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Win a FREE Wedding Veil by Tiffani Saxton Designs!

Update: 10.15.12 Giveaway Winner Announced – Congrats to lucky #37, Leigh-Ann! You’re the lucky winner of the wedding veil by Tiffani Saxton Designs. Please check your inbox for details on how to claim your prize. Thank you to all who entered and to Tiffani for sponsoring this wonderful giveaway! Visit Tiffani Saxton Designs to view her collection and save 15% with exclusive offer code EMMA2012 through October 31st.

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Hello, loves! It’s Monday and you know what that means… it’s time for a brand new giveaway at Emmaline Bride! This week, we’ve teamed up with the always-lovely and inspiring Tiffani Saxton Designs to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a FREE wedding veil! Read on to find out how you can win…

Wedding Veil (by Tiffani Saxton Designs) #handmade #wedding

Wedding Veil Giveaway!

What will you wear down the aisle? A birdcage veil? A short veil with tulle? A stunning veil attached to a flower accessory? This week, you can win any style you love (under $100) from Tiffani Saxton Designs! To enter, simply visit Tiffani Saxton Designs between Monday, October 8th and Sunday, October 14th (11:59pm EST) 2012 and view the entire collection. Then, comment below on which style you’d pick if you were the lucky winner. You may enter via a comment once per day for the entire week. Receive additional entries per day through the following:

o Share the giveaway on Twitter*
o Share the giveaway on Facebook*
o Share the giveaway on Pinterest*

*please leave a comment below for each method used for proper recognition

You may enter for a total of four (4) times per day using each method one time daily: Comment, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Wedding Veil (by Tiffani Saxton Designs) #handmade #wedding
Wedding Veil (by Tiffani Saxton Designs) #handmade #wedding


One (1) lucky winner will win a bridal veil courtesy of Tiffani Saxton Designs. Winner may select the veil she wishes from the collection with a limit of $100. (If you wish for a style greater than $100, winner pays the difference.) Veil is handmade – just for you! – and is available in a variety of styles and colors. Past giveaway winners within thirty days not eligible to win. Winner will be randomly selected via on October 15th and announced on our blog. Winner will also be contacted via email.

Wedding Veil (by Tiffani Saxton Designs) #handmade #wedding

Good Luck! ♥


12 Most Creative Wedding Alternatives

Good morning, loves! It’s already Thursday… can you believe it? Today we’re throwing out the traditional wedding play book and forgoing the cookie cutter ideas with new, creative and fun wedding alternatives to inspire you. One of the key elements to planning an unforgettable handmade wedding is to incorporate your personal style. Don’t be afraid to skip traditions you don’t like, participate in the ones you love, and start a few of your own! To kick start your creativity, we’ve gathered our favorite top twelve wedding alternatives. We hope it inspires you to think outside the box for your own wedding and remember that the day is all about you. Read on to see which wedding alternatives made the cut… and see how to contribute to our list!

12 Creative Wedding Alternatives

1. Instead of wedding cake…

… go nuts with donuts! Or cake pops. Or cookies. Or pies. Really, the possibilities are endless. You can still have a small wedding cake for you and your honey.

donuts instead of wedding cake

photo by dove and sparrow photography via style me pretty

2. Instead of boutonnieres…

… give your bridal party ‘badges of honor’ to wear. These brilliant pin buttons are by One Plus One Design.

badges of honor

by one plus one design

3. Instead of a wedding veil…

… wear an alternative! We love this gorgeous bridal headband with blushing pink flower by Tiffani Saxton Designs.

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by tiffani saxton designs

4. Instead of a seating chart…

… have guests pick a seat – not a side.

photo by nadine studio via pinterest from style me pretty

5. Instead of a ring pillow…

… carry rings in a sweetly decorated muslin bag, like this one by Clementine Weddings. After the wedding, you can keep in your drawer to hold other jewelry.

by clementine weddings

6. Instead of clinking glasses…

… instruct guests to sing a song before you’ll kiss! Print the chorus to popular songs on note cards placed on reception tables. Guests can pick a song – and a friend – to serenade the couple. In return, the couple will kiss – no clinking of glasses necessary.

bride and groom leaning in to kiss

photo by visuels via pinterest

7. Instead of frosting…

… go naked – with the cake, that is.

naked wedding cake

photo by rosie parsons via preston bailey

8. Instead of traditional flower girl / ring bearer roles…

… instruct the little ones to carry a banner instead, like ‘Here Comes The Bride’. Talk about a grand entrance!

here comes the bride pennant
photo by joseph mark, banner by the ritzy rose

9. Instead of a traditional ring…

… opt for something unique that suits your style. One example is this twig-inspired diamond wedding band which is eco-friendly and handmade by Barbara Michelle Jacobs

twig wedding ring

ring by barbara michelle jacobs

You can also consider an alternative wedding stone – like blue sapphire:

blue sapphire engagement ring

ring by barbara michelle jacobs

10. Instead of an aisle runner…

… decorate the side of the aisle with pinwheels, custom-made in your favorite shades. The brilliant designer behind this idea is Whimzy Life and we can’t get over these pretty pinwheels made to match your color palette.

pinwheels for the aisle decoration
by whimzy life

pinwheels for aisle decor

by whimzy life

11. Instead of a fresh flower bouquet…

… go handmade and enjoy that gorgeous bouquet forever. No wilting! This handmade bouquet is by Ann-Kay Design.

paper flower bouquet origami

by ann-kay design

12. Instead of a guest book…

… love notes to the bride and groom! Cute idea by Blush and Beau.

by blush and beau

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This is our list of favorite wedding alternatives… but we want to hear from YOU! So…

What would you add to the list? Comment below!

