Re-locating Invisible Bride

Hello there folks!

As you know, I started this blog back in 2012 when I became engaged to my now husband Toon, and later enraged by the relative lack of diversity within mainstream wedding media. I intended to utilise  Invisible Bride (alongside my existing blog, Rants and Raves) as a platform to promote mainly online spaces that catered to same-gender loving, older, bigger, non-white, disabled, etc.. individuals and couples planning to tie the knot or jump the broom. I feel that I was able to do that to some extent and while my posts on Invisible Bride have become fewer and farther between in recent months,  I still feel there is a lot more to be done! This is why I will from now on, integrate the Invisible Bride project into my more general blog (accessible here). Obviously, now that I am no longer planning my own wedding I don’t have any new anecdotes to share with regard to finding a non-traditional dress or a non-racist baker. All the same, this is a very important counter-narrative, so as I come across new and interesting resources and/or inspiring stories, I will share them, just from my Rants and Raves blog instead. This blog will remain online so that you can still access and share older posts, however for news and updates, you can sign up to follow my other blog space here.

Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement. I hope it will be continued and carried over onto Rants and Raves. If you’re still planning, I wish you all the very best and if you are already in wedded bliss congrats! Stay in touch 🙂 ❤


Bel xx


nuskingoals: Skin care for women of colour! <3


This new blog space “nuskingoals” created to reach out to women (of colour) suffering from hyperpigmentation and/or scarring is quite the revelation. The purpose of the blog is to chronicle its creator’s – Sach – “journey to clearer skin”.

Still in its early days there are already a few posts giving helpful hints on products, AM and PM routines as well as providing readers with thoughtful and realistic advice. As Sach herself notes, she battled with her self confidence and found growing up with hyperpigmentation and heavy scarring a “frightening and traumatic experience.” Nonetheless, she bravely proclaims: “It’s my skin for better or worse, till death do us part!”

Therefore whether you are a bride, groom – etc – to be, or just someone who can relate to Sach’s experiences and have been on the search for some assistance, you can check out her new blog here. You can also connect with Sach via Twitter: @nuskingoals as well as via email:

Blackhair UK Magazine: Bridal Edition


Hello there brides, grooms and undecided! Blackhair Magazine UK’s April-May 2015 edition is a bridal special to help with the upcoming spring and summer wedding season.

Inside you will find all sorts of wonderful advice for natural hair, relaxed hair and everything in between, as well as beauty and accessories tips for your big day. If it’s not “your” day and you are part of the wedding “party” or a guest, there is lots in the special edition for you too, to ensure you look your slickest and sharpest. There is plenty of celebrity inspiration, product suggestion and beauty regime guides. Also the magazine is available all over Europe so you have no excuse to miss out!


Go out and get your copy today pr sign up for your subscription here.

Happy planning! ❤