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Go for the Bold: 10 Colorful Wedding Accessories

Hi, loves! Today we’re tapping into vivacious, totally-in-your-face colorful wedding accessories spotted in The Marketplace! These handmade wedding finds will have you excited about the summer months ahead. If you’re planning a spring or summer wedding, utilize a bright color palette and incorporate colorful accessories into your day! We’ve hand-picked ten of our favorite finds to inspire you… which one do you like most?

Colorful Wedding Accessories

1. Colorful Hair Flower Pins

What do we love just as much as Eclu’s colorful clutches? The flower pins she puts on ‘em! Now you can grab a flower pin for your hair in a whole plethora of colors.

colorful wedding accessories: hair clips by eclucobalt hair flower via colorful wedding accessories (by eclu)


2. Kaleidoscope Wedding Invitations

This invitation has whimsical written all over it in a kaleidoscope pattern and vibrant splashes of color.

colorful wedding accessories -- invites with a kaleidoscope design by vigilante paper via emmalinebride.comcolorful wedding accessories -- invites

vigilante paper

3. Corset Shot Glasses for Bridesmaids

Give bridesmaids these corset shot glasses with different colors on each. I love the lime green!

corset shot glasses via Colorful Wedding Accessories (glasses by judi painted it)lime green corset shot glass by judi painted it

judi painted it

4. Lockets Trio

Ryan has been busy making lockets over at The Blooming Thread for some time now, but her latest addition — the lockets trio — is our new favorite!

colorful lockets trio by the blooming thread via Colorful Wedding Accessories at emmalinebride.com

the blooming thread

5. Colorful Wedding Menus

Why pick a bland wedding menu when you can pick one with charming flowers + colorful hues?

menu for wedding by golden silhouette via Colorful Wedding Accessories at emmalinebride.com

golden silhouette

6. Colorful Illusion Bracelets

These colorful illusion bracelets are available in a rainbow of colors and make a great gift for your girls.

colorful illusion bracelets by jac and elsie llc via Colorful Wedding Accessories by emmalinebride.com

jac and elsie llc

7. Azure Blue Clutch

Bright azure blue? Check. The perfect essentials-toting bag? Check!

azure blue clutch purse by toriska via Colorful Wedding Accessories


8. Custom Initial Table Numbers

The table numbers over at Tiffzippy include a bold pop of unexpected color to match your decor.

custom initial monogram table numbers by tiffzippy via Colorful Wedding Accessories


9. Orange Floral Bobby Pins

In spring and summer, you just can’t go wrong with these colorful orange bobby pins. Your flower girl will love ‘em!

orange bobby pins by nestina accessories via Colorful Wedding Accessories

nestina accessories

10. Pastel Beaded Necklace

This pastel necklace makes a lovely ‘something blue’.

pastel beaded necklace spring jewelry by laura stark via Colorful Wedding Accessories

laura stark

Which of these colorful wedding accessories is your fave?


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What’s Hot in The Marketplace – 11.29 Edition

Hi, lovely brides-to-be! How was your Thanksgiving? We popped in earlier today to tell you about these awesome rustic wedding invitations with burlap and we’re back to share some more handmade wedding inspiration. But first, did you venture out to the malls or stores for Black Friday today? I’ll admit, last night I enjoyed so much delicious home-made food that I went home, watched tv with A, and fell asleep. This morning, though, we did make it out to do a little shopping. If you haven’t made up your mind yet about shopping this weekend, I encourage you to support Small Business Saturday tomorrow, 11/30, at your local small businesses. I know I’ll be checking them out, too, in-store and online. Small businesses could really use your support, especially at this time of year! Speaking of small business, here’s a sampling of a few newly added items in The Marketplace to inspire your wedding. We’ve found a clutch, a garter, a stunning hair accessory, whimsical garland, and more. Enjoy!

What’s Hot in The Marketplace – 11.29 Edition

1. Clutch

I swear, anytime I pop into PaperFlora‘s shop, I find a new item to love. This gold chevron clutch purse is my new favorite.

gold chevron wedding clutch purse

2. Garter

Planning a vintage inspired wedding? Need a garter with some serious glamour? Check out this beautiful garter + tossing garter set spotted at Nana Rose Designs.


