inspiration board #66: blue belles

Hello wonderful readers!  How was your weekend? A little different from the Jubilations and celebrations of the one before no doubt!  For me, this weekend was about a work / life balance, splitting time between preparing this week’s gorgeous content (oh my, is it gorgeous!) and visiting family in the New Forest, a place where time seemingly stands, still and peace, quiet and nature seem very alive after weeks in the city.

Today we’re celebrating a little bit of that countryside calm with a fresh, rustic inspiration board.  Blue may be an unusual colour to pick for an overall wedding scheme, but this palette of soft indigo, violet, slate and bluebell make a beautiful modern combination.  The pale powder blue of these bridesmaids dresses from Little Borrowed Dress, are the perfect backdrop for loose, hand-tied bouquets of fresh spring flowers, including purple delphiniums, brodiaea and viburnam berries lend an informal, just-picked feel and you could  include hand-picked herbs to the centre pieces for a devine scent.  Add to the rustic vibe by displaying blooms in  a row of mismatched bottles and vases along your table, a mix of blue and green glass and ceramic.  Use accents of slate and zinc, and handwritten signs in chalk add to the relaxed feel, this zine tag from Rowen & Wren would make the perfect rustic place holder.  A home baked and buttercream iced cake topped with fresh blueberries, and a cheese selection sitting on a rough slate board create a warm and homely feel to a dessert table, get guests to help themselves!


Image Credits

Rustic blue table setting Via: Martha Stewart Weddings // Herb name cutlery Via: The Design Files // Blue veil headpiece Photography: Elizabeth Messina Via: Style Me Pretty // Powder blue bridesmaids dresses Via: Kiss the Groom // Blue hand-wired bouquet Via: Martha Stewart Weddings // Cheese board Via: Cool Hunting // Zinc cartouche Via: Rowen & Wren // Blue homewares Via: The Design Files // Blueberry wedding cake Photography: Souder Photography 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.

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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