Posted February 6, 2014 | ♥ 44 Comments
We received an Ask Emmaline question recently and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Bride-to-be, Meghan, asks us, “I want guests to sit anywhere they want at my ceremony, rather than traditionally on the right or left depending on whose family they are from. Any tips?” Great question, Meghan! A new-ish trend that we’ve seen (last year in its peak and continuing through this season) is the idea of ‘Pick a Seat Not a Side‘. Easily conveyed to guests in a sign form, this ensures guests mingle and sit together rather than moving from one side to another. Read on to see an example of this idea in action and enter for a chance to win one by the lovely Citrus Press Co.!
Posted February 5, 2014 | ♥ Leave a Comment
This Oaks Waterfront Inn Wedding was beautiful! Lauren and Travis were married last November in the town of St. Michael’s on Maryland’s eastern shore. Their ceremony and reception were held at The Oaks Waterfront Inn. Their stunning wedding will bring a smile to your face as you watch the day unfold. Emily from Emily Clack Photography captured the amazing images you’re about to see after the click…
Posted February 5, 2014 | ♥ 86 Comments
Hello, loves! Whether your wedding is fast-approaching or in the distance, be sure to bookmark this post (press CTRL + D or pin it)! Today we’re revealing five tips for the morning of the wedding to ensure it goes off without a hitch. Getting ready for your wedding is memorable because it is filled with excitement and anticipation for the day ahead. Plus, it’s a great chance to chill with your best girlfriends to relax, get pampered, and primp to look your best. Read on to see the five essential tips… plus, a little birdie told us there’s a special giveaway happening, too! Check it out below…
Posted February 4, 2014 | ♥ 2 Comments
It’s cold outside, but this snowy engagement session will heat you up! Meet Donieka and John. Their engagement session took place in a snow-filled Illinois landscape. Hugs, kisses, and even a friendly snowball fight were just a few aspects of their day. This couple’s excitement and happiness was photographed by Rachael from Rachael Schirano Photography. Get warm and fuzzy in 3..2..1…
Posted February 4, 2014 | ♥ 40 Comments
Brides: have you decided on your guest book yet? A traditional guest book is one option, but what about an alternative? Today we’re sharing one of favorite guest book alternatives: the canvas guest book. A canvas guest book is essentially a canvas created from your favorite photo (an engagement photo, for instance) and your custom text or vows. At your reception, place your canvas guest book on an easel for guests to sign; then, display in your home as instant artwork. This is one guest book that won’t get shuffled around on your bookshelf or placed in a keepsake box: it will be enjoyed for years to come! Want to find out more? Read on… and you might just find a BIG giveaway at the end of this post! ;)
Posted February 3, 2014 | ♥ 15 Comments
Brides: have you been browsing pearl necklaces for your wedding? Not sure where to start? Check out this feature! Today we’re sharing five hand-picked pearl necklaces for your wedding at $50 or less by Dream Day Designs. Each of these necklaces is bride-approved and perfect for your upcoming day. Plus, we’re giving away a gift certificate valued at $50 which means you could bring home any of the pearl necklaces below for FREE (or use the gift card towards another piece in their shop). See what we’ve discovered after the jump…
Posted February 3, 2014 | ♥ 27 Comments
Happy Monday! We’re kicking off a brand new week of wedding inspiration the best way we know how… with a giveaway! We’ve teamed up with the lovely Susan of Susabella to offer a beautiful personalized bouquet charm to one lucky reader. This bouquet charm is the finishing touch to any bouquet whether it is handmade (like this) or a fresh floral bouquet. This bouquet charm can be used as an ornament after the wedding, too! Read on to find out more…
This bouquet charm is the perfect addition to your wedding bouquet. It is of heirloom quality and is personalized with your initials and wedding date. The bouquet charm measures 1.25 inches (approximate) and is handcrafted, kiln fired, glazed, and kiln fired again. Metallic silver or gold color can be added to the rim of the bouquet charm, if you wish. Each charm comes gift boxed and has an optional white silky cord, white ribbon, or blue satin ribbon (perfect as your ‘something blue‘). An ampersand (&) can be used in place of the heart between the letters.
