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27 Amazing Anniversary Gifts by Year

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/

5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters (+ Giveaway!)

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

Wedding Bow Clutches (+ Win Yours!)

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)

Mad Men Inspired Bridesmaid Dress

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

How to Select a Sweetheart Wedding Dress

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

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

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

Handmade Bridesmaid Clutches with Texture

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