WEDDINGS

b.party Part 1 ~ Behind The Scenes

bloved-uk-wedding-blog-bparty-part-1-behind-the-scenes-trinity-buoy-wharfAmazing venue {& London’s only lighthouse!} Trinity Buoy Wharf

Morning lovelies!! Today I am BEYOND excited to finally share the b.party photos with you!!  On 24th October, around 150 guests descended on The Chain Store at Trinity Buoy Wharf for b.loved’s first big wedding industry event.  At the end of what’s been an incredibly busy wedding season, almost 3 years of b.loved and a year since we launched the b.team, I wanted to thank everyone who has read, supported and contributed to b.loved along the way with a fabulously stylish (of course!) evening.  To forget about the editing, paperwork, proposals and quotes for a few hours and have some fun catching up with friends and colleagues and making new ones.  We also welcomed some b.loved brides along to experience a bit of b.loved pretty and hopefully meet some potential suppliers!  There was so much action on the day, I’ve had to split today into a rather epic FOUR-post day! Starting this morning with the behind the scenes shenanigans from Anneli Marinovich Photography, continuing at lunchtime with some rather special photography from CKB Photography, all the party action shots from Lel Hurst this afternoon and a  rather amazing video by This Is My Wedding Film around teatime!

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To say I was nervous about the event would be somewhat of an understatement, if you think planning your own wedding is stressful, hosting a party for some of the industry’s most talented wedding professionals ranks right alongside. In fact, I wasn’t at all nervous on my wedding day! From the outset I knew that to pull this off with any success I needed a SUPER HOT team behind me.  My b.team ladies where instantly on board offering their skills, in particular the amazing Anna from bride&glory who without whom I think I may have actually had a meltdown {must not panic became our mantra in the run up to the event!}.  The amazing Jen & James from Kalm Kitchen stepped in to provide the most amazing canape’s and treats for our guests, Liz from Blue Sky Flowers offered to create the amazing floral arrangements, Catharine from Itty Bitty & Bijou created the prettiest invites & stationery designs, while Rachel from Luella’s Boudoir, Sinclair & India from Maids to Measure and Vicky from Victoria Millésime put their creative minds together to style our model brides for the evening with the help of our very own beauty queen Ana of Ana Ospina Makeup, while Anneli from Anneli Marinovich Photography stepped in to capture all the behind the scenes action.  Alongside the b.team, a total of THIRTY top wedding professionals came on board to entertain, feed, style and pamper our guests!

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When Mr B arrived in the Docklands bright and early that morning, the epic scale and emptiness of our blank-canvas venue was overwhelming, but incredibly exciting! An incredibly cool warehouse space, with 5 metre ceilings and totally dry-hire there was a lot to be done to transform Trinity Buoy Wharf into a haven of wedding pretty!  As the team arrived throughout the morning delivering furniture, flowers, props and pretties slowly everything started coming together!  A big shout out too to our amazing b.troopers Isi, Katie, Kirsty, Alice & Elspeth who ran around all day helping to hang streamers, stuff goody bags, organise name tags & general helpful-ness!!

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Ready for Part 2? Pop back at 12pm!

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.

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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