Happy Planning!


Veil Giveaway: Enter for a Chance to Win!

It’s Monday, which means a new handmade wedding giveaway is underway at Emmaline Bride! This week, we’ve teamed up with Tiffani Saxton Designs to offer this FREE veil giveaway to one lucky bride-to-be! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to win a beautiful handmade wedding veil for your special day? The best part: you can select your favorite from her collection! Read on for more details…

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Giveaway Winner Announced! – February 6, 2012

We have a winner!

And the winner is… Ally! Congratulations! Please check your inbox for details.

Thank you to all who entered! ♥


Veil Giveaway: How to Enter

Beginning Monday, January 30th 2012 through February 5th 2012 (11:59pm EST), you can enter for a chance to win a bridal veil by Tiffani Saxton Designs up to a $78 value! Simply visit Tiffani Saxton Designs and return here to comment about which item is your favorite from the collection. You may receive up to three entries per day using one (1) of each following method below:

– one (1) entry with a comment
– one (1) entry by sharing the giveaway on Twitter (@EmmalineBride)
– one (1) entry by sharing the giveaway on Facebook

* if you share the giveaway on Twitter and / or Facebook, please leave separate comments below (one for each method)


Entries must be received by 11:59pm EST on February 5th to be eligible. Recent winners (within the past 30 days) not eligible. Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter; global entrants welcome. Item will be shipped with standard shipping paid by sponsor. Bridal veil prize award valued at $78; winner may select any bridal veil from Tiffani Saxton Design valued at $78 or less. No cash value. One (1) winner will be randomly selected on February 6th using, shared on this blog post, and contacted via email.

Good luck!


5 Stunning Tiaras for Your Wedding Day

Looking for a bridal veil alternative? Consider a bridal tiara or headband for a no-fuss, no-muss addition to any wedding hair style. Recently, we talked about how to get more volume in your hair for your wedding day. Once you have that voluminous look, you’ll want to show it off with a unique bridal tiara or headband. Today, we’re sharing 5 of our favorite tiaras for your wedding by Tiffani Saxton Designs. And, if you thought ‘tiara’ was only synonymous with ‘princess’, think again! These tiaras can be customized to suit your own unique wedding hair style. Enjoy!

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Lovely! To browse even more tiaras for your wedding (plus veils, combs and hairpins) check out Tiffani Saxton Designs, featured artisan in The Marketplace.

More coming up soon!


How to Get More Volume in Your Hair

Have you ever wondered how to get more volume in your hair? Today we’re going to show you how to achieve that thicker, fuller look for your wedding day – and beyond – with a few of our favorite tutorials. I have always admired voluminous hair in magazines and photo shoots wishing that I, too, had lustrous, voluminous hair. Then I realized something: I can keep wishing for more volume or I can make it happen. Voluminous hair is the result of a few key essentials like a good diet (high protein can lead to healthier, thicker hair with less breakage), plenty of H20, proper blow-drying techniques (here’s a video to get you started), plenty of hairspray, and abundant amounts of teasing, product-applying, and styling. If you’re opting for a bridal veil alternative, keep in mind that your hair will have nothing to hide behind. If you don’t want your hair to go from fabulous to flat as you walk down the aisle, be sure to give your hair plenty of lift. So, now, let’s show you how to get more volume in your hair with these tutorials PLUS a few hand-picked bridal headbands perfect for sporting your voluminous new ‘do. Enjoy!

how to get more volume in your hair

image via keiko lynn

You may remember the next image from our braided hairstyles round-up a few months back. It is from a fabulous hair tutorial we spotted via Keiko Lynn which shows you how to get a pretty up-do with braids and plenty of volume:

how to get more volume in your hair

Although she has an unfair advantage (her hair is gorgeous to begin with), she styles it from this…

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…to this:

how to get more volume in your hair

It looks beautiful! And, as a side note, I’m totally loving the hot pink lipstick.

If a braid isn’t your style of choice, how about a messy side ponytail? This tutorial via A Cup of Jo (photography by Jamie Beck) shows you an easy-to-do side ponytail:

how to get more volume in your hair

Or, try a voluminous puffy bun which takes your hair from flat to fabulous in seconds! This tutorial (below) is via Extra Petite and offers a full video tutorial!

And, for brides with shorter-length hair, learn how to get more volume on top with a video tutorial from The Small Things Blog. I recently discovered this blog and love its easy-to-follow video tutorials – always a plus!

how to get more volume in your hair

Looks beautiful!

You’ll need some hair accessories to complement your wedding-ready volume, so take a peek at a few handmade bridal headbands:

how to get more volume in your hair

how to get more volume in your hair

This headband (above) was spotted via Memento*, a hair accessories shop with plenty of sparkly headbands. We love this one in particular, which features Swarovski rhinestones in a tiara/princess-style headband.

how to get more volume in your hair

This headband by Tiffani Saxton Designs is made with Swarovski crystal, freshwater pearl, and a sterling silver tiara. Stunning!

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This headband is by LoBoheme and features Russian veiling. Gorgeous!

And, finally, this rhinestone adorned silk chiffon bridal headband is quite lovely, isn’t it? We spotted it via Twigs & Honey (photography by Lisa Warninger).

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