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31 Giveaways: #14 – Belt Buckle Bottle Opener

Posted August 14, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments

Belt buckle bottle opener. Try saying that five times fast! One of the best things that happens when handmade artisans share their talents with the world is you get custom, personalized gifts that keep on giving. That’s what happened when Metalogical designer and owner, Chris, received this glowing feedback from a newlywed couple: “In the rush of wedding-mess, I never got back to you, but I wanted to let you know that the buckles were a huge hit—the guys loved them, and spent the entire week showing them off. I’m not sure that we’ve gone out with the crew even once since then when someone wasn’t wearing them—thank you again for your beautiful work!” How’s that for a glowing recommendation! This unique belt buckle bottle opener features your groom (or groomsman’s) initials personalized right on the front. The buckle can be attached to one of his in-house belts (or your own) so you’ll always have an opener at the ready. This makes an exceptional gift for the groom, groomsmen, and best man, and you can be sure it is a gift they’ll ACTUALLY USE. Read on to find out how you can win one as Giveaway #14 in this month’s AWESOME giveaway series!

Belt Buckle Bottle Opener

Belt Buckle Bottle Opener (by Metalogical)





Feeling Lucky? Win the Lucky In Love Gift Set!

Posted June 27, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 43 Comments

Hi, loves! Happy Friday! We’re kicking off today’s posts with a giveaway, one that’s inclined to bring you good luck on your wedding day — and beyond. We’ve teamed up with Crystal of Angelorian Tradition to offer a huge prize pack as she celebrates the 2nd anniversary of her shop (congrats!) This Lucky In Love Gift Set includes a vintage matched silver plate server and forks set, which is hand-stamped with the bride and groom’s first names, wedding date, and ‘Lucky In Love’. Winner also receives 50 custom monogrammed 2014 ‘lucky penny’ favors, one custom lucky shoe penny for the bride, and a set of 75 vintage inspired greaseproof cupcake liners in the peony pattern shown below. Read on for more + toss your name in the hat for a chance to get lucky!

Lucky In Love Gift Set

This entire gift set is up for grabs…

lucky in love gift set





Beard Oil + Rugged Salt Scrubs for Burly Groomsmen

Posted June 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Brawny beard oil. Rugged salt scrub. Hardy soap. These are three gift ideas you may not have considered for your groomsmen… until today, that is. We are proud to introduce Hart + Hawthorn, the newest Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride in The Marketplace. While other couples are buying store-bought groomsmen gifts, we know better: our readers crave awesome. Unique. Handmade. Made with care. Our readers crave originality. And, that’s why we’re so excited to share the collection of rugged soaps, beard oil + other curiosities by Patrick and Yu over at H+H. Check out our favorite finds below…

beard oil





27 Amazing Anniversary Gifts by Year

Posted June 12, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hi, lovelies! This is one BIG post, so pin it, tweet it out, share it on your timeline, or kick it old-school and bookmark it (CTRL + D) ’cause you’re going to need this list! Did you know there are twenty-seven traditional wedding anniversary gifts by year? It’s true! In this post, we’ll share a plethora of amazing anniversary gift ideas by year so you can wow ‘em with your awesomeness. We’ll explain why there’s only twenty-seven suggestions AND dazzle you with a few handmade (+ a few non-handmade) gift ideas. Ready to get started? Let’s go!

27 Amazing Anniversary Gifts by Year via Emmaline Bride http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/anniversary-gifts-by-year/





