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8 Remarkably Unique Wedding Prints by Theme

Posted September 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

When people ask us about the best engagement gift ideas, I can’t help but mention wedding prints as one of them. Customization is at the heart of a wedding — particularly handmade weddings — and personalized wedding art prints makes perfect sense. Artwork is a functional gift, which can be framed and displayed in the home of the newlyweds for years to come. A personalized wedding print can also be used as a makeshift guest book, onto which guests sign around the edges at the reception. (A guest book on the wall? You’ll definitely look at it more than a closed book on your shelf!) Today we are introducing eight of our favorite new wedding prints by theme by the talented Michael Dexter Design. But we want to know: which one is perfect for your big day?

yes engagement print with birds | via wedding prints personalized by theme

Wedding Prints Personalized with Date, Names + Theme

1. Beach Wedding Themed Art Prints

beach chairs in sand print | via wedding prints personalized by theme

2. Bicycle Wedding Themed Art Prints

bicycle wedding theme print | via wedding prints personalized by theme

3. Bird Wedding Themed Art Prints

bird wedding theme print | via wedding prints personalized by theme

4. Modern Wedding Themed Art Prints

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5. Nautical Wedding Themed Art Prints

nautical wedding theme print | via wedding prints personalized by theme

6. Offbeat Wedding Themed Art Prints

offbeat wedding theme print | via wedding prints personalized by theme

We spotted a Day of the Dead wedding print, too!

day of the dead wedding print | via wedding prints personalized by theme

7. School Wedding Themed Art Prints

when i grow up im going to marry print | via wedding prints personalized by theme

8. Vintage Wedding Themed Art Prints

vintage wedding theme print | via wedding prints personalized by theme

We are showing eight of our favorites, but there’s definitely more to see! Special Offer Mention you found Michael Dexter Design on Emmaline Bride and receive a FREE non-personalized print shipped along with your order. Go there now.

Michael Dexter Design is a Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride. Want to join the fun + share your handmade work with our readers? Apply here.

xo
-E.

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Ask Emmaline: “What to Put in Bridesmaid Bags?”
(+ Giveaway #15)

Posted August 15, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 11 Comments

Holy smokes, you guys: you’ve been blowing up our Ask Emmaline inbox! Your wedding questions are awesome, our readers are the best on the planet, and we can’t wait to answer them all. Bride-to-be, Nicky, asks us, “I just bought cosmetic pouches for my bridesmaids, but I have no idea what to put in them. Do you give them as-is or are you supposed to put other gifts inside? Help!” Fantastic question, and an easy one at that! For starters, no, you don’t have to fill bridesmaid bags with any extra gifts, unless you want to (and your budget allows). If you do decide to add gifts, we’ve rounded up ten fun ideas for what to put in bridesmaid bags below. PLUS, we’ve teamed up with Almquist Design Studio to give away a set of bridesmaid bags to one lucky reader. Now you’ll have ideas for what to put in bridesmaid bags (and a set of cute handmade bags to give!) Enjoy!

Ask Emmaline:

What to Put in Bridesmaid Bags

1. Pretty Nail Polishes

Yesterday’s post about the best monthly boxes was so well-received that I have over two dozen emails about Julep alone! Seems you all love it just as much as I! Therefore, I know for a fact that your bridesmaids would love pretty nail color in pre-packed set or delivered every month straight to her doorstep. There are also some fantastic tried-and-true products from their website (like the Julep Plié Wand™ that I’ve been dying to try). They have such pretty combos, this this one:

Julep Maven Subscription - first box free

2. Favorite Makeup Products

What are your favorite makeup products? A bridesmaid bag is a great place to stow a few of your faves to give as gifts to your girls. For instance, I took to Twitter recently to find out about a new foundation (I needed something with more coverage than a sheer tinted moisturizer, you feel me?) and realized how fun it is to try NEW products, specifically when people recommend their favorites. So, think about your favorite mascara, lip balm or lipstick, blush, and eye shadow. Pick specific ones for each bridesmaid and put ‘em in a cute bridesmaid bag. They don’t have to be expensive, either: I love me some drugstore cosmetics, like this new mascara I recently bought after seeing the commercial on TV and settled on this foundation because it was on clearance at Target. LOVE THEM BOTH. Will buy again.

