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A Beautifully Modern Wedding at Morais Vineyard (Real Weddings)

This is one of the prettiest Morais Vineyard weddings ever! When you have a beautiful bride and groom, a vast vineyard, a bright color palette, modern handmade details and Esme Krahn of BodaMaestra at the design helm, you just know it’s going to be an amazing wedding! Esme did a fabulous job planning this elegant wedding and Misty Rodda Photography captured the details beautifully. Michelle and Carols chose bold colors including hot pink bridesmaid dresses, black groomsmen suits, and pops of vibrant aqua and orange throughout their decor. Their wedding cake is one of the prettiest we’ve seen yet and features an elaborate lace-inspired design by Unique Cakes. Other memorable details include the chalkboard inspired ceremony sign, aqua ceremony fans, place cards, favors, orchid centerpieces, exceptional peony bouquets, and more! Read on to be inspired…

Real Wedding: Morais Vineyard Weddings | Planner: BodaMaestra | Photo: Misty Rodda | http://wp.me/p1g0if-x15

Twigs and Branches: Beautiful Nature-Inspired Ideas for Weddings

Hi lovelies, Emma here! Ah, it’s Friday in the fall and I have a hot cup of coffee in hand… you can say I’m happy as can be! Even though today is an unusually rainy and sticky day, fall is my absolute favorite time of year. And I promise I won’t start spouting off about pumpkin spice everything and jeans and sweater weather and boots (even though I do enjoy all of the above). I’m more in love with nature at its peak this time of year. The colorful trees. The crisp air. Andrew and I have been spending our evenings running (after) little Andrew in fields of wildflowers, through grassy knolls, and on sandy beaches as we take in the last few minutes of sun before it dips down at the water’s edge. His little hands are filled with rocks and leaves, treasures he has found and fully intends to keep. His other hand reaches out for mine with a smile on his face, and I take it as he leads me through playgrounds and grassy fields at full speed. Having a child gives you fresh eyes: everything is new and an exciting adventure. Through him, I’ve gained a new appreciation for the little wonders in daily life, so this time of year is especially eye-opening. There is so much to see. Anyway, I digress. Mamas will do that from time to time. ;)

Today we’re featuring some nature themed wedding ideas inspired by branches, twig, and vines. Fall weddings are extremely popular because Mother Nature chips in on some pretty serious decorating. ;) She takes care of the chilly but crisp air, romantic woodsy ceremonies, and jaw-dropping pops of orange, gold, and red on the trees. If you’re planning a fall wedding and want to include some handmade finds, you’ll love this post. We’ve rounded-up gold branch hair accessories, twig engagement rings, a unique nest inspired ring pillow, a must-see bouquet, and more. Browse our handpicked finds below and tell us: what’s your favorite?

Twig and Nature Inspired Wedding Ideas

Today’s #HANDMADEADAY pick!

twig hair accessory by blair nadeau millinery, photo: whitney heard | twigs branches nature ideas weddings | http://wp.me/p1g0if-x0y

by blair nadeau millinery, photo: whitney heard

18 Fun (& Easy!) Hot Pink and Black Bachelorette Party Ideas

Are you wondering how to plan an amazing bachelorette party but you have no idea where to start? Let us help! Today we’re sharing some amazing ideas for a hot pink and black bachelorette party the bride will absolutely love. There are just a few quick pointers to get you started and then it’s on to the inspiration! Ready to begin? Let’s go!

last fling before the ring bachelorette party prop by Liddabits | fun bachelorette party ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/planning/fun-bachelorette-party-ideas/

by liddabits

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The Best Engagement Session at Stony Creek Metropark: Katrina + Jeff

Today we’re featuring an absolutely amazing couple, Katrina and Jeff! Both of them are great friends of ours and we couldn’t be happier to share their photos with you. Their recent engagement session was at one of Metro Detroit’s most beautiful parks, Stony Creek Metropark. The park is filled with rolling trails and wide open fields. Two locations were perfect for their photos: West Branch and Oak Grove picnic areas. No one knew the best photo locations better than Sandy and Tim from The Camera Chick. Gorgeous smiles, romantic moments, and the start of a lifelong journey between best friends awaits your eager eyes…

enagagemant session stony creek metropark - photo by The Camera Chick - http://wp.me/p1g0if-wY4

10 Two Piece Dresses That Are Absolutely Stunning for Weddings

Hi, Emma here! It’s Tuesday, which means that my coffee is stronger than usual (but when is it not?) and our Ask Emmaline questions are buzzing in faster than we can count them. I’m convinced that you are bogged down on Mondays and then on Tuesdays you realize you have a ton of wedding questions to ask. And we love it, so keep ’em coming! Today we’re sharing ten gorgeous two piece wedding dresses (also known as cropped wedding dresses or wedding gown separates) in response to reader, Steph, and her question that rolled in last week. She asks,

“I like the look of two piece wedding dresses but haven’t been able to find one I like. I think separate pieces would also help me change up my look for the reception without buying an entirely different dress. Can you help? Do you have any favorites?”Steph

Hi, Steph! You are right on: a two piece wedding dress can absolutely change up your look throughout your wedding day in an instant. You can pick two pieces (a top and skirt) for the ceremony, and change into an alternate top with the same skirt (or even a shorter one) for the reception. Bridal separates, as they’re often called, are a perfect choice for the bride who likes to have many options. We also love bridal separates with long sleeves that act as a bolero on top of your wedding dress during the reception (which brides are opting for as a warmer option in fall or winter). To show you some stunning examples, I’ve handpicked my favorite two piece wedding dresses to share with you today — all handmade and direct from the designer! Read on to see what I’ve discovered…

Two Piece Wedding Dresses & Bridal Separates

1. This two piece wedding dress with lovely lace sleeves

By Pure Magnolia Couture.

A stunning two piece dress for weddings! By PureMagnoliaCouture. | two piece dresses weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/two-piece-dresses-weddings/

by pure magnolia couture

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9 Amazing Gifts for Bridesmaids Who Travel

Do you have a bridesmaid who either travels for work, for adventure, or is simply always on-the-go? Most likely at least one of your bridesmaids fits into a category above. So, to help you pick a perfect gift for your favorite adventurous bridesmaid we’ve rounded up some lovely handmade finds! Pick a few of your favorite gifts below and package them together in a tote (like this cute one), which also makes a handy carry-on and doubles as a convenient tote for getting-ready essentials the morning of the wedding.

Which of these travel-inspired gifts is your favorite?

Gifts for Bridesmaids Who Travel

1. These makeup brush rolls are a must

They’ll keep your makeup brushes protected and all-in-one place. By Forshee Designs.

by forshee designs