Posted March 5, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hi, loves! Have you seen / fallen in love with the spring clutch purses at Eclu yet? I know I have. I swear, every time I pop into the shop I find something new to love, whether it’s the clutches, the sashes, or the gorgeous hair blooms. Today, though, let’s just spend a few moments taking in the loveliness of the clutches, shall we?
Posted February 24, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hi, loves! Happy Monday! We’re so excited to kick off a brand new week of inspiration with you. So… do you have a cake topper yet? Are you looking for one? Want a topper but you’re tired of seeing the same old toppers used over and over again? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve found three totally inspiring pieces from Susabella‘s ceramic cake toppers collection we know you’ll love. What we love most about these ceramic cake toppers is the unique handmade quality: they’re handcrafted, fired in a kiln, painted with food safe glaze, and kiln fired again. That’s dedication! Plus, they’re total works of art, which means you’ll have heirloom-quality pieces for your home after the big day. Get ready to pick your perfect topper in 3…2…1…
Ceramic Cake Toppers
This round topper features your unique monogram on the front.
Posted February 14, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 34 Comments
Happy Valentine’s Day, loves! When we spotted this sweet initial necklace with heart charm over at Ava Hope Designs, it was love at first sight. This lightweight, perfect-for-everyday-wear necklace features you and your special someone’s initials, separated by a heart (or ampersand) on a 14k gold chain. This necklace can be worn alone or as a layered piece. I think it makes a fantastic gift for the bride-to-be to wear before and after her wedding day. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve teamed up with the lovely Terri of Ava Hope Designs to offer an initial necklace to one lucky reader. Read on to find out more + enter for your chance to win!
Posted February 13, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
One of the most popular bridesmaid gift ideas is a clutch purse. It can hold her essentials on the wedding day — and beyond. Not all clutch purses are created the same, though, and today we’re sharing a unique twist on the traditional purse. We’ve been loving the collection of personalized bridesmaid clutches at Mama Bleu Designs, which we consider to be little works of art. Each bag is lovingly handmade + embroidered with her name (or monogram) on the front, along with your choice of poppy patterned fabric or colors. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite personalized bridesmaid clutches from the collection including a new black and white style. Read on to see the clutches up close… and tell us: which one is your favorite?
Posted February 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 27 Comments
Happy Monday! We’re kicking off a brand new week of wedding inspiration the best way we know how… with a giveaway! We’ve teamed up with the lovely Susan of Susabella to offer a beautiful personalized bouquet charm to one lucky reader. This bouquet charm is the finishing touch to any bouquet whether it is handmade (like this) or a fresh floral bouquet. This bouquet charm can be used as an ornament after the wedding, too! Read on to find out more…
This bouquet charm is the perfect addition to your wedding bouquet. It is of heirloom quality and is personalized with your initials and wedding date. The bouquet charm measures 1.25 inches (approximate) and is handcrafted, kiln fired, glazed, and kiln fired again. Metallic silver or gold color can be added to the rim of the bouquet charm, if you wish. Each charm comes gift boxed and has an optional white silky cord, white ribbon, or blue satin ribbon (perfect as your ‘something blue‘). An ampersand (&) can be used in place of the heart between the letters.
Posted January 29, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hi, loves! Emma here. I’m a bit jewelry obsessed, particularly when there’s an emerging trend. When I spotted this ring worn by LC awhile back, I’ve been searching for other stylish stacking (and over-the-knuckle) rings to add to my collection. (Oh, and P.S. – if you loved that ring, we found one that’s very similar at a fraction of the cost.) Since I’ve been oohing and aahing over stacking rings for some time, I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you today instead of keeping them all to myself. These make beautiful rings for the bride to wear on her wedding day (especially the personalized ones you’ll find below) or as gifts for her bridesmaids. Plus, I’ve gotta say… these also make wonderful Valentine’s Day gifts! If you love ‘em, be sure to pin them to a board so your beau knows what’s up. ;)
Stacking Rings / Knuckle Rings
In this collection, you’ll find stacking rings, knuckle rings, personalized rings, and gemstone stacking rings. Just in case you’re wondering, a stacking ring is one that is small enough to be paired with one or two other rings to appear like it’s a complete set. However, stacking rings are really versatile because you can wear them stacked, as single rings on a few fingers at a time, or you can mix-and-match your favorites to create new looks. Knuckle rings (also called over-the-knuckle rings) are worn over your knuckle, typically by itself, and is a versatile piece which can be worn on any hand without overwhelming your engagement or wedding ring. Take a peek at what we’ve found:
Posted January 24, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 46 Comments
Wedding favors are one of my favorite parts of the wedding planning process. While some may say favors aren’t necessary, I think they’re a totally fun detail that I love to see at weddings. However, they don’t need to be overly pricey or detailed. Keep it sweet, simple, and personalized — and your guests will love ‘em. We’ll talk about our favorite wedding favors for 2014 in a few days (stay tuned!) but today we’re focusing on favor tags. Any wedding favor you dream up, create, or buy will require some sort of personalization to make it your own. A popular (and easy-to-DIY) detail you can add is a tag. It can say thank you to guests, include your name and/or wedding date, and tie in your theme just a bit further. In this post, we’ll share favorite ideas for DIYing your favor tags PLUS one lucky reader will win one of the items below! Read on for the full scoop…
Posted November 7, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 18 Comments
Happy Thursday, loves! OK, so you’ve probably heard of a photo locket, but have you heard of a locket with note inside? Instead of a traditional photo (or in addition to), you can have a special message included on the inside. This twist on the traditional locket necklace makes a great gift for the bride, Maid of Honor, or Bridesmaid. It also works perfectly as a proposal item. Read on to find out more… including a special surprise thanks to Peachtree Lane Jewelry. :) Enjoy!
