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31 Giveaways: #16 – Secret Message Locket

Posted August 15, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Hello, hello! It’s time for another fantastic giveaway, #16 in our 31 Wedding Giveaways series! And, might I add, it’s a good one. (But really, they’re all pretty amazing, no?) We’ve teamed up with Rachel of Peachtree Lane to offer a secret message locket to one lucky reader. This locket opens and has enough room for a small, folded, sweetly-written note for yourself or a loved one. You can keep a special date close to your heart or use it as a cute way to ask, ‘Be My Bridesmaid‘. We also love the idea of this necklace with a ‘Will You Marry Me’ inside. I can see it now: she goes to open the necklace, read the note, and as she does he gets down on one knee and holds out the ring box… so sweet. Read on to find out more…

Secret Message Locket

secret message locket





Ask Emmaline: “What to Put in Bridesmaid Bags?”
(+ Giveaway #15)

Posted August 15, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments

Holy smokes, you guys: you’ve been blowing up our Ask Emmaline inbox! Your wedding questions are awesome, our readers are the best on the planet, and we can’t wait to answer them all. Bride-to-be, Nicky, asks us, “I just bought cosmetic pouches for my bridesmaids, but I have no idea what to put in them. Do you give them as-is or are you supposed to put other gifts inside? Help!” Fantastic question, and an easy one at that! For starters, no, you don’t have to fill bridesmaid bags with any extra gifts, unless you want to (and your budget allows). If you do decide to add gifts, we’ve rounded up ten fun ideas for what to put in bridesmaid bags below. PLUS, we’ve teamed up with Almquist Design Studio to give away a set of bridesmaid bags to one lucky reader. Now you’ll have ideas for what to put in bridesmaid bags (and a set of cute handmade bags to give!) Enjoy!

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Druzy Bridesmaid Jewelry: Ask ‘Em with These!

Posted July 14, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments

Hi, loves. Emma here! I’m obsessed with druzy jewelry right now. But, let’s be honest: is there ever a time I haven’t loved these gorgeous stones? No. Never. So, when I spotted the newly added bridesmaid druzy jewelry over at Bare and Me, it was pretty much a fact that I was going to share them with you immediately. You don’t have to ask your lovely ladies to be your bridesmaid with a gift, but it sure does make it even sweeter, don’t you think? And, with druzy bridesmaid jewelry pieces — like these colorful necklaces and stud earrings — they’re sure to (gleefully) accept your request. Now, I feel a responsibility to warn you in advance: these druzy jewelry pieces are so gorgeous, you might just have to buy one (you know, or ten) to see them for yourself. You know, make sure they’re just as gorgeous as they look. I’m pretty sure they are (but if my husband is reading, I want this in blue. It’s gorgeous.) Ha. Enjoy!

will you be my bridesmaid druzy necklace | druzy bridesmaid jewelry





50 Alternative (+ Fun!) Bachelorette Party Ideas

Posted July 1, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Bar hopping and club dancing not your thing? No problem! We’ve rounded up the ultimate list including 50 alternative (+ fun!) bachelorette party ideas. And, this list proves that you don’t always have to pick between bar hopping or clubbing. :) Each of these activities would be very fun and you can mix + match (choose two activities or pair something with a chic dinner out). For super awesome deals, be sure to check out this where you can find ideas for almost anything in your town. Let’s get the party started!

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Planning a Handmade Wedding? Shop Here!

Posted June 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hello, dear readers of Emmaline Bride! We noticed a new following on Facebook (welcome!), along with plenty of new readers of our newsletter! With all of these pretty new faces, we wanted to take an opportunity to tell you a little more about the handmade wedding shop, also known as The Marketplace. If you’re planning a handmade wedding, Emmaline Bride is the place to be! We’re the world’s largest handmade wedding shop + blog, featuring the best handmade artists, items, ideas, DIY projects, Real Weddings, The Bridal Book, and more. If you want to shop for your handmade wedding, The Marketplace is the ultimate shop! It’s a curated collection of the best artists and the most beautiful items: essentially everything you could want for your perfect day is all in one place. Read on to find out more about The Marketplace and how it can help you plan a beautiful day…

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Lace Bridesmaid Lockets: Giveaway!

