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Giveaway: Win a Set of Bridesmaid Cosmetic Bags

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Emma Arendoski

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Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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It’s Friday! *throws glitter* What do you say to a brand new giveaway? We think that sounds like a good idea, too. We’ve teamed up with the lovely Sandra of Sandra Smith to offer a set of 3 bridesmaid cosmetic bags to one lucky reader. Turn these bags into the perfect bridesmaid gift: fill each bag with your favorite lip gloss, mascara, a small piece of jewelry, and toss in a couple of these in your favorite shades for each bridesmaid. It’s the perfect gift! Read on to find out more…

Bridesmaid Cosmetic Bags

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

Here’s the giveaway form! Good luck + be sure to tell your friends.

o Enter between 11/14-11/20/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Set of 3 Bridesmaid Cosmetic Bags by Sandra Smith

Accent your wedding with this set of personalized bags. Handcrafted in NYC with love and detail, these make the perfect gift for a bridesmaid, loved one or even to yourself! Opt for the colors shown or personalize with custom colors.

PRODUCT DETAILS

• Measures 6 x 4 x 1.5 inches
• Outer fabric: 100% cotton slub
• Lining: 100% cotton
• Wool felt detail, ribbon pull

o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping to U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $84 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

These Clutches Are Perfect for Christmas Weddings

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Oh, I tell you… those nutcrackers yesterday and the holiday commercials on TV and the occasional oops Christmas song that comes up on my playlist (you know, on accident) has really gotten me in the holiday spirit. It’s early… I know, I know. But if you’re planning a winter or Christmas wedding, you’re obviously getting things ready NOW. Right? So when I spotted these red plaid clutch purses by Juneberry Stitches with just the cutest little ruffle I couldn’t keep them to myself. Can you blame me?

Red Plaid Clutch Purses

Tartan plaid — you know, the red Christmas-y kind — is obviously the best kind of plaid. Just look how cute it is!

christmas wedding tartan red plaid clutch purses via emmalinebride.com

I love the plaid fabric handle, too. And this is a wristlet clutch purse design, which makes it easy to carry + grab on the go.

christmas wedding tartan red plaid clutch purses via emmalinebride.com

EB TIP: Give a set of these plaid clutch purses to your bridesmaids as their thank you gift and then fill it with extra surprise gifts. For instance, a pair of earrings, a necklace, or chic nail polishes. (I’m currently obsessed with this for my nails and this as an accent. See? Told you I was already holiday-ready.)

Go + Get ‘Em!

You’ll want to order soon because these babies are custom-made. Check out the details here. Meghan is a sweetheart to work with, so you’re in terrific hands. And we’re pretty obsessed with her work over here.

xo
-E.

Juneberry Stitches is Featured at Emmaline Bride. Want to be featured, too? Apply here for consideration.

The Perfect Boho Bridesmaids Dresses (+ Where to Buy)

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Hi, there. Happy Thursday! I like to visit fashion blogs and Pinterest boards, getting the scoop for the latest + greatest fashion trends. But it drives me nuts when I see a gorgeous outfit pieced together with one specific item I want and it doesn’t mention where to get it. And then I Google it and I can’t find the item, or I do but it is SOLD OUT. Bummer. I know it happens: I’ve seen some Real Weddings with amazing bridesmaids dresses but sometimes you can’t find the original designer or bridesmaids picked them out themselves it’s nearly impossible to contact them to find out where they were from. Articles can suggest similar pieces all they want, but are they ever really close enough? Never! At least I don’t think so.

You can imagine my excitement, then, when I found the perfect boho bridesmaids dresses that I knew you would love, along with a link to buy them + tons of color options + an affordable price. If you are looking for ruffly, flowy, mismatched boho bridesmaids dresses and you want your bridesmaids to love you for a) being reasonable in price, b) letting them pick a favorite color, and c) narrowing this down today, then I’ve done my job. I just love these dresses and think you will, too.

Here’s the wedding where I spotted them (photo by Veronica Varos) and here are the dresses:

Boho Bridesmaids Dresses

boho bridesmaids dresses

Here’s the link to the dress. It’s technically called a slip, and it may be considered a bit short to some, but we think they look great as is or paired with an underlay skirt, jacket or long cardi, boots, or tights… the possibilities are endless. After all, a boho themed wedding is all about no rules. Free spirited. Laid-back. And you can make it anything you want it to be.

