inspiration board #24: thistle, plum & gold

Good morning everyone! How are you enjoying the lovely long weekend?  I’m relishing in an extra day at home, and am busy DIY-ing with Mr B this weekend transforming our spare room into a little bloggers paradise (ok, with a techie corner for my lovely hubby!).  Yup that’s right Bijoux Bride is getting our very own office, and I am SO excited!!  Watch this space, as lots of exciting things are going to be happening at the new Bijoux HQ!

I’m also super excited that lots of you lovely ladies have been getting in touch to tell me about your wedding ideas!  It might sound cheesy, but I really do all this for you, so I’m thrilled to be able to give you some ideas and inspiration!  A couple of weeks ago bride-to-be Indie got in touch with me to chat about her wedding to fiance Greg next year.  They want to combine his Scottish, and her Indian heritage in a vintage style.  Wow, I love a challenge ;)!

So, what’s a blogger to do with a request like that?  Well, my first port of call was my lovely friend Kismet over at The Unreal Bride.  A brilliant Indian wedding photographer & blogger, she was able to point me in the right direction with some Indian traditions!  From her ideas I came up with this gorgeous, rich and multicultral board using a motif common in both Indian and Scottish history – paisley!

Now, you can’t have a Scottish wedding without thistles, so the colour palette is based on wonderful purple and plum colours (also popular in Indian weddings) and teamed with gold to create a beautiful warm and rich scheme.  Touches of gold calligraphy, and beautiful china place settings add a touch of vintage charm I think Indie & Greg will love.

I hope you like it!  I even managed to get a touch of tartan in there for you Greg!

If you’d like an inspiration board created for your wedding, I’d love to help! Get in touch here and tell me a bit about your day!


top row: jacquard beaded gown, plum and gold place setting, statement necklace

middle row: purple thistle arrangement, indian fabric, gold shoes and lace

bottom row: vintage tea set, tartan tie, gold calligraphy




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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