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Giveaway: Win a Set of Chalkboard Chair Signs

Happy Wednesday, loves! It’s snowing outside EB headquarters today. Actually snowing. On April 22nd. Luckily it won’t stick around, but still. This past 70 degree weather weekend was a tease. Anyway… remember when we talked about how you can totally spruce up your space with chair signs? Well, today we’re helping you do it thanks to the lovelies of The Find Sac. They’re giving away one set of bride and groom chalkboard signs to a lucky reader! You can find out all the details below and get a peek at the design being offered. Oh, and be sure to share this with a friend. It’s good karma, I swear. Just click on the ‘Facebook’ or ‘Twitter’ buttons below the post.

Chalkboard Chair Signs

These signs have a chic chalkboard design and a botanical floral design.

Chalkboard Chair Signs | http://emmalinebride.com/2015-giveaway/chalkboard-chair-signs/

by the find sac

Giveaway: Chalkboard Chair Signs

o Enter between 4/22/15-4/28/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Chair signs by The Find Sac

About

These chalkboard chair signs are printed on heavy 110 lb. heavy card-stock. Each sign comes with a lux gold, pink or green ribbon. These beautiful chair signs are a terrific way to highlight the bride and groom’s seating in an elegant way. Matching table numbers available.

Here’s another view:

Chalkboard Chair Signs | http://emmalinebride.com/2015-giveaway/chalkboard-chair-signs/

by the find sac

o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included anywhere!
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year 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

xo
-E.

5 New Spring Flower Girl Dresses

Brides: are you planning a spring or summer wedding? Need attire for your flower girl that she’ll want to wear? We’ve found five dresses she’ll love! We recently popped in over at Beane and Company and we’re loving Jenna’s new collection! She handcrafts beautiful custom flower girl dresses and ring bearer suits we know you’ll love… and they’re perfect for spring and summer weddings. See our five hand-picked favorites and find out more after the jump!

Spring Flower Girl Dresses

1. Green Patterned Print

This one (named Quinn) is one of my favorites. The green design is so poppy and the bow detail is adorable.

green dot dress - spring flower girl dresses #wedding

2. Linen Flower Girl Dress

This style has a collar that reminds me of petals — perfect for spring! The hair crown is a nice touch, too.

linen dress with collar detail - spring flower girl dresses #wedding

3. Ivory Dress

This ivory dress goes with any theme! I love the long length and the short sleeves.

ivory dress (love the hair crown, too!) - spring flower girl dresses #wedding

4. Mint Flower Girl Dress

Mad for mint? She’ll love this style, especially with the unique touches like a scalloped collar and rhinestone buttons.

mint - spring flower girl dresses #wedding

5. Yellow Plaid Flower Girl Dress

I love this yellow plaid print! Pair it with the coordinating ring bearer suit, also available!

yellow plaid - spring flower girl dresses #wedding

Want to see more? Visit Beane and Company to see the full collection! You can see their shop here. You’ll also find more for your flower girl and ring bearer in The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride, where Beane and Company is a Featured Artist. Check it out!

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

Which of these spring flower girl dresses is your favorite?

17 (Chic!) Chevron Wedding Details

Love chevron but you’re a pattern-commitment-phobe? No problem! Chevron is one of our favorite wedding theme ideas with its quirky zigzag pattern and versatility. The key, though, to a perfectly chevron-ed wedding is to use it sparingly throughout your decor. (Too much of a pattern can overwhelm your space.) You’ll also want to stick to one color palette for a cohesive look. Since we love handmade weddings, we’ve rounded up seventeen handmade chevron wedding details we know you’ll love. We’re also including a few wish-list worthy jewelry pieces for bridesmaids (or your own holiday wish list). Enjoy!

