13 December 2013

Friday favorites by Itty Bitty Bijou

Hi All! I hope you've had a fantastic week and feeling festive! I finally did my Christmas decorating last weekend so I am certainly in the spirit of things now! I have some beautiful things to share with you for my Friday Favorites this week - here we go...

Wedding Sparrow blog | This UK based blog is fast becoming one of my favorite wedding photography inspiration blogs! It focuses on fine art and film photography and every time I read it I cannot wait to shoot something ( for those who don't know I am also a fine art, lifestyle photographer of weddings and babies at Catharine Noble Photography ). It is run by Sara & Andy, a husband and wife team with impeccable taste and talent. They also do styling and have an online shop coming soon - I cannot wait to see it!

Paris Inspired Couple Shoot | A beautiful shoot by Orange Photographie set simply around a drink and pastries with Parisian style, and my is it pretty! Stylish, sophisticated and full of those creamy colour tones I adore. See it featured on the lovely Wedding Sparrow blog { here }.

Paris Inspiration Shoot on Style Me Pretty | This wedding shoot is phenominal and so are the vendors who took part! It was published on the beautiful Style Me Pretty blog and featured the most exquisite statement wedding dress by French Designer Paulo Corona. The gown includes an oversized bow-like ruffle to the front of the dress, and the most sheer, barely there, material to the reverse, with crystals cascading over the shoulders and down the back! It's a must see and includes Luxe Life Events, Le Secret d'Audrey, and Paris Luxury Cakes by Cristina Lasarte.

Confetti Pop | I don't know how I have not come across Confetti Pop before now - it is home to ideas and instructions for fantastic DIY projects for different celebrations and holidays. It lists details such as the estimated budget and time to make the project and even the difficulty level too. If you enjoy finding things to make on Pinterest - you will love Confetti Pop! My favorite Christmas holiday finds on here include:
Metallic Ombre Glitter Ornaments
Floral Bundt Cake
Gold Rock Candy Favours
Fringed Ornament Garland
Fringed and Faceted Drink Stirrers

I hope you've enjoyed my latest finds and favorites and feel as inspired by them as I do! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Catharine x

See more Friday Favorites by Itty Bitty Bijou { here }.

7 December 2013

Friday Favorites by Itty Bitty Bijou

I'm a day late with my Friday Favorites, please forgive me as I've been so busy! I have something slightly different for today too! I have finally joined Instagram and my favorite thing this week has been meeting new people through it and also seeing all the beautifully decorated Christmas trees everyone has! { I'm doing my decorations tomorrow } Below you can see some of my first Intagram pictures and you're welcome to visit my profile and follow me { here } too...

Winter Wedding Inspirations - Berry Tone Winter Wedding Shoes

I have more marvelous winter wedding shoe inspirations - this time in Berry tones! Each of these shoes would look beautiful for winter weddings with classic winter wedding colour schemes and would be such a contrast peeping out from under a crsip white of delicious cream wedding gown...

{ Credits } from left to right

Find more Wedding Inspirations { here }

29 November 2013

Friday Favourites by Itty Bitty & Bijou

Hi All! Can you believe it is Friday again already?! We've had a very hectic week with Joey being injured at the weekend and after four trips to the Vets this week and one operation he is now recovering and thankfully more comfortable! You can of course read more about the loves of my life, my rescue dogs Joey & Teddy over at Itty Bitty &Fluffy blog - as well as my photography! Now let's see my Friday Favourites this week!!

Anna Hardy Photography, Shannon Elizabeth Photography, The Lonely Heart,
Opulent Vivienne Westwood Inspired Wedding | This wedding was shot by one of my favourite uk wedding photographers - Anna Hardy and it was featured this week on the fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Bride. The Bride, Sashy, wore the famous Carrie Bradshaw / Vivenne Westwood wedding dress and her style is amazing! Sashy actually makes it look even better too!

Shabby chic Wedding Favours | I love these mercury glass heart decorations, adorned with a pretty, personalised ribbon, by The Lonely Heart, a beautiful Etsy shop full of goodies. They are listed as wedding favours but I think these would make a great little gift for many occasions and of course they'd be so cute at Christmas too!

