Category: bride

10 Things to Pack for the Honeymoon (+ Giveaway!)

We’re excited about this post because it’s two-parted: first, it’ll help you with some fun ideas on what to pack for the honeymoon, and second, it is a giveaway from our friends over at StockinGirl! They’re giving away a pair of custom wedding stockings to one reader for her wedding day — and beyond. But first, check out the fun honeymoon accessories we spotted…

10 Things to Pack for the Honeymoon

1. This pair of really fun t-shirts

mr mrs tees

by blackbird tees

2. This lace honeymoon robe

lace wedding robe

by walkin’ on air

3. A huge tote bag for the beach

Fill it with drinks, cups, your favorite book, towel, sunblock, and shades.

best day ever tote

by dreamstate

4. This sunhat, because it’s too cute for words

Plus, it’s packable so it won’t get crushed in your suitcase.

floppy sunhat with bow

by jtc

6. A pair of sunglasses

I mean, with shades like these… wayfarer style, gold, ‘just married’… what more could you want? ;) We couldn’t resist sharing these.

just married sunglasses

by eyepster

7. These flip flops that write ‘Just Married’ in the sand

just married flip flops

by impressive steps

8. This personalized swimsuit to show off your new last name

custom last name bride bathing suit

by made sew cool

Or one of these:

bride bikinis

by the little bridal shop

9. A sparkly mini journal to write down your adventures

It’s surprising how quickly the honeymoon goes! Be sure to remember every step of the way with a journal.

chevron journal

by linen laid felt

{Boho} Wedding Gown with Short Lace Sleeves

Looking for a stylish wedding gown with short lace sleeves? We have found one you’re going to love! But first, are you on the list? If not, you’re missing out!

This season, we’re seeing some refreshing new bridal gown trends. There’s low back, v-necks, sheer necklines, and this stunning dress style, just to name a few. And while long sleeves has been a trending topic for some time, it seems short lace sleeves — especially crush-worthy delicate French lace ones – is the forerunner this season.

wedding dress with sleeves
by flora and lane

This wedding gown with short lace sleeves was spotted at Flora and Lane and there’s a healthy mix of ultra-gorgeous details in this one. We spy a lightweight bohemian-inspired gown with french lace capped sleeves, a v-shape neckline and a tulle-layered skirt made with soft organic silk. Take a look:

Wedding Gown with Short Lace Sleeves

wedding gown with short lace sleeves

by flora and lane

wedding gown with short lace sleeves

by flora and lane

by flora and lane

photos by amanda watson photography

What do you think of this dress style? Tell us with a comment below.

xo
-E.

Bridal Hair Chain Instead of a Veil? – Ask Emmaline

If you’re trying to complete your bridal look, but you’re not sure about the veil yet, you should consider a bridal hair chain as one option. We spotted these unique hair chains over at Lottie Da Designs and we are in LOVE with how gorgeous they are! I even dare to say that hair chains might replace the veil for many brides this season. And we were happy to have found them, especially because bride-to-be, Leah, wrote to us about this very topic a few weeks ago. Leah spotted a hair chain in a wedding magazine, but forgot where it was from and wasn’t even that crazy about the particular design of that chain; instead, she wanted some recommendations for other hair chains because she loved the idea of wearing one. So, we did our best digging and found a bridal hair chain collection we knew she’d love as much as we did! Here’s what she wrote to us in our Ask Emmaline inbox:

“Hi Team Emmaline! I saw a hair chain worn by a bride in a magazine but I was wondering if you’ve seen other styles you could recommend? Also, is a bridal hair chain fancy enough to be worn instead of a veil?

Fantastic question! Anything you choose to wear in your hair is fine, as long as YOU love the look. (It’s always your day, your way… that’s our motto here at EB.) You don’t have to wear a veil — or anything else in your hair — if you really don’t want to. In fact, we love when brides opt for something that aligns more closely with their personal style, like a hair chain for a free-spirited bohemian bride or a bridal headpiece for a vintage bride. We’ve shared veil alternatives in the past, but these bridal hair chains are a new favorite of ours. Heck, I want one just to wear to a fancy dinner or soiree. Take a look at this unique new find and tell us: would YOU wear a hair chain instead of a veil?

Bridal Hair Chains

Take a look at these beautiful bridal hair chains (from Lottie Da Designs we spotted for inspiration. Which one is your favorite?

gold hair chains | bridal hair chain | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bridal-hair-chain/

via lottie da designs

wedding hair chain | bridal hair chain | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bridal-hair-chain/

via lottie da designs

wedding hair chain - hair down | bridal hair chain | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bridal-hair-chain/

via lottie da designs

gold bridal hair chain | bridal hair chain | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bridal-hair-chain/
gold bridal hair chain | bridal hair chain | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bridal-hair-chain/

via lottie da designs

boho hair chain | bridal hair chain | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bridal-hair-chain/

via lottie da designs

grecian wedding hair chain | bridal hair chain | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bridal-hair-chain/

via lottie da designs

You can see these + more right here.

