Bridal Archive

Bridal Gowns You’ll Love by Sincerity Bridal
(Plus, You Could Win a FREE Wedding Dress!)

We are honored to share the new Sincerity Bridal Collection by Justin Alexander with you today! The Sincerity Bridal 2016 Collection is full of romantic details that will remind you of gowns fit for a princess. We’re seeing fabrics like soft charmeuse, figure-flattering satin, and Chantilly lace, along with intricate details such as lace and illusion necklines. We love the backless dresses, too, which are one of the biggest trends this season. If you want to feel like a princess on your wedding day, one of these A-line, ball gown, or fit and flare silhouettes will help you live out your own fairytale moment. This collection launches on April 15th, but you’re lucky enough to get a sneak peek right here! Take a look at a few of our favorites PLUS see how you can win a Justin Alexander wedding dress absolutely FREE!

Sincerity Bridal Collection

I adore the neckline and the sleeveless style of this gown. It’s gorgeous!

wedding gown by Sincerity Bridal

wedding gown by Sincerity Bridal

This dress is my favorite from their collection. I love the classic covered buttons and the beautiful lace!

wedding gown by Sincerity Bridal

wedding gown by Sincerity Bridal

This dress is reminiscent of a princess with its tulle skirt and sweetheart neckline. Love, love, love.

wedding gown by Sincerity Bridal

Now that you’ve see some stunning designs, how would you like to win a FREE Justin Alexander wedding dress of your very own? Well, now’s your chance! We’ve teamed up with Justin Alexander Bridal to share their amazing contest that focuses on what love means to you. And it’s so easy to enter — all it takes is a quick fill in the blank and a little Instagramming magic on your part. Oh, we really hope you’ll enter this one because it’s one awesome prize. Can you imagine winning a free Justin Alexander wedding dress? Read on for more!

Win a Justin Alexander Wedding Dress

The team at Justin Alexander want to know what Love means to you. They recently launched their Preview 2016 Collection and want to give one of their new wedding dresses away to the most creative bride-to-be on Instagram. All you have to do is tell them what love means to you. And get creative with it because the most creative bride will win. Here’s how to enter:

1 – Follow @JA_Bridal on Instagram

2 – Repost this image:


3 – Pour your heart out! Finish the sentence to define what love means to you in a few words or a couple of sentences in the caption.

4 – Tag Justin Alexander Bridal (@JABridal) and use the contest hashtag #JAIsLove in the caption.

That’s it!

Here are the full terms & conditions:

• Must follow Justin Alexander Instagram account (@JA_bridal)
• Must repost contest image
• Must tag Justin Alexander Instagram account and use contest hashtag #JAIsLove in Instagram caption
• Must be 18 years old or older to enter.
• Winner will choose one (1) gown from the active Justin Alexander Preview 2016 collection (pending availability).
• Winner will have 90 days after the closing date to claim prize.
• Alterations are not included.
• The prize is non-refundable, non-transferable, and not exchangeable for cash, credit or any other item. If prize is refused Justin Alexander will choose another winner at random.
• Affiliates, Justin Alexander employees, and their immediate families are ineligible to enter or claim the prize.
• The information you provide will only be used for administering this sweepstakes and for marketing purposes.
• Winner will be notified via Instagram within two weeks of contest ending.
• Winner will be selected by a panel of judges based on creativity.
• Promotion isn’t sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.
• Contest begins April 16, 2015 and ends April 30, 2015 11:59 pm EST


Good luck, loves! We’ll be checking in on your entries, so make us proud :)


This is a sponsored post by Justin Alexander.

6 Things You’ll Need for Your Engagement Ring

It’s engagement season! Here’s what you’ll need for your engagement ring. P.S. Follow along now or you’ll be out of the loop!

This weekend, two of our close friends, Holly & Mike, got engaged (congrats, you guys)! We can’t wait to see her gorgeous engagement ring + hear all about the the proposal. So it got me to thinking, with all these engagements and proposals and engagement rings, we wanted to share some things you’ll need for engagement ring care. Plus, we’re even giving away one of these pretty finds to one lucky reader. Read on for more!

engagement ring photo
photo: j may photography

6 Things You Need After the Ring

1. A Photo + a Mug

Snap a photo of that sparkler! Here’s one adorable announcement for your Instagram:

i said yes

And seriously, check out these adorable engagement ring selfies to inspire your own, where we spotted this one.

