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Save the Date Engagement: Kelly + Chris

Posted March 15, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

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.

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The Perfect Bridesmaid Clutch… with a Twist!

Posted January 25, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

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:

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Something Blue Hairpiece with Feathers

Posted July 18, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Are you looking for “something blue” with a little subtlety? We spotted this sweet yet subtle something blue hairpiece featuring a petite feather clip and a tiny pop of aqua blue accent feathers. Hackle feathers, ivory ostrich wisps, and the pearl cluster embellishment (which I love) finishes this pretty piece. By The Headband Shoppe.

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Wedding Monograms

Posted July 14, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

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:

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Wedding Cake Alternative – Pavlova!

Posted July 12, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

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)!

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Your Dreamy Backyard Wedding Style

Posted July 11, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

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.

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Wedding Inspiration Boards by Color

Posted July 11, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 11 Comments

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

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Something Blue Locket for the Bride

Posted July 11, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

Good morning, lovelies! It’s another wonderful Monday morning full of handmade finds starting with this whimsical something blue locket for the bride. This oh-so-sweet necklace features a vintage pale calcedon blue glass drop with a brass setting on a gold filled chain. The vintage locket has an engraved floral pattern and a darkened patina. We love this one-of-a-kind piece – no other bride will have it but you! By Eclectic Orchic.

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Rustic Real Wedding with DIY Charm

Posted July 8, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 11 Comments

Today we are sharing with you an incredible rustic real wedding with tons of handmade elements and a rustic, homespun flair. We love to hear the details directly from the bride, so take it away, Kendel!

She tells us, “Country, rustic, charming, antique, old-fashion, warm, fun and intimate. Just a few words I would use to describe our wedding day, August 14th, 2010. If I had to describe it in one sentence it would be: The most amazing day that I got to marry my best friend while surrounded by the charming handiwork of my friends and family who all came together to make our day really special and memorable.

Our wedding took place at Balls Falls Conservation Area in Jordan ON. During the reception we had a slide show and several games throughout the evening including the shoe game and the newly wed game, which were a lot of fun. We ended the night with a few fireworks and our car drove through two large fountain style fireworks as our exit.

Our wedding was truly a DIY wedding and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. If it wasn’t something I made personally then it was an item made by a friend or family member, and together everything came out looking great, and it was even nicer knowing it was made with love and hard work from those involved in the day.

We worked with a relatively small budget and yet everything was exactly what I wanted. I hope the images of our wedding inspire other couples to really consider DIY as well as the power of asking friends and family members for their expertise when it comes to planning a wedding. You don’t always have to rely on the ‘experts’ when there are experts all around you amongst your friends and family!

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Skeleton Key Escort Cards

Posted July 8, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

We love twists on traditional escort cards, especially when the bride and groom incorporate a rustic flair. Heidi & Alex’s rustic DIY wedding is completely awe-inspiring, but one of our favorite details is the DIY skeleton key escort cards. They secured vintage piano music sheets onto an old, rustic wooden frame and suspended skeleton keys (tied onto escort card tags) with twine. This is one of our favorite real wedding details ever! Beautifully done, you two!

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Handmade Bridesmaid Clutches with Texture

Posted July 6, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

We are in love with the seamless, texture-rich collection of handmade bridesmaid clutches and accessories by Shibang Designs. Robyn, the shop owner + designer, handcrafts each item in her shop with love + care and creates whimsical prints you won’t find anywhere else. She offers a wide variety of accessories from bridesmaid clutches, coin purses and cosmetic cases to laptop sleeves, iPhone cases, iPad cases – and more! We even spotted an amazing array of textural prints for your love nest. Check out these unique textures in our round-up below:

handmade bridesmaid clutches

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