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22 Christmas Wedding Ideas: Red & Green

Posted December 13, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

We love to hear from you, especially when there’s a wedding planning question you need answered. Here’s a new question we received from bride-to-be, Kayleigh. She writes, “Dear Emmaline, I’m planning a Christmas wedding but I’m worried it will look more like a Christmas party. Do you have any Christmas wedding ideas or pointers?” When planning your Christmas themed wedding, the goal is to achieve a festive look with emphasis on elegance. You can use red and green in your decor, but use the combination sparingly. For instance, a little red and green in your bouquet or your boutonnieres is great, but you don’t need to use the color combination on every hand-picked piece. To show you what we mean, we’ve rounded up twenty-two of our favorite Christmas wedding ideas in red and green. We’ve rounded up stunning wedding invitations, tasty treats, accessories, gift ideas, and more for the merrily wed couple. And, I promise these picks are perfectly elegant. Read on to find out more…

Christmas Wedding Ideas

Oh, and P.S. mistletoe is a must. Hang it above your photo booth for impromptu snapshots and use it in one of your wedding portraits.

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Wedding Party Bags for the Holidays

Posted November 22, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 11 Comments

Hi, loves! So… Thanksgiving is less than a week away, temps are dropping over the weekend (maybe even a dusting of snow?) and I’m getting more and more antsy to turn on Christmas music on full blast. All day. With this version of Santa Baby on repeat. Ah, the holiday season: the time for Christmas themed wedding ideas, sequined accessories, delicious desserts, hot cocoa, chic cocktails (+ mocktails), and glamorous gifts for loved ones. Speaking of… I was browsing Emma Gordon London recently and couldn’t help but ooh and aah over the chic + sparkly wedding party bags in her collection. These make excellent wedding party bags for the holiday especially, with gold sequin, sparkly cobalt blue, and glittery black bags available. If you’re planning a holiday wedding — or your bridesmaids are wearing little black bridesmaid dresses — consider these party bags for their wedding gift. After all, it’s a gift they can use for the wedding day… and beyond. PLUS, we’re in the gift-giving spirit ourselves, so read on to see how you can win a little something for your stocking! Enjoy!

7 Stylish Wedding Party Bags for the Holidays

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Newlywed Holiday Cards: “Be Merry + Married”

Posted November 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 26 Comments

Have a holly, jolly… wait, it’s too early for Christmas music. It’s only November 1st and I, for one, am still eating pumpkin seeds and Halloween candy. Today on Twitter, we sparked a little friendly debate on when is too early to listen to Christmas music (this is one of my favorite albums). I love the holidays like the next person, but Thanksgiving should be given its full glory before Santa rolls out his red carpet. My vote: Christmas music after Thanksgiving — or at least after November 25th. (On Twitter, many of you agreed — what do you think? Vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.) Anyways… Christmas music is one thing; the holiday card is another. If you want custom holiday cards printed, you’ll need to order them now to ensure delivery. Since we’re feeling in the early-Christmas mood, we’re helping you with a pretty giveaway by Smitten on Paper. Is there a cuter way to announce your first holiday season together as newlyweds?

Newlywed Holiday Cards:  Be Merry + Married

4th Annual Holiday Giveaway Palooza! – Day 1

Posted December 24, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 58 Comments

Hello, loves! Merry Christmas Eve! Yesterday, all I could think about was how it was already Christmas Eve Eve (or, as my sister likes to call it, “the day before the day before Christmas” which has a nice ring to it). The holidays sure do sneak up quickly! Every Monday at Emmaline Bride, we kick off a brand new handmade giveaway; we thought today was an awesome opportunity to showcase the last official giveaway of 2012 and launch our 4th Annual Holiday Giveaway Palooza! This giveaway series is unique: each day, visit Emmaline Bride to view the day’s new prizes (by a few lovely Featured Artisans from The Marketplace) and enter for your chance to win. Each day is a new chance to win… and this year, the prizes are BIGGER + better than ever! So… grab a huge cup of morning coffee, snuggle into some slippers, and read on for YOUR chance to win handmade goodies for yourself or a friend! Enjoy!

