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Giveaway: Win the Perfect Holiday Hair Accessory

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Hi there, how was your weekend? Fast? Mine too. And can you believe this Thursday is Thanksgiving? That’s crazy! To kick off this holiday week, we’re working on a special giveaway with our friend Kimber of KimArt to help you get in the holly-jolly spirit. One lucky Emmaline Bride reader will win the perfect holiday hair accessory: this red berry hair comb that can be worn in nearly any hairstyle. Here, take a look:

Holiday Hair Accessory

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

o Enter between 11/24-11/28/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: One (1) Holiday Winter Berry Hair Comb from KimArt

This hair comb is the perfect winter accessory, with beautiful red berries! Size: approx 3 inches wide. Wear this tucked into a side bun or an up-do! *Please note – the original has sold. Each berry hair comb is now made to order and the placement & size of berries may vary ever so slightly.

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: $22 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter…

Giveaway: Holiday Clutch Purse by Salato Designs

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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

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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.

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

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

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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

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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

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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

black sequin purse - wedding party bags