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Giveaway: Win a Canvas Heart Tote Bag!

Every bride needs a tote bag for carrying her essentials! That’s why we’ve teamed up with the lovely ladies of Walkin On Air on this brand new giveaway. One lucky Emmaline Bride reader will win a canvas heart tote bag, perfect for her wedding day essentials! After the big day, use it on the beach, running errands, at the library, as a carry-on, or shopping. It’s a cute bag that can be used again for years to come! Enter below for your chance to win and good luck!

heart love tote bag

by walkin on air

Modern Red and White Heart Invitations for Weddings

Modern Red and White Heart Wedding Invitations -- love these! By Lucy Loves Paper. |

We’re rounding out today’s awesome posts with one more: our #HANDMADEADAY find! Today’s pick is from Lucy Loves Paper and it has stolen our little handmade hearts — quite literally. These red and white heart invitations will set the tone for your romantically modern wedding and looks beautiful with a red color palette, as shown. (Not into this color combination? Custom colors are available.)

21 Beautiful Temporary Tattoos for Weddings

Hi, loves! Emma here. Have you ever wanted to get inked but don’t want to commit to a design on your skin forever? I get it. I feel exactly the same way! That’s why I love temporary tattoos. For your wedding, temporary wedding tattoos are a fun idea for favors, or as a party favor for your bachelorette party. Today we’re sharing twenty-one amazingly stylish wedding tattoos you won’t mind wearing every day… and when you change your mind, just change the design! Check them out below (all from Etsy!) and tell us which one you love best. I want them all

Temporary Wedding Tattoos

1. Cartoon Bride + Groom

temporary wedding tattoos bride and groom


2. x o

x o temporary wedding tattoos


3. Love

love temporary wedding tattoos ring finger

symbolic imports

And this one, too!

tiny love temporary wedding tattoos


4. Heart

heart temporary tattoos


5. Script-y Love

love arm temporary wedding tattoos

type and title

6. Your Names

custom names temporary wedding tattoos


7. Butterfly

butterfly temporary wedding tattoos


8. Bold Heart

heart temporary wedding tattoos


9. #PartyofTwo

jones party of two temporary wedding tattoos


10. Diamond

diamond temporary tattoos wedding


11. Team Bride

team bride temporary wedding tattoos

teal ash

12. Ampersand

ampersand temporary wedding tattoos

tea lash

13. Cross

cross temporary wedding tattoos


14. Soulmate

soulmate temporary wedding tattoos

15. Bachelorette Party Assortment

Get everyone tatted up for your night on the town!

bachelorette party temporary wedding tattoos


16. Silhouettes + Arrows

arrow and silhouettes temporary wedding tattoos

kristen mcgillivray

17. Itty Bitty Cross

itty bitty cross temporary wedding tattoos


18. Ring

ring tattoo

daydream prints

19. Finger Ring

finger ring temporary wedding tattoos


20. Diamonds for the Girls

diamond temporary tattoos weddings

kristen mcgillivray

21. Mr + Mrs

mr mrs temporary wedding tattoos

kristen mcgillivray

So, lovelies… which of these temporary wedding tattoos is your fave? Does it make you want to get inked, if even just for the day? I want ALL OF THESE. I’d have to say that #1 is still my favorite, though. Share yours below!


Tiny Heart Earrings

If I had to pick a giveaway that I (Emma here) would love to win, it would be this pair of tiny heart earrings. Although all of the giveaways have been supremely awesome so far, I’ve had my eye on these petite gold heart earrings for some time. They’re handmade by the talented Andrea Bonelli and they’re up for grabs to one lucky reader! Will it be you?

petite heart earrings gold

tiny heart earrings by Andrea Bonelli via

Tiny Heart Earrings Giveaway

Here’s the scoop:

o Enter between 8/20/14-8/26/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Pair of 14k gold rustic heart studs:

tiny heart earrings by Andrea Bonelli via

From Andrea Bonelli: “These petite 14k gold rustic heart studs are perfect for everyday. I gave them an organic brushed finish to contrast with the hammered texture.

o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 8/27; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to use prize
o Prize value: $148; no cash value
o Free shipping included to U.S.
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good luck!

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21 Most Creative Heart Wedding Ideas

There are so many amazing wedding themes out there (speaking of, have you seen this yet?) but heart wedding ideas are often overlooked. Maybe it’s because some of the heart decor you see out there is overly Valentine-y, or maybe it’s because you didn’t know just how gorgeous modern heart decor can be. Whatever the reason, today we’re inspiring you to get creative with your heart-adoring self and steal these twenty-one heart themed wedding ideas. Read on for more… plus, you could win won of these heart themed wedding ideas from Harvest Gold Gallery, Giveaway #19 in our 31 Giveaways Series! Enjoy!

