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10 Ways to Make Life Lovely | the Heat of the Solstice

10 Ways to Make Life Lovely | the Heat of the Solstice

Today’s 10 Ways to Make Life Lovely is all about relishing the warmth of Summer, and passionately embracing this sunniest of seasons. You’ll find us making the most of warmer nights, staying out late star gazing, we’re also sharing our fave ways to embrace the heat (think DIY outdoor pools, divine linen bedding and healthy iced fruit snacks!) and we’re taking a look at the concept of sound meditation to heal, restore and rejuvenate, as is traditional around the time of the Solstice.

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Zoe and Daniel’s Chic Bohemian DIY Wedding

Zoe and Daniel’s Chic Bohemian DIY Wedding

Some of the most aspirational weddings to feature on Festival Brides are often the most simplistically inspired. This wedding is so beautifully bohemian it makes us wish to re-plan our weddings all over! The talented Grace Elizabeth Phtography has, once again, captured the essence of a wedding so pure it’s impossible not to get taken by the beauty of it. Zoe and Daniel’s ethereal wedding took place at the Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester, boasting a blank canvas so perfect, it gracefully offered itself as the chic, classical wedding venue that Zoe dreamed of. With hours upon hours spent hand-crafting candles, draping hand-picked garden greenery and delicately adorning the space with intricate DIY décor, this bride had a clear vision for the day. Elegant, pretty and delightfully uncomplicated, she describes her wedding as ‘classical-meets-bohemian with a touch of barefoot chic’! And we couldn’t agree more….

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Real Weddings

Simone and Steven’s Whimsical Festival and Glamping Destination Wedding

We love a destination wedding here at Festival Brides and this one is absolutely no exception! Simone and Steven celebrated their wedding at Kampeerterrein de Lievelinge in the Netherlands last summer with a festival, fairy-tale style wedding captured by the masterful Renate van Djik at Wit Photography.  The couple ‘glamped’ it up with over 150 guests during this extraordinary 3-day celebration which featured a vintage spiegeltent (a 19th-century European mirror tent), a rustic blue VW bus and scrumptious Italian-style woodoven pizzas. An impressive fusion of authentic and modern European styling with a truly captivating vibe, this destination wedding certainly paints a very pretty picture…

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Wedding Inspiration

The Macrame Wedding Trend | a 2017 Revival

Now, I know, the macrame trend has been around for a fair old while now, and you’re probably pretty convinced you’ve seen it all before, right?! Well, with any luck, this post will have you cooing ‘ohhh that’s new!’, and we’ll be... read more

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Lovebird Bridal & Odylyne The Ceremony Trunk Show 16th June

Sound the klaxon! Get out your diary or flip to your calendar because this feature contains details of an event that you’re not going to want to miss. The fantastic Lovebird Bridal in Ilkley, Yorkshire is here today to give us all the deets of their upcoming... read more

Styled Shoots

Boutique Marquees Green & White Bohemian Luxe Decor Shoot

Put together by Boutique Marquees to showcase how their marquees can be dressed for a wedding and the different decor packages they offer, today’s shoot captures boho luxe brilliantly. We love the greenery chandelier that hangs above the table, the hints of gold found on the crockery and the pink blossom pinned to the walls. It’s full of some great ideas on how to transform a white marquee into a memorable space and features some wonderful suppliers….

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DIY Tutorials

DIY Tutorial: a No-Knit Autumnal Wool Wedding Garland

Happy Friday, babes! Yes! The weekend is nigh and we for one are a little over hyped about the whole Halloween thing! Pumpkins are carved, sweets have been bought and my hubby may or may not have borrowed a smoke machine and creepy green lights… What does it say... read more

Fashion and Beauty

A Contemporary, Minimal Wedding Shoot with Modern Bridal Fashion

A gorgeous contemporary decor and bridal shoot featuring some of our Festival Brides faves, The Little Lending Company, Swaffham Florists and Love Moi Make-Up. Described as being contemporary, minimal, modern and feminine, today’s shoot is all about simple delicate details, geometric backdrops, a natural colour palette and very pretty wedding dresses. An inspiration treat for your eyes…..

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