My Favourite Wedding Blog -Artfully Wed

My Favourite Wedding Blog -Artfully Wed

Artfully Wed began back in 2010 as Borrowed and Bleu with the aim to inspire creativity and individual artistic moments amongst the journey towards your ‘perfect’ wedding.

The blog allows brides and grooms (yes that right ladies, grooms can and do often wish to have an input into their own wedding too) to view many sectors in accordance with creating their ‘perfect’ wedding.

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The toolbar along the top enables readers to create their own virtual experience on the blog. It allows readers to view and browse examples of other couples engagements, weddings and photo shoots, whereby  the reader can gain motivation and inspiration for their perfect wedding.

 

Artfully Wed hyperlink their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google + and Pinterest accounts, this enables readers who have taken an interest into the blog and enjoy the bloggers content to continue to receive inspiration through various social media sites.

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Suggested venues,  the venues suitability can be perfectly incorporated with the readers potential/chosen theme. The venues are only suitable with readers from or who are wishing to have their wedding in North or South America.

Tips and advice are a brides new ‘best friend.’ It is a given that brides will stress over their weddings and the smallest details which must be considered, to ensure that the wedding is ‘perfect’ for the bride. Many have advised that the smallest and most personalised details are the aspects of your wedding that your attendees will remember. A very popular post within the tips and advice section of Borrowed and Blue  is, DIY Bridal Emergency Kits.

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This blog post advises that a DIY Bridal Emergency Kit must include:

1. Safety pins
2. Bobby pins
3. Band aids
4. A spool of neutral color ribbon – white, ivory, black, brown
5. Straight pins
6. Deodorant
7. Scissors
8. Basic medications – pain reliever and antacid
9. Sewing kit
10. Stain remover pen or wipes

Artfully Wed emotionally connect with the bride and grooms, therefore they successfully provide and specialise in posting creative and unique blog posts that highlight to the bride and groom essential and inspiring factors. Alongside this they post many photos allowing the bride and groom to visualise the theme and potential elements to implement into their ‘perfect’ wedding.

What would you want to see from a wedding blog? What kind of advice and inspiration do you want view?

Artfully Wed http://www.artfullywed.com

Text by Rebecca

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Brenda’s Wedding Blog

Brenda’s Wedding Blog

My favourite Wedding Blog is called Brenda’s Wedding Blog. It is all about planning elegantly weddings with affordable styles. With more than 31,000 everyday readers Brenda’s Blog belongs to the top 25 wedding blogs of FlipKey. The blog published for the first time in 2005 is one of the most successful ones of the Bridal Bureau. Brenda is a mom of 2 girls, crafter, baker and a graphic designer – everything in all. Following this the contents are: beautiful real weddings, current wedding sales and promotions, latest wedding trends, hot new products. The creation of the blog is very attractive and makes the reader eager for more. On the blog in total 7 categories are to be found:

  • Wedding Blog
  • Hot Wedding Shops / Wedding Vendors I Love Guide
  • Shop / Brenda’s Marketplace aka Wedding Girl on Etsy
  • Edibles
  • About Brenda & Press
  • Feedback
  • Join the Blog aka Advertise.

Main attention lies of course on the Wedding Blog itself. Already at first sight the headings strike the eye and make it impossible NOT to read the posts. Then there follows a smaller affectionately written text (descriptions, recommendations) about dresses, decoration, locations, fashion & more which is supported with professional pictures. With the help of links inserted in the text, the reader can be passed on directly. The blog is tapped of with Giveaway Actions in which the reader can take part.

With the column Hot Wedding Shops – Wedding Vendors I Love Guide dreams of future brides are central. With the help of different categories it is possible to find different shops and wedding vendors helping to realise the dream wedding.

Shop: Brenda’s Marketplace aka Wedding Girl on Etsy – it concerns around a cooperation with the Online Shop Etsy (Wedding Girl) from which custom handmade invitations, paper goodies as well as accessories can be bought for the wedding.

Whereas Brenda cooks and bakes with passion, there is the column Edibles on her blog in which she publishes the recipes and photos of numerous tasty delicacies, cakes and pastries, up to cocktails, wine recommendations and many more! Simply delicious!

In the About Brenda column the reader can get an idea of the blogger and her life. In the column Press you find articles, internet sites or blogs where Brenda’s Blog has been mentioned already, for example Glamour Magazine.

The last both columns Feedback and Join the Blog are completing the blog.

For me the added value of this blog lies in the affectionate presentation. Because of her uploaded photo and the column About Brenda you get an impression about who is behind the posts. On the basis of personal information, for example, her real occupation as a graphic designer or being a mother of 2 girls – she allows her followers some background information about her. To take up with the different kinds of contact options (like email, real mail, Feedback Field) the appearance of a helpful, kind and interested blogger is supported.

