Flowy Chiffon Wedding Dress

It’s time for another gorgeous wedding dress to inspire you! I adore everything about this flowy chiffon wedding dress and its sweet v-shaped neckline. We spotted it over at Mila Mira Bridal and thought you might like it, too. Chiffon is one of my favorite fabrics, especially for spring and summer weddings: it’s so soft and airy for hot weather, and styled perfectly for a free-spirited bohemian wedding.

I’m curious to know — what do you think of this style? What does YOUR dream dress look like?

Flowy Chiffon Wedding Dress

This dress features a ruched chiffon bodice and hand sewn corded lace appliqué. I adore the low back style — a huge trend this season.

flowy chiffon wedding dress

by mila mira bridal

flowy chiffon wedding dress 2

by mila mira bridal

by mila mira bridal

gown by mila mira bridal | photos by ksenia milushkina photography


Giveaway: Win a Groomsman Bottle Opener!

You’ve stumbled upon an awesome wedding giveaway! If you’re not subscribed, though, you’re missing out. You can take care of that here.

If you’re shopping for groomsmen gifts, you’ll definitely want to give this bottle opener a shot! Our friends over at Bottle Breacher were featured on Shark Tank awhile back and, as deserved, their sales have skyrocketed! We are so proud of them. We’ve had the opportunity to work with them in the past and we’re happy to see how much they’ve grown. Their top selling product is their unique 50 caliber bottle opener, which is made by U.S. military veterans and is an ideal groomsmen gift. They’re made from dummy ammunition, so they’re completely safe. Plus, they’re perfect for gift-giving, as they have an incredible shine and can be engraved for a personal touch. Plus, this is both unique AND functional, so it’s a gift they’ll enjoy for years to come. Take a look below… plus, they’re giving one away to a lucky reader! Enjoy!

bottle opener for groomsmen | http://emmalinebride.com/groomsmen/bottle-breacher-shark-tank/

Bottle opener gift idea for groomsmen | http://emmalinebride.com/groomsmen/bottle-breacher-shark-tank/

You can even get them engraved!

bottle opener for groomsmen | http://emmalinebride.com/groomsmen/bottle-breacher-shark-tank/

Don’t stop here — see their shop for tons of options! Tell ’em Emmaline Bride sent you.


It’s giveaway time! Want to win a bottle opener of your own? Simply fill out the form below to get started.

o Enter between 5/5/15-5/11/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Chrome Engraved 50 Caliber bottle opener by Bottle Breacher

About the prize, from Bottle Breacher: “Hand crafted 50 caliber bottle openers made by military Veterans. The staff at Bottle Breacher used to use 50 caliber ammunition to defend our country down range, they now use them to provide the best man gifts, groomsmen gifts, and promotional products on the market. Whether used for decorative display, at special events, or as your everyday bottle opener; Bottle Breacher is sure to impress your friends and get people talking. Our giveaway is for our high end chrome 50 caliber bottle opener. Perfect gift for your Groomsmen, Best Man, Father of the Bride, Ushers, or Groom!”

o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included to U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $37 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter


Giveaway: Win a FREE Wedding Photo Album ($600)

It’s time for the latest giveaway at Emmaline Bride! If your photography package does not include a photo album, or you want to create a special one for your parents, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve teamed up with the lovely folks of Star Wedding Albums to give away a FREE wedding photo album to one lucky reader! This is a $600 value and it’s easy to enter. Read on to find out more…

Free Wedding Photo Album → Giveaway!

How is Star Wedding Albums unique? It’s custom-made, just for you. Anne and her team of designers will work with you directly to ensure your wedding photo album is designed to look its best. These albums are all flush mount with hard covers and non-bendable photo pages. Each photo album is hand-crafted and individually made.

hardcover win a free wedding photo album

The leather cover is my favorite. Check out the detail!

leather album cover win a free wedding photo album

wedding photo album example

wedding photo album from star wedding albums

wedding photo album giveaway

How to Enter

Want to enter the giveaway? Head over to Star Wedding Albums, where they’re hosting the giveaway! One winner will be randomly chosen on 5/12/15 and announced on their website (and here, too!) Be sure to stop back to see if you’re the lucky winner! Winner will be notified by email directly.

Good luck!


How to Use Mirror Signs at Your Wedding

Move over, chalkboard! Well, we still love our beloved chalkboards but mirror signs are taking center stage at weddings as a chic alternative. A mirror can be hand-lettered with a paint pen (like these, which have a fine point) to add an extra dose of pretty to your ceremony or reception space. We’ve seen them used as welcome signs for guests, we’ve seen a mirror in lieu of a paper program, as a bar menu, and more. Today we’re sharing how to use mirror signs at your wedding with five unique finds. Plus, we found a few other mirror inspired decor we know you’d love. Check it all out below…

Use wedding mirror signs as decor at your wedding | photo: cyrience | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by coastal calligraphy, photo: cyrience

Wedding Mirror Signs

1. Use a mirror to welcome guests

A simple mirror and paint will do!

