We're truly getting into the wedding spirit here at FBC HQ thanks to our collaboration with the swoon worthy Freya Rose bridal shoes and our very own office wedding at the end of the month. As girly girls and hopeless romantics, we bask in the unadulterated prettiness that weddings exude - the dress, flowers, cake, jewellery and shoes. Oh the shoes! So we've compiled the FBC Wedding Edit - top tips from those in the know on the nuptial's scene, as well as how to create that perfect bridal suite look in your own home.
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Wedding Day Top Tips
Lou from Whimsical Wonderland Weddings Blog
"I cannot stress enough how important it is to invest as much as you can in your wedding photography and film. After the confetti has settled and you head home relaxed from your honeymoon, that all important beautiful imagery will be awaiting you. This will be the lasting memory of your day, ready to be passed on over the generations."
Zoe Philpott, Bespoke Wedding Cake Designer
"It’s always beautiful when the cake ties in with the flowers and the whole theme so it’s a good idea to brief the baker on some of the other elements. Though always leave the bakers with creative freedom so the final outcome is a bit of a surprise, they know what they’re doing! Although it’s tempting to get carried away with flowers, fruit and flourishes, less is more and don’t be tempted to overdo it."
Freya Rose, Internationally Renowned and award-winning wedding shoe designer.
"Choose a design you love. It is the biggest day of your life. Shoes are the sculpture that will not only hold you but your soul and your spirit. Every girl feels special in beautiful heels. Bridal shoes can easily be stored forever to love, cherish and remind you of your special day."
Our very own Jen, the bride to be of The FBC
"Do as much preparation as far in advance as you can so the last few weeks leading up can be chilled and relaxing and not hectic and stressed (should really have listened to my own advice!). Put together some mood boards to plan the complete decoration, so you can see the full concept coming together and make sure everything balances in the way you hope. Pinterest is perfect for this with oodles of inspiration."
Any bridal suite should be the epitome of elegance, the perfect place for newly weds to start their married life together and get some much needed rest after a beautifully hectic day. It's not just a beautiful bedroom, a bridal suite is about having that extra splendour, symbolising the magnificence of the day. The bridal bedroom is the first place the married couple will have a moment to themselves to reflect on their experience and start their future together as husband and wife. How magical would it be to recreate that surrounding in your home? A retreat to retire to every evening with memories of the special day and to remember where it all started - waking up with positive thoughts and happiness.
The gentle romance of French furniture makes it the ideal choice for bridal suite style. A soft, neutral colour scheme with accents of pastels, floral carvings and tactile textures make for a beautiful bridal inspired bedroom. In keeping with the essence of marriage chose pieces of furniture that will be treasured for a lifetime, becoming heirlooms for your future generations.
Best kept secret... The French Bedroom Company Wedding List
Are you thinking of getting married? Know someone getting married? Just dreaming? We offer a bespoke wedding list service to compile all your favourite French Bedroom Company goodies for your guests to gift you on your special day. Please contact our Wedding List Co-Coordinator, Zoe on 01444 415430 or Zoe@frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk for more information.