Thursday, 18 April 2013

A Little Update...

Hello there!

You may have noticed that this blog has been inactive for a while. As of late last year I closed Grant-Riley Weddings to focus on styling for weddings, events and editorial instead. You can find out more here over on my new blog and I hope you'll continue to read my musings there:

Goodbyes & New Beginnings

I realise that there are still a few out there finding my planning work on the bridal blogs and magazines which is great, but just to note that from here on in it's all about the styling baby!

If you'd like further information about my styling work and services, please contact me via my holding page (website on the way).

Do stay in touch via Twitter and Facebook and follow me on Pinterest for some gorgeous inspiration!


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Thank you!



Thursday, 29 March 2012

Custom Bridesmaids Dresses: The Amanda Archer Collection

As I type I'm on a ruthless hunt for the perfect set of bridesmaids dresses for my best friend's wedding. Well, it would be ruthless if there was anything in the right colour and budget. It's a typical case of sod's law-the bride settles on a colour scheme she's happy with after much deliberation and then (surprise, surprise!) you can't find a single option that hangs well, isn't a belt or covered in diamante. Would you listen to me!

Then it occurred to me that I ought to see what Etsy has to offer, after all if you can't find what you want there then you're never going to find it! I instantly fell in love with Amanda Archer's Collection.

Amanda's dresses are created using natural and eco-friendly fabrics and trims and won't be left hidden at the back of the wardrobe after the wedding. Not only am I a sucker for a pleated neckline but I LOVE a dress with pockets. Stylish and practical!

Image Credits:
© Amanda Archer

Friday, 23 March 2012

Inspired. By. Harriet #7

Our lovely Harriet is back from her wanderings and adventures around South America! Looking forward to catching up with you in the coming weeks and hearing all about your travels!

But in the meantime, my amazing styling partner in crime has thrown together an inspiring spring board for you, using this seasons hot colour collection, pastels. I've been crazy obsessed with the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 campaign which is, funnily enough, all based on pastels but giving them a proper update with candy and ice cream colours. No longer are they considered baby-ish and washed out as Harriet shows us...

"This month it has started to feel like spring is almost here. So, inspired by the (slightly) warmer weather, I have been looking at pale pastel tones. The word 'pastel' can can sound a bit sickly, but this depends on the tone and fabric. If the pinks are less sugary and more peachy, and the fabric is silk or lace, then you can create a more vintage look. This colour palette feels really fresh, and can compliment both your flowers and your decorations."

Image Credits:

Top: 30s embroidered dress via Persephone Vintage | Floral fabric, Fabricut Daugherty Duck Egg | Lace nighties, Junkaholique
Middle: Bride & bridesmaids via OnceWed | Hanging cups via Crush Cul De Sac | Mint green dress, Fancy Treehouse
Floral centrepiece via OnceWed
Bottom: Muted wardrobe, Junkaholique |  Bride & Groom via OnceWed | DIY Posies in glasses via Once Wed