Win a Pair of Sparkly Pearl Earrings

Happy Monday! We’re kicking off this lovely, September-filled book-launch-week the best way we know how: with a giveaway, of course! We’ve teamed up with jewelry-making maven, Maddy of Marolsha to offer a pair of sparkly pearl earrings to one lucky reader. Check out these stunners below + toss your name in the hat for a chance to win!

Sparkly Pearl Earrings: Giveaway

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Enter for a chance to win a pair of sparkly pearl earrings!

o Enter between 9/8/14-9/14/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Sparkly Pearl Earrings in blush and champagne by Marolsha (shown in image below)

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o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 9/15; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to use prize
o Prize value: $26.50; no cash value
o Winner pays shipping
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

xo
-E.

30 Wedding Cakes: #1 – Naked Wedding Cake + Flowers

Hello, loves! Happy weekend! We’re popping in to tell you that our monthly series for September is 30 Wedding Cakes (you may remember our 31 Hairstyles in July, followed by 31 Giveaways in August). We’re a little late to the party, so to speak, but we’ll be filling in the blanks to ensure we hit the 30 mark before October. Let’s hit it and kick off the first of many gorgeous wedding cakes: the naked wedding cake with peonies.

Naked Wedding Cake with Flowers on Top via 30 Wedding Cakes - cake: deux bakery, photo: anna j photography

Naked Wedding Cake: Two Tiered with Peonies

This gorgeous two-tiered naked wedding cake is given its name of ‘naked’ because of its unique non-frosted exterior. Naked wedding cakes are trending and for good reason: they allow your cake’s fillings to be visible. Plus, it’s just fun to have something different, no? This particular naked wedding cake is topped with fresh peonies, ranunculus, and roses. It features a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream filling. By Deux Bakery. Photo by Anna J Photography.

xo
-E.

Rustic Wedding Centerpieces with Flowers, Table Numbers

Rustic brides: take note! If you’re looking for easy, do-it-yourself rustic wedding centerpieces with flowers and table numbers, we’ve found ’em! Check out these unique wedding centerpieces we spotted over at Country Barn Babe. Aren’t they lovely?

Rustic Table Number Centerpieces

It’s easy: if you are using a floral wedding centerpiece, you can incorporate these wood rustic numbers right into them with ease.

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rustic wedding centerpieces with flowers

rustic wedding centerpieces with flowers

rustic wedding centerpieces with flowers

You can find these rustic wood table numbers over at Country Barn Babe, a Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride.

xo
-E.

Illinois Country Club Wedding: Jenna + George

This Illinois country club wedding has a elegant classic theme that you’re sure to love! Meet Jenna and George. Their wedding was earlier this summer at the Elgin Country Club in Elgin, IL. Their classic, yet simple theme included elements like Jenna’s gorgeous dress, George’s black tuxedo, and colorful flower pomander decorations. There’s only one photographer who could capture Jenna and George at their best, Rebecca from Rebecca Borg Photography. Watch their wedding unfold in 3…2..1.

Rebecca Borg Photography - illinois country club wedding - groom in black tux meets bride for first look

Illinois Country Club Wedding

Rebecca tells us, “Jenna and her family did all of the details for the wedding, her cousin who is like a sister to her, is a florist and created the decor and flower arrangements. (I met Jenna through working with her cousin at another wedding.) It was a seriously beautiful summer day in the Midwest. Jenna and George are two of the nicest people ever! She wanted a simple wedding and doesn’t love attention but they definitely appreciate beauty and good food! Jenna used to work at the country club and knew their food was awesome.

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Rebecca Borg Photography - illinois country club wedding - wedding bouquet

Rebecca Borg Photography - illinois country club wedding - big wedding ring

Rebecca Borg Photography - illinois country club wedding - pearl necklace for wedding

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - wedding dress/gown and bouquet

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Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - bride smiles getting ready - couple married

Rebecca Borg Photography - illinois country club wedding - bride and groom smile

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - bride and groom in classic look outdoors

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - bride and groom embrace for photos

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - outdoor ceremony chair setup

Rebecca Borg Photography - wedding band for outdoor ceremony

Rebecca Borg Photography - wedding aisle flower decorations

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - guitar player during wedding ceremony

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - wedding ceremony hanging pomanders

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - father walks bride down the aisle with guests watching

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - bride and groom hold hands at altar

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - baby's breath pomander ceremony decoration

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - bride and groom kissing in black and white photos

Rebecca Borg Photography - wedding flower table centerpiece

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - pomander table centerpiece

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - bride and groom kissing at alter and under the moon

Location: Elgin Country Club

Need your upcoming Illinois wedding professionally photographed? Then visit Rebecca Borg Photography. You can also see Rebecca’s wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Rebecca Borg Photography. All rights reserved.

