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Cute, Rustic Ring Bearer Badges

Looking for ring bearer badges? You’ve found them! You can see even more ring bearer attire and accessories in The Marketplace.

The ring bearer has a tough job. He has to dress up, keep the rings safe, walk down the aisle in front of all of your guests, and give the rings to the Best Man, all without dropping them along the way. Quick story: a friend’s ring bearer cried the whole way down the aisle. Everyone thought it was just because he was nervous. Afterward, though, he tearfully said that his bow tie was on too tight. Isn’t that the sweetest and saddest thing? Word to the wise: make sure your ring bearer is comfortable.

Anyway, we spotted these ring bearer badges over at Prince Whitaker and they’re a fun alternative to a boutonniere. Take a look!

Ring Bearer Badges

This police style badge is our favorite:

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by prince whitaker

by prince whitaker

by prince whitaker

by prince whitaker

Aren’t they a great idea? We love them as an alternative to the traditional boutonniere. There’s even some options for groomsmen, too! You can see those (+ more) right here.


Giveaway: $100 for Rhinestone Wedding Brooches & More!

Are you a bride-to-be who loves sparkly, shimmery things? Who doesn’t, am I right? I love sparkly details just like the next girl, so I was so excited when we heard about this amazing giveaway opportunity. Our friends Natalie and Christine over at Totally Dazzled sell the prettiest rhinestone buckles, brooches, and buttons; they know people who love sparkles as much as they do will find exactly what they want at their store. We couldn’t agree more! That’s why they want to give YOU $100 credit towards rhinestone wedding brooches and more from their collection.

Their unique collection of hand-picked rhinestone wedding brooches, clips, buckles, buttons, and more can be used for a ton of wedding DIY projects, from brooch bouquets (incorporate brooches into your fresh flower stems) to place cards (add a rhinestone clip to ordinary place cards for dazzling decor), just to name a few. So, get ready to spoil yourself: read on to be inspired by our favorite finds below and then scroll down for your chance to win!

Rhinestone Wedding Brooches, Clips & More


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o Prize: $100 Shopping Spree towards anything at Totally Dazzled
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o Prize value: $100 store credit | No cash value
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Good Luck!


Go for the Bold: 10 Colorful Wedding Accessories

Hi, loves! Today we’re tapping into vivacious, totally-in-your-face colorful wedding accessories spotted in The Marketplace! These handmade wedding finds will have you excited about the summer months ahead. If you’re planning a spring or summer wedding, utilize a bright color palette and incorporate colorful accessories into your day! We’ve hand-picked ten of our favorite finds to inspire you… which one do you like most?

Colorful Wedding Accessories

1. Colorful Hair Flower Pins

What do we love just as much as Eclu’s colorful clutches? The flower pins she puts on ’em! Now you can grab a flower pin for your hair in a whole plethora of colors.

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cobalt hair flower via colorful wedding accessories (by eclu)


2. Kaleidoscope Wedding Invitations

This invitation has whimsical written all over it in a kaleidoscope pattern and vibrant splashes of color.

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vigilante paper

3. Corset Shot Glasses for Bridesmaids

Give bridesmaids these corset shot glasses with different colors on each. I love the lime green!

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4. Lockets Trio

Ryan has been busy making lockets over at The Blooming Thread for some time now, but her latest addition — the lockets trio — is our new favorite!

colorful lockets trio by the blooming thread via Colorful Wedding Accessories at

the blooming thread

5. Colorful Wedding Menus

Why pick a bland wedding menu when you can pick one with charming flowers + colorful hues?

menu for wedding by golden silhouette via Colorful Wedding Accessories at

golden silhouette

6. Colorful Illusion Bracelets

These colorful illusion bracelets are available in a rainbow of colors and make a great gift for your girls.

colorful illusion bracelets by jac and elsie llc via Colorful Wedding Accessories by

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7. Azure Blue Clutch

Bright azure blue? Check. The perfect essentials-toting bag? Check!

