Posted May 22, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments
Brides: getting ready photos before your wedding are undoubtedly some of the most genuine and memorable moments of your day. Today we’re sharing eighteen of our favorite must-have getting ready photos to inspire your wedding. We’ve rounded up the best-of-the-best such as candid moments with your girls, footage of the groomsmen, a teary moment with dad, mom helping you get ready, and much more. So, grab a pen and paper and get ready to jot these down (or, bookmark this page: just hit CTRL + B on your keyboard) because you won’t want to miss these amazing photos! (And, if you’re a bridesmaid or Maid of Honor, be sure to check out #18 for a fun idea you can do to surprise the groom!) Which one is your favorite?
Posted May 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Are you a North Carolina bride? Then this Wilmington engagement session is for you! Even if you’re not from North Carolina, you’re sure to enjoy Ashley and Chase’s rustic feeling engagement session. With beautiful scenery an important part of the photo session, their photographer – Eric from Eric Boneske Photography – knew the perfect place. Ashley and Chase found themselves overlooking a large field as Eric began to capture them. Their fun and warm embraces ensued as the session progressed with intimate smiles only known between best friends. The start of their lifelong journey together begins below…
Posted May 3, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
If you’re looking for the best engagement photo ideas, you’ve come to the right place! We feel extremely blessed to work with the most amazing wedding photographers in the industry and share Real Weddings and engagement photo ideas with you on a regular basis. When we feature a new engagement shoot, I can always recall a specific detail, like the surprise proposal, the rowboat, or the impromptu Scrabble game. When you’re planning, remember that the best engagement photo ideas are all about the details. Your location(s), attire, props, and the season you choose will contribute to a more memorable engagement session. Also, selecting an amazing engagement photographer is very important: he or she will be essential in properly bringing your engagement photo ideas to fruition and capturing you at your very best. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twenty of the best engagement photo ideas… and I think you’re going to love what we’ve discovered! What’s your favorite?
Posted May 2, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
This Ashland Virginia engagement session was romantic and fun! Meet Courtney and Josh, future bride and groom. Their engagement session took place on a hot and steamy July day last summer. Read on to find out more about their Ashland Virginia engagement session and see all of their wonderful photos captured by Zack Wilson from Zack Wilson Photography!
Posted April 26, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Mint? Peach? Ivory? Champagne? How do you choose a wedding color palette to suit your unique style? Today we’re showing you how to choose a wedding color palette with five of the best wedding color palette resources. Your wedding is all about color and it’s easier to find a perfect color palette than ever before! Read on to get inspired with the five best wedding color palette resources, find out how you can score FREE custom color swatches sent straight to your door, add a few new websites to your radar, and more! Enjoy!
Posted April 25, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
This rustic chic wedding photo shoot is great inspiration for the bride-to-be! This rousing photo session includes Ashley and Jordan, a stunning couple, at the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club in Douglasville, GA. Ideas for the photo shoot came from photographer Sarah Todd, owner of Simply Sarah Photography. Sarah tells us, “The ideas for this shoot came from my love of rustic-chic weddings. I love the contrast of a gorgeous gown out in the woods against the natural elements. I chose Foxhall as our venue because of it’s beautiful gentle rolling landscape and the pretty barn that created the perfect backdrop for our session. All in all I think the images captured really showcase exactly what it is that our Southern Brides can’t get enough of!” What do you think?
Posted March 14, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Eryn and Mike’s Pittsburgh outdoor engagement session was fun! Eryn and Mike found a match when they contacted Rachel and Rodger from Rodger Obley Photography to photograph their engagement session. They all hit the woods together and took some amazing photographs that show just how much Eryn and Mike go perfectly together. Find out what fun and happiness looks like after the jump…
Posted February 7, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
James and Emily’s parking structure engagement session was fantastic! The location for their creative engagement session was at a modern parking structure in downtown Fayetteville, AR. The structure served as a perfect landscape. James and Emily worked with photographer Chasnie Vinson from Vinson Images to capture some incredible photographs. Find out more details and see their unique engagement session after the jump…
Posted January 9, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments
Jenica and Josh are funky, fun, and adventurous! So you’re going to love their Asbury Park engagement session captured by Sherry from Sherry Sutton Photography. Let’s let Jenica and Josh fill us in on all of the day’s special details.
