dress sash Archive

What’s Hot in The Marketplace – 9.5.13

Hi, lovelies! If you’re a new reader to Emmaline Bride, you may not have yet explored the handmade wedding loveliness that goes on in The Marketplace! Emmaline Bride is home to the original handmade wedding marketplace, which houses hundreds of the best handmade wedding finds. We work with the best vendors, the most talented artisans, and there’s a little bit of everything for everyone. With new items being added every day, it’s no wonder our readers love to shop + see what’s new! Today we’re sharing seven new finds from The Marketplace to give you a small sampling of what to see in the shop. What did we find? Browse our hand-picked items below… and tell us which one is your favorite!

1. This gorgeous silk sash

This silk sash is the finishing touch to any bridal gown.

What's Hot in The Marketplace - dress sash (by davie & chiyo)

8 Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed & Blue
(+ Where to Buy a Sixpence)

Do you need ideas for something old, new, borrowed, and blue? We’ve found eight of them! This wedding tradition (from an old English rhyme) is said to bring good luck to the bride. It doesn’t mean you’ll have bad luck if you don’t oblige, but it’s a fun wedding tradition to participate in nonetheless. On a strict budget? Don’t panic: most of these items can be borrowed from a loved one (old, borrowed, and blue) and your ‘new’ can always be your wedding dress. Read on to see our ideas for something old, new, borrowed, and blue; PLUS, find out where you can get a sought-after sixpence for your shoe!

8 Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (via EmmalineBride.com) - antique ring box via housewarming

How to Choose a Bridal Sash in 3 Easy Steps

Brides: have you found the perfect dress but want to add a little something extra? A bridal sash is a welcome addition to any gown to add a pop of color, bling, or an heirloom detail to your dress in seconds. Today we’re showing you how to choose a bridal sash in three easy steps, along with inspiration from the lovely SparkleSM, an expert in the bridal sash industry. So, grab that huge afternoon cup of coffee (um, I recently discovered carrot cake coffee and I’m hooked!) – or tea – and read on to find out how to choose a bridal sash + get a dose of handmade loveliness after the jump! Enjoy!

How to Choose a Bridal Sash in 3 Easy Steps via EmmalineBride.com

10 Killer Wedding DIYs to Obsess Over

Happy Monday! We hope you had an amazing weekend! We’re kicking off a brand new week of handmade wedding goodness with a collection of 10 killer wedding DIYs we think you’ll love. This list contains some of our favorite wedding DIYs ever… and we think you’ll agree! Feel free to follow each tutorial to a T or mix it up with a variation of your own. And, if you tackle a craft below, please let us know so we can see your beautiful work (+ share it in an upcoming post!) So, ready to get crafty? Read on to see which DIYs made the list… after the jump!

homemade perfume via design sponge

20 Dress Sash Styles Your Bridal Shop Won’t Carry

You found the perfect wedding dress… now it’s time to make it your own! A dress sash – tied around the waist – can embellish any gown with your own distinct personal style. Today, we’re bringing you twenty dress sash styles you can’t find at a bridal shop: these are all handmade with two hands by the lovely SparkleSM! If you crave individuality, have a discerning taste, or want a custom dress sash made just for you, look no further! Read on to see which dress sash styles made the cut, why we love ‘em, and find out which dress sash was given the Emmaline Bride Top Pick approval. Enjoy!

20 Dress Sash Styles

1. Rosemary

Soft satin ribbon + tons of sparkle caught our eye on this dress sash! We love how the rhinestones surround the ribbon so it doesn’t get lost in the same shade of your wedding dress.

handmade wedding dress sash

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.

wedding giveaway

5 Beautiful Wedding Headband Styles

You’ve heard of wedding headbands as a bridal veil alternative, but did you know there are several wedding headband styles from which to choose? We’ve selected five of our favorite wedding headband styles from designer Tessa Kim to shed some light on these styles and show you a few examples of how these brides rocked ‘em. Enjoy!

Wedding Headband Styles

First, take a peek at this beautiful satin bow headband. This wedding headband is made with satin which is placed on a rhinestone studded silver headband; a pearl and rhinestone brooch finishes the piece. Stunning! And, really, who doesn’t love a feminine bow?

wedding headband styles

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

Bridesmaid Dresses with Pockets: Hello, Spring!

“Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun… here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right…”
– The Beatles

Happy Spring! It’s officially the first day of Spring today and we’re kicking it off by featuring flirty bridesmaid dresses with pockets by Ananya! These handmade dresses feature a ruffle collar and a fitted sash – and of course, we can’t forget about those pockets. Last year, my sister selected bridesmaid dresses with pockets and I LOVED it. Now that I’ve been spoiled, I make it my business to buy dresses with pockets (or stitch them in myself). In fact, I think it should become a general rule of thumb that all dresses have a hidden secret pocket stitched inside. I love carrying a clutch and all, but I’m not a fan of being glued to the thing all night. I’m definitely out there on the dance floor sans bag. Plus, when you’re a bridesmaid in a wedding you never know when you’ll need emergency breath mints, money, lipstick, etc. So, take a peek at these dresses below. I like the yellow dress best, but the green is a close runner-up…

yellow bridesmaid dresses with pockets

Portobello Love: Pearls and Gold | Plus, Exciting News!

Good morning! Today is exciting for a few reasons… one, we’re showcasing some gorgeous pearls + gold accents in today’s post… two, it’s only Wednesday and that means there’s a TON left to share this week… and three, our marketplace grand re-opening is TODAY! Our new website launched at the end of 2010, and with it we had plans of re-launching our marketplace shortly after. We have been working hard behind the scenes, adding brand new artisans (you’re going to love ‘em!) and a bunch of new handcrafted lovelies. We think you’re really going to love what we’ve done with the place. ;) Check back later today, as we’re putting the finishing touches on it as we speak!

But first… I’m just going to come right out and say it: no matter what kind of style you crave you are bound to find something to adore by Portobello. Here are a few of my hand-picked favorites…