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 }

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