My Top 5 Pins {Midlands Musings}

It’s been a little while since I featured any Pinfluencers (not that I’m complaining, since I love having our Real Life Bride season!) so I thought it was time to start introducing you to some more lovely people and oohing over their Pinterest picks. Today’s blogger friend, Keri of Midlands Musings, isn’t a wedding blogger as such, but after working in the industry she has some brilliant advice and laughs to share on the subject, and she also happens to be a SouthBound Bride alumna (see her Big Day here), so she’s got an eye for the pretty and has chosen some gorgeous pins to share with you today. But the main reason I wanted to introduce you to her is that reading Midlands Musings has become a highlight of my newsfeed, a voice of sanity and hilariousness that you need to add to your blog following life. Plus, as I found out recently, Keri is just as lovely in person (I always say I get the best brides!). So be sure to get lost in her archives ASAP, and follow her on Pinterest while you’re at it!

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Hi there. My name is Keri and I blog over at my personal and lifestyle blog, Midlands Musings. Although my blog is not exactly geared towards brides and weddings, I am recently married and have worked in the wedding industry for the past year – which has opened me up to a whole range of people, ideas and scenarios. I spend a lot of time on Pinterest (which lady doesn’t??) and I still pin to my Hitched board – even though it has been a year since my wedding day! There’s nothing quite like the prettiness and romance of a wedding. My own wedding style is very simple and slightly bohemian. I’m a great fan of less is more. At my own wedding I did not have printed menus or even a church service programme. I believe that the more tiny details there are to worry about, the more stressed the bride. And no one likes a grumpy bride!

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My Top 5 Pins {The Pretty Blog}

Afternoon, lovelies! It’s time for the next in my mini series of guest posts from some of my favourite wedding pinners and bloggers – hasn’t it been fun to see what’s inspiring them? Today’s guest probably needs no introduction, since she’s one half of one of South Africa’s most successful blogging teams. Nicola Pretorius started The Pretty Blog with Christine Meintjes at around the same time that I started blogging, and over email, Twitter and cake and coffee in London and Stellenbosch, I’ve got to know both of them and admire their creative, entrepreneurial spirits. Nicola is the editorial half of the team, and is super stylish and lovely in person – it’s no wonder that she’s provided so many South African women with inspiration for their big day and beyond. As you may know, TPB recently relaunched with an amazing new look and feel, with dedicated sections for travel, food & wine, kids & family, home & style and of course, weddings. It’s an awesome achievement and an exciting time for the team, and I’m thrilled that Nicola took some time from her schedule to be here today sharing her favourite pins. Needless to say, if you’re not following her on social media and Pinterest already, do! And if you haven’t already, check out the new site (but make yourself a cup of coffee and switch off the phone first, because you’ll get lost for a couple of hours at least!)

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My Top 5 Pins {Magnolia Rouge}

If this little series is about people with glorious taste, then today’s pinfluencer is an absolute must-follow. She also happens to be lovely. Kate is the incredibly talented creative force behind New Zealand blog and online magazine Magnolia Rouge. I’ve had the pleasure of doing some behind-the-scenes bits on the magazine with Kate in the past, and she’s not only an incredible designer, she’s also one of the hardest working people in the business. Her blog and magazine are an absolute joy – if you’re not already familiar with them, I highly recommend that you get lost in the archives! It’s full of stunning inspiration boards and colour stories, shoots and weddings from the best in the business… the list goes on. So I’m just thrilled that Kate was able to make some time to let us know what’s inspiring her at the moment. And needless to say, go follow the lady on Pinterest immediately!

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My Top 5 Pins {At First Blush & Co.}

I’ve been so luck to meet some amazing people in this industry, both home and away, including today’s lovely guest! Although some of my wedding friends are still virtual (although it never feels that way!) I’ve been lucky enough to actually meet Naomi on a trip to London, and she was every bit as fab in the flesh as she’d seemed online. She’s become a dear friend, and I’m so excited to have her here today! Naomi has a knack for finding the best stuff, so she’s the perfect person to follow on Pinterest, both for wedding and lifestyle inspiration. You can find her blogging about her finds on Inside the Lovely, the blog portion of her website. Bookmark! Thanks so much, Naomi :)

Hi I am Naomi! I’m so happy that my sweet friend Gaby has asked me to guest post on her blog! I am the creative director & lead designer of At First Blush & Co. Events based in Southern California. The events we produce are timelessly classic yet modernly chic. I personally love the look of understated glam. Leonardo Da Vinci said “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” and that pretty much sums up my personal style which transcends over to my interior décor and the weddings that I collaborate on with my couples to design. Translating simplicity isn’t always easy, especially with all the amazing trends and ideas out there, but here are some of my favorites.

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My Top 5 Pins {A Crimson Kiss}

I’m super excited to introduce you to today’s pinfluencer, because if you want an example of a blogger with exquisite taste, then Lena is your girl. If Audrey Hepburn had a wedding blog, I think it would be just like hers. Every week she picks a colour scheme and then showcases a real wedding and matching shoes, flowers, paper and (yum) cocktails, which is such a pleasure to read. So it’s a blog to follow for sure, but also a pinner to stalk – her boards are beautifully curated collections of loveliness. Today, the lovely lady has agreed to share her current favourites – thanks so much Lena!

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My Top 5 Pins {b.loved weddings}

Hello lovelies! Today we’re kicking off a brand new series with the lovely Louise of wedding blog b.loved. You’ll no doubt have heard me mention Louise before, since she’s not only a friend, but a fabulous stylist and fellow blogger, not to mention a SouthBound Bride (see her wedding here)! (She’s also been super nice enough to help out with the blog while I’m away, to make sure all the scheduled posts go out – thanks so much hon!) Lou has excellent taste with her finger on the pulse of the latest wedding trends, plus she’s a huge fan of Pinterest, so her boards are definitely one to follow. I asked her to share her current Top 5 favourite pins to inspire you!

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Planning Your Wedding With Pinterest

Image: Judy Pak Photography via Style Me Pretty (from the Bridesmaids board on SBB’s Pinterest)

Happy Friday, friends! I’m writing to you from my sick bed, all struck down in the pribe of libe (as they’d say in Friends), so you’ll forgive me if today’s post is a little late! But I wanted to share with all of you (especially those with your newly minted Valentine proposals) how Pinterest can be a great little tool to use in your wedding planning, and give you a little tour of the SBB Pinterest page. Let’s go!

The truth is, you’ve probably already heard of Pinterest. You may have been using it already, to pin food or interiors – hell, you may even have been pinning wedding stuff long before the proposal. In just a couple of years, Pinterest has become part of our daily web lives, and the good news is that it really comes into its own when it comes to weddings. So you’ll definitely want to use it to its full capacity.Read More