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7 First Dance Mistakes to Avoid

Posted March 18, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Today we’re talking about the first dance at your wedding, a topic not discussed very often. However, we feel it is an important part of your reception: it is, after all, your first official dance and the song you pick will be your song. So, today we’re sharing seven first dance mistakes to avoid to ensure yours goes off without a hitch. Also, tell us: what song have you picked for your first dance?

First Dance Mistakes to Avoid - cool aerial shot by tony gajate

How to Plan a Western Themed Wedding

Posted February 26, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 34 Comments

One of my favorite wedding themes is rustic, which can include a western, barn, farmhouse, woodland, or country vibe. Today we’re showing you how to plan a western themed wedding with a handful of tried-and-true ideas, both handmade and do-it-yourself. We’ll show you how to plan a western themed wedding with ideas for invitation, venue, time of year, attire, ceremony + reception decor, and gifts. And, we’re making this post just a bit sweeter: we’ve teamed up with the lovely Debbie of Knotty Notions to present another fun giveaway! What’s up for grabs? Read on to find out!

How to Plan a Western Themed Wedding (invites: jen simpson design)

Finally… Get Organized for your Wedding!

Posted February 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

Are feeling a bit disorganized while planning your wedding? Having trouble getting plans in place because you can’t seem to get motivated? We’re here to help! Emma here… and, guess what? A + I are having a baby boy (!!!!) in a little over a month! We couldn’t be more excited… and we couldn’t have found a better reason to get organized, clean everything, and get rid of a bunch of useless stuff we don’t need in preparation for little one’s arrival. When I was going though boxes of stuff, I remembered the last time I was doing this overhaul was while planning our wedding. Needless to say, I knew a post about getting totally organized for your wedding would be a fantastic way to share some of my favorite ideas + inspire you, too. Read on to uncover six surefire ways to get (+ stay!) organized for your wedding…

6 Ways to Get Organized for your Wedding

1. Start with a Planner.

I’ll admit it: I’m a total list-making nut. I love carrying a planner, making notes, and crossing off to-do lists. Having a planner that’s as functional as it is portable is key. And, look for one that has a calendar view AND a weekly view, since you’ll have more space for writing.


12 Beach Ceremony Mistakes to Avoid

Posted July 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Brides: are you making these beach ceremony mistakes? Avoid them with top beach ceremony tips from footwear to keeping guests happy. PLUS, get inspired with handmade beach ceremony finds we know you’ll love. Enjoy!

Beach Ceremony Tips - Bridesmaids Jumping in the Air (photo: my lens of love)

50 Tips for a More Amazing Honeymoon

Posted June 25, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

I’ve been immersed in the book Bossypants this week, laughing out loud at Tina Fey’s hilarious antics including her horrifying honeymoon cruise story. Like most brides, when I planned my honeymoon I had no idea where to start. I wanted everything to be perfect because you only get one shot at an amazing honeymoon. After planning my own honeymoon – and reading up on the topic – I’ve learned a thing or two (or fifty) and I’m sharing the best honeymoon tips with you today. If you only took three pieces of advice, I’d want them to be: 1) RELAX, 2) plan ahead, and 3) have fun. That’s all you need. And, a honeymoon isn’t any better because of the amount of money you spend; it’s fun because it’s your first trip together as a married couple. So, get ready to plan the most memorable vacation of your life and read on to find out which fifty best honeymoon tips made the list!

50 Best Honeymoon Tips (via

7 Things You MUST Pack in your Wedding Bag

Posted June 18, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments

Hello, loves! You’ve heard of emergency wedding kits in the past, but carrying around all that extra “stuff” can weigh heavily on your wedding bag. And, most wedding bags or clutches can only carry so much! Today, we’re cutting down on the clutter and sharing the seven things you must pack in your wedding bag at the very least. These carefully selected items are what we feel will keep you happy, pain-free, and embarrassment-free, too. We could always add more to the list – like mascara, and eye makeup remover – but we’re focusing more on things you’ll want to keep on hand. What would you pack in your wedding bag if you only had room for seven things? Here’s what made our cut…


5 DIY Wedding Secrets Every Bride Should Know

Posted December 21, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Hello, loves! Happy Friday! If you are planning DIY wedding projects for your big day, there are a few secrets to help it go off without a hitch. Today, we’ve compiled five of our favorite DIY weddings secrets that every bride should know to save you a headache down the road. DIY wedding projects can be fun, but they can also be overwhelming, too. And, since holiday break may be an excellent time to get crafting, we are also sharing some of our favorite DIY wedding kits to inspire you. Reveal what you need to know after the jump!

