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The Cake Topper Company

Friday Find: The Cake Topper Company

When I discovered these charmingly quirky cake toppers, I could feel a Friday Find coming on…  Crafty Nicola Hyland is the woman behind The Cake Topper Company, an Irish-based and somehow inevitable expression of  one lady’s creative side. “My dad would argue that my first company began when I used to make homemade birthday cards …

Winter Wonderland Engagement

Winter Wonderland Engagement

When we talk about winter engagements,  this adorable session by Wren Photography is exactly what comes to mind. Snow flurries, candy canes and toasted marshmallows at this private cabin located in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, really make you want to snuggle up and enjoy this magical season. With thanks to Two Bright Lights

A Year Ago on Bride and Joy… We Got Married!

Laser Cut Stationery

Friday Find: Laser Cut Stationery from Australia

Planning a city wedding and looking for a certain something to wow your guests? Well today’s Friday Find is for you – beautiful laser-cut invitations with a city theme that will set the tone for your big day in the big city. Available from Classic Wedding Invitations

Funky Red and Graphical Etsy Wedding Invite Selection

Modern Red Graphical Invites Round-Up

Printable Retro-Inspired Red Stationery Set by FancyBeastDesigns $30USD One of the joys of wedding planning is having a valid excuse to spend hours trawling through the crafty handmade finds on These are Bride and Joy’s favourite Graphical Red Stationery picks. Honestly, the things I do for you… Printable Retro Hearts Stationery Set by The …

A Year Ago on Bride and Joy: Champagne Uncorked

Peacock Styled Wedding Shoot12

Peacock Inspired Wedding Shoot

It’s not every day I get a submission of a styled shoot that took place in a zoo, but when this little beauty landed in my inbox I knew I had to share it with you. It borrows teal and purple inspiration from these majestic birds and gives it a beautiful, weddingly twist. Photographer Christy …

Funky Ombre Gown by Ouma on Etsy-02 9:29:2012

Quirky Dresses: Ombre Love

Two massive wedding trends at the minute are chevron and ombre (thank you, Pinterest!), and today we have found a dress that incorporates both. This beautiful gown is available from Ouma on Etsy. Love how the theme is carried through with the cake, balloons and the bouquet in these lovely photographs from Michelle March Photography. …

A Year Ago on Bride and Joy: Easy DIY Paper Bunting

Romantic Western Engagement

Romantic West Engagement

A shared hobby or interest is often what brings couples together, and for their engagement session, Justin and Kayla wanted to celebrate their shared love of the country, all things equine and each other.

A year ago on Bride and Joy: You Want A Ring With That? Themed Engagement

Shabby Chic Cali Wedding

Shabby Chic Cali Wedding

Happy Friday everyone. Today’s real wedding inspiration comes from Lorraine Daley Wedding Photography and it’s a real treat for fans of bright colours and stripes! Lindsay and Josh’s wedding seamlessly merges bright colours and timeless style and takes inspiration from Lindsay’s favourite flowers. “ I really love Dahlias and they have special importance to us as a …

Peanut Butter and Jam Engagement

Peanut Butter and Jam Engagement

Salt and Pepper. Bucket and Spade. Zig and Zag. And if you were to believe the cast of Grease the Musical – rama lama lama ke ding a de dinga a dong. Some things just go together.  - Like peanut butter and jam, and also like Maggie and Brent, whose fun and quirky beach engagement session …

Quirky Hen Ideas Bridesmaid Shoot

Quirky Hen Ideas: Bridesmaid Photoshoot

If the idea of a ‘traditional’ hen night/marathon drinking session with copious amounts of …eh, paraphernalia isn’t really your thing, and you really want to do something different, this might be the post for you. Here’s the idea – get all your girls and your photographer, have a bit of a party and take some …

Delicious Love Inspired Shoot

Delicious Love Inspired Shoot

Love is in the air today on Bride and Joy as we bring you this gorgeous modern styled shoot where L-O-V-E is all around. It’s boho, it’s elegant, it’s shabby chic and it’s packed with wedding-day inspiration. Thanks to the photographer extraordinaire Melissa McCrotty – who already spoiled us rotten back in March with her …