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4 Bridal Headbands for Any Hairstyle (+ Giveaway!)

Posted April 8, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 34 Comments

Happy Tuesday! We’re continuing the week-long giveaway series today with a gorgeous prize for the bride! But first… have you considered a bridal headband for your wedding? A headband can be worn as a veil alternative (or paired with a veil) for your ceremony and reception. We love bridal headbands because they easily accommodate any wedding hairstyle. We spotted a new collection of headbands over at Bridelicious and we’re delighted to share them with you… PLUS, we’re giving one of them away! Which one is it? Read on to find out…

1. My Delightful Mary

This headband is made with small flowers, crystals, pearls, and lace for a romantic look.

flower bridal headband





The Ultimate Donut Wedding Cake

Posted March 31, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Wow, talk about raising the bar on wedding donuts: this is the loveliest donut wedding cake we’ve ever seen! This heavenly three-tiered cake, made of donuts, was crafted by the pastry team at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore for a recent wedding. The cake consisted of beautifully iced donuts, surrounded by white dahlias, lavender roses, and pink carnations. And, what were they served with? Espresso shots, of course! We call that perfection from beginning to end.

ultimate-donut-wedding-cake





I Belong With You Chair Sign

Posted March 12, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

We’ve all heard the song, “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers by now. You know, the one that goes, “I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweethearrrttt…” I mean, I can pretty much bet money that every time I’m in the car there is a 50/50 chance that I’ll hear it. So, when I spotted this I Belong With You chair sign set over at Host & Toast Studio, I knew I couldn’t keep it to myself. Instead of a traditional bow, ribbon, or Mr. and Mrs. sign, give this version a try: it tells everyone ‘you’re my sweetheart’.

I Belong With You Chair Sign - Inspired by Ho Hey by The Lumineers, this set of chair signs reads, 'I belong with you' and 'You belong with me'.  By Host and Toast Studio.





Macaron Wedding Cake

Posted March 10, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Spotted: a delightful macaron wedding cake! And, the new top spot in wedding cake alternatives! (Remember the Oreo wedding cake and this unique idea? Or this?) Macarons are delicious treats made of ground almonds, egg whites, and sugar. They’re simple, sweet, and colorful. Wouldn’t they make an amazing wedding cake tower?

macaron wedding cake





Paddle Guest Book

Posted March 7, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 23 Comments

Hi, brides! Happy Friday! We love fun alternatives to traditional ideas here at Emmaline Bride, and guest books are no exception. We’ve shown you the puzzle guest book, mad lib guest book, the post card guest book, and the poster guest book, just to name a few. Today, we’re adding another favorite to the list: the paddle guest book! If your wedding theme has nautical or beach inspired details, this guest book by Seaweed Designs is ideal! Read on to find out more about the paddle guest book PLUS enter for a chance to win one for your wedding! Oh, how we love giveaways… :)

paddle guest book





Guest Book Puzzle – Giveaway!

Posted March 5, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 27 Comments

Ready for a new wedding giveaway? You’ll love today’s guest book puzzle giveaway for your wedding! What is a guest book puzzle, you ask? Great question: a guest book puzzle is a puzzle created from a favorite photo of yours (like an engagement photo) turned into a 16×20 puzzle. Instead of displaying the puzzle assembled at your wedding, you place the puzzle pieces on a table and guests sign their names on the back. After the wedding, the two of you will put the puzzle together as you read the names (and well wishes) from guests. We’re giving away one custom 16×20 guest book puzzle by The Missing Piece Puzzle Company to a lucky Emmaline Bride reader this week… will it be you?

Guest Book Puzzle Giveaway





Fun Idea: Infographic Wedding Program

Posted March 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

We have seen some fascinating wedding programs in the past (like these wedding programs and these, just to name a few), but this is a first! Introducing the Infographic Wedding Program, a brilliant idea put into beautiful design by B is for Brown! This infographic program will keep your guests entertained with charming, informative facts about your wedding ceremony and reception. Read on to find out more…

Infographic Wedding Program

This unique program reads like an infographic, which gives your guests background information on you as a couple, the wedding planning process, and more. It also provides information on family, bridal party members, and the ceremony. I love this program has a modern feel to it… and I love the section dedicated to wedding planning. It gives a pie graph of how much he/she planned, along with a bar chart that shows how many dresses were tied on, how many feet of bunting was made, and how many calls were made to the MOH (Maid of Honor), among other things. Plus, you can totally customize this to suit your own style and your wedding! Love, love, love.

