Category: lavender

Sonoma Valley Styled Session: Romance + Lavender

This Sonoma Valley styled session encompassed romance in lavender fields. It was a beautiful day with lavender in bloom as Candy and Jon meet with Sandra from White Ivory Photography. Sandra tells us, “I wanted to showcase a session filled with lots of soft pastel layers, golden sun and the beauty of the venue.” This romantic styled photo session was photographed at Matanzas Creek Winery in Sonoma Valley, California. The winery offered fantastic scenery as Candy and Jon walked among lavender, relished sweet moments, soft touches, and exchanged loving gazes. Feel the vibe in 3..2..1…

White Ivory Photography - Sonoma Valley Styled Session

Sonoma Valley Styled Session

White Ivory Photography - Sonoma Valley Styled Session

White Ivory Photography - Sonoma Valley Styled Session

White Ivory Photography - Sonoma Valley Styled Session

White Ivory Photography - Sonoma Valley Styled Session

White Ivory Photography - Sonoma Valley Styled Session

White Ivory Photography - Sonoma Valley Styled Session

White Ivory Photography - Sonoma Valley Styled Session

White Ivory Photography - Sonoma Valley Styled Session

White Ivory Photography - Sonoma Valley Styled Session

White Ivory Photography - Sonoma Valley Styled Session

White Ivory Photography - Sonoma Valley Styled Session

White Ivory Photography - matanzas creek winery

White Ivory Photography - matanzas creek winery

White Ivory Photography - matanzas creek winery

White Ivory Photography - matanzas creek winery

White Ivory Photography - matanzas creek winery

White Ivory Photography - matanzas creek winery

White Ivory Photography - Matanzas Creek Winery

White Ivory Photography - Matanzas Creek Winery

White Ivory Photography - Matanzas Creek Winery

White Ivory Photography - Matanzas Creek Winery

White Ivory Photography

White Ivory Photography - Matanzas Creek Winery

White Ivory Photography - Matanzas Creek Winery

Vendors + More:

Venue: Matanzas Creek Winery
Dress: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Guess
Hair: Willow Ramsy from Studio Thirty-Six
Make-Up: Candy Iverson

If you liked this styled photo session, then you’ll definitely want to contact White Ivory Photography for all of your wedding photography needs. You can also see Sandra’s California wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of White Ivory Photography. All Rights Reserved.

50 Most Creative Bridal Shower Favors

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Hello, loves! We’ve talked about wedding favors, but have you thought about bridal shower favors yet? If you’re planning a bridal shower, you’ll want to pick out a favor to say thank you to guests. If you’re a Maid of Honor, Mom, Bridesmaid, or friend planning a bridal shower for a bride-to-be, you’ll want to bookmark this post for future reference! We’ve scoured the web to find fifty of the most creative bridal shower favors to inspire your memorable event. And, this isn’t just any old list: each hand-picked favor is one we know your guests will actually enjoy. If you’re spending money on favors, you might as well buy favors guests will enjoy, right? That’s what we think, too! Read on to see which bridal shower favors made the list (note: favors listed in random order; each favor is equally amazing). Also, keep in mind that many of these favors are applicable as wedding favors, too. Enjoy!

Bridal Shower Favors

1. Custom Lip Balm


by the favor stylist


by the favor stylist

2. Measuring Spoons


by kate aspen

3. Macron Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: macaron bridal shower favors (by le bonbon)

by le bonbon la

4. Wedding Dress Cookies


by the wedding cookie shoppe

5. Wildflower Seed Packets


by fairyland bazaar

6. Wrapped Soap Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: wrapped soap favors (by swamp angel soap)

by swamp angel soap

7. Candy Favor Bags

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: candy favor bags (by mavora art and design)

by mavora art and design

8. Soy Candles

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: soy candle favors (by lulu sugar)

by lulu sugar

9. Soap Favors in Muslin Bags

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: soap favors bridal shower muslin favor bags (by psj boutique)

by psj boutique

10. Sweet Tea Favor

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: sweet tea bridal shower favors (by the treasury paper and gift)

by the treasury paper and gift

11. Cupcake Mix in a Box

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: cupcake mix (by cupcake mix favors)

by cupcake mix favors

12. Swish Coffee Cup + Beans Favor

diy coffee cup favors

we made these! see the DIY here

13. Wedding Cake Flavored Rim Sugar

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: wedding cake flavored rim sugar (by dell cove spices)

by dell cove spices

14. Wine Glass Charm Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: bridal shower wine glass charm favors (by convertible girl shop)

by convertible girl shop

15. Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: organic dark chocolate covered almonds (by apropos roasters)

by apropos roasters

16. Heart Shaped Ring Dish Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: heart ring dish favors (by darrielle's clay art)

by darrielle’s clay art

17. Cocktail Drink Sugar Cube Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: cocktail drink sugar cube bridal shower favors (by dell cove spices)

