Good Afternoon to you all. I hope you are all well on this lovely afternoon. The new blog design is nearly here and I have had a few peeks from Kelly H and I have to say, it’s looking really great! The launch will be on Tuesday evening and I hope you will be tuning in to see the all new Boho Weddings Blog.
Today we are back with a fabulous DIY tutorial. Flower Crowns are SO popular at the moment, they are perfect for a Boho wedding and can really top off any wedding dress or bridesmaid dress. I’m delighted to bring you this super cute and super easy to make flower crown tutorial, I just know you are going to love it!
Wow! Is it Thursday already? This week certainly is speeding by! I’ve been super busy putting the very last-minute details to the new blog, I really can’t wait to share it with you all on Tuesday evening. Today’s wedding is a gorgeous outdoor wedding. Admittedly there was a bit of rain but the weather didn’t put Anne and Patrick off having the outdoor ceremony that they had dreamed of! With friends and family all pulling together they created a wedding that suited their personalities. Full of fun, laughter, lots of origami stars made by Anne and the most gorgeous rainbow dress that has been dyed in the colours of a sunset. Big thanks to Chris and Helen from Scuffins Photography for the lovely images.
‘Organised outdoor chaos. With beautiful people, lights, food and music’
Anne and Patrick were married on 13th June 2015 at Rococo Gardens in Painswick and the reception was held at Patrick’s mum’s field in Longhope, Gloucestershire.
‘We are both quite a relaxed and laid-back couple so we were looking for a venue that reflected that. I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and always wanted to get married outdoors. We actually debated having the wedding in Cape Town, but we had to get married in June and as that is the middle of winter, it was about the same chance of rain there as getting married here in the UK! When I started my venue search, I was surprised at how far in advance venues are booked. I was also surprised at the response of some of the venues which seemed to indicate that several years of planning are required for the perfect wedding. Fortunately, the Rococo Gardens are as laid-back about weddings as we are and from the first moment we contacted them it just felt right. On our first viewing sealed the deal. Patrick and I are also very determined to do things our own way. Therefore, we also wanted a venue which we could tailor to our own needs. We really struggled with the numbers. As the ceremony was held in an outdoor venue with a backup venue that could only hold a certain number of guests in the event of torrential rain or hail, we needed to keep the numbers down for that part of the day. So 50 guests attended the ceremony. However, we could be more flexible with the reception (or after-party!) and 80 guests attended that part of the day.’
This afternoon I’m delighted to welcome back Tom to the blog, our resident Honeymoon expert. Today Tom is sharing with us all his tips and advice on a beautiful Sri Lanka Honeymoons. This is one place that I am wanting to explore myself and Tom’s tips once again are fantastic. How amazing does Sri Lanka look!
I’ll pass you over to Tom……
Sri Lanka is one of the best destinations for an Asian honeymoon for so many reasons. However, when planning that special first holiday together as man and wife, the following are seven top choices to visit for a dreamy and romantic Sri Lankan honeymoon…
Relaxing Up in Ella
When looking for a few quiet days up in the hills, Ella is a great choice. This small town is located around 200 kilometres east of Colombo and perches up at 1,041 metres above sea level. The town offers some of the best guesthouses in all of Sri Lanka and the views surrounding the town are stunning.
When not kicking back and relaxing with a book, there are pleasant walks through the tea plantations to enjoy for the more energetic couples, along with fascinating visits to waterfalls, stunning viewpoints and historic temples along the way.
Exotic and Classical Galle
If looking for a destination to shop until you drop, Galle is an exotic trade city, offering the best in not only shopping but also unique history, while nestled among a beautiful collection of Dutch-colonial buildings.
One of the must-see sites of Galle is the historic Fort. Built by the Dutch back in 1663, sprawling over 36 hectares and framed on three sides by the ocean, this site is well worth the visit. The Fort has rightfully been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and within this beautiful setting, many fascinating boutique shops, hotels and cafes can be found. Owned and run by local and foreign artists, photographers, writers, poets and designers, the fascination of the Fort are never-ending.
Galle is also home to some of the best hotels in the country, so for a luxury holiday in Sri Lanka it’s a perfect spot to soak up some culture but also relax in splendor.
Today’s wedding really is something special. The bride describes her theme as ‘Glamorous Bohemian’ and oh my does, this wedding fit her brief! With the ceremony set in a private forest in the Philippines and the reception on the beach, the location alone is absolutely stunning. Add in the fact that Aila is a photographer and BIG into styling and details then you can see why this wedding is quite the spectacle it is. Aila decided on a red theme to go with the glamorous overall look, but wanted to mix in natural elements. She went all out with her ceremony venue and brought 100’s of red flowers to decorate the space. Moving onto the beach reception and I’m sure you will agree it looks absolutely beautiful, the accents of gold really pop against the deep red. And what can I say about Aila herself? What a totally stunning bride, Indoi is a very lucky man. Thanks to Ian from Ian Santillan Photography for the photography.
‘A day that reflected who we are as a couple. Everything we have ever dreamed of’
Aila & Indoi were married on 25th June 2015 at Artists Village Forest. Dicasalarin Cove and reception is at AMCO Resort Diguisit Beach. Both are in the town of Baler, Aurora in the Philippines. ‘Baler, the birthplace of Philippine surfing, is the hometown of my maternal grandma. Her family is one of eight that survived the almost mythical tsunami that hit the town centuries ago. Her family roots are deeply planted. For the ceremony and cocktail venue, we were blessed by Aila’s granduncle, because he lent us his resort called Dicasalarin Cove. It had the private and vast beach for cocktails and the forest as an uncanny ceremony venue for us Filipinos. I am very proud to call Baler my province. It’s wildly chased by the surfing waters of the Pacific Ocean on one side and is bordered by the tree filled mountains of the Sierra Madres on the other. Despite it being recently ranked as the most visited Philippine tourist destination, it still has maintained its magical appeal. I always call it “my town, my ocean, my paradise.’ We had 85 guests in total and it took Two months to plan the wedding.’
I have been talking a lot about wedding stationery lately, I really do feel it’s an important factor of your wedding planning. The wedding stationery will set the look and feel of your day before a lot of the planning has even started and is one of the only things your guests will be able to keep as a memento of your special day.
Today I am welcoming current Boho Weddings Sponsors norma&dorothy back to the blog to tell us all a bit more about their company and let you all know about their current fabulous offer on their stunning Save the Dates.
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Todays wedding takes us off to beautiful Scotland. Glen Coe in Scotland has a very special place in the hearts of todays bride and groom, which is why they decided to get married in this stunning location. Taking in this breath taking backdrop is quite something, what a spectacular location for a wedding! Joanne and Nick mixed Joanne’s love of vintage glamour with Nick’s love of all things Mod and created a wedding day that was personal to them. Bringing in some homemade elements they really have created a super glam wedding while keeping the budget in check. Thanks to Simon and Sylwi from Crofts Kowalczyk Photography for the fab images.
‘Best. Day. Ever’
Joanne and Nick were married on Saturday 4th April, both the ceremony and reception were held at Glencoe House in the West Highlands of Scotland. The ceremony and reception were held in the house itself. Dinner, drinks and dancing were held in the Stables marquee. ‘We decided to have our wedding where we did because of our love of Glen Coe. Having spent several holidays in the here come sun, rain and midge, Glencoe has a very special place in our hearts, the scenery is just stunning, whatever the weather. Though we did chose April to avoid the midges. We were engaged for just over a year. After the engagement we got the big items sorted then we took the summer off! We spent about 6 months before the wedding getting the rest of the details sorted.’