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10 Most Emotional Wedding Photos

Editor’s Note – 5.8.16: Hi, loves + Happy Mother’s Day! We published this post awhile back but thought it would be a great fit for today. Wait until you see the photos with the mother of the bride, especially #4 — it’s one of my favorites! We wish all moms a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Today, we’re talking about emotional wedding photos: those real, tear-jerking candid moments captured on film. While planning your wedding, one thing remains certain: your day will be packed full of emotionally-charged, fleeting moments in time. Today, we want you to take a moment to put down the peonies, step away from the mason jars, and put all your stress on hold. Remind yourself why you’re getting married in the first place: love.

My wedding was seven years ago, but I remember the details like it was yesterday. My sister woke me up early that morning with a super enthusiastic, “Happy Wedding Day, Bride! Wake up… the big day is here!” (Seriously, best MOH in the history of ever.) I remember my mom and sister helping me get ready, putting on my veil (my mom’s, worn on her own wedding day), and peeking through windows in anticipation as family and friends gathered. I remember my dad seeing me in my gown for the first time, our father-daughter chat before Canon in D began, and seeing my groom at the end of the aisle once the doors opened. Pure magic. These significant moments made my wedding day extra special, and your moments will be unique, too. Make sure you take time out to enjoy them. (Also, make sure your photographer is ready to capture those candid shots – I’m glad ours did!) Today, we’ve gathered up ten of the most emotional wedding photos. We hope it helps you create your own list of must-have wedding photos and remind you of what’s truly important. So, without further adieu, let’s begin…

10 Most Emotional Wedding Photos

1. The Bride Gets Teary Eyed

In this shot, the bride is teary as she recites her vows. I love how you can see the bridesmaids in the background.

10 most emotional wedding photos - #1. bride gets teary eyed at ceremony (photo by julie harris)

photo by julie harris photography

“Modern Wedding Rings for Men?” – Ask Emmaline

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by lily emme jewelry

Hi, loves! Ready for a new Ask Emmaline question? This one comes to us from Hannah who asks,

Hi Emmaline! My fiancee and I prefer modern style and I’ve already picked out my wedding band. But we’re looking for a ring for him and we haven’t been able to find anything modern enough to suit his style. Do you have any suggestions?

Great question, Hannah! We sure do — and just wait until you see the modern wedding rings we’ve gathered to show you from LilyEmme Jewelry. Read on for more…

Giveaway: Win a Leather Beer Holster for Groom or Best Man

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by rocky mountain holster

Man oh man, the groom and groomsmen are really lucking out these days with these gift ideas and giveaways at Emmaline Bride! For example, yesterday we shared this custom fishing lure up for grabs, and now we’re giving away an awesome leather beer holster for the groom or his best man! If you love these drink holders as much as we do, you should get an entire set for your crew — aka “Best Dudes”, as shown on these holster examples. For a little extra, you can have the names of the groomsmen engraved into the leather or the Texas star. Enter for a chance to win below!

25 Best Outdoorsy Groom / Groomsmen Ideas


photo: tim coulson

Emma here! Tell me if this sounds familiar. Your fiancé loves fishing. He hunts (or he goes to a cabin and drinks with his buddies, ha). His ideal day might include hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, hunting, or camping — pretty much anything related to being out in the woods, on a river, in a rustic cabin, or on a mountain. He can easily build an awesome fire like it’s no big deal, has a natural affinity of woodworking, and mowing the lawn or general outdoor yard work doesn’t bother him in the least (because at least he gets to be outside). He might have a boat, on which he takes fishing trips on the weekend or for a Saturday afternoon and gives it a clever name; he also brings back some seriously awesome catches because it comes naturally to him. He might have a beard — or, he doesn’t, but he rocks some pretty awesome stubble on the weekend. And he probably owns at least one flannel shirt and a favorite pair of very worn-in jeans.

