Giveaway: Win a Marsala Pendant Necklace!

We’re bringing you a fresh new wedding giveaway today! We’ve teamed up with Elise Thomas Designs to offer this pretty marsala pendant necklace to one lucky reader. Elise works with glass and clay to make pretty jewelry and ring dishes (you’ve seen those before right here). This necklace — the giveaway item — is especially fitting for this season because marsala happens to be the Pantone color of the year! Read on to see how you can win!

Marsala Pendant Necklace

The lovely Elise tells us more about this fantastic prize. She says, “A special pendant for someone you love, my personalized initial pendants are elegant, rustic and individually artisan crafted just for you. I create each pendant from molten glass, making each one a unique work of art! Your initial is imprinted into molten glass before being placed into a digitally controlled kiln to undergo controlled cooling for strength and durability. This pendant is created using a semi-opaque burgundy red glass, reminiscent of aged red wine. Upon emerging, the initial is glazed in elegant gold. A delicate, hand formed gold filigree bead cap finishes the piece.”

She adds, “A dark garnet red Swarovski crystal on a 14K gold plated ball-end headpin adds the touch of sparkle that every girl requires. And I don’t skimp on the chain, either. 32” of rustic antique bronze chain allows her enough length to wear it long or looped through itself as a choker, too.”

marsala pendant necklace by elise thomas designs | via http://emmalinebride.com/2015-giveaway/marsala-pendant-necklace/

marsala pendant necklace by elise thomas designs | via http://emmalinebride.com/2015-giveaway/marsala-pendant-necklace/

marsala pendant necklace by elise thomas designs | via http://emmalinebride.com/2015-giveaway/marsala-pendant-necklace/

HOW TO ENTER

o Enter between 3/5/15-3/11/15 (11:59pm EST). Winner announced on this post 3/10/15.
o Prize: One (1) initial marsala pendant necklace by Elise Thomas Designs
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included to U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $28 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

xo
-E.

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Bedroom Registry Must-Haves from Crate and Barrel

Are you wondering how to register for your wedding? It can seem overwhelming at first, but it doesn’t have to be! Instead of registering for everything at once, we recommend moving from room to room, creating your perfect registry as you go. To inspire you to do just that, we’ve teamed up with the folks at Crate and Barrel to share our top bedroom registry must-haves for your wedding registry list. By focusing on one room at a time, registering for your wedding will be a breeze! We’ve pieced together our favorite finds from their collection including a stunning duvet cover, sheet set, pillow shams, a lamp, table, and more. Let’s get started!

Bedroom Registry Must-Haves

First, you’ll want to pick out a headboard and foot board, if you don’t already have one. It will set the foundation to the rest of your room as the ultimate statement piece. If I had to pick one for my dream bedroom, it would be the Linea. It’s made of all teak and has a light, airy feel–with a modern, minimalist look.

linnea bed

Next, add your bedding. I’ll admit, it was tough to choose just one from their collection, but this yellow and blue set really stole my heart. The colors are soft, warm, and inviting… and it goes exceptionally well with the Linea bed mentioned above. I also pieced together the striped sheets and the pillow shams for a more pulled-together look.

For pillows, we chose ultra-soft down pillows and then infused the room with added warmth and texture with a lambskin rug and a plush alpaca dove throw. Don’t forget the woven basket– your new favorite place for storing throws and decorative pillows when not in use.

Oh, this is all sounding so luxurious already!

Next, you’ll want to add a bedside table and a lamp. The bedside table in white was an eye-catching piece (I love the oval shape), paired with the lamp that offers just a hint of metallic shine. Add a reading chair, like this one, and your bedroom just became your cozy new reading nook, too.

If you’re like me, you can’t bear to have an empty nightstand. The lamp is one thing, but you need a place to put your book and a few decorative accents. I love candles, so I added one with a hurricane vaseand two petite bud vases atop an elegant wood tray.

Finally, don’t forget the photo frames and wall shelves: you’ll want them to showcase your gorgeous wedding photos forever after.

