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Groton School Wedding: Megan + Mark

Reiman Photography

Megan and Mark’s Groton School wedding was terrific and one you won’t want to miss! You might remember their Red Sox Engagement Session this past January. Today we’re excited to show you the photos from their wedding at the Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts. Robert from Reiman Photography captured this couple at their best! Megan and Mark’s wedding has plenty of details you’re sure to enjoy like their first look, reception decor, and a small game of baseball…

Reiman Photography

Groton School Wedding

Reiman Photography

Robert tells us, “You might remember the couple from their Red Sox Crossfit Engagement session. This fun couple was married in June at the Groton School in Groton, MA. Their wedding features little handmade touches like the wedding cupcake stand (made by the Groom), and the wedding cake and cup cakes make by the Mother of the Bride, There was also a handmade Corn hole game, and “Eat, Drink, Be Married sign”. They had beach elements peppered throughout the wedding details, and everyone had a great time celebrating Megan & Mark’s Wedding.”

Reiman Photography - Groton School wedding

Reiman Photography - Groton School wedding

Reiman Photography - Groton School wedding

Reiman Photography - Groton School wedding

Reiman Photography - Groton School wedding

Reiman Photography - Groton School wedding

Reiman Photography - Groton School wedding

Reiman Photography - Groton School wedding

Reiman Photography - Groton School wedding

Reiman Photography - Groton School wedding

Reiman Photography - massachusetts wedding

Reiman Photography - massachusetts wedding

Reiman Photography - massachusetts wedding

Reiman Photography - massachusetts wedding

Reiman Photography - massachusetts wedding

Reiman Photography - massachusetts wedding

Reiman Photography - massachusetts wedding

Reiman Photography - massachusetts wedding

Reiman Photography - massachusetts wedding

Reiman Photography - massachusetts wedding

Reiman Photography - massachusetts wedding

Vendor & Locations::
Locations: Harvard & Groton, Massachusetts
Ceremony: Holy Trinity Parish, Saint Theresa the Little Flower Church

Reception: The Groton School
Hair: Innovations Salon
Flowers: Pinard’s Florist
DJ: Champagne Toast
Limo: All Seasons Limo

If you’re looking for your Massachusetts wedding photographer then be sure to visit Reiman Photography. You can also see Robert’s wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Reiman Photography. All rights reserved.

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31 Hairstyle Ideas: Day 26 – Long Curly Half Up Hairstyle

long curly half up hairstyle flower

Hi, loves! It’s Saturday, aka day 26 in our month-long wedding hairstyles series! It’s been so fun sharing all of these lovely hairstyles with you. Have you found the perfect style for your wedding day yet? Maybe it will be today’s pick, a long curly half up hairstyle with a simple white flower. If you crave a more casual hairstyle for your wedding (but one that’s still bride-approved), this is it! This hairstyle features long curly locks with a section pulled (or rolled, rather) back and pinned with a flower embellishment. This look is ideal for a summer or fall wedding outdoors with a more casual atmosphere. No veil required here!

Long Curly Half-Up Hairstyle

long curly half up hairstyle flower
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What are you up to this weekend? We’re working on some amazing DIYs for the blog, coming up in a jif! We think know you’re going to love ‘em.

xo
-E.

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4 Creative Ways to Customize Your Bouquet (+ Win!)

Hi, loves! It’s time for another giveaway, but first… have you ever wondered how to customize your bouquet? You can add a personal, handmade spin to nearly every area of your wedding, so why not do the same to your bouquet? Whether you’ve selected fresh floral blooms or a handmade, last-forever bouquet, we’re going to show you how to customize it. Read on to find out four creative ways to customize your bouquet PLUS enter for a chance to win one of them by SparkleSM!

4 Creative Ways to Customize Your Bouquet

1. Wrap it up

Bouquet wraps come in all kinds of shapes, colors, and types, but we’re quite partial to the rhinestone kind! They’re sparkly and handmade and perfect for the bride’s bouquet. These rhinestone bouquet wraps are handmade by SparkleSM.

Customize your bouquet with a crystal bouquet wrap

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bouquet wrap

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Customize your bouquet with a rhinestone bouquet wrap

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2. Add heirlooms

If you have heirloom brooches or vintage hat pins from your grandmother, mother, or special member of your family, you can incorporate them into your bouquet design. Just bring them to your florist and ask if they’ll incorporate them to your design.

