21

Feb

2017

Honeymoon Ideas – 5 Alternative Honeymoons to Try in 2017

Today Tom, our resident Honeymoon Expert, has some exciting alternative ideas for honeymoon destinations. There once was a time when a 2 week beach holiday was almost expected of a honeymoon, but now the popularity of mini-moons, multiple breaks and even year long getaways make the options endless! I’d love to disappear for a year, take my work on my laptop and see the world at my own pace on a backpacking honeymoon!

 

5 Alternative Honeymoons to Try in 2017

For anyone who has recently tied the knot, or is about to head down the aisle, a great honeymoon is something to remember all your lives. Why not try something different from the norm and have an experience of a lifetime, while celebrating your new lives together? The following are some suggestions for the best in alternative and unusual honeymoons.

Cruise around the Galapagos

Honeymoon Ideas - 5 Alternative Honeymoons to Try in 2017

There’s nothing quite like a cruise, but instead of doing the usual rounds of the Greek Islands or the Mediterranean coast, why not head off to more exciting climes with a cruise around the Galapagos Islands? Known as the “Enchanted Islands,” the Galapagos are located off the coast of Ecuador and besides the gorgeous scenery, you will get to meet the fascinating, and often unique, residents of these islands. View the flora and fauna in what is a unique ecosystem, including the land iguanas, giant tortoises and friendly sea lions. Meet the colourful flamingos, blue-footed boobies and penguins in their natural habitat, along with the famous Darwin’s finches. The climate is mild, making the Galapagos an all-year-round destination for an unusual honeymoon.

 

Volunteer Abroad

Honeymoon Ideas - 5 Alternative Honeymoons to Try in 2017

Volunteering is always a rewarding and life-enhancing experience. Imagine heading off to foreign lands, helping the locals, while enjoying an unusual honeymoon? One example is volunteering on the beautiful Wild Coast of South Africa, with its gorgeous, rugged beaches and stunning scenery. You can help with major beach cleanups in the area with a group of fellow volunteers, or get involved in the Wild Coast Schools and Community Project, enhancing the education of the poorer village and rural school children, getting them involved in sport and offering them computer literacy skills for a worthwhile future. This is a fun experience for both volunteers and, of course, the kids themselves. You could also head to India for a combination of local community work and Yoga for the ultimate spiritual break in incredible surroundings. There are so many options out there, if you decide to volunteer in some way there will be a project perfect for you.

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21

Feb

2017

James and Ellen’s Food Loving Brewery Wedding in Newcastle by Dan McCourt

Today we have something a little different for you, with this Winter Brewery Wedding in Newcastle  that was sent into me by Dan McCourt. Winter weddings are notorious for being hard to photograph, the short winter days mean less daylight and less light in general. Dan has embraced this fact and has really gone to town with capturing this stunning wedding, embracing the dark light and using it to his advantage. Ellen and James chose the Wylam Brewery as they are massive food and drink lovers and wanted to reflect this in their venue, while giving their guests really amazing food and a wonderful experience. I love the simplicity of this wedding and the wonderful backdrop this venue offers.

Very laid back and relaxed, and a great reunion of friends and family from all over the country.

James and Ellen's Food Loving Brewery Wedding in Newcastle by Dan McCourt James and Ellen's Food Loving Brewery Wedding in Newcastle by Dan McCourt

Ellen and James got married on the 19th November 2016 at Wylam Brewery, Newcastle. ‘The venue is beautiful and staff are all amazing, we’re both big fans of food and drink so it was important we were able to offer good quality to our guests. Wylam are one of the best local breweries and we knew the chef Tony Renwick from his work in the company’s other venues so knew he would be able to provide something different from the usual wedding fare. We had 55 day guests and 120 in the evening. We got engaged in May 2016 and married in November, so didn’t take long to plan!’

