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This Mason Jar Jewelry is Cute for Rustic Weddings

Mason jars are a staple for rustic weddings, and although they’ve been trending for a long time, we still see those darling jars everywhere we look. When we spotted these mason jar jewelry pieces over at Ellen B Keepsakes, we were inspired by Tracy’s lovely creations! These pieces would make cute gift ideas for the bride and bridesmaids who loves all things rustic or country. Today we’re sharing two mason jar bracelets and a necklace from Ellen B Keepsakes, a petite pair of earrings we spotted at Obsessories, and a darling mason jar jewelry dish by Zinnia Designs. Enjoy all the mason jar lovin’ below!


Mason Jar Jewelry

1. Mason Jar Bracelet with Initials

This first find is our #HANDMADEADAY pick!

mason jar jewelry: bracelet with wedding date

by ellen b keepsakes

These Beautiful Dress Sashes Are Truly Unique for Weddings

As the bride, you want something unique and different for your wedding. That’s why wearing a wedding dress is such a big deal for the bride, particularly the color white: you stand out in the crowd, you get to wear the prettiest dress, and it’s made just for you to fit like a glove. So, when we saw these handcrafted wedding dress sashes over at The Storied Sash and saw how completely unique they were, we knew you would be as crazy over them as we are! Find out what makes these sashes completely one-of-a-kind, unlike anything we’ve seen yet for weddings!

blue silver brooch sash

This Pearl and Silver Earrings Giveaway Will Make Your Monday :)

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Emma here and my weekend was pretty awesome. I went to a family reunion pool party, the weather was gorgeous, I got to see my favorite people, and I finally got a decent tan going. I also had one of these and, let me tell you: it’s the new Slurpee. When I don’t have to run in and fill it up (just go through the drive-thru), that totally works for me, especially when it’s 90 degrees outside. And let me tell you, it is d e l i c i o u s. Anyway, we hope your weekend was full of fun, too!

We’re kicking off this intensely hot Monday morning with a brand new giveaway from the amazing Jane of Jacaranda Designs! When Jane wanted to give away a pair of these silver and pearl earrings, we couldn’t wait to share them with you. One lucky reader will receive this pair that features a triple flower hydrangea bouquet design. The earrings have a cream Swarovski glass coin pearl that has a brilliant luster. The flowers are matte silver plated brass with sterling silver posts. These are ideal for a classic bride who wants a unique and eye-catching design. Take a look!

Pearl and Silver Bouquet Earrings

pearl and silver bouquet earrings

by jacaranda designs

Barefoot Sandals for Beach Wedding

Planning a wedding on the beach? Wondering what shoes to wear for your beach wedding ceremony? We received this new question from bride-to-be, Sherry, who wrote us via our Ask Emmaline form. Since we knew it was a question other brides probably wondered, we are sharing the answer with you today. She asks…

“I’m planning a beach wedding and finally found my dress. Now I have no idea what kind of shoes to wear. What do you recommend on the sand?”

Great question! Since heels are nearly impossible on sand, we say skip the heels and save them for the dance floor. Instead, try on a pair of barefoot sandals, one of our favorite beach wedding footwear options! Of course, custom flip flops are awesome… and flats work, too… but barefoot sandals are a fun trend worth a try! They’ll also look great on your honeymoon while sipping on drinks poolside. Read on to see why we love this unique option and see some pretty finds from Mariposa Court. Enjoy!

Barefoot Sandals - What Shoes to Wear for Beach Wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/barefoot-sandals/

barefoot sandals: mariposa court

What Shoes to Wear for Beach Wedding

Barefoot sandals are one of our favorite types of beach wedding shoes. There’s no actual sole on these — just pretty jewelry gracing the tops of your feet. It looks like you’re wearing flip flops, but your feet are free to feel the sand. We spotted these barefoot sandals from Mariposa Court. We love ’em because they’re handcrafted right here in the USA. Plus, they’re durable enough to go swimming… just in case you want to toss them in your honeymoon bag, too!

Barefoot Sandals - What Shoes to Wear for Beach Wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/barefoot-sandals/

Barefoot Sandals - What Shoes to Wear for Beach Wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/barefoot-sandals/

barefoot sandals: mariposa court

Barefoot Sandals - What Shoes to Wear for Beach Wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/barefoot-sandals/

barefoot sandals: mariposa court

Barefoot Sandals - What Shoes to Wear for Beach Wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/barefoot-sandals/

barefoot sandals: mariposa court

Barefoot Sandals - What Shoes to Wear for Beach Wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/barefoot-sandals/

barefoot sandals: mariposa court

Barefoot Sandals - What Shoes to Wear for Beach Wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/barefoot-sandals/

barefoot sandals: mariposa court

Love these barefoot sandals?

Go get a pair from Mariposa Court! You can find out more in their shop, where you’ll also find some gorgeous boho-inspired jewelry. It’s worth the visit — promise!

P.S. We recommend wearing a pair of actual shoes for your reception, especially if it’s indoors. Bare feet + indoor venues + broken glass = :(

xo
-E.

