WEDDINGS

Best of b.loved 2013

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Hello lovelies!! Happy New Year to you all!  I’m back after a much needed two week break feeling rested and restored, and ready to tackle whatever 2014 has in store!

A big welcome back to our regular readers, and an excited hello to all you gorgeous newly engaged ladies too!!  Planning your wedding is such an exciting time, and if fresh, contemporary and stylish inspiration is what you’re after then you’ve come to the right place.  Whether you’re just starting on your wedding planning journey, or can finally say you’re getting married this year, we’ve got a jam-packed schedule ready and waiting to inspire, excite and guide you from now until your big day!

Before we look to the year ahead, here’s some of our best bits of 2013…

your favourite inspiration board

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Proving that lace really was a hit in 2013, my most popular inspiration board was #105: lovely lace.  In soft peach, grey and neutral tones this board captured the trend for pared back & elegant weddings which made a big comeback throughout the year too!  For my weekly Inspiration Board join me on Mondays.

your favourite real wedding

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Hayley & Pierre’s Just Peachy Wedding by Fiona Clair Photography embraced one of the year’s hottest colour trends resulting in a timeless, romantic wedding that you totally fell in love with! This was also one of our most pinned weddings of the year – follow my Pinterest page to keep up with all my latest pins.  Join us on Wednesdays for our latest Real Weddings

your favourite styled shoot

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Keeping with the blush theme, the most popular post by far in 2013 was one of my very own shoots, How to Style a Sparkle and Blush Wedding.  A collaboration with Gaby, editor of South African Wedding blog SouthBound Bride and high-end photographer Chanelle Segerius-Bruce, this has to be one of my favourite ever shoots and I’m so very glad you agreed! This is also one of my most published shoots to date, gracing the pages of You & Your WeddingMy Wedding Day Magazine South Africa, Sweet Magazine, Wedding Magazine and Wedding Chicks!  I share the best Styled Shoots from the wedding world on Thursdays

your favourite b.team post

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Our top b.team post of the year came from our beauty queen Ana Ospina, showcasing her top On-Trend Bridesmaids Make Up Looks for 2013.  With a selection of gorgeous dresses from the newest Maids to Measure collections, and pretty photography from Anneli Marinovich we proved that looking after your bridesmaids is just as important as all the other details of your day! Follow the latest b.team posts.

best of b.loved

Of course as well as everything we achieved online, 2013 was a successful year off-line for b.loved too! I am very proud to have collaborated on some very beautiful editorial shoots, featured on Rock My Wedding and Ruffled as well as in Wedding Magazine, Wedding Flowers and Accessories, Perfect Wedding and You & Your Wedding.  See more of my editorial styling work in my Portfolio.

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I got to create a Kate Spade-inspired editorial shoot with a dream-team at the UK’s first Editorial Wedding workshop alongside Gaby from SouthBound Bride and Anneli Marinovich Photography, teaching wedding photographers about styled shoots and how to get published, as well as making some amazing new friends!

October was an exciting month, as b.loved came runner up ‘Best London Wedding Blog’ in the inaugral Wedding Magazine Blog AwardsAnna and I had a very glamorous evening celebrating with our fellow nominees and winners at The Ritz in London; a big thank you to all who voted!!

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We rounded off the year with b.loved’s first industry event in late October with the b.party, hosted alongside the b.team and a team of rather wonderful suppliers at Trinity Buoy Wharf.  The turnout and feedback from my industry colleagues and other guests made me extremely proud (if exhausted!) and I am beyond grateful to everyone who got involved.  See all the pics and video here!

hello 2014!

If that sounds like a lot to cram in to 52 weeks, then just you wait to see what I’ve got in store for 2014!  The first quarter is all about new editorial shoots and exciting collaborations, including the next three looks for the b.team Style Guides.  I’ll also be introducing you to our very own Real Life Bride, who will be sharing her story from proposal to honeymoon starting in the next few weeks!  We’re also working on some huge, big plans which we hope to be able to share with you mid-way through the year… keep your eyes peeled for some exciting announcements nearer the time!  And of course, I want to hear from you too! Whether you need help with an inspiration board, need recommendations of suppliers and venues, want to share your engagement shoot or wedding or just have a question about something you’ve seen on b.loved, you can get in touch with me and the team by emailing [email protected].

I can’t wait to share the journey with you!

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Louise

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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