Posted March 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Last week, we talked about alternative wedding ring ideas and we loved the feedback we received! Today we’re sharing seven alternative engagement ring ideas you will absolutely love. If you’re getting engaged soon, vaguely hinting at, or popping the question soon, this is the post for you! We know diamonds are the most popular engagement ring option, but remember… a diamond is certainly not your only option. And, handcrafted engagement rings? They’re totally custom and made just for you. In this post, we’ll show you how the lovely Kristin Coffin has redefined the engagement ring world with her collection of unique, handcrafted engagement rings. If you thought you were a traditional diamonds-only girl, think again: these designs might totally change your mind. (P.S. If you’re vaguely hinting at your favorite design, just leave this post open on his browser or pin these images like crazy on your Pinterest boards. He’ll get the hint.) Read on to be inspired… and share your thoughts after the post!
Posted February 28, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Ok — so you’re planning a vintage country wedding, rustic wedding, or western themed wedding and you love the look of mason jars. Problem is, you want those vintage mason jars that everyone oohs and aahs over but you can’t get your hands on any. Or, you’re like me and you just can’t justify paying $10 per jar at your local antique store for 100+ guests. Fear not, lovely brides, we’ve got the solution for you today. Read on to find out how to make mason jars look old with five creative ideas…
Posted February 28, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hi, loves! Happy Friday! Are you planning a vintage wedding with purple as part of your color palette? Want a bright POP of color for your bridal ensemble? We’ve found it! We were browsing Cloe Noel Designs and fell in love with this gorgeous purple rhinestone cuff bracelet, which is sure to make a statement down the aisle! Take a closer look…
Posted February 19, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Hi, loves! Have you shopped The Marketplace lately? The Marketplace is the ultimate (+ original!) handmade wedding shop exclusively at Emmaline Bride! We feature hand-picked artisans around the globe who love handmade just as much as we do. Instead of spending countless hours looking for the best for handmade weddings, we bring them to you! Today we’re sharing ten hand-picked paper goods spotted in The Marketplace to give you glimpse into just a few of the fun finds we have to offer. Which one is your favorite?
10 Perfect Paper Goods for Your Wedding
1. Custom Coasters
This set of personalized coasters caught our eye at first glance. With custom designs available, there’s bound to be a perfect style for your bar!
Posted February 6, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 44 Comments
We received an Ask Emmaline question recently and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Bride-to-be, Meghan, asks us, “I want guests to sit anywhere they want at my ceremony, rather than traditionally on the right or left depending on whose family they are from. Any tips?” Great question, Meghan! A new-ish trend that we’ve seen (last year in its peak and continuing through this season) is the idea of ‘Pick a Seat Not a Side‘. Easily conveyed to guests in a sign form, this ensures guests mingle and sit together rather than moving from one side to another. Read on to see an example of this idea in action and enter for a chance to win one by the lovely Citrus Press Co.!
Posted January 30, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 18 Comments
Hello, hello! Are you a lace-loving bride? Do you like the classic look of lace, but you’re unsure how to pull the look together with the perfect accessories? You’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing the top ten lace bridal accessories we’ve spotted on the interwebs with everything like a chic lacy bolero, a wedding dress (with oh-so-lovely lace sleeves), a pair of gorgeous lace-embellished heels, and more. Plus, we’re giving away one of these accessories in a special wedding giveaway! Enough talking about it, let’s get to it already!
Top 10 Lace Bridal Accessories
We’ve hand-selected the following lace bridal accessories (all handmade!) to show you how to pull together a perfect bridal ensemble. You don’t have to use all of these pieces (less is more) but we encourage you to pick pieces that really inspire you. Which of these is your favorite?
Posted January 27, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 26 Comments
Happy Monday! We’re so excited to start a brand new week of handmade wedding loveliness with you all… especially when it begins with a wedding giveaway! We’ve teamed up with Jane’s Daughters to offer a beautiful burlap wedding bouquet for one lucky bride-to-be. This bouquet is made of rosettes formed from natural burlap and is an ideal bouquet for a country or rustic wedding theme. Ready to find out more? Read on to see the full scoop!
