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Win a Pair of Sparkly Pearl Earrings

Happy Monday! We’re kicking off this lovely, September-filled book-launch-week the best way we know how: with a giveaway, of course! We’ve teamed up with jewelry-making maven, Maddy of Marolsha to offer a pair of sparkly pearl earrings to one lucky reader. Check out these stunners below + toss your name in the hat for a chance to win!

Sparkly Pearl Earrings: Giveaway



Enter for a chance to win a pair of sparkly pearl earrings!

o Enter between 9/8/14-9/14/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Sparkly Pearl Earrings in blush and champagne by Marolsha (shown in image below)


o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 9/15; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to use prize
o Prize value: $26.50; no cash value
o Winner pays shipping
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!


Top 10 Lace Bridal Accessories

Hello, hello! Are you a lace-loving bride? Do you like the classic look of lace, but you’re unsure how to pull the look together with the perfect accessories? You’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing the top ten lace bridal accessories we’ve spotted on the interwebs with everything like a chic lacy bolero, a wedding dress (with oh-so-lovely lace sleeves), a pair of gorgeous lace-embellished heels, and more. Plus, we’re giving away one of these accessories in a special wedding giveaway! Enough talking about it, let’s get to it already!

Top 10 Lace Bridal Accessories

We’ve hand-selected the following lace bridal accessories (all handmade!) to show you how to pull together a perfect bridal ensemble. You don’t have to use all of these pieces (less is more) but we encourage you to pick pieces that really inspire you. Which of these is your favorite?

top ten lace bridal accesssories
lace bridal accessorieslace handkerchieflace necklace garterlace wedding dress sleeveslace bridal earrings filigree

where to find //

1 – lace bridal shoes | becca and louise
2 – lace bridal bolero | anna d’souza
3 – champagne lace bridal clutch | emma gordon london
4, 5 – lace bridal gloves + hair wrap | stella’s design
6 – lace bridal handkerchief | aristocrafts
7 – lace bridal pendant necklace | skrynka
8 – lace garter | the blooming fig tree
9 – lace bridal gown | grace loves lace
10 – lace filigree earrings | marolsha

Lace Bridal Hanky Giveaway!

Now that you’ve seen some of our favorite lace bridal accessories, it’s time to win one of your very own! We’ve teamed up with Aristocrafts to offer a beautiful lace bridal handkerchief to one lucky reader! This handkerchief is vintage-inspired and is made with soft ivory lace and ivory satin fabric. The border lace trim is hand-embellished with authentic Swarovski crystals; one corner of the handkerchief features a delicate ivory organza bow and sparkling rhinestone embellishment. Measures 9 inch square. Wrap the handkerchief around your bouquet as a wrap or place in your clutch for tears of joy. Enter between 1/30-2/5/14 (11:59pm EST). Prize value: $49. No cash value. Free shipping to U.S. and Canada only. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Winner announced on 2/6/14 on this blog post and contacted via email. Be sure to check your inbox (and spam) and respond to winning email within 72 hours — or a new winner will be selected. Use entry form below to enter. Good luck!


lace handkerchief giveaway

Entry Form

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Now it’s your turn: what’s your favorite lace bridal accessories above? Tell us about it with a comment below!

Happy Planning!


What’s Hot in The Marketplace – 9.12.13

Hello, loves! It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for the next edition of What’s Hot in The Marketplace! If you haven’t visited The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride, you’re missing out. There’s hundreds of gorgeous handmade wedding items by our Featured Artisans, with new items added every single day. Here’s what’s hot this week…

1. Painted Mason Jar Vase

What's Hot in The Marketplace - 9.12.13 - painted mason jar vase by beach blues, photo by melania marta

beach blues (photo: melania marta)

2. Clutches with Ombre Flowers

What's Hot in The Marketplace - 9.12.13 - clutch purse with flowers by allisa jacobs

allisa jacobs

3. Brooch Bouquet

What's Hot in The Marketplace - 9.12.13 - brooch bouquet by pearl & co.

pearl & co.

4. Vintage Inspired Hair Comb
What's Hot in The Marketplace - 9.12.13 - hair comb by marolsha


5. Favor Bags with Oar + Arrow

What's Hot in The Marketplace - 9.12.13 - favor bags by mavora


6. Best Man Collar Stays

What's Hot in The Marketplace - 9.12.13 - collar stays by block and hammer

block and hammer

7. Monogram Cuff Links

What's Hot in The Marketplace - 9.12.13 - monogram cuff links by spiffing jewelry

spiffing jewelry

Happy Planning!


Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z

Brides: are you looking for the best bridesmaid gifts? We’ve found ’em! If you’re tired of seeing the same old bridesmaid gifts, this is the post for you. We’ve rounded up twenty-six of the best bridesmaid gift ideas from A to Z, one for every lovely letter in the alphabet. Bookmark, pin, and share this post — it’s the ultimate gift-giving guide. Read on to see which items made the list! (P.S. Oh, and you’ll probably end up buying a few for yourself. So, consider yourself warned!) Enjoy!

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - embroidery necklaces by The Merriweather Council

by the merriweather council

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z

Aqua earrings

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - aqua earrings (by rustic gem)

by rustic gem

Bow scarf

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - bow scarf by three bird nest

by three bird nest

Cuff bracelet

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - cuff bracelet by andrea bonelli

by andrea bonelli

Druzy Necklace

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - druzy necklace by ohkuol

by oh kuol

Embroidered necklace

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - embroidered necklace by merriweather council

by the merriweather council

Flower hair pins

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - floral hair pins by marolsha

by marolsha

Garment bag

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - black garment bag by arenlaceBest Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - black garment bag by arenlace

by arenlace

Herkimer Diamond Ring

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - herkimer diamond ring by anatomi

by anatomi

Infinity scarf

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - infinity scarf by maelu designs

by maelu designs

Jewelry Roll

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - jewelry roll by crafty stitches

by crafty stitches

Keychain with State

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - keychain with state by spiffing jewelry

by spiffing jewelry

Linen clutch purse

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - linen clutch purse by hello violeta

by hello violeta

Monogram necklace

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - monogrammed necklace by personalized necklaces

by personalized necklaces

Nail kit

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - nail kit by pueen

by pueen

Ombre leg warmers

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - ombre leg warmers by three bird nest

by three bird nest

Phone cover

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - iphone cover by shorely chic

by shorely chic

Quote bracelet

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - quote cuff bracelet by zenned out

by zenned out

Ring dish

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - ring dish by elycia camille

by elycia camille


Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - soaps by jensan home and body

by jensan home and body

Tag for Luggage

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - tag for luggage in chevron by village vinyl

by village vinyl

Useful gift card to her favorite store (in a cute wallet)

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - useful gift card to her favorite store (+ cute wallet) by nancy ellen studios

by nancy ellen studios

Violet perfume

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - violet perfume by long winter soap co.

by long winter soap co.

Wristlet clutch purse

Best Bridesmaid Gift Ideas from A-Z (via - wristlet clutch purse by eclu

by eclu

eXtra long necklace

Best Bridesmaid Gift Ideas from A-Z (via - eXtra long necklace by georgie designs

by georgie designs

Yoga bag

Best Bridesmaid Gift Ideas from A-Z (via - yoga bag by good marvin

by good marvin

Zodiac necklace

Best Bridesmaid Gifts from A-Z (via - zodiac necklace by zelma rose

by zelma rose

Happy Planning!


How to Wear a Hair Comb

One of my favorite wedding day hair accessories is the hair comb. A hair comb is a subtle, simple, and elegant way to dress up your ‘do, whether worn up or down. If you’re wondering how to wear a hair comb, which hairstyle works best with hair combs, or how to keep it secure, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll uncover hair comb secrets, show you eight hair comb hairstyles to inspire your look, and we’ll share some vintage-inspired hair combs. And, once you know how to wear one, you’ll want to try it out… right? We’re also giving away a FREE hair comb to one lucky reader by the always-inspiring Marolsha. Let’s get started…

How to Wear a Hair Comb (hair accessory by Tessa Kim, photo by Candice Benjamin)

hair accessory by tessa kim, photo by candice benjamin

A hair comb typically has metal prongs to secure into one’s hairstyle. A hair comb can be used to attach to a larger hair accessory (as seen above) or as a stand-alone hair accessory. Hair combs are often vintage-inspired and feature elements such as rhinestones, pearls, crystals, feathers, or floral embellishments.

How to Wear a Hair Comb - pink hair comb by Marolsha

by marolsha

How to Wear a Hair Comb

Updo’s or thick hair

If you have a strong base such as an updo, bun, chignon, french twist, or thick hair to begin with, the prongs of your hair comb should ‘lock’ into place easily.

Hair down hairstyles

Prefer loose curls? Wearing your hair down? Have fine or thin hair? Wearing a braid? You can still wear a hair comb: just add a few accessories to keep it in place. Gather a section of your hair in one of these elastics and push the hair comb prongs into the ‘ponytail’ above the elastic. Or, use bobby pins or snap clips to keep the comb in place. (Make sure any clips or pins are the color of your hair and well-hidden.) If using bobby pins, place them in an ‘X’ shape for extra security. And, make sure your hair comb isn’t too heavy. Always consult your hairstylist to see if he or she can accommodate your hairstyle with your selected hair comb. Always do a run-through first to make sure you love the hairstyle before the big day.

