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Pinterest Featured Board - Mid Century Modern Wedding

Pinterest Featured Board – Mid Century Modern Wedding

Today’s Pinterest Featured Board is for all you lovers of vintage, here’s a fab dose of retro inspiration with a twist. Mid Century Modern (or MCM)

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Pinterest Featured Board – Vintage Wedding

Vintage is such a timeless source of wedding inspiration, and it ain’t going anywhere. From clutches to bird cages, from tea cups to lace garters, you’ll

Top Five Quirky Themes

Top 5 Quirky: Wedding Themes

We love a bit of ‘Reeling in the Years’ here at Bride and Joy, and now is certainly the season to do it… But instead of looking back at the most popular posts of 2011 I’ve been inspired to share with you my favourite Quirky picks from of a number of wedding elements. First up is …

Winter Weddings - Featured Pinterest Board

Pinterest Featured Board – Winter Wedding Craft Inspiration

Today the Winter Bride Guide continues with the second installment of our new Pinterest Featured Board Series – highlighting some of my favourite boards on the virtual pinboard. Winter Wedding Craft Inspiration Today’s post is a special winter-themed double-whammy of inspiration – first up is the board I gathered all my winter wedding craft inspiration …

Practical Tips for Winter Weddings

The Winter Bride Guide part 1 – Top Tips and Inspiration

The season is well and truly upon us – the decorations are going up and the gloves are er… on. If, like myself you’re a winter bride, it’s your time to shine baby! In the first of a two-part series dedicated to all things wintery and weddingy, today we load up on inspirational real weddings and …

Wedding Pic Envy - Featured Pinterest Board

Pinterest Featured Board – Wedding Pic Envy

Today I’m dee-lighted to set the ball rolling on a new regular blog feature – designed specifically to deliver maximum wedding inspiration in one place. You may recall our previous feature on Pinterest – the online virtual pinboard where you can create inspiration boards and share photographs – well this series will highlight some of my …

Vintage Cash Register

What’s It Worth?

We’ve all felt it; the urge to splurge – when you want that unmistakable (and often sadly, temporary) rush that comes from spending. When you’re planning a wedding, you’d be surprised how often you come up against it. But with wants being wants, needs being needs and optional extras being just that – optional, sometimes it’s …

Piggy in the middle

How to Save Money as a Wedding Guest

Earlier this week, freelance reporter for the Irish Independent Lisa Jewell approached Bride and Joy with a pickle: How can you save money when attending a wedding. We’ve all thought of ways to creatively save money when having our own big day, but what about when you’re attending someone else’s? It’s a fact of life …

Save the date

Save the Dates: 5 Things to You Need to Know

So you’ve booked the big day and you want to spread the word! Save the Dates are now a common trend for Irish weddings. While they’re

Wedding Book Shelf

Planning Addiction: Diagnosis and Treatment

Move over Bridezilla, there’s a new battle-axe in town. The idea that someone could become addicted to planning their wedding may seem bizarre, but it’s a

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Plus None? 5 Practical Ways to Draw the Line

Some couples dream of massive weddings with everyone they know in attendance. Others prefer a smaller affair; perhaps a destination wedding, or a small elopement with

New York City Wedding

New York Minute

For those of you who didn’t catch Stellar Magazine’s recent Wedding Special, you missed out! It featured lots of tips for the big day, fashion and

Save The Date or Save Your Budget

Thomas and Jessica’s fairground engagement session post was a big hit on Monday, and it’s got us to thinking about Save the Dates… Generally they’re not the

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Regrets? We’ve had a few…

…but then again, too few to mention? Six months to go and we’re deep in the heart of Guest List territory. Things are getting brutal. The combination

Quirk-Factor Wedding Moodboard on Pinterest

Something that’s piqued my interest…

This week I’ve really been concentrating on planning our own wedding – we’re nearly at the 6 month mark and I can’t believe it! It will