inspiration board #29: rustic lavender

Wow what a great weekend! I hope you all enjoyed some time in the unexpected sunshine?  Any lucky couples who picked this weekend for their big day really picked a cracker!  I really can’t wait to see their photo’s, all that gorgeous golden sunlight is sure to be stunning!  It seems Spring and Autumn are the new summer as far as weddings are concerned!

I treated myself to a day at the National Wedding Show on Friday, despite the temptation to plonk myself firmly in the garden with a good book, and found some lovely new suppliers that I can’t wait to share with you all!  If you follow me on Twitter, then you’ll already have a sneak peek into some of my new finds!

Today I’m sharing the inspiration behind a shoot I worked on a few weeks ago with the lovely photographer Liesl Cheney, and a few of my favourite wedding suppliers.  I’m excited to be able to share it with you in the next week or so, but today is a taster of what’s to come!  I tackle the inspiration for a shoot in the same way you’d plan a wedding ~ researching the theme, deciding on the look and feel I want to create, and putting together an initial inspiration board to share my ideas with my suppliers and suggest the details that pull it all together.

I wanted to create a rustic, but still soft and feminine, summer garden theme with touches of lavender.  Any outdoor venue would work perfectly for this wedding, from a Victorian walled garden to your own back lawn!  Wildflower bouquets and florals in soft purples and lilacs, and a hint of sage green, work perfectly with vintage crates, stacked informally and used to display all your lovely goodies.  Burlap and lace details add rustic touches, and make a great neutral base to your table decor.  Use mixmatched vintage bottles, mason jars and even painted tin cans as containers, and prettify them with lashings of ribbons and lace.  To add to the laid-back summer feel, the bride wears a light and flowing dress that catches the breeze and finishes the look with an informal loose hairstyle and pretty flowers in her hair.  Lots of DIY touches, make this a great choice for a bride who really wants to make every detail unique and personal.


top row: lavender fields, lilac stationery, vintage bottles

middle row: tin can florals, floral wreath, lace detail wedding dress

bottom row: burlap & lace ring cushion, vintage crates, rustic braid



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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