If any of these sound familiar, you are about to marry a true outdoorsman, a guy who loves to be surrounded by nature, go on adventures, and explore the great outdoors. And you’re lucky because if you’re not outdoorsy yet, you will be soon enough — or you’ll at least discover an appreciation for new hobbies you can do together (i.e. kayaking, hiking in the woods, or rustic camping, all of which I’ve acquired as wife to Andrew). You’ll also notice that with your outdoorsy groom, he has probably picked a crew of outdoorsy groomsmen who happen to hone the same hobbies as he. Today We’re tackling some of our favorite attire ideas, beard tamers, outdoor groomsmen gifts, reception ideas, and more, all for that adventure-seeking dude you love oh-so-much (and his pals). In this post, we’ll show you how to apply some of the best outdoors-themed wedding ideas for your big day to surprise him. Enjoy!

7 Do’s and Don’ts for Picking the Right Wedding Band

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by lilyemme jewelry

Hi, loves! Okay, so you have a beautiful sparkling engagement ring, but you’re probably wondering what the heck you’re going to pair with it as your wedding band, right? When I was planning my wedding, I had NO IDEA what kind of wedding band to pick. I looked at dozens of rings but I wasn’t sure what kind, shape, or style I was “supposed to” pick. I opted for a simple gold band — to be honest, I’d pick the same one today because that’s totally my style. Andrew and I wanted to figure out a way to make our rings unique, so we had them engraved with a favorite song lyric inside both bands (half on his, the other half on mine). In this way, our wedding bands were made perfectly just for us!

Whether you know what kind of wedding band to pick or you’re completely lost on the topic, we’re here to help! In this post, we’re sharing our top 7 do’s and don’ts for picking a wedding band. We’re also sharing some gorgeous rings from the incredible LilyEmme Jewelry. Get ready to be inspired!

Cufflinks to Surprise the Groom on the Wedding Day

How will you surprise the groom on your wedding day? Have a love note delivered to the room while he gets ready, a cooler at the ready with his favorite beverages to enjoy with the groomsmen, or something sweet stitched to the back of his tie? There are many ways to surprise the groom on your wedding day, but a pair of groom cufflinks is one of our favorites! A pair of cufflinks he can wear on the wedding day and beyond makes a great keepsake gift. Pick a pair that says something sweet or sentimental, wrap them up in a box, and have the ring bearer or flower girl deliver them to him right before the ceremony. Here are a few we spotted at Over The Moon Bridal to give you some ideas…

Groom Cufflinks

groom cufflinks - today i marry my best friend

by over the moon bridal

Unique Bottle Openers for Groomsmen (+ Bridesmaids, Too!)

Happy Monday, loves! We have a jam-packed week of wedding ideas, handmade finds, Real Weddings, giveaways, and a special holiday announcement ahead of us! (Pssst. Get on the list so you don’t miss it!) To kick things off, we’re sharing a set of unique bottle openers for groomsmen gifts — and now bridesmaids, too! These bottle openers by Bottle Breacher not your average bottle openers. These are handcrafted 50 caliber bottle openers — made by military veterans — and made 100% in the USA. As they say, “open your next cold one in style” — and inspire your wedding party to do the same! Check out their new designs including some new colors and styles for bridesmaids. There’s even a new product called the Wine Breacher which includes a corkscrew so you can open wine or beer/soda bottles. Read on for more…

P.S. Do you see them on Shark Tank? We’ve had the pleasure to work with Eli and Jen — Bottle Breacher founders — for a few years now and they’re the BEST to work with. Highly recommended!

Bottle Openers for Groomsmen Gifts

unique bottle opener

by bottle breacher


by bottle breacher

“Unique Baseball Wedding Ideas for the Groom?” – Ask Emmaline

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline wedding question! This comes from Trish who asks,

[su_quote cite=”Trish”]Hi Emmaline! My groom loves baseball and we even play together on a softball team in the spring. I want to surprise him with some baseball ideas at our wedding, but still keep with our stylish wedding decor. Do you have ideas on what I can add? Thanks!”[/su_quote]

Baseball Wedding Ideas

Great question, Trish! I love that you want to surprise him with some baseball inspired wedding ideas! There are tons of ways to do it without taking over your theme, so to speak. For instance, some of the easiest ways to do it are with a cake topper, groom’s cake, ring pillow, or even your shoes or garter. I’ve rounded up some ideas for you below to inspire you. They’re all handmade, too, making them extra-special! Take a look…

1. A baseball wedding cake topper

sports cake topper by lovebirds goods

by lovebirds goods