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Gorgeous Wedding Dress…You Look Amazing » POTD

Posted September 19, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

This bride in her gorgeous wedding dress is our POTD (photo of the day). Her bridesmaids’ expressions say, “You look AMAZING!” This photo was captured by Brooke from Brooke Brooks Photography at a South Carolina wedding. We featured the Real Wedding last year as seen here: “Farm Fresh Wedding: Beth + Bryan“.

Gorgeous Wedding Dress

gorgeous wedding dress brooke brooks photography emmaline bride

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Win This: Wedding Hair Flower in White

Posted September 19, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Wedding giveaway!

Hi, lovelies! Are you still looking for the perfect hair accessory for your ceremony, reception, or both? We found a wedding hair flower in white (or ivory, if you prefer!) that you will love, love, love. It’s chic, sophisticated, and accommodates any wedding hairstyle. What could be better? Oh, right… winning it for FREE! We’re offering this wedding hair flower to one lucky reader by Rose Red Bridal Designs! Find out more…

wedding hair flower in white

Wedding Hair Flower in White

This wedding hair flower is perfect for the bride who wants an alternative to a wedding veil (or an accessory to wear during the reception after she removes her veil). It is white in color (also available in ivory) and made with delicate dupioni silk petals, hand-cut for an elegant shape. The Swarovski pearls and sparkling silver beads will create a dew-kissed look.

wedding hair flower in white

Photos by La Candella Weddings.

Wedding Giveaway Details

o Enter between 9/19/14-9/25/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Wedding hair flower in white or ivory by Rose Red Bridal Designs
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 9/26; 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 anywhere in the world!
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $75 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter





Giveaway: Win a Long Length Wedding Veil

Posted September 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 22 Comments

If you’re looking for a long length wedding veil for your big day, you’re in luck! We’ve teamed up with Elaborate Stitches to offer this gorgeous long length wedding veil to a bride-to-be. If you loved the Kate Middleton veil, this is a similar look with a drop oval shape and an attached blusher, not to mention the Swarovski crystals! Want to win this wedding veil for yourself or a friend? Get the full scoop below…

bride wearing long length wedding veil

Long Length Wedding Veil from Elaborate Stitches

This long length wedding veil has scattered Swarovski crystals, a drop veil, and attached blusher. The blusher, once lifted, will create a two tiered cascading veil look. This long length wedding veil, measuring 110″ in length, is in-between a chapel length and cathedral length. It looks elegant with an A-Line, Ball Gown, Princess, Sheath, or Fit-and-Flare wedding dress. The wedding veil can be worn at the base of your head, over an up-do hairstyle, or with one of these hair down hairstyles.

bride wearing long length wedding veil covering her face

bride wearing long wedding veil

floor long length wedding veil

Win a long length wedding veil

Check out the wedding giveaway details:

o Enter between 9/16/14-9/22/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Long length wedding veil by Elaborate Stitches
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 9/23; 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 anywhere in the world!
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $150 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter





Stunning Cuff Bracelets from Cloe Noel

Posted September 10, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

When you want a piece of jewelry that will make a statement, consider a cuff bracelet. Cuff bracelets are a unique style of bracelet set on a wide band for an ultra-bold impact. Typically, cuff bracelets are made with rhinestones and Swarovski crystals which add even more pop and pizazz to your bridal look. A cuff bracelet is the finishing touch; when wearing one, be sure to accent with coordinating pieces that are less dramatic. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite stunners from the Cloe Noel collection. Take a closer look…

Cuff Bracelets from Cloe Noel

art deco cuff bracelet


blue crystal cuff bracelet
pink cuff bracelets with rhinestones

You can find these cuff bracelets at Cloe Noel and in The Marketplace.

xo
-E.

