inspiration board #25: beautiful butterflies

Rise and shine! Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a gorgeous weekend, were there any weddings we should know about?  None for me this weekend, but we did look after my parents cute westie for a couple of days while they were up in Cambridge for a wedding.  I quite enjoyed having a little ball of fluff sleeping by my toes whilst busy working away in my office!  Speaking of which, want to see how the new Bijoux HQ is shaping up?  Sneak peek here

You might notice Bijoux Bride is looking a little different this morning…  I’ve been beavering away this weekend making some tweaks and changes to make it easier for you to navigate your way around, and find exactly what you’re looking for straight away!  So, you’ll notice up the top you’ll now find all the information type things about Bijoux Bride – about me, how to get in touch and how to submit your work or wedding to be featured on these pretty pages!  Don’t worry though, the categories are all still here, they’ve just shifted a bit to the right hand side, see ?  Oh, and there’s a few changes there too that you might notice.  Our Friday feature ‘Fab Finds’ has changed a little to become ‘Supplier Spotlight‘, where I’ll be sharing some of the most passionate and creative people in the wedding industry with you each week!  I also have one new feature coming up later in the week… but I’m not going to unveil that one just yet ;)

You’ll see I’ve also made it even easier for you to follow Bijoux Bride.  I’m on twitter and facebook, and I love a good old natter with you lovely brides to be, why don’t you head on over and check it out?!  I also share exclusive content and sneak peeks over on my facebook page, so you never know what you might be missing!  You can also sign up to our RSS feed and get every post delivered to your reader, or even easier just click on the envelope icon to subscribe by email and get a daily dose of Bijoux Bride delivered to straight to your inbox! Finally, if you’re addicted to Pinterest like me, you can follow my ‘pins’ for the latest ideas and inspiration too!

Phew! I think that’s it! Now for today’s inspiration, created especially for reader Colleen all the way from sunny South Africa.  She’s getting married in December in a beachfront ceremony right in the middle of the SA summer (jealous? moi?) .  She is busy planning a butterfly themed wedding, and asked me to come up with some ideas.  Butterflies are pretty, and delicate and would make a cute wedding theme.  Featured on everything from your invitations to the wedding cake, I don’t think you could ever have too many!  A pretty pastel palette would keep the scheme light and fresh for a mid-summers day on the beach.  My favourite idea is the butterfly release!  At this wedding over on Style Unveiled, the happy couple actually did one during their ceremony, such a sweet idea!  What about the amazing butterfly cake?  At first glance it looks like a normal ruffled or petal cake, but look closer and you can see it’s made of tiny icing butterflies!  Adorable!  I also love the idea of using butterflies on the table plan and place cards to direct you to your seat, I’m sure your guests would be delighted to take a pretty butterfly decoration home as a favour too!


top row: butterfly cake, printable wedding stationery, glass topper

middle row: place card,  butterfly release, table plan

bottom row: edible cupcake topper, place setting, butterflies in jar


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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