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7 Best Groomsmen Gifts (In Photos!)

Posted March 28, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

You’ve found the 7 Best Groomsmen Gifts! Check out these awesome gifts for your groomsmen made by Featured Artists at Emmaline Bride. These seven gifts include custom bottle openers, drinking flasks, beer glasses and mugs. You’ll also see cufflinks, beer soap, and more after the click…

groomsmen gift bottle opener - Best Groomsmen Gifts





7 First Dance Mistakes to Avoid

Posted March 18, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Today we’re talking about the first dance at your wedding, a topic not discussed very often. However, we feel it is an important part of your reception: it is, after all, your first official dance and the song you pick will be your song. So, today we’re sharing seven first dance mistakes to avoid to ensure yours goes off without a hitch. Also, tell us: what song have you picked for your first dance?

First Dance Mistakes to Avoid - cool aerial shot by tony gajate





How to Plan a Western Themed Wedding

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!

How to Plan a Western Themed Wedding (invites: jen simpson design)





Plan a Las Vegas Wedding: ARIA

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…

Plan a Las Vegas Wedding





Finally… Get Organized for your Wedding!

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.

get-organized-for-your-wedding





When To Send Thank You Cards after the Wedding

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!

When To Send Thank You Cards





Modern Pink Wedding in Arizona

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!

Hagerty Photography - modern pink wedding





6 High Heel Disasters to Avoid

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.)

6 High Heel Disasters to Avoid





7 Ceremony Program Mistakes to Avoid

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.

wedding program ideas - cute booklet idea





25 Lovely Watercolor Wedding Ideas

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

Watercolor Wedding Ideas (bride and groom portrait - happy as a robot)





How to Plan an Engagement Party

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!

How to Plan an Engagement Party via EmmalineBride.com





12 Beach Ceremony Mistakes to Avoid

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!

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





Are Email Wedding Invitations a Bad Idea?

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!

Are Email Wedding Invitations a Bad Idea? via EmmalineBride.com





50 Tips for a More Amazing Honeymoon

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!

50 Best Honeymoon Tips (via EmmalineBride.com)








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