Chevron Wedding Details

16 Chic Chevron Wedding Details - ring pillow
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1 – chevron wedding ring pillow | photo: sarina love photography
2 – chevron wedding dress sash | all for love, l.o.v.e.
3 – chevron cosmetic bag | allisa jacobs
4 – napkin with chevron wedding tag | photo: theo milo photography
5 – chevron wedding invitation | lasso’d moon designs
6 – multicolored chevron necklaces | katratzi
7 – chevron wedding locket | gigi’s petals
8 – chevron necklace with something blue | little things by tcy
9 – chevron dress sash in black | all for love, l.o.v.e.
10 – chevron place cards | almost sunday
11 – chevron wedding favor bags | abbey and izzie designs
12 – favor tags | print smitten
13 – chevron wedding guest book | crafty pie press
14 – chevron table runner | photo: madeline james photography via apple brides
15 – chevron wedding escort cards | genesa richards via storyboard wedding
16 – chevron wedding band | one garnet girl
17 – chevron wedding cake | photo: christa elyce

There’s more coming up next! Stay tuned!

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

What do you think of these chevron wedding details? What’s your favorite?

7 Vintage Wedding Cake Stands (Fit for a Queen)

Good Morning, loves! Today, we’re diving into the whimsical collection of vintage wedding cake stands by our friend Lisa Marie of High Tea for Alice. Lisa Marie creates some of the most incredible vintage wedding cake stands ever – and, she’s a total sweetheart. It’s no surprise, then, that her cake stands fly off the shelves – figuratively speaking, of course, as this china is quite delicate – and brides become regular clients even after the big day. If you’re planning a vintage wedding and want to add the perfect touch, consider one of these vintage wedding cake stands for your big day. Use as a dessert-topped centerpiece for each table, display two or three on your cake table as a cupcake holder, or use as a display piece. After the wedding, gift remaining stands to loved ones as a keepsake or display in your home: it even makes an elegant jewelry stand. Read on to see some of our favorite vintage wedding cake stands we know you’ll love…

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vintage wedding cake stands
vintage wedding cake stands
vintage wedding cake stands
vintage wedding cake stands
vintage wedding cake stands

Want a custom order? Lisa Marie can create an alternative option, like this two-tiered cake stand made from a favorite china pattern. Our favorite? Lenox’s chirp plates-turned-cake stand.

vintage wedding cake stands

What a beautiful collection! Visit High Tea for Alice + go shopping here.

High Tea for Alice is a Featured Artisan in The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride.

Happy Planning!


-E.

P.S. There’s an incredible giveaway happening right now (valued at $350!). Did you enter for a chance to win?

P.S.S. The limited edition ‘Emmaline’ necklace is almost out of stock! Hurry and order yours now!

Chevron Wedding Clutches

The popular chevron print of the past has made a crazy comeback in home interior, fashion, and has made quite an impression on the wedding scene. We’ve seen chevron wedding finds popping up everywhere from table runners to wedding invitations – even chevron cake stands! – with good reason: this zig zag pattern can tie into nearly any decor and color palette. If you are planning a chevron themed wedding, consider adding an unexpected accessory for your bridesmaids like these stylish chevron wedding clutches by BagEnvy Handbags. These clutch purses feature chevron print in a few color combinations from which to choose… with larger bags available in the shop (even chevron diaper bags for those with a little one on the way!). We love the interior lining and customization to suit your favorite wedding palette. Read on for more…

chevron wedding clutches

bagenvy handbags

Chevron Wedding Clutches

These pretty chevron clutches measure 8.5 x 5 in size and feature a snap closure. This is one clutch purse your bridesmaids will love to carry down the aisle and continue to carry on date nights, girls night on the town, and everyday errands, too.

chevron wedding clutches

bagenvy handbags

chevron wedding clutches

bagenvy handbags

chevron wedding clutches

bagenvy handbags

chevron wedding clutches

bagenvy handbags

chevron wedding clutches

bagenvy handbags

chevron wedding clutches

bagenvy handbags

chevron clutches

bagenvy handbags

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bagenvy handbags

To view more pretty bags (in chevron prints and tons of other patterns, too!) visit BagEnvy Handbags, featured artisan in The Marketplace.

