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32 Secrets Wedding Photographers Wish You Knew

Posted September 2, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

You want perfect wedding photos and your photographer wants to capture those special, ever-so-fleeting emotional moments you’ll remember forever. So, what is the key to more amazing photos? Communication. And, since not all wedding photographers might not want to tell you what they really think, we’re here to do it. Here’s the ultimate list of thirty-two things wedding photographers wish you knew…

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4 Books Every Bride Should Read Before the Wedding

Posted August 30, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Before you tie the knot, you want to know your partner really well, right? We’ve rounded up four top books every bride should read before the wedding to focus on what really matters: a long and happy marriage. We’ve included one on love, one on happiness, a book on inspiring yourself, and a fun book you can work on together. Find out what made our list…

Books Every Bride Should Read Before the Wedding

1. The 5 Love Languages by Gary D. Chapman

This book covers the languages of love, pretty appropriate for a couple getting married, no? As the book states, “By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with specific, simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction.”

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30+ Incredible Gold Sequin Wedding Ideas

Posted August 29, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, guys! Emma here, and I have a problem: I’m obsessed with sequins — gold, silver, hot pink, black — you name it, I would embellish with it. Maybe I just like sparkly, shiny things… Glitter. Diamonds. Druzy. Gold foil. (Then again, who doesn’t?) It turns out that sequins — you know, disc-shaped beads used for decoration purposes — originated in France and are used in a wide variety of accessories today including clothing, handbags, hair accessories, and more. What’s even more fascinating, though, is how they’re taking the wedding world by storm. It seems gold sequin wedding ideas are trending the most, with rose gold just one step behind. And, like its trending counterpart — gold foil everything — we know this is one trend that will be sticking around for awhile. Here’s how it starts: you don’t even think you like sequins, but then you discover a tutu-like wedding dress with a gold sequin bodice and think, holy cow, that’s gorgeous. Then you find a few gold sequin garlands, headbands, sashes, sequin trim wrapped invitations… and before you know it, you’re sequining ALL OF THE THINGS. So, take a look at the thirty-plus gold sequin wedding finds we’ve gathered (don’t worry, we’ll do silver, pink, and black in the future, I’m sure), and tell us know what you think of this trend. Sidebar: if you’re planning to incorporate some gold sequin wedding ideas into your Best Day Ever, I recommend moderation — it’s always key, you know. Enjoy!

gold sequin tutu dress





7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs to Have

Posted August 25, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, loves! Emma here. I’m not lying when I say that coffee ranks pretty high up there in my list of my favorite things. From espresso to cappuccino to Keurig blends (like this, my latest obsession) to pumpkin-spice fall flavors coming out next month, I’d say that coffee is a fascination. Earlier I told our Twitter followers about the funny thing I almost did this morning so you can imagine that coffee is a pretty wonderful start to my everydays. It wakes me up, smells heavenly, and it’s the juice that keeps me going, going, going. So when I saw wedding coffee bar ideas popping up on our Pinterest boards, I knew I had to turn this into an inspiration post. Because, when you get down to it, coffee and weddings are both pretty amazing; add in a few handcrafted touches and the result is awe-inspiring. If you’re a coffee-addict like me, you’ll love these seven things every wedding coffee bar NEEDS to have. Enjoy!

7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs

1. A Stunning Display

First, you need a central table where guests can help themselves to coffee. This is one of my most favorite setups to date:

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21 Most Creative Heart Wedding Ideas
(+ Giveaway #19)

Posted August 19, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

There are so many amazing wedding themes out there (speaking of, have you seen this yet?) but heart wedding ideas are often overlooked. Maybe it’s because some of the heart decor you see out there is overly Valentine-y, or maybe it’s because you didn’t know just how gorgeous modern heart decor can be. Whatever the reason, today we’re inspiring you to get creative with your heart-adoring self and steal these twenty-one heart themed wedding ideas. Read on for more… plus, you could win won of these heart themed wedding ideas from Harvest Gold Gallery, Giveaway #19 in our 31 Giveaways Series! Enjoy!

