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…
Posted December 31, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 173 Comments
Hello, loves! Happy Monday (+ Happy New Year’s Eve!) We’re kicking off the last giveaway of 2012 – and consequently the first giveaway of 2013 – with a gorgeous personalized bridal robe by ArenLace! This week, you can enter for a chance to win a gorgeous personalized bridal robe featuring your new last name in one of four different types of ornate script. This kimono style bridal robe is lightweight and perfect for getting ready the morning of your big day (and wearing on the beach during the honeymoon). Select your choice of color from white, teal, light pink, yellow, or purple, personalized with your first name, ‘Bride’, or ‘Mrs’ with your new last name on the back! You could also win this prize for your bridesmaid or Maid of Honor. It makes an awesome gift! Read on to enter for your chance to win!
Posted December 24, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 58 Comments
Hello, loves! Merry Christmas Eve! Yesterday, all I could think about was how it was already Christmas Eve Eve (or, as my sister likes to call it, “the day before the day before Christmas” which has a nice ring to it). The holidays sure do sneak up quickly! Every Monday at Emmaline Bride, we kick off a brand new handmade giveaway; we thought today was an awesome opportunity to showcase the last official giveaway of 2012 and launch our 4th Annual Holiday Giveaway Palooza! This giveaway series is unique: each day, visit Emmaline Bride to view the day’s new prizes (by a few lovely Featured Artisans from The Marketplace) and enter for your chance to win. Each day is a new chance to win… and this year, the prizes are BIGGER + better than ever! So… grab a huge cup of morning coffee, snuggle into some slippers, and read on for YOUR chance to win handmade goodies for yourself or a friend! Enjoy!
NOTE: This giveaway is closed (ended 11:59pm EST Dec. 24th). The winners are Stacey G, Kelly Anne, and Monica! Please check your inbox on how to claim your prize.
Posted December 17, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 141 Comments
12.24.12 – Winner announced! The winner of the personalized wedding hanger is… lucky #127, Kellie! Please check your inbox for details on how to claim your prize. Thank you to all who entered and to My Amber Coloured World for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway!
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Hello, loves! We’re kicking off a brand new week of handmade wedding loveliness the best way we know how: with a fantastic giveaway. This week, you could win a personalized wedding hanger for displaying your gorgeous gown on your wedding day. Read on to find out more about this fantastic giveaway (sponsored by My Amber Coloured World) after the jump!