3. Hair Accessory

Have you made it over to Fancie Strands lately? There are some amazing hair accessories, like this floral and feather hair fascinator. This would make a lovely bridal veil alternative, don’t you think?

floral feather hair comb

4. Star Garland

Tis the season for decoration! This star garland is the perfect backdrop to your holiday party or wedding. By Couture by Ayca.

star garland wedding

5. Ring Pillow

Planning a rustic wedding? Want to soften the burlap just a tad for your ceremony? Check out this handkerchief wrapped burlap ring pillow by Twining Vines. It’s perfect!

handkerchief wrapped burlap ring pillow

6. Guest Book

Isn’t this damask print ivory guest book lovely? It was spotted over at Alternative Journals. We just love Celine’s work!

damask print ivory guest book

ALSO, be sure to check out some fantastic Cyber Monday deals we are sharing from our Featured Artisans on Monday morning. I swear, the deals they’ve alerted us about are AWESOME. If you’re planning your wedding, you can score some seriously awesome stuff at a HUGE discount.

Happy Weekend!



What’s Hot in The Marketplace – 10.17.13

Hi, loves! Wow, Thursday already… time for another edition of ‘What’s Hot in The Marketplace’ at Emmaline Bride! This week, we’ve rounded up twelve delightful handmade finds including a gorgeous lace clutch, a blusher veil, a belt sash with a bow, favor bags, a ‘mrs’ necklace, and more! Read on to see what we’ve discovered from the handmade marketplace PLUS there’s a hidden giveaway below! Which item could it be? Read on to find out…

What’s Hot in The Marketplace

1. Champagne Lace Clutch

handmade wedding clutch purse (angee w.) via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com

angee w.

2. Handmade Guest Book

handmade wedding guest book (alternative journals) via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com

alternative journals

3. Blusher Veil

handmade wedding blusher veil (fanciestrands) via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com


4. Bow Bridal Belt

handmade wedding bow belt sash (davie and chiyo) via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com

davie and chiyo

5. Leaf Earrings

handmade wedding gold leaf earrings (jacaranda designs) via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com

jacaranda designs

6. Lacy Garter

handmade wedding lace garter (nana rose designs) via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com

nana rose designs

7. Thank You Favor Bag

handmade wedding favor bag (mavora) via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com


8. Mrs. Necklace

handmade wedding mrs. necklace (ellen b. keepsakes) via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com

ellen b keepsakes

9. Lace Heels

handmade wedding lace heels (walkin on air) via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com

walkin on air

10. Floral Hair Clips

handmade wedding floral hair clips (gilded shadows) via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com

gilded shadows

11. 14k Palladium White Gold Ring

handmade wedding engagement ring (beth cyr weddings) via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com

beth cyr weddings

12. Hair Comb

handmade wedding hair comb (lechaim) via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com


Giveaway: Win a Mrs. Necklace!

Between 10/17-10/23/13 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a ‘Mrs’ hand-stamped necklace by Ellen B. Keepsakes! This necklace is hand stamped and made of 100% sterling silver. It is a double layered design that displays the new bride’s wedding date and her new last name. The larger disc measures 1″ and bears the Mrs. name. The smaller disc measures 5/8″ and is stamped with Est. and the wedding date. Sterling silver 18″ chain is included. Prize value: $42. No cash value. Free shipping to US only. Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 10/24 on this blog post. Winner will be contacted via email. Winner must respond to email within 72 (business) hours. Winner has 6 months to claim prize. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Use entry form below to enter. Good luck!



Entry Form

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Happy Planning!



Gold Wedding – What’s Hot in the Marketplace

Hello, loves! It’s time for our weekly installment of ‘What’s hot in The Marketplace‘ at Emmaline Bride! This week, we’re focusing on the lovely gold wedding items we’ve been seeing! Gold engagement rings, gold art prints, invitations, signs, and more have been gracing the lovely pages in the shop… and we’re delighted to share them with you. See which handmade wedding finds made the cut + enter for a chance to win one of these items for yourself by Banana Grove Designs! Enjoy!

