posted on July 24, 2014 25 Comments
Hi, loves! Today we’re talking about what the bride needs for her wedding. More importantly, though, six things every bride needs for the morning of the wedding. Things for those endearing getting-ready photos. The hair and makeup. The excited, holy-cow-this-is-happening-today part of your big day. The Best Morning Ever. After all, it only comes around once! Read on to find out what made the list of must-haves for every bride. And, might I add, there’s a special giveaway hidden inside this post just to make it extra sweet. :) Enjoy!
5 Things Every Bride Needs: Morning of the Wedding
So, what does the bride really need? In short, these five things:
1. A Beverage
Whether she’s a coffee drinker, prefers tea, or wants mimosas on her big day, make sure they’re readily available. Some people swear by no coffee on the bride’s wedding day (making one jittery), but I have to disagree. Well, sort-of. If you’re a regular coffee drinker, you’ll want to drink the same amount as usual; otherwise, you’ll get one of those terrible caffeine headaches. If you don’t usually drink coffee because it makes you jittery, then obviously pass. And, as it goes with beverages, moderation is key: you won’t want to slam mimosas (for obvious reasons) just as you won’t want to drink too many caffeinated beverages without incorporating water to stay hydrated. And, don’t drink too many beverages right before that gown goes on. Once that is on, it’s pretty much on… and bathroom breaks in a gown are a pain in the you-know-what.
posted on July 24, 2014 2 Comments
Hi, loves! Emma here. The angled bob wedding hairstyle is one of my favorite styles, for weddings and for everyday. I swear, I’ve been trying to grow my hair out for a little while now but whenever I see wedding hairstyles like this, I start thinking, hmm, just a little trim? ;) An angled bob wedding hairstyle is a cute cut for short to medium length hair and is pretty low maintenance. Once you have it styled like so, you can add a pretty hair accessory like a pin or birdcage veil to finish the look.
Angled Bob Wedding Hairstyle
posted on July 23, 2014 13 Comments
Hi, loves! It’s time for another giveaway, but first… have you ever wondered how to customize your bouquet? You can add a personal, handmade spin to nearly every area of your wedding, so why not do the same to your bouquet? Whether you’ve selected fresh floral blooms or a handmade, last-forever bouquet, we’re going to show you how to customize it. Read on to find out four creative ways to customize your bouquet PLUS enter for a chance to win one of them by SparkleSM!
4 Creative Ways to Customize Your Bouquet
1. Wrap it up
Bouquet wraps come in all kinds of shapes, colors, and types, but we’re quite partial to the rhinestone kind! They’re sparkly and handmade and perfect for the bride’s bouquet. These rhinestone bouquet wraps are handmade by SparkleSM.
posted on July 23, 2014 0 Comments
Hi, loves! Emma here. Can I tell you a secret? I’m loving these wedding hairstyles, but I am secretly having trouble coming up with unique, totally-captures-the-look names for these styles. I mean, seriously, how many times can you say something is a pulled back updo and make it sound unique? Ah, well. Updos are pretty similar, you have to admit, but today’s sleek updo is one of our favorites for a traditional wedding. I love the way the bride’s hair is pulled away from her face, highlighting those earrings and that neckline! Oh, and that dress! It’s gorgeous. Take a look…
Sleek Updo Wedding Hairstyle
posted on July 22, 2014 1 Comment
This bride wore a gold statement piece to accessorize her gorgeous thick + curly natural hair. Instead of a veil, this gold accessory steals the show and frames her face beautifully. Take a peek!
Curly Natural Hair with Headband
posted on July 22, 2014 0 Comments
Hello! We’ve talked about Ann’s Bridal Bargains in the past, but today we’re sharing a special Ann’s Bridal Bargains review with you today! We received a few of their newest invitation designs by mail and we snapped a few photographs. It’s one thing to hear about great invitations; it’s another to see them in person. Read on to see what we thought and why…
posted on July 22, 2014 21 Comments
Brides: need something old and something new and something blue for your wedding? We’ll leave the “borrowed” part up to you, but the lovely Becca and Louise is taking care of the above! These beautiful vintage handkerchief wedding shoes will be your something old (a vintage handkerchief), something new (a pair of heels), and even something blue (if you choose a blue color for your shoes). Shoes like these are one of the reasons why we love handmade weddings: each detail is totally hand-picked and unique to each bride. This week, we’re giving away a pair of vintage handkerchief wedding shoes to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader! Read on to see these awe-inspiring shoes + enter for a chance to win!
Vintage Handkerchief Wedding Shoes
posted on July 21, 2014 1 Comment
You won’t want to miss Danielle and Sean’s Las Vegas Country Club wedding! Their wedding was this past May in Las Vegas, Nevada. There were lots of details like Danielle’s gorgeous dress, bouquet picture charms, custom labeled wine bottles, and personalized cake topper. The team of photographers from Imagine Studios captured all of the emotions and documented every aspect of the wedding day to the T! See the photos and relive Danielle and Sean saying “I Do” after the jump…
posted on July 21, 2014 0 Comments
Wedding workout tips are one of the most sought-after topics on the web, and for good reason. Has there ever been a more perfect reason to get in shape than right now as you plan your wedding? When I (Emma here!) am not blogging about weddings or babies, I am workin’ on my fitness (+ eight million other things). I workout to get those endorphins pumping and feel stress-free. Fitness is so much more than being a particular weight, or looking a certain way, or fitting into a particular size. Fitness is about being healthy and feeling good about yourself. It’s about being comfortable in your own skin. Being happy. Finding your bliss. And, when it comes to a wedding workout, it means releasing those awesome feel-good endorphins to curb your wedding stress. I read a quote recently on Pinterest that said something along the lines of, “Life’s too short to be at a constant battle with yourself.” It’s true! If you’ve ever wanted to start fresh and get in shape, now’s the time: today we’re sharing a new Emmaline Bride club you’ll want to join along with motivation and wedding workout tips you’re missing. You’ll find out how to pinpoint why you want to get in shape, along with finding out the best way to stay motivated. It’s time to get energized for the big day (and feel amazing when you walk down the aisle). Ready to get started? Read on to see which wedding workout tips made the list… and, you’ll want to be a part of our brand new fitness crew! Find out more…
posted on July 21, 2014 0 Comments
Hi, loves! Happy Monday! We’re kicking off the brand new week with a beautiful hairstyle pick and a how-to video tutorial! This easy five minute fishtail updo is a beautiful look for your wedding, bridal shower, engagement party, or even as an updo for trying on dresses. I know a five minute fishtail updo is a tall order but Hair and Makeup by Steph makes it look oh-so-possible! We’ve included the how-to video with this post so you can see how it’s done. Take a peek!
Easy 5 Minute Fishtail Updo
posted on July 20, 2014 0 Comments
Happy Weekend, loves! We always love to find helpful infographics that can help you plan. If you’re wondering how much alcohol you’ll need (and how to stock the bar), this wedding alcohol calculator will help! This infographic will tell you how much you’ll need to buy for 25, 50, or 100 guests at a wedding. More guests? Just multiply. Take a look…
posted on July 20, 2014 0 Comments
Today is Day 20 in our wedding hairstyles series and it’s a beautiful one. This low updo with braid is perfect for pairing with a hair crown. Take a peek: