The wedding market is awash with inspiration and it would seem that you could plan your whole wedding through Instagram these days. From the venue, to the styling, to the food, to the invites…
Your wedding day is such a visually creative day that Instagram really is your best friend, feeding you little snippets of beautifully curated things that you can save and use to inspire your wedding planning. Check out our instagram feed and follow if you haven’t already HERE!
Instagram is also a great way to get your bridal party and slightly more ‘tech savvy’ family involved. Tag, share and comment to get thoughts and opinions from those who matter.
Below we’ve listed our top 10 Instagram accounts that you NEED to follow if you’re currently planning your wedding, or simply just love all things bridal! There are of course many many more in addition to this list, therefore we’d love to find out your favourites if we’ve missed them!
It’s like we woke up in an Instagram shoe dream. Whether you want super cool flats, sensible heels that aren’t frumpy, strappy, court, satin, studded Florence has it all, and more. A relatively newcomer to the wedding world (launched in 2016) but already making a huge impact, based in the East Midlands this British designer gives brides an alternative option, marrying a contemporary look with classic bridal materials. They are wedding shoes afterall!
They say: “ Contemporary bridal shoes” …(what more do you need to say I suppose).
Co Founded by Ellie and driven by like minded and forward thinking industry professionals, Luxe Bride is a curated ‘go to’ wedding blog for finding the perfect boutique and getting inspired along the way. For brides that want to against the grain, who think outside the box and strive for perfection. Follow Luxe for daily musings, real life brides, industry insight and of course a curated selection of boutiques that we can absolutely promise ensure you find the wedding dress of your dreams. So think of it as your secret little boutique guide.
They say: “Luxe Boutiques and Luxe Brides are on the same page. We want to work with the best designers; we want beautiful wedding clothes; we want impeccable quality. We demand great provenance, deserve a little luxury and still want value for money. We love great shopping experiences; we mix our high and low brands. We have our own style, we have our own opinions. There are many media outlets for mass market, but our speciality is the Luxe bride.”
We love Charlotte’s Instagram stories in particular, because we watch in awe as she tries out new ways to create beautiful silk flowers or unveils some delicate vintage lace. A passion for designing, creating and embellishing is what fuels the treasure trove of creativity that is Charlottes feed. Her natural flower dyes are something to behold and we always come away not being able to wait to see what she does next!
They say: “Charlotte Wilden is a bridal wear designer known for her intricately-made bespoke creations, combining her experiences in costume with high fashion to create a style which is fashionably quirky and elegantly glamorous, inspired by vintage and historical influences. Fabrics are encrusted with jewels, embroidered with vintage and re-worked lace, and beautifully hand-painted. Charlotte is able to make your bridal experience effortless and exciting.”
The perfect place to kill two birds with one stone, look for your dream wedding venue (trust us it will be hard to pick from the beautiful barns, houses, tipi’s etc that Emma has pulled together) and get inspired by the venues themselves, the way they’re styled, different themes, locations you perhaps hadn’t thought of. We also love the fact that you can also see upcoming events (click here), so you know if your shortlisted venue has an open day coming up. You’ll be scrolling through Coco Wedding Venues for ages!
They say: “Since launching in late 2013, Coco Wedding Venues has captured the imagination of brides and wedding industry professionals alike. This beautiful, style-focused wedding venue directory and blog has carved a special niche in a crowded marketplace and won numerous fans along the way.”
Simply the best wedding gift list around, easy to use with wonderful products including a honeymoon fund option. Scroll through all the inspiration on their Instagram feed before choosing together and curating your wedding gift list, because maybe you’ve just moved house and need some memorable items to make it feel like home or perhaps you have put all your money into your wedding day so would like a honeymoon fund to be able to ‘get away from it all’ and truly relax as a married couple. Endless possibilities…
They say: “The idea came after interior designer, Ali, was struggling to compile an online present list and internet geek, Dom, realised there was a gap in the market for a new kind of wedding gift list for the internet generation! Dom and Ali resigned from their jobs and got busy working with developers, designers and retailers from their kitchen table to get Prezola launched. Couples loved the choice and flexibility right from the start! In 2015 Prezola acquired Getting Married, the UK’s leading wedding website creator.”
Inspiration doesn’t have to just be drawn from wedding related instagram feeds. Follow @voguerunway for colour inspiration, texture, latest trends, street style – all of which can be incorporated into your wedding day. In conclusion, If it inspires you then why not!
Needs no ‘they say’ It’s Vogue!
So You’re getting married is pretty, just a quick scroll through their feed and we feel relaxed and like we’re going to wear lace dresses and flowers in our hair to work tomorrow! We particularly love the SYGM Brides aspect to their blog. Also vocalised on Instagram of course, it showcases real life brides and their wedding planning journey including the highs and lows. It gives us real inspiration and real points of view.
They say: “a blog dedicated to bringing you daily doses of pretty things from around the wedding world. I also feature beauty, home interiors, fashion, and recipes.”
The Lane is a curated edit of information and inspiration. From photography and stationary to favours and flowers providing an alternative to the normal wedding edits. We particularly like the ‘expert interviews’ section where you can gather real life industry knowledge and get tips from those who have been there and done it!
They Say: “The LANE is not your typical wedding and lifestyle publication. We won’t sell you cheesy done-to-death décor styling, or scare you with pageant style gowns and kitten heels.”
So much more than a magazine. Each page of this fine art publication is graced by a beautifully styled image, a real life wedding, a tutorial, all looking to inspire and inspire they do. They are based stateside so lucky for us Instagram is a way to keep up with the latest from them. Online they also have look books from the likes of Ellie Saab and Marchesa to serve as further inspiration, or simply to ogle over.
They say: “Geraldine is a wedding publication that serves as an inspiration for couples who want to create a refined and intimate event. We curate original concepts and bring authenticity to every story.”
This Yorkshire based jewellery designer creates the most beautiful original pieces, using materials such as moonstone, Swarovski crystals and mother of pearl. Laura’s designs are statement pieces yet maintain delicate touch and an ever so slightly whimsical, ethereal feel. Perfect if you want bridal accessories but don’t want anything too formal or traditional (or a huge price tag) – we absolutely love the Leonora headpiece.
They Say: “With a background in the creative industry, the Laura Rhodes collection is inspired by a love of art, architecture and nature. The Muse collection is influenced by the women in Laura’s life with Santorini and Wildflower both inspired by summers spent in rural Yorkshire and on the Greek isles.”
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We hope that by now you’re feeling well and truly inspired (and we haven’t even mentioned Pinterest yet!)
Happy wedding planning x