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4 Books Every Bride Should Read Before the Wedding

Posted August 30, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Before you tie the knot, you want to know your partner really well, right? We’ve rounded up four top books every bride should read before the wedding to focus on what really matters: a long and happy marriage. We’ve included one on love, one on happiness, a book on inspiring yourself, and a fun book you can work on together. Find out what made our list…

Books Every Bride Should Read Before the Wedding

1. The 5 Love Languages by Gary D. Chapman

This book covers the languages of love, pretty appropriate for a couple getting married, no? As the book states, “By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with specific, simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction.”

the 5 love languages book via 4 Books Every Bride Should Read





31 Giveaways: #25 – Pleated Wedding Purse

Posted August 25, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 26 Comments

Hello, hello! Emma here and I have to say… this weekend was pretty amazing. I had the privilege of attending not one but TWO weddings (both totally gorgeous and chock-full of details, which we’ll talk about soon!) AND it was my birthday! We hope you had a great weekend, too. We’re kicking off the brand new week the best way we know how: by giving away a free prize to a lucky reader! We’ve teamed up with Toriska to offer this pleated wedding purse to one lucky reader in any color. There are plenty of shades to choose from, so there’s bound to be one that coordinates with your wedding beautifully. Take a look…

Pleated Wedding Purse

This wedding purse has pleats and fits plenty of essentials inside.

Pleated Wedding Purse





21 Stylish (+ Temporary) Wedding Tattoos

Posted August 21, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

My birthday is a few days away and this year, I’m getting inked — relax, it’s only temporary. I love those sweet little tattoos you see popping up everywhere: you know the kind, the tiny black heart, infinity symbol, ampersand, ‘love’ — but I’m way too scared to ink it for real. Ouch, you guys, and talk about commitment. That is forever-ever. Marriage is forever, too, but when you’ve found the right person (I have!), marriage forever = the best thing ever. Tattoos, not so much, if you’re like me anyway. For instance, I said to Andrew, “If I got a heart tattoo, I’d put it right here“, showing him the underside of my wrist. So, for a week, I used black marker and drew on the cutest little black heart. It took, eh, maybe three days until I was all, “GET THIS OFF OF ME” so at least I know temporary tattoos are more my style. When I did a little investigative research into cute, non-kid-like temporary tattoos, I was very impressed, even more so at the temporary wedding tattoos I found, which I’m super excited to share with you today. So, if you’re planning to freak out your parents just a little bit with a freshly-inked (temp) tattoo pre-wedding (don’t do that), want to do a trial run to see how you’ll probably get tired of the same design when you’re ninety-five (or not, which is cool, too), or paint the town red with your gal pals and matching tats (even just for the night), you’ll want to get inked with these beautiful temporary wedding tattoos. Check ‘em out!

Temporary Wedding Tattoos

1. x o

Oh my word. This one = all me.

x o temporary wedding tattoos





Monogrammed Garter (+ Giveaway!)

Posted July 31, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 22 Comments

Ready for a brand new giveaway? We’ve teamed up with Sheila, the lovely garter-maker over at Southern Ever After, to offer a vintage monogrammed garter to one lucky reader! This vintage-inspired garter features blue thread embroidery customized with your brand new monogram. The garter is made of lace and features a chic rhinestone embellishment. On the reverse side, there is a monogram with your first initial, new last name initial (or current last name, if you don’t plan to change your name), and middle initial. The winner will also receive the tossing garter, as shown in the 2nd and 3rd photos below. Take a look!

Monogrammed Garter





Wedding Hairstyles: Day 27 – Braided Ponytail Updo

Posted July 27, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

For Day 27′s wedding hairstyles pick, we went with this braided ponytail updo. It is a fantastic way to frame the face and adds texture to an otherwise simple, but elegant, ponytail. Take a peek…

braided ponytail wedding hairstyle





5 Things Every Bride Needs (+ Giveaway!)

Posted July 24, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 25 Comments

Hi, loves! Today we’re talking about what the bride needs for her wedding. More importantly, though, six things every bride needs for the morning of the wedding. Things for those endearing getting-ready photos. The hair and makeup. The excited, holy-cow-this-is-happening-today part of your big day. The Best Morning Ever. After all, it only comes around once! Read on to find out what made the list of must-haves for every bride. And, might I add, there’s a special giveaway hidden inside this post just to make it extra sweet. :) Enjoy!