5 diy wedding secrets

How to Get Whiter Teeth

Posted November 13, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Happy Tuesday! Question: what goes well with a white wedding dress? Whiter teeth, of course! Today we’re sharing one of the most sought after beauty secrets: how to get whiter teeth. Everyone wants a whiter, brighter, aisle-ready smile and today we’re going to show you how to get it! Read on to find out how to get whiter teeth just in time for your wedding day…

how to get whiter teeth - smiling bride with white teeth

photo by our labor of love

8 DIY Beauty Tips to Try (+ Win a FREE Gift!)

Posted November 6, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 53 Comments

Hello, beautiful! Ever since I can remember, I (Emma here!) have been obsessed with beauty tips, tricks, and secrets. I’ve been known to concoct my own at-home beauty experiments trying out home remedies like honey, brown sugar, and coconut oil to get shiny hair and glowing skin. And, I’m always looking to try the next hot new mascara, eyeliner, or blush – or makeup tutorial to try. Today, I’ve rounded up eight of my favorite new DIY beauty tips to try including a special video that shows you how to achieve a perfect DIY bridal makeup look. And, as a special thank you for stopping by, we’re giving away a FREE beauty gift to THREE lucky readers! Read on to find out more + enjoy!

DIY Beauty Tips to Try

1. DIY Lip Exfoliator

Three ingredients is all it takes to get glowing, winter-ready lips. Slough off dead skin cells with ingredients in your home thanks to this DIY here from the ModCloth blog.

5 Tips for Buying a Wedding Dress Online

Posted September 12, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Hello, loves! When buying a wedding dress, today’s bride-to-be is not limited to local wedding shops alone. Buying a wedding dress online has become increasingly popular for three reasons: first, buying online gives the bride-to-be freedom to shop anywhere in the world. Secondly, it requires no appointment (and can be done in your pj’s). Third, buying a wedding dress online makes comparison shopping easy – and can even save you a little money. Why, then, does the idea of buying a wedding dress online still sound a wee-bit frightening to brides? The answer: the wedding dress is one of the most important (maybe even most expensive) wedding day purchases a bride will make… and it’s totally normal to want your dress to be absolutely perfect. That’s why we’re showing you five tips for buying a wedding dress online to make buying handmade dresses more accessible – and, a little less scary. So, without further adieu, grab that measuring tape and let’s get to work!

buying a wedding dress online

7 Wedding Registry Tips Every Couple Should Know

Posted September 5, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 23 Comments

Hello, loves! If you’re planning your wedding, have you thought about your gift registry yet? Registering for gifts is one of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding, even if you have no idea where to begin. Today we’re sharing seven wedding registry tips every couple should know to fire up that scanner gun and go to town. It’s easier than you think… and more fun, too! Read on for more…

wedding registry tips

8 Simple Rules to Avoid DIY Disasters
(+ Wedding DIYs to Try!)

Posted August 31, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hello, hello! Happy Friday! If you’re planning to tackle DIY projects for your wedding, home, or just because, don’t miss this list! Even the most professional crafter will tell you that any project can be a hit or a miss and it’s common to dabble in a few DIY disasters along the way. Today we’re sharing a list to help you avoid common DIY disasters in the hopes that your project goes off without a hitch, guests are WOWed, and the project turns out even better than you imagined. (Wouldn’t that be nice!) With a long four-day weekend upon us, now is a great time to roll up your sleeves and tackle a few projects… read on to find out more PLUS check out 10 hand-picked DIY projects to try!

how to avoid diy disasters

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