More coming up soon! Stay tuned!

Happy Planning!


-E.

P.S. This week, you can enter for a chance to win a custom wedding hanger just in time for your big day! Click here for your chance to win.

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How to Wear a Scarf: Inspiration + Scarf-Savvy Ideas

We featured a Real Wedding where the bride wore a light pink silk scarf with her wedding gown, and we remember it like the post was yesterday. The bride, Debbie, wanted a simple, sweet, and elegant wedding day look, so her light pink scarf was the perfect thing to tie into her personal style. If you’re looking for an accessory to tie into your bridal ensemble, perhaps a silk scarf is just what you need for a fun pop of color! And, if you’re not sure where to begin, you’ve come to the right place. I love scarves and wear them as often as possible. But before I became scarf-savvy, I had that feeling where I would see pretty scarves at the store and feel like I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off… you know?

That’s why today we are helping to nudge you a little into the right scarf-savvy direction with a few tips + tricks on how to wear a scarf. Wearing a scarf around your neck isn’t the only way to work it; you can wear it around your neck, as a headband, as a wrap, as a cuff bracelet, styled into your braided hairstyle, and more. You can even decorate your reception or ceremony site with scarves… your love nest, too! Read on for plenty of scarf-filled goodness compiled just for you after the jump!

How to Wear a Scarf with your Gown

The most popular way to wear a scarf is worn around one’s neck. If you’re braving a cold wintry wedding, consider a silk scarf for a pop of color or a pretty pattern in lieu of a heavy wrap. It won’t keep you as warm as wool, but it may just be the lightweight accessory piece for which you’ve been looking. Besides, if you get a chill I’m sure your groom will be happy to lend you his suit coat, right? ;)

Here is one example how to wear a scarf with your gown. This is Debbie, the bride we mentioned early in this post:

how to wear a scarf

bride, Debbie, via our Real Wedding post | photo credit: lovebirds artistic wedding photography

how to wear a scarf

source: live fashionable

Here’s another great example of a bride wearing a scarf, this time in a bright sunny yellow. We love!

how to wear a scarf

source: via elizabeth anne designs | photo credit: kate triano

Pretty! The website Who What Wear features a fun interactive guide that shows you how to wear a scarf five different ways with step-by-step how-to and assigned name styles like, “The Prep”, “The City”, and “The Boho”, which is show below:

how to wear a scarf

photo credit: who what wear

How to Wear a Scarf in your Hair

Wearing a scarf in your hair can seem a bit tricky at first, but with a few fun tutorials you’ll see how easy it really can be. This first image is via A Beautiful Mess and we love how she styled it in her hair. The editor, Elsie, shows a full tutorial here with a mod turban-like style.

how to wear a scarf

photo credit: a beautiful mess

If you’re wearing your hair up (or your bridesmaids are), we think this would look ultra cute as a hair accessory?

how to wear a scarf

source: hello its valentine

One of our favorite hair + beauty blogs Keiko Lynn shows how to wear a scarf in your hair with a step-by-step tutorial:

how to wear a scarf

source: keiko lynn

how to wear a scarf
source: keiko lynn

Check out how to wear a scarf twelve different ways via Scarves.net:

how to wear a scarf

source: scarves.net

Gift a scarf to a bridesmaid! She can wear it in a variety of ways, like as a bracelet tie, headband, clutch accessory… check out these five via Kate Spade:

how to wear a scarf

photo source: kate spade

For an Engagement Session Photo Shoot

Check out this adorable outfit idea we spotted via Sweet Laundry which shows how a pretty scarf can tie together an entire look. Try it for your engagement shoot!

how to wear a scarf

source: sweet laundry

DIY a Scarf for Bridesmaids

We love this braided scarf you can DIY for a pretty bridesmaid gift!