Heart Themed Wedding Ideas

1. Heart Wedding Chair Decor

Up first, take a look at these adorable heart chair backs! Oh, and I may or may not be partial to this as the first selection because of the huge E & A (you know, me + hubby) on the back wall. Where was this for my own wedding?

heart chair signs

Let’s take a closer look…

heart wedding ideas chair decor

via bridal musings, photos: dasha caffrey

2. Metallic heart pillows at your sweetheart table.

Up next, let’s incorporate some cute, modern, totally-comfy metallic heart pillows into the mix. How do they fit, you ask? On your chairs at the sweetheart table, of course! It’s another way to identify your chairs as ‘reserved’ and will make for a comfortable dining experience.

metallic heart pillows

sukan pillow

P.S. You guys, I’m obsessed with this one. Maybe I’ll grab a few for the couch at home?

navy blue gold heart wedding pillow

sukan pillow

3. Heart Wedding Rings

Each ring has a special indent that, when brought together, makes a heart.

heart wedding rings

cadi jewelry

4. Heart Clutch

Heart clutch + covered in pearls + ultra compact size = perfect bridal purse.

Effervescence Clutch

5. Drop Top Guest Book

This unique concept — the “drop top guest book” — is one of favorite heart wedding ideas! Guests write their names on wood hearts and drop them into this guest book display. Looks like fun for guests to do, too. Does this remind anyone of Plinko?

drop top guestbook
acf customs

5. Heart Wedding Invitations

If you are planning a heart themed wedding, kick off the theme with invitations to set the tone right off the bat.

heart wedding invitations (2)

birdhouse stationery

7. Heart Barn Decor

This heart decor is simple, understated, and yet so perfectly elegant for a wedding.

heart barn decor

bridal musings, photo: live view studios

8. Cute Heart Photo with Groom’s Hands

Add this must-have photo to your list. So cute!

cute heart photo grooms hands
photo: ashfall mixed media

9. Heart Wedding Fans

Cool off your guests or incorporate your ceremony program onto these chic heart wedding fans.

heart wedding fans

via love my dress, photo: claudia rose carter, made by berinmade

10. Heart Marquee Light

Light up the night with a giant heart marquee light! You can find a vintage heart marquee light right here.

heart light marquee wedding

via style me pretty, photo: annie mcelwain

11. Lovestruck Heart Cake Topper

This heart topper is simple, sweet, and perfect for a heart wedding theme.

Lovestruck Cake Topper

12. Here Comes the Bride Wood Heart Sign

Have the ring bearer carry a here comes the bride heart sign made on wood and hand-painted with love.

here  comes the bride wood heart sign

pnz designs

13. Line Aisle with Hearts on a Stick

Make your aisle way pop with colorful hearts on sticks — a totally modern twist to traditional petals.

lace hearts  down the aisle

photo: mark brooke

14. Petals in a Heart

Or, if petals are your thing, arrange them in a non-conventional way — like this heart design.

petal heart decor
via french wedding style

15. Heart Ring Bowl

Instead of a ring pillow, have your ring bearer carry a ring bowl, which can be used to hold your rings at home when you’re washing your hands or cleaning. (Check out these ring holders, too.)

heart ring bowl


16. Hearts on the Backs of Chairs

Of all the heart wedding ideas shown here, this is one of my favorites. It’s simple and easy to DIY. Plus, it dresses up your ceremony space in a snap.

hearts on backs of chairs wedding ceremony

photo: haywood jones photography via whimsical wonderland weddings

17. Heart Charm for Bouquet

Wrap the bouquet in a heart charm to tie in your theme. This one is made of real gold and can be added to a necklace as a keepsake after the wedding.

gold heart charm

harvest gold jewelry

18. Birch Bark Heart Aisle Decor

This heart is hidden as a carving on birch bark and can be used as rustic aisle decor. Add a mason jar chock full of baby’s breath and a votive candle and you have an entirely easy diy decoration that looks amazing.

birch heart decor aisle with baby's breath in mason jar

via style me pretty, photo: kate preftakes photography

19. Metallic Heart Garland

Dress up an empty reception wall or jazz up your cake table with this metallic heart garland.

gold heart garland

transparent es decor

20. Heart Patch Sewn in Dress

Get out — this is the ultimate ‘something blue’ AND adorable accent for your heart themed wedding. Love, love, love.

heart wedding dress back patch

photo: fawn christansen photography via burnetts boards

21. Heart Cake Pops

Last but not least, you didn’t think I’d forget something cake-related, did you? These cake pops are one of my newest crushes. Yes, cake pops have been around for awhile now on the trending board but seriously, how cute are these with the pops of hearts?

heart cake pops

via the tomkat studio

Giveaway: Win a heart wedding bouquet charm!

