Warm honey & lavender makeup tutorial by Ana Ospina

Lavender & Honey: The Beauty

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 & […]

DIY wedding crockery

“Kintsugi” Gold Crockery DIY

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 […]

Loose bridal up do with floral crown

Understated Elegance: The Hair

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 […]

Bridal makeup tutorial

Understated Elegance: The Makeup

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 […]

Free Stationery Printable

Understated Elegance: Free Stationery Printable

Afternoon lovelies! If you’re loving our Understated Elegance style guide as much as I am (hint: a LOT!) then you’ll want to download this fab free stationery template from the lovely Itty Bitty Bijou straight away! Just print onto some quality card stock and there you have it, swanky wedding invitations sorted! Click here to […]

Rustic boutonnoire tutorial

DIY Foliage Buttonhole

Hello lovelies!  Tell me, are you planning a DIY wedding or does the thought of crafting your big day fill you with dread? I think a handmade detail is the perfect personal touch for any wedding – but that doesn’t mean you have to plan a full-on DIY extravaganza!  All the tutorials shared on b.loved […]

Wedding cutlery DIY

twine wrapped cutlery DIY

Remember the gorgeous figs & flowers shoot we featured last week?  Today we’re showing you how to recreate some of the pretty details, thanks to talented stylist Jessie Thomson.  I totally adore the twine wrapped cutlery on this shoot – such a simple but effective way to add a special touch to your wedding table!  […]

Asymmetrical floral headband tutorial

Floral DIY: How to make an asymmetrical floral headband

Morning my loves! This week’s the last in our series of Floral DIY’s, sad face. We know you’ve enjoyed our tutorials, but I have to admit today’s is my favourite! As a short-haired girl I’m always at a loss for prettifying my locks for an event or evening out, so I LOVE this simple floral […]

Floral DIY with Bluesky Flowers

Floral DIY: how to create a hand-tied peony bouquet

Morning lovelies! I have a feeling you’re going to like this week’s Floral DIY… we’re taking the peony loving to a whole new level with this gorgeous hand-tied bouquet!  I adore this romantic mix of faded peach with soft white, this would be such a dreamy posy to carry down the aisle.

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Floral DIY: How to create a spring centrepiece

Good morning lovelies! I’m so thrilled to bring you the next in our series of Floral DIY’s from Bluesky Flowers today, you LOVED our Spring bouquet tutorial, and I’m pretty sure you’re going to love this one just as much! Using a similar selection of fresh Spring blooms, including beautifully perfumed sweetpeas, stocks and roses […]


Floral DIY: How to create a spring bouquet

This morning I’m spending the morning at New Covent Garden Market, a haven for all flower-lovers and brides-to-be searching for the freshest, prettiest blooms.  At this time of year the market is filled with colour and deliciousness as Spring offers up some of the most beautiful, perfumed flowers.  So over the next 4 weeks I’ve […]


The New Romantic Issue: The Details

This month’s Style Guide is just so pretty! Are you ready for the details from The New Romantic Issue? All pretty pinks, silvers and soft greens this month’s look is definitely for the romantic bride, but with some gorgeous textures and metallic hints it’s bang on trend for the contemporary bride too!  There’s so many […]


The Spring Green Issue: The Details

There’s been so much love already for our latest Style Guide!  Spring Green is a celebration of the freshness of the season, and it seems you’re all loving this clean & contemporary take on the rustic look!  If you missed it, you can discover the décor and styling in last week’s post, while today we […]

The Colour Clash Issue: The Details

Morning lovelies!   Are you enjoying this month’s Style Guide? It’s a bit of a contrast to our Autumn/Winter series, but with Spring just around the corner (ok, maybe two corners!) we wanted to shake you out of that winter hibernation mode with a punch of colour.  Last week I talked about the décor for this […]


The New England Issue: Seafood Canapes + Salt & Pepper Squid Recipe

When set with the brief of a New England theme the Kalm Kitchen team immediately set to work planning a selection of delicious seafood dishes.  Surrounded by Long Island to the South and the Atlantic Ocean to the East, the New England region in the US is synonymous with white wooden houses, traditional fishing villages […]


the new england issue: make up tutorial

Hello my glamorous b.loved lovelies, Happy New Year from Ana Ospina Make Up! Here I am again, to give you some make up inspiration for January.  With the Festive Season over, the start of 2014 calls for a move away from the sparkles of Christmas and New Year {not forever of course, I am a self […]


the new england issue: nautical invites + free download

Hello lovelies! It’s Catharine of Itty Bitty Bijou and I’m here to talk you through the stationery pieces for the New England Issue! We worked with the classic colour palette of navy blue with a hint of pale peach. Of course with a New England style we just had to add some stripes and this […]


The Festive Issue: Gingerbread Cookie Jar Christmas Gift

Good afternoon b.loved readers! We’re well and truly in the festive spirit this week, and this afternoon our lovely Style Guide cake expert Karen is here to share a lovely Christmas gift idea… Christmas in the Karenanna household entails lots of baking (of course!) but we also love spending time together making gifts and treats […]


The Festive Issue: Christmas Canape’s and Hotpot Recipe

With Christmas just around the corner what better time to let you hair down, celebrate and indulge in some culinary favourites. For the Festive Style Guide we at Kalm Kitchen were keen to demonstrate how chic festive canapés can be incorporated into your wedding breakfast.  With hints of green and red these canapés give a […]


The Festive Issue: Bridal Beauty

Breaking the rules and going bold for your bridal make up was once considered a real no no….. but not so much any more! You don’t have to stick to traditional and classic make up for your wedding – it can take on a fun element if your personality and vision for your wedding calls […]


The Festive Issue: Bouquet Recipes

Good afternoon b.loved readers! b.team petal queen Liz from Blue Sky Flowers here, and I’m ready to share some festive bouquet inspiration with you !  This is such a vibrant and festive time of year it is very easy to fall into the trap of traditional red and green … so we have rung the […]


The Festive Issue: Stationery + Free Download

Hi All! It’s Catharine here from Itty Bitty & Bijou, your stationery and graphics b.team expert! Today I’ll be telling you about the stationery for the b.loved Style Guide‘s Festive Issue! Louise had a classic Christmas colour scheme in mind for the Festive Issue and I focused mainly on the green tones and added hints of […]


The Autumn Issue: Delicious Desserts

This afternoon I’m delighted to introduce you to the lovely Karen from Karenanna Cakes who’s stepping into the shoes of our regular b.team cake expert for a little maternity cover {yes, we like to do things properly here at b.loved!} So while Emily’s off enjoying her new arrival, let’s find out a little more about […]


The Autumn Issue: Creative Catering

Autumn very much represents the changing of the seasons, long country walks in brisk autumnal sunshine bundled up in warm coats and hats…bliss! Oranges, auburns and coppers are all associated with this time of year, so the Kalm Kitchen team have chosen dishes that reflect these colours for this month’s Style Guide. As the nights […]


The Autumn Issue: Stationery + Free Download

Hi b.lovelies!  I’m thrilled to bring you the very first post from The Autumn Issue, with ideas for creating a gorgeous monochrome and copper stationery suite.  I mixed a contemporary modern font with a pretty handwritten style font to create interest whilst keeping it simple and clean. The full suite includes an Invitation, RSVP card, […]