Giveaway: Custom Return Address Stamp

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:

by letter2love

Giveaway: Win a Custom Return Address Stamp!

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!

Take 5 → Bright Pink Wedding Ideas + Ceremony Decor

[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

paper flower backdrop ceremony

2. The stunning chair decorations down the aisle

ribbon ceremony chair decor

3. This fantastic sign

We love a custom marquee sign! And this one is awesome.

drink up marquee lights

4. The modern geometric chair signs

geometric chair signs

5. The adorable dessert bar + banner

And check out the floral cake!

mmmhmm dessert bar banner

I love all of this. How about you? Do you like the color palette and the geometric-inspired designs? Tell us with a comment below. We’d love to hear from you.

There’s more coming up next! Stay tuned! (And you can subscribe right here.)


Puerto Vallarta: Your Wedding and Honeymoon Destination

[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.

Additional information on Puerto Vallarta, along with the special sweepstakes (it runs until October 15, 2015) is available at

For a direct link to the sweepstakes, click here.

This is a sponsored post by Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board.

Spring Wedding in Italy: Andre + Shona

[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…

bride and groom run over bridge | Planner: Venice Events | via

Spring Wedding in Italy

wedding rings, bouquet, bride and groom kiss | Planner: Venice Events | via

bride sitting with bouquet at their spring wedding in Italy| Planner: Venice Events | via

bride and groom during their spring wedding in Italy | Planner: Venice Events | via

“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.”

bride and groom in Italy | Planner: Venice Events | via

“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.”

cheese platter at spring wedding in Italy  | Planner: Venice Events | via

bride and groom along Italian canal | Planner: Venice Events | via

“As animal lovers, the couple enjoyed having photographs with the locals and their dogs!”

bride and groom with dog | Planner: Venice Events | via

bride and groom outside Italian Deli| Planner: Venice Events | via

bride and groom along Italian canal | Planner: Venice Events | via

Giveaway: Be My Groomsman Cards

[S]ometimes it seems like bridesmaids get all the love. They get the charming be my bridesmaid gifts and a be my bridesmaid party and all kinds of fun meet-ups with the bride. I guess that’s okay though, since maybe groomsmen don’t really mind missing out on glitter-dipped champagne glasses at those bridesmaid parties anyway. But we still think groomsmen should be officially asked — and what could be an easier way than with these be my groomsman cards? We spotted them over at Be Timeless and they’re giving away a set (of ten) cards to one lucky reader! Oh, and you can pair the card with this amazing DIY groomsman gift or one of these cool groomsmen gift ideas. They’re totally dude approved.

Anyway, the first step to asking is getting your hands on these cards… so be sure to enter below! Just fill out the form below. Enjoy!

Be My Groomsman Cards

Be My Groomsman Cards

by be timeless

inside view | Be My Groomsman Cards

by be timeless

Floral Wedding Invitations for Spring + Summer

[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!

Floral Wedding Invitations

hot pink and yellow floral wedding invitations
by whimsical prints

floral wedding invitations
by whimsical prints

blush floral wedding invitations
by whimsical prints

hot pink floral wedding invitations
by whimsical prints

pink and yellow floral wedding invitations
by whimsical prints

7 Reasons Your Dress *Might* Need a Sash

[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.

brooch dress sash

by the storied sash

On to the inspiration and, might I add, some of the loveliest sashes we’ve seen yet! Will you be wearing one?

Does Your Dress Need a Sash?

Here are reasons why your dress might need a sash:

1. You found one you really, really love — and you just couldn’t say no.

I get it. A late night shopping online or browsing Pinterest caused you to find a sash you just couldn’t turn down.

millinery flower sash

by angee w.

pearl sash with ribbon

by angee w.

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.

by simply weddings

Sometimes you just need some rhinestones…

gorgeous sparkly sash

by enrich by millie