Emmaline Bride

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Modern Red and White Heart Invitations for Weddings

Modern Red and White Heart Wedding Invitations -- love these! By Lucy Loves Paper. | http://emmalinebride.com/invites/heart-invitations-weddings/

We’re rounding out today’s awesome posts with one more: our #HANDMADEADAY find! Today’s pick is from Lucy Loves Paper and it has stolen our little handmade hearts — quite literally. These red and white heart invitations will set the tone for your romantically modern wedding and looks beautiful with a red color palette, as shown. (Not into this color combination? Custom colors are available.)

12 Incredible Dresses Under $500 for Beautiful Boho Weddings

strapless boho wedding dress | dresses boho weddings http://emmalinebride.com/bridal-gowns/dresses-boho-weddings/

The new collection from Barzelai is here! And wait until you see the beautiful dresses we have spotted! If you’re a boho bride, you’ll adore these sweet embellishments from embroidered collars and lace to deep v necklines and flowy silhouettes. Whether your style is a casual backyard wedding, an elegant seaside wedding, or a wedding in the woods, a boho wedding dress may be perfect for you! Read on to see our favorite handpicked dresses from the new collection. Plus, did we mention all of these are under $500? We thought you’d love that! Enjoy!

Why This Lip Balm Makes an Amazing Bridal Shower Favor

If you’re female between the ages of 8 and 98, you probably have some sort of addiction to lip balm. Or chapstick. Or even lipstick, lip stain, or a lip pencil. We love our lips. We consistently get dry lips, so we’re always putting on layer after layer of lip balm. We love shine, so we pile on a top coat. We crave color, so we have an entire makeup case devoted to just lipsticks. (Unless that’s… just me?) Everyone I know seems to love lip balm in some way or shape, and that’s why lip balm makes an amazing bridal shower favor.

Now, lip balm makes a great favor: this is true. But not just any lip balm. Today we’re talking about the good stuff. Meet The Favor Stylist, your go-to gal when you need lip balm stat, whether it be for a bridal shower, wedding, birthday party, or just a night out with your girlfriends. They’re also ideal for the bachelorette party: you know, the “last sail before her veil”.

last sail before the veil | lip balm shower favor by The Favor Stylist | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/lip-balm-shower-favor/

by the favor stylist

Today we’ll tell you four reasons why this collection of lip balm shower favors is more amazing than others. Read on for the full scoop!

A Dreamy Seaside Wedding Shoot at Glen Cove Marina

Do you envision a classic wedding infused with a soft pastel color palette, sophisticated touches of glamour by way of lustrous pearls and vintage inspired lace, and an elegant seaside wedding venue? Then you’ll fall head-over-heels in love with this styled shoot captured by Christine Glebov Photography and designed by Your Moments – Wedding & Event Planning. The venue they selected was an exceptional choice. Christine tells us, “When the idea for this wedding shoot initiated, we knew right away The Lighthouse at Glen Cove Marina in Vallejo, California would be the perfect venue. Surrounded by majestic yachts and sailboats and lovely bay views, the pristine newly restored Lighthouse is a 1910 historic landmark with large windows throughout and grand white column verandas. Adjacent to the estate is a private boat dock where newlyweds and guests can charter their own yacht or sailboat. Courtesy of Bay View Charters, that is exactly what our couple, Nick and Laurel, did to enjoy the warm sunset and refreshing bay breeze.”

In this seaside wedding styled shoot, you’ll find pastel inspired floral design by Megan Haney Designs, pearls, lace, silver mercury glass, candlelight, crystal, elegant calligraphy, and much more. As Christine put it so eloquently, this shoot is “seaside meets classic Hollywood“. We couldn’t agree more! Take a look…

Sea Inspired Wedding Ideas / Styled Shoot

To set the tone for this seaside wedding, A Quaint Soiree created a customized handwritten watercolor calligraphy invitation suite and linen banner. The linen banner (shown below) was displayed alongside a sailboat with the saying Like the Sea has Pearls, You Have My Heart.

As the Sea Has Pearls, You Have My Heart | photo: christine glebov | linen calligraphy: a quaint soiree | via A Dreamy Seaside Wedding Shoot at Glen Cove Marina http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/seaside-wedding-glen-cove-marina/

photo: christine glebov, linen banner: a quaint soiree

Table Numbers: 3 Easy Tips You Should Know for Weddings

Table Numbers:  3 Easy Tips You Should Know for Weddings |

by whimsical prints

If you have assigned seating at your wedding reception, you will need table numbers so guests can easily find their seats. But there are a few tips you’ll need to implement that you may not have considered. These three tips will make your table numbers better and bolder, so you’ll definitely want to take note. Read on to find out more and see some inspiring table numbers we spotted over at Whimsical Prints. You’ll love these pretty table numbers…

This Pearl and Silver Earrings Giveaway Will Make Your Monday :)

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Emma here and my weekend was pretty awesome. I went to a family reunion pool party, the weather was gorgeous, I got to see my favorite people, and I finally got a decent tan going. I also had one of these and, let me tell you: it’s the new Slurpee. When I don’t have to run in and fill it up (just go through the drive-thru), that totally works for me, especially when it’s 90 degrees outside. And let me tell you, it is d e l i c i o u s. Anyway, we hope your weekend was full of fun, too!

We’re kicking off this intensely hot Monday morning with a brand new giveaway from the amazing Jane of Jacaranda Designs! When Jane wanted to give away a pair of these silver and pearl earrings, we couldn’t wait to share them with you. One lucky reader will receive this pair that features a triple flower hydrangea bouquet design. The earrings have a cream Swarovski glass coin pearl that has a brilliant luster. The flowers are matte silver plated brass with sterling silver posts. These are ideal for a classic bride who wants a unique and eye-catching design. Take a look!

Pearl and Silver Bouquet Earrings

pearl and silver bouquet earrings

by jacaranda designs

Colorado Engagement Session: Love Never Looked So Good!

Who loves Colorado engagement sessions? We’re excited to share with you Courtney and Kirby’s lovely engagement session! Their session was taken in downtown Denver by Emmy from Searching for the Light Photography. Emmy tells us, “When I first meet Courtney & Kirby I knew they were going to be so much fun to work with. Courtney is so adorable and fun loving. Kirby is calm, quiet and genuinely happy, but most importantly these two are crazy about each other – which of course makes my job so much fun! I love how much they laugh together and how comfortable they are in each others arms. They moved together to Denver not knowing anyone and starting new with nothing. I love how it seems that transition really bonded them well and how much they are in love with this city. So it was very fitting that we took pictures at Union Station and in LoDo near Commons Park. I hadn’t been inside Union Station before but man is it gorgeous, good job Denver on hiring amazingly talented architects and interior designers!”

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Courtney + Kirby’s Colorado Engagement Session

Courtney says, “We chose Commons Park and Union Station because its what we love about downtown Denver! All the historic buildings and the charm from Union Station paired with the mountain views and small town park feel of Commons are exactly what Kirby and I wanted captured in the pictures… aside from our deep connection & love for one another, obviously.”

When Should You Order Thank You Cards for Weddings?

When Should You Order Thank You Cards for Weddings? We will tell you! → http://emmalinebride.com/planning/order-cards-weddings/ | design: basic invite

via basic invite

Writing thank you cards for every wedding event, shower, party, and your reception is a must. But when should thank you cards be ordered? Should you cross thank you’s off the list now, or wait until a specific event or after your honeymoon? We’ll tell you! Plus, we’re showing you three different types of cards to consider AND sharing a really awesome custom-design tool we spotted over at Basic Invite. It’s all inside…