3. Make your own bouquet

One surefire way to customize your bouquet is by making it yourself! You can have complete customization about what sizes, colors, and types of blooms are added. Plus, you can be very specific on cost. You can do it customize your bouquet for less if you buy wholesale wedding flowers and/or buy flowers in bulk. If you buy flowers that are in season and are in bloom all year around (like roses as one example), you’ll save even more! Not sure how to make your own bouquet? It’s easy to learn! Check out this DIY boho wedding bouquet we shared or get inspired with these DIY bouquet ideas made by real brides.

4. Add a personalized charm

These bouquet charms can be personalized with your initials and the wedding date, as well as a custom stone. We spotted them over at juliethefish designs.

Customize your bouquet with a just love bouquet charm

juliethefish designs

Customize your bouquet with a custom wedding bouquet charm

juliethefish designs

Giveaway: Customize Your Bouquet with a Wrap

Now that you’ve learned some creative ways to customize your bouquet, it’s time to win one! We’ve teamed up with the lovely SparkleSM to offer a beautiful rhinestone bouquet wrap to one lucky reader. Get the full scoop below!

o Enter between 7/23/14-7/29/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Custom designed and hand sewn, the Emme rhinestone crystal bouquet wrap is the perfect final touch to highlight your bridal bouquet! The Emme design (shown in image below) measures 5″ long, and can be tied either vertically or horizontally depending on the size of the bouquet and overall look.
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 7/30; 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 use prize
o Prize value: $ 55; no cash value
o Shipping cost responsibility of winner
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Photo of Prize

sparkle bouquet wrap

Entry Form

Good Luck!
xo
-E.

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Wedding Alcohol Calculator

Happy Weekend, loves! We always love to find helpful infographics that can help you plan. If you’re wondering how much alcohol you’ll need (and how to stock the bar), this wedding alcohol calculator will help! This infographic will tell you how much you’ll need to buy for 25, 50, or 100 guests at a wedding. More guests? Just multiply. Take a look…

wedding alcohol calculator topwedding alcohol calculator

via homeaway

Wedding Alcohol Calculator

If you plan to serve alcohol at your wedding, what kind? Are you going to have a bartender or will guests serve themselves?

xo
-E.

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Massachusetts Farm Wedding: Kirstin + Justin

What’s in a farm wedding? Let’s find out by checking out Kirstin and Justin’s Massachusetts farm wedding. Kirstin and Justin were married this past May in Westport at the Bittersweet Farm Restaurant. The farm has been around since the 1920′s and it has an amazing atmosphere. Some great farm details include stone walls, rustic barn reception setting, and drinking glass mason jars. The wedding was photographed by David from Butler Photography, LLC. Catch all the love and see how this farm style wedding came together…

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Massachusetts Farm Wedding

David tells us, “The couple lives in Boston and had their wedding in Westport, MA at a great venue called Bittersweet Farm Restaurant. The day started with getting-ready pictures at a nearby hotel and then off to the farm for a private first look. The ceremony took place outside at the farm with a reception inside. The couple really wanted documentary images of the wedding but also some artistic portraits which we did throughout the day when I found good light and cool backgrounds.”

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - Massachusetts Farm Wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - bittersweet farm restaurant wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - wesport wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - wesport wedding

Butler Photography, LLC - wesport wedding

If you loved this couple’s wedding photography and want to see more, then check out Butler Photography, LLC. You can also see David’s wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Butler Photography, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Druzy Bridesmaid Jewelry: Ask ‘Em with These!