Gold Wedding Inspiration

1. Gold Print

Gold Wedding Inspiration (print: b is for bonnie)

b is for bonnie

2. Gold Leaf Earrings

Gold Wedding Inspiration - leaf earrings (banana grove designs)

banana grove designs

3. Welcome Wedding Sign

Gold Wedding Inspiration (welcome wedding sign: the first snow)

the first snow

3. Gold Wedding Invitation Suite

Gold Wedding Inspiration (gold invitation: golden silhouette)

golden silhouette

4. Gold Wedding Ring / Engagement Ring

Gold Wedding Inspiration (engagement ring: moira k. lime)

moira k. lime

5. Gold Initial Pendant Necklace

Gold Wedding Inspiration (initial pendant necklace: davie & chiyo)

davie & chiyo

6. Gold Mr & Mrs Wedding Letters

Gold Wedding Inspiration (mr and mrs letters: belle amour designs)

belle amour designs

7. Gold Stardust Cup Earrings

Gold Wedding Inspiration (gold stardust cup earrings)

andrea bonelli

8. Gold Wedding Cake Topper

Gold Wedding Inspiration (gold cake banner: the first snow)

the first snow

9. Mr. Perfect Gold Wedding Cuff Links

Gold Wedding Inspiration (mr. perfect cuff links: white truffle studio)

white truffle studio

10. Gold Polka Dot Clutch Purse

Gold Wedding Inspiration (polka dot clutch purse in gold: southern beaus)

southern beaus

Gold Wedding Giveaway!

Between 9/27-10/3/13 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a pair of gold leaf earrings by Banana Grove Designs! Winner may choose gold or silver earrings. Prize value: $28. No cash value. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. One lucky winner will be randomly selected and announced on this blog post on 10/4/13. Winner will be notified by email. Entrants must use entry form below to enter. Unqualified entries will be eliminated. Free shipping included to U.S. only. You must be 18 or older to enter. Prize must be claimed within 6 months; email confirmation from winner must be received within 72 business hours. These earrings are gorgeous… enter for a chance to win now! Good Luck!


Enter Below

Happy Planning!



What’s Hot in The Marketplace – 9.19.13

Hello, loves! It’s Thursday already (can you believe it?) + time for our weekly ‘what’s hot in The Marketplace‘ round-up! The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride is the ultimate handmade wedding shop. You can find everything you need for your wedding by the world’s best artisans. This week in The Marketplace we’ve found pretty petite earrings for bridesmaids (and matching lockets!), a gorgeous initial pendant for the bride, a thank you card idea, glasses for toasting, and more! Read on to be inspired by handmade loveliness from Featured Artisans at Emmaline Bride!

What’s Hot in The Marketplace

1. Petite Stud Earrings

First up, The Blooming Thread is busy creating lovelies like these in her shop AND she’s celebrating her birthday with all of you! Use promo code ‘CHEERS’ to score 20% off your order through September 26th. Okay, now take a peek at these earrings…

Petite Stud Earrings by The Blooming Thread (via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com)

the blooming thread

… and pair ‘em with a matching locket!

Earrings and Locket by The Blooming Thread (via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com)

the blooming thread

2. Gold Initial Pendant

This gold initial pendant makes a splendid gift for the bride-to-be (or her bridesmaids).

Gold Initial Pendant by The Blooming Thread (via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com)

the blooming thread

3. Thank You Bookmark

Send thank you cards with a purpose! This thank you ‘card’ is actually a bookmark with room for a custom message. Guests can use their bookmark in books for years to come.

Thank You Card Bookmark by Yes, Dear Studio (via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com)

yes, dear studio

4. Fall Wine Glasses

Toast with these hand-painted fall wedding glasses — I love these!

Fall Wine Glasses by Mary Elizabeth Arts (via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com)

mary elizabeth arts

5. Ivory Lace Bridal Sash

Could your gown use a little something extra? Check out this gorgeous ivory bridal sash. It’s perfect for any season.

Ivory Lace Bridal Sash by Fancie Strands (via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com)

fancie strands

6. Barn Wedding Invitation

Planning a barn wedding? I love these invitations and the grey and yellow color palette.

Barn Wedding Invitation by Smitten on Paper (via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com)

smitten on paper

7. Heart Cake Topper

A heart burlap cake topper is perfect for a rustic wedding. Check out the embroidery!

Heart Cake Topper by Wed and Roses (via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com)

wed and roses

8. Let Them Eat Cake Forks

Need a gift for the newlyweds? “Let them eat cake” forks will soon become their favorite serving pieces.

Let Them Eat Cake Forks by Block and Hammer (via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com)

block and hammer

9. Fall Wedding Banner

And, last but not least, check out this ‘love’ wedding banner for fall weddings. The pumpkins say, “Forever” and “Always”.

Fall Wedding Cake Banner by Skye Art (via The Marketplace at EmmalineBride.com)


Which of these picks from The Marketplace is your favorite? Tell us below!

Happy Planning!



