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Coral and Mint Wedding Ideas

Coral and mint has to be one of the prettiest color palettes, especially when it comes to beach weddings. It’s soft and summery with a poppy punch of color. If you’re planning a beach wedding and need a color palette to work with, these coral and mint wedding ideas are for you! And we’ve found so many pretty handmade finds, since you know how much we love handmade weddings here. Enjoy!

Coral and Mint Wedding Ideas

First, it always starts with the perfect invitation. This suite from Paper Street Press is breathtaking!

mint and coral wedding invitations | Coral and Mint Wedding http://emmalinebride.com/color/coral-and-mint-wedding/

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mint and coral invitations | Coral and Mint Wedding http://emmalinebride.com/color/coral-and-mint-wedding/

by paper street press

Oh, and this bouquet? It pretty much stopped me in my tracks. Not only is it beautiful, but it also lasts forever. By Curious Floral.

coral and mint bouquet | Coral and Mint Wedding http://emmalinebride.com/color/coral-and-mint-wedding/

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We’ve found some stunning mint bridesmaid dresses, a cake, programs, and clutch bags for your bridesmaids. See more below, including some jewelry and sash finds we spotted, too…

Floral Wedding Invitations for Spring + Summer

Happy Friday, loves! We are kicking off this beautiful, sunny, finally-spring-like Friday morning with a pretty post on wedding invitations. We spotted these floral wedding invitations over at Whimsical Prints. Leeanna has been whipping up an extra dose of pretty this season in the form of floral patterns and prints, which, as you probably already know, is all the rage this year. Check out some of our favorite invites from her collection below!

Floral Wedding Invitations

hot pink and yellow floral wedding invitations
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floral wedding invitations
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blush floral wedding invitations
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hot pink floral wedding invitations
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pink and yellow floral wedding invitations
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Petal Flower Girl Dress

When we showed you these shoes yesterday, we couldn’t help but follow up with a spring flower girl dress, too. AND THEN WE SAW THIS! We loved it instantly because it’s like your flower girl is dressed as a flower with this unique petal-like neckline. Take a look at this new petal flower girl dress from Beane and Co and tell us what you think!

Petal Flower Girl Dress

That flower crown is cute, too! We’re not sure the exact maker of this crown, but we talked about similar flower crowns earlier this week.

You can see this dress and more here. I wanted to note that it’s made to order, which means colors and sizing are completely customizable.

xo
-E.

New! – Spring Wedding Crowns for the Bride

Happy Tuesday, loves! After one of the coldest winters I can remember, it’s finally getting warmer around here (upper 40’s and 50’s all week long). In some places, that’s considered cold; in Michigan, that’s shorts and sandals weather. ;) Anyway, with spring around the corner, we’ll finally get to see flowers in bloom. Since we’re too impatient to wait (you, too?), we thought it would be fun to bring some spring to you, in the form of spring wedding crowns for the bride, bridesmaids, or flower girl. These floral hair crowns are already in full bloom and ready to be worn. We spotted them over at Roses & Lemons, where our friend Cecil has been busy working around the clock on this new gorgeous collection. Ready to see what’s new? You’ll love these…

Spring Wedding Crowns from Roses & Lemons

pink - spring wedding crowns | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/spring-wedding-crowns/

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peach peonies - spring wedding crowns | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/spring-wedding-crowns/

by roses & lemons, photo: erin rachel photography

roses & lemons

mint - spring wedding crowns | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/spring-wedding-crowns/

roses & lemons

light pink - spring wedding crowns | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/spring-wedding-crowns/

roses & lemons

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light pink - spring wedding crowns | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/spring-wedding-crowns/

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yellow - spring wedding crowns | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/spring-wedding-crowns/

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SEE MORE

You can see these + more at Roses & Lemons, Featured Artist in The Marketplace.

xo
-E.

