I have a stunning wedding for you today from Stacy Paul Photography. It comes from sunny Florida, but today features somewhat of a wet wedding. This beautiful rustic wedding includes an outdoor ceremony and barn reception, and even though the rain poured down hours before the ceremony Bethany and Brad didn’t let this dampen their day. Luckily the rain stopped in time for them to say their vows and also let them have their gorgeous first look that they so wanted! I wish more couples would do a first look, it is such an amazing and special time to get some very personal couple photos and lets you get these shots out the way before the madness of the day begins! With a whole host of antique decorations loaned to them by the venue, this wedding is just oozing rustic and vintage glamour. You would never know this is a budget wedding either but Bethany was very clever where she spent her money, managing to create the whole wedding breakfast for $700. I hope you love this wedding as much as I do!
A whirlwind; nothing started out as planned. Lots of people in the wedding party were late and the weather wasn’t cooperating but everything worked out, the groomsmen were really helpful with rain damage control. It turned out to be amazing with a warm, romantic atmosphere and everyone had a wonderful time, which was really important to me.
Bethany and Brad chose Birdsong Barn as the perfect venue to marry in front of 120 guests on 31st January. “The atmosphere of the venue was perfect, as well as the garage full of decorations available for the bride to use. It was also important to me to use a venue that did not restrict us to using specific caterers, DJ’s, etc. If it is important to you to have more than a few choices, Birdsong Barn is reasonable and very flexible and easy to work with. We were engaged for a year but I got 80% of the planning done in the last four months.”
Happy Bank Holiday Monday everyone, I do hope you are having a lovely Easter break. I am currently in Cornwall and have been here since Friday visiting my mum. We travel back today, so no doubt it will be a busy day in the office tomorrow! To start the week I have this gorgeous green and blue, relaxed barn wedding from Stott & Atkinson. The couple, Carmel and Sam decided that they wanted to honour their love of music and brought in a festival theme to the day. With festival tickets as invitations, a vinyl wedding cake, records as centre pieces and CD favours, this wedding is full of fun, colour and lots of laughter.
A fantastic day. Fun, relaxed, and surprisingly sunny!
Carmel and Sam planned their whole wedding in just over a year and were married on the 8th March in front of 120 of their friends and family at Lillibrooke Manor in Maidenhead. “We wanted a barn wedding. One of our friends had recommended Lillibrooke Manor and we loved it after just one visit.”
Happy Sunday everyone, and Happy Easter! I hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday weekend. If you have been taking part in lent then I hope you are enjoying all your special treats. Today is all about spending time with family, egg hunts, Sunday dinner and lots of chocolate! Nik and I have been down Cornwall since Friday visiting my mum and step dad. It’s a long old way to come (330 miles) but I haven’t spent Easter with my mum for years, and with the baby due in 2 months time we wanted to come and pay them both a visit! We have had a lovely time so far. Lots of chilling out, eating and spending time with mum and Larry. Today Nik and I are cooking Sunday lunch and treating them to the chicken pie I featured on a Boho Life on Thursday. What about you? It’s been another busy week at Boho HQ, to be honest I think it will be a busy week every week until the baby comes. So much to get done before I head off on my maternity leave (only 6 weeks to go now!) so I’m cramming in as much as I can now while I can!
Anyway I do hope you have a fabulous Easter Sunday. Before you eat your body weight in chocolate why not take a break, put your feet up and enjoy this weeks best Bits. My weekly highlights package of the best the wedding world has to offer!
I just love this wedding, the styling, the venue the gorgeous couple all the amazing details, just perfect. Big thanks to Green Wedding Shoes for posting it, as well as Steve Stanton Photography for the beautiful images.
