23rd December 2015

What a crazy ride this year has been – lots of beautiful weddings, new challenges and life-changing adventures.  But there’s a whole heap more already lined up for 2016 so watch this space!  In the meantime all it leaves is for me to say… May your home sparkle with love, joy and laughter over the…

24th September 2015

Dearest Bijou brides, big news… baby Merri has arrived. Little Zephyr Ray came roaring into the World Saturday 5th September; it goes without saying that Mr Bijou and I are totally besotted with him. What an adventure motherhood has been so far, I have a new found respect for all you Mums out there.  Normal…

11th April 2015

Wedding planning isn’t easy and you’re lucky to have great friends in the wings ready to help.  But how to say merci, gracias, I appreciate you.  Here’s a quick list of bridesmaid thank yous that are guaranteed to impress. 1.  Afternoon Tea.  A no brainer really for bridesmaid thank yous.  A few weeks back I…

26th February 2015

Hello there!  I’m on the lookout for a superstar intern to help take Bijou to the next level and also learn a lot about creative styling, blogging, event planning and more along the way.  There are so many fun projects in the pipeline, ideas waiting and too many event launches/ parties for one person to…

25th December 2014

It’s CHRRRRIIIISSSSSTTTMMMMMMMAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!  I just wanted to say a big thank you for reading, voting for and being a part of the blog this year.  It’s always a pleasure to hear from you so if you have any burning wedding related questions or ideas to make The Bijou Bride bigger and better in 2015 just drop…

14th March 2014

Imagine if you could actually touch the dresses in Brides magazine (the UK’s no.1 bridal magazine, in case you didn’t know) or sample that incredible cake to be sure it tastes as good as it looks, smell that colourful bridal bouquet or try on that glimmering statement necklace that you love?  Now you can and I’ve got an exclusive…

31st December 2013

I started pulling together my glittery party ideas on Pinterest , like most of you no doubt, and I just had to share the best ones.  These New Year’s Eve party ideas would be just as well suited to a sparkling wedding, let’s be inspired! Links to all the pins below and so I’ll take the…

1st August 2013

Let’s take a closer look at the Monique Lhuillier Bridal Spring 2014 collection, are you ready ladies? Lace details interspersed amongst layer upon layer of tulle and fluffy flowers add an air of the whimsical throughout the collection. Super romantic, super luxurious with a wealth of lace and lace details – what’s your preferred look?…

29th June 2013

Move over macarons there are some new kids in town – this Sunday Loves is packed with sweet wedding favours ideas.  Why sweet treats this week?  Well I’ve just celebrated my 6th wedding anniversary which is symbolised by sugar, so I’ve had sweet things on my mind (and tongue) all week. 1. These chocolate dipped…

26th June 2013

This is one piece of fashion news I’m very, very excited about – one of my favourite designers is set to release a line of affordable wedding dresses.   Truly Zac Posen for David’s Bridal will be launching in February 2014, I know that seems a long wait but I wanted you fashion lovers to…