Posted September 8, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, loves! It’s Emma here, and this weekend we’re opting for something a little different. While planning your wedding (or working, writing, etc.), sometimes you may find yourself stuck. Uninspired. Burnt out. Overwhelmed. Stressed. Planning your wedding shouldn’t exemplify any of these qualities, but overplaying the wedding game can leave you feeling any of the above. As with all activities, you need to take a moment and give yourself time to refocus your energy. Today, we’re here to help with five surefire steps on how to get out of a slump. If you follow these five steps, you WILL get out of it – and maybe even feel more energized afterward. Read on to get the full list, bring back your joy, and get re-inspired, re-focused, and re-invigorated to plan the wedding of your dreams… starting today!
Posted September 7, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Bridesmaids are your leading ladies, your crew, your bustle-tying besties. So, why is it that so many brides (read: bridezillas) tend to do things that drive their bridesmaids crazy? Today, we’re nixing the nonsense and showing you ten rules to follow to keep your bridesmaids happy. These simple rules will keep your bridesmaids smiling from the first dress sesh right on through last call. Plus, smiling is contagious, so these rules will keep you happy, too. :) Read on to see the complete list after the jump!
Posted August 31, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, hello! Happy Friday! If you’re planning to tackle DIY projects for your wedding, home, or just because, don’t miss this list! Even the most professional crafter will tell you that any project can be a hit or a miss and it’s common to dabble in a few DIY disasters along the way. Today we’re sharing a list to help you avoid common DIY disasters in the hopes that your project goes off without a hitch, guests are WOWed, and the project turns out even better than you imagined. (Wouldn’t that be nice!) With a long four-day weekend upon us, now is a great time to roll up your sleeves and tackle a few projects… read on to find out more PLUS check out 10 hand-picked DIY projects to try!
Posted August 1, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
If you’re planning a rustic bridal shower, dreaming of ideas for your rustic wedding, or crave country charm, you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing one of the most beautiful rustic bridal shower themes we have seen yet. Becky Hart, the savvy event designer behind Event Crush, styled this entire shower and brought bride-to-be Kyra’s dream to fruition. With charming inspiration and a killer team of wedding pros – like photographer Jamie Zanotti, floral designer Chase Flowers and Gifts, and the stunning Lamb Cottage venue – the shower was a complete success. Get ready to be inspired by a poppy palette of purple and orange, a photo display chock-full of doilies and clothespins, mason jar drinking glasses and striped straws, gorgeous tablescapes, burlap table coverings, and much, much more. This post will show you how to plan a rustic bridal shower from start to finish and we’re thrilled to share the full scoop from Becky herself. Take it away, Becky!
Posted July 19, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, hello! Today we’re tackling one of the biggest wedding blunders: tan lines. Even if you’re the self-proclaimed Queen of Sunscreen, a tan line fail is bound to happen at least once in your SPF-slathering life. There will always be that cute sundress or top you just had to wear (despite the crazy neckline), or the day you miscalculated your sunblock’s life span. It happens. While not the most flattering fashion statement, tan lines aren’t the end of the world… but they are largely magnified on your wedding day. Imagine… your hair is perfect, your skin is glowing, and you just stepped into your gorgeous gown. You look in the mirror and… there it is: tan line city. Today, we’re showing you how to prevent tan lines so you don’t have to be reminded of what you should have done in priceless wedding photos for years to come. Now, we can’t prevent you from wearing weird necklines – you’re on your own there – but we can show you how to prevent tan lines at the beach, hanging poolside, or barbecuing in your backyard. Ready to discover the secret? Read on to get the full scoop!
