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Tweet, Tweet: Win a Bird Cake Topper Wedding Set!

Hi, loves! Need a cake topper for your wedding? You’ve come to the right place! Last week, we talked about these insanely creative toppers and we’re adding a new one to the list! These love birds were spotted over at Mave Crochet and we’re loving ’em: they’re custom-made with crochet and feature tiny details, like a veil for the bride or a top hat for the groom. We even spied a cute pair of wire glasses on one of the groom birds. Want to see what your love birds would look like? You can win a FREE custom bird cake topper wedding set thanks to our new giveaway, happening right now! Read on for details…

Bird Cake Topper Wedding Set

First, take a peek at some of our favorite creations. Aren’t they adorable?

by mave crochet

Rustic Ring Pillows or Alternatives? – Ask Emmaline
(*Giveaway Inside!)

Looking for rustic ring pillows? You’ve come to the right place! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss future posts like this. Also, there’s a giveaway inside!

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! This one comes from Melissa who wants to know about a ring pillow for her ceremony. She asks,

Hi Emmaline! I’m planning my wedding ceremony and need rustic ring pillow ideas. Any suggestions?

Great question, Melissa! There are plenty of ring pillow alternatives and rustic ring pillows from which to choose, but we’ll show you some of our favorites in today’s post. You can pick a traditional ring pillow, where the rings are tied to the top by a ribbon; a box, where the rings are placed inside; or an alternative, whether that means no ring pillow at all (see the banner below) or a fun twist, like a canoe for couples who love the outdoors. Take a look at the boards below to be inspired! PLUS, you can win one of these rustic ring pillows this week! See the giveaway details below…

Rustic Ring Pillows or Alternatives


burlap ring pillow with lace and C♥R on top | montana snow
love is sweet ring pillow | twining vines
ivory ring pillow with ivory flowers on top | paperflora
burlap ring pillow with crochet doily | juneberry stitches
burlap ‘J+M’ ring pillow with ribbon | be timeless
burlap ring pillow with pink ribbon bow and embroidered flowers | made to marry – giveaway item!


yellow soul mates ring bearer box | montana snow
blue ring box with monogram | montana snow
his hers wood box with hinge | country barn babe
ring box with ‘i do’ ribbon on top | michele’s cottage
round ring box | red heart creations
‘we do’ ring box | michele’s cottage
his hers ring box made with wood slab rounds | end grain wood shoppe


ring bearer banner | the hipster housewife
to have and to hold ring dish | orly design
ring bearer nest | michele’s cottage
ring bearer canoe | white tulip boutique
ring bearer bowl | elycia camille

You can see even more ring pillows in The Marketplace.

We hope this helped to inspire you! Now, on to the giveaway!


You can win a ring pillow from Made to Marry, as shown below:

win a burlap ring pillow

About the prize:

This ring bearer pillow is hand-embroidered with pink shades and is perfect for a rustic wedding. It also has adorned sides with small glass pearls in white and gold. This pillow is hand sewn and handmade with natural colored fine quality linen and luxury satin backing. Measures 8in x 8in.

o Enter between 3/11/15-3/17/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: One (1) ring pillow from Made to Marry
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included anywhere!
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $50 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

♥ | ♥ | ♥

P.S. Have a question for us? Just Ask Emmaline! We’d love to hear from you + we’re here to help!


GIVEAWAY: Win a Set of Heart Cake Toppers!

11.26 – Winner Announced! And the winner is… lucky #9! Congrats, Tory! Please check your inbox for details on how to claim your prize. Thanks to all who entered and a special thank you to Cherry Time for sponsoring the giveaway!

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Hello, loves + HAPPY MONDAY! We hope you had an amazing weekend. As you know, Mondays mean brand new giveaways at Emmaline Bride and this week’s is a lovely one! We have teamed up with the fantastic duo of Cherry Time to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a set of crochet heart cake toppers. Read on to see these adorable toppers and find out how to score a set of yours!

heart cake toppers by Cherry Time via Emmaline Bride

Heart Cake Toppers Giveaway!

If you’re looking for something lovely topper for your wedding cake, cupcakes, or as a decorative handmade wedding accent piece, this is the giveaway for you! These heart cake toppers are crocheted by hand and can be customized to tie into your color palette. After the wedding, place in a vase as cheery home decor as a reminder of your handmade wedding day.

heart cake toppers by Cherry Time via Emmaline Bride

How to Enter

Between Monday, November 19th through Sunday, November 25, 2012 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a set of crochet heart cake toppers. Simply visit Cherry Time and view the collection of wedding items. Return here and comment below on which item you also love from the shop. You may leave a comment as an entry one (1) time per day.