Jenica and Josh said, “We really wanted something fun and unique for our engagement shoot so we chose Asbury Park, NJ for our location. It was perfect! We wanted to pay tribute to our engagement on the Love Lock Bridge in Paris; we brought some fun “Parisian” props including a pink Eiffel Tower, French soda bottles, and pink macaroons. On the same trip to Paris, we came across a beautiful swan at Marie Antoinette’s chateau in Versailles. Asbury Park has these amazing swan pedal boats so we HAD to get photos there. Sherry gave us a key ring as an engagement present so we incorporated that into the shots. One of our favorite finds was a custom pinwheel with our wedding date on it. We had it custom made by Leah R Hood. We are thrilled with the way the photos came out!” See for yourself…
Posted September 8, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, loves! It’s Emma here, and this weekend we’re opting for something a little different. While planning your wedding (or working, writing, etc.), sometimes you may find yourself stuck. Uninspired. Burnt out. Overwhelmed. Stressed. Planning your wedding shouldn’t exemplify any of these qualities, but overplaying the wedding game can leave you feeling any of the above. As with all activities, you need to take a moment and give yourself time to refocus your energy. Today, we’re here to help with five surefire steps on how to get out of a slump. If you follow these five steps, you WILL get out of it – and maybe even feel more energized afterward. Read on to get the full list, bring back your joy, and get re-inspired, re-focused, and re-invigorated to plan the wedding of your dreams… starting today!
Posted August 14, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Good morning, loves! Today we’re sharing a super-easy DIY wedding banner decoration (say that three times fast) spotted via Almond Leaf Studios. Plucked from a remarkable Real Wedding, this DIY fits into three amazing categories: a) it is easy to do, b) it is cost effective, and c) it adds a visual impact to your wedding. You can craft this DIY wedding banner for your ceremony or wedding reception using just a few supplies from the store (or even your own craft closet). Read on for the full scoop…
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 August 1, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
If you’re planning a rustic bridal shower, dreaming of ideas for your rustic wedding, or crave country charm, you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing one of the most beautiful rustic bridal shower themes we have seen yet. Becky Hart, the savvy event designer behind Event Crush, styled this entire shower and brought bride-to-be Kyra’s dream to fruition. With charming inspiration and a killer team of wedding pros – like photographer Jamie Zanotti, floral designer Chase Flowers and Gifts, and the stunning Lamb Cottage venue – the shower was a complete success. Get ready to be inspired by a poppy palette of purple and orange, a photo display chock-full of doilies and clothespins, mason jar drinking glasses and striped straws, gorgeous tablescapes, burlap table coverings, and much, much more. This post will show you how to plan a rustic bridal shower from start to finish and we’re thrilled to share the full scoop from Becky herself. Take it away, Becky!
Posted July 30, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
When you see wedding ceremonies, what inspires you? Is it the emotional couple, the unique aisle decor that catches your eye, or maybe the venue itself? One of my favorite wedding day details is the ceremony backdrop and today we’re talking about the best, most inspiring ceremony backdrops we’ve seen yet. If you’re handy, many of these ceremony backdrops are DIY-able; or, as always, keep a sharp eye out for talented artisans who are ready to help you create the ideal backdrop for your particular ceremony. We’ve gathered up the best of the best from around the web and narrowed it down to seven of our favorite ceremony backdrops. Prepare to be inspired!
7 Most Inspiring Ceremony Backdrops
#1: Something Blue
Ah, something blue: a cooling, calming color to soothe your wedding day nerves. This particular backdrop is reminiscent of the ocean and is a welcome change of pace from the traditional neutral color palette. The birds are a whimsical addition.