Gatsby Themed Fall Inspiration Shoot | This wedding shoot on Green Wedding Shoes is full of warm Autumnal colours and details! Shot and styled by the super talented Shannon Elizabeth, who created a stunning tablescape with deep red flowers, gold glass votives and a sparkly runner ( you I know I love a hint of sparkle! ) There's an amazing headpiece and also those deep berry lip colours I keep talking about too { here }.

Hope you enjoyed the short but sweet round up this week and I wish you a wonderful weekend!

Catharine x

See previous Friday Favourites by Itty Bitty Bijou { here }

27 November 2013

Winter Wedding Inspirations - Metallic Winter Wedding Shoes

With winter weddings upon us, I have a beautiful collection of shoes perfect for winter Brides! Today I bring to you the metallic pick! Starting with stunning silver glitter sandals from Jimmy Choo, then the sparkly crystal embellished suede sandals from Gucci, and last but certainly not least, I have picked the Suprise! sandals by Charlotte Olympia - don't you just love how they look like a pretty Christmas present with that bow?!

{ Credits } from left to right

See more Wedding Inspirations { here }

23 November 2013

Festive Inspirations - Plum & Cranberry Christmas

Here is a beautiful inspiration board for the holiday season with a colour palette of deep plum, cranberry and winter white. Inspired by Autumn Winter makeup trends which include these deep, rich, berry colours for lips and nails ( you may have seen this mentioned in my Friday Favourites here ).

Christmas party ideas inspiration board
> Food is always important to me around the holiday period as there are plenty of delicious dishes we only seem to eat at this time of year. I looked for food that said 'Christmas' as well as scrumptious!
> Cranberry filled Macarons, Cranberry Cookies, Winter Berry Pie and the stunning Cranberry topped Christmas Cake are all beautiful treats.
> Mulled wine is a must over the holidays and this recipe for the mulled wine poached pears I found at Fork and Flower sounds amazing!
> Adding berries for decoration is a must as well as a hint of Fir tree. The elegant ribbon & cone decoration is simple to diy and a sophisticated touch too!

{ Credits } from left to right
Top row | via Five Spot Green Living . Nicki Walsh Fotographie . Ryan Ray Photography
Middle row | Maras Wunderland . Ania . Fork & Flower
Bottom row | Anna Verdina . Blahnik Baker . Blahnik Baker

Find more beautiful Inspiration Boards by Itty Bitty Bijou { here }

22 November 2013

Friday Favourites by Itty Bitty & Bijou

Hi All! Welcome to my second Friday Favourites and round up of the week! With Christmas getting closer and closer I'm feeling super festive - I cannot wait to decorate our house and spend time with family! I've been thinking about festive party ideas and shall be sharing inspirations and ideas of this nature soon too. For now, here are my favourite things from this week...

Style Me Pretty, Gooch and Gawler, Boudoir Photography Session,
A UK inspiration shoot on Style Me Pretty | I was so pleased to see vendors from the UK featured on my all time favourite wedding blog, Style Me Pretty! The shoot is a must see, with a soft palette of pastel greens, greys, and little hints of aubergine. Put together by Jessie Thompson Wedding Planning, shot by Taylor Barnes Photography, and fantastic florals by The Rose Shed - the shoot has lots of beautiful details to inspire you - the tablescape is particularly pretty!

What Lies Beneath | A stunning boudoir inspiration shoot on Rock My Wedding shot by the fabulous Fiona Kelly and styled by my friend with flawless taste, Louise Beukes of b.loved. The shoot has a dreamy creamy palette, fresh flowers and foliage as delicate as the 'delicates' - which are perfect pieces for a sophisticated Boudoir Photography Sessions too.

The Raven of Nonsuch | This beautiful shoot by Gooch and Gawler was published in October but is still inspiring me everyday! The use of feather capes within the Bridal look reminds me in part of Swan Lake. It is so artistic and put together with such imagination and attention to detail. It is unlike anything I have seen before and if you haven't already seen it, you must!

