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8 Wedding Vow Mistakes to Avoid (+ Giveaway #8!)

posted on August 7, 2014 14 Comments

Vows, vows, vows. They’re one of the most important parts of the wedding ceremony and for good reason: your wedding vows are the promises you make from your wedding day to eternity. You make them publicly, which makes them 100x sweeter (and nerve-wrecking). And, you don’t want to mess them up. That’s why we’ve put together a list of eight most important wedding vow mistakes to avoid so yours go off without a hitch. We’re covering some things you’ve never thought of before, along with some tricks you won’t want to miss. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Carryn of Golden Silhouette to offer a beautiful vow keepsake you will want NEED to own. It’s all here and it’s #8 in our fabulous 31 Wedding Giveaways series! Enjoy!

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31 Giveaways: #7 – Thumbprint Tree Guest Book

posted on August 7, 2014 14 Comments

If you’re looking for a guest book that is handmade, interactive, and will last forever in your home, look no further! We love this thumbprint tree guest book by The Ink Lab, spotted at a recent Real Wedding shown below (photos by the lovely Diana Daley). What we love most about this thumbprint guest book tree is how colorful it is: the couple chose to use multiple shades of ink for the thumbprints. (P.S. If you’re using ‘em, don’t forget these and a wastebasket.) It turned out beautifully! We’ve teamed up with the guest book tree’s designer, Heather, to offer a FREE thumbprint tree guest book to YOU, one of our lucky Emmaline Bride readers. Will it be you? Toss your name in the hat for a chance to win! (It’s #7 in our awesome 31 Wedding Giveaways series all August long!)

Thumbprint Tree Guest Book

Thumbprint Tree Guest Book


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Awesome Wedding Invitation + Hooray / Bummer RSVPs

posted on August 6, 2014 0 Comments

You know that feeling when something totally inspires you and you can’t wait to share it with everyone you know? Yeah, that’s pretty much how I feel about this awesome wedding invitation for a multitude of reasons. Emma here and I love me some paper goods, particularly when it comes to wedding invites with fun, quirky, innovative details. Add pretty colors — like anything pink — and I’m sold! For instance, this awesome wedding invitation (that’s not only what I’m calling it, that’s the actual collection name) features the color pink, but not in an overly-girly, emasculating sort of way. Translation? Your groom may actually be okay with you picking out pink wedding invitations. Second, the pink is paired with the prettiest shades of beige, grey, and also coordinates with ultra-mod patterns, hidden inside the envelope liner and on the reverse side of the map and rsvp cards. Third, it has the coolest hooray / bummer RSVP cards we’ve ever seen, along with the most innovative ‘return this please’ mini-envelope return. Oh, and can we focus on the washi tape? Love. (We have an upcoming DIY featuring the stuff, so I’m pretty much about to explode over here with washi tape. You can never really have enough, no?) I guess all of the above reasons are also why it won this year’s LOUIE award for invitations… and why we’re pretty darn proud of its maker, the awesome duo of Ruff House Art, whom we are happy to have as Featured Artists in The Marketplace. This wedding invitation suite is actually from this husband-and-wife’s own wedding last September and the judges all agreed their invite kicked some serious you-know-what. But, enough talking about it and let’s take a look, shall we?

Awesome Wedding Invitation + Hooray / Bummer RSVPs


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31 Giveaways: #6 – Vintage Save the Date Postcards

posted on August 6, 2014 5 Comments

Did you set the date? Now it’s time to send these! If you’re ready to share the exciting news with friends + family, vintage save the date postcards custom-made by Serendipity Beyond Design are a fun way to do it! The postcards are designed specially with your wedding location. As an example, you can see postcards featuring Miami, Florida, Atlantic City, Cape May, Maine, and Mexico below. And… we’ve teamed up with Serendipity Beyond Design to offer a set of 100 custom vintage save the date postcards to one lucky reader! (Psst. This is giveaway #6 in our exciting 31 Wedding Giveaways series all August long!) Read on to see the designs and enter for a chance to win…

