#151: understated elegance

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Happy Bank Holiday lovelies!  I hope you are making the most of the extra day off?  Perhaps taking a break from the wedmin to enjoy a day with your beau, or attending a friends beautiful big day, or perhaps you even tied the knot yourself – Congratulations!

This weekend I’ve been taking some time out with Mr B after a month of non-stop shoots, meetings & excitement and it’s been great just to take a deep breath and re-energise for the month ahead.  So, in keeping with my relaxing weekend today’s inspiration board is all about understated elegance.  Cool grey and white are my go-to shades for anyone seeking a calming palette – my home is filled with muted tones, making it the perfect antidote to the sometimes chaotic frenzy of running two businesses!  It’s a great pick for a bride who wants a relaxed yet chic, understated yet stylish day.  Picking such a muted palette is anything but dull – it’s all about creating interest with textures.  Pick luxurious linens, beautiful full blooms with touches of silver-y grey and add battered pewter touches for a touch of antique elegance.

Instantly calming, timeless and elegant… see more grey wedding ideas here.


Image Credits:
Table setting by Joy De Vivre and Erich McVey Photography via Wedding Sparrow // Grey & pewter flowers by At Your Door Events and  Esther Sun Photography via Style Me Pretty// Bridesmaids by Sweet Emilia Jane and Elan Klein via Style Me Pretty // White boutonniere by Laura Ivanova Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs // White & olive bouquet Joy De Vivre and Erich McVey Photography via Wedding Sparrow // Linen chair covers by Jose Villa Via Once Wed// Pewter place setting by Jose Villa Via Once Wed // Grey wedding stationery by Unknown {recognise this?} // Grey sequin wedding dress by Marlize de Lange Photography via Confetti Day Dreams


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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