• Candice & Nick's Golden Hour Engagement Shoot Candice & Nick's Golden Hour Engagement Shoot
  • #167: Fall for Florals #167: Fall for Florals
  • Claire Pettibone 'Romantique' Collection Claire Pettibone 'Romantique' Collection
  • Behind the Scenes of the Claire Pettibone 'Romantique' Collection Showcase Behind the Scenes of the Claire Pettibone 'Romantique' Collection Showcase
  • Coco's Top 5 Modern Vintage Wedding Venues Coco's Top 5 Modern Vintage Wedding Venues
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golden hour engagement shoot

Good morning my loves! It’s been a little while since I shared an engagement shoot with you, so this month I’ve given the b.team a break and we’ll be bringing some newly engaged couples to these pages.  I do love a good couple shoot, especially when the stars align to combine romance and gorgeous ‘golden hour’ light just before the sun sets. Candice & Nick’s engagement session by Anouschka Rokebrand was shot in with a mixture of digital and film photography, capturing the magic all the more beautifully.

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coral, pink, blush, peach, orange, rust, autumn wedding palette, inspiration board

Morning my loves! Well wasn’t it lovely for the sunshine to make a guest appearance over the weekend?  Today officially marks the start of Autumn but we’re not quite ready for cosy cashmere and long boots yet, and neither is the floral world!  While Spring brings pale pastels and Summer bright shades of pinks and peach, September is the perfect month for embracing a warmer palette without the traditional bronze, ochre and golds we’d usually associate with the season.  Giant dahlia’s, chrysanthemum’s and late summer roses are at their best this time of year, so you can still get that soft romantic feel.

So for this week’s inspiration board we’re embracing the last of the florals, in rich, bright orange, coral and red tones.  How about a floral wall, created by simply using washi tape to affix flower heads to a plain wall? It makes the prettiest ceremony or top table backdrop!  Wrap blousy bouquets with wide silk ribbons left trailing and fluttering in the breeze.  A touch of lace works wonders – add to your tables for a delicate detail or tie to chair backs with coordinating ribbons to match your bouquets.  Make a statement with the bride and groom chairs by picking a statement colour (totally adoring this hot orange beauty!) and adorn with flowers.  Oh, and seed packets make the perfect favour! Your guests can plant them in the Spring and watch them flourish as your love grows ever stronger.

inspired by our fresh Autumn ideas? Find more here.

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  • Yolanda Yolanda Cotton cluny lace lined in satin with satin sash and silk flower
  • Yolanda Yolanda Cotton cluny lace lined in satin with satin sash and silk flower
  • Queen Anne's Lace Queen Anne's Lace Cotton Leaver’s lace with tulle lined in cotton with satin sash and beaded applique.
  • Queen Anne's Lace Queen Anne's Lace Cotton Leaver’s lace with tulle lined in cotton with satin sash and beaded applique.
  • Queen Anne's Lace Queen Anne's Lace Cotton Leaver’s lace with tulle lined in cotton with satin sash and beaded applique.
  • Rhapsody Rhapsody Hi-lo layered chiffon & crepe skirt with eyelash lace bodice and flutter sleeve
  • Rhapsody Rhapsody Hi-lo layered chiffon & crepe skirt with eyelash lace bodice and flutter sleeve
  • Thyme Thyme Toile cotton gown with tulle and Leaver’s lace tiered overlay
  • Seraphina Seraphina Chantilly lace layered gown with chiffon flounces and sheer lace back and bustle
  • Robyn Robyn Toile cotton pencil skirt with lace bodice and tulle overlay with satin sash
  • Patchouli Patchouli
  • Patchouli Patchouli Re-embroidered lace lined in crepe with ¾ lace sleeves and scalloped edge neckline
  • Lilith Lilith Delicate web net lined in cotton with Leaver’s lace bodice, shirred long sleeves and detachable web net train.
  • Laurel Laurel Rose lace bodice with flowing chiffon sleeves and low back
  • Laurel Laurel Rose lace bodice with flowing chiffon sleeves and low back
  • Kasbah Kasbah Striped cotton Leaver’s lace lined in crepe with boho sleeves.
  • Gardenia Gardenia Dramatic floral lace with sheer back, satin lining and re-embroidered applique
  • Gardenia Gardenia Dramatic floral lace with sheer back, satin lining and re-embroidered applique
  • Estelle Estelle Eyelash cotton lace lined in satin with scalloped bodice and sheer back
  • Estelle Estelle Eyelash cotton lace lined in satin with scalloped bodice and sheer back
  • Clementine Clementine
  • Clementine Clementine Sequined eyelash lace lined in satin with chiffon sash and train
  • Ceylon Ceylon Sequined eyelash lace lined in satin with chiffon sash and train
  • Ceylon Ceylon Chiffon gown lined in satin with flutter sleeves
  • Bianca Bianca Crepe blouson sleeve gown with delicate web net sash and train.
  • Bianca Bianca Crepe blouson sleeve gown with delicate web net sash and train.
  • Amour Amour Below-the-knee lace dress with sheer back, satin lining and re-embroidered appliques
  • Amour Amour Below-the-knee lace dress with sheer back, satin lining and re-embroidered appliques
  • Adelaide Adelaide Re-embroidered lace with crepe lining and lace straps
  • Adelaide Adelaide Re-embroidered lace with crepe lining and lace straps
  • Topanga Topanga Lace boho gown with delicate web lace sleeves and sheer skirt and train

Oh my. I’m so totally in love with the gorgeous new ‘Romantique’ collection from Claire Pettibone!  If you’re not already a fan, I apologise in advance.

