spring Archive

25 Best Bridesmaid Dresses for Spring 2017

We’re tackling the top bridesmaid dresses for spring weddings! Don’t forget to join our list for the latest.

Inesse Dress

by jenny yoo

Hi, lovelies! Emma here and even though we just had our first snow here, we already have spring weddings on our radar. If your wedding is in the spring or summer, you’ll want to choose bridesmaid dresses soon. This will give your bridesmaids ample time to get fitted for (in-store) or measure their size (online), purchase, and pay for their dresses. When you’re picking out bridesmaid dresses, you’ll want to consult your Maid of Honor. Pick out a few of your favorite styles, colors, lengths, and price points. Narrow it down to just a few — three is generally a great place to start — and show them to her. Find out what she thinks about the style (whether the other bridesmaids will be comfortable wearing this style dress), color (does she like it?), lengths (long or short?), and price (will everyone feel comfortable paying this price?). These are all helpful questions to ask yourself and your Maid of Honor when picking out the bridesmaid dresses. And it’s one of her first duties as MOH, so it’s important that she gives you her two cents.

With so many bridesmaid dresses on your horizon right now, we are helping to narrow it down with a handful of our favorites from top designers. These gorgeous bridesmaid dresses are designed by folks like Adrianna Papell (my fave!), Jenny Yoo, Donna Morgan, and Joanna August, just to name a few. And each of these dresses is also available in a few choice colors, so look to dress style first, color second. My favorite this season is Inesse — featured above and below in #3 — from Jenny Yoo. It’s so dreamy, especially in that shade of pink! Enjoy!

21 Rustic Barn Reception Ideas (PHOTOS)

Rustic brides: we’re sharing our favorite barn reception ideas & decorations for weddings today! Get inspired with elegantly rustic finds for your big day. Need more planning tips? Read: The Inspired Wedding.

barn dance floor | barn reception ideas for weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/reception/barn-ideas-weddings/

photo: andria lindquist

Oh, how I adore barn wedding receptions! Emma here and barn weddings are, in my opinion, the perfect pairing of a rustic outdoor wedding with a little extra comfort for guests. It also offers less stress for the bride, since weather for an outdoor wedding can be unpredictable. Although tents provide some reassurance, a barn is a pretty safe bet; inside a barn reception, guests can stay warm and enjoy strolling appetizers, seated dinner, a full-scale bar, and a solid dance floor. Just a few steps outside, though, they can enjoy a stroll along wildflower fields underneath an illuminated starry night sky. Ah, isn’t it romantic? Barn weddings have been trending for quite awhile now and we don’t see this craze going away anytime soon! Today we’re showing you twenty-one barn reception ideas for weddings to get your creativity flowing. Which number is your favorite? I’m obsessed with #21. I guess you could say I saved the best for last. Just wait until you see it! Enjoy!

Floral Wedding Dress for Spring Weddings

This week, we’ve found a floral wedding dress for spring and summer weddings. See it below! Subscribe for the latest.

Floral wedding dress with embroidered flowers and illusion tulle | dress by Milamira Bridal | photo by Ksenia Milushkina Photography

by milamira bridal, photo by ksenia milushkina photography

Hey, loves! Happy Monday! It’s time for our Wedding Dress of the Week! This floral wedding dress by Milamira Bridal features a nude color corset bodice with a sweetheart neckline, illusion tulle embroidery, and an a-line skirt. The skirt is made with one layer of light dusty pink chiffon with another layer of white tulle with polka dots. Underneath there are two more layers of white tulle to give the skirt dimension and fullness. I absolutely love the embroidered pink roses and green leaves across the bodice. What a beautifully romantic dress for the bride! I’ve never seen anything quite like this…

