Today I’d like to talk to you about some rather special wedding awards, that I’m proud to say I am part of! A few months ago I had an email from a lovely lady called Tracy Butterfield asking if I wanted to get involved in an upcoming wedding events. To be honest I’m always pretty dubious when it comes to these things but these awards seemed different. When she gave me the names of some of the other judges I knew I was going to in good company so I jumped at the chance to get involved.
‘It’s about time we recognised and rewarded the hard work and dedication, the long hours and patience of our wedding suppliers who go above and beyond to make every wedding day so very special. A real recognition of excellence in the wedding service sector. This is your chance to get your business in the spotlight. Our panel of award-winning wedding industry judges know exactly what is expected and required of a true winner. Every business that enters, whether big or small, will have the same chance of winning, fair and square.’
There are two ways of getting involved
- As an existing wedding supplier in the Herts, Beds, Bucks & Cambs areas
- Buy a bride or groom who has used a supplier you would like to nominate in the Herts, Beds, Bucks & Cambs
HOW TO ENTER AS A SUPPLIER
Simply choose your category (or categories – suppliers can enter more than one category) from this list: Accessories / Bridalwear Retailer / Cake Designer / Catering / Dressmaker and Designer/ DJ / Entertainment – non music / Entertainment – music / Events Team (caterer or venue) / Florist / Health and Beauty / Hairdresser / Marquee Supplier / Master of Ceremonies / Menswear / Make-up Artist / Photographer / Stationery / Transport / Venue / Venue Dresser/Stylist / Videographer / Vintage Wedding Supplier / Wedding Blog / Wedding Enhancements / Wedding Planner
- Write a simple explanation (no more than 1000 words) as to why you believe your business should win the category. Complete the online entry form and be sure to attach your explanation.
- To enter the Awards, your business must have a postcode from one of the following counties: Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire or Cambridgeshire and provide services or products to couples within these Four Counties.
- Entries need to be submitted by midnight on Monday 26th October 2015.
HOW TO NOMINATE AS A BRIDE OR GROOM
If you want to nominate a supplier that you felt went above and beyond for your wedding then it is really simple. Pop over to the Four Counties website and fill in the voting form
- Your wedding must have taken place in the last 12 months.
- Your vote is essential to your suppliers and will form an important part of the judges decision making process.
- Votes must be in by midnight on Saturday 31st October 2015
Me! Boho Weddings / Kate Beavis of Your Vintage Life & National Vintage Wedding Fair / Natasha Steiner of Lemon Zest Catering / Liz Musson of Mad Philomena /
Photographer Ian Bursill / Charlotte White of Restoration Cakes / Sarah Dunn of Sarahʼs Doo Wop Dos / Gemma & Karen of Passion for Flowers
So what are you waiting for? go get involved, nominate your self or nominate a wedding supplier that you love!
For more information on the awards go to:
Happy Tuesday everyone and how are you all today? Did you all enjoy the bank holiday or was it a bit of a wash out? Today is a very excitting day for us here at Boho HQ, as today we get to reveal the brand new look blog to you all. It will be a bit later on today though as my technical guy Mark is currently traveling back from Scotland, so do bare with us while we get everything ready for the big reveal. If in doubt pop back this time tomorrow and all will be in place.
One of the joys of this job is that I get to feature some of the best wedding venues out there and today’s one of those days. We have all heard of River Cottage, due to the TV show with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall but did you know they also hold weddings? Todays real wedding not only features this wonderful venue, its beautiful setting and some fantastic looking food but also Heather the bride in a simply stunning bespoke blue wedding dress. A totally gorgeous wedding captured perfectly by Helen Lisk Photography.
‘A truly awesome unforgettable day’
Heather and Mike were married on 6th June 2015. Their civil ceremony was held at the Guildhall in Lyme Regis with their families in attendance. They then had another Humanist Ceremony afterwards in the Kitchen Garden at River Cottage HQ in Axminster with both their families and friends. The reception was held in the long barn at River Cottage. ‘We have always both loved River Cottage, we knew tht the location, staff and food would all be fantastic. We had 52 guests at River Cottage. From the engagement we spent about ten months planning everything.
