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

Posted August 19, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 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!

wedding registry mistakes to avoid





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.

things every bride needs morning of the wedding





7 Wedding Workout Tips You’re Missing

Posted July 21, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Wedding workout tips are one of the most sought-after topics on the web, and for good reason. Has there ever been a more perfect reason to get in shape than right now as you plan your wedding? When I (Emma here!) am not blogging about weddings or babies, I am workin’ on my fitness (+ eight million other things). I workout to get those endorphins pumping and feel stress-free. Fitness is so much more than being a particular weight, or looking a certain way, or fitting into a particular size. Fitness is about being healthy and feeling good about yourself. It’s about being comfortable in your own skin. Being happy. Finding your bliss. And, when it comes to a wedding workout, it means releasing those awesome feel-good endorphins to curb your wedding stress. I read a quote recently on Pinterest that said something along the lines of, “Life’s too short to be at a constant battle with yourself.” It’s true! If you’ve ever wanted to start fresh and get in shape, now’s the time: today we’re sharing a new Emmaline Bride club you’ll want to join along with motivation and wedding workout tips you’re missing. You’ll find out how to pinpoint why you want to get in shape, along with finding out the best way to stay motivated. It’s time to get energized for the big day (and feel amazing when you walk down the aisle). Ready to get started? Read on to see which wedding workout tips made the list… and, you’ll want to be a part of our brand new fitness crew! Find out more…

Wedding workout tips | Get a cute sweating for the wedding tank top to motivate you.





Honeymoon Planning Tips: 3 to 6 Months Before

Posted July 18, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, loves! It’s time for our 2nd installment of our honeymoon planning tips (part 2/4). Last time we discussed how to plan a honeymoon, we gave you tips on what to do 8 months to 1 year before the wedding. Today we’re talking about what you need to plan a honeymoon 6 months to 3 months before the wedding. Read on to see what’s next on your to-do list…

honeymoon planning tips





15 Best Wedding Resources You Didn’t Know Existed

Posted July 15, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hello, loves! If you’re newly engaged, planning on getting engaged soon, or you’ve been planning for some time, you need this post! Bookmark it (CTRL + D), tweet it, facebook it, and pin it for later. We’re always on the hunt for the best wedding resources and today we’re unleashing the most legend-waitforit-dary finds. If you want to get a head start on your (infinitely awesome) registry, need an app to track of ALL OF THE WEDDING THINGS, want to stay on budget and track your expenses, or you’re just looking for some seriously fun wedding planning reads, this is the guide. So, grab a cup of coffee (um, so I found this one and it smells like donuts are being made. in your office. and it is magical.) and get ready to start planning the Best Day Ever…

15 Best Wedding Resources You Didn't Know Existed





Guest List Flow Chart

Posted July 11, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

One of the biggest wedding etiquette issues comes down to the guest list. Who should you invite? Does so-and-so have to be invited? Do I have to invite my co-workers? It’s a sticky situation, that’s for sure. And that’s where this guest list flow chart comes in. It will help trim the guest list fat, so to speak, so you can keep your budget in check and keep smiling. This is not the end-all list (and it won’t help with each guest) but it can help for a few of those guests where you’re completely unsure whether to invite. Take a look…

Guest List Flow Chart

guest list flow chart







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