Handmade Canadian Barn Wedding – from Green Wedding Shoes
DIY Ombre Glitter Champagne Glasses – From Rock n Roll Bride
10 Great Easter DIY Projects – From Bubby and Bean
3 Fun Projects for the Easter Holidays - From A Boho Life
DIY Giant Standing Flower – From Green Wedding Shoes
How to Make an Easter Egg Pom Pom – From Mollie Makes
DIY Cup Cake Stand – From DIY Weddings Magazine
DIY Bunny Bottles by Tamryn Lawrence - From A Boho Life
DIY Tutorial: Hand Decorated Eggs - From Boho
Mythe Barn Wedding – From S6 Photography
A Beautiful Wedding at the George At Rye – From Jacqui McSweeney
Wedding at the Deaf Institute in Manchester – From Nicola Thompson Photography
Congratulations Sarah and Martin – From Photos by Zoe
Liz and Tom – From Babb Photos
Union Club in Soho Wedding – From Matt Parry Photography
Alex and Kevin – From Polly Alexandre
Welcome along to another edition of Boho Pins, where I delve into my pinterest board collection and choose one to share with you. If you’re planning a wedding then pinterest is the perfect visual planning tool. Fantastic for putting ideas together and keeping all your ideas organised! You can find me here www.pinterest.com/bohowedandlife and I update my boards on a daily basis!
As it is Easter Sunday tomorrow I had to put an Easter board together for you to wish you all a very Happy Easter. This board is looking at a whole host of wonderful DIY Easter tutorials that are around the internet at the moment. From decorating eggs to making cup cakes, fabric bunnies to paper bunnies, the choice is endless and there are so many ways to get the children involved, or to create something a bit more sophisticated for a dinner party or family gathering.You can see my full Easter pinterest board HERE.
Source: Bunny Place card / Wobbly eye eggs / Glitter Eggs / Bunny with paper ears / Hand decorated eggs / Neon eggs / Gold marble effect eggs / Have a very happy Easter / Mini eggs in a bottle / Easter display / Bunny Easter card / Bunny pouches / Metallic eggs (Photo: Radostina)
You can see past Pin Boards HERE
Happy Friday to you all and it’s an even more special Friday as it’s a bank holiday! Yay! as we speak I am in the car on my way to Cornwall to spend the bank holiday with my mum, step dad and of course Nik. What about you? It may be bank holiday but we still have time for a Diary of a Boho Bride catch up and this time it is the turn of Louise. With 4 months to go before the big day the list of things to do is getting bigger and the emotions are mixed. However Louise is a planner, so it seems that all is in hand. Today she will be giving us an update on how everything is going, and offers some sound advice on the legalities and also insurance!
I’ll pass the Blog over to Louise………
So, with just under 4 months to the wedding it’s safe to say that the mood is ranging from excited/stressed/nervous/excited in the Loughlin/Howarth household! I thought I’d give you all a brief update on where we’re at with the planning and whether we’re all on track or not!
We gave our formal notice of intent to marry this week and yeah, this is what it’s all about; it’s formally dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s but it’s safe to say that I think it’s just now that the enormity ( and excitement) of what we’ll be doing in a few months has hit us – funny what a half hour appointment can do! I would say to all couples planning a wedding ; get your preferred date in as soon as possible. We provisionally booked our date in May last year and we were we only given the choice of 3 suggested times for our chosen date – luckily one of them suited us but I think if, like us, you’re getting married in the midst of ‘wedding season’ and you want a particular time – get it booked in as far ahead as you can. It does cost to provisionally book – it was £24 for us and we then had to pay £70 to give notice plus the registrar’s fees and our wedding certificates; all in all, it cost us about £400 to get married in an approved venue so please don’t forget to budget for this in your plans!
Invitations and Wedding List
All of our formal invitations have now been sent and RSVPs have been coming in; it’s so nice to see friends and family who seem as excited as us about the wedding! We sent Save the Dates out last August. I would really recommend this particularly if you have guests from overseas to make the journey to celebrate your day or even if, like us ( well, me mainly) you prefer to be organised and get things in the diary. I know that I have friends who have children and plan holidays in advance, so for me, it’s best to get the date in people’s heads so that they don’t double book themselves. We are very lucky that we were able to ask, Andy of AisforAnything to design our Save the Dates and Invites. He did a lovely job on them and they’re just how I imagined when we told him what we wanted. We ordered prints of the invites via printed.com and they did a great job – very reasonably priced and came within a few days; we’ve had loads of compliments about the invitations and we’re so happy with them – we’re very lucky to such talented friends – Chris and I wouldn’t get far on our own!