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Flower Inspired Bags / Clutches for Weddings (+ Giveaway!)

When you are blessed to see so many beautiful handmade finds on a daily basis as we are, you might assume we see the things over and over again. But that’s the beauty of handmade weddings: there’s always something new to love. To admire. To adore. There’s always a new collection launching, a new color palette inspiring, and a new trend hitting the market. And, we have to tell you: the creativity that comes from small shops turns into BIG ideas. That’s why we love, love, love our community here at Emmaline Bride and we’re so excited you’re here to plan your wedding along with us. Just wanted to tell you that. :)

When it comes to clutch purses, for instance, you would think after seeing hundreds of styles and designs, we’ve seen them all. But that’s not the case. As one example, have you seen the beautiful flower inspired bags and clutches over at ANGEE W.? It’s brimming with lacy textures and feminine detailing! And their ivory rosebud clutch is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Today we’re sharing a handful of our favorites from their shop to show you what we mean. Plus, we’ve teamed up with them to give one of these beautiful bags away to a lucky bride-to-be! Will it be you? Find out which bag is our newest wedding giveaway and enter for a chance to win!

(Pssst. If you’re not subscribed, you’re missing out on all the fun! Do it now — it’s quick & easy and you can do it over morning coffee.)

chiffon flower clutch | flower bags clutches weddings by ANGEE W.

clutch: angee w.

Your Bridesmaid Will Be So Happy with These Cover Ups

We’re all about helping you navigate the various wedding dilemmas that sneak up on you while you plan. Today, we’re tackling bridesmaid cover ups.

Problem: your bridesmaid dress is sleeveless or strapless and you’re getting married outdoors / taking photos outside where it will be cold –OR– you would prefer bridesmaids to have a little coverage during the ceremony.

Solution: just add a cover up. But make it one that she’ll love!

A pashmina, shawl, bolero, or a wrap are a few options when it comes to bridesmaid cover ups. We love the idea of something feminine and flowy that she’ll love to wear, especially in the late summer or fall when all you need is something lightweight. We spotted these gorgeous bridesmaid cover ups at Coralie Beatrix and they fit the bill perfectly. They’re lightweight, available in a variety of colors, made in your choice of lace or chiffon, and they’re priced right. Plus, these cover ups complement infinity dresses perfectly (especially these signature “Octopus” dresses here). Take a look at the bridesmaid cover ups we found below, today’s handmade-a-day find!

Bridesmaid Cover Ups

Here’s one example in chiffon:

Bridesmaid Cover Ups | by Coralie Beatrix | Photo Tina Chiou |

by coralie beatrix

This Dress with Chiffon Bottom Will Make You Love Grey

Have you ever imagined wearing a wedding dress in a non-traditional color, like light pink, a hint of blue, or maybe even grey? After today you just might! We’re sharing a stunning grey wedding dress with chiffon bottom as our handmade-a-day find. It is handmade (and custom, just for you!) by the talented Milamira Bridal. We’re obsessed with their romantic wedding dresses! Read on to see photos of the ethereal Icidora and then tell us: would YOU wear a grey wedding dress?

P.S. If you prefer white, it can be made just for you in an off-white color.

Wedding Dress with Chiffon Bottom Skirt

grey wedding dress chiffon bottom | by milamira bridal |

by milamira bridal

This wedding dress features a chiffon skirt and fitted bodice with hand sewn lace applique, thin straps and a romantic greyish tulle skirt. There are two layers of this chiffon bottom: a light grey chiffon layer and one layer of soft off-white tulle. This wedding dress is ballet inspired and offers a feminine beauty and romantic look and feel. There is a beautiful back button closure featuring buttons in an off-white color that are rose flower shaped. The soft satin ribbon sash is included.

grey wedding dress chiffon bottom | by milamira bridal |

by milamira bridal

This beautiful dress is handmade with love in Saint Petersburg, Russia, just for you.

by milamira bridal

grey wedding dress chiffon bottom | by milamira bridal |

by milamira bridal

And, if you don’t like it in grey, you can have it made in completely off-white. This is such a beautiful dress. I would want to wear it everyday. Oh, and you won’t believe the beautiful price. And it’s 100% handmade! Love, love, love.

Photos by the amazing Ksenia Milushkina Photography


Gold Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses with Sequin Bodice

Chiffon is one of summer’s favorite fabrics because it’s so lightweight and airy. That’s why you’ve probably seen many chiffon dresses showcased for spring and summer weddings — it’ll keep you and your bridesmaids cool & calm, even when it’s ninety degrees and humid as can be. When I was on a mission to find gold bridesmaid dresses for a bride-to-be, this sweet little number from Dahl caught my eye. It has a pretty shade of gold infused with light champagne, a dramatic boatneck style, comfortable knee-length skirt, and a sequined bodice. It’s obvious these dresses offer a little something that everyone could love! Don’t just take my word for it: take a look! It is today’s #HANDMADEADAY find!

Gold Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses

Gold Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses with Sequin Bodice | by Dahl |

Flowy Chiffon Wedding Dress

It’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.

flowy chiffon wedding dress

by mila mira bridal

flowy chiffon wedding dress 2

by mila mira bridal

by mila mira bridal

gown by mila mira bridal | photos by ksenia milushkina photography


Modern & Romantic Chiffon Wedding Gown

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:

Romantic Chiffon Wedding Gown |

by truvelle

by truvelle

Romantic Chiffon Wedding Gown |

by truvelle

Ahh, so stunning. Also, I felt it worth noting that this dress also has a fully boned top for structure and support, which means many brides can skip the bra on this one.

You can find out more about this dress and see the other dreamy designs over at Truvelle.

Tell us:

What do you think of this gown?


What to Wear Instead of Veil for Reception? – Ask EB

Hi, 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?

7 Wedding Veil Alternative Ideas

1. Rhinestone + Lace Hair Flower

rhinestone lace hair flower | via - What to Wear Instead of Veil

2. Hair Pins

Rhinestone Champagne Blush Wedding Hair Clips by Fanciestrands | via - What to Wear Instead of Veil

3. Ivory Chiffon Hair Flower

ivory chiffon hair flower | via - What to Wear Instead of Veil

4. Tulle Headband

tulle headband | via - What to Wear Instead of Veil

5. Pearl Hair Flower

hair flower with rose gold pearls | via - What to Wear Instead of Veil

6. Gold Sequin Hair Piece

gold sequin bridal hair piece | via - What to Wear Instead of Veil

7. Ivory Flower Fascinator

ivory flower fascinator | via - What to Wear Instead of Veil

8. Bridal Headpiece

bridal flower headpiece | via - What to Wear Instead of Veil

You can see these and more over at Fancie Strands.