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Real Weddings: A Beautiful Buhl Estate Wedding at Addison Oaks

Meet Jacquie and Kevin! Despite having one of the worst weather days for a wedding — it rained continuously with accompanying high winds — they didn’t complain or get upset at all. They just rolled with it, a great rule of thumb for every couple to follow! Instead, let it go and enjoy every moment. That’s exactly what they did and, as a result, their wedding day was everything they dreamed it would be! Their wedding was held at the Buhl Estate at Addison Oaks in Leonard, Michigan, one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the state. This venue dates back more than 100 years and offers an elegant distinctive English Tudor-style manor home, surrounded by a formal flower garden. Read on to see the beautiful images by The Camera Chick

Addison Oaks Wedding - Photo by The Camera Chick

How to Plan the Perfect Wine Tasting Bachelorette Party

Happy Monday! Emma here and we are so excited to be kicking off a brand new month at Emmaline Bride! Can you believe it’s already November?! This month, we’ll be bringing you some pretty exciting stuff, so be sure you’re on the list so you don’t miss it! First up, we’re talking about how to plan a wine bachelorette party complete with wine tastings, cheese samplings, and a girls weekend bash so epic your girls won’t stop talking about it for days. How do you get started? Read on to find out more!

how to plan a wine bachelorette party via emmalinebride

Chris + Krystle’s Metro Detroit Wedding (Plus Zombie Shoot!)

Meet Chris and Krystle. Their Metro Detroit wedding was this past August and it was fantastic! They started the day off by getting ready at the local Hyatt Place Hotel. From there they traveled to Bay Court Park in Independence Township for their ceremony. It was a beautiful day and the weather was perfect. Their photographer Melissa from MC Photography did an amazing job capturing the details and this great couple…

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30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas

Hi loves and Happy Friday! Are you excited about Halloween tomorrow? We hope so! Little Andrew is going to be a fuzzy lion and when he walks his tail wags just a little. It’s so adorable. Plus, I’ve already sampled plenty of candy. Skittles. Snickers. M&Ms. So far, so good. I have to make sure they taste good enough to pass out to Trick or Treaters, you know. I take candy quality control quite seriously here.

Today we’re highlighting our favorite Halloween wedding ideas in honor of the season! If you’re a bride who dreams of a fall wedding, brisk temps, an orange-and-black color palette, this may be the theme for you. Read on to see thirty of our favorite hand-picked Halloween wedding ideas for a fun – and surprisingly stylish – wedding theme. And, as just a tip: you needn’t go nuts on the Halloween themed ideas here. Just a few will do — you still want it to look like a wedding (and not a Halloween party), after all. Enjoy!

Halloween Wedding Ideas

1. Halloween Wedding Invitations

vintage halloween invitations

by my lady dye

2. Mr. and Mrs. (Frankenstein + His Bride) Coffee Mugs

Perfect for pumpkin spice coffee. Hot cocoa. Tea. Hot apple cider. YUM.

halloween wedding ideas via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding from EmmalineBride.com

by lenny mud

50 Most Unique Bridesmaid Gift Ideas – 2015 (+ Giveaway!)

It’s here! It’s here! The ultimate (annual) bridesmaid gift guide is right here! Check it out below + show some love to our handmade artisans featured below. Oh, and by the way, are you subscribed yet?

We are so excited to share the best bridesmaid gift ideas for 2015! We love doing this round-up every year and we’ve included some new and incredibly unique finds for 2015. If you’re looking for gifts to say thanks to your bridesmaids, we’ve rounded-up 50 of them right here to give you some ideas. We’ve found a little something for everyone with emphasis on functional, thoughtful, and re-usable gifts they’re sure to love. So, go get a huge cup of coffee and get ready to dive in to the guide below because these wedding finds are pretty amazing. Enjoy!

GIVEAWAY — Enter the giveaway at the end of this post! We’re giving away a $100 Etsy Gift Card to one lucky reader!

bridesmaids jumping in air

clutches by eclu

The Sweetest Countdown Calendar for Weddings

We spotted this darling countdown calendar and couldn’t wait to share it with you! It is handmade by the lovely Darah of The First Snow… take a look!

Countdown Calendar for Weddings

This house themed calendar features thirty little windows numbered from day 30 to the big day! Each little window opens to reveal an illustrated quote or idiom to brighten your day. The calendar is personalized at the top with the names of the bride and groom, along with movable clock hands you can “set” to your actual wedding ceremony time. This is such a fun way to count down to your wedding!

