Chiswick House & Gardens Spring Wedding Showcase

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Image by Kate Nielen Photography.

We’re swinging by on this bank holiday Monday with a rather beautiful styled shoot by B.Loved all in honour of the upcoming Chiswick House & Gardens Wedding Showcase on Saturday 22 April, 11am-4pm.

Join this stunning London venue at their very first Wedding Showcase dedicated to inspiring you to create the wedding of your dreams, whether at this beautiful location, within London or further afield.

The team are thrilled to be opening the doors to their West-London gem with an interactive and exciting event dedicated to helping you design your wedding day. With the help of award-winning wedding planner, The Bespoke Wedding Company, they’re creating anything but your regular wedding event.

Teamed with their hand-picked wedding professional partners, come and see your unique wedding day brought to life. Visit their bridal fashion boutique, sample mouth-watering wedding catering and decadent wedding cakes, meet floral designers, paper goods gurus, photographers, stylists and many more.

Their partners include some of our faves; Kate Nielen Photography, All for Love London (both featured in this shoot!), Harriet Wilde and Ellie Sanderson Bridal. You can view the full list of suppliers here.

Experience Chiswick House as you’ve never seen it before set for your wedding ceremony and the Burlington Pavilion dressed and sparkling in 2017’s key wedding trends and designs.

This is a feast for the senses with live talks and demonstrations taking place throughout the day featuring hair and make-up presentations and professional advice on planning your perfect day.

Entry to the show is free. All guests who pre-register for the wedding showcase qualify for a gorgeous goody bag of treats and entry into a prize draw to win four tickets to the Chiswick House & Gardens open air cinema this summer.

This is a must-have wedding planning experience for you and your bridal parties.

Pre-register now!

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B.LOVED Hive Boost Your Business Workshop 2017

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Feature image by Julie Michalesen Photography.

I know most of us are so focused on packing up shop for Christmas that it almost doesn’t quite feel right thinking about January and making too many plans! After all January is the month of recovery right…? But my first month of 2017 is looking pretty jam packed with exciting meetings, planning sessions, industry events and a workshop.

The workshop I’ll be attending is at the B.LOVED Hive and it’ll be focusing on boosting your business for the year ahead! As well as listening to my fellow speakers Louise Beukes (founder of B.LOVED & the B.LOVED Hive) and Michelle Kelly (Wedding Planner extraordinaire at Pocketful of Dreams and Fearless Authentic) I’ll also be chipping in about my own start-up story and what’s happened in the three years since I decided to be my own #girlboss.

So if you fancy kickstarting the New Year with something good, then here’s Louise with a bit more info…

Boost Your Business Workshop 2017

Louise:

After a successful launch and busy first month at the Hive it is time to turn thoughts to the year ahead. I’m excited to announce the dates for the very first monthly workshop, taking place from 10am – 4pm on Wednesday the 18th of January 2017. Aptly titled the Business Boost Workshop, the day is designed to help suppliers gain the confidence and skills required to dream bigger and create an action plan to achieve their business goals and really thrive in 2017.

Attendees on the day will hear my own personal business story including the journey I took to running the Hive today. No business story is straight forward or easy and my honest and frank account aims to inspire and educate, including stories on personal set backs and the mistakes I made along the way.

Joining me for the day is award-winning wedding venue directory owner and blogger Emma Hla from Coco Wedding Venues and luxury wedding planner Michelle Kelly from Pocketful of Dreams. Both of whom are leading the way in the wedding industry with their creative approach to business and wealth of experience, knowledge and insight into the world of weddings.

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Meadowsweet at Pennard House

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Images by Lucky Malone Photography.

We’re venturing to one of my favourite venues today… The utterly beautiful Pennard House. This styled shoot takes it’s inspiration from the wilds of Somerset’s stunning countryside and the sheer romance of this English setting.

It’s always a pleasure introducing our venues to the best suppliers and when B.LOVED blog Founder and stylist, Louise, along with floral designer Jay Archer and Lucky Malone Photography came together I knew there was only one location for them to create a bit of magic…

“The colour palette of muted golds, grey and the palest blush along with loose and abundant floral design and simple details echo the beauty and colours of the natural surroundings; from the stone building to fields of golden grass and wildflower meadows…” says Louise.

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Introducing the B.LOVED Hive Wedding Community

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Images by Anneli Marinovich Photography | Film by Story Of Your Day.

Fellow #girlboss Louise, founder of the B.LOVED blog, has been a big supporter of Coco Wedding Venues since our very early days. When we were just finding our feet in this crazy wedding industry world, her collaborative approach was truly welcomed and we’ve loved working with Louise and her curated network of incredible suppliers.

Back in 2014, B.LOVED had a little facelift and since the relaunch I’ve been part of the Lifestyle team of writers (you can read my offerings on travel, fashion and interiors here) and it’s been a great experience belonging to this diverse blogging brand.

Louise is an entrepreneur through and through and I’m pretty proud to be supporting her next adventure, so excuse me brides-to-be whilst I take over this blog space to shout about a really exciting opportunity for the wedding industry!

Who knows, planning your own wedding may just lead you to become a part of the B.LOVED Hive one day too…

The B.LOVED Hive

The Hive:

Bridal & Lifestyle Blog B.LOVED set to launch Wedding Community – The B.LOVED Hive!

Louise Beukes, founder of award-winning UK bridal and lifestyle blog B.LOVED is delighted to announce the start of a Kickstarter campaign which is set to launch London’s first dedicated co-working space and community for the wedding industry.

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LYNDALOVES – Luxury Occasion Wedding Stationery

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Images by Sarah Hannam Photography.

It’s a pleasure to be writing about this particular wedding supplier today… A long-standing supporter of these pages, Lynda is a true delight to work with and ruddy talented to boot!

Established in early 2012 LyndaLoves is a bespoke stationery company specialising in wedding stationery, invitations and occasion cards. Like many of us in this industry her story started with her own big day, Lynda realised her love for all things paper after designing her wedding stationery shortly followed by an influx of requests from friends and family!

Harnessing her background in graphic design with over 20 years experience as a senior graphic designer at an architectural and design company, Lynda’s expertise in print, layout and typography has enabled her to combine two of her biggest loves, design and stationery.

Inspired by clean, minimal design, beautiful typography, letterforms and calligraphy coupled with a passion for colour and pattern – ranging from the subtle to the bold, Lynda gains inspiration from her interest in lifestyle & interiors and likes to keep a keen eye on trends to influence her work.

Each of Lynda’s commissions starts with one of her favourite elements of her role, meeting the Bride & Groom. Lynda has a one-to-one consultation with all couples to gain a sense of their wedding style, finding out their likes, interests and vision for their big day, which enables Lynda to translate this into their wedding stationery.

Whether it’s stand out Save the Date cards or designing an entire wedding suite, Lynda is happy to work to each individual couples requirements. Couples are given the choice of adapting an existing design to suit their wedding scheme or working closely with Lynda to create a completely bespoke suite that is utterly unique to the individuals.

So without further ado, let’s have a little look at the latest collections shall we…? Beautifully curated by Styled by Louise and captured by Sarah Hannam Photography.

Consider your stationery to-do well and truly ticked!

Notes from LyndaLoves occasion stationery

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