Today is the last DIY tutorial of the year (Boo) and keeping with this months theme I have anther Christmas tutorial for you. By now, hopefully you would have completed all of your christmas shopping, completed all your crafting projects but if you are anything like me you won’t have finished your wrapping yet! Today we have gift wrapping specialist, Jane Means on the blog to share with us her top tips for wrapping a gift in style to create a professional finish in just a few minutes! Merry Christmas!
I’ll pass you over to Jane……
Sometimes wrapping even the simplest of gifts can be difficult, with ripped paper and sticky tape tangles being common problems. But gift wrapping needn’t be stressful, especially when we’ve put so much effort into choosing the perfect gift in the first place.
- Ideally with a double-sided pattern although paper with a white backing is sufficient
STEP 1) First you need to check there is enough paper to cover the top of the box. (Tip: if you want to check your paper is long enough, cut a small strip, from the edge of the full length of paper and wrap it around your box. If the edges overlap you have enough paper)
Well hello everyone and a very Merry Christmas to you all! How are you all? Excited? I know I am! It’s a very short week on the blog this week as we only have today and tomorrow before we break up for Christmas. The blog will be taking a little holiday over the festive period, as Kelly and I take a well deserved break. We will also be having some site maintenance done over the next week so if the blog is down for any reason that’s why. It will mean that the blog is much faster in the new year with faster load times, which is great news for everyone!
Today though, I have the most gorgeous Farm wedding for you from the lovely Carly Bevan. Michaella and Luke held their wedding reception on their parents farm and by doing so were able to add as many personal touches as they wanted. They got to work on all of their homemade and DIY projects early on and created a wonderful array of rustic details and wonderful decorations. I just love this wedding it is FULL of fabulous ideas and looks like a totally relaxed and chilled out day!
‘The best day of our lives! A personal, homespun wedding full of all the things and all the people we love the most. ‘
Michaella and Luke were married on 14 June 2014 with the Ceremony at St Alban’s Church, Wickersley and the reception at Brides family home, Springvale Farm Wickersley. ‘We both knew we wanted a traditional church wedding, but didn’t want a formal reception. We are very lucky that my parents and grandparents live on a old farm so we knew early on that we wanted to have the reception there so we could have total flexibility to do what we wanted. I love crafty projects so I was keen to include lots of rustic homespun details. We wanted a summer wedding and the first thing we did was check when the church was available. Once we had a date we thought about what our priorities were; photographer, marquee and catering and set about researching. At one point we thought about holding the whole wedding in my grandparents hay barn because I wasn’t a fan of marquees, but once we finalised the guest list we knew we wouldn’t have enough space and that it would be too big a task to clear it out. Through our chosen photographers website I saw a wedding she had captured that had a canvas pole marquee and I knew that was what I wanted. It was a big chunk of our budget but well worth it.
We wanted to invite as many of our family and friends as we could on a small budget, in the end we had 65 people for the day and 140 in the evening. Because we had so much space to play with at the reception, we created lots of different areas and activities to entertain our guest and no matter where you wandered too the whole place felt lively and vibrant. We spend a little over a year planning our wedding.
My Mum is a hotel manager and has loads of experience planning and delivering weddings so she was fantastic throughout. I am so lucky that Luke was such a hands on groom, he was my rock through all the planning process . Planning our wedding together made me truly realise that he is my better half and I couldn’t be a luckier lady.
Well hello you beautiful people and Happy Sunday to you all! It’s the last Boho’s Best Bits of the year before we break up for the Christmas break on Wednesday, so it’s an emotional and reflective one for me! Are you ready for Christmas yet? Are you excited? I can’t wait! It’s our first Christmas with Dexter and I am so excited for him. I know he won’t have much idea what is going on but he is such a happy baby I just can’t wait to see his smiles on Christmas day when he is unwrapping all his presents. No doubt he will be more interested in the paper than the contents but as long as he is happy I don’t care. We are starting to get into the festive spirit now, the last couple of weeks have been tough as he has been very poorly but he seems to be nearly back to 100% now, which is great, so all we have to worry about now are his teeth coming though and his weaning! (If any parents out there have any hints or tips do send them this way!) Today we are off visiting friends and family to deliver Christmas presents, Nik and I both finish work on Christmas Eve and are off till the new year so I am SO excited about spending the week with Nik and Dexter, catching up on some family time, no work just me and my boys!
So let’s get on with the last Best Bits of the year, lots of Christmas DIY’s as well as 2014 round ups from my fav photographers….enjoy!
