winter Archive

6 Winter Wedding Accessories from KimArt

Hi, Emma here and one of my favorite things about what I get to do every day at EB is work with such incredible & talented artisans on a daily basis. (You can see them all in The Marketplace!) For instance, we’ve worked with Kimber from KimArt for a few years now and she never ceases to amaze us. She takes her work to heart—and it shows in her beautiful accessories from hair pins to combs to gorgeous hand-sewn flowers. And that’s not all… it seems every time I pop into her shop, there’s something new to love, like this mason jar snow globe hoop art:

snow globe mason jar hoop art

I know. Super talented!

Anyway, the bottom line is, there’s always something new to see. So, we thought it was a great time to showcase six of our favorite winter wedding accessories from her shop… and I have to say, #4 is gorgeous for Christmas! Enjoy!

Winter Wedding Accessories

1. Gold Berry Hair Crown

I love hair crowns, so this one was a no-brainer. I also happen to be obsessed with everything gold lately, as if you haven’t noticed.

2. Pinecone Hair Comb

For the bridesmaids…

pinecone hair comb - winter wedding accessories

3. Woodland Boutonnieres

For the gentlemen…

woodland boutonnieres - winter wedding accessories

4. Red Berry Hair Comb

For you!

red berry hair comb - winter wedding accessories

5. White Bridal Hair Pins

For the flower girl…

white hair pins - winter wedding accessories

6. Poinsettia Hoop Art with Datemakes a great gift!

And for the newlyweds!

winter wedding hoop art with date - winter wedding accessories

See? A little something for everyone.

Now Go + Get It!

Visit KimArt and tell her Emmaline Bride sent you!


These Clutches Are Perfect for Christmas Weddings

Oh, I tell you… those nutcrackers yesterday and the holiday commercials on TV and the occasional oops Christmas song that comes up on my playlist (you know, on accident) has really gotten me in the holiday spirit. It’s early… I know, I know. But if you’re planning a winter or Christmas wedding, you’re obviously getting things ready NOW. Right? So when I spotted these red plaid clutch purses by Juneberry Stitches with just the cutest little ruffle I couldn’t keep them to myself. Can you blame me?

Red Plaid Clutch Purses

Tartan plaid — you know, the red Christmas-y kind — is obviously the best kind of plaid. Just look how cute it is!

christmas wedding tartan red plaid clutch purses via

I love the plaid fabric handle, too. And this is a wristlet clutch purse design, which makes it easy to carry + grab on the go.

christmas wedding tartan red plaid clutch purses via

EB TIP: Give a set of these plaid clutch purses to your bridesmaids as their thank you gift and then fill it with extra surprise gifts. For instance, a pair of earrings, a necklace, or chic nail polishes. (I’m currently obsessed with this for my nails and this as an accent. See? Told you I was already holiday-ready.)

Go + Get ‘Em!

You’ll want to order soon because these babies are custom-made. Check out the details here. Meghan is a sweetheart to work with, so you’re in terrific hands. And we’re pretty obsessed with her work over here.


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Nutcracker Place Card Holders + Favors

Emma here and if you follow our Twitter, you know it’s been taking every fiber of my being to NOT start playing Christmas music yet. This year is Baby Andrew’s first Christmas and I just can’t wait to fill the house with the smell of sugar cookies, play this album on constant repeat, and string lights on the tree to show him the magical holiday. It’s only the first week of November and we’re already seeing Christmas trimmings at nearly every store, so I guess it’s never too early to prepare. Right? ;) When I spotted these mini nutcracker place card holders (which can multi-task as favors, too) I could not wait to share them with you.

Nutcracker Place Card Holders

They’re perfect for Christmas themed weddings, Holiday parties, or for your own stash of holiday decor.

These nutcrackers are so stinking cute.

nutcracker place card holders

Are They Just Like the Real Thing?

They sure are! They even have moveable parts, according to the item description.

The Details

These hand-painted wood figures feature faux fur trim and stand at attention at each guests’ place setting. Comes in the assorted colors, as shown. Colors can not be separated. Each nutcracker includes glue dot to affix the white, blank place card to nutcracker head; as there is not a slit for place card.

mini nutcracker place card holders, favors

mini nutcracker place card holders, favors

Guests will love them!

Go + Get ‘Em

Order now because these sweet nutcrackers will not last forever. You can find them here at White Tulip Boutique. Sidebar: we’ve worked with Lisa for awhile and she is a sweetheart to work with, so I know you’re in good hands.


P.S. If you’re planning a winter wedding? Check out these other ideas.
P.S.S. No idea what theme to pick? Check out our wedding theme ideas.

7 Stylish Bridal Wraps for Winter

Happy Friday, lovelies! Let’s talk about F A L L. Today it’s rainy, windy. Basically, a chilly, totally gorgeous leaves-on-the-ground kind of day. I love this. Fall is my favorite season, but I know the coooooooold, freezing, six-feet-of-snow weather that required me to wear these pretties every day last year is on its way… and we don’t want you to freeze at your wedding. Earlier this week, we received an Ask Emmaline question from Nicole who asks, “I’m getting married in November and although our wedding is indoors, I want to take some photos outside. Do you have suggestions for bridal wraps for winter weddings that won’t look weird in photos?” Great question! You don’t have to freeze outside, nor do you have to wear your heavy winter coat in your wedding pics. To show you some ways to keep style in the spotlight (without freezing your you-know-what off), we’ve rounded up seven bridal wraps for winter and fall weddings. Which of these wrap suggestions would you wear? I like them all, but my personal style would be #3 (or #6, if I could pull it off). Which style do you like best?

Bridal Wraps for Winter

1. Bridal Shrug

While this one will really just keep your shoulders warm, it will add lovely elegance to your look. From Jack’s Piggy Bank.

Bridal Wraps for Winter

2. Beaded Bolero Jacket

This beaded bolero jacket is handmade by Rose Red Bridal Designs and is hand-beaded with clear and opalescent glass beads. This bolero totally sparkles: the button even features a sparkly rhinestone detail.

Bridal Wraps for Winter

3. Cardigan

Who doesn’t love a cozy cardigan? Make mine a light pink with sequins, please!


photo: valo photography via style me pretty

4. Faux Fur Shawl

This faux fur shawl is oh-so-soft and perfect for winter weddings! By Jules Veils.

Bridal Wraps for Winter

5. Bridal Capelet

Ah, the bridal capelet: one of my favorite styles. I adore the ribbon tie in front. By HOBIHOLIK.

Bridal Wraps for Winter

6. Plaid Shirt

Ah, the cozy favorite: a plaid shirt! Yes, this is an option and yes, we think it’s adorable.

Bridal Wraps for Winter - bride plaid shirt

photo: melissa mccrotty via rustic wedding chic

7. Fuzzy Jacket

fuzzy jacket | Bridal Wraps for Winter

photo: whitewall photography via atypical type a

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And, I just wanted to add… if it is inclement weather outside, and you’re FREEZING and your wedding party is FREEZING, for the love of it just let them wear their coats! It will still make for an adorably accurate photo. Plus, it will absolutely keep your bridesmaids happy!

P.S. GAH I love those light brown riding boots on the right!

wedding party in coats with rain outside via Bridal Wraps for Winter
photo: valo photography

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Snowy Engagement Session: Donieka + John

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

Rustically Inspired Wedding Shoot

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

Winter Tree Centerpieces

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

20 Best Engagement Photo Ideas

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

Sparkle + Shine: 8 Winter Wedding Accessories for the Bride

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