WEDDINGS

supplier spotlight: b.inspired by… hope & grace

Good morning lovely ones!

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On these very pretty pages here at b.loved I’m always searching to share something new and exciting.  I love introducing you to the very best suppliers in the wedding industry and have been thinking for a little while for a more stylish and interactive way to share the very best of then in a new and exciting way.  You visit b.loved for the latest contemporary and stylish ideas for your wedding, for a little inspiration or perhaps to find the perfect piece to complete your look.  So what better way to introduce new suppliers than inspiring you with some fresh ideas of how to incorporate their products into your day?!

So, today I’m delighted to introduce a new feature, starting with a gorgeous new accessories label.  Ladies, prepare to b.inspired by… Hope & Grace

Stylish sisters Nina & Clair spent their childhood making outfits and dressing up, but when it came to the most important dressing up days of their lives they struggled to find beautiful wedding and bridal accessories that were classically elegant and totally different at the same time.  For the past two years they have been searching the globe for the perfect pieces, and brought them back to the UK to share with you. They have secured collaborations with highly-regarded designers, including Kate Middleton’s favourite milliner Vivien Sheriff, and Australian designer Peter Lang, respected not only for their contemporary designs but attention to detail, and exquisite quality.  The collection covers everything from striking modern headpieces using silks and chiffons, to more delicate beaded and embellished pieces, as well as a range of the most perfect bridal shrugs for both winter and summer weddings.

The St Tropez Comb is our muse for our first style board combining dusky pink and taupe for a modern vintage theme ~Inspired by the elegance of the 1920’s this Swarovski crystal comb designed by Stephanie Browne works with hair up or down.  It’s subtle glamour and sparkle make it an heirloom piece to treasure long after your wedding day.  Wear with a silky, streamlined dress with vintage detailing, like this soft pewter design from Reem Acra, and a beautiful dusky pink bouquet of roses.  Combine soft duck egg blue vintage china with antique cutlery in silver and pearl for a sophisticated modern vintage scheme.

dress by Reem Acra // cutlery with linen napkins from Cox & Cox //vintage rose bouquet by Dominique Bader via Love My Dress // antique china by Jill La Fleur & CLY Creation via Style Me Pretty

The delicacy of floral headpiece Fleur inspires an ethereal, feminine and romantic pale and interesting scheme in buttery creams and blush ~

Made from the finest ivory silk, this oversized headpiece designed by Vivien Sheriff has a soft, romantic quality.  It pairs well with similar sheer textures, like this elegant pale grey Vera Wang dress and papery,  ruffled texture of David Austin roses and peonies in the palest blush hues.  Neutral colours and natural textures, kraft paper, twine and ceramic give an almost rustic edge.

peach tassels via Etsy // peonies via Luxury & Opulence // cake with crown by Elizabeth Messina // dress by Vera Wang photographed by Elizabeth Messina // invite from Follow Studio // bottles with straws via Style Me Pretty // cup with angel wings from Love Loans & Linen

Taking the lead from the unusual shape of St Tropez headpiece, we create a colourful chic garden party scheme ~

The delicate, vintage inspired details of the St Tropez headpiece combined with a striking shape create the opportunity for a brave use of colour.  The palest pink dress sets the tone for something unique, with wild flower bouquets in vibrant reds, pinks and rose golds adding texture and interest to the look, colours that could be repeated in the ceremony or reception decoration with oversized paper poms creating focal points in an open garden venue.

bride by Brancoprata // wrist corsage from The Brides Cafe // vintage books via Style Me Pretty // rose gold ring via Heart Love Weddings // paper poms by Ashley Anne Photography

See more of the stunning Hope & Grace collection at www.hopeandgrace.co.uk, where you can also purchase online with most headpieces and shrugs available in just 5-10 days!

What do you think of our new feature? I hope you like seeing a little inspiration around each of the pieces!  More to come next week from another lovely new supplier!

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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