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32 Little Known Ideas for Your Something Blue

Posted September 8, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. If you follow the old custom of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and this for your shoe, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered up the best, most modern something blue ideas — thirty-two in all — to tie into your ceremony. We begin with one of the loveliest clutch purses ever…

Something Blue Ideas

1. Clutch Purse

Carry a clutch purse in your favorite shade of blue. Or, pick a purse with a beautiful blue brooch or floral clip attached to the outside; an inner liner of blue is another fantastic something blue idea.

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DIY Wedding Dress Hankie

Posted August 26, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Need something old, something new, and something blue? We’ve found all three in a fun, easy-to-do craft project. This DIY wedding dress hankie, spotted over at Craftsy and created by Bumblebee Linens, use your own embroidered monogram to add a little “something blue“. It’s designed for those happy tears and can be wrapped around your bouquet so it’s ready when you need it. Makes a cute bridesmaid gift idea, too. Take a look:

DIY Wedding Dress Hankie

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Vintage Handkerchief Wedding Shoes: Giveaway!

Posted July 22, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 21 Comments

Brides: need something old and something new and something blue for your wedding? We’ll leave the “borrowed” part up to you, but the lovely Becca and Louise is taking care of the above! These beautiful vintage handkerchief wedding shoes will be your something old (a vintage handkerchief), something new (a pair of heels), and even something blue (if you choose a blue color for your shoes). Shoes like these are one of the reasons why we love handmade weddings: each detail is totally hand-picked and unique to each bride. This week, we’re giving away a pair of vintage handkerchief wedding shoes to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader! Read on to see these awe-inspiring shoes + enter for a chance to win!

Vintage Handkerchief Wedding Shoes

Vintage Handkerchief Wedding Shoes


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7 Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding
(+ Giveaway!)

Posted May 15, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 17 Comments

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! We received this question from bride-to-be, Lana, who asks, “Dear Emmaline, I’m planning my wedding and my parents have been so helpful, especially my mom. She has been helping with every DIY detail, even taking some of the bigger projects (my centerpieces) to eliminate my stress. I want to thank my parents for all they’ve done for our wedding; any advice?” Fantastic question! You can never thank your parents enough for all of the wonderful things they’ve done for you, and your wedding is no exception. Whether they are contributing their time, money, support, or they’re just being totally awesome per usual, it’s important to thank your parents at your wedding. In this post, we’re sharing some of our favorites ways to thank your parents at your wedding PLUS we’re giving away one of our favorite finds by Paper Street Press!

P.S. This is a must-have photo! Pin this for later! (Hover mouse over photo and click ‘pin it’.)

must-have photo for your wedding! bride and groom kissing, parents kissing. photo by jessie alexis via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding


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Burlap Wedding Bouquet – Giveaway!

Posted January 27, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 26 Comments

Happy Monday! We’re so excited to start a brand new week of handmade wedding loveliness with you all… especially when it begins with a wedding giveaway! We’ve teamed up with Jane’s Daughters to offer a beautiful burlap wedding bouquet for one lucky bride-to-be. This bouquet is made of rosettes formed from natural burlap and is an ideal bouquet for a country or rustic wedding theme. Ready to find out more? Read on to see the full scoop!

Burlap Wedding Bouquet (by Jane's Daughters via EmmalineBride.com) #handmade #wedding #bouquets


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8 Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed & Blue
(+ Where to Buy a Sixpence)

Posted July 3, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Do you need ideas for something old, new, borrowed, and blue? We’ve found eight of them! This wedding tradition (from an old English rhyme) is said to bring good luck to the bride. It doesn’t mean you’ll have bad luck if you don’t oblige, but it’s a fun wedding tradition to participate in nonetheless. On a strict budget? Don’t panic: most of these items can be borrowed from a loved one (old, borrowed, and blue) and your ‘new’ can always be your wedding dress. Read on to see our ideas for something old, new, borrowed, and blue; PLUS, find out where you can get a sought-after sixpence for your shoe!