The beautiful Autumnal colours which are trending in makeup have really caught my eye this week. Those deep berry, plum and mauve tones for lips and nails are just delicious and you'll soon see that that these colour tones have indeed been inspiring my work lately!

I hope you enjoyed my Friday Favourites and have yourselves a super weekend!

Catharine x

See previous Friday Favourites by Itty Bitty Bijou { here }

17 November 2013

Stationery & Free Printable for The Autumn Issue of Bloved's Style Guide

Itty Bitty & Bijou was recently featured on the beautiful b.loved blog as part of a big b.team inspiration shoot! Louise of b.loved gathered her b.team of wedding vendors to create a stunning shoot based on her concept for Autumn weddings and with this she produced b.loved's latest feature - The Style Guide starting with The Autumn Issue!

With a colour palette of black, white and warm metallics we created a wedding stationery suite with a monochrome look, pairing modern calligraphy with contemporary sans serif fonts, and there was even a glittery gold envelope liner - pretty! There is a free printable available to download too { here } so pop on over to bloved to see the full Autumn Issue...

See more of our work with b.loved and the b.team { here }

15 November 2013

Friday Favorites by Itty Bitty & Bijou

Hello All! Hope you have had a super week and enjoyed the 'You've Got Mail' Bridal Inspiration post - the first in a while but lots more to come! I originally started Itty Bitty & Bijou the blog to share all the wonderful things I come across each week as well as our own projects, loves, free printables and inspirations. I thought it would be good to post a small round up each week incase you don't follow us on Facebook and Twitter. So here we go...

Burnetts boards, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Cloth and Patina, Corinne Smith
Black is Beautiful | This wedding inspiration shoot on The Pretty Blog was captured by Catherine Mac and Styled by Fleur le Cordeur. They showed how the black wedding gown can be more decadent and less gothic - it is stunning!

Elizabeth Anne Designs new online shop | As a huge fan of Elizabeth Anne Designs inspirations and flawless taste, I was so excited to hear that she was curating pieces to launch an online shop. It is a must see for any Bride-to-be and the shoe collection in particular is beyond beautiful!

Joy by Corrine Smith | Corrine Smith is one of my favorite British designers when it comes to Bridal accessories and has just launched a new sister company 'Joy'. Lots of pretty pieces ideal for Christmas, Bridesmaids gifts etc. It's hard to pick just one favorite but the Lovebirds necklace won it for me!

Cloth & Petina's Vintage Terrarium Box | Cloth & Petina's Etsy shop is always filled with an exquisite collection of vintage pieces which would make beautiful gifts and also make stunning pieces for weddings too. The terrarium box would make a perfect ring box for a wedding and how stunning the ring photos would look with it too! Lovingly restored with a french script fabric added to it - so pretty!

The Most Beautiful Blush Pink Wedding Inspiration | Sara of Burnetts Boards has superb taste and an incredible eye - especially when it comes to her inspiration boards! Her latest creation is the 'Romantic Pastel Blush Wedding' board complete with an amazing Reem Acra gown! Amazing!

Hope you enjoyed the round up and have a lovely weekend! x

Bridal Shower Inspirations - You've Got Mail...

We've not done a Bridal Shower Inspiration Board for a while and I recently watched one of my all time favorite romantic movies - You've Got Mail, with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. It's such a heartwarming movie and I love the New York setting! It inspired me to create this latest inspiration board with cute little details from the film. Daises are Kathleen's favorite flower and Pride & Prejudice is also her favorite book, these can both be used as pretty centrepieces...

For more Bridal Shower Inspirations & Ideas by Itty Bitty & Bijou go { here }

26 October 2013

Stationery & Graphics for the bloved Weddings bparty Event

It was the b.loved wedding's big event this week - the highly anticipated b.party! Put together by Louise of b.loved blog and her fantastic team of suppliers - the b.team, which includes Itty Bitty & Bijou as the Stationery & Graphics designers.

