If you are a regular reader of the Blog you will know that ‘Diary of a Boho Bride‘ is one of the longest running features. I have had a whopping 18 brides and grooms write for the blog now and I have loved getting to know them and hear all about their wedding plans. With Kirsten and Chris and Sarah and Del due to get married in May it is now time to find some lovely new couples to join us.
The invitation is open to all couples, straight, gay, old, young. As long as you are having a wedding between September 2015 and December 2016 I want to hear from you.
This year I am offering something new to the role, I am also looking for brides or grooms who would like to act as a Boho representative. I get invited to so many wedding events, all around the country, it’s impossible to go to all of them, so I am opening the invitation to the Boho brides and grooms, the current ones as well as the new couples. This isn’t mandatory, you can still apply if you don’t want to act as a Boho representative, I just thought it would be a fun little addition to the role.
There is no specific sort of couple I am looking for, so feel free to apply. All I ask is that you are happy to write for the blog and share your wedding planning story exclusively with my readers.
What I need from you
- Your wedding needs to be taking place between September 2015 and December 2016
- You need to be happy to write a diary entry each month
- You need to have booked a professional photographer for you wedding day or at least planning to book one. I can’t accept weddings where a friend is doing the photography.
- You have to be happy for your wedding to be featured exclusively on the Blog once you are married and no other blog
- You need to be on Pinterest
If this sounds like you then you need to email me. In the email please tell me:
- You and your fiancés name
- Your wedding date
- Where you are based and if you would like to act as a Boho representative
- Your wedding location and venue with website link
- Theme and colour scheme of the day you have planned (if you have one)
- Brief description of your plans so far
- Rough list of what you have already done
- Name of Photographer with website link
- Pinterst link to your complete pinterest account including a wedding board or link to a specific wedding board
- In 100 words tell me why you want to be the next Boho bride or groom
Please attach a photo of you and your fiance
Entries need to be in by Friday 27th February
You will be contacted if you have been successful by 12th Mach
The new Boho Couples will be announced on the Blog on 27th March
So get your emails into me firstname.lastname@example.org, I can’t wait to hear from you.
Big Boho Love
Oh my, thank Crunchy it’s Friday. How are you all? My week started off great and then the snow hit! How many of you had plans cancelled because of our stupid English weather? Anyway onwards and upwards. I’m hoping today Dexter and I may be able to leave the house and get on with our day better than yesterday, fingers crossed! To end the week I have this bright, cheerful Summer wedding from Becky at My Fabulous Life. It’s a gorgeous Somerset wedding that features a lovely outdoor ceremony, (with an unplanned downpour!) Emily and Ben went to town with all of their DIY projects as well as filling their marquee with lots of wonderful decorations, from paper pom poms to fairy lights. Emily wanted her day to be super pretty and that is certainly what she accomplished.
‘Relaxed love filled vibes, full of flowers and laughter. Great food and fantastic music!’
Emily and Ben were married on 2nd August 2014 at Cothelstone Manor, Somerset. ‘The venue was perfect, the ideal mixture between stately home and relaxed field, the owners had an instantly likeable, relaxed vibe. The old walled garden and ruined stone wedding gazebo sealed the deal. We had 94 guests to the day and 130 in total for the night. The wedding took 10months to plan.’
Good Afternoon! I hope you are well. It well and truly snowed in Yorkshire overnight and it’s like a winter wonderland out there! I hope the snow stays for a little while as it looks so pretty!
I have a lovely woodland bohemian outdoor styled shoot for you this afternoon all the way from the USA. Many Thanks to Andie Freeman for sharing these images with us today, I’m sure you will agree they ar truly gorgeous!
‘An opulent Bohemian wedding inspiration in the woods. This shoot is the perfect inspiration for a bride that wants to marry luxury with the bohemian feel’
I’ll pass you over to Andie to tell us more about the shoot……….
When event designer, Jessie Patton, and I first started thinking about this inspiration shoot, we really wanted to incorporate elements that were unique. We knew that we wanted bohemian to be our main inspiration, but we wanted to incorporate luxury that is not normally seen in a bohemian wedding. We wanted to include real crystal, gold overlays, and glitz and glam. So we chose a beautiful location with wild pine trees growing and an old chimney. The ceremony inspiration would take place in front of the chimney, and we brought in a beautiful mantle to act as the altar. Gold chiavari chairs lined the aisle and we had dried lavender bunches for pew markers. They release a lovely smell every time they were touched. (more…)
Well hello you lovely lot and how are you all? I do hope you are surviving this awful weather, what’s it like where you are? Here in Sheffield it is cold, windy and we had a load of snow descend on us last night! Never the less I intend to cheer you up this morning with this delightful wedding by Maggie and Jeremiah from Margo and Mia. It’s a gorgeous wedding where the ceremony and reception have 3 months between them. The bride and groom chose a beautiful outdoor ceremony which was simple and intimate. The reception was then held 3 months later where they invited all of their friends and family and pulled together lots of handmade details to make the venue look super gorgeous.
