Here Come the Girls – 3 Gorgeous Looks For Your Bridesmaids

Here Come the Girls - 3 Gorgeous High Street Looks for your Bridesmaids | Darby & Joan

Hello there lovelies, I hope you’re all well and not too chilly! We’ve got some fab High Street Wedding Ideas for you today, all in the name of those wonderful ladies you call your Bridesmaids. Whether your wedding style is pretty and vintage, boho and laid-back or full on glitter and glamour, you’ll be able to find some wonderful inspiration here and all available online or the good old high street! So if you wonderful 2015 brides are still on the look out for bridesmaids dresses, killer shoes or some finishing touches, sit back and enjoy.

Mirlah xox

1) Bridesmaids Style: Spring Queens

Ahh Spring – pastel shades, pretty posies and just a hop skip and a jump away from Summer! This look is all about the soft shades of colour, think pastel blues teamed with whimsical pinks and of course dashes of mint! Whether you want to opt for just one colour or rock a mix, this look is totally versatile and utterly gorgeous. Mismatch your bridesmaids in different colours or how about a neutral coloured dress with a pop of pretty colour in the form statement necklaces and nail varnish? Shoes are also a great way to add colour, those mint cuties are from New look and only cost £19.99! Bargain – 1 in every colour please!

Spring Queens  - 3 Gorgeous High Street Looks for your Bridesmaids | Darby & Joan

Go Shopping: Pastel Bridesmaids Dress: Missguided | Statement Necklace: Dolly Bow Bow | Mint T Bar Sandals: New Look | “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” Card: Best Day Ever Marc Jacobs – Daisy Eau So Fresh: The Perfume Shop | Nail Varnish in Palma Violet: Topshop | Bridesmaid Tote Bag: Alphabet Bags | Pastel Floral Dress: ASOS

2) Bridesmaids Style: Boho Babes

A complete contrast from the pretty pinks, we’re moving on to earthy tones for our bohemian goddesses out there. Texture is great for this look and crochet, tassels and bejewelled accessories all add to this laid back gorgeous style. Dress your bridesmaids in a mix of neutral coloured dresses and add a patterned kimono as a cover up, you can also keep your girls nice and comfy by opting for metallic flat sandals.  Accessorise with statement necklaces, stacks of bangles and if you want something different, how about an actual crown instead of a floral one, this one below is from rock n rose and is just gorgeous, a lovely keepsake too!

Boho Babes - 3 Gorgeous High Street Looks for your Bridesmaids | Darby & Joan


Go Shopping: Crochet Dress - ASOS | Gold Crown – Rock n Rose | Backless Tassel Dress – Free People | Nail Varnish in ‘Very Structured’ – Essie | Jewelled Clutch Bag – Accessorize | Statement Tassel Necklace - Topshop | Gold Bangle – Oliver Bonas | Flat Sandals – Office | Boho Print Kimono – boohoo

3)Bridesmaids Style: The Glitterati 

Oh hello sparkle! You may look at the board below and go ‘Woah there! Way too much sparkle!’ Whilst I totally think you could rock head to toe glitter, the idea for this look is just little touches of  the good stuff. Feeling bold? Go for a full glitter maxi dress and keep the accessories simple and why not add  some hot pink lipstick for the evening do to really get the party started? For a more subtle look, opt for simple dresses with embellishment around the neckline and if you just want a bit of glitz, a lovely glitter nail paint would work wonders or how about a hair adornment or clutch bag.

Can I just mention those gold heels below… Those ones that look so much like the £525 from Jimmy Choo -  how about £34.99 from *ahem* H&M! Oh yes! Also, I’ve been a long time fan of Pearls & Pastries on Etsy, although based in America, they ship worldwide and I just love their sequin hangers! A lovely gift for your girls to keep and would look great for that all important ‘dresses hanging up’ shot.

The Glitterati - 3 Gorgeous High Street Looks for your Bridesmaids | Darby & Joan

Go Shopping: Embellished Dress: ASOS | Sequin Dress: Jenny Packham for Debenhams | Glitter Nail Varnish: Barry M | Glitter Hair Bow: Lovely Littles Co. | Gold Heeled Sandals: H&M | Clear Box Clutch Bag: New Look for ASOS | Sequin Coat Hanger: Pearls & Pastries on Etsy

So there we go 3 key looks from the High street for the 2015 bridesmaids out there! Which one are you loving? Or have you already got your dresses sorted.. Come and share over on Facebook or browse our Bridesmaids Pinterest board for more inspiration.

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9:35 26 January 2015

Fabulous Wedding Styling Tips for 2015 – Part III


Good morning everyone.  How are we?  It’s a little chilly and frosty in Derbyshire and I am sat in my office waiting for the underfloor heating to kick in, wrapped in a blanket with a pint of tea.

