Category: brides

Save the Date Engagement: Kelly + Chris


Kelly and Chris’ save the date engagement session is fun they get to share! This North Carolina couple is planning their July 2012 wedding in Wilmington, NC and were looking for the perfect photos for their save the date stationery. After contacting Wilmington photographer Eric Boneske from Eric Boneske Photography, they headed out to an abandoned farm. Kelly and Chris, being such a photogenic couple, worked with Eric to capture happiness between future husband and wife.

save the date engagement

Save the Date Engagement

save the date engagement

save the date photos

save the date photos

save the date photos

save the date engagement

wilmington wedding photographer

wilmington wedding photographer

wilmington wedding photographer

wilmington wedding photographer

wilmington wedding photographer

wilmington wedding photographer

Want to see more photography from Eric? Check out Eric Boneske Photography for more happily engaged couples. Also, be sure to check out Eric’s North Carolina business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Eric Boneske Photography. All Rights Reserved.

The Perfect Bridesmaid Clutch… with a Twist!

We’ve been in love with the beautiful collection of bridesmaid clutch purses at Brighter Day for quite some time, and today we’re sharing another reason to love ’em: custom personalized messages! Now your perfect bridesmaid clutch purse comes equipped with a sweet sentimental note written by the bride, sure to be a long-lasting sentiment for years to come. We especially love this mustard yellow clutch purse, shown below… take a peek:

perfect bridesmaid clutch

perfect bridesmaid clutch

perfect bridesmaid clutch

perfect bridesmaid clutch

Add your custom personalization below as illustrated below:

perfect bridesmaid clutch

perfect bridesmaid clutch

perfect bridesmaid clutch

Grey + Yellow = Perfection…

perfect bridesmaid clutch

Love these clutches? Then you’ll love the full collection at Brighter Day, featured artisan at The Marketplace.

Stay tuned – there’s more inspiration coming up soon!

-E.

Wedding Monograms

One key element to achieving a cohesive wedding theme is consistency. One easy way to achieve a consistent look is through the use of wedding monograms. Think of your monogram as a wedding “logo” which can be placed on decor throughout your event. Monograms can vary and typically either include one initial (the letter of your new last name), both initials, three initials (the first letter of first names + the first letter of your new last name) or your first names written out. To make your wedding monogram really stand out, be sure to use tons of color. Add your monogram to each element throughout your decor such as the save the date, invitation, menu, ceremony program, favor, and aisle runner for consistency. Take a look at a few colorful examples we spotted at Wedding Monograms:

monograms for your wedding
monograms for your wedding
monograms for your wedding
monograms for your wedding

wedding monograms
wedding monograms

Custom monograms can be used after the wedding day, too. Place them on your thank you cards and stationery for years to come.

More coming up soon!

Happy Planning,

-E.

Wedding Cake Alternative – Pavlova!

Looking for a twist on traditional wedding cake? This wedding cake alternative – double chocolate raspberry pavlova – looks positively delicious. Pavlova is a dessert with a meringue base or shell and is filled with whipped cream and fruit. We spotted this yummy wedding cake alternative at What Katie Ate (via Pinterest) where you can read a full pavlova how-to instruction. This looks too good to skimp on size, so be sure to make plenty (+ save some for us)!

wedding cake alternative - pavlova

image copyright katie quinn davies

-THE EB TEAM

Your Dreamy Backyard Wedding Style

Today we’re showcasing this dreamy backyard wedding style shoot! This inspiring photography shoot by Izzy Hudgins from Izzy Hudgins Photography is absolutely perfect for brides looking to take a break, relax, and look inward for their own intimate backyard wedding style. Izzy explains what wedding style details this shoot entails and how you can be inspired for your backyard wedding.

Izzy tells us, “This photo shoot was inspired by a trip to a vintage store called Magpie Vintage in Madrid, where we found the adorable leather ankle boots. I wanted to create a dreamy session based on Megan’s relaxed, bohemian style. Most people, when they think of weddings automatically think of huge gowns, rhinestones and super luxurious accessories. What makes me love the wedding industry so much these days is that there are no rules anymore. I think its important to let brides know that if they have a more chill, relaxed style they don’t have to necessarily be super glam on their wedding day. Its important to stay true to who you are and to realize that you can truly wear what you want. This styled inspiration shoot is perfect for bridesmaids or even a bride who is having a backyard/intimate wedding. Its also super budget friendly, the entire look, besides the professional hair and makeup, came in under $100.” See anything inspiring for your backyard wedding?

wedding photographer

wedding photographer

wedding photographer

wedding photographer

style shoot

style shoot

style shoot

style shoot

style shoot

style shoot

Model: Megan Flom
Dress: Zara
Boots: Magpie Vintage
Flowers: German statice bought at a local flower stand
Jewelry: from various world markets
Photography: Izzy Hudgins Photography
Hair and makeup: Leo Rodriguez Pulido
Location: Casa de Campo Madrid, Spain

If you’re interested in seeing more from this amazing wedding photographer check out Izzy’s site here. Izzy Hudgins is a preferred vendor in The Bridal Book at Emmaline Bride and you may view her listing here.