Posted June 9, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 11 Comments

If you’re planning a vintage wedding, listen up: we have an amazing giveaway prize up for grabs! We’ve teamed up with the always-inspiring Aristocrafts (remember #6?) to offer a set of four — yes, f o u r — vintage style lace bridesmaid lockets to one lucky reader! These lace lockets are handmade with love + will be the perfect gift for your bridesmaids. Find out more + enter for your chance to win!

vintage style lace bridesmaid lockets





Modern Lace Clutch Purses

Posted June 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, lovelies! We’ve found a collection of lace clutch purses so lovely they deserved their own feature! Allisa Jacobs has been busy rolling out some new clutch purses for the spring and summer months, and my favorite is her collection of lace clutch purses in mint, coral, ivory, or navy. With colors like these — and just a hint of lace covering the exterior — the result is a purse with a delightful pop of color and a more modern feel. Plus, these clutch purses are totally versatile for bridesmaids to carry even after the wedding (and the perfect size, too!) Don’t forget to grab one for yourself, too, and fill it with these sorts of things. Take a closer look…

modern lace clutch purses (by allisa jacobs) via emmalinebride.com





Must-Have Photo: Bridesmaids with Chalkboards

Posted May 23, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

As you know, one of our favorite things to do is find real, practical (and fun) ideas from Real Weddings to inspire you. After all, anyone can tell you about a good idea, but seeing it put into play is one of the best ways to get inspired. Today we’re talking about bridesmaids with chalkboards, each describing how the bridesmaid met the bride. Simple enough, right? Read on to find out more…

diy bridesmaids with chalkboards describing how they met the bride





How to Ask “Be My Bridesmaid?” with Cards

Posted May 14, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Brides: are you recently engaged and selecting your wedding party soon? One of our favorite ways to ask your bridesmaids if they’ll stand up in your wedding is with be my bridesmaid cards. While a card or gift isn’t a requirement, it is a fun unexpected surprise they’ll love to receive in the mail (even as a follow-up after an initial phone call or by asking in person). Since every bride is different, we’ve rounded up twenty-one unique be my bridesmaid cards including some that are totally witty while others are sweet and sentimental. Read on to see which cards made the cut below… plus, we want to know, how many bridesmaids are standing up in your wedding? Tell us in the comments area at the end of this post!

jump for joy be my bridesmaid card





Burlap Bouquets for Rustic Weddings

Posted May 2, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 29 Comments

Burlap is one of our favorite accents for rustic weddings because it is so versatile. Plus, it’s inexpensive and easy to find at any local craft store. We’ve shared many burlap-inspired ideas in the past (like these 50 must-have burlap wedding items) and accents such as burlap wedding banners, burlap ring pillows, a diy burlap table runner, adorable doily clutch purses and these burlap letters, just to name a few. Today we’re sharing burlap wedding bouquets for your bridal party and, since it’s Friday and Jane’s Daughters and The Piecemeal Shoppe are feeling extra generous, we’ve arranged a HUGE extra-special giveaway for one bride-to-be. It’s all inside (and exclusively at Emmaline Bride)…

Burlap Wedding Bouquets

Burlap wedding bouquets are an awesome alternative to traditional fresh flowers. Burlap won’t wilt, it is the perfect accent to tie into a country or western theme, and unlike fresh flowers, burlap lasts forever. You can even have your ‘flowers’ crafted in specific colors to coordinate with your wedding palette. At Jane’s Daughters, maker of stunning burlap bouquets, we spotted some in green…

burlap wedding bouquets (by jane's daughters)





Stepping Stones for Bridesmaids

Posted March 13, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

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)








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