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Our March Pinterest Roundup: Thigh highs, Getaway Cars + Wheelie Bars

25 Mar

TR1…What a way to kick things off this fine Wednesday, hey?!

Have you ever even seen a Fiat 500 look that rad?! It was only upon the 3rd or 4th time of looking that I actually realised it was a Fiat… Clearly a few tassels and pompoms go a LONG way (on that note, wanna see more pompoms? Check out last week’s post!)

OK, so ‘get to it, Clare’ right? Today we’re hittin’ up our March Pinterest Roundup: our favourite images and trends that have been popping up this month and whelp! It’s incredible! March saw the first day of Spring and boy, did Pinterest recognise that fact! Prepare yourself for summer’s hottest bridal footwear style, mini bar trends, chilled treats for your guests and more colour than Lily Allen’s hair history.

If it’s cloudy where you are, who cares, put your shades on. If you just got your morning coffee, hell, blend some ice into it. ‘Cause we’re about to hit you with some seriously sunny Spring time vibes!

Let’s go!

The Getaway

So, it all started with the first image in today’s post, that Fiat 500. It totally inspired to believe that any car, as long as it’s paint job was complimented with the right colours in an array of tassels, pompoms and flowers could be turned into a totally rad bohemian bridal wagon.

Then. Then we met this girlie. She is OWNING that tuk tuk.

TR3And we concluded: man, really?! Anything goes! And clearly, the more playful the better!

Have fun with your getaway, sure you might struggle to get a tuk tuk over from Thailand, but go for a bold colour (that neon pink camper? We DIE) adorn it with all your favourite bohemian decor, or a mass of balloons, and yes, you should TOTALLY paint a ‘Just Married’ sign in chalk on the back window.

We heart it. Big time.

It’s your romantic getaway, but it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s up for a giggle and that makes it oh-so-sexy!

TR4 6Left: Crush Cul de Sac  Right: Wedding Chicks

TR5TR7 2Left: Brit  Right: Scoutmob

Really though! Those flower garlands… Swooning over here, badly!

I just want a fresh one attached to my car every morning, is that really so much to ask for in life?!

Thigh High + Laced up

OH MY GOSH.

So this trend? This trend is EVERYTHING.

Valentino are doing it, Cholé are doing it… In fact fashion week was quite simply inundated with thigh high lace up sandals, and we just adore them.

Insanely perfect for the boho bride, these super comfortable, yet super statement shoes are the only accessory you need to be worried about this summer! Go for suede, in whatever tone you feel right (we’ve seen a lot of black on the catwalk, but there’s a huge range of nudes, berry tones and tan suede on the high street market). Choose to disclose your secret statements only when lifting your dress to walk through the woods to your ceremony (yup, it is kinda necessary, talking from experience here!) or as you dance the night away!

They’re just incredible and best of all?! Our favourite Free People are just ALL OVER this trend and have the most incredible selection, so get your browse on, babes!

T9T2T3…The raddest bridesmaid statement you’ll see all summer, we think!

What’s better than a set of thigh high laced sandals… Five of them!

T5T1T6T7T8Right?!

I’ll take a set of each please, bag ‘em up, no receipt needed!

Dress Crushes

Now, it wouldn’t be a Pinterest round up without a sneaky peaky (that was a typo at first, butI kinda like it) into our most popular Pinterest board; DRESS STYLE.

Let’s be real here: it’s our favourite, it’s your favourite and y’all need a monthly update, right?!

So! The dresses we’ve been losing our minds over this month (for real, sometimes I see them in my dreams!) look a little like this…

Kickin’ off with Chloé’s chiffon bell sleeves and drop waist in that insanely beautiful powder blue…

What can you say? It’s just everything.

D1D8Romantic as hell and simply the most laid back, easy-come, easy-go bridal style. We adore it.

Also, note her totally werkin’ those tie up sandals! YES!

Oh, and then last week, Vogue blew our minds with THIS cover shoot. Swifty and her BFF, Victoria’s Secret Angel, Karlie Kloss.

