Welcome to a bumper edition of what used to be ‘Wedding Planning or Work’. I’ve renamed my regular Friday afternoon feature to Best wedding blogs – or something that really does what it says on the tin. I’ll still be encouraging all of you lovely couples and wedding suppliers to spend the rest of the day soaking up wedding ideas from around the web though – and today I have a bit of a bumper selection for you!
Here it is – the best wedding blogs of recent weeks
Real wedding blogs
- Lots of gorgeous details and a rich colour scheme full of purples – see the behind-the-scenes setup photos from Emma and Andrew’s Welsh wedding
- More real weddings than you can shake a stick at (or something!) the best wedding blogs all in one place on Brides PRSS
- An elegant, beautiful and natural wedding in Worsall
- Breathtaking wedding photography by the always-inspiring Chris Hanley Photography: Browsholme Hall – Xanthe and Marcel are Married
- Outstanding wedding photography by Geoff Reardon – you have to see this. Jade & Adam’s Botleys Mansion wedding
- Absolutely divine: beautiful photography, a wedding day full of grace and laughter: Justyna & Tom’s Kirtlington Park wedding – Oh, and two new awards for a favourite documentary wedding photographer of mine: well done Martin Beddall!
- A luxury English Wedding at Chatsworth – by the marvellous Phil Drinkwater (on Brides Up North wedding blog)
- A heartwarming little story: Saviour of the wettest wedding day ever! I loved reading this 🙂
- Some adorable and charming images and details from a Boston wedding on Style Me Pretty: the sparklers are one of many gorgeous pics!
- Capturing the romance of our capital city: Bunny Delicious’s new Trafalgar Square wedding invitation. If you’re looking for unique wedding stationery, Zoe’s your girl. Love these!
- It’s been a while, but if you missed the LoveLuxe launch party you need to go back and see it: more details and inspiration than you could ever need. If you don’t see fabulous ideas for your wedding in these gorgeous launch party images, elope instead.
- Old news – but I meant to share this ages ago: Pinterest is no longer invitation-only so anyone can join! Have a browse, get addicted, enjoy! (And you can read about wedding planning using Pinterest on English Wedding Blog)
- Wedding invitation advice from Nikki at Knots and Kisses: how to choose the right style of wedding stationery – really sound advice!
Have an opinion
- We don’t write enough these days – you know, with pens and paper like in the olden days? As a wedding calligrapher I adore handwritten letters – so it’s wonderful and fascinating to know Japan still has a thing for handwriting
- 5 reasons to love paper wedding bouquets… but I’m still not convinced. What do you think? Would you choose paper flowers for your bouquet?
- A popular post you might have seen – but really? These aren’t the images I expected to see! 10 Cliché Wedding Poses We’ve Seen Too Many Times
- My favourite opinion post from the best wedding blogs of recent weeks: it showed me a different perspective on wedding traditions: the gentle influencers and reasons for keeping with old-fashioned tradition. Thing is, they really do come from the heart. Love this.
Best wedding blogs for business
- Tips on using social media, for small businesses. If you struggle to manage your social media presence, then you might find the case studies here interesting.
- It’s not the economy, it’s you… Jennifer has a point (she usually does!) Great thought-provoking post. If you’ve had a quiet summer, perhaps you’re looking for excuses in the wrong places. There’s even a checklist!
- Like me, if you run your own wedding business you might design your own blog, write a bit of code and play with the odd little graphic in Photoshop. But Can You Be A Web Designer? This made me smile a lot.
- Online visual marketing – described as the bridal marketing trend to jump on before it becomes the norm. Definitely a great advice blog post for wedding professionals – my only quibble is the use of the phrase ‘Bridal Marketing’. Ick! Never hear about ‘Groomal Marketing’ do we…?