Posted March 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brett and Alivia’s Iowa engagement session was something special. Meet Brett and Alivia! This happy couple’s engagement session this past fall has some marvelous details. One cool detail included in the photo shoot was Brett’s 1965 Ford F100 truck passed down from his grandfather. Photographing their engagement session was Paul, from Catchlight Imaging Inc. Brett and Alivia will be getting married this July. See the photos…
Posted March 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Last week, we talked about alternative wedding ring ideas and we loved the feedback we received! Today we’re sharing seven alternative engagement ring ideas you will absolutely love. If you’re getting engaged soon, vaguely hinting at, or popping the question soon, this is the post for you! We know diamonds are the most popular engagement ring option, but remember… a diamond is certainly not your only option. And, handcrafted engagement rings? They’re totally custom and made just for you. In this post, we’ll show you how the lovely Kristin Coffin has redefined the engagement ring world with her collection of unique, handcrafted engagement rings. If you thought you were a traditional diamonds-only girl, think again: these designs might totally change your mind. (P.S. If you’re vaguely hinting at your favorite design, just leave this post open on his browser or pin these images like crazy on your Pinterest boards. He’ll get the hint.) Read on to be inspired… and share your thoughts after the post!
Posted February 19, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
This Wilmington beach engagement session is a dream. The couple PJ and Garth had their engagement session just last month. They strolled along the beach until they found a lovely spot for a picnic. As they enjoyed wine and cheese overlooking the ocean, Eric from Eric Boneske Photography captured the romance. Warm your heart, free your mind, and check out this Wilmington beach engagement after the click…
Posted February 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
It’s cold outside, but this snowy engagement session will heat you up! Meet Donieka and John. Their engagement session took place in a snow-filled Illinois landscape. Hugs, kisses, and even a friendly snowball fight were just a few aspects of their day. This couple’s excitement and happiness was photographed by Rachael from Rachael Schirano Photography. Get warm and fuzzy in 3..2..1…
Posted January 24, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 28 Comments
Hey, nature-loving brides: this one’s for you! Have you seen the incredible ways nature can be tied into jewelry pieces today? I mean, you already know how awesome handmade is, but these particular pieces are awe-inspiring. If you’re planning a nature-filled wedding, love the great outdoors, or just happen to be looking for a pretty nature inspired jewelry piece for spring, we’ve found six of ‘em. Read on to see what we’ve uncovered PLUS enter for a chance to win one of the lovely items shown below!
Nature Inspired Jewelry Pieces
1. Moss Necklace
Who says moss is limited to decor alone? The fantastic Mr. Lentz has created a new way for moss to steal the show as a jewelry embellishment. This moss necklace is one of our favorite finds to date.
Posted January 23, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
This downtown Arkansas engagement session has the cutest couple! Meet Camryn and Patrick. Their brilliant engagement session this past November was in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas. Camryn and Patrick strolled around the town while their photographer Lissa from Lissa Chandler Photography captured their excitement. They traveled from Fayetteville Square in downtown to Lake Fayetteville, where they shared a blanket under the day’s setting sun. See their photos and their love for one another after the click!
Posted January 21, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
What happens when you take a couple of Red Sox fans, a cute little dachshund, a gorgeous fall afternoon, a dash of Crossfit training, and a talented photographer? Today’s Fall Red Sox Engagement Session featuring Megan and Mark, captured by Reiman Photography! Read on to see this couple’s e-session and see how they tied in three of their favorite things into this one-of-a-kind shoot…
Red Sox Engagement Session
Megan and Mark’s Red Sox Engagement Session took place this past October at Moore State Park in Paxton, Massachusetts. Their photographer, Robert of Reiman Photography, tells us: “Megan & Mark have several things they love: their dog, the Red Sox, and Crossfit. When they told me that they wanted to have all of these elements be part of their engagement session, plus they wanted to have it take place in the fall, I was looking forward to combining everything into a very fun and unique engagement session.” First, Megan and Mark cozied up together and enjoyed the fall foliage around them. Even the pup joined in on the shoot!
Posted January 2, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Are you newly engaged? Congratulations! Today we’re talking about eight things you NEED to do right now. But first… welcome back! We’re happy to be back in the Emmaline Bride corporate office today after the long (and relaxing and supremely awesome) holiday break. Since December and January are prime-time for proposals, we know there’s a bunch of newly engaged brides out there… and, if you’re one of them, you’ve come to the right place! If you’re new to Emmaline Bride, we’re the ultimate handmade wedding guide — but that’s not all! We’ll be bringing you the best handmade wedding finds, wedding giveaways, DIY ideas, free wedding printables, Real Weddings, how-to‘s, and more each and every day. No matter where you are in the planning process, you’ll find something new to inspire you. So, grab a cup of coffee or a cuppa tea (make mine a peppermint!), show off that brand new sparkler, and read on to see what to do now that you’re newly engaged… (P.S. Have a friend who’s newly engaged? Check out 12 Useful Gift Ideas for Newly Engaged).