‘It was intimate, beautiful and it was everything we were hoping for. We both felt so much love and support from our families and felt so much of God’s glory on that day.’
Adam and Tram were married on 7th June 2014 at The Arboretum in Pasadena and the reception was held on 10th March 2014 at The Elysian in Eagle Rock. ‘We had an untraditional wedding. The ceremony and reception were at two different locations and on two different dates. We wanted to just have a small intimate ceremony with immediate family and then a big reception that we invited all of our friends and relatives. For the ceremony, we wanted a good outdoor boho-inspired spot that was also affordable. The Arboretum in Pasadena offered all of those things. It has very beautiful sceneries throughout the park, resembling everything but the busy LA city we lived in. It had many good spots for pictures. We had just under 100. Most of our relatives are not local so many of them were not able to make it. Most of the guests were our very good friends from church and co workers. We were engaged for less than two months before we got married (I know, we were the kinda of people that could not wait longer!) so I guess the ceremony was planned just over one month. The reception happened 3 months after that so less than three months for planning the reception.
At this time of year it is very likely that there are lots of new brides and grooms out there reading the blog. Christmas and new year are the busiest time for proposals, so I’ll make a strong guess that many of you are currently in a bit of a mind field, searching the internet for advice and trying to figure out just how you are going to pull of the wedding of the year, while keeping your sanity!
Well never fear as today I am here to help!
With many years as a wedding planner behind me I have compiled a 12 month to do list just for you to help you plan your dream wedding. It includes pretty much everything you will need when it comes to panning your big day, from when to book the venue, to what to do on the actual day of the wedding. I hope you find it useful!
12 months before the wedding
• Pick a date for your wedding
• Decide what sort of wedding you want; take your time with this.
• Write up your guest list and decide on numbers
• Work out your budget and find out if any family members will be able to contribute.
• Work out how you are going to spend your budget and work out what is important to the both of you
and divide up the budget accordingly
• Open a wedding bank account
• If having a church wedding, visit your priest and book the church
• If having a civil ceremony, contact your local registrar to book the date and time and an appointment
to give notice of marriage
• Book a wedding planner if you want someone for Full Planning
• Research venues, visit top 3 – 5
• Start looking at blogs/internet/magazine ideas and inspiration
• Don’t make any rash decisions, think about it all and way up your options on all decisions to be made
• Organise your engagement party
(Photo by Emma Boileau Full Wedding HERE)
11 months before the wedding
• Make final decision on your venue and book
• Book Your Photographer
• Take out wedding insurance
• Bride go dress shopping
• Choose your best man, bridesmaids and ushers
• If reception venue requires a marquee, book this along with furniture and any equipment
• If you need to hire in outdoor caterer and bar, look for these and get menu ideas
• Look for wedding invitations
• Compile names and address for gust list and send out save the date cards if you decide to have them
10 months before the wedding
• Book your wedding planner if you want someone for partial planning
• Decide on your band/DJ/entertainment and book
• Go on engagement shoot with photographer if you are having one
• If venue is providing food, talk through the options with them.
• Decide on themes and colours
• Book the videographer
(Photo by Ben Higgins, Full Wedding HERE) (more…)
Happy Wednesday everyone and what a cracker of a wedding I have for you today, you are going to love it! Sent into me by Sasha from Sasha Weddings it’s a day full of vintage loveliness, from the vintage inspired outfits, through to the wonderful decorations that fills this amazing Barn venue. Leanna and Ben created a day that was truly unique to them full of amazing ideas and personal touches. From the beautiful yellow bridesmaid dresses, to Ben’s dashing suit, right through to the gorgeous table arrangements, this wedding just oozes vintage chic charm.
Vintage, unique and amazing
Leanna and Ben were married on 5th April 2014. The ceremony was in Woodingdean, Brighton and the reception was located in Pulborough the ‘Fitzleroi barn’ ‘We really wanted something different and vintage looking so we looked at several barns but this one really stood out for us, it’s on a working farm, the views and location are incredible they were amazingly helpful and provided an excellent level of service what also sold it to us was the fact it was private and we had the barn for the whole weekend so we were able to go up on the Friday and make it extra special buy putting all our little touches to it. We had 90 guests all day and an extra 45 for just the evening reception. It took us Roughly 9 months to plan.’