Posted February 28, 2014 | ♥ Leave a Comment
Hi, loves! Happy Friday! Are you planning a vintage wedding with purple as part of your color palette? Want a bright POP of color for your bridal ensemble? We’ve found it! We were browsing Cloe Noel Designs and fell in love with this gorgeous purple rhinestone cuff bracelet, which is sure to make a statement down the aisle! Take a closer look…
Posted February 27, 2014 | ♥ Leave a Comment
This Connecticut tree farm wedding has fantastic photos! Eliza and Brian’s wedding was this past September in Brooklyn, Connecticut. Their ceremony and reception was at the beautiful Allen Hill Farm. David from Butler Photography, LLC documented their wedding day and all of its fun! See the photos and learn more after the jump…
Posted February 27, 2014 | ♥ 7 Comments
We received an Ask Emmaline question from Melanie, a bride-to-be who is confused about wedding favors. Melanie asks, “My fiance and I are planning our wedding and we’re trying to pick wedding favors, but we’re on a tight budget. Are wedding favors necessary? Do you think we really need them?” Great question! After all, who wants to spend their wedding budget on an item guests may never use or appreciate? So, today we’re posing the question: are wedding favors necessary? Do you really need to give wedding favors to guests? We’ll tell you what we think and provide a few pointers. And… we want to hear from YOU! What do you think about wedding favors? Do you think they’re necessary? Read on to get the full scoop and join the discussion! (P.S. We know you love Facebook, so now you can comment on our site using Facebook! So. much. easier.)
Posted February 27, 2014 | ♥ Leave a Comment
Hi, brides! Check out these handpainted escort cards… one of our favorite new escort card ideas! By now, you’re probably more than aware of the amazing work being done over at The First Snow (like the will you be my bridesmaid cards and this twig wedding invitation, just to name a few). Today, we’re sharing her new collection of handpainted escort cards to inspire your wedding. Read on to find out more…
Posted February 26, 2014 | ♥ Leave a Comment
Christina and Nick’s Longwood Gardens engagement session was magical. The Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania was the perfect location for their engagement shoot. Christina and Nick escaped much of the wintry cold by walking though the indoor gardens and taking in the color and fragrance of the flowers. Daniel from Daniel Fugaciu Photography captured their engagement session and tells us more after the jump…
Posted February 26, 2014 | ♥ 34 Comments
One of my favorite wedding themes is rustic, which can include a western, barn, farmhouse, woodland, or country vibe. Today we’re showing you how to plan a western themed wedding with a handful of tried-and-true ideas, both handmade and do-it-yourself. We’ll show you how to plan a western themed wedding with ideas for invitation, venue, time of year, attire, ceremony + reception decor, and gifts. And, we’re making this post just a bit sweeter: we’ve teamed up with the lovely Debbie of Knotty Notions to present another fun giveaway! What’s up for grabs? Read on to find out!
Posted February 26, 2014 | ♥ 20 Comments
Hi, loves! Happy Wednesday! Today we’re sharing a fun new giveaway with Hair Blossoms Boutique. Earlier this week, we talked about flower girl gift ideas and we’ve covered the best bridesmaid gifts from A-Z. If you’re still looking for a flower girl gift, bridesmaid gift, or a little something for yourself, you’ll love these new flower pins! We’re sharing some of our favorite flower-inspired pins from the new spring collection and asking you to pick which pair (of three color combinations) you’d take home if you were the lucky winner. So, read on to find out more… and toss your name in the hat for a chance to win!
This yellow ranunculus hair pin reminds me of spring. It’s freezing outside, but at least we know spring is (somewhere) around the corner!
Posted February 25, 2014 | ♥ 2 Comments
This Saugatuck garden wedding was beautiful! Joanna and Ryan’s wedding was this past year in the city of Saugatuck, Michigan. Their amazing wedding photos include a heartfelt first look, walks along Lake Michigan’s sandy shore, and more. Their wedding photographer was Kristen from K. Holly Photography. The bride’s hair was magnificently styled by Jennifer from Jennifer Grace Stylist. Relive Joanna and Ryan’s Saugatuck garden wedding after the click…
Posted February 25, 2014 | ♥ 3 Comments
Hi, loves! You know at Emmaline Bride we’re nuts for wedding details that do two things at once, since we love to save you time. And money. And stress. So, when we spotted the thank you menu combination over at Paper Street Press, we couldn’t wait to share it with you. This is a great idea AND the entire Art Deco wedding invitation suite has us inspired in full Gatsby-like grandeur. So, without further adieu, we introduce… the thank you menu!
