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10 Reasons to Love Navy Bridesmaid Dresses

navy bridesmaid dresses with bride by coraliebeatrix

by coralie beatrix | photo by ashley west photography

Hi, loves! Emma here. I am so in love with navy bridesmaid dresses — and not just because they look chic and pulled together, and pretty much rock in wedding photos. In fact, there are ten reasons why navy bridesmaid dresses are an easy choice for both the bride and her bridesmaids. Navy blue is a tried-and-true fashion staple and a classic choice for weddings. If you’re on the fence about what color bridesmaid dress you should pick, these reasons should help you decide (or at least narrow it down a bit). Read on to find out more, along with a few beautiful (and insanely affordable) bridesmaid dresses I know you’ll love. Enjoy!

“Do You Really Need a Guest Book?” – Ask Emmaline

do you really need a guest book

It’s time for a new Ask Emmaline question! Bride-to-be, Stacy, asks us:

Dear Emmaline, I have been seeing many guest books and I am wondering, do we really need a guest book?


Great question, Stacy! When you’re planning a wedding, there are many details which you may be thinking of skipping to save some money. But should you skip the guest book? We’ll tell you…

50+ Best Wedding Invitations – 2016

nature inspired wedding invitations

by tying the knots

Hi, loves! Emma here. Wedding invitations are one of *the* toughest decisions to make for your wedding. After all, you only get to pick one and it needs to convey the theme and tone of your wedding — all in one printed card. And you want *yours* to stand out from all others. So, where the heck are you supposed to start looking? That’s where we come in! Whether you were supposed to order your invitations a week ago (oops) or you’re just getting your feet wet with wedding theme ideas and colors, you’ll find it all right here. We’ve rounded up the best wedding invitations to inspire your big day including modern, vintage, beach, barn, woodland, and more. There are even more trends and colors, but this list is designed for unique wedding themes. To be honest, this list was supposed to stop at fifty, but I couldn’t help myself, hence the fifty-“plus”. Just wait until you see them all…

Rustic Barn Wedding in the Catskill Mountains: Lily + Tim!

Rustic Barn Wedding in the Catskill Mountains | http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/rustic-barn-wedding-catskill-mountains/ | photo: Stephanie Naru Photography

Welcome to Lily and Tim’s rustic barn wedding! The awesome couple was married this past fall at Eddie Adam’s Farm in the Catskill Mountains. Their wedding was full of handmade details and personalized touches. They included the bride’s paper bouquet along with its custom bouquet charm. Another neat and eye-catching idea was the “LOVE” monogram guest book. For their reception decor they used distressed picture frames to hold family photos and signage. Table centerpieces included books, tin tea boxes, and mason jars filled with purple flowers and baby’s breath. Stephanie Naru Photography did a wonderful job capturing this beautiful and fun couple. Catch all the love after the click…

21 Beautiful Vintage Wedding Ideas on Etsy

vintage thank you notes

by paper street press | see it in the list below!

Are you a vintage-loving bride? Adore classic, timeless pieces and 1920’s inspired decor? You’ve come to the right place! I’ve been eyeing all kinds of vintage finds lately on Etsy and wanted to gather them all together in an inspiration board to get you started. Whether you’re planning on a full-scale vintage day or you want a few pieces here and there, I’m certain you’ll find something here to love. Just wait until you see all twenty-one of them…

8 Stylish Save the Date Cards from Citrus Press Co.

Do you crave chic, swoon-worthy paper goods for your big day? You’ll love Citrus Press Co., one of our favorite designers of save the date cards, invitations, and more. If you’re newly engaged and excited to share the news about finally setting the date, one of these cards will do the trick! We’ve rounded up eight lovely finds to inspire you. Which one is your favorite?

Stylish Save the Date Cards

Let’s begin with my absolute favorite from Sarka’s collection: the watercolor-infused save the date with botanical print. This save the date card is especially frame-worthy!

1. Watercolor

watercolor save the date with polka dot envelope

by citrus press co.

5 Beautiful (+ Last-Minute!) Jewelry Gifts for Her

Hi, loves, Emma here! It’s ten days until Christmas Eve and there’s still plenty of handmade shops offering shipping in time for the holidays! So, cross off a few more gifts from your list, shop small business, and enjoy these five handpicked jewelry gifts for her she will love, just in time for Christmas!

What’s your favorite?

Jewelry Gifts for Her

1. This leather monogram bracelet

Colorful, monogrammed, and oh-so-feminine. By Sweet Auburn Studio.

initial monogram bracelet with bangle

by sweet auburn studio

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