Hi, loves. Emma here! I’m obsessed with druzy jewelry right now. But, let’s be honest: is there ever a time I haven’t loved these gorgeous stones? No. Never. So, when I spotted the newly added bridesmaid druzy jewelry over at Bare and Me, it was pretty much a fact that I was going to share them with you immediately. You don’t have to ask your lovely ladies to be your bridesmaid with a gift, but it sure does make it even sweeter, don’t you think? And, with druzy bridesmaid jewelry pieces — like these colorful necklaces and stud earrings — they’re sure to (gleefully) accept your request. Now, I feel a responsibility to warn you in advance: these druzy jewelry pieces are so gorgeous, you might just have to buy one (you know, or ten) to see them for yourself. You know, make sure they’re just as gorgeous as they look. I’m pretty sure they are (but if my husband is reading, I want this in blue. It’s gorgeous.) Ha. Enjoy!

will you be my bridesmaid druzy necklace | druzy bridesmaid jewelry

Druzy Bridesmaid Jewelry

I’m just going to go ahead and let the druzy speak for itself. Take a peek at my favorite pieces…

blue druzy necklace with initial pendant | druzy bridesmaid jewelry

druzy earrings | druzy bridesmaid jewelry

druzy stud earrings | druzy bridesmaid jewelry

gold and pink initial pendant bridesmaid druzy jewelry | druzy bridesmaid jewelry

grey bridesmaid druzy jewelry earrings | druzy bridesmaid jewelry

mint bridesmaid druzy jewelry | druzy bridesmaid jewelry

bridesmaid druzy jewelry | druzy bridesmaid jewelry

And, hold the phone: this one’s for the bride.

initial ampersand necklace druzy | druzy bridesmaid jewelry

Need to get your druzy fix? Check out these bridesmaid druzy jewelry pieces and more at Bare & Me and tell ‘em Emmaline Bride sent you. Sidebar: Laurie is totally awesome to work with. You can see more of her work in The Marketplace and at Lillyput Lane Design.

xo
-E.

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Dahlia Centerpieces: Pink + Gold

Spotted: dahlia centerpieces, the loveliest flower arrangement in season right now! With soft petals of pink, these delicate flowers look fantastic when paired with gold vases, as shown here…

dahlia centerpieces pink gold

rebecca arthurs photography via brides

Dahlia Centerpieces:  Pink + Gold

photo: kim fox via brides

Dahlia Centerpieces

What do you think of dahlia centerpieces? Will you be using this decor?

xo
-E.

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Typewriter Wedding: 16 Creative Ideas (+ FREE Printable!)

Hi, loves! If you’re a vintage-loving bride, you’ll really love today’s post! We’re featuring sixteen (creative) typewriter wedding ideas! You read that right: typewriter wedding. I mean, honestly, you can incorporate ANY theme into your wedding (we proved that fact awhile back). A typewriter inspired wedding is vintage-y, ties in a black and white color palette, and uses authentic finds like vintage typewriter keys and the classic black ink typewriter font in your paper goods. We’re about to unleash a plethora of pretty amazing handmade wedding finds for your big day that we think you’ll love… PLUS, there’s a FREE printable inside! From our heart to yours. Enjoy!

Typewriter Wedding Ideas

1. Vintage Typewriter Cuff Links

For the groom + groomsmen. And Dads.

vintage typewriter wedding cuff links

joy sparks designs

2. Simple Save the Date

Announce the happy news!

typewriter wedding save the date

marie chang designs

3. Typewriter Wedding Invitation

For guests. Gear ‘em up!

typewriter wedding invitations

marie chang designs

4. Escort Cards

For finding their seats.

typewriter wedding escort cards

papel lindo

5. Typewriter Origami Heart Favors

Handmade favors – level: origami.

handmade typewriter wedding favors

emerald cut

6. Favor Boxes with Typewriter Tags

Or these favors are pretty cool, too.

typewriter wedding favor tax and boxes

bug and bear design

7. Ring Box

For the rings.

vintage inspired typewriter wedding ring box

miss vintage wedding

8. Confetti Bags

For tossing at the happy couple!

confetti bags with typewriter wedding tag

sepia smiles

9. Programs

For the guests to see what’s coming up next.

typewriter wedding program

kendra dolson

I am sort of in love with the inside of this, too. Take a peek!

typewriter program

kendra dolson

10. Menu

For the dinner selection.

typewriter wedding menu

howlcreativeco

11. Typewriter Place Cards

For guests to find their seats.

typewriter wedding place cards

as a paper doll

12. Typewriter Place Card Holders

Oh, these are cute! For holding the place cards upright.

typewriter wedding place card holders

weddingstar

13. Typewriter Guest Book Poster

For guests to sign. Then, display in your home.

typewriter wedding guest book poster print

helloam

14. Typewriter Initial Ring

For you.

