Velvet Ring Boxes: Engagements & Weddings

We’ve sharing velvet ring boxes for engagements and weddings today! See what we’ve found. P.S. While you’re here, subscribe for the latest!


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Happy Monday, loves! How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was fantastic; we enjoyed spending the weekend with family and friends! Did you watch Gilmore Girls? I haven’t watched it yet because I want to re-watch the finale before starting; I can’t remember the exact ending — so, no spoilers! ;) Anyways, we hope your holiday weekend was great, too.

The holiday season has officially begun and you know what that means: it’s ENGAGEMENT SEASON! We thought the engagement ring had all the glory but then we spotted these vintage inspired velvet ring boxes from Secret Keeper Box… and wow. Talk about upping the ante! We love these unique ring boxes for engagements / proposals (can you imagine the photos from proposals caught on camera?) and also as vessels to hold your beautiful wedding bands. These velvet boxes also make great gift boxes for bridesmaid rings: think herkimer diamond rings (they’re more affordable than they sound), tiny personalized rings, or any of the rings from our bridesmaid gift ideas list. (They’re all great for asking ‘be my bridesmaid?‘ to your girls.) These velvet ring boxes also make a charming alternative to a ring pillow and can hold your ring at the ceremony — and afterward on your armoire or dresser as a ring holder (for cleaning or washing your hands). Ah, so many possibilities in one sweet little box. Wait until you see these fab colors; I want them all! Read on for more…

50+ Best Black Friday Wedding Deals – 2016

It’s time for our annual Black Friday wedding deals blog post! Wait until you see the awesome deals we’ve gathered up for you. Subscribe for the latest!

wedding shoes by Walkin On Air via Black Friday Wedding Deals |

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The turkey is carved, pumpkin pie devoured, and hot cocoa is sipped… it’s time to binge-watch Gilmore Girls Revival and score some seriously awesome Black Friday deals! Emma here and if you’re a bride-to-be, you know weddings can be expensive. But you can save some serious money if you know where to look. Today we’re sharing our top Black Friday deals for weddings from our favorite handmade artists including seriously gorgeous engagement rings, wedding veils, invitations, decorations, wedding accessories, awesome bridesmaid gifts and groomsmen gifts, fun favors, decorations, and more! Now you can shop small for your big day (support small business!) AND save money on your wedding. Win, win.

mrs chair sign by laura hooper calligraphy via Black Friday Wedding Deals |

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Read on for the HUGE list of over fifty awesome Black Friday wedding deals and discounts! After reading, please share on social media (see buttons at bottom of post) to spread the handmade money-saving finds! Enjoy!

Do You Wear Two Garters for Wedding?

Do you wear two garters for your wedding or just one? We’re answering that question related to the garter toss today on Emmaline Bride. Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest straight to your inbox!


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We’re answering an Ask Emmaline wedding question this morning to kick off your Friday! Bride-to-be Shelley asked us why brides buy two garters. The answer is simple — one garter is for the bride to wear, while the other is to be tossed at the reception. Technically, the bride wears both during the day, so the tossing garter is easily accessible when it’s time to toss it. You can usually purchase a set of two garters together, depending on where you buy, and typically you’ll find that the tossing garter is smaller and less detailed than the bridal garter.

And… if you don’t care about keeping your own as a keepsake, that’s fine, too! All you need to do is buy one, toss it, and be done with it. Simple as that! While we’re on the topic of garters, here are a few we recently spotted to inspire you…

Best Newlywed Gifts from Minted

We’re featuring the best newlywed gifts from Minted for the holidays! Subscribe for the latest to your inbox!



Hi, lovelies! Have you stopped over at Minted yet this season? It’s brimming with beautiful newlywed gift ideas you’re sure to love! If you’re soon-to-be wed, newlyweds, or already enjoying years of wedded bliss, you’ll find charming gifts right here. What I love about Minted’s collection, particularly the art pieces, are customized with your wedding date, photo, and/or your vows. These pieces make beautiful gifts to give to your favorite newylweds or to buy for your own home. (I love any excuse to display as many engagement or wedding photographs as possible!) We’re already huge fans of Minted‘s wedding collection — they are a community of independent artisans, which we adore! — so hand-picking the best newlywed gifts to share with you was a fun (and easy!) task. Be sure to visit the site to see even more; there are so many brilliantly talented artisans out there. Today we are sharing our favorites for top newlywed gifts — read on to see what made our list!

A Gorgeous Wrightsville Manor Wedding | Peyton + Ryan


Whether you’re a North Carolina bride planning your wedding or just looking for amazing details, this wedding will inspire you! Our featured couple was married at the Wrightsville Manor in Wilmington. Their May wedding had a shabby chic theme with rustic details. Some of those details that will catch your eye include their invitations, mason jar glasses, a head table sign, their use of burlap, and the beautiful flowers. Their special day was captured by Wilmington’s best wedding photographer, Eric Boneske Photography. See this gorgeous wedding and read what the bride had to say…

“I Couldn’t Say I Do Without You” Bracelet

Brides: pop the question to each of your bridesmaids (see: ‘be my bridesmaid) with an adorable cuff bracelet from Red Fern Studio! We’ve selected this jewelry piece as today’s handmade-a-day pick. It features a hammered or polished finish — your choice! — and different width options. The inside has a hand-stamped message that reads, “I couldn’t say I do without you“. How sweet!

I couldnt say i do without you bracelet by Red Fern Studio

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Emma’s Top 10 Picks: Shutterfly Save the Date Cards

Wondering if Shutterfly save the date cards are worth it? Today I’m sharing ten of my favorite picks along with the review of the quality, process, and affordability. Subscribe for the latest to your inbox!

Shutterfly Save the Date Cards |

Fabulous Date Save the Date

You’ve set the date… now it’s time to save the date! Emma here and today I’m talking about Shutterfly – specifically their collection of save the date cards. Since the day you got engaged, you may have seen special offers for Shutterfly, advertisements, flyers, or perhaps you were referred to Shutterfly from a friend. But are Shutterfly save the date cards any good? Are they easy to customize? Do they look as great in person as they do online? I’ll cover all of that today in this special Shutterfly save the date review. Enjoy!