Those dresses though and that Airstream and a major dose of girl power sass?!

It’s just too. Much. Beautiful.

Can’t deal.

D5In fact, let’s be honest here…

Anything Karlie Kloss wears right now is hittin’ all our buttons.

Cape case in point:

D6Moving on from our obscenely blatant girl crush…

For Love and Lemons have been inspiring us all month to embrace the sheer, with their astoundingly gorgeous Spring line.

From carefully placed petal designs in a gown of sheer mesh, to these heavy floral cut-out designs, we are totally besotted with all things For Love and Lemons.

D3 FL FL2 FL6 FL3 D4Uh. They’re just all so gorgeous.

And with the right undergarments, those coloured petal pieces would make the most amazing white alternative for you free-spirited brides.

Now, onto our last trending favourite for this month: the dropped shoulder.

This trend is definitely sticking around all summer long, and rightly so!

D2 FL4 FL5 There’s just something so beautiful about a little extra shoulder, hey?!

Gypsy goddess. We heart it. Like, a lot.

Wheelie Bar Love

Taking a cue from the world of interior design on this one, where these little mini bars on wheels are just owning the show right now!

The concept was originally for one’s lounge, or dining area, allowing you to serve yourself and your guests without the need to leave the room and well, just because they look SO dang pretty.

Whelp. You better believe that translates in the wedding world. These perfectly formed mini bars are the ultimate accessory to any wedding lounge, allowing your guests to create, dress and play with their drinks without ever missing out on the conversation!

B6 B1 2 Left: Dwell Beautiful  Right: Style Me Pretty

B3 B4 Adorn with all kinds of pretty: cute napkins, vintage glassware, an amusing framed print, fresh cut flowers, a pompom garland… Maybe even a few cocktail recipes they can concoct from the available products!

They’re super fun, super gorgeous and SUPER handy if you’ve an upstairs bar at your evening reception (like we did) but have less able-bodied guests, who’d rather just chill in the snug area downstairs.

Bring the party to them!

Curious Cakes

Girls. I’m nobody to mess with a good cake, but when the almighty Pinterest tells you it’s a good idea… Well, you gotta sit up and listen!

Those magical baking masters are playing all kinds of tricks on us right now, but you know what? We’re kinda loving it! Curious ingredients, curious shapes, curious textures, sponge smattered with bright coloured candy, or topped with toffee covered popcorn?! Curiouser and curiouser…

Neapolitan ice cream cake, anyone?

C1 C2 3 Left: My Name is Yeh  Right: Style Me Pretty

C4 C5 C6 …Because who doesn’t love 3 packs of hundreds and thousands on one cake?!

Hashtag gimmie dat sugar rush

C7 And because meringue is ALWAYS a good idea, so a Pavlova wedding cake is surely the next logical step, no?

I know what I’m having for breakfast…

No I’m kiddin, ahem, kinda.

An Iced Summer

Keeping on with the foodie theme, Pinterest is totally enamoured with all things iced right now too.

Now, I know you might not be feelin’ it just yet (this is Britain, after all!) but as a self confessed ice addict, I can confirm that there’s nothing worse than being at a summer wedding, chatting to a fellow guest, to then find that your once glorious chilled cocktail has been warmed through by the sunshine…

Solution? Stick a lolly in it.

L2 L1 Or, indeed, just go ahead and have the cocktails made into lollies!

Super playful, summer vibes are guaranteed!

L4 L3 L5 …Seriously though, that last one looks like a Mojito pop and it is CALLING my name! (Yes, I know it’s 9am!)

So, babes! If you haven’t already, y’all need to head on over to our Pinterest feed and get-a-browsing, ’cause we share all sorts of goodness, including the extended version of most our inspiration posts, as we always curate the images that make it to the post… So get all you see on the blog and much more over in Pinworld right now!

Peace + Love

Clare X

 

It’s a Pom-session | Our Favourite Bohemian Wedding Detail

19 Mar

35 Morning gorgeous people!

Man, I hope your eyes are awake this morning, ’cause y’all are in for some SERIOUS colour with this here post! Inspired by that  picture from the Spell & Gypsy Collective’s Festival 15′ lookbook, as well as one of our very own Festival Brides from back in the November of 2013, Hollie!

