Posted February 13, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
One of the most popular bridesmaid gift ideas is a clutch purse. It can hold her essentials on the wedding day — and beyond. Not all clutch purses are created the same, though, and today we’re sharing a unique twist on the traditional purse. We’ve been loving the collection of personalized bridesmaid clutches at Mama Bleu Designs, which we consider to be little works of art. Each bag is lovingly handmade + embroidered with her name (or monogram) on the front, along with your choice of poppy patterned fabric or colors. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite personalized bridesmaid clutches from the collection including a new black and white style. Read on to see the clutches up close… and tell us: which one is your favorite?
Posted February 10, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 50 Comments
Hi, loves! Wow, we have a full week planned ahead! And, what could be better than starting with a giveaway? We’ve teamed up with the lovely ladies of Angee W. to offer a feather rhinestone clutch purse to one lucky EB reader. I’ve seen some gorgeous bridal clutches in the past, but this is one of my favorites to date! Find out what makes this feather rhinestone clutch extra special… and see how you can win one!
Posted January 27, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 31 Comments
Last week, we talked about how to make favor tags less boring. Today, we’ll show you how to make favor bags more fun with personalization! If you’re looking for stylish + personalized favor bags for your wedding, these favor bags by Mavora Art and Design are it! These bags are ideal for giving sweet treats to guests at your wedding from candy to freshly-baked chocolate chop cookies. Read on to see a few of the newest designs in her shop + enter for a chance to bring home a pack of 50 wax favor bags of your very own! (I know, totally awesome ‘Giveaway Monday’, right?) Enjoy!
Posted November 22, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 11 Comments
Hi, loves! So… Thanksgiving is less than a week away, temps are dropping over the weekend (maybe even a dusting of snow?) and I’m getting more and more antsy to turn on Christmas music on full blast. All day. With this version of Santa Baby on repeat. Ah, the holiday season: the time for Christmas themed wedding ideas, sequined accessories, delicious desserts, hot cocoa, chic cocktails (+ mocktails), and glamorous gifts for loved ones. Speaking of… I was browsing Emma Gordon London recently and couldn’t help but ooh and aah over the chic + sparkly wedding party bags in her collection. These make excellent wedding party bags for the holiday especially, with gold sequin, sparkly cobalt blue, and glittery black bags available. If you’re planning a holiday wedding — or your bridesmaids are wearing little black bridesmaid dresses — consider these party bags for their wedding gift. After all, it’s a gift they can use for the wedding day… and beyond. PLUS, we’re in the gift-giving spirit ourselves, so read on to see how you can win a little something for your stocking! Enjoy!
7 Stylish Wedding Party Bags for the Holidays
Posted June 28, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 19 Comments
Hello, loves! Today we’re answering an Ask Emmaline wedding advice question from bride-to-be, Ashley, who asks, “What Does a Flower Girl Do?” Here’s her full question…
“Dear Emmaline, My niece is six years old and I want her to be my flower girl. She / her mom accepted, but now what? What does a flower girl do? Does a flower girl toss anything other than petals? What age is best for the flower girl? Thanks!”
Great question, Ashley (P.S. Six years old is a perfect age for a flower girl). Read on to find out what a flower girl does, the proper age for a flower girl, what she can toss, what to carry, and more! PLUS, you could win a flower girl bag + $20 gift certificate Belle Rose Designs! Read on for more…
Posted June 26, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 82 Comments
Ok, brides, now that you know 7 things you MUST pack in your wedding bag, you’ll need something chic to carry it in, right? Now’s your chance! We’ve teamed up with Jami of Eclu to offer an exclusive Emmaline Bride giveaway. One lucky reader will win one of these custom wedding bow clutches. Carry your clutch down the aisle, gift to your MOH or bridesmaid, or carry about town (+ look chic) while running those last-minute wedding errands. These wedding bow clutches are a favorite of mine; I’ve even had the opportunity to see Jami’s work up-close. Believe me, these aren’t your typical wedding clutches – these are heirloom quality! After the wedding planning is over, wouldn’t it be nice to have a keepsake you can actually use? This is it! Read on for the scoop…
Posted June 18, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
Hello, loves! You’ve heard of emergency wedding kits in the past, but carrying around all that extra “stuff” can weigh heavily on your wedding bag. And, most wedding bags or clutches can only carry so much! Today, we’re cutting down on the clutter and sharing the seven things you must pack in your wedding bag at the very least. These carefully selected items are what we feel will keep you happy, pain-free, and embarrassment-free, too. We could always add more to the list – like mascara, and eye makeup remover – but we’re focusing more on things you’ll want to keep on hand. What would you pack in your wedding bag if you only had room for seven things? Here’s what made our cut…
Posted June 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Good morning, sweethearts! We’re kicking off this lovely Tuesday with a little mint wedding inspiration. Mint is said to be ‘the wedding color of the year’ and for good reason: mint green is an incredibly soft, versatile shade which can be applied to any detail of your wedding. If you’re plan to add mint to your palette, use sparingly and complement with a neutral shade like ivory or cream for best results. We’ve rounded up a few of our newest favorite mint finds (all handmade, of course!) to inspire you. Take a peek and let us know… what do you think of mint? Would you use this shade in your color palette?
Mint Wedding Inspiration
First up, this mint bow clutch is one of my favorite purses to date. Handmade by Brighter Day, this bag is perfect for the bride-to-be or her ‘maids. Plus, I give it double points for being fashionable even after the wedding.
