Jemma and Daniel’s Simple and Understated Totally DIY Wedding By Clare Richardson Photography

Happy Friday people! My oh my am I happy it’s Friday, it’s been a pretty stressful week here at Boho HQ! Between buying a house before it’s even gone on the market! (squeal of excitement) getting the blog ready for launch (which is taking a tad longer than we first expected) and looking after Dexter while Nik is in Belgium it’s been a pretty busy week. However, it’s Saturday tomorrow and we are off to Chester for a couple of days to celebrate my best friend Becky’s birthday, I can’t wait!
To end the week I have this completely DIY wedding which actually takes place in the bride and grooms home, which they custom made and renovated especially for weddings, (more info here www.nantwen.co.uk. Jemma the bride also made the naked wedding Cake as well as the rings (www.sladejewellery.co.uk). In terms of entertainment they had tree planting, welly wanging, a treasure hunt and a cabaret evening with all their friends offering different entertainment, all captured by Clare Richardson Photography

‘Our day was informal, friendly, relaxed and a day to enjoy with very close family and friends with lots of things to do like a treasure hunt and tree planting. With delicious food thrown in’

Daniel & Jemma at Nantwen by Clare Richardson Daniel & Jemma at Nantwen by Clare Richardson

Jemma and Daniel were married on 8th August 2015 at Nantwen, Pembrokeshire. ‘We decided to get married where we did because it is our home that we renovated and we love it. We had 50 guests in total and planning wise 1 month (in between establishing Nantwen, having baby Elsbeth, making fine Jewellery, and making Award Winning Chocolate! teaching and playing the cello and organising a chamber music summer school).’

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  • Peter Henderson
  • Scuffins Photography



Science and Astronomy Wedding Inspiration from Florence Fox Photography

Good Afternoon to you all! I hope you are all well. This afternoon we have this gorgeous styled shoot to share with you. The brain child behind this science and astronomy styled shoot is Florence Fox Photography and also the lady behind the lens. I love this modern take on a wedding theme, this fantastic location really does set the tone for a light, modern and fun shoot. It’s also great to see a same-sex couple in a styled shoot, I hope to see more on the pages of the blog in the oncoming months.

‘A relaxed and alternative shoot with themes reflecting the venue’s unique aspects! It was a huge collaborative effort between a whole group of talents, local creative.’

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



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

  • Love oh Love
  • Neil Stephenson
  • Sasha Weddings
  • Jess Petrie
  • Quirky Wedding Venues
  • East Riddlesdon Hall
  • Boho Weddings and Events
  • Paul Joseph Photography
  • Wedding of my Dreams
  • Disco Wed
  • Rock The Frock
  • Karen Flower
  • YU Photography
  • Toast Photography
  • Deckheds
  • Ragdoll Photography
  • Mr & Mrs Wedding Photography
  • S6 Photography
  • Tailored Entertainment
  • TotallyTipi



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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