spring greens…

March 17, 2012

image courtesy of domestic ease

So all around the world people are celebrating St Patrick’s Day. Add a bit of the Irish charm and luck to your wedding with some gorgeous shades of green. But rather than opting for an emerald hue, try a brighter green like lime mixed with pink or white – perfect for a Springtime wedding.

the polka dot bride…

March 12, 2012

images courtesy of brides 2 be, pinterest, budget dream weddings,

 bhldn, my sweet and saucy & the knot

There is nothing cuter than polka dots so why not consider opting for a polka dot themed wedding. It’s retro, fun yet still elegant and puts your own personal touch on the day. Go for full on polka dot glamour by adding it to the invitations, cake and tablecloths and the blue polka dot shoes from bhldn will have your ‘something blue’ covered!

If you’re not keen on adding polka dots in colour, then look to these beautiful dresses and veils with subtle white on white polka dots.  And monochrome is always a chic colour scheme for a wedding and this black and white polka dot cocktail dress would be a gorgeous choice for your bridesmaids.

images courtesy of wet paint

The fairytale wedding of Blair and her prince finally took place (in the UK!) after months of build-up and of course the only wedding designer that was fit to design the dresses was Vera Wang. With a colour scheme of pink and black, Serena wore a stunning floor length Vera Wang Spring 2011 blush pink gown while the other three bridesmaids wore dresses from the more attainable collection ‘White by Vera Wang’ at David’s Bridal. The stylish dress features beautiful organza roses and is available in other colourways including the pale pink as seen on Gossip Girl. Do you like this look?

images courtesy of vera wang and david’s bridal 

it’s christmas time…

January 10, 2012

images courtesy of swanky chic fete, bridal snob, budgetwise home,

 one fine day & etsy

I know Christmas has been and gone but if you recently got engaged and are thinking of a winter wedding, some of these ideas might help to convince you how romantic it could be. Opt for berries and greenery in your floral arrangements and give your wedding a rich colour scheme of red and green or go with wintery whites and silver for a romantic winter wonderland feel. And I simply love the idea from Etsy of the wedding invite or perhaps table setting in the form of a Christmas bauble.

poppy and aqua…

September 24, 2011

images courtesy of ruffled blog, martha stewart weddings,

style me pretty, the brides cafe & bhldn

Red is often seen as a really dramatic colour for a wedding especially as it is often mixed with black or white but why not lighten it up and go for poppy red complemented with blush pink and aqua. I love this colour mix and the perfect excuse to carry a beautiful bouquet of poppies!

it’s a fall wedding…

September 19, 2011

images courtesy of style me pretty, etsy, the knot,

zank you & the ardent sparrow

Over this weekend there has been a definite shift in temperature and a feeling that autumn is well and truly on its way. With this in mind I was inspired by the idea of a fall wedding and as Halloween is round the corner as well why not bear this in mind when planning your wedding.

A colour scheme of rust, orange, cream and gold with possible accents of greenery or charcoal will look gorgeous and why not turn pumpkins into your biggest accessory from vases on your table or decorate the chairs or pews with mini pumpkin floral arrangements.  The candied apples are  cute idea for dessert while the pumpkin cake toppers or simply a traditional American dessert like pumpkin pie would go down a treat.

to have and bhldn…

July 21, 2011

A new favourite website I find myself visiting is bhldn. Part of the same group that owns Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters I first found out about bhldn while searching for something to wear to a friend’s wedding. Based out of the states with a retail shop opening in Houston, Texas this summer, I am so excited as they are now shipping to the uk.

Primarily a bridal shop, they stock a beautiful collection of vintage inspired and bohemian wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, shoes, lingerie, jewellery and accessories. They are definitely worth a look for something a bit different and perfect for brides looking to make a statement. Since they launched at the beginning of this year, they now offer wedding decorations as well as a personal styling service with inspiring ideas to help pull your look together. Also worth a visit is ‘my bhldn’ a place for you to upload your own images or use theirs to create moodboards and share them with other members – perfect for organising your wedding vision.