Thank you Menu
What is a Thank You Menu? Essentially it’s a thank you card and dinner menu in one. At the top, it shares a heartfelt (+ custom) thank you greeting for guests. The bottom half clues your guests in to what’s cooking up for dinner. Here’s a closer look:
Posted February 24, 2014 | ♥ 8 Comments
We’ve talked about flower girl trends in the past, from flower girl dresses (like ruffle flower girl dresses + eco-friendly cotton flower girl dresses) to basket alternatives for your ceremony. We’ve even told you how to keep your flower girl happy with five surefire tips and explained the answer to what does a flower girl do. Today, we’re adding to the list with our favorite hand-picked flower girl gift ideas. Giving your flower girl a gift is a great way to show her she did an awesome job as a bridal party attendant. Read on to explore twenty-one hand-picked flower girl gift ideas (all handmade!) and enter for a chance to win our newest wedding giveaway, too!
Posted February 24, 2014 | ♥ 3 Comments
You have the ring, but what happens if it gets lost? Yikes – losing that cherished accessory is something every bride-to-be worries about at one time or another. In today’s post, we’re sharing three tips to protect your engagement ring, especially in these cold winter months. You may be surprised at the unexpected ways your ring can get damaged or lost… and we’re here to help! Read on to find out how to protect an engagement ring in winter…
Posted February 24, 2014 | ♥ 2 Comments
Hi, loves! Happy Monday! We’re so excited to kick off a brand new week of inspiration with you. So… do you have a cake topper yet? Are you looking for one? Want a topper but you’re tired of seeing the same old toppers used over and over again? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve found three totally inspiring pieces from Susabella‘s ceramic cake toppers collection we know you’ll love. What we love most about these ceramic cake toppers is the unique handmade quality: they’re handcrafted, fired in a kiln, painted with food safe glaze, and kiln fired again. That’s dedication! Plus, they’re total works of art, which means you’ll have heirloom-quality pieces for your home after the big day. Get ready to pick your perfect topper in 3…2…1…
Ceramic Cake Toppers
This round topper features your unique monogram on the front.
Posted February 21, 2014 | ♥ 4 Comments
Chicago, here we come! This downtown Chicago engagement session was fantastic! Jovanna and Chase had their engagement session this past August. Their photographer, Rebecca from Rebecca Borg Photography, worked with them to create a picture-perfect shoot. See all the photos and find out more after the jump…
Posted February 21, 2014 | ♥ 4 Comments
Earlier this week, we talked about 10 perfect paper goods for your wedding using hand-picked finds from The Marketplace. Since we had such a positive response from all of you, we’re sharing another sampling of items from the shop! Today we’re focusing on ceremony accessories and decor finds, including a sign, ring dish, totally adorable flower girl shoes, earrings for you, a program, and more! And, we want to know… which one is your favorite?
Wedding Ceremony Accessories
1. Ceremony Sign
If you’re having an outdoor wedding, a ceremony sign is a must! We love this one.
Posted February 21, 2014 | ♥ 3 Comments
Have you thought about a destination wedding but want something a bit closer to home? Las Vegas makes a beautiful destination spot and we have a spectacular recommendation for you today! Have you heard of ARIA Resort & Casino? It is a luxurious, stylish venue created to express your individual style and preferences. Read on to find out more about this resort and how to plan a Las Vegas wedding of your dreams…
Posted February 20, 2014 | ♥ 5 Comments
Are feeling a bit disorganized while planning your wedding? Having trouble getting plans in place because you can’t seem to get motivated? We’re here to help! Emma here… and, guess what? A + I are having a baby boy (!!!!) in a little over a month! We couldn’t be more excited… and we couldn’t have found a better reason to get organized, clean everything, and get rid of a bunch of useless stuff we don’t need in preparation for little one’s arrival. When I was going though boxes of stuff, I remembered the last time I was doing this overhaul was while planning our wedding. Needless to say, I knew a post about getting totally organized for your wedding would be a fantastic way to share some of my favorite ideas + inspire you, too. Read on to uncover six surefire ways to get (+ stay!) organized for your wedding…
6 Ways to Get Organized for your Wedding
1. Start with a Planner.
I’ll admit it: I’m a total list-making nut. I love carrying a planner, making notes, and crossing off to-do lists. Having a planner that’s as functional as it is portable is key. And, look for one that has a calendar view AND a weekly view, since you’ll have more space for writing.