8 Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (via EmmalineBride.com) - antique ring box via housewarming


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7 Things You MUST Pack in your Wedding Bag

Posted June 18, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 11 Comments

Hello, loves! You’ve heard of emergency wedding kits in the past, but carrying around all that extra “stuff” can weigh heavily on your wedding bag. And, most wedding bags or clutches can only carry so much! Today, we’re cutting down on the clutter and sharing the seven things you must pack in your wedding bag at the very least. These carefully selected items are what we feel will keep you happy, pain-free, and embarrassment-free, too. We could always add more to the list – like mascara, and eye makeup remover – but we’re focusing more on things you’ll want to keep on hand. What would you pack in your wedding bag if you only had room for seven things? Here’s what made our cut…

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5 Vintage Ring Pillows to Cherish

Posted October 5, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, loves! Happy Friday! If you’re a vintage-loving bride, this post is for you! We are pleased to welcome the lovely Laura of Gathered as one of our newest Featured Artisans. Laura’s handmade shop is packed full of vintage charm. She is an expert in bridal bouquet wraps and ring pillows, which we’ll be sharing with you today. These vintage ring pillow are incredible and unlike any we’ve seen… find out why you’ll want to grab one – and soon! – after the jump!

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DIY Wedding Hankie

Posted June 5, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Happy Tuesday! There are few things I (Emma here!) love more than DIY projects turned heartfelt gifts, which is why I’m excited to share our exclusive new DIY project with you today. Our DIY wedding hankie can be tied around your bridesmaid’s bouquet as a wrap, placed in her clutch purse as a personalized accessory, or wrapped around a jewelry gift + tied with ribbon as functional, re-usable gift wrap. It can be wrapped in a ribbon and gifted to your mom, grandma, or aunt (to catch those joyous tears). And, it can be placed in your own clutch purse just in case you need it during the ceremony. Hankies are inexpensive (around $4 for a pack of six) and its uses are endless. This DIY wedding hankie project costs little out of pocket, requires little know-how (beginners: rejoice!), and there is almost no clean-up. Plus, you’ll have an excuse to buy a few new crafting projects for your DIY arsenal: I swear, these little alphabet stamps are used by me almost daily. So, if you’re ready to get started, read on to find out how to craft these beautiful bridesmaid hankies just in time for those joyous tears! Enjoy!

diy bridesmaid hankie


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10 Custom Wedding Invitations That’ll Steal Your Heart

Posted May 24, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Your wedding day is a testament to your unique love story… don’t select an ordinary wedding invitation like everyone else! Instead, select custom wedding invitations that are handmade just for you + designed to tell your story, suit your style, and give your guests something to remember. Today, we’re sharing ten custom wedding invitations that share your story… and we think you’ll love them just as much as we do. Read on to see which ten made the list and why we love them so… after the jump!

10 Custom Wedding Invitations

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Will You Be My Bridesmaid Handkerchief

Posted April 20, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Happy Friday, loves! If you’re recently engaged and wondering how to ask your best girlfriends to be bridesmaids at your wedding, we found a charming idea! The lovely Allie Ruth has created a fun way to ask your girls with this “will you be my bridesmaid handkerchief”. We love this idea for many reasons: first, it is functional. This ‘card’ won’t be tossed into the trash, never to be seen again; instead, it will continue to be a facet of your best friend’s purse, cosmetic bag, or sock drawer. Second, it is unique: each vintage handkerchief is hand-picked by Allie, so no two are the same. Third, it won’t get washed away in the machine, since she uses high-quality ink to print on each. And, finally, it can be used as a decorative wrapping around a pair of earrings, necklace, or a chic headband, tied with a pretty ribbon. We love it all the way around! But, don’t just take our word for it… see for yourself!

will you be my bridesmaid handkerchief


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