lilac, blush and sage summer wedding inspiration

#165: rustic romance

lilac, blush and sage summer wedding inspiration

Hi lovelies!  Well, it’s been a busy weekend at b.loved HQ helping out fellow stylist Jessie Thomson at a gorgeous garden wedding in the Cotswolds, followed by a cosy Sunday lunch avoiding the storm!  Oh my, the Cotswolds is just wedding heaven for the romantic bride, with the prettiest villages, churches and venues at every turn. I’m hooked!

Not long ago I was lucky enough to a shoot at one of the Cotswold’s star venues, Barnsley House, so today I wanted to share the inspiration behind the shoot for all you rustic romantics out there! Pretty muted pastels are just perfect for English country garden weddings – think blush, sage, and lavender with pewter.  Make the most of seasonal summer blooms, giant blush dahlias are stunning at this time of year, paired with David Austin roses, eucalyptus foliage and feathery-light astible they make for a totally swoon-worthy display.  Create a relaxed vibe with luxurious linens and touches of lace teamed with elegant details, calligraphy and rustic touches.

Pure romance!

Love this? Keep an eye out for the shoot soon! 


Credits: Rose & lilac bouquet by  Kurt Boomer via OnceWed // Linen napkin menu by KT Merry via Santa Barbara Chic // Floral centrepiece by Brklyn View Photography via Style Me Pretty // Dessert table by Apryl Ann Photography via 100 Layer Cake // Table setting by Rylee Hitchner via Grey Likes Weddings // Fig and caramel cake via Töertchenzeit // Jam jar drinks by KT Merry via Style Me Pretty // Dahlia & pewter tray by Elizabeth Messina via Saltlake Bride & Groom // Lace wedding dress by Jemma Keech via Magnolia Rouge


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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