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October 2016




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Image via Sugar & Cloth

Although I’ve promised myself a break from wedding planning for a little while, I can’t help but find myself perusing Pinterest for ideas here and there. Both myself and Mr T are outdoorsy type people, we love nature and in the summer try to spend as much time in our garden as possible, which is why for Valentines day this year Mr T took me to a garden center for the day! You might think that sounds kinda boring but we loved it and it’s why I fell in love with the idea of getting married in a greenhouse, surrounded by plants and foliage. Since then, I’ve been looking around for some inspiration and I needed somewhere to list all my favorites and where better to share it, than here with you guys.

Tropical Garden Party: I have been so obsessed with everything tropical this year which is probably why I love everything about this fruity greenhouse party. Paired with this pretty location in Houston it’s not surprising that this it is up there as my dream wedding location and setup! If anyone knows of anywhere like this, here in the UK, hit me up!

Image by Youri Claessens via Wedding Chicks

Greenhouse Wedding with Tons of Color: With summer all but a distant memory there’s no better way to clear those winter blues than with a wedding day bursting with color. This greenhouse wedding inspiration was shot in the Netherlands and features blooming florals and a soft shimmering light that will take you back to those days of summer.


Image by Vanessa Boy Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

Modern + Colorful Glasshouse Inspiration: OK so it’s not strictly a greenhouse but it could be and as we like to bend the rules around here, and because it’s so damn colorful, I couldn’t resist sharing it with you!

Image by Steve Cowell Photo via Style Me Pretty

Modern Chic San Francisco Wedding: As you can see from these images, the Conservatory of flowers is a captivating venue! This blank canvas provides the perfect backdrop for creative couples and really is one of San Francisco’s most iconic gems.

Image via Luna De Mare Photography via Ruffled

Greenhouse Romance: Located in Santa Barbara, this stunning greenhouse is the perfect inspiration for an elegant outdoor wedding.

Image by Pie Shoppe via Green Wedding Shoes

New Mexico Desert Conservatory Wedding Inspiration: Not strictly a greenhouse but very similar, this conservatory in Albuquerque would be great for any couple with a fondness of cacti.

Image by Kivalo Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

Science Meets Botanical Wedding Inspiration: The science themed shoot is part quirky, part rustic elegance which makes it the perfect fit for this botanical farm in Maine.

Image by The Visual Partners via Inspired By This

Botanical Wedding in Barcelona: This beautiful wedding in Barcelona is overflowing with lush greenery, ivy covered walls, floors surrounded in succulents and ceilings strung with fairy lights, could this place be anymore magical!


Image by Babb Photo via Boho Weddings

London Greenhouse & Pub Wedding: Clifton Nurseries is up there on my list of places I would love to get married, surrounded by plants and foliage, it’s not surprising that this intimate London venue is a popular one with couples looking for something a bit more unique.

Image by Redfield Photography via Ruffled

Romantic Philadelphia Horticulture Wedding: Greenhouse weddings aren’t just for summer as this vibrant winter wedding proves. With deep jewel tones, geometric shapes and brightly colored floral displays this Philadelphia venue is dressed perfectly for the season.

Image by Maria Lamb via Hey Wedding Lady

Watercolor & Gemstone Wedding: This enchanting indoor garden venue in Seattle provided this couple with a unique and intimate ceremony space perfect for a heartfelt wedding day.

Image by Jessica Cooper Photography via MOD Wedding

Organic Floral Philadelphia Wedding: Everything about this shoot is so romantic and natural, the styling really compliments this greenhouse venue in Philadelphia. (more…)



October 2016




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We love to embrace unique wedding ideas here at Bespoke Bride (you can see them all here!), and those of you who have visited this blog before will know, we love it even more if it is something that hasn’t been done yet?

Captured at Night Shift Brewery, a craft beer hot spot, the goal for today’s wedding inspiration was to showcase art in a unique setting and we promise it won’t disappoint, with the cutest bee hive installation and millions of cans of beer as a backdrop, that amber nectar never looked so good!

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March 2016




Written by , Posted in BB boutique, Helpful Lists and Guides, Stationery

Floral Stationery for your spring wedding 1

Floral Stationery for your spring wedding 1

Spring has well and truly sprung here in the UK. Leaves are turning green, Daffodils and Forget Me Nots are already in bloom and the sun has been making a more regular appearance in the sky. Even if you are still being plagued with rain and snow, you know it won’t be long until the last snow drops melt away and you can look forward to the arrival of warmer weather. Spring is also the start of wedding season and the timing couldn’t be better as the turn in the weather also marks new life and new beginnings. Nature will soon be awash with vibrant flowers and is the inspiration behind today’s post.

Floral stationery has always been a favourite of mine, I am a huge lover of the nature and I love the thought of bringing the outdoors in at my wedding. So today I have rounded up some of my favourite collections, sure to get spring in full swing!


