BB1What up, babes?!

Hoping you gals are dandy this fine Wednesday morning and ready for a whole lot of pretty… Yes, you guessed it, we’ve reached that point in the month where we look back and recap some of our favourite trends from our Pinterest feed aka lots of super pretty images and enough air-punching inspiration to brighten and lift any mid week blues you might be battling!

Talking of blues, I don’t know about you ladies, but I have been dreaming (literally, dreaming) of warm blue oceans and pale white sands recently. Call it the winter blues, call me a sun worshipper, but seriously, who isn’t dreaming of a little summer holiday right now?! So, let’s get into it and kick off with our fave February Pinterest trend…

Bali Bride


So, whether you’re heading to an exotic destination for your wedding and you’re looking for some inspo to bring your outfit into line with that tropical vibe, or you’re just looking to channel your inner wanderlust goddess with a hint of Bali style at your summer wedding OR if you’re just seeking a sunny pick-me-up…

Really, look. No. Further.

BB3BB2BB4Beach ready crochet crop tops, sheer bohemian maxis and (of COURSE) throw in a hefty dose of pompoms.

Pair these crisp whites with salt-sprayed locks (or just take a dip in the sea the day before. Nothing, but NOTHING beats beach hair!), a deep dark tan (real or otherwise!) and finish with a splash of bright, exotic colour…

BB10BB5BB6BB7Fuelled by the Spell & Gypsy Collective’s Island Boho lookbook (yes, I give you permission to momentarily leave this article to drool over their collection!) these über laid back looks would work insanely well for any beach bride, but really any outdoor wedding with a slightly casj-cool vibe would be a perfect backdrop for a bali bride!

Seriously though, I could get lost in this photo…

BB8BB9BB11Get it girl!

So gorgeous, it’s that honeymoon glow, but it starts on your wedding day!

(Topless look is optional, just FYI)

Bloomin’ Luscious

Ok, so right now on Pinterest? Blooms are big.


They’re big, they’re bursting with petals and they’re everywhere.

Seriously though, no sparse wilting blooms hiding in the corner here!

Flowers are making a serious entrance at you’re wedding, they have shotgunned a front seat and they’re refusing to be quiet!

JUST how we like them.

LB6LB1LB2Taking over the stairs, stealing the camera focus, even getting in on your feature macrame hanging; they’re bright, bold and just so freakin’ beaut!

We just can’t get enough of these boisterous, untamed blooms!

LB8LB3LB4LB9LB5LB7LB10For real. Flowers in place of pompoms.


Dat Ring Haul

These ring shots are my drug right now. Like, I just can’t get enough. It’s a real problem!

All the sparkle, all the shapes, the colours, the clusters… And all on one (perfectly manicured) hand!

Mociun, undeniably, OWN this trend. Par exemple…

RH1RH2RH3RH4RH5RH6RH7RH8Whether you and your beau are looking for engagement ring concepts, wedding rings, eternity rings, right hand jewellery for the big day, or (like me) you’re just a little bit addicted to staring at diamonds (what?! I told you, it’s a real problem!) you will love this trend. RH9Oh, Catbird.

Y’all leave us starry eyed!

Sugar High

If you’re hungry, really, look away now.

(Or head to your nearest bakery!)

ST1ST2I don’t know if it was the whole Valentine’s thang or the world’s just got a hankerin’ for iced baked goods, but February has seen an influx of brightly decorated sweet treats!

Whether you’re looking for canapé alternatives, favours or a little midnight snack for your guests, or even if you bridesmaids are seeking out the perfect hen party nibbles, ‘sweet’ and ‘baked’ are the only two words you need to hear from me this month!

Remember that RADICULOUSLY cool ASOS event we attended a few weeks ago? (If you missed it, we’re no longer friends! Just kiddin, read more here!) Whelp, you better believe they paired amazing tunes and manicures with painfully good white chocolate dipped pretzels!

You also better believe that I totally placed an order for a replica batch for my birthday with my hubby this week! Ha!

ST10ST4 12Left: The Glitter Guide  Right: Sallys Baking Addiction

ST5Painted chocolate dipped letters.

Give us the whole alphabet. No, seriously, we need them!

ST6ST3ST8ST7ST9ST11And of course, donuts. What else?!

They remain a super cool snack choice for your wedding and, genuinely, those sprinkles you had in the nineties on your icecream when you were eight?

Yeah. They’re back in a big way!

Sprinkle that stuff everywhere.

Fierce Women

Last on our Pinterest agenda comes the new wave of girl power that continues to gain momentum in 2015!

With the spotlight on  the passionate #HeForShe campaign Emma Watson’s famously (and beautifully) backing, the new Lottery funded #thisgirlcan movement as well as twitter’s #askhermore initiative we saw at the Oscars last week, strong, free-spirited, original women are getting a lot of air time right now. And. We. Love. It.

We picked just a couple of our favourite strengthening, girl boss and downright rad words and images from this month for y’all…

It’s time to be taken seriously, ladies!

SW3SW2She is a queen. That is all.


SW4SW5SW1SW6And of course, these notions of feminism, of equality and freedom are relevant for all women, that includes all brides too!

You know, we talk dresses and beauty trends all the time on this blog to inspire you gals, but at the heart of FBrides, our message is to feel free and empowered in your wedding planning: to feel that your look, your wedding day, truly is an equal expression of you both as a couple, and to shake off anyone who ain’t cool with that!

Hell! If you wanna wear a mini dress, you wear that mini dress.

You wanna wear a cute white trouser suit? Girl, own it!

Are you one of those killer cool gals that never wears makeup? Then go ahead and embrace your natural glow for your wedding day too!

Be yourself, unapologetically!

And even more than that, don’t get hung up on it. Sure, you wanna look pretty dope on your wedding day, but it’s so much bigger than that.

Don’t waste precious moments stuck checking your lashes in the bathroom. Have love-filled, meaningful conversations with your guests, rather than relaying the same story about your dress choosing process… Enjoy this experience, relish every single moment and soak it all up.

SW10SW7SW8SW9Power to you!

Man, it feels good to be leaving you girls on that empowering note. Go kick ass today, honeys!

Peace + Love

Clare X


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