#BBWEDCHALLENGE : WE’RE KICKING OFF AUGUST WITH AN INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE!

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I mean wowzers, it’s August already?! How did that happen?! We thought we would kick off the month with a super fun Instagram challenge because we absolutely love the community that we have here at Bespoke Bride and love love love seeing our reader’s snaps so we CAN’T WAIT to get this challenge started!!

Never been part of an an Instagram challenge? No worries! It’s super easy! All you need to do is save the below image (just so you can check back), and — if you like — upload it to your Instagram account with the hashtag #BBWEDCHALLENGE . Then, you just upload photos that match the challenge on the day using the same hashtag! We would love it if you tagged us in the photos too! We’re @BESPOKEBRIDE on Instagram!

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The best part about this challenge is that you can browse the #BBWEDCHALLENGE regularly and see your fellow BB readers joining in and connect with them! You never know what wedding inspiration you’ll discover, what suppliers you may find or who you’ll connect with!

We’re also going to be sharing photos that we absolutely LOVE so don’t be afraid to get creative! Here’s a breakdown of each of the challenges in case you need a little more inspiration…

AUGUST 1: TRUE LOVE SELFIE

We want to start the challenge by seeing yours and your partners beautiful smiley happy faces! Share a cute selfie of the two of you!

AUGUST 2: FAVE FLOWER

Flowers are the bomb! Show us your favourite flower or the flowers you’ve chosen for your W-Day!

AUGUST 3: STYLIN’

Are you having a specific theme to your wedding? Maybe you’re going boho, or festival, rustic or Mexican! Whatever the style, share with us a photo of some super styling you love! Don’t forget to tag where the photo was from!

AUGUST 4: LOVE LIPPY

We want to see your favourite shade of lipstick! It’s always so handy finding new lipstick colours am I right?! You may find a new favourite shade from another bride to be!

AUGUST 5: WALK THIS WAY

What shoes are you going to wear on your wedding day? Do you have them already? Or if your’e dreaming of a certain special pair then we want to see those too! Don’t forget to tag the designers of the shoes as well so other brides or grooms to be can grab a pair if they love them!

AUGUST 6: PASSION

Do you and your other half share a joint passion or hobby? Share a photo of you guys doing something you enjoy!

AUGUST 7: RING BLING

Show us those engagement rings! We love how many different styles, sizes, shapes and colours there are!

AUGUST 8: MORNING BREW

It’s Monday morning so let’s share what starts the day off! Are you a tea obsessive like me? Or do you kick off the day with a smoothie like Em? Or perhaps you’re a coffee lover!

AUGUST 9: ULTIMATE INSPO

Got a favourite wedding magazine that’s your absolutely bible right now? Or a blog you’re totally in love with?! Share something of theirs and tag and tell them why you love them!

AUGUST 10: CHILL

Planning a wedding can be stressful and it’s important to take down time and relax during the planning process! Show us what you do to relax! (For me, it’s all about reading a book in a long hot bath with a gorgeous bath bomb!)

AUGUST 11: #TBT

Share a throwback of you and your other half! Maybe even a favourite memory of the two of you!

AUGUST 12: GAL PALS

We all need our gal pals and nothing is as fun as a girls night!! We want to see you and your bridesmaids or gal pals having a fab time!

AUGUST 13: LOCK YOU LOVE

Know how you’re going to have your hair styled on the big day? Or have you seen a style that you think would be perfect?

AUGUST 14: THE SHOWER

Did you have a bridal shower? Or seen one online that you fell in love with?

AUGUST 15: DRESS TO IMPRESS

Do you have the dress? You may not want to share the whole thing but how about a sneaky peek?! Maybe a super close up! Or share with us a dress from a designer that you love love love!

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A BRITISH CELEBRATION FILLED WITH FLOWERS, WELLIES & GIN!

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Today’s shoot is all about celebrating our local businesses, stylist Naomi Gale of ‘Styled by Naomi’ felt that when it comes to planning a wedding people don’t always keep everything as local as perhaps they could and they wanted to create an entire shoot celebrating all things British! This was even shot in a beautiful area which is run by a lady who grows flowers for brides to pick up in buckets! How adorable!