Use a mirror and paint to welcome guests to your wedding.  Photo: Rylee Hitchner | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

photo: rylee hitchner via style me pretty

This sign ties in the couple’s travel-inspired theme, too.

This welcome sign features the couple's travel theme | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by bee curious designs

2. Use a sign to share your ceremony details.

No need for paper programs!

Skip a paper program and use a mirror sign instead! | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by the lovely glass jar

3. A sign can be used to show guests to their seats.

At the reception, a mirror sign can be used as a seating chart. Here are two examples:

Please Be Seated mirror sign | photo: charlie juliet | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

photo: charlie juliet via style me pretty

mirror sign for your wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by bee curious designs

4. Use a sign to draw attention to a special bar.

Having a cigar or scotch bar for the gentlemen? A mirror sign will really make it POP.

cigar bar mirror sign | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by bee curious designs

scotch bar mirror sign | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by bee curious designs

5. Or, use a sign to draw attention to special beverages at your bar.

This is especially fitting if you have a signature beverage or cocktail.

This decorative bar mirror is one of our favorite wedding mirror signs!  It's ideal for displaying a signature cocktail. | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by sugar and chic shop

A simple ‘cheers’ is a good fit, too!

Cheers wedding mirror signs | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

photo: harwell photography via style me pretty

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And, I just couldn’t help but mention these additional finds we spotted. This gold ampersand mirror sign will look fab as part of your decor; mirror coasters are a cute touch for your sweetheart table! From Hop Studio.

by hop studio

I love this monogram mirror cake topper…

monogram gold mirror cake topper

by lovey dovey darling

… and these mirror table numbers.

handpainted table number mirrors

What do you think of these wedding mirror signs? Do you like mirror decor? Or, do you prefer chalkboards? Tell us below!


Take 5 → Vintage Summer Wedding + Creative Ideas

It’s time for a fun new series at Emmaline Bride! Be sure you’re following along so you don’t miss any inspiration along the way.

When we spotted these vintage Real Wedding details captured by Justin & Mary and designed by mStarr Event Design, it was the bouquets (from Petal Floral Design) that first caught my eye. Then it was the escort cards, and those chic centerpieces, and the boutonnieres! So, today we’re kicking off a brand new series every Monday called Take 5, where we bring you five stunning ideas from one single real wedding. We’re all about the details here (especially handmade ones!) at Emmaline Bride, so we know you crave creativity as much as we do. For our first feature, we’re sharing five unique ideas including a naked wedding cake, a decorative way to hold wedding cards, a reception table to dream of, and more. We even threw in two bonuses just because we couldn’t help ourselves. ;) Enjoy!

Vintage Summer Wedding

1. These bridesmaid dresses

… and those bouquets!

bride and bridesmaids

photo: justin & mary

2. This inventive card drawer, instead of a card box

Cute idea — and reusable, too.

card drawer

photo: justin & mary

3. This naked wedding cake

I like the flowers on top, in lieu of a traditional cake topper.

naked wedding cake

photo: justin & mary

4. The head table

Just the right amount of everything: flowers, taper candles, a draped ceiling and romantic lighting. Perfection.

reception seating

photo: justin & mary

5. The unique bookmark escort cards

The calligraphy on these bookmarks is everything!

photo: justin & mary

Bonus Finds

The groom’s socks as your “something blue”

Fun idea — and one we haven’t seen done before.

something blue groom socks

photo: justin & mary

And the outdoor games, like corn hole

Lawn games are a terrific idea, especially for entertaining guests during cocktail hour or before dinner. You can get custom corn hole games here.

photo: justin & mary

There are dozens more — see the original Real Wedding here.


Giveaway: Win a $50 Gift Certificate!

Happy Monday, loves! We are kicking off the new week with a giveaway from My Little Chickadee Creations! You’ve seen their work featured at EB before, like when we talked about these just last week. This shop offers handmade coasters, trivets, ornaments, and magnet favors. This week, you could win $50 to spend on anything your little heart desires! Use it towards your favors, gifts for your wedding party, or even a gift for your new home. This shop is fantastic because there’s something for everyone: you’ll find a design that perfectly suits your bohemian, rustic, seasonal, nautical, beach, or modern themed wedding (including others). Plus, custom designs are welcome — and you know we love that! Here are some ideas on what you can get with your gift certificate, along with the full details + entry form below. Good luck!

nautical anchor coasters big

sailboat coasters

If I had to choose, I’d pick a set of four coasters, like these pine trees. They match this painting that Andrew and I have — and most of our decor is nature-inspired.

pine tree coasters

Or these really cute bicycle built for two coasters. I can’t wait to get some serious bike riding in this summer.

bike coasters

What would you pick if YOU won the $50 gift certificate?

Giveaway Details

o Enter between 5/4/15-5/10/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to My Little Chickadee Creations
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Winner pays shipping on products purchased with gift certificate
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $50 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Enter below!