3. A Compact Mirror

A compact mirror is one perfect gift idea she’ll use again and again. Personalize it for an even more memorable gift. These custom compact mirrors by Spotlight Mirrors are cute!

personalized compact mirror

spotlight mirrors

4. An Emergency Kit

Include some wedding-day essentials she won’t want to go without, such as clear nail polish (for hosiery runs), eye makeup remover wipes (to get rid of mascara runs), aspirin, a small can of hairspray, mints or chewing gum… you get the idea. Or, get one that’s already been pre-made.

emergency kit wedding
with you in mind

5. A Gift Card

Who doesn’t love a gift card, the gift of being able to splurge on any thing your little heart desires? Some of my faves: Target (obviously, since it has EVERYTHING), Amazon (again, everything), Groupon, salon, movie theater, or a spa package experiences so she can relax pre or post-wedding. A gift card to her favorite clothing store is always a perfect gift, too.

6. A Piece of Jewelry

This one is a popular option, for good reason: there are so many beautiful jewelry pieces out there! Be sure to check this out for handmade finds. Pick a piece that is personalized with her name, birthstone, or something that’s entirely her style.

Peridot for fellow August birthdays!

peridot earrings

blue room gems

Pick something like a classic pearl bracelet with a splash of color…

bridesmaid gemstone bracelet

laura stark

… or a piece with a charm that’s totally her. This is so much my style.

personalized wing necklace

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7. Foldable Flats

Foldable flats are a gift she’ll use again and again. Also, they’re extremely well-received: your bridesmaids feet are likely going to hurt at some point in the evening and these will keep ‘em dancing! I would tell everyone to go ahead and get comfortable flats, but then again, I know Tieks are SUPER expensive especially when you have to multiply by the number of bridesmaids + add in the cost of the bags themselves. So, I also recommend these: they’re just as functional and a HUGE fraction of the price. Plenty of colors to choose from, too.

8. A Heartfelt Note

Stick a heartfelt note or card inside the bag. She’ll love the sentiment and it doesn’t cost a thing.

9. Perfume

A small bottle of perfume makes a great gift. One surprising place to find inexpensive perfume? Kohls, especially when you use their 20% or 30% off coupons and you’re in business. :) Or try Amazon, since they always have pretty decent deals… like this adorable bottle.

vera wang princess

vera wang

10. Cell Phone Case

Custom phone cases are 1000x more fun than the boring case that comes with the phone. Plus, now there are so many affordable + custom-designed options, like this

anchor phone case custom
jennifer stuart design

… and this!

gold polka dot phone case
plush paper

Giveaway: What to Put in Bridesmaid Bags

Now that you know what to put in bridesmaid bags, it’s time to win a set!

bridesmaid bags gift set 2

These beautiful bridesmaid bags are up for grabs by the lovely Almquist Design Studio.

bridesmaid bags gift set

Here’s the full scoop:

o Enter between 8/15/14-8/21/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 8/22; 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 Prize: Set of six (6) bridesmaid bags. From Almquist Design Studio: “A unique present for your bridesmaids, to be paired with your favorite jewelry, or given alone as a stylish gift. These zipper pouches come in a modern gray chevron that is accented with a pretty coral bow. Set of six bags with a choice of bow style.”
o Winner has 3 months to use prize
o Prize value: $90; no cash value
o Free shipping included to the U.S.
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

– – –

xo
-E.

What would you add to the list?

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5 Best Monthly Boxes to Try Right Now

Posted August 14, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments

Have you jumped onto the subscription boxes / monthly boxes bandwagon yet? Want to try the best monthly boxes out there? Get ready to start because we’re bringing them to you! We’ve taken it upon ourselves to test, try, and wait patiently for an entire slew of monthly boxes to tell you which ones truly rock. Which ones are the best. Which ones give you the most bang for your buck. And, today, we present our findings! We’ve selected five of the best monthly boxes spanning across five categories for women including clothing, nails, wedding, makeup, and jewelry. Any of these would make an awesome gift for the you, the bride (or your bridesmaids)! So… which ones lived up to our standards? Find out below… and then tell us: which of these are you eager to try?

Best Monthly Boxes to Try

For Clothing

1. StitchFix

Ah… of all of the monthly boxes I’ve ever tried, this is my ultimate favorite. I’ve tried StitchFix myself a few times, probably more times than I’d like to admit! (It’s addicting.) Here’s how it works: you complete a quick style profile and schedule a “fix”, the date when a giant, totally-gorgeous box of hand-picked, styled-for-you clothing arrives on your doorstep. Hand-picked. By a stylist who knows what they’re doing (most of the time). Try ‘em on and keep the ones you want… return the ones you don’t want in the pre-paid shipping envelope. It’s so. so. so. easy. If you hate trying on clothes at stores, this is the ultimate fix.

P.S. Dudes: there’s now (finally!) a men’s clothing service, similar to Stitch Fix. It’s called Trunk Club.

5 Best Monthly Boxes to Try Right Now

Some of the pieces I’ve picked (and kept) in the past: a long wool trench coat (for Fall, and I can’t freaking wait to wear it)… dolman tops… a blue tunic… scarf… oh, it’s so much fun.

For Nails

2. Julep

What can I say about Julep? It’s the best monthly box for people who love nail polish. Really pretty, trendy, fashionable shades of polish. The bottles are oh-so-cute and your nails ALWAYS look fantastic. I thought, seriously, I’ll just go buy nail polish from the store if I want it so bad, but then the free nail polish offer from Julep encouraged me give it a try. Free polish? Sign me up. Plus, I wanted to try it so I could share my findings with all of you. So I tried the Summer Nights Welcome Box + LOVED it (it was FREE). Would recommend it. You can cancel anytime (and if you do try this, I recommend cancelling right away unless you want your credit card charged again next month with another delivery. Just sayin!) Sometimes they throw in a fun beauty product (I received an eyeliner once that was uber-smooth).

You can get a (completely, totally FREE) box by clicking below:

Summer Nights Welcome Box

(we’re affiliates, but only because we truly love the product!)

For Wedding

3. The Bride Box

The Bride Box is fun, especially if you’re planning your wedding! You can gift to a friend or to yourself. They send a box every month filled with fun wedding swag. Once, I received a burlap print with me & my husband’s wedding date on it! It was super gorgeous and looks fantastic in the frame I bought for it. Other memorable things I got: a chalkboard banner, rhinestone I Do stickers, drink koozies, photo booth props… Try it here.

5 Best Monthly Boxes to Try Right Now

For Makeup

4. LipMonthly

If you love lip gloss, lip stick, lip glaze, lip stain — essentially, anything in the makeup realm for lips — THIS is the best monthly box for you! I received one of these boxes to try and it was really fun. I received a bright red lipstick, a pink lip gloss/stick (it’s now my go-to shade), a lip stain, lip liner, and a hair product sample. Really cute assortment and fun to receive in the mail! Give it a try here. (We’re affiliates, but only because we love this box!)

5 Best Monthly Boxes to Try Right Now

For Jewelry

5. BezelBox

Oh, Bezel Box. This one has stolen my heart. It’s the best monthly boxes for jewelry! They sent me a box to try and I received a few pieces of fun costume jewelry, along with some practical pieces (a mint bracelet with a little bling and a gorgeous pair of dangling earrings). Oh, if you love jewelry… you need this now. Sign up at Bezel Box.

5 Best Monthly Boxes to Try Right Now

So, which one of these boxes looks the most alluring?

Get Started Now

o StitchFix
o Julep
o The Bride Box
o LipMonthly
o Bezel Box

Pssst. There are two fantastic monthly boxes for people with kiddos — Citrus Lane and Kiwi Crate. Give ‘em a try if you want! And, if you’re a dude and LOVE the idea StitchFix, now there’s a solution for men: it’s called Trunk Club.

xo
-E.