Posted December 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
When it comes to your handcrafted wedding, personalizing every single detail is key. So, when you start shopping for your groom’s boutonniere, you might as well consider something a little outside the box. Extra-special. Made just for him. And, today, we’re here to help! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite unique wedding boutonnieres by The Ritzy Rose to spark your creativity. Plus, we’ve teamed up to offer one of these unique wedding boutonnieres to a lucky Emmaline Bride reader! Find out how you can win + get inspired with our hand-picked finds below!
Posted November 18, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 22 Comments
Planning a vintage wedding? Kick off the inspiration with save the dates! To start this lovely brand new week, we’re sharing some of our favorite vintage inspired save the dates from Fifth Vintage. Steph, shop owner and designer, takes your favorite engagement photograph and applies filters to it. The result? Beautiful antique, nostalgic, 1930′s, or vintage inspired save the dates! Don’t just take our word for it, though — see for yourself! We’ve hand-selected our favorite vintage inspired save the dates from the shop below. And… we’re giving away a set of 50 save the date cards for free to one lucky reader! Which style do you love?
Posted November 6, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Want to dress up your wedding shoes? Take a peek at these easy-to-use (+ totally stylish) bow shoe clips spotted at Absolutely Audrey. I was browsing the shop and came across the Bridal Bliss collection, where I was immediately drawn to the Jackie design, shown below. It’s my favorite of the collection. This pair features crystal accents in a bow shaped design. It comes with a clip, which makes it a snap to add to shoes, a belt sash, or clutch purse. Take a peek…
Posted November 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 26 Comments
Want an alternative to the traditional flower bouquet? Consider the feather fan! Feather fans for weddings (carried by the bride or bridesmaids) are on the list of our favorite handmade wedding bouquets. Feather fans are a perfect accent for a peacock wedding, vintage wedding, or winter wedding. Wondering where to find feather fans and bouquets? Check out Serendipity Bridal, leading designer of feather fans, peacock wedding feathers, and mixed media bouquets. Ready to be inspired? Check out some feather fans for weddings + other feather-inspired accessories… plus a little surprise at the end of this post!
Feather Fans for Weddings
Ooh, I love this blue peacock feather fan! It makes a lovely ‘something blue’, don’t you think? (P.S. It lasts forever.)
Posted November 4, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 31 Comments
Vintage-loving brides: don’t miss today’s post! We adore authentic vintage wedding veils, but a vintage inspired birdcage veil is another way to bring the vintage vibe with a modern touch. We spotted this vintage inspired birdcage veil at Tessa Kim and we love its versatility. This is the perfect veil to wear with a chic updo or one of these gorgeous wedding hair down styles. Read on to see how the model rocks this style with a glamorous hair bun (or top knot). Oh, and did we mention that one birdcage veil is up for grabs? ;)
Posted October 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 33 Comments
Hey, bohemian, vintage, + rustic-loving brides! Today’s post is for you! It’s been awhile since we’ve rounded up some of our favorite bohemian wedding ideas, so today we’re bringing you twenty-one handmade boho finds. One of these fabulous finds is also up for grabs in today’s giveaway… which accessory is it? Read on to find out…
Bohemian Wedding Ideas
First, let’s start with these bohemian headbands. I mean, get out, how perfect are these? The dresses are cute, too.
Posted July 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
What do you think about faux flower bouquets? Would you carry fake blooms instead of fresh flowers down the aisle? The emerging trend of fake flower bouquets has become increasingly more popular among brides — and for good reason. Read on to find out why and get inspired with faux flower bouquets for your big day…
Posted July 3, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Do you need ideas for something old, new, borrowed, and blue? We’ve found eight of them! This wedding tradition (from an old English rhyme) is said to bring good luck to the bride. It doesn’t mean you’ll have bad luck if you don’t oblige, but it’s a fun wedding tradition to participate in nonetheless. On a strict budget? Don’t panic: most of these items can be borrowed from a loved one (old, borrowed, and blue) and your ‘new’ can always be your wedding dress. Read on to see our ideas for something old, new, borrowed, and blue; PLUS, find out where you can get a sought-after sixpence for your shoe!
Posted June 29, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Brides: asking guests for song requests on your reply card is a fun (+ interactive) way to pre-plan a perfect playlist! Instead of a boring old ‘plus one’ or ‘chicken vs. fish’, guests can write-in their favorite tune. I wish I did this for my wedding; it would be fun to see the song requests from guests of all ages. These unique song request reply cards are by Crafty Pie as part of the ‘Vintage Modern Wedding Invitation‘ suite.