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…
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’…
Posted May 15, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Brides: whether you’re reciting traditional vows or personalizing your own, you’ll love this sweet idea: your personalized wedding vows as wall art! B is for Brown can turn your sweetest, most heartfelt (and sometimes hilarious) vows into a personalized wedding vow keepsake, suitable for framing and displaying in your home after the big day. This is a fantastic gift idea even if you’re reciting traditional vows at your wedding; instead, you can have these custom vows printed up and displayed at your reception for guests to read. And, while these vows will encompass your deep, sincere feelings, don’t be afraid to include a few fun and personal details, like “I promise not to hog the remote”, “I’ll try not to steal the covers”, or “I promise to sip your cocoa first to make sure it isn’t too hot for you”. One of my favorites: “Try to remember to turn down the volume on the TV when it gets too loud”. It’s fun to personalize your own! If I had to choose one, mine would say, “I promise to cover you in a blanket when you fall asleep on the couch”. I asked my husband to contribute his and his answer was… “I promise to rub your feet when you’ve had a long day.” (I know. He’s a total charmer.) OK, we’ve shared ours… what would yours say?
Posted February 22, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Bored of the same old registry? Want to give a wedding gift that no one can duplicate? Today we’re sharing a beautiful collection of custom wedding frames which can be personalized with a favorite quote or song lyric. And, unlike a citrus reamer (Parks and Rec fans) or a blender, a gift like one of these custom wedding frames will be enjoyed for a lifetime. By Prairie Lane Boutique.
Posted February 7, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 121 Comments
Hello, loves! Happy Thursday! We are so honored to showcase an exclusive unveiling of The Ritzy Rose‘s 2013 Collection with you today! The Ritzy Rose has been busy behind-the-scenes creating gorgeous new brooch necklaces, vintage-inspired necklaces, veils, bridal headbands, and more to inspire your perfect wedding look. Plus, they’ve teamed up with a group of talented vendors in Columbus to offer this beautiful photo shoot. To kick off the post, we’re highlighting this hot pink heart statement necklace in honor of Valentine’s Day. PLUS, we’ve teamed up with The Ritzy Rose to offer one lucky reader a $100 gift certificate towards anything your little heart desires! Read on to find out more…
Posted January 30, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, loves! We receive TONS of emails from brides-to-be (+ grooms, too!) for wedding planning advice, etiquette, and questions on where to find DIY supplies or handmade wedding items. Today, we’re sharing an exclusive “Ask Emmaline” question from bride-to-be, Jessica, who wants to know what she should gift to her fabulous MOH (Maid of Honor). Read on to find out more…
Posted November 20, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Happy Tuesday! Back in the day, I (Emma here!) would attend roller skating parties with my grade school. They were the place to be. At these roller skating parties, we, fifth and sixth graders, would play arcade games and win tickets to cash in for candy or toys. One of the prized possessions? These dinky, plastic best friend necklaces given to your BFF. Do you remember them? Ah, memories. (And, holy markup: we used to cash in TONS of tickets for these and they only cost the rink a few dollars for hundreds of ‘em!) I love the idea of gifting a similar, “grown-up” version to your MOH or best friend this holiday season. So, I went on the hunt to find the most adorable best friends necklaces… and I think you’ll love what I’ve found! Read on to see the top fifteen that made the list…
Best Friends Necklaces
1. Puzzle Pieces
Posted November 12, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, loves, and Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend. I (Emma here!) love Mondays in particular since we get to kick off a brand new week of handmade wedding inspiration and launch a new giveaway (details on that coming up next!) This weekend, I had the honor of signing copies of my new book in lovely Northville, Michigan at Next Chapter Bookstore and Bistro. I wanted to extend my gratitude to those who came out to visit me and purchase a copy. It was wonderful to see your smiling faces!
To kick off the brand new week, we’re talking about reusable wedding decorations. Instead of buying decorations to be thrown away after your wedding, consider reusable wedding decorations meant as keepsakes in your home. To show you what we mean – and provide plenty of inspiration! – we’ve compiled ten favorite new finds. Read on to see which decorations made the list + find how we recommend using ‘em. Enjoy!
Reusable Wedding Decorations
1. Bride + Groom Custom Illustration Print
Who wouldn’t love a custom illustration made in their image? This find is one of my favorite illustrations to date. At the wedding, display on an easel for guests to view upon entering the reception; after the big day, frame and display in your love nest. Illustrated with love by Barbara Szepesi Szűcs Illustrations
Posted October 23, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Hello, loves! Happy Tuesday! We’re loving this collection of monogram cosmetic bags from the lovely Allisa Jacobs, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace. This is one gift your bridesmaids will love… find out why after the jump!