How to Wear a Flower Crown — Even If You’re Shy

Hi, lovelies! Emma here and if you’re a shy bride, I get it. I am pretty outgoing, but when it comes to accessories I’m as bashful as can be. A bold accessory to me feels like, here I am with my (insert accessory here). It feels like I’m trying too hard. That’s why you’ll probably never catch me wearing a big red hat. Or an insanely gorgeous — and giant — bib necklace. Or a bold shade of red lipstick à la Taylor Swift. I love all of these things — but on me? Not so much. Let people who can wear a long t-shirt dress go ahead and rock it, then. I’m fine over here with my tee shirt dress paired with leggings, thank you very much. ;) I just finally hopped aboard the whole ankle booties trend this past winter. And that took me way too long.

But what if you’re a shy bride who still wants to do some serious accessorizing for her wedding? For instance, if I was planning a bohemian wedding, you can bet I’d want to wear one of these. But I don’t know if I could pull it off.

left: ella gajewska, right: alice halliday

So, when I was browsing Jenna Leslye Designs over the weekend, I couldn’t wait to share her unique half-flower hair crowns. These hair crowns are totally delightful — without feeling over the top. Now, I could definitely rock one of these…

How to Wear a Flower Crown

How to Wear a Hair Crown for Wedding

by jenna leslye designs

It’s all the fun and floral and hippie-ness without feeling like you have a giant basket of flowers on your head. It just works.

How to Wear a Hair Crown in Pink Peony

by jenna leslye designs

And for a pop of color…

How to Wear a Hair Crown - Half Flower Hair Crown in Yellow

by jenna leslye designs

Or this, for the fall:

How to Wear a Hair Crown - Autumn Inspired Hair Flower Crown

by jenna leslye designs

And, if you really want a floral look without the crown, try these hair bobbies instead:

How to Wear a Hair Crown - Hair Floral Bobbies Instead of a Crown

by jenna leslye designs

Moral of the story? Don’t skip out on accessories you love just because you’re bashful. Find an accessory that features an element you love — in a size you can live with. :)

So, what are you wearing in your hair? Also, do you find yourself shy about accessories like me? Comment below!

xo
-E.

Bohemian Wedding Hair Wreath

Happy Sunday! We hope you’re having a great weekend! It’s time for today’s #HANDMADEADAY find: a gold bohemian wedding hair wreath. It is a stunning handmade piece that can be worn with or without a veil.

Bohemian Wedding Hair Wreath

Bohemian Wedding Hair Wreath | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bohemian-wedding-hair-wreath/

handmade by lottie-da designs

This boho chic hair accessory can be worn two ways:

1. in the back with a hair down hairstyle,
2. in the front as a halo-style headband

This stunning boho chic hair wreath is handmade by Lottie-Da Designs and offers customizable features: the ribbon can be satin or organza in white, ivory, or blush. The flowers are handcrafted in silk or sheer organza, depending on your preference. Finally, you can decide whether you prefer a gold wire or silver wire to coordinate with your jewelry and bridal accessories.

Bohemian Wedding Hair Wreath | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bohemian-wedding-hair-wreath/

handmade by lottie-da designs

Bohemian Wedding Hair Wreath | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bohemian-wedding-hair-wreath/

handmade by lottie-da designs

If you like this bohemian wedding hair wreath, you can buy it here. You can find out more about this artist and see more from their shop here.

Happy Sunday and we hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! I’ll be patio-living all day and evening, that’s for sure. Check back with us bright and early tomorrow morning as we kick off a brand new week of gorgeous handmade wedding inspiration. Oh, and while we have your attention, be sure to subscribe to our posts so you don’t miss a thing.

xo
-E.

Now *This* is a Stunning Grey Wedding Gown

Happy Weekend! Emma here and I’m curious: what do YOU think of the grey wedding dress trend? It’s been popular for a few years now, but I am finally seeing grey gowns to love just as much as classic white (or ivory, or champagne). Today we’re sharing a handmade grey wedding gown from Milamira Bridal that might change your mind on grey (like it did for me). This is one of my favorite dresses so far, which says a lot because we’ve shared many beautiful gowns in the past. The sweetheart neckline… the ruching… the tulle bodice… the low back… this gown has it all…

Gorgeous Grey Handmade Wedding Gown

handmade grey wedding gown | by milamira bridal

Handmade Grey Wedding Gown

This gown is high on my list of favorites for a handful of reasons:

o it is handmade, lovingly made by two passionate young designers. They say, “Every single gown in handmade in our own studio in Saint Petersburg. From sketch to final stitch we do everything by ourselves. We always make sure to peek the best quality materials, order our laces from Europe and experiment with fabrics which are not so common for bridal dresses.” Love!

o it is grey in color (specifically, a bluish grey)

o it features a sweetheart neckline

o this gown has a ruched tulle bodice and low back (two major wedding gown trends right now)

o it features off-shoulder sleeves, which I love… and if you don’t, they’re DETACHABLE!

Grey Handmade Wedding Gown

handmade grey wedding gown | by milamira bridal

handmade grey wedding gown | by milamira bridal

Grey Handmade Wedding Gown with Back View

handmade grey wedding gown | by milamira bridal

So, tell us: what do you think of this gown? Or even, grey wedding gowns in general? Leave a comment below!

You’ll find even more handmade wedding gowns to adore over in their shop. Tell them Emmaline Bride sent you!

Happy Planning!

xo
-E.