Gain additional entries daily by sharing the post:

o Share the link on Facebook*
o Share the link on Twitter*
o Pin an image to Pinterest*

*leave a separate comment below for each method used for proper recognition

You may enter for a chance to win up to four (4) times per day: comment, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


One lucky winner will be randomly selected on November 26th and announced on our blog. Winner will be selected using Winner will also be contacted via email. Prize includes one set of six (6) crochet cake heart toppers in your choice of available colors. FREE worldwide shipping is included. Past giveaway winners within the past thirty days not eligible to win. No purchase necessary.

heart cake toppers by Cherry Time via Emmaline Bride

Good Luck! ♥


How to Wear a Scarf: Inspiration + Scarf-Savvy Ideas

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:

how to wear a scarf

bride, Debbie, via our Real Wedding post | photo credit: lovebirds artistic wedding photography

how to wear a scarf

source: live fashionable

Here’s another great example of a bride wearing a scarf, this time in a bright sunny yellow. We love!

how to wear a scarf

source: via elizabeth anne designs | photo credit: kate triano

Pretty! The website Who What Wear features a fun interactive guide that shows you how to wear a scarf five different ways with step-by-step how-to and assigned name styles like, “The Prep”, “The City”, and “The Boho”, which is show below:

how to wear a scarf

photo credit: who what wear

How to Wear a Scarf in your Hair

Wearing a scarf in your hair can seem a bit tricky at first, but with a few fun tutorials you’ll see how easy it really can be. This first image is via A Beautiful Mess and we love how she styled it in her hair. The editor, Elsie, shows a full tutorial here with a mod turban-like style.

how to wear a scarf

photo credit: a beautiful mess

If you’re wearing your hair up (or your bridesmaids are), we think this would look ultra cute as a hair accessory?

how to wear a scarf

source: hello its valentine

One of our favorite hair + beauty blogs Keiko Lynn shows how to wear a scarf in your hair with a step-by-step tutorial:

how to wear a scarf

source: keiko lynn

how to wear a scarf
source: keiko lynn

Check out how to wear a scarf twelve different ways via

how to wear a scarf


Gift a scarf to a bridesmaid! She can wear it in a variety of ways, like as a bracelet tie, headband, clutch accessory… check out these five via Kate Spade:

how to wear a scarf

photo source: kate spade

For an Engagement Session Photo Shoot

Check out this adorable outfit idea we spotted via Sweet Laundry which shows how a pretty scarf can tie together an entire look. Try it for your engagement shoot!

how to wear a scarf

source: sweet laundry

DIY a Scarf for Bridesmaids

We love this braided scarf you can DIY for a pretty bridesmaid gift!



If you fancy a crochet scarf and have a knack for knitting, gift bridesmaids with colorful crochet scarves like these…


source: via pinterest via le magnifique | photo credit: diana lupu photography

Plus, it’s perfect for keeping bridesmaids warm during winter weddings!

How to Decorate with Scarves

If you want to decorate with a scarf, here is a fun DIY idea we spotted via the Free People blog which shows how to paint your scarves and display as decoration. I love this idea and cannot wait to give it a try at home.


source: free people

You can also decorate your reception site with scarves on clothespins (perfect for an airy, outdoor wedding):

how to wear a scarf

source: haute design via campaign decoration

Buy vintage patterned scarves like these…

how to wear a scarf

source: dvorahivy

… or pretty handmade + hand-painted scarves like these by Leah Goren…

how to wear a scarf
how to wear a scarf
how to wear a scarf

three scarves above are handmade by leah reena goren

… and wear ’em in your hair, wear around your neck, tie as a wrist corsage, an embellishment to your clutch purse, or, use it as decor! For instance, if you gift a scarf to a bridesmaid, she can frame it up and hang in her apartment or home as decor, a la these finds below:


left: country living | right: via originally by house and home

All Wrapped Up

Consider wrapping up jewelry boxes in pretty patterned scarves for your bridesmaids – or for gift-giving this holiday season. Wrapping up gifts in scarves, tea towels, handkerchiefs, or other fabric favorites gives two gifts in one and is so much more fun to wrap than paper and tape.


source: via merriment events | by chewing the cud via oh joy!

Ah, so much sweet scarf-loving goodness I’m tempted to go out and buy some silk scarves, brushes, paint, and dye to decorate a few of my own. Remember, if you buy a pretty one for yourself, gift a few for your bridesmaids, too. It’s a great gift she’ll love to wear on the wedding day and beyond.

More coming up later today! Stay tuned!


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Sumptuous and Soft: Sweater for the Bride-to-Be!


This light, airy sweater is sumptuous and sweet, and keeps your shoulders cozy even on a chilly fall wedding day.  This sweater makes an adorable addition to your wedding wardrobe, and you can rock it out afterward with a tank and jeans!  Spotted here.


Cozy Up to Capelets


I know it’s still summer, but we want to get our autumn brides ready for a chill in the air! If you’re looking for a little something to cover your shoulders, or keep your neck warm during the night, skip the coat (why cover up that gorgeous dress?) and opt for something a bit more chic – like these capelets! Spotted at Deniz03, these little lovelies will keep you cozy – and cute.  Plus, they are re-usable!