[I]t’s time for another gorgeous wedding dress to inspire you! I adore everything about this flowy chiffon wedding dress and its sweet v-shaped neckline. We spotted it over at Mila Mira Bridal and thought you might like it, too. Chiffon is one of my favorite fabrics, especially for spring and summer weddings: it’s so soft and airy for hot weather, and styled perfectly for a free-spirited bohemian wedding.
I’m curious to know — what do you think of this style? What does YOUR dream dress look like?
Flowy Chiffon Wedding Dress
This dress features a ruched chiffon bodice and hand sewn corded lace appliqué. I adore the low back style — a huge trend this season.
[I] loved everything about my wedding gown, right down to the very last stitch. But when I see a wedding gown like this, it makes me wonder how anyone can pick the perfect gown anymore. How can you decide when there are so many incredible + awe-inspiring options? I guess it comes down to this — wait for the one that steals your breath. The one you keep thinking about over, and over. The one that, when tried on, just feels right. I guess those rules never go out of style.
Today we’re sharing an utterly romantic chiffon wedding gown from Truvelle. This gown is perfect for a spring or summer wedding (perhaps mountainside?) paired with a one of these and a handful of boho accents. But that’s just me. Take a look and see why I’m so nuts over it…
Romantic Chiffon Wedding Gown
For starters, this wedding gown features a sweetheart neckline and a low back. The skirt is made from a whopping ten yards of hand-draped chiffon. The bodice is made of French lace; while the back dips into a lace up. I love, love, love the back. Take a look at this beautiful gown:
[H]i, loves! Emma here and we are bringing you a new Ask Emmaline question today, one that we’ve received more than once — and for good reason! Brides who don’t want to wear a wedding veil (or simply something different for the reception) always want to see some veil alternatives. And they want to know if they have to even wear a veil at all. Remember, a bride doesn’t have to do anything. We are firm believers in “your wedding, your way” here at Emmaline Bride and when it comes down to it, you should do anything you want to do. At the end of the day, you can say you did it YOUR way, not anyone else’s. You only get one wedding day, so you might as well make it everything you’ve dreamed it would be. Here’s what Shannon wrote us:
“I can’t decide if I should wear a veil for the ceremony and reception. Do you have any ideas for what to wear instead of a veil at the reception?”
Great question, Shannon! When you’re deciding what to wear instead of a veil (even for just the reception), consider your hairstyle. Will you be wearing an updo? Will you wear your hair down? Will you pick this amazing Gibson Tuck, rock a top knot, or maybe some boho-inspired braids? Whatever you decide, do a trial run and wear a veil alternative with it so you know ahead of time how it will look all put together.
What to Wear Instead of Veil
Some of our favorite veil alternatives include hair pins, hair flowers, hair combs, fascinators, or headbands (you can find all of these in The Marketplace. And, these are just a few suggestions — there are a dozen more! Today we’re sharing a handful of favorite veil alternatives from Fancie Strands to inspire you. Which veil alternative is most similar to your style?
Buying a wedding dress online? Don’t miss this post! We’re outlining seven of the most important tips to ensure you buy your dream dress safely. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss advice-packed posts like these!
[H]i, gorgeous! Emma here and if you’re thinking about buying a wedding dress online, you’re not alone! I mean, you’re obviously part of the modern age and you just don’t have time to be running around from bridal store to bridal store. We get it. We really do. It’s amazing how easy it is to buy anything online. This is coming from the girl who orders this in bulk online (and I’m not even embarrassed to admit it because it is so convenient). I buy amazing socks like these that fit flats like whoa. I stock up on k-cups so I don’t ever have a coffee outage. I buy things online and then I’m excited when it comes to my door like it’s Christmas morning.
But anyway, this isn’t about me. This is about you. And shopping online for your wedding has never been easier, what with our Marketplace filled to the brim with handmade finds and with shops on Etsy with emerging new wedding dress designers. Plus, every designer offers galleries of their newest gowns, so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your yoga pants and favorite couch cushion to find your dream dress.
Before you say yes to the dress, we want to give you a few pointers to keep in mind. Here’s what you need to know about buying a wedding dress online so you stay safe AND you get exactly what you want. Feel free to ask questions at the end of this post, too — we have a Facebook comment form built-in so you don’t even have to log in (we know you’re already logged in to Facebook at work, you sneaky little bride, you. We won’t tell.) We’re also sharing some fantastic wedding gowns we know you’ll obsess over as much as we do. Who knows? Maybe one of these will be The Dress. Enjoy!
