Category: fashion

Steampunk Wedding Shoot


This weekend we’re featuring this steampunk wedding inspiration shoot that’s sure to wow you! A collective effort of stylized vendors worked to create a unique photo session that incorporates amazing details. Capturing this steampunk wedding inspiration shoot was Cathie from BG Productions. Check out all the details and find out more…

steampunk photography

Steampunk Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Production specialist, Cathie, tells us, “My husband Al and I have a love for all things vintage and all things steampunk. We wanted to organize a shoot that highlighted both of these elements, but in a not so typical way. We really wanted to show a softer side of steampunk. When we first started an inspiration board we came across an awesome photo of a steampunk guy with dred locks. I looked at Al and knew he would have to put his camera down for this one and be the model! (I was beyond thrilled with what Wadiya came up with!!)

“I started organizing this shoot by contacting a fellow wedding vendor and Amazing talent- Tanti from Papertini. Together the three of us sketched out a plan and I set about getting other vendors and much needed items. We wanted to work off of teals and coppers more than just reds (like seems to be a more typical color palette). We shared our visions with the rest of the team to let them allow their creative juices to create whatever they came up with. With just a few check-ins the day of the shoot was more of a surprise of how everything turned out. I could not have been happier!! This was exactly how we had envisioned it!! (Actually it was even beyond!) I was so thrilled to photograph everything. All the rich colors. the unique styles of each item and how Johanna and Al’s looks turned out! It was such a pleasure to work with such a creative team!”

Steampunk Wedding Inspiration

Steampunk Wedding Inspiration

Steampunk Wedding Inspiration

Steampunk Wedding Inspiration

Steampunk Wedding Inspiration

Steampunk Wedding Inspiration

Steampunk Wedding Inspiration

Steampunk Wedding Inspiration

Little Woman Design custom designed this wedding stationery suite which included an invitation, reply card, bride and groom place cards, seating cards, and menus. Steampunk-inspired design elements were incorporated into each piece of stationery. Seating cards using illustrations of the menu choice were designed as hang tags that were then tied to a vintage birdcage using hemp twine. The menus and hang tags were printed on a rustic brown paper stock. The invitation, reply card, and bride and groom place cards featured the teal and brown color palette, while also incorporating various traditional steampunk designs such as clockwork, gears and flying machines.”

Steampunk Wedding Inspiration

Steampunk Wedding Inspiration

Steampunk Wedding Inspiration

Steampunk Wedding Inspiration

Philadelphia wedding photography and videography - BG Productions

Philadelphia wedding photography and videography - BG Productions

steampunk wedding inspiration

steampunk wedding inspiration

“For the cake we wanted to showcase a softer side of Steampunk. In order to achieve this we used a delicate ruffled technique to create a beautiful organic texture for the base tier and included bronze hand cut gears to incorporate the industrial elements often associated with the theme. By adding elements like a hand painted pocket watch, corset accents, and sugar roses we created a sense of romantic whimsy that really brought the cake to life.”

steampunk wedding inspiration

steampunk wedding inspiration

“For this shoot, we focused our inspiration on the clock gears and the Victorian era styling. Steampunk in general gives an industrial-masculine feeling so we thought that through this project, we would introduce softness/femininity by using more fabrics and wires vs heavy duty gears/iron works. We have always been fascinated with wires and fabrics so this shoot certainly provides the perfect medium for our works. We very much enjoyed putting all the attention to details, for example, the fact that the fabric flowers have clock parts at the center or the addition of vintage keys to the centerpieces. Hope you enjoy the results as much as we do!”

Philadelphia wedding photography and videography - BG Productions

Philadelphia wedding photography and videography - BG Productions

Philadelphia wedding photography and videography - BG Productions

Philadelphia wedding photography and videography - BG Productions

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

steampunk photography

Vendors

Floral design and tablescape – Papertini

Planning help and coordinating event – Create the Moment

Stationary – Little Woman Design

Cake – Sweet Talk Cake and Confections

Makeup – Glamour me Fabulous! Professional Hair and Makeup Artistry

Hair – Venus Full Sevice Salon – Wadiya Adger

Hat – Topsy Turvy Design

Feather – TheHauteFeather

rings – CatherinetteRings

Location -Curtis Arboretum Wyncote, PA

Models – “bride” Johanna Stull

“groom” Allen Green

BG Productions (also the behind the scenes video editor)
www.bgproonline.com

Furniture-mostly belonging to BG Productions
Borrowed furniture from
Brides Dress – Melissa sweet
Grooms outfit-Briar Vintage

If you admire these photos and want to see more from this Philadelphia wedding photographer, check out Cathie’s site BG Productions. You can also view Cathie’s business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of BG Productions. All Rights Reserved.

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 Scarves.net:

how to wear a scarf

source: scarves.net

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!


source:

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!


-E.

A few product items above linked to Amazon, an affiliate. However, feel free to shop wherever you prefer of course!