Oh, and you can show off that sparkler at the office with one of these clever mugs, too!

let the adventures begin via e and h creates | does this ring make me look engaged via the apothecary bee

2 A really fun manicure

Everyone’s going to want to see that ring. And seriously, if you’re not going to get a manicure now, when WOULD you get one? ;) These nail wraps make it so easy to have perfect nails that last.

via so gloss

3. Cleaner

For engagement ring care, you’ll definitely need a good cleanser. Since soap and water can dull the band and stone, you’ll want to use a gentle cleanser to keep it in tip top shape. This stuff works wonders. You’ll want to pair it with one of these cloths, for quick gentle shine-ups.

clean that ring | via

4. Ring Dish

When you’re washing dishes, doing laundry, working out, painting, etc., you’ll want a safe place to keep your ring. A ring dish will do the trick! Here are a few of our faves from ring dish expert, Elycia Camille:

ring dish | via Engagement Ring Care

via elycia camille

5. Warranty

Know your warranty info just in case your ring is lost and needs to be replaced.

6. Peace of Mind

Some people recommend insurance, and that’s great if it gives you peace of mind. I opted out of ring insurance because I never, ever take it off and because it’s one more thing to add to your monthly expenses (and we hate to do that to you). However, it’s worth noting because some brides really find it gives them peace of mind knowing their ring is protected.

♥ | ♥ | ♥

Now that you know of some essential engagement ring care tips, it’s time for a giveaway! ↓

How to Properly Wear a Statement Necklace

Wondering how to wear a wedding dress with statement necklace? We’ll show you! But first, don’t forget to do this + follow this.

Hello, loves! Ok, so let’s chat: what do you think of statement necklaces? I love the look, but just between you and me, it took me awhile to get to the comfort level of wearing them. At first, it felt like, hey, what is this gigantic thing on my neck. And then I finally got to the point where I could piece together an outfit and work the heck out of it. Okay, maybe I didn’t, but I had enough confidence to feel like I was really pulling it off, and that’s all you really need, right? ;)

Today we’re talking about bridal statement necklaces and answering the burning question of what wedding dress looks best with one. If you’re dress shopping, keep in mind some jewelry that you really want to wear — it will help when you make your decision. We were inspired to write this by an Ask Emmaline question that came in to the inbox from reader, Ashleigh. She says…

“I want to wear a statement necklace for my wedding jewelry but I’ve never worn one before. How big is too big and what type of wedding dress looks best with one? Thanks in advance!”

Ashleigh, your question rings true to so many brides-to-be! When it comes to picking a wedding dress with a statement necklace, two styles you’ll want to consider are:

o strapless
o v-neck

*If you’re going with a v-neck wedding dress, we recommend one with small straps.

We’ve found that any other dress style besides strapless or v-neck tends to overwhelm your look. I love pairing a sweetheart neckline with a bib or statement necklace because it really fills in the empty space and ties the whole look together. Also, in response to your question on how big is too big, the answer is totally up to you. If you feel comfortable wearing it, go for it! There is no particular one-size-fits-all here. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up photos of a few Real Brides rocking their own statement necklaces, along with a few handpicked statement necklaces we think you’ll love. Enjoy!

Wedding Dress with Statement Necklace

statement necklace | photo: red white and green photography | via Wedding Dress with Statement Necklace necklace worn by bride with sweetheart strapless gown

photo: red white and green photography via style me pretty


photo: brooke courtney

bride with statement necklace strapless gown

photo: sarah sousa via style me pretty

statement necklace with vneck gown

photo: one tree photo

And some statement necklaces to inspire you…

left: lottie da designs | right: abigail grace bridal

left: lottie da designs | right: abigail grace bridal

left: lottie da designs | right: sukran kirtis jewelry

left + right: queen me jewelry llc

statement necklace | via Wedding Dress with Statement Necklace

by abigail grace bridal

And check this out: it’s a rhinestone bolero. We’ve never seen anything like this! Ah, so pretty.


by abigail grace bridal

by abigail grace bridal

What is a Flower Hair Crown? Plus, Win One!

Brides: if you love the look of a flower hair crown instead of a veil (or you’re wondering what it is), you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing eight oh-so-lovely flower hair crown examples AND Roses & Lemons is giving away a flower hair crown for FREE to one lucky reader! I know, Mondays sure are the best, aren’t they? Read on to get started…

What Is a Flower Hair Crown?

First things first: what is a flower hair crown? A hair crown, in this case with flowers, is a bohemian bridal veil alternative that can be worn by the bride on her wedding day. Instead of a traditional veil, a bride wears a hair crown usually with a more casual hairstyle. Here are a few examples of flower hair crowns we think you’ll love…

1. Woodland

If you’re planning a woodland wedding, this is the crown for you.

woodland bridal flower crown

2. Peach Rose

This next one – peach rose – is my personal favorite. I love the size of these paperie peach roses and the ivory pip berries. Lovely.

peach rose flower hair crown

3. Orchid

Planning an orchid-infused wedding? This hair crown is ideal and features tiny pip berries in ivory.

orchid flower hair crown

4. Wildflower

Wild child — this one’s for you!

