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10 Most Emotional Wedding Photos

Editor’s Note – 5.8.16: Hi, loves + Happy Mother’s Day! We published this post awhile back but thought it would be a great fit for today. Wait until you see the photos with the mother of the bride, especially #4 — it’s one of my favorites! We wish all moms a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Today, we’re talking about emotional wedding photos: those real, tear-jerking candid moments captured on film. While planning your wedding, one thing remains certain: your day will be packed full of emotionally-charged, fleeting moments in time. Today, we want you to take a moment to put down the peonies, step away from the mason jars, and put all your stress on hold. Remind yourself why you’re getting married in the first place: love.

My wedding was seven years ago, but I remember the details like it was yesterday. My sister woke me up early that morning with a super enthusiastic, “Happy Wedding Day, Bride! Wake up… the big day is here!” (Seriously, best MOH in the history of ever.) I remember my mom and sister helping me get ready, putting on my veil (my mom’s, worn on her own wedding day), and peeking through windows in anticipation as family and friends gathered. I remember my dad seeing me in my gown for the first time, our father-daughter chat before Canon in D began, and seeing my groom at the end of the aisle once the doors opened. Pure magic. These significant moments made my wedding day extra special, and your moments will be unique, too. Make sure you take time out to enjoy them. (Also, make sure your photographer is ready to capture those candid shots – I’m glad ours did!) Today, we’ve gathered up ten of the most emotional wedding photos. We hope it helps you create your own list of must-have wedding photos and remind you of what’s truly important. So, without further adieu, let’s begin…

10 Most Emotional Wedding Photos

1. The Bride Gets Teary Eyed

In this shot, the bride is teary as she recites her vows. I love how you can see the bridesmaids in the background.

10 most emotional wedding photos - #1. bride gets teary eyed at ceremony (photo by julie harris)

photo by julie harris photography

What Makes These Sashes Unique for Weddings

blue silver brooch sash

by the storied sash

Hi, loves! 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: 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!

Top 10 Wedding Gowns from Beloved by Casablanca Bridal

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We have a special feature for you today: an exclusive first look at the new Beloved wedding gown collection from Casablanca Bridal! Read on to see photos from the Fall 2016 Romance collection including our top ten hand-picked favorites…

“Bridal Cover Ups for Summer Weddings?” – Ask Emmaline

gold bead lace capelet top | bridal cover ups for spring/summer weddings | by tessa kim | photo: deyla huss photography

by tessa kim, photo: deyla huss photography

We received a new Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Shana. She asks,

“Hi Emmaline! I am having a church wedding and want to wear something to cover my shoulders, as I’m wearing a strapless wedding dress. I’ve only seen bridal cover ups for winter weddings and need something cooler for July. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!”

Hi, Shana! Great question! We’ve been browsing bridal cover ups and wraps for summer and we definitely have some ideas for you…

Dried Flower Bouquets for Weddings? – Ask Emmaline

dried flower bouquets | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/dried-flower-bouquets/ | by the blaithin blair

by the blaithin blair shop, photo: jen ing photography

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question from one of our lovely readers! Amber asks,

“Hi Emmaline! What do you think of dried flower bouquets? I have seen bridesmaids carry them but I’m not sure what the difference is versus fresh flowers. Are they cheaper? Are dried bouquets meant for a certain wedding theme? Thanks!

Great questions, Amber! We’ve been seeing many brides using dried flower bouquets lately. In today’s post, you’ll learn why dried bouquets are so popular right now, find out the best theme to use them, see which elements are included, get helpful tips, and see some stunning examples. Enjoy!

This Crystal Bridal Jewelry is Incredible

crystal bridal jewelry with pearls

by tigerlilly couture

Good morning, loves! When Jessica wrote to us asking about wanting to find crystal bridal jewelry for her wedding, we couldn’t resist pushing her Ask Emmaline question to the top of the heap! (Who doesn’t want an added dose of sparkle on the big day?) She asks,

Hi Emmaline! My wedding dress is beautiful and I love it but it is fairly simple. Do you have any suggestions for bridal jewelry I can wear to add some sparkle, especially necklaces? Thanks!

Great question, Jessica! For maximum sparkle, go with crystal jewelry! You’ll want to choose a necklace which accentuates your neckline without overpowering it. Some details to consider are statement necklaces, pearl necklaces, or a mix of pearl and crystal drop necklaces. One of our favorite places to browse (okay, swoon over) is Tigerlilly Couture because they have a pretty incredible selection. Here are some pieces we’ve hand-picked just for you…

10 ‘Something Blue’ Ideas Under $30

something blue hair pin by januaryroseboutique

by january rose boutique

Hi, lovelies! Happy Monday! We’re happy to be back in action and we have an awesome week lined up ahead (so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it)! To kick things off, we’re sharing some of our favorite something blue ideas prompted by our latest Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Tara. She asks,

I’m looking for something blue ideas but I’m on a very strict budget. Do you have any suggestions for things I can find which aren’t very expensive? Thanks!

Hi Tara! Great question: when you’re planning your wedding, things can add up really quickly, even if you have a very large budget. If fitting in the ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ doesn’t feel like it’s in your budget, don’t worry. There are plenty of beautiful something blue ideas you can find at an affordable price.

Why Mini Veils Are Trending for Weddings

blusher veil

by over the moon bridal

Mini veils are trending for weddings — and here’s why! Brides love the idea of a classic veiled look, but some brides don’t want the long veiled look or crave something more modern. In that case, mini veils — a tulle pouf, blusher veil, or a birdcage veil — work beautifully as traditional veil alternatives. Today we’re showing you a few examples of mini veils we spotted over at Over the Moon Bridal. Which one is most your style?