DIY Tutorial: Save The Date Ribbon Garland

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It’s Monday afternoon, which means I have another fabulous DIY Tutorial for you. This time the tutorial comes from Imogen at Wedding Rings Direct and she has put together a rather wonderful save the date, in the form fo this ribbon garland. I’m sure you will agree this save the date would be greatly received by your future guest, and I’m sure you would have loads of fun making them!

Save The Date Ribbon Garland

I’ll pass you over to Imogen……..

This Save-The-Date Ribbon is both unique and charming and is also really fun and easy to make. It’s a little time-consuming but once you get the hang of it you could do most of it in the evening whilst relaxing in front of the TV. If you’re planning a quirky, handmade wedding then these will be perfect for giving your guests a sneaky peak of what’s in store.

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Kirsten and Gary’s DIY Weekend Long Festival Wedding. By Zoe Campbell

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to another fabulous week here at Boho Weddings! I have a jam-packed week full of amazing real weddings and wonderful wedding inspiration. I’m sure you are going to enjoy. How was your weekend? Mine was good, pretty festive and full of family fun! What about you?
We kick the week off in style with this fabulous festival wedding that took place in Scotland over the summer. A wonderful outdoor ceremony with a totally relaxed and chilled out wedding reception. No table plan, instead a gorgeous array of finger and BBQ food set in a picnic style, with speeches outside. Kirsten and Gary took on lots of DIY projects for this weekend long wedding and it has been captured perfectly by the wonderful Zoe Campbell.

‘It was like a giant garden party BBQ, laid back with little formality. Our wedding was known as Wedstock 2014 – we wanted the feel of a festival’

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Gary and Kirsten were married on 21st June 2014 at High Wards House, Wards Estate, Gartocharn (near Loch Lomond) Scotland. ‘We were looking for a holiday home rather than a venue, something that was big enough to hold both of our families from Thursday to Monday. We wanted a wedding weekend – not just one day! We chose High Wards because of it’s impressive gardens (that were more like fields!) and beautiful interior, not to mention the heated swimming pool. It also had tennis courts, trampolines and a kids play park on the grounds for our guests to use before, during and after our wedding day..on the invite we encouraged them to be casual or bring a change of clothes! 160 guests were invited to the full day. We didn’t have separate evening guests and it took 10 months to plan

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Boho’s Best Bits: W/C 17th November

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Happy Sunday everyone and how are you all today? what have you got planned, are you staying in and relaxing or out and about getting into the festive spirit? This week has been a good one, Wednesday I went of to Chatsworth Christmas market, which was busy, muddy and eventful! I ended up buying plenty of cake and getting a flat tire, but managed to get home eventually! Today we are off for more festive fun and going into Sheffield City centre to watch the Christmas lights being switched on. We have some shopping to get and hopefully meeting up with some friends, as well as getting a bite to eat, so a  fun day ahead. I am so excited for Christmas this year, I know Dexter is just going to love it! He may be a bit young to understand it all, but he loves pretty lights so I intend to decorate the house like santa’s grotto! We are also about to start the weaning process this week, so off to buy plastic spoons, cups, plates and bibs. If any of you experienced parents out there have any hints and tip do pass them on!

For now though it’s time to get comfortable and enjoy this weeks best bits, my weekly does of the best the wedding world has to offer!


Best Wedding

I have chosen this amazing wedding beause 1) by S6 Photography, 2) comes from my home town of Sheffield 3) has the most amazing warehouse venue that I LOVE! Found Via Love my Dress

Sheffield Warehouse Wedding – From Love my Dress

Image by www.s6photography.co.uk


Best DIY

Felt Flower Wreath – From a Beautiful Mess

DIY Fabric Drapping Alter ideas – From DIY Weddings Magazine

DIY Glitter Garland – From Rock my Style

DIY Cake Topper – From Ruffled

DIY Botanical Pebble Pressed Flowers – From WWW

DIY Living Tale Numbers – From Wedding Chicks

DIY Vintage Iron Wedding Invitation – From Boho

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Best Photography

Garden Wedding – From Paul Jospeh Photography

Bali Wedding – From Jonas Peterson

Amante Wedding in Ibiza – From Gypsy Westwood

Urban Wedding Photography – From Babb Photo

When Road Trips Turn into Elopments – From Carl Zoch

Andy and Mia – From Matt Parry

Sweden Wedding – From Nirav Patel

Ali and Hugh – From Polly Alexandre

New York Elopment – From Samm Blake

Festival Style Barn Wedding – From Toast of Leeds

Hargate Hall Wedding – From Tux and Tales

Hollywood Inspired Summer Wedding – From Dasha Caffrey




Emma and Louis Flight Museum Engagement Shoot. By Mack Photography

Hello everyone and happy weekend to you all. Kelly C here. I hope you have all had a lovely week. Have you seen the weather forecast for next week? Now, I am not sure if it is true or not but predictions are saying the weather could get as low as -7 degrees! We haven’t had cold weather like this in such a long time. It has spurred me onto buying a new hat and gloves ready for it.
I hope you all have some great plans for this weekend. I have had such a busy week in wedding land so today I am heading off into Leeds with Paul to the Christmas Markets to catch up with one of our lovely couples whose wedding we shot back in July. I am so looking forward to it because I absolutely LOVE Christmas. It will be my first mulled wine if the year too! I will make sure I take loads of pictures and I will put them on Instagram. If you want to check them out I will be using the hashtag #bohokellyc

Today I am pleased to share with you this lovely engagement shoot which took place back in April at The National Museum of Flight. How fantastic to have a shoot in this place. It’s so different and the images look great! A big thank you to Mack Photography for sharing these images with us today.

