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Flower Inspired Bags / Clutches for Weddings (+ Giveaway!)

When you are blessed to see so many beautiful handmade finds on a daily basis as we are, you might assume we see the things over and over again. But that’s the beauty of handmade weddings: there’s always something new to love. To admire. To adore. There’s always a new collection launching, a new color palette inspiring, and a new trend hitting the market. And, we have to tell you: the creativity that comes from small shops turns into BIG ideas. That’s why we love, love, love our community here at Emmaline Bride and we’re so excited you’re here to plan your wedding along with us. Just wanted to tell you that. :)

When it comes to clutch purses, for instance, you would think after seeing hundreds of styles and designs, we’ve seen them all. But that’s not the case. As one example, have you seen the beautiful flower inspired bags and clutches over at ANGEE W.? It’s brimming with lacy textures and feminine detailing! And their ivory rosebud clutch is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Today we’re sharing a handful of our favorites from their shop to show you what we mean. Plus, we’ve teamed up with them to give one of these beautiful bags away to a lucky bride-to-be! Will it be you? Find out which bag is our newest wedding giveaway and enter for a chance to win!

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chiffon flower clutch | flower bags clutches weddings by ANGEE W.

clutch: angee w.

Cute Wedding Countdown and Decor Sign All-in-One

Wait until you see this adorable engagement gift idea! The front side of this sign has a chalkboard countdown for the number of days until you’re married; the reverse side is a painted sign with a sweet love quote on it. Use it as a countdown at your bridal shower and the reverse as decor at your reception (and at home). This sign is completely hand-painted and hand-lettered — no vinyl or stencils used here! That means each piece is completely one-of-a-kind… and we love that. By Prairie Boutique.

Wedding Countdown Sign

How many days until you’re married? One of my friends is getting married in thirty-seven short days! And I can’t wait to celebrate!

days until mr and mrs

by prairie boutique

other side of sign

by prairie boutique

This is such a brilliant idea. Find out more here and tell us what you think in the comment box below!


Top 10 Tips for Planning a Fall Wedding

Hi, loves! It’s the day after Labor Day, which means it’s time for all things fall! This also happens to be my favorite time of year. Falling leaves, changing colors, sweaters, jeans, boots, cider, donuts… you know, some of the best things in life. Whether you’re planning a fall wedding and need a few last-minute ideas or you’re planning one for next year, this post has ten key tips you’ll need. Read on to see our favorite ten tips for planning a fall wedding!

TIP: Wear boots. You’ll stay warm + boots make for fantastic photos. Try this adorable pair. These are super cute, too. Here are boots your bridesmaids will love.

Planning a Fall Wedding (boots: photo by switzerfilm)

photo: switzerfilm

8 Gorgeous Black Clutch Purses on Etsy (All Under $100)

Hello! Emma here… and I’m on the hunt for the perfect black clutch purse. I’m attending a friend’s wedding in a few short weeks and I need a new clutch to carry the essentials. I’m opting for black, since I need it to go with everything during the fall and winter seasons. Since I’m on the quest for the perfect little black clutch, I thought I’d share my discovery with you. After all, black clutch purses make an excellent bridesmaid gift! Since we love handmade everything around here, I’m turning to handmade artists on Etsy for my search. Here are my top eight favorites that would work well with the dress and shoes I’ve picked — bonus: these are all under $100! Take a look and let me know what you think in the comments!

Black Clutch Purses on Etsy

1. This gorgeous geometric print bag

geometric black and white clutch

by davie and chiyo 607, photo: desy cheng

Giveaway: Win Rhinestone and Pearl Napkin Rings!

Hello, hello! We’re back after the long & relaxing weekend and we’re kicking off the brand new fall wedding season starting today! There is so much planned for the days and weeks ahead: be sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss it.

Ready to cross something off of your wedding to-do list? Today we’re helping you with decor for your reception. Napkin rings are one detail many brides miss, but they really do wonders in pulling together a cohesive look at each place setting. If you’re planning a vintage, shabby chic, or classic-themed wedding with an elegant touch, you’ll love these sparkly rhinestone and pearl napkin rings by Totally Dazzled. We’ve teamed up with them to give away a set of 100 napkin rings to one lucky bride-to-be! Find out more and see this beautiful style below.

pearl napkin rings

A Beautiful Gold Leaf Hair Accessory for the Bride

Happy Sunday-That-Feels-Like-Saturday-Because-of-Labor-Day-Weekend! Emma here and, I have to say, what’s better than a four-day weekend? Especially one that ends with the arrival of a brand new season, pumpkin flavored coffee, and the emergence of boot weather, not to mention cider mills and Halloween and all the fun that comes with it. Anyway, I wanted to pop in to share this gold leaf hair accessory we spotted over at Lottie-Da Designs. It is a beautiful hair piece for the fall wedding season and features delicate gold leafs for a bohemian inspired look. It’s perfect for a bride who wants to skip the veil… but can also be worn with one, too. This particular piece is named Augustina and it is available in different styles so you can create your own unique look. Read on to see the hair accessory and be sure to check out the hairstyle for inspiration, too. It’s gorgeous.

Gold Leaf Hair Accessory

gold leaf hair accessory for weddings | lottie-da designs | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/gold-leaf-hair-accessory/

These Unity Candles Are Perfect for Rustic Weddings

What unity candles should you use for rustic weddings? That’s what bride-to-be Madeline wanted to know with this recent Ask Emmaline question! She asks,

I’m having a fall rustic wedding and want to do a unity ceremony with candles. What kind of candles am I supposed to use and is there a certain candle set style for rustic weddings?Madeline

Unity Candle Sets for Rustic Weddings

Fantastic question! I love a unity candle ceremony — it’s a very sweet and memorable detail of the wedding ceremony. (We go more in-depth on unity ceremony ideas if you want more information on how it’s done.) If you are having a rustic wedding, you will absolutely want to tie in a more natural or earthy-inspired unity candle set. It will coordinate with your surrounding decor to create a cohesive, pulled-together look. Plus, after the wedding, you’ll have a keepsake candle set that you can use for anniversary dinners or dinner parties to come! Now, let’s get down to business, shall we?

Unity Candles Weddings | Dazzling Expressions | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/unity-candles-weddings/

by dazzling expressions

What Kind of Candles to Use

A unity candle set contains three parts…