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25 Watercolor Ideas That Will Look Beautiful at Weddings

Hi, lovelies! Are you planning a spring or summer wedding? One of the prettiest ways to infuse your decor with color is with watercolor, one of my favorite art mediums. While I was browsing The Marketplace over the weekend, I was drawn into the beautiful watercolor wedding ideas I found. Not only did it inspire me to paint, but it also inspired me to research even more watercolor wedding ideas. To share what I’ve found, I’m sharing twenty-five of my favorites with you today! What do you think of watercolor? Will you be using watercolor in your wedding decor? It is hard to pick a favorite, but I’m quite smitten with It’s hard to pick, but I have to say that #8 has especially stolen my little handmade heart. Tell me what you think!

Watercolor Ideas for Weddings

rustic watercolor wedding invitations

by wide eyes paper co

Top 5 New Wedding Finds from The Marketplace

Have you visited The Marketplace lately? It’s the best place to find handpicked + handmade wedding items and it’s exclusively at Emmaline Bride. Not to brag, but we honestly work with the best artists on the planet! Today I’m sharing five of my favorite new finds and I would love to know: which one is YOUR favorite?

Finds from The Marketplace

1. This beautiful bridesmaid name bar bracelet

I love the personalization… the simplicity… the quality! It’s the total gift package! By Vintage Stamp Jewels.

name plate bar bracelet for bridesmaids

by vintage stamp jewels

“Scented Candles at Wedding Receptions?” — Ask Emmaline

The latest Ask Emmaline question comes from bride-to-be, Christina, who asks…

“I want to use scented candles at my reception tables but I can’t decide what scent to use. I asked my friend about her favorite scent and she advised against scented candles completely. What do you think of scented candles at wedding receptions?”Christina

Your friend is right — you should never use scented candles at wedding receptions. And I know it’s tempting, since those fall and winter candles are especially delicious smelling (I think I burn this one from September through November every year, pretty much every day!) Here’s why using scented candles at wedding receptions is a classically bad idea.

Why You Should Never Use Scented Candles at Wedding Receptions |

10 Fun Ways to Surprise the Groom on your Wedding Day

Hi, lovelies! Your wedding day gives you the perfect opportunity to do some sweet and thoughtful surprises for your groom! And he’ll never see it coming! Giving the groom a gift is one way to shower him with affection on your wedding day, but we’ve found some other ideas we know he will love! To inspire you, we’ve hand-picked ten of our favorite ways to surprise the groom before the ceremony and during the reception. There’s a first look, a love note, and a mascot, just to name a few. People like to say the wedding day is all about the bride, but we think that’s outdated: it’s time for the groom to share in the spotlight, too!

Tell us: which of these ideas would YOU do?

How to Surprise the Groom on your Wedding Day

1. Surprise the Groom with… a First Look

When you surprise him with a first look, he gets the opportunity to see the Bride, all dressed up and before anyone else! Make sure your photographer is ready to snap those candid smiles.

Blindfolded Groom - First Look - 10 Ways to Surprise the Groom #wedding

before the first look! – photo: mint photography via my wedding

Giveaway: This Flower Girl Necklace is a Perfect Gift for Weddings!

Hello, lovelies! We are bringing you a new giveaway to make your weekend even sweeter! The flower girl jewelry collection over at Belle Bridal Jewelry is adorable! Susan’s handmade charm necklaces and bracelets make perfect gifts for your littlest wedding attendant. We’re giving away one flower girl necklace to two lucky winners in this special giveaway. Read on to find out more…

Flower Girl Charm Necklace

blue charm necklaces

by belle bridal jewelry

18 Fun (& Easy!) Hot Pink and Black Bachelorette Party Ideas

Are you wondering how to plan an amazing bachelorette party but you have no idea where to start? Let us help! Today we’re sharing some amazing ideas for a hot pink and black bachelorette party the bride will absolutely love. There are just a few quick pointers to get you started and then it’s on to the inspiration! Ready to begin? Let’s go!

last fling before the ring bachelorette party prop by Liddabits | fun bachelorette party ideas |

by liddabits

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Which Return Address to Use on Wedding Invitations?

Hello, hello! Happy Thursday! Did you enter this week’s wedding giveaways yet? You should. They’re FREE and pretty amazing. Click here!

Which return address should you use on your invitations and reply cards? That’s what bride-to-be, Kyra, wanted to know in our most recent Ask Emmaline question! She writes,

Dear Emmaline, I am ordering invitations right now but I have a question. What return address am I supposed to use? My parents? Mine? Help!Kyra

We’re here to help! Read on for the answer!

return address invitations

by chicks and hens