We’re affiliates of StitchFix, Julep, and LipMonthly (and the family / men’s boxes mentioned in paragraph above) but that had no effect on us picking them as the best monthly boxes to try. We honestly love ‘em! As with all recommendations, we value our readers oh-so-much that we only recommend things we absolutely adore. Just being honest.





Love You to Infinity Gift Ideas

Posted August 1, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Who knew the infinity symbol could be so chic? We’ve been seeing a trend in infinity gift ideas lately and wanted to share some of our favorites. Read on to see which gift ideas made our list…

Infinity Gift Ideas

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sources //

1 infinity bracelet | bare and me
2 infinity gift hoop | kimart
3 infinity temporary tattoo | pepperink
4 save the date stamp | red cloud boutique
5 infinity ring | beaux bijoux
6 personalized bangle infinity bracelet | frosh jewels
7 bridesmaid infinity gift necklaces | dangling jewelry
8 infinity rhinestone ribbon bracelet | meadowbelle
9, 10 infinity garter, sash | love forever bridal
11 infinity bracelet with pearls | marolsha
12 infinity love print | the digital studio

Tell us: which of these infinity gift ideas is your favorite?


-E.





12 Manly, Totally Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas
(+ a Giveaway!)

Posted July 30, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 17 Comments

So you want to give your groomsmen an awesome gift (especially since the bridesmaids are already getting one) but you’re stuck. What do you get? What do men want, need, or use? How can you say thanks, bro, without being overly sentimental or, let’s be honest, totally lame? Let us take care of the groomsmen gifts for you! We’ve rounded up twelve manly + totally unique groomsmen gifts you may not have seen, thought of, or even considered yet. After all, there are so many amazing handmade + creative + unique wedding ideas out there and no time to find them all… that’s what we do, bring them right to you! To make this post 10x more awesome, we’ve teamed up with the people of Dirty Deeds Soap to give away a groomsmen gift (or groom’s gift) to one lucky EB reader. What is it? Read on to find out…

Unique Groomsmen Gifts

1. Aftershave in a Flask

There are few things manlier than aftershave. Plus, it’s in a flask for the win.

aftershave in a flask via 12 Manly, Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

dirty deeds soap

2. Craft Beer Club

Craft beer. Delivered. To his doorstep. Every month. Craft Beer Club is one of the most unique groomsmen gifts we’ve ever seen! And, while I was looking at this one, Andrew was all, “Ooh, what is that?!” so you KNOW it’s awesome (and dude-approved). Plus, they’re having a special: join now and get three bonus gifts (an opener, four custom beer tasting glasses, and a $25 off discount. Amazing.)

craft beer club via 12 Manly, Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas
Craft Beer Club

3. Chalkboard Mug

The ‘groomsmen’ or ‘best man’ mug he’ll ACTUALLY use again, since he can change it up whenever he wants.

chalkboard mug via 12 Manly, Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

the man registry

4. Etched Glass Flask

You’ve seen flasks, but this is an etched glass flask with a swing top that makes it 10x cooler than a regular flask.

personalized etched glass flask via 12 Manly, Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

scissormill

5. Shotgun Shell Cuff Links

If you’re going with cuff links, you might as well pick the manliest ones of the bunch.

shotgun shell cuff links via 12 Manly, Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

the key of a

6. Charging Station / Valet

“Place your junk here.” Enough said.

charging station valet via 12 Manly, Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

wudzee

Here’s a photo of it in action:

charging station valet  via 12 Manly, Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

wudzee

7. Experience Gifts

The gift of an experience is an awesome idea for your groomsmen. Cloud 9 Livingis a unique company that offers tons of experience-type gifts. For instance, he can…

o Race a Lamborghini

o Race a Ferrari

o Learn to Fly

o be a Fighter Pilot for a Day

o enjoy one of their amazing Golfing Experience Gifts

o go on one of their unique Food Tour Experiences

o Drive a Stock Car

… just to name a few.

stock car racing experience via 12 Manly, Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Cloud 9 Living

That’s way cooler than any money clip, no?

