27

Mar

Kelly and Stuart’s Music Themed Portugal Wedding. By Matt and Lena Photography


Happy Friday everyone! We got there in the end, are you as glad that it’s Friday as I am? To finish off the week in style I have this fabulous wedding all the way from Portugal to shine some summer sunshine on you ready for the weekend. The wedding is just beautiful set in the stunning location of Lagos, the outdoor ceremony and beach side portrait shots really take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and that wonderful sunshine. Kelly and Stuart put together a wonderful day with a music theme running throughout. Big thanks to Matt and Lena Photography for the gorgeous images.

‘It was a day filled with a plethora of emotions, but mostly feeling very loved by our wonderful friends and family. We made a special commitment to each other and celebrated in true style with a brilliant all day and night party.’

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Kelly and Stuart were married on 21 June 2014 at Vivenda Miranda Hotel the reception at Duna Beach Club – both Lagos,Portugal. ‘Stuart is Scottish and I am Irish so travel was always on the cards. We wanted an extended party so going to the sun was a great option and Lagos is beautiful (we searched most of the Algarve for our venue). We had about 70 guests in total and it took about 14 months to plan.

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26

Mar

Bridal Style: Two Birds Spring 2015 Collection


 
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It always seems to be a tricky subject when coming to choose your bridesmaid dresses.  I am just going through the very process now with my younger sister and I am grateful that I had heard about Two Birds from this blog no less!  Two birds is a great concept because the same dress comes in 2 sizes but can be tied in 15 different ways! All your bridesmaids can be in the same colour and material but have the dress the way they want!  I certainly think this is genius.  Recently we went to a Two Birds stockist in Manchester and it was a great experience being with three totally different sized girls all happy with our dresses!

Today on Boho Weddings we are pleased and excited to share with you Two Birds 2015 Spring Collection.  I hope you love them just as much as we do.

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Here’s a bit more about this Spring 2015 collection………….

Multi-award winning brand twobirds Bridesmaid is celebrating their 5th birthday in the UK by expanding their existing offering and introducing a new Tulle convertible dress collection for 2015. The pioneers of the multiway wrap dress are once again leading the pack with an on-trend soft, romantic dress to complement the growing popularity of tulle in wedding dresses.

“I wanted to bring something fresh and exciting to our current jersey offering.” said twobirds founder Ariane Goldman, “The new tulle collection offers texture and fluidity while maintaining versatility.”

Responding to demand from brides, the new, luxurious tulle dress follows the same versatile philosophy as the hugely popular twobirds classic jersey gowns; it is maternity friendly and can be tied in endless different styles to suit every body shape, while retaining the simple two size structure of the existing twobirds collections, covering UK sizes 4-20.

The new collection is available in knee length and floor length styles for adults & matching flower girl dresses for children and has a contemporary colour palette of nine shades: Black, Cream, Dove, Lilac, Midnight, Petal, Plum, Powder Blue and Seafoam. Matching bandeaus are also available. The new collection will be available from the Covent Garden showroom and stockists in the UK from Spring 2015.

Prices are £250 for short, £275 for full length and £145 for flower girl dresses.

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26

Mar

Cecilia and Alaric’s Eco Friendly, Colourful Garden Wedding. By Craig and Kate


Todays wedding is a real beauty, an eco-friendly wedding set in the most gorgeous of surroundings with a really ethical outlook. The couple, Cecilia and Alaric, chose Braziers Park in Oxfordshire due to the freedom they were given and the enchanting ancient woodland surrounding the grounds. With camping on site, bonfires, locally sourced food and the most gorgeous of marquees, this wedding is a totally beautiful laid back affair that just oozes Boho elegance. Big thanks to the wonderful Craig and Kate for these gorgeous images.

‘Refreshingly balanced mix of traditional elements wrapped up in a boho outdoors wedding along with perfect weather. The celebratory spirit and surroundings happily led us and our guests throughout the festivities with everyone throwing themselves into energetic dancing as well as enjoying merriment around the large bonfires, well into the night.’

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Cecilia and Alaric were married on Saturday 6th September 2014 at Braziers Park, Ipsden, Oxfordshire. ‘Its run by a community, quite alternative which makes it liberating in many ways as they are open to ideas and letting you get on with organising in the lead up.. They generally gave us the space to do what we wanted, however it also meant we needed our own team of mates/family in the days leading up to it to ensure everything was running to schedule (being there for a few days beforehand was fun too though, it really was an experience we will never forget!) Braziers Park are very ethically/eco minded which is why we chose them too-they only have a few weddings each year which makes it feel even more special. They also run small festivals over the summer (we’ll be going to wood festival there in May). They had allocated areas for us to have bonfires which was something we had hoped for since it gave to the outdoor, country feel we wanted to create. It’s a beautiful site with enchanting ancient woodland surrounding the grounds, a lovely old barn (where we partied in) a ‘pottery’ shed, wood carving, organic fruit and veg (they even had pigs when we first went to visit) and is conveniently located in Oxfordshire, a central point in the country for friends and family to get to. Another big plus is you get free camping for friends (including wood heated showers and compost loos) and 15 rather old fashioned quirky bedrooms in the atmospheric gothic house over the wedding weekend for family. We had 155 guests in total and it took 6 months to plan.