James and Ellen's Food Loving Brewery Wedding in Newcastle by Dan McCourt James and Ellen's Food Loving Brewery Wedding in Newcastle by Dan McCourt

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20

Feb

2017

Boho Loves: Creative Fun Wedding Images from Joshua Wyborn Photographic

Welcome to the first afternoon post of the week everyone, today I am delighted to be welcoming Josh Wyborn (we’ve been told he only gets called Joshua if he’s getting told off) to Boho! I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it – I think this is a photographer who you can trust will have you in stitches on your big day, isn’t afraid of some big ideas and will produce you some spectacular images! Take it away Josh!

Boho Loves - Creative Fun Wedding Images from Joshua Wyborn Photographic Boho Loves - Creative Fun Wedding Images from Joshua Wyborn Photographic Boho Loves - Creative Fun Wedding Images from Joshua Wyborn Photographic

More about Josh

As you’ve probably gathered by now, my name is Joshua Wyborn, but you can call me Josh now we’ve got to know each other a little. I’m a creative wedding photographer based in Carlisle, Cumbria, although that wasn’t my intention. The Cumbria bit, not the photographer bit. I came here in 2009 to study photography at The University of Cumbria and was so captivated by the awe-inspiring beauty of the Lake District that I decided to make it my home. While studying I learnt the art of being an F-stop ninja from the BBC as a photojournalist. I turned to weddings after a colleague of mine asked me to photograph his wedding. I won’t lie, I was terrified but honoured and as they say, the rest is history…

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20

Feb

2017

Giles and Harriet’s Pretty Pastel Back Garden Wedding in Kent by Parkershots

Happy Monday everyone, and how are you this fine Monday morning? I hope you all had a wonderful weekend? Mine was filled with children’s birthday parties, a spot of decorating and a great night out with the girls. I feel suitably refreshed now and ready for another busy week on the blog. To start the week off in style I have this gorgeous back garden wedding in Kent and it is filled to the brim with pretty pastel details and so much summer sunshine! Harriet and Giles were lucky enough to be able to hold their reception in Harriet’s parents back garden, which means they could really add a lot of personal touches to the day. Big thanks to Parkershots for the lovely images.

An unforgettable occasion blessed with perfect weather, close friends and family. Made extra special by being able to use local suppliers and sources with a homemade touch.

Giles and Harriet's Pretty Pastel Back Garden Wedding in Kent by Parkershots Giles and Harriet's Pretty Pastel Back Garden Wedding in Kent by Parkershots

Harriet and Giles were married on the 27th August 2016 at St. Margaret’s Church, Horsmonden, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, followed by a reception in Harriet’s parents’ garden. ‘Horsmonden church is my family village church so that was an easy decision, it’s a beautiful church tucked into the countryside between Horsmonden and Goudhurst. Also another easy decision to hold the reception at my parents garden in Horsmonden – we’ve both got lovely memories in the garden including a bonfire party 6 years ago before leaving to go off travelling the world together. The marquee fitted perfectly into the garden (with the help of a few trees being chopped down) and could use the farm across the road for parking. We had 105 guests and the wedding took 11 months to plan.’

Giles and Harriet's Pretty Pastel Back Garden Wedding in Kent by Parkershots Giles and Harriet's Pretty Pastel Back Garden Wedding in Kent by Parkershots

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18

Feb

2017

Boho Pins: Top 10 Pins of the Week – Photobooths

Welcome to the weekend! We have a fun theme today for this week’s Boho PinsPhotobooths! They are certainly a popular choice for guest entertainment at the moment, and have been fro some time now. As the night goes on, the pictures get more and more hilarious! Are you planning a photobooth for your reception? Here’s some of our favourite ones from the world of Pinterest!

Boho Pins: Top 10 Pins of the Week - Photobooths

Image Source via Sarah Shreves Photography – This has to be my favourite style of photo booth at the moment, a VW Camper not only looks great but now can be a very useful addition to your wedding

Boho Pins: Top 10 Pins of the Week - Photobooths

Image Source via  Rachel Ryan Photography  – Why not mix it up with a kissing booth instead of a photo booth!

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