Posted February 26, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 34 Comments
One of my favorite wedding themes is rustic, which can include a western, barn, farmhouse, woodland, or country vibe. Today we’re showing you how to plan a western themed wedding with a handful of tried-and-true ideas, both handmade and do-it-yourself. We’ll show you how to plan a western themed wedding with ideas for invitation, venue, time of year, attire, ceremony + reception decor, and gifts. And, we’re making this post just a bit sweeter: we’ve teamed up with the lovely Debbie of Knotty Notions to present another fun giveaway! What’s up for grabs? Read on to find out!
Posted February 21, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Have you thought about a destination wedding but want something a bit closer to home? Las Vegas makes a beautiful destination spot and we have a spectacular recommendation for you today! Have you heard of ARIA Resort & Casino? It is a luxurious, stylish venue created to express your individual style and preferences. Read on to find out more about this resort and how to plan a Las Vegas wedding of your dreams…
Posted February 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Are feeling a bit disorganized while planning your wedding? Having trouble getting plans in place because you can’t seem to get motivated? We’re here to help! Emma here… and, guess what? A + I are having a baby boy (!!!!) in a little over a month! We couldn’t be more excited… and we couldn’t have found a better reason to get organized, clean everything, and get rid of a bunch of useless stuff we don’t need in preparation for little one’s arrival. When I was going though boxes of stuff, I remembered the last time I was doing this overhaul was while planning our wedding. Needless to say, I knew a post about getting totally organized for your wedding would be a fantastic way to share some of my favorite ideas + inspire you, too. Read on to uncover six surefire ways to get (+ stay!) organized for your wedding…
6 Ways to Get Organized for your Wedding
1. Start with a Planner.
I’ll admit it: I’m a total list-making nut. I love carrying a planner, making notes, and crossing off to-do lists. Having a planner that’s as functional as it is portable is key. And, look for one that has a calendar view AND a weekly view, since you’ll have more space for writing.
Posted January 22, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 64 Comments
Even when wedding planning is over, there’s still one important task on your to-do list: sending thank you cards. If you’re wondering when to send thank you cards after the wedding, we’re here to help! Read on to find out more, get a few thank you card writing tips, and enter for a chance to win FREE thank you cards from Grand Designs by Joanna to get you started!
Posted January 13, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: are you looking for inspiration for your modern pink wedding? You’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing a modern pink + pewter styled shoot captured by Hagerty Photography with styling by Regina of Meant2Be Events. This styled shoot was held at Sanctuary Resort & Spa in Arizona and Regina didn’t miss a single detail! She picked a perfect pink palette, designed elaborate table settings, and even decked out the dance floor with an all-white design and vibrant lighting. Read on to see more and get inspired for your modern pink wedding after the jump!
Posted December 16, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: before you buy your wedding shoes, read this post! We’re sharing six high heel disasters to avoid along with helpful tips to keep shoe situations at bay. You may even want to pass this along to your MOH and bridesmaids so they don’t encounter any high heel disasters of their own. Plus, you could win a helpful accessory to keep your feet happy this holiday season + beyond! What is it? Read on to find out… (oh and P.S. you’ll love #5.)
Posted December 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hi, loves! Are you having a ceremony program at your wedding? If so, don’t miss today’s post: we’re sharing some common wedding program mistakes to avoid. A wedding program is are not a requirement, but it can be a fun addition to your decor. A ceremony program is also a handy tool for guests, as it provides additional information about your ceremony. In this post, we’ll share ceremony program ideas and seven common ceremony program mistakes to avoid. PLUS, we’re offering a ceremony program printable for FREE! Read on to get started…
Ceremony Program Mistakes to Avoid
Make sure your wedding programs are a hit with guests! Here are seven ceremony program mistakes you’ll want to avoid…
Mistake #1: Going with the grain.
We’ve seen the traditional ceremony program done a million times before, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add your own personal twist! Remember, your wedding is unlike anyone else’s… make every handcrafted wedding detail personal + unique. For instance, check out this booklet ceremony program that reads, ‘I’m a Fan‘. It’s a fan style, so you can include tons of information in it, guests can use it to cool off, and it’s anything but boring.
Posted September 24, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, loves! One of my favorite mediums in art is watercolor paint. While I was browsing The Marketplace over the weekend, I was inspired by all of the beautiful watercolor wedding ideas. Not only did it inspire me to paint, but it also inspired me to research even more watercolor wedding ideas. To share the inspiration, I’ve hand-picked my favorite watercolor inspired wedding ideas below. What do you think of watercolor? While I love them all, number eight has especially stolen my little handmade heart. What do you think?
Watercolor Wedding Ideas
Posted July 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Engaged and wondering what’s next? Plan an engagement party! If you’re planning an engagement party for yourself, a friend, or family member, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll answer your top engagement party planning questions, inspire you with engagement party ideas, and show you one of the greatest engagement party surprises we’ve ever seen. Let’s get started!
