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

 

Wedding Nouveau

Wedding Nouveau

One of the great things about Wedding Nouveau is that it doesn’t just focus on traditional weddings but also introduces readers to the different styles and combinations that can come from inter-racial and cultural weddings. It features a great combination of various styles, ranging from an inter-racial classic barn wedding to an inter-cultural east Indian/Mexican fusion wedding. I think this is great as it really helps to not only inspire you but also smooth over any worries you may have. I know for sure that a few of my family members who have had inter-cultural weddings definitely had a few worries about trying to combine both of their countries traditions. For example when my British uncle married his Latvian wife, there was a lot of stress over not only merging a few different traditions together but also figuring out how to hold the ceremony in two different languages, this blog really shows how this is possible and how greatly successful such weddings can be.

If I had to choose 3 words that best describe this blog, I would go with appealing, sophisticated and easy. This blog is simply really easy to follow. What I really loved about this blog when I first read it is its professional and eye catching styling. When you first arrive at the page, your eyes are automatically drawn to all the photos. Unlike many other blogs, this one doesn’t follow the scroll down styling but has thumbnail pictures, which when clicked on take you to another page, describing the wedding in much more detail. This is great as it’s a really easy way to visit the entry about a wedding that actually speaks to you. Simply click on the picture that first catches your eye and your away.

As you can see from the image below, the amount of pictures on the page doesn’t make it look messy though, the monochrome background with the geometric picture layout make this blog look sophisticated and professional whilst also making sure its super easy to find your way around.

Wedding Nouveau

 

If, like me, you find yourself reading this blog and thinking that it reminds you of a magazine website, then you too are right! This blog is actually printed in a magazine format which you can buy straight from their online shop. If that’s still not enough for you, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even YouTube as well!

This blog is not only a place of inspiration though, it also provides the details and links to the websites of many people involved in the wedding as well, such as the make-up artists, florists and the jewellers that were used etc. This is great if you live in the same area as these people, for example NYC, which is unsurprisingly featured quite a lot.

There is a fashion and décor section, a colour palette gallery, a selection of wedding invitations (I would have to go for the Oscar De La Renta ones of course!), an online store, a hard copy and all the inspiration you could desire when planning your big day. What more could you wish for really?

 

Text by Jessica Harrington

The Rustic Wedding Chic Wedding Blog

The Rustic Wedding Chic Wedding Blog

Since 2013, rustic has become one of the newest and the most popular wedding themes for couples who love the nature, farm life and gentle color palettes such as brown, blush or mint green.

Hence, with the bloom of this lovely concept, we would like to introduce one of the best wedding blog about rustic wedding: The Rustic Wedding Chic!

The Rustic Wedding Chic has become the best rustic wedding blog for brides. Launched in May of 2009, Rustic Wedding Chic inspires and guides couples with a daily muse of photography and information along with a curated directory of resources. It was founded by Maggie Lord, a self-confessed wedding junkie since the age of 13. Passionate about the rustic style and eager to share her discoveries and ideas while planning her rustic wedding, she started blogging. Now RusticWeddingChic.com has become the number one online resource for rustic & country weddings. By times, it was developed by many bloggers who are brides and brides-to-be, also many contributing writers who has experiences in wedding industry.

If you think rustic wedding is just about the wooden and farm inspired decorations, I think you have to think about it again when you visit The Rustic Wedding Chic. In this wedding blog, we can distinguish many type of a rustic wedding which is sorted out as classic wedding, backyard wedding, barn wedding, mountain wedding, lakeside wedding, vintage rustic wedding etc. Each of the category has its own concept and decoration style. One more thing I love from this blog is that it provides the pictures of real wedding related to each specific topic.

From Rustic Wedding Chic: Colonial and Electric Farm Wedding

Like other wedding blog, the Rustic Wedding Chic also has wedding ideas. In this section, it focuses on rustic wedding ideas. For this wedding blog, it seems to have the ideas for all the wedding items, from stunning wedding bouquets to the lightning decoration for a sparkling night rustic wedding, this blog has it all. And it also has the Wedding budget ideas which I think will help some couple a lot.

From Rustic Wedding Chic: How to make your rustic wedding centerpiece

Next thing I like about this blog is the Inspiration they put there. On Rustic Wedding Chic, you can ask a solution for your wedding problems in “Ask Maggie & Advice” section which is the most popular features on this blog. In my opinion, this features will be helpful to some bridezilla. Besides, I love the ideas of season wedding they put on the blog like spring, summer wedding etc.

From Rustic Wedding Chic: 20 winter wedding bouquets

And with this Rustic Wedding Chic blog, you can also upload your own wedding and share with everybody. In my opinion, it is a good thing to share your happiness to the world and also a good chance to show everyone how beautiful your wedding is!

For me, if you want to plan a rustic wedding, this blog is all you need!

Text by Wendy Vu