While we love creating the very finest pre-wedding parties at GoHen, whether it be a big night out in Brighton or our Hen Party on the Orient Express, we also love taking the time to look around the wedding industry in search of excellence.
And perhaps the cream of the crop for us are wedding blogs.
They are the arbiters of wedding taste and style that we all want to emulate. There are hundreds of wedding blogs out there, focusing on the good, the bad and the “OMG I HAVE TO HAVE ONE OF THOSE!”. Covering every aspect of your wedding their pages overflow with taste, style and everything you need to create a wedding mood board and to design your own perfect day.
We have recognised 15 of the best and most influential wedding blogs in the UK to suit every style and taste. So, in no particular order, we give you the very best UK wedding blogs and bloggers.
Georgia Tolley – Before the Big Day
Georgia is a journalist and self-confessed ‘mild wedding obsessive’. Her incredible blog has been recognised with a number of huge accolades and has led to appearances on the BBC Newshour programme and at numerous wedding fairs.
Jaw-dropping images are an everyday occurrence, but we also love Georgia for her fantastic money-saving hints (“sample sales” we didn’t even know such things existed!).
Before the Baby is her latest project and another great read with top tips for future mums.
Louise Baltruschat – Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
“What you see is what you get, and it doesn’t fit into any box…” is the ethos that steers Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, which is the passion of Louise Baltruschat. Louise covers every type of wedding – Vintage, Alternative, Rustic, Outdoor, Classic and DIY – to cater for all. If you’re undecided on your style of wedding, you’ll find dozens of great weddings to give you inspiration along with excellent planning tips.
WWW also allows you to submit a wedding, so readers can contribute to the blog with their own stories and advice.
Kelly Hood – Boho Weddings
It’s safe to say Kelly Hood is a complete wedding expert, not only does she run the incredibly successful and widely recognised Boho Weddings blog (with a bagful of awards), but she is also a full-time wedding planner (no, we’re not sure how she manages both so well, either!). If that wasn’t enough, she has also written for top wedding and style magazines including Wedding Ideas Mag and Glamour.
What Kelly doesn’t know about weddings could be written on the back of a piece of confetti and her “A-Z of Everything” is a really neat feature. “H” is for Hen Party…
Annabel Beeforth – Love My Dress
If you’re all about wedding dresses then Love My Dress is the blog for you. Founded by Annabel Beeforth in 2009, while covering all aspects of the wedding, Love My Dress allows you to search articles and real-life weddings by colour, era, designer or style. If you want a valid excuse for being late for work, we think looking at the images on this blog should be a totally justified reason.
Her book ‘Style Me Vintage Weddings’ should also feature on any bride-to-be’s mantle.
Check out the Love My Dress Wedding Blog below.
Charlotte O’Shea – Rock My Wedding
Rock My Wedding (which now has a full-time team to help keep the show on the road). Bridal collections, DIY wedding tips, expert advice, you can even sell (and more importantly buy) wedding dresses on RMW, with Charlotte’s clear love of fashion running through every page and article. Charlotte has even added wedding design advice for grooms. We’re quite happy staring at RMW’s for hours.
Emily Pettiford and Jessica Turley – Bespoke Bride
Emily and Jessica started a blog in 2011 because of a joint love of weddings and wedding imagery, paying homage to classic vintage, gorgeous goths and all stops in between. Their blog gives advice from industry experts and allows brides to get their own weddings featured, as well as researching the very latest in wedding trends and suppliers of bespoke wedding services. They even have some free downloads to help DIY brides get their big day started.
We love their work and long may they reign.
Kat Williams – Rock n Roll Bride
There are very few “rock stars” within the wedding industry, so please step forward, Kat Williams – a real A-lister among wedding professionals and who is now recognised by many as bringing the rock n roll to the industry. No more hiding tattoos or trying to fit in with other’s expectations, Kat’s avante-garde blog rocked the wedding industry and lead the way for many bloggers with sexy, edgy and exciting images offering real advice for brides looking for something that is different.
Rock n Roll Bride means every bride, no matter how alternative or rustic her wedding plans, can finally find an image and say: “That’s it! That’s what I want.”
Claire Gould – English Wedding Blog
Part-time wedding calligrapher Claire Gould scours England (and Wales and Scotland) to find the most stylish weddings to feature in her blog. No matter where a couple might be living, the English Wedding Blog shows there are amazing venues across the country and that you don’t need a crazy budget to create wonderful wedding ideas.
Brides can also submit their own wedding photos and stories to be included, which gives the blog a real sense of community effort.
Laura and Kelly – Festival Brides
Mixing weddings and festivals… what’s not to love? Two of our favourite things being joined together in one fantastic blog. Every topic is covered and every angle for music-loving brides who want to bring a little of the summer-fest vibe into their special day. We not only love their blog, but we want to be their new best friends so we can attend as many festivals as they do (how do they get all those tickets?).
A great blog with a completely different take on weddings.
Louise Beukes – B.Loved Weddings
B.Loved weddings was brought to life by wedding stylist Louise Beukes and has been recognised by a number of top wedding retailers and magazines. B.loved’s wedding blog features a plethora of wedding party posts to find all manner of fantastic details to make your perfect day.
As you might expect, the site is very much design lead and is certainly no worse off for it. Love it!
Sonia Collett – Want That Wedding
Sonia Collett at Want That Wedding is inspired by all things vintage. Regular GoHen readers will know that “vintage” is the magic word for our team, so we can (and do) spend hours looking at the images featured in her blog. With an eye for anything quirky or kooky, you’ll find boho, vintage, barn, country, city, carnival and all styles of weddings featured in the ‘real weddings’ section, which really offers some amazing inspiration to create the perfect setting to say “I do.”
Alison Tinlin – Plans and Presents
It’s always good to find a wise head in a time of crisis, and if you’re planning a wedding then it does at times feel just that way. Thankfully, Alison Tinlin offers a wise head indeed: she has been a judge on a number of national wedding awards as well as having written pieces for Wedding Ideas Mag and other publications. Her blog offers a really eclectic mix of weddings which is perfect for finding random inspiration when you’re just not sure what it is you’re looking for.
Sara Russell – Wedding Sparrow
What started out as a one-woman blog has turned into a thriving multi-award-winning wedding hub. Sara Russell was initially inspired to write a blog to feature fine art wedding photography, but since then her initial wedding blog has grown to include DIY wedding tips, inspiration, real weddings and incredible photography. It’s also one of the few wedding blogs to feature wedding engagement photos (something else we learnt about through wedding blogs, from now on a selfie just won’t do!).
Pheobe Miller – So You’re Getting Married
Pheobe Miller is the creative mastermind behind So You’re Getting Married which offers a fabulously rich array of info and is beautifully put together. We particularly like the arrangement of weddings by budget which is a really handy way of seeing how far you can stretch the pennies as well as picking up some great tips and inspiration. You will leave this website with so many ideas and serious amounts of wedding envy. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Rachael Urquhart – Marry Me Ink
Marry Me Ink, founded by art-loving Rachael Urquart, is dedicated to ‘the world of non-generic weddings’. With one foot in vintage heels and the other decadently dripping in burlesque, MMI walks through a multicoloured world celebrating tattooed brides and those not looking for conventional “fluffy” weddings. If you like fine photos, then this blog really does offer something a little different.