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Stepping Stones for Bridesmaids

Posted March 13, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Question: what should you do when your ceremony takes place outdoors (on grass) and bridesmaids are wearing heels? You could issue a wedges / flats only rule (but that’s no fun) OR you can add stepping stones for bridesmaids! We vote for the latter. Stepping stones give bridesmaids a designated place to stand and keeps their heels from sinking into the grass. Regular stepping stones will work just fine, but then we spotted heart-shaped stepping stones and, well, see for yourself…

Stepping stones for bridesmaids make it easy to wear heels and stand at the ceremony (without digging into the grass).  These heart shaped stepping stones are even more adorable! Get the DIY to make your own.





How to Plan a Western Themed Wedding

Posted February 26, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 34 Comments

One of my favorite wedding themes is rustic, which can include a western, barn, farmhouse, woodland, or country vibe. Today we’re showing you how to plan a western themed wedding with a handful of tried-and-true ideas, both handmade and do-it-yourself. We’ll show you how to plan a western themed wedding with ideas for invitation, venue, time of year, attire, ceremony + reception decor, and gifts. And, we’re making this post just a bit sweeter: we’ve teamed up with the lovely Debbie of Knotty Notions to present another fun giveaway! What’s up for grabs? Read on to find out!

How to Plan a Western Themed Wedding (invites: jen simpson design)





Cake Charms for Bridesmaids: Win a Set!

Posted November 25, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Hi, loves! Holy smokes, we’re so excited to kick off this brand new week. Not only is this the official start of the holiday season with Thanksgiving on Thursday, but we have some seriously awesome posts lined up for you! Let’s begin, shall we? When we spotted Weddings Etc‘s collection of cake charms for bridesmaids (not to mention this adorable ‘I Love My Bridesmaids’ cake banner), we knew we had to share them in the form of a giveaway! Thanks to Melissa, owner and designer, one lucky winner will receive a set of six cake charms for bridesmaids to pull and reveal their fortune. Find out how these cake charms work, see how lovely they look, and toss your name in the hat for a chance to win! Enjoy!

cake charms for bridesmaids - bridesmaid cake with ruffles





Top 15 Best Friends Necklaces for your MOH

Posted November 20, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Back in the day, I (Emma here!) would attend roller skating parties with my grade school. They were the place to be. At these roller skating parties, we, fifth and sixth graders, would play arcade games and win tickets to cash in for candy or toys. One of the prized possessions? These dinky, plastic best friend necklaces given to your BFF. Do you remember them? Ah, memories. (And, holy markup: we used to cash in TONS of tickets for these and they only cost the rink a few dollars for hundreds of ‘em!) I love the idea of gifting a similar, “grown-up” version to your MOH or best friend this holiday season. So, I went on the hunt to find the most adorable best friends necklaces… and I think you’ll love what I’ve found! Read on to see the top fifteen that made the list…

Best Friends Necklaces

1. Puzzle Pieces

best friends necklaces





Trend Alert: 10 Bow Rings for Bridesmaids

Posted October 9, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Hi, loves! We recently showcased this adorable DIY Hair Bow Tutorial, and today we’re back to share some more “bow”-inspired love with you. Bows make a sweet embellishment on jewelry yet can be chic, stylish, and adds an ultra-girly touch to any outfit (dressed up or down). We love the idea of this emerging trend – bow rings for bridesmaids! – as a gift to thank your girls for being a part of your day. These ten hand-picked bow rings are handmade, re-wearable pieces your bridesmaids will love to wear down the aisle and beyond! Enjoy!

bow rings





10 Rules to Keep Your Bridesmaids Happy

Posted September 7, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

Bridesmaids are your leading ladies, your crew, your bustle-tying besties. So, why is it that so many brides (read: bridezillas) tend to do things that drive their bridesmaids crazy? Today, we’re nixing the nonsense and showing you ten rules to follow to keep your bridesmaids happy. These simple rules will keep your bridesmaids smiling from the first dress sesh right on through last call. Plus, smiling is contagious, so these rules will keep you happy, too. :) Read on to see the complete list after the jump!





10 Most Emotional Wedding Photos

Posted July 13, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments

Hi, loves + Happy Friday! Today, we’re talking about emotional wedding photos: those real, tear-jerking candid moments captured on film. While planning your wedding, one thing remains certain: your day will be packed full of emotionally-charged, fleeting moments in time. Today, we want you to take a moment to put down the peonies, step away from the mason jars, and put all your stress on hold. Remind yourself why you’re getting married in the first place: love.

My wedding was three years ago, but I remember the details like it was yesterday. My sister woke me up early that morning with a super enthusiastic, “Happy Wedding Day, Bride! Wake up… the big day is here!” (Seriously, best MOH in the history of ever.) I remember my mom and sister helping me get ready, putting on my veil (my mom’s, worn on her own wedding day), and peeking through windows in anticipation as family and friends gathered. I remember my dad seeing me in my gown for the first time, our father-daughter chat before Canon in D began, and seeing my groom at the end of the aisle once the doors opened. Pure magic. These significant moments made my wedding day extra special, and your moments will be unique, too. Make sure you take time out to enjoy them. (Also, make sure your photographer is ready to capture those candid shots – I’m glad ours did!) Today, we’ve gathered up ten of the most emotional wedding photos. We hope it helps you create your own list of must-have wedding photos and remind you of what’s truly important. So, without further adieu, let’s begin…

10 Most Emotional Wedding Photos

1. The Bride Gets Teary Eyed

In this shot, the bride is teary as she recites her vows. I love how you can see the bridesmaids in the background.

