posted on June 30, 2014 0 Comments
Brides: there’s an emerging wedding trend you’ll want to know about… and once you do, you’ll want one! The newest wedding trend is the bridal cuff bracelet: the sparklier, the better! We’ve spotted some gorgeous cuff bracelets over at Cloe Noel to share with you today and we are having trouble deciding which one is prettiest. Can you help? Take a look at our hand-picked favorites and then share what YOU think of this trend!
posted on June 30, 2014 29 Comments
When it comes to your perfect wedding day, it starts with perfect vendors. Let’s face it: wedding vendors make or break your day! Wedding blogs help you find inspiration; handmade vendors create one-of-a-kind pieces, decor, and must-have items; wedding planners turn inspiration into fruition (and work tirelessly to coordinate every single detail), and wedding photographers capture it all for years to come. Hair stylists and makeup artists help you look your best, while seamstresses ensure your dress fits like a glove. Officiants make your ceremony memorable (and meaningful). Wedding videographers turn your memories into a full-length film to relive over and over again. Disc jockeys and bands entertain guests and provide ambiance during dinner, venue staff coordinate proper seating, lighting, and food service; and your caterer (and baker!) will be the difference between guests being satisfied (or wishing the food was better). These are just a few of the wedding vendors that make a wedding oh-so-memorable — and it takes hard work to do it. We’ve talked before about how important it is to thank your parents, how to perform random acts of wedding kindness, and 10 rules to keep your bridesmaids happy. Tipping is important, but it’s also essential to thank your wedding vendors by showing them your appreciation. Today, we’re showing you how to thank your wedding vendors right from the start. Read on to find out more PLUS enter for a chance to win a set of beautiful thank you cards from the lovely Sarka of Citrus Press. Let’s begin, shall we?
posted on June 29, 2014 1 Comment
Grooms: now this is how to toss the garter at a wedding! Place it over a football and have the gentlemen go long. Now, obviously, you won’t want to toss the garter like this indoors (I can only imagine the accidents that would occur if someone misses), but outdoors? Tent wedding with nearby grassy open field? Game on. This idea is especially perfect if hubby-to-be is a football fan. Or, feels sheepish about flinging lingerie across a formal room to male friends, family, and coworkers.
How to Toss the Garter
posted on June 27, 2014 0 Comments
Elizabeth and Dave’s First Landing State Park engagement session was terrific! This beautiful couple chose the distinct park located in Virginia Beach, VA. They weren’t shy about showing their happiness and their pictures look astounding. Special thanks are in order for makeup artist Dhalia Edwards. Dhalia worked with Elizabeth to help create the perfect glow to show off that amazing smile. Jen from Jen + Ashley Photography did a spectacular job photographing this wonderful couple’s many emotions! See the photos and see what Dhalia has to say after the jump…
posted on June 27, 2014 0 Comments
Planning an engagement party? You might be wondering who hosts, where it is held, and when you should have an engagement party. There are so many questions when it comes to engagement party planning and we’re here to help! In this post, you’ll find out eight simple rules for planning an engagement party, right down to what you should wear. Ready to get started? Let’s begin…
posted on June 27, 2014 43 Comments
Hi, loves! Happy Friday! We’re kicking off today’s posts with a giveaway, one that’s inclined to bring you good luck on your wedding day — and beyond. We’ve teamed up with Crystal of Angelorian Tradition to offer a huge prize pack as she celebrates the 2nd anniversary of her shop (congrats!) This Lucky In Love Gift Set includes a vintage matched silver plate server and forks set, which is hand-stamped with the bride and groom’s first names, wedding date, and ‘Lucky In Love’. Winner also receives 50 custom monogrammed 2014 ‘lucky penny’ favors, one custom lucky shoe penny for the bride, and a set of 75 vintage inspired greaseproof cupcake liners in the peony pattern shown below. Read on for more + toss your name in the hat for a chance to get lucky!
Lucky In Love Gift Set
This entire gift set is up for grabs…
posted on June 26, 2014 1 Comment
This outdoor Colorado ranch wedding was breathtaking! Julia and Tyler’s Colorado wedding was this past year in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The area’s open landscape and weather were perfect. There’s plenty of handmade details including custom wood signs, jam wedding favors, table decor and lots more. Rachael from Rachael Grace Photography beautifully documented their entire day. See all the photos and get your happy face on…
posted on June 26, 2014 6 Comments
Hi, loves! So, you’ve picked the perfect dress but you still want to add that personal touch? A wedding dress sash is one easy way to add even more of your individual style to your bridal ensemble. To inspire you, we’ve teamed up with Rose Red Bridal Designs to offer a wedding dress sash to one lucky reader in our newest giveaway! Find out more…
posted on June 26, 2014 0 Comments
Brides, today we’re talking about a topic that many engaged couples don’t think about: wedding insurance. What does wedding insurance cover? Should you get it? When should you get wedding insurance? We’ve done some research thanks to the folks at Markel Event Insurance and we’re bringing it all to you today! Read on to learn more…
posted on June 25, 2014 4 Comments
Tea towels for wedding showers. I know, quite specific, no? Let me explain. It all started when I spotted these tea towels over at Ruff House Art. You see, I have a thing for chevron print and, well, Jill + Brian’s design was pretty amazing. Not only do I love pretty prints, but I love tea towels. (I got it from my mother, who loves them as much as I.) Right around the same time, I heard from our pal Sara of Sara C Accessories who has been whipping up tea towels in her design kitchen, so I thought… okay, this is a thing. And while we don’t normally talk about finds for the home (we have that + more coming up soon on Emmaline Baby & Home, which is going to be awesome), but tea towels make amazing wedding shower gifts. If you do decide to give tea towels for wedding shower gifts, you should turn them into a tea towel cake — you can get the directions here. And, you should pick tea towels that really resonate with the recipient (it doesn’t have to be wedding related). To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twenty-one of the most amazing tea towels that have cute, clever, sweet, or downright hilarious designs. So, grab a cup of coffee (make mine a double!) and get ready as we dive right in… Oh, and you have to admit, a pretty tea towel really does spruce up the place. Enjoy!
Tea Towels for Wedding Showers
First, here’s that chevron print I was talking about. Cute, right? I also love #2, #4 is great for a wedding present, the one about ordering pizza for dinner is fantastic, and #21 because it’s hilarious.