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32 Secrets Wedding Photographers Wish You Knew

Posted September 2, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

You want perfect wedding photos and your photographer wants to capture those special, ever-so-fleeting emotional moments you’ll remember forever. So, what is the key to more amazing photos? Communication. And, since not all wedding photographers might not want to tell you what they really think, we’re here to do it. Here’s the ultimate list of thirty-two things wedding photographers wish you knew…

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Honeymoon Planning Tips: 3 to 6 Months Before

Posted July 18, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, loves! It’s time for our 2nd installment of our honeymoon planning tips (part 2/4). Last time we discussed how to plan a honeymoon, we gave you tips on what to do 8 months to 1 year before the wedding. Today we’re talking about what you need to plan a honeymoon 6 months to 3 months before the wedding. Read on to see what’s next on your to-do list…

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15 Best Wedding Resources You Didn’t Know Existed

Posted July 15, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hello, loves! If you’re newly engaged, planning on getting engaged soon, or you’ve been planning for some time, you need this post! Bookmark it (CTRL + D), tweet it, facebook it, and pin it for later. We’re always on the hunt for the best wedding resources and today we’re unleashing the most legend-waitforit-dary finds. If you want to get a head start on your (infinitely awesome) registry, need an app to track of ALL OF THE WEDDING THINGS, want to stay on budget and track your expenses, or you’re just looking for some seriously fun wedding planning reads, this is the guide. So, grab a cup of coffee (um, so I found this one and it smells like donuts are being made. in your office. and it is magical.) and get ready to start planning the Best Day Ever…

15 Best Wedding Resources You Didn't Know Existed


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Wedding Dress Necklines Guide – Ask Emmaline

Posted July 8, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

We received another awesome Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Sara. She asks, “Dear Emmaline, I just started shopping for wedding gowns. I’m so confused on necklines, though. There are so many and I’m unfamiliar with most of them. Any advice?” Great question, Sara! We spotted this helpful wedding dress necklines guide that we thought would help you — and many other brides! — as you shop for the perfect dress. It definitely helps to know the style you’re referring to when you speak to a designer. If I could offer some advice, it would be to try many different wedding dress necklines. After all, you’ll never really know how great a neckline can look on you unless you try it on! Onto the guide…

Wedding Dress Necklines Guide

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Custom Wedding Stamps for the DIY Bride

Posted May 12, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hello, hello! It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! Bride-to-be Allison is tackling some DIY projects, including her wedding invitations. She asks, “I purchased printable wedding invitations and I’m now putting together the response cards and envelopes. I need to include my return address on the envelope but I’m not very skilled with my computer and printer. Any advice?” The easiest way to add your return address to response card envelopes and other paper goods is with a return address stamp. Custom wedding stamps are designed for your event, incorporate your theme, and can be used in perpetuity. Plus, you don’t have to worry about using a computer or printer. And, unlike an address label (which we loathe for formal events), a stamp will look totally elegant and professional. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up some custom wedding stamps spotted over at Olive Berry Paper. Which one catches your eye?

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7 DIY Wedding Album Tips + Tricks

Posted May 9, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 21 Comments

Brides: are you putting together your own wedding album? Need wedding album tips and tricks for your do-it-yourself creation? You’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing seven tried-and-true DIY wedding album tips to help… PLUS, we’re giving away a handmade wedding album to one lucky reader to help her/him get started! Let’s begin, shall we?

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Bridal Makeup Tips from Dhalia Edwards

Posted May 1, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Brides: looking for bridal makeup tips? You’ve come to the right place! We interviewed makeup artist and expert Dhalia Edwards to ask her some of our favorite bridal makeup questions. See Dhalia’s favorite makeup trends for brides, get a glimpse at some recommended brands, and find out how to keep your bridal makeup looking fresh + flawless all day long. PLUS, get inspired by some of her makeup artistry from Real Brides! Read on for more…

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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?

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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)


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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.

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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)


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