When I got married, blogging and pinterest weren't really around. I find this SO disappointing, as I spent a small fortune on bridal mags. I bought everything on offer in Australia and then whilst holidaying in America, thought it only appropriate, as I didn't want to miss a trick, to buy a sack full of bridal bibles and drag them all around the States.
Thank goodness for modern technology, we now have the most amazing bridal resources online and free, meaning you can save your money and get more confetti garlands for your big day.
We love meeting bride-and-grooms-to-be through our wedding registry service and hearing all about their unique wedding plans. It is a wonderful time of their lives and we always try and tailor their registry to the type of wedding they hope to have and house they want to create.
Here are our favourite Bridal Blogs to browse, they get us all warm and fuzzy and super keen to organise some sort of renewal of the wedding vows!
OUR TOP SIX PICKS:
100 Layer Cake is an all encompassing blog that really does resemble love. It is stunning. From flowers, dresses, jewellery, hair, shoes and cakes, this blog has it all! It has the most amazing DIY tutorials on how to make mind blowing decorations. It also has an amazing marketplace for wedding props (shipping is sometimes available)! And if you really want to lose yourself online, check out their pinterest page here.
Nouba Wedding Ideas is an Australian blog written by the gorgeous Tamarin - who incidentally had the most stunning bridal hair at her own wedding - in the world. Nouba is a fantastic resource for Australian Brides and has a special interest in getting the unique look and feel at your wedding, whilst not spending a fortune. Check out their fab section on shoestring weddings here. It is a beautifully designed site and has such a calming, down to earth feel. The layout is a little like pinterest, very image orientated, which makes it easy to find something you fancy, click on the image and get more of what you love. One of our favs!
Green Wedding Shoes is a one shop stop for Inspiration overload! The site's creators Jen and Jason, believe their is no 'right' way to host a wedding and therefore feature weddings of all shapes and sizes. Great pics on bridal showers, advice on wedding photo shoots and even inspiration on vow renewals!
The Lucy Chase Project is a really cool website! Never before have weddings and DIY style looked so good. Lucy (a pseudonym for a New Zealand travel enthusiast Aleisha McNiece) is all about unique, happy, and super cool weddings. I love the layout of this uber cool blog and feel personally connected to the people who have been featured. It is truly like looking through your best mates photo album. Imagine origami weddings and pom poms. I mean seriously. Just. so. cool.
Polka Dot Bride is another fabulous way to while away the hours looking at beautifully styled and executed weddings. It is an Australian Blog which has become one of the leading websites for finding inspiration for your wedding day. Polka Dot Bride is such a powerhouse when it comes to wedding planning! It carefully categorises everything and is a super easy website to navigate and in my case - get completely lost and absorbed. The attention to detail is inspiring and you really must check out their pinterest page (which has nearly 12,000 followers!) for some seriously delicious pics on Australian weddings.
Simply Peachy is a super cute blog that always puts a smile on our dial! They have these amazingly helpful posts which teach brides and grooms how to make and create things for your wedding. Sometimes it is hard to become an expert on something (like floral arranging) overnight but Simply Peachy is your self help manual online. They recently teamed up with Joyce from J.F Floral Couture to break down the components of a bridal bouquet which had us completely falling all over ourselves. Check out the sample below and click through to see this amazing blog.