inspiration board #63: diamond jubilee

Good morning b.loved readers! Did you have a wonderful weekend wherever you are? I am currently spending my weekend’s working away on improving and growing b.loved, typing away on my computer with the sun shining in and the lovely Mr B bringing tea and refreshments.  You can read a little more about what’s going on behind the scenes in this weekend’s post, a first for me, a personal post on finding my focus.

With just a couple of weeks to go until the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, I thought it was about time I shared a little royal inspiration with you!  Taking inspiration from the opulence and grandeur of splendid royal occasions, with a splash of contemporary style and a hint of subtle sparkle, the overall scheme is romantic, delicate and elegant.  Setting the tone of the occasion is intricately designed stationery, in bold metallics.  The absolutely stunning Anemone by Kirsty Kelly is a dress worthy of any royal, with it’s frothy, full princess skirt and softly ruched bodice showing off a tiny waist accessorized with an heirloom sash of pearls, lace and diamonds.  Of course, the bride’s outfit would not be complete without a dainty tiara, this ornate Swarovski crystal headband from Twigs & Honey is just perfect (and you don’t need to be a royal to afford it!)  The opulence continues with a ballroom reception, tables laden with beautiful blooms, candelabra and soft lighting, with antique silver and vintage glassware adding pretty, ornate details.


Image Credits

Escort card display Photography: Harwell Photography Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling Styling & Design Via: 100 Layer Cake // Table Setting Photography: Elizabeth Messina Event Planner: Merryl Brown Events  Via: Inspired By This // Crystal tiara Photography: Elizabeth Messina Designer: Twigs & Honey // Antique Cutlery Photography: Elizabeth Messina Event Planner: Merryl Brown Events  Via: Inspired By This // Silver & gold stationery Photographer: Vow To Remember Stationery: OOXX Invitations Via: WedLuxe // Wedding dress Photography: Elizabeth Messina Designer: Kirsty Kelly Via: Kiss The Groom // Decadent beaded sash Photography: Elizabeth Messina Designer: Twigs & Honey  // Table Setting Photographer: Eric Kelley  Decor: Easton Events Via: Grey Likes // Wedding Gifts Photographer: Eric Kelley  Decor: Easton Events Via: Grey Likes


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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