It’s time for another fab giveaway! Do you need a place to store your wedding day essentials? Want a beautifully handmade silk bridal clutch that has a stunning brooch and a whimsical inner lining? We’ve found it… and you can win it right here! We’ve teamed up with Natalie of PaperFlora to offer this silk bridal clutch with brooch to one lucky reader. Find out the scoop below!
Silk Bridal Clutch
This stunning, one of a kind clutch is perfect for your special day. It is designed from winter white silk fabric and to add a touch of sparkle it has a gorgeous brooch. The brooch is removable so you can wear on a sweater or coat and be reminded of your special day!
It includes a metal chain handle that can be removed or just tucked inside the bag when not in use.
When you open the clutch you’ll see the special black and white lining with all the words that represent your wedding day! They include, “Mr. & Mrs.” “Kiss the Bride” “Happily Ever After” and “I Do” to name a few.
Giveaway: Win a silk bridal clutch purse!
➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!
o Enter between 12/19-12/25/14 (11:59pm EST) o Prize: Win a silk bridal clutch with brooch from PaperFlora o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected o Free shipping included to U.S. only o No purchase necessary o Winner has 3 months to claim prize o Prize value: $75 | No cash value o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win o Use entry form below to enter…
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!
Anniversary Gifts by Year
First and foremost, you may be wondering, but Emma, there are only twenty-seven suggestions. What gives? Great question. You see, whomever constructed these ‘traditional’ anniversary gift ideas either a) ran out of ideas, or b) wanted to give free reign to gift-givers on those in-between years. (We vote the latter.) So, there are suggestions for anniversary gifts by year from 1st through 15th, after which you’re shopping totally on your own until 20th. The list picks back up again, but only at the 5s and 10s: 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 50th, and 60th. Hence: 27 suggestions in total. Sidebar: you start with paper at the 1st year, concluding the list with diamond on the 60th. Just putting it out there: diamond pretty much puts any gift after the 60th to shame, don’t you think? They should have saved it for 70th. :) #longlifehusbandwife
Anyway, I digress. It’s time to get to the list of hand-picked, totally knock-your-socks-off anniversary gifts. Ready to get started? Me too. Let’s start with 1st… paper, which is actually sweeter than it sounds.
Paper! On your first anniversary, celebrate by eating the top tier of your wedding cake (that you froze on your wedding day, right?) and give each other a simple, totally heartfelt gift: a card. A card is simple and sweet: gifts don’t have to be pricey to be meaningful. This one, for instance, says, “I’ve been in love with you for _____ days.” Cute idea!
For the 4th wedding anniversary gift, you can choose either fruit or flowers: your choice. I chose fruit as the example and picked a fruit tree. Plant it in your backyard or place on a patio and enjoy the fruit for years to come.
Andrew & I celebrated our five year anniversary in December, and ironically our entire year revolved around wood: we built a wood fence, stained said fence, and then had about a hundred old wood planks (from our old, weathered fence) to cut and recycle. We also bought a new wood coffee table. I then undertook a project where I was making table numbers out of reclaimed wood, but since scrapped it and recycled it (I was apparently not meant to be a table number maker). Also, we received this beautiful teak wood shelf. It makes a fantastic anniversary gift! Click here for more info.
Full disclosure, I received the shelf above from our friends over at UncommonGoods so we could review it for our readers. THIS SHELF IS AWESOME. Not only is it beautifully made, but the color is gorgeous and the teak wood smells amazing! I also love the minimalist design. This shelf is great for small spaces, too, because since it drills right on your wall, it takes up no floor space! I give it five stars. We’ll cherish this piece in our home for years to come.
Sidebar: admittedly, once you get to 35th and into the gemstones, it becomes increasingly more difficult to find men’s gifts that he’ll actually want. The way I figure it, these are more or less suggestions for her, and she should buy him something he really wants or needs instead. (And, of course, same goes for the wife if she’s not really into the suggested gift category.) Suggestions: cigars! That new fishing pole he’s been eying. Tickets to a football game. Movie tickets where you let him pick the movie. And you watch it and you don’t complain or, you know, fall asleep (Lord of the Rings — all three movies — yes, I confess). Something that really means a lot to him means more than anything! So, for these next suggestions, I’ll just be providing a gift idea for the lady.