♥ | ♥ | ♥

Happy Easter + Happy Passover + Happy Weekend to you all. We love you all and look forward to kicking off a brand new week on Monday. In the meantime, get your wedding inspiration fix by browsing our categories at the top of this page, or shopping The Marketplace.

xo
-E.

10 NEW Something Blue Ideas (PHOTOS)
(+ Giveaway!)

Want new something blue ideas that haven’t been done millions of times before? You’ve found ten of them right here! But wait, are you on the list yet? Do it or you’ll be out of the loop on future posts like these.

Hi, loves! Emma here and I’m curious to know what you’ve picked for your Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and most of all, Something Blue. Because, let me tell you, many brides are skipping this tradition altogether and that’s really not too surprising. I mean, adding one more thing to your list of wedding planning to-do’s can seem a little daunting… but it doesn’t have to be. Of all the SOSNSBSB ideas, Something Blue is the most fun of them all, don’t you think? Guests are wondering, where did she hide the blue? I’ll bet she’s wearing a blue garter. Or has one of those hems. Or she put those stickers on her shoes. But we’re ready for a twist on the old tradition. We’re craving modern, NEW Something Blue ideas. We want yours to be something that haven’t been done over and over again. To inspire you, we’re sharing a list of fresh, inspiring new something blue ideas you may not have considered before. And, also, we think that any ‘blue’ rules should fly out the window. For instance, we don’t think the item has to be worn by the bride to “count”. We say, if you incorporate something blue somewhere in your day, you’re good. Because, let’s be honest, some of us don’t want a blue sash over their perfect white dress that never really needed a sash in the first place. You know?

And… to make this round-up even sweeter, the lovely Laura Stark is giving away the beautiful blue necklace shown in #1 to one lucky reader! I wish I could win this one myself, loves. So, do us proud and enter (and share it with all of your friends) because it really is a stunning piece. The full details are at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!

New Something Blue Ideas

1. This beautiful blue gemstone necklace

Wear this gorgeous gemstone necklace…

blue gemstone necklace | via 10 NEW Something Blue Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/new-something-blue/

via laura stark

Ooh, and these earrings:

matching earrings | via 10 NEW Something Blue Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/new-something-blue/
via laura stark

2. A button-down shirt with your monogram, in blue

Wear it before the wedding while getting ready.

monogrammed bride button down shirt | via 10 NEW Something Blue Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/new-something-blue/

via elegant monograms

3. A dress hanger with ‘Bride’ in blue wire

Hang your dress on this personalized hanger.

bride dress hanger | via 10 NEW Something Blue Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/new-something-blue/

via deighan design

4. These nail wraps

Make your nails your something blue with these fun + modern prints.

via so gloss

5. These sparkly something blue heels

Sparkle down the aisle in a pretty shade of blue! I love these.

something blue shoes | via 10 NEW Something Blue Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/new-something-blue/

via ammie joyce

6. Have the rings carried in this blue box

This is so cute!

something blue ring box | via 10 NEW Something Blue Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/new-something-blue/

via montana snow

7. Lead guests the way to the ceremony with this pop of blue

Hang this sign at your ceremony space. It counts, we say!

blue ceremony sign | via 10 NEW Something Blue Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/new-something-blue/

via host and toast studio

8. Decorate your ceremony with these hidden blue photo frames

I love these frames and that hidden splash of blue. You could make a really pretty photo frame display with wedding photos of your parents and grandparents.

something blue frames | via 10 NEW Something Blue Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/new-something-blue/
via host and toast studio

9. These ribbon wands for your grand exit

Have guests be responsible for something blue by waving these after you’re officially married. P.S. I love this aqua paired with gold sequins.

aqua and gold sequin ceremony wands | via 10 NEW Something Blue Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/new-something-blue/

via kate kate nyc

10. Sew this patch on the groom’s tie

i do tie patch | via 10 NEW Something Blue Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/new-something-blue/
via shannah j smith

Creative Something Blue… Giveaway!

Win this blue gemstone necklace by Laura Stark! Enter below:

gemstone necklace | via 10 NEW Something Blue Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/new-something-blue/

o Enter between 4/3/15-4/9/15 (11:59pm EST).
o Prize: Chevron Wedding Necklace by Laura Stark

+ Crystal Quartz. Pearls. 24K Gold Vermeil Chevron. 14K Gold Filled Chain & Lobster Clasp.
+ Necklace is 18 inches in length