Heather and Damian’s New Year’s Eve Wedding. By Claire