8. Whiskey Club

Does he love whiskey? Have him join the Whiskey Explorers Club and he’ll get to sample all the finest whiskies. Cigars not included.

for whiskey lovers via 12 Manly, Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

join the Whiskey Explorers Club

9. Handmade Leather Wallet

Okay, so a wallet is a pretty traditional groomsmen gift, but this one is way more unique: it’s handcrafted with premium leather and custom-made just for him.

handmade leather wallet via 12 Manly, Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

mr. lentz

10. Mancrates

Because… bacon, obviously. And seriously, if you are looking for a manly groomsmen gift, these are freakin’ sealed in a WOODEN CRATE with a crobar included for opening! It doesn’t get manlier than that.

bacon crate via 12 Manly, Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

mancrates

11. Trunk Club

What is Trunk Club? It’s like Stitchfix, but for men. Basically, you’re helping him become the Best-Dressed Guy in the Room. And who doesn’t want to be that guy?

trunkclub via 12 Manly, Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Trunk Club

12. Manly Shave Kit

The Art of the Manly Shave is an important skill to have. This shave kit is handcrafted and includes everything he needs for The Manly Shave including a modern wooden soap dish, handmade beer soap, brush, and shave card with instructions on how to have a classic shave.

shave soap kit via 12 Manly, Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

dirty deeds soap

Giveaway!

Win a shaving set by Dirty Deeds Soap (as seen above in #12)

o Enter between 7/30/14-8/5/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 8/6; 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: $25; 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

Now, you tell us: what’s your favorite of these unique groomsmen gifts? What are you going to give as gifts to your groomsmen?

xo
-E.

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12 Monogrammed Bridesmaid Gifts They’ll Actually Love

Posted July 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Hi, loves! Emma here. I love monogrammed bridesmaid gifts: they’re personal and custom-made just for your recipient. Plus, since it has her initial on it, she’ll wear it / carry it / treasure it forever. We’ve hand-picked twelve of our favorite monogrammed things to share with you today. Which of these is your favorite? I’ve got my eye on the cosmetic pouch below in yellow… and that chic pearl bracelet!

Monogrammed Bridesmaid Gifts

1. Monogrammed Cosmetic Pouch

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allisa jacobs

2. Monogrammed Vases

bridesmaid monogram vases | monogrammed bridesmaid gifts

susabellas

3. Gold Monogrammed Necklace

gold monogram necklace | monogrammed bridesmaid gifts

personalized necklaces

4. Monogrammed IPad Case

monogrammed ipad case | monogrammed bridesmaid gifts

marsh enterprises

5. Two Initial Monogrammed Bridesmaid Necklace

2 initial monogram necklace | monogrammed bridesmaid gifts

megu’s attic

6. Monogrammed Bridesmaid Handkerchief

monogrammed bridesmaid handkerchief | monogrammed bridesmaid gifts

aristocrafts

7. Monogrammed Bridesmaid Pearl Bracelet

monogram pearl bracelet | monogrammed bridesmaid gifts

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8. Monogrammed Earring Holder

monogrammed earring holder | monogrammed bridesmaid gifts

erin a bell

9. Monogrammed Travel Tumbler with Straw

monogrammed travel tumbler | monogrammed bridesmaid gifts

dear lc

10. Monogrammed Robe

monogrammed bridesmaid robes | monogrammed bridesmaid gifts

memento

11. Monogram Bracelet

Um, I want need ALL OF THE COLORS.

monogrammed bracelet | monogrammed bridesmaid gifts

sweet auburn studio

Close-up

monogrammed bracelet orange

sweet auburn studio

12. Goil Foil Monogram Pillow

monogram gold foil pillow | monogrammed bridesmaid gifts

wordlust

So, which of these monogrammed bridesmaid gifts is your fave? Tell us with a comment below!

xo
-E.

