Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm a
little bit okay, totally obsessed with Pinterest.
I'm constantly on the look out for creative pinners and beautiful boards to follow which is why I'm SO thrilled to be a part of the Pin It Forward UK campaign, spreading the Pinterest love across the UK alongside a whole host of fabulous bloggers from a range of niches.
Including some of my favourite UK wedding blogs!
So What Is Pinterest?
Pinterest is an online tool for collecting and organizing the things you love.
It appeals to the 8 year old me, who spent a summer meticulously organising her sticker collection. One page for My Little Pony stickers, another one for Thunder Cats and a double page spread for sparkly stickers. I could go on.
It's a virtual pin board / scrap book for creators, curators and collectors to inspire and be inspired.
I first discovered Pinterest back in 2011 and, as a lover of beautiful imagery, the outcome was inevitable.
It was love at first click.
2 years, 105 boards, 9,000 pins & 3.4 million followers later, I'm still just as enamoured with Pinterest.
Pinterest In The UK
As I've been based in both the UK (London) & US (San Francisco and currently sunny Miami!) this past year, it's been really interesting to see the impact Pinterest has had on friends, readers and the wedding industry on both sides of the pond.
A large majority of my Pinterest followers are from the USA but I'm pleased to report that more and more UK friends, brides, grooms, readers and wedding industry pals are beginning to sign up and fall head over heels for Pinterest too.
And hopefully, as a result of this Pin It Forward UK campaign, lots more people will discover the joys of Pinterest!
If you haven't signed up yet…
CLICK HERE FOR A VERY SPECIAL, CUSTOM LINK TO JOIN PINTEREST
How I Use Pinterest
I use Pinterest as a blogging tool as well as for my own personal projects and ideas.
Here's just a few of the ways I use Pinterest:
– Save and share gorgeous wedding inspiration and helpful ideas for couples planning their big days.
– Generate ideas for future blog posts on Bridal Musings.
– Share a few images from my blog posts with the Pinterest community – I love to chat with brides on Pinterest – this pin about wedding proposals got a great discussion going!
– As a ‘To Do List' for places I want to travel to, things I want to buy, books I want to read etc.
– To learn – I have a board dedicated to blogging tips and tricks as well as board for photography tutorials for beginners like moi.
– For Hairstyles and Make Up inspiration – I can't get enough of hair and beauty pins and tutorials!
Pinterest For Your Wedding
Sadly Pinterest wasn't around when I was planning my wedding. *wipes tears*
But you lucky brides and grooms currently planning your nuptials have access to a fantastic wedding planning tool.
I'll talk a little more in depth about exactly how to use Pinterest for your wedding in another post. For now, why not follow Bridal Musings on Pinterest for over 100 boards of wedding ideas, tips and inspiration! (I told you I was obsessed.)
And check out these awesome Pinterest boards curated by my wedding blogger friends:
Want That Wedding – What Weddings Mean To Me
Pocketful Of Dreams – The New Wedding Style
b.loved – A b.loved Bride
And keep your eyes on b.loved tomorrow as Louise will be sharing her thoughts on Pinterest too!
My Favourite Pinterest Board
Oh this was so hard to choose.
After much deliberation I've gone with Wedding Inspiration.
It's a pretty place filled to the brim with eclectic wedding inspiration and ideas – from beautiful blooms to special moments, darling decor to dreamy wedding dresses and everything in between!
If I'm ever having a stressful day at ‘the office', I take a quick look at all the love, beauty and creativity on this board and fall in love with weddings all over again.
I hope you find it inspiring too!
The widgets above will be updated in real time whenever I pin something new to the board (fancy huh?)
What's Your Favourite Pinterest Board?
Okay, I really want you guys to get involved – whether you're a bride, a wedding pro or simply a lover of all things pretty.
Whoever you are, wherever you are – share a link to your favourite pinterest board in the comments below and tell us why it's your fave.
That way we can all discover new pinners of pretty and beautiful boards to follow!
(If you're not on Pinterest yet, simply sign up here – it's absolutely free and you'll be pinning in no time!)
I can't wait to see what your favourite boards are!
(And FYI they don't have to be wedding related!)