Infographic Wedding Program





7 Alternative Engagement Ring Ideas

Posted March 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Last week, we talked about alternative wedding ring ideas and we loved the feedback we received! Today we’re sharing seven alternative engagement ring ideas you will absolutely love. If you’re getting engaged soon, vaguely hinting at, or popping the question soon, this is the post for you! We know diamonds are the most popular engagement ring option, but remember… a diamond is certainly not your only option. And, handcrafted engagement rings? They’re totally custom and made just for you. In this post, we’ll show you how the lovely Kristin Coffin has redefined the engagement ring world with her collection of unique, handcrafted engagement rings. If you thought you were a traditional diamonds-only girl, think again: these designs might totally change your mind. (P.S. If you’re vaguely hinting at your favorite design, just leave this post open on his browser or pin these images like crazy on your Pinterest boards. He’ll get the hint.) Read on to be inspired… and share your thoughts after the post!

7 Alternative Engagement Ring Ideas





Wedding Wish Tree

Posted March 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 63 Comments

Hello, hello! Happy Monday! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. We are kicking off this beautiful, snowy, below-zero-degree-temperatures kind of Monday with a fun idea for your wedding. PLUS, we’re launching a brand new giveaway! But first… have you heard of the wedding wish tree? A wish tree, also known as a manzanita tree, is a fun guest book alternative your guests will love. It can also serve as a lovely place to display your wedding favors. Read on to find out more about the wedding wish tree, see an example, find out where you can buy it, and enter for a chance to win a wedding wish tree of your very own! It’s all inside…

Wedding Wish Tree





7 Alternative Wedding Ring Ideas

Posted February 28, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Do you prefer unique (non-traditional) wedding finds? If so, you’ll love today’s feature! We’ve been oohing + aahing over the beautiful new ring collection at Locusart Jewellery Designs and we’re sharing our favorites with you! Instead of a traditional gold wedding band, what if you picked something different? Something uniquely you? We’ve found seven alternative wedding ring ideas to inspire you including a braided wedding band, a stash band (which includes three bands forged into one), a crown-style band, branch, and more! Which wedding ring style is your favorite?

7 Alternative Wedding Ring Ideas

1. Braided Infinity Wedding Band

Up first, take a peek at my personal favorite: the braided infinity wedding band. This band represents the texture and uniqueness woven into one’s life.

braided infinity wedding band via 7 Alternative Wedding Ring Ideas





Wedding Mad Libs as a Guest Book

Posted February 13, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Brides: do you want your guest book to be 1000x more fun + interactive for guests? You’ll love a wedding mad lib instead! With this guest book alternative, fill in these cleverly-designed wedding mad libs to make their own funny creations. If you want an activity for guests to do before dinner or a fun guest book alternative, wedding mad libs are the optimal choice! Read on to find out more, see how they work, and find out where to buy mad libs for your wedding!

Wedding Mad Libs - Owls





Canvas Guest Book Alternative

Posted February 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 40 Comments

Brides: have you decided on your guest book yet? A traditional guest book is one option, but what about an alternative? Today we’re sharing one of favorite guest book alternatives: the canvas guest book. A canvas guest book is essentially a canvas created from your favorite photo (an engagement photo, for instance) and your custom text or vows. At your reception, place your canvas guest book on an easel for guests to sign; then, display in your home as instant artwork. This is one guest book that won’t get shuffled around on your bookshelf or placed in a keepsake box: it will be enjoyed for years to come! Want to find out more? Read on… and you might just find a BIG giveaway at the end of this post! ;)

Canvas Guest Book Alternative (by Designer Canvases)





How to Register for Anything Online and In-Store

Posted January 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 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)…

How to Register for Anything Online and In-Store (via EmmalineBride.com)








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