Where to Find

Colette Bed | source
Yellow + Blue Duvet Bedding Set | source
Luxurious Feather Down Pillows | source
Alpaca dove throw | source
Basket | source
Lambskin rug for under your feet | source
Arch White Nightstand | source
Mora Table Lamp | source
Pillar Candle | source
Hurricane Candle Holder | source
Terry Bud Vases | source
Wood Tray | source
Set of Frames | source
Wall Shelves | source
Chair | source

REGISTER WITH CRATE & BARREL

And don’t just stop there: Crate and Barrel is a wonderful place to register for your wedding — and not just for the bedroom! They offer everything from entertaining to kitchen-must haves to furniture for every room of the house. And, as a bonus for registering with them, you’ll get these fringe benefits, just to name a few.

WHY REGISTER?

o 10% off for 6 months
o FREE shipping on registry gifts $99+
o a set of stemless wine glasses in a personalized linen bag — FREE as a thank you
o and more! (see this page for details)

Get started and create a registry today!

xo
-E.

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Easy (+ Cute!) Nail Polish Bridal Shower Favors

One of our favorite bridal shower favor ideas is nail polish. Why? Nail polish is universally adored and appreciated by women, and one can never have too many polishes (similar to shoes). It’s also a customizable favor, with hundreds of shades available right at your fingertips from which to choose (so coordinating with your color palette is a breeze). It’s also a truly functional gift, so you know your recipients will use it. So, how do you make your nail polish bridal shower favors even cuter? Add a handmade tag, of course! We spotted this tag over at Print Smitten and Tara paired two insanely pretty polishes with it. They’re both from Essie, and if you know me, you know I heart Essie brand polish. It’s just sooo shiny and lasts!

Nail Polish Bridal Shower Favors

The tags are really cute + customizable, too! You can even choose a favorite style of twine or ribbon.

Nail Polish Bridal Shower Favors | via http://emmalinebride.com/favors/nail-polish-bridal-shower-favors/ | cute idea!

Nail Polish Bridal Shower Favors | via http://emmalinebride.com/favors/nail-polish-bridal-shower-favors/ | cute idea!

WHERE TO FIND THE POLISH?

I found these polishes that I’m pretty sure are the correct colors. The minty-green one is called Turquoise and Caicos and the coral-y one is called Haute in the Heat:

essie turquoise and caicos nail polish | Nail Polish Bridal Shower Favors | via http://emmalinebride.com/favors/nail-polish-bridal-shower-favors/ | cute idea!

essie haute in the heat nail polish | Nail Polish Bridal Shower Favors | via http://emmalinebride.com/favors/nail-polish-bridal-shower-favors/ | cute idea!

So, just grab the polishes you need and then get these tags from PrintSmitten. See? Favors – done!

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-E.

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Cake Toppers That Look Like You

We love to pop in to our Featured Artists’ shops and see what’s new. And with spring right around the corner, there are TONS of new items being added to The Marketplace every day! One of our favorite new finds comes from Ready Go who is known for its signature banner-style cake toppers and signs. We’re loving their collection of cake toppers that look like you, personalized with your choice of attire, skin color, hair color, eye color, and more. Here are just a few examples that we spotted… and you can see more in the shop. Enjoy!

Cake Toppers That Look Like You

Here are a few of our favorites:

cake toppers that look like you | via http://emmalinebride.com/cake/toppers-that-look-like-you/ | love these! from ready go

cake toppers that look like you | via http://emmalinebride.com/cake/toppers-that-look-like-you/ | love these! from ready go

cake toppers that look like you | via http://emmalinebride.com/cake/toppers-that-look-like-you/ | love these! from ready go

cake toppers that look like you | via http://emmalinebride.com/cake/toppers-that-look-like-you/ | love these! from ready go

cake toppers that look like you | via http://emmalinebride.com/cake/toppers-that-look-like-you/ | love these! from ready go

cake toppers that look like you | via http://emmalinebride.com/cake/toppers-that-look-like-you/ | love these! from ready go

You can see more here.

xo
-E.

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