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25+ Stylish Peacock Wedding Ideas

Posted October 30, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 22 Comments

Brides: if you love a peacock wedding theme (or crave colorful, stylish wedding ideas), you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing thirty (stylish!) peacock wedding ideas to inspire your theme. As I write this, I am sipping on coffee while swooning over the bright teal and purple color palette, the amazing centerpiece design in #6, the cozy and oh-so-chic (hopefully faux) fur stole on the bride below, and admiring the bouquet in #9. I’m also wondering who will win today’s (peacock-inspired) wedding giveaway… :) What’s your favorite idea below?

Peacock Wedding Ideas

First, check out this chic color combination: bridesmaid dresses in peacock blue / teal with purple scarves. Peacock feather shoe clips accent their black heels. Teal and purple is the perfect color combinations for a peacock themed wedding.

25+ Stylish Peacock Wedding Ideas





Are Little Black Bridesmaid Dresses a Good Idea?

Posted October 8, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

YES. A million times YES. Black bridesmaid dresses are ALWAYS a classic choice, especially in the fall and winter months. If you were a bridesmaid and the bride said, “Pick any dress you love in black”, it would be a dream come true. (You probably already even have one in your closet!) A black dress is always in style and your bridesmaids will actually wear their dress again. Black bridesmaid dresses are easy to buy off of the rack, they’re wildly affordable, and even mismatched bridesmaid dresses in black look tailored and chic. (Blue or green boast millions of shades, but black is black.) So, if you’re ready to give bridesmaids the go-ahead on The Little Black Dress (LBD, or LBBD in today’s post), read on to be inspired by some of our favorites, along with accessories she’ll love. Enjoy!

Little Black Bridesmaid Dresses (photo: a bryan photo)





Get Inspired: Vintage Bridal Hairstyles

Posted October 3, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Vintage-loving brides: we have a treat for you! Today we’re sharing vintage bridal hairstyles, gowns, and decor in an inspirational shoot. The hair stylist, Jennifer Grace, designed these gorgeous hairstyles with a vintage twist, while photographer Amy Carroll captured the images beautifully. The hairstyles, the gowns, and even the setting fit the theme perfectly. Read on to be inspired…

Vintage Bridal Hairstyles (hair: jennifer grace; photography: amy carroll photography)





6 Creative Save the Date Ideas

Posted September 13, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments

Hello, loves! Have you shared the exciting news of your wedding with friends and family yet? A fun way to do so is with a save the date. You may have see traditional save the date ideas in the past, but today’s round-up of creative save the date ideas are anything but boring! Read on to see which new ideas made the list and tell us how you’ll ‘save the date’. Enjoy!

Creative Save the Date Ideas

1. Scratch Off

I love this new scratch off save the date! Guests receive the card in the mail and use a coin to reveal the wedding date.

6 Creative Save the Date Ideas - scratch off save the date by cricket printing





Help for your DIY Photo Project

Posted September 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hi, loves! There’s DIY… and then there’s professional DIY. Sometimes, you need a little assistance at the helm of your DIY photo project, especially when it comes to your wedding. You want your photo save the dates, wedding scrapbook pages, and thank you cards — not to mention albums — to look their very best. Mixbook is here to help! This printing service is a great asset to have, especially when you’re ready to try your hand at a little at-home DIY. Read on to find out more…

DIY Photo Project





Bachelorette Spa Party (+ Win a Gift!)

Posted July 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 42 Comments

If the bride-to-be isn’t into the club scene – or she needs a serious night of relaxation with her girls – plan a bachelorette spa party instead! A spa party for the bachelorette is a fun way to get the bridal party together for a day of pampering and relaxation. Read on to get inspired with ideas for your own spa party… and win a little something for yourself! Enjoy!

Bachelorette Spa Party (by sara mackenzie, photo by studio carre)





8 Real DIY Wedding Ideas You’ll Want to Steal

Posted June 21, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Hello, loves! If you’re a fan of DIY wedding ideas, you are going to LOVE this post! Meet Margaux and Chad – now newlyweds! – a charming couple who combined their love for handmade, vintage, and DIY details to create one truly memorable day. The bride, Margaux (of the oh-so-chic Harmony Creative Studio), styled and created nearly everything you see here from start to finish. Today, you get a front-row seat at Margaux and Chad’s wedding where you’ll see eight hand-picked DIY wedding ideas (like stationery, vintage bottle centerpieces, a candy buffet, escort cards, and more), you’ll find out how Margaux tackled these DIY ideas, and you’ll get a glimpse into their incredible wedding venue. Ready to get started? Read on to begin! (Also, a special thank you to Meghan Christine Photography for all of the images you see below, except where noted. Beautiful work!)

P.S. Check out this amazing backdrop! It’s an succulent-lover’s dream come true!

