Posted November 11, 2013 | ♥ Leave a Comment
Brides: are you wearing your hair up or down for your wedding? If you’re wearing your hair up and wondering how to wear a veil with an updo, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re showing you a few examples of veils we love paired with updos. And, don’t worry if you aren’t sure which hairstyle works with you (or your veil). Your hairstylist can help you decide with a trial run (or two) before the wedding just to make sure. Read on to see more… starting with our favorite wedding hairstyle of the week (below). Enjoy!
Isn’t this a gorgeous hairstyle? Pin the veil under the style for maximum drama.
Posted November 11, 2013 | ♥ 62 Comments
So, this weekend I started looking for holiday photo cards and spent way too much time uploading a design and trying to find the perfect one. Does that ever happen to you? Then you look at the clock and wonder how you spent so much time on a project that isn’t even finished yet, especially because once they arrive you still have to address them, add postage, and double-check your list? I know. The holidays bring out the organize nerd in me and, I sort of love it. I also love it when I come across handmade goodies that save time, money, and energy, like this return address stamp from The Chatty Press. If you’re getting married and sending out invitations soon, this return address stamp will be a total lifesaver. You need to put the return address on your invitation, reply card, and save the date, so imagine how much extra addressing time you’ll save. Sending holiday cards? It works for those, too! Oh, and did I mention the hundreds of letters you’ll write to people that can be stamped with this lovely little personalized charmer? I know. I want one, too. I can’t win one, but you can. Find out how below… ;)
Posted November 11, 2013 | ♥ 35 Comments
Hello, hello! Happy Monday! This week, we have many exciting posts, giveaways, and more in store… so don’t forget to check back often (+ subscribe!) Up first, let’s talk about a pair of earrings so gorgeous that we just HAD to give a pair away to a lucky reader. Thanks to the lovely Laura Stark, one bride-to-be will receive a pair of these drop pearl earrings to wear on her wedding day! Get the full scoop after the jump…
Posted November 8, 2013 | ♥ 1 Comment
If you enjoy DIY details, you’re sure to love this Virginia handmade wedding! Meet April and Tom, an amazing couple that were just hitched this September. Their wedding in Round Hill, VA was at the Stoneleigh Golf and Country Club. This wedding’s beautiful details will inspire you and give you insight on how to DIY your special day. April and Tom’s handmade wedding was captured by Jan from Jan Michele Photography. See the handmade details and hear from the bride after the click…
Posted November 8, 2013 | ♥ 1 Comment
It may be getting chilly outside, but it’s never too early to plan attire for your spring or summer wedding. I spotted the ruffle flower girl dress collection at Everything Ruffles and I love everything I’ve found! These are some of the sweetest, most colorful flower girl dresses I’ve seen yet. Each dress is handmade and can be customized in a wide array of colors. Check out my hand-picked favorites below…
Ruffle Flower Girl Dress Collection
This first dress in yellow is paired with a grey sash and an adorable purple headband. I love the cap sleeves.
Posted November 8, 2013 | ♥ 26 Comments
Hi, loves! Ok, let’s be honest: the wedding giveaways are pretty awesome. I love them all. There are a few, though, that I really, really wish I could win… and today’s cameo wall decor giveaway is one of them. I’ve been eying this piece by Pinwheel Fair since the day it was added to Karen’s shop! This silhouette cameo wall decor features the bride and groom with a bow tie and flower hair accessory. It makes a wonderful wedding gift for an engaged couple, a wall decor piece for your home, and looks great as a decor piece for your guest book table. Read on to find out more about this fantastic prize and see how you can enter for a chance to win…
Posted November 7, 2013 | ♥ 6 Comments
Brides: if you’re planning a wine themed wedding, this is the post for you! We’ll tell you the best wine themed wedding venues, share our favorite guest book alternatives, give you tips on gift ideas for your wedding party, and more. You can even try your hand at a few clever wine themed wedding DIYs. Plus, to kick-start your planning into gear, we’ve teamed up with Vetrina del Vino to offer a beautiful wine themed gift for one lucky reader’s home. What is it? Read on to find out…
Wine Wedding Ideas
1. Plan your wedding in a vineyard.
Posted November 7, 2013 | ♥ 18 Comments
Happy Thursday, loves! OK, so you’ve probably heard of a photo locket, but have you heard of a locket with note inside? Instead of a traditional photo (or in addition to), you can have a special message included on the inside. This twist on the traditional locket necklace makes a great gift for the bride, Maid of Honor, or Bridesmaid. It also works perfectly as a proposal item. Read on to find out more… including a special surprise thanks to Peachtree Lane Jewelry. :) Enjoy!
Posted November 6, 2013 | ♥ Leave a Comment
Want to dress up your wedding shoes? Take a peek at these easy-to-use (+ totally stylish) bow shoe clips spotted at Absolutely Audrey. I was browsing the shop and came across the Bridal Bliss collection, where I was immediately drawn to the Jackie design, shown below. It’s my favorite of the collection. This pair features crystal accents in a bow shaped design. It comes with a clip, which makes it a snap to add to shoes, a belt sash, or clutch purse. Take a peek…
Posted November 6, 2013 | ♥ 26 Comments
If you’re looking for a fresh springtime wedding theme, you’ve come to the right place! Check out this inspiration board featuring a purple orchid wedding theme with green mixed in. If you’re planning an orchid wedding theme, you can pick your favorite color (like white, purple, or green) and pair with a favorite coordinating color. For this board, we’ve used a mix of purple and bright green as one such example. Keep in mind that every piece does not need to be orchid themed (which may overwhelm); instead, pick a few favorite pieces and use coordinating colorful pieces for the rest. Read on to see what we’ve discovered + check out a beautiful orchid-inspired wedding giveaway at the end of this post. Enjoy!
Orchid Wedding Theme: Purple + Green
Posted November 6, 2013 | ♥ 4 Comments
Hi, loves! We’ve received numerous requests from our dear readers that you want to see more hairstyle diys for your wedding. You asked… we listened! Now we’ll be bringing you plenty of awe-inspiring hair-spiration every week at EB! (P.S. Are you following our Pinterest boards yet? Be sure to follow our hair board!) Today we’re sharing the DIY braided bun. This style is great for medium-to-long tresses and can be worn with or without a veil. I spotted a few Real Wedding examples of a bride rocking the braided bun hairstyle in the images below (with photos by Leslee Mitchell. What do you think of this hairstyle?