Wes and Amy’s Ocean Side, DIY California Wedding by Shelly Anderson

Todays wedding is a real beauty, a boho inspired ocean side wedding, brought to you courtesy of  Shelly Anderson photography. Amy and Wes were married on 23rd May 2015. Amy’s family friend owns the most gorgeous estate in California and she knew she always wanted to get married there. The property has a Garden Maze, and real toy railroad track, a gorgeous pool, and amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, what could be more perfect! Since Wes and all of his friends are professional musicians, they obviously had to have their friends play as the band for the late night entertainment! This is a truly beautiful wedding with a gorgeous first look,  outdoor ceremony, and stunning ocean side reception.

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Film Club: Michelle and John’s Boho Inspired Rustic Wedding

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are having a lovely day so far. This afternoon we are back with another fantastic edition of Film Club where I showcase one of my favourite wedding films that has landed in my in box this month! Today we are heading over to the states for the beautiful rustic Boho inspired wedding of Michelle and John. They were married on 3rd August at Belcroft Estates in Innisfil, Ontario, which is one hour from Toronto and the wedding is just beautiful.

The couple had a beautiful outside ceremony with a rustic barn reception that was brimming with beautiful vintage inspired decorations and lovely details. From the opening shots right through to the last dancing images the wedding is full of love, romance and the most stunning couple. A dashing groom and a Boho bride make it absolutely perfect. My favourite parts are the vintage car, the personally written vowels, the barn venue and the evening photobooth. What a fun and beautifully put together film from Brightside Films.


Laura from Brightside Films tells us a bit more about the day………

The couple met met at a sort of hole in the wall pub 6 years before their wedding and have been blisfuly happy since. Their wedidng was an absolute joy to film, I loved her entrance – she arrived in a vintage car driven by her dad. The road is very long and grand, it was very cinematic.



Supplier Shout Outs:


For more information on Brightside Films go to:

www.brightsidefilms.com / Facebook.com/brightsidecanada / YouTube.com/brightsidecanada / Instagram.com/brightsidefilms / Pinterest.com/brightsidefilms





The Four Counties Wedding Awards – Get Your Wedding Business Involved!


Today I’d like to talk to you about some rather special wedding awards, that I’m proud to say I am part of! A few months ago I had an email from a lovely lady called Tracy Butterfield asking if I wanted to get involved in an upcoming wedding events. To be honest I’m always pretty dubious when it comes to these things but these awards seemed different. When she gave me the names of some of the other judges I knew I was going to in good company so I jumped at the chance to get involved.

‘It’s about time we recognised and rewarded the hard work and dedication, the long hours and patience of our wedding suppliers who go above and beyond to make every wedding day so very special. A real recognition of excellence in the wedding service sector. This is your chance to get your business in the spotlight. Our panel of award-winning wedding industry judges  know exactly what is expected and required of a true winner. Every business that enters, whether big or small, will have the same chance of winning, fair and square.’

There are two ways of getting involved

  •  As an existing wedding supplier in the Herts, Beds, Bucks & Cambs areas
  • Buy a bride or groom who has used a supplier you would like to nominate in the Herts, Beds, Bucks & Cambs



Simply choose your category (or categories – suppliers can enter more than one category) from this list:  Accessories / Bridalwear Retailer / Cake Designer / Catering / Dressmaker and Designer/ DJ / Entertainment – non music / Entertainment – music / Events Team (caterer or venue) / Florist / Health and Beauty / Hairdresser / Marquee Supplier / Master of Ceremonies / Menswear / Make-up Artist / Photographer / Stationery / Transport / Venue / Venue Dresser/Stylist / Videographer / Vintage Wedding Supplier / Wedding Blog / Wedding Enhancements / Wedding Planner 

  • Write a simple explanation (no more than 1000 words) as to why you believe your business should win the category. Complete the online entry form and be sure to attach your explanation.  
  • To enter the Awards, your business must have a postcode from one of the following counties: Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire or Cambridgeshire and provide services or products to couples within these Four Counties.
  • Entries need to be submitted by midnight on Monday 26th October 2015.



If you want to nominate a supplier that you felt went above and beyond for your wedding then it is really simple. Pop over to the Four Counties website and fill in the voting form  

  • Your wedding must have taken place in the last 12 months.
  • Your vote is essential to your suppliers and will form an important part of the judges decision making process.
  • Votes must be in by midnight on Saturday 31st October 2015



Judges Me! Boho Weddings / Kate Beavis of Your Vintage Life & National Vintage Wedding Fair / Natasha Steiner of Lemon Zest Catering / Liz Musson of Mad Philomena /
Photographer Ian Bursill / Charlotte White of Restoration Cakes / Sarah Dunn of Sarahʼs Doo Wop Dos / Gemma & Karen of Passion for Flowers



So what are you waiting for? go get involved, nominate your self or nominate a wedding supplier that you love!


