inspiration board #16: stars & stripes

Happy Monday lovely readers, can you believe it’s July already? I can’t believe we’re half way through 2011, slap bang in the middle of wedding season, and isn’t it great the sun is finally shining!!

Today is Independance Day for our friends over in the US, so I thought we should join in the celebrations with a July 4th inspiration board!  I found some really fun ways to incorporate the stars & stripes into your wedding day, perhaps your other half is from the US, or you just have a love for all things State-side?!

I love the American Airforce styled bride, the ultimate American icon Coca-Cola and the stunning red, white & blue retro brooch bouquet!  And the cake?  How cool is a cake that looks completely plain from the outside but when you cut it you get the perfect American flag inside?  Super cool!!

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top row: red, white & blue platforms from topshop US , stars & stripes tablescape via the tea room, stars & stripes straws from shop sweet lulu

middle row: American flag cake via secret life of a chefs wife , bride viac corbin gurkin photography, brooch bouquet from design me vintage

bottom row: confetti cones via martha stewart weddings, 4th July poster via the crafting chicks, coca-cola crate via style me pretty


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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