Posted January 16, 2014 | ♥ Leave a Comment
The wedding registry is an exciting – and fun – part of planning your wedding. A wedding registry is a gift list curated by the couple and given to guests (typically as a mention in your bridal shower invitation) as potential gift ideas. From a gift-givers point of view, a wedding registry is a brilliant idea: why guess when you can buy gifts you know the couple will love? A wedding registry removes all doubt and identifies specific gifts the couple has carefully selected together.
In the past, wedding registries were limited to select big box chains only. You had to pick a store that offered a registry service and limit your gift choices on items they carried. But now, the wedding registry is different thanks to the folks at SimpleRegistry! They have created a new, modern alternative to the traditional wedding registry that allows couples register for anything they want! Read on to find out how you can register for anything online (and in-store)…
Posted January 15, 2014 | ♥ 1 Comment
Today we’re featuring this rustically inspired wedding shoot photographed by Jana Marie Photography. This inspirational wedding shoot mixes rustic with metallic in a wintery setting. The styling incorporates colors of lime green and soft blues, along with silver to make a contemporary look. The photographer Jana worked with some of Kansas City’s best wedding professionals to pull off the lovely images you’ll see after the click…
Posted January 15, 2014 | ♥ 39 Comments
Paper flowers are in… and they’re radder than ever. We’ve been asked why brides would pick paper wedding flowers instead of the real deal, and our answer is always the same: why not? We love fragrant flowers like the next person, but there’s something special about keeping your bouquet long after the wedding is over. Read on to find out whether paper wedding flowers are better PLUS toss your name in the hat for a chance to win a gorgeous, totally-custom-made paper bouquet by The Little Red Button. In your colors. For FREE. Don’t miss it!
Posted January 15, 2014 | ♥ 16 Comments
Brides: what’s your birthstone? (Mine is Peridot.) We’ve talked about how a custom initial can personalize a piece of jewelry, but have you considered adding a birthstone, too? Today we’re sharing birthstone bridesmaid jewelry items we spotted at The Jewelry Bar. These necklaces and bracelets include a birthstone, a decorative accent (like an orchid or leaf), and an initial. If you’re looking for a truly personalized gift she’ll wear again, this is it! Check out our hand-picked finds PLUS we’re giving one away! Read on for more…
Birthstone Bridesmaid Jewelry
In this stunning collection, you can pick from birthstones or gemstones, along with one or two initial discs.
Posted January 14, 2014 | ♥ Leave a Comment
Best friends, excitement, and love! Welcome to Josh and Tiffany’s Fayetteville engagement session. These two best friends venture through parts of downtown Fayetteville with photographer Leah from Leah Marie Landers Photography. Their awe-inspiring engagement session this past November included a bike ride for two, which required some amazing balance, followed by perusing book aisles at Dickson Street Book Store. Josh and Tiffany also showed off their Chicago Bears pride with jerseys and an awesome save the date photo! See the photos below for more inspiration…
Posted January 14, 2014 | ♥ Leave a Comment
Brides: today we’re helping you tackle one important to-do on your wedding list. Bride-to-be, Michele, sent us the following question: “What does the ring bearer carry? Are ring pillows still ‘in’? Do you know of any other ring bearer pillow ideas or alternatives?” Great question, Michele! While the traditional ring pillow is the most popular (and classic) option, there are other ring bearer pillow ideas we’re happy to share with you. When picking out your ring bearer pillow, there are a few important tips to keep in mind. Read on to find out what the tips are, get inspired with twelve clever ring bearer pillow ideas, and tell us what YOUR ring bearer carry down the aisle!
Posted January 14, 2014 | ♥ 35 Comments
Are you newly engaged? Ready to shout your wedding date from the rooftops? Save the date cards are the easiest way to share the news with family and friends AND sets the tone for your wedding theme. We thought today was the perfect time to unveil the delightful new spring save the dates collection by the folks at Crafty Pie Press to inspire you and bring you out of the winter blahs. Their new collection includes cheerful, colorful, and theme-ready designs you’re sure to love. Floral, deco parisian, modern, beach, whimsical… it’s all here! Plus, you can win yours – for FREE – thanks to an awesome new wedding giveaway! Read on to see these delightful cards, enter for a chance to win, and find out when your save the dates should be sent (in case you were wondering). Enjoy!
Spring Save the Dates
While not required, save the dates are an excellent way to share the news with family and friends. Save the dates are sent approximately six to eight months before your wedding date. Now that you know when to send ‘em, let’s take a peek at the spring save the dates we’ve found…
The floral save the dates are ideal for spring. This style is whimsical and colorful.
