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Lake Sunapee Engagement Session: Erica + Sean

Posted March 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Erica and Sean’s Lake Sunapee engagement session in New Hampshire left nothing to be desired. Their engagement session this past fall was at a favorite hiking location around the beautiful Lake Sunapee. A perfect picnic for two ensued with apples, raspberries, cheeses, and figs. Add a little bulleit bourbon and the photo session was complete. Their romantic woodsy photos were captured by Meg Hamilton from Rodeo & Co. Photography. Relive their engagement session after the click…

Rodeo & Co. Photography - Lake Sunapee Engagement Session


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Handmade Wedding Round-Up – March 24th

Posted March 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hi, loves! At Emmaline Bride, you know we’re crazy over handmade weddings especially with so many beautiful items always added to our Marketplace. So, to inspire you, we’ve rounded up ten handmade wedding finds for your big day. We’ve found a stylish new accessory collection, a (totally fun!) rustic wedding invitation, shoes for your ring bearer and flower girl, a delicate locket necklace, a monogrammed gift for bridesmaids, and more. But, we want to know… which of these finds is your favorite?

Handmade Wedding Round-Up

1. New Accessories Collection

The lovely Tessa Kim just rolled out her 2014 wedding accessories collection and it’s absolutely stunning! Here are a few of our hand-picked favorites (though it was hard to choose):

Gorgeous crystal headband (Vienna) by Tessa Kim.  Perfect for your handmade wedding!


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Polka Dot Wristlet: Giveaway!

Posted March 24, 2014 | 14 Comments

Happy, happy Monday! We’re kicking off a brand new week of wedding inspiration the best way we know how… with a giveaway, of course! We’ve teamed up with the oh-so-lovely Salato to share this gorgeous polka dot wristlet and give one away to a lucky reader. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been scoping stores lately for some new spring finds (like my new mint flats which I love and can’t wait to wear) and a new purse is always on the list. This wristlet is the perfect neutral, goes with anything, and is ideal for running those wedding errands. Enter to win it for yourself or give as a gift to your MOH for all the countless hours of wedding support she’s been giving you. :) So, grab a cup of coffee, read on, and get ready to kick off a new week with us…

Polka Dot Wristlet (by Salato)


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Norfolk Engagement Session: Lauren + Phil!

Posted March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wow! This Norfolk Engagement Session was amazing! Lauren and Phil’s engagement session was earlier this month in and around Norfolk, Virginia. The first part of their session was in the woods of a local park. There’s where the magic starts to happen with some intimate photos. One of the session’s most intriguing photographs has them sitting on a park bench, next to another older couple. The rest of their session is in downtown where the couple’s fun and bubbly persona pops! Capturing their engagement session and all of its revelry was Echard from Echard Wheeler Photography. See the photos and catch the sunset after the jump…

Echard Wheeler Photography - norfolk engagement session


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Boho Floral Crown: Giveaway!

Posted March 21, 2014 | 14 Comments

Happy Friday! We recently talked about wearing a hair crown and today we’re giving one away! We’ve teamed up with the always-inspiring Roses and Lemons to offer a boho floral crown to one lucky bride-to-be. If you’ve always wanted to wear a bohemian-inspired hair crown at your wedding (or in your bridal photo shoot), now is your chance: find out how you can win one after the jump!

Boho Floral Crown - white gold rose by Roses and Lemons


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How to Wear a Bib Necklace

Posted March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Holy smokes, you guys, our Ask Emmaline inbox is filled to the brim! We love your wedding questions and can’t wait to answer them all. Today’s post features the latest Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Lauren, regarding how to wear a bib necklace. She says, “My wedding dress is strapless and I’m looking for a necklace to go with it. My sister suggested a bib necklace but I’m not sure what styles to look for or even how to wear one. Do you have any recommendations?” Absolutely! We love bib necklaces, especially when they’re paired with the perfect wedding dress. Read on to find out how to wear bib necklaces and get inspired with a few of our favorite hand-picked (+ handmade) finds!

floral bib necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)


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21 Unique Ways to Use Your Initials

Posted March 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

When you’re planning a handcrafted wedding chock full of personal details, your wedding initials are one accent not to be overlooked! You can use your wedding initials in a variety of ways, from the entry to your ceremony to the favors at your reception. You can even use your monogram as a unique guest book idea. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twenty-one of the most unique uses for wedding initials including some you’ve probably never seen before. Which of these finds inspires you most? Will you be using your wedding initials in your decor?

Wedding Initials: 21 Unique Ways to Use Them

1. Large Over-sized Letters

A set of over-sized wood letters (you can find huge wood letters at Hobby Lobby) is all you need to show off your initials. Snap a photo, like this, and you can have it printed as thank you cards after the wedding.

The couple used their wedding initials as a photograph, which can be printed as thank you cards after the wedding. (photo: jasmine amber)


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Donut Rings

Posted March 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

Good morning, loves! We thought you’d enjoy these adorable powdered donut rings while sipping on your morning coffee. Aren’t they sweet? They’re easy to DIY, too: simply gather up small white powdered donuts and place on a tray; then, insert diamond picks into the top to create ‘donut rings’. They’re ideal for serving to your girls the morning of the wedding while you’re getting ready. Serve with a hot cup of coffee.

Powdered Donut Rings (photo: next exit, picks: enchanted events and design)


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Birdcage Veil Headband

Posted March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brides: want to wear a birdcage veil, but you’re nervous about it staying put? You’ll love this idea! Introducing the birdcage veil headband, spotted at Nestina Accessories and ideal for any hairstyle! Take a peek…

birdcage veil headband


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8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

Posted March 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Brides: if you’re planning a wedding drink station or bar at your wedding, you’ll want to offer glassware for guests. But, did you know there are fun, more creative wedding drink glasses to consider? We’ve rounded up eight creative ideas including champagne glasses, personalized wine glasses, mason jar drinking glasses, vintage punch bowl mugs, and more. Which one is your favorite?

Wedding Drink Glasses

1. Mason Jar Toasting Glasses

Mason jars as drinking glasses is a favorite! Here’s one option…

mason jar toasting glasses (photo: daniel kim) via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses


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Small Talk Guest Book Alternative

Posted March 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

Brides: want a guest book alternative? Meet the small talk guest book! Instead of a traditional book where guests sign their names, the small talk guest book by Nostalgic Imprints invites guests to share their memories. Find out more after the jump…

small talk guest book


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Hey Brides-to-Be: Casting Call Alert

Posted March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

We spotted this unique Martha Stewart Weddings casting call for brides-to-be and it sounds like an awesome opportunity! One lucky bride-to-be will receive free professional teeth straightening for her big day, be a regular blogger at Martha Stewart Weddings, and appear in Martha Stewart Weddings magazine to share her experience.

Martha Stewart Weddings Casting Call 2014


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Salt Lake City Engagement Session: Ashlee + Steve

Posted March 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Meet Ashlee and Steve! Their Salt Lake City engagement session this past summer was flirtatious and fun. The photo session in downtown has Ashlee and Steve showing their love for one another in some must-see photos. Their engagement photographer Tara from Winsor Photography tells us more after the click…

Winsor Photography - salt lake city engagement session


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