This afternoon we have another gorgeous styled shoot for and today it’s all about Bohemian wedding ideas, what could be more perfect for the Boho Blog! I love this shoot sent into us by Joni Lynn that took place at Milk & Honey Farm in California, it’s full of love, fun and some wonderful ideas for your own Bohemian wedding. The styling is fab, so relaxed and carefree, the couple ar gorgeous and the overall feel to the shoot is relaxed and chilled and the idea are easily accessible.
I will pass the blog to Joni Lynn who will share the inspiration behind this shoot
Some couples love the simplicity of an organic setting as much as they adore each other. For those couples, a natural lush setting serves as the perfect marital sanctuary to begin their newly invested lives with each other. The whimsical quality of nature was not lost in this shoot as we wanted to embody the power of comfort by using personal mix and match ceremony seating, table settings and other rare decor. Brining treasured belongings from the brides Native american background . The goal of this shoot was to create a feeling of home for this wild and free couple to feel at peace within each other and nature. We mixed unexpected elements together such as dreamcatchers, feathers and vintage keys that matched the bride and grooms personal style and tattoos. By layering luscious vintage rugs, lace and family adornments in a variety of ways we were able to capture a cozy bohemian vibe. The beautiful florals constructed by Ella and Louie were a combination of berries and other exotic flowers that were naturally placed in every nook and cranny… even in a vintage tea pot! (more…)
Today I am taking you to Utah for the beautiful wedding of Emily and Beau. They chose a summer evening Wedding to take full advantage of their venues beautiful light and so Emily could carry out her wish of having lots of lit candles come evening time. This she did and their greenhouse reception venue looked absolutely stunning. They chose bright purples, red and pink for their flowers which popped perfectly against the white linen in the greenhouse. Emily looked stunning in a vintage inspired dress, which reflected her love of vintage clothing perfectly. All together a beautiful day, perfectly captured by Pepper Nix Photography.
It exceeded all our expectations. Everything was unbelievably beautiful.
Emily and Beau were married in October in Utah. ‘We are going to be celebrating our marriage at La Caille in Sandy, UT. It is a beautiful restaurant and vineyard nestled between mountains southeast of Salt Lake City. We looked at a variety of venues and a lot had their charms but most of them just didn’t seem like “us.” As much as we love the mountains, we are not exactly outdoorsy people and we don’t ski so ranches and ski lodges just didn’t seem quite right. We visited La Caille at night so it was hard to get a very good impression of how it would look in the summer, but as soon as we walked into the Grand Pavilion we knew it was the place. We both were captivated. It was quaint yet sophisticated and surrounded by so much natural beauty’
This afternoon we are talking flowers with our resident flower expert, Tracey Campbell from Campbells Flowers. When I met Tracey a few years ago the first thing that became clear is that she loved her job, secondly the importance of using British flowers within her gorgeous arrangements. Tracey has stuck by this ethos over the past few years and today she is here to tell us why. Using British only flowers is ethically the best thing to do, no using flowers out of season, no flying flowers around the world, keep it fresh, keep it local and keep it in season!
I’ll pass you over to Tracey……….
Hello again all you lovely Boho fans, it’s so lovely to be back and our heartfelt thanks to Kelly for giving us the opportunity to talk flowers. As you can imagine, it’s pretty exciting here at Campbell’s HQ at the moment as we’re in the midst of our busiest wedding season yet, but are totally loving working with more wonderful couples than ever, designing abundant, ‘just-picked’ prettiness, using as many locally grown blooms as we possibly can. Which brings me neatly onto today’s post and an absolute passion of mine, British grown flowers. When I set up Campbell’s back in 2012, working with British and locally grown blooms, along with working as ethically as possible, was something I felt incredibly strongly about. It’s just beyond thrilling to see how the industry has grown over such a short space of time and how so many more florists are offering their couples the option to buy British.
But why? I hear you ask! Well, apart from the fact that you get gorgeous seasonal blooms which are at their very best in terms of size, scent and longevity; you’re also contributing to a lower carbon footprint and supporting a really worthy industry full of fantastically enthusiastic and truly caring small business owners. Why wouldn’t anyone want this ethos as part of their special day?
Todays wedding is a fine example that you don’t need years and years of planning and 100s of guests to have the perfect wedding. Jessica and Ebony planned their day in a matter of 3 weeks and still managed to have a gorgeous day that reflected them as a couple. They wanted a relaxed, intimate wedding with their closest friends and family and by hiring out the The Games Room at the Zetter Townhouse in London they did just that. Big thanks to Alice from Babb Photo for the images.
‘We wanted something relaxed, intimate and quirky. A pleasant environment for our friends and family to meet and mingle’
Ebony and Jessica were married on 4th April 2015 at Mayfair Library and the reception in The Games Room at the Zetter Townhouse. ‘We wanted a simple town hall wedding. The Mayfair Library had a clean, classy feel and they were responsive and easy to work with. We had 35 guests at the wedding and 55 at the reception. It took about three weeks to plan the wedding! We went to Bali the month before and “forgot” to do any planning. We had the venue and a dress/suit… what more could you need, right…’
‘Boho Loves: Savvy Spreadsheets’
This afternoon is all about wedding planning and budgets. Maybe not the subject a lot of couples really want to think about, but believe me in all my years of planning weddings getting the budget right is one of the most important aspects of the planning process. You can have the most amazing ideas on how to create a truly stunning and individual wedding day but if you don’t have the funds to make it a reality, or if you find you have over spent in the wrong area then your day could be ruined.
Today I have invited Janet Kim from Savvy Spreadsheets onto the blog to talk to you about her business and share with you her 2 most popular wedding planning spreadsheets. Janet is an Excel geek who loved creating Excel templates for herself, based on feedback from friends and colleagues, she quickly learned that there was a shortage of user-friendly Excel templates available on the web. She founded Savvy Spreadsheets in 2013, as a resource for sophisticated, yet simple, downloadable Excel templates for users of all levels.
‘We offer budget templates, calendar templates, organization templates, and much more. These templates are so easy to use, they’re perfect for Excel users of all levels ‘
Janet offers lots of different spreadsheets all offering something different but the two I would like to talk to you about today are the Easy Wedding Budget and the Savvy Wedding Budget. One is Totally free and one costs just $7. I urge you to download them, it will make your wedding planning SO much easier I assure you!