inspiration boards

Plum, navy & mad men 1950's wedding inspiration

#169: Mid-Century Modern

I’m a sucker for mid-century furniture, it inspired me throughout my design degree and you’ll see influences of mid-century style throughout my styling work.  My ply-based Eames dining chairs are my favourite ever purchase!  This 1950′s design movement was characterised by clean simplicity and an integration with nature, so it’s easily translated into the world […]

orange, navy and teal wedding colour palette inspiration board with modern prints and geometric patterns

#168: Autumn Brights

Hi lovelies!  Well what a gorgeous weekend! Mr B headed up to the Welsh borders to visit the absolutely beautiful Iscoyd Park, a venue that’s been on my wishlist for a while now.  Oh my, we were not disappointed!  I’ll be writing up my review soon, so check back in a few weeks to find […]

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

#167: Fall for Florals

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 […]

terracotta, mediterranean, modern, destination, desert wedding ideas with succulents

#166: terracotta & mint

Hello lovely readers!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend?  It’s coming to the end of a super busy wedding season, are there many 2014 brides left out there?!  I’m loving the variety of styles and colour palettes out there this year (less vintage pinks and sage more bold coral and mint, yay!) so […]

lilac, blush and sage summer wedding inspiration

#165: rustic romance

Hi lovelies!  Well, it’s been a busy weekend at b.loved HQ helping out fellow stylist Jessie Thomson at a gorgeous garden wedding in the Cotswolds, followed by a cosy Sunday lunch avoiding the storm!  Oh my, the Cotswolds is just wedding heaven for the romantic bride, with the prettiest villages, churches and venues at every […]

Blush Rose Copper Gold Romantic Summer wedding inspiration

#164: rose gold

Happy Monday lovelies!  Can you believe it’s really August already?  It’s no suprise it’s the most popular time of year for a wedding, with late summer sunshine and gorgeous golden sunsets.  It’s also the perfect month to add some warmth to your colour palette, and I think rose gold is a great choice!  A mix […]

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

#163: Seaglass & Coral

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 […]

destination wedding inspiration

#162: paradise

There’s nothing like a bold punch of colour to brighten up your Monday morning!  So this week’s inspiration board is inspired by the frankly tropical weather we’ve had over the past few days – from brilliant blue skies to spectacular thunder & lightening storms it’s felt more equatorial than northern European for most of the […]

blush, pink & pastel wedding colour palette inspiration

#161: Cotton Candy

If you’re looking for the perfect wedding palette, I’m pretty sure you’ll find it somewhere in our inspiration board archives, we’ve racked up quite a few now!  I’m pretty sure every week I tell you this is my favourite wedding colour combo, and every week I’m telling the honest truth.  No, I’m not that fickle […]

orange, gold, glitter wedding colour palette

#160: all that glitters

Morning lovely ones!  After a somewhat disappointing weekend (hello British summer!) today I’m pumping up the colour with this bright & breezy inspiration board.  Long-time b.loved readers will know I have a bit of a crush on orange weddings, not least because my own wedding back in 2011 featured this love-it-or-hate-it hue!  It’s not a […]

Mint & neutrals wedding inspiration

#159: mint velvet

Mint is one of my favourite wedding colours, it’s pretty and girly without being saccharine, and can be used in combination with lots of different colours.  This week we’re working with classic neutrals to create an understated wedding look.  With a simple palette (using just two or three colours) you need texture to bring the […]

Indigo Ikat Beach Wedding Ideas

#158: ocean blues

Morning my loves! Did you all have a wonderful weekend? I took a few days off to spend some much-needed time off relaxing with family over from South Africa, hosting BBQ’s in the garden and dining alfresco by the river, glorious! Now the house is quiet and empty again, b.loved HQ is returning to a […]

Rustic Italian Mediterranean Wedding Inspiration

#157: olive branch

Good morning brides to be! There’s a lot of excitement at b.loved HQ this morning as our Real Life Bride Danielle prepares to marry her fiancé Christiaan today!  As you read this over your morning coffee I’ll already be at the beautiful Coombe Lodge in Somerset styling their beautiful day with a team of fab […]

