Happy Sunday everyone, and welcome along to my best Bits, how are you all? how is the weekend treating you so far? It’s been a funny old week for me I’m not going to lie. On Monday myself and Mark (the technical genius behind the blog) decided that we needed to move the blog to a new server. The blog had outgrown the old one and had been playing up for a couple of weeks so we decided to move to a bigger shinier version. The move brought with it a few technical problems, all of which Mark has sorted out, but it meant a frustrating week was had until all the glitches were sorted out. However it’s all back to normal now, we are now on a bigger and better server, which has loads more memory and will be able to service the blog much better as it continues to grow in readership! It also means a fast download speed which is all the better for you the reader, Yay! So this week coming I’m hoping to move forward, put some more plans into action and really get going with some new projects. Today it’s off to the in-laws for lunch. Nik’s younger sister is up from Leamington Spa so we are having a lovely Sunday lunch together, I can’t wait!
What about you? what have you got planned for the day? before you do anything else you must check out this weeks Best Bits, my weekly round-up of the best the wedding world has to offer!…….enjoy!
Best Wedding of the Week
I have chosen this Australian wedding found via Ruffled as my wedding of the week, I am loving all the pretty detailing, the pastels and the overall look of this day. Photographed by The Robertsons
Tented Australian Wedding – From Ruffled
DIY Lace Earrings - From Green Wedding Shoes
DIY Gold PlaceMat – From Ruffled
DIY Floral Crown – From The Wedding Chicks
DIY Ombre Tassel Place Mat – From Design Sponge
DIY Chalkboard Napkin Rings – One LovelyDay
DIY Tutorial – Picture Frame Seating Plan From Boho
Welcome along to another edition of Boho Pins, where I delve into my pinterest board collection and choose one to share with you. If you’re planning a wedding then pinterest is the perfect visual planning tool. Fantastic for putting ideas together and keeping all your ideas organised! You can find me here pinterest.com/bohoweddings and I update my boards on a daily basis!
Today I am looking at Boho Wedding Dresses. This was such an easy board to put together as there are so many amazing dresses out there! I am in love with soft floating fabric, easy to wear, non structured dresses and the Bohemian style is perfect for this. Think sheer fabrics, lace and put it all together with an off the shoulder look and mix with some gorgeous embellishment and you get a perfect Boho Look. The whole feel is effortless cool, with minimal accessories and is perfect topped off with a cute flower crown……Gorgeous! Looking at these dresses has made me want to get married all over again! Which one would you pick? You can see my full Boho Wedding Dress ideas on my pinterest board HERE
Photo Source: Off the shoulder lace, cream handkerchief edged dress, backless bride with groom, flowing dress in a field, embellished/see through topped dress, bride on a swing, lace off the shoulder dress, lace dress bride sitting down, bride dancing on beach, bride giving peace sign, bride with guitar, off the shoulder bride sitting down, backless bride with groom.
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Today on Diary of a Boho Bride today we are chatting to Charlotte and Alan, well Charlotte really. Last time we spoke to them Charlotte was telling us all about their amazing honeymoon plans, and I wasn’t at all jealous! (no really go and check out their plans, it all sounds AMAZING!) Today it’s all about the dress! Charlotte had a good idea of what she was looking for before she went, which I know isn’t the case for everyone. However she does give some good advice and some useful tips on choosing your dress if you are currently in the process of looking.
I’ll pass the Blog over to Charlotte…………
Hi peeps, as my title suggests its been a busy period in the Battle/Muff household. On hitting the 4 months countdown, its been all systems go.
Big changes at work and the arrival of a new boss have shaken things up a bit and given me a new added pressure to contend with. In a way it’s made me appreciate and enjoy my wedding planning and projects even more. To come home and have lots of lovely stuff to do has been a release from the day job and taken my mind off things I would otherwise worry about.
Alan has been really supportive, he has helped with everything from deciding on the guest list and making invites to finding guests accommodation and sorting out all the lads attire for the day. Safe to say he is a good ‘un and is earning lots of brownie points at the moment.
As a little reward for all the hard work we had both been putting in, we treated ourselves to a little break in the Lake District. The great british weather wasn’t too cracking but it was great to spend some quality time together in a cosy little cottage, do lots of walking and enjoy some seriously good homemade food at “Lucy’s on a Plate” in Ambleside.
The most amazing highlight of the past few weeks though has been stepping into my customised Ian Stuart gown for the first time and not wanting to take it off….ever!!
As soon as Al “put a ring on it” all I thought about was the dress. I am a self-confessed shopaholic and this was going to be the most important outfit making decision of my life. So armed with bridal magazines and an iPad full of Pinterest pictures I made the all important phone call to the girls at Ava Rose Hamilton Bridal Boutique in Silsden.
