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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
When the bride works for Ralph Lauren, you know her day is going to be full of contemporary-cool and classic style. Sarah & Tim’s black-tie celebration at the stunning Nooitgedacht Estate in Cape Town simply oozes sophistication. I adore their monochrome palette with pretty touches of blush in the prettiest bouquets and flowers, the groomsmen in traditional English morning suits for the ceremony and chic black-tie for the evening affair. Sarah wore a bespoke dress from a local designer, I’m just loving the lace sleeves and back, I think Ralph would approve! The whole thing was perfectly captured by Christine Meintjes, whose crisp contemporary style is the perfect match. Oh, I do love this one.
Morning lovelies! I’m so excited to share the gorgeous fashion from our Lavender & Honey Style Guide! Isn’t this petal blossom dress from Luella’s Boudoir just SO insanely pretty?! A custom design by Emma Tindley features hand-appliquéd blooms over a sheer bodice and boat neckline with a gently sweeping back for an oh-so elegant look. The soft A-line skirt is made of the most divine floaty chiffon, making this the perfect dress for an outdoor summer wedding for pure romance and whimsy! Picking up on the chiffon detail, we completed the look with Victoria Fergusson’s ‘Moondance’ headpiece, a delicate beaded design on a tulle tie which looks gorgeous tied around a loose bun as we did here, or used as a sash on a plainer dress. We love!