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40 Alternative Wedding Bouquets (PHOTOS)

bride with bridesamaids holding alternative bouquets by valleyflowerdesign

bouquets by valley flower design

If a real flower bouquet isn’t your thing and you want something different, or you’re not crazy about the idea of paying for flowers that will wilt, then you’ll love what we have planned for you today! You don’t have to be a bride on a budget or planning a non-traditional wedding to crave the beauty and versatility of alternative wedding bouquets. After all, an alternative bouquet lasts forever, never wilts, and will look beautiful as decor on your desk for years to come. Today we’re sharing forty hand-picked flowers just for you including vibrant full-bloom peonies, vintage brooch bouquets, rich crepe paper flowers (they look so real!), paper flowers made from book pages, and more! Let the inspiration begin!

GIVEAWAY: 10 Romantically Vintage Wedding Ideas
(+ Win Invitations!)

vintage wedding invitations

by wildheart paper

Are you planning a vintage wedding? Vintage weddings are one of my favorite themes, as they convey a classic and elegant tone. And a vintage wedding is alsoone that never goes out of style! To give you a glimpse of this style, we’re sharing a few of our favorite vintage accessories and ideas in today’s post, along with a chance to win FREE vintage wedding invitations from WildHeart Paper! It’s so easy to feel inspired with these unique vintage touches: here are ten to get you started!

Now *This* is the Ultimate Bridesmaid Gift Box

Now *This* is the Ultimate Bridesmaid Gift Box | by Deighan Design |

by deighan design

I was emailing with a bride the other day (for anonymity purposes, we’ll just call her M) about bridesmaid gifts. “There are too many options,” she said, “how am I supposed to pick just one?” It’s honestly a common problem! But there’s an easy way to put things in perspective. First, remember why you’re giving a gift in the first place: to show your sincere appreciation. Don’t over-think the gift: as long as you give something you know she will enjoy and will be happy to receive, you’ve done your job.

If you’re wondering how to pick just one, you’ll love this new option: the Bridesmaid Gift Box from Deighan Design. You won’t have to stress over what to pick, since they take the guesswork out of it all! Each gift box comes beautifully packaged (ready to be given) so you don’t even have to wrap it all. It even comes with a cute tag. And you can use this as a way to ask Will You Be My Bridesmaid when asking them, if you like! Find out what’s in the box…

10 Earrings That Make a Perfect “Something Blue”

something blue statement earrings

Earlier this week, bride-to-be Cassandra wrote us with an Ask Emmaline question. She says,

I’ve heard about the Something Old, Something New tradition and I want to follow it for my wedding. I am having trouble figuring out what to pick for something blue, as my shoes are already nude heels, I already have a veil and sash (both ivory), and I am not using any blue flowers in my bouquet. Any advice for something easy I can add?


Great question, Cassandra! We love Something Blue ideas around here since it’s one more way to really add a personalized, handcrafted touch to your wedding. One of the easiest ways to add “something blue” is with jewelry… namely, earrings. Blue earrings are one of the hottest trends for brides right now and we don’t see this fading anytime soon. The best part? You’ll definitely wear them again long after the big day (unlike a blue brooch, sash, or flowers, as examples). When it comes to blue earrings, one of our favorite places to browse is Laura Stark because her collection is incredible. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up ten of our favorite pieces from her shop, including this stunning luxe blue earring set as shown in the image above (isn’t it breathtaking?) and in the image below. We’ve gathered a mixture of classic to beach to vintage-inspired finds. Which one is your favorite?

Giveaway: Win a Pair of Moroccan Gold Earrings

Moroccan gold earrings by Marolsha |

by marolsha

It’s giveaway time! If I was planning my wedding right now (and I was actually eligible to win this), I would absolutely try to win these Moroccan gold earrings from Marolsha! We’ve become great friends with Maddy, the designer behind Marolsha, and she is beyond incredible. Her jewelry collection can be best described by Maddy herself as “a collection of romantic, rustic, nature and vintage-inspired pieces, as well as modern everyday wear jewelry”. Each piece is lovingly handcrafted and ready to be given as a gift to your bridal party, a friend, or even yourself. We’ve teamed up with Maddy to give away a pair of these popular gold filigree earrings to one lucky bride-to-be! Find out how you can enter for a chance to win…

7 Do’s and Don’ts for Picking the Right Wedding Band

wedding engagement band

by lilyemme jewelry

Hi, loves! Okay, so you have a beautiful sparkling engagement ring, but you’re probably wondering what the heck you’re going to pair with it as your wedding band, right? When I was planning my wedding, I had NO IDEA what kind of wedding band to pick. I looked at dozens of rings but I wasn’t sure what kind, shape, or style I was “supposed to” pick. I opted for a simple gold band — to be honest, I’d pick the same one today because that’s totally my style. Andrew and I wanted to figure out a way to make our rings unique, so we had them engraved with a favorite song lyric inside both bands (half on his, the other half on mine). In this way, our wedding bands were made perfectly just for us!

Whether you know what kind of wedding band to pick or you’re completely lost on the topic, we’re here to help! In this post, we’re sharing our top 7 do’s and don’ts for picking a wedding band. We’re also sharing some gorgeous rings from the incredible LilyEmme Jewelry. Get ready to be inspired!

Giveaway: Win a Gorgeous Bridal Sash and Bracelet Set!

Brides: are you looking for a jaw-droppingly beautiful dress sash? How about a matching bracelet with a ton of sparkle to go along with it? ;) Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve teamed up with the always-inspiring Nestina Accessories to offer a bridal sash and bracelet set giveaway exclusively to one Emmaline Bride reader! It could be YOU… read on to enter for a chance to win!

Bridal Sash and Bracelet Set


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