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If you fancy a crochet scarf and have a knack for knitting, gift bridesmaids with colorful crochet scarves like these…


source: via pinterest via le magnifique | photo credit: diana lupu photography

Plus, it’s perfect for keeping bridesmaids warm during winter weddings!

How to Decorate with Scarves

If you want to decorate with a scarf, here is a fun DIY idea we spotted via the Free People blog which shows how to paint your scarves and display as decoration. I love this idea and cannot wait to give it a try at home.


source: free people

You can also decorate your reception site with scarves on clothespins (perfect for an airy, outdoor wedding):

how to wear a scarf

source: haute design via campaign decoration

Buy vintage patterned scarves like these…

how to wear a scarf

source: dvorahivy

… or pretty handmade + hand-painted scarves like these by Leah Goren…

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how to wear a scarf
how to wear a scarf

three scarves above are handmade by leah reena goren

… and wear ’em in your hair, wear around your neck, tie as a wrist corsage, an embellishment to your clutch purse, or, use it as decor! For instance, if you gift a scarf to a bridesmaid, she can frame it up and hang in her apartment or home as decor, a la these finds below:


left: country living | right: via originally by house and home

All Wrapped Up

Consider wrapping up jewelry boxes in pretty patterned scarves for your bridesmaids – or for gift-giving this holiday season. Wrapping up gifts in scarves, tea towels, handkerchiefs, or other fabric favorites gives two gifts in one and is so much more fun to wrap than paper and tape.


source: via merriment events | by chewing the cud via oh joy!

Ah, so much sweet scarf-loving goodness I’m tempted to go out and buy some silk scarves, brushes, paint, and dye to decorate a few of my own. Remember, if you buy a pretty one for yourself, gift a few for your bridesmaids, too. It’s a great gift she’ll love to wear on the wedding day and beyond.

More coming up later today! Stay tuned!


-E.

A few product items above linked to Amazon, an affiliate. However, feel free to shop wherever you prefer of course!

Pink Peony Ring Pillow

pink peony ring pillow by unabashed bliss

Another gorgeous pink peony for your wedding: a ring pillow! This ring pillow is from the new Spring Collection by Unabashed Bliss. We adore the unique pink pattern print on the pillow and the ruffled ribbon handle for easy carrying.

pink peony ring pillow by unabashed bliss

pink peony ring pillow with handle

Check out more from the new collection by Unabashed Bliss, featured artisan in our marketplace!

Adorable E-Session coming right up!

-THE EB TEAM

Wedding Programs to Envy!

Your ceremony program is a wonderful way to introduce your guests to your wedding and helps organize the flow of the ceremony.

The summer wedding season offers a multitude of program options like bright bold colors, floral designs, and whimsical patterns. We especially love the use of bright floral patterns (think poppies, peonies, and cherry blossoms).

There are also some new twists on the traditional ceremony program – we’ve seen cootie catchers (keep your guests entertained while they wait for the ceremony to begin),  fans (perfect for those heat waves), silhouettes (cute + custom), and more!  Check out our hand-picked favorites – below – for programs to envy!

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And, our personal favorite, which helps keep the little ones busy: wedding-themed coloring books!

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Which one is your favorite?

Fun Wedding Day Banners!

A charming + festive addition to a wedding or bridal shower is a decorative banner or bunting! You can DIY using pretty patterned paper or fabric,  or order a custom banner made just for you.

We hand-selected our favorite banners below, in a variety of colors, patterns, styles, and sizes.  Which one do you love?

{ knotted nest }
we love this romantic banner using pages from "Jane Austen"
{ bookity }
{ earmark }
{ iris made this }
{ cottage in the sun }
{ bpoetic }
{ bliss in a teacup }
{ cottage in the sun }
{ sew english }
{ the banner sisters }
{ spilling beans }
{ aymujer }
{ ie creations }

And, we couldn’t help but include these adorable, decorative cupcake toppers:

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