Understated Elegance Wedding Inspiration

Understated Elegance: The Details

White, green & silver elegant cascading bouquet by Blue Sky Flowers

In this month’s Understated Elegant style guide we loved playing with ideas to make a very minimal palette look amazing! I mean, just look at that stunning bouquet!! Isn’t Liz from Bluesky Flowers a total floral genius?  The textures and colours show that even an ‘all white’ colour scheme can look incredible with the right touches! She combined luscious Ivory Duchess de Nemours peonies with Antirrhinum, Dahlia, Astrantia with delicate Astilbe and Queen Anne’s’ Lace. Brunia, Senecio and Eucalyptus foliage in varying shades of silvery greens cascade effortlessly, while a bold black & white striped ribbon adds a modern twist.

White, green & silver elegant cascading bouquet by Blue Sky Flowers White, green & silver elegant cascading bouquet by Blue Sky Flowers

Itty Bitty & Bijou created a simple & elegant stationery suite with mix of contemporary and classic fonts.  Tied with a grey grosgrain ribbon, this sweet suite is the perfect announcement for a sophisticated and understated celebration.  You could add some more black & white striped ribbon for a more modern look. Pop back this afternoon to download the DIY version!

Elegant grey & white stationery by Itty Bitty & BijouElegant grey & white stationery by Itty Bitty & Bijou Elegant grey & white stationery by Itty Bitty & Bijou

With touches of lace, polka dots and the most delicate floral topper, Karen from Karenanna Cakes made this exquisite design to tie in with details from throughout the guide – the lace wedding dress, polka dot bridesmaids frock and bouquet.  I adore the coloured tiers – such a simple & effective way to add some interest to your cake.  The sweet cake pops are a fun addition too – perfect treats for little hands!

Elegant grey & white lace cake by Karenanna Cakes Elegant grey & white lace cake pops by Karenanna Cakes

Find more from the Understated Elegance shoot here.  Understated not your style? Discover our previous looks in The Style Guide


Photography: Anneli Marinovich // Styling: Louise Beukes for b.loved // Flowers: Bluesky Flowers // Dress & Veil: Luella’s Boudoir // Makeup: Ana Ospina // Hair: Jo Adams // Stationery: Itty Bitty & Bijou // Cake: Karenanna Cakes


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.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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