Månadsarkiv: april 2014

Somers Engagement Session: Annie + Josh

This Somers engagement session in Connecticut has us excited about summer weddings. Meet Annie and Josh! This couple had their engagement session taken last June around the little town of Somers. Their photographer, David from Butler Photography, captured them among the landscape’s beautiful elements. See their photos and gear up for the upcoming wedding season…

Annie & Josh's Engagement - engaged couple holding hands

Somers Engagement Session

David tells us, “We traveled around my home town of Somers, CT for an hour late in the day and stopped at a couple spots I thought looked cool with leading lines, great light and awesome shadow stuff happening. Annie and Josh did a great job hanging out and were relaxed and easy to work with.”

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - Somers engagement session

Annie & Josh's Engagement - couple laying in field

Annie & Josh's Engagement - couple holding in hands in engagement photos

Annie & Josh's Engagement - couple walking in field

Annie & Josh's Engagement - engaged couple embrace

Annie & Josh's Engagement - engaged couple in front of American flag

Annie & Josh's Engagement - engaged couple smiling

Annie & Josh's Engagement - engagement ring on finger

Did you enjoy Annie and Josh’s engagement session? Than be sure to check out their photographer Butler Photography, LLC. You can also see David’s wedding photography business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Butler Photography, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Fingerprint Guest Book Poster

We spotted this unique fingerprint guest book poster (that’s right, it uses YOUR fingerprints!) over at Flutterbye Prints. What a creative idea! This means you’ll have a one-of-a-kind poster for your guests to sign at your wedding; afterward, you have a beautiful art work to frame in your home.

custom fingerprint guest book poster

Fingerprint Guest Book Poster

This unique fingerprint kit is all it takes to make your mark. Send it in and they take care of the rest!

inkless print kit fingerprint guest book poster

green black fingerprint guest book poster

Choose from a variety of colors and designs to suit your style.

hot pink finger print guest book poster

red finger print guest book poster

We especially love this chalkboard black and white style for a modern wedding:

finger print guest book poster black and white

See more + get yours at Flutterbye Prints.


-E.

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Fairytale Nevada Wedding: Kay + Danny

Have you ever thought about what a fairytale Nevada wedding would look like? Kay and Danny’s wedding has that fairytale feeling with great DIY and fun personalized details. Their wedding late last summer was held at Three Ponds in Reno. Three Ponds’ enchanting backyard setting (with graceful water and magical landscape) made for the perfect event. Some fantastic elements sure to catch your attention included are coral and mint summer colors, a Jenga wedding guest book, and much more. Find out more and see all of the photos captured by Johnstone Studios after the click…

Johnstone Studios - bride, groom, and wedding party

Fairytale Nevada Wedding

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, bride's bouquet

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, groom posing

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, groom's boutineer

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, groomsmen looking cool

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, groomsmen shoes

Johnstone Studios says, “The groom and groomsmen sported superhero cufflinks that really added some fun personality to the day!”

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, superhero cufflinks for groomsmen

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, bride in white with bride's maids in pink dresses

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, bride's dress

Kay and Danny’s memorable custom wedding favor wine glass for guests.

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, glass wedding favor

Handmade details included blue jar adorning flowers, submerged flowers in clear votives, and mason jar drinking glasses.

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, outdoor wedding table settings

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, votive glasses with flowers

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, wedding flowers in jars

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, jenga guest book idea

The couple’s unique and inventive idea of using a Jenga game as a wedding guest book.

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, jenga guest book

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, jenga wedding guest book

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, table number cards

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, wedding table centerpiece and wedding cake

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding, flowers, wedding sign, ring boy

The bride Kay tells us, “When it was time to walk down the isle I felt like I was going to pass out, but the moment I saw my dear sweet Danny on the other side, all of the stress, jitters, and fears melted away to the fact that the best person I have ever met was standing there waiting to make me his wife.”

Johnstone Studios - fairytale nevada wedding,

Johnstone Studios - bride and groom romantic pose

Johnstone Studios says, “The bride and groom took a moment by one of the ponds to light and release their wishing lotus, after which they invited their guests to make a wish, and set their wishing lotus candle free in the pond. This added romantic ambiance to the couples fairy tail wedding as guests danced into the night.”