1. Ombre wedding Stationery// 2. Rustic Wildflower Wedding Stationery// 3. Midsummer Wedding Stationery//4. Flotsam & Jetsam Wedding Stationery// 5. Bows & Blooms Wedding Stationery// 6. Summer Fayre Wedding Stationery// 7. Pink Summer Bloom Wedding Stationery// 8. Periwinkle Wedding Invitation// 9. Folkin’ Floral Wedding Invitation// 10. Watercolour Flowers Wedding Invitation// 11. Watercolour Meadow Wedding Invitation// 12. Rising Sun Wedding Invitation// 13. Modern Floral Illustrated Wedding Invitation// 14. Cotton Candy Wedding Invitation//






December 2015




Written by , Posted in #teamtimford, Helpful Lists and Guides, Honeymoon and Travel, Sponsored Posts

10 Unique honeymoon activities - fish on stilts in Sri Lanka

10 Unique honeymoon activities - plant a coral reef in the Maldives
How do you combat the winter blues? By planning your dream honeymoon, of course! Ok it might almost two years away but a girl can dream right?

We are true nature lovers so top of our honeymoon priorities will need to be unforgettable animal encounters and outdoor activities. We have a huge bucket list of destinations we want to see in our lifetime together, so as you can imagine picking our top 10 was soooo hard, however  we have managed to narrow it down to 10 unforgettable activities, from sleeping under the stars on safari to planting coral reefs in the Maldives, now just to choose one!

1. Plant a coral reef in the Maldives

The only way to describe the Maldives is ‘paradise’. Jess and I were very lucky to have won a holiday there last year and it was everything we had imagined it to be and more. Made up of lots of tiny, picture perfect coral islands and surrounded by crystal clear waters, holidays in the Maldives can be as laid back or as adventurous as you want them to be. Choose to stay in overwater beach huts, rustic jungle retreats or on a stunning beach villa.

A honeymoon in the Maldives might not sound like something for the adventurers amongst you but don’t be fooled, there are lots of water activities for sea life lovers. We swam with whale sharks, dolphins, turtles and saw so many different species of corals and fish that I couldn’t keep count.

As nice as it was spending time with Jess, we agree however that we weren’t able to take full advantage of the island. The Maldives are known for their romantic dinners at sunset and luxurious couple’s retreats, so I would absolutely love to go again, next time with Mr T in tow (and Jess smuggled in my suitcase!)

10 Unique honeymoon activities - safari

2. Sleep out under the stars on safari

This really would be a trip of a lifetime. An African safari is so high up on our bucket list that it is practically off the charts. Sanctuary Makanyane certainly has the wow factor for us, tucked away in the wilderness your lodge is surrounded by lush forest setting with awe inspiring views of the tranquil Marico River.

This reserve is one of the largest in South Africa, is responsibly managed and has an abundance of the Big 5, a myriad of bird species, cheetahs and brown hyenas and is also the best place in South Africa to see wild dog, also called “Makanyane”.

10 Unique honeymoon activities - Seychelles baby turtles

3. Meet the Giant tortoises and baby turtles in the Seychelles

Wildlife lovers will know all about the plight of the endangered Hawksbill and green turtle. Between October and February these turtles lay their eggs on the pristine beaches of the Seychelles under the supervision and protection of the one of the longest running monitoring programmes.

I am very lucky to have already witnessed this spectacle first hand in Borneo but I would absolutely love to see it all again and share it with Mr T. He is a huge lover of Tortoises and Turtles, so much so, his nickname is ‘Turt’, so this would be his dream!

10 Unique honeymoon activities - elephant mahout

4. Learn to be an Elephant Mahout in Thailand

There are many experiences you can have with elephants in Asia. Before I knew better, I rode an elephant in Borneo. It was an amazing experience and one I will never forget, but it left me feeling guilty (although the elephant was very well cared for!) and I have since been more interested in ethical elephant experiences.

Something we would love to learn is how to be elephant Mahouts. This is where you are taught about the importance of elephant husbandry and care, correct eating, sleeping, bathing and exercise. They are not trained to perform tricks and instead use elephant riding as a gentle form of exercise and stimulation, rather than making them trek through forests for hours with a heavy chair attached to their back, which is most unnatural to them.

There are many elephant parks that offer this experience some are better than others, just make sure the one you choose, offers the elephants plenty of rest time away from tourists, with plenty of food and freshwater. Try to avoid trekking camps that use chairs as these are too heavy for the elephant, instead you should be allowed to ride the elephant just behind its ears. Finally try to seek mahouts that do not use bull hooks, some will insist this is necessary, which is arguable, but you can check they aren’t misusing them by ensuring the elephant is free of cuts near its ears, mouth or armpits. (more…)