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Category Archive: Wedding inspiration

  1. Hipster wedding

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    I’m not sure we qualify hipster and I’m really not sure whether that is a good thing or a bad thing. One thing I am sure about, there were not many beards at our wedding and in my opinion that can only be a good thing. From Refinery 29.

  2. Best calligraphy fonts

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    Hiring a caligrapher to address our wedding invites was one thing that we really couldn’t stretch to. I couldn’t even justify buying another font to print the addresses and then going over them in pen but that is one thing that I would have loved to have done.

    This collection of calligraphy fonts from Besotted Blog are perfect for addressing envelopes. Many even come with the flourishes that you would only usually see from a professional calligrapher. My favourites from the list are Nelly Script, Jacques & Gille and Bombshell Pro.

  3. (Un)subscribe

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    Today (a little sadly) I will be unsubscribing to the fabulous wedding blogs that I have followed since Christmas, not because I don’t want to follow them anymore but because I’m no longer a bride-to-be and well, I don’t think Andy would be too keen if I started planning another whole wedding again. One of Andy’s biggest reliefs after the wedding was that we didn’t have to plan one anymore.

    Back in January, when we first got engaged I posted a list of the sites that I planned to subscribe to and the list grew and grew as we got closer to the big day.

    • Ruffled blog – the weddings featured here are all visually stunning, every post that I visited was so aspirational and very modern.
    • 100 Layer Cake has more highly creative weddings to peruse on Layer Cake. I found the posts great for classicly styled weddings with hints of DIY, bright pops of colour and beautiful florals.
    • Green Wedding Shoes consistently had the most posts that I loved and often bookmarked. Lots of vintage influence and rustic charm. Heaps of outdoor ceremonies to drool over. I love the call outs that Green Wedding Shoes does on each post where the couple share extra details and tips for planning.
    • Once Wed – I love once wed for their DIY and advice posts, their ideas were always the best – creative with lovely results and easy to achieve. I referred back to their Watermelon inspiration board all the way through our planning stages.
    • Rock n Roll Bride feature such a variety of wedding styles, all really unique to the couple and I found so many of them to be inspirational to our wedding, even if that inspiration was just that we should do it our way. The Thursday Treats series became one of my favourite things to read because it summarises some of the best wedding-related posts from across the blogosphere from the past week.
    • Adore by Chloe – I started to follow Chloe for her lovely and simple DIY projects, as well as the fact that Chloe is local to me so could recommend some fantastic suppliers.
    • Utterly Engaged is an online magazine as opposed to a blog and it was nice to have a bit of relief to the typical blog posts. The only down side is that you can’t really pin or share the photos from the magazine pages but every issue has been stunning.
    • Save the Date magazine is a print mag that is based on the East Midlands and features lots of great local suppliers and real weddings from the local area. Their Wedding Event with a Difference was the only wedding fair we went to and I still think it was the best choice for the area we live in. Through Save the Date’s blog we also found Peach Blossom who supplied many of our decorations and our videographers, Enter The Treehouse.

    I wholly recommend all of these sites for any bride-to-be, they will inspire and delight you along every step of the way and don’t forget to take a look through their archives too because many give excellent advice on all areas of wedding planning.

  4. Table numbers

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    We’ve been madly designing, printing and putting together all of our stationary today. We’ve chosen 3D numbers for the tables from Decopatch but this design would have fit perfectly with the rest of our designs – it’s even the same font we have used. So simple and effective, just like the rest of this wedding photographed by Birds of a Feather (check out the beautifully¬† mismatched vintage chairs).

  5. British barns

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    Finding inspirational weddings that take place in barns in the UK are actually quite difficult to find. This wedding featured on Rock n Roll Bride is a beautiful example of what the British countryside has to offer. I love all of the photos on industrial backgrounds and can’t wait to have a few of these photos on our wedding day (just over a week away!).

  6. More pink ties

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    I love this shot from an inspiration shoot featured on Ruffled blog. The pink tie with grey suit – a favourite of mine – but with a super cute button hole. I especially like the bow on the button hole, ties it all together – in every sense.

  7. Pink ties

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    I love this shot featured on Ruffled blog of a groom wearing a pink tie with white shirt and grey suit. Not too dissimilar to my own groom’s outfit.

    Andy tried on his ensemble this week and looks super smart. It’s all coming together now – more formal than I was expecting but perfectly us.