10 most emotional wedding photos - #1. bride gets teary eyed at ceremony (photo by julie harris)





Tulle Bridesmaid Skirt

Posted April 13, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments

Happy Friday! Today, we’re encouraging you to think outside the box with a tulle bridesmaid skirt instead of a traditional bridesmaid dress. Wear again? Yes! Colorful? Of course! Boring? Never! Simply pair a tulle bridesmaid skirt with a re-wearable tank, blouse, or lacy top – all of which she can wear again – as an alternative to a never-wear-again dress. Today, we’re sharing some tulle bridesmaid skirt inspiration with you from a few handmade artisans. Read on for more…

Tulle Bridesmaid Skirt

This first example reminds me of the movie, Bridesmaids! The killer heels + tank tops are killer… and the bride striking up a pose (in a tulle skirt of her own!) is priceless.

tulle bridesmaid skirt





5 Ways to Use Felt Wedding Bouquets

Posted February 26, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Have you considered felt wedding bouquets for your upcoming day? While the idea of using felt may not have crossed your mind, we think it is a fun idea definitely worth consideration. If your heart is already set on carrying a fresh flower bouquet down the aisle, there are plenty of ways to use felt wedding bouquets on your special day. The lovely Cole of Handmade Colectibles, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace, has perfected her green crafting thumb to create beautiful felt wedding bouquets in any color of the rainbow to tie into your color palette perfectly. These felt bouquets, unlike fresh flowers that wilt, will last forever and can be used as decor in your home after you say “I Do”. Read on to find out five ways to use felt wedding bouquets for your day and check out tons of inspiration from this lovely shop!

felt wedding bouquets





How to Accessorize a Little Black Dress for Bridesmaids

Posted February 23, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments

When you are shopping for bridesmaid dresses, keep two attributes in mind: simple and stylish. The best gift you can give your bridesmaids is a dress she can wear again, and simple (with tons of style so she feels beautiful wearing it) will go a long way. For instance, consider a little black dress for bridesmaids: classic, elegant, stylish, short, and can be dressed up or dressed down with ease. We think a little black dress for bridesmaids is an all-around genius idea because most women already own a favorite little black dress! If you selected a little black dress for bridesmaids or said, “wear any little black dress you love!”, you’ll be Bride of the Year. Plus, your bridesmaids will be happy, comfortable, feel sexy, the dresses will coordinate with ease, and you can have fun adding a few handmade accessorize to dress them up a bit. Today, we’re sharing how to accessorize a little black dress for bridesmaids with beautiful handmade wedding accessories. Read on for more…





The Coolest Wedding Tote Bags Ever

Posted December 15, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments

Today is all about wrapping! Earlier, we talked about how to wrap with kraft paper for favors or gifts. In this post, we’re going to share you another unique wrapping ideas which doesn’t involve any cutting, tape, or embellishments at all: wedding tote bags! Fill up a wedding tote bag with emergency wedding-day items for bridesmaids, little gifts for your flower girl, or thank you gifts for your parents and parents-in-law in a keepsake bag. These handmade wedding tote bags are printed with personalization by Jack and Jill Wedding with plenty of additional icon choices available.

wedding tote bags





How to Wear a Scarf: Inspiration + Scarf-Savvy Ideas

Posted December 9, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments

We featured a Real Wedding where the bride wore a light pink silk scarf with her wedding gown, and we remember it like the post was yesterday. The bride, Debbie, wanted a simple, sweet, and elegant wedding day look, so her light pink scarf was the perfect thing to tie into her personal style. If you’re looking for an accessory to tie into your bridal ensemble, perhaps a silk scarf is just what you need for a fun pop of color! And, if you’re not sure where to begin, you’ve come to the right place. I love scarves and wear them as often as possible. But before I became scarf-savvy, I had that feeling where I would see pretty scarves at the store and feel like I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off… you know?

That’s why today we are helping to nudge you a little into the right scarf-savvy direction with a few tips + tricks on how to wear a scarf. Wearing a scarf around your neck isn’t the only way to work it; you can wear it around your neck, as a headband, as a wrap, as a cuff bracelet, styled into your braided hairstyle, and more. You can even decorate your reception or ceremony site with scarves… your love nest, too! Read on for plenty of scarf-filled goodness compiled just for you after the jump!

How to Wear a Scarf with your Gown

The most popular way to wear a scarf is worn around one’s neck. If you’re braving a cold wintry wedding, consider a silk scarf for a pop of color or a pretty pattern in lieu of a heavy wrap. It won’t keep you as warm as wool, but it may just be the lightweight accessory piece for which you’ve been looking. Besides, if you get a chill I’m sure your groom will be happy to lend you his suit coat, right? ;)

Here is one example how to wear a scarf with your gown. This is Debbie, the bride we mentioned early in this post:

how to wear a scarf








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