Modern Lace Clutch Purses

Posted June 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, lovelies! We’ve found a collection of lace clutch purses so lovely they deserved their own feature! Allisa Jacobs has been busy rolling out some new clutch purses for the spring and summer months, and my favorite is her collection of lace clutch purses in mint, coral, ivory, or navy. With colors like these — and just a hint of lace covering the exterior — the result is a purse with a delightful pop of color and a more modern feel. Plus, these clutch purses are totally versatile for bridesmaids to carry even after the wedding (and the perfect size, too!) Don’t forget to grab one for yourself, too, and fill it with these sorts of things. Take a closer look…

modern lace clutch purses (by allisa jacobs) via emmalinebride.com





Wedding Dress Hangers – Ask Emmaline

Posted May 27, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 28 Comments

Hi, loves! How was your Memorial Day weekend? Ours was fantastic — lots of time snuggling with little man, Andrew, who turns 2 months old today. (More details on him to come!) Today we’re bringing you a brand new Ask Emmaline question from Joshua, groom-to-be! Joshua wants to surprise his bride-to-be with a gift. Here’s what he wrote to us: “Emmaline, Help! I want to give my fiance, Jamie, a gift for our wedding. I was thinking of one of those wedding dress hangers she can hang her dress on… I saw it somewhere but can’t remember where to get one. Any tips on where to buy wedding dress hangers?” Great question, Joshua! A wedding dress hanger is an awesome gift for the bride because she can use it to display her dress on the wedding day while those getting ready photos are being taken. It’s also a wonderful keepsake for after the big day, as most wedding hangers can be customized with her name (and her new last name, if she’d like). Read on to get a glimpse of wedding hangers we love and enter for a chance to win one of your very own! Giveaways… that’s how we do it here at EB!

Wedding Dress Hangers

First and foremost, no two wedding dress hangers are the same. We’ve found a few different hanger styles from which to choose, depending on your wedding theme or personal preference. For instance, there’s a wooden hanger with metal personalization underneath which can feature her new name with ‘Mrs’ in front.

wedding dress hanger mrs





Bridesmaid Mirror Compacts (+ Giveaway!)

Posted April 28, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 41 Comments

Brides: looking for a gift for your bridesmaids they’ll actually use? Want something you can customize to tie into your theme? Need an added gift to pair with a clutch purse? We’ve found it! These lovely bridesmaid mirror compacts by Spotlight Mirrors totally fit the bill and they’re one-hundred-percent customizable. Read on to see some of our favorite designs! PLUS, since it’s Monday and we just can’t help ourselves, we’re giving away a set of five bridesmaid mirror compacts to one lucky reader. Find out more…

Bridesmaid Mirror Compacts by Spotlight Mirrors





DIY Groomsman Gift Box

Posted April 11, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Are you still looking for an awesome groomsmen gift? We’ve found it! Take a peek at this DIY groomsman gift box featuring hand-picked contents just for him. Grooms, select a few of your favorite manly gift items (a good book, necktie, bottle of liquor, cigar, flask, dress socks, pocket square, cuff links, wallet, etc.) and place the contents in a cigar box. Make each groomsman box unique (suited to his unique taste) and give as gifts the morning of the wedding.

DIY Groomsman Gift Box Idea (photo: leslee mitchell via style me pretty)





Win a Gift for Bridesmaids (+ a Gift for You!)

Posted July 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 165 Comments

Wouldn’t it be nice to cross ‘a gift for bridesmaids’ from your to-do list? And, wouldn’t it be fun to win a little something for you, too? This week you can! We’ve teamed up with Brighter Day to offer a set of four bridesmaid bow clutches to one lucky reader. PLUS, the same lucky winner will also receive a sweet $50 gift certificate from Nestina Accessories towards anything in her shop! Get the inside scoop…

Gift for Bridesmaids - Bow Clutches by Brighter Day + $50 Gift Certificate to Nestina Accessories





Ampersand Necklace

Posted June 22, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Hello, loves! Happy weekend! We’re bringing you handmade wedding inspiration on this lovely Saturday in the form of an ampersand necklace. We spotted this pretty little thing at Andrea Bonelli Jewelry and had to share it immediately. This ampersand necklace (or initial, if you prefer) is made of 14k gold and makes a perfect gift for the bride-to-be on her wedding day. Read on to get a closer look at this weekend’s ‘one-good-find’…

Ampersand Necklace by Andrea Bonelli Jewelry








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