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21 Most Amazing Tea Towels for Wedding Showers

Posted June 25, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Tea towels for wedding showers. I know, quite specific, no? Let me explain. It all started when I spotted these tea towels over at Ruff House Art. You see, I have a thing for chevron print and, well, Jill + Brian’s design was pretty amazing. Not only do I love pretty prints, but I love tea towels. (I got it from my mother, who loves them as much as I.) Right around the same time, I heard from our pal Sara of Sara C Accessories who has been whipping up tea towels in her design kitchen, so I thought… okay, this is a thing. And while we don’t normally talk about finds for the home (we have that + more coming up soon on Emmaline Baby & Home, which is going to be awesome), but tea towels make amazing wedding shower gifts. If you do decide to give tea towels for wedding shower gifts, you should turn them into a tea towel cake — you can get the directions here. And, you should pick tea towels that really resonate with the recipient (it doesn’t have to be wedding related). To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twenty-one of the most amazing tea towels that have cute, clever, sweet, or downright hilarious designs. So, grab a cup of coffee (make mine a double!) and get ready as we dive right in… Oh, and you have to admit, a pretty tea towel really does spruce up the place. Enjoy!

Tea Towels for Wedding Showers

First, here’s that chevron print I was talking about. Cute, right? I also love #2, #4 is great for a wedding present, the one about ordering pizza for dinner is fantastic, and #21 because it’s hilarious.

1. Chevron

chevron tea towel - tea towels for wedding showers

ruff house art

2. You Wash, I’ll Dry

you wash ill dry kitchen tea towel - tea towels for wedding showers

twosies

3. Gastronomy of the States

gastronomy states tea towel - tea towels for wedding showers

lucy loves this

4. Wedding Invitation Tea Towel

wedding invitation tea towel - tea towels for wedding showers

perched bird

5. Eat, Live, Love

eat live love - tea towels for wedding showers

saracaccessories

6. Makin’ Pancakes

making pancakes - tea towels for wedding showers

freya art

7. Herbs

herbs - tea towels for wedding showers

yours is the earth

8. Make It Rain

make it rain - tea towels for wedding showers

french silver

9. Grandma’s Recipe IN HER WRITING on a Tea Towel

grandmas recipe in her writing on tea towel - tea towels for wedding showers

lindsay burck designs

10. They See Me Rollin’, They Hatin’

they see me rollin they hatin - tea towels for wedding showers

love you a latte shop

11. Colorful Mason Jar Tea Towels

mason jar tea towel - tea towels for wedding showers

love you a latte shop

12. And They Lived Happily Ever After

and they lived happily ever after tea towel - tea towels for wedding showers

old english co

13. Eat Well, Travel Often

eat well travel often tea towel - tea towels for wedding showers

maidservant of encouragement

14. Love You Like a Fat Kid Loves Cakes

love you like a fat kid loves cakes - tea towels for wedding showers

love you a latte shop

15. Cooking is Relaxing, But Not As Relaxing As…

cooking is relaxing tea towel - tea towels for wedding showers

emily mcdowell draws

16. Herbs and Spices Tea Towel

herbs and spices tea towel - tea towels for wedding showers

old english co

17. Beers

beers tea towel - tea towels for wedding showers

wordlust

18. Things From the Back of the Fridge

things from the back of the fridge - tea towels for wedding showers

emily mcdowell draws

19. Mr + Mrs Tea Towels

mr mrs - tea towels for wedding showers

modern vintage market

20. Farmer’s Market

farmers market - tea towels for wedding showers

ruff house art

21. Let’s Cook

Oh, hey, Heisenberg. How’d you get in here?

let's cook - tea towels for wedding showers

burnt threadz

xo
-E.

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Wedding Day Gifts for Mom (+ Giveaway!)

Posted June 25, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 39 Comments

Brides: has your mom been with you every step of planning your wedding? Do you want to give her a gift that she’ll love and cherish forever? We’ve teamed up with Things Remembered to show you a few hand-picked wedding day gifts for Mom as a token of your appreciation. Read on to see what we’ve discovered… and find out how you can get a free personalized gift!

