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How to Toss the Garter at a Wedding

Grooms: now this is how to toss the garter at a wedding! Place it over a football and have the gentlemen go long. Now, obviously, you won’t want to toss the garter like this indoors (I can only imagine the accidents that would occur if someone misses), but outdoors? Tent wedding with nearby grassy open field? Game on. This idea is especially perfect if hubby-to-be is a football fan. Or, feels sheepish about flinging lingerie across a formal room to male friends, family, and coworkers.

How to Toss the Garter

How to Toss the Garter at a Wedding
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Happy Weekend. See you bright + early + bushy-tailed + coffee-in-hand, ready to plan your wedding all week long! Can’t wait. xoxo

-E.

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Wedding Dress Sash — Giveaway!

Hi, loves! So, you’ve picked the perfect dress but you still want to add that personal touch? A wedding dress sash is one easy way to add even more of your individual style to your bridal ensemble. To inspire you, we’ve teamed up with Rose Red Bridal Designs to offer a wedding dress sash to one lucky reader in our newest giveaway! Find out more…

dahlia and tulle wedding dress sash

Wedding Dress Sash Giveaway

When it comes to wedding dress sashes, Rose Red Bridal Designs has a few to choose from, like this dahlia and tulle sash (our hand-picked favorite from the shop).

dahlia and tulle dress sash

Prefer to go bold? The peacock inspired wedding dress sash is a beautiful suggestion and features a shiny black satin belt with a peacock feather.

peacock wedding dress sash

Vintage or shabby chic bride? Check out this lace and pearls sash, one of the newest designs!

pearl and lace wedding dress sash

Wedding Dress Sash Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a free sash of your choice from Rose Red Bridal Designs, a $ 70 value! Enter below…

Giveaway Details

o Enter between 6/26/14-7/2/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Wedding dress sash from Rose Red Bridal Designs
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 7/3; 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 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $ 70 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

xo
-E.

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Giveaway Alert! Win a White Bridal Clutch

Hello + Happy Monday! We’re kicking off this brand new week the best way we know how: with a giveaway, of course! We’ve had the pleasure of working with Angee + Vincii from ANGEE W. for a few years now and their handmade clutch purses just get prettier and prettier! When they reached out and said they wanted to give one of our readers their most popular style — a white bridal clutch with an art deco inspired brooch — we couldn’t wait to share it with you. Plus, they’re adding in a custom personalized liner with a photo of your choice! Read on to see photos of this lovely clutch purse and toss your name in the hat for a chance to win!

white bridal clutch in art deco style with brooch (by angee w)

white bridal clutch with brooch (by angee w)

bride holding whitre bridal clutch purse (by angee w)

photos above: Samantha Randall Photography

The lucky winner of this giveaway will also be upgraded for free to a personalized inside liner with a photo of her choice! Here’s an example:

custom photo lining inside

photo: sharon litchfield

It makes a beautiful keepsake gift for a bride-to-be, your best friend, your mom, or yourself! :) Enter below…

Giveaway: Enter for a Chance to Win a White Bridal Clutch

o Enter between 6/23/14-6/29/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: white bridal clutch (pictured above). As a bonus, they’ll add in a personalized photo lining using a photo that the winner of the giveaway sends to Angee W. after the giveaway
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 6/30; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Shipping cost responsibility of winner
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter
o No cash value

xo
-E.

There’s more coming up next! In the meantime, please share the giveaway on Facebook + Twitter!

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17 Fun Cake Toppers You Wish You Had

Modern, fun-loving brides: this post is for you! Emma here… and I’ve gotta say, I love cake toppers of all shapes and sizes, but cut-out cake toppers with words are my absolute favorite! Instead of the traditional ‘Mr + Mrs’, monogram, or wedding date, think outside the box with phrases like ‘Eat Cake‘, ‘In This Forever‘, ‘Best Day Ever‘, ‘For Like Ever‘, or even, ‘Whoop Whoop‘. I mean, it’s the biggest day of your life, so you might as well spell out how you feel about making it official! We’ve browsed the interwebs and searched high + low to find the best cake toppers around. See which toppers made the cut and tell us which one you love!

