It is a truth universally acknowledged that a bride in possession of a creative and design-led temperament must be in want of an inspirational wedding blog.
Blogs have become the ultimate go-to for wedding planning. They contain checklists, planning guides, real weddings, styled shoots, supplier lists, forums, and reviews. And unlike their printed counterparts, they are able to update their content on a daily basis and can offer a sense of interactive community aimed at helping their readers navigate the unchartered wedding planning waters.
But with so many out there, it can be difficult to know which wedding blogs are worth visiting. And should you part with your email address to receive their updates? To save you some time, we have listed our top 7 wedding blogs for the modern bride.
Our peers in Australia are nailing modern wedding design, and Nouba is bone fide evidence of this. Full of creative and trend-led real weddings and collaborative shoots, it is pure wedding style inspiration gold. Its DIY tab also contains a wealth of ideas that are both beautiful and actually achievable for couples who are looking to take a hands-on approach to their wedding design. The suppliers listed are not useful for UK-based couples, but it is a great place to start for inspiration for the look and feel of your day.
Rock n Roll Bride
Headed by Kat Williams, this wedding blog is THE first port of call for anyone looking to bring their individuality to their wedding. The blog features anything different from the humdrum traditional wedding norm, and is only definable in the fact that there is no commonality between the weddings featured, other than the couples’ desire to do things their way. Least likely to feature: anything pastel-coloured.
‘Create the wedding you want, not the wedding you are told to have!’ This is how to summarise the vibe over at Boho Weddings blog. Originally set up by Kelly Hood, a UK-based wedding planner, the blog is a great place to find laid-back, relaxed ideas for your wedding. A lovely feature on this wedding blog is the calendar of events, which lists anything from open days to wedding showcases. Not to be missed if you are looking for an effortless atmosphere on your big day.
We Fell in Love
Image via We Fell in Love
There are so many categories to take inspiration from on this blog, from the engagement shoots, to the real-life weddings, to the honeymoon photos: it covers the whole wedding timeline. The best part are the guest bloggers, who are brides or grooms who share their trials and tribulations whilst planning their own weddings. This feature offers a real-life feel to the posts, which can be a breath of fresh air when many wedding posts and articles online are so picture-perfect.
(Keep an eye out for our Less is More post on styling your modern wedding).
From our friends across the pond, Junebug Weddings is a beautifully curated space full of high-end photography with a design-led feel. There are some suppliers listed for the UK, although the regional offering for Scotland is limited to photographers and videographers (and this appears to be a real focus for the blog). One of the best features is the ‘shop the look’ pop-ups that can be found in the posts in the real weddings section.
Even if you are not about to host your own Glasto-inspired nuptials, Festival Brides is all about the relaxed vibe and the laid-back feel. They love to feature outdoor weddings, particularly those with a festival look, but they are the perfect inspo-ground for any couple hoping to have a less traditional day with a free-spirited feeling.
(Psst: Did you see Arrow and Twine’s Celtic-inspired runaway shoot on Festival Brides?)
Image via The Lane
If you are a fashion-conscious bride, The Lane might become your number one go-to inspiration hunting ground. With so many unique and creative ideas for the trend-led bride or groom, The Lane is perfect for couples who are looking to really create impact with their styling. It offers daily inspiration, real wedding stories, tips and advice, and all of it is style-focussed with a heavy fashion influence. Once again, the Aussies are leading the way with their wedding inspiration.
Once you find the blog for you, subscribe to their updates, follow them on Pinterest and keep an eye on their Instagram accounts. They tend to update all their social media accounts with different content, so it is worth covering all the bases. The benefit of doing this, is that you know the posts they put up will always be – to a greater or lesser extent – the kind of style you are interested in, so you will no longer have to sift through everything to find the kind of inspiration that speaks to you. Perfect for planing your own curated wedding…