WIN THIS: Champange Bridal Hair Pin

It’s time for another wonderful wedding giveaway at Emmaline Bride! Enter for a chance to win this lovely champagne bridal hair pin for your wedding by Hair Blossoms Boutique

Champagne Bridal Hair Pin

Win This: Champagne Organza Hair Pin

About the Prize This handcrafted hair pin is made with elegant layers of champagne organza with pinkish accent and crystals shaped into a flower. The flower is attached to silver bobby pin. Flower measures about 3 inches/ 7.5 cm in diameter.

o Enter between 9/5/14-9/11/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Champagne Organza Hair Pin from Hair Blossoms Boutique
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 9/12; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to use prize
o Prize value: $15; no cash value
o Free shipping included to U.S. only
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

xo
-E.

Map Wedding Ideas

When you’re planning a handcrafted wedding, you know how awesome it is to find unique, creative ideas for re-purposing ordinary, daily things. Maybe it’s because GPS has replaced maps so no one really sees them anymore, but we love how maps are being re-purposed into all sorts of wedding decor, from invitations to garland to home decor prints. Check out these map ideas we found to learn more…

Map Wedding Ideas

1. Map Silhouette Art

One of the cutest things ever made with maps; will look great on your guest book table

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2. Map Cufflinks

For the groomsmen

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3. Map Garland

For that one last decor wall you still need to decorate

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4. Map Makeup Bag

For your getting-ready makeup

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5. Map Roses

Maps rolled into pretty rose flowers. Plus, they last forever!

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6. Map Wedding Seed Favors

For guests to plant + flowers to bloom

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recycled ideas

7. Map Wedding Invitation

For setting the tone and theme of your event right from the start

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powerhouse paper

8. Map Covered Monograms

For your ceremony space

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9. Map Pendant

Great gift for your bridesmaids + has a real working compass on reverse side

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Which of these map wedding ideas do you love most? I’m totally digging that map fabric clutch and those map covered monograms. Both are totally my style!

xo
-E.

Favor Bags Totally Irresistible to Guests

For a more perfect DIY wedding favor, remember that what you put inside favors is just as important as its packaging. Cute, personalized favor bags are more pleasing and irresistible to guests, which means you’ll have less favors left over (and money well spent). And who doesn’t want their guests to enjoy every last favor? When we spotted these favor bags over at Mavora Art & Design, it was a win, win, win: they’re handmade, totally custom, and perfect for filling with candies, popcorn, or other favorite treats. Plus, since Abby over at Mavora is so sweet, she’s giving away a set of 100 favor bags to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader. This giveaway runs for one full week and there are plenty of ways to enter. And, if you don’t want to wait, you can go ahead and score an awesome twenty-percent-off deal exclusively for Emmaline Bride readers. We’ll get to all of that in a minute… first, let’s take a peek at her dynamic collection of wedding favor bags…

Wedding Favor Bags by Mavora Art & Design

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Candy Wedding Favor Bags

Popcorn Wedding Favor Bags

Smores Wedding Favor Bags

Other Wedding Favor Bags

Special Discount Code Offer

Use offer code EMMALINE20 thru Sept 20th 2014 for 20% off all bags in the store. Stickers and ribbons not included.


Giveaway: Win 100 FREE Wedding Favor Bags

Win 100 FREE wedding favor bags in tall white. Choose any tall white favor bag design from the store. This style is best with popcorn and candy. Measures 3.5 x 8 inches. Just pay shipping – only $5 worldwide.

o Enter between 9/4/14-9/10/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Win 100 tall white wedding favor bags, any design from Mavora Art and Design
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 9/11; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to use prize
o Prize value: $80; no cash value
o Winner pays shipping: just $5 worldwide
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

xo
-E.

8 Remarkably Unique Wedding Prints by Theme

When people ask us about the best engagement gift ideas, I can’t help but mention wedding prints as one of them. Customization is at the heart of a wedding — particularly handmade weddings — and personalized wedding art prints makes perfect sense. Artwork is a functional gift, which can be framed and displayed in the home of the newlyweds for years to come. A personalized wedding print can also be used as a makeshift guest book, onto which guests sign around the edges at the reception. (A guest book on the wall? You’ll definitely look at it more than a closed book on your shelf!) Today we are introducing eight of our favorite new wedding prints by theme by the talented Michael Dexter Design. But we want to know: which one is perfect for your big day?