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A COLOURFUL ROCKABILLY LAS VEGAS ELOPEMENT

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I’m not sure weddings can get much cooler than the one I am about to share with you! These two had planned their entire wedding and had everything ready to go when they both decided it actually wasn’t what they had wanted. They were listening to a lot of people’s advice instead of listening to their hearts and in the end decided that getting married in Vegas was something they would both LOVE! And so…they eloped!

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OFF THE RECORD: A MOST MAGICAL MONTH!

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Eek! Halloween is on our doorsteps and I am so god dam excited! I LOVE halloween! This year me and Em are heading to one of our favourite bars to end this month with plenty of cocktails! It certainly has been an epic October for us with the launch of BB Boutique, winning the award for Best DIY Wedding Blog & starting our pre crowd funding campaign so there’s PLENTY of reasons to celebrate! Here’s what else we’ve been loving this month…

JESS LOVES…

My sister coming home!! She’s been in the US for 5 months working and travelling and basically having the time of her life but I am SO happy to have her back! We surprised all of the family with her return and it was so amazing seeing their reactions! Needless to say there was lots of tears! 

Winning Best DIY wedding blog for the second year in a  row! EEEEEK! We are so so so thankful to everyone that voted for us, we work really hard on our tutorials and it’s so amazing to see the love return and know that you guys enjoy them as much as we do!

Catching up with our fellow wedding bloggers & industry faves at the awards! We had so much with Festival Brides, Mr & Mrs Unique, The Wedding Bazaar, Choccy Woccy Doodah, Binky Nixon, The Bijou Bride, the list goes on! It’s always so fun getting all dressed up and celebrating each others success! 

The launch of the boutique!! I couldn’t not include this could I?! After years of hard work it finally went live filled to the brim with amazing suppliers and we couldn’t be happier! There are more and more suppliers being added every week so be sure to keep your eye out!

Spending a few days in Wales with James, we went to Snowdon a couple of years ago and had such a lovely time that we thought it would be cute to head back to the same place! So we took the road trip down and stayed in a lovely little pub with a roaring fire! It was the perfect little autumn/winter getaway.

Watching Years and Years! We saw them at Birmingham and they were bloody brilliant! I am so obsessed with their album and it’s so good to see someone local to us doing so well in the music industry! 

EMILY LOVES…

Ahhhh!! There are so many things to talk about! Firstly we launched BB boutique and it has been epic!! The site had thousands of visits on its first day and the response was phenomenal! How can we ever thank you for your support? I can’t wait to see where this little venture of ours takes us next!

As if we hadn’t shouted about it enough! We won ‘Best Wedding DIY Blog’ at the Wedding Blog Awards. As Jess said, we absolutely love working on our tutorials and we are just so thrilled to hear you love them just as much!

♥ In other news we launched a pre-crowdfunding campaign! If you haven’t shown your support yet please click here, set up your account then click here to show your support! Thank you!!

Getting ready for Halloween! I have made giant spiders out of balloons and streamers and gone a little overboard with the fake cobweb stuff. Next up are the pumpkins!

Movie night with my little bro in his new house!

Pub Grub, wine and gossiping with old friends! We might not see each other as often as we would all like, but when we get together it’s just like old times! 

WHAT WE’VE BEEN LOVING AROUND THE WEB…

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Pun-Kins!! I am so obsessed with these! (Photos by Jeff Mindel via Studio DIY)

Gold Foil Wall Art & Printables

Seahorse Unicorn Piñata! (OH MY GOD!) 

Ice Cream Pumpkins

Graphic Print Memo Board

Printable Unicorn Gift Tags

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HER LIFE WAS A CIRCUS. SO SHE DECIDED TO ENJOY THE RIDE!

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I think I’ve been to the circus maybe once in my life and I have no memory of it whatsoever, I recall seeing a photo of me at one when I was a little girl! None the less when I think of the circus my mind automatically drifts to trapeze artists & beautiful costumes combined with big tops & twinkling lights! It’s a magical vision in my head and if you ask me, magical goes hand in hand with weddings…

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A MONTH OF FESTIVAL

Glastonbury, Isle of Wight Festival and Latitude are well and truly over and we’re so gutted about it that we decided to pro-long the festi-goodness with a month of festival themed DIYs! YAY! We’re super excited about this one guys because we know how HUGE  and bloody beautiful festival weddings are! Trust us when we…

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