Wedding Day Gifts for Mom

Waterford Lismore Essence 5×7 frame – $160 This frame is a beautiful compliment to any room. Engrave a message of love and thanks to your mother to create an emotional gift she’ll never forget.

wedding day gifts for mom - frame

Double Heart Necklace – $40 Gold inlaid with crystals create a stunning necklace your mother will be happy to wear on your wedding day and every day after. Engrave her name or “Mom” on the front and a special message from you on the back.

wedding day gifts for mom - double heart necklace

Brass Anniversary Clock – $100 This classic gift is made even more special when you engrave your words on the base. This gift gives your mother something to show off on her mantle or in her office.

brass clock wedding day gifts for mom

Monique Lhuillier Atelier Vase – $175 Visually stunning and emotionally given, this timeless vase is the perfect gift for mom. Engrave your message on the front and she’ll smile every time she uses it.

engraved vase - Wedding Day Gifts for Mom

Free Personalized Gift

Sign up for Things Remembered’s complimentary bridal newsletter here and then visit any Things Remembered store to receive your complimentary keepsake heart, custom engraved just for you. Stay up-to-date by following their wedding blog, too!

Giveaway

Things Remembered is also offering a special giveaway! One lucky reader will win a double heart necklace with custom engraving by Things Remembered. See the prize below + enter for a chance to win!

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What’s your favorite wedding day gifts for Mom?

Tell us with a comment below!

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Subscription Box for Brides — The Bride Box

Posted June 18, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hi, loves! Happy Wednesday! Remember when we talked about the best subscription boxes you could get? Today we’re highlighting one of them: The Bride Box. This is the premier subscription box for brides and we’re so excited to share what we received in last month’s special anniversary box! Read on to see + score a special $5 off a subscription box delivery of your own!

Subscription Box for Brides -- The Bride Box

Subscription Box for Brides: The Bride Box

We were excited to receive the special Anniversary box in June (happy 1st anniversary, you guys!) and here’s what we found inside!

Subscription Box for Brides -- The Bride Box - June box

1. Burlap Personalized Print

happily ever after burlap knot & nest

knot & nest

We didn’t frame ours yet, but we will! Here’s an example from their site with the burlap wedding print in a frame. Doesn’t it look awesome?

burlap wedding print

knot n nest

2. Bride + Groom Drink Kozies

bride groom drink kozies via Subscription Box for Brides: The Bride Box

Here’s the back… and, you’ll notice the groom’s kozie says, “I Do… whatever she says”. Ha!

i do cozies via Subscription Box for Brides: The Bride Box

rook design co

3. Something Blue Rhinestone Stickers for Shoes

We spotted a sew of two rhinestone stickers for the bottom of your shoes (and his, too!) They read, “I Do” and “Me Too”. Perfect for the bride’s something blue!

i do me too stickers via Subscription Box for Brides: The Bride Box

grab yours

4. Bride Iron On Decal

This cute ‘Bride’ iron on decal was also inside the box. You can iron it on to a favorite white tank top for an instant custom shirt!

bride iron on via Subscription Box for Brides: The Bride Box

grab yours

5. Special Discount from Doie

There was a discount card from Doie, a shop that sells gorgeous bridal and bridesmaid robes. We’ve talked about them here and we’ve had the pleasure of working with them one-on-one. Sara is awesome!

doie robe discount code via Subscription Box for Brides: The Bride Box

doie

6. Helpful Tips

There were also two cards filled with helpful tips + advice for brides from The Overwhelmed Bride.

tips via Subscription Box for Brides: The Bride Box

Overall, this was a fantastic subscription box for brides! My favorite item was the burlap personalized print from Knot n Nest. It was such a sweet surprise to see it with my name and my husband’s name on the print, along with our wedding date! We’ll be framing and hanging this in our house for sure.

If you want to get in on the action, go ahead and subscribe to The Bride Box! You can cancel at anytime. Your surprises inside will change each month, which makes receiving it 10x more exciting. What will you receive? Try it now and receive $5 off your first box with offer code REFERFRIENDS + mention Emmaline Bride!

What was your favorite item inside this month’s The Bride Box delivery?

xo
-E.

If you love subscription boxes, don’t miss this post! Oh, and this one, too!