A Downtown Kansas City Wedding: Morgan + Nick


Today we’re bringing you Morgan and Nick’s beautiful downtown Kansas City wedding. Their wedding last May has lots of gorgeous photographs you’ll really enjoy. Some of the couple’s details include brilliant springtime flowers in purple, pink, and white; modern typography; amazing lighting above their reception tables; peony bouquets; vintage china; and more. Their wedding ceremony programs were both modern and bold. They also had personalized wedding koozies with their date and initials. Very cool! These always make for a great favor because they keep your guests drinks cold (especially helpful during hot summer months). Other fun details include Nick’s Oklahoma State dress socks and pet photo booth props. Now it’s time to see all the amazing photographs captured by Darbi G. Photography

20 Modern Hot Pink and Orange Wedding Ideas

hot pink and orange wedding ceremony | photo: stephanie fay

photo: stephanie fay via style me pretty

Get ready for an explosion of color inspiration! For the summer, one of our favorite palettes / themes is a hot pink and orange wedding. Today we’re sharing twenty hand-picked finds to inspire your own color palette with invitations, jewelry, bridal accessories, bridesmaid gifts, decorations, and more! What do you think of these colors? Tell us in the comments!

50 Best Rustic Wedding Boutonnieres

rustic boutonniere

by the bohemian peony, photo: lindsey reed photography

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. So, tell me if this sounds like you: you’re planning a rustic wedding and almost every single detail has been accounted for. You even picked out what to wear while getting ready. And then you realize, oh no, boutonnieres! The wedding boutonniere is one of the most commonly overlooked details, and yet, there are so many rustic wedding boutonnieres to choose from… especially handcrafted ones! We’ve worked on a very comprehensive list of fifty rustic boutonnieres to inspire you today so you can pick one he’ll love, relax, and cross yet another thing off of your to-do list. So, let’s get started, shall we?

A Magnificent Rustic Spring Wedding in Georgia

Bride walking | Kelly and Paul's Rustic Spring Wedding in Georgia (Georgia Weddings) | http://www.emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/a-magnificent-rustic-spring-wedding-in-georgia-weddings/ | photo: You Are Raven

It’s spring and we’re happy to be featuring Kelly and Paul’s rustic spring Georgia wedding. This happy couple was married last May in a private backyard. There are lots of spring details you’ll enjoy such as mint bridesmaid dresses and the purple and pink floral decorations. Their rustic elements included boutonnieres, dream catchers, a chalkboard program sign, and wood slab cake stands. Their photographer, Raven from You Are Raven, captured their day beautifully. See Kelly and Paul’s amazing photographs after the click…

Sarah + JJ’s Pretty Wedding at 173 Carlyle House (Real Weddings)

bridal party wedding | Sarah + JJ's Pretty Wedding at 173 Carlyle House | http://www.emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/pretty-wedding-173-carlyle-house/ | photo: Melissa Prosser Photography - Atlanta Georgia Wedding Photographer

Southern weddings are absolutely beautiful, just like Sarah and JJ’s wedding featured today! They were married just outside Atlanta, Georgia at the Perimeter Church with a reception at 173 Carlyle House. Their wedding had spring colors including one of the prettiest shades of light pink. Their photographer, Melissa Prosser Photography, tells us, “Sarah and JJ are amazing! We had a fantastic time documenting this early spring wedding. The bridesmaids dresses wore gorgeous flowing frocks in pale pink that gently blew in the breeze outside when taking photos. Congrats to the happy couple!” Unleash the wedding photos…

3 Easy Tips for Choosing a Wedding Hair Crown

hairstyle down with hair crown | photo: awake photography | wedding hair crown tips via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/tips-wedding-hair-crown/

photo: awake photography

The wedding hair crown, made of flowers and vine, has become a popular accessory trend for brides, particularly for bohemian or woodland weddings. If you aren’t a veil-loving bride (or you want an alternative to wear during the reception), a flower crown may be the perfect choice for you. If you’re wondering how to choose one, we’re here to help with three easy tips along with some beautiful hand-picked examples from the new collection at Violette and Iris! Read on for more…