Johnstone Studios - bride and groom bridge

Johnstone Studios - bride and groom by lotus pond

Johnstone Studios

Wedding Vendors
Floral Design: A Floral Affair
Catering: Squeeze In
Wedding Dress: Watters
Wedding Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

If you liked Kay and Danny’s wedding be sure to check out their photographers Johnstone Studios. You can also see Tourine and Trevor’s wedding photography business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Johnstone Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Gold Leaf Macarons

Hey, macaron-lovers: did you know you can make edible gold leaf macarons? It’s true! Gold leafing is a technique we love, especially for wedding receptions and bridal showers. These gold leaf macarons can be placed in boxes and wrapped with a ribbon for giving as favors. These sweet treats are fabulous to begin with… and now we love ‘em even more.

Gold leaf macaron - This DIY shows you how to make macarons with a gold leaf effect.Gold leaf macarons! This DIY shows you how to make macarons with a gold leaf effect.

via sugar and cloth

Gold Leaf Macarons

You can get the full tutorial here.

xo,
-E.

P.S. Have you entered our giveaways yet?

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DIY Giant Paper Flower

Have you ever seen giant paper flowers quite like this? We spotted this tutorial over at Design Sponge (with Ruche) and couldn’t help but share it. With some supplies, a dash of patience and a little crafting skill, you can make a DIY giant paper flower of your very own!

diy giant paper flower tutorial

I love how the stem stands up on its own and how you can pick any custom colors to tie into your palette. Who knew tissue paper could be so lovely?

diy giant paper flower

What do you think?

DIY Giant Paper Flower Tutorial

Ready to roll up your sleeves? Head over to the tutorial here.

xo,
-E.

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6 New Wedding Invitations (+ Win Your Favorite)

This month, Emmaline Bride turned 5 Years Old and we celebrated all last week with giveaways! Well, we’re continuing the fun right on through this week, too, so don’t miss your (many) chances to win! If you’re looking for the perfect wedding invitations to complement your theme, this post is for you. We’ve been oohing and aahing over the loveliness that is Diva Gone Domestic Invitations lately and for good reason: they just released their 2014 collection and the designs are incredible. To celebrate the launch, they’re giving away free wedding invitations to one lucky EB reader. We’ve hand-picked six of our favorite designs below… but we want to know which one you love! Let us know + enter for a chance to win!

Wedding Invitations Giveaway

Whether your wedding is whimsical, rustic, or modern, there’s something for everyone in this shop. Take a peek at our six favorite designs…

1. Whimsical Blossom Invitation

whimsical wedding invitation

2. Rustic Wreath Barn Invite

annie rustic wreath barn invitation

3. Mod Polka Dot Invite

mod polka dot wedding invitation

4. Chalkboard Wedding Invitations

chalkboard wedding invitations

5. Stripes Wedding Invite

stripes fun poster wedding invitation

6. Yellow Ikat Wedding Invitation

ikat-wedding-invitation

Giveaway: Win FREE Wedding Invitations

o Enter between 4/14/14-4/20/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Fifty (50) Free Wedding Invitations from the new 2014 Collection at Diva Gone Domestic.

Includes:
*Wedding Invitation
*RSVP
*RSVP Envelope
*Additional Insert
*Custom Belly Band
*Mailing Envelope

Pick any design from their new 2014 collection, approx. 15 designs in total to choose from (not limited to the six above)

o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 4/21; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included within the U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $ 300 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

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Chalkboard Wedding Sign (Giveaway!)

