Hello lovely people and welcome to another Sunday and another Boho’s Best Bits. How are you? Are you having a good weekend? Mine has been pretty quite but lovely all the same. Friday evening, Nik, Dexter an I went out for an early tea with some friends, a new burger place in Sheffield that serve the most amazing burgers and donuts. Saturday I worked all day and then enjoyed an M&S tea and a bottle of prosseco and today it’s Family day. We are all off for a family swim this afternoon. Nik normally takes Dexter swimming on a Saturday but Dexter loves swimming so much I decided I needed to get in on the fun, so today I’m gatecrashing! Later on today we will be booking a little holiday, I can’t wait! Poor little Dexter has been a bit poorly this week, we had a sleepless night with him on Friday night but he seems to have perked up a lot now, honestly what is it with babies and winter? Roll on summer. This week I am off for a meeting with my designer about the new blog design and then we can really get the wheels in motion, it’s going to take a while to get it all right but I can’t wait to share my new ideas with you.
So now lets crack on with todays Best Bits, my weekly round-up of the best the wedding world has to offer.
Best Wedding of the Week
I just love this wedding, found via Rock my Wedding. Full of sunshine, smiles, and so much fun. A laid back, relaxed with a fab looking couple. Photo by O&C Photography.
DIY Quotation Mark Bookends – From A Beautiful Mess
DIY Beach Theme Centerpeice – From DIY Weddings Magazine
DIY Dotted Wall Clock – From Design Sponge
Hexie Fabric Garland – From Mollie Makes
DIY Map Stick Figure Silhouetts – From Styleme Pretty Living
DIY Ring Dish – From Boho
A Glastonbury Themed Wedding – From Paul Joseph Photography
Scorrier HOuse Wedding – From Debs Ivelja
Outdoor Wedding – By Fer Juaristi
Pollokshileds Burgh Hall Wedding – From Photos by Zoe
Kimmel Centre Wedding – From Ryan Brenizer
2014 LA Destination Wedding Photographer – From Tyler Branch Photo
Chris and Rachel San Marcos, CA – From Jeff Newsom
Intimate London Elopment – From Dasha Caffrey
A Beautiful Woodland Wedding – From Neil Thomas Douglas
What a relief it is Saturday. I hope you are all well. It is my last weekend off before I’m back shooting my first wedding of the year next week all the way in Essex. I am raring to go. It will be great to have that camera in my hand again after a lovely break. I was hoping for a leisurely Saturday off but the snow fell so thick on Thursday here in Yorkshire that it became the new Saturday and today I am working. It’s quite refreshing to be in the studio blogging on a Saturday. It’s really quiet here and Paul is with me catching up on some editing while Fearne has a lazy day at her grandads. We will make up for time lost tomorrow as I have lots of crafting ideas and cooking ideas for both Fearne and I. I do love Sundays.
We are back today with our second helping of Boho Pins. Both Kelly H and I are huge Pinterest fans. We pin everything from weddings, animals, children, photography inspiration, recipes and everything in between. If you’re a bride and you not on it yet then you need it in your wedding planning life. It’s great and very addictive!
So here is a selection of our top 10 pins of the week……………..
This piece of at work is amazing, love it! (Pin HERE – Original source HERE)
Such true words and something that more of us should try and live by! (Pin HERE – Original source HERE)
Just love this bridal bouquet, I love whIte flowers mixed wIth green, so simple and modern. If I were to get married again this is the sort of thing I would have (Pin HERE – Original source HERE) (more…)
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.