Posted December 9, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 12 Comments
Happy Monday! We’re kicking off this beautiful, snowy, brand-new week of handmade inspiration with a beautiful gold lace necklace we spotted over at Ava Hope Designs! I love this necklace’s chic lacy design and bit of shimmer. This necklace is ideal for the bride, but would work beautifully for her bridesmaid, MOH, or as a gift for a friend this holiday season. If you prefer this necklace in silver, it’s available, too! Read on to see more about this gold lace necklace and find out why shopping at Ava Hope Designs is doubly awesome. Plus, it just wouldn’t be Monday without a chance to win something pretty… so, be sure to look for the entry form on this post for your chance to win one for free! How’s that for a fantastic start to the week? ;)
Posted December 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Eco-loving brides: this one’s for you! We adore the beautiful eco-friendly jewelry pieces popping up at Twice. You’ve heard of giving jewelry to bridesmaids as gift, but have you considered eco-friendly jewelry options? Stefania, creator of Twice, says the goal of her company is, “to raise awareness of the problem of plastic waste by suggesting alternative ways to reuse plastic.” She also promotes the use of sustainable materials as a valuable alternative for plastic. For example, did you know a milk jug could be re-purposed to create these?
It’s true! Really makes you think twice, doesn’t it? ;) Read on to find out more, see a few of our hand-picked favorite eco-friendly jewelry options, and enter for a chance to win a gorgeous pair of earrings. Enjoy!
Posted November 27, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
You didn’t think we’d let you leave for Thanksgiving festivities without a giveaway now, did you? ;) We’re so pleased to have partnered with Jacaranda Designs to offer a beautiful pearl flower necklace to one lucky reader. This feminine, delicate necklace features ivory pearls on antique brass with a vintage style floral cabochon. Read on to enter for a chance to win…
Posted November 26, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments
As it starts to get ridiculously chilly outside — especially here in the Midwest — we thought it was a great opportunity to share bridal cover ups for winter weddings. When A & I got married, we chose an early December wedding in Michigan. We lucked out with pretty gorgeous weather for winter, along with a little sprinkle of snow as we exited the church after the ceremony. I chose a faux fur stole and it was the perfect accessory to keep my shoulders warm. However, anytime from October through March is anyone’s best guess at how chilly you will or will not be in your wedding gown. And, like Halloween when your mother made you wear a jacket over your costume, no one wants to cover up their gorgeous dress. In this post, you’ll find a few hand-picked suggestions for bridal cover ups that will warm you up without ruining your style. Plus, we’re giving away a wearable item for the bride to wear while running errands, lounging, and wearing on the honeymoon by ArenLace. Read on to find out more…
Bridal Cover Ups
1. Lace Long-Sleeved Bolero
Posted November 20, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
Brides: are you looking for wedding veil alternatives that are stylish and tie into a woodland / rustic or bohemian wedding theme? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve been fans of Kim Art for awhile now, but our admiration for her work has reached a whole new level. Kim has recently rolled out a brand new collection of bridal hair crowns, hair combs, and other stylish wedding accessories that we know you’ll absolutely love. To inspire your look, we’ve hand-picked a few of our favorite bridal hair crowns to show you what’s new from her shop. Plus, she wanted to give an ‘Emmaline Bride’-to-be the chance to win a wedding hair crown… so there’s a sweet giveaway attached to this post! Read on to find out more, get inspired, and enter for your chance to win. Enjoy!
Bridal Hair Crowns
Posted November 19, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 19 Comments
Happy Tuesday! We’ve talked about reasons to love paper wedding bouquets in the past… and today, we want to hear from YOU! Would you carry a paper wedding bouquet? Find out why a paper wedding bouquet is a fresh idea, vote in our poll, get a glimpse into some hand-picked paper blooms, and enter for a chance to win a free + totally gorgeous paper wedding bouquet by Dragonfly Expression!
Posted November 15, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
Do you want to wear pearls for your wedding but with a modern twist? You’ve come to the right place! Pearls have been the classic bridal staple forever… and for good reason. Pearls look great with every wedding dress style and is a must-have for every woman’s jewelry box. Today we’re sharing six modern ways to wear pearls for your wedding with hand-picked pieces from White Tulip Boutique. These pieces are perfect for the bride-to-be and her lovely bridesmaids, too. We’re also giving one of these away… which one is it? Find out below!
6 Modern Ways to Wear Pearls
What makes pearls more modern? A colorful twist, a bit of bling, and ribbon enclosures, just to name a few! Read on to see some examples…
1. Three Strand Pearl Necklace
This three strand pearl necklace is one of my favorite pieces. I especially love the ribbon enclosure for a pop of color.
Posted November 14, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 20 Comments
What’s your wedding necklace style? Some of my favorite bridal necklaces include chunky pearl necklaces, lockets, the beloved monogram necklace, handstamped necklaces, and sparkling crystal bib necklace pieces, just to name a few. Today’s wedding heart necklace, however, has just stolen my own little handmade heart. This necklace is lovely enough to wear on your wedding, yet simple enough to be worn later as your new favorite ‘everyday’ piece. Consider this pendant necklace as bridesmaid gifts or as a gift for your MOH. Read on to find out more about this necklace and check out the coordinating earrings (and a ring that I just have to have). Plus, enter for a chance to win a wedding heart necklace of your very own! Enjoy!
Wedding Heart Necklace
The Pulse Heart Necklace by Locusart Jewellery is fitting for wedding day – and beyond.
Posted November 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: are you wearing your hair up or down for your wedding? If you’re wearing your hair up and wondering how to wear a veil with an updo, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re showing you a few examples of veils we love paired with updos. And, don’t worry if you aren’t sure which hairstyle works with you (or your veil). Your hairstylist can help you decide with a trial run (or two) before the wedding just to make sure. Read on to see more… starting with our favorite wedding hairstyle of the week (below). Enjoy!
Isn’t this a gorgeous hairstyle? Pin the veil under the style for maximum drama.
Posted November 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 35 Comments
Hello, hello! Happy Monday! This week, we have many exciting posts, giveaways, and more in store… so don’t forget to check back often (+ subscribe!) Up first, let’s talk about a pair of earrings so gorgeous that we just HAD to give a pair away to a lucky reader. Thanks to the lovely Laura Stark, one bride-to-be will receive a pair of these drop pearl earrings to wear on her wedding day! Get the full scoop after the jump…
Posted November 6, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Want to dress up your wedding shoes? Take a peek at these easy-to-use (+ totally stylish) bow shoe clips spotted at Absolutely Audrey. I was browsing the shop and came across the Bridal Bliss collection, where I was immediately drawn to the Jackie design, shown below. It’s my favorite of the collection. This pair features crystal accents in a bow shaped design. It comes with a clip, which makes it a snap to add to shoes, a belt sash, or clutch purse. Take a peek…
Posted November 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 26 Comments
Want an alternative to the traditional flower bouquet? Consider the feather fan! Feather fans for weddings (carried by the bride or bridesmaids) are on the list of our favorite handmade wedding bouquets. Feather fans are a perfect accent for a peacock wedding, vintage wedding, or winter wedding. Wondering where to find feather fans and bouquets? Check out Serendipity Bridal, leading designer of feather fans, peacock wedding feathers, and mixed media bouquets. Ready to be inspired? Check out some feather fans for weddings + other feather-inspired accessories… plus a little surprise at the end of this post!
Feather Fans for Weddings
Ooh, I love this blue peacock feather fan! It makes a lovely ‘something blue’, don’t you think? (P.S. It lasts forever.)