Now that you’re well-versed in amazing heart wedding ideas, it’s time to win one! We’ve teamed up with Lynda from Harvest Gold Jewelry to give away one 14k gold bouquet charm (a $75 value!) in the winner’s choice of color, as shown below. Get the full details!

gold heart charm

Giveaway Details

o Enter between 8/19/14-8/25/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: one 14k gold bouquet charm (a $75 value!) in the winner’s choice of color (14k rose, 14k white or 14k yellow gold) from Harvest Gold Gallery
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 8/26; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to obtain prize
o Prize value: $75; no cash value
o Free shipping included to U.S. and Canada
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good luck!

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Fingerprint Heart Art Made from YOUR Fingerprints

Happy Friday! Our giveaway series this month has been pretty awesome so far! I mean, at any given moment there are five or more items being given away to the coolest people on the planet (our dear readers) + handmade by the best artists in the biz! Does it get any better than that? Anddd…. we have another wonderful giveaway up our sleeve! Have you seen this unique fingerprint heart art made from your fingerprints? It’s a pretty neat idea by Flutterbye Prints that can be used as a wedding gift and/or a guest book alternative. This isn’t any fingerprint art, though: unlike others, this is made from your ACTUAL fingerprints. You send ’em in and Amie turns them into beautiful works of art! Read on to see some examples and enter for a chance to win one of your very own!

Fingerprint Heart Art

fingerprint heart art

fingerprint heart art

Giveaway: Fingerprint Heart Art

o Enter between 8/8/14-8/14/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 8/15; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner will receive one (1) custom fingerprint art print made from your fingerprints by Flutterbye Prints. The winner will receive directions about taking and sending their fingerprints.

fingerprint heart art poster

About the Prize from Flutterbye Prints: “This custom print is a perfect detail for your wedding. It can be used as a wedding guest book alternative or for a beautiful keepsake of your important day. I use your own prints to create a custom fingerprint portrait customized with your details and colors. The size of the print is 11×14 inches. *Frame not included.”

o Winner has 6 months to use prize
o Prize value: $62; no cash value
o Free shipping included to U.S. and Canada
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!


Peach and Mint Wedding Inspiration (+ Win!)

Hi, loves! Emma here. I’ve talked about my admiration for mint wedding ideas in the past, but add peach to the color palette and I’m in love! Today we’ve rounded up ten of our favorite peach and mint wedding ideas to inspire your color palette. This color combination is ideal for spring or summer weddings and you can decide to do mostly peach, mostly mint, or a healthy mix of both. They’re beautiful shades that complement each other nicely. Plus, to sweeten the post, we’ve teamed up with the ladies of Rustic Gem Jewelry to offer one of our favorite finds below as our newest wedding giveaway item! What is it? Read on to find out!

peach and mint wedding colors
aqua teardrop infinity necklacepeach brooch wedding favor box

where to buy //

1 – peach and mint wedding bouquet | curious floral
2 – mint bridesmaid dress | lhc couture
3 – peach and mint wedding earrings | rustic gem jewelry (*giveaway item! see below)
4 – peach and mint bridesmaid clutches | juneberry stitches
5 – peach and mint wedding backdrop | handmade by jennifer chase
6 – invitations | diva gone domestic too
7 – heart cupcake toppers | kiwi tini creations
8 – mint save the date | the roche shop
9 – mint teardrop infinity necklace | rustic gem jewelry
10 – peach brooch favor box | glamourwed

Peach and Mint Wedding Giveaway: Win a Pair of Earrings

If you like this color palette, you’ll really love the item up for grabs! Rustic Gem Jewelry is giving away a pair of their peach and mint wedding earrings, one of their best sellers, as seen above (#3) and below.

peach and mint earrings rustic gem jewelry

Giveaway Details

o Enter between 6/25/14-7/1/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Peach and Mint Earrings by Rustic Gem Jewelry (shown below)
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 7/2; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included to U.S. and Canada
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $34 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

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