Happy Monday everyone, I hope you are all having a lovely Bank Holiday Monday? It’s a busy and exciting week on the blog this week as this week sees the launch of the new blog design. I have been letting out a few sneak peeks over the last few days so if you have caught any of those on social media you will know that the new design is pretty different to the old one. We have gone for a totally new look and feel, so I really hope you like the new direction that I have taken the blog in. The new look Blog will be launched later this week so do keep an eye out and let me know you thoughts.
Today I have this gorgeous country wedding, brought to you courtesy of Joanna Bongard Photography. It’s a lovely relaxed day, where Alicia and Thom decided to try and make as much as they coul to keep the costs down. They did this with great success and the results are gorgeous.
‘It was genuinely the most perfect day of our lives. The guests, the photographer, the church, the marquee, the food, the entertainment – our faces were aching from smiling so much’
Alicia and Thom were married on 20th June 2015 at St Mary the Virgin church, Hawkesbury Upton, Badminton. The reception was held on Grandma Peckett’s field, Hawkesbury Upton, Badminton. ‘My grandma lives in Hawkesbury (South Gloucestershire) and we loved the little church on the hill. The area is rich in Peckett ancestry and I even have ancestors buried in the church grounds. As soon as we started thinking about having the wedding there, we came up with the idea of putting a marquee in Grandma’s field and have everyone walk down from the church through the picturesque country lanes. We began planning it pretty much after we got engaged so it was around a years worth of planning and we had 150 guests’
Happy Sunday everyone and happy bank holiday, how are you all? I hope you are having a lovely extended weekend, what are you up to? Mine has been good so far. Yesterday I was working putting some final bits and pieces together for the launch fo the new Blog next week. It’s amazing how many last-minute jobs you find that need to be one, but everything is all in hand and next week is certainly going to be an exciting one! Today we are off to a music festival with some friends and their children. It’s a family friendly festival, so I’m hoping for some good food and lots of rides that Dexter can go on. Monday, weather permitting, we are off on another family day out to see some animals, so lots of lovely things plans. Then of course next week is the BIG blog launch. It’s seems to have taken for ever to get here but it’s only a few days away and I am SO excited!
Now though, sit back, grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy this weeks Best Bits, my weekly rond up of the best the wedding world has to offer.
I have chosen this weeks wedding for wedding of the week as I just love everything about it. The dress, the flower crown, the gorgeous venue, all the lovely decorations. It’s totally stunning I’m sure you will agree! Found via Love my Dress, photo by McKinley Rodgers
House Party Wedding in Somerset – From Love my Dress
Kerry and Jon’s Relaxed Cheshire Wedding – From Claire Penn
River Cottage Wedding – From Helen Lisk
Lake Windermere Wedding – From Babb Photo
Brooklyn Elopement – From Samm Blake
Gemma and Simon Preview – From Craig and Kate
London Wedding – From Nicola Thompson Photography
Old Trafford Manchester Wedding – From Tierney Photography
Sophie and Will – From Todd Hunter McGaw
Farm Wedding – From Matt Parry Photography
Rob and Michaela Married – From Browns Photography
Great Langdale Wedding – From Mark Tattersall
Arjun & Rupa – From Jeff Newsom Photography
May-Jane and Andrew – From Marianne Taylor
The Ultimate Bridal Veil Style Guide – From Bridal Musings
10 Ways to Rock Sequin Bridesmaid Dresses – From Southbound Bride
Dan Jones 2016 Bridal Collection – From Polka Dot Bride
Otaduy Wild Love Collection – From One Fab Day
Kate Beaumont, Bespoke Vintage Inspired Wedding Desses – From Love my Dress
Bridal Style: Vivien J Bridal 2015/2016 Bohemian Accessories Collection – From Boho
Good Morning to you all! Finally it’s the weekend. It’s been a busy week on the blog behind the scenes, are you all ready to see the new blog design? Not long to wait now Kelly H cannot wait to reveal it to you next week!
We are back today with our regular Pinterest feature. I hope you like our selection this week, it features a lot of gorgeous looking food and cake!
Here is a selection of our top 10 pins of the week……………..
Image Source – I am so in love with sparkle at the moment and this Ersa Atelier dress is ticking all the boxes or me
Image Source – I just adore metallics, as you will see in the new Blog design, and this gold wedding cake is just amazing (more…)