Plus, if you order them all right now you can get Free Shipping Over $100 at FreePeople.com.

I’m thinking about the red one for myself to pair with tights and boots for fall + winter… what do you think? Do you like these?

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Done Right

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Oh, how we love mismatched bridesmaid dresses, especially when done right! Although it sounds like a piece of cake, the loveliest mismatched bridesmaid dresses done right actually requires a little pre-planning on your part.

mismatched bridesmaid dresses done right

If you’re wondering what mismatched bridesmaid dresses are, it is a trend where bridesmaids don dresses that are similar but not exactly the same. You are essentially asking bridesmaids to pick a dress they love in a particular shade, typically one that complements your color palette. You can pick the same style of dress and have each bridesmaid pick their favorite color; or, they can have free reign and pick any style dress in any color. However, to get this look right, we recommend providing a color palette with complementing shades so they look lovely and harmonious, without having to be exact carbon copies of each other. Complementing shades = a more cohesive look. Your photos will look awesome. You’ll be happy. She’ll be happy. She’ll actually wear the dress again. She’ll love how awesome she looks in her dress, and she’ll love you 1000x for it, since you’re pretty much Bride of the Year for being so flexible.

mismatched bridesmaid dresses done right

And, if you want to add one teensy element that will pull them all together, an accessory piece like this embellished dress belt will do the trick.

mismatched bridesmaid dresses done right

You can get these mismatched bridesmaid dresses over at Armour sans Anguish.

lovely photos by ktmerry

xo
-Emma

Are you having mismatched bridesmaid dresses at your wedding?

Why or why not?

3 Cute Cheap Wedding Cowgirl Boots (UNDER $100)

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Hi, loves! We received this Ask Emmaline question recently from bride-to-be, Jennifer. She asks, “I’m planning a country wedding and I’m having trouble finding cheap wedding cowboy boots to wear. I also want my bridesmaids to wear cowboy boots, but I want to buy them as gifts and I can’t really afford what I’ve found. Do you know of any cheap wedding cowboy boots under $100?” You’ve come to the right place!

Oh, how we love brides in boots.

bride in cowboy boots - via 3 Cute Cheap Wedding Cowboy Boots

And bridesmaids in boots.

bridesmaids in cowboy boots - via 3 Cute Cheap Wedding Cowboy Boots

yellow bridesmaid dresses cowboy boots - via 3 Cute Cheap Wedding Cowboy Boots

And photos like this that make us smile.

bridesmaids cowboy boots - via 3 Cute Cheap Wedding Cowboy Boots

We love the trend of brides in cowboy boots (bridesmaids, too!) and certainly understand how expensive they can be. So, we’ve found three of our favorite go-to wedding boots for women that are ALL under $100. Sweet, right? Take a look…

photos:
1 – bride in cowboy boots | photo: photographs by anjuli via style me pretty
2 – bridesmaids in cowboy boots | photo: jennifer bagwell via wedding chicks
3 – yellow bridesmaid dresses, cowboy boots | via roohi photography
4 – bridesmaids cowboy boots in circle | via dani stephenson

On to the gorgeous, gotta-have-em-now cheap wedding boots! I’ve got my eye on pair #2.

Cheap Wedding Cowboy Boots

1. Coconuts By Matisse – The Gaucho Book

These cuties are light brown in color and feature a decorative stitched pattern. They also have phenomenal reviews, with one person mentioning they are ‘lightweight and comfortable’. Awesome.

Buy them here

2. Volatile – Arienette Bootie

These are my favorite and my top choice if I were buying wedding cowboy boots. I love the added studs. One reviewer says, “Love the color and sparkle.” Sold.

Buy these here

3. Volatile – The Rio Grande

I picked these as the third option because I like how they have a little something blue. What do you think of these? They’re also available in a ton of other color combinations.

Buy ‘em here

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Wear Again Bridesmaid Necklaces by Ava Hope Designs

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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While any necklace could technically be considered ‘wear-again’ after the wedding, today we set out on a mission to find wear again bridesmaid necklaces they’ll actually want to wear again — and not just for elegant occasions.

wear again bridesmaid necklaces

These bridesmaid necklaces from Ava Hope Designs are designed for everyday wear, which means your bridesmaid gift to her will become her favorite new daily accessory. Take a peek at the handpicked necklaces that struck a chord with my little handmade heart…