What’s Hot in The Marketplace – 9.12.13

Hello, loves! It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for the next edition of What’s Hot in The Marketplace! If you haven’t visited The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride, you’re missing out. There’s hundreds of gorgeous handmade wedding items by our Featured Artisans, with new items added every single day. Here’s what’s hot this week…

1. Painted Mason Jar Vase

What's Hot in The Marketplace - 9.12.13 - painted mason jar vase by beach blues, photo by melania marta

beach blues (photo: melania marta)

2. Clutches with Ombre Flowers

What's Hot in The Marketplace - 9.12.13 - clutch purse with flowers by allisa jacobs

allisa jacobs

3. Brooch Bouquet

What's Hot in The Marketplace - 9.12.13 - brooch bouquet by pearl & co.

pearl & co.

4. Vintage Inspired Hair Comb
What's Hot in The Marketplace - 9.12.13 - hair comb by marolsha


5. Favor Bags with Oar + Arrow

What's Hot in The Marketplace - 9.12.13 - favor bags by mavora


6. Best Man Collar Stays

What's Hot in The Marketplace - 9.12.13 - collar stays by block and hammer

block and hammer

7. Monogram Cuff Links

What's Hot in The Marketplace - 9.12.13 - monogram cuff links by spiffing jewelry

spiffing jewelry

Happy Planning!



What’s Hot in The Marketplace – 9.5.13

Hi, lovelies! If you’re a new reader to Emmaline Bride, you may not have yet explored the handmade wedding loveliness that goes on in The Marketplace! Emmaline Bride is home to the original handmade wedding marketplace, which houses hundreds of the best handmade wedding finds. We work with the best vendors, the most talented artisans, and there’s a little bit of everything for everyone. With new items being added every day, it’s no wonder our readers love to shop + see what’s new! Today we’re sharing seven new finds from The Marketplace to give you a small sampling of what to see in the shop. What did we find? Browse our hand-picked items below… and tell us which one is your favorite!

1. This gorgeous silk sash

This silk sash is the finishing touch to any bridal gown.

What's Hot in The Marketplace - dress sash (by davie & chiyo)What's Hot in The Marketplace - dress sash (by davie & chiyo)

by davie and chiyo

2. This beautifully-designed ‘Bride’ tote bag

The perfect tote bag for the bride’s essentials! (Hey, MOH! This makes a great ‘bridal survival’ bag, too!)

What's Hot in The Marketplace - bride tote bag by dream state

by dream state

3. A flower girl dress with a bubble hem (cute!)

The hem on this dress is darling.

What's Hot in The Marketplace - flower girl dress by muse

by muse

4. A small rustic ring pillow made of burlap

A ring pillow that’s perfectly fitting for a fall / rustic wedding.

What's Hot in The Marketplace - burlap ring pillow by the artsy hippie

by the artsy hippie

5. A pair of autumn-ready slipper shoes for the bride

Slip these on wedding shoes and your feet will stay happy!

What's Hot in The Marketplace - wedding shoes by good little things

by good little things

6. These classy Gatsby-inspired wedding invitations

Everything about this invitation suite is perfect: the colors, typography, and style. Love!

What's Hot in The Marketplace - invitation by invited by lama works

by invited by lama works

7. This bridal purse with ‘best day ever’ in lining

How perfect is this purse? I love the ‘best day ever’ embroidery on the lining.

What's Hot in The Marketplace - bridal clutch with 'best day ever' embroidered on lining by sara c accessories

by sara c accessories

Worth the Mention!

Earlier this year, we shared a wedding photography giveaway with one of our preferred photographers, Justin Battenfield. Justin has extended the giveaway to make room for one more couple to take advantage!

bridesmaids mismatched dresses (photo by justin battenfield)

photo by justin battenfield

Click here for the original post — and click here to enter on his site!

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Ready to start shopping? Visit The Marketplace for more pretty finds for your wedding day!

Happy Planning!



5 Reasons Why You Need a Wedding Album

Brides… you won’t want to miss today’s post! We’re asking the age-old question and answering it once and for all: “Do I need a wedding album?” YES. Yes, you do. Read on to find out five reasons why you need a wedding album and score a super-special limited time offer… after the jump!