Hair Comb Hairstyles

To inspire your perfect hair comb infused look, consider one of these gorgeous hairstyles.

How to Wear a Haircomb - Hair Comb Hairstyles


1 | by gertie baxter
2, 5 & 6 | by
tessa kim; photos by candice benjamin
3 | via anne barge from the knot
4 | hair comb by jennifer behr via pinterest
7 | by sibo designs
8 | comb by erica koesler via the knot

Vintage-Inspired Hair Combs

How to Wear a Hair Comb - vintage-inspired hair combs by Marolsha

by marolsha

Win a Hair Comb

Now that you have an idea of how to wear a hair comb (+ hair comb hairstyles), enter for a chance to win one! You could win the gorgeous antiqued rose hair comb (shown in the image below) by Marolsha. Enter between 7.24 and 7.30.13 (11:59pm EST) for your chance to win. Use entry form below.

How to Wear a Hair Comb - antiqued rose hair comb by Marolsha

Entry Form

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Happy Planning!


Now it’s your turn: what type of hair accessory will you wear?

What’s Hot This Weekend – August 4th

Hello, loves! Welcome to The Weekend Edition of Emmaline Bride. We hope you love gorgeous handmade wedding accessories because this week’s edition is chock-full of ’em! If you haven’t seen The Marketplace lately, now is a great time to reacquaint yourself. We feature the best handmade wedding items (over 10,000 and counting!) and this week we’re sharing some newly added finds that have stolen our little handmade hearts. Since your wedding planning doesn’t stop because it’s the weekend, neither do we! Today, we’re sharing some of our recently-added favorites from The Marketplace this week including the prettiest mint earrings, a brilliant blue chevron clutch bag, a pair of comfy (+ stylish!) shoes for the bride, a dress your flower girl will actually wear again (many times), a little sparkle for your hair, a ‘something blue’ necklace, and more! Ready to be inspired? Let’s begin!

Up first… how obsessed are you with the color ‘mint’? If the answer is very (like us), you’ll appreciate this handmade wedding find from the studio of Marolsha. Love, love, love.

mint green handmade wedding earrings

Handmade Wedding Round-Up – August 4th

Love chevron? This beautiful blue clutch features that beautiful zigzag pattern you know and love and makes a great bridesmaid gift. Also, “something blue” for the bride! By Bag Envy.

chevron clutch purse

Beautiful Bridal Flats

Whether you want comfort and style down the aisle (or as dancing shoes for the reception), these bridal flats by Good Little Things are it. We LOVE these sweet little slippers. Plus, they can be re-worn on your honeymoon, around the house, or out and about even after the wedding day.

bridal flats slippers

Oh, and those adorable shoe clips? They’re totally customizable. Love!

handmade wedding bridal flats

Convertible Dress – for the Flower Girl

Flower girls’ moms can FINALLY rejoice: now there’s a convertible flower girl dress that your little one can wear MORE than once! Plus, it’s handmade! Check out the full scoop at Muse Bridal Boutique.

convertible flower girl dress

Sparkle for Your Hair

A little added sparkle is always a welcome accessory on the wedding day. Consider this pair of sparkle hair pins spotted at Figment and Rather… just the right amount of sparkle!

handmade wedding hair pins

Wedding-Worthy Headband

Want to skip the bridal veil? This headband by Little White Dresser is aisle ready.

handmade wedding headband

Blue Necklace for the Bride

Oh, Dancing Mooney, there you go again! This time we’re obsessed with this sky blue and citrine vintage jewel necklace. We all want one. Why we love it: the bride can wear it as her “something blue”, but it’s versatile enough to wear even AFTER the wedding day… like date night! (Need date night tips?)

something blue necklace

Stunning Statement Bracelet

Last, but certainly not least, is a stunning one-of-a-kind statement bracelet by the lovely shop of The Chica Boutique. This one will turn heads!

handmade wedding statement bracelet

Love what you see here? Check out The Marketplace for even more handmade wedding items! Plus, read The Daily Find and see what you’ll discover in our NEW Random Loveliness Generator. It’s fun!

Happy Planning (+ have a great weekend!) We’ll see you back here bright and early Monday morning as we launch another exciting week of handmade wedding loveliness.


P.S. Don’t forget to enter this week’s giveaway!

Win a FREE Pair of Earrings!

Update: July 23, 2012

The winner is… Ashley B., lucky #89! Congrats! Please check your inbox for details on claiming your prize. Thanks to all who entered and to Marolsha for sponsoring this giveaway.