Fun Cake Toppers: Cut Out Words

1. Eat Cake Topper

Eat Cake | fun cake toppers in words

cakeup

2. In This Forever Cake Topper

in this forever | fun cake toppers in words

from the owl

3. Oh Happy Day Cake Topper

oh happy day | fun cake toppers in words

liddabits

4. Best Day Ever Cake Topper

best day ever | fun cake toppers in words

better off wed

5. Hooray Cake Topper

hooray | fun cake toppers in words

emily steffen

6. And So The Adventure Begins

and so the adventure begins | fun cake toppers in words

from the owl

7. Happily Ever After Cake Topper

happily ever after | fun cake toppers in words

papertreats

8. For Like Ever Cake Topper

for like ever  | fun cake toppers in words

oh dier

9. Whoop Whoop Cake Topper

whoop whoop | fun cake toppers in words

oh dier

10. Celebrate Cake Topper

celebrate | fun cake toppers in words

emily steffen

11. Yay Cake Topper

yay | fun cake toppers in words

liddabits

12. Finally Cake Topper

finally | fun cake toppers in words

better off wed

13. We’re Gettin’ Hitched Cake Topper

we're getting hitched | fun cake toppers in words

marked moments

14. We Did Cake Topper

we did | fun cake toppers in words
communicake it

15. Cheers Cake Topper

cheers | fun cake toppers in words

alexis mattox design

16. Love Cake Topper

love | cake toppers in words

emily steffen

And, my personal favorite (though not actually wedding specific)…

17. Treat Yo’ Self Cake Topper

treat yo self | cake toppers in words

oh dier

I think Donna + Tom would agree, no? :)

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Now that you’ve found the cake topper, it’s time to pick the cake. Take a look at these naked wedding cakes, try your hand at a DIY wedding cake, try a cake alternative like pavlova or pancakes, and then read these 7 wedding cake mistakes to avoid so it goes off without a hitch. AND, if you’re having an outdoor wedding, find out how you can protect your wedding cake from the elements.

xo
-E.

Which cake topper is your favorite?

Tell us with a comment below! We’d love to hear from you. True story.

Did you like this post? Please give it a share on Facebook + Twitter! We’d appreciate it! ♡

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Win a $200 Wedding Invitation Credit + Bridal Robe!

Hi, loves! Do not — I repeat — do not miss this awesome giveaway! We are always unveiling exciting new wedding giveaways at Emmaline Bride. Today, we’ve partnered with a mother-daughter team from two different shops to give away two amazing prizes in one fantastic contest! One lucky EB reader will receive a $ 200 wedding invitation credit from Cricket Printing and a wedding robe (for those getting ready photos) from Sew Bee It Clothier. Read on to see what’s up for grabs and enter for your chance to win!

Wedding Invitation Credit + Bridal Robe Giveaway!

If you’re shopping for wedding invitations, now’s your chance to a) finally make a decision and b) save a ton of money! One lucky winner will receive a $ 200 wedding invitation credit towards any design of his or her choice from Cricket Printing. Brittany of Cricket Printing is amazing at design, which makes it tough to pick a favorite! Here are a few we’ve selected to inspire you…

pink ombre wedding invitation - wedding invitation credit + robe giveaway

nautical wedding invitation - wedding invitation credit + robe giveaway

wedding invitation with lace - wedding invitation credit + robe giveaway

kraft wedding invitation - wedding invitation credit + robe giveaway

new york wedding invitation - wedding invitation credit + robe giveaway

lauren lace teal wedding invitation - wedding invitation credit + robe giveaway

Which style would you pick?

The same lucky winner will also receive a wedding robe by Sew Bee It Clothier. Here’s what it looks like:

wedding day floral robe - wedding invitation credit + robe giveaway

Ready to enter? Read the full details below!

