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    27 Amazing Anniversary Gifts by Year

    Posted June 12, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

    Hi, lovelies! This is one BIG post, so pin it, tweet it out, share it on your timeline, or kick it old-school and bookmark it (CTRL + D) ’cause you’re going to need this list! Did you know there are twenty-seven traditional wedding anniversary gifts by year? It’s true! In this post, we’ll share a plethora of amazing anniversary gift ideas by year so you can wow ‘em with your awesomeness. We’ll explain why there’s only twenty-seven suggestions AND dazzle you with a few handmade (+ a few non-handmade) gift ideas. Ready to get started? Let’s go!

    27 Amazing Anniversary Gifts by Year via Emmaline Bride http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/anniversary-gifts-by-year/

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    5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters (+ Giveaway!)

    Posted May 7, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 18 Comments

    Are you planning a shabby chic wedding? Then you won’t want to miss these gorgeous shabby chic wedding garters spotted over at Etta August! These soft, ultra-feminine shades, silk detail, and rosettes are ideal for your shabby chic or vintage inspired wedding. Since you can pick from a variety of colors, there’s bound to be one for every bride. However, if you don’t find one you’re head-over-heels for, you can have one custom-made just for you (one of the many reasons why we love handmade!). Read on to see which wedding garters we hand-picked for this feature and enter for a chance to win one of your own!

    Shabby Chic Wedding Garters

    1. The Emma

    Up first, we have the ‘Emma’. I promise I didn’t pick it to be at the top because of its name (well, okay, half-promise). I love this color… and the rhinestone detail is the perfect touch.

    mint silk wedding garter via 5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters at EmmalineBride.com

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    Spring Clutch Purses from Eclu

    Posted March 5, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

    Hi, loves! Have you seen / fallen in love with the spring clutch purses at Eclu yet? I know I have. I swear, every time I pop into the shop I find something new to love, whether it’s the clutches, the sashes, or the gorgeous hair blooms. Today, though, let’s just spend a few moments taking in the loveliness of the clutches, shall we?

    spring clutch purses eclu

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    Faux Flower Bouquets: Yay or Nay?

    Posted July 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments

    What do you think about faux flower bouquets? Would you carry fake blooms instead of fresh flowers down the aisle? The emerging trend of fake flower bouquets has become increasingly more popular among brides — and for good reason. Read on to find out why and get inspired with faux flower bouquets for your big day…

    Faux Flower Bouquets (bouquet: the ritzy rose)

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    Wedding Bow Clutches (+ Win Yours!)

    Posted June 26, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 82 Comments

    Ok, brides, now that you know 7 things you MUST pack in your wedding bag, you’ll need something chic to carry it in, right? Now’s your chance! We’ve teamed up with Jami of Eclu to offer an exclusive Emmaline Bride giveaway. One lucky reader will win one of these custom wedding bow clutches. Carry your clutch down the aisle, gift to your MOH or bridesmaid, or carry about town (+ look chic) while running those last-minute wedding errands. These wedding bow clutches are a favorite of mine; I’ve even had the opportunity to see Jami’s work up-close. Believe me, these aren’t your typical wedding clutches – these are heirloom quality! After the wedding planning is over, wouldn’t it be nice to have a keepsake you can actually use? This is it! Read on for the scoop…

    wedding bow clutches giveaway via emmalinebride.com (clutches by eclu)

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    The Sweetest Silk Bridal Bow (+ Blusher Veil)

    Posted August 7, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

    Hello, loves! Happy Tuesday! Today we’re showcasing an idea for brides who love the look of a small blusher veil for the ceremony and a no-fuss veil alternative for the reception. This bridal bow – handmade by Le Chic Studio – can be worn with the blusher veil (shown below, also handmade by this shop) or without. Read on to see why we love it so…

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    Mad Men Inspired Bridesmaid Dress

    Posted February 8, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

    While shopping for your bridesmaids, don’t forget that it is possible to find a dress she’ll actually want to wear again. Not only is it possible, but it’s highly recommended. Money well spent is a bridesmaid dress she loves and will be excited to wear again, whether for a night on the town, a fancy gala, or out on date night. For instance, check out this cute little silk number inspired by Mad Men (one of my favorites – I cannot wait for its return). This short Mad Men inspired bridesmaid dress is handmade from silk and organic cotton, with a low scoop back skirt and wide straps. Read on for photos…

    mad men bridesmaid dress

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    How to Select a Sweetheart Wedding Dress

