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 March 29, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hello, loves! Happy Friday! Today we’re talking about how to look your best on your wedding day. Every bride wants to look her best; this top ten list will help you achieve your perfect wedding day look. By being prepared, you can look (and feel!) your best on one of the biggest days of your life. Read on to find out more…
Posted May 18, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
If it rains on your wedding day, embrace it! Who says a little rain has to stand in the way of your fun? Step outside for a photo shoot sans umbrella and show Mother Nature who’s boss.
Posted December 8, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
We typically focus on the bride, the groom, or the bridal party as a whole, but there is one important person in your bridal party you don’t want to overlook: your flower girl! She is the one who looks up to you and wants to make you proud, even if she feels too scared to walk down the aisle and scatter the petals around for you. To make her feel less nervous on the big day and show her how special she is to the wedding ceremony, follow these five surefire steps we’ve devised on how to keep your flower girl happy. After all, the only tears seen on your wedding day ought to be your own (and those are happy ones, of course!) Begin reading the five steps after the jump!
Posted August 8, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Happy Monday! We’re kicking off the week with a quiz: what’s more fun than a handmade necktie for the groom? Read on for your answer…
Posted July 18, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Are you looking for “something blue” with a little subtlety? We spotted this sweet yet subtle something blue hairpiece featuring a petite feather clip and a tiny pop of aqua blue accent feathers. Hackle feathers, ivory ostrich wisps, and the pearl cluster embellishment (which I love) finishes this pretty piece. By The Headband Shoppe.
Posted July 14, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Jeny and Colby’s green DIY wedding features so many beautiful details at the premier Mildale Farms. The details from this Kansas wedding were so well crafted by the bride and groom. Most of the DIY wedding details by the bride included handmade centerpiece boxes covered in green moss and wrapped in deep plum ribbon. Jeny also created green ornamental moss balls of different sizes and scattered them across the tables. You’ll see in the pictures below the beautiful green moss covered monogram hanging above the wedding party table and the two grapevine chandeliers with hanging candles in the center of the room. Other great DIY wedding details include the painted antique windows and an arbor made by the groom for the ceremony. The couple’s love and DIY wedding details were well captured by Kansas wedding photographer Melissa from Melissa Rieke Photography.
Posted July 11, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Good morning, lovelies! It’s another wonderful Monday morning full of handmade finds starting with this whimsical something blue locket for the bride. This oh-so-sweet necklace features a vintage pale calcedon blue glass drop with a brass setting on a gold filled chain. The vintage locket has an engraved floral pattern and a darkened patina. We love this one-of-a-kind piece – no other bride will have it but you! By Eclectic Orchic.
Posted July 6, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
We are in love with the seamless, texture-rich collection of handmade bridesmaid clutches and accessories by Shibang Designs. Robyn, the shop owner + designer, handcrafts each item in her shop with love + care and creates whimsical prints you won’t find anywhere else. She offers a wide variety of accessories from bridesmaid clutches, coin purses and cosmetic cases to laptop sleeves, iPhone cases, iPad cases – and more! We even spotted an amazing array of textural prints for your love nest. Check out these unique textures in our round-up below:
Posted July 6, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Looking for a guest book alternative you’ll cherish forever? Check out this beautiful keepsake box by The Trendy Sparrow. Have guests write down their well wishes or words of advice on cards and place in the box. After the honeymoon, read the sweet cards and kind words from your guests as you relive your beautiful day. Also makes a great card box.
