Boho’s Best Bits: W/C 15th December

Boho's Best Bits

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!


Best Wedding

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

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Best DIY

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

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Best Photography

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




A Sunset Seaside Engagement Shoot. By Tux and Tales Photography

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’

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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…)



Diary of a Boho Bride – Kirsten and Chris. Entry 7 ‘Buy It, Use It, Break It, Make It’ The Photo Booth

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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.

Chris Burns & Kirsten McMillan

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.

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Stephanie and Michael’s Boho Inspired Handcrafted Outdoor Wedding. By Delaney Dobson

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’

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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.’

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Older Wiser Married: (Readers Special) Emily and Mitch

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For those of you who are regular readers of the blog you will know all about the Older Wiser Married feature. The idea of the feature is for couples who are married to share with you their wedding story and experiences and also the things they would do differently if they could go back and do it again. We also focus on the positives and the things they think really worked, what they have learnt and how their marriage has changed their relationships.

In the past it has been wedding suppliers that have written in about their weddings but today it is a Boho reader special as we welcome Emily and Mitch onto the Blog to tell us all about their wedding earlier on in the year.


Names – Emily and Mitch
Date of wedding – 24th May 2014
Location of wedding and venue – Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
Number of guests – 80
How long did it take to plan – Booked 18 months in advance and took 12 months to plan.

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We chose to get married at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park as it is one of our favourite places to go for walks and picnics. We love the every-changing sculptures and breath-taking scenery and we also really wanted to get married somewhere we could return to and visit whenever we fancied, so as soon as we found out we could get married there, we couldn’t wait to get it booked. And we were not disappointed! We wanted a relaxed, informal atmosphere, complete with DIY details, to share with our closest friends and family. (more…)



Meredith and Brian’s Homespun Music Festival Wedding. By Stacy Paul Photography

Well Hello you lovely lot….Exactly one week today and we will all be celebrating Christmas Day. I am so excited. We have had a real push in our house to get the Christmas jobs done over the past 2 days, so presents are all bought and delivered, cards written and we have made a start on the wrapping! I am feeling a bit less stressed now and feel like we have some sort of plan in place! What about you? Rre you ready?
I have the most gorgeous wedding for you today from blog regular Stacy Paul Photography. This homespun wedding comes all the way from Florida and is absolutely FULL of the most amazing homemade details and DIY projects. Meredith and Brian gave themselves lots of time in the planning to make sure they got all their crafting done and what a fabulous result this wedding is. I just love the venue which is full of personality and charm, all of their vintage props and decorations, the glitter table number, Meredith’s home-made wedding dress, the list just goes on! A full on craft loving wedding that I’m sure you are going to love!

‘I thought people who said their wedding day was the best day of their life were a little overly sappy until I experienced it myself. It was a pure and authentic, a truly beautiful and magical whirlwind of love and I want to relive it over and over again.’

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Meredith and Brian were married on 11th October 2014 at The Hitching Post Barn in Brooksville, FL. ‘There were a few components involved in our choice of venue. We had a lot of different ideas we wanted to incorporate into our wedding, and Suzie at The Hitching Post allowed us to be creative in all the ways we desired without putting restrictions on us. We liked that we could use the property for both the ceremony and the reception with the room to hold all of our guests and she even offered a great back up plan if the weather didn’t cooperate. We love the beauty of the outdoors and this venue was able to capture that in such a natural and beautiful way. I think we had around 160 people that ended up attending the wedding and around 6-10 children as well. Our engagement period was just around 18 months as we wanted a fall wedding and I utilized all the time that I had! We were very budget conscious, so it was nice to have the time to shop around for the items we needed at prices that we were comfortable with. A lot of the constructing of DIY items occurred the month or two before hand, but it was nice to have the time to take my time and shop around for the things I wanted over that time period.

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