‘We wanted something a little different but that was 100% us! The Museum of Flight was the perfect choice!’

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How they met
We met when we were both working in Kabul, Afghanistan 4 years ago.

The Proposal
Louis proposed at Beecraigs Country Park next to the loch. It’s always been our favourite place to walk the dog. It was just the two of us there on a beautiful morning, I burst out crying and laughing all at the same time when he got down on one knee and pulled out the ring! He’d managed to keep the whole thing a surprise I was very impressed.

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Diary of a Boho Bride – Kirsten and Chris. Entry 6 – ‘Lists and Candle Making’

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Hi everyone, Kelly C here. Today we are back with Kirsten and Chris for their sixth instalment as a Boho Bride. Last time Kirsten talked about the subject of money.  Today is the subject of lists and candles.  I love this post.  Kirsten has made candle making sound like so much fun, hard work yet very rewarding.  I have today been inspired by Kirsten and have made my first purchase of wax.  I will hopefully share this with you guys on the Boho Life blog in the future.  I can’t wait to see all of Kirsten’s candles finished.

Chris Burns & Kirsten McMillan

I’ll pass you over to Kirsten…….

Another month has passed. Our May wedding is no longer a hazy presence in the distant horizon. It’s a big fluffy white enthusiastic puppy bounding towards us. When we got engaged, we picked a date that seemed hugely far away. Consequently, we have spent the last year saying: “It’s fiiiine” (note whiney-don’t-nag-me tone), “it’s ages away”.


In fact it’s just over five months away, and as the date slowly stalks us, it sometimes feels as though we have achieved *nothing*. In a bid to retain some composure, we have come to appreciate the art of list-making. The process of ‘listing’ seems to create an illusion of control in our otherwise wedding-frantic existence. In the words of the American abstract artist, Charles Green Shaw: “Real happiness consists in not what we actually accomplish, but what we think we accomplish.” We agree, wholeheartedly. So with this in mind, we compiled a list of every task we think we have successfully completed this month. It is spectacularly long – partly due to sheer panic encouraging fruitful action, and partly because we broke down every achievement into a collection of individual manual tasks (maximizing the feeling of all-consuming calm). The list includes: booking our band; finalising our wedding menu; sourcing furniture; chatting to bar-hire companies and lighting suppliers; designing games; AND making boxes and boxes of candles.


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Re: candles. I don’t know what it is about fire but people sure do love it. Whether it’s playing with the wax, huddling within its warm embrace, melting objects, or just watching the flames jump around – people. love. fire. Consequently, we have decided to use candles as our main centre-piece. We’re hoping their presence will help to create an intimate festive atmosphere, filling the Kinkell Byre with a warming glow (not to mention free heat). Additionally, most wedding venues don’t have the greatest (most flattering) of lighting, so candles will help to create a romantic mood for everyone involved. However, candles are expensive – unless you bulk buy tea lights from our favourite meatball-loving, allen key wielding, green-snake plush selling (for those of you old enough to remember) superstore. BUT if you have your heart set on pillar or glass-housed candles (like myself), you’re talking about a wodge of cash, and let’s face it – if it’s a choice between expensive candles or a booze-fund…..well, there is no choice. BUT have no fear, I come bearing good news: candles are dirt-cheap to make. Unfortunately, they are also extremely time-consuming. Nonetheless, if you have the spare time, they are easy and surprisingly fun to make. So, here are our tips on cheap glass-housed candle-making:


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Holly and Ben’s Relaxed Garden Wedding With Lots of Pretty Pastels. By Paul Underhill

Happy Friday everyone, you made it to the end of another week, well done you! How has your week been? Personally I am really looking forward to a little glass of wine this evening. It is customery for Nik, Dexter and I to have a couple in our local on a Friday evening, Dexter is becoming quite the drinking companion! Before we get there though we have a fab garden wedding for you set in the gorgeous grounds of Parley Manor in Bournemouth. I have featured this venue a few times now on the blog and I was there last summer as a guest, such a lovely venue! The wonderful couple Holly and Ben chose a relaxed, chilled out day filled with beautiful blooms and lots of petty pastels, the decoration complements the venue perfectly. Big thanks to Paul Underhill for the wonderful images.

‘It was truly a magical, relaxed and fun filled day. It was better than we could ever have dreamed it would be.’

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Holly and Ben were married on 9th August 2014 at Corpus Christi RC Church, Boscombe and the reception was held at Parley Manor, Parley. ‘Holly grew up in Bournemouth and her family still live there. We wanted to get married in a church and we found this beautiful church with an amazing Priest just two minutes walk from Holly’s parents house. We fell in love with Parley Manor as soon as we saw the stunning gardens. No other venue we had seen in Dorset could compare. The garden venue was in keeping with the relaxed wedding we both wanted. There were 130 guests. We were planning for eleven months and Ben proposed on the August bank holiday weekend in 2013 and we got married eleven months later and cracked right on with the planning.

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