Hollie, wore the most incredible dress, which she’d customised herself with pompoms, a little notion which she’s taken forward into her work, as she now owns the beautiful FloraFairweather (like, seriously, if you or a friend is a mama-to-be and you’re looking for the best crocheted baby blanket your eyes ever seen, you need to pay her etsy store a visit!).

I digress, but the point is: pompoms have just been screaming my name for last month or so, and I thought it high time we recognised that calling and wrote about our Pom-sesssion here at FBrides!

From lampshades, to headdresses, to the dress (of course!), to dressing your drinks, we’re totally pom-sessed right now, and it all started with these muses. First up, that Spell & Gypsy Collective shot, seriously doe…

50   Hollie Hollie’s beautiful customised dress (see more of her wedding here)

45 27 FloraJust one of the to-die-for cute shots from the FloraFairweather instagram feed. You NEED that sunshine in your life! For reals.

2 …Right?!

So you can understand our obsession! Pompoms are just everywhere, and can be worked across your wedding (no really, you can add pompoms to freakin’ ANYTHING) and in two, rather different colour palettes.

But let’s start with the dresses. OH, the dresses!

Ain’t nothing more boho cool, more beach babe perfect and more dang cute than a pompom trim.

Chloè knows it, For Love and Lemons knows it, and we sure as hell know it!

39 40 Left: Fashioned by Love  Right: For Love and Lemons

11 7 10 Left: Nordstrom  Right: Kate Towers

6 Work it with loose braids, big, engraved silver bangles and turquoise stones – à la Gypsy.

Or with flats, a golden tan and a straw hat – à la beach cool.

The pompom trimmed wedding dress is chic, but it’s laid back. Those lil’ fluffy balls of gorgeousness are a statement of absolute chill. They’re a little bit playful, a lot a bit bohemian and just the ultimate it-girl effortless embellishment.

I told you, didn’t I?!

We. Are. Pom-sessed.

43 33 Left: Fashion Passions  Right: Daily Look

Not forgetting of course, the accessories.

Babes, your dress is important (duh), but your accessories? They’re like make or break.

And FYI; pompoms will MAKE!

I died when I discovered this AMAZING INCREDIBLE RADICULOUS (there really is no better adjective!) veil by Ann Marie Faulkner.

I mean, a pompom trim veil?! You have my whole heart, girl!

(Also, FYI, Ann Marie’s entire collection is just beyond. If you’re not sure whether to get a veil in your life, you certainly will be once you’ve paid her a visit!)

44 49 48 OK, so I know this headdress is a little out there, but I’m totally game if you are?!

I’m thinking, maybe not ceremony (although, like I say if you’re game, I’m backin’ you 100%, girl! Such a rad statement!) but it’s totally late-night-party-worthy! You’ve eaten that incredible meal, the speeches have all been made (and well done guys, really, good job!) and tipi is now in full swing, music is pumpin’, granddad’s cracking out some bad boy moves and, to be perfectly honest? You just wanna change it up, have some fun and get your rave on, girl.

THIS headdress. That is all.

OR! If you’re dreaming of a slightly (understatement) more chilled reception vibe, you might wanna throw this round your shoulders as you snuggle up by that camp fire with your guests, late into the night…

37 13 28 47 Left: Billabong  Right: Mara Hoffman

30 15 We are loving life this morning!

So much world-inspired goodness going on right here. This pompom adorned jewellery just screams ‘exotic’!

Earrings, shoes, necklaces… We want it all! (But, it’s worth noting, not all at once! Keep it subtle, babes!)

Oh and a pompom laden bag tassel? Yes.

It’ll brighten up and bohemian up any bridal clutch bag for major festival vibes.

Just SWOON.

26 8 46 Enamoured.

Love love love that straw bag. It’d make the perfect overnight bag for your maid of honour to deliver to your honeymoon suite, because I mean, hello? A bride needs to look super chic, albeit chilled for breakfast the next day!

