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Giveaway: Holiday Clutch Purse by Salato Designs

Can you believe Thanksgiving is just a little over a week away? It’s crazy how quickly the holidays come around the corner. To kick off the season, we teamed up with Katie of Salato Designs to give away a holiday clutch purse to one lucky reader. Since the giveaway winner will be announced in one week, that will be right around Thanksgiving when the holidays officially begin! Take a look at this glitzy, gold clutch that is sure to turn heads:

gold holiday clutch purse

Win a Holiday Clutch Purse!

Here are the details:

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

o Enter between 11/19-11/25/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Gold Holiday Clutch by Salato Designs. Winner will choose between the thick or thin gold print. This clutch is cotton on top and white vegan leather on the bottom. Bright brass metal zipper. 9.5W 11.5L
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping to U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $40 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas

Hi loves and Happy Friday! Are you having a Happy Halloween so far? We hope so. I’ve already sampled plenty of candy. Skittles. Snickers. M&Ms. So far, so good. I have to make sure they taste good enough to pass out to Trick or Treaters, you know. I take candy quality control quite seriously here.

Anyway. Today we’re highlighting a unique yet memorable theme: a Halloween wedding! If you’re a bride who dreams of a fall wedding, brisk temps, an orange-and-black color palette, just add in a little and this theme is perfect for you! Read on to see thirty of our favorite hand-picked Halloween wedding ideas for a fun – and surprisingly stylish – wedding theme. Enjoy!

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Halloween Wedding Ideas

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

Perfect for pumpkin spice coffee. Hot cocoa. Tea. Hot apple cider. YUM.

halloween wedding ideas via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding from EmmalineBride.com

by lenny mud

2. Halloween Wedding Bouquet

I love this orange and black Halloween wedding bouquet oh-so-much.

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bouquet by all for love, L.O.V.E., photo by diana marie photography

3. Elegant Halo Headband

halloween wedding ideas

by bellas bowtique

4. Halloween Wedding Invitations

halloween wedding ideas

by jessica strayer design

5. Black Flower Lapel

halloween wedding ideas

by ethereal flowers

6. Halloween Houses as Decor

halloween wedding ideas

by rodica

halloween wedding ideas

by rodica

7. Halloween Ring Box

For a Day of the Dead wedding, perhaps?

halloween wedding

by bragging bags

8. Bow Tie + Suspenders for Groomsmen

halloween wedding via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by bebecha

9. Chic Paper Garland

orange paper garland via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by everly lane design

10. Hot Orange Heels

hot orange heels via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by paris xox

11. Orange and Black Striped Straws

orange and black striped straws via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by back to zero

12. Orange and White Striped Treat Bags

halloween wedding favor treat bags via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by oh la la paper

13. Orange and Black Clutch Purse

orange and black clutch purse via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by eclu

14. Halloween Inspired Garter


by seventh studio

15. Hair Accessory for the Girls


by wee gardens

16. Boutonniere for the Boys

halloween wedding boutonniere via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding from EmmalineBride.com

by tellable design

17. Escort Cards

halloween escort cards via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by shanna michele designs

18. Cuff Links for Groomsmen

halloween wedding cuff links via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by the lysine contigency

19. “Boo” Halloween Wedding Cupcake Toppers

boo halloween cupcake toppers via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by ms apple

20. Halloween Wedding Coaster Favors


by my little chickadee creations

21. Halloween Wedding Black Cake Stand


by adaura

22. Orange and Black Ring Pillow


by crafting4u

23. Halloween Wedding Bunting


by sugar owl design

24. Delectable Orange + Black Cookies


by the fancy lady gourmet

25. Orange + Black Necklace for Bridesmaids


by rustic gem

26. Cocktail Rim Sugars


by dell cove spice company

27. Printable Halloween Accents

printable halloween accents

by blush printables

28. Black and Orange Fringe Decor

orange and black fringe decoration via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by caramelos

29. Halloween Wedding Photo Booth Props

halloween photo booth prop

by whisker works

30. Black Chandelier

black chandelier

by uncommon

So, dish: which of these ideas is your favorite? I love those heels. And those mugs. And ALL OF THE THINGS. I just love Halloween, and how perfect that it falls on a Friday this year?

xo,
-E.

P.S. This is a re-post in honor of Halloween, originally posted in 2012. Still lovin’ it today. Happy Halloween!

8 Easy Last-Minute 4th of July Desserts

Hello + Happy 4th of July! So, you’re supposed to go to Aunt So-and-So’s BBQ this afternoon and “bring a dish to pass”, but you just now realized you’ve got zip? Fear not. In this post, we’ve rounded up eight festive, totally easy last-minute 4th of July desserts. So, grab a cup of coffee, wakey wakey, and get ready for an explosion of deliciousness just in time for the 4th. With each of these, it’s just a quick hop to the store + a quick whip-up in the kitchen. Of course, #1 looks the hardest of all, but it is dubbed ‘easy’ sparkler cake. So, it’s gotta be, right? Regardless, we’ll save your bbq. And you’ll save some face. Enjoy!

Last-Minute 4th of July Desserts

1. Easy 4th of July Sparkler Cake

4th of july sparkler cake

22 Christmas Wedding Ideas: Red & Green

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

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”

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

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.

emmaline bride 4th annual holiday giveaway

Merry Christmas 2011

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

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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!

-THE EMMALINE BRIDE TEAM

12 Brilliant Ways to Wrap with Kraft Paper

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

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.