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Giveaway: Rustic Kraft Guest Book

October 6, 2014 11 Comments

Happy Monday! Did you have a restful, relaxing weekend? We hope so. We’re kicking off a brand new week of handmade wedding inspiration with a rustic kraft guest book giveaway from Compass Rose Studio.

Kraft Guest Book by Compass Rose Studio

Find out how you can win this kraft guest book customized with your colors and wording…

Rustic Wedding Guest Book

This gorgeous wedding guest book, adorned with hand-drawn flowers on a Kraft background, can be completely CUSTOMIZED with your COLORS and WORDING!

Your guests can leave you a personal note, blessing or advice in this rustically-charming guest book. It has a hard cover with a smooth, matte finish, white grosgrain bookmark ribbon and ample room for your guests to write on 100 unlined 8×10 pages.

Giveaway Details

o Enter between 10/6-10/12/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Kraft Guest Book by Compass Rose Studio
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included to the U.S. and Canada only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 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

Good Luck!



Just Married! Starting a Life Together >> Photo of the Day

October 4, 2014 Leave a Comment

Just Married Starting Life Together Diana Daley Photographer Emmaline Bride

Just Married! We love this photo of a couple starting their life together. Just think, it’s your wedding day, and you’ve just said “I Do” to your best friend. Getting married will be one of the best moments of your life. Enjoy it! This photo of the day was captured by the talented Diana Daley at Dolphin Point in Hilton Head.

Just Married!

Give yourself a high five! Maybe a round of applause…because you’re entering a fantastic stage of your life.

See weddings and engagement sessions from real couples here! You’ll find your wedding photographer in our local wedding vendor list.

Have a happy weekend!


30 Gorgeous Peacock Wedding Ideas

October 3, 2014 9 Comments

Giveaway inside!

Brides: if you love a peacock wedding theme (or crave colorful, stylish wedding ideas), you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing thirty (stylish!) peacock wedding ideas to inspire your theme. As I write this, I am sipping on delish pumpkin spice coffee whilst staying warm and swooning over this amazing bright teal and purple color palette. And the amazing peacock wedding centerpiece in #6. That fur stole. The gorgeous bouquet in #9. And basically everything in this peacock wedding themed post. I’m also wondering who will win today’s (peacock-inspired) wedding giveaway… :) But, we want to know… what’s your favorite idea below?

Peacock Wedding Ideas

First, check out this chic color combination: bridesmaid dresses in peacock blue / teal with purple scarves. Peacock feather shoe clips accent their black heels. Teal and purple is the perfect color combinations for a peacock themed wedding.

25+ Stylish Peacock Wedding Ideas25+ Stylish Peacock Themed Wedding Ideas
25+ Stylish Peacock Wedding Ideas - peacock wedding bouquet25+ Stylish Peacock Wedding Ideas25+ Stylish Peacock Wedding Ideas25+ Stylish Peacock Wedding Ideas25+ Stylish Peacock Wedding Ideas - table decor25+ Stylish Peacock Themed Wedding IdeasPeacock Bridesmaid Dress IdeasPeacock Boutonniere for the Groom / Peacock Blue Earrings for the BridePeacock Fingerprint Guest Book

1 – peacock wedding shoe clips | sofisticata
2 – peacock wedding theme invitations | graydient paper works
3, 6 – peacock decor | photo: melissa jill via style me pretty
4, 5 – purple wedge peacock shoes, peacock wedding cake topper | parisxox
7 – peacock wedding garter | naked orchid garters
8 – peacock dress sash | eclu, photo: elaina lancaster
9 – peacock wedding theme bouquet | photo: jaclyn marie photo
10 – peacock flower girl tutu | 5 little monkeys design
11 – peacock flower bouquet (keep forever!) | expressions floral
12 – peacock wedding invitation with purple band | peacock invitations
13 – peacock hair accessory | london xox
14 – peacock wine glass | mary elizabeth arts
15 – magnet wedding favors with peacock design | stuck together magnets
16 – peacock cupcake tower | via pinterest
17 – purple and blue necklace | kimmsmith
18 – peacock themed wedding ring pillow | wee gardens
19 – white feather hair accessory | maddie lu’s
20 – peacock themed wedding clutch purse | angee w.
21, 22, 23 – peacock wedding chair signs, table, place setting | photos: jasmine star via heart love weddings
24 – peacock invitation | dco lovenotes
25, 26 – blue, purple bridesmaid dresses | coralie beatrix
27 – peacock cuff links | visiting cinderella
28 – peacock boutonnieres | rationale
29 – blue drop earrings | estylo jewelry
30 – peacock fingerprint guest book print | idoityourself


Kick off your peacock themed wedding with a pair of peacock inspired hand painted champagne glasses. Here are the full details!

o Enter between 10/3-10/16/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Personalized Peacock Wedding Champagne Glasses by A Wincy Glass N’ Design, LLC

Details: These crystal Peacock Wedding Glasses with distinctive eye patterned regal tail feathers are hand painted in rich jewel tones of incandescent blues, greens, purples, and gold. They’re painted with a non-toxic high quality enamel paint then fired for durability. Each bears the artist signature of authenticity. Hand wash only. Product Dimensions: Height 9.5″, volume 8 oz.

peacock champagne glasses

o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included to the U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $90 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter


Are you planning a peacock wedding? What are your favorite ideas above?