And on that note, wedding night?

Yeah, pompoms are a given.

This sheer gown, though. Hearts for eyes.

38 Simon Bolz, www.simonbolz.com Left: Ella and Cee Bride  Right: Tara Firma

I can safely say, ‘You’re welcome, boyo!’

Your groom will love this simple, yet bohemian playfulness.

I mean, can I get a ‘witt woo’ or what!?

Moving on to your mini maids, and pompoms are (yes, you guessed it) just everything!

9 12 5 32 Left: J Crew  Right: Shop Belle

Really, do I need to even say anything?!

Pompom trims and little cotton dresses were a match forged at the beginning of time.

Whether you work a little Parisian chic into her look with a mini monochrome shift dress, a pop of neon, or keep it super girly and beautiful with a cream pompom on a dusky pink… She’ll look insanely cute.

Hashtag can I take her home?

Enough! Enough of my broodiness, I say!

Let’s talk decor and let’s kick things off with lighting…

16 18 17 There’s some cray-cray inspiration out there for statement pompom lighting right now.

So, whether it’s taking a lampshade frame and covering it like your life depends on it with a rainbow of pompoms, or taking a simple white paper lantern, and adorning it with lengths of white pompom trim… They are fabulous and sure to make a beautifully original feature in any tipi/barn/woodland!

19 20 29 Left: Crochet  Right: Mia Kinoko

14 And, if you’re all over that wedding lounge trend, like us, then you’ll be looking for some low slung seating options right? Or maybe you’re just looking to boho-up the sofas already available to you?

Whelp. You guessed it. Get your mama, your mama-in-law-to-be, granny, bridesmaids, hell even your groom can surely make a pompom!? And attach to the corners, or add trim to the edges of any oversized floor cushion, or throw cushion for instant colour and a cool and eclectic look!

Don’t fall for the prices often attached to pompom adorned pieces in store, simple plain cushions are so easily customised for a fraction of the cost!

3 22 21 Left: Babble  Right: Martha Stewart

23 Yes! Even your cocktails!

Be it a drink stirrer, an adornment for your guest’s glass or a super easy, inexpensive garland for your mini bar (really, guys you can buy this trim in any colour, for pennies, by the metre on ebay!)…

Whatever the question, ‘pompom’ is the answer.

Escort cards? Yeah, baby! Pompom!

31 34 Potted succulent favours? Oh YEAH, baby! Pompom!

Napkin rings? (You get the idea) Pompom!

24 1 LOVE this idea.

So often we see couples using frames to display table numbers, the menu, photos of the happy couple growing up… You know the drill.

So you could imagine our glee when we found this frame alternative! Simply print your sign/photo, back it with something a little stronger (thick card, or maybe a little MDF board, if you want it to be substantial) and glue on your pompom trim.

Swoon-worthy, right?

And, of course, it goes without saying (like, really, I don’t even need to say this, not sure why I’m bothering!) that if you’re featuring a little mini tipi den for your smaller guests, you’ll be adorning it with pompoms, right?!

Good. I knew you had that covered already.

25 42Left: You are the River   Right: Pinterest

41 And this garland? I need this garland in my life. Exactly now. Delivered to my front door. Please.

So, ‘Whatever’ might be a bit of an anti-bride type notion for your big day, but y’all could totally recreate a slightly more amorous version of this sign without too much trouble (I’m thinking card letters, string, a shh tonne of glue and a bag of those kids crafting pompoms? If y’all want a DIY for it, holler at me!)

SO! In conclusion. If you get asked a question today, POMPOM is the answer.

Except maybe when your beau asks what you’d like for breakfast.

Or when your boss asks if you’re having a productive morning.

But, anything else: POMPOM.

Keep your eyes peeled for March’s DIY next week too you guys! You better believe we’re gonna be hittin’ up some pompoms and we’ll be wearing jewels by one of our all-time favourite designers (they’re TOTALLY bride-worthy!)

Peace + Love

Clare X

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