Posted March 6, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hi, loves, Emma here! I was browsing (okay, swooning over) the vintage inspired bridal finds over at BHLDN the other day and, holy smokes, what a collection! Instead of keeping these to myself, I pulled together a style board with vintage inspired bridal finds for a complete look. You’ll find a wedding dress, a pair of heels, a sparkly pair of sandals (girl’s gotta be comfortable!), a garter, a pair of earrings, and a fab art deco inspired clutch. I think you’ll love what I’ve pulled together! Let’s begin, shall we?
Posted January 31, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 30 Comments
Hi, loves! Emma here. Have you picked the perfect wedding dress but you want a little something — a little sparkle, perhaps — added to it? If so, a sparkly dress sash might be the finishing touch for you! We’ve teamed up with the lovely Maram of Something Treasured to give away this beautiful sparkly dress sash to one lucky reader! Get a glimpse of this sash up close and enter for your chance to win…
Sparkly Dress Sash
The Nadya belt features a little sass and a whole lot of sparkle. Made for the trendy, modern bride, this dress sash features clear round crystals and crystal beading with silver accents.
Posted January 30, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 18 Comments
Hello, hello! Are you a lace-loving bride? Do you like the classic look of lace, but you’re unsure how to pull the look together with the perfect accessories? You’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing the top ten lace bridal accessories we’ve spotted on the interwebs with everything like a chic lacy bolero, a wedding dress (with oh-so-lovely lace sleeves), a pair of gorgeous lace-embellished heels, and more. Plus, we’re giving away one of these accessories in a special wedding giveaway! Enough talking about it, let’s get to it already!
Top 10 Lace Bridal Accessories
We’ve hand-selected the following lace bridal accessories (all handmade!) to show you how to pull together a perfect bridal ensemble. You don’t have to use all of these pieces (less is more) but we encourage you to pick pieces that really inspire you. Which of these is your favorite?
Posted June 28, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 19 Comments
Hello, loves! Today we’re answering an Ask Emmaline wedding advice question from bride-to-be, Ashley, who asks, “What Does a Flower Girl Do?” Here’s her full question…
“Dear Emmaline, My niece is six years old and I want her to be my flower girl. She / her mom accepted, but now what? What does a flower girl do? Does a flower girl toss anything other than petals? What age is best for the flower girl? Thanks!”
Great question, Ashley (P.S. Six years old is a perfect age for a flower girl). Read on to find out what a flower girl does, the proper age for a flower girl, what she can toss, what to carry, and more! PLUS, you could win a flower girl bag + $20 gift certificate Belle Rose Designs! Read on for more…
Posted June 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, loves! We’ve talked about wedding favors, but have you thought about bridal shower favors yet? If you’re planning a bridal shower, you’ll want to pick out a favor to say thank you to guests. If you’re a Maid of Honor, Mom, Bridesmaid, or friend planning a bridal shower for a bride-to-be, you’ll want to bookmark this post for future reference! We’ve scoured the web to find fifty of the most creative bridal shower favors to inspire your memorable event. And, this isn’t just any old list: each hand-picked favor is one we know your guests will actually enjoy. If you’re spending money on favors, you might as well buy favors guests will enjoy, right? That’s what we think, too! Read on to see which bridal shower favors made the list (note: favors listed in random order; each favor is equally amazing). Also, keep in mind that many of these favors are applicable as wedding favors, too. Enjoy!
Bridal Shower Favors
1. Custom Lip Balm
Posted May 22, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Good morning! Grab a cup of coffee and get ready to wake up because we have quite the exciting news for you today! What would you say to free wedding photography for your big day? Amazing, right? You could win a wedding photography package worth $2000 thanks to Justin Battenfield! But first… what do you think will be the most memorable moments from your wedding? I’ll give you a second to think about it… when you’re ready, continue on to see some of our favorite wedding day moments and find out how you get YOUR moments captured with FREE wedding photography!
Posted April 9, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, loves! We’re kicking off this lovely Tuesday with an Ask Emmaline question from a bride-to-be. Nicole writes us and says, “My flower girl loves tutus, and I want to find her one that she can wear at the wedding. However, our wedding is going to be very formal. Most of the tutus I’ve seen are casual; where can I find a formal flower girl tutu?” Well, Nicole, you’re in luck! We’ve found one formal flower girl tutu dress we think you’ll love (and she’ll be excited to wear). Find out more about this stunning – and more formal – flower girl tutu dress after the jump!
Posted January 29, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, loves! Happy Tuesday! I’ve been seeing nothing but yucky slush, wintry snow, and grey skies outside my window. I’m ready for a bold burst of spring color… and it can’t seem to come soon enough! If you’re like me, you’ll love today’s post. We’re bringing you a little preview of springtime inspiration in the form of bright, poppy handmade dress sashes to complement your gown or bridesmaid dress. The always-fabulous Jami of Eclu has been working around the clock to create gorgeous new handmade dress sashes and we’re loving them ALL! Read on to see our hand-picked favorites… enjoy!