Posted July 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: are you making these beach ceremony mistakes? Avoid them with top beach ceremony tips from footwear to keeping guests happy. PLUS, get inspired with handmade beach ceremony finds we know you’ll love. Enjoy!
Posted July 2, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 15 Comments
Are email wedding invitations a bad idea? Are printed wedding invitations really better than email? Find out what we think along with seven reasons why… and let us know if you agree!
Posted June 25, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
I’ve been immersed in the book Bossypants this week, laughing out loud at Tina Fey’s hilarious antics including her horrifying honeymoon cruise story. Like most brides, when I planned my honeymoon I had no idea where to start. I wanted everything to be perfect because you only get one shot at an amazing honeymoon. After planning my own honeymoon – and reading up on the topic – I’ve learned a thing or two (or fifty) and I’m sharing the best honeymoon tips with you today. If you only took three pieces of advice, I’d want them to be: 1) RELAX, 2) plan ahead, and 3) have fun. That’s all you need. And, a honeymoon isn’t any better because of the amount of money you spend; it’s fun because it’s your first trip together as a married couple. So, get ready to plan the most memorable vacation of your life and read on to find out which fifty best honeymoon tips made the list!
Posted June 14, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
You have to see this “Day After” Wedding photo session at The Carneros Inn in Napa Valley! The day after their wedding, Britt and Ryan enjoyed taking a few more intimate photos with just the two of them. The inn’s rustic yet modern feel made for some amazing photos where Britt and Ryan shared a day’s new dawn as man and wife together. Sandra, their wedding photographer from White Ivory Photography, worked with them to create a fun and memorable photo session. Catch the photos and find out more about their session after the jump…
Posted June 13, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
There are plenty of to-do’s on your wedding list, but your wedding shoes can make or break your day. If you pick a pair of wedding shoes that’s uncomfortable, unflattering, or downright painful, you’ll be sorry you did. But, if you take a few of these wedding shoe tips to heart you’ll keep you feet happy, accentuate your style, and you’ll be able to dance the night away. Read on to find out which seven wedding shoe mistakes you should avoid PLUS find out which three must-have shoe accessories you’ll
want need for your wedding. But first… here are the wedding shoes I wore for Me & A’s wedding. They have a little bit of a vintage feel and I loved how simple yet elegant they were. I love the knotted detail and these were insanely comfortable. Plus, they don’t have too high of a heel (I was so nervous about tripping down the aisle). They do sit in a shoe box in my closet because I can’t bare to wear them and ruin them, but I think I’ll make an exception for our anniversary this year. :)
Posted June 7, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Hello + Happy Friday! If you are planning a wedding on the beach, a wedding in the woods, on a farm, in your own backyard, you’ll need to pick out wedding tablecloths and linens for your event. But, where do you start? Where do you buy? What size will you need? In the past, picking out the right size wedding tablecloths and linens was a pain in the you-know-what, particularly when you haven’t a clue what sizes you want (or need). We believe wedding planning shouldn’t be a stressful experience; today we’re sharing the easy way to design your space, pick your wedding tablecloths (and linens), and place your order. These linens will look great, you’ll save some money, and you’ll be able to cross one more thing off of your to-do list this weekend! Read on to find out more…
Posted June 6, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello + Happy Thursday! Today we’re talking about how to welcome guests to your wedding. When you’re a wedding guest, it feels nice to be welcomed and included, right? Today we’re going to show you how to make sure your guests feel welcomed, whether they’re traveling from across the country or around the corner. When A & I tied the knot, we were blessed by the number of guests who traveled far and wide to attend. Our wedding took place in Michigan, yet we had guests from Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, New York, Illinois, and Texas – that’s eight states! Luckily, all of our out-of-town guests previously lived in the area, so they already knew the best places to eat, where to stay, and the best places to see downtown. What about your wedding? Will there be out of town guests who are unfamiliar with the area? Are there things you can do to make them feel a little more comfortable? How can you make local guests feel just as welcome? We have all the answers – and more! – in today’s post. We’ll tell you how to welcome your guests with twelve helpful tips including DIY wedding welcome bags, a clever ceremony program idea, transporting to and from the reception, and more! Read on for the full scoop…
Posted June 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 15 Comments
Hello, loves! Happy weekend! Did you / should you / would you wear a veil or not? Before we get to the answer, we have an exciting announcement: Emmaline Bride is now fresh on the weekend! The way we see it, your wedding planning doesn’t come to a halt because it’s the weekend; and, neither should the inspiration! In today’s post, we hope to spark some (fun!) wedding-related debates to see what you think about wedding ideas, trends, customs, traditions, and more. Today we’re asking the age-old question: should you wear a veil or not? The decision of whether or not to wear a veil is a personal one and should reflect your individual style. Some brides wear a veil because it’s the classic ‘look’, while others wear a veil alternative or nothing at all to reflect their style. I have to admit – I love it both ways! Today we’ve gathered up inspiration to show both sides of the veil debate, and we’ve opened up the floor for you to decide. Read on to find out more…