Posted July 25, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
Brides: are you looking for totally unique cake toppers for your wedding cake? You’ve come to the right place! We know you could pick up any old cake topper from the store, but we also know that you can do so much better than that. Thanks to handmade, creative artisans, and couples figuring out there’s more than one way to top a cake, the dog days of boring wedding cakes are over. To inspire you to think outside the box, we’ve rounded up seventeen unique cake toppers for your viewing enjoyment. Read on to see which toppers made the list…
Unique Cake Toppers
Posted July 17, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, loves! Last week we talked about how to plan an engagement party and we’re following it up engagement gift ideas. While an engagement gift is not required, friends and family sometimes want to give a gift in excitement for your upcoming day. To assist with gifting inspiration, we’ve rounded up ten of our favorite engagement gift ideas. Read on to see which items made the cut… and enjoy! (P.S. All ten gift ideas are handmade or offer a hand-crafted twist!)
Top 10 Engagement Gift Ideas
1. “Firsts” Wine Bottle Labels
Celebrate your ‘firsts’ with these custom wine bottle labels. There’s a wine label for your wedding day, first Christmas, first anniversary, first baby, and first dinner party. (There’s even one for first fight, which makes me chuckle. I think that just means you’ll make up sooner so you can laugh it off and drink your wine). :)
Posted June 18, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hello, loves! If you’re planning your wedding ceremony, this is a must-read post. And, if you’re not planning your ceremony yet, this is a must-bookmark post. (Hit Ctrl + D to save it for later!) We’re answering one of the most-asked ceremony questions: are wedding programs required? That’s what bride-to-be, Lindsay, wanted to know when she asked us:
“Dear Emmaline, My wedding is in September and I’m still planning my ceremony. Are wedding programs required? Do I really need them? Will guests even notice? I’m on a budget, so I want to make sure I’m spending money wisely. Thanks for your help!”
Great question, Lindsay! The answer to this question depends on what’s right for your specific event, but we’re here to help! Read on for the answer to Lindsay’s question, see our list of pros and cons, and get inspired with handmade wedding programs (plus one clever alternative)…
Posted May 30, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Looking for the perfect groomsmen gift? Consider two key attributes: 1) the gift is functional, and 2) the gift is custom-made. If the gift is functional, he’ll be sure to actually use it; and, if it’s custom-made, he’ll always want to keep it. Today we’re sharing a favorite groomsmen gift idea: shirt collar stays. What are shirt collar stays, you ask? Read on to find how they’re used, why he’ll love ‘em, and find out where you can grab a set for your groom, groomsmen, ring bearer, fathers, and grandfathers…
Posted May 28, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Brides: if you’re looking for easy DIY (do-it-yourself) wedding favors you can tackle in an evening, you’re in for a treat today! We’ve teamed up with the folks over at Weddingstar to feature five hand-picked DIY wedding favors, all of which are fun and easy-to-do. To pick a wedding favor guests will love (and remember), make sure it a) is functional, and b) coordinates with your wedding theme. We spent plenty of time browsing Weddingstar and we were impressed by the quality of these wedding DIY supplies and how easy it was to incorporate any wedding theme. Plus, you can add your own custom touches with initial stickers, twine, personalized tags, and more. We are SO excited to share what we’ve created for you today: read on to see five easy DIY wedding favors we know you’ll love! (P.S. Which one is your favorite?)
5 Easy DIY Wedding Favors
Weddingstar (who celebrates their 30th anniversary this year) offers many fun, unique DIY wedding favor ideas. Instead of catering to one theme or skill level, there’s a little something for everyone (from novice to amateur DIY crafter). We tried our hand at a few of our favorite DIY wedding favors from their site; see what we’ve created below!
Posted May 15, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Brides: whether you’re reciting traditional vows or personalizing your own, you’ll love this sweet idea: your personalized wedding vows as wall art! B is for Brown can turn your sweetest, most heartfelt (and sometimes hilarious) vows into a personalized wedding vow keepsake, suitable for framing and displaying in your home after the big day. This is a fantastic gift idea even if you’re reciting traditional vows at your wedding; instead, you can have these custom vows printed up and displayed at your reception for guests to read. And, while these vows will encompass your deep, sincere feelings, don’t be afraid to include a few fun and personal details, like “I promise not to hog the remote”, “I’ll try not to steal the covers”, or “I promise to sip your cocoa first to make sure it isn’t too hot for you”. One of my favorites: “Try to remember to turn down the volume on the TV when it gets too loud”. It’s fun to personalize your own! If I had to choose one, mine would say, “I promise to cover you in a blanket when you fall asleep on the couch”. I asked my husband to contribute his and his answer was… “I promise to rub your feet when you’ve had a long day.” (I know. He’s a total charmer.) OK, we’ve shared ours… what would yours say?
Posted March 21, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
We’ve been huge fans of Judi Painted It‘s collection of hand-painted bridesmaid glasses for some time… and today we’re sharing our newest favorite from her shop: bridesmaid shot glasses! These hand-painted corset-inspired bridesmaid shot glasses are available in a variety of bright, spring-y colors and can be personalized with each bridesmaid’s name. Read on to see why we love ‘em after the jump!
Posted February 19, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, loves! Happy Tuesday! Today we’re showcasing one of my favorite wedding details: the custom wedding map. I never knew of these while planning my own wedding, but I wish I had! These hand-drawn maps make a sweet sentiment suitable for framing after the big day. A custom map is a visual that can show guests more about the area where you’re tying the knot. You can even add personal touches like the place you had your first date, where he proposed, or a favorite must-visit spot for out-of-towners to check out. You can include your custom wedding map as an enclosure with your wedding invitations. Read on to see more…