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7 Stylish Bridal Wraps for Winter

October 3, 2014 Leave a Comment

Happy Friday, lovelies! Let’s talk about F A L L. Today it’s rainy, windy. Basically, a chilly, totally gorgeous leaves-on-the-ground kind of day. I love this. Fall is my favorite season, but I know the coooooooold, freezing, six-feet-of-snow weather that required me to wear these pretties every day last year is on its way… and we don’t want you to freeze at your wedding. Earlier this week, we received an Ask Emmaline question from Nicole who asks, “I’m getting married in November and although our wedding is indoors, I want to take some photos outside. Do you have suggestions for bridal wraps for winter weddings that won’t look weird in photos?” Great question! You don’t have to freeze outside, nor do you have to wear your heavy winter coat in your wedding pics. To show you some ways to keep style in the spotlight (without freezing your you-know-what off), we’ve rounded up seven bridal wraps for winter and fall weddings. Which of these wrap suggestions would you wear? I like them all, but my personal style would be #3 (or #6, if I could pull it off). Which style do you like best?

Bridal Wraps for Winter

1. Bridal Shrug

While this one will really just keep your shoulders warm, it will add lovely elegance to your look. From Jack’s Piggy Bank.

Bridal Wraps for Winter

2. Beaded Bolero Jacket

This beaded bolero jacket is handmade by Rose Red Bridal Designs and is hand-beaded with clear and opalescent glass beads. This bolero totally sparkles: the button even features a sparkly rhinestone detail.

Bridal Wraps for Winter

3. Cardigan

Who doesn’t love a cozy cardigan? Make mine a light pink with sequins, please!


photo: valo photography via style me pretty

4. Faux Fur Shawl

This faux fur shawl is oh-so-soft and perfect for winter weddings! By Jules Veils.

Bridal Wraps for Winter

5. Bridal Capelet

Ah, the bridal capelet: one of my favorite styles. I adore the ribbon tie in front. By HOBIHOLIK.

Bridal Wraps for Winter

6. Plaid Shirt

Ah, the cozy favorite: a plaid shirt! Yes, this is an option and yes, we think it’s adorable.

Bridal Wraps for Winter - bride plaid shirt

photo: melissa mccrotty via rustic wedding chic

7. Fuzzy Jacket

fuzzy jacket | Bridal Wraps for Winter

photo: whitewall photography via atypical type a

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And, I just wanted to add… if it is inclement weather outside, and you’re FREEZING and your wedding party is FREEZING, for the love of it just let them wear their coats! It will still make for an adorably accurate photo. Plus, it will absolutely keep your bridesmaids happy!

P.S. GAH I love those light brown riding boots on the right!

wedding party in coats with rain outside via Bridal Wraps for Winter
photo: valo photography

Have a question?

Ask Emmaline! Submit your question here. It may appear in an upcoming post, like Nicole’s did in this post today!


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Magical Wedding Sparkler Photo >> Photo of the Day

October 2, 2014 Leave a Comment

magical wedding sparkler photo phase 3 photography emmaline bride

Everyone loves a creative and defining wedding photo. This magical wedding sparkler photo is exactly that photo! Julie from Phase 3 Photography captured this image and leaves us wondering how she did it. If you love sparklers, ask your wedding photographer to get creative and snap a few photos like this one…

Magical Wedding Sparkler Photo

Love wedding photography? We do too! Check out our real weddings section for more great photography. Need a wedding photographer? Visit our wedding vendor guide.


Boho-Inspired Wedding Halo Headband

October 2, 2014 Leave a Comment

boho halo wedding halo headband by all for love by gina

We love to find unique bridal veils and veil alternatives. This boho-inspired wedding halo headband is one of our favorite bohemian veil alternative finds, perfect for your wedding ceremony, reception, or bridal shoot. We spotted it at All For Love by Gina and it features ivory and blush-colored millinery flowers and leaves. This piece has amazing texture with a mix of satin and velvet, a hint of pearls, and a rhinestone chain with ostrich feathers and a gold birdcage netting. This wedding halo headband ties at the back of the head for an adjustable fit (with skinny soft jute or ivory satin ribbon). We especially love it with a hair down style.

Wedding Halo Headband

boho wedding halo headband by all for love by gina

boho wedding halo headband by all for love by gina

boho wedding headband by all for love by gina

boho wedding headband by all for love by gina

photo: julie roberts

To see more details on this bohemian wedding halo headband, visit All For Love by Gina, Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride in The Marketplace!


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Offbeat Wedding Theme: Floating Lockets

October 2, 2014 Leave a Comment

Are you planning an offbeat wedding theme? Want unique bridesmaid gifts they’ll treasure forever? Do words like Whovian, Muggle, Sith, or Dinglehopper mean something to you? You can tie your offbeat wedding theme into your bridesmaid gifts with these floating lockets by Spiffing Jewelry. Annie + her team of Spiff-ettes are doing some amazing work over at Spiffing Jewelry. We’ve found floating lockets for Dr. Who, The Hunger Games, The Nightmare After Christmas, Disney movies, Harry Potter, and more. We’ve also found some cute ones that are more quote-able than offbeat, but wanted to include them here, too, including my favorite that relates to coffee. Enjoy!

Floating Lockets

A few hand-picked favorites right off the bat…

Offbeat Wedding Theme:  Floating Lockets

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Wedding Guest Book Letter >> POTD

October 1, 2014 Leave a Comment

wedding guest book letter idea

If a traditional guest book doesn’t thrill you, a wedding guest book letter certainly will! For today’s Photo of the day (POTD), we’re featuring this Real Wedding guest book letter. Instead of a book you may never flip through again – one destined to be forevermore on your bookshelf — this monogram letter can be displayed in your home.

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