Posted February 1, 2014 | ♥ Leave a Comment
Hi, loves! Emma here. I’m writing this from a very cozy office in the middle of a ridic snowstorm. I hope you are all staying warm out there. And, if you’re in a warm climate, just know that all of us in the midwest are very, very envious. Remember when we talked about subscription boxes awhile back? We’ve had some emails asking about the Stitch Fix box I was going to try, so I’m taking this weekend opportunity to share it with you. Read on to find out more…
Posted January 31, 2014 | ♥ Leave a Comment
Have you ever been to a New Year’s Eve wedding? You’re about to enjoy one! There was no better way to bring in the new year than Joe and Claire’s New Year’s Eve wedding. Joe and Claire’s wedding started with a first look at Valleybrook Country Club, followed by a beautiful ceremony at Saint Patrick’s Church in Chatham, New Jersey. The party took off from there with an extravagant reception at Valleybrook Country Club. Their wedding was captured through the lens of Daniel from Daniel Fugaciu Photography. Relive their New Year’s Eve wedding after the jump…
Posted January 31, 2014 | ♥ 10 Comments
Holy smokes, this post is packed-to-the-max with moss wedding inspiration. If you’re planning a woodland wedding, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up ten of the most creative moss wedding ideas PLUS we’re showing you an insanely easy DIY moss terrarium idea you can do this weekend. AND, since we can’t help ourselves, we’re also offering another fantastic wedding giveaway for one of the items below! What could it be? Read on to find out + get the full scoop on moss ideas for your wedding!
Posted January 31, 2014 | ♥ 30 Comments
Hi, loves! Emma here. Have you picked the perfect wedding dress but you want a little something — a little sparkle, perhaps — added to it? If so, a sparkly dress sash might be the finishing touch for you! We’ve teamed up with the lovely Maram of Something Treasured to give away this beautiful sparkly dress sash to one lucky reader! Get a glimpse of this sash up close and enter for your chance to win…
Sparkly Dress Sash
The Nadya belt features a little sass and a whole lot of sparkle. Made for the trendy, modern bride, this dress sash features clear round crystals and crystal beading with silver accents.
Posted January 30, 2014 | ♥ 1 Comment
If you’re displaying desserts at your wedding or bridal shower, don’t miss this post! We’re showing you four clever tips for displaying desserts like a pro PLUS we’re revealing one huge mistake you’re probably making. Read on to find out what it is…
Posted January 30, 2014 | ♥ 18 Comments
Hello, hello! Are you a lace-loving bride? Do you like the classic look of lace, but you’re unsure how to pull the look together with the perfect accessories? You’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing the top ten lace bridal accessories we’ve spotted on the interwebs with everything like a chic lacy bolero, a wedding dress (with oh-so-lovely lace sleeves), a pair of gorgeous lace-embellished heels, and more. Plus, we’re giving away one of these accessories in a special wedding giveaway! Enough talking about it, let’s get to it already!
Top 10 Lace Bridal Accessories
We’ve hand-selected the following lace bridal accessories (all handmade!) to show you how to pull together a perfect bridal ensemble. You don’t have to use all of these pieces (less is more) but we encourage you to pick pieces that really inspire you. Which of these is your favorite?
Posted January 29, 2014 | ♥ 1 Comment
This rustic Arizona wedding is one you’re sure to love! Meet Ashley and Kevin. This lovely couple’s story started when they first met back in 2007 at a local community college. Their wedding this past November was in Mesa, Arizona at Inside the Bungalow. The wedding has a rustic theme, handmade details, and more. See their wedding photos captured by David from David Orr Photography after the click..
Posted January 29, 2014 | ♥ 1 Comment
Hi, loves! Emma here. I’m a bit jewelry obsessed, particularly when there’s an emerging trend. When I spotted this ring worn by LC awhile back, I’ve been searching for other stylish stacking (and over-the-knuckle) rings to add to my collection. (Oh, and P.S. – if you loved that ring, we found one that’s very similar at a fraction of the cost.) Since I’ve been oohing and aahing over stacking rings for some time, I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you today instead of keeping them all to myself. These make beautiful rings for the bride to wear on her wedding day (especially the personalized ones you’ll find below) or as gifts for her bridesmaids. Plus, I’ve gotta say… these also make wonderful Valentine’s Day gifts! If you love ‘em, be sure to pin them to a board so your beau knows what’s up. ;)
Stacking Rings / Knuckle Rings
In this collection, you’ll find stacking rings, knuckle rings, personalized rings, and gemstone stacking rings. Just in case you’re wondering, a stacking ring is one that is small enough to be paired with one or two other rings to appear like it’s a complete set. However, stacking rings are really versatile because you can wear them stacked, as single rings on a few fingers at a time, or you can mix-and-match your favorites to create new looks. Knuckle rings (also called over-the-knuckle rings) are worn over your knuckle, typically by itself, and is a versatile piece which can be worn on any hand without overwhelming your engagement or wedding ring. Take a peek at what we’ve found:
Posted January 28, 2014 | ♥ Leave a Comment
Rachel and Matthew’s Bentonville Arkansas wedding has plenty of great details. Their wedding this past October was at the Avondale Chapel and Gardens and included tons of wedding accessories, pretty flowers, a stunning burlap and lace aisle runner, and more. It was captured by Kaity from Photo Love Photography. Learn more about their wedding from the bride and see the photos after the click…