wild flower hair crown

5. Something Blue

Need something blue? This lily of the valley hair crown is the finishing touch.

lily of the valley flower hair crown

6. Daisies

Love daisies? Need a flower hair crown for your flower girl? This one is a summertime favorite.

daisy flower hair crown

7. Pearls + Roses

This is a new one: pearls are added instead of berries for a vintage-y look.

pearls and flower hair crown

8. Twig

Prefer an au naturale look? Try this brown twig crown on for size. It goes with everything!

twig flower crown

Flower Hair Crowns


Now that you’ve seen some examples of crowns, it’s time to win one! Enter below for a chance to win this colorful flower hair crown!

colorful flower hairpiece

o Enter between 7/14/14-7/20/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Colorful Flower Hair Crown | About: Adorable floral crown featuring fabric rosebuds in green, turquoise, bright blue, hot pink, and peach color with green leaves. It wears like a regular headband or top crown to create a bohemian bride look. This floral crown is lightweight, open on the back and has ivory ribbon to adjust. One size fits all.
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 7/21; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to use prize
o Prize value: $38; no cash value
o Free shipping included anywhere
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter


8 Stunning Rosette Wedding Accessories

Do you love soft, chic and uber feminine details? You’ll love today’s feature! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite rosette wedding accessories to inspire your look including a wedding dress (check out the back!), a bouquet, a hair accessory, sash, earrings, garter, shoe clips, and bag. (And, as always, there’s all handmade!) Which of these finds is your favorite?

Rosette Wedding Accessories

1. The Dress

To begin, check out this gorgeous wedding dress we spotted. Be sure to see the back for the rosette detail!

rosette wedding dress
rosette wedding dress

d marie couture

2. The Bouquet

A rosette bouquet lasts forever (and will never wilt in the hot summer sun).

rosette wedding bouquet


3. The Hair Accessory

This is one of our favorite bridal veil alternatives! It’s ideal for the bride-to-be who prefers a no-veiled look.

rosette wedding hair accessory

gracefully girly

4. The Sash

Add a sweet accent to your dress with a rosette wedding sash.

rosette wedding sash

miss betty lou

5. The Earrings

The earrings shown below are unlike any we’ve seen. We love the gray color and the rosette bloom detail.

rosette wedding earrings

tre perle

6. The Garter

This stunning garter features a soft rosette detail in gray with white feather detail for a super-soft look.

rosette wedding garter

bella sorella couture

7. The Shoe Clips

Any pair of shoes can benefit from a set of shoe clips, like these rosette wedding clips with rhinestone detail.

rosette wedding shoe clips

amu and pri

8. The Bag

Last but not least, don’t forget the bag! This rosette wedding clutch is one of the prettiest we’ve ever seen.

rosette wedding clutch purse

sara c accessories

Check out the ‘Mrs’ embroidered label on the inside! Great idea.

embroidered mrs label inside clutch purse

sara c accessories

Which of these finds is your favorite? Tell us with a comment below!


Spring Clutch Purses from Eclu

Hi, loves! Have you seen / fallen in love with the spring clutch purses at Eclu yet? I know I have. I swear, every time I pop into the shop I find something new to love, whether it’s the clutches, the sashes, or the gorgeous hair blooms. Today, though, let’s just spend a few moments taking in the loveliness of the clutches, shall we?

spring clutch purses eclu

Spring Clutch Purses at Eclu

There’s loveliness blooming at Eclu… and it’s in the form of pretty spring clutches with pastel-inspired floral blooms and bows! A clutch purse would make a great gift for your MOH, bridesmaids, or yourself. You can even customize the colors and add an inscription inside for a pinch of personalization.

pastel spring clutch purses

bevy of blue spring clutch purses

pastel spring wedding clutch purses

yellow pink purple bow clutches

pink clutch purse lace

bride and bridesmaids holding clutch purses

yellow green pink orchid spring clutch purses

orchid spring clutch purse

pastel purple pink ivory spring clutch purses

Doesn’t this collection just inspire you for the season? Go ahead and pin your favorite and see more at Eclu.

There’s more coming up next… stay tuned!

Happy Planning!


Purple Rhinestone Cuff Bracelet

Hi, loves! Happy Friday! Are you planning a vintage wedding with purple as part of your color palette? Want a bright POP of color for your bridal ensemble? We’ve found it! We were browsing Cloe Noel Designs and fell in love with this gorgeous purple rhinestone cuff bracelet, which is sure to make a statement down the aisle! Take a closer look…

Purple Rhinestone Cuff Bracelet

Purple Rhinestone Cuff

This rhinestone cuff is made from vintage jewels and sequin trim. It is embellished with an oval purple vintage earring and accented with round pink crystal rhinestones. You’ll wear this cuff on your wedding day… and beyond! Makes a great bridesmaid gift, too.

