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Snowy Engagement Session: Donieka + John

Posted February 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

It’s cold outside, but this snowy engagement session will heat you up! Meet Donieka and John. Their engagement session took place in a snow-filled Illinois landscape. Hugs, kisses, and even a friendly snowball fight were just a few aspects of their day. This couple’s excitement and happiness was photographed by Rachael from Rachael Schirano Photography. Get warm and fuzzy in 3..2..1…

Rachael Schirano Photography - snowy engagement session


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Rustically Inspired Wedding Shoot

Posted January 15, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Today we’re featuring this rustically inspired wedding shoot photographed by Jana Marie Photography. This inspirational wedding shoot mixes rustic with metallic in a wintery setting. The styling incorporates colors of lime green and soft blues, along with silver to make a contemporary look. The photographer Jana worked with some of Kansas City’s best wedding professionals to pull off the lovely images you’ll see after the click…

Jana Marie Photography - rustically inspired wedding


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Winter Tree Centerpieces

Posted October 29, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

If you’re planning a winter wedding, check out this centerpiece idea! I spotted these winter tree centerpieces over at Simply Mad Weddings and love their shimmery, glittery goodness. While holiday-themed or snow-themed weddings are popular, a shimmery winter wedding is a favorite of mine. (A winter wedding with sparkle just seems like a requirement, you know?) These glittery gold or silver winter trees can be used as centerpieces throughout your reception with decorations hung from the branches. Or, display on one central table and invite guests to grab snowflake or star-shaped ornaments as favors. What a fantastic idea! Read on to see more…

Winter Tree Centerpieces


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20 Best Engagement Photo Ideas

Posted May 3, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

If you’re looking for the best engagement photo ideas, you’ve come to the right place! We feel extremely blessed to work with the most amazing wedding photographers in the industry and share Real Weddings and engagement photo ideas with you on a regular basis. When we feature a new engagement shoot, I can always recall a specific detail, like the surprise proposal, the rowboat, or the impromptu Scrabble game. When you’re planning, remember that the best engagement photo ideas are all about the details. Your location(s), attire, props, and the season you choose will contribute to a more memorable engagement session. Also, selecting an amazing engagement photographer is very important: he or she will be essential in properly bringing your engagement photo ideas to fruition and capturing you at your very best. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twenty of the best engagement photo ideas… and I think you’re going to love what we’ve discovered! What’s your favorite?

20 Best Engagement Photo Ideas (photo by Justin Battenfield)

photos by justin battenfield | see the full shoot here

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Sparkle + Shine: 8 Winter Wedding Accessories for the Bride

Posted November 30, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hello, lovelies! Winter weddings call for gorgeous metallic accents, tons of sparkle, and plenty of shine. Lucky for you, today’s feature has all three! Get ready to step out in style – in the snow – with these gorgeous winter wedding accessories for the bride. They’re all new from the collection of Nestina Accessories. Enjoy!

Winter Wedding Accessories for the Bride

1. Gold Metallic Bridal Sash

Is there anything better than gold metallics around the holidays? This sash is the perfect touch to any dress.

gold metallic bridal sash belt


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Book Inspired Wedding Invitations

Posted October 12, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Hello, loves, and Happy Friday! We’re kicking off the morning with a beautiful collection of handmade wedding invitations. Did you know your wedding invitation sets the tone for your entire wedding, right from the start? Make your wedding invitation stand out among others and set the tone for your themed wedding with a creatively styled suite. We spotted these book inspired wedding invitations by the lovely Vanessa of VO Handmade and admire the detail: vintage-inspired aged edges, faint water spots, a unique RSVP card… we love it all! Read on to see how these invitations are custom designed for your wedding (for any wedding season) and see a few examples after the jump!

book inspired wedding invitations


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Hidden “Something Blue”

Posted April 28, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

As a hidden something blue, consider a white scarf, bridal bolero, or jacket with a monogram (stitched in blue) on the inside. This hidden something blue will tie into the adage of something old, something new – but it’s your little secret.

hidden something blue

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8 Unique Holiday Wedding Ideas

Posted December 13, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Planning a holiday wedding with an elegant, decorative touch? We talked a little bit about planning a holiday wedding last week with these Christmas mason jar ideas, and we’re continuing the inspiration with a few more handmade items. If you aren’t quite ready to deck the halls in full capacity, yet would like to add a subtle holiday touch to your wedding day decor you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’ve hand-selected eight unique ideas for your holiday wedding which will put the emphasis on your wedding while also highlighting the merriment of the season. Enjoy!

Holiday Wedding Ideas

1. First up, this mosaic Christmas tree decoration is perfect for your centerpieces. Without being overly Christmas-y, these trees will delight your guests and tie into your holiday decor nicely. By Rush Creek Mosaics.


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How to Wear a Scarf: Inspiration + Scarf-Savvy Ideas

Posted December 9, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments

We featured a Real Wedding where the bride wore a light pink silk scarf with her wedding gown, and we remember it like the post was yesterday. The bride, Debbie, wanted a simple, sweet, and elegant wedding day look, so her light pink scarf was the perfect thing to tie into her personal style. If you’re looking for an accessory to tie into your bridal ensemble, perhaps a silk scarf is just what you need for a fun pop of color! And, if you’re not sure where to begin, you’ve come to the right place. I love scarves and wear them as often as possible. But before I became scarf-savvy, I had that feeling where I would see pretty scarves at the store and feel like I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off… you know?

That’s why today we are helping to nudge you a little into the right scarf-savvy direction with a few tips + tricks on how to wear a scarf. Wearing a scarf around your neck isn’t the only way to work it; you can wear it around your neck, as a headband, as a wrap, as a cuff bracelet, styled into your braided hairstyle, and more. You can even decorate your reception or ceremony site with scarves… your love nest, too! Read on for plenty of scarf-filled goodness compiled just for you after the jump!

How to Wear a Scarf with your Gown

The most popular way to wear a scarf is worn around one’s neck. If you’re braving a cold wintry wedding, consider a silk scarf for a pop of color or a pretty pattern in lieu of a heavy wrap. It won’t keep you as warm as wool, but it may just be the lightweight accessory piece for which you’ve been looking. Besides, if you get a chill I’m sure your groom will be happy to lend you his suit coat, right? ;)

Here is one example how to wear a scarf with your gown. This is Debbie, the bride we mentioned early in this post:

how to wear a scarf


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Bridal Capelet Giveaway by Uptown Urban Craft!

Posted December 5, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 23 Comments

Winner Announced – 12.12.11

The winner is…

Congratulations #5 winner… Dana! We’ll be sending you an email to claim your prize. :)

This week, Emmaline Bride is teaming up with the lovely Uptown Urban Craft for a bridal capelet giveaway! This warm + fuzzy bridal capelet will keep you warm on your wedding day and has sparkle and shine. You don’t have to hide your beautiful gown because this bridal capelet keeps your neck and chin warm while keeping the front of your gown visible. Read on to find out how to enter for a chance to win yours!


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