DIY Wedding Ideas - Succulent Backdrop





Mint Wedding Inspiration

Posted June 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Good morning, sweethearts! We’re kicking off this lovely Tuesday with a little mint wedding inspiration. Mint is said to be ‘the wedding color of the year’ and for good reason: mint green is an incredibly soft, versatile shade which can be applied to any detail of your wedding. If you’re plan to add mint to your palette, use sparingly and complement with a neutral shade like ivory or cream for best results. We’ve rounded up a few of our newest favorite mint finds (all handmade, of course!) to inspire you. Take a peek and let us know… what do you think of mint? Would you use this shade in your color palette?

Mint Wedding Inspiration

First up, this mint bow clutch is one of my favorite purses to date. Handmade by Brighter Day, this bag is perfect for the bride-to-be or her ‘maids. Plus, I give it double points for being fashionable even after the wedding.

mint wedding inspiration - bow clutch purse by brighter day





21 Most Unique Ceremony Ideas

Posted May 17, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 30 Comments

Your wedding is a huge part of your amazing, lifelong adventure as a couple. Don’t let your ceremony be anything but extraordinary! Today we’re showing you some fun, practical, and totally unique ceremony ideas for your wedding to inspire your upcoming day. With twenty-one unique ideas for your ceremony, there’s sure to be one you haven’t seen yet! We’ve rounded up unique ideas for ceremony seating, backdrops, bridesmaid bouquet alternatives, a nighttime activity for guests, and much more. So, if you’re ready to take your ceremony to a more creative level, read on to be inspired…

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas

1. Change up the seating.

No two ceremonies are the same, so why should the seating be? This ceremony featured guests arranged in a more circular shape. We like!

21 Unique Ceremony Ideas for Your Wedding (via Emmaline Bride) - seating in a circle, photo by priceless photography





20 Best Engagement Photo Ideas

Posted May 3, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

If you’re looking for the best engagement photo ideas, you’ve come to the right place! We feel extremely blessed to work with the most amazing wedding photographers in the industry and share Real Weddings and engagement photo ideas with you on a regular basis. When we feature a new engagement shoot, I can always recall a specific detail, like the surprise proposal, the rowboat, or the impromptu Scrabble game. When you’re planning, remember that the best engagement photo ideas are all about the details. Your location(s), attire, props, and the season you choose will contribute to a more memorable engagement session. Also, selecting an amazing engagement photographer is very important: he or she will be essential in properly bringing your engagement photo ideas to fruition and capturing you at your very best. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twenty of the best engagement photo ideas… and I think you’re going to love what we’ve discovered! What’s your favorite?

20 Best Engagement Photo Ideas (photo by Justin Battenfield)

photos by justin battenfield | see the full shoot here





8 Incredibly Fun Embroidered Wedding Ideas

Posted April 30, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Are you planning a handmade wedding that’s a little bit whimsical and a whole lotta fun? This post is for you! Embroidered wedding ideas have been popping up all over the place and we’re loving the new-fashioned finds. Today’s new-fashioned embroidery features brilliant pops of color and pretty patterned fabric (like polka dots, chevron, and striped lines) and isn’t limited to an embroidery hoop alone. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up eight embroidered wedding ideas by Danielle of The Merriweather Council, an expert in embroidered arts. Each of these items is handmade and designed to be enjoyed at your wedding – and beyond! – in your home. As Danielle puts it, “When your wedding is over (sad face), you can keep these hoops and display them in your home (happy face!).” We couldn’t agree more! Read on to find out more… and, as always, we hope you enjoy!

Embroidered Wedding Ideas

1. Embroidery Hoop Table Decor

Embroidered hoop art is one sure-fire way to personalize your space.

embroidered wedding ideas (by the merriweather council)





The Best Way to Create Your Wedding Planning App / Website on the Market (+ Enter to Win!)

Posted April 18, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 44 Comments

Hello, brides! You don’t want to miss today’s post! If you’re looking for the ultimate way to create your own wedding app to get organized, get interactive with guests, and get planning, we’ve found it! Read on to get the full scoop on how to create the best wedding planning app and website on the market… now available! (Plus, find out how you can enter to win one for FREE!)


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25 Amazing Silhouette Wedding Ideas

Posted November 21, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Hello, loves! We have an amazing inspirational post to kick off your beautiful day-before Thanksgiving festivities. We are featuring a favorite classic wedding theme – the silhouette wedding – and showing you how to add handmade wedding accents. Some of the amazing finds we’re unveiling include a silhouette wedding cake, silhouette lockets for bridesmaid gifts, a guest book alternative, custom cufflinks, favor tags, and much more. In fact, we’ve rounded up twenty-five of the latest-and-greatest silhouette wedding finds to inspire you, beginning with a Real Wedding photograph that is a must-have on every couple’s photo list. Enjoy!

Silhouette Wedding Ideas

As promised, here’s one wedding photograph sure to make you swoon: a silhouette couple, captured beautifully by Caroline Ghetes:







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