Posted February 12, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
I’ve never had hair extensions, but the idea of using them has always intrigued me. Luckily (or unluckily, depending on what style I’m going for) my hair grows extremely fast, so I’ve never considered adding hair extensions to my ‘do. However, hair extensions aren’t just for length: they can add instant oomph and volume to any wedding hairstyle, whether you wear it up or down. After receiving an ‘Ask Emmaline’ wedding advice request last week regarding the topic, I’ve made it my mission to jump head-in to this topic, so to speak. Victoria asks us, “I was wondering if you have any suggestions of clip in hair extension pieces for weddings. I’m planning on DIYing my hair. Do you know of any good wedding hair extensions that won’t break the bank? Thanks, Emmaline!” Great question, Victoria! In today’s post, we’re sharing hair extension do’s and don’ts, amazing finds for hair extension clip-in pieces, PLUS we’re giving away a pretty accessory for your hair (whether au naturale or with extensions in place). Read on to begin!
Posted July 9, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Love art deco, dream of ‘Downton‘, and want to party with Jay Gatsby? If so, a 1920s wedding theme is for you! Read on to get Gatsby-ed with some of the most glamorous 1920s hair accessories we’ve ever seen – all under $200 – by Gilded Shadows. We think Daisy Buchanan would love them all.
Posted June 27, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, loves! This feature – part two in our wedding veil styles guide – will show you how to rock a no veil wedding look. While a wedding veil is a classic ceremony accessory, it is by no means a requirement. When you’re deciding whether to wear a veil or not, be open-minded: try on a few styles of each and see which best suits your style. Read on for twelve handmade wedding veil alternatives to inspire you… enjoy!
No Veil Wedding Looks – 12 Veil Alternatives
1. Rhinestone Fascinator
Posted April 29, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Brides: Skipping the veil? Looking for a little boho-inspired wedding style? Look no further: we’ve found the hottest new 2013 wedding accessory you’ll want to get your hands on: a hair crown! Wedding hair crowns – also known as hair wreaths – make a lovely alternative to a wedding veil and can complement many wedding hairstyles. And, we give wedding hair crowns bonus points for being able to accomplish a boho-inspired style with low-key maintenance AND an elegant bridal “look”. To inspire your search for the perfect hair crown, we’ve rounded up five of the hottest new styles by the lovely Acute Designs. Regina is a woman of many talents (she’s the shop owner, designer, and model!) and we’re honored to share these pieces from her new 2013 bridal collection. Read on to see why we’re loving these wedding hair crowns + get inspired for your upcoming wedding. And, thank you to Anna Delores Photography who captured the beautiful images below. Enjoy!
Posted November 30, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, lovelies! Winter weddings call for gorgeous metallic accents, tons of sparkle, and plenty of shine. Lucky for you, today’s feature has all three! Get ready to step out in style – in the snow – with these gorgeous winter wedding accessories for the bride. They’re all new from the collection of Nestina Accessories. Enjoy!
Winter Wedding Accessories for the Bride
1. Gold Metallic Bridal Sash
Is there anything better than gold metallics around the holidays? This sash is the perfect touch to any dress.
Posted October 16, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
We’re continuing the inspiration today with a gorgeous handmade wedding headband spotted at White Truffle Studio. I (Emma here!) love headbands as a wedding veil alternative, as they can be worn with any hairstyle. This lace veil headband is aisle-worthy and emphasizes the bridal look you love. Read on to find out more about this gorgeous hair accessory…
Posted August 22, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Brides: today we’re talking about bohemian wedding trends. Are you a boho bride? Do you crave bohemian inspired wedding details, accessories, decor, and a laid-back ceremony? If so, you’ll love this round-up of favorite bohemian wedding trends. We’ve spotted twenty-five wedding dresses, veils, accessories, and more to help you get more in tune with your boho side. Read on to see which finds made the list…
Bohemian Wedding Trends
We begin with a beautiful bohemian wedding invitation suite handmade by Mountain Paper. The hand-drawn flowers in purples and yellows jump off the page, while brilliant typography completes the look.
Posted August 2, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
Good morning, loves! It’s already Thursday… can you believe it? Today we’re throwing out the traditional wedding play book and forgoing the cookie cutter ideas with new, creative and fun wedding alternatives to inspire you. One of the key elements to planning an unforgettable handmade wedding is to incorporate your personal style. Don’t be afraid to skip traditions you don’t like, participate in the ones you love, and start a few of your own! To kick start your creativity, we’ve gathered our favorite top twelve wedding alternatives. We hope it inspires you to think outside the box for your own wedding and remember that the day is all about you. Read on to see which wedding alternatives made the cut… and see how to contribute to our list!
12 Creative Wedding Alternatives
1. Instead of wedding cake…
… go nuts with donuts! Or cake pops. Or cookies. Or pies. Really, the possibilities are endless. You can still have a small wedding cake for you and your honey.
