Happy Sunday everyone and happy bank holiday weekend, I do hope you are having a good time? What have you been up to? In my world it is a fairly quiet bank holiday weekend. I worked yesterday and then today Nik and I are spending some time together with Dexter, we are off to get some of his birthday presents as it’s only 4 weeks now till his 1st birthday. We are also going to be baby proofing the house as he has found his feet over the last couple of weeks, which has certainly changed things for us all. As for the blog it has been great getting back to work after our holiday. I am currently making further plans for the blogs future, so lots of ideas and development going on here at Boho HQ.
For now it’s time to put your feet up and enjoy this weeks best bits. My weekly round-up of the best the wedding world has to offer.
What more do I need to say about this wedding other than it contains a donkey, and Donkeys are amazing animals. Found via Green Wedding Shoes, photo by Stewart Ross!
Colourful Mexican Inspired Wedding – From Green Wedding Shoes
DIY Invitation Keep Sake – From Love and Lavender
DY Mexican Tassle Table Runner – From Bespoke Bride
DIY Fabric Tile Coasters – From Style me Pretty Living
How to Make the Perfect Naked Cake – From 100 Layer Cake
DIY Bleach Bride and Bridesmaids Shirts – From Wedding Chicks
DIY Tutorial – Table Arrangement: Seasonal Spring Flowers – From Boho
Winery Wedding in the US – From Dasha Caffrey
Lisa and Mitch – From Todd Hunter McGaw
Brixton East Wedding – From Babb Photos
Beautiful Goldsborough Hall Wedding – From Toast of Leeds
Tom and Eveie – From Joanna Brown Photography
Mythe Barn Wedding – From Samuel Docker
Adriana and Han – From Jose Villa
Congratulations Debbie and James – From Photos by Zoe
Kerry and Michael – From Albert Palmer
Chateau Wedding – From Debs Ivelja Photography
Hello from an overcast but very beautiful Wales. Today I am just over the boarder of Wales at a wedding and I have a sneaky feeling the sun is going to make an appearence! This makes me so happy! Do you have any plans for the weekend? Whatever you do Kelly and I hope you have a great weekend!
Today we are back with our Saturday Pins Feature. Our top 10 selection of pins from across Pinterest. I hope you like our selection and happy Bank Holiday weekend!
So here is a selection of our top 10 pins of the week……………..
Image Source – Jenny Packham The 2016 Collection. What a stunning dress, absolutely beautiful.
Image Source – Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Meringue – this cake looks amazing, I need to eat it now!
Wooo Hooo the weekend is upon us and the best thing is it’s the Bank Holiday! 3 day weekends are the best and I think they should be compulsory! We are going out on Sunday for food in Leeds as it’s Paul’s birthday. Any excuse to have a cheeky cocktail! I hope you have had a great week.
Today we are back with Emily for our weekly fix of ‘Dairy of a Boho Bride’. Last time she spoke all about the Bridesmaids and this week she shows us her completed invites. Making you own invitations can be tempting, but as Emily says don’t underestimate how long it will take you. If you like a spot of DIY then great but if not leave it to the experts! I’m sure you will agree that Emily has done an amazing job, they look beautiful.
I’ll pass you over to Emily………
In my last diary entry I mentioned I was in the design development stage of the invites. I am now pleased to say that they are finally finished and handed out to our lovely guests – even evening invites. My advice to all the brides and grooms taking up the challenge of designing and making your own invites is to not underestimate the amount of time it takes. There may be highs and lows, and there may be a point where you don’t even like them anymore! Persevere; the reaction from your guests will be worth it.
I played about with the design for ages doing a few mock ups along the way. I tested loads of fonts to see what looked best and most importantly legible to all. In the end I choose a decorative font for the titles and just a type writer style for the main information. To create a rustic boho theme, I used A4 brown card, slightly textured off-white paper and wrapped two sprigs of dried lavender in twine. The lavender is from Yorkshire Lavender. It smells gorgeous and I have two huge bunches left over for more decorations. I really love that guests smell the invite! I used the same leather cord as I used on the save the dates to seal the invite which is near the same colour as the bridesmaid dresses. Now I have the design finalised, the rest of our stationary to follow should be quite straight forward – famous last words.
Well hello Friday! I hope you are having a good day so far and are looking forward to the weekend? What have you got planned, anything wedding related? To finish off the week I have this fab 2 day wedding from Emma Warley Photography. It’s a colourful summer wedding that was all put together on a budget. However with a lot of help from friends and family Stephanie and Jock managed to put together a fun packed day where nothing had to be left out. A tower of cheese, paper flowers, 2 wedding dresses, a barn dance and lots of irregular choice shoes, all go together to make this a great wedding to end the week.
‘A colourful, fun, carefree experience that was not rushed. A big team effort!’
Stephanie and Jock were married on 15th August 2014 & 16th August 2014 at Falling Foss (near Whitby) for the ceremony and light refreshments. The bride’s father’s garden for afternoon BBQ. 16th – Stepney Hill Farm for the following gig. ‘We wanted a place we could return to time and again, that would stay with us. As soon as we realised Falling Foss had recently got their licence, we just booked it. It’s a magical place, the food is excellent, it has a laid back atmosphere, the people who run it are amazingly friendly and flexible and it’s in a forest by a waterfall – who wouldn’t want to get married next to a waterfall? For the Friday, we wanted again, to be somewhere that meant something to us. Dad’s house at Wykeham Village near Scarborough is a 300 year old farm cottage, set in grounds that he has painstakingly landscaped himself. It’s so beautiful. We bought a large marquee and had Stepney Hill Farm cater the BBQ, which meant we didn‘t need to worry about a thing on the day.
For the Saturday, we knew we wanted to have a big party and it had to be a gig. Jock’s a musician, many of our friends are musicians and DJs, my Dad is a musician and I’ve done my bit too. So we hired Stepney Hill Farm’s barn which is a large flexible space. We were lucky to have some great friends who supplied the stage, lights, sound tech, and live music. Stepney Hill Farm were amazing – they put a bar in for us, with very reasonable prices and they let us do whatever we wanted to set it up how we wished. We had a total of 40 guests on Friday and over 250 on Saturday. The planning took 6 months. We were undecided when to do it until we found the venues and once we found them, we just cracked on with it.
Happy Thursday afternoon everyone, I do hope this lovely Thursday is treating you well? This afternoon I have some gorgeous wedding inspiration for you with this Boho inspired Tipi Wedding styled shoot. Tipi weddings are so popular these days I feature so many of them here on the blog, but getting the styling right for a tipi wedding can some times be tricky. Turning a totally blank canvas into a beautiful wedding can be daunting to anyone. Today we are here to help you with lots of decoration ideas and so many pretty details. The shoot took place in March at Brindle Lodge, Hoghton in Lancs and was organised by Teepee Tent Hire and Itsy Bitsy Vintage.
‘A vintage eclectic and boho styled tee pee shoot. With handmade items and lots of Lancashire suppliers.’
Carol Bean of Itsy Bitsy Vintage says…….
‘The aim was to showcase the creative and styling potential of a large tee pee and to show that vintage china and styling can be blended with Boho, Retro, Festival, DIY or a Country Rustic look to create something eclectic, colourful, fun and beautiful by working with some of the best wedding suppliers in North Lancashire. I also wanted to add lots of DIY touches and made lots of items for the shoot including paper pin wheels, map flowers, vintage fabric covered bottles, ribbon festooned lanterns, handmade signs, hand written blackboards and a hessian, ribbon and paper pinwheel table plan.’ (more…)