You didn’t think we’d round out this beautiful week without another chance to win something, did you? :) We’ve had a blast running wedding giveaways all week at Emmaline Bride… and we’ll be continuing straight onto next week, too, so stay tuned! Today’s giveaway comes from our friends over at the oh-so-lovely Sweet Carolina Collective. This framed chalkboard wedding sign is the finishing touch to your ceremony or reception decor and can be customized to suit your needs.

framed chalkboard wedding sign

Chalkboard Wedding Sign

You can use this sign as a wedding menu, as a navigation to your ceremony or reception, to invite guests to ‘take a favor’, etc. The sign measures 23″ x 35″ and features a stained English oak frame.

o Enter between 4/11/14-4/17/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Chalkboard Wedding Sign by Sweet Carolina Collective
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 4/18; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included within the U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $ 100 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

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4 Bridal Headbands for Any Hairstyle (+ Giveaway!)

Happy Tuesday! We’re continuing the week-long giveaway series today with a gorgeous prize for the bride! But first… have you considered a bridal headband for your wedding? A headband can be worn as a veil alternative (or paired with a veil) for your ceremony and reception. We love bridal headbands because they easily accommodate any wedding hairstyle. We spotted a new collection of headbands over at Bridelicious and we’re delighted to share them with you… PLUS, we’re giving one of them away! Which one is it? Read on to find out…

1. My Delightful Mary

This headband is made with small flowers, crystals, pearls, and lace for a romantic look.

flower bridal headband

2. My Devine Josephine

This first piece features crystals, pearls, and shimmering flowers.

bridal headband

3. My Golden Meadow

This headpiece features crystals, ivory lace, gold lace, ivory pearls, and flower charm accents.

gold flower headband

4. A Golden Glimpse of Hope

This stunning piece includes rhinestones, crystals, ivory pearls and flower charm accents set on a golden toned double headband.

shimmering tiara bridal headband

Bridal Headband Giveaway!

There’s a bridal headband up for grabs… we’ve teamed up with SoBridelicious to offer #4 to one lucky bride-to-be! See the details below.

o Enter between 4/8/14-4/14/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: A Golden Glimpse of Hope Bridal Headband by SoBridelicious; shown above in #4 on right (veil not included) and below
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 4/15; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included anywhere
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $ 110 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

bridal headband with flowers

Good luck!


-E.

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Giveaway: Gold Foil Dessert Cups

Hi, loves! It’s Friday… and we’re rounding out the week with another wedding giveaway! We’ve teamed up with our friends at Tableau Party to give away gold foil dessert cups to one lucky reader. These desert cups are ideal for your sweets bar at your wedding reception, bridal shower, or bachelorette party. Find out more and enter for a chance to win below!

gold foil dessert cups

Gold Foil Dessert Cups

These gold foil dessert cups are ideal for truffles, cake pops, mini cupcakes, shooters and more. They work well as favor packaging, too, and have a gold foil outside and white inside. Cups are not grease-proof and are not intended for direct food contact (use of a food grade liner is recommended). Dessert, liner and glitter heart pictured not included.

Enter for a chance to win!

o Enter between 4/4/14-4/10/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Gold Foil Mini Dessert Cups by Tableau Party
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 4/11; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included within the U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $ 30 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good luck!

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DIY Beer Bar Inspiration

Once in awhile, we come across an idea so amazing and inspiring and we wonder, why isn’t everyone doing this?! If you’re planning your own wedding bar and want to wow your guests with hand-picked craft beer selections, listen up: you need to make this DIY beer bar. It will take a little ingenuity, a handful of kegs, chalkboard tags (just glue or nail them to the wood), some paint, and a little woodworking on your part, but the result? A totally memorable fill-it-up bar that guests will love. Oh, and the best part? No bartender required! Read on to see the inspiration…

diy-beer-bar

diy-beer-bar-bride-groom

And, we recommend pairing this bar with mason jar drinking glasses (don’t forget these!) for guests to take home after the big day.

diy-beer-bar-mason-jar-drinking-glass

photos: sweet little photographs

These photos were spotted over at Sweet Little Photographs and were part of Danielle and Mark’s Saddlerock Ranch Wedding. The entire wedding was eclectic and totally gorgeous. The bride wore a gold gown! Check out the full wedding here.

DIY Beer Bar

What do you think of this DIY beer bar? Would you make one of these for your own wedding? Heck, I might even make a small one for backyard picnics! Tell us your thoughts below.


-E.

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