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Buying Wedding Dress Online? Read These 7 Tips First
1. Read reviews.
Read reviews first! It’s always helpful to do your homework. Places like Etsy offer reviews right inside a designer’s shop, so you can see first-hand what real brides have to say. You can also see reviews on Weddingwire, Ebay, Amazon, etc. Also, if you see a negative review out of many positives, don’t let it necessarily deter you: read the review and consider whether there was a simple communication error or perhaps a misunderstanding. If a majority of the reviews are glowing, it’s probably a safe place to buy.
One of the biggest mistakes brides make when buying a wedding dress online is trying to save money by cutting corners. Don’t cut corners, especially when it comes to your wedding dress. For instance, if you find a gorgeous gown out of your budget, don’t seek a vendor who will copy the style and make it for you. It’s not just because we think that’s wrong, but also because the result is almost NEVER what you expect. Plus, the designer who made the dress you love is an expert. You can’t just copy expertise. We’ve heard some horror stories and you know what? Many brides end up spending more money in the process (you know, like having to spend more money to scramble and find a new dress weeks before the wedding because theirs never arrived or was completely wrong? Yes, that’s (unfortunately) a true story from a bride.)
If the dress you found is completely out of your budget (as in, totally unattainable), do this instead: figure out what makes it the dream dress to you. Is it the flowy chiffon fabric? The sweetheart neckline? The way the back has lace appliques? Once you identify what about the dress makes it a dream come true, you’ll be able to search for other dresses that have a similar feature that might be more within your reach.
It’s tempting, I know! You’ve found the perfect dress and it’s only a quick click away. Instead, sleep on it. You might wake up tomorrow and think, what was I thinking? Or, you might wake up and decide to go ahead, at which case, congrats — that sure was fast!
4. Order well in advance.
If you’re ordering a handmade wedding dress, make sure you check the designer’s schedule to make sure you’ll have your wedding dress at least three months before the big day. This will ensure your dress will be ready for your big day, even if shipping takes forever or your dress isn’t completed on time. You’ll need to have it professionally fitted, too, and seamstresses have busy schedules, too. You will also enjoy the extra time to try on veils with your dress (to pick the perfect style), as well as any accessories (i.e. a sash, wrap, your jewelry, or shoes).
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.
Gorgeous accessory shop, Lolos specializes in pleated bags… in fact, Lolo offers an incredible collection of pleated bags with romantic handmade rosettes. Plus, there are TONS of colors from which to choose.
3. Pleated Gowns (+ Bridesmaid Dresses)
Ah… I know I’m not alone when I say that designer Claire La Faye can do no wrong. This stunning ‘Love Me Do’ bohemian wedding gown features silk chiffon and a diagonal row of organza and chiffon flowers with swoon-worthy silk pleating detail.
Pleats aren’t limited to ensemble alone: incorporate this feminine style into your accessories, too, like your garter. This particular pleated garter (with pearls) is by Atelier Rousseau and I love it oh-so-much.
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 this may be the most flattering fit for you, and see an assortment of our favorites!
A sweetheart neckline, one style usually found on a strapless wedding gown, features a low cut front and is scalloped with two curves on either side that hits below the collar bone. As a visual, consider the top portion of a heart across the bodice. A sweetheart neckline on a wedding gown accentuates one’s neck, collarbone, shoulders, and bust. I adore a sweetheart neckline, which is why I selected one for my own gown a few years ago. Even though you can wear a necklace with this particular style, it is certainly not required. I think sometimes the au naturale look is best!
Is a sweetheart wedding dress right for you?
It’s true what they say; when you find the perfect gown you’ll just know. With that being said, to know if it is truly the right fit for you, you’ll need to try one on. When I tried on wedding gowns, I thought I would absolutely want a strapless gown that was straight across – no sweetheart for this girl. And, wouldn’t you know… the minute I tried one on I was in love. The end result? My wedding dress had a sweetheart neckline and now it is my favorite type of dress. You never know until you give it a try. Worst case scenario: it won’t be the right style for you but at least you’ll know… and perhaps find a style you like even better!
For inspiration, we’ve gathered together a few favorite sweetheart wedding dresses we think you’ll love…
Now we want to know… what do you think of a sweetheart wedding dress? Would you wear one?
P.S. This post is part of our brand new series, The Ultimate Gown Guide. Make sure you don’t miss a post as they are unveiled in our blog by subscribing to our RSS feed or with FREE email updates straight to your inbox!
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.
Thank you to all who entered + to our sponsors for their generosity! If you have won, please check your inbox soon for details on claiming your prize. :)
Wedding Giveaway – #2 Custom Initial Stamp
The next wedding giveaway item is a custom initial stamp by MaKenzie Noelle Creative. This self-inking stamp features your initials and can make over 25,000 impressions! This is a great gift to be used on wedding correspondence and after the wedding day on thank you notes and to personalize mail sent from your love nest!