30 Wedding Cakes: #2 – Wedding Cake + Lemons

This wedding cake pick is a buttercream four-tiered beauty with an unexpected garnish: lemons! For a garden themed wedding, this wedding cake with lemons is the ultimate choice. When life gives you lemons… put them on cake? YES.

Wedding Cake Cascading with Lemons

Wedding Cake Cascading Lemons via 30 Wedding Cakes via EmmalineBride.com

This looks more like faux lemons (obviously due to their weight), but still. Lemons. Love it. You can find some faux lemons at Hobby Lobby or any craft store. I’d imagine they even have the kind that are shown above, with the green leaves (a must). Spotted via Style Me Pretty, photo: Janae Shield.

xo
E.

You can follow this fun 30 Wedding Cakes series here!

4 Ways to Protect Wedding Cake

Brides: are you having an outdoor wedding? Do you need to protect your wedding cake from the elements (and worst of all… bugs)? You’ve come to the right place. We received this recent Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Sara, who says, “Hi, Emmaline. I am getting married outdoors this summer and will have my wedding cake on display. How do I protect it from the elements (like dirt, bugs, and leaves) without it looking tacky?” Great question! After spending money on your gorgeous cake (and having it made to perfection), the last thing you want to do is have to cover it up. For outdoor weddings, though, it’s important to protect wedding cake from the elements. Read on to see four surefire ways to protect wedding cake outdoors without stripping it of its loveliness…

Protect Wedding Cake: 4 Easy Tips

There are a few steps you can take to protect your wedding cake outdoors. Here are a few of our favorites.

1. Put a Lid on It.

How to Protect Wedding Cake: Place your wedding cake under a cake dome to protect it from leaves and bugs.

photo: catherine guidry via style me pretty

Place your cake under a cake dome. This works best if you have a small one-tier cake. If you’re having multiple one-tier cakes (or pies), place on cake stands and place a dome on top of each one. See above image as an example.

2. Place Under a Pavilion or Tent.

Placing your cake under a pavilion or tent will keep it mostly clear of the elements, though bugs may still land on it and fly away. Also, be sure it’s always in the shade. You can also protect your cake from pests by placing citronella candles in luminary bags (or mason jar lanterns) along the pathway and near your tent entrance (not too close to the cake). This will deter most of the pests.

3. Create a Canopy.

You can create a canopy over your cake with netting. Attach netting to a canopy loop and hang above the cake from a hook or ceiling beams above.

You can protect wedding cake with a canopy, made from netting and a canopy loop.  Hang from the ceiling with a hook or beams.

photo: waldorf photographic art

4. Ice, Ice, Baby.

Keep it on dry ice and avoid placing your cake outdoors until it’s closer to the reception time. And, be sure to avoid a filling that won’t spoil easily (buttercream if great). Once the pieces are cut and served, bring the rest indoors.

Hope it helps! Have a wedding question of your own? Just Ask Emmaline!

xo,
-E.

Spring Clutch Purses from Eclu

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

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.

pastel spring clutch purses

bevy of blue spring clutch purses

pastel spring wedding clutch purses

yellow pink purple bow clutches

pink clutch purse lace

bride and bridesmaids holding clutch purses

yellow green pink orchid spring clutch purses

orchid spring clutch purse

pastel purple pink ivory spring clutch purses

Doesn’t this collection just inspire you for the season? Go ahead and pin your favorite and see more at Eclu.

There’s more coming up next… stay tuned!

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

5 Hot New Summer Sandals – 2014

You probably won’t believe us, but spring is actually around the corner. I know. It doesn’t feel like it at all, and I (Emma here!) can’t even remember what summer feels like. I’ve reached the point this winter where I’m tired of putting on a winter coat, boots, gloves, a hat, and a scarf every time I want to go anywhere. So, I’ll be the first to say that spring can’t come soon enough! Today we’re warming you up with some hot new styles for spring and summer sandals by the lovely folks over at Fibi & Clo. We’ve teamed up with the past and we love, love, love their sandals. Read on to see five new styles for summer sandals from their collection and see which pair got the EB Editor’s Pick! Whether you’re wearing a pair of summer sandals down the aisle or on your honeymoon, we’re certain you’ll find a pair to love from this collection. Enjoy!

summer sandals 2014

Summer Sandals: 5 New Styles

1. Cannes Turquoise

What’s my favorite part of summer? Color! The Cannes Turquoise summer sandals are just what you need to cure the winter blahs.