Giveaway Details

o Enter between 6/17/14-6/23/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: $ 200 in wedding invitation credit at Cricket Printing (winner pays shipping cost on invitations; winner has 1 year to redeem prize) + floral wedding robe (custom size, fabric of your choice, $ 79 value, free shipping included to U.S. only, must redeem within 1 year)
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 6/24; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter
o No cash value

Good Luck!

xo
-E.

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Suit Rules for the Groom

Happy Weekend, lovelies! While we tend to focus on ideas for the bride, we don’t want our grooms to feel out of the loop! Today we’re sharing an awesome post that covers twenty-seven must-have suit rules for the groom. Whether you already know ‘em all or you’re just learning how to coordinate correctly, don’t miss this one!

unspoken suit rules for the groom

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Suit Rules for the Groom

Since we’re not (and don’t pretend to be) suit experts here at EB, we’re going to leave this one up to an amazing post we spotted here. You’ll find out the width of the lapel, what a collar gap is, find out how long your trousers really should be, see what you need to do once you take that new suit home, and much more. You’ll find it all at 27 Unspoken Suit Rules Every Man Should Know.

We just knew this was one must-have read we didn’t want our Grooms to go without!

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Enjoy your weekend and meet us back here Monday bright and early as we kick off another exciting week of wedding inspiration! Oh, and be sure to check up on posts you might have missed on our homepage — there are some great ones! xo

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

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Tyler Arboretum Wedding: PJ + Tushara

PJ and Tushara’s Tyler Arboretum wedding was fantastic! Their wedding was this past May in Media, Pennsylvania at the Tyler Arboretum. The arboretum’s natural beauty was the perfect location for their outdoor ceremony and tent reception. PJ and Tushara’s wedding had many unique and beautiful elements you’ll enjoy including the tables which featured rustic chic decor. Another amazing detail was the traditional Indian attire they wore at the reception. Their wedding photography was captured by Daniel from Daniel Fugaciu Photography. See the photos and relive their special day after the jump…

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - groom dips bride before ceremony - tyler arboretum wedding

Tyler Arboretum Wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bridal bouquet and wedding shoes

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride getting ready

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride's smile, white teeth, under veil

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - first look under tree - tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride and groom kiss - tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - groom kissing bride under arbor at tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride posing on pink bench at tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - father walks bride down the aisle at tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride and groom under flowers arbor at tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride and groom ceremony - tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - outdoor wedding at the tyler arboretum

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride and groom outdoor wedding at the tyler arboretum

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride cries during ceremony - tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - tyler arboretum wedding vows

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride and groom kiss, outdoor ceremony, tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride and groom celebrate marriage, tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - wedding table setting at the tyler arboretum

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - purple rustic chic wedding table theme

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - outdoor wedding seating at the tyler arboretum

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - wedding cocktails with orange slices

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - wedding ring with blue gemstone

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - wedding couple Indian dress garments

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - purple wedding head table

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - Indian bride and wedding cake

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride and groom dressed in Indian wedding attire

Pennsylvania Wedding Vendors:
Ceremony + Venue – Tyler Arboretum
Wedding Dress – Liancarlo
Bride’s Make up – Mackenzie at Mack Stylist
Flowers + Cake – Jeffrey Miller Catering

If you enjoyed PJ and Tushara’s wedding photography, then be sure to check out their photographer Daniel Fugaciu Photography. You can also view Daniel’s Pennsylvania wedding photography business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Daniel Fugaciu Photography. All Rights Reserved.

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Frankfort Michigan Engagement: Dayna + Brandon

Dayna and Brandon’s Frankfort Michigan engagement session was spectacular! Meet Dayna and Brandon. Their engagement session was last summer in Northern Michigan located in the city of Frankfort. Dayna and Brandon played along Lake Michigan’s shore, while being captured by their photographer Rayan from Rayan Anastor Photography. See the photos and find out more about this couple after the click…

frankfort michigan engagement session

Frankfort Michigan Engagement Session

Rayan tells us, “Dayna grew up spending her summers in the Frankfort, Michigan area, and when she started dating Brandon, he began visiting the area as well. Dayna is an elementary school teacher in lower Michigan. She has an incredibly sweet heart, and fun loving personality. Brandon brews beer in lower Michigan and is such a fun-loving individual with a great sense of humor. They complement each other beautifully.”