Posted June 28, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, beautiful people + Happy Thursday! Have you heard of Pinterest? If you’re new to the site, the best way to describe it is a visual pinboard. Imagine you have a huge bulletin board in your office where you tack words, inspiring quotes, organizing ideas, recipes, and more – only, this pinboard is larger than life, includes brilliant ideas from folks around the world, and can be categorized, indexed, and searched in no time flat. Amazing, right? And that’s just the beginning! This site is helpful for literally every area of your life, from organizing your home, cooking meals, cleaning tips, finding DIY ideas, designing your dream (totally unrealistic) home, planning trips for someday, and yes, planning an incredible wedding. Today, we’re focusing on how to plan a wedding with Pinterest by showing you easy how-to’s to turn you into a pinning expert by this afternoon. Whether you’re a bride-to-be, a photographer, a wedding planner, handmade artisan, Maid of Honor, or someone who just loves to be inspired by beautiful things, this is the post for you. Ready to get inspired? Let’s begin… but first, I (Emma here!) must warn you… it is HIGHLY addictive. ;) Enjoy!
Posted May 30, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Ever wondered how to make hanging mason jar lanterns? Want to light up your reception space with jar lanterns but you aren’t sure how to make them secure enough for hanging? Today, we’re showing you the easiest way to make hanging mason jar lanterns on how to make hanging mason jar lanterns that are both secure and easy to DIY… and all it takes is a few simple supplies! Read on to find out more…
Posted May 29, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
If a small, intimate wedding ceremony sounds like a dream come true, you’ll love this unique twist on the traditional wedding. The folks at Maverick Helicopters can transport you and your fiancé (plus a few others, if you’d like) in their state-of-the-art helicopters. There are a few locations from which to choose, and our favorite is the Grand Canyon. Can you imagine tying the knot at this national landmark? Read on to find out how to get married at the Grand Canyon and how this unique idea works…
Posted May 17, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Have you heard / seen / fallen in love with the clay jewelry by Sweet Stella’s yet? Shannon, shop owner + designer, puts her whole heart into her shop, hand-crafting and hand-shaping each delightful clay piece just for you. We love when jewelry makes a bold statement and today we’re showing you how to make a statement with clay. This collection of unique, totally-custom clay jewelry – rings, pendants, and pins – will look great on bridesmaids and can be re-worn and treasured after the big day. Read on to find out the full scoop after the jump!
Posted May 11, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
If you’re planning a garden wedding, remember to tie in the theme with decor in unexpected places. The example below shows you how to decorate chairs for a garden wedding in lieu of the traditional ‘Bride’ and ‘Groom’ signage. Roses, draped elegantly across the chair backs, tie in the color palette and garden theme perfectly. Plus, they smell amazing! These photographs were taken by Joy Marie Photography; Amy Kaneko provided the styling. Spotted via Pinterest (follow us!) via Style Me Pretty.
Posted May 8, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, lovelies! We’re kicking off the morning with a question: what is the quickest way to ruin a beautiful wedding tablescape? Wrinkles! While most (reputable) rental companies arrive with wrinkle free tablecloths, the rental rate may seem out of reach for some couples. So, before you break out your DIY supplies to make your own – or order table linens online – make sure you read this secret to wrinkle free tablecloths and table runners. You’ll be glad you did!
Posted April 25, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
If you want to design your own engagement ring, drop a hint at your favorite style, or design a ring for your sweetheart, you’ve come to the right place! Today, we’re showing you how to design your own engagement ring, wedding ring set, or anniversary gift for a certain someone special in your life. This fun new interactive tool – also available as an iPhone app! – can assist you while planning your dream wedding, real wedding, or post-wedding with an anniversary gift. Read on to find out more! Warning: serious eye candy ahead…
Posted April 24, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 14 Comments
Mason jars are simple, versatile, and inexpensive, making them an essential “go-to” wedding staple for many DIY brides. As a result, this mason jar phenomenon – and trend – is turning up in wedding nooks + crannies everywhere. If you are a bride who thinks mason jars are becoming too “trendy”, it’s time to take a fresh approach: just add paint! Today, we’re sharing tutorials on how to paint a mason jar to turn ordinary canning jars into chic, wedding-worthy decor pieces you’ll happily reuse ever after. Enjoy!