Purple Cuff Bracelet

Want a smaller size? These cuff bracelets (also in shades of purple and deep reds) feature a smaller band.

Purple Rhinestone Cuff Bracelet

Purple Cuff Bracelet

Purple Rhinestone Cuff Bracelet

If purple isn’t your color, there are other colorful cuffs to love at Cloe Noel Designs! You can see more about this purple rhinestone cuff here.

There’s more coming up next! Stay tuned!

Happy Planning!


Chapel Length Wedding Veil – Giveaway!

Brides: are you looking for the perfect wedding veil? You’ve come to the right place! If you’ve been an avid Emmaline Bride reader, you’re aware of our fantastic wedding giveaways. And, kicking off a Monday with a new giveaway is one of our most favorite things to do. So… this week, we’ve teamed up with Elaborate Stitches to offer a chapel length wedding veil to one lucky EB reader! Check out a few Real Wedding photos of a bride wearing this veil, find out more about it, and enter for a chance to win one for your wedding day!

Chapel Length Wedding Veil

wiley photography

Chapel Length Wedding Veil

This delicate chapel length wedding veil cascades to the floor for a romantic look. The white tulle on the edge is hand-sewn to a silver comb for easy addition to any hairstyle. This wedding veil is ideal for A-line, ball gown, fit-n-flare, princess, or sheath style wedding gowns. Wear this wedding veil any way you choose: at the base of the head, over an updo hairstyle (see how to wear a veil with an updo), or with a hair down hairstyle.

Chapel Length Wedding Veil

wiley photography

Not sure which color to choose? You can receive a complimentary swatch to match your gown — just ask!

Chapel Length Wedding Veil

wiley photography

Sorry, this giveaway has ended.

However, you can still score a great deal! Enter code 2014GiveAwayThankYou at checkout to receive free shipping (through march 12, 2014). Buyer’s purchase must be $15.00 or more to redeem the coupon; good for domestic and international shipping.


o Enter between 2/17-2/23/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Chapel Length Wedding Veil (by Elaborate Stitches)
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 2/24; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $30 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Winner will receive one (1) chapel length wedding veil in her choice of color: white, diamond white, silk white, or ivory
o Use entry form below to enter

Good luck!

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Happy Planning!


Top 10 Lace Bridal Accessories

Hello, hello! Are you a lace-loving bride? Do you like the classic look of lace, but you’re unsure how to pull the look together with the perfect accessories? You’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing the top ten lace bridal accessories we’ve spotted on the interwebs with everything like a chic lacy bolero, a wedding dress (with oh-so-lovely lace sleeves), a pair of gorgeous lace-embellished heels, and more. Plus, we’re giving away one of these accessories in a special wedding giveaway! Enough talking about it, let’s get to it already!

Top 10 Lace Bridal Accessories

We’ve hand-selected the following lace bridal accessories (all handmade!) to show you how to pull together a perfect bridal ensemble. You don’t have to use all of these pieces (less is more) but we encourage you to pick pieces that really inspire you. Which of these is your favorite?

top ten lace bridal accesssories
lace bridal accessorieslace handkerchieflace necklace garterlace wedding dress sleeveslace bridal earrings filigree

where to find //

1 – lace bridal shoes | becca and louise
2 – lace bridal bolero | anna d’souza
3 – champagne lace bridal clutch | emma gordon london
4, 5 – lace bridal gloves + hair wrap | stella’s design
6 – lace bridal handkerchief | aristocrafts
7 – lace bridal pendant necklace | skrynka
8 – lace garter | the blooming fig tree
9 – lace bridal gown | grace loves lace
10 – lace filigree earrings | marolsha

Lace Bridal Hanky Giveaway!

Now that you’ve seen some of our favorite lace bridal accessories, it’s time to win one of your very own! We’ve teamed up with Aristocrafts to offer a beautiful lace bridal handkerchief to one lucky reader! This handkerchief is vintage-inspired and is made with soft ivory lace and ivory satin fabric. The border lace trim is hand-embellished with authentic Swarovski crystals; one corner of the handkerchief features a delicate ivory organza bow and sparkling rhinestone embellishment. Measures 9 inch square. Wrap the handkerchief around your bouquet as a wrap or place in your clutch for tears of joy. Enter between 1/30-2/5/14 (11:59pm EST). Prize value: $49. No cash value. Free shipping to U.S. and Canada only. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Winner announced on 2/6/14 on this blog post and contacted via email. Be sure to check your inbox (and spam) and respond to winning email within 72 hours — or a new winner will be selected. Use entry form below to enter. Good luck!


lace handkerchief giveaway

Entry Form

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Now it’s your turn: what’s your favorite lace bridal accessories above? Tell us about it with a comment below!

Happy Planning!