Bridal Headband With Veil or Without? – Ask Emmaline

Wondering what to wear instead of a veil? A bridal headband is one lovely option! Read on to find out more + be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post.

Are you considering a veil alternative for your big day? A bridal headband is one of our favorite choices, especially since it is extremely versatile. It can be worn with nearly any hairstyle and can be paired with a veil or without. You can even wear it with a veil for just the ceremony portion, and remove the veil for the reception. This question to our Ask Emmaline inbox couldn’t have come at a better time, since the lovely Blair Nadeau Millinery just released a beautiful new collection of bridal headbands, halo headbands, fascinators, and more for the discerning bride-to-be. Alicia asks,

I want to wear something other than a bridal veil, but I want it to be fancy enough. Also, am I supposed to wear a veil with a bridal crown or headband or is it better without?

Great question, Alicia! One of the wonderful things about a bridal headband or crown is that it can be worn with or without a veil. There’s no requirement — as the bride, you get to decide whether or not you wear a veil at all. It’s really up to your own personal preference. We think they look great with or without, and can really show off any hairstyle (whether up or down) nicely. To inspire you, here are a few handpicked (+ handmade!) bridal headbands we found that will fit the bill nicely. Some of these headbands can even be transitioned to a sash, which we love. Take a look…

Bridal Headband with Veil or Without

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opal crystal headband

doris crystal headband with veil

antonia crystal lace bridal headband

carolyn lace headband

diana floral headband

amanda floral crown gatsby inspired

Aren’t they lovely? You can see even more from the collection here.

credits //

bridal headbands / crowns / any veils shown: blair nadeau millinery
photos: whitney heard photography

xo
-E.

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7 Gorgeous Wedding Shoes for Bride (+ Bridesmaids)

Wedding shoes for bride and bridesmaids are here! Just be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss future inspiration.

Hi, loves! Emma here. Tell me, does this ever happen to you? You find a pair of shoes you adore in a Real Wedding or on Pinterest, but the designer and style aren’t listed? Me too. Bummer, isn’t it? When it happens to me, I do my best digging and I eventually find the style on Google images. But even then, it’s just another dead end because the shoe ends up being last season and not available for purchase or my only option is from Ebay clear across the globe, double the money, and the wrong size.

You see, I just can’t set you up for that kind of frustration or failure. And when you’re looking for wedding shoes, you just want to find them and be done so you can cross it off your list. I totally get it. And that’s why we’re here to help!

Today we’re bringing you some gorgeous new wedding shoes from Walkin On Air that we know you’re going to love. They’re each so lovely and they’re bound to go quickly, so be sure to pop in and snag a pair if there’s a style that calls your name. This first style is my favorite, but those blush flats in #2 are equally gorgeous. Let me know which ones you like best!

Wedding Shoes with Lace

1. These heels in blush

Honestly, it was these shoes that inspired this entire post.

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blush platform heels

2. These blush wedding flats

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3. These coral ballet flats

Just in time for spring!

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4. These nude mary janes with lace

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5. These nude wedges

With the perfect hint of lace

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6. These stone ballet flats

I want.

stone ballet flats

7. These navy blue heels

For a little ‘something blue’.

navy blue wedding heels

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To find out more about these wedding shoes, visit Walkin On Air.

Now it’s your turn: which pair is your favorite? Leave a comment below! We’d love to hear from you.

xo
-E.

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Traditional Maryland Wedding: Seth + Marnina

Are you planning a traditional wedding and need inspiration? We’re bringing it to you thanks to Preferred Baltimore Photographer, Dennis Drenner! Seth and Marnina planned a traditional themed wedding in Baltimore, Maryland, with classic and vintage details throughout. The groom wore a classic black tuxedo with a bow tie, while the bride stunned in a cathedral length wedding gown, complete with train and lace bolero. She paired her dress with a classic wedding veil and a vintage inspired brooch bouquet. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed an elegant reception complete with dinner, dancing, and the Hora (as you can see in the first image below!) It looks like everyone had a fun time, especially the bride and groom! See Seth and Marnina’s beautiful day as it unfolded, complete with memories of the day as told by their photographer, Dennis. Enjoy!

