inspiration board #84: french fancy

Happy Monday wedding lovers! Brrrr, wasn’t it a chilly weekend? The perfect excuse to turn the heating up and get cosy in front of the laptop writing some new posts, and preparing something VERY exciting for next week! Want to know what it’s all about? Well, you’ll have to wait until Friday when all will be revealed, but if you follow me on twitter the countdown has already begun with some cheeky hints!

A few weeks ago, actually on another of these chilly Autumn days I snuggled down on the sofa with a big mug of tea to watch the final of The Great British Bake Off, are you a fan?  With the final three contestants attempting (rather poorly I have to say!) to impress the judges with their fondant fancies, I ended up wondering if these could be ‘the next big thing’.  In recent years we’ve seen the cupcake, macarons and cake pops become more and popular choices for couples seeking an alternative to the traditional fruitcake wedding cake, and with their deliciously pretty colours, perhaps fondant (or french) fancies could provide the perfect touch of pretty and sweetness for a post wedding-breakfast treat!

Picking lemon yellow, strawberry pink and mint green, this scheme is turned from childhood tea party to a grown-up afternoon tea with refined and elegant touches.  Using modern pastel stripes as the background to your stationery, with elegant script fonts immediately scream French sophistication, whilst serving champagne from vintage champagne saucers (oh so pretty!) and using teacups purely for decoration creates a more distinguished atmosphere.  These stunning Elie Saab dresses are the ultimate in bridesmaid sophistication, aren’t the textured skirts and elegant updo’s so chic!  Romantic pale pinks, greens and yellows are echoed in the flowers, with the most beautiful textures coming from garden roses, peonies, dahlias and astilbe, creating a delicious centrepiece!


Image Credits

Champagne saucers Via: Glacier County Honey // Pink & yellow rose bouquet Photography: Christina Diane Weddings Via: Wedding Chicks // Stripe stationery suite Photography: Edyta Szyszlo Via: 100 Layer Cake // Fondant fancy Via: Ms B’s Cakes // Pastel bridesmaids dresses Via: Wedding Inspirati // Rose boutonniere Photography: Simply Bloom Photography Via: Style Me Pretty // Pastel centrepiece Photography: Simply Bloom Photography Via: Style Me Pretty // Teacup thank you note Photography: Louisa Bailey Via: Ruffled // Pink lace dress Photography: Christina Diane Weddings Via: Wedding Chicks


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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