by dell cove spices

18. Bridal Shower Cake Pops

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: bridal shower cake pops (by kylie's cake pops)

by kylie’s cake pops

19. Bride and Groom Pretzel Rod Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: bridal shower pretzel rod favors (by plaine old jane)

by plain olde jane

20. Lavender Sachet Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: little dress sachets (by lil oak tree)

by lil oak tree

21. Heart Magnet Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: heart magnet bridal shower favors (by handy happy hearts)

by handy happy hearts

22. Fabric Favor Wrap

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: favor sachets (by decor by wildflower)

by decor by wildflower

23. Plantable Seed Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: plantable seed favors (by recycled ideas)

by recycled ideas

24. Honey in a Jar Bridal Shower Favor

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: honey bridal shower favors (by holy honey)

by holy honey

25. Candy Stick Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: candy stick bridal shower favors (by hello sugar)

by hello, sugar

26. Caramel Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: here comes the bride caramel favors (by the caramel jar)

by the caramel jar

27. Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: chocolate covered espresso bean favors (by apropos roasters)

by apropos roasters

28. Candy Buttons

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: candy buttons favors (by andie's specialty sweets)

by andie’s specialty sweets

29. Whisk Bridal Shower Favor

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: whisk bridal shower favor

by kate aspen

30. Cotton Candy Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: cotton candy bridal shower favors

by sweetopia cotton candy

31. Love Bird Wine Bottle Stopper

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: love bird wine bottle stopper favor

by weddingstar

32. Succulent Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: succulent bridal shower favors

by jiimz

33. Daisy Seed Packets

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: daisy seed packets bridal shower (by white tulip boutique)

by white tulip boutique

34. S’mores in a Jar

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: smores in a jar (by tookies)

by tookies

35. Nail Polish Favor Tags

Just add these tags to a favorite polish… like this!

nail polish favors favor tags (by print smitten)

tags by print smitten

36. Margarita Salt Favor in a Tin

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: margarita salt favor (by dell cove spices)

by dell cove spices

37. Pocket Mirror Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: pocket mirror bridal shower favors (by gami works)

by gamiworks

38. Sugar Scrub Favor

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: sugar scrub bridal shower favor (by lulu sugar)

by lulu sugar

39. Flavored Lollipop Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: flavored lollipop favors (by this charming candy)

by this charming candy

40. Air Plant Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: sea urchin air plant favors (by air plant shop)

by air plant shop

41. Cinnamon Honey Favors

cinnamon honey favors

by honey tea thyme

42. Mini Planter Pots

Just add air plants or succulents!

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: mini planter pots (by redstone works)

by redwood stoneworks

43. Flavored Sugar Bottles

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: flavored sugar bottles (by trio3)

by trio3

44. Chocolate Marshmallows

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: chocolate marshmallows (by whimsy and spice)

by whimsy and spice

45. Hot Apple Cider Favor Bag

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: hot apple cider favor bag (by favor bag lady)

by favor bag lady

46. Chocolate Favor Bars

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: chocolate favor bars (by cocoa and honey)

by cocoa and honey

47. Cake Batter Body Butter

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: body butter (by bungalow bath and body)

by bungalow bath and body

48. Cinnamon Bun Flavored Cake in a Jar

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: cake in a jar (by tookies)

by tookies

49. Wish Bracelet

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: wish bracelet (by made by dina)

by made by dina

50. Gourmet Popcorn Seasoning

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: gourmet popcorn seasoning (by dell cove spices)

by dell cove spices

Happy Planning!


-E.

Tell us: which of these bridal shower favors is your favorite? Please share your comment below!

Vintage Inspired Tablescape: Lavender

Good morning, lovelies! I spotted this amazing tablescape and had to share it… immediately. This vintage inspired tablescape would be perfect for either a bridal shower or a wedding. I love the pop of lavender – both the color and the sprig placed on the plate – and the lace ties the vintage look together perfectly. The metal place ‘cards’ are my favorite touch, and since it would take plenty of bridehours to make 100+ metal place ‘cards’, I think this works best for the bride and groom’s seats. This entire vintage inspired tablescape is gorgeous and one of my favorites to date. Styled by The Stylish Soiree, captured by Love Life Studios and spotted via Style Me Pretty.

vintage inspired tablescape - lavender

photo by love life studios

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How to Get Glowing Skin Naturally

Let’s face it: planning your wedding or other special event in your life can be stressful. Stress can lead to breakouts, lack of sleep, and nutritional deficiencies that can leave you feeling (and looking) less than your best. Today we’re showing you how to say goodbye to dry and flaky skin and say hello to that ready-for-the-aisle radiance you crave. Read on to find out how to get glowing skin naturally with handmade, natural beauty products + find out how to make a DIY face mask using a few items you already have in your kitchen. Enjoy!

