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She Stole His Last Name – Wedding Gift Idea

We love popping in to Geezees to see what’s new. One of our favorite new canvases just released is this one that features different dates to tell your story. For instance, it features the date he stole her heart, popped the question, and she stole his last name. Cute idea for a wedding present!

she stole last name

She Stole His Last Name Canvas

Want to grab one of your own? Head over to Geezees! There are so many lovely canvases to see!



Getting Ready Robe – Doie

Getting Ready Robe - Doie

Doie. If you’re not familiar yet, listen up because these getting ready robes from Doie are taking the wedding world by storm! You’ve probably heard of a getting ready robe in the past, you know, the kind you wear the morning of the wedding, while you’re filling out one of these.

Getting Ready Robe – Doie

Getting Ready Robe - Doie

Now, if I was planning my wedding, as I did a few years back, I’d be wondering the same thing you probably are. “Cute,”but, “is it comfy? Does it cover me? Will it fit? Is it soft? Should I really get one? Can I fit it into my budget?” We ask so many questions, no? With these robes, though, I have to say… the answer is yes all around. The only problem you’ll have is trying to pick a favorite design and color combination from their gorgeous choices.

Getting Ready Robe - Doie

I actually have a getting ready robe from Doie and it is LUXURIOUSLY soft. I’ve had robes in the past, but this? This one is my favorite. It’s honestly the first thing I look forward to putting on when I’ve had a long day and need to relax and want to curl up with a book and a cup of coffee. To paint my nails. To put on makeup. To snuggle Baby Andrew, who loves the satin trim so much that he’s always grabbing and pulling at it while I try to change him. I grab my Doie robe to make cocoa at night. To watch Netflix reruns. Speaking of, did you know Gilmore Girls is on reruns? I’m on Season Two and Lorelai is being proposed to by Max and there are so many funny and cute things that happen. The 1000 yellow daisies? I die. And could they drink any more coffee? Every five minutes it’s coffee this, coffee that. And I thought I was a coffee addict. How amazing is Melissa McCarthy, all the way back then? She is. Oh, and Luke & Loreai? I hope that happens. Sorry, Max. But I digress.

Getting Ready Robe - Doie

So, anyways, stop wondering about whether or not you really need one and head over to Doie. Pick out a favorite style. It’s one wedding thing you’ll be able to reuse and enjoy for a long, long time. Oh, and might I add: they wash up really nicely. You’ll want to wash on the delicate cycle, cold water, and hang dry. That’s what I did for mine and it came out just as lovely as it did when it arrived after ordering.


credits //

styled shoot: Valorie Darling Photography | makeup by Artistry by Danika, hair by Trace Henningsen

bridesmaids photo: Maggie Thalheimer of Gerber and Scarpelli


Moroccan Wedding Jewelry by Marolsha

Do you remember when we talked about moroccan wedding inspiration? Well, we were browsing over at Marolsha recently and spotted Maddy’s ethereal collection of moroccan wedding jewelry and it brought us right back to that awe-inspiring theme. So, we decided to gather up all the pretty moroccan wedding jewelry we could find in her shop and put it into a post for you. And here it is! Give a pair of these ornate earrings to your bridesmaids or Maid of Honor as a keepsake from your day. Oh, and fair warning: it will be very difficult to pick a favorite!

Moroccan Wedding Jewelry

gold filigree earrings - Moroccan Wedding Jewelry by Marolsha

So, what do you think? Are you planning a moroccan wedding? Tell us about it or about which of these pieces is your favorite. I’m really digging those cobalt and gold ones…

Moroccan Wedding Jewelry

Like what you see here? Head over to Marolsha for more, including moroccan wedding jewelry (and other beautiful finds).



Bridesmaid Clutch Sets with Secret Message Inside

Hi, loves! Okay, so I spotted these bridesmaid clutch sets over at Davie & Chiyo and holy wow, talk about gorgeous! But first, let’s just swoon for a moment at this pretty little number. Blush pink = my favorite color. That bow? The perfect girly detail. Essentially this is my dream clutch purse…

blush classic bow clutch - bridesmaid clutch sets

And, this navy blue and white polka dot liner? Perfection.

bridesmaid clutch sets

The whole package is gorgeous, right? I know. And then this happened.

I dug a little deeper and saw these these bridesmaid clutch sets can be MISMATCHED, which makes total sense because each girl is unique with a style all her own. Why buy the same style purse for each bridesmaid?

bridesmaid clutch sets

Yet, they all go together beautifully, since the bridesmaid clutch sets are designed with a similar color palette in mind.

bridesmaid clutches

blush classic bow clutch - bridesmaid clutches

But the icing on the cake with these clutches is the special message tag on the inside.

message in bridesmaid clutch - bridesmaid clutch sets

Love it? Head over to Davie & Chiyo because there’s so much more to see!


Wear Again Bridesmaid Necklaces by Ava Hope Designs

While any necklace could technically be considered ‘wear-again’ after the wedding, today we set out on a mission to find wear again bridesmaid necklaces they’ll actually want to wear again — and not just for elegant occasions.

wear again bridesmaid necklaces

These bridesmaid necklaces from Ava Hope Designs are designed for everyday wear, which means your bridesmaid gift to her will become her favorite new daily accessory. Take a peek at the handpicked necklaces that struck a chord with my little handmade heart…

Wear Again Bridesmaid Necklaces

gold initial necklace with pendant | Wear Again Bridesmaid Necklaces by Ava Hope Designs from EmmalineBride.comWear Again Bridesmaid Necklaces by Ava Hope Designs from EmmalineBride.com

This quatrefoil necklace = my favorite!

quatrefoil gold necklace | Wear Again Bridesmaid Necklaces by Ava Hope Designs from EmmalineBride.com

But really, how can you argue with any of these?

Wear Again Bridesmaid Necklaces by Ava Hope Designs from EmmalineBride.com

Which of these wear again bridesmaid necklaces is your favorite? Heck, I’d buy ‘em all as gifts for the holidays! You, too? Tell us below with a comment! And, be sure to stop by + shop at Ava Hope Designs for these pretties (and dozens more).


Ava Hope Designs isn’t just about creating beautiful one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry pieces. Terri, the owner of AHD, named her store in memory of her sweet niece, Ava Hope. For every item sold, $1 is donated to The Brigham & Women NICU in her honor. You can read more about Ava Hope here. So far, she has raised over $5000!



You Had Me At… Card

You Had Me At Card - fill it in with your custom answer

We spotted this adorable you had me at card and just had to share! It features a speech bubble that is customized with the thing that made you fall in love with your future spouse. Mine? It would read, “You had me at dancing,” since Andrew asked me out to a formal dance when we first met. I love dancing, and a guy who wants to take you out and get dressed up and dance the night away? Well, suffice it to say, he was The One for me! What would yours say?

Give this adorable card to your groom- or bride-to-be the morning of the wedding, similar to the I Can’t Wait to Marry You card.

card: LittleLow

What would YOURS say?


8 Remarkably Unique Wedding Prints by Theme

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

modern wedding theme print love | via wedding prints personalized by theme

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.


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

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

white truffle studio – use code EMMALINE for 10% off!

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!

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What would you add to the list?

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