All images copyright Izzy Hudgins Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Wedding Inspiration Boards by Color

Need wedding inspiration boards by color? Looking to coordinate with your wedding’s color scheme? We’ve got ’em! Chrissy Ott, editor of The Perfect Palette, sent us these incredible inspiration boards which combine our love for handmade and her expertise in color palettes. And, since it is easier to find an accessory first (rather than find one to match your palette later) Chrissy used a handmade clutch as the focal point for each board. We are also excited to add that each handmade clutch used below is from The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride, where you can find tons of handmade loveliness from the best artisans on the planet. Get inspired with color AND a handmade accessory to match!

Wedding Inspiration Boards by Color

1 – Blues

wedding inspiration boards by color

wedding inspiration boards by color

clutch by Eclu

wedding inspiration boards by color

2 – Pinks + Browns

wedding inspiration boards by color
wedding inspiration boards by color

clutch by Lolis’ Creations

wedding inspiration boards by color

3 – Chartreuse, Aqua + Light Green

wedding inspiration boards by color
wedding inspiration boards by color

clutch by Eclu

wedding inspiration boards by color

4 – Pink + Gray

wedding inspiration boards by color
wedding inspiration boards by color

clutch by PaperFlora

wedding inspiration boards by color

5 – Antique Gold, Pewter, Champagne + White

wedding inspiration boards by color
wedding inspiration boards by color

clutch by Fallen Sparrow

6 – Chocolate Brown, Copper, Taupe + Ivory


wedding inspiration boards by color

clutch by Toriska

wedding inspiration boards by color

7 – Coral, Taupe, Ivory + Gold

wedding inspiration boards by color
wedding inspiration boards by color
wedding inspiration boards by color

8 – Plum, Powder Blue + Gray

wedding inspiration boards by color
wedding inspiration boards by color

clutch by Toriska

wedding inspiration boards by color

9 – Black + White

wedding inspiration boards by color
wedding inspiration boards by color

clutch by Lolis’ Creations

wedding inspiration boards by color

10 – Yellow + Gray


wedding inspiration boards by color

clutch by PaperFlora

wedding inspiration boards by color

We hope these colorful examples helped to inspire you! You can find more colorful inspiration by Chrissy at The Perfect Palette. Thanks, Chrissy, for sharing your expertise with our readers!

POST CREDITS

1. top row: chiffon blue dress, snow covered blue barn, bridal style, blue heels,
middle row: blue china pattern, ring, floral, invitation design, invitation pattern,
bottom row: doves, newlyweds in love, blueberries in a bowl, navy bridesmaid dress

2. top row: groomsmen attire, newlyweds in love, beautiful wreath, bridal style,
middle row: hair clips, calligraphy, ring pillows, vintage locket, handmade earrings,
bottom row: newlyweds in love, invitation suite, beautiful bridal gown, centerpiece

3. top row: beautiful veil, green chapel door, bridesmaids dresses, tree invitation,
middle row: event calligraphy, fun programs, napkin, earrings, fun stationery,
bottom row: gorgeous sashes, apple arrangements, newlyweds, simple bouquet

4. top row: lovely bouquet, gorgeous bridesmaid dress, typewriter, groomsmen,
middle row: earrings, bridal party, beautifulflowers, fascinator, special ring
bottom row: ring, pale pink invitation, gray bridal party, pretty white shoes

5. top row: vintage keys, bridal party, pretty centerpiece idea, handmade fascinator,
middle row: bowls, earrings, high heels, fancy clutch, calligraphy by Laura Hooper,
bottom row: bridal heels, sweet wedding cake, newlyweds in love, butterfly blocks

6. top row: barn reception, newlyweds, napkin ring with pine cone, just married,
middle row: pine cones, rustic handcrafted clutch, labels, earrings, buttons,
bottom row: newlyweds in love, centerpiece detail, bridesmaid dress, reception

7. top row: table design by Objectsplendor, newlyweds, table setting, pretty dresses,
middle row: monogram, earrings, etsy clutch, handcrafted necklace, calligraphy,
bottom row: centerpiece flowers, bridal party, napkin ring, bridal hairstyle

8. top row: purple heels, bridal style, invitation design, handcrafted silk clutch,
middle row: calligraphy, handmade earrings, chapel, ring, escort card display.
bottom row: pretty bouquet, bridal party, purple necktie, bridal party attire

9. top row: bridesmaid dresses, lovely heels, little black dress, bridal stationery suite,
middle row: pendant detail, wax seals, ornate jewelry, black bridal clutch, bouquet,
bottom row: gorgeous wreath, lovely bridal portrait, wine bottle display, cupcakes

10. top row: bridal party attire, invitation~wedding paper divas, kisses , shoes,
middle row: invitation, engagement ring, two rings, invitation, swirly motif,
bottom row: newlyweds in love, you are my sunshine, bouquet, hair piece

-E.

About the Author

emma arendoski author of the handcrafted wedding and emmaline bride
Emma Arendoski is the author of the ultimate wedding book, The Handcrafted Wedding, and editor of EmmalineBride.com. Grab a copy of her book here! You can follow her on Twitter @EmmalineBride.