Posted May 10, 2013 | ♥ 5 Comments
Brides: are you serving cupcakes at your wedding? Bored of the same old display? Want to cross “centerpieces” AND “cake” off your to-do list at the same time? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve heard of the cupcake in a jar – heck, we’ve even seen cupcakes on candlesticks – but a DIY cupcake bouquet is a fresh + fun idea. Instead of displaying cupcakes on the same old tray or tower, display them in a pot instead! These rose-frosting-topped cupcake bouquets are perfect for spring and summer weddings, bridal showers, and parties, and they double as your centerpiece, too. Plus, with Mother’s Day around the corner, you have no excuse but to whip up a batch of cupcakes this weekend and give ‘em to your mom. (And, it’s EASY! Even I could make ‘em, which is saying a lot. I’m no baker.) Besides, do you know anyone who would turn down a bouquet of cupcakes? Me either. So, grab your favorite cupcake mix, delicious frosting, some decorative cupcake wrappers, and a few other easy-to-find supplies and prepare to be inspired! Be sure to check out the links at the bottom of the page for full step-by-step tutorials. Enjoy!
Posted May 9, 2013 | ♥ 4 Comments
Hi, lovelies! Today we’re talking about how to plan a feather themed wedding. We’ve seen some unique wedding themes in the past (like this or THIS!) but, I must admit, a feather themed wedding is an interesting idea! I don’t know if it’s the The Great Gatsby buzz (and its fabulously feathered 1920′s inspired fashion), these pretty little things I’ve been wearing about town (I got ‘em in black), or the simple fact that I’ve been seeing feather-inspired everything popping up all over the place. Whatever the reason, though, I was recently inspired by the idea of a feather themed wedding… and I really love what I found! In true Emmaline Bride fashion, these hand-picked items are all handmade wedding and we’re featuring an example from a Real Wedding with an incredible feathery feel. Read on to find out more about this fun theme and tell us… feather themed wedding: yay or nay?
Posted May 8, 2013 | ♥ Leave a Comment!
This South Carolina plantation wedding was a beautiful event you’re sure to love. The breathtaking bride, Lauren, and her dashingly handsome husband, Shelton, were married this past March on the grounds of the Litchfield Plantation. The plantation’s majestic landscape was the perfect fit for Lauren and Shelton’s southern rustic wedding. This South Carolina wedding is rich in details, passion, and story. This plantation wedding was photographed by Feuza and Mary from Feuza Reis Studios. Find out what the couple has to say and fall in love with the stunning photos after the click…
Posted May 8, 2013 | ♥ 9 Comments
Hello, lovelies! Today we’re showcasing a blush and gold wedding color palette, one of my favorite color combinations. A blush and gold wedding color palette is sophisticated and chic, with an ultra modern feel. If you’re looking for a soft, airy color palette for your wedding or bridal shower, blush and gold is it! To inspire you, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite blush and gold wedding finds to tie into this most lovely palette. Although I love them all, numbers 6, 8, and 13 are a few of my faves. What are yours?
Blush and Gold Wedding
Check out our twenty hand-picked blush and gold wedding picks below + be sure to scroll to the bottom to see the vendors, along with links to his or her shop. (Like any of the boards below? Place your mouse over the image and click ‘Pin It’ to pin it to Pinterest!)
Posted May 7, 2013 | ♥ 178 Comments
Brides: Want to win the ultimate wedding planning prize pack? You’ve found it! #throwsconfetti This month, we’re giving away one Kindle Fire HD Tablet (perfect for taking Emmaline Bride on-the-go!) and a signed copy of “The Handcrafted Wedding” book by Emma Arendoski, editor of Emmaline Bride, to one lucky reader. If you are planning your wedding – or know someone who is! – and a fan of Emmaline Bride, this is one amazing prize you won’t want to miss. So, bookmark this page, share it on Facebook, and write it on your calendar so you don’t miss the many chances to enter to win! Read on to find out more…
Posted May 7, 2013 | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, brides! If you’re gearing up for your wedding ceremony and wondering what all the fuss is over the ring pillow, we’re here to help! Today we’re sharing nine things to know about the ring pillow, which includes answers to your most-asked questions to our ‘Ask Emmaline‘ inbox such as, “Do I really need a ring pillow?” Plus, we’re showcasing some handmade loveliness from Laura Stark, one of the most amazing ring pillow designers to date, for inspiration. Read on to find out more about the ring pillow, get inspired, and let us know which style you love best. (Mine? A tie between the mustard ring pillow and the something blue, shown below. Love ‘em both.) Enjoy!
Posted May 6, 2013 | ♥ 5 Comments
Brides: looking for wedding clutch purses to match your color palette? Want your bridesmaids to carry clutch purses instead of bouquets? You’ve come to the right place! At Emmaline Bride, you know we love handmade wedding ideas, approaches, and custom-made finds. But, did you know that unlike big box stores, handmade wedding items can be customized to suit your color palette? It’s true! Today we’re featuring eight hand-picked wedding clutch purses by the lovely Allisa Jacobs in a variety of color combinations. These wedding clutch purses and cosmetic bags can coordinate with popular wedding palettes (like corals, grays, blues, and yellows) and trending patterns (like chevron and polka dots). PLUS, many of these purse liners can even be customized to suit each bridesmaid’s personal style. (How’s that for custom-made?) Read on to be inspired!
Posted May 3, 2013 | ♥ 3 Comments
If you’re looking for the best engagement photo ideas, you’ve come to the right place! We feel extremely blessed to work with the most amazing wedding photographers in the industry and share Real Weddings and engagement photo ideas with you on a regular basis. When we feature a new engagement shoot, I can always recall a specific detail, like the surprise proposal, the rowboat, or the impromptu Scrabble game. When you’re planning, remember that the best engagement photo ideas are all about the details. Your location(s), attire, props, and the season you choose will contribute to a more memorable engagement session. Also, selecting an amazing engagement photographer is very important: he or she will be essential in properly bringing your engagement photo ideas to fruition and capturing you at your very best. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twenty of the best engagement photo ideas… and I think you’re going to love what we’ve discovered! What’s your favorite?
Posted 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!
Posted 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!
Posted May 1, 2013 | ♥ 3 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…
Posted 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!