Groomsmen Suspenders: Trend We Love

We’ve seen bow ties, neckties, groomsmen in glasses, and sneakers instead of dress shoes… but this is a first: handmade groomsmen suspenders! And, might I add, we’re loving this trend. The lovely French Knot Weddings can craft a custom pair of suspenders for your groom and groomsmen made to order in any color. These groomsmen suspenders are made of designer print cotton with elastic built in for an adjustable and comfortable fit. A suede patch on the back (shown with a heart below) can have a heart symbol, initials, or anything with which you can dream! Attaches to pants with metal suspender clips; each custom order takes 4-6 weeks to process. Be sure to ask about group pricing if you are ordering multiple suspenders for each of your groomsmen!

handmade suspenders
groomsmen suspenders
groomsmen suspenders

photo credit: Jade and Matthew Take Pictures | handmade credit: French Knot Weddings

Love these! For more fun + whimsical handmade wedding finds, check out French Knot Weddings and tell ’em Emmaline Bride sent you!

More coming up soon! Did in the meantime, check out this week’s giveaway! One lucky bride will win. Good luck!


-E.

Guillermo & Patty’s Idaho Falls Engagement Shoot


Guillermo and Patty’s Idaho Falls engagement took place in a beautiful backwoods setting. This cool couple had no problem looking natural in this lovely outdoor setting resting on cut timber, strolling down memory lane with umbrella in hand, and kicking their feet up on an old rusty automobile. With deep felt gazes, close kisses, and hands clasped Guillermo and Patty start their journey from best friends to life long companions. We wish the both of you all the best on your long and happy future together! Creatively capturing this wonderful couple’s Idaho Falls engagement was Jaclyn from Jaclyn Davis Photography.

idaho falls engagement

Idaho Falls Engagement Shoot

idaho falls engagement

idaho falls engagement

idaho falls photography

idaho falls photography

If you love these photos and want to see more from this Idaho wedding photographer, check out Jaclyn’s site Jaclyn Davis Photography. You can also view Jaclyn’s listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Jaclyn Davis Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Embroidered Necklaces

Let’s face it: everyone loves a gift with his or her name or initial on it. I can remember being a little kid in a gift shop, flipping through personalized keychains hoping to find one with ‘Emma’ on the front. (It barely ever existed.) When I did find one, it was satisfying for some reason to see it in print. Who’s with me? Well, I’m pretty sure that feeling ever fades because I still love to receive gifts with my initial or name stamped right onto it. Add hand-embroidery to it and the adorableness factor increases dramatically. Case in point? Meet The Merriweather Council, the designer of these adorable embroidered necklaces. These are perfect for gifting to bridesmaids (and don’t forget to snag one for yourself, too!). Check out a few examples… and, no, I couldn’t resist using an ‘E’ for the top sample. ;)

embroidered necklaces
embroidered necklaces
embroidered necklaces
embroidered necklaces
embroidered necklaces

There are even necklaces with embroidered hearts, like so…

embroidered necklaces

Check out more beautiful necklaces and other embroidery lovelies at The Merriweather Council, featured artisan in The Marketplace!

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

Flower Clutch Purse for the Bridal Party

This handmade flower clutch purse is perfect for your entire bridal party! It is made strong with an outer fabric of 100% cotton canvas and heavyweight layers inside to hold your cell phone, wallet, keys, and lipstick securely. The inner lining features cotton with a yellow and white print; hardware can be either silver or antique brass. This elegant purse was featured in a Real Wedding by Jean Smith Photography and it complemented the bride perfectly! This is one clutch purse you will want to re-use after the big day for many happy years to come. It is handmade by the lovely Lolis’ Creations and the flowers are available in an array of colors.

flower clutch purse
flower clutch purse
flower clutch purse
flower clutch purse

For more fabulous clutch purses, visit Lolis’ Creations, featured artisan in The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride!

Grab a cup of coffee because there’s plenty more coming up soon!


-E.

DIY Striped Skirt (with No Zipper!)

Love stars, stripes, and everything nice? Us too! We thought this was a perfectly fitting DIY striped skirt you can make yourself (with no zipper required!) to wear for the July 4th fireworks! We spotted it at Elle Apparel, one of our favorite go-to blogs for DIY apparel. ‘The Socialite’ blue and white nautical skirt can be made with some sewing skills, and Elle takes you through the entire process in an easy-to-follow diagram format. Take a peek at the skirt you can DIY… and scroll down for more details.

diy striped skirt
diy striped skirt
diy striped skirt

Lovely! Get the full how-to scoop here! And, you could always invite your bridesmaids over for a DIY skirt making session to wear on the wedding day (with any color fabric you’d like). We talked recently about how much we love bridesmaid skirts in lieu of dresses, so this is your chance to get crafty! Have fun!

Happy 4th of July Weekend!

xo
-E.

Bohemian Hair Wreath

I discussed my fascination with tulle earlier today (non-itchy tulle, of course), so I thought it appropriate to share a few more of my favorite things: the color pink and pearl embellishments. Needless to say, when I spotted this bohemian hair wreath by BowsnBerries it was love at first sight. This beautiful dusty pink rose flower hair clip is placed onto a handmade wired wreath, with glass pearl accents and a subtle mauve satin ribbon. Bohemian brides, you’ll especially love this look – plus, your bridesmaids can follow suit!

Bohemian Hair Wreath

Bohemian Hair Wreath

Bohemian Hair WreathBohemian Hair Wreath

Photography by Fresh Ivey / Hair + Makeup by Kimberly Bragalone / Model: Kaylie Wilson (right); Natalie Brewster (left)

More coming up soon!

xo,
-E.