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Venue Spotlight – Sacramento Weddings at The Ridge

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Planning your wedding near Sacramento, California? Then you’ll definitely want to check out our venue spotlight featuring The Ridge! The Ridge Golf Course & Events Center is a spectacular venue located in Auburn. Part of what makes the venue so unique is it’s setting. Just picture your wedding ceremony amid lavish greens, rolling hills, and under cascading oak trees. Sounds perfect, right? We’ve gathered some great photographs and even a video that’ll show you just how breathtaking your wedding at The Ridge could be…

8 Beautiful Decorations for Winter Weddings

Are decorations for winter weddings on your radar? You’ve found some beautiful ones! Be sure to subscribe for the latest.

First, take a look at this night wedding in the winter! I’m in love… it’s so romantic!


by dream wedding box

Winter weddings hold a special place in my heart because we tied the knot in December. It was a beautiful day and oddly, not as cold as one would think. It snowed just a little bit when we left the church — enough to capture a beautiful flurry on camera and accentuate the beauty of winter. When you’re looking for decorations for winter weddings, it can be tough to know where to start. If you don’t want something holiday-ish (like a red and green wedding) you might not want an icy blue one either. But what are you supposed to do? How do you pull it all together, and where do you even start with decorations? Well, I’m glad you asked because we just found the easiest, most beautiful decorations for winter weddings available and you can get them all in one complete package. We spotted these at Dream Wedding Box where winter weddings are a favorite of theirs. They love decorations so much they’ve created a “complete wedding package” complete with wedding signs and chalkboard signs, garland, table numbers, table number holders, banners, drink signs, gold sequin table runners, and bride and groom chair signs. They’ve created winter wedding decorations in a complete package so the guesswork is done: just purchase it and assemble at your wedding. From these decorations, you can gather inspiration for your color palette and then incorporate everything else where you see fit — your save the date, invitations, cake topper, favors, and more. In this decor package, you’ll receive eight types of decorations for winter weddings with a few of each.

12 Easy Tips for the Best Beach Ceremony

Brides: be sure to include these beach ceremony tips at your wedding. Guests will be glad you did! And don’t forget to subscribe, too!

Beach Ceremony Tips - Bridesmaids Jumping in the Air (photo: my lens of love) | via 12 Best Beach Ceremony Tips -

P.S. Don’t miss a photo like this with your bridesmaids! | photo: my lens of love via limn and lovely

Brides: are you making these beach ceremony mistakes? Avoid them with top beach ceremony tips from wedding shoes to keeping guests happy. PLUS, get inspired with handmade beach ceremony finds we know you’ll love. Enjoy!

7 Things Your Bridesmaids Need to Hear You Say

Bridesmaid etiquette is kicking off this beautiful Friday morning! Make sure you subscribe for the latest posts, straight to your inbox.

7 Things Bridesmaids Need to Hear You Say

photo: ashley caroline photography via real wedding

Hi, loves! Emma here. If you’re reading this, you’re most likely a bride-to-be who is a) planning her wedding and b) curious about bridesmaid etiquette for the bride. I read this cringe-worthy article about a bridezilla with a capital B that really struck a chord. It’s hard to believe a bride could be such a crazed lunatic (to put it loosely), but I’m sure it happens more often than I think. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but it needn’t break character. The bridesmaids you’ve asked to be a part of your day are presumably your best friends. Sisters. Cousins. Loved ones. Don’t let this wonderful time in your life bring out the worst in you. We’ve prepared this post to keep things in perspective and stay on the good side of your wedding party. After all, it’s one day — one amazing, totally memorable and awesome day — and you’d like them to remember it just as fondly, right? Exactly. Read on to see seven things your bridesmaids need to hear you say…

How to Throw a Spa Bachelorette Party at Home

How to Throw a Spa Bachelorette Party is on the list today! Find out what you need to make your bachelorette party a pampering dream come true. Subscribe for the latest!

fuzzy bride slippers | bachelorette spa party
by cross and crown

Hello, lovelies! We’re kicking off this beautiful morning with bachelorette party inspiration. The ultimate bachelorette party doesn’t have to include bar hopping, clubbing, or hitting up the town. Some of the best bachelorette parties are low-key, partying at home with the bride-to-be and relaxing while you watch favorite movies, dish over delish drinks and appetizers, and pamper yourself with some at-home spa treatments. Here are thirteen fun ideas on how to throw a spa bachelorette party at home!

50+ Best Wedding Invitations – 2016

This round-up of best wedding invitations for 2016 is being shared again today! We are working on our new 2017 feature and it will be showcased soon. In the meantime, don’t miss the best invitations that made our list this year. They’re amazing. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss the next post!

nature inspired wedding invitations

by tying the knots

Hi, loves! Emma here. Wedding invitations are one of *the* toughest decisions to make for your wedding. After all, you only get to pick one and it needs to convey the theme and tone of your wedding — all in one printed card. And you want yours to stand out from all others. So, where the heck are you supposed to start looking? That’s where we come in! Whether you were planning to order your invitations a week ago (oops) or you’re just getting your feet wet with wedding theme ideas and colors, you’ll find it all right here. We’ve rounded up the best wedding invitations to inspire your big day including modern, vintage, beach, barn, woodland, and more. There are even more trends and colors, but this list is designed for unique wedding themes. To be honest, this list was supposed to stop at fifty, but I couldn’t help myself, hence the fifty-“plus”. Just wait until you see them all…

22 Tropical Palm Tree Bachelorette Party Ideas
(+ Giveaway!)

Palm tree bachelorette party inspiration is on the blog today! Plus, a giveaway! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on upcoming posts like this!

Bachelorette Beach Tanks by Nesting Project Wed | via Palm Tree Bachelorette Party Ideas

by nesting project wed

Planning a wedding can be stressful. Taking a long weekend to relax and unwind with your bridesmaids is a fantastic way to celebrate your bachelorette party! And, as you know, every great party begins with a perfect theme. Today we’re sharing twenty-two favorite ideas for a tropical / palm tree bachelorette party complete with a tote bag giveaway from Iron Grillers for your bridesmaids! So, relax, sip on some coffee, and enjoy the list! Sidebar: my coffee today is a double double because I woke up to my little kiddos in the middle of the night twice (though they’re so cute, I don’t mind) and then once for my cat, who was stretched out the entire length of my pillow. He is cute, too, but not in the same way. And when he stretches out, I end up putting my head on the mattress and he gets the pillow. Not fair, I say. Anyways, onto the list!

Giveaway: Win a Wedding Planner Binder!

We’re giving away a wedding planner binder / organization kit to one lucky bride-to-be! If you’re not on the list, you’ll miss out on future giveaways like this one. Subscribe now — it’s free!

Giveaway: Win a Wedding Planner Binder by Hello Bride |

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Are you newly engaged and ready to start planning? This wedding planner binder organization kit from Hello Bride will help! They are giving away their popular Custom Wedding Starter Kit to one lucky bride-to-be this week at Emmaline Bride. Get the scoop below!

When Should You Give Bridesmaids Their Gifts?

When should you give bridesmaids their gifts? And groomsmen? And everyone else?! So many gifts to be given. Find out the best time in this blog post! And, while you’re here, subscribe for updates straight to your inbox. :)

Bridesmaid Gift Box by Scissormill | via When Should You Give Bridesmaids Their Gifts?

by scissormill

When should you give bridesmaids their gifts? That’s the question we’re answering today thanks to a recent Ask Emmaline submission from Bridget. She asks,

I have two questions. First, when are we supposed to give our bridesmaids and groomsmen their gifts? Second, how should they be presented? Do they need to be wrapped? Thanks!