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!
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.
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!
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!
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…
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!
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…
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.
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!
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…
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!
Posted June 28, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, beautiful people + Happy Thursday! Have you heard of Pinterest? If you’re new to the site, the best way to describe it is a visual pinboard. Imagine you have a huge bulletin board in your office where you tack words, inspiring quotes, organizing ideas, recipes, and more – only, this pinboard is larger than life, includes brilliant ideas from folks around the world, and can be categorized, indexed, and searched in no time flat. Amazing, right? And that’s just the beginning! This site is helpful for literally every area of your life, from organizing your home, cooking meals, cleaning tips, finding DIY ideas, designing your dream (totally unrealistic) home, planning trips for someday, and yes, planning an incredible wedding. Today, we’re focusing on how to plan a wedding with Pinterest by showing you easy how-to’s to turn you into a pinning expert by this afternoon. Whether you’re a bride-to-be, a photographer, a wedding planner, handmade artisan, Maid of Honor, or someone who just loves to be inspired by beautiful things, this is the post for you. Ready to get inspired? Let’s begin… but first, I (Emma here!) must warn you… it is HIGHLY addictive. ;) Enjoy!
Posted May 8, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, lovelies! We’re kicking off the morning with a question: what is the quickest way to ruin a beautiful wedding tablescape? Wrinkles! While most (reputable) rental companies arrive with wrinkle free tablecloths, the rental rate may seem out of reach for some couples. So, before you break out your DIY supplies to make your own – or order table linens online – make sure you read this secret to wrinkle free tablecloths and table runners. You’ll be glad you did!
Posted April 27, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Want to spray tan for your wedding without looking like a carrot down the aisle? I (Emma here!) have never tried spray tanning, and I’ll admit my number one fear is looking orange. However, when done properly with these spray tanning tips you can prevent the orange and achieve that bronze, sun-kissed look you crave without the harmful effects of the sun. For the very best airbrush tan secrets, we’ve pulled in an expert: Kelly of Brush Body Bronzing (based in Pennsylvania) has tons of spray tanning experience with brides before the big day and she’s divulging seven spray tanning tips + trade secrets exclusively for our readers! Scroll down to find out more…
Posted March 13, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hey, beautiful: want WOW-worthy eyebrows for your wedding? Today’s post is just for you! Today we’re showing you how to shape eyebrows yourself with expert tips by Stephanie of Hair and Make-up by Steph. If you think eyebrows are an asset you either have or you don’t, here’s the good news: your brows are perfect just as they are! Never try to force an unnatural look. To make brows look their best, all it takes is a little grooming and regular maintenance.
Stephanie tells us, “The truth is, your brows will look their absolute best when they follow their natural shape. The key isn’t forcing your brows into a new and unnatural shape, it’s maintaining and grooming the shape you have, even if that shape has no arch. [..] Some are short, some are long, some are straight, some are arched, but they all look perfect with they eyes that they go with.” Beautifully said! So, without further adieu, read on to find out how to shape eyebrows at home using those already-beautiful brows with which you’ve been blessed.
Posted February 22, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments
Wondering how to give a wedding toast guests will remember long after the wedding day? Want a cheat sheet featuring seven surefire secrets that work? You’re in luck because today we’re showing you how to give a wedding toast with secrets to make your speech memorable. If you’re the Maid / Matron of Honor or Best Man in an upcoming wedding, chances are you’ve already heard the news: you’re responsible for writing and delivering a toast to the bride and groom at the wedding reception. Now, before you head for the hills and ditch the dutiful badge of honor, relax; the key to giving a memorable wedding toast is proper preparation. Read on to find out our seven favorite surefire, tried-and-true secrets to giving a wedding toast whether you’re a public speaking expert or true beginner. And, in keeping with the true Emmaline Bride handmade wedding spirit, we’re also sharing some amazing hand-painted toasting flutes and wine glasses by Judi Painted It, featured artisan in The Marketplace, to get you in the toasting spirit. Cheers!
Posted January 2, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Welcome back! It’s officially the beginning of a brand new year of wedding inspiration and it feels so good to be back! We are kicking off the first post of 2012 with 5 things you didn’t know about wedding invitations. You may be wondering, isn’t an invitation just an invitation? This may be true for most parties, but not for wedding. In fact, there are five key elements your wedding invitations will reveal about your day and we’re sharing them with you this morning, along with a little handmade wedding invitation inspiration to get you started. Enjoy!