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It’s Monday… time for another exciting handmade wedding giveaway at Emmaline Bride! This week, we’ve teamed up with the lovely Marolsha to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a free pair of earrings. If you’re looking for something blue in a soft, subtle shade, these dusty blue and cream vintage inspired earrings are perfect. They’d also make a great gift for your maid of honor or bridesmaid. Read on for details on how you can enter for a chance to win a FREE pair of earrings for yourself or a friend!

vintage inspired ivory pearl flower earrings

Win a Free Pair of Earrings!

This pair of earrings – “Spring First Love” – features a vintage inspired soft blue grey pansy flower with ivory ruffles. Ivory Swarovski pearls accent the piece beautifully.

vintage inspired ivory pearl flower pansy earrings

How to Enter

This week, enter for a chance to win a free pair of earrings by Marolsha! Simply visit Marolsha between July 16 – July 22, 2012 (11:59pm EST) and view her entire collection of jewelry. Pick a favorite and return here to Emmaline Bride and leave a comment below sharing your favorite item from her collection. Each day, you may enter up to four times daily using one of each method below per day:

o comment on which item is your favorite
o share the giveaway on Facebook*
o share the giveaway on Twitter*
o pin the giveaway on Pinterest*

You may also obtain one additional entry if you “Like” Marolsha on Facebook*

* if you use any of these methods, please leave a comment below separately to let us know. thanks!


You must be 18 years or older to enter. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Winner will be randomly selected using and announced on our blog July 23rd, 2012. Winner will also be notified by email. Shipping will be paid by sponsor and is open to global entrants. No cash value.

Good luck! ♥


Marolsha is a Featured Artisan at Emmaline Bride. Check out her shop here.

P.S. The winner of last week’s giveaway is… Katelyn! Congrats! :) (See more here.)

10 Bridesmaid Earrings (That Won’t Break the Bank)

If you’re looking for a gift your girls will wear again, suits her individual style, and is handmade just for her, consider bridesmaid earrings. To help you tackle your gift list, we’ve rounded up ten hand-picked bridesmaid earrings from Marolsha featuring vintage-inspired baubles, blooms, and bursts of color. After the fact, we realized that each of these bridesmaid earrings cost $25 or less! Which pair is your favorite?

handmade earrings - wedding

by marolsha

Bridesmaid Earrings

handmade earrings - wedding

by marolsha

marolsha handmade earrings

by marolsha

handmade earrings - wedding

by marolsha

handmade bridesmaid earring

by marolsha

handmade bridesmaid earring

by marolsha

handmade bridesmaid earring

by marolsha

bridesmaid earrings

by marolsha

bridesmaid earrings

by marolsha

bridesmaid earrings

by marolsha

Don’t stop there- check out Marolsha to see the entire shop, brimming with handmade loveliness!

Happy Planning!


P.S. Did you enter this week’s giveaway yet?

P.S.S. See what we’re pinning on our Pinterest boards!

Air Mail Wedding: 18 Handmade Ideas Sent with Love

Email allows anyone to connect instantly, but nothing can compare to the sweet sentiment of a handwritten note or heartfelt letter from a loved one. That’s why we love air mail wedding ideas from invitations to save the dates, favors, stationery, and everything in-between. There is something sweetly simple about a handwritten note or tag, particularly around the holidays. Today, we’re sharing 18 air mail wedding ideas you will love, beginning with an invitation by Jack and Jill Wedding which ties in the air mail idea beautifully, with a postcard reply for guests to send back with love. Enjoy!

air mail wedding invitation by Jack & Jill Wedding with tear-off postcard (brilliant!)

air mail stamp for your wedding correspondence by Extase

air mail bracelet by Mysc

air mail wedding invitation styled as a boarding pass by Serendipity Beyond Design

air mail clothespins by Another Donkey Design

air mail wedding stickers for envelopes by K is for Calligraphy

vintage-inspired air mail wedding invitation suite by Serendipity Beyond Design

beautiful handmade necklace with envelope and airplane charms by Marolsha

handmade air mail journal for keeping your wedding planning notes at hand by Chinese Calligraphy Art & Design

decorate bridesmaid tote bags with vintage air mail buttons by Retro Nana

handmade air mail stationery set by Cutie Pie Company

air mail wedding favors by Courtney Talbot

air mail styled headband by Modern Crush

air mail necklace with The Eiffel Tower, a postcard and envelope charm by According To She

air mail wedding favor notebooks (set of 8) by Mini Haus

love letter invitation suite by Two For Joy Paper Studio

air mail wedding invitation suite with map by Serendipity Beyond Design

And… we can’t forget about this beautiful DIY we featured awhile back by Lauren Elise Crafted:

Air Mail DIY exclusively designed for Emmaline Bride by the lovely Lauren Elise Crafted

Click here for the full DIY scoop to craft your own DIY save the dates!

Which one is your favorite?


P.S. Don’t forget to enter this week’s giveaway!

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