Heart Themed Wedding Ideas

1. Heart Wedding Chair Decor

Up first, take a look at these adorable heart chair backs! Oh, and I may or may not be partial to this as the first selection because of the huge E & A (you know, me + hubby) on the back wall. Where was this for my own wedding?

heart chair signs





9 Wedding Registry Mistakes to Avoid

Posted August 12, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

When it comes to your wedding registry, you may be wondering how to get started: where to go, how many items to register for, and when you should have it completed. We’re here to help! In this post, we’ll show you nine wedding registry mistakes to avoid so you can have more fun + skip all the added stress. Enjoy!

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Fun Idea: Throw a Be My Bridesmaid Party

Posted August 11, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Sometimes I find ideas for weddings where I stop and think: why didn’t I do this for my own wedding? One of those ideas is a Be My Bridesmaid party where you throw a soiree and formally ask your best gal pals to be bridesmaids. The trick is to send an invitation that doesn’t reveal the ‘surprise’. See a glimpse of how Chrissy planned a chic + swanky Be My Bridesmaid party and took it to the next level in black and white with gold and hot pink sequins…

Be My Bridesmaid Party

Fun Idea:  Throw a Be My Bridesmaid Party





Giveaway #10 – “The Inspired Wedding” Signed Book

Posted August 11, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments

Emma here and I have some exciting news to share: my second book, The Inspired Wedding, hits bookstores on September 12, 2014! This book is a genuine labor of love, its pages filled with my favorite handcrafted details, most beloved creative ideas, and over 500 (gorgeous) hand-picked images. I hope you’ll enjoy this book as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. It is written for couples who want to plan a personal wedding celebration to reflect their unique story. I wrote The Inspired Wedding as an idea book with seven handcrafted themes including vintage, modern and rustic, just to name a few. I’ll be sharing some previews in the upcoming month, but today we’re offering the change to win a signed copy when it is released! This is #10 in our 31 Wedding Giveaways series. Enjoy!





24 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

Posted July 25, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Want to save money on your wedding? You’re in luck: today we’re sharing twenty-four ways to save money on your wedding with some tips on what you can skip and where you can save. Some ways to do so include trimming your guest list, picking items that are multi-purpose, and becoming stealthy with online deals. After all, a wedding is way less stressful when you can stay on budget… and we’re here to help you keep your sanity! Be sure to pin this one, loves: it’s chock-full of wonderful money saving tips. Enjoy!

24 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding





5 Things Every Bride Needs (+ Giveaway!)

Posted July 24, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 25 Comments

Hi, loves! Today we’re talking about what the bride needs for her wedding. More importantly, though, six things every bride needs for the morning of the wedding. Things for those endearing getting-ready photos. The hair and makeup. The excited, holy-cow-this-is-happening-today part of your big day. The Best Morning Ever. After all, it only comes around once! Read on to find out what made the list of must-haves for every bride. And, might I add, there’s a special giveaway hidden inside this post just to make it extra sweet. :) Enjoy!

5 Things Every Bride Needs: Morning of the Wedding

So, what does the bride really need? In short, these five things:

1. A Beverage

Whether she’s a coffee drinker, prefers tea, or wants mimosas on her big day, make sure they’re readily available. Some people swear by no coffee on the bride’s wedding day (making one jittery), but I have to disagree. Well, sort-of. If you’re a regular coffee drinker, you’ll want to drink the same amount as usual; otherwise, you’ll get one of those terrible caffeine headaches. If you don’t usually drink coffee because it makes you jittery, then obviously pass. And, as it goes with beverages, moderation is key: you won’t want to slam mimosas (for obvious reasons) just as you won’t want to drink too many caffeinated beverages without incorporating water to stay hydrated. And, don’t drink too many beverages right before that gown goes on. Once that is on, it’s pretty much on… and bathroom breaks in a gown are a pain in the you-know-what.

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