Morning lovely readers! After a wedding-filled weekend I’m back at my desk this morning and tying up a few loose ends before heading of to Dubai for the long weekend. Oh, I do love bank holidays! And after a few sunny days in April, it seems Summer has evaded our tiny island for the time being so I can’t wait to soak up some sunshine and have a few days off! I’m also super excited to be meeting up with Joelle of My Lovely Wedding, Dubai’s first (and most stylish!) wedding blog, while I’m there. See, I can’t even go a few days without talking about weddings!
Today’s mood board takes inspiration from a key 2013 trend, that I predict will be popular for Autumn and Winter weddings this year. The botanicals trend is just hitting UK shores, filled with succulent green tones, natural textures and hints of antique style it’s pared back and elegant style is the perfect choice for brides looking for a clean and contemporary style. Botanicals is a key trend in fashion and interiors on the high street this Summer too, making it easy to find the perfect props, bridesmaids dressses and details to complete the look. Bouquets are large and messy, filled with shades of green foliage from broad leaved ferns, wild grasses and scented herbs. More leaves and herbs, accented with neutral-coloured flowers fill apothecary jars, bottles and vases for an eclectic, laid-back feel to your reception tables. How about a single fern leaf adorning each place setting for a natural but oh-so-elegant touch. Decorate blank walls with these amazing hanging fern wreaths (find the DIY over on OnceWed) adding gorgeous textures to the room, or hang frames containing delicate pressed leaves (perhaps collected from your garden, or favourite places) which add not only an elegant decorative touch, but a homely feel too. Keep the palette tonal for a calm and collected look, I’ve added a touch of black for contemporary sophistication.
Have I mentioned recently how much I love the b.team? They really are wedding superstars! A few weeks ago our make-up expert Ana teamed up with our favourite photographer Anneli to create some beautiful and trend-inspired looks for your and your best ladies. As usual they exceeded expectations and came up with six gorgeous looks for you and your bridesmaids, showcasing inspirational hair and make-up ideas, teamed with gorgeous dresses from Maids to Measure and accessories from Victoria Millésime. Enjoy!
Afternoon brides! We’re rounding off today with a treat we should all enjoy on Valentine’s! Cake is one of my most favourite things, especially when made by the amazing Emily. Over to you!
If you’re one of the many brides to be who accepted a wedding proposal over Christmas, or maybe even today, then first of all congratulations! Your head may be full of ideas and thoughts for venues, colour schemes and dresses at the moment, but we’d like to distract you with a little something sweet, as we present our top 5 cake trends for this year.
Credit: Liesl Cheney
A trend from 2012 which shows no signs of abating due to its timeless appeal and the fact it can be tailored to many different wedding styles, is the classic pairing of black and white. Dress the cake in black tie with a black ribbon fastened at the base of each crisp white tier, or steal from Louis Vuitton’s latest collection and go for a striking checker board effect.
Afternoon ladies! Have you started thinking about your W-day makeup yet? No matter how far along in your planning you are, it’s never too early to start collecting ideas! Ana’s here this afternoon to give us a little insight into the trends and colours that are coming up in bridal beauty in 2013, and how you can use them to create an on-trend, yet timeless, look for your big day! As a starting point, we’re taking Pantone’s 2013 colour predictions for spring, a toned-down jewel coloured palette featuring cool emerald (our favourite!) and greyed jade, to warmer peach and coral tones. There’s some really pretty shades here that pair perfectly for a bridal look.
Good morning wedding lovers! Last week I shared my top trend predictions for 2013 which, I am thrilled to say, you loved! So over the next few weeks, I’ve asked our b.team to fill you in on their own trend predictions for the coming year. Today we’re finding out what’s hot in the stationery world with James & Catharine from Itty Bitty & Bijou. Over to the experts ~