DIY-ombre-tulle-skirts-two-tone-blue-purple-orange-pink-8 While many of you will be returning to work today (booooo!!), some of you will be heading back with some very exciting news to share with your peers: Christmas 2015 was the year you got engaged! If you are one of these lucky lovelies we would would like to say a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS and for those of you that have been here before we would like to welcome you back and we wish you a very happy new year.

Whether you are new to the world of bridal blogs or a wedding blog connoisseur, we have created this handy little little guide to help you make the most of our platform whilst on your wedding planning journey, so be sure to save this to your favourites as we think you are going to want to come back…

First let us introduce ourselves, we are Emily & Jess, friends and co-founders of Bespoke Bride and BB boutique (we will tell you more about that in a sec). We started the blog in 2011 after dabbling in our own startup wedding businesses and used the blog to collate inspiration, chat about our own ideas and share our own products and images. We wanted to create a platform where we could share the weddings we had come to love, those that were detailed, original, creative and innovative – those that reflected the true personality and character of the couples themselves!

So how can you use our blog to help plan your wedding?


Photography by Brilliant Imagery

Be Inspired

“Inspired by Us, Created by You!”

We share everything from real weddings & styled shoots to engagements & bridal showers, all of which are a great source of inspiration. Our real weddings include helpful information from brides that have first hand experience of planning a wedding, this can be anything from how the couple decided on a venue, to budgets and vendor information. Styled shoots are a little different, although they are created by real vendors, the couples involved are often models and the shoot has been created in order to showcase a particular theme or trend, as well as the talents of the vendor for inspiration.

Here are some of our most popular to get you started…

A Kate Spade-esque Styled Shoot with a Magnificent Black & White Stripe Dress

This Couple Went on a Colourful Wall Crawl for their E-shoot and Found a Giant Ball Pit!

Botanical Bridal Shower: Gossip Girl Meets Pitch Perfect

Pink To Make the Boys Wink: An Eclectic Las Vegas Elopement

Gummy Bears & Nerf Guns! A Colourful Handmade Wedding at a Forest Retreat

Playful Destination Wedding Inspired by Mexican Tradition

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Find Vendors

Whether you already have a clear idea of what you want your wedding to look like or you have happened upon this blog in search of recommendations, it won’t be long until you mind is brimming with ideas. Now you just have to find the vendors that will  help make it happen, well this is where BB boutique comes in.

Our carefully curated marketplace, contains over 50 high quality, unique and stylish wedding suppliers, offering hundreds of unique products, including bridal gowns & accessories, decor, favours and stationery, many of which can be customised to fit the bespoke nature of your wedding. Here you will also find a comprehensive directory of high quality services, including photographers, transport providers & videographers. Our platform enables you to buy all the products you require from one single checkout, as well as contact vendors.

Create Wish Lists

The wish list feature on BB boutique is a very handy little tool that enables you to organise, compare and keep track of the products and vendors that you have your eye on.  You can name your wish list, add a description and choose whether to make the list private or share with your family members and friends.



I can’t believe that I am finally announcing this!! Today the BB boutique (formerly known as The Online Wedding Show) is live!! We are currently calling this a soft launch as we are still in the process of uploading new brands and products but we are so excited to be able to finally share it with you!!!…


We Visited the Designer Vintage Bridal Show 2012!

And what a show it was! An array of talented businesses were awaiting us at Hagley Hall and little did we know just how inspired and captivated we were going to leave this wedding fair feeling!

We kicked off the day as any proper, English girls would; With a cup of tea and a scone or two at Miss Lily’s Tea Room! We were seated in a dainty little room with a fabulous 1920’s feel while we sipped down our tea ready for the afternoon ahead!