Black, blush & gold wedding palette

#156: ballet & black

Growing up, I’m pretty sure every girl I knew took ballet classes, and although most of us gave them up years ago there’s still something utterly enchanting about the ballet that makes it the perfect inspiration for a wedding.  I’ve created ballet-inspired boards before, but this time  I’ve added lots more black and touches of […]

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#155: Oil Painting

Happy Monday my loves! By now I’m sure you know I’m very much a pastels girl, you can give me light & pretty every day of the week and I’d never, ever get bored.  But recently I’ve been falling in love with deep, rich hues. The tones of the most beautiful oil paintings, capturing the […]

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#154: spring sorbet

Morning b.lovelies!  I hope you’re making the most of the Bank Holiday? It’s the last one in a while! As we head into the last few weeks of Spring (Summer ‘officially’ starts on the 21st June – yay!!) I’m making the most of all the pretty pastels blooms around at this time of year, peonies, […]

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#153: pearlescent

What a stunning weekend! I turned the music up, opened the doors & worked with the summer breeze and sunshine flooding in. And I even had time for a little break in the garden. Bliss! This week I’m inspired by grown-up pastel shades; there’s just something so fresh and elegant about a soft, muted palette […]

mustard, plum, emerald, bohemian wedding ideas

#152: summer of love

Happy Monday wedding lovers!  With the promise of a long, hot summer still to come (well, we can dream right?!) filled with festivals, weddings & that happy sunshine vibe this week’s inspiration brings to life that hazy feeling of golden summer evenings and bohemian romance.  This look is super soft & relaxed, yet to get […]

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#151: understated elegance

Happy Bank Holiday lovelies!  I hope you are making the most of the extra day off?  Perhaps taking a break from the wedmin to enjoy a day with your beau, or attending a friends beautiful big day, or perhaps you even tied the knot yourself – Congratulations! This weekend I’ve been taking some time out […]

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#150: lavender & peach

Happy Monday wedding lovers! This week I’m sharing my 150th wedding inspiration board. Wow,right?  Who even knew there were 150 different wedding colours, styles and themes?!  I have to say creating these boards is one of my favourite parts of the week, a chance to catch up on my favourite blogs and excuse to spend […]

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#149: Pared Back Luxury

Pared back luxury – one of 2014′s biggest trends – is a move away from lots of hand-crafted, personalised details and towards a few beautiful, luxurious ones with just as much sentiment.  We saw a touch of this last week in the Frambroise et Menthe board I created for bride-to-be Stephanie, and in Chenel & […]

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#148: framboise et menthe

Morning ladies! How was your weekend? It’s been a mix of work and play at b.loved HQ, as today I’m off to the White Gallery to discover the latest bridal collections coming to the UK, catch up with industry friends & get some time out of the studio! Today’s inspiration board is a reader request […]

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#147: Monochrome & Sparkle

Morning my lovelies! This week I’m breaking out the glitter, because there’s nothing more glamorous than a monochrome wedding with a generous sprinkling of sparkle, right?  For this look I’ve softened the harsh monochrome contrasts with a touch of blush, a hint in your bouquets and flowers and pretty maids dresses is just enough.  Add […]

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#146: Radiant Blossom

Morning my loves! After a fab weekend visiting Brides the Show {more on that soon!}, catching up with industry friends and my F&P girls, Sunday called for a leisurely stroll around the shops and a Sunday roast with Mr B before heading home to create this week’s inspiration board for you. I’ve been wanted to […]

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#145: Pastel Brights

Hello brides! After a gorgeously sunny weekend it finally feels like Spring is well and truly on it’s way!  The shops are filled with SS14 collections, and as a pastel-wearing kind of girl it’s a welcome relief to see the return of fresh, pretty hues to the rails!  My favourite look this season comes from […]