    Posted January 3, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

    Are you newly engaged and wondering how to select the perfect wedding dress? Today, we’re kicking off the first in our new series, The Ultimate Gown Guide, with how to select a sweetheart wedding dress! If you are wondering what is a sweetheart wedding dress, you’ve come to the right place… or, if you are already neckline-savvy and familiar with the sweetheart style, you’ll still love the inspiration we have in store. Read on about how to select a sweetheart wedding dress, find out why a sweetheart wedding dress may be the most flattering fit for you, and see an assortment of our favorite sweetheart wedding dresses!

    sweetheart wedding dress

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    How to Wear a Scarf: Inspiration + Scarf-Savvy Ideas

    Posted December 9, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments

    We featured a Real Wedding where the bride wore a light pink silk scarf with her wedding gown, and we remember it like the post was yesterday. The bride, Debbie, wanted a simple, sweet, and elegant wedding day look, so her light pink scarf was the perfect thing to tie into her personal style. If you’re looking for an accessory to tie into your bridal ensemble, perhaps a silk scarf is just what you need for a fun pop of color! And, if you’re not sure where to begin, you’ve come to the right place. I love scarves and wear them as often as possible. But before I became scarf-savvy, I had that feeling where I would see pretty scarves at the store and feel like I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off… you know?

    That’s why today we are helping to nudge you a little into the right scarf-savvy direction with a few tips + tricks on how to wear a scarf. Wearing a scarf around your neck isn’t the only way to work it; you can wear it around your neck, as a headband, as a wrap, as a cuff bracelet, styled into your braided hairstyle, and more. You can even decorate your reception or ceremony site with scarves… your love nest, too! Read on for plenty of scarf-filled goodness compiled just for you after the jump!

    How to Wear a Scarf with your Gown

    The most popular way to wear a scarf is worn around one’s neck. If you’re braving a cold wintry wedding, consider a silk scarf for a pop of color or a pretty pattern in lieu of a heavy wrap. It won’t keep you as warm as wool, but it may just be the lightweight accessory piece for which you’ve been looking. Besides, if you get a chill I’m sure your groom will be happy to lend you his suit coat, right? ;)

    Here is one example how to wear a scarf with your gown. This is Debbie, the bride we mentioned early in this post:

    how to wear a scarf

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    Handmade Bridesmaid Clutches with Texture

    Posted July 6, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

    We are in love with the seamless, texture-rich collection of handmade bridesmaid clutches and accessories by Shibang Designs. Robyn, the shop owner + designer, handcrafts each item in her shop with love + care and creates whimsical prints you won’t find anywhere else. She offers a wide variety of accessories from bridesmaid clutches, coin purses and cosmetic cases to laptop sleeves, iPhone cases, iPad cases – and more! We even spotted an amazing array of textural prints for your love nest. Check out these unique textures in our round-up below:

    handmade bridesmaid clutches

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    Pearl Bouquet Wrap

    Posted June 14, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

    The pearl bouquet wrap is one trend train I’m hopping onto with both heels! A pearl bouquet wrap is an simple solution to a traditionally plain bouquet wrap typically made of satin or lace. A pearl wrap can be added to the satin or lace for a glammed up look, no matter how simple or extravagant it may be. Spotted via Style Me Pretty with gorgeous floral design by Flowers by Felicia and photography by Kristin Weaver.

    pearl bouquet wrap

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    Clutch Purses for Bridesmaids: Pops of Color + Charm

    Posted April 11, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

    Clutch purses for bridesmaids is a perfect wedding-day-and-beyond gift. It is customizable (coordinate the color to match the bridesmaid dresses, or select her favorite color) and multi-functional. There are plenty of things your girls need to carry on the wedding day and a colorful clutch will hold their lipstick, mints, wallet, and more. Plus, after the wedding day, they have an insanely cute clutch to carry for a night out. These purses were spotted at Eden’s Wake and are full of vibrant color and charming details.

    yellow clutch purses for bridesmaids with rosettes on front

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