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25

Mar

Advice From the Married Side – Real Brides Advice From Their Wedding Day


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This afternoon it’s time again to dish out a healthy dose of wedding planning advice in our monthly ‘Advice from the Married Side’ feature. I have so many amazing real weddings on the blog and for each one I feature I ask the couple a number of questions, one of these questions being advice for other couples. Sometimes the answers get lost amongst the pretty pictures, so each month I bring you a selection of these brides (and grooms) words of wisdom! I hope there will be something amongst these experiences that help you while planning your own wedding……….Happy Planning!

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(Photo by A Tall Long Legged Bird)

Planning

  • There’s no point in getting stressed out about it, if you plan well and give yourself plenty of time it will all run smoothly.
  • Try not to get bogged down in the tiny little details, the day itself goes so quickly you won’t notice/care about them when the time comes!
  • Take your time in the early days and enjoy spending lots of time looking through wedding blogs and websites, pin lots of ideas on a wedding mood board.
  • Because we were so last minute, we would like to recommend all the brides to be to plan everything a bit in advance as it can be quite stressful for the last couple of days.
  • Give yourself enough time to plan in a relaxed way, to have options if one idea doesn’t work.
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(Photo by Sarah Wayte Photography)

On The day

  • Have a list of numbers for all suppliers/contacts and give it to one of the ushers in case something comes up.
  • Take moments to stop and take in the day – so many people said to us it would become one big blur, but we really felt we enjoyed every minute and have lots of good moments and memories from just thinking wow how brilliant is this day every now and again!
  • On the wedding day itself we would advise new couples to take some time to enjoy the moment together and absorb the day as it really does go by fast.
  • Enjoy being the absolute princess of the day… enjoy spending time in your dress, spending time with your guests and really FEEL the moment because it goes by so very quickly!
  • Please find a moment to spend with your new husband/wife… we had a pic by the village Christmas tree and whilst we walked back the sound of our family and friends enjoying the disco and hog roast was filling the barn – it was nice to stop, be outside looking in together just for a moment.

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25

Mar

Francesca and Sam’s Navy and White Christmas Wedding. By Dan Hough Photography


We are at the mid-point of the week again, how is your week going so far? Mine seems to be speeding by as ever! Never enough hours in the day are there! Todays wedding is a winter wedding with took place 5 days before Christmas, so there are lots of fairy lights to give it a Christmas feel. With white roses and white gypsophila the looks is very Engish and classic and with a few handmade items to save money, it also has a personal feel to it. Big thanks to Dan Hough Photography for the images.

‘Our wedding was very relaxed and informal as we didn’t go for the typical formalities such as speeches etc. Our wedding was perfect with very special guests and went just the way we had planned!

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Francesca and Sam were married on 20th December 2014 at St John’s Church Chorlton and The Oak Tree of Peover, Lower Peover. ‘This was our local church as we live in Chorlton. We chose The Oak Tree of Peover because it was a small, cosy venue that we thought would be perfect for a Christmas wedding. The venue was small enough so that all our guests would be kept together and not separated into the bar area as it was all together. The venue was also dressed so Cristmassy and had lovely log fires. We had 80 day guests and an extra 60 came at night time. It took 6 months to plan the wedding.

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24

Mar

Boho Loves: 1st Galaxy Fireworks LTD – Delivering the Best Fireworks and Firework Displays at The Best Possible Price


 
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Weddings with great entertainment are the best, good entertainment keeps guests happy and occupied and it helps make memories. There are so many entertainment ideas you could use for your wedding but fireworks has to be one of the best. Watching fireworks at the end of your wedding day with your new husband or wife is the icing on the cake and finishes the day off perfectly! Today we are pleased to introduce 1st Galaxy Fireworks LTD to the blog. They will be chatting fireworks and what they can offer if you are looking for something a little different on their wedding day.

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‘From its birth in 1985 1st Galaxy Fireworks has become one of the UK’s well-known firework specialists. From our humble yet very enthusiastic beginnings all those years ago the team have matured into a fabulous collection of experts all eager to please’

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We asked Lee at 1st Galaxy Fireworks LTD to tell us a little more about their amazing products

About 1st Galaxy Fireworks
The company has delivered literally thousands of displays to many millions of spectators and has a long list of satisfied customers. We have a simple aim to deliver the best fireworks and firework displays at the best possible price. We don’t skimp on quality for the sake of profit; our fulfillment comes from the happiness of our clients.
In recent years the company regularly deliver well over 250 shows per year all over the UK and abroad, we also run 6 firework outlets in the east midlands and have a thriving mail order business sending out firework packs to customers each and every week of the year.
We always like to hear from our customers and we constantly listen to comments so we can improve our range and service…we’d love to hear from you! (more…)