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Giveaway: Win a Beautiful Bridal Garter!

Hi, loves! Before you celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, be sure to check out this giveaway from our friends at ANGEE W! We’ve shared their gorgeous clutch purses in the past, and now we’re here to show you their newest accessory: bridal garters! We’re giving one away to a lucky bride-to-be. Will it be YOU? Read on to find out!

Bridal Garter Giveaway

This beautiful dainty bridal garter features a white enamel camellia flower charm. We adore the inlay rhinestones, metallic Alencon lace, pearls, and princess cut square Swarovski crystal! This is an accessory truly fit for a bride. You can choose from size S/M (16-20″ circumference) or M/L (21-25″ circumference). The garter has an elastic for a snug fit.

bridal garter camellia

by angee w

What to Wear Instead of a Veil – Ask Emmaline

It’s Wedding Advice Wednesday! Bride-to-be, Michele, asks:

“Help! I’ve tried on a few wedding veils in a store but I didn’t like how they looked. I don’t think a veil is my style and I just don’t see myself wearing a veil at my wedding. Does a bride have to wear a veil? Or is there something else I can wear as an alternative?”

Fantastic question! For starters, you asked if the bride has to wear a veil. Remember that it’s your wedding: there are no rules. A bride doesn’t have to do anything or wear anything that she doesn’t want to, so a veil is definitely not a requirement.

Now, before we show you some wedding hair accessory options, if you try on a veil in store make sure you also…

1.) try on a veil while wearing your dress (or a similar style)
2.) try on the veil with a hairstyle you plan to wear the day-of
3.) try on several veil styles

The third one — trying on several veil styles — is especially important because one style can look better on some people than others. Your face shape, hairstyle, dress, and personal style are all factors when it comes to picking the perfect veil — or veil alternative. Also, trying on many different veil styles to see which one you like best is also a great rule of thumb. For example, a bandeau veil — like this one, shown below from Serephine — is a unique veil style that differs greatly from a traditional, classic look.


30 Best Wedding Dresses on Etsy Under $800

Hi, loves! Emma here. Today I’m letting you in on a little secret:

Your wedding gown doesn’t have to cost a ton of money to be beautiful.

Some of the prettiest wedding dresses are under $1000 — even $800 or less! — as I’ll prove to you in this post. You see, it’s not the dress that makes the bride; instead, it is the beautiful bride that makes the dress! Any wedding dress which is properly fitted to your individual measurements, paired with accessories, and accompanied by a smile that lights up a room looks way better than an ill-fitting garment upwards of $2000 or more. To show you how you can stay on budget AND have the wedding dress of your dreams, we’ve rounded up thirty best Etsy wedding dresses to share. Each dress is handmade with two hands, a sewing machine, and a whole lotta love! Plus, you have the opportunity to speak directly to the designer who will work one-on-one with you to handcraft your wedding gown.

And if you’re nervous about buying a wedding dress online, don’t be: it’s completely safe if you 1) check reviews before you buy, 2) send your exact measurements, 3) allow for plenty of time for it to arrive, and 4) have it professionally fitted by a local seamstress (if needed). And, just to be sure, read the fine print and return policy before you buy. But that’s just smart practice for buying anything online. :)

Grab some coffee and prepare to be amazed! We’ve found some truly incredible wedding dresses here…

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Bridal Gowns Under $800

1. This beaded sweetheart neckline gown

By Love Raveglia.

beaded sequin wedding gown

by love raveglia | see the price

What Kind of Shoes Should the Bride Wear? – Ask Emmaline

Hello, hello! Happy Monday! Emma here and today we’re fielding one of my favorite questions which came in to our Ask Emmaline inbox on Thursday. Anna asks,

I found my dress and now I want to find the perfect shoes. Do you have any tips on what kind of wedding shoes I should wear? Does the bride have to wear a particular color or style? I’m worried my favorite pair won’t be “bridal” enough. Thanks!Anna

embellished wedding heels by Becca & Louise

by becca and louise

Beautiful Faux Fur Stole for Extra Cozy Winter Brides

Happy Monday, lovelies! We’re kicking off this frigid fall morning with an easy idea for keeping warm at your wedding. Problem: you love a late fall or winter wedding, even though you know you might be freezing cold, standing outside with your gorgeous strapless gown. Solution: just add a faux fur stole! This (faux) fur stole from Davie & Chiyo will keep you cozy during your ceremony and your outdoor photos. Plus, it adds a little Old Hollywood glamour to your overall look.

Faux Fur Stole for Fall / Winter Brides

bridal fur stole

by davie and chiyo

It’s Here → 2016 Bridal Accessories Collection by Nestina Accessories!

Hello, lovelies! Recently, we hinted to you about the new 2016 Bridal Accessories Collection from Nestina Accessories… and now it’s HERE! We are honored to share this gorgeous collection of bridal veils, headpieces, sashes, and more with photography by Melanie Gabrielle Photography. So, grab a huge cup of coffee, get comfy, and get ready for this amazing collection. There are a TON of photographs in this post — and it’s worth the time to look at them all! You might even find all of your accessories for your to-do list! Enjoy!

2016 Bridal Accessories Collection

Veil with Topknot | 2016 Bridal Accessories Collection By Nestina Accessories, Photo by Melanie Gabrielle Photography

This Crystal Beaded Headpiece is Absolutely Gorgeous – #HANDMADEADAY

Happy Sunday! It is the perfect fall day outside — not a cloud in the sky! We hope it’s beautiful where you are, too. We’re popping in to share this crystal beaded headpiece (today’s #HANDMADEADAY find!), which is a part of the new 2016 collection by Nestina Accessories! The brand new collection is being shown at NY Bridal Market this weekend (Oct. 10th through Oct. 12th — stop by and say hi to Ernestine at Pier 94, booth #918!). The new collection will be showcased right here on Emmaline Bride on Tuesday (and available for purchase in her shop). We can’t wait to show you all the gorgeous, jaw-dropping accessories! Ah, so excited!

Until then, we leave you with this beautiful headpiece — and encourage you to subscribe so you don’t miss the collection unveiling on Tuesday!

Crystal Beaded Headpiece


by nestina accessories, photo: melanie gabrielle photography


by nestina accessories, photo: melanie gabrielle photography

Now get out there and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine before the new week begins!


Giveaway: Win a Monogrammed Apron!

It’s Friday… time for a brand new wedding giveaway! This week, we’ve teamed up with the lovely April of Forshee Designs to give away a monogrammed apron to one lucky bride-to-be! This apron is a great gift idea for yourself or an engaged friend. You can even have a monogram embroidered onto it for a personalized touch! Enter for a chance to win below…

Monogrammed Apron Giveaway

These aprons are as cute as you can get! With so many bright poppy patterns and prints, you’ll have trouble picking a favorite design!

cute apron

by forshee designs

Giveaway: Win a Canvas Heart Tote Bag!

Every bride needs a tote bag for carrying her essentials! That’s why we’ve teamed up with the lovely ladies of Walkin On Air on this brand new giveaway. One lucky Emmaline Bride reader will win a canvas heart tote bag, perfect for her wedding day essentials! After the big day, use it on the beach, running errands, at the library, as a carry-on, or shopping. It’s a cute bag that can be used again for years to come! Enter below for your chance to win and good luck!

heart love tote bag

by walkin on air

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