Today I have something a bit different for you as I jet you off to...
Today’s wedding is a beautiful collection of urban meets country, as Sarah and Matthew choose two completely different venues to hold their ceremony and reception. The couple were looking for a ceremony location that was different from the norm, and fell in love instantly with the Stockport Plaza. It offered them and their 50 guests a unique wedding experience, which was then followed by a reception at the Roman Lakes. It was very much a hands on wedding with so many of their friends and family helping out with the wedding preparations. Matt’s old band reformed for the occasion, Sarah’s step-mum made all the amazing looking deserts, Sarah created all the stationery, all the signs and the photobooth were hand made. This really is a wedding where everyone chipped in and lent a hand and the results are a quirky, love filled day of two halves, with a Manchester bee theme. Big thanks to Emma Boileau for the lovely images.
Sarah and Matthew were married on 5th August 2017 at the Plaza, Stockport (a restored 1930s super cinema/theatre) and the Roman Lakes, Marple – a lovely tea rooms hidden in a beautiful valley. ‘We knew we didn’t want to get married in a church but we weren’t keen on any of the local registry offices. We both instantly fell in love with the Plaza. It’s so beautiful and grand, and I love the idea that the money we paid is going directly to its restoration. I wanted a reception venue with more greenery, and the Roman Lakes was perfect. It’s such a lovely venue in stunning grounds and we were given so much freedom about what we wanted to do and which suppliers we wanted to use. We had 50 guests and it took 2 years to plan.’
Here at Boho we are BIG fans of Revelry and have featured them a number of times. Today I am delighted to share with you an Exclusive First Look of Revelry’s newest bridesmaid Collection. This new floaty chiffon range from Revelry is new for Summer 2018 and perfect for the Boho bride and bridesmaid. The collection is loose, casual, but filled with style and so much individuality. Revelry not only have a wonderful collection of bridesmaids dresses but also have a fabulous selection of mix and match separates, in a range of sizes from 0-32. There really is a style, colour and fit for everyone of your best ladies. Revelry ship worldwide and make it so much easier with their sample boxes, which means you can try their new styles before you buy.
Revelry launches it’s Summer 2018 bridesmaid dress collection today and let me just tell you, the new styles are the perfect addition to the Bridesmaid Dresses and Separates you already know and love from Revelry. These styles are flowy, flattering, and fun.
The new styles range from boho favorites like the new Willow top with lace off-the-shoulder bell sleeves to high neck Chiffon styles with multi tie straps. Each piece in Revelry’s collection was designed with comfort, style, and the ability to mix and match with other Revelry styles in mind.
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few months, you will know that today is a very exciting day in British history. As today Prince Harry who is 6th in line to the throne will be marring his American sweet heart Meghan Markle.
Personally I am super excited for today, as you know I love a good wedding here at Boho and a Royal wedding is the icing on the cake. It has been fantastic having weddings in the forefront of everyone’s minds over the past few weeks. All the wedding related stories across the news and internet, hearing other people’s love stories has just been lovely! The speculation on who has designed her dress, the flowers, the cake, all such fun! I can just imagine how they are both feeling right now because, after all, even though they are used to being in the media, they are still just two people deeply in love currently getting ready for their wedding ceremony and probably just as nervous as you will be/were on your wedding day.
So I wanted to take the opportunity to congratulate Harry and Meghan and wish them the very best for the future. I can’t wait to see what the day has in store for them.
In Celebration of todays Royal Wedding I thought I would take you on a little history lesson and show you a few of the royal wedding dresses from the past years. Starting off in 1840 with Queen Vitoria. I can not wait to see what Megan has chosen to wear, whether she will stick with something traditional or mix it up in her own special way with a modern twist.
1) February 1840 Queen Victoria and Prince Albert 2) April 1923 Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later the Queen Mother) and King George VI 3) June 1937 Wallis Simpson and Duke of Windsor 4) November 1947 Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 5) April 1956 Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III 6) November 1973 Princess Anne and 7) JUNE 1978 Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz and Prince Michael of Kent 8) July 1981 Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles 9) July 1986 Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew 10) June 1999 Sophie Rhys-Jones and Prince Edward 11) April 2005 – The Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles 12) April 2011 Kate Middleton and Prince William.
Happy Friday everyone! I am so excited for the weekend, as it’s the Royal Wedding (just in case you hadn’t heard! LOL!) Yes, the news has been going on about it maybe a bit too much, BUT as a wedding obsessive, I just can’t wait! I am dying to know who has designed her dress, what her flowers will look like, how she wears her hair. Everything to do with the whole day, I am just so excited. What about you?? Will you be watching it? If so, where?
Before that I have one more wedding to share with you. This time it’s the wedding of Maysie and Stuart, courtesy of Simon Hawkins Weddings. They chose an unconventional day, as firstly they were lucky enough to get married on the family farm. Secondly, as they had been together for 9 years, with a child, Maysie chose a red wedding dress and Stuart was relaxed in a pair of blue jeans and personalised trainers. As they are both deaf, they decided to lose a lot of the traditions, which works perfectly for this laid back red loving wedding.
Enjoy the weekend everyone and let me know what you think of Meghan’s dress!
Maysie and Stuart were married on 27th May 2017 at The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Throwley with the reception at the Yates family home: Little Hockley Farm, Faversham in Kent. We decied to get married there because of the amazing location, our home is so personal to us also giving us freedom to arrange the reception as we wished. We had 100 guests and it took 10 months to plan.
Today I have something a bit different for you as I jet you off to the totally jaw dropping location of Bali for today’s elopement. I don’t often feature elopements on the blog, but when this one from Mike Plunkett landed in my inbox, I knew I had to share it with you. The images of Raana and Richard’s big day are not just the stunning ceremony but the morning of the wedding, which involves a tour of the island. Aswell as this, they have shared the day after when they went off for a private snorkelling trip around the Gili Islands. The whole celebration is beautiful to look at, the ceremony area is breathtaking, the backdrop, the private beach, the flowers, Raana’s Eliza Jane Howell gown. Oh my, so many amazing elements to this beautiful day.
Raana and Richard were married on 20th June 2017 at Hotel Tugu, Lombok, Indonesia, followed by a UK party at Didsbury House in Manchester. ‘We wanted something completely private where we could enjoy a honeymoon and a wedding at the same time, but we always intended to celebrate with our friends and family and Didsbury House was perfect for that. It was like one big house party. We had two guests at the ceremony, plus our lovely photographer Mike and the reception was around 120. We were engaged and married within 9 months! The wedding planner in Bali was amazing and the place is so beautiful that it didn’t take much for us to decide on flower preferences. The back drop really spoke for itself.’