Vintage Save the Date Postcards

Here is just a sampling of a few vintage save the date postcards…

atlantic city postcard | vintage save the date postcards


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Ask Emmaline: Where to Measure for a Garter

posted on August 6, 2014 0 Comments

With this monogrammed garter giveaway going on this week (ending soon!), we thought it was the perfect time to share the latest Ask Emmaline question with you. Vanessa, asks, “I am ordering a garter online and it asks for my size. Since I can’t see it in person, I want to know where to size properly. I know it (obviously) goes on my thigh area, but do you have any tips on where to measure for a garter? Thanks!” Great question! This is a common one asked by brides, and with online ordering so readily available, it’s no wonder you want the perfect fit when it arrives. Read on to find out where to measure for a garter so you don’t order the wrong one…

where to measure for a garter


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Lake Tahoe Wedding: Sarah + Nils

posted on August 5, 2014 0 Comments

This Lake Tahoe wedding was stunning! Sarah and Nils’ wedding was at the Thunderbird Lodge and had plenty of purple details, which makes it the perfect follow-up to today’s post about purple wedding ideas. This couple was captured amongst Lake Tahoe’s gorgeous scenery by the wedding photography team from Johnstone Studios. See their wedding and find out more…

Johnstone Studios - lake tahoe wedding - bride resting on grooms shoulder


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14 Stunning Purple Wedding Ideas (+ Giveaway #5!)

posted on August 5, 2014 8 Comments

Haven’t you heard? Orange isn’t the new black, purple is! (Speaking of, I have yet to finish Season 2 of OITNB. What did you think of it, dear friends? Tweet at me.) There are so many incredible purple wedding ideas out there, inspired by scent (lavender), flowers (lilac or orchid), or particular themed designs (such as peacock). Purple pairs brilliantly with hot pink or lime green for a bold wedding, or grey for a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere. In today’s post, we’re sharing a round-up of fourteen stunning purple wedding ideas including a gorgeous pair of heels (+ your chance to win ‘em!), insanely pretty jewelry (all of which I added to my own wish list, thankyouverymuch), a purple wedding dress, and a purple wedding cake which seems too pretty to eat (but you know I’d eat it anyway ‘cos, duh, it’s still cake). Let’s get down to business, shall we?

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5 Uniquely Shaped Wedding Invitations
(+ Giveaway #4: $25 Gift Card)

posted on August 5, 2014 21 Comments

Hi, Brides! Emma here. Here’s a fun fact you might not know about me: I am obsessed with paper goods. And, you already know I love all things wedding, so any wedding-related stationery is a winning combination in my book. I especially dig the unconventional finds: the uniquely shaped wedding invitations, the wood save the dates, and gold foil inspired ideas, just to name a few. So, when I spotted these insanely gorgeous wedding invites with custom shapes over at Zazzle, I had to share them with you. Here are five of my favorites, along with a special gift card giveaway ($25) to spend on anything your little heart desires at Zazzle.com. Enjoy!

1. Bracket

The bracket shaped invitation is my favorite non-traditional design. It adds elegance to an otherwise deep woods rustic style design.

bracket wedding invitation via uniquely shaped wedding invitations


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31 Wedding Giveaways: #3 – Handmade Soy Candles

posted on August 4, 2014 18 Comments

We’re rolling right along with these fantastic wedding giveaways for the month of August! The next amazing prize up for grabs is this set of handmade soy candles by the gentlemen of Hart + Hawthorn, maker of men’s grooming gifts, candles, and soaps. Each candle is dye-free and hand poured in Ohio and packaged with a stamped kraft paper cover. The candles are available in a variety of scents made from essential oils and fragrances. Read on to see how you can win this fabulous trio…

Handmade Soy Candles

handmade soy candles


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31 Wedding Giveaways: #2 – Mrs Cosmetic Case

posted on August 4, 2014 19 Comments

Hi, loves! ♡ Today is the second item in our awesome new series — 31 Wedding Giveaways — and we have this beautiful Mrs cosmetic case for the bride up for grabs! It is by the lovely Sandra Smith Handmade and features a beautiful gray chevron print and yellow text combination (but can be customized). This cosmetic case is perfect for the bride to stash her wedding day makeup for those on-the-go touch-ups (without having to dig around in a bag to find ‘em). You’ll also love to toss it in your luggage for the honeymoon. Read on to see this Mrs cosmetic case up close, check out the color options, and enter for a chance to win it!

Mrs Cosmetic Case

Mrs Cosmetic Case


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