3 DIY Party or Wedding Styling Ideas from Decorate For A Party

INSPIRATION, Design & Decor, DIY, Stationery, Lifestyle

Book & Styling Inspiration Decorate For A Party by Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring

Looking for creative styling ideas for either your wedding or perhaps an upcoming gathering, Decorate For A Party has lots of inspiration and I share 3 simple and stylish DIY styling ideas from the book.  

Decorate For A Party Book

Since John Lewis released their Christmas advert last week, it definitely feels like we’re on the countdown now to one of my favourite times of year. Having moved into our house a year ago, we’re hoping to do some entertaining with friends, and wanted to share this book which was perfectly timed inspiration!

Decorate For A Party, written by Holly Becker of decor8 blog and Leslie Shewring is not only great for entertaining at home but also for any party occasions and great for brides out there looking to get a little creative by making some simple, stylish details for their wedding.

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1930s Inspired London Lido Wedding at Brockwell Lido

WEDDINGS, Elegant, Informal, Vintage Inspired

Photography by Peachey Photography

Graphic designers, Holly and Ben had a traditional Church ceremony followed by a fun 1930s inspired celebration which took place poolside at a London Lido

1930s inspired London Lido Wedding

Holly and Ben had a fun 1930s inspired modern London lido wedding at The Lido Café in Brockwell South London in May earlier this year. I have been waiting forever for someone to submit their wedding at this location, something so utterly fun about celebrating poolside, even if it is in the middle of London!

When two designers get married you know there’s going to be some fun details as part of the day. In fact the groom Ben, created design guidelines for the wedding, which in their own words was “A contemporary twist on classic elegance with a bit of 1930s flair, softened by a friendly, fun voice’. I couldn’t have described this wedding much better than that so I think they nailed their own brief!

From the stylish pair themselves to the gorgeous seasonal flowers and can we talk about the fact they had their names on the train departure board as they made their way by train with their guests from the Church to the reception? London goals….

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Whistles Wedding – Whistles Launch First Bridal Collection 2017

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Dresses Whistles Wedding

Whistles to launch exclusive bridal collection Whistles Wedding in February 2017 for stylish modern brides.

Whistles Wedding - New Bridal Collection Lace Wedding Dress

For Whistles fans, the launch of Whistles Wedding will be music to your ears and about time too really I think! February 2017 will debut their first collection for the modern bride looking for affordable style.

The contemporary Whistles Wedding will comprise of seven limited pieces in a range of versatile silhouettes including stepped hems, strapless, one shoulder and a refined high neck dress alongside a timeless jumpsuit. Yes a bridal jumpsuit (possibly my favourite piece from the collection and perfect for the evening if you’ve already found your dress!).

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Behind The Scenes – London Bride & Otaduy Special Bridal Showcase

AISLE STYLE, INSPIRATION, PLANNING, Suppliers

Photography by Cinzia Bruschini

A behind the scenes look at the London Bride & Otaduy Bridal special bridal showcase last month. We were thrilled to invite readers and brides to this intimate event to try on dresses and chat and be inspired by some of our wedding industry friends! 

Otaduy Bridal and London Bride Event

Part of why I love working in this industry is getting the chance to work and collaborate with like-minded, creative and modern thinking wedding colleagues. It pushes the industry in the right direction and just bouncing ideas, inspiration and swopping stories is really refreshing.

Having been a fan of Barcelona bridal designers, Otaduy and their gorgeous London showroom, we decided to collaborate and hold an intimate bridal event to showcase their new collection, meet with brides (and readers of London Bride!) and also to introduce them to some fabulous wedding brands, suppliers, designers and makers. It was so much fun to see bride’s try on potential contender dresses, with their friends and family with the added fun of trying on veils, shoes, holding a beautiful bouquet as well as be made-up all whilst in a relaxing and intimate atmosphere with delicious and cute mini bottles of sparkling wine courtesy of Cordoniu and refreshing and stylish hydration from Solan de Cabras. Definitely the way dress shopping should be!

As a wedding planner and blogger, it’s also really lovely for me to connect with bride-to-be’s to hear about their days and their styles and wedding inspiration and of course talking all about dresses!

Otaduy showcased their new ‘I Do’ collection, which you can see more of here but is inspired by the glamorous days of disco, and free-spirited style… Otaduy has a lovely balance of feminine dresses and cool separates (plus jackets!) that are for a modern boho bride and are perfect for both a city wedding or something a little more rural. We had a lovely mix of brides at the event who were getting married in the city, the countryside and a few destination weddings too (lucky them!).

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