#100: aqua ombre inspiration with a hint of gold


Morning brides-to-be! Wow, what a wet and miserable few days! Perfect for curling up with a cuppa and your favourite wedding inspiration, which is exactly what I did this weekend.  Perfection.

Do you remember last week I told you about the real-life inspiration boards I styled for London Wedding Emporium? Well, this is number two (of three) a combination of four current trends; emerald, chevrons, ombré and gold!  It’s rather appropriate, for my 100th inspiration board, that this one incorporates my favourite aqua tones :) This palette is certainly one for our contemporary and romantic brides, pairing softly fading emerald and aqua colours with a crisp white backdrop and a pretty touch of sparkle.  The addition of textured timbers, succulents and wispy foliage adds a relaxed edge, while satin, silk and gilded details keep it fresh and elegant.  Always a sucker for details, I love the hidden touch of sparkle in the liner of these envelopes, and the beautiful aqua coloured plates with a touch of gold in the place settings.  I’m also smitten with the ombré tumblers, perfect for serving a pre-dinner cocktail or two!  Keep deeper tones to a minimum, perhaps emerald shoes for your bridesmaids, or a splash of colour for your fingers and toes?  As always the cake is an opportunity to have fun, just how delicious does this ombré buttercream creation look?

And here’s how I brought it to life, using a crepe ribbon backdrop, pompoms (have you noticed yet I have a mini-obsession with these!?) and a selection of beautiful items from my fellow exhibitors at LWE.

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Photography: Anneli Marinovich // Stationery: Eagle Eyed Bride // Headpiece: Kelly Spence // Dress design: Wilden Bride // Makeup design: Sabrina Lily / Cake: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium //  Styling: b.loved


Inspiration board credits: Chevron fabric Via: Spoonflower // Invite Tasha Seccombe Via: b.loved // Cake Photography: Birds of a Feather Via: Brides // Mini cake Photography: Christa Elyce Via: Frosted Petticoat // Drinks flags Via: Martha Stewart Weddings // Chair ribbons Styling: Brooke Keegan Via: Wedding Chicks // Shoes Photography: Kate Headley Via: Santa Barbara Chic // Place setting Photography: Tasha Seccombe Via: b.loved // Glasses Via: Etsy


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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