We created a suite of the following pieces - inspired by Louises' ideas for the event, her signature b.loved branding circles and a colour palette she sent too:

> b.party Logo
> Save the Date
> Invitation
> Promo for makeovers before the event
> Cocktail Menu
> Dessert Menu
> Cananpe Menu
> Dessert Labels
> Canape Labels
> Social Media Signs
> Thank You tags for favour bags
> Thank You for attending signage

Fantastic wedding photographer and fellow b.team member Anneli Marinovich, was on hand to capture details from the evening and as soon as she blogs them we'll provide a link so you can see all the wonderful work by Louise and all involved. For now here's some of our own images by Catharine Noble Photography of some of the key pieces...

26 July 2013

Colour Inspirations - Temperley SS 2013

Today's colour inspiration originates from this beautiful outfit from Temperley's Spring / Summer 2013 collection. The tones of blue against nude beige, creates a sophisticated palette great for Spring and Summer events. We actually have a stationery design for an event at the end of August which has been inspired by these colours! I must also add how decadent and detailed this outfit is - inspiring patterns as well as colours!

. Photo via Fashionising .

25 July 2013

Exciting Times - The Launch of Itty Bitty & Mini Blog...

It has been a long time in the making but I am so, so, thrilled to announce that I just launched
Itty Bitty & Mini blog - a blog celebrating family, babies and children with the most beautiful photography and brands from all over the world. Please pop on over to take a look around, this week we are celebrating our launch but also the birth of the new little Prince George, so we have a cute royal theme running for our launch week!
. Itty Bitty & Mini blog design by Itty Bitty & Bijou .

Pop on over to see the new Itty Bitty & Mini blog { here }

18 July 2013

Colour Inspirations - Denim Tones from My Showroom Blog

Summer is in full swing and I love this as an outfit idea, but the denim tones with white are great colour inspirations too! It feels a little more urban than nautical / New England. The fantastic blue denim on white denim pairing is via My Showroom Blog - a great blog for fashionistas!

. Photo via My Showroom Blog .

See more Colour Inspirations { here }

10 July 2013

What We Are Pinning - Rachel Gilbert Dresses

My Pinterest is currently filling up with beautiful Pins of Rachel Gilbert designs. Her fashionable clothing is aimed at dressy occasions such as events & weddings. She has such an eye for colours, shape, movement of materials and of course embellishments! Many of our Bridal Shower inspirations would benefit from a sunning Rachel Gilbert dress! For more images and sources follow Itty Bitty & Bijou on Pinterest { here }
. See more of our 'What We're Pinning' series { here } .

7 July 2013

Colour Inspirations - Food Photography & Styling by Hannah Messinger

Today we have a lovely colour palette of purples inspired by the photography and food styling of Hannah Messinger - the creative genius behind Nothing But Delicious - see the full post { here } This lovely spritzer would be just the ticket now with the summer weather!
. Photo by Hanny Messinger of Nothing But Delicious .

See more from our Colour Inspirations series { here }

27 June 2013

What We Are Pinning - Leopard Print

I'm currently pinning lots of leopard print fashion pieces - from rather fantastic heels and handbags to big beautiful scarves! I'm pinning for inspiration but it seems to be growing into a wish list too! For credits, full images and more like these follow Itty Bitty & Bijou on Pinterest { here }
. See more of our What We Are Pinning series { here } .

24 June 2013

Beautiful Book - Red Velvet & Chocolate Heartache by Harry Eastwood

As a Graphic Designer and Photographer I fall in love with beautiful books containing both of these elements. It doesn't even have to be a book that I will read several times from cover-to-cover but more that they will become part of my coveted collection of beautiful books which adorn my home, and I enjoy flicking through those pretty pages at leisure!

Today I am sharing a lovely cookery book called 'Red Velvet & Chocolate Heartache' written by Harry Eastwood. Firstly, it is simply adorable - from the title to the recipes and of course the photos. There is a theme with the food styling throughout the book which plays on quaint vintage pieces and doll's houses! Cupcakes sit upon minature sized garden furniture and within the doll's house itself { you can see an example of which below }...

Rosewater Fairy Cakes, Lemon & Lavender Drizzle Cake and Autumn Apple & Cider Cake are just a few of the delicious recipes this book has to offer and Harry Eastwood aims to provide healthier ways of cooking too.