Cute house-inspired wedding countdown calendar by The First Snow | countdown calendar weddings http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/countdown-calendar-weddings/
by the first snow

by the first snow

Cute house-inspired wedding countdown calendar by The First Snow | countdown calendar weddings http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/countdown-calendar-weddings/
by the first snow

by the first snow

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12 Beautiful Birthstone Jewelry Gifts for Bridesmaids

Hi, loves! Emma here and it’s time to answer another wedding advice question. This one comes to us from Ashleigh who wants to know about birthstone jewelry gifts for her bridesmaids. She says,

Hi Emmaline. I am getting married in February and I wanted to give something to my bridesmaids as thank you gifts. My birthday is in February and my birthstone is Amethyst, which is one of my wedding colors. I thought giving each girl a necklace with their unique birthstone would be a fun idea. Do you have any ideas for birthstone jewelry that might work?Ashleigh

Birthstone Jewelry Gifts

I love that idea, Ashleigh! Tying in each bridesmaid’s birthstone and maybe even their initial on a necklace or a bracelet would make an excellent personalized gift idea. Here are a few that might work — all under $50.

This ring is one of my favorite new finds, as it features her name spelled out and her birthstone. She’ll love to wear this piece as part of her everyday jewelry! By Grace Personalized.

birthstone jewelry gifts | http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/birthstone-jewelry-gifts/

by grace personalized

These Passport Invitations are Amazing for Destination Weddings

Are you planning a destination wedding? Do you dream of warm sand beneath your toes and reciting vows along the shore? If an island wedding is for you, be sure to pick equally fun invitations to get guests excited for the fun that awaits! And these passport style invitations from Diva Gone Domestic are the perfect fit! Just wait until you see them…

Passport Style Wedding Invitations

The cover looks resembles a passport and features your names across a center band.

passport style wedding invitation | invitations destination weddings - http://emmalinebride.com/invites/invitations-destination-weddings/

by diva gone domestic too

13 Easy Tips to Plan a Fun Bachelorette Spa Party

Brides: click here to share this link with your Maid of Honor!

Hello, lovelies! We’re kicking off this beautiful morning with bachelorette party inspiration. The ultimate bachelorette party doesn’t have to include bar hopping, clubbing, or hitting up the town. Some of the best bachelorette parties are low-key, partying at home with the bride-to-be and relaxing while you watch favorite movies, dish over delish drinks and appetizers, and pamper yourself with some at-home spa treatments. Here are thirteen fun ideas on how to throw a spa themed bachelorette party at home!

Bachelorette Spa Party

A bachelorette spa party is themed around pampering and relaxing. The idea is to incorporate a few at-home spa treatments (such as a face mask, foot scrub, manicure, pedicure, etc.) You can also choose to do nail applications, like these, which are easy and less messy than polish (and last significantly longer, too). Rent some movies, put on some music, order pizza, serve up delicious drinks and desserts, and just kick back and enjoy some laughs with your best friends. If your budget allows, have a makeup artist come in for a tutorial to teach everyone some fun new makeup trends or tricks. Alternatively, you can also hire a manicurist to come and pamper everyone with manis and pedis.

As with any party, it all begins with a guest list.

1. Make a guest list.

How many people are on your list? A bachelorette spa party might work best with a smaller group. Consider bridesmaids, moms, maid of honor, and a few additional guests.

2. Pick a location.

A house party or hotel suite work extremely well. You’ll want bathroom and sink access for spa treatments, along with enough room for everyone to relax, watch movies, eat/drink, and socialize.

3. Select a date.

Plan the bachelorette party just a week or two before the big day.

4. Pick out cute invitations.

spa bachelorette party invites

by bonjour berry

5. Plan to surprise guests at the door with these.

Oh, my… hot pink, monogrammed, and oh-so-fuzzy. Love the bride’s pair, too! By Cross and Crown.

fuzzy spa bachelorette slippers | bachelorette spa party http://emmalinebride.com/bachelorette/spa-party/

by cross and crown

These “Love is Patient” Aisle Signs Look Beautiful for Weddings

Every once in awhile, we stumble upon an aisle decoration that we absolutely adore… and this is one of them! The lovely Country Bliss Designs makes these “Love is Patient” signs based on the popular verse from 1 Corinthians 13, a favorite among couples as a ceremony reading. As you walk down the aisle, you’ll see the verse written out on large, easy-to-read signage with pretty calligraphy. Take a look! It’s today’s #HANDMADEADAY pick!

Love is Patient Aisle Signs

Love is Patient Aisle Signs by Country Bliss Designs

by country bliss designs

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