Posted January 4, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Hello, loves! Happy Friday! It’s a beautiful, blue-skied day where we are; how is it in your neck of the woods? Have anything exciting planned for this weekend? If you have some time, check out a thrift store for vintage wedding finds, work on that DIY project you’ve been putting off, or skim through our Real Wedding archives for inspiration from leading photographers in the biz! Today, we’re sharing some handmade inspiration by a lovely shop known as Fancie Strands. Tammy, the owner and designer, creates some of the most beautiful bridal accessories we’ve ever seen, including this item we’ve hand-picked to showcase today. This gorgeous blush and lace dress sash is the perfect accessory for any gown and will add a soft, girly shade of blush to your ensemble. We’ve also found a coordinating hair accessory to match! Read on to find out more…
Posted October 10, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
When I browsed the online shelves of the aptly named Everything Ruffles, I was inspired by the sheer loveliness that ensued. Ruffle flower girl dresses, ruffle baby outfits, and even ruffle bridesmaid dresses for women who love the look! Now, I know for a fact that I can’t pull off a dress with pink ruffles (despite my attempt this past weekend at a store with a very lovely, Carrie Bradshaw-esque pink ruffle dress with a sash) but one in a more subtle shade (like chocolate brown or blue) might do! Check out these ruffle flower girl dresses (and bridesmaid dresses, too!) to inspire your upcoming wedding… and, as a sidebar, I love how the dresses are paired with cowboy boots for that rustic (yet girly) feel without being over the top. Enjoy!
Posted October 1, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 222 Comments
And the winner is… #36! Congrats, Monica – check your inbox for details on how to claim your prize. Thanks to all who entered and to SparkleSM for sponsoring this awesome giveaway!
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Happy Monday, loves! It’s October already – how did that happen? We hope you had an amazing weekend. We’re kicking off a brand new, totally amazing week of handmade loveliness with a wedding giveaway you won’t want to miss. If you’re looking for a gorgeous addition to your wedding dress, look no further: we’re giving away a couture handmade bridal dress sash this week to one lucky reader! We’ve teamed up with lovely Stephanie of SparkleSM to offer The Emilie bridal dress sash…. and, holy wow, this is one gorgeous piece. Read on to find out the full scoop + enter for your chance to win!
Posted September 12, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hello, loves! When buying a wedding dress, today’s bride-to-be is not limited to local wedding shops alone. Buying a wedding dress online has become increasingly popular for three reasons: first, buying online gives the bride-to-be freedom to shop anywhere in the world. Secondly, it requires no appointment (and can be done in your pj’s). Third, buying a wedding dress online makes comparison shopping easy – and can even save you a little money. Why, then, does the idea of buying a wedding dress online still sound a wee-bit frightening to brides? The answer: the wedding dress is one of the most important (maybe even most expensive) wedding day purchases a bride will make… and it’s totally normal to want your dress to be absolutely perfect. That’s why we’re showing you five tips for buying a wedding dress online to make buying handmade dresses more accessible – and, a little less scary. So, without further adieu, grab that measuring tape and let’s get to work!
Posted August 11, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, loves! Happy Saturday! I hope while you’re reading this you’re enjoying a delightfully relaxing weekend. (Or, you’re tackling that wedding to-do list, equally awesome.) Today we’re bringing you The Weekend Edition at Emmaline Bride, our visual round-up of some of the best handmade wedding items, DIY ideas, beauty tips, Real Wedding inspiration, and more we’ve discovered this week. Since we know your wedding planning isn’t put on pause for the weekend (usually it goes into fast-forward mode), we don’t quit either. We’re here on Saturdays to bring you tons of handmade wedding inspiration to kick start your weekend into wedding planning mode. We think you’re going to LOVE what we’ve found this week… including pretty pink bridesmaid dresses, a shabby chic wedding cake table, a vintage necklace with something blue, a charming twist on the sixpence, miniature wedding pies, a (surprisingly chic) paper chandelier, rustic tree slices, and much more! Enjoy!
Posted July 11, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 14 Comments
Hello, loves + Happy Wednesday! Today, we’re sharing bridesmaid dress inspiration with some killer styles they’ll actually love to wear. Despite what you’re lead to believe, bridesmaid dresses don’t have to be horrible. In fact, it’s rare we find a bride that will dress her girls in anything less than gorgeous. With so many unique bridesmaid dresses (+ accessories) from which to choose, today’s bridesmaids are anything but boring. We’ve rounded up 7 of our favorite unique bridesmaid dresses to inspire you + help you plan your bridal party look (while staying within their good graces). So, let’s begin, shall we? We’re kicking off the list with a palette of mismatched neutrals…
Posted May 17, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hi, loves! Have you found the most perfect dress for your flower girl to wear down the aisle? If not, today’s post is for you: we’ve selected five fanciful flower girl dresses by the lovely Olive and Fern we think you’ll love. Each dress is made with natural, eco-friendly materials and just the right amount of cutesy-flower-girl frill just for her. Read on to see which five made our list…
Posted February 23, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
When you are shopping for bridesmaid dresses, keep two attributes in mind: simple and stylish. The best gift you can give your bridesmaids is a dress she can wear again, and simple (with tons of style so she feels beautiful wearing it) will go a long way. For instance, consider a little black dress for bridesmaids: classic, elegant, stylish, short, and can be dressed up or dressed down with ease. We think a little black dress for bridesmaids is an all-around genius idea because most women already own a favorite little black dress! If you selected a little black dress for bridesmaids or said, “wear any little black dress you love!”, you’ll be Bride of the Year. Plus, your bridesmaids will be happy, comfortable, feel sexy, the dresses will coordinate with ease, and you can have fun adding a few handmade accessorize to dress them up a bit. Today, we’re sharing how to accessorize a little black dress for bridesmaids with beautiful handmade wedding accessories. Read on for more…