Beard Oil + Rugged Salt Scrubs for Burly Groomsmen

Posted June 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Brawny beard oil. Rugged salt scrub. Hardy soap. These are three gift ideas you may not have considered for your groomsmen… until today, that is. We are proud to introduce Hart + Hawthorn, the newest Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride in The Marketplace. While other couples are buying store-bought groomsmen gifts, we know better: our readers crave awesome. Unique. Handmade. Made with care. Our readers crave originality. And, that’s why we’re so excited to share the collection of rugged soaps, beard oil + other curiosities by Patrick and Yu over at H+H. Check out our favorite finds below…

beard oil

Rugged Soap + Beard Oil

If your groomsmen are bearded fellows (or sport a manly mustache every so often), you’ll want to pick up a set of beard oil. These are made for manly men, in scents like birch tar, tobacco, cedarwood, and blood orange.

birch tar beard oil

tobacco beard oil

cedarwood beard oil

blood orange beard oil

No bearded groomsmen in your group? Try the (manly) exfoliating scrubs instead. The most intriguing scents we’ve seen include sea buckthorn, salt of the earth, ancient ambers, and activated charcoal.

sea buckthorn salt scrub

salt of the earth salt scrub

ancient ambers salt scrub

activated charcoal soap

And, last but not least, don’t miss the manly bars of soap, like carbon, pumex, mineral haite, and ancient ambers, wrapped in kraft paper.

manly soaps

To find out more about these salt scrubs, beard oil, or rugged bars of soap, visit Hart + Hawthorn. Tell ‘em Emmaline Bride sent you!

xo
-E.





16 Unique Wedding Date Gifts (+ Giveaway!)

Posted June 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 50 Comments

Hi, loves! Did you have a nice weekend? We sure did! We’re kicking off a brand new week of wedding inspo with a round-up of wedding date gifts. A wedding date is special and unique to each couple; why not celebrate with a personalized gift? Whether you’re a friend or relative of a couple getting married (and looking for non-registry wedding gifts) or you’re getting married and want a keepsake gift of your own, you’ll find it all right here. We’ve gathered sixteen wedding date gifts that we know you’ll love… PLUS, to make this post even sweeter, we’re giving away one of these fantastic finds by the always-inspiring Ava Hope Designs! Read on to find out…

16 Unique Wedding Date Gifts via Emmaline Bride http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/wedding-date-gifts/

Wedding Date Gifts

gold date necklace via 16 Unique Wedding Date Gifts http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/wedding-date-gifts/special dates gifts via 16 Unique Wedding Date Gifts http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/wedding-date-gifts/gold bar special date necklacecustom date cut out in book via 16 Unique Wedding Date Gifts http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/wedding-date-gifts/gold foil special dates print via 16 Unique Wedding Date Gifts http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/wedding-date-gifts/guitar pick personalized cake server with special date via 16 Unique Wedding Date Gifts http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/wedding-date-gifts/custom engraved dates mason jar glasses via 16 Unique Wedding Date Gifts http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/wedding-date-gifts/personalized wedding date hangerpersonalized vinyl decal via 16 Unique Wedding Date Gifts http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/wedding-date-gifts/special custom dates canvas via 16 Unique Wedding Date Gifts http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/wedding-date-gifts/

where to find //
1 – couples date necklace | ava hope designs
2 – stamped necklace with dates | hammered chic designs
3 – special dates print | romantica home
4 – date print with custom words | cocostine designs
5 – date print with names underneath | beautiful type
6 – special date ring | the dandelion bay
7 – green and gray date print | pink milkshake designs
8 – gold bar custom date necklace | starfish story gifts
9 – custom date cut out in book | mei origami
10 – gold foil special dates print | nella designs
11 – guitar pick | sj expressions
12 – personalized cake server | the cutlery commission
13 – engraved mason jars | custom engraved glasses
14 – personalized wedding date hanger | get hung up
15 – vinyl decal with wedding date | vinyl
16 – special dates canvas | geezees

Wedding Date Gifts: Giveaway!

Now that you’ve seen a few of our favorite wedding date gifts, it’s time to win one of your own! We’re excited to announce that one lucky winner will receive a wedding date necklace by Ava Hope Designs! Get the full details below.

o Enter between 6/16/14-6/22/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: One (1) gold number necklace by Ava Hope Designs. Choose your anniversary date, birth date, children’s birth date, etc.
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 6/23; 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 to the U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $32 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

xo
-E.

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