For more information on the awards go to:

T: @4CWAwards

  • Yvonne Lishman
  • Paloma Murillo
  • Norma & Dorothy
  • Ashley Hamilton



Bridal Style: Kate Halfpenny – The Beautiful 2016 Flora Romance Collection


Kate Halfpenny Bridal Collection

This afternoon it’s all about bridal style and this magical collection from Halfpenny London. Kate Halfpenny the amazing designer behind the beautiful bridal brand is an absolute genius! With bridal gowns fit for a Boho princess, her creations really are something of absolute beauty. By mixing fabrics with beautiful shapes Kate goes about creating contemporary dresses that are full of feminine quality and flattering lines. This new collection ‘Flora Romance’ is quite something, mixing romance with gorgeous textures there really is something for every sort of bride here. I just know you are going to be knocked out with these stunning gowns.

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‘Kate Halfpenny loves and designs bridalwear for real women. You can tell by the way Kate and her team look after each and everyone of their precious customers. It’s personal. It’s their passion. You can tell by the way her collection is designed. Every piece understands women’s bodies, their individual beauty and their lifestyles’ 

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Heather and Mike’s Localy Sourced Wedding at River Cottage with a Blue Wedding Dress, by Helen Lisk Photography

Happy Tuesday everyone and how are you all today? Did you all enjoy the bank holiday or was it a bit of a wash out? Today is a very excitting day for us here at Boho HQ, as today we get to reveal the brand new look blog to you all. It will be a bit later on today though as my technical guy Mark is currently traveling back from Scotland, so do bare with us while we get everything ready for the big reveal. If in doubt pop back this time tomorrow and all will be in place.
One of the joys of this job is that I get to feature some of the best wedding venues out there and today’s one of those days. We have all heard of River Cottage, due to the TV show with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall but did you know they also hold weddings? Todays real wedding not only features this wonderful venue, its beautiful setting and some fantastic looking food but also Heather the bride in a simply stunning bespoke blue wedding dress. A totally gorgeous wedding captured perfectly by Helen Lisk Photography.

‘A truly awesome unforgettable day’

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Heather and Mike were married on 6th June 2015. Their civil ceremony was held at the Guildhall in Lyme Regis with their families in attendance. They then had another Humanist Ceremony afterwards in the Kitchen Garden at River Cottage HQ in Axminster with both their families and friends. The reception was held in the long barn at River Cottage. ‘We have always both loved River Cottage, we knew tht the location, staff and food would all be fantastic. We had 52 guests at River Cottage. From the engagement we spent about ten months planning everything.

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Alicia and Thom’s Handmade Country Wedding Filled with Daisies, by Joanna Bongard Photography

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you are all having a lovely Bank Holiday Monday? It’s a busy and exciting week on the blog this week as this week sees the launch of the new blog design. I have been letting out a few sneak peeks over the last few days so if you have caught any of those on social media you will know that the new design is pretty different to the old one. We have gone for a totally new look and feel, so I really hope you like the new direction that I have taken the blog in. The new look Blog will be launched later this week so do keep an eye out and let me know you thoughts.
Today I have this gorgeous country wedding, brought to you courtesy of Joanna Bongard Photography. It’s a lovely relaxed day, where Alicia and Thom decided to try and make as much as they coul to keep the costs down. They did this with great success and the results are gorgeous.

‘It was genuinely the most perfect day of our lives. The guests, the photographer, the church, the marquee, the food, the entertainment – our faces were aching from smiling so much’

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Alicia and Thom were married on 20th June 2015 at St Mary the Virgin church, Hawkesbury Upton, Badminton. The reception was held on Grandma Peckett’s field, Hawkesbury Upton, Badminton. ‘My grandma lives in Hawkesbury (South Gloucestershire) and we loved the little church on the hill. The area is rich in Peckett ancestry and I even have ancestors buried in the church grounds. As soon as we started thinking about having the wedding there, we came up with the idea of putting a marquee in Grandma’s field and have everyone walk down from the church through the picturesque country lanes. We began planning it pretty much after we got engaged so it was around a years worth of planning and we had 150 guests’

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