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31 Giveaways: #25 – Pleated Wedding Purse

Posted August 25, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 26 Comments

Hello, hello! Emma here and I have to say… this weekend was pretty amazing. I had the privilege of attending not one but TWO weddings (both totally gorgeous and chock-full of details, which we’ll talk about soon!) AND it was my birthday! We hope you had a great weekend, too. We’re kicking off the brand new week the best way we know how: by giving away a free prize to a lucky reader! We’ve teamed up with Toriska to offer this pleated wedding purse to one lucky reader in any color. There are plenty of shades to choose from, so there’s bound to be one that coordinates with your wedding beautifully. Take a look…

Pleated Wedding Purse

This wedding purse has pleats and fits plenty of essentials inside.

Pleated Wedding Purse

Pleated Wedding Purse

Besides being able to pick any color from their massive color palette, you can also pick any custom embroidery you choose!

embroidery

… and the (many!) colors…

color palette

colors

Now’s your chance to win! Enter the giveaway below. (Want to go ahead and buy now? Has the giveaway ended or you’re just not feelin’ lucky? You can buy it here! Please tell ‘em you saw this purse at Emmaline Bride.)

Giveaway: Win a Pleated Wedding Purse

Want to win? Here are the full details:

o Enter between 8/25/14-8/31/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Pleated clutch purse in your choice of color by Toriska

About the prize: “Choose your wedding color or other favorite color for a custom silk clutch with roomy pleats. You will be amazed at how much you can fit in this! This clutch includes multiple layers of interfacing for sturdiness and softness. The pleats and construction are unique and set this purse apart.”

o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 8/29; 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 6 months to use prize
o Prize value: $75; 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

Good Luck!

xo
-E.

P.S. Let’s be friends on Facebook!





21 Stylish (+ Temporary) Wedding Tattoos

Posted August 21, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

My birthday is a few days away and this year, I’m getting inked — relax, it’s only temporary. I love those sweet little tattoos you see popping up everywhere: you know the kind, the tiny black heart, infinity symbol, ampersand, ‘love’ — but I’m way too scared to ink it for real. Ouch, you guys, and talk about commitment. That is forever-ever. Marriage is forever, too, but when you’ve found the right person (I have!), marriage forever = the best thing ever. Tattoos, not so much, if you’re like me anyway. For instance, I said to Andrew, “If I got a heart tattoo, I’d put it right here“, showing him the underside of my wrist. So, for a week, I used black marker and drew on the cutest little black heart. It took, eh, maybe three days until I was all, “GET THIS OFF OF ME” so at least I know temporary tattoos are more my style. When I did a little investigative research into cute, non-kid-like temporary tattoos, I was very impressed, even more so at the temporary wedding tattoos I found, which I’m super excited to share with you today. So, if you’re planning to freak out your parents just a little bit with a freshly-inked (temp) tattoo pre-wedding (don’t do that), want to do a trial run to see how you’ll probably get tired of the same design when you’re ninety-five (or not, which is cool, too), or paint the town red with your gal pals and matching tats (even just for the night), you’ll want to get inked with these beautiful temporary wedding tattoos. Check ‘em out!

Temporary Wedding Tattoos

1. x o

Oh my word. This one = all me.

x o temporary wedding tattoos

pepperink

2. Cartoon Bride + Groom

temporary wedding tattoos bride and groom

wakhtarrr

3. Love

love temporary wedding tattoos ring finger

symbolic imports

And this one, too!

tiny love temporary wedding tattoos

inknart

4. Heart

heart temporary tattoos

pepperink

5. Scripty Love

love arm temporary wedding tattoos

type and title

6. Your Names

custom names temporary wedding tattoos

spiritink

7. Butterfly

butterfly temporary wedding tattoos

spiritink

8. Bold Heart

heart temporary wedding tattoos

tattoomint

9. #PartyofTwo

jones party of two temporary wedding tattoos

wakhtarrr

10. Diamond

diamond temporary tattoos wedding

spiritink

11. Team Bride

team bride temporary wedding tattoos

teal ash

12. Ampersand

ampersand temporary wedding tattoos

tea lash

13. Cross

cross temporary wedding tattoos

inknart

14. Soulmate

soulmate temporary wedding tattoos
inknart

15. Bachelorette Party Assortment

Get everyone tatted up for your night on the town!

