21

Sep

2017

Ady and Zia’s Beach Themed Cotswolds Barn Wedding by Kevin Belson Photography

Today we are in the gorgeous Cotswolds for the wedding of Ady and Zia. The Great Tythe Barn is a venue local to the couple and it was a no-brainer one they went to see it, the barn held everything they wanted for their big day. As the couple love the beach ad surfing, they decided on a beach themed wedding, complete with inflatable fish, beach balls, beach signs and fishing nets. With lots of personal touches and handmade touches, this wedding is super pretty and has been captured perfectly by regular to the blog, Kevin Belson Photography.

It was a really special day, spent with everyone we love. It was filled with laughter, dancing, inflatable fish, beach balls and hula garlands!!

Beach Themed Cotsworlds Barn Wedding by Kevin Belson Photography Beach Themed Cotsworlds Barn Wedding by Kevin Belson Photography

Ady and Zia were married on the 1st April 2017 at The Great Tythe Barn, Tetbury in the Cotswolds. ‘After getting engaged we started our search for wedding venues in and around our area and came across The Great Tythe Barn. As soon as we walked in the barn we both fell in love with it and booked it more or less straight away! We had 97 guests in the day, 144 in the evening, and the wedding took 16 months to plan.’

Beach Themed Cotsworlds Barn Wedding by Kevin Belson Photography Beach Themed Cotsworlds Barn Wedding by Kevin Belson Photography

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20

Sep

2017

Ask the Experts: Reasons to have an Uplugged Wedding, from James and Lianne

This afternoon we have another fabulous edition of Ask the Experts and James & Lianne are here as resident photography experts to talk about unplugged weddings! As technology, smart phones and tablets have taken off over the past few years, this is something we are seeing more and more of! Here on the blog we have found unplugged weddings to be quite the talking point, and has raised quite a few discussions over the past few years. James and Lianne make quite a few very valid points, so we would love to hear your thoughts on the subject. Have you had an unplugged wedding? or are you planning one? We would love you to join in the discussion.

Ask the Experts: Reasons to have an Uplugged Wedding, from James and Lianne

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Unplugged weddings – it says it on the tin, weddings without the distraction of modern gadgets. No phones, no iPads, just all your guests attention on you. Perhaps a little self-indulgent, maybe a tad narcissistic, and a slight whiff of bridezillaism? Telling your guests what they can and can’t do seems like you could be killing the fun but there’s perfectly good reasons and benefits to being a bit of a diva.

Ask the Experts: Reasons to have an Uplugged Wedding, from James and Lianne

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#1: Keeping your guests ‘in the present’.

It’s nice for your family and friends to actually witness your wedding, enjoy the speeches and just have their attention during the day. If they’re busy trying to decide whether Valencia or Juno would be a better filter for that photo they took of you from the very back of the church, they may as well not even be there.

#2: You’ve hired a professional photographer.

As professional photographers ourselves, we know that many of our couples value the photos their guests took, at least to begin with. They’re uploaded instantly and you can see them immediately. But, the vast majority of those photos are just what the professionals took but from a worse angle… at a more unflattering moment… and then a filter applied… and they’re just nowhere near as good. Then we, the pros, get you a few previews up within a day or so and then you’ve got the whole gallery within a few weeks making those photos your work friend took of you eating a miniature Yorkshire pudding during the drinks reception seem less flattering. You’ve paid someone to do the job properly, tell your guests to enjoy themselves, party and scoff canapes. You don’t need their bad photos!

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20

Sep

2017

Whitney and Evan’s Beautiful Beach Wedding in Greece by Sotiris Tsakanikas

Yesterday I took you off to beautiful Italy, well the travel hasn’t finished yet, as today I am jetting you off to the gorgeous beaches of Greece. Whitney and Evan LOVE Greece, especially the island of Ios, so they decided to hold a destination wedding and make it all about the guests. With lots of personal touches and a real focus on making their guests welcome and comfortable this wedding is filled with love, laughter and the most gorgeous beach ceremony location. Big thanks to Sotiris Tsakanikas for the beautiful images.

We were absolutely blown away by the destination wedding experience. The time together was special, and the moment was incandescent, but the best part was how sixty people from different parts of our lives all came together and embraced us and each other.

Beautiful Beach Wedding in Greece by Sotiris Tsakanikas Beautiful Beach Wedding in Greece by Sotiris Tsakanikas

Whitney and Evan were married on the 22nd June 2017 in a ceremony at Mylopotas Beach, Ios, in Greece, followed by a reception at Harmony Ios. ‘We first visited Ios in 2011 and fell in love with the island. We learned to Scuba Dive there, and have been back several times. We had 60 guests in total, 11 from Greece and the rest from all over the US. Once we settled on Ios the planning went fairly quickly. We started actively planning in February 2017. The biggest challenge for us was the ceremony. We didn’t want to do a traditional ceremony, but also wanted to make sure we marked the moment appropriately.’

Beautiful Beach Wedding in Greece by Sotiris Tsakanikas Beautiful Beach Wedding in Greece by Sotiris Tsakanikas

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19

Sep

2017

Valentina and Mirko’s Beautiful Outdoor Italian Wedding by Ajlan Guzey

Hello lovely people, and how are you this fine Tuesday? After a week away I am now back in the office and ready for a busy few weeks ahead. I had a lovely time in Cornwall with the two men in my life, the weather was pretty rubbish but it was lovely to switch off and spend some time as a family! Big thanks to Laura who looked after things while I was away. So we are back to out normal schedule and today’s wedding comes from beautiful Italy and it’s the wedding of Valentina and Mirko. They chose a stunning outdoor reception venue, that accommodated their 180 guests who were looked after with great food and the most amazing location. Big thanks to Ajlan Guzey for the lovely photos.

Magical and authentic

Beautiful Outdoor Italian Wedding by Ajlan Guzey Beautiful Outdoor Italian Wedding by Ajlan Guzey

Valentina and Mirko were married on the 10th September 2016 at Venturini Baldini, Italy. ‘We looked for a rural location in the heart of the nature but without giving up the elegance. As soon as we saw the location we fell in love…! We had approximately 180 guests and the wedding took 10 months to organize.’

Beautiful Outdoor Italian Wedding by Ajlan Guzey Beautiful Outdoor Italian Wedding by Ajlan Guzey

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18

Sep

2017

Boho Loves: Powerful Love Stories from Sean White Wedding Films

Good morning everyone! How are we on this lovely September Monday? Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Sean White and his wonderful wedding films! As you know, Kelly has just returned from Cornwall and I’m sure she’ll be missing it already, so we’re welcoming Sean from Penzance and his films that capture all the stories entwined in any good love story to Boho. I will pass you straight over to him, to tell you more…

Experience has taught me one thing about wedding films: to listen to the story unfolding from the couple. They themselves hold the key to a beautiful wedding film. More than flowers. More than cakes. It’s their love for one another, every quirky interest, intimate exchange and spontaneous kiss.

My wedding films tell powerful stories; stories that last the test of time.

Sean White Wedding Films

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Whilst working in London as a documentary film maker & photographer, I met my future wife, Joanna. By chance, we both attended a seminar by a charming man named ‘Max Comfort’ (best name ever!) where we had to create plans for the next 5 years of our life. As a fashion photographer, I thought she was too cool for me. However, huddled together over a scrap of paper, little did we know that 5 years later we would be happily married in Cornwall with our 2 sons, Jasper & Rufus, spending any free time we have exploring the wilds of Cornwall. Joanna and I occasionally break into spontaneous bouts of kung-fu. Usually Joanna wins.

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