top wedding styling tips

Hello lovelies! A couple of weeks ago beautiful blogger and friend Elizabeth from Bridal Musings invited me to come and share my top styling tips with her readers.  Not one to let you miss out (but then, I’m sure you’re already huge fans of Elizabeth’s chic & pretty blog, right?!), I thought I’d re-share some of my favourite tips right here, but be sure to head on over to Bridal Musings to read the full post!

1. Create a brief 

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Martha Stewart Weddings

You can’t design anything without a proper brief! Sit down with your fiancé and write down all the words that describe you as a couple.  Next, write a list of all the words you want your wedding to be, how it looks and most importantly how it should feel. If you have no idea where to start, take the b.loved style quiz! {While I mention it, have you checked this out yet? It’s a super cool wedding tool!!}

2. Collect your ideas

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Marianne Taylor Photography

During the early stages of your planning you should collect everything you like! Try and cover all the different elements of your day, from dress and accessories, to ceremony details, flowers, stationery, reception décor and cakes!  Online resources such as Pinterest and Loverly are brilliant for this as you can collect all your ideas onto different boards – and always find where they came from! Pinning from other blogs is great too, Style Me Pretty and Martha Stewart Weddings are two perennial faves!  Collecting from magazines is great too! Just gather all your cut out’s safely in a file.

3. Refine your ideas

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Stella Uys Via b.loved

Take all of your images and separate them into piles of different styles or colour palettes.  You’ll quickly be able to determine if one style is in the lead!  If you’re taste is more eclectic and you end up with more equal piles, go back through the images and try and remember what you loved about them.  If you still can’t decide, don’t be scared to combine two or more different styles. Vintage boho? Modern eclectic?!

4. Create an inspiration board

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emerald & mint inspiration from b.loved

Don’t be too specific about the actual elements that go into this board, it’s more about communicating the colour palette and mood.  Use swatches of fabric or lace, beads and ribbons to bring it to life! Use this to explain to your suppliers (or curious friends and family) about your chosen style.

5. Source the right suppliers

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Fubumedia Via Love My Dress

Finding the right people to help create your dream day can make all the difference.  Perhaps an online retailer who’s product line really suits your style, or a hire company who can supply all the perfect little details.  Floral designers and cake designers are perhaps the most important of these, especially as the flowers will have the biggest overall impact on your day.  Find people who you can trust and who you like! Ask yourself if you’d like to be friends with them. If the answer’s yes you’ve probably found your match!

Looking for more styling tips? Head over to Bridal Musings to read the next 5 tips!



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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