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Wedding Prints Personalized with Date, Names + Theme

1. Beach Wedding Themed Art Prints

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2. Bicycle Wedding Themed Art Prints

bicycle wedding theme print | via wedding prints personalized by theme

3. Bird Wedding Themed Art Prints

bird wedding theme print | via wedding prints personalized by theme

4. Modern Wedding Themed Art Prints

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5. Nautical Wedding Themed Art Prints

nautical wedding theme print | via wedding prints personalized by theme

6. Offbeat Wedding Themed Art Prints

offbeat wedding theme print | via wedding prints personalized by theme

We spotted a Day of the Dead wedding print, too!

day of the dead wedding print | via wedding prints personalized by theme

7. School Wedding Themed Art Prints

when i grow up im going to marry print | via wedding prints personalized by theme

8. Vintage Wedding Themed Art Prints

vintage wedding theme print | via wedding prints personalized by theme

We are showing eight of our favorites, but there’s definitely more to see! Special Offer Mention you found Michael Dexter Design on Emmaline Bride and receive a FREE non-personalized print shipped along with your order. Go there now.

Michael Dexter Design is a Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride. Want to join the fun + share your handmade work with our readers? Apply here.

xo
-E.

If you love wedding themes, don’t miss this!

Lucky Elephant Gold Necklace (+ Other Cool Jewelry)

Did you know the elephant is a symbol of strength, power, patience, and luck? That’s why it is such a powerful pendant to wear, particularly when it looks as lovely as this one. This lucky elephant gold necklace from The Dedication Company is just one of the items we’re crushing on in Rebecca’s shop, which features personalized jewelry you and your wedding party will love to wear. Take a look at my personal favorite — the elephant gold necklace with personalized charm — and then see the other cool finds we nabbed from her shop. We also heard there’s a 15% off coupon you can use on anything your little heart desires…

Elephant Gold Necklace (+ Other Cool Finds)

Lucky Elephant Gold Necklace

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Score a 15% Off Discount Code

If you join The Dedication Company’s newsletter, you’ll get 15% off your online order! And you’ll be entered to win a monthly giveaway. I signed up myself because, well, I happen to love gorgeous jewelry. You, too? Start here!

The Dedication Company is a Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride. Want to join in on the fun? Apply here.

xo
-E.

Manor House Engagement Session: Jennifer + Matt

Jennifer and Matt’s Manor House engagement session was beautiful! This fun and flirtatious couple’s engagement photos were taken at The Manor House at Prophecy Creek in Ambler, Pennsylvania. The location is known for its breathtaking scenery and gorgeous weddings. Jennifer and Matt were captured by Scott from Scott Smith Photography. Check out this amazing couple after the click…

Manor House Engagement

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Scott tells us, “I met up with this super cool couple, Jennifer and Matt, at the Manor House at Prophecy Creek for their engagement session. They were both really fun to be around and the session went off without a hitch! The weather cooperated and the rain stayed away from us during our session even though it rained a little that same morning. Jennifer and Matt are getting married at the Manor House at Prophecy Creek as well. It was great to explore the grounds and to see where we could potentially go for photos on the day of their wedding. We ended up getting some awesome shots during the session and the three of us had a great time!”

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Scott Smith Photography - Manor House engagement session at Prophecy Creek

Scott Smith Photography - couple kissing at Manor House engagement shoot at Prophecy Creek

Scott Smith Photography - couple looking over stone bridge at Manor House engagement shoot at Prophecy Creek

Scott Smith Photography - couple kissing at Manor House engagement session at Prophecy Creek

Scott Smith Photography - engagement session at  Manor House at Prophecy Creek

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Scott Smith Photography - engaged couple standing by red picket fence

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Scott Smith Photography - red barn engagement session

Scott Smith Photography - Pennsylvania engagement session

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Scott Smith Photography - red barn in Pennsylvania engagement session

Scott Smith Photography - Manor House Engagement Session at Prophecy Creek

Are you looking for your Pennsylvania wedding photographer? Then check out Scott Smith Photography. You can also see Scott’s wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Scott Smith Photography. All rights reserved.