one for mountain weddings — is the ultimate finishing touch.

This week, we’re giving away this mountain wedding stamp from Starboard Press. This stamp is sure to add the finishing touch to your stationery with its mountainous design, personalized with your information and laser-engraved on eco-friendly natural red rubber. This stamp is built to last and will be make writing correspondence so much easier — and prettier, too. Take a look!

Mountain Wedding Stamp for Invites

by starboard press

by starboard press