With a focus on individuality, The Bijour Bride is the home of fashion stylist, wedding planner and image consultant Alexandra Merri. Here, you'll find tricks of the trade that add a fashionable flair to your big day.
Name: Alexandra Merri
Blog: The Bijou Bride
Based: London, U.K.
How did you get into bridal blogging? I always felt that there wasn't really a destination that took current fashion and beauty trends and applied them to weddings. As a trained stylist, it was something I was passionate about and started posting the odd inspiration into the ether of blogging. It was a shock when the readership just grew and grew!
What do you love most about weddings? The smiles. I love the little moments, and you cannot fail to smile when you see couples swept up in pure joy and romance of the day.
What’s the most underrated aspect of any ceremony? The procession. Couples (and even their friends and family) have no idea how emotional it will be when they see each other for the first time to say 'I Do' in front of everyone they love.
Your secret to staying calm under pressure? A few deep breaths and some perspective.
Most unique wedding you’ve ever featured? They are all unique, if they aren't then something is wrong. Each couple is unique so their wedding day should be too.
Your number one piece of advice for any blushing bride? Have it in your mind that something might not exactly work out as planned, it helps take the pressure off and allows you to just relax and enjoy the important things.