Posted July 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 165 Comments
Wouldn’t it be nice to cross ‘a gift for bridesmaids’ from your to-do list? And, wouldn’t it be fun to win a little something for you, too? This week you can! We’ve teamed up with Brighter Day to offer a set of four bridesmaid bow clutches to one lucky reader. PLUS, the same lucky winner will also receive a sweet $50 gift certificate from Nestina Accessories towards anything in her shop! Get the inside scoop…
Posted June 14, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, loves! Today we’re talking about bridesmaid gift giving. As everyone knows, no two bridesmaids are the same. When my sister planned her wedding, she hand-selected each detail from the handmade cake topper she crafted with her friend right down to the bridesmaid gifts. To top it off, she hand-picked each member of her bridal party something different because she knew we each possess a unique style. Today we’re inspiring you to take Elise’s advice. As with all great gifts, it’s the thought that counts. You only get one chance at giving a bridesmaid gift and today we’re helping you to make it great. We’ll show you why to give a gift, why hand-selecting each bridesmaid gift is important, the bridesmaid gift to avoid, when to give the gifts, and more. Read on for the rules…
Posted May 22, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Good morning! Grab a cup of coffee and get ready to wake up because we have quite the exciting news for you today! What would you say to free wedding photography for your big day? Amazing, right? You could win a wedding photography package worth $2000 thanks to Justin Battenfield! But first… what do you think will be the most memorable moments from your wedding? I’ll give you a second to think about it… when you’re ready, continue on to see some of our favorite wedding day moments and find out how you get YOUR moments captured with FREE wedding photography!
Posted May 17, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 26 Comments
Your wedding is a huge part of your amazing, lifelong adventure as a couple. Don’t let your ceremony be anything but extraordinary! Today we’re showing you some fun, practical, and totally unique ceremony ideas for your wedding to inspire your upcoming day. With twenty-one unique ideas for your ceremony, there’s sure to be one you haven’t seen yet! We’ve rounded up unique ideas for ceremony seating, backdrops, bridesmaid bouquet alternatives, a nighttime activity for guests, and much more. So, if you’re ready to take your ceremony to a more creative level, read on to be inspired…
21 Unique Ceremony Ideas
1. Change up the seating.
No two ceremonies are the same, so why should the seating be? This ceremony featured guests arranged in a more circular shape. We like!
Posted May 6, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Brides: looking for wedding clutch purses to match your color palette? Want your bridesmaids to carry clutch purses instead of bouquets? You’ve come to the right place! At Emmaline Bride, you know we love handmade wedding ideas, approaches, and custom-made finds. But, did you know that unlike big box stores, handmade wedding items can be customized to suit your color palette? It’s true! Today we’re featuring eight hand-picked wedding clutch purses by the lovely Allisa Jacobs in a variety of color combinations. These wedding clutch purses and cosmetic bags can coordinate with popular wedding palettes (like corals, grays, blues, and yellows) and trending patterns (like chevron and polka dots). PLUS, many of these purse liners can even be customized to suit each bridesmaid’s personal style. (How’s that for custom-made?) Read on to be inspired!
Posted March 21, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
We’ve been huge fans of Judi Painted It‘s collection of hand-painted bridesmaid glasses for some time… and today we’re sharing our newest favorite from her shop: bridesmaid shot glasses! These hand-painted corset-inspired bridesmaid shot glasses are available in a variety of bright, spring-y colors and can be personalized with each bridesmaid’s name. Read on to see why we love ‘em after the jump!
Posted March 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 128 Comments
HAPPY MONDAY! How was your weekend? Did you get a little preview of spring like we did? If not, you won’t have to wait long… spring is only eight days away! How’s that for a dose of good news? And, today, we’re bringing even more good news your way: this week, you can enter for a chance to win these spring-ready earrings in a beautiful palette of coral and turquoise! These earrings – handmade by the oh-so-lovely RusticGem – are the perfect pair to wear to your engagement party, bridal shower, or the wedding day itself for a pop of pretty color. Or, gift this pair to someone who’s helped you through the dress fittings, decor planning, and more (like your mom, your MOH, or a bridesmaid). Read on to find out how you can enter for a chance to win PLUS score an exclusive Emmaline Bride® readers-only discount code on a future purchase. Enjoy!
Posted January 24, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
HAPPY THURSDAY! Have you started shopping for your bridesmaids yet? It is customary for the bride to gift her girls with a token of her appreciation on the wedding day. Today, we’re sharing with you one fun idea for bridesmaids that comes from the lovely shop known as CraftStitches. Jennifer, shop owner and designer, hand-sews jewelry rolls for bridesmaids (among other amazing products) and we think it makes a fabulous gift idea. A jewelry roll is a place where jewelry can be stored, rolled, and placed in your purse or suitcase with ease when traveling. Or, it can be rolled and placed in a drawers to keep your jewelry all in one safe place. Read on to find out more about these handmade jewelry rolls and check out a few of our hand-picked favorites. Enjoy!
Posted December 24, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 58 Comments
Hello, loves! Merry Christmas Eve! Yesterday, all I could think about was how it was already Christmas Eve Eve (or, as my sister likes to call it, “the day before the day before Christmas” which has a nice ring to it). The holidays sure do sneak up quickly! Every Monday at Emmaline Bride, we kick off a brand new handmade giveaway; we thought today was an awesome opportunity to showcase the last official giveaway of 2012 and launch our 4th Annual Holiday Giveaway Palooza! This giveaway series is unique: each day, visit Emmaline Bride to view the day’s new prizes (by a few lovely Featured Artisans from The Marketplace) and enter for your chance to win. Each day is a new chance to win… and this year, the prizes are BIGGER + better than ever! So… grab a huge cup of morning coffee, snuggle into some slippers, and read on for YOUR chance to win handmade goodies for yourself or a friend! Enjoy!
NOTE: This giveaway is closed (ended 11:59pm EST Dec. 24th). The winners are Stacey G, Kelly Anne, and Monica! Please check your inbox on how to claim your prize.
Posted December 18, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Hello, loves! Happy Tuesday! Today we’re talking about one of our favorite hot new 2013 wedding trends: pleats! A pleat (also known as a plait) is a double or multiple fold, typically in garments. There are various of pleat styles used (like accordion, box, and knife) and pleats were originally used to provide movement of freedom in clothing. Today, pleats are often used for style, one we that seems to be popping up everywhere lately! Read on to see five hand-picked handmade items using pleats to inspire your upcoming wedding. Then, tell us… do you love pleats? Or is this a trend you’d on which you’d like to pass? Enjoy!
2013 Wedding Trend: Pleats!
1. Flower Girls in Pleated Dresses
My #1 essential rule of flower girl dresses? Twirlabiity. This particular style offers just that AND in an exceptional color palette with a flowing style she’ll love. By Nastershum Wedding.
Posted November 21, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Hello, loves! We have an amazing inspirational post to kick off your beautiful day-before Thanksgiving festivities. We are featuring a favorite classic wedding theme – the silhouette wedding – and showing you how to add handmade wedding accents. Some of the amazing finds we’re unveiling include a silhouette wedding cake, silhouette lockets for bridesmaid gifts, a guest book alternative, custom cufflinks, favor tags, and much more. In fact, we’ve rounded up twenty-five of the latest-and-greatest silhouette wedding finds to inspire you, beginning with a Real Wedding photograph that is a must-have on every couple’s photo list. Enjoy!
Silhouette Wedding Ideas
As promised, here’s one wedding photograph sure to make you swoon: a silhouette couple, captured beautifully by Caroline Ghetes: