If you’re getting hitched this Summer you’ll most definitely be thinking about details and the little design elements that will make your day super special and personalised. If you’re looking for some inspo for a beautiful back drop for your guest photos, which is a little more sophisticated than a box of props in front of a red curtain inside a shoe-box sized booth, then this post may spark a few ideas. I didn’t have a photo booth at my own wedding because I wanted to have pictures of the day that were totally natural, but something can really be said for staging gorgeous group shots that you’ll treasure forever.

Cost effect and oh so simple to add a little interest to a wall or corner at your venue. Mix different textures of fabrics and also foliage in for a little more detail.

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Create a structure to add flowers to – From old screens and doors to metal frames and wire grids for something more contemporary.

Talk to your florist about creating an organic wall feature. Use old ladders or frames to start the piece off. So beautiful as a stand alone feature on your big day. These pieces would work best hung or placed off centre for framing the shots.

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Go for a bohemian corner or space for guests to relax as well as provide a stunning photo opportunities. Use peacock chairs or tipi frames as a starting point to build up the area and lay Persian rugs. Add candles for evening photography to be soft and intimate.

It’s about creating something beautiful and timeless and to look back at your wedding photos in years to come and enjoy them just as much.
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Pantone named ‘Marsala’ their colour of the year. I’m so into it. A deep wine red that will really add some style to your W-day proceedings.

Think you’re too late to use it in your wedding this year? Think again, it’s super versatile. Sitting perfectly with blush and dusty pink tones, peaches, mint green, navy and even grey. We’re also uber excited about seeing it with some rose gold, copper or brass to make those wedding details shine.

How do I incorporate it onto my tables? Add brass vessels to your table tops, wine coloured navy or black candles and some textured white lace or soft water coloured dyed linen to create a base to allow your palette to form. Team with bare wood tables and gold cutlery.

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I like the colour but don’t want to it to over-power? Flower 30 used Amaranthus here to add a bold pop to this bouquet for our own Botanical concept shoot. You could ask your florist to pop in some deep tones to your existing blooms to vamp them up. Purple Ranunculus, Burgandy Dahlias or Scabosia in Purple would all look incredible against white, peaches and foliage.

So you’re totally boho and think this colour is too clean and classy? You can really relax this colour through battered persian rugs under foot, or lounging patterned cushions. Hang natural feathers above tables, add wooden sharing platters serving relaxed food on top of a macrame Marsala dip dyed runner. The stuff of boho wedding dreams.

Still looking for a bold make-up look? This is it. Statement lips or eyes in Marsala could really make you a sassy, bold bride. Or add some Marsala with nude pink to your nails, for something bang on trend.

It’s too wintery for a summer wedding? We’re mad for deep, jewelled colours through the summer. Bring in in with your food palette, sweet berry macaroons, a red velvet tiered cake topped with fresh fig or a signature summer fruits cocktail.

Planning ahead for next year? Look at coloured stationery and hand-drawn bloom designs or blood coloured ink calligraphy to start your Marsala palette off.

We’re super excited as some of these pins are forming an exciting Outdoor styled shoot concept with some of the B.Loved blog contributors we have met along the way. It’s super exciting to be a part of a creative network full of inspiring ladies working on shoots exclusively for B.Loved that will inspire, you, our Little Lenders. The shoot will take place at the end of April so be sure to keep your peepers on our social media for a little taste.

Images via : Polkadot Bride, 100 Layer Cake, Ruffled Blog, MOD Bride, Hub Hub, Burnettes Boards, Pink-decoration, Blog Design, Design, Style Me Pretty,, Ruffled blog, Forever Studio, The lane and Magnolia Rouge. Styled shoot image by Amy Lewin.

What’s your colour? Are you tempted by Marsala?
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UP. That’s the way you want your guests to be looking if all these hanging decor delights we’ve been collecting are anything to go by. Let me tell you now, this is going to be a huge deal in 2015. String it up, Tie it up, knot it up, rig it up…Just get it up! There’s a few ways you can go with these new hanging get-ups, from a green dream to up-lighting those spaces. Just follow our simple guide and you can’t go wrong.


Wild, un-structured and fresh. Instant cool achieved by throwing some oversized foliage and stems together, bunched for a cylindrical effect or fastened to a suspended branch way above your table tops. It’s best to go with fishing wire, metal ‘S’ hooks or copper wire for a more polished finish. We just adore the moss covered wire lampshades for something a little more whimsical here too.

To add practicality to the proceedings hang rustic buckets below the floral piece and use as wine coolers. Neat huh? Thread through some festoon lighting and you’ve nailed it through from day to dusk.


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From collecting your jam jars and tying with lengths of string to cutting your nans curtains into strips it’s all about a home-spun vibe here. We’re loopy for the latest DIY craze of macrame knotted designs, they’re a little more time consuming than some DIY’s but totally worth every knotted minute. *DIY tutorial coming soon* Finish by tucking in colourful floral filled terracotta pots or fresh succulents in abundance.

Dried flowers are becoming ever more popular, save yours in the airing cupboard and hand bind together in bunches for a rustic touch. If you can’t create suspension from your venue ceiling then try creating a frame to stand on your table to hang from. There is never one way to skin a cat folks. But which ever way you go getting yourself to Hobby Craft is a must for this look.

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Suspended light is beyond beautiful, I love the subtle jam jars and tea lights for a simplistic touch, or tapered candles to create something more formal.

Nowhere to hang lights from at your venue? No problem. Just use what’s already there, dressing up your chandleries could not be easier. (You might need to talk very sweetly into your venues ears for some of these ideas, they might not be happy with their original period lighting fixtures being played with or the idea of you being 30 feet in the air at their venue and firmly wear their heath and safety hat on this. Do talk ideas through before you book anything with your florist.)

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Go bold or go home. Yep, go for impact and you’ve got yourself a winning statement floral focal point. Try loosely tied driftwood pieces or filled metal lanterns. Create a large wooden shape with free space inside or one huge instillation for maximum WOW’s.

The wire grids filled with tulips is just plain brilliant. Go a little off piste and use old bike wheels as a starting point. The possibility is endless….


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Are you thinking about rigging something up for your day? Do you have a florist that’s unbelievably talented to help with some of these big ideas?
Oh please let us in on your epic plans….

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If you’re reading this you’d really like your wedding decor to ROCK. So I’ve put together a few images from some of our favourite sites to show how you can do just that and without using lots of cash from the wedding kitty. From making a statement entrance that will get your guests talking to making sure your food platform packs a punch we think these 5 top tips will really make an impact on your decor.


A big statement welcome will set your day off with a bang. Right from the first moment guests arrive capture their imagination. A chalkboard with hand written message and crates of flowers looks amazing on this stairwell. Scatter through some tea lights in jars, vintage cameras or old typewriters for a little more interest. Or go big and bold with a bike, I adored this look this summer using large props to lead the way.

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Pouring delicious drinks from dispensers into Jam jars or little bottles will really make that first congratulatory drink a great one. Think about added interest with hand painted signage and a kooky base to serve the drinks from, an old dresser or stacked hay bales and boxes. Use old tin baths or troughs and barrows to keep the beers for the boys cool. Trust me they’ll be going back for another.

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Have a little fun with your decor ideas. Some of my favourite pins are those with sweet messages or personal quotes from books or films. Dabble in a DIY day and create something truly unique from found items. Dreamcatchers have my heart at the moment but macrame back drops and featuring feathers make for a cool, chilled out look too.

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Give a little thought to your food service. Wether it’s a buffet or bbq think about how it’s served up. Add some height with up turned apple crates and mix up the serving platters, plates and boards. Wood and slate keep things relaxed and adding some white china and glass keep the styling laid back. Little open cabinets make it an exciting little trip to fill your plate.

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I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, lighting is everything at your venue. It totally sets the mood and feel for the day and long into the night. My obsession with festoon lighting continues – As a ceremony backdrop, strung outside to light pathways or to add some sparkle over the dance floor they’re not going anywhere and will remain a firm favourite with us. Candle light is timeless, think about new ways of working candle light in your space.

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Are you ready to make your decor rock? Have you got a big statement idea tucked up your sleeve.
Do share…

Penny @ The Little Lending Co. x