Giveaway: Win a Jam Jar Sampler Pack!

Jam jar sampler pack

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It’s time for a new wedding giveaway at Emmaline Bride! We’ve teamed up with the lovely Miss Shelley of Southern Jams and Jelly to give away this charming jam jar sampler pack! The lucky winner can have personalized labels included to give these away as gifts; on the other hand, you might want to try them yourself! You already know how much we love jam favors for weddings and this sampler pack lets you give them a try and pick out your favorite flavor before ordering them as bridal shower favors or wedding favors. If you love authentic artisan quality jellies and jams, you’ll want to check out Miss Shelley’s shop. She’s incredible and a real sweetheart to work with, too! Read on for your chance to win a jam jar sampler pack…

Jam Jar Sampler Pack by Southern Jams and Jelly

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14 Fun + Creative Wedding Reception Backdrops

Are you planning a handmade wedding? You’ll love these creative wedding reception backdrops to inspire you! You can get more ideas in The Handcrafted Wedding and The Inspired Wedding!

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If you’re looking for wedding reception backdrops — incredible, creative, and totally awe-inspiring backdrops — you’ve come to the right place! We’ve talked about backdrops in the past, including these creative ceremony doors and flower backdrops, and even these ceremony arches which is still one of my favorite posts to date. Today we’re honing in on wedding reception backdrops for use behind your sweetheart table (or head table), cake table, or as a photo booth wall. We’ve rounded up a mix of fourteen unique finds from some of our favorite places. Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Acrylic Signs for Weddings Are the Latest Thing

Find out why acrylic signs for weddings are a popular trend right now and see where you can get your hands on them! And while you’re here, join our free list for the latest posts to your inbox.

Acrylic signs for weddings are a fun new trend we love! This hand-lettering is beautiful. By Wanderlove Press Co. via

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Wedding signs are one of the coolest (and easiest) ways to personalize your ceremony and reception spaces. Most of the time, signs are the easiest thing to add because a sign can stand up on its own or be placed on a simple easel, like this, right at your ceremony or reception entrance. Guests always seem to take notice of signs and couples love them too! We’ve seen couples go crazy over wedding welcome signs, directional signs, signage at the bar (like a signature cocktail sign), chair signs, ceremony aisle signs, and even this fun printable bathroom sign. And while you could place signage throughout your entire wedding space, we recommend just a few. As with most things, just a few will do so you aren’t overwhelming your space.

Venue Spotlight – Sacramento Weddings at The Ridge

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Planning your wedding near Sacramento, California? Then you’ll definitely want to check out our venue spotlight featuring The Ridge! The Ridge Golf Course & Events Center is a spectacular venue located in Auburn. Part of what makes the venue so unique is it’s setting. Just picture your wedding ceremony amid lavish greens, rolling hills, and under cascading oak trees. Sounds perfect, right? We’ve gathered some great photographs and even a video that’ll show you just how breathtaking your wedding at The Ridge could be…

Giveaway: Win a First Christmas Ornament!

First Christmas Ornament by Prince Whitaker

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It’s almost November. NOVEMBER. Can you believe it? I finally got used to writing 2016 and now we’re going to switch to a new year again. Time goes by way too fast. Before we know it, the holidays will be right around the corner and you’ll be celebrating your first season together engaged — or newly married! — and we think you ought to commemorate the occasion. One of our favorite ways to do so is with cute 1st Christmas ornaments, like this one from Prince Whitaker! We’ve teamed up with them on a special giveaway and they’re making a personalized First Christmas ornament for THREE lucky Emmaline Bride readers! How awesome is that?! This personalized ornament is hand-engraved with your last name and wedding date or year. Each wood heart has rustic distressed edges and measures approximately 4″. It has farmhouse twine to add a rustic flair. Read on to enter for your chance to win! We’re so excited to give one away to three of you!

How to Honor Lost Loved Ones at Your Wedding

Spotted: we found a sweet and heartfelt way to honor lost loved ones at your wedding. At a side table or entry way table at your reception, include a lighted candle alongside a framed sign that reads something along the lines of, “This candle burns in loving memory of those who are forever present in our hearts.” Make sure you choose a tall hurricane-style vessel — something like this would work — and a lower candle so it is not a safety hazard. Also, check with your venue to make sure you can have candles. If they prohibit real flames, use one of these instead.

How to Honor Lost Loved Ones at Your Wedding | Photo by Our Labor of Love

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30 Best Ombre Wedding Ideas (PHOTOS)

If you need the best ombre wedding ideas, you’ll find thirty of them in today’s post! Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss inspiration like this in the future!

If there’s a wedding trend we will always love, it is ombre. Ombre is an effect where tones of color shade into each other, graduating from light to dark. This ombre trend has been making big waves in the wedding scene. We’ve seen ombre wedding invitations, bouquets, dresses — even wedding centerpieces. In today’s post, we’re sharing thirty of our favorite ombre wedding ideas with a little something for everyone. We’ve scoured the web to bring you the best, love, so we hope there’s something here you’ll find yourself pinning for later! Enjoy!

Ombre Wedding Ideas

1. This cake. Oh, this cake.

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“Favors for Kids at Weddings?” – Ask Emmaline

Favors for kids at weddings are definitely a great idea! Find out why & subscribe for the latest.

Favors for Kids at Weddings?

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Hey, loves! Happy Monday! We received this Ask Emmaline wedding advice question from Melissa over the weekend. She wants to know if there are any fun ideas to entertain kids at weddings, particularly before dinner begins. She asks,

My fiancé and I both come from large families with lots of kids. We decided to invite all kids because we want everyone to be a part of the celebration. I’m concerned some of the kids who are under ten (and some even younger) won’t have anything fun to do. I want to give the kids something they can enjoy during dinner and speeches when there is a lull and before dancing starts. Any ideas?

12 Proposals Caught on Camera
That’ll Melt Your Heart

This is a post from our archives for all the newly engaged couples out there! It was around this time nine years ago when Andrew popped the question. Honestly it feels like yesterday! Enjoy these sweet proposals caught on camera!

Emma here and I think last weekend was the B I G G E S T weekend ever for engagements. At least, that’s how it seemed on my own personal Facebook. One of me + Andrew’s best friends, Kat, got engaged to our other best friend, Jeff, so that’s pretty much going to be the wedding of the century. (Congrats, you guys!) Another friend, Katrina, got engaged during the week; a friend Joe proposed to his girlfriend, Katelyn, whom I’ve known since the 2nd grade. And then a best friend, Natalie, got engaged to her boyfriend on Saturday. IT IS CRAZY! Not to mention, three of my other really close friends all popped the question this year alone. So, bring it on, 2015: it’s going to be the most amazing wedding-filled year in the history of ever.

And now with all of the adorable “we’re engaged” photos swirling around on Facebook and Instagram (like this adorable one via Bethany Marie Co.

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… I can’t stop thinking about proposals and popping the question and how amazing it is when you get proposals caught on camera. You might have seen surprise proposals before, where the groom-to-be asks a friend or photographer to hide in the woods, behind the cider mill barn, or a stone’s throw away — basically make themselves hidden — so he can ask his girlfriend to be his forever and capture that incredible, emotion-packed moment on film. And when he gets down on one knee + she puts her hands over her mouth in surprise + those tears start falling + she says yes, the camera is going click click click to capture it all. Forever.

12 Proposals Caught on Camera That'll Melt Your Heart

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