5 Things Every Bride Needs: Morning of the Wedding

So, what does the bride really need? In short, these five things:

1. A Beverage

Whether she’s a coffee drinker, prefers tea, or wants mimosas on her big day, make sure they’re readily available. Some people swear by no coffee on the bride’s wedding day (making one jittery), but I have to disagree. Well, sort-of. If you’re a regular coffee drinker, you’ll want to drink the same amount as usual; otherwise, you’ll get one of those terrible caffeine headaches. If you don’t usually drink coffee because it makes you jittery, then obviously pass. And, as it goes with beverages, moderation is key: you won’t want to slam mimosas (for obvious reasons) just as you won’t want to drink too many caffeinated beverages without incorporating water to stay hydrated. And, don’t drink too many beverages right before that gown goes on. Once that is on, it’s pretty much on… and bathroom breaks in a gown are a pain in the you-know-what.

things every bride needs morning of the wedding





Wedding Hair: Day 24 – Angled Bob Wedding Hairstyle

Posted July 24, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Hi, loves! Emma here. The angled bob wedding hairstyle is one of my favorite styles, for weddings and for everyday. I swear, I’ve been trying to grow my hair out for a little while now but whenever I see wedding hairstyles like this, I start thinking, hmm, just a little trim? ;) An angled bob wedding hairstyle is a cute cut for short to medium length hair and is pretty low maintenance. Once you have it styled like so, you can add a pretty hair accessory like a pin or birdcage veil to finish the look.


Angled Bob Wedding Hairstyle


sleek angled bob wedding hairstyle





31 Wedding Hairstyles: Day 23 – Sleek Updo

Posted July 23, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, loves! Emma here. Can I tell you a secret? I’m loving these wedding hairstyles, but I am secretly having trouble coming up with unique, totally-captures-the-look names for these styles. I mean, seriously, how many times can you say something is a pulled back updo and make it sound unique? Ah, well. Updos are pretty similar, you have to admit, but today’s sleek updo is one of our favorites for a traditional wedding. I love the way the bride’s hair is pulled away from her face, highlighting those earrings and that neckline! Oh, and that dress! It’s gorgeous. Take a look…

Sleek Updo Wedding Hairstyle

side view voluminous sleek updo





Wedding Hairstyles: Day 21 – Easy 5 Minute Fishtail Updo (+ How-To Video)

Posted July 21, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, loves! Happy Monday! We’re kicking off the brand new week with a beautiful hairstyle pick and a how-to video tutorial! This easy five minute fishtail updo is a beautiful look for your wedding, bridal shower, engagement party, or even as an updo for trying on dresses. I know a five minute fishtail updo is a tall order but Hair and Makeup by Steph makes it look oh-so-possible! We’ve included the how-to video with this post so you can see how it’s done. Take a peek!

Easy 5 Minute Fishtail Updo

This hairstyle is perfect for the bride or her bridesmaids! Check out the Easy 5 Minute Fishtail Updo + How-To Video by Hair and Makeup By Steph http://wp.me/p1g0if-oXk





31 Wedding Hairstyles: Day 18 – Half Up Hairstyle

Posted July 18, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Good morning, loves! Friday already? How did that happen? It’s Day 18 in the wedding hairstyles series and today we’re showcasing a half up hairstyle. This style is best for medium length hair and can be used on either thick or thin locks. If you have thicker hair, you may need more bobby pins; for thin hair, you’ll love the way it oomphs your volume! Take a look…

Half Up Hairstyle

Half Up Hairstyle for Weddings








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