typewriter key ring

gwendelicious

15. Initial Bracelet

For the bridesmaids.

typewriter key bracelet

dittydrops

16. Typewriter Thank You Banner

Take a photo at your wedding, each of you holding an end. Use the photo in your thank you cards!

thank you typewriter wedding banner

take flyte farm

FREE PRINTABLE: Typewriter Wedding Guest Book Sign

Our favorite idea? The typewriter wedding guest book! Set up a guest book table with a vintage typewriter, paper, and a sign that asks guests to ‘sign’ your guest book by typing a note. Here’s an example:

typewriter guest book

via

You can find vintage typewriters at estate sales, garage sales, or Ebay.

Get a free printable!

We’ve created a free printable sign for you to use. Just print, frame (the print is 5×7) and place at your guest book table. So easy! Click here to download the file.

free printable sign

download here

What do you think of this theme?

xo
-E.

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31 Wedding Hairstyle Ideas: Day 5 – Waterfall Braid

Happy weekend! If you have long locks and are looking for a perfect waterfall braid for your wedding, look no further! Have you ever seen a waterfall braid? It’s an elegant twist on a braid and is perfect for a more casual hair-down wedding hairstyle.

Waterfall Braid

hair down waterfall braid

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After seeing all of these wedding hairstyle ideas so far, I’m itching to grow my hair out again. Oh, and lately, I’ve wanted to dye my hair. From a box. People do it all the time, but I have only ever had highlights. I have these roots that need re-touching but I’M SICK OF GETTING HIGHLIGHTS. I feel like every time I do them, they barely last. Who’s with me? Anyway, if you have tips on hair dye in a box, please share below. Or tweet at me @EmmalineBride. Talk me into it. Or out of it. Or whatever. And enjoy your weekend!

But wait, there’s more…

Need a laugh? On a hair-related note, you’ll love, love, love this. I laugh out loud every time I see it. It’s so true.

how i think i look after a haircut vs how i actually look

xo
-E.

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DIY Corn Toss Game for July 4th

Hi, loves! Remember when we showed you this beautiful DIY corn toss game for a July wedding? Well, turns out it’s pretty easy to make yourself. If you want to make a DIY corn toss game for the July 4th holiday (or for your wedding in any custom color!), now’s your chance! Read on to find out what you need to make your own corn toss game with a few simple supplies…

DIY Corn Toss Game for July 4th

photo: julie harmsen

DIY Corn Toss Game for July 4th

You will need…

DIY Corn Toss Game for July 4th

Supply List

o corn toss board set (already spackled and sanded!)
o blue painter’s tape (1.41-Inch by 60-Yard for nice stripes)
o krylon duo paint and primer in red
o krylon duo paint and primer in blue
o krylon duo paint and primer in white (not shown)
o bold white paint pen
o waterproof wood sealer
o bean bags

How To

1.) Since the corn toss board set is already spackled and sanded (!), you won’t need to do it yourself. Sweet. Move on to step 2.

2.) To make red-and-white stripes on the board, apply painter’s tape by applying a strip of tape vertically to sections across the board. Once your striping is in place with tape, spray white paint over the board avoiding the painter’s tape.

3.) Wait 24 hours to ensure paint is dry and adhered firmly to the board. Remove the tape. Apply new tape to the white sections, leaving the non-painted stripes visible. Spray red paint in the remaining sections, again avoiding the painter’s tape. (You can get some on it, but it makes the lines cleaner if you’re not spraying all over the place.) When dry, remove the tape.

4.) Carefully paint the top-back portion of the board in blue (see image at top of page). Allow to dry.

5.) Use your ultra-cool paint pen to add any personalized touch (initials? ’4th of July’? ‘______ Family’? Do it up.)

6.) Cover the entire thing with waterproof wood sealer by using a regular ol’ paintbrush. Once it’s dry, you’re ready to play! Grab these bean bags for a more festive touch.

Pssst. Do You Need One Right Now?

Need the corn toss board, like, yesterday? No sweat: you can make one here. Or, you can order one all pre-made and stuff here. It even comes with a case + free shipping so you can get it in time for a tournament with friends. Just sayin’. Happy corn-tossing!

See? So easy. BRB, going to make my own…

xo
-E.

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