Posted May 29, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Are you a Grecian wedding goddess still looking for the perfect hair accessory? We found it! This beautifully beaded Grecian wedding hairpiece is handmade by the lovely Fen of Bead Flora. This unique beaded flower technique originated in France and found popularity in the United States in the 1960′s. Fen teaches the art of French beaded flowers to students while selling her work locally in Wisconsin boutiques and online. Read on to see a few examples of her Grecian wedding headpiece + find out how you can enter for a chance to win!
Posted December 9, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
We featured a Real Wedding where the bride wore a light pink silk scarf with her wedding gown, and we remember it like the post was yesterday. The bride, Debbie, wanted a simple, sweet, and elegant wedding day look, so her light pink scarf was the perfect thing to tie into her personal style. If you’re looking for an accessory to tie into your bridal ensemble, perhaps a silk scarf is just what you need for a fun pop of color! And, if you’re not sure where to begin, you’ve come to the right place. I love scarves and wear them as often as possible. But before I became scarf-savvy, I had that feeling where I would see pretty scarves at the store and feel like I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off… you know?
That’s why today we are helping to nudge you a little into the right scarf-savvy direction with a few tips + tricks on how to wear a scarf. Wearing a scarf around your neck isn’t the only way to work it; you can wear it around your neck, as a headband, as a wrap, as a cuff bracelet, styled into your braided hairstyle, and more. You can even decorate your reception or ceremony site with scarves… your love nest, too! Read on for plenty of scarf-filled goodness compiled just for you after the jump!
How to Wear a Scarf with your Gown
The most popular way to wear a scarf is worn around one’s neck. If you’re braving a cold wintry wedding, consider a silk scarf for a pop of color or a pretty pattern in lieu of a heavy wrap. It won’t keep you as warm as wool, but it may just be the lightweight accessory piece for which you’ve been looking. Besides, if you get a chill I’m sure your groom will be happy to lend you his suit coat, right? ;)
Here is one example how to wear a scarf with your gown. This is Debbie, the bride we mentioned early in this post:
Posted November 30, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments
If you love the bridal cuff, get ready for an entirely new twist! Meet The Lana, Emici Bridal‘s brilliantly modern handmade version of the bridal cuff. The Lana bridal cuff features pleated ivory silk chiffon layered with a black silk satin stripe. The center of the bridal cuff features crystal quartz gemstones, white topaz, and rhinestones. Lovely! And, this beautiful bridal cuff can be worn around your wrist or as a side headband, as shown below. Read on to find out more…
Posted November 23, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
You’ve heard of wedding headbands as a bridal veil alternative, but did you know there are several wedding headband styles from which to choose? We’ve selected five of our favorite wedding headband styles from designer Tessa Kim to shed some light on these styles and show you a few examples of how these brides rocked ‘em. Enjoy!
Wedding Headband Styles
First, take a peek at this beautiful satin bow headband. This wedding headband is made with satin which is placed on a rhinestone studded silver headband; a pearl and rhinestone brooch finishes the piece. Stunning! And, really, who doesn’t love a feminine bow?
Posted September 19, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
If you’re having a tiffany blue inspired wedding, don’t forget your flower girl! In lieu of traditional pink or white (popular color choices for the flower girl) consider this pretty blue for your littlest bridal party attendant. This pop of blue will complement your tiffany blue wedding color palette perfectly. Plus, we found plenty of pretty accessories to complement her look! Some of our favorite tiffany blue flower girl finds include a wooden flower girl basket, tiffany blue flower girl dress, bracelet, jewelry, headband, sparkly bow clips, and more! Take a peek at our round-up below… and let us know which one is your favorite!
Number one in the round-up is this tiffany blue flower girl card. Ask if she’ll stand up in your wedding with this beautiful “Will You Be My Flower Girl?” card spotted at Embellished by Tiffany.
Posted August 19, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
Want to skip the veil but need an alternative? Or, perhaps you want to dress up your birdcage veil and add a twist of tulle? You’ll love today’s round up featuring 10 bridal hair bows to wear down the aisle. A bridal hair bow makes a beautiful veil alternative and is sure to turn heads. First up, we begin our round-up with this white bridal hair bow… and, might we add, her hairstyle is perfect for this particular piece…
Posted July 27, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
I love the idea of a bridal hair bow, but I’ve found that many look either too small and understated, too kid-like, or a bit over the top. At the risk of pulling a Goldilocks, I’d venture to say that this vintage bridal bow is “just right”. This vintage bridal bow headband – named “Sunday Romance” – is handmade by White Truffle, maker of swoon-worthy accessories. This particular piece features a vintage 1940′s rhinestone brooch, secured onto a handmade white tulle bow. The bow is attached to a comfortable silver headband for a no-muss, no-fuss bridal hairstyle and measures 8″ from end to end. This bridal bow is bound to make you look fabulous on your wedding day and ever after.
Posted July 1, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
This handmade bridal headband by Sibo Designs named ‘Rose Romance’ is perfect for your wedding day and happily ever after. This exquisite headband is made of dark pink silk, purple velvet leaves and natural cocque feathers on a gold plated headband. A perfect look for the bride-to-be!