It’s finally the weekend. How are you all? I am hoping the weather stays nice so we are able to enjoy the weekend as much as we can. I am having a huge spring clear out, we have so much clutter in the house. I am then spending the rest of the weekend working and making time for Fearne and Paul. Is anyone attending a wedding this weekend? I hope you have fun whatever plans you have.
Anyway, back with todays regular Saturday feature, our Top 10 pins of the week. Kelly H and my favourite picks from accross the intenet. I hope you like our selection.
So here is a selection of our top 10 pins of the week……………..
IMAGE SOURCE – This looks like heaven on a plate
IMAGE SOURCE – Strawberry mascarpone mini trifles: layers of lady finger biscuits with strawberries and creamy honey mascarpone. – amazing desert, perfect for a summer wedding and they look so cute. (more…)
As you know the Blog also has its own Wedding Directory in the form of Boho Wedding Directory. The Directory is a hand-picked list split up into suppliers and regions making it super easy for you to find the perfect Boho supplier for your wedding.
Just to make life that bit easier for you and to make sure you don’t miss any of the wonderful suppliers that are getting added to the directory, I will regularly showcase the suppliers I have added here as a mini update.
Flowers: Shropshire Petals
A wedding isn’t complete without a showering of delicate confetti. Shropshire Petals grow and produce natural petal confetti on their Shropshire farm. Natural petal confetti is the preferred choice for venues and churches as it is 100% bio-degradable. Choose from an array of colours and petals to create your own unique confetti mix.
More information: www.boho-weddings.com/shropshire-petals
Venues: The Wellbeing Farm
Are you looking for a wedding venue which is fun, packed with rustic charm, flexible and can give you the vintage-inspired barn wedding you’ve dreamed about since you were young…? Try The Wellbeing Farm in Turton, Lancashire – located just 20 minutes from Manchester city centre our venue ticks all the right boxes…
More information: www.boho-weddings.com/wellbeing-farm
Stationery: Little Bird Invites
Little Bird Invites lovingly create beautiful, contemporary, quirky and fun stationary. We produce well designed, colourful collections that are easily personalised with your choice of wording and colour theme, making them unique to your wedding. All of our stationary is printed on 100% recycled card and paper in the UK.
More information: www.boho-weddings.com/little-bird-invites
Flowers: Berry House Flowers
At Berry House Flowers we design traditional, vintage inspired flower arrangements which are truly personal, beautiful & unique. We use locally sourced & home-grown seasonal flowers, herbs & foliage to create the country-garden look we specialise in.
More information: www.boho-weddings.com/berry-house-flowers
Marquee/Tipi/Tents: Elite Tents LTD
At Elite Tents your wedding is not just another date in our diary. We treat every event uniquely and with the same level of passion as if it were our own. Our experience, time and care means that you can feel confident that your day will be in safe hands and completely stress-free. We help you to create a magical atmosphere that you and your starry eyed guests will remember for the rest of their lives.
More information: www.boho-weddings.com/elite-tents-ltd
Venues: River Cottage
Tie the knot and celebrate one of the best days of your life at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s iconic River Cottage HQ, based in 65 acres of organic farmland and just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Jurassic Coast. River Cottage is a unique licensed wedding venue where the bride and groom share centre stage with the food.
More information: www.boho-weddings.com/river-cottage
Hair/Make-Up: Bridal Stylists
The Bridal Stylists are a hand picked team of some of the industry’s finest hair stylists and makeup artists, committed to ensure you have beautiful, long lasting hair & make-up for your special day. Experts with creating a calming and relaxed atmosphere on your wedding morning, your chosen stylist will make sure that your day gets off to a perfect start.
More information: www.boho-weddings.com/directory-entry/bridal-stylists
If you are interested in getting yourself added on to the ‘Boho Wedding Directory’ email me at email@example.com for an application form. Have a Good Weekend
Big Boho Love
Has everyone got that Friday feeling? I certainly have! This week has been a great one. The weather was so beautiful, we have showed you some amazing weddings, we have had some amazing wedding submissions fall into Kelly H email box and we are so excited to be blogging these in the upcoming weeks. I went to London this week on a very exciting visit for Boho Weddings and I will be revealing more about the trip very soon. So all in all this week has been a great one!
Today we are back with our weekly Boho Bride feature and I am so pleased to welcome back Sarah to the blog. Last time Sarah and Del chatted all about changes afoot and honeymoons and this week they are sharing with us Traditions. I love this post because Sarah and Del have really worked out together what exactly they do and don’t want with regards to Wedding Traditions.
I’ll pass you over to Sarah and Del…..
Hello from Glasgow. We did it! We survived moving house 7 weeks before our wedding. Some of the DIY didn’t quite make it, but all in all we’ll take that! I wouldn’t recommend it, but then moving is always going to be stressful whatever you’ve got going on. The wedding gave me a good excuse to take a break from unpacking to go to taste some cheeses at the lovely George Mewes’ in Glasgow.
Del’s just back from his stag in Budapest, which I’m assured was lots of fun, so much that he missed his flight on the way home. I’ve started my new job too this week, so we’ve been busy again. We’ve also sent out invites and are impatiently waiting for RSVPs – chasing them is not fun, and so family and friends reading this – if you’ve received an invite please RSVP as it’s making me grumpy! I can’t really remember what else we’ve done as it’s been such a busy time, so I’ll just get on to the main theme of the post – wedding traditions.