I wonder how many of you are sat there right now searching Pinterest and wedding blogs for inspiration for your own big day.  Planning your wedding is so exciting but can be a little overwhelming.  I really hope that our little style and inspiration posts go some way to help you to pull some ideas together.

This is the third part of our wedding styling tips – Part I was all about bunting, table centre pieces and paper decorations.  Part II was looking at ceiling decorations, dressing your tables and chairs.

Today we check out our love of succulents, the soft metallic tone of rose gold and ways to incoprorate slate



A growing trend

From seeds as favours, fragrant herbs as centrpieces to brides growing their own wild flower bouquets, there’s no denying the botanical trend is a popular one. There’s so many way to incorporate this look into your wedding day but here’s one little plant that has really taken the wedding industry by storm – The succulent. With mint being such a gorgeous wedding colour and looking great teamed with every colour under the sun, succulents minty hue are a perfect addition to your wedding décor and last a long time too. Add them to your bouquet, buttonhole or centrepieces, gift them as favours for your guest to grow and treasure or even wear as jewelry.

Sarah Kate / Kelly Stonelake Photography / Fondly Forever Photgraophy




Mixed Metal

Metallics have been so popular this wedding season and moving through to 2015 they are still here to stay and we’ll see a lot more of bronze tones like rose gold and copper. Perfect for summer and winter weddings alike, this elegant colour palette is fab for adding a touch of sparkle for you big day. DIY brides it’s time to get your spray paint out and up-cyle those jam jars, vintage candles sticks and other fabulous trinkets.

Katelyn James Photography / Anthropologie / Rebecca Hansen



Subtle Slate

For those wanting to create a subtle fresh and rustic feel, slate is the perfect material to add to your wedding day. Chalkboard signage will be going nowhere in 2015 and from your invites to your place settings to serving platters for canapés; you can incorporate chalk and slate in so many ways. Team with a palette of neutral hues and add lots of greenery for a stunning organic feel.

Kate Osborne / Bread & Olives / Woodnote Photography




Be sure to check back with us in a couple of days as we will have our final part to share with you.

Karen x

7:13 20 January 2015

Fabulous Wedding Styling tips for 2015 Part II

Tipi festival wedding styling

Hello there 2015 and hello D&J’ers.  Happy new year to you all.

Our first post of the year is Part II of our wedding venue styling tips, Part I is here.


Don’t forget to look up!

If your venue is a blank canvas and it if it allows, the ceiling is a fantastic space for some super pretty styling. A humble village hall can be instantly transformed with some voile marquee draping. A rustic barn adorned with ribbons of lace gives a rustic affair just the right amount of elegance.

A trend taking hold right now is suspension. Think large floral displays hanging from the ceiling, ladders wrapped in fairy lights or a mix of vintage lampshades brings a quirky take on vintage styling.

If your venue can’t accommodate this idea, you could create something similar with a tall photography stand. Simply decorate it with hanging prettiness and when placed behind the top table or cake display it creates a fantastic focal point.

Rebekah J. Murray Photography / Ian Hill Photographers / Mister Phil / A Brit & a Blonde





Dressed to Impress

Round tables, trestles or long banquet style, whatever you choose, those tables are going to need to be dressed in their best outfits.

A growing trend is opting for bare tables and simply dressing it with a stylish table runner. Hessian and lace work well for vintage or rustic affairs or a trend we’re sure to see more of next year is sequins. Glam or vintage, a sequin table runner is both pretty and versatile and will certainly add the wow factor. Of course if your tables do need to be covered up, table runners look fabulous on crisp white linens.

And finally if you want to add a splash of colour, how about adding strips of ribbon to add a colourful, tactile dimension. You can also add splashes of colour by using vintage china or brightly coloured or patterns napkins.  All the images here are from our own events and everything is available to hire.

Christie Graham Photography / Light & Lace Photography / Matt Brown Photography




Sitting Pretty

The great chair cover debate! Full covers and sashes aren’t for everyone and sometimes changing the colour of the ribbon isn’t unique enough, but just like every other aspect of your wedding, there’s always something to suit everyone. You could choose to tie the sashes in a different way, use different materials like hessian or there are company’s who specialise in quirky chair covers, whatever you choose you’re sure to be sitting pretty on your big day.

If you’re chair are pretty enough then it would be a shame to cover them completely. Instead how about using ribbon garlands, attaching flowers, mini pom poms or signage.

Darling Juliet / The Proper Pinwheel / Heather Cook Elliott Photography





There you have it, I hope there are some ideas here that you can incorporate into your plans, Part III is coming soon. We look at succulents, mixed metals and slate.


Featured images – Matt Brown Photography


17:32 8 January 2015

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