Hope you have enjoyed today's inspiration and photography! If you are interested in learning more about Harry Eastwood, her work and other books, pop on over to harryeastwood.com

20 June 2013

Branding & Graphic Design Tips - Pinning

Pinterest is a fantastic way of both sharing your work and favorite finds and it's also a great way to find inspiration. For our own work and our client base ( operating in the wedding & events industry ) it has become essential to check out the latest on Pinterest.

Many of us come across wonderful things we must repin, but what if these finds had never been pinned in the first place? We can't just rely on others to inspire us, we need to add interesting content ourselves to continue this wonderful global community of interesting ideas and stunning images!

In order to do this we should keep up to date with our favorite reads, websites and blogs, pinning as you go - instead of checking your Pinterest feed and clicking through to the odd content or 'saving it for later'. I have been guilty of this and I found that I missed the enjoyment of my favorite reads! 

What's this got to do with business? Well here are a few points to consider:
  • If you don't add your work to Pinterest who will?
  • Pinterest sends a lot of traffic to your website & blog - if you have interesting pins/content you will gain more followers and a bigger audience.
  • Sharing inspirations with people with similar style & tastes builds good contacts.
  • Keeping your own creativity is good for your workflow as a creative.

Today I declare that I will make more time to keep up-to-date with my favorite reads, blogs and websites and make more of an effort to pin directly from them for my Pinterest followers to see and share too. You can see them { here }

. See more of our series of Branding & Graphic Design Tips for fellow creatives { here } .

What We Are Pinning - Jose Villa

We are always pinning the work of legendary photographer Jose Villa! He is a huge inspiration to us as Photographers and we'd love to attend one of his workshops in the future! Here we have some of our recent pins for you to swoon over  - for credits and to see the full images join us on Pinterest! { here }

. See more of our What We Are Pinning series { here } .

18 June 2013

Colour Inspirations - Colours of a Cupcake

We adore beautiful food photography and styling - it inspires us in both our own photography work but also in our design work too. The colour palettes you can find in fantastically photographed food are beautiful. This lovely little pink cupcake topped with rose petals was captured by British wedding photographer Naomi Kenton - we adore her! You must check out her work - www.naomikenton.co.uk

12 June 2013

What We Are Pinning - Macarons

Welcome to our new series of posts 'What we are pinning'. We will be sharing current trends and inspirations from Pinterest based on our design work for Itty Bitty & Bijou, our photography work at Catharine Noble photography and also our blog Itty Bitty & Fluffy as well as our own personal interests too.
Today we have been pinning Macarons! Catharine loves them!
For credits and more marvelous Macrons follow us on Pinterest

7 June 2013

Colour Inspirations - Ice Cream

There is nothing more appropriate than an ice cream inspired colour inspiration with such fantastic Summer weather upon us! With rhubarb pinks and vanilla shades we just love this image by Jeanny of Zucker Zimt und Liebe, a rather delicious food blog! See her full post and other images { here }

. Photo by Jeanny of Zucker Zimt und Liebe .

28 May 2013

Colour Inspirations - Chloe SS2013 Collection

Today we have a neutral colour palette with a splash of mustard. Inspired by the Spring/Summer 2013 collection from Chloe and the fantastic catwalk show. The hint of mustard gives it that mid-century retro feel too. You can see more of the Chloe collection at Elle we highly recommend taking a look -  it was one of our favourites!
. Photo via Elle .

27 May 2013

Bridal Shower Inspirations - Cream & Gold - Get the Look

We hope you enjoyed our Cream & Gold Shower inspirations recently! Here we have a follow up with ideas of what to wear! It's always great to get your guests involved with the theme or colour scheme of your party! Here we have exquisite embellished pieces from Marchesa, LK Bennett, Coast, Michael Kors and more. You can see the full original post and ideas { here }

Credits { from left to right }
Top row / LK Bennett / Untold / Coast / Marchesa /
Bottom row / Kenneth Jay Lane / Michael - Michael Kors / Diane von Furstenberg /
/ Alice & Olivia / Schutz /

Here is the inspiration board for the Cream & Gold shower - great for either bridal or baby showers!

