inspiration board: #67 black, white & brights

Morning morning! How was your weekend? Lots of things ticked off the wedding to-do list?

Good morning b.lovers,I hope your weekend was filled with lovely wedding-y things?  I am sure that many of you are making the final preparations to tie the knot in the next month or two, and I hope the countdown is full of excitement and fun!  This weekend I spent a thoroughly fascinating day with William Clarke and his team at William Clarke Flowers, learning about how they create fabulous arrangements, displays and bouquets for beautiful weddings, and also having a go myself at making a gorgeous rustic peony and rose bouquet!  More on this to come soon (but if you can’t wait check out my twitter and instagram feeds for updates throughout the day!).  I also got to catch up with blogging friend Gaby of Southbound Bride, who has been in South Africa for the last three months, and managed to rebrand and relaunch her blog, attend no less than 5 fabulous weddings, coordinate a shoot and make some exciting plans for 2012 (brides getting married in SA should really be keeping an eye out for Gaby’s exciting announcements!)

Over the past few weeks my inspiration boards have been very rustic and pastel-coloured, so today I wanted to create something a little brighter and bolder, yet equally pretty!  A classic wedding colour combination, black and white have been a staple of more traditional hotel and ballroom weddings for many years, but how about injecting some monochrome style into an outdoor wedding?  By combining classic stripes with zingy pops of colour, I chose pink and yellow for a fresh summer scheme. From striped invitations to fabulous chair sashes, the result is a cool and contemporary look with a punch of fun!  How absolutely adorable are these monochrome striped ‘maids?  Tie in your dress with a simple black sash tied in an elegant bow, front or back for that finishing touch, and gift your groom and groomsmen a quirky striped bow tie teamed with a white shirt and plain suit. On the tables, a crisp striped runner provides the perfect backdrop for a collection of bold and beautiful flowers, I spot roses, peonies, ranunculus and maybe a few billy balls, the green foliage helps keep the look soft and relaxed.


Image Credits

Monochrome striped bridesmaids Photography: One and Only Paris Photography Via: A Crimson Kiss // Black & Coral striped invitation suite Photography: Erica McCartney Via: Oh So Beautiful Paper // Wedding cake Photography: Annie Edmonds Styling: You & Me Events Via: My Sweet & Saucy // Bowtie Photography: Ben Sasso Via: Grey Likes Weddings // Pink, orange and yellow tablecentre Photography:  Via: My Sweet and Saucy // Striped chair sashes Photography:  Agnes Lopez Via: ZankYou // Monochrome striped runner Photography: Annie Edmonds Styling: You & Me Events Via: My Sweet & Saucy //  Black ribbon sash Photography: What Shanni Saw Via:  Style Me Pretty // Bouquet with monochrome striped ribbon Photography: Annie Edmonds Styling: You & Me Events Via: My Sweet & Saucy


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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