Parisian Love Affair Styled Shoot

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I go all doe-eyed for anything that falls into that Parisian/Marie Antoinette/baroque/rococo kind of feel. And so I was rather taken with this styled bridal shoot from Sophie at SC Event Styling. There are all the elements I love: the golds and whites in the palette, with a dash of pink; the lavish cakes and  sweet bites; and, of course, the drama of the dresses.

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The Story of The Shoot from Sophie


Peacock and Blue Butterflies Wedding

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What’s not to love about this wedding?! There is so much creativity in the details from Emily and Mitch, and also from their guests who were asked to RSVP in an offbeat way – cue many nods to Back to the Future, yay! And have you seen the cake?? And the DIY brooch bouquet, not to mention the butterfly and peacock motifs. Just so much colour. I love how this wedding is genuinely unique, all their own, a total colour factory, and looks like an utter blast.

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Bespoke Bride’s Crafty Club – Super Fun Subscription Boxes for Your Wedding DIY

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Who doesn’t love hearing a package of goodies hit the mat? When it comes to exciting mail, this new venture from Bespoke Bride has won hands down. Queens of the stylish wedding DIY, Jessica and Emily have put together a subscription box for all you crafty peoples planning your big day handmade décor, accessories and styling. Each box contains bits and bobs from carefully selected wedding suppliers, plus a tutorial, and is perfect for bright and beautiful craftiness!

The Lowdown

  • BB Crafty Club is a monthly subscription box for soon to be brides with a love of all things colourful, quirky and handmade!
  • You will get £40 worth of wedding goodies delivered to your door for just £16.00 a month for UK residents, and £19.50 for international.
  • Jess and Emily curate each box to be an exciting mix of wedding goodies, and these could include handmade jewellery and accessories, party décor, cute stationery and craft kits!
  • You can even pre-order a box now to make sure you receive yours because…
  • There is a limited number of boxes, so be sure to snap one up quickly because once they’re gone, they’re GONE! The first set of boxes will ship around the 10th September.

The Inspiration

Emily told me a a bit about how it all came about…

“We are passionate about being creative, and we love to do things differently! We are huge fans of the subscription box trend that seems to have taken the world by storm this year, and we were thinking of ways this could apply to brides. Wedding planning can be extremely stressful, so we were thinking about how nice it would be to have a box of wedding goodies posted through your letterbox each month. Not only is it a sweet treat for all the hard work you have put into a planning your wedding, but would also be a great way to introduce you to new suppliers that you might not have necessarily been aware of in the first place, as well having the chance to get crafty and learn a new skill that you could apply to your wedding day.

“And so BB Crafty Club was born, and we cannot wait for you to join the club! Wedding planning never looked so fun!”

You can subscribe to the fabulousness here. And remember to hurry – these are limited editions!



She Riot – Badass Wedding Apparel for Alternative Brides

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These beauties caught my eye in a big way. Fun and alternative bride-to-be, maid of honour, bridesmaid and wifey apparel with a rock ‘n’ roll heart. Something refreshingly different for your hen/bachelorette party and beyond! And husbands are included, too!

The story behind the clothing

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She Riot is side-project of Anne Lindeman from the brilliant alternative wedding blog, Clever Wedding Ideas, and her husband, Derek. Anne explains,

“She Riot is a rock inspired, independent clothing line created for bachelorette parties, brides-to-be and newlyweds. The idea came to me in my twenties when I absolutely dreaded the idea of being a bachelorette party clone whose only option was to wear a cheap, hot pink bedazzled tee reading a corny, cliché pun. While I loved the idea of being part of a bride tribe, I always wanted to stay to true to who I was, but stylistically on my own terms.

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“With a growing indie wedding audience from my blog and marriage to a successful screen printer, it was essentially a no-brainer for Derek and me to partner up and transform my idea of an edgy wedding apparel line for indie brides into a reality. Following Derek’s Top Rope Tuesday business model, all shirts are made by us (and by hand) upon ordering and handled from start to finish in-house. That means when you have a question, problem or want to give some us feedback, chances are Derek or I will be handling it. Even my teenage daughter Deanna is lending a helping hand, so you can say that this business is truly a family affair!”

What makes a girl She Riot?

“She Riot ditches the wedding party clone persona and encourages bride tribe girl power without the sacrifice of individuality. A She Riot girl has edge, she has style and above all she is ready to party! AND she isn’t afraid to rock a sexy heel with a killer shade of red lipstick. She’s hardcore, she’s badass, she’s beautiful – she’s She Riot!”

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The Whiskey Dame

“Inspired by a devout love of whiskey and dive bars, this collection will make you a proud member of your bridal gang. Meow!”

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