Posted June 27, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Happy Monday! We hope you had a relaxing, sit-in-the-sun-and-nap sort of weekend. :) It sure was gorgeous outside! We are kicking off the week with a romantic garter collection named The Elizabethan Garter by Posh Bridal Couture. This unique garter with pop of color (in a fanned out fabric design) is perfect for coordinating with bridesmaids’ dresses, a favorite color, or your something blue. It is made with soft silk, french lace elastic, crystal beading, and one (or two!) fabulous fabric rosettes all of which are of heirloom quality. This means you’ll be holding on to it long after the wedding day and cherish forever! Take a peek…
Posted June 22, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Planning a Tuscaloosa wedding? This is the post for you! Anna Clare and Casey’s gorgeous Tuscaloosa wedding was held in July at the prestigious NorthRiver Yacht Club. The yacht club served as an elegant ceremony and reception location for this Tuscaloosa wedding. Anna Clare and Casey celebrated their day among friends and relatives and included some details, like the beautiful brooch bouquet created by the bride, the bride’s “something blue” shoes, and the venue’s stairway, water views, and elegant ballroom. Read on to see more as captured by Kelly Cummings of Spindle Photography…
Posted June 17, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
If you’re in search of a perfect gift for the bride and groom (or perhaps for your new love nest) you’ll love what we have to show you today! We spotted these incredible handmade custom wedding portraits by Emily’s Portraits, an artist who has always found herself drawn to portraying subjects, even as a kid. She tells us, “Even as a fifth grader, I was creating portraits for a quarter a piece!” How sweet! (Isn’t it amazing how the hobbies you acquire as a kid can continue to stay with you throughout your entire life?) Emily offers a unique artistic approach where she takes approximately 5-10 of your photos and works with the couple to decide the best image, medium, and size for your portrait. We think her work speaks for itself. Take a look…
Posted June 16, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 12 Comments
We are so excited to share this gorgeous Maryland real wedding featuring Ashley + Ian, a couple you may remember from their Baltimore engagement shoot featured in our blog. This dynamic duo is back, and just as beautiful as ever! Their wedding took place at the Historic Baldwin Hall, the original meeting hall and school house of the Baldwin Methodist Church in Millersville, Maryland. Ashley’s family has lived in the area for over 50 years (hanging on the wall of Ashley’s grandmother’s house is an original pen and ink drawing of Baldwin Hall), and Ashley was baptized at Baldwin Methodist by the same pastor who performed her wedding. They held their ceremony on the steps of the old school house and hosted the reception in the old Hall. Ashley’s mother walked her down the aisle as her grandmother and 96 year old great grandmother looked on. Danielle Cover Photography, along with a 2nd photographer Kathleen McCullough did a beautiful job capturing the entire day! Danielle provided us with additional details… take it away, Danielle!
Posted June 15, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Today we’re featuring Kayla and Tom’s classically vintage wedding. From Kayla’s beautiful dress and grand wedding reception at the First Luthern Church to the artsy and industrial reception place at The Plains Art Museum, this wedding depicts a beautiful vintage wedding at its fullest. Kayla and Tom’s North Dakota wedding was captured by Yvonne and Sara from Yvonne Denault Photography.
The bride Kayla fills in on their details, “Tom and I met the second week in August 2007. We were on a blind date that began as a double date with Tom’s sister Aana and boyfriend Josh. Little did we know, Josh and Aana would leave us to be on a blind date! It worked out perfect, Tom and I hit it off and were pretty much inseparable for the next three and a half years. Tom proposed the evening of December 2009 in downtown Fargo. I was so surprised, I will never forget that moment.
Posted June 13, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
We’re head over heels for engagement shoots that show off a couple’s chemistry. This Connecticut engagement shoot featuring Tracy and Tom is no exception! Michelle of Michelle Gardella Photography did a beautiful job capturing these two lovebirds throughout many Connecticut hot spots, including an aquarium with some of the sweetest shots we’ve ever seen. Michelle fills us in on some background details of the day. Take it away, Michelle!
“This engagement shoot with Tracy and Tom in Mystic, Connecticut was so much fun! We started at the Mystic Aquarium and one of the beluga whales came right up behind where they were sitting and starting posing for the camera! He even made a kissy face at the glass. We saw jellyfish, sting rays and tons of tropical fish. After a healthy lunch of french fries, onion rings and hot dogs we made our way to the historical Mystic Seaport. This is an incredible outdoor marine time museum filled with character. After exploring the old boats and vintage charm it was off to the center of town for ice cream cones along the shore. This couple loves to laugh and it was a photographer’s dream capturing their chemistry. They are getting married this coming winter (there is a photo set of the numbers 12-10-11 from the buildings around town) and their day is going to be filled with handmade love! Can’t wait!”