bachelorette party temporary wedding tattoos

smashtat

16. Silhouettes + Arrows

arrow and silhouettes temporary wedding tattoos

kristen mcgillivray

17. Itty Bitty Cross

itty bitty cross temporary wedding tattoos

smashtat

18. Ring

ring tattoo

daydream prints

19. Finger Ring

finger ring temporary wedding tattoos

inknart

20. Diamonds for the Girls

diamond temporary tattoos weddings

kristen mcgillivray

21. Mr + Mrs

mr mrs temporary wedding tattoos

kristen mcgillivray

So, lovelies… which of these temporary wedding tattoos is your fave? Does it make you want to get inked, if even just for the day? I want ALL OF THESE. I’d have to say that #1 is still my favorite, though. Share yours below!

xo
-E.





Giveaway #20 – Win a Pair of Tiny Heart Earrings!

Posted August 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 20 Comments

If I had to pick a giveaway that I (Emma here) would love to win, it would be this pair of tiny heart earrings. Although all of the giveaways have been supremely awesome so far, I’ve had my eye on these petite gold heart earrings for some time. They’re handmade by the talented Andrea Bonelli and they’re up for grabs to one lucky reader! Will it be you?

petite heart earrings gold

tiny heart earrings by Andrea Bonelli via EmmalineBride.com

Tiny Heart Earrings Giveaway

Here’s the scoop:

o Enter between 8/20/14-8/26/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Pair of 14k gold rustic heart studs:

tiny heart earrings by Andrea Bonelli via EmmalineBride.com

From Andrea Bonelli: “These petite 14k gold rustic heart studs are perfect for everyday. I gave them an organic brushed finish to contrast with the hammered texture.

o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 8/27; 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: $148; no cash value
o Free shipping included to U.S.
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good luck!

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xo
-E.





Ask Emmaline: “Flower Sash for Wedding Dress?”

Posted August 14, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Good morning! Bride-to-be Alecia wrote to us last night (via our Ask Emmaline section) and needed help in a jif. She says, “My wedding dress is beautiful, but I want to personalize it in some way. I love flower sashes… do you have any suggestions? My wedding is in a few weeks so I need help fast!” Alecia, you’ve come to the right place: we spotted a handful of stunning flower sashes ideal for weddings by designer NIA PERSON. Read on to see which ten flower sashes made our list from this beautiful shop… and which one received the EB Editor’s Pick!

Flower Sash for Wedding Dress

1. White Flower Sash with Rhinestones

Flower Sash for Wedding Dress in White

2. Autumn Orange

Flower Sash for Wedding Dress in Autumn Orange

3. Beaded Flower Sash

Flower Sash for Wedding Dress with Hand-Beading

This sash is totally HAND-beaded. See it in process:

Flower Sash for Wedding Dress with Hand-Beading

4. Navy Blue Flower Sash

Flower Sash for Wedding Dress in Navy Blue

5. Blush

Flower Sash for Wedding Dress in Blush

6. Pretty in Plum

Flower Sash for Wedding Dress in Purple

7. Honey Gold

Flower Sash for Wedding Dress in Honey Gold

8. Rustic Flower Sash

Flower Sash for Wedding Dress for Rustic Wedding | Made with Burlap

9. Moss Green Flower Sash

Flower Sash for Wedding Dress in Moss Green

10. Dusty Pink — EDITOR’S PICK

This one is my favorite!

Flower Sash for Wedding Dress in Blush | Emmaline Bride Editor's Pick

You can see these flower sashes (and many, many more!) at NIA PERSON.

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Which flower sash is your favorite? Will you be wearing a flower sash with your wedding dress?

xo
-E.