azure blue clutch purse by toriska via Colorful Wedding Accessories


8. Custom Initial Table Numbers

The table numbers over at Tiffzippy include a bold pop of unexpected color to match your decor.

custom initial monogram table numbers by tiffzippy via Colorful Wedding Accessories


9. Orange Floral Bobby Pins

In spring and summer, you just can’t go wrong with these colorful orange bobby pins. Your flower girl will love ’em!

orange bobby pins by nestina accessories via Colorful Wedding Accessories

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10. Pastel Beaded Necklace

This pastel necklace makes a lovely ‘something blue’.

pastel beaded necklace spring jewelry by laura stark via Colorful Wedding Accessories

laura stark

Which of these colorful wedding accessories is your fave?


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Veil Alternatives: #1 – Flower Hair Pins

Wedding veils are a beautiful choice for the bride-to-be, but what if you’re not a veil-loving bride? Or, suppose you prefer a veil for the ceremony and want something simple for the reception? Today’s post is for you! We’re showcasing the first in our series of handmade veil alternatives with today’s post honing in on flower hair pins. These sweet handmade pins feature luxurious fabric material and a simple bobby pin, which means you can incorporate it into any hairstyle. To inspire you, we’ve gathered up some of our favorites from the gorgeous collection by Nia Person. Red on to find out more…

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Veil Alternatives: #1 Flower Hair Pins

Flower hair pins are one of the easiest veil alternatives because they can be added to any hairstyle: long, short, medium, up-do, or a hair down style works! You can even wear it with a DIY hair bow! You can also add a flower hair pin to a simple birdcage veil to dress it up (or add a pop of color to your ensemble).

So… let’s get started with the eye candy!

This first hair pin is perfect for the bride. It is crafted in ivory with lovely layers of chiffon and a touch of glamorous gold in the center. Wear as-is or attach to your birdcage veil.

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Here’s a set of deep hued hair pins – and a view of the back.

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This set of flower hair pins is my favorite: I love the various shades of blue Nia incorporates into this set.

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For the ultimate fashion statement, this hair flower can do no wrong. It’s big, bold, and features a sparkly rhinestone center.

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If you crave bold color, this red hair pin is for you. What a gorgeous piece… I just wish I had spotted it prior to the holiday season!

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This next punchy palette of pins is perfect for spring and summer weddings.

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And, last but not least, a navy blue hair flower pin with a delightful beaded center. Lovely!

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Grab Yours!

Ready to grab a set of flower hair pins for yourself? Visit Nia Person to place an order and view more from the fabulous collection. Tell ’em Emmaline Bride sent you!

Nia Person is a Featured Artisan in The Marketplace.

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So, which one do you love most? Would you wear a flower hair pin? Are you considering a veil alternative? Share your thoughts below!

P.S. There’s a few days left to order The Handcrafted Wedding in time for the holidays!

P.S.S. This is just part one of a series on veil alternatives. Be sure to subscribe for FREE so you don’t miss a post!


Dahlia Fabric Boutonnieres

We’ve talked about clever bridal bouquet alternatives like brooch bouquets, button bouquets, and billy button bouquets as a way to hold on to your bouquet forever. So, why not apply the same idea to boutonnieres or floral corsages? Today, we’re bringing you beautiful handmade dahlia fabric boutonnieres which can be worn by groomsmen, by bridesmaids as wrist corsages (just add satin ribbon), or by guests as flower pins at your bridal shower. These dahlia fabric boutonnieres are handmade by When Love Happens and they are adorable. Soft dahlia petals and striped ribbon? Count me in!

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These dahlia fabric boutonnieres can also be made into escort cards – just attach a name card to each and embellish to tie into your wedding theme. The possibilities are endless! Not only will these fabric boutonnieres last forever… but they never require refrigeration, either! This is especially helpful if planning a hot, humid wedding outdoors with no means of refrigeration (no wilting!) These fabric boutonnieres are available in mustard yellow, grey, white, blush pink, peach, and coral. Additional colors are available upon request. And… if you order 15 or more, you’ll receive 15% off your order!

fabric boutonnieres

when love happens

fabric boutonnieres

when love happens

fabric boutonnieres

when love happens

To place an order and/or shop additional handmade wedding accessories like these, visit When Love Happens, featured artisan in The Marketplace!

