Wedding Hairstyles: Day 21 – Easy 5 Minute Fishtail Updo (+ How-To Video)

Hi, loves! Happy Monday! We’re kicking off the brand new week with a beautiful hairstyle pick and a how-to video tutorial! This easy five minute fishtail updo is a beautiful look for your wedding, bridal shower, engagement party, or even as an updo for trying on dresses. I know a five minute fishtail updo is a tall order but Hair and Makeup by Steph makes it look oh-so-possible! We’ve included the how-to video with this post so you can see how it’s done. Take a peek!

Easy 5 Minute Fishtail Updo

This hairstyle is perfect for the bride or her bridesmaids! Check out the Easy 5 Minute Fishtail Updo + How-To Video by Hair and Makeup By Steph http://wp.me/p1g0if-oXk

via Hair and Makeup by StephSo, what do you think of this look? Will you be giving this fishtail updo a try?

xo
-E.

Wedding Alcohol Calculator

Happy Weekend, loves! We always love to find helpful infographics that can help you plan. If you’re wondering how much alcohol you’ll need (and how to stock the bar), this wedding alcohol calculator will help! This infographic will tell you how much you’ll need to buy for 25, 50, or 100 guests at a wedding. More guests? Just multiply. Take a look…

wedding alcohol calculator top
wedding alcohol calculator

via homeaway

Wedding Alcohol Calculator

If you plan to serve alcohol at your wedding, what kind? Are you going to have a bartender or will guests serve themselves?

xo
-E.

31 Wedding Hairstyles: Day 19 – Short Wedding Pixie

We love you, short-haired brides! And, we haven’t forgotten to include some chic wedding hairstyles for our dear readers with shorter ‘dos. Today we’re sharing one of our favorites: a short wedding pixie hairstyle. This particular bride really rocks this look, complete with a bridal headband instead of a veil for an ultra modern, elegant look.

bride with short wedding pixie haircut and headband

Short Wedding Pixie

spoted: pinterest, photo by claire barrett via artfully wed

Have a happy weekend. loves! Be sure to stop by to see new posts this weekend. You won’t want to miss it. Also, if you’re interested in our wedding hairstyles series, click here to see the entire thing!

xo
-E.

Honeymoon Planning Tips: 3 to 6 Months Before

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

luggage: nine west

Honeymoon Planning Tips

1. Cross off the first tips.

If you haven’t completed these yet, do it first.

2. Schedule your transportation.

Need to rent a car? Now is the time to take care of it. Don’t forget about transportation to and from the airport.

3. Renew (or get) your passport, visas, and any documentation.

The most important of the honeymoon planning tips? Getting your passport! Sometimes it can take longer than you’d like to get a passport. If you’re going out of the country, make sure you have the required documentation for your trip.

4. Get tickets for events.

If there are particular events or sights you’d like to see, register for them now (or at least add them to your schedule). You don’t need to plan too many activities, but having a few scheduled is a fun idea.

5. Figure out what you’ll be packing.

What do you need to bring with you? Do you need new luggage, a bikini, beach attire, comfy foldable flats, cute new sunglasses with polka dots (I totally just bought a pair because, polka dots, duh), chic sandals, a wide-brimmed sunhat, beach towel… you get the idea.

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In conclusion, now that you know how to plan a honeymoon 4 to 6 months before, it’s time to start thinking about lingerie. We’ll be covering it next week in the next edition of our honeymoon planning tips series! ♥

xo
-E.

Confetti Wedding Invitation

When in doubt, throw confetti! That’s what I always say. Today we’re sharing one of our favorite new invites spotted over at Jen Simpson Design. This confetti wedding invitation features gold and blue for a jubilant, modern + elegant collaboration.

Confetti Wedding Invitation

This gold and blue confetti wedding invitation sets the tone for a jubilee! By Jen Simpson Design.

Confetti Wedding Invitation

confetti wedding invitation

Here’s a peek at the reply card:

This reply card is modern and elegant.  It ties in with the confetti wedding invite set by Jen Simpson Design

Isn’t this a beautiful invitation? Deserving of its own post, that’s for sure! You can shop here and find out more about Jen Simpson Design on their website.

xo
-E.

31 Wedding Hairstyles: Day 18 – Half Up Hairstyle

Good morning, loves! Friday already? How did that happen? It’s Day 18 in the wedding hairstyles series and today we’re showcasing a half up hairstyle. This style is best for medium length hair and can be used on either thick or thin locks. If you have thicker hair, you may need more bobby pins; for thin hair, you’ll love the way it oomphs your volume! Take a look…

Half Up Hairstyle

Half Up Hairstyle for Weddings
Half Up Hairstyle for Weddings

This was spotted via The Small Things Blog where to can get the full tutorial! And, the woman in the photo (+ the talented hair stylist behind the blog!) is Kate, who wore this look at her own wedding. Take a look:

half up wedding hairstyle

She looked beautiful! You can get the tutorial here.

xo
-E.

Massachusetts Farm Wedding: Kirstin + Justin

What’s in a farm wedding? Let’s find out by checking out Kirstin and Justin’s Massachusetts farm wedding. Kirstin and Justin were married this past May in Westport at the Bittersweet Farm Restaurant. The farm has been around since the 1920’s and it has an amazing atmosphere. Some great farm details include stone walls, rustic barn reception setting, and drinking glass mason jars. The wedding was photographed by David from Butler Photography, LLC. Catch all the love and see how this farm style wedding came together…

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Massachusetts Farm Wedding

David tells us, “The couple lives in Boston and had their wedding in Westport, MA at a great venue called Bittersweet Farm Restaurant. The day started with getting-ready pictures at a nearby hotel and then off to the farm for a private first look. The ceremony took place outside at the farm with a reception inside. The couple really wanted documentary images of the wedding but also some artistic portraits which we did throughout the day when I found good light and cool backgrounds.”

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - wesport wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - wesport wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - wesport wedding

If you loved this couple’s Massachusetts farm wedding and want to see more, then check out Butler Photography, LLC. You can also see David’s wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Butler Photography, LLC. All rights reserved.

Win This → Luxe Handmade Wedding Bouquet

Brides: do not miss this post! Do you love the idea of a custom handmade wedding bouquet that a) looks amazing, b) lasts forever, and c) is free? Now’s your chance to get all three! We’ve teamed up with Curious Floral to offer an exclusive luxe handmade bouquet giveaway to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader. This bouquet — as shown in the photo below — is made from sola flowers, preserved casipa, preserved babies breath, faux dusty miller, tallow berries, and raw cotton with a rustic twine finish on the stem. It’s simply gorgeous! Read on to find out more…

Luxe Handmade Wedding Bouquet

medium handmade wedding bouquet

Get a glimpse of this handmade wedding bouquet from other views. If you like the ring box, it’s from PNZ Designs.

handmade wedding bouquet

luxe handmade wedding bouquet

Isn’t it gorgeous? Talk about decor that does double-duty– on your wedding day and in your home forever. Now I wish I had one on my desk!

Handmade Bouquet Giveaway

Now that you’ve seen this gorgeous handmade wedding bouquet, it’s time to enter for your chance to win. The full details are below. Use the entry form for your chance to enter. Good luck!

o Enter between 7/17/14-7/23/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Medium keepsake handmade wedding bouquet. Made from sola flowers, preserved casipa, preserved babies breath, faux dusty miller, tallow berries, raw cotton with a rustic twine finish on the stem
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 7/24; 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 6 months to use prize
o Prize value: $145; 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!

Love this? Be sure to check out other amazing handmade wedding items in The Marketplace. You can also design your perfect handmade wedding bouquet at Curious Floral.

xo
-E.