Claire’s dresses are always perfect, full of light fabrics, romance, and beautiful detailing (of the floral variety) and I defy you not to fall in love!  The  ‘Romantique’ collection is everything you would expect. and so much more, with trend-setting cuts and unexpected touches.  Low backs feature throughout – both with Claire’s now-iconic floral lace and without. Sleeves play a key role in many of the designs – from delicate flutter sleeves to chiffon and unusual ‘shirred’ lace, as does layering with hi-low hems, tiered lace and sheer skirts.  For the fashion-forward bride this collection covers every trend with an utterly bohemian twist and truly romantic feel.

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Good morning! I’m so excited to reveal the new Claire Pettibone ‘Romantique’ collection to you today.  The ultimate mix of contemporary style, romance and delicate detailing Claire Pettibone’s designs are always among our favourites at b.loved HQ!  So you can imagine I was pretty excited to be invited along to an official press preview a few weeks ago…

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Happy Thursday readers!  I can’t quite believe it’s already been a month since our resident wedding venues expert Emma joined us to share Coco Wedding Venues Top 5 Boho faves, August really has passed in a blur.  I’m sure there’s going to be  a lot of love for this month’s Top 5, as Emma shares venues with a Modern Vintage twist, so many pretty venues!  Over to Emma…
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Morning lovelies! I really do love sharing your sweet wedding stories, and today is a rather lovely one!  Laura and her groom-to-be Kieran met when they were just 8 years old… many years later their school yard crushes turned into a grown up romance.  She wore a classic Cymbeline dress with lace sleeves and simple silk sash, paired with the prettiest veil, teamed with boho plaits and hair vine from What Katie Did Next.  A pop of bright coral on her lips with a matching bouquet, all tumbling foliage and trailing ribbons, add the perfect amount of colour.  They had bottles and jars of more coral peonies and roses on the tables, with their favourite bands album artwork as decor, and plenty more DIY details lovingly created by the bride and her talented friends and family. The rock and romance was beautifully captured by photographer Natalie Pluck.

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Morning lovelies!  How did you spend the Bank Holiday? I popped over to visit Mr B in Dubai for a few days of sea, sand and sunshine, arriving back to a rather damp and miserable London. Brrr, Autumn’s here!  But before Summer dreams become a faded memory, we’ve got the last in our Lavender & Honey style guide to share with you today and hopefully our cheery pale yellow and lavender palette will coax the sunshine out! Our resident beauty expert Ana Ospina is back with the low-down on recreating these pretty looks for your own summery wedding day look.

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Country wedding venue near Bath

One of the best bits of my job is sharing hidden gems with you my gorgeous readers, and this one really is a beauty for any of you searching for the perfect country venue with heaps of charm.  The Old Manor Hotel is an historic former farmhouse nestled in the Wiltshire countryside near Bath.  This gorgeous venue dates back as far as the Doomsday book and it’s so easy to see why current owners Tudor & Lucy Hopkins (and Camber the dog!) fell in love with it!

A few weeks ago Mr B and I were invited to experience it for ourselves, a welcome trip out of the city to the stunning countryside on one of the hottest summer weekends!  A huge thank you to Rachel from Rachel Jane Photography for joining us to take these beautiful images.

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Afternoon lovelies! How much did you love this morning’s post? I adore the ‘Perfect Imperfections’ theme, it’s such a romantic yet honest look at love!  One of my favourite details from the shoot is the “Kintsugi” crockery, an old Japanese technique where gold is used to fix broken pottery, taking the scars and giving them beauty.  With the upcycling trend still going strong, I think this is a really beautiful way to incorporate old broken pieces of family crockery into your day.  Here stylist Lucia Sandaal has used plain matching pieces, but you could really have some fun mismatching different colours and patterns!

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Perfect Imperfections Romantic Styled Shoot by Alexandra Vonk Photography on www.blovedweddings.com

Words and lyrics can provide such beautiful inspiration for your wedding.  Today’s shoot from a creative team of Dutch suppliers coordinated by stylist & designer Lucia Sandaal and photographer Alexandra Vonk was inspired by words from two different sources (one of which happens to me my favourite song right now!) that both acknowledge the ‘imperfectness’ of true love, truthfully and honestly. I just love that! The soft blue, blush and peach palette with pops of yellow and gold capture the theme in a romantic, whimsical and totally beautiful way.  Get ready for some serious pinning action ladies!

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