Mondays are always better at Emmaline Bride because there’s always a brand new giveaway! And what a lovely giveaway we have for you today! We’ve teamed up with Letter2Love to give away a custom return address stamp to one lucky reader! This makes a perfect addition to your wedding stationery because it will save you time from writing your return address on save the date cards, invitations, thank you cards, and more. You can choose between either a classic wooden handle stamp OR a custom self-inking stamp. Read on to see how you can enter for a chance to win!
Custom Return Address Stamp
Here are some of our favorite samples of the stamp, using examples from their shop:
o Enter between 5/11/15-5/17/15 (11:59pm EST) o Prize: Custom Return Address Stamp by Letter2Love | Note: This is the new sister-site to the lovely Papermints, which features personalized wall art and stationery!
[H]appy Monday, loves! It’s time again for Take 5 — our weekly series where we pull five of the best details from a single Real Wedding to delight + inspire you. This week, we’re oohing and aahing over this gorgeous modern pink wedding captured by The Mondays and designed by Juli Vaughn Designs. Ready to be inspired? This’ll do — we promise!
Bright Pink Wedding Ideas
1. This exceptional paper flower + ribbon ceremony backdrop
[C]ould you use a little relaxation, sunshine, and a break from wedding planning stress? Or, perhaps you’re planning a destination wedding and need a beautiful, resort-like atmosphere. I’m sure that’s a big yes! You’ll love today’s post on beautiful Puerto Vallarta to inspire your upcoming wedding or honeymoon. You might even find yourself sitting on the beach under the sun thanks to a special romantic getaway sweepstakes being offered by hotel partners in Puerto Vallarta including Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort, Villa Premiere Hotel, and The Westin Resort, just to name a few. Read on to escape from your desk for a moment and explore the beautiful scenery of Puerto Vallarta and find out how you can enter for a chance to win a romantic getaway of your very own. Who knows – it could even be your wedding or honeymoon destination. Enjoy!
Hilton PV Resort
If I had to pick a favorite resort based on photos alone, I’d pick the Hilton PV Resort. I’ve never had the opportunity to go to Puerto Vallarta, but these sunsets and picturesque views have inspired me to go! Based on the website, this location is also really close to the city center and in walking destination to the cruise port, which means you don’t have to worry about transpiration if you’re coming in from a cruise. I love that – it means less stress on your vacation, right from the start. Plus, I could really use some sandy beaches, swaying palms, balmy breezes… oh, let’s all go!
Villa Premiere Hotel & Spa
Another option is the Villa Premiere Hotel & Spa, which, if you ask me, sounds perfect for a wedding reception. This is because there are many rooms at this resort, which means guests can stay right on-site. Plus, there’s just a two minute walk to famous churches (in case you plan on a church ceremony) or a seaside Boardwalk (“El Malecón”), right off the beach for your seaside ceremony. Take a look at these photos – they’re stunning!
The Westin Resort & Spa
And last but not least, The Westin Resort & Spa boasts stunning architecture and vibrant colors. It has extremely large grounds, which means an outdoor reception would work beautifully here! Or, I’m thinking this would be an ideal honeymoon spot. That’s because there are hammocks, private beach cabañas, and all rooms have balconies with ocean views. Can you imagine waking up to see the ocean, right from your window? There’s also so much to do, including spas, the Royal Beach Club with VIP services, evening drinks, palm trees… it all sounds heavenly.
[T]oday we’re bringing you this beautiful spring wedding in Italy. Meet Andre and Shona! Their recent Italian wedding was celebrated in the town of Treviso. Jayne from Venice Events coordinated their wedding and tells us, “The town is traversed by several branches of the Sile and Cagnan rivers and many of its narrow streets are lined with arcades and older houses overhang, with faded frescoes. There are numerous fountains, statues and water mills.” See all the photos and find out more about their spring wedding in Italy…
Spring Wedding in Italy
“Leaving from their quaint Bed and Breakfast, the couple made their way through the local market, to arrive at Palazzo Rinaldi, a beautiful palace where their ceremony was celebrated in a room full of colorful medieval frescoes.”
“The wedding group then went to a nearby historic Osteria to enjoy Prosecco (and plenty flowed) and finger food. After a short break, they returned for a country rustic meal, a typical menu from Treviso finished off by a delicious creamy Italian wedding cake.”
“As animal lovers, the couple enjoyed having photographs with the locals and their dogs!”
[H]appy Friday, loves! We are kicking off this beautiful, sunny, finally-spring-like Friday morning with a pretty post on wedding invitations. We spotted these floral wedding invitations over at Whimsical Prints. Leeanna has been whipping up an extra dose of pretty this season in the form of floral patterns and prints, which, as you probably already know, is all the rage this year. Check out some of our favorite invites from her collection below!
[W]hen you’ve finally found The Dress, you might be ready to pick out your veil (or alternative), shoes, or even a dress sash. But does your dress even need a sash? Generally, a dress is perfect as is — but a sash can sometimes add a little glam or sparkle to a dress. A sash is never a requirement — but whether or not to wear one really depends on the dress you choose and how the sash will complement your overall look. Today we’re sharing seven reasons why your dress might need a sash.
2. Your dress is elegant, but simple — and you crave a little bling.
A sash is the best way to add a little sparkle and shine to your dress. Pearls, rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, or colorful blooms are just a few ways brides choose to add a dose of pretty, personal style.