inspiration board #39: vintage romance

Aaah, hello lovely readers! How was your weekend? I hope you all stayed wrapped up warm against the chill, especially if you braved the crowds and headed into town for a bit of Christmas shopping.  I have to admit, I’ve ordered most of my gifts online this year, there are quite a few fantastic online boutiques selling perfect gifts if you’re looking for something a little more unusual and special.

Today I’m looking forwards to spring time and early summer, when I know many of you gorgeous brides to be are planning to tie the knot.   I also know that many of you continue to love the vintage trend, and are often asking me for ideas on how to incorporate vintage elements into your day.  So, today I’m sharing inspiration for a beautiful, feminine and romatic vintage wedding.  Small, beloved trinkets and decor are what make this theme so special, by using and collecting pieces that mean something to you and your fiance to create something unique and personal to you.   The use of vintage china and lace, soft elements that create a pretty, chintzy look with details that ooze old-school charm and elegance. I’ve just bought myself a pair of vintage blush teacups that would look beautiful with this theme, perhaps there’s something special you are looking for too?

A soft palette of ivory, blush, dusty pinks and antique gold create a feminine, timeless look.   A gorgeous lace wedding dress, teamed with a beautiful lace veil like, this stunning one from Twigs and Honey, is undeniably romantic.  Accessorize bridesmaids with small, dainty accessories, a simple sparkling hair comb or beautiful pearl and ribbon bracelet are the perfect match.  The abundant use of roses mixed with gardenia, blossom and jasmine adds to the romance.

Are you planning your vintage-inspired wedding?  Tell me about your plans, what special items are you including to make your day you?


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top row: hanging lace dresses, vintage lace wedding dress by jessica claire via green wedding shoes, ribbon and pearl bracelet by jessica claire via green wedding shoes

middle row: pink victoria sponge hungry girl por vida via heygorg, juliet cap veil by elizabeth messina for twigs & honey, blush table centre by mt studios

bottom row: vintage keys and roses, vintage teaset table setting by vitalic photo via SMP, ivory and blush bouquet by Cat Hepple


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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