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2013 Wedding Trends: Pleats!

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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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Hello, loves! Happy Tuesday! Today we’re talking about one of our favorite hot new 2013 wedding trends: pleats! A pleat (also known as a plait) is a double or multiple fold, typically in garments. There are various of pleat styles used (like accordion, box, and knife) and pleats were originally used to provide movement of freedom in clothing. Today, pleats are often used for style, one we that seems to be popping up everywhere lately! Read on to see five hand-picked handmade items using pleats to inspire your upcoming wedding. Then, tell us… do you love pleats? Or is this a trend you’d on which you’d like to pass? Enjoy!

2013 Wedding Trend: Pleats!

1. Flower Girls in Pleated Dresses

My #1 essential rule of flower girl dresses? Twirlabiity. This particular style offers just that AND in an exceptional color palette with a flowing style she’ll love. By Nastershum Wedding.

pleated flower girl dresses

How to Select a Sweetheart Wedding Dress

Are you newly engaged and wondering how to select the perfect wedding dress? Today, we’re kicking off the first in our new series, The Ultimate Gown Guide, with how to select a sweetheart wedding dress! If you are wondering what is a sweetheart wedding dress, you’ve come to the right place… or, if you are already neckline-savvy and familiar with the sweetheart style, you’ll still love the inspiration we have in store. Read on about how to select a sweetheart wedding dress, find out why a sweetheart wedding dress may be the most flattering fit for you, and see an assortment of our favorite sweetheart wedding dresses!

sweetheart wedding dress

EB HolidayPalooza 2011: Wedding Giveaway #5

Good morning! It is Day 5 in our Wedding Giveaway HolidayPalooza and we’re giving away five beautiful handmade wedding giveaway prizes! Read on to find out about today’s giveaway and find out how you can enter for a chance to win!

Wedding Giveaway – #1 3D Guestbook

The first prize is a unique 3D wedding hearts guestbook, size medium by Suzy Shoppe. This guest book also comes with an instruction card and pen. You can make this item your own with plenty of custom colors from which to choose! Your guest book will arrive recessed behind glass within a 20″x20″ shadowbox frame.

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Blushing Bride-to-Be: 12 Pink Wedding Accessories

I (Emma here!) am wholly obsessed with the color pink. Hot pink, baby pink, blush, coral, fuchsia, salmon, peach… you name it, I subscribe to it. In fact, as I type this even my fingernails are decked out in one of my favorite colors, Too Hot Pink to Hold ‘Em. So, when I spotted a few swoon-worthy finds in blush-toned hues, I couldn’t resist the urge to arrange them all in a pink wedding accessories round-up. I have a feeling this is just the beginning of a very lovely series on pink since there are way too many to fit into just one post! So, let’s begin, shall we?

First up we have a gorgeous garter with a pink rosette atop a lovely layer of lace. This is one of the prettiest garters ever! Take a closer look…

pink wedding accessories

Enter for a Chance to Win: Bridal Hair Piece Giveaway!

Happy Monday! We’re giving you a reason to look forward to the end of the weekend and the start of a brand new workweek: a bridal hair piece giveaway! Today we’re launching a brand new series of wedding giveaways with a new winner every week. Each giveaway launches on Monday and ends on Friday, with the winner announced via email + blog on Friday afternoon. We are so excited to get started… so, let’s begin, shall we?

Today’s giveaway is sponsored by the lovely Sheila of Sibo Designs. Sheila is a Featured Artisan in The Marketplace, where she showcases some of the most amazing bridal hair pieces we have ever seen. Today’s giveaway features the “Morning Blossom” hair piece, a gorgeous wedding-ready accessory made of chiffon and silk ivory organza. It is finished with Swarovski beads to give the flower a little extra sparkle + shine and has a gold plated comb for an easy addition to every hairstyle. We are so excited for lucky reader who will win this beautiful accessory – it’s truly one of a kind. Take a peek at a few pictures below:

bridal hair piece giveaway

Wedding Gown with Ruffles

Hold on to your veils, lovelies – this is one awe-inspiring gown! We have featured a few of Claire LeFaye‘s gorgeous gowns in the past, but the floor length version of “Pocket Full of Posies” is our new favorite from her collection. This wedding gown with ruffles is a silk chiffon dream with a drapey, fabulously flattering fit. It features a soft silk chiffon corset with two layers of romantic ruffles at the top right bust. Hand-sewn roses (the posies, if you will) cascade in an arc from the top left to the bottom of the right side waist and is my absolute favorite detail. I’m not sure you’d want to take this gown off at the end of the night… it looks fabulous AND comfortable to wear, too. But, enough about the details… you’ve gotta see it for yourself!

wedding gown with ruffles