5 reasons why you need a wedding album

via star wedding albums

You’ve spent many, many months planning the biggest day of your life. Yes, weddings can get expensive, but one funny place brides decide to cut back on is their wedding album. Why? Modern technology now lends itself to more do-it-yourself approaches (some photographers offer digital copies of all images so brides can print and design albums from home)… but nothing beats a high-quality wedding album. It’s true. We’ve heard horror stories from brides whose photographers have sent digital photo copies but they were corrupted and unable to be opened. Countless other couples who request just the digital copies of the photographs tend to hold those photos hostage on a flash drive for years, never to see the light of day. And, we’ve heard from couples who decided to design and print their own album from a large print warehouse online and realized photo bleeding and poor binding quality. Don’t fall into the trap and allure of ‘just the digital copies, please’ – unless you have a killer back-up plan.

5 Reasons Why You Need a Wedding Album

1. You Won’t Always Remember It Like It Was Yesterday

Right now as you plan your wedding, every little detail is memorable. You remember every detail of the visit to your venue, the multiple dress try-on sessions, DIYing 100+ wedding favors, selecting the playlist, and more. Naturally, you assume the wedding day will be even more memorable with even more details to remember. Hey, since you’re there to remember it, what’s the point of spending money on an album? That one’s easy: You won’t always remember it like it was yesterday. And, someday, you’ll be so happy/relived/thankful to have a visual book to revel in on your 50th anniversary. (And if you have kids, they’ll be asking to see it.)

2. CDs + MP3s Are Easy To Lose (+ Your Computer Could Explode)

Unless you make backups, double backups, and store a set in a fireproof, waterproof case, you risk the chance you could lose the digital copies. CDs can even fade over time! Yikes! Plus, there’s always a pretty good chance your computer could explode. (Maybe it won’t explode, but it certainly sounds more exiting than being infected with malware, yes?) Don’t let those files sit on a computer for years. Make a plan to have them printed on a killer wedding album pronto.

Why You Need a Wedding Album (photo album by star wedding albums)

via star wedding albums

3. Technology Changes Quickly

Remember VHS? So quickly those humongous video tapes turned into sleek, high-quality DVDs. There’s always a new, hot, exciting technology advance right around the corner… get those photos printed right away so you don’t have to transfer photos from DVDs to MP3 to nanorobots. (Is there an app for that?)

Why You Need a Wedding Album

via star wedding albums

4. People Want to See ALL The Photos

In the weeks following your wedding and for months afterward, everyone and their cousin will want to see photos from the big day. Why have everyone hover over your computer viewing digital copies? Lame. Instead, impress them with a gorgeous leather or hardcover bound book to flip through.

5. If Not Now, When?

Self-explanatory: if not immediately following your wedding day, when will you order a wedding album? Things come up in life, and you don’t want to look back and wish you had printed it back in the day. Do it!

Why You Need a Wedding Album

via star wedding albums

If you’re looking for a high-quality wedding album you can order yourself (or your photographer doesn’t offer one), it’s been five years since your wedding and you never did get around to creating that dream album, or you’re simply planning ahead, now is the PERFECT time to get started. Meet Anne, owner of Star Wedding Albums. While planning her wedding, Anne (like many brides) couldn’t justify shelling out money for a fancy photo album. And, years later, one down-payment on a home and a sweet baby later, she realized she never did get around to ordering that album. (Read the full story here.) Anne turned her personal story into a business idea and launched Star Wedding Albums, a premium, professional quality album service. Unlike cheap alternatives, these wedding albums feature pages of REAL photographic pages on REAL photo paper. You won’t see bleeding from ink: only bright, saturated colors. The pages are thick, non-bendable, and supported by a thick archival card stock. (That means the presentation will be just as gorgeous as the images themselves.) Is it personally designed + made with love? You betcha.

Why You Need a Wedding Album

via star wedding albums

What To Do Next

If you got tied the knot a few years ago, like Anne, but never made a wedding album, it’s not too late. Alternatively, if you want an album made immediately after the big day, it’s a great time to get started NOW. We’ve even teamed up with Anne to offer a killer discount with a 50% OFF for a limited time! Use coupon code emmajuly50. This can be used throughout the month of July… and, soon-to-be brides can purchase the album now and redeem & customize after your wedding day! Find out more here.

Why You Need a Wedding Album

via star wedding albums

To see examples, pricing, details on retouching (she’s an expert!), and all the details, visit Star Wedding Albums, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace.

Why You Need a Wedding Album

via star wedding albums

Happy Planning!


Star Wedding Albums is a Featured Artisan (advertiser) with us. But, do we wholeheartedly adore her work? Absolutely.

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