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modern wedding invites

It’s always such a delight to share new wedding suppliers on b.loved! I know there’s so many out there it can be so daunting knowing where to start!  So when I recently discovered luxury stationery brand Oyster & Pearl Design I couldn’t wait to tell you all about them – I’m sure you know I have a weakness for pretty stationery!  Owner and designer Casey Blackmore is a lover of typography, creating modern designs in luxurious materials, simple elegant and timeless.  She’s also a self-confessed ribbon addict… a girl after my own heart!

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Modern romantic sweetheart table floral design & styling with Fleur le Cordeur on www.blovedweddings.com

Black and white stripes, cascading flowers and heaps of pretty? Seriously, I adore featuring the work of Heike from Fleur le Cordeur!  Her style is instantly recognisable – not because it’s romantic, modern and architectural (which it is) but because she’s really not afraid to push the boundaries and make ideas and combinations you think can’t possibly work into head-turning creations!  So often modern floral design is style over substance, but Heike’s designs make contemporary style pretty again.  We’re just slightly jealous that it’s only South African brides who get to the full ‘Fleur le Cordeur experience’ right now (although I’m sure she could be tempted to visit!)

Romance is the order of the day with this stunning sweetheart table design created by Heike for South African TV show DaKaTv {watch it here}.  If you’re tempted to go it alone at your reception (and let’s be honest, as much as we love a top table a sweetheart table is so much more romantic) then this is the perfect inspiration!

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Peach place settings

I may be biased, but there’s nothing better than a relaxed & intimate wedding.  Ok, I’m totally biased (find out why here), but if you are thinking about an intimate wedding then Suzanne & Rubin’s pretty little celebration will certainly inspire!  I love the fact that they bought their outfits and got ready together almost as much as I love the pretty colour scheme – peach always gets my vote! I adore how they brought in lovely organic details, with loose & wild flowers, peaches at the place settings and honest locally sourced food for their wedding breakfast and dessert table (which looks absolutely delicious!), oh and that lovely romantic glow I’m always going on about? They totally nailed it with those rustic lanterns and fairy lights!

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Loose bridal up do with floral crown

Afternoon lovelies! Did you catch our post this morning, where Ana gave you the need-to-know for recreating this month’s understated and elegant make up look for your own big day? This look is seriously beautiful, so I’m sure you’re going to want to check it out!  Of course make up is only half the story when finishing your bridal look, so this afternoon hair stylist Jo Adams joins us to share the details for creating a beautiful bridal wave, and a soft, loose up-do – perfect for your maids!

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Morning loves! We’re coming to the end of our Understated Elegance Style Guide (sad face) but today we’ve got two posts dedicated to recreating this beautiful bridal look yourself!  This morning our gorgeous MUA Ana is here with the low-down for re-creating this understated wedding make up, and this afternoon hairstylist Jo Adams joins us to talk about creating THAT perfect bridal wave.

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mint, teal, peach, coral, beach seaside wedding mood board ideas

Morning you lovely things! Did you all have the most wonderful weekend?  Mr B and I ventured down to the sunny south-west to visit a fab new venue (more to come soon!), roof down, music blaring and our shoulders catching a lovely tan.  Bliss!

I don’t know about you, but this heatwave given me a feeling of perpetual summer. I don’t think I’ve worn anything other than maxi’s since at least the beginning of June!  And I’m still inspired by all things summer-y when it comes to wedding ideas, so this week I’m bringing you another of my fave wedding combos.  Seaglass and coral are brought together for some oh-so-sophisticated-but-slightly-boho beach wedding inspiration! I’m thinking a barefoot bride in the most whimsical of peach tulle gowns, and relaxed beach-y details brought together with elegance and style.  I adore the idea of a simple white canopy for a touch of shade as you say your vows, bleached coral details (use resin repro’s to be environmentally-friendly) topping the cake and dotted between vintage bottles filled with peach & coral flowers for a pop of colour.  Finish with storm lanterns filled with candles for a romantic glow as the sun sets, as your guests enjoy cocktails on the beach surrounded by shimmering lights.

If you’re planning a beach wedding let us know (and I want an invite!) or find more ideas here.

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