We’ve written before about how important it is to us to personalise the wedding, and so this post is about our approach to some wedding traditions. I’ve always been quite apathetic – I’m not superstitious and I find lots of the traditions a bit cringey -but what’s surprised me is that some are really important to Del, and so there have been lots of conversations and compromises along the way relating to traditions. It’s also surprising to me how many (older) people are shocked if you choose not to follow a tradition, but you’ve just got to go with what you think is right…. I promise that, despite suggestions to the contrary from some family members, the sky will not collapse if you fail to put a silver sixpence in your shoe the morning of the wedding!
So what is it with many traditions that I’m not keen on? Some I find a bit cringey – like photo opportunities when cutting the cake, but then I’ve never liked posed photos – much prefer those natural action shots. Mostly though I think some traditions come from quite sexist origins. I know this can be quite a controversial topic – marriage and sexism – and so I won’t go into that debate, but just talk about how I think we have tackled some of my concerns, and where we’ve compromised.
Happy Friday everyone and how are you all? It’s been a fab week here at Boho HQ and I am now looking forward to a few days in Chester with one of my oldest and dearest friends for a lovely weekend. Today we are back with Lisa and Alex from 2 people 1 life. Last time we saw them in Croatia for wedding 60, for what was a truly beautiful wedding, definitely one of my favourite so far. Today we are on the beautiful island of Corfu for wedding 62 (you can see wedding 61 here) and it’s another beauty! Check out Lisa’s wedding dress, it’s quite something!
(In case you have missed the whole story, Lisa and Alex have spent the last two years travelling round the world getting married in every country they visit, you can read more about their adventures HERE.)
I’ll pas you over to Lisa to tell you more about the day……
After a few weeks in the UK we were surprisingly refreshed and ready to get our wedding on. Corfu is just beautiful and the timing of our visit was perfect. We had managed to avoid the hoards of international tourists and shared the stunning island with just a few people visiting from the mainland. The food was fresh and tasty, the weather was divine and we were excited for our Corfiot wedding.
On the day we met our dream team for early coffees and by 9am I was having my make up applied and my hair tonged into tight curls while around me a hive of activity spread over two rooms at the beautiful Belle Venezia hotel, who kindly had us to stay for a few nights and let our entire wedding party descend on them for the day. (more…)
Where has this week gone? I really cannot believe it’s Thursday already. The great weather we have been blessed with over the past few days looks like it is here to stay with us. Hurray I hear you shout!
Today we have a beautiful styled shoot to share with you courtesy of Jaye and Matt from Tux and Tales. Jaye and Matt are regulars to the blog. Both Kelly and I are big fans of their work and we absolutely love this shoot. There are so many great wedding suppliers and even a hedgehog takes centre stage! There are beautiful ballerinas, pink hair, dreamy dresses and oh my the table decorations are just beautiful. Big thanks to Tux and Tales for these amazing and inspirational images.
‘A wedding shoot inspired by all the things I love – wool, tulle, ballet & fluffy animals. A chaotic, bohemian and eclectic shoot.’
I’ll pass you over to Jaye to tell us more about the shoot……….
The shoot took place lastyear at Danby Castle in East Yorkshire. ‘I wanted to photograph a styled shoot that was reflective of my personal style rather than thinking about what was ‘on trend’. I am a very tactile person and I am always looking to surround myself with things that are beautiful to touch – wool, felt, tweed, feathers, soft cotton, fine fabrics, etc. I was hoping that people would walk away feeling as though they had ‘touched’ the photos rather than just seen them.
I got to work with a wonderfully creative team. Gemma from Rosy Apple and Fiona from Firenza Floral Design really ‘got’ my way of thinking when they designed the flowers and tablescapes. It was wonderful to feel like I could just walk away knowing that they would create something amazing and chaotic and beautiful. Additionally I got to fulfil a dream of photographing the gorgeous wool wedding dresses made by Makepiece in Hebden Bridge. Seriously, what more could a girl want for her winter wedding than a finely loomed wool wedding dress?!? (more…)
I have another cracking wedding for you today, courtesy of Sue Kwiatkowska Photography, it’s the charming wedding of Jade and Tom who chose to do things completely their way and enjoyed every moment of the planning. With a pretty lemon yellow theme they went all out on the hand crafted projects. From decoration to the photobooth, stationery to the cake this wedding is brimming with gorgeous handmade touches that the whole wedding party got involved in. A beautiful wedding set in the gorgeous West Sussex countryside.
‘A handmade, intimate Wedding Ceremony set within a beautiful Tudor landscape, with family, friends’
Jade and Tom were married on Friday 11th July 2015 at The Weald and Downland Museum Singleton Chichester West Sussex. Their reception was held at The Fox Goes Free Inn, Charlton, Chichester, West Sussex Jade grew up in a village called Lavant, about 2 miles from the Weald and Downland museum, and often visited there as a child.
‘I have always loved the countryside, and the museum is bang in the middle of the south downs countryside. I always visioned my wedding being quirky and not your “typical” wedding, as that is just not me! I mentioned to Tom about having our wedding here and he agreed, as he also loved the ideas of a more unusual venue. Even before we got engaged I had already looked into getting married here. The ceremony hall itself is a small 15th century hall with beams that was so peaceful and intimate. We only wanted a small intimate wedding, with close friends and family, rather than a big wedding full of people you haven’t seen in years.
Our ceremony hall seated up to 50 guests, and in total we had 30 guests. We got engaged May 19th 2013, but I had already started making a scrapbook of wedding ideas in April 2013. We had originally decided on getting married in the summer of 2015, but then decided to bring it forward to July 2014. So it took about a year.