Traditional Maryland Wedding

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Dennis tells us, “I had a front row seat when Seth first saw Marnina in her wedding dress, and was watching her face through my zoom lens as she looked at her husband to be. The joy and depth of emotion in their faces was so intense, if they had been actors I would have thought they were overdoing it. But this was the real thing, and for a photographer it was a blast to photograph, and for a human being… well, gives you faith in humanity!”

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“The ceremony and reception were held at the Beth Tfiloh Congregation near Baltimore. My day started out calmly with some getting ready photos, photographing some details and overalls of the scene and the beautiful sanctuary… and then things began to happen. There was a kabbalat panim where people greet and pray with the bride, and then the men’s and women’s tisch. I particularly enjoyed the bedeken, where Karen (my wife and second shooter) and I worked in unison to capture the amazing moments happening all around us.”

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“After the bedeken, the wedding just seemed to take off like a rocket ship, a non-stop whirl of intense emotion and activity that continued for hours. Towards the end of the reception things finally calmed down and we collapsed in a heap, happy and tired, precious gigabytes of family memories safely zipped up in our bags.”

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Wedding Vendors:
Catering: Prestige Catering
Wedding planning and design: Pam Brown
Hair and Make-Up: Miracles on Main Street
Videographer: Black Tie Video, Jim and Barbara Skipper
Band: The Mark Novak band

If you enjoyed this wedding, check out this Baltimore wedding photographer! You can also visit Dennis Drenner Photographs preferred Maryland wedding photographers listing in our wedding vendor guide.

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Stylish Bachelorette Sash Ideas? – Ask Emmaline

Need stylish bachelorette sash ideas? We’ve found fourteen of ‘em! Get inspired below + be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post.

If you’re planning a gigantic bachelorette party bash + need a sash, you’ve come to the right place! We received this Ask Emmaline question from Morgan, who wanted some bridal shower and bachelorette sash ideas for a friend. She also was curious where you could find a sash with ‘Mrs’ and the bride’s new last name. So, we did some digging and boy oh boy did we find a plethora of gorgeous ones! We spotted these bachelorette sash ideas over at Le Petit Mariage and they boast pretty typography, silky satin fabric (or luxurious velvet), and the prettiest color combinations. Which one is your favorite? P.S. Don’t miss the tee shirts we found, too!

Stylish Bachelorette Sash Ideas

Here’s an assortment of different colors and type styles we spotted.

bachelorette party sashes script | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

As you can see, this style of script seem to be the most popular. They’re our favorite, too!

bride to be gold on hot pink sash | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

So pretty! I especially like this mint sash with black type.

bride to be black on mint sash | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

black bride to be sash with gold | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

bride to be sash hot pink on white | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

bride to be sash silver with black text | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

bride to be sash white with gold | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

What does Iggy say again? Oh that’s right, I’m so fancy, especially in this velvet sash.

velvet bachelorette sash | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

This aqua and white combination is perfect for a beach wedding.

bachelorette sash with aqua writing | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

We even spotted a western themed sash for the wild wild bride. Perfect for your country wedding!

wild wild bride sash | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

Which sash is your favorite? You can see them all right here!

TEE SHIRTS

And… we thought these tees went with the sashes perfectly. By Deighan Design.

maid of honor tee | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

And this wifey tee, for your honeymoon + beyond! BRB, going to add to my wish list.

wifey tee shirt | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

xo
-E.

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New Trend: Sparkly Sequin Letter in Gold or Silver

At Emmaline Bride, one of our goals is to share the latest + greatest handmade wedding trends + finds, along with Real Wedding ideas. So, when we stumbled upon this ultra-sparkly sequin letter over at Miss Poppy Design, it pretty much stopped us in our tracks. We’ve see monogram letters done over, and over, and over againburlap covered, fabric covered, yarn covered, etc. But sequin-covered? Now that’s new — and we’re on board with this sparkly, festive detail. Use it as a decor piece at your bridal shower, bachelorette bash, or at your wedding. Who wouldn’t love to re-purpose this pretty piece in her home office after the big day? I know I’m already scheming a way to fit it into EB Headquarters. I mean, we could always use more gold in our office, am I right? And just like coffee and lipstick and pretty high heels, a girl can never have too much sparkly gold decor. That’s my motto anyway. Enjoy!

Sequin Letter

I love it in gold…

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sequin letter in gold

… but it’s pretty in silver, too, if that’s your metallic of choice!

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See the full sparkly collection right here.

xo
-E.

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