NOTE: This giveaway is closed (ended 11:59pm EST Dec. 24th). The winners are Stacey G, Kelly Anne, and Monica! Please check your inbox on how to claim your prize.

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30 Fun (+ Stylish!) Halloween Wedding Ideas

Posted October 19, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

Hello, loves, and Happy Friday! Today we’re highlighting a unique yet memorable wedding theme: the Halloween wedding. If you’re a couple who dreams of a fall wedding, brisk temps, an orange-and-black color palette, and a little Halloween spirit, this is the wedding theme for you! Read on to see thirty of our favorite hand-picked finds for a fun – yet stylish – Halloween wedding theme. Enjoy!

Halloween Wedding Ideas

1. Mr. and Mrs. (Frankenstein + His Bride) Mugs

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Merry Christmas 2011

Posted December 24, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Merry Christmas from the team at Emmaline Bride! We hope your holiday weekend is filled with joy, happiness, and peace. May the best gift you are given this year be time spent laughing with family and friends. We love you all!

merry christmas

photo © emmaline bride

We’ll be taking a break this weekend to enjoy the holiday but we’ll be back next week with plenty of handmade inspiration to send your way! On Monday, we’re kicking off a HUGE holiday giveaway with tons of prizes to be awarded to our readers… so, stay tuned! To receive the giveaway information straight to your inbox, sign up for FREE updates.

And… speaking of giveaways, we’re pleased to kick off the holiday for one lucky reader as we announce the winner of last week’s earring giveaway sponsored by Andrea Bonelli Jewelry. And, the winner is… #37 – Melissa! Congratulations! Check your inbox for details on how to claim your prize.

Enjoy the weekend! See you Monday!


12 Brilliant Ways to Wrap with Kraft Paper

Posted December 15, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments

Wrapping gifts – whether it be for the holidays, birthdays, or wedding favors and gifts – is more than just patterned paper and a roll of Scotch tape. The holidays are fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for wrapped paper and tape by the case. What if this year you pledged to take a more handmade approach? With just a few items like kraft paper, ribbon, and other embellishments (lace, doilies, burlap, fabric, and more) you can turn an ordinary gift into one that packs a delightfully charming punch. Today, we’re showcasing twelve of our favorite ways to wrap with kraft paper while playing with color and adding personalized, artistic touches. Whether you wrap with kraft paper for the holidays, for wedding favors, bridal party gifts, birthdays, or just because, you can be assured the gift recipient will take notice and appreciate you going that extra handmade mile.

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8 Unique Holiday Wedding Ideas

Posted December 13, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Planning a holiday wedding with an elegant, decorative touch? We talked a little bit about planning a holiday wedding last week with these Christmas mason jar ideas, and we’re continuing the inspiration with a few more handmade items. If you aren’t quite ready to deck the halls in full capacity, yet would like to add a subtle holiday touch to your wedding day decor you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’ve hand-selected eight unique ideas for your holiday wedding which will put the emphasis on your wedding while also highlighting the merriment of the season. Enjoy!

Holiday Wedding Ideas

1. First up, this mosaic Christmas tree decoration is perfect for your centerpieces. Without being overly Christmas-y, these trees will delight your guests and tie into your holiday decor nicely. By Rush Creek Mosaics.

Magazine Christmas Trees

Posted December 2, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Like a little sparkle + shine? You’ll love these magazine Christmas trees spotted via Martha Stewart. These paper trees will spruce up your table decor or add a holiday touch to your cake table. Plus, you can craft this at home! Get the full how-to scoop at Martha Stewart and craft these pretties over the weekend!

