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Ashland Virginia Engagement: Josh + Courtney

May 2, 2013 2 Comments

This Ashland Virginia engagement session was romantic and fun! Meet Courtney and Josh, future bride and groom. Their engagement session took place on a hot and steamy July day last summer. Read on to find out more about their Ashland Virginia engagement session and see all of their wonderful photos captured by Zack Wilson from Zack Wilson Photography!

Zack Wilson Photography

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8 Unique Beach Wedding Centerpieces

May 2, 2013 2 Comments

Brides: Are you planning a beach themed wedding and tired of seeing the same beach wedding centerpieces time and time again? Are you looking for unique, creative beach wedding ideas but your search is coming up short? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re planning a beach wedding, rustic wedding, wedding in the woods, or otherwise (heck, even a state themed wedding), I’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s all about knowing where to look. The most unique wedding details – like beach wedding centerpieces, for example, aren’t found in a magazine spread. They’re tucked away in little corners of the world in coastal beach houses, found on shelves in antique shops with creaky wood floors, picked up along the shoreline of the coast, and, most of all, they’re handmade with two hands and a whole lotta love. Today we’re featuring one such artisan, By The Seashore, a husband and wife team located near the beautiful beaches of North Carolina. (I can’t help but hear this song as I write this. I love NC.) One glimpse into Carol and Andrew’s shop makes one dream of relaxing on the beach, and what could be more relaxing than a beach wedding? So, grab a cup of coffee and get ready to be inspired with eight unique ideas for beach wedding centerpieces. We think you’re going to love what we’ve found… and you’ve probably never seen anything like these before. Enjoy!

10 Beach Wedding Centerpieces via EmmalineBride.com - sea urchin air plant holder by By The Seashore

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7 Wedding Sparkler Mistakes to Avoid

May 1, 2013 19 Comments

Brides: you’ve planned a grand entrance, but what about your grand exit? You can make a great last impression in style with a wedding sparkler send-off, one of the hottest summer outdoor wedding trends! Today we’re helping you plan a perfect wedding sparkler send-off with seven wedding sparkler mistakes to avoid. If you keep these seven key tips in mind, your sparkler send-off will go off without a hitch… and you’ll have plenty of photos to enjoy! Wedding sparklers are a fun way to engage your guests and give your photographer an opportunity to capture some really fun, memorable shots. Plus, you get to steal the show – again! – one last time. Read on to find out which wedding sparkler mistakes to avoid before you make ‘em…

7 Wedding Sparkler Mistakes to Avoid via EmmalineBride.com - image by michelle gardella

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How to Coordinate your Wedding in One Easy Step
(+ iPhone Case Giveaway!)

May 1, 2013 45 Comments

Happy May! #throwsconfetti Do you know how to coordinate your wedding? Did you know it’s easier than it sounds? Today we’re showing you how to coordinate your wedding in one easy step. When you are planning your wedding, it’s easy to get bogged down with the many decisions you’ll make, like color palette, wedding tone, theme, invitations, and more. If you’re wondering how you’ll get it all done – and get it to coordinate – fear not! We have one simple solution for you. Today we’re sharing some helpful advice for what to do after picking out your color palette to save you time + money down the road. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Dear LC to offer one lucky Emmaline Bride reader a free (stylish!) wedding iPhone case. Enjoy!

How to Coordinate Your Wedding in One Easy Step - via EmmalineBride.com (invites: dear lc)

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50 Best (+ Cheap!) Mason Jar Ideas

April 30, 2013 4 Comments

Do you love mason jars? Are you looking for the best, most creative mason jar ideas for your handmade wedding, home, or just because? You’ve come to the right place! In the past, we’ve talked about mason jar escort cards, smores in a jar, mason jar gift ideas — even mason jar mistakes to avoid. Today, though, we’re bringing forth an entirely new batch of mason jar ideas + inspiration from all across the web. Many of these ideas are DIY projects, while others are handmade by talented artisans across the globe. Some mason jar ideas are taken from Real Weddings to inspire your own perfect wedding day look with a homespun, mason-jar-inspired charm. So, go ahead and order a set of mason jars (these are my favorite — but they’re limited edition!) because after seeing this list you’re going to want to get right to work. So, without further adieu, read on to see which mason jar ideas made the list. Which one will you create?

mason jar ideas - mason jar drinking glasses with handles (photo by Anne Skidmore)

photo: anne skidmore

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8 Incredibly Fun Embroidered Wedding Ideas

April 30, 2013 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)

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Win a FREE Custom Wedding Monogram!

April 29, 2013 140 Comments

Want to win a FREE custom wedding monogram for your wedding? Do you love wedding decor you can re-use in your home after the big day? You’re in luck: this week, you can win a custom wedding monogram from the lovely shop of Pinwheel Fair! One lucky Emmaline Bride reader will win a FREE 15″ unfinished custom wedding monogram made of wood and personalized especially for the winner. Display your custom monogram at your wedding reception and re-use afterward as home decor. Read on to find out more about this week’s handmade wedding prize and find out how you can win! Good luck!

custom wedding monogram (by pinwheel fair)

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5 Wedding Hair Crowns for the Boho Bride

April 29, 2013 3 Comments

Brides: Skipping the veil? Looking for a little boho-inspired wedding style? Look no further: we’ve found the hottest new 2013 wedding accessory you’ll want to get your hands on: a hair crown! Wedding hair crowns – also known as hair wreaths – make a lovely alternative to a wedding veil and can complement many wedding hairstyles. And, we give wedding hair crowns bonus points for being able to accomplish a boho-inspired style with low-key maintenance AND an elegant bridal “look”. To inspire your search for the perfect hair crown, we’ve rounded up five of the hottest new styles by the lovely Acute Designs. Regina is a woman of many talents (she’s the shop owner, designer, and model!) and we’re honored to share these pieces from her new 2013 bridal collection. Read on to see why we’re loving these wedding hair crowns + get inspired for your upcoming wedding. And, thank you to Anna Delores Photography who captured the beautiful images below. Enjoy!

wedding hair crowns + hair wreaths  | acute designs via emmalinebride.com

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