Posted April 30, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Are you planning a handmade wedding that’s a little bit whimsical and a whole lotta fun? This post is for you! Embroidered wedding ideas have been popping up all over the place and we’re loving the new-fashioned finds. Today’s new-fashioned embroidery features brilliant pops of color and pretty patterned fabric (like polka dots, chevron, and striped lines) and isn’t limited to an embroidery hoop alone. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up eight embroidered wedding ideas by Danielle of The Merriweather Council, an expert in embroidered arts. Each of these items is handmade and designed to be enjoyed at your wedding – and beyond! – in your home. As Danielle puts it, “When your wedding is over (sad face), you can keep these hoops and display them in your home (happy face!).” We couldn’t agree more! Read on to find out more… and, as always, we hope you enjoy!
Embroidered Wedding Ideas
1. Embroidery Hoop Table Decor
Embroidered hoop art is one sure-fire way to personalize your space.
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 April 24, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: have you found the perfect dress but want to add a little something extra? A bridal sash is a welcome addition to any gown to add a pop of color, bling, or an heirloom detail to your dress in seconds. Today we’re showing you how to choose a bridal sash in three easy steps, along with inspiration from the lovely SparkleSM, an expert in the bridal sash industry. So, grab that huge afternoon cup of coffee (um, I recently discovered carrot cake coffee and I’m hooked!) – or tea – and read on to find out how to choose a bridal sash + get a dose of handmade loveliness after the jump! Enjoy!
Posted April 9, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 146 Comments
Brides: want to save some money and win FREE handmade wedding accessories or bridesmaid gifts? Today we have a special three-day giveaway for you offered by the lovely Ernestine of Nestina Accessories. With her new spring collection available (and more products coming in May!), Ernestine wanted to do something special for Emmaline ‘Brides’: offer $75 to spend on any wedding accessories in her shop! You can choose from shoe clips, jewelry for your bridesmaid gifts, hair pins to wear at your bridal shower, a sparkly new bracelet for your honeymoon, a bridal veil for your wedding day, or anything else that steals your little handmade heart. There are so many beautiful handmade wedding accessories to love… and, I wish I could win this gift certificate for myself. ;) I, of course, cannot, but YOU can! Read on to find out more (+ remember – this is a limited three-day only giveaway so get to it!) Enjoy!
Posted March 8, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
Hello, loves! Happy Friday! Today we’re talking about the wedding garter and seven (surprising!) things you didn’t know about it. The wedding garter dates back to the 14th century and its origin and tradition was much different than it is today. Read on to find out these interesting facts and check out some hand-picked wedding garters crafted by Garters by Kristi. Enjoy!
Posted February 6, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Wow, we had an AMAZING time at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta! What an incredible bridal show! It had the most beautiful booths, the friendliest vendors, and the sweetest brides-to-be (+ grooms!) and their friends and family. As promised, today we’re sharing a brief recap of the show, some snapshots of our booth, and a few details of this event. Read on to find out the full scoop…
Posted February 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Hello, hello! Have you started shopping for your perfect wedding veil? Once you’ve found the dress, the veil is your next big purchase. We recommend shopping for the veil after buying your dress because you’ll be looking for a style that complements the shade and style of your gown. Today, we’re here to help with some gorgeous hand-picked veil styles from the collection of Maria Aparicio. Read on to find out six ways to wear a veil to inspire your wedding day ensemble… + enjoy!
Posted January 28, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 111 Comments
Hello, lovelies! Happy Monday to you all! We are kicking off a brand new week the best way we know how… with a giveaway, of course! This week, we’ve teamed up with Emily of GCDSpa to offer a set of (20) FREE customized lip balm favors for your bachelorette party or bridal shower! These lip balm favors are perfect for pampering your girls and a sweet way to say thank you to guests. Read on to find out how YOU can win!
Posted January 4, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Hello, loves! Happy Friday! It’s a beautiful, blue-skied day where we are; how is it in your neck of the woods? Have anything exciting planned for this weekend? If you have some time, check out a thrift store for vintage wedding finds, work on that DIY project you’ve been putting off, or skim through our Real Wedding archives for inspiration from leading photographers in the biz! Today, we’re sharing some handmade inspiration by a lovely shop known as Fancie Strands. Tammy, the owner and designer, creates some of the most beautiful bridal accessories we’ve ever seen, including this item we’ve hand-picked to showcase today. This gorgeous blush and lace dress sash is the perfect accessory for any gown and will add a soft, girly shade of blush to your ensemble. We’ve also found a coordinating hair accessory to match! Read on to find out more…
Posted December 31, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 173 Comments
Hello, loves! Happy Monday (+ Happy New Year’s Eve!) We’re kicking off the last giveaway of 2012 – and consequently the first giveaway of 2013 – with a gorgeous personalized bridal robe by ArenLace! This week, you can enter for a chance to win a gorgeous personalized bridal robe featuring your new last name in one of four different types of ornate script. This kimono style bridal robe is lightweight and perfect for getting ready the morning of your big day (and wearing on the beach during the honeymoon). Select your choice of color from white, teal, light pink, yellow, or purple, personalized with your first name, ‘Bride’, or ‘Mrs’ with your new last name on the back! You could also win this prize for your bridesmaid or Maid of Honor. It makes an awesome gift! Read on to enter for your chance to win!
Posted December 19, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Wedding veils are a beautiful choice for the bride-to-be, but what if you’re not a veil-loving bride? Or, suppose you prefer a veil for the ceremony and want something simple for the reception? Today’s post is for you! We’re showcasing the first in our series of handmade veil alternatives with today’s post honing in on flower hair pins. These sweet handmade pins feature luxurious fabric material and a simple bobby pin, which means you can incorporate it into any hairstyle. To inspire you, we’ve gathered up some of our favorites from the gorgeous collection by Nia Person. Red on to find out more…
Posted November 27, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Get ready, brides, because we’re inspiring you today with a gorgeous collection of vintage inspired hair accessories! One of our talented artisans in The Marketplace is the lovely Blair Nadeau Millinery, a designer who crosses a broad spectrum of bridal hair accessories covering feathery pieces, birdcage veils, floral accents, and fascinators, her specialty. Today, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites from her gorgeous collections to inspire you… and we think you’re going to love what we’ve discovered! Read on to see the accessories that made the list and get ready to fall head over heels for a beautiful statement piece! Enjoy!
Vintage Inspired Hair Accessories
The Petit Fleur Ribbon is a style we absolutely love: this elegant lace, pearl, and silk ribbon flower will accentuate any hairstyle.