Fun ‘Before and After’ Getting Ready Photo

Hey, loves: add this one to the list! The bride had a before and after getting ready photo taken by her photographer, where the wedding party wore their ‘getting ready’ attire in one shot and their dresses in the next shot. It’s a cute idea, especially if you have special ‘getting ready’ attire planned! Add this one to your (already growing, I’m sure!) list of must-have getting ready photos! Oh, and wouldn’t this be equally cute for the groomsmen? Of course, I’m thinking tees and jeans, after playing pool or something; not boxers. It takes them all of about fifteen minutes to get ready. While the ladies are primping, I’m pretty certain they spend most of their allotted ‘get ready’ time playing video games, toasting, and playing pool, to be perfectly honest. :)

Getting Ready Photo: Before + After

before and after bridesmaids getting ready photo

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-E.

Note: we spotted this on Pinterest and we are really great about citing sources. However, the link it was directed to was alerted as spam; and, since we love you and don’t want to send you down a virus-ridden rabbit hole, we’re just throwing this one out there. If you’re the photographer, tell us — we’ll be sure to credit appropriately.

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Giveaway: Bridal Chandelier Earrings with Pearls

It’s safe to say we’re really spoiling you with jewelry giveaways this week! First there was this gorgeous necklace and now we’re giving away a pair of bridal chandelier earrings with pearls by Lottie-Da Designs to one lucky reader. Will it be you? Find out the full details below!

Bridal Chandelier Earrings with Pearls

The lovely Jaymie of Lottie-Da Designs tells us, “Vintage style bridal pearl rhinestone chandelier earrings are the perfect accessory for your wedding! These elegant, dangling earrings combine an ornate rhinestone setting with a pearl drop. The earrings are set on a post backing and measure 2 5/8″ in length and 3/4″ wide.”

bridal chandelier earrings with pearls 1920s style - Bridal Chandelier Earrings with Pearls

These are so pretty. Who will be the lucky winner?

Giveaway

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

o Enter between 1/30/15-2/5/15 (11:59pm EST). Winner announced on this post 2/6/15.
o Prize: One (1) pair of Bridal Chandelier Earrings with Pearls in silver or gold, as shown above. By Lottie-Da Designs.
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o FREE (standard) shipping included anywhere! Upgraded shipping with tracking number is additional cost.
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $58 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter
o Note: for entering with a comment (see giveaway form), you may comment using the Facebook box below (under ‘what do you think?’) OR the alternate comment box lower down the page.

xo
-E.

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Starfish Wedding Invitation

Getting married on the beach this summer? It’s probably time to start shopping for your invitations. Here’s a new one that just popped up over at Whimsical Prints‘ shop! It’s a light blue starfish wedding invitation that we love for its modern, clean and simple aesthetic. If this shade of blue isn’t your thing, there are other colors available, too.

Starfish Wedding Invitation

starfish wedding invitation

starfish wedding invitation

You can see more invitations in The Marketplace, get this exact starfish wedding invitation, or peruse our beach wedding theme ideas for inspiration.

Whimsical Prints is a Featured Artist in The Marketplace.

Have a question? Comment? We’re here to help. Just leave your response below in the Facebook comment box (or the alternate box below that) and we’ll help you out in a jif.

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-E.

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Giveaway: Win an Infinity Bridesmaid Necklace!

Want to win something gorgeous this week? You’re in luck: we’re giving away this infinity bridesmaid necklace by Rustic Gem Jewelry to one lucky reader! This necklace is handmade, made-to-order, and measures 17″ in length with a 2″ extender. Since it’s a custom piece, you can choose gold (made with a 14k gold filled chain) or silver (made with a silver plated chain). While we love the color option shown, the winner can pick ANY COLOR teardrop from their shop!

Take a peek:

infinity bridesmaid necklace by rustic gem jewelry

Here are just a few other color options to give you some examples:

This one is my favorite:

infinity bridesmaid necklace by rustic gem jewelry

It’s a perfect “something blue” for the bride, too!

Giveaway

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

o Enter between 1/29/15-2/4/15 (11:59pm EST). Winner announced on this post 2/5/15.
o Prize: One (1) Infinity Bridesmaid Necklace from Rustic Gem Jewelry
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included anywhere!
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $34 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

xo
-E.

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Groomsmen Cigar Boxes? – Ask Emmaline

Hi, loves! We’re coming at you on this lovely Thursday morning with another Ask Emmaline question. If I said our inbox was overflowing, that would be the understatement of the year; keep those wedding questions coming! (Psst. We love ‘em!) Today we’re sharing a question related to your groomsmen gift giving needs. Here’s the question we received from bride-to-be, Sam.

Do you have any places where I can buy cigar boxes for groomsmen? We’re giving our groomsmen personalized gifts that will include music, gift cards, beer soap, cigars, etc., but I have no where to put it. Any idea where to find nice groomsmen cigar boxes for giving as a gift?

Groomsmen Cigar Boxes

Hey, Sam, great idea! Putting together a groomsmen box with some of his favorite things makes a fantastic gift. Honestly, no two groomsmen are the same, so why insist on giving the same gift to each?!

Anyway, you may remember this gift box we shared in the past; if that’s what you had in mind, you can grab custom groomsmen cigar boxes from Dazzling Expressions as one resource. These particular cigar boxes have mustaches on the front with the groomsman’s name laser engraved in the lower right-hand corner. It’s the perfect gift-giving box.

groomsmen cigar boxes

groomsmen cigar boxes

Ready to buy? Head over here and tell the lovely Isabel that we sent you! She’ll be delighted to work with you.

Dazzling Expressions is a Featured Artist in The Marketplace.

xo
-E.

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