Posted January 13, 2014 | ♥ Leave a Comment
Brides: are you looking for inspiration for your modern pink wedding? You’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing a modern pink + pewter styled shoot captured by Hagerty Photography with styling by Regina of Meant2Be Events. This styled shoot was held at Sanctuary Resort & Spa in Arizona and Regina didn’t miss a single detail! She picked a perfect pink palette, designed elaborate table settings, and even decked out the dance floor with an all-white design and vibrant lighting. Read on to see more and get inspired for your modern pink wedding after the jump!
Posted January 13, 2014 | ♥ 43 Comments
Hello + Happy Monday! We have a jam-packed week ahead, filled to the brim with handmade wedding inspiration, Real Weddings, and giveaways! (Be sure to stop by often so you don’t miss a thing.) And, we’re kicking off the week the best way we know how: with a brand new giveaway! We’ve teamed up with the lovely Sukran Kirtis, maker of beautiful modern pearl jewelry, to offer this pearl rhinestone bracelet to one lucky reader. Pearls are always in — they’re a classic choice for any wedding theme! So, brides, if you need a little bling on your wedding day, this is the jewelry piece for you! Read on to find out more…
Posted January 12, 2014 | ♥ Leave a Comment
Happy Weekend! We’re popping in to share some hair-spiration for your wedding day. You’ve seen plenty of hair up wedding hairstyles, so today we’re sharing something a little different. If you have long hair and want to show off your locks, here’s a look you’ll love: a curly long wedding hairstyle with a side part and curls pinned to one side. I love this style because it offers umph and volume and softly frames the face. You can wear this hairstyle with a veil, without, or try one of these veil alternatives instead. Read on to see more…
Posted January 10, 2014 | ♥ 62 Comments
Hi, loves! Happy Friday! Question: what’s the number one thing that every couple needs after the wedding but many don’t ever “get around to” doing? Putting together a photo album! We love ourselves some technology, but technology makes it SO easy to be lazy. I mean, having photos on flash drives or stored on your computer (instead of actual prints) makes it easier than ever to leave them as-is. You may think you’ll get to it someday, but someday is today. We’re showing you how to take charge of your wedding album whether you’ve been married for a few years, you’re just returning from your honeymoon, or you’re planning your wedding (and thinking ahead). We want you to show off those gorgeous photos, place them in a custom photo album with stunning designs, and turn it into a masterpiece you’ll love to revisit for years to come. To see what we mean, all you have to do is take a peek at the handmade wedding albums over at Indigo Album Design. Talk about gorgeous. And, they’re being oh-so-gracious and have offered to give away two giveaway prizes! What’s up for grabs? You’ll have to read on to find out…
Posted January 9, 2014 | ♥ Leave a Comment
This Venice Canals engagement session is one you’re going to love! Aaron and Lisa’s engagement session was at the Venice Canals in Venice, California. Their photographer, Edith from Edith Elle Photography & Associates, worked with them to create an adorable session themed after the movie, “The Notebook”. Get inspired for your engagement session by checking out theirs!
Posted January 9, 2014 | ♥ 58 Comments
Brides: have you picked out your wedding shoes yet? Prefer wedding flats to heels? Want a pair of wedding flats to wear during the reception? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve teamed up with our friends of Walkin on Air to give away a pair of gorgeous wedding flats with lace to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader! The winner will receive a pair of bridal ballet flats (embellished with lace) in her choice of four lovely colors. Read on to enter for your chance to win!
Posted January 9, 2014 | ♥ Leave a Comment
Hi, loves! Happy Thursday! Did you know clutch purses can be cleverly personalized for you (or your bridesmaids)? We’re showing you three clever ways to personalize clutch purses PLUS we’re showing you a few of our favorites from Lolis Creations. Read on to find out more…
Posted January 8, 2014 | ♥ 2 Comments
Grooms: today’s post is for you! The verdict is out: groomsmen want gifts they’ll ACTUALLY use. Think practical, hand-picked for him, and something that you think is awesome, too. To inspire your gift list, we’ve rounded up a handful of the top groomsmen gift ideas for 2014. Read on to find out more… plus, toss your name in the hat for a chance to win a HUGE groomsmen gift pack worth over $200 by our friends at Bottle Breacher.
Posted January 7, 2014 | ♥ 1 Comment
Do you love your cell phone but cringe at the idea of someone using theirs at your wedding? Worried a ringtone will go off mid-ceremony or your photographer will be photo-blocked by instant uploads to Instagram? You’re not alone: we’ve received many emails from our readers on this very topic. Today, we’re showing you how to handle cell phones at weddings like a pro (you know, a calm collected Bride and not a Bridezilla). See how it’s done…