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2. Cannes Coral

I guess I love the Cannes Turquoise so much that I couldn’t help but pick its sister, the Cannes Coral, as pick number two for summer sandals! Aren’t these gorgeous?

cannes coral summer sandals

3. Navy Positano

The Navy Positano summer sandals have just the right amount of glitz, glamour, and oh-so-gorgeous cobalt blue.

navy positano summer sandals

4. Sun Cascade

I had the opportunity to try the sun cascade summer sandals and I love them. I haven’t had a chance to wear them outdoors yet, on account of the eight feet of snow outside, but I’ve worn them around the house plenty! They’re so comfortable… and I can’t wait to get that first spring pedicure to wear them out and about.

sun cascade sandals

Here’s my pair! And our Eb editor’s pick!

sun cascade sandals

The sun cascade is a favorite, but there are other color options, too! I love the entire cascade collection:

cascade summer sandals

left to right: smoke cascade, black cascade, burst cascade

5. Love Knot Summer Sandals

Ideal for the bride-to-be! Walk down the aisle in these love knot summer sandals, now available in brown.

love knot summer sandals

I picked just five, but there’s more to love at Fibi & Clo! They even launched a collection of gorgeous jewelry… take a peek!

Happy Planning!


-E.

I received a pair to see what I thought, but this is not a sponsored post. And, if I didn’t like ’em, you bet I’d tell you about it. We at EB value our readers and tell you our honest opinion.

Pick Your Pins: Flower Pins Giveaway!

Hi, loves! Happy Wednesday! Today we’re sharing a fun new giveaway with Hair Blossoms Boutique. Earlier this week, we talked about flower girl gift ideas and we’ve covered the best bridesmaid gifts from A-Z. If you’re still looking for a flower girl gift, bridesmaid gift, or a little something for yourself, you’ll love these new flower pins! We’re sharing some of our favorite flower-inspired pins from the new spring collection and asking you to pick which pair (of three color combinations) you’d take home if you were the lucky winner. So, read on to find out more… and toss your name in the hat for a chance to win!

Flower Pins

This yellow ranunculus hair pin reminds me of spring. It’s freezing outside, but at least we know spring is (somewhere) around the corner!

yellow ranunculus hair pin - flower pins by hair blossoms boutique

And, let’s not forget orange ranunculus, which is just as lovely.

orange ranunculus hair pins - flower pins by hair blossoms boutique

If you want something blue, this cobalt style is a really pretty color! Wear in your hair or clip to your shoes.

cobalt blue hair pins - flower pins by hair blossoms boutique

You can never go wrong with a bright pop of fuschia, perfect for your flower girl.

fushia hair flower pin - flower pins by hair blossoms boutique

Charcoal gray is the ideal hair pin set for bridesmaids who want a more subtle style.

charcoal gray flower hair pins - flower pins by hair blossoms boutique

I love this pair of pins in lime… the rhinestone is the finishing touch!

lime rhinestone hair pins - flower pins by hair blossoms boutique

Flower Pins Giveaway!

Pick your pair… which of these three would you pick if you won the giveaway?

a) Champagne

champagne hair pins - flower pins by hair blossoms boutique

b) Ivory

organza hair pins - flower pins by hair blossoms boutique

c) White

bridal hair pins in white - flower pins by hair blossoms boutique

Giveaway Details

o Enter between 2/26-3/4/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Pair of Hair Pins (Pick between Champagne, Ivory, or White above) by Hair Blossoms Boutique
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 3/5; 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 to U.S. + Canada only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $19.95 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

P.S. There’s more coming up next. Stay tuned!