You can see more flower sashes for wedding dresses in The Marketplace featuring 100% handmade wedding items from the best artisans on the planet





Ask Emmaline: Where to Measure for a Garter

Posted August 6, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

With this monogrammed garter giveaway going on this week (ending soon!), we thought it was the perfect time to share the latest Ask Emmaline question with you. Vanessa, asks, “I am ordering a garter online and it asks for my size. Since I can’t see it in person, I want to know where to size properly. I know it (obviously) goes on my thigh area, but do you have any tips on where to measure for a garter? Thanks!” Great question! This is a common one asked by brides, and with online ordering so readily available, it’s no wonder you want the perfect fit when it arrives. Read on to find out where to measure for a garter so you don’t order the wrong one…

where to measure for a garter

melinda rose design

Where to Measure for a Garter

A garter is worn approximately three to six inches above the knee. Use a soft tape measure and wrap it around your thigh where you’d like to wear the garter. Make sure you hold tape measure tight to your skin, but with a little give for the elastic. You can use body tape to keep the garter in place if you’re concerned about it slipping on the big day.

Hope it helps!

We’ve hand-picked some garters to inspire you from The Marketplace. Which one is your favorite?

bridal lace garter via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

nestina accessories

bridal garter fleur de lis via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

etta august

blue and hot pink garter

naked orchid garters

ivory lace garter via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

pearl and co

garter with rhinestones lace via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

southern ever after

ivory garter with flowers via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

the blooming fig tree

something blue rhinestones garter

gracefully girly

rustic burlap heart garter via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

aristocrafts

burlap linen amber stone garter via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

pastinshs

rhinestone garters via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

vio gemini

something blue garter via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

january rose boutique

blush lace wedding garter set via Where to Measure for a Garter from EmmalineBride.com

nana rose designs

Want to see more? Click to see more bridal garters. Also, don’t forget to enter the garter giveaway before it ends!

Have a question for us?

Just Ask Emmaline! Submit your question here and it could appear in an upcoming blog feature.

xo
-E.





What to Wear Under the Dress

Posted July 31, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Ladies: listen up! Today we’re talking about what to wear under the dress. The wedding dress, to be exact. It’s important to wear the proper wedding shapewear to get that perfect fit. Today we’re tackling underwear. Bridal lingerie. Support. Proper straps. Size. Fit. Comfort. Pulling it all in. Tying it all together. Wearing something that makes you confident. Comfortable. Happy. Hugging those curves. The proper fit is the most important thing when it comes to the perfect wedding dress and, by picking the wrong undergarments, you could be getting a less-than-perfect fit. Read on to find out what to wear under your wedding dress and why it’s important. Oh, and gentlemen, if you’re reading this, head over to this post while us ladies get down to business.

What to Wear Under the Dress

What to Wear Under the Dress

When you get fitted for your dress, it is essential to wear your wedding shapewear to the fitting(s). How the dress fits depends on your body AND shapewear or lingerie you wear under the dress. The day of the wedding is not the time to wear new shapewear or underwear; it begins way back at your dress fittings.

lacy wedding shapewear via What to Wear Under the Dress

When I spoke to the lovelies over at Triumph, one of the largest makers of lingerie in the world, I was impressed by their offerings of shapewear and gorgeous bridal lingerie. I wish I knew about this brand while planning my wedding, since I relied on whatever I could find at the store at the time. And, let me be the first to tell you: stuff at stores isn’t that attractive. I’m talking big, bulky undergarments that leave much to be desired. They weren’t sexy, they weren’t sultry. They just were what they were: undergarments. Instead, though, Triumph strives to be the eminent leader in gorgeous lingerie and shapewear to hug your curves, be totally seamless, and make you feel oh-so-sexy.

