I am delighted to welcome back Andrea Pittam from Kiss the Frog to the blog today. Andrea is a photographer as well as crafter and last time showed us how to make these super cute paper windmills which look great for weddings or children’s parties. Today Andrea is showing us how to make these quick and easy paper hearts. These are fantastic for wedding decorations. They can be hung around your venue on the walls or from the ceiling, or placed on tables. They are also great as wedding favours.
These gorgeous hearts are made from scrapbook paper so the patterns and colour options are endless. The hearts can be hung on their own, or as a garland on a length of ribbon.
Happy Monday everyone, and welcome to another wonderful week! I am now back from my holiday, my birthday has been and gone and I am ready for a busy week ahead, what about you? I had a lovely time on holiday, the right amount of sunshine and sea, mixed with a lot of relaxation and chilling out. Baby Hood had a lovely time and has been kicking loads while we have been away, he certainly enjoyed the rest! Now it’s onwards and upwards and time to start the week with another cracking wedding. This one is Paul and Lizzy’s Wedding Weekender. Their love for the Glastonbury festival brought them to a rustic, DIY festival themed day, filled with lots of homemade details and the most adorable flower crown! Thanks to Claire from Blue Daisy Photography for the photos.
OUR BEST DAY EVER!!!
Elizabeth and Paul were married on the 28th of June at Talton Lodge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire with a prior legal ceremony at Stratford upon Avon registry office. ‘After lots of research online, we knew that the theme of our wedding would be ‘rustic’ and we wanted our ceremony outside. So I looked into venues in the countryside such as beautiful barns and even enquired into marrying in lavender fields (which, by the way, is a little bit impossible)! Paul & I love Glastonbury festival. We love the vibe there and the feeling of fun and freedom, so we decided to mix a bit of this into our wedding. High up on the list was the opportunity for our guests to camp! This narrowed the search and also bought up venues with festival themes along with the flexibility to create your own unique day. We had decided that we disliked the strict rules that applied to most venues. Then I came across ‘Talton lodge’ and it ticked all the boxes! It boasts two giant hat tipis set in a walled kitchen garden, yurts & huts, as well as on-site camping, with home grown produce for the catering. There was also a large lawn looking out over a small river, where our ceremony would be set. All this and so much more, set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. The venue was ours for the whole weekend! It was perfect! We had 90 guests and took 2 years of planning’.
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!
Today I am looking at Marquee Weddings. Marquee weddings are HUGE! they offer a fantastic alternative to the normal wedding venue and are completely versatile. You can choose what ever size you want to suit the amount of guests you have, you can section it off, have diving walls, having reveal curtains, different areas. You can put them up almost anywhere. You can choose different colour linings, swaggings, carpets and now different pattens. They really are a blank canvas! From Traditional marques that look like the old style circus tents that offer a rustic touch, to clear span marquees that are more modern look, to capri marquees with their curves and angles, there really is something for everyone. Choosing a marquee can offer you the flexibility that a standard wedding venue can’t but remember you are starting from scratch, so you will need to bring in everything from furniture to heating, lighting and water! And don’t forget the weather! You can see my full Marquee Weddings pinterest board HERE.
All photos taken from the Boho Blog: Marquee entrance / Marquee with hay bales / Inside floral marquee / Marquee at night time / Inside of marquee with low lighting / marquee with purple lanterns / decorative marquee from outside / Large marquee in a field / Capri marquee at night time / Decorative tent in garden / Side angle tent with guy ropes / Inside of marquee with bunting / Green marquee / Capri marquee
You can see past Pin Boards HERE
Today we are back with Lisa and Alex from 2 people 1 life for wedding number 45. Last time Lisa and Alex were in the paradise setting of Bora Bora on a Million Dollar yacht no less! It really was an amazing day. Today they head to a different continent altogether and are in Morocco, Marrakech in fact! This rooftop wedding is just stunning with amazing views of the city, as well as a stunning Riad to get ready in, this wedding is just stunning. Topped off with a little trip into the Medina in the evening we really do get to soak up the atmosphere of this amazing city! Photos from the amazing Bohemian Weddings
(In case you have missed it the whole story Lisa and Alex have spent the last two years travelling round the world getting married in every country they visit, you can read more about their adventures HERE.)
We arrived at El Fenn, the most fabulous Riad, stepping into the door is almost like going deaf…in a good way. The chaos of the street outside dissipates and is replaced by the tweeting of birds and the breeze rustling the palm fronds in the oasis that is the first courtyard in this heavenly, calming place. We were so lucky to have been invited here to celebrate our 45th wedding! Boutique Souk are the destination wedding planner service, based in Morocco that helped co-ordinate this whole wedding.
We collapse onto soft couches and are shown a cage filled with sweet treats and a beautiful teapot filled with the traditional Moroccan sweet minty tea. After the busy streets of Marakech we never thought we could relax enough to get into the frame of mind for our wedding but we were instantly soothed. The calm radiates through the walls, the light dapples and gently lands here and there and I am shown to a seat by one of the pools to have my hands decorated for the ceremony. It is traditional for the bride to have her hands and feet painted for the ceremony. I sat down and watched with absolute astonishment as the lady dressed in a beautiful cerise pink Hijab (head scarf) went into the decorating with NO FEAR. Such skill and perfection and so quickly!Within minutes one of my hands was covered and she quietly and quickly started on the other. Once henna’d up I couldn’t do a lot for at least an hour. In a traditional Moroccan wedding the day before is when the ladies would have their henna applied so that it had time to show properly for the celebration. (more…)
I just love today’s wedding, it is FULL of so many pretty details, an amazing venue, a wonderful couple and fabulous photos by Mon Photography. The bride describes the day as a boho-music festival theme and titled the whole day ‘Weddstock’. With custom-made wedding programs to look like VIP passes, beer holders and loads of other amazing detailing, they really have gone to town with the theme. Throw in a gorgeous colour combo of beige, white, gold and turquoise and you have a winning combination. The whole thing was planned in 3 months and they managed to put the whole day together on a tiny budget. A glorious day in the Missouri sunshine that I just love!
‘It was business in the front [yard] and a party in the back [yard]. It was a great time to get everyone we love together to listen to music, drink, and camp!’
Leigh & Nick were married on October 12th in Willard, Missouri. ‘We choose to marry on my parent’s property in Willard because they live on 12 acres of beautiful land with lots of space. Plus, it saved us a few thousand on a venue! We had been seriously talking about wedding planning and decided that we wanted an outdoor backyard wedding theme and October seemed like the perfect month. We had about 220 guests. We were only engaged 3 months before we married, but we had been talking about it pretty seriously so I started planning the month before he proposed, but never made any “final” plans or bought anything.’