how to get glowing skin naturally

wild rose herbs

How to Get Glowing Skin Naturally



1. Prep.

Before your wedding, you’ll want to make sure your skin is glowing and in tip-top shape (though we already know you’ll be radiating with happiness already!) If skin products you’re using are working well, keep using them; don’t try any new beauty regimens right before the big day, as you never know how your skin will react. I (Emma here!) have heard great things about ingredients like tea tree oil and activated charcoal for easing acne-prone skin. This facial bar by Pink Parchment Soaps may be just what the beauty fairy ordered. It contains activated charcoal and tea tree oil which is all natural and good for acne. We also love it because it’s vegan friendly with no animal products, by-products, or animal testing. Love that!

how to get glowing skin naturally

pink parchment soaps

This next facial soap contains red clay, which is unscented and all natural. If you have combination, normal, or oily skin, this is the beauty bar for you. Shea butter has been added which is great for washing your face without over-drying (and your fiance will love to borrow it for shaving).

how to get glowing skin naturally

pink parchment soaps

Finally, this facial soap with oatmeal and tea tree oil provides a bit of exfoliation and kaolin clay (which is excellent at drawing out impurities). Kaolin is great for sensitive skin and works well while being gentle on sensitive skin.

how to get glowing skin naturally

pink parchment soaps

All facial bars above by the lovely people at Pink Parchment Soaps.

2. Exfoliate.

Even though you’re keeping up with regular cleansing, winter skin may get dull around the edges. Slough off those dead skin cells every so often by exfoliating. We spotted this beautiful product by The Bumble Bee Studio that can help cleanse, exfoliate, detoxify, and moisturize in one easy step. Talk about multi-tasking!

how to get glowing skin naturally

the bumble bee studio

Oh, did we mention it was infused with pure essential lavender & eucalyptus oils and ground lavender flowers? Sounds like a lovely combination!

Want the cake without the guilt? Natural Divas have you covered with this sugar scrub bound to slough off those dull layers with this scent called, “Let’s Eat Cake”. Let’s just say this jar comes jam-packed with delicious scents like buttercream frosting, coconut macaroons, vanilla white cake, orchid, musk, and almond. I guess this is one rare time where you can have your cake (but you can’t eat it, too).

how to get glowing skin naturally

natural divas

3. Moisturize.

After exfoliating, it is crucial to replenish any lost moisture in your skin. Be sure to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize – without a greasy, oily product. This product is extra moisturizing face lotion but has aloe vera as a base to give your skin a beautiful moisturized feel all day long. Non-greasy, absorbs quickly, and it’s vegan! What more could you want from your moisturizer? (P.S. It’s available in a non-scented formula, too!)

how to get glowing skin naturally

red leaf bath & body

This silky soft moisturizer, shown below, is made for face and hands to be extra protective in cold weather. I don’t know about you, but my hands and elbows sure take a toll from this winter weather and this moisturizer by Phoenix Botanicals sounds like a dream! This moisturizer features all organic ingredients and locally hand-picked beach-side wild rose petals.

how to get glowing skin naturally

phoenix botanicals

4. Use mineral makeup.

You’ve learned how to get glowing skin naturally… now, keep the glow going with all natural cosmetic products. We spotted a few pretty shades by the folks at Madison Street Beauty:

how to get glowing skin naturally

madison street beauty

how to get glowing skin naturally

madison street beauty


madison street beauty

5. Plenty of balm.

Don’t neglect your pretty pout! Get your lips ready for that first kiss as husband + wife with an all-natural lip balm to soothe and protect your pout. We found this lip balm by Phoenix Botanicals made with organic and local ingredients.

how to get glowing skin naturally

phoenix botanicals

how to get glowing skin naturally

phoenix botanicals

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And, while on the topic, I’m sure your fiancee wouldn’t mind a little pampering before the big day, too. He can learn how to get glowing skin with these more masculine products we found. Take a look at this first gift set by Wild Rose Herbs just in time for Valentine’s Day!

how to get glowing skin naturally

wild rose herbs

Give him the gift of glowing skin and a smooth shave with this shave kit by the folks at Dirty Deeds Soaps, which also makes a great Valentine’s Day gift:

how to get glowing skin naturally

dirty deeds soaps

Additional notes

Don’t forget: products can only help so much. Always get plenty of sleep, fruits, vegetables, and water. Hydration is key!

DIY Face Mask

how to get glowing skin naturally

liz marie blog

Want to try a DIY face mask at home? We spotted this Honey Nutmeg Face Mask DIY you can give a try. All it takes is honey + nutmeg (with cinnamon, optional). Read the full how-to here.

Happy Planning!


-E.

About the products: always test product before using on face. The Emmaline Bride team has not tested or purchased these products, nor can we give full disclosure on how they will work for you. They are, however, handmade which means love, natural ingredients, and two hands went into the creation of each product, which is more than you can say about factory-processed beauty items. Just sayin’.