I’ve decided that I want to feature more british wedding blogs on LMW – blogs that like mine focus on the UK wedding industry. There are so many great US blogs out there that we all read and love, which are great for ideas and inspiration, but unfortunately they don’t feature many british suppliers. Each week I will be interviewing/ featuring a fellow blogger – some of them you might already know about, some of them not – I hope you enjoy discovering their blogs too.
So this week I wanted to talk about a new blog I discovered Belle Amour, – Debs is one of the few bloggers that I know that is not already married or planning her wedding, and that is what really intrigued me. Her blog features real life weddings, features on UK suppliers and the perfect honeymoon destinations.
So I asked her how she got into blogging about weddings?
It’s not because I’m desperate to get married But I’m starting to go to more and more weddings as my friends marry and, although lovely, there’s no personality behind them, nothing that hints towards what the couple are like. And I don’t believe that’s because my friends are boring! I just think they don’t know what’s out there so I wanted to share all the amazing stuff I’ve seen elsewhere to hopefully inspire them and others if possible. And then if there’s several of us UK bloggers doing it hopefully between us we’ll have found lots of less traditional suppliers over here and by the time I get married (which will be years off yet) I’ll have an easier time planning my wedding
I also love amazing photography and just generally looking at pretty things. My blog is kind of like a huge research project so when I do get engaged I’ll be able to see all the wedding-type stuff I love in one place! And meeting like-minded creative people is a huge bonus!
And how do you imagine your ideal wedding?
Ooo and my vision for my wedding day… ideally it would be by a lake with row boats that all the guests could take out. And the meal would be in little individual picnic hampers and everybody would sit on picnic blankets and cushions – I like relaxed – but I’d probably still have to have some kind of decoration about like flowers. And at night there would be fairy lights and candles everywhere, fires would be good too but unlikely they would be allowed! And there’d be live music and a barbecue then everybody would camp out under the stars
Any other blogging plans on the horizon?
I am also close to launching a baby blog and I’ve just read you’re doing the same! Mine’s called Belle Bebes (with accents above the e’s but I don’t know how to type them on this!) I won’t be covering the more serious baby related stuff like labour and breastfeeding as I have no idea about it! It’s more just how to have original nurseries and plan great baby parties and will feature toys and prams etc. And this came about as my best friend is expecting in December and was telling me about her idea for a Mamas & Papas nursery. Nothing wrong with Mamas & Papas but when she told me I quickly sent her over a few links from around the web and within minutes she decided she wanted something more original and something she’s spent time designing and decorating, rather than one trip to a shop!
Thanks Debs – happy to have found your wedding blog and looking forward to the launch of your baby one
As an aside….well yes I was planning on launching Little Miss Baby and I probably wil sometime soon, but I have come across a bit of an obstacle – images/photos. We all love looking at pretty pictures and that is the great thing about wedding blogs – its a array of professional wedding photos – flowers, dresses, venues, accessories etc are all showcased beautifully. However when I was doing the baby blog I didn’t find anywhere near the same quality of photos – the product photos were often taken by the supplier themselves and didn’t look particularly professional. More importantly I’d say a big issue is taking photos of children and babies that you can use in your posts – many of my friends don’t want their childrens’ photos online (which is fair enough), so then my only choice would be to post pictures of Coco doing X or wearing Y, which lets face it is pretty dull for everyone.
Thanks Debs for giving us a little insight in to Belle Amour and good luck with the plans for the baby blog – keep us posted.