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Hello to you all on this lovely Friday afternoon. Yesterday was a great day for us here at Boho Weddings as Kelly H and I had a planning day and even managed to squeeze a delicious lunch in too (You can check us out on Instagram Boho1 and Kelly_PJPhoto). It was such a productive day and we are both feeling very positive and excited about what the future holds for Boho Weddings.
Today we are back to our feature of a Boho Bride and we are happy to bring back to the blog Sarah and Del. Last time the subject was all about Loose ends and Outfits and today’s subject is all about Two thousand and………FIVE months. A good old catch up on what has been done so far in the wedding planning.
Del: Happy New Year! Hope that you had a lovely break over Christmas and New Year. Really getting excited now as it 2-0-1-5 – where did the time go? It’s a pretty scary but exciting thought that we’re now in the same year as we’ll get married. It’s less than 5 months away and there’s still so much to do. But there’s no panic, most things are under control and we should be able to handle anything minor that comes up along the way…
We’ve got quite a lot done since we last posted, so thought we’d give an update on progress and the wedding stuff we’ve been doing with family and friends…
Del: I was ecstatic to book honeymoon: part 1 – Paris for 6 nights in a Parisain apartment. I’ve not truly seen paris and I know Sarah will love it despite never visiting before. I did buy her a guide book for Christmas and I think she thought we were going there for new year. Despite getting married we’re not always on the same wavelength.
The ushers, bestman and dad are all prepped up with their tartan attire. After getting over the fact that it was not an ideal to get fitted over the Xmas holidays we went out after for some curry and beers to make the measurements irrelevant.
Apart from the venue, the first thing we booked for the wedding was our photographer – Christopher Currie Photography. We met up with Chris and his partner Gillian in early December as we hadn’t seen them in nearly a year with booking everything else. We chatted about different ideas for the wedding, what we need to let them know in advance, and they gave us lots of handy hints for the day – like making sure the ushers know who we need in what photos so that we can get back to partying sooner. We also chatted about our engagement shoot, which we’ll be having mid-February. We haven’t decided exactly where it’ll be yet, so that’s something to discuss more in the next couple of weeks. We’re usually a bit rubbish with photos – there’s a huge height difference between us and one of us usually squints in photos so it’ll fun to get something done properly.
Sarah: I love flowers. I don’t know when this started, but I really do have a thing for lovely fresh flowers. So I have been deliberating for months about what type of flowers, which colours, who will wear them…all sorts. But the biggest decision was fresh or dried. I love fresh flowers, but I also know they can cost an absolute fortune, and die quite soon after the wedding. We’re having a bit of a rustic theme, and so after changing my mind probably 5 or 6 times, I made the decision to go with dried, basically because I can keep my bouquet afterwards. I was quite surprised with the variety of choice online – there are quite a lot of sites that sell them although the prices vary quite significantly. At the same time I started using Etsy a bit more – I’d been aware of it but hadn’t really got to grips with what I could get. After doing a simple search for dried flowers, I came across some beautiful bouquets. I found one that I quite liked by Flower Decoupage , and contacted Agita to ask about whether she could do something similar with different colours and flowers. She was fantastic, and a couple of days later had made a bouquet and emailed me photos – I loved it, and got her to make us 10 buttonholes to match. They’re brilliant and arrived just before Christmas, so I’m made up. If you’re looking for dried flowers I’d highly recommend her, and her prices are more competitive than many websites I’ve used. So flower-wise there’s just my two bridesmaids to go now – they’ll be having different bouquets of their choice.
So that’s a lot sorted in a month. Next we’re going to get rings sorted out – the lovely Alison Macleod is making them – Del’s is a new ring we’d been waiting for her to finish – it looks brilliant so that’s next on the list. We’ve got the engagement shoot, fingers crossed in February, and we’ll no doubt be visiting the venue soon. We need to meet up with our Humanist Claire, and hopefully this time Sarah won’t throw orange juice all over her, to talk about the ceremony and all the legalities. We’ve got to finalise our menu, and also get invitations sorted out, and there’s all the DIY. So much more to do!
We’re looking for a wedding videographer and a piper so if anybody can help us out with suggestions for either, that’d be great.