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Category: bridesmaids

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

21 Beautiful Gemstone Jewelry Gifts for Bridesmaids

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. Presumably you’ve seen jewelry made of gemstones or birthstones, all shiny and smooth. But have you ever seen raw gemstone jewelry like herkimer diamonds, druzy, or rough-edged gemstones? We’re finding these rough-around-the-edges pieces can really shine with natural beauty! Today we’ve rounded up twenty-one gorgeous pieces all in one place. Raw gemstone jewelry makes beautiful gifts for bridesmaids, the Maid of Honor, mothers, or the bride because no two are the same. Each piece has been naturally shaped, cut, and designed to become a one-of-a-kind gift she will love. In today’s post, we’ve found handmade raw gemstone rings, necklaces, bracelets, and more — even a very specific bridal necklace we know you’ll love (#1, below). Read on to see all 21 gift-worthy finds…

Raw Gemstone Jewelry: Rings, Necklaces & More

This first find is perfect for the bride! The pearls. The ‘something blue’ gemstone. The druzy! Ahhh, so much to love. By OhKuol Jewelry.

1. Bridal necklace

This is our #HANDMADEADAY pick of the day, too!

raw druzy layering necklace bridal

by oh kuol jewelry

9 Amazing Gifts for Bridesmaids Who Travel

Do you have a bridesmaid who either travels for work, for adventure, or is simply always on-the-go? Most likely at least one of your bridesmaids fits into a category above. So, to help you pick a perfect gift for your favorite adventurous bridesmaid we’ve rounded up some lovely handmade finds! Pick a few of your favorite gifts below and package them together in a tote (like this cute one), which also makes a handy carry-on and doubles as a convenient tote for getting-ready essentials the morning of the wedding.

Which of these travel-inspired gifts is your favorite?

Gifts for Bridesmaids Who Travel

1. These makeup brush rolls are a must

They’ll keep your makeup brushes protected and all-in-one place. By Forshee Designs.

by forshee designs

These Ring Dishes in Gold are Absolutely Beautiful

Happy Saturday! Emma here and I’m popping in today to share my latest obsession: gold ring dishes. The more gold leafing the better, I say! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ring dishes to share with you, all of which are handmade, gold inspired, and perfect for gifting. They’re also functional, too: ring dishes are designed to hold your rings when washing your hands or doing housework, as a safe spot for keys, or just to temporarily hold your favorite jewelry pieces.

Read on to see what I’ve discovered in this latest gold rush! And tell me: which one is your favorite?

Gold Ring Dishes

hammered gold ring dish

dish: modern mud

Help! Jewelry for Sister-in-Law Bridesmaid Gift? – Ask Emmaline

P.S. There’s a delightful giveaway inside this post! So make sure you read it + enter! #justsayin

Yesterday’s Ask Emmaline question was such a hit that our inbox got absolutely flooded with your questions! (Thanks — keep ’em coming, we love hearing from you!) Elisa wrote us with a question about picking out the perfect bridesmaid gift for her soon-to-be sister-in-law. She says,

“Dear Emmaline, I’m picking out bridesmaid gifts and I am completely stumped on one of my girls, Carrie… she’s my future sister-in-law and we’re not very close yet. We get along great, but we just haven’t really had that much time to get to know each other as much as my other bridesmaids. I want to get her a gift she will like but I don’t want to mess up on style. Do you have any suggestions for jewelry that is great for everyday wear she might like? She wears jewelry a lot so I know she likes it and mostly in silver tones (but she also wears gold sometimes). Any help for a sister-in-law gift she will love?”Elisa

Elisa, jewelry is a great gift idea! I love that you included her jewelry preference (mostly silver tones versus gold), as it makes picking out the style a lot easier — silver vs. gold is half the battle! Your email included such a sincere question and I think many brides find themselves in a similar situation. You’re picking out gifts for members of your wedding party, many of whom include family members of your spouse that will soon be a part of your family, too. But it’s not always easy to pick a gift when you aren’t as close (yet!) as you may be with other members of your wedding party. And I wholeheartedly love that you care so much about picking a gift she’ll love, which shows just how lucky she is to be gaining a new sister like you!

To help you pick the perfect versatile bridesmaid gift, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite tried-and-true jewelry pieces. If you see one that looks like her style, just click on the photo and you can find out more from the artist directly on their shop (or other similar styles by the artist who designed it). And hopefully one of these finds will be the perfect gift for Carrie. Fingers crossed we have a home-run today with one of these!

P.S. There’s a wedding giveaway in this post, too!

Bridesmaid Gifts for Sister in Law

1. This sweet bangle bracelet

It’s sure to bring happy tears to her eyes. It also covers the three S’s: 1) silver-toned, 2) sentimental, 3) sister-in-law geared. Handmade by Honey Thorns.

i gained a sister when i married your brother

bracelet: honey thorns

8 Gorgeous Black Clutch Purses on Etsy (All Under $100)

Hello! Emma here… and I’m on the hunt for the perfect black clutch purse. I’m attending a friend’s wedding in a few short weeks and I need a new clutch to carry the essentials. I’m opting for black, since I need it to go with everything during the fall and winter seasons. Since I’m on the quest for the perfect little black clutch, I thought I’d share my discovery with you. After all, black clutch purses make an excellent bridesmaid gift! Since we love handmade everything around here, I’m turning to handmade artists on Etsy for my search. Here are my top eight favorites that would work well with the dress and shoes I’ve picked — bonus: these are all under $100! Take a look and let me know what you think in the comments!

Black Clutch Purses on Etsy

1. This gorgeous geometric print bag

geometric black and white clutch

by davie and chiyo 607, photo: desy cheng

Gift Ideas for Yoga Lovin’ Bridesmaids

When you’re picking out bridesmaid gifts, one of the *best* ways to knock it out of the park is by picking one of her hobbies. What does she like to do in her free time? Read? Shop? Drink coffee? Bike? Travel? Perhaps yoga? If yoga is her favorite thing to do, you’re in luck! Today we’re rolling out some cute gift ideas for yoga lovin’ brides. Whether she’s a certified Yogi, loves to do a mix of yoga and pilates at the gym, or just watches Scandal in yoga pants and drinks wine (ha!) you’ll find a gift (or two) she will love in this handmade gift guide. Enjoy — or shall I say, Namaste.

Yoga Gift Ideas

First up in the collection is this coffee mug from Fox and Clover Boutique that reads, It’s a yoga pants and messy bun kinda day. When is it not?

its a yoga pants and messy bun kinda day

by fox and clover boutique