See the full post and credits { here }

21 May 2013

Shower Inspirations - Cream & Gold

Today we have a beautiful design concept for with cream and gold inspirations for either a bridal or baby shower! With decadent decorated macarons, splashes of metallic gold and beautiful big blooms - this party is feminine, chic and pretty. See our ideas for the decor below the mood board and pop back later this week as we show you our ideas for what to wear to the party too...

> Cream macarons decorated with gold leaf, or glittery food paint - we love the dipped look & chevrons,
> Pretty cream and gold hearts make cute decor pieces and would look great fixed to a wall as a backdrop,
> Metallic gold bunting to adorn the venue with and great for a pop up photo booth,
> Cupcakes with buttercream frosting and topped with a little something gold,
> Keeping flowers and arrangements simple and chic with all cream blooms,

Credits { Unfortunately we lost our list of credits for this board but all images were found via pinterest }

See more of our ideas and inspiration boards for Bridal Showers { here } and Baby Showers { here }

16 May 2013

Wedding Inspirations - Floral Crowns

Floral crowns are becoming a huge trend for weddings - worn by Brides, Bridesmaids and flowers girls either as a statement piece or something more delicate. Reminiscent of the 1970's and also Boho looks, and Claire Pettibone's wedding dress collections' saw models wearing floral crowns - what better influence?! We love floral crowns - they seem to evoke a beautiful, whimsical vibe with a vintage edge. We have put together some inspirations for both looks - a more statement piece with larger blooms and then smaller, more intricate crowns as both jewellery or real flowers - take your 'pick'...

Credits { from left to right }
Top row / Unknown via Pinterest / Just For You / James Frost
Second row / Unknown via Pinterest / Sarah Gawler / Sarah Christensen Photo
Third row / Garden of Whimsy / Elizabeth Messina / Justin Demutiis Photography
Bottom row / Twigs & Honey / via Pinterest / via Tumblr

See more of our Wedding Inspirations { here }

13 May 2013

Bachelor Party Inspirations - Mad Men

As you may know, we now include ideas and inspirations for Grooms too - James is of course the mastermind behind this and we are very excited to share with you our ideas for bachelor parties, Groomsmen gifts, what to wear and more!

Today we are delighted to share with you our Mad Men inspired bachelor party concept - complete with cocktails, clothing and retro influences...

> Retro cocktails such as the Mint Julep - served in retro glasses of course
> Fedora hats, pocket handkerchiefs, slick hair styles and stylish retro geek-chic glasses
> Retro recipes of the day { Trudy's Rib Eye in the pan inspired from an episode of the show }
> A masculine colour palette of darker colours - deep greys, rich browns, navy blue...

Credits { from left to right }
Top row / Unknown via Pinterest / Cooking Channel Tv / Jezebel
Middle row / Burberry / n.b. / Banana Republic
Bottom row / Banana Republic / Joe Scalo / Cooking Channel Tv

See more of our Groom related inspirations { here }

10 May 2013

Branding & Graphic Design Tips - Good Design Vs Bad Design

To the left is a design by ourselves and it was part of one of our design concepts and mood boards. Opposite is an example of the dreaded DIY design. If all our mood boards looked like this we wouldn't have any readers, fans or clients! We wouldn't inspire anyone and we definitely would not sell ourselves.

Ask yourself -
Which would attract you more? { Will your company lose out to competitors with better design }
Which would you rather read? { Can you attract more clients with better design }
Which would you trust more? { Will a client hire you if your look unprofessional }
Which would you hire? { Will you lose clients because your brand looks messy }

Professional design and photography can sell you, your company and brand. Unprofessional design can do the opposite, damaging your brand and lose you sales. Here we showed drastic differences between DIY design and hiring a Graphic Designer. It is the same wording but look at the sheer difference that can be achieved by using a professional designer and professional images!

The lesson today is to never underestimate the value of great graphic design!

You can see more of our Graphic Design & Branding Tips { here }

8 May 2013

Bridal Shower Inspirations - Industrial Chic - Get the Look

Our latest ideas for a perfectly stylish Bridal Shower resulted in our inspiration board with an industrial chic concept. This has been really popular already! { See it here } We have found some perfect looks for the party for both the bride-to-be and also her guests - we always think it's nice to get people involved with your event style by wearing something which compliments it. It also looks superb on the photographs!

The Bride-to-be's outfit is this stunning silk maxi dress from Ted Baker, embellished with oversized (huge) silver sequins. Here are the rest of our ideas for what to wear to our industrial chic bridal shower and below you'll also find the mood board for the party too...

> Keeping looks modern and sophisticated.
> The new Jimmy Choo Anouk heels in black suede and silver degrade are perfect for this party!
> Mixing cool greys and blues with rich black and navy.

Credits { from left to right }
Bottom row / Oasis / Nicholas Kirkwood / Jimmy Choo /

You can see the full post, credits and ideas for styling your event like this by visiting { here }

See more of our Bridal Shower ideas { here }

6 May 2013

Bridal Shower Inspirations - Industrial Chic

We are excited to show you our latest mood board and inspirations with our Industrial chic bridal shower concept! It has a cool colour palette of greys, blues and metallics, an urban vibe mixed with chic details, metal mixed with sequins and even some macarons...

> Cool blue macarons dusted with hints of metallics such as silver, gold, bronze and copper
> Using materials such as enamel, metal and wood in a distressed condition to add that industrial edge
> Metal initials and lights to create features within the party decor
> Use or make pieces of concrete to stand / display things on for centerpieces & desserts
> Sequins in metallic colours such as silver, copper, bronze and gold

Don't miss our follow up feature about what to wear to this industrial chic bridal shower!

Credits { from left to right }
Top row / via Pinterest / Shades of Light / via Pinterest
Middle row / Whitewall Photography / The Letter Room / LA Sweets /
Bottom row / via Lover.ly / Studio Impressions Photography / Vintage Marquee Lights /

To see more of our Bridal Shower Inspirations go { here }

23 April 2013

Branding & Graphic Design Tips - Dress Your Brand

We loved that Kat Williams of the renowned Rock n Roll Bride blog writes about the importance of your brand image as part of The Green Room section of her blog. It is definitely worth a read! Whether your brand is a your blog, you are a wedding photographer, event designer or own a boutique - you need your brand image to attract clients and also keep them. We will be discussing essential tips for branding and graphic design over the next few months here on Itty Bitty & Bijou.

We, like Kat, recommend hiring a Graphic Designer to complete any design work you need for your company. Graphic Designers of course know how to create a stunning brand image for yourself using images and fantastic fonts which will look beautiful, attractive and professional. As much fun as it may
be to play with it yourself, you are missing out on the value that a Graphic Designer will bring to your company.

You would dress your best when meeting your clients wouldn't you? Do the same for your brand.

For information & a price list of our own Graphic Design & Branding services email us at ittybittybijou{at}googlemail{dot}com 

You will soon be able to find a selection of our Graphic Design
& Branding items and services available within our Etsy shop too!

21 April 2013

Party Inspirations - A Neon Pink Party

For today's party ideas we created the concept 'Neon Pink Party' which could easily be applied to Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, Garden Parties or even just a gathering with the girls! From neon pink dipped roses and pink macarons with a dusting of glittery gold, to your guests attire with
hints of pink too. Get your neon on!

> White roses with a hit of neon by spraying them at the tip
> Pink Macarons with gold stripes
> Fabric garlands with the full colour palette in and of course neon pink
> Hints of gold glitter from the macarons to decor items and what to wear
> Get guests to join in with the theme by wearing either a hint of pink of perhaps more!

Credits { from left to right }
Top row / Graeme Sharkey for Ruby Mae Designs / via Annie Girl / / Travis Hodges for Gypsy Luster
Middle row / Miss Renaissance / via The Brides Cafe / via Rock'n'Roll Bride
Bottom row / via Rock'n'Roll Bride / via Pinterest / Style Life Home /

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