Today we are back with Lisa and Alex from 2 people 1 life for wedding number 29 AND 30. The reason for two weddings is that we have a lot of catching up to do. Also these two weddings and in fact the next FIVE weddings all took pace in one week. It was a big project organised by August (a wedding photographer from Myrtle beach) and also Alex. The plans took shape and culminated in a 5 day wedding extravaganza - The Myrtle Beach Wedding Extravaganza
Today we are Looking at Wedding 29 A fairy-tale Plantation Wedding and Wedding 30 Willy Wonkery style Candyland Wedding!
(In case you have missed it the whole story Lisa and Alex have spent the last two years traveling round the world getting married in every country they visit, you can read more about their adventures HERE.)
Wedding 29 A Fairy-Tale Plantation Wedding
I’ll pass the Blog over to Lisa……………..
I don’t think as I woke up that morning that I had any idea of how the next five weddings in five days was going to play out. I think that we had kind of failed to realise how much fun we were about to have. We were fairly blasé about the whole thing, I think me more than Alex as I had very little clue what was actually going to happen other than we would be married 5 times in the next 5 consecutive days.
Alex and August however had a complete idea of how much was actually going to happen…what we would be experiencing, how different each day was going to be and how much work everyone had put in to pull this wedding extravaganza off. BUT, fear not, my eyes were about to be well and truly opened.
I opened my parcel of shoes from the fabulous Tony Bianco, squealed with joy and ran out of the door to meet up with a family friend of Augusts. We all set off bright an early to get to the first wedding which was to be held at Litchfield plantation house.
The house, built in the 1700′s and was restored in 1926 and has been run as an up scale Bed and Breakfast for some years. The house itself is impressive but the most beautiful sight has to be the quarter mile avenue of oaks that leads you to the front of the stunning property.
This afternoon Boho’s Flower School is back as I welcome good friend Tracey from Campbell’s Flowers back to the Blog. As you will know Tracey is a regular contributor to the Blog. So far She has talked us through seasonal flowers and which sort of flower goes with which time of the year (which will soon be available on a FREE download.) Tracey also comes back to the blog regularly to tell us all about the different colours of flowers , so if you have a specific colour in mind for your wedding then this feature is a good one for you. So far Tracey has covered yellow wedding flowers , which I LOVED! as well as Purple wedding flowers.
Today we are looking at White Wedding Flowers, as Tracey talks us through some wonderful white flowers ideas.
I’ll pass the blog over to Tracey………..
My thanks as always to Kelly for the chance to share a bit of flowery inspiration with all her lovely readers, today I bring you some ideas on what’s available if you’re looking for white flowers
I adore the simplicity of white flowers, which as a neutral palette, are so versatile and look especially fabulous with gorgeous greens – if you’re following colour trends for bridesmaid’s dresses then you can’t have failed to have noticed a whole spectrum of greens from deepest darkest emerald to the 20’s and Gatsby inspired mint green or ‘eau de nil’ as it was known.
What’s wonderful about the array of blooms available is you can play with the look and feel of your flowers and choose to have the purest, luminous whites using strong textures, structures or shapes or, alternatively, create a more romantic look by using armfuls of soft, billowy gypsophila. If brilliant white isn’t your thing, then introduce creamy, prettiness or silvery foliages to add dimension and softness.
Here are a few ideas which might provide inspiration:-
Still a huge favourite with those of you looking for a more romantic, boho look, it lends itself really well to pretty single stems in decorated jam jars, mismatched bottles or pretty little tea cups – perfect for the DIY bride!
We head across to Wisconsin today for the wedding of Gabrielle and Joe who were married on 2nd June at the Paper Discovery Centre in Appleton. The couple chose this historic paper Mill to host their wedding and utilised the exposed bricks and stripped back wood to their advantage. The wedding was hugely DIY based, with Gabrielle even making her own wedding dress! I love the simple unfussy feel to this wedding, the venue is pretty minimalistic and they have gone with this feel for the rest of the wedding, the table centers are great as is the lighting and simple draping that turns this old mill into a simple yet effective wedding venue. Thanks to Amy Gaerthofner from Ardent Photo for the photos.
Amy tells us a bit more about the day
Gabrielle and Joe did it their way. The bride and groom created and decorated their historic venue with just minutes to spare. Not only did Gabrielle create the decorations, invitations, she even made her gown and created her bouquet with flowers from her mother’s peony garden.
Their wedding took place at a Historic venue that once was a paper mill. The venue showcases a gorgeous brick basement, wood type and printing press relics.
The couple had a luncheon and a short dance. The photo session with the couple took place in the late afternoon after the guests returned home.