100 happy days


I’ve always been interested in doing a gratitude diary but never found the time to actually do it. By nature I am always incredibly thankful and even during the times when it may have been hard to put one foot in front of the other, I have always had a sense that I am very blessed and indeed have much to be thankful for.

I came across the 100 happy days project on the Any other woman blog and decided that this would be my gratitude diary. I love the idea of celebrating life and showing that ‘everyday may not be good but there is something good in everyday’. If you’d like to see how I am getting on (100 days is a loong time!) follow on instagram.

Love & light

X x

Silent Sunday



First Valentine’s Day after baby…

Happy Valentine's day

The Mr and I are celebrating our 11th Valentine’s Day together and our first post-baby.

We’ve never been big on Valentine’s, but always marked it In some kind of way. I woke up this morning thinking about how different the day is now that the little lady is here. Here are my 5 ways Valentine’s Day has changed…

1. It is achievement to buy each other a card let alone a gift. Says under her breath ‘Our child is my gift to you!’ ; )

2. Having grudgingly attended restaurants on this day in the past and partook in the cheesy sharing of a heart-shaped dessert, this suddenly becomes something that you’d actually quite like to do..and totally without the former embarrassment.

3. The Valentine’s date becomes a lunch for 2 and a high chair…on Sunday! (watch this space to see where we end up, I’m being surprised!)

4. The sugar cravings induced by sleep deprivation means that any chocolate exchanged is devoured in moments rather than hours.

5. It becomes a day to remember not only love for the Mr, but love for baby girl too and our new little family. Aww!

Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!

X x

Miss Piggy & the Vivienne Westwood dress

Miss Piggy is getting hitched and in Vivienne Westwood Couture no less.

Miss Piggy wears Vivienne Westwood

We’ll be able to see the dress in all it’s glory at the wedding of the year, when Miss Piggy marries her beloved Kermit in the ‘Muppets Most Wanted‘, in cinemas this Spring. 

Hopefully this Vivienne Westwood creation will bring better luck to Miss Piggy than it did to Carrie Bradshaw!

Image via Disney

Change is good…

Do more of what makes you happy

So things are changing here on the blog…again i hear you cry, oh yes again!
I always said that this blog would be a journey through life and as my life has changed in a pretty big way of late, it was inevitably going to impact on here.

I have been mulling this over in my head for ages. I had lost my blogging mojo and although I knew that there was a huge gap in the market and opportunity to be had in wedding blogging, it alone wasn’t doing it for me. So I decided to disengage from all things social media, hibernate with my baby girl and basically take stock.

Recently my desire to blog started to return and the ideas I had been having suddenly started to come together. This all happened during a moment of clarity whilst doing one of many silly o’clock feeds. Upon waking up the following day I finally knew what I wanted to do.

I love weddings, but that isn’t all I want to talk about and so the blog will be evolving into Belle Noir Loves, giving me the scope to talk about all the things I love. As a thirty something old, new mama this is my edit on everything from family to fashion, style, beauty, interiors and of course weddings.

I am currently in the middle of rebranding which should be ready soon-ish. I am not setting a deadline or a date as I don’t even know myself but when the shiny new blog launches you will be the first to know, especially if you follow me on BlogLovin or Facebook ; )

The new URL will be www.bellenoirloves.com and you won’t be losing any of the BelleNoirBride content, it will be coming right on with me with the addition of more of the other stuff.

So thank-you for sticking by me and your continued support and I hope you will join me as I blog happily ever after and everything in between.

Love & light
X x

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