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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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.
Posted April 13, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 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.
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!
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…
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.
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:
Posted December 1, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Did you meet in San Diego, at college in Michigan or are you planning plenty of travel time after the wedding? If so, then today’s post is for you! We spotted these vintage map cuff links, propeller cuff links and vintage map necklaces at Juanitas which are perfect for the couple who loves to travel. They are custom-made, which means you can request specific locations to be placed into the cuff links. For instance, a friend of mine recently traveled to Jamaica for her birthday… and her boyfriend proposed! She could perhaps tie in this location of Jamaica into a gift for her groom as cuff links to symbolize their unique engagement story. Read on to see the map cuff links, a special pair of propeller cuff links we couldn’t help but share and bridesmaid map necklaces you won’t want to miss. Enjoy!
Posted September 1, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
A few weeks ago we talked about our great hair bow round-up. Since we hadn’t yet spotted it, we neglected to include this bow headband in the round-up… and, holy wow, it’s adorable. Plus, it’s handmade, PINK, and totally affordable, too. With a price tag of only $12.50 you can afford to buy one for every leading lady in your bridal party. If you’re not crazy about the color pink, that’s not a problem. This satin ribbon hair band is available in 12 additional colors to suit your liking. Don’t take our word for it.. see for yourself!
Posted August 31, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Earlier we talked about a DIY bridal hairstyle to try and now we’re adding a beautiful hair accessory to it! This beautiful satin hair flower is handmade by Fancie Strands and is perfect for the bride looking for an alternative to traditional white. It is also perfect for bridesmaids. This hair flower is handmade with silky charcoal grey and silver satin fabric. Each petal is hand-sewn and the center of the flower features a sparkly rhinestone piece. The alligator clip backing makes it easy to add to any bridal hairstyle you choose. Take a look…
Posted July 14, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Let’s face it: everyone loves a gift with his or her name or initial on it. I can remember being a little kid in a gift shop, flipping through personalized keychains hoping to find one with ‘Emma’ on the front. (It barely ever existed.) When I did find one, it was satisfying for some reason to see it in print. Who’s with me? Well, I’m pretty sure that feeling ever fades because I still love to receive gifts with my initial or name stamped right onto it. Add hand-embroidery to it and the adorableness factor increases dramatically. Case in point? Meet The Merriweather Council, the designer of these adorable embroidered necklaces. These are perfect for gifting to bridesmaids (and don’t forget to snag one for yourself, too!). Check out a few examples… and, no, I couldn’t resist using an ‘E’ for the top sample. ;)
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