Weddings arn’t alway about the details, the decoration, the amount of propsor DIY details. Sometimes weddings are purley about the couple and their surroundsings. Thsi weeks wedding isone fo those. et in teh most magnificnet location the sceney speecks for itslef! Found via Green Wedding Shoes, Photo by Kitchener Photography
Elopement at the Isle of Skye – From Green Wedding Shoes
Woven Stocking DIY – from A Beautiful Mess
DIY Geometric Christmas Tree Decorations – From Bespoke Bride
DIY Rustic Winter Candle Centerpieces – From DIY Weddings Magazine
DIY Christmas Stocking – From Rock my Style
DIY Calligraphy Decorations – From Green Wedding Shoes
DIY Christmas Wreath – From Mollie Makes
DIY Hair Tutorial Side Fishtail Braid – From Green Wedding Shoes
DIY Snow Globes – From Boho
Bolton Abbey Wedding – From Paul Jospeh Photography
Vallarta Wedding, Katie and Mathew – From Fer Juaristi
The Old Finsbury Town Hall Wedding – From Debs Ivelja
2014…That Was The year When – From Toast of Leeds
Best of 2014 – From Dasha Caffrey
2014 Review – From Craig and Kate
Best of 2014 Wedding – From Helen Lisk
Best f 2014 – From Nicola Thompson
Hello to you all on the last Saturday before Christmas! I am well and truly in the mood for Christmas now. Yesterday I shot the last wedding of the year for us. It was a lovely Christmas themed wedding and we tucked into a lovely turkey dinner and ate mince pies. The couple we truly lovely too. So no weddings for me now until February so I will be well and truly throwing all my energy into the boho blogs throughout January and I am very excited in whats to come!
Today I am happy to bring you some fantastic seaside engagement images from my good friends Jaye and Matt at Tux and Tales Photography. How amazing are these? I just love them. Jaye and Matt have a fantastic way of capturing people and we are so happy they are back on the blog today.
‘Wouldn’t it be fun to have some pictures on the beach’
We had our photo shoot with Tux & Tales whilst we were visiting Whitby to celebrate 10 years together. We had planned the trip for a while, but only decided on having a shoot the week before when I suddenly suggested ‘wouldn’t it be fun to have some pictures on the beach?!’
I’ve followed Jaye & Matt’s work for a long time and I really admire the way their photos are so fun and colorful, whist being completely natural. I’m so glad they were available at short notice to pop over to Whitby for us.
On the night of the photo shoot the sunset was incredible. Jaye & Matt made us both feel at ease straight away and we had such fun running up and down the beach and laughing at each other’s stupid jokes!
We’re absolutely delighted with the photographs! They’re so natural and have a real energy about them. I also love the colours and the way Jaye & Matt captured the beautiful sunset. When I look at them, they take me right back to that weekend in Whitby. Happy times! (more…)
Hi everyone, Kelly C here. Today we are back with Kirsten and Chris for their seventh instalment as a Boho Bride. Last time Kirsten talked about the subject of lists and candles. Today is the subject of ‘Buy It, Use It, Break It, Make It’. Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to Kirsten as I made some candles over the last week after reading her post and they came out fantastic! I can’t show you until after the 25th but I promise to post some pictures in the New Year.
I’ll pass you over to Kirsten……..
It’s nearing Christmas. Consequently, my days are ramajammed with friends, family, shopping and Christmas films (especially The Muppets Christmas Carol). As every year goes by, the amount of social occasions seem to triple. Not that I’m complaining, I love a good party I do. However, the socialising has left little time to do anything else (including this blog). So apologies for the brevity!
In the last month or so, we have designed everything we want to make. This *may* include (depending on how adventurous we’re feeling): table runners, napkins, games, flags and all graphics. However the one thing we’re definitely making (whether we’re feeling adventurous or not) is our own photo-booth. As daunting as that project sounds, there are several companies online that will sell you the software, tell you exactly what you need and help you with ideas. LOVELY.
Well hello Friday! How the devil are you!?! We are so close to Christmas now you can almost touch it! How excited are you?? Dexter is still on the mend from his little trip to the hospital last week so we still haven’t done much with him in terms of taking him out on Christmas related excursions. We have been advised to keep him in and keep him warm to ensure he doesnt get poorly again. For this reason I am feeling slightly less festive than I should be, but excited for next week non the less. I am hoping by Monday it will be OK to take him to see Santa in town and we can start the Christmas celebrations from there!
So today, I have another wonderful wedding, a gorgeous outdoor wedding all the way from New Jersey. The couple Stephanie and Michael created a budget friendly Boho inspired day by creating lots of DIY projects themselves. With rustic decoration, gorgeous dried flowers, a beautiful gown from BHLDN and a wonderful outdoor wedding ceremony, this wedding is bursting with autumn sunshine and goodness. Big thanks to Delaney Dobson for the images.
‘The wedding was inspired but very budget conscience, with a boho hand-crafted feel’
Stephanie and Michael were married on September 27th 2014 at The Lakeside Clubhouse in Medford, NJ. Ceremony was held outdoors on the clubhouse grounds. ‘It was remote and in the woods, had a rustic cabin feel and was close to the bride’s family. We had 100 guests in total and it took 9 months to plan.’