Posted May 6, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Brides: looking for wedding clutch purses to match your color palette? Want your bridesmaids to carry clutch purses instead of bouquets? You’ve come to the right place! At Emmaline Bride, you know we love handmade wedding ideas, approaches, and custom-made finds. But, did you know that unlike big box stores, handmade wedding items can be customized to suit your color palette? It’s true! Today we’re featuring eight hand-picked wedding clutch purses by the lovely Allisa Jacobs in a variety of color combinations. These wedding clutch purses and cosmetic bags can coordinate with popular wedding palettes (like corals, grays, blues, and yellows) and trending patterns (like chevron and polka dots). PLUS, many of these purse liners can even be customized to suit each bridesmaid’s personal style. (How’s that for custom-made?) Read on to be inspired!
Posted April 26, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Love a wedding wristlet but prefer the look of a clutch? Can’t decide which one to buy for your wedding? Don’t decide between the two… you can get both for the price of one! Today we’re showing you how it’s done thanks to the brilliant idea behind Keep Bags, the wedding wristlet and clutch purse in one handmade by Dana Cooper. Each Keep Bag features two removable bangles for wear as a wristlet; remove the bangles and your bag converts into a chic clutch style purse. And, since each of these Keep Bags is handmade, no one else’s will be quite like yours. So, if you’re on the hunt for a chic and stylish wedding wristlet bag, look no further: we’ve found a few we know you’ll love! Plus, we’re sharing a sweet story about a bride’s custom order in tribute to her mother. Read on for more…
Posted December 18, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Hello, loves! Happy Tuesday! Today we’re talking about one of our favorite hot new 2013 wedding trends: pleats! A pleat (also known as a plait) is a double or multiple fold, typically in garments. There are various of pleat styles used (like accordion, box, and knife) and pleats were originally used to provide movement of freedom in clothing. Today, pleats are often used for style, one we that seems to be popping up everywhere lately! Read on to see five hand-picked handmade items using pleats to inspire your upcoming wedding. Then, tell us… do you love pleats? Or is this a trend you’d on which you’d like to pass? Enjoy!
2013 Wedding Trend: Pleats!
1. Flower Girls in Pleated Dresses
My #1 essential rule of flower girl dresses? Twirlabiity. This particular style offers just that AND in an exceptional color palette with a flowing style she’ll love. By Nastershum Wedding.
Posted October 23, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Hello, loves! Happy Tuesday! We’re loving this collection of monogram cosmetic bags from the lovely Allisa Jacobs, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace. This is one gift your bridesmaids will love… find out why after the jump!
Posted October 8, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Happy Monday, loves! Hope your weekend was spectacular! We’re kicking off a brand new week with a unique idea by the always incredible Laura Hooper Calligraphy. Ever since I first discovered her shop, I’ve been a fan of Laura’s calligraphy work, pretty hand-drawn illustrations, custom maps, and more. Today, we’re showcasing these unique map tote bags, a great gift for the bride-to-be, bridesmaids, or guests traveling to destination wedding locations. Read on to see how guests can navigate in style and find out why we love them oh-so-much. Enjoy!
Posted August 13, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hi, loves! Question: have you heard of Brighter Day? Whitney, the designer behind this amazing brand, puts her whole heart into each beautiful accessory. She loves custom orders and she even donates 10% of her proceeds to a good cause. As a Featured Artisan in The Marketplace, we took notice when she launched her new collection of gathered clutch purses and we think you’ll agree they’re pure perfection. Instead of a wedding clutch you will carry once and stow as a keepsake – or, a bridesmaid clutch that matches their wear-once dress – consider a gathered clutch purse that can be carried long after the last song. Read on to find out more and share your favorite…
Posted June 26, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Happy Tuesday! Okay, brides, let’s talk about style for a minute. What’s yours? Are you a rustic bride, a jet setter, a beach goddess, vintage-loving, or lover of classic style? Now, does your wedding emphasize this unique style? If not, there’s one easy way to do so without throwing out the entire wedding playbook thus far: consider the bridal clutch. Gone are the days of wedding clutches, purses, and bags looking the same, tying in one shade of white, and resembling something you’ll never carry again. In the handmade wedding world, the clutch styles are ENDLESS… so much so that we’ve selected 15 unique clutch styles we think every bride should know. Wouldn’t it be great to tie in your own personality into a clutch you’ll carry after the big day? We think so. Read on to see which clutch styles made the list… and let us know which style is right for you!
15 Clutch Styles Every Bride Should Know
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1. For the Rustic Bride
Posted June 22, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Happy Friday! We spotted these shortbread teabag cookies via Pinterest from Le Petrin (we translated it here) and couldn’t wait to share. If you’re planning a tea themed bridal shower or wedding, these are a must-have for guests. For the base, Le Petrin uses shortbread flavored with lemon but mentions you can use any flavor you love best (like classic shortbread, almond, vanilla, coffee…) She suggests cutting a tea bag shape from cardboard and using it as your template for the dough, making sure to add a hole at the top. Bake cookies, dip in chocolate, and add a tea tag! Read on to see more…
Posted May 24, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Your wedding day is a testament to your unique love story… don’t select an ordinary wedding invitation like everyone else! Instead, select custom wedding invitations that are handmade just for you + designed to tell your story, suit your style, and give your guests something to remember. Today, we’re sharing ten custom wedding invitations that share your story… and we think you’ll love them just as much as we do. Read on to see which ten made the list and why we love them so… after the jump!
10 Custom Wedding Invitations