#142: Midnight Shimmer


Happy Monday lovely ones! Did you all have a gorgeous weekend? I’ve just stepped off the plane back from a sunny weekend in Dubai celebrating our anniversary. I even got an upgrade, thank you Mr B!

A couple of weeks ago as part of my Blogger Ambassador role for Brides The Show, I wrote a feature for the Bloggers Bar about timeless weddings.   Knowing that many of you want to embrace current trends, yet create a wedding that looks as stylish today as it will in 10 or even 20 years time, I posed a question.  How do you design a wedding that combines current fashions and on-trend details with classic style?  You can read the full post  here, but today I wanted to share some of my own inspiration for creating a fashionable-yet-timeless wedding style.

For me, palette is the number one priority – bright, bold colours look fab today, but can date quickly.  My top pick for a timeless palette is navy & gold, it’s rich, warm and ultimately classic, but with some clever twists it can be bang on trend too!  Sequin table linens are a great way to bring a touch of sparkle – with suppliers now popping up in the UK you can bet this is going to be one of 2014 hottest trends.  Especially in soft, matt gold tones.  A hint of pattern works wonders; stripes are bold and modern but also classic and elegant – use for ribbons, stationery and even bridesmaids dresses to add a dash of personality.  Candlelight is one of the most primitive sources of light, we find it comforting and warming and adds cosiness to any celebration.  In 2014 we’re seeing a trend towards tall and elegant candlesticks, rather than big candelabras or little votives, which I’d argue never went out of fashion!

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Is being on trend important to you? Or is timeless style your biggest consideration? We’d love to hear from you!


Gold leaf macarons // Sequin tablecloth // Gold stationery // Navy & gold wedding program // Classic bride // Navy & gold stripe bridesmaids // Gold place setting // Navy & gold floral display // Gold votives


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.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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