frankfort michigan engagement session

“Because of their love for the area, they knew they would like their engagement photos on the beach, as well as their wedding.”

frankfort michigan engagement session

Pointe Betsie Lighthouse on Lake Michigan

Pointe Betsie Lighthouse on Lake Michigan

frankfort michigan engagement session

frankfort michigan engagement session

frankfort michigan engagement session

frankfort michigan engagement session - bell's wedding ale

“For their engagement photos, we went out at sunset one evening. Brandon brought his ‘Wedding Ale’ that he brews at Bell’s Brewery here in Michigan, and they toasted, drank some of the ale, and enjoyed the sunset. The following morning, we had an early rise to take morning photographs at Point Betsie Lighthouse on Lake Michigan. We had fun walking around the lighthouse, through the dunes and taking a stroll on the beach.”

frankfort michigan engagement session - bell's wedding ale

frankfort michigan engagement session - bell's wedding ale

frankfort michigan engagement session

frankfort michigan engagement session

“They are planning an August 2014 wedding on a Lake Michigan Beach in Frankfort’s sister city, Elberta, with their reception at the Crystal Lake Golf Club in Beulah, Michigan.”

If you liked Dayna and Brandon’s engagement photography then be sure to check out their photographer Rayan Anastor Photography. You can also view Rayan’s Michigan wedding photography business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Rayan Anastor Photography. All Rights Reserved.

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Sixpence Coin Necklace: Giveaway!

Do you have your something old, new, borrowed, and blue but you’re missing the sixpence (in your shoe)? We’re here to help! This sixpence coin necklace — worn around your neck rather than in your shoe — can be worn as your wedding day necklace or wrapped around your bouquet handle. And… we’ve teamed up with Crow Steals Fire, maker of this beautiful sixpence necklace, to give away a necklace to a lucky EB reader! Find out the full scoop…

sixpence coin necklace

This sixpence coin necklace is the perfect bridal gift, as it is believed that a sixpence coin will bring good luck to the bride on her wedding day. The pendant is made from a vintage UK sixpence coin and features a freshwater pearl wire, wrapped in sterling silver. Necklace is gift-boxed in Crow Steals Fire signature packaging.

Sixpence Coin Necklace Giveaway

Here are the details for the giveaway:

o Enter between 6/5/14-6/11/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Sixpence Coin Necklace by Crow Steals Fire
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 6/12; 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 to the U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $ 49 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

sixpence necklace

Good Luck!

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xo
-E.

P.S. Do you like this giveaway? Be sure to visit our wedding giveaways page to see more. New giveaways are added every week at Emmaline Bride!

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Groomsmen Bottle Opener: Giveaway!

It’s Monday… and you know what that means: it’s time for another wedding giveaway at Emmaline Bride! We’ve teamed up with the dynamic duo — Jen and Eli — and the team over at Bottle Breacher to offer a groomsmen bottle opener to one lucky reader. Grab one of these unique 50 caliber bottle openers for your groom, best man, a groomsman, father of the bride, or father of the groom. And, we love that each bottle opener is made by Active Duty service members, Reservists, and Veterans! Read on to find out more…

groomsmen-bottle-opener

Groomsmen Bottle Opener Giveaway

These Hand crafted 50 caliber bottle openers are made by Active Duty service members, Reservists, and Veterans. The staff at Bottle Breacher used to use 50 caliber ammunition to defend our country down range, they now use them to provide the best man gifts, groomsmen gifts, and promotional products on the market. Whether used for decorative display, at special events, or as your everyday bottle opener; Bottle Breacher is sure to impress your friends and get people talking.

groomsmen-bottle-opener-2

Giveaway Details

o Enter between 6/2/14-6/8/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Personalized Bottle Opener from Bottle Breacher
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 6/9; 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 to U.S. or Canada
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $ 32 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

50 caliber bottle opener

Good luck!

xo
-E.

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