Posted September 5, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 23 Comments
Hello, loves! If you’re planning your wedding, have you thought about your gift registry yet? Registering for gifts is one of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding, even if you have no idea where to begin. Today we’re sharing seven wedding registry tips every couple should know to fire up that scanner gun and go to town. It’s easier than you think… and more fun, too! Read on for more…
Posted August 28, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Are you hoping to tackle wedding favors on your to-do list? Want to support handmade? Looking for something guests will actually use and enjoy? If you said yes to any of the above, you’ll LOVE this post. We’re proud to introduce you to Dancing Mooney, maker of luxurious soap wedding favors, sugar scrubs, bar soap gifts, individual soap samplers, and more! Janell, shop owner, offers a brilliant collection of naturally infused ingredients, like lavender pumpkin goat’s milk soap just in time for the fall. Another crowd-pleaser? Her collection of oatmeal and honey soap wedding favors perfect for the upcoming (dry skin) winter season. Read on to see a handful of favorites, all of which anyone would be pleased to receive as a gift. Enjoy!
Posted August 27, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 75 Comments
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Whether you’re engaged, newly married, or looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, we’ve found it! This week, we’ve teamed up with the folks at Suzy Shoppe to offer one lucky Emmaline Bride reader the chance to win this unique 3D wedding gift. Read on for the full scoop…
Posted August 27, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Hello, hello! Good Morning + Happy Monday! Today we’re talking about bridesmaids: your loyal crew, leading ladies, women who have been with you through it all… and we think they deserve a thank you gift as a sign of your appreciation. Tip: Go handmade! A handmade gift is more meaningful than anything purchased on a store shelf. Handmade bridesmaid necklaces, for instance, are made just for her, are personalized for her unique style, can be re-worn after the wedding day, and won’t be a duplicate gift similar to one she’s already received in the past. Additionally, bridesmaid necklaces are a unique jewelry gift option because they are one-size-fits-all which means you can be sure it will fit her perfectly. Today we’re sharing eight hand-picked handmade bridesmaid necklaces by the lovely Laurie of Lillyput Lane Design Co., Featured Artisan in The Marketplace. Laurie’s new collection of handmade bridesmaid necklaces – many with delightful gift-ready cards included – are thoughtful gifts that will last a lifetime… just like your friendship. Read on to see which handmade bridesmaid necklaces made the list, get a glimpse into the work of this talented artisan, PLUS find out how to score an exclusive Emmaline Bride readers-only discount – today only! (P.S. Each beautiful piece listed below is $60 or less!) Enjoy!
8 (Hot New) Handmade Bridesmaid Necklaces
1. Blue Apatite Bridesmaid Necklace ($38)
The blue ‘apatite’ mineral is a stunning shade of blue! Grab one for yourself, too – this necklace makes a fantastic “something blue”.
Posted August 16, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
Hello, hello! This morning’s post is… well, it’s pretty extensive. We’ve compiled one of the most comprehensive bridesmaid gifts guide ever with a whopping fifty gifts, each lovingly handpicked by our team. We think bridesmaids deserved to be spoiled; this guide will help you do it. Read on to see which fifty bridesmaid gifts made the list, along with a little commentary by me (Emma). Who knows, you may just find an item or two you love for yourself, too. (I know I did.) Enjoy! P.S. Items lower on the list are not lower in our hearts. Items are not ranked, simply numbered for reference.
Bridesmaid Gifts: 50 Must-Have Finds
The list begins with a heart necklace so adorable I needed to talk about it first. I love the embroidered heart and the longer-length chain. Plus, it’s extremely versatile (wear with other chains for a more layered look).
Posted August 9, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, loves! Happy Thursday! Are you wondering what to gift to your bridesmaids, the killer crew who’s been with you through it all? Instead of something she’ll never wear again, give her a gift she’ll love to wear daily (even after the wedding). A personalized gift (read: handmade) – like these handstamped necklaces we spotted at Her Silver Lining – will quickly become a favorite keepsake and part of her daily jewelry rotation. Read on to see which handstamped necklaces made our list of favorites and why… enjoy!
Posted July 24, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Good morning, loves, and Happy Tuesday! Today we’re talking about bridesmaid gifts, particularly one they’ll re-wear after the wedding. One of our favorite aspects of planning a handmade wedding is the ability to customize every detail. For instance, have you considered asking your photographer to capture ‘getting ready’ photos before the ceremony? The hairstyles, makeup, tears, and laughter make for some pretty incredible moments worth capturing. Why not tie it into a bridesmaid gift to make it more memorable? Instead of a gift they’ll never use or wear again, consider a stylish, functional, and totally unique gift: bridesmaid robes. They’ll love to wear these robes while getting ready on your big day… and afterward while getting dolled up, sipping on their morning coffee, or while lounging around the house with a good book. Read on to find out more…