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Winter Wedding Wreaths to Decorate Your Space

Posted November 25, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments

If you’re planning a winter wedding, you may be wondering how to decorate the entry doors or add decor to your reception site. To add an elegant touch to your ceremony or reception site, we recommend hanging a few winter wedding wreaths. These winter wedding wreaths by Wild Ridge Design caught our eye for its handcrafted and unique collection of winter wreaths that can be reused even after the wedding day. Hang one or two on your ceremony doors, place one at the entryway to your reception site or even display one above your cake table. Your wedding wreaths can then be reused after the wedding day in your love nest to become a treasured keepsake for years. Oh, and did we add that these are scented wreaths? It’s true! A few of the wreaths below have a custom sugar cookie or peppermint scent added. Yum!

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Rustic Wedding Favor Idea: Bird Nest Ornament

Posted November 8, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

If you are looking for a unique rustic wedding favor idea just in time for the holidays, we’ve got you covered. We spotted this rustic bird nest ornament via Bella Mia Design. Each of these twig wreaths features a mossy nest with nestled eggs, natural crafter’s moss, plastic eggs and natural jute twine. Each measures 3″ across and you can order a set of three for $12. Read on to see this adorable twiggy trio…

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Happy Labor Day!

Posted September 5, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

The Emmaline Bride team would like to wish everyone a relaxing and Happy Labor Day! It’s the unofficial end of summer so get in that last round of putt-putt golf, throw one last round of horseshoes, and fire up that grill for some last minute BBQ memories. Come back here tomorrow as we kick off another week of handmade wedding loveliness. Enjoy!

P.S. Isn’t this watermelon cake darling? Whip one up at home today!

cake image + recipe via taste of home



Mistletoe, Sweethearts, and a Christmas Tree!

Posted December 7, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Today is beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Christmas!    Although the local radio station has been playing Jingle Bell Rock around the clock (literally since the day after Halloween) without snow on the ground it hardly felt like the holidays.  (Jumping the bandwagon a bit early these days, aren’t they?)  Winter finally arrived this morning with a smattering of snow outside and as a result I’m feeling quite festive!  So… to kick start your holiday spirit (though I’m sure most of you are in full gear!) we wanted to share this oh-so-sweet ‘holiday’ cake topper with you.  It is, of course, handmade, features two very adorable ‘Happy Holiday Sweethearts’ with mistletoe, an adorable bouquet, Christmas tree with snow, and mistletoe!  By Together Forever. Look at the groom’s striped tie – so adorable!  This is one of those cake toppers you will cherish for years, place in your china cabinet, and pass down for generations.  Perfect for December weddings!

How Did Your Love Story Begin?

Posted December 1, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 21 Comments

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How did your love story begin? Mine began at a high school basketball game. I noticed him noticing me, and I leaned back to sneak a peek at him. Cute, I thought. I saw him laughing with his friend, and he had a nice smile. Very cute, I thought. And charming. We got to talking …. and the rest is history. :)

My best girlfriend met her now fiancee at a college frat party. Her brother had recently pledge this particular frat, and being a protective big brother he forbade her to date anyone in the fraternity. Of course, that makes it irresistible, right? So, she met a boy there (her brother eventually approved) and they are planning a July 2011 wedding.

Another friend of mine met her boyfriend – now fiancee – via an online dating site, and, no, it wasn’t Craiglist – but isn’t that a cute card? {above} They met and connected instantly, dated for about two years, and got engaged earlier this year.

My grandmother met my grandfather at an ice skating rink, and when they started talking he took a liking to her. He offered to give her a ride home, and they were happily married for more than 50 years!

People meet in all kinds of places, at different moments in life, and at precise moments in time. Your love story is unique – people may know the jest of it, but only the couple knows the true, untold story of how it all began.

When I discovered these posters at Something Blue I had to share it with you. Share your one-liner by displaying in your love nest. And, next time you are chatting over your morning cup of coffee, you will remember how it all began. ♥

I LOVE hearing stories about how people met. It’s sharing time, lovelies: how did you meet your significant other?


{ ‘it all began…’ designs copyright Something Blue }

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