In my opinion at least 2 interesting features exist on this blog:

N°1 – Edibles

Thanks to creative and unusual recipe ideas Brenda’s Blog reader can try out something new and try themselves different delicacies through. Thus every wedding refreshment bar becomes an eye-catcher!

N°2 – Hot Wedding Shops / Wedding Vendors I Love Guide

It’s Brenda’s plan to exile the statement: “I could never afford that for my wedding” from the heads of many brides. Brides should have the possibility to plan the wedding of their dreams – at prices they can afford. In addition you have the option of publishing your own website on the blog and therefore the chance to get in touch with more than 31,000 readers.

I have chosen this blog because I would like to indicate with how much love a blog can be formed. Brenda’s style of writing combined with professional pictures is the biggest strength of the blog. Every reader gets an impression how much work and time is behind every single post. The design is one of the principal reasons I have chosen to introduce this blog to you. You realise in many details that Brenda is a graphic designer: logo, blogdesign, layout & colours. All in all, Brenda’s Blog is more than only an inspiration for different wedding elements. It is a nice blog for women and girls who have to plan their dream weddings in future. Just feel free to have a look – and let you insprire!

                                                                                                                                                                                               

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by Jennifer Steinweg

 

Sound of strings

Sound of strings


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Triolins are a music trio from Helsinki who formed themselves after studying at Sibelius Academy. Triolins, also know individually as Camilla, Emmi and Sanna, state that they incorporate ‘open-minded attitudes of music, regardless of genre, and fire to create music that moves.’ The trio combines beautiful harmonies with violins and piano to create a fantastic and engagingly elegant sound, perfect for creating a truly and beautifully romantic atmosphere at your wedding!

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Check out Triolins out and be sure to follow them on their social media.

Triolins Links:

Soundcloud

Facebook

Website

Youtube

You can also contact Triolins at: triolins@gmail.com

We are so excited and privileged to have partnered with them for our Wedding Fair in Helsinki on 15th May! Why not come along and see them perform live during the event?

WeDo! Wedding Fair 2015. Together We Are One!

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Text by Rebecca

B Loved

B Loved

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It’s certainly a truth that you feel crazily inspired when you least expect it. B Loved wins my vote as ‘favourite wedding blog’ because it adds a whole new spin on the typical wedding blog filled with flowers, caviar, locations and other wedding fantasies. Instead B Loved delivers beauty, affordability, dream destination suggestions and inspiration.

Bespoken with a pure blank canvas as a background, this is pleasing to the eye and purifies love as tender. Many blogs can offer ways of achieving the generic ‘dreamy’ wedding, however B Loved inspires to meet any budget. Editor in chief and Founder, Louise Beukes and her team, work together to feature the newest trends in wedding design.

Navigating my way through the blog to the ‘Weddings’ section, posts in this section are separated from one another in a polaroid formation – symbolising the value of capturing and gathering the perfect image for your wedding.

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Categories under this section are intriguing in their initial conceptual title such as ‘Country Classic’ and ‘Faded Winter Glamour’. Further into each unique post, they are majorly outweighed by photographs with an accompanying delicate description, explaining the meaning and purpose of the post.

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For those posts that present the ‘newest’ trends, they are credibly addressed directly to the reader. The blog gives their own spin on the trends with a real opinion. This is beneficial for the reader as they aren’t receiving paragraphs of empty adjectives to satisfy their needs, like some other wedding blog posts I came across on my search. B Loved doesn’t seem to want to idealise the reader into keeping up with the latest wedding trends. They interpret the trends fittingly to give more suggested ideas.

Favourably, the blog also includes real stories from real brides or brides to be. The stories are shared from the brides’/bride to be’s personal experience, giving inspiration rather than a biased view on how to create your dream wedding. This combination in the blog offers a friendly and trusting approach, as the reader gains useful inspiration throughout each individual post.

Also on the blog, B Loved share their devotion in gaining inspiration from a range of professionals in the outside world as well as help give wedding businesses the knowledge, tools and skills to help them grow. They achieve this by hosting events such as ‘Flourish and Prosper: The Wedding Academy 2014’ where businesses learn from the professionals. Although these events may seem irrelevant to the blog reader, B Loved reassure the reader that there is added value to them too. The events create a community of suppliers that the reader is able to trust.

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The blog is continuously getting involved in the wedding industry, creating more similar events such as ‘The Styling Workshop’ in April 2015 in the UK, where big magazine editors will be attending such as ‘You & Your Wedding’ Magazine. Sharing these events enhances a trusting relationship between the reader and the writer as they connect through inspiration towards creating the ‘dream’ wedding.

Additionally, readers are encouraged to connect with the blog through social media such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram where new trends, inspirations and stories are forever being posted. Go and take a look at their website for yourself to see why this is my favourite wedding blog:

http://www.blovedblog.com

 

By Hannah Walsh