You can select coral gemstones for this one (like a necklace, earring set, or ring) but I like this alternative: a pretty watch with a coral strap.
And, like I said earlier, after 60th… you’re on your own with gift-giving ideas. But by then you won’t need anyone’s gift-giving help because you’ll know your spouse better than anyone! Here’s to 60+ years of wedded bliss! ♡
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Anniversary Gifts by Year
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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.
2. The Charlotte
Is yellow your favorite shade? The Charlotte garter is made with layers of georgette ribbon and a handmade rosette. Shown in Lemon Chiffon and featured with a peony bloom.
3. The Adelaide
The Adelaide garter is created with a bouquet of handmade silk georgette roses in blush, peony, and lemon chiffon. Band is blush lace. This garter measures 1″ wide.
4. The Clementine
The Clementine garter is shown with blush, orchid, and lilac colors in an ombre style.
5. The Blythe
If you love a bit of bling, the Blythe is right for you. This soft lace garter features a georgette silk bow and rhinestone brooch. Shown in gilded rose.
Shabby Chic Wedding Garter Giveaway!
Do you need a wedding garter to complete your bridal look? We’re giving one an Adelaide wedding garter (shown below) thanks to the folks over at Etta August! Find out the full details below.
Choose your custom colors from this palette:
About the Garter
A bouquet of handmade silk georgette roses in shades of blush, peony and lemon chiffon adorn a blush lace covered band. Adelaide measures 1″ wide. Etta August garters stretch to comfortably fit 15″-23″ around. Each garter is packaged in our lovely keepsake box.
Each Etta August garter is handcrafted using only the highest quality materials and methods. We begin by carefully selecting and hand dying fabrics, allowing us to create a range of gorgeous hues. Details like handmade flowers and delicate lace help define our line. Etta August accessories are truly bespoke and heirloom quality.
o Enter between 5/7/14-5/13/14 (11:59pm EST) o Prize: Adelaide wedding garter in custom colors of winner’s choice. Pick colors from Etta August’s color palette (above). o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 5/14; winner announced on this blog post and emailed o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected o FREE shipping included anywhere worldwide o No purchase necessary o Winner has 1 year to claim prize o Prize value: $94 | No cash value o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win o Use entry form below to enter
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 at Eclu
There’s loveliness blooming at Eclu… and it’s in the form of pretty spring clutches with pastel-inspired floral blooms and bows! A clutch purse would make a great gift for your MOH, bridesmaids, or yourself. You can even customize the colors and add an inscription inside for a pinch of personalization.
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…
Unlike fresh flowers, faux bouquets will never wilt; they last forever. Your bouquet becomes a lasting heirloom instead of a temporary purchase. If you’re allergic to fresh flowers, a bouquet alternative won’t make your nose run or your eyes itch. And, any type of bloom is in season for silk blooms year-round!
1. Brooch Bouquet
A brooch bouquet is constructed with antique brooches and wire to form a ‘bouquet’. This is my favorite bouquet alternative style; where was it when I tied the knot? By The Ritzy Rose.
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
These ultra-chic wedding bow clutches are made with silk dupioni and feature a magnetic snap closure. Each bag is handmade – just for you! – and can be color customized to suit your style. Retail price: $62. Which of these bags would you like to carry on your wedding day?
Ooh, look at these lovely pops of color!
Win! Wedding Bow Clutch Giveaway Giveaway lasts from 6/26/13 – 7/2/13 (11:59pm EST). Good luck! – – –
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…
This particular style (paired with veil) features a handmade silk bridal bow paired with a tulle blusher veil. It is available in ivory, white, and many other colors upon request. The bow and veil are designed separately, which means wearing as individual pieces is effortless. Bow features an alligator hair clip, while the veil offers a ten prong silver hair comb. Photography by Shannon Nicole Smith of Vine & Light Photography.