Today I am starting a new monthly ‘Ideas and Inspiration’ feature, this week starting with Metallic Weddings. I do love a bit of inspiration and as a wedding blogger it is my job to bring you the trends, the wedding fashions and all that is new and popular in the wedding world. So each month I will be looking into certain trends, colour ways, or a specific area of your wedding day to bring you some ideas and inspiration on how to create that look.
Today I m starting with Metallic weddings, a trend that is so hot in the wedding world right now and one of my personal favourites. Incorporating metallics into your wedding day will bring you a clean modern look, as well as a touch of industrial glam! Mix it up with soft pastels for a vintage look, or bring in a mix of sparkles and you have a super Lux look.
Photo Source: Top left / Bottom left (photo by Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo) / Top middle / Middle middle (photo by Michelle Larmand Photography) / Bottom middle (photo by Rachel Peters Photography) / Top right (photo by When He Found Her Photography) / Bottom right (photo by by Brittany Mahood Photography)
Photo Source: Drinks / Flowers / Place names (photo by Sonya Khegay) / XOXO / Straws / Bottles (photo by Sonya Khegay Photography) / LOVE (photo by Marianne Chua) / Table cloth (photo by Jessica Burke) (more…)
Happy Thursday everyone, I hope the day is going well for everyone. To carry on this week of wonderful weddings I have a rather gorgeous tipi wedding courtesy of Dominique and Liam from York Place Studios. As you know I do love a tipi wedding, they are always so relaxed and chilled out, perfect if you are looking for something a little less traditional. This handmade wedding is filled with lots of little personal touches, great food, great music and lots of baking. A wonderful mixture of love, laughter and some wonderful photography.
‘A relaxed tipi wedding with homemade décor and the best bunch of people to share our day with. An amazing, wonderful day of laughs, love and many tears that we will always remember.’
Amanda and Richard were married on 4th April 2015 at The ceremony was at All Saints Church, Lupton, Cumbria with the reception being held in tipis at our local rugby club in Kirkby Lonsdale. ‘The church has always been a part of Richard’s life, having taken parts in many Christmas nativities there during his childhood. It is also very close to our family farm and is where Grandad Barton is buried. We have always loved the idea of tipis and the relaxed, fun atmosphere that they help to create. We hired ours from Fjell Event Tipis, based in Keswick, and had them in the grounds of Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club, where Richard has played rugby since the age of six. There was 85 guests for the day plus an additional 70 for the evening reception. It took About 18 months to plan the wedding.’
I still pinch myself when I look over these images. If you check out my two previous posts, Bridal Blogathon and Instagram Best Bits you will get an idea of what the #bridalblogathon that Boho Weddings was invited to by Kuoni and Elite Island Resorts was all about.
When I was first asked to attend the bridal blogathon all I knew was that I was going to be going to St. Lucia and Antigua. As most of you regular Boho readers know, Paul and I were married in St. Lucia so I was really excited. A few weeks later when an email from Karen dropped into my email box I was shocked and so very excited. Out of all the hotels in St. Lucia (there must be 100’s) I was going back to the very hotel that Paul and were married. St. James’s Club in St.Lucia. *Cue lots of squeals and tears*
It all started on Thursday 30th April at 10am after an amazing breakfast in the No1 Lounge at Gatwick airport when I boarded a British Airways Airplane to St. Lucia. 9 hours later I landed on the beautiful island of St. Lucia where I was greeted with glorious weather and I couldn’t wait to kick my shoes off and feel the white sand between my toes.
Todays wedding is brought to you by the brilliant Claire Penn Photography, a gorgeous winter wedding, with hints of vintage glamour set in the fabulous Oddfellows venue. Julia and Chris chose a winter wedding and Oddfellows in Chester was perfect for their Darwin inspired heme. With rich colours and incorporating animal figures along with a travel theme, this wedding is elegant and personal at the same time. Julia wears a stunning Ritva Westenius dress which also adds an element of vintage inspiration and glamour to the day. I just love the animal place cards they are so cute, well done mum and dad for creating them.
‘The day was relaxed and happy, with lots of laughter, combined with a little bit of glamour and our own brand of quirkiness. Our family and friends made it extra special and totally bought into the non-traditional feel of the day.’
Julia and Chris were married on 21st Feb 2015 at Oddfellows, 20 Lower Bridge Street, Chester. ‘We dabbled with many different ideas when we started to think about our wedding- possible locations included a beach in Cornwall, a city, an island fort and even the Masai Mara. We found Oddfellows when we were visiting our friends who had just moved up to Chester and immediately fell in love with the quirky style and city location- it was also the perfect venue for a Winter wedding with log fires and a garden that can be used all year round (we didn’t want to plan a summer wedding, only for it to rain- this way rain was always in our plans!). We had 58 family and close friends during the day, with lots more friends joining for evening (107 guests in total). It took about 15 months to plan, but all done in a very relaxed way.’
Today I would like to introduce you to a wonderful company offering something very special for your wedding day. Heidi from Extra Special Touch specialises in vintage inspired monogram wedding gifts and bridal accessories. Anything from save the dates, to invitations, to monogrammed napkins to bunting to personal messages can be created with Extra Special Touch, the list is endless and it really does add that personal element to your wedding day. Heidi prides herself on her attention to detail and the beautiful selection of items on offer, so do make sure you check out her website to see what she could create for your wedding.
With my love for period fashions & machine embroidery, I set up my little business, Extra Special Touch in 2009, to make Victoriana -esque bridal & wedding accessories.
My collection of vintage inspired monogram wedding gifts and bridal accessories, are inspired by traditional ladies accessories, and are all made from natural fabrics, such as silk, linen & cotton.
Happy Tuesday everyone and how are you all? Did you have a good bank holiday weekend? If you’re anything like me you will have spent all of yesterday thinking it was Sunday. Very odd which makes today Monday when it is actually Tuesday. It will be the weekend again in the blink of an eye! To carry on this week of superb weddings, which we starting off yesterday with this most gorgeous wedding from Matt Parry Photography. I have this totally stunning Devon Wedding from the hugely talented Cotton Candy. The venue for this wedding is out of this world, and somewhere I’m sure the guests will remember for a long time. A beautiful beach side location with the most gorgeous of views that make for the best wedding photos you could wish for. With a blue and white theme and a whole load of homemade pin wheels this wedding is the perfect way to start of this Tuesday. Have a great day everyone.
‘A fun filled beach wedding spent with amazing family and friends’
Rachel and David were married on Saturday 12th July 2014 at Tunnels Beaches, Ilfracombe in Devon. ‘We wanted to get married as near to the beach and sea as possible. We met at university studying Marine Biology and both have a real passion for the sea. Also David really wanted a BBQ for the wedding breakfast – I’m surprised he resisted the urge to help the chef cook. We had 78 guest in total to the wedding. The planning took just over a year. We were engaged at the end of May 2013.’