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Something Blue Pin

Want a unique something blue? We found it – and, it’s not a garter, pair of shoes, or a hair piece. Today we’re showcasing a something blue pin and necklace set which comes to us from a cute shop known as Love of Pretty. This makes a lovely gift for you – or your favorite bride-to-be – and is brilliant + unique. Read on to find out why and score a special Emmaline Bride readers-only offer after the jump!

something blue pin

This something blue pin and necklace gift set by Love of Pretty includes a 18″ sterling silver chain, gemstone pendant, pin and instruction booklet all packaged together in a pretty blue box. The gemstone pin is to be used on your wedding day, pinned underneath your gown; after the wedding day, transfer the gemstone pendant to your beautiful silver chain necklace and wear daily. What a brilliant idea!

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Something Blue Pin + Necklace – Special Offer

Love of Pretty is offering Emmaline Bride readers a special offer! Just enter “LOVELOP” at checkout for 15% off and free shipping on all orders over $50.00 for a limited time. Visit Love of Pretty to start shopping. Enjoy!

Happy Planning!


Champagne Bridal Brooch

We spotted this champagne bridal brooch over at DB Boutique and we think it’s perfect as a dress sash or accessory for the bride. It’s named the “Isabelle” and is a champagne-colored brooch featuring flowers, cupped gold beads, pearls, and tulle to finish off the piece.

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Champagne Bridal Brooch

This would go perfectly with a champagne wedding dress, don’t you think? To see more, check out their website.


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What do you think of this brooch? Are you wearing a champagne wedding dress?

How to Wear A Brooch (with Subtlety)

We’ve been asked many questions by our brides, particularly in regards to how to wear certain handmade pieces. One question in particular is how to wear a brooch with subtlety, when you’re not entirely sure you can pull it off or you don’t exactly like it. Vintage brooches have made a comeback in the past few years, but not everyone is in love with them and they do not coordinate with every gown. For instance, let’s say your grandmother, mother, great-aunt, or other family member with whom has a vested interest has passed down a brooch to wear for your wedding day. The problem? You don’t like it. It’s not your style, it does not match, and you wouldn’t dream of wearing it pinned to your gorgeous gown on your wedding day. But… you don’t want to disregard family tradition, let alone hurt anyone’s feelings… so, what to do? We have found the perfect solution: the brooch bracelet.

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We spotted this brooch bracelet DIY via Martha Stewart. All you need to do is pin the brooch to a colorful, durable fabric and knot as a bracelet. Since the brooch is not melted down or altered in any way, it is easy to unpin and return to its owner after the wedding day. This also works well if you have a piece of jewelry with “something blue”.

All you need is…
– one brooch pin
– double faceted satin or velvet ribbon (heavy enough to hold the brooch securely)

For a visual…

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Just pin the brooch to your bracelet, knot securely, and wear. Crisis averted! You’ll make your mother/grandmother/great-aunt proud. :)

vintage brooch by estatechicago // satin ribbon by thot design // velvet ribbon by pandasupplies


Vintage Flower Brooch

Sometimes I stumble upon a jewelry piece so unique my jaw literally drops. Today is one of those days, all thanks to this vintage flower brooch via Which Goose (who exclaims the piece as, simply put, “AMAZING!” – I wholeheartedly agree.) This blossom brooch features a gold metal stem and blooming pink flower + a few glamorous rhinestones. This piece is perfect for the bride-to-be or the mother of the bride and will be cherished for generations.

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More coming up soon, including a special Real Wedding feature from one of our featured artisans! (It’s quite lovely, so don’t miss it!)


P.S. Don’t miss our earlier post featuring a mini brooch bouquet for your flower girl!