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Enter for a Chance to Win: Bridal Hair Piece Giveaway!

Posted September 19, 2011 | 90 Comments

Happy Monday! We’re giving you a reason to look forward to the end of the weekend and the start of a brand new workweek: a bridal hair piece giveaway! Today we’re launching a brand new series of wedding giveaways with a new winner every week. Each giveaway launches on Monday and ends on Friday, with the winner announced via email + blog on Friday afternoon. We are so excited to get started… so, let’s begin, shall we?

Today’s giveaway is sponsored by the lovely Sheila of Sibo Designs. Sheila is a Featured Artisan in The Marketplace, where she showcases some of the most amazing bridal hair pieces we have ever seen. Today’s giveaway features the “Morning Blossom” hair piece, a gorgeous wedding-ready accessory made of chiffon and silk ivory organza. It is finished with Swarovski beads to give the flower a little extra sparkle + shine and has a gold plated comb for an easy addition to every hairstyle. We are so excited for lucky reader who will win this beautiful accessory – it’s truly one of a kind. Take a peek at a few pictures below:

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Doily Wreath DIY

Posted September 18, 2011 | 6 Comments

If you’re looking for a fun DIY decoration idea for your wedding ceremony, reception, or bridal shower here’s a pretty one to try! We spotted this doily wreath DIY via Martha Stewart which describes step-by-step instructions on how to craft yours using a few basic crafting supplies. This DIY describes using something called Biedermeiermanschetten, a doily-like paper bouquet holders. However, we read a review from one bride who said she used regular doilies which didn’t get hot enough to burn the paper. (Always keep an eye on it just to be on the safe side.)

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How to Turn Your Wedding Song into Art

Posted September 17, 2011 | 9 Comments

Good morning and Happy Saturday! We’re bringing you fresh wedding inspiration all weekend long, since wedding planning doesn’t come to a halt for a weekend break. Let’s just hope you’re doing wedding planning in comfy pajamas with a huge cup of coffee at hand. You are? Good. Let’s begin. :)

So, what’s your wedding song? Mine is “The Other Half of Me” by Bobby Darin. My husband and I have a sentimental story in relation to the song, so it seemed fitting for our first dance as husband and wife. Yesterday, I read this article which quoted one bride’s recent post-wedding song serenade. She was cooking dinner in her kitchen and tending to her baby boy when her wedding song came on over the radio. On cue, her husband came in after hearing the song and took her for an impromptu twirl on the kitchen tile. While it does sound like something out of a made-for-tv-movie, it did prove an interesting point: a wedding son is definitely worth having. The couple reminisced about their wedding day and the years leading up to this moment they shared, now with a baby in a high chair and a few years of experience in the marriage department.

While this story may rate a 9.0 on the adorableness scale, let’s be realistic: we know that songs like Ben Folds’ “The Luckiest” or that song your hubby recorded onto a mix tape back in high school won’t make the cut for your local radio station’s top ten list. And you know what? That’s okay. In fact, it’s more than okay; it simply means your wedding song is worthy of a special tribute. So, today we’re showing you one beautiful way to pay tribute to your wedding song through a DIY fit for hanging in your love nest. We’re going to show you one way to turn that wedding song into an art piece to admire every morning while you grab that first cup of coffee.

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Stunning Bridal Party Wine Glasses

Posted September 16, 2011 | 9 Comments

Toast to your best friends and thank them for being a part of your wedding day with bridal party wine glasses. Perfect for wine-themed weddings, these hand-painted wine glasses will last from the first kiss to anniversary bliss. Mary Elizabeth Arts, the handmade artisan behind these beauties, hand paints each and every glass with a strong artful eye and attention to detail. We love the different seasonal options, like the beautiful gold swirl champagne flutes and red cardinal glasses for the upcoming holiday season, the tree-branch design with pops of color to represent the four seasons, and the spider-web-like design for your upcoming fall or Halloween-themed wedding day. Don’t just take our word for it: check out these bridal party wine glasses below!

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Fall Wedding Hair Accessories

Posted September 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

Happy Friday! This morning we are showcasing fall wedding hair accessories by DB Boutique. Each piece is handmade with love + care by Stephanie, shop owner and designer. Her new 2011 collection for fall beautifully incorporates the rich hues of the season; you will find plenty of reds, golds, greens, and grays hand sewn into wow-worthy wedding day accessories. We have selected a few of our favorites for fall beginning with this poppy red bloom:

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Pink Bridal Necklace: Vintage Inspired Rose

Posted September 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

Ooh! We spotted a pretty pink bridal necklace we just had to share! This bridal necklace features a vintage inspired pink matte rose cabochon measuring 1.5″ wide. It also features a heart toggle clasp on the back which means it can be worn in reverse, too! Perfect for the bride-to-be who loves everything pink… and her bridesmaids, too, of course.

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Bridal Gloves: Vintage + Modern Finds

Posted September 15, 2011 | 20 Comments

Well, lovelies – Fall is among us, whether or not the calendar wants to admit it. Last night, I froze my bunny off. I barricaded myself under three heavy blankets and I even had to wear socks to bed. (I hate wearing socks to bed because I always kick one off and wake up wearing only one.) Outside it was 38 degrees. Thirty-eight. So, with an early cold front moving into these parts, I thought about our autumn and winter brides. Wouldn’t it be nice to stay a little warm on your wedding day? I got married in December in the state of Michigan, home to some of the coldest, most unpredictable winters. It can literally be four seasons in one day – but it’s usually winter. ;) I know what it’s like as a bride to plan for unpredictable weather… and, I’m fairly certain you don’t want to freeze your you-know-what off while taking pictures on your wedding day. Instead of adding layers which will cover up that gorgeous gown of yours, what about a pretty pair of bridal gloves instead? These bridal gloves – a round-up of a few modern + vintage finds – will add a dramatic flair to your bridal day look. But we want to know: is this a trend you think is pretty – or a pass? Share your thoughts below!

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Wedding Photo Inspiration: Flower Girl

Posted September 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

Spotted: One of the most precious flower girl picutres ever! This is one idea you’ll want to bookmark for your own wedding photo inspiration. Adorable!

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Joanne + Joe’s Elegantly Fun Pittsburgh Wedding

Posted September 14, 2011 | 8 Comments

What’s not to love about Joanne and Joe’s Pittsburgh wedding? Their Pittsburgh wedding is culturally unique because it combines both a traditional Catholic ceremony followed by a traditional Korean ceremony. Now, let’s get to the elegantly fun part of Joanne and Joe’s wedding day. Elegantly dressed bridesmaids and groomsman looked all too good, with the ladies wearing fashionable green strappy dresses; the men looked handsome in black ties. Joanne’s beautiful white wedding dress is absolutely stunning along with her bright blue jeweled heels…

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Tree Wedding Invitation with Carved Initials

Posted September 14, 2011 | 3 Comments

We’re continuing our love for initials now with a tree wedding invitation with carved initials. This handmade wedding invitation by Jack and Jill Wedding features a whimsical drawing with your initials “carved” onto the tree. This is a unique wedding invitation featuring an adorable lantern hanging from one of the branches (so cute!), names written in a bright poppy red ink, and quite possibly the most adorable matching reply card we’ve ever seen. The envelope is printed on kraft paper and features a whimsical design on the front. View the invitation and read on for a special Emmaline Bride only offer!

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