One for wedding blog fanatics everywhere… We’re thrilled to introduce you this month to the very lovely Louise Beukes, wedding stylist and owner of top UK wedding blog, b.loved.
Incase you’ve miraculously managed to skip through Wedding Land without stumbling upon it, b.loved is listed as one of the Top 20 UK Wedding Blogs by UKWed as well as featuring in the Top 100 Wedding Tweeters and can also be found in the Wedding Blogs 100 published by BrideTide.
B.loved is the go-to place for pretty, contemporary weddings. (Have you seen those creative inspiration boards??)
Here Louise chats to MyFab and lets us into her secrets as a successful wedding blogger and wedding stylist. Read on, lovely people…
As the editor of b.loved you get to see a LOT of weddings. What’s your favourite type of wedding to land in your inbox?
“I probably shouldn’t really have a favourite, but I adore weddings with understated contemporary style and lots of creative details. I love seeing weddings where the brides have used our favourite suppliers, be it a cake, dress or wedding band! It’s so lovely to see them as a part of someone’s special day. I also have a real soft spot for South African weddings having married there myself, there’s so much creativity!”
We’ve seen the growing celebrity status of your blogging peers as authors, retailers, business gurus… What next for Louise?
“Now that would be telling, haha!! The blogging industry in the UK has really exploded in the past 3 years, and I love seeing my fellow bloggers and friends growing, exploring new avenues and being so successful. The next 12 months are going to be very exciting for b.loved, we’re already working on taking the blog in new directions and providing even more inspiration for our readers”.
As a wedding stylist, what’s the secret to interpreting your client’s vision for the day into reality?
“It’s all down to understanding your client, and working with couples who become friends. The first few meetings are solely about getting to know each other, and working through a series of specially designed exercises to find out what they are really like as a couple to build up a full picture of their style, which is then used to influence their wedding design”.
What’s the most fabulous thing you’ve done for a client at a wedding this year?
“I’m working with a fabulous couple getting married next year who’s brief is very creative! I’m loving exploring lots of non-wedding ideas to help make their day unique”.
In your experience, what makes for “wow” wedding entertainment?
“Music that keeps your guests dancing all night! The best bands and DJ’s are experts at reading the crowd and playing the perfect tunes”.
Fab chatting to you Louise, and we can’t wait to see what exciting new innovations you have for us over the next 12 months! xx