Posted July 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Engaged and wondering what’s next? Plan an engagement party! If you’re planning an engagement party for yourself, a friend, or family member, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll answer your top engagement party planning questions, inspire you with engagement party ideas, and show you one of the greatest engagement party surprises we’ve ever seen. Let’s get started!
Posted May 23, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
This Baton Rouge engagement session was fun and full of personality! Meet Erica and Clay, soon-to-be bride and groom. Erica’s a student at LSU and Clay is in the Air Force. They teamed up with Carolynn from Carolynn Seibert Photography for a delightful and compelling engagement shoot. Carolynn tells us, “Fun, honest, strong, quirky and nerdy are the words they used to describe their relationship- after hearing that I just couldn’t wait to spend time with them. We got creative with this shoot…”
Posted May 3, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
If you’re looking for the best engagement photo ideas, you’ve come to the right place! We feel extremely blessed to work with the most amazing wedding photographers in the industry and share Real Weddings and engagement photo ideas with you on a regular basis. When we feature a new engagement shoot, I can always recall a specific detail, like the surprise proposal, the rowboat, or the impromptu Scrabble game. When you’re planning, remember that the best engagement photo ideas are all about the details. Your location(s), attire, props, and the season you choose will contribute to a more memorable engagement session. Also, selecting an amazing engagement photographer is very important: he or she will be essential in properly bringing your engagement photo ideas to fruition and capturing you at your very best. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twenty of the best engagement photo ideas… and I think you’re going to love what we’ve discovered! What’s your favorite?
Posted March 22, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Here’s the dilemma: you took amazing engagement photos, shared them on Facebook, used a favorite as your save the date card, and now you’re wondering how else to use them. Meanwhile, you’re planning your wedding and looking to create unique table numbers for your reception. The solution? A little bit of both! We spotted these engagement photo table numbers at Willow Glen Stationery and LOVE them. Each of these table numbers can feature a different engagement photo so your guests can see them all! Read on to find out more…
Posted February 7, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
James and Emily’s parking structure engagement session was fantastic! The location for their creative engagement session was at a modern parking structure in downtown Fayetteville, AR. The structure served as a perfect landscape. James and Emily worked with photographer Chasnie Vinson from Vinson Images to capture some incredible photographs. Find out more details and see their unique engagement session after the jump…
Posted January 18, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Happy Friday, lovelies! Today we’re sharing an incredibly sweet Scottsdale, Arizona Engagement. April and Eric brought their puppy, Ted, along for the engagement shoot, along with a vintage tandem bike. In true handmade fashion, they even dressed Ted in a bow tie from Amy’s Collars and More. This beautiful shoot was captured by Charity Maurer Photography. Read on to see more…
Posted December 13, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Hello, hello! To kick off this beautiful Thursday morning, we’re sharing an Illinois engagement with vintage details! Arsine and Topher arrived at their Illinois engagement shoot prepared with two cars full of vintage accessories and props. They met with the talented Kristin LaVoie Photography in Libertyville at Firkin, where Topher proposed to Arsine. To make their shoot memorable, they incorporated hobbies they like to do as a couple: skateboarding, biking, and having a picnic in a scenic grassy knoll. Once they reached the picnic area, they shared cheese, crackers, and wine, while their little pup joined in on the fun. Read on to see this beautiful engagement shoot + get inspired for your very own! Enjoy!
Posted December 10, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
It’s the holiday season, I’m sipping on Peppermint Mocha, I have Christmas music on full blast here in the Emmaline Bride office, and there’s joy and love in the air. Ah, the holidays: a popular time of year for couples to get engaged. I mean, this week alone two of my friends got engaged – and it’s not even Christmas yet. If you’re thinking about popping the question soon – or you’re hoping to nudge him in the right direction with a gorgeous handmade engagement ring, today’s post is for you! We’re sharing some of our favorite twig engagement rings that are sure to put the sparkle in your season thanks to Barbara Michelle Jacobs Jewelry. And, we’re also sharing the answer to an often wondered question: why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger. Oh, and if you are trying to drop a hint for the holidays, just leave the window open on your laptop… you never know. ;) Enjoy!