Category: wedding dress

7 Reasons Your Dress *Might* Need a Sash

When you’ve finally found The Dress, you might be ready to pick out your veil (or alternative), shoes, or even a dress sash. But does your dress even need a sash? Generally, a dress is perfect as is — but a sash can sometimes add a little glam or sparkle to a dress. A sash is never a requirement — but whether or not to wear one really depends on the dress you choose and how the sash will complement your overall look. Today we’re sharing seven reasons why your dress might need a sash.

brooch dress sash

by the storied sash

On to the inspiration and, might I add, some of the loveliest sashes we’ve seen yet! Will you be wearing one?

Does Your Dress Need a Sash?

Here are reasons why your dress might need a sash:

1. You found one you really, really love — and you just couldn’t say no.

I get it. A late night shopping online or browsing Pinterest caused you to find a sash you just couldn’t turn down.

millinery flower sash

by angee w.

pearl sash with ribbon

by angee w.

2. Your dress is elegant, but simple — and you crave a little bling.

A sash is the best way to add a little sparkle and shine to your dress. Pearls, rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, or colorful blooms are just a few ways brides choose to add a dose of pretty, personal style.

by simply weddings

Sometimes you just need some rhinestones…

gorgeous sparkly sash

by enrich by millie

Modern & Romantic Chiffon Wedding Gown

I loved everything about my wedding gown, right down to the very last stitch. But when I see a wedding gown like this, it makes me wonder how anyone can pick the perfect gown anymore. How can you decide when there are so many incredible + awe-inspiring options? I guess it comes down to this — wait for the one that steals your breath. The one you keep thinking about over, and over. The one that, when tried on, just feels right. I guess those rules never go out of style.

Today we’re sharing an utterly romantic chiffon wedding gown from Truvelle. This gown is perfect for a spring or summer wedding (perhaps mountainside?) paired with a one of these and a handful of boho accents. But that’s just me. Take a look and see why I’m so nuts over it…

Romantic Chiffon Wedding Gown

For starters, this wedding gown features a sweetheart neckline and a low back. The skirt is made from a whopping ten yards of hand-draped chiffon. The bodice is made of French lace; while the back dips into a lace up. I love, love, love the back. Take a look at this beautiful gown:

Romantic Chiffon Wedding Gown | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/romantic-chiffon-wedding-gown

by truvelle

by truvelle

Romantic Chiffon Wedding Gown | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/romantic-chiffon-wedding-gown

by truvelle

Ahh, so stunning. Also, I felt it worth noting that this dress also has a fully boned top for structure and support, which means many brides can skip the bra on this one.

You can find out more about this dress and see the other dreamy designs over at Truvelle.

Tell us:

What do you think of this gown?

xo
-E.

{Boho} Wedding Gown with Short Lace Sleeves

Looking for a stylish wedding gown with short lace sleeves? We have found one you’re going to love! But first, are you on the list? If not, you’re missing out!

This season, we’re seeing some refreshing new bridal gown trends. There’s low back, v-necks, sheer necklines, and this stunning dress style, just to name a few. And while long sleeves has been a trending topic for some time, it seems short lace sleeves — especially crush-worthy delicate French lace ones – is the forerunner this season.

wedding dress with sleeves
by flora and lane

This wedding gown with short lace sleeves was spotted at Flora and Lane and there’s a healthy mix of ultra-gorgeous details in this one. We spy a lightweight bohemian-inspired gown with french lace capped sleeves, a v-shape neckline and a tulle-layered skirt made with soft organic silk. Take a look:

Wedding Gown with Short Lace Sleeves

wedding gown with short lace sleeves

by flora and lane

wedding gown with short lace sleeves

by flora and lane

by flora and lane

photos by amanda watson photography

What do you think of this dress style? Tell us with a comment below.

xo
-E.

How to Properly Wear a Statement Necklace

Wondering how to wear a wedding dress with statement necklace? We’ll show you! But first, don’t forget to do this + follow this.

Hello, loves! Ok, so let’s chat: what do you think of statement necklaces? I love the look, but just between you and me, it took me awhile to get to the comfort level of wearing them. At first, it felt like, hey, what is this gigantic thing on my neck. And then I finally got to the point where I could piece together an outfit and work the heck out of it. Okay, maybe I didn’t, but I had enough confidence to feel like I was really pulling it off, and that’s all you really need, right? ;)

Today we’re talking about bridal statement necklaces and answering the burning question of what wedding dress looks best with one. If you’re dress shopping, keep in mind some jewelry that you really want to wear — it will help when you make your decision. We were inspired to write this by an Ask Emmaline question that came in to the inbox from reader, Ashleigh. She says…

“I want to wear a statement necklace for my wedding jewelry but I’ve never worn one before. How big is too big and what type of wedding dress looks best with one? Thanks in advance!”

Ashleigh, your question rings true to so many brides-to-be! When it comes to picking a wedding dress with a statement necklace, two styles you’ll want to consider are:

o strapless
o v-neck

*If you’re going with a v-neck wedding dress, we recommend one with small straps.

