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Madame B is Getting a Makeover!

Madame B is getting a makeover! She’s been rocking the classic vintage look for a little while now, but I think it’s high time for an update. Vintage costume design will still be a big source of inspiration for me, but I’m broadening my horizons to include more contemporary and alternative designs as well. This […]

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Real Wedding Inspiration, Love & American Football

This week I have some gorgeous real wedding inspiration to share with you. I met Eleanore at the Chosen Wedding Fair in Islington, and she was full of creative ideas for her wedding. To reflect the couple’s love of the sport, she wanted her bridesmaids to wear flowers in the colours of different American Football […]


Making Fascinators – A little more work in progress

This post comes with apologies for my sporadic posting recently! We’re deep into wedding season and I have Warwickshire Open Studios to prepare for next month too. This week, I have been making fascinators and have some work in progress shots to show you. One of my favourite techniques for making fascinators is to create […]

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Introducing the Alternative Wedding Celebrant

This week I’ve been chatting to Ellie of Alternative Ceremonies UK. She’s a wedding celebrant (also known as an officiant), and she performs unique and quirky non-religious ceremonies, from pagan handfastings to Harry Potter themed ceremonies. Celebrants aren’t restricted to performing ceremonies in licensed venues, so couples can choose to get married wherever they want. […]


Fashion Revolution Week DIY Special – Upcycled Silk Hair Flower

As it’s Fashion Revolution Week, this is a special #LovedClothesLast themed DIY Friday! In the words of Vivienne Westwood, they are encouraging people to “buy less, choose well, and make it last.” Check out this beautiful film they made to help promote their message. This is an issue close to my heart, which is why […]

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The Fairytale Wedding Dress – fantasy gowns to inspire you

If you share my love of fairytale and folklore, I think you’re in for a treat this week. I’ve been looking at the fairytale wedding dress. These gowns are inspired by your favourite stories and fantastical creatures, from elves and moon goddesses to mermaids and vampire queens. This is just a selection of some of […]


Introducing Madame B’s 2017 Wedding Accessories Collection

I think it’s about time I properly introduce my new collection to you. Madame B’s Boutique 2017 wedding accessories collection combines design ideas from the 1940s-60s with modern details. It’s a little bit vintage, a little bit gothic, a little bit burlesque, and all gorgeous! All designs are made to order, with custom options to […]

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Green Gift Ideas on Etsy

I love this time of year. My garden is starting to spring into life, the leaves are coming out on the trees, fluffy lambs are gambolling in the fields (don’t mention mint sauce!). We’re also getting into wedding season, and in my case, the time of All The Birthdays. It was St Patrick’s Day last week […]


5 Unusual Honeymoon Destinations

This week I’ve been having some fun researching unusual honeymoon destinations. It’s given me real holiday envy! There are plenty of posts out there about traditional honeymoon resorts. If you’re looking to go off the beaten track and make some exciting memories together, then read on…   For a road trip with a difference, what about […]

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Introducing Prim & Clover

  I’m very pleased to finally be able to tell you about another exciting project I’ve been working on over the past few months. I’ve been collaborating with the very talented Stacia and Luciana of Prim & Clover, purveyors of gorgeous, fully customisable wedding dresses. I’ve been working to produce a collection of wedding accessories […]