A beautiful white ribbon rosette clutch purse is the next prize in today’s wedding giveaway. This clutch will look pretty on your wedding day and features silver lining in satin with silver color hardware. This clutch measures 5″H x 9″W x 3″D and is handmade just for you by Lolis’ Creations.
Wedding Giveaway – #4 Sash, Bobby Pins & Shoe Clip Gift Pack
The next wedding giveaway prize is three parts and includes a gorgeous sash (pictured below) with both a matching bobby pin set and pair of show clips to complete your entire look. This bridal sash is made with chiffon flowers and measures 1 7/8″ wide and 3 yards long. The entire gift pack is handmade by Nestina Accessories.
The final prize is a pair of custom photo cuff links by Hot Magnets. This pair of cuff links can be customized with any image you wish, which means you can win this special pair and gift to your groom on the big day! This also makes a great gift for the best man, groomsman, father, or grandfather.
This giveaway will result in five winners, each of which will receive one (1) prize. We will randomly select the winners via random.org. The first number pulled will be able to select which of the five items he or she prefers; the next number will select among the remaining four prizes; so on and so forth. The last winner will receive the remaining prize.
How to Enter
This wedding giveaway runs for one day only on December 30th, 2011 at or before 11:59pm EST. Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter and reside in the United States to be eligible (shipping is provided by sponsor to US only). It’s easy to enter… simply visit the following shops and comment about one (1) item from each shop that you like best. You must comment about an item from each shop to be eligible:
After visiting each site, return here to Emmaline Bride and leave a brief comment on which item(s) you liked best at each shop. This will give the sponsors some feedback and give you the chance to enter to win a prize!
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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…
This garter is handmade by Amour Boutique. Number two in our pink wedding accessories round-up is a stunning, vintage-inspired headband with a peach fabric fascinator by Musarra & Co. This headband has peach fabric and silver bugle glass beads, gold tulle and feathers – so, in other words, it’s pretty much vintage-bride perfection.
Find number three is cute as a button, a totally appropriate description since it is also the name given by its designer, Which Goose. It features vintage fabric turned into a bow, attached to a comb and donned with a little layer of lace.
Accessory number four by Emici Bridal is one of our favorite “forever-bouquets”. No wilting, no cleaning the vase, no watering, no allergies: no nonsense of any kind. Just carry it down the aisle + display in your love nest to admire for years to come. This bouquet is called Luly Blush and is made to order. Number five is by Sibo Designs and is called the Blushing Roses Bridal Sash. This sash – bride-worthy – features a hand dyed rose flower with ivory colored pearl coated stamen. The roses are a light blush pink color and look positively stunning! Find number six is a sweet, simple pearl necklace with a sterling silver wire chain. It’s by Fleur Far Away and makes a great gift for the bride. Next up at number seven is a unique necklace spotted at Veraida Gifts. It is handmade in a pretty shade of coral and offers a chunky beaded look. I think this would look great for a beach wedding. Number eight is by Little Blue Eyes and is a headband, originally designed for your littlest one (flower girl, perhaps?) but I’m sure it can be made into an adult headband, too, as they offer a collection of both. I love the combination of fabric flowers in tulle and chiffon with a sweet vintage appeal. Number nine was spotted at Evenings with Style and is a blush and pink authentic Japanese obi silk envelope clutch. I like the detail – a tortoise shell and chrysanthemum pattern with coordinating shades of pink, coral, and ivory. Number ten is another from Emici Bridal and it’s perfect as your ring pillow. If the name doesn’t stop you in your tracks – blush pink silk ruffle ring pillow – then the fabric detail certainly will! It is made with lush ivory silk dupioni and is delicately topped with silver tone rhinestones for a fabulous focal point. This will look great in your love nest after the wedding day, too. Find number eleven is a gorgeous fascinator by Tessa Kim. Love vintage? This is the perfect hair accessory for you. It features two handmade flowers with shaped cotton voile, vintage stamen centers, pearl stamen centers, vintage velvet millinery flowers and complementing vintage millinery leaves. This flower is ivory in color with light blush undertones and comes attached to a gold comb. And, last but not least in our pink wedding accessories round-up is number twelve, a ruffly clutch purse in powder pink. It is handmade with by Davie & Chiyo in soft pink dupioni with an ivory lining.
We hope you enjoyed these pink wedding accessories! Which one is your favorite? We’d love to hear from you!