We’ve found that any other dress style besides strapless or v-neck tends to overwhelm your look. I love pairing a sweetheart neckline with a bib or statement necklace because it really fills in the empty space and ties the whole look together. Also, in response to your question on how big is too big, the answer is totally up to you. If you feel comfortable wearing it, go for it! There is no particular one-size-fits-all here. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up photos of a few Real Brides rocking their own statement necklaces, along with a few handpicked statement necklaces we think you’ll love. Enjoy!

Wedding Dress with Statement Necklace

statement necklace | photo: red white and green photography | via Wedding Dress with Statement Necklace http://emmalinebride.com/bridal/wedding-dress-with-statement-necklace/statement necklace worn by bride with sweetheart strapless gown

photo: red white and green photography via style me pretty

statement-necklace-bride

photo: brooke courtney

bride with statement necklace strapless gown

photo: sarah sousa via style me pretty

statement necklace with vneck gown

photo: one tree photo

And some statement necklaces to inspire you…


left: lottie da designs | right: abigail grace bridal


left: lottie da designs | right: abigail grace bridal


left: lottie da designs | right: sukran kirtis jewelry


left + right: queen me jewelry llc

statement necklace | via Wedding Dress with Statement Necklace http://emmalinebride.com/bridal/wedding-dress-with-statement-necklace/

by abigail grace bridal

And check this out: it’s a rhinestone bolero. We’ve never seen anything like this! Ah, so pretty.

rhinestone-bolero

by abigail grace bridal

rhinestone-bolero-back
by abigail grace bridal

Gown Alert: Petal Wedding Dress

I spotted this gorgeous petal wedding dress over at BHLDN and it caught my eye immediately (and not just because it’s named The Emma, which I admit is pretty awesome.) What really got my attention was its petal-like design which was made to resemble cherry blossoms. The petals are created with glass beading and airy tulle, then hand-appliqued to the dress. You can get this dress in shades of pink–almost an ombre effect, I’d say–or pure ivory. It’s even on sale now! Here, take a look:

petal wedding dress in ivory

Emma Gown

Petal Wedding Dress

Here’s the beauty in blush…

Emma Gown


Emma Gown

… and ivory…

Emma Gown


Emma Gown

All together now!

Go + Get It!

Want this dress? Check out the Emma Gown! You’ll also find more dresses including Bridesmaid Dresses she’ll wear again! Explore BHLDN >

xo
-E.

Wedding Dress with Sleeves and Lace

We spotted this gorgeous wedding dress with sleeves and lace over at Katie Jean Designs and couldn’t wait to share. We always see wedding dresses with the same neckline style, so it’s refreshing to see something other than strapless or halter for a chance (although we love ’em all). If you’re a vintage-loving bride looking for a wedding dress with sleeves and lace, you’re going to love the Ami wedding dress. It has a unique fit + flare that we are loving right now…

handmade wedding dress with lace sleeves

Wedding Dress with Sleeves and Lace

This wedding dress with sleeves holds true to the vintage theme. The Ami dress has sleeves made of lace, a fuller skirt, a high neckline, and a scalloped lace edge, all delightfully characteristic of vintage dresses. It’s knee-length, which is a unique cut we love; it can worn as a wedding dress, reception dress, or bridal shower dress. One of our favorite things about this piece is how comfortable it looks: it has a thin strap shift dress underneath which moves around easily (hello, dancing queen!) and a simple satin ribbon belt that isn’t officially attached. You can replace the satin ribbon belt with a more ornate wedding dress sash to add your own personal touch. We’re detail-obsessed over here at Emmaline Bride, so personalized handmade touches like these really matter.

handmade wedding dress with lace sleeves

handmade wedding dress with lace sleeves

Find out more at Katie Jean Designs. Unlike many other wedding dresses, this wedding dress is handmade right in Arizona! Support small business! ♥ Photos in this post by Kym Ventola of Ventola Photography.

Now it’s your turn: what do you think of this wedding dress? Would you wear a wedding dress with sleeves? Leave your thoughts in a comment below!

Gorgeous Wedding Dress

This bride in her gorgeous wedding dress is our POTD (photo of the day). Her bridesmaids’ expressions say, “You look AMAZING!” This photo was captured by Brooke from Brooke Brooks Photography at a South Carolina wedding. We featured the Real Wedding last year as seen here: “Farm Fresh Wedding: Beth + Bryan“.

Gorgeous Wedding Dress

gorgeous wedding dress brooke brooks photography emmaline bride

Looking for wedding vendors? Find them in our local wedding vendor directory, The Bridal Book.

DIY Wedding Dress Hankie

Need something old, something new, and something blue? We’ve found all three in a fun, easy-to-do craft project. This DIY wedding dress hankie, spotted over at Craftsy and created by Bumblebee Linens, use your own embroidered monogram to add a little “something blue“. It’s designed for those happy tears and can be wrapped around your bouquet so it’s ready when you need it. Makes a cute bridesmaid gift idea, too. Take a look:

DIY Wedding Dress Hankie

diy wedding dress hankie

make wedding dress hankie

Cute, isn’t it? I wish I knew about this wedding DIY while planning my own wedding! Ready to make it your own? Get the free embroidery tutorial here. And, if you are looking for classes, here’s the full list of Craftsy free mini classes to choose from! There are also a ton of free classes at Craftsy.

xo
-E.

P.S. If you complete this project, send us a photo! We’d love to see it!