lacy wedding shapewear via What to Wear Under the Dress

Now, I’ll be the first to say that ordering lingerie online? No thanks. I love to see pieces in person. But now that I’ve had the chance to see these for myself (Triumph sent product so I could feel the quality), I’m forever changed. And, can I tell you a secret? I’m an avid lover of Aerie and Victoria’s Secret, but after trying these bras — and I’m not even joking — I actually said, “WOW. This is how a bra is supposed to fit.” It’s like a glove.

nude colored bra lacy for bridal via What to Wear Under the Dress

This isn’t your momma’s shapewear. This is luxurious, lacy, sexy, and just perfect for the, ahem, honeymoon.

lacy bridal lingerie via What to Wear Under the Dress

wedding bodysuit via What to Wear Under the Dress

One of the biggest mistakes brides make when picking their wedding undergarments is forgetting about the proper straps. Or, if you have an open back wedding dress, having something that keeps getting in the way. Nothing is as annoying as pulling at your lingerie to keep it properly in place. There’s this shapewear in a dress style that Triumph offers which has removable straps. You can also change the straps (they’re a convertible strap style) for a halter or cross back style. (Bridesmaids: You’ll love these, too, for your dresses!) Here are some examples, along with other hand-picked finds from their shop:

bridal shapewear in white strapless via What to Wear Under the Dress

white bridal shapewear with convertible straps via What to Wear Under the Dress

bridal shapewear lace via What to Wear Under the Dress

bridal lingerie shapewear via What to Wear Under the Dress

diamond shapewear via What to Wear Under the Dress

body shapewear nude dress style via What to Wear Under the Dress

If a bodysuit or dress-style isn’t for you, there are high-waisted shapewear options that will also pull everything, um, in. You know what I’m talking about.

nude colored shapewear high-waisted underwear and bra via What to Wear Under the Dress

high-waisted shapewear underwear via What to Wear Under the Dress

Oh, and how gorgeous are these? I think they’re oh-so-lovely for the honeymoon.

bridal lingerie purple lacy two piece honeymoon outfit via What to Wear Under the Dress

bridal lingerie nude lacy two piece honeymoon outfit via What to Wear Under the Dress

What are you waiting for? Now that you know what to wear under your wedding dress, it’s time to pick your favorite. Head over to Triumph and tell them Emmaline Bride sent you! We see you can even get 10% off if you sign up for their newsletter. There are also huge sales going on now, too. Just passing it on! ♡

xo
-E.

P.S. When ordering lingerie online — from anywhere! — make sure you take the proper measurements. It’s just as important to have the undergarments sized properly to give you that seamless, ultra-flattering fit.

This is not a sponsored post by Triumph, but I did receive product to see the quality in person. There are no affiliate links. As per our policy, we’ll only recommend products that we whole-heartedly love. That’s our promise to you, since we honor and value our readers.





Monogrammed Garter (+ Giveaway!)

Posted July 31, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 22 Comments

Ready for a brand new giveaway? We’ve teamed up with Sheila, the lovely garter-maker over at Southern Ever After, to offer a vintage monogrammed garter to one lucky reader! This vintage-inspired garter features blue thread embroidery customized with your brand new monogram. The garter is made of lace and features a chic rhinestone embellishment. On the reverse side, there is a monogram with your first initial, new last name initial (or current last name, if you don’t plan to change your name), and middle initial. The winner will also receive the tossing garter, as shown in the 2nd and 3rd photos below. Take a look!

Monogrammed Garter

Monogrammed Garter

Something Blue Monogrammed Garter

Vintage Monogrammed Garter Giveaway

o Prize: Gorgeous Vintage inspired garter set with your initials monogrammed on the back of your keepsake for your something blue! Comes coordinating toss garter.
o Enter between 7/31/14-8/6/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 8/7; 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: $40; no cash value
o Free shipping included to U.S. only
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

This monogrammed garter is not only a handcrafted touch for your big day, but it serves as your something blue, too! We love dual-purpose accessories!

♡ Good Luck!

xo
-E.







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