With this monogrammed garter giveaway going on this week (ending soon!), we thought it was the perfect time to share the latest Ask Emmaline question with you. Vanessa, asks, “I am ordering a garter online and it asks for my size. Since I can’t see it in person, I want to know where to size properly. I know it (obviously) goes on my thigh area, but do you have any tips on where to measure for a garter? Thanks!” Great question! This is a common one asked by brides, and with online ordering so readily available, it’s no wonder you want the perfect fit when it arrives. Read on to find out where to measure for a garter so you don’t order the wrong one…
Ready for a brand new giveaway? We’ve teamed up with Sheila, the lovely garter-maker over at Southern Ever After, to offer a vintage monogrammed garter to one lucky reader! This vintage-inspired garter features blue thread embroidery customized with your brand new monogram. The garter is made of lace and features a chic rhinestone embellishment. On the reverse side, there is a monogram with your first initial, new last name initial (or current last name, if you don’t plan to change your name), and middle initial. The winner will also receive the tossing garter, as shown in the 2nd and 3rd photos below. Take a look!
Grooms: now this is how to toss the garter at a wedding! Place it over a football and have the gentlemen go long. Now, obviously, you won’t want to toss the garter like this indoors (I can only imagine the accidents that would occur if someone misses), but outdoors? Tent wedding with nearby grassy open field? Game on. This idea is especially perfect if hubby-to-be is a football fan. Or, feels sheepish about flinging lingerie across a formal room to male friends, family, and coworkers.
How to Toss the Garter
Are you planning a shabby chic wedding? Then you won’t want to miss these gorgeous shabby chic wedding garters spotted over at Etta August! These soft, ultra-feminine shades, silk detail, and rosettes are ideal for your shabby chic or vintage inspired wedding. Since you can pick from a variety of colors, there’s bound to be one for every bride. However, if you don’t find one you’re head-over-heels for, you can have one custom-made just for you (one of the many reasons why we love handmade!). Read on to see which wedding garters we hand-picked for this feature and enter for a chance to win one of your own!
Shabby Chic Wedding Garters
1. The Emma
Up first, we have the ‘Emma’. I promise I didn’t pick it to be at the top because of its name (well, okay, half-promise). I love this color… and the rhinestone detail is the perfect touch.
Do you love soft, chic and uber feminine details? You’ll love today’s feature! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite rosette wedding accessories to inspire your look including a wedding dress (check out the back!), a bouquet, a hair accessory, sash, earrings, garter, shoe clips, and bag. (And, as always, there’s all handmade!) Which of these finds is your favorite?
Rosette Wedding Accessories
1. The Dress
To begin, check out this gorgeous wedding dress we spotted. Be sure to see the back for the rosette detail!
Hello, loves! Happy Monday! We’re kicking off a brand new week of handmade wedding loveliness with a giveaway from the lovely Sheila of Southern Ever After, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace. If you’re planning a vintage wedding, you’ll want to complete your bridal ensemble with a vintage inspired garter, right? Well, we’re giving one away to one lucky reader! Read on to see the details and enter for a chance to win it!
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?
Brides: your wedding day allows for plenty of sweet, thoughtful ways to surprise the groom. Giving the groom a gift is one way to shower him with affection on your wedding day, but we’ve found some other awe-inspiring ideas we know he will love. To inspire you, we’ve hand-picked ten of our favorite ways to surprise the groom before the ceremony and during the reception. There’s a first look, a love note, and a mascot, just to name a few. People like to say the wedding day is all about the bride, but we think that’s outdated: it’s time for the groom to share some of the spotlight, too! Which of these serendipitous ideas seems to suit your groom best?
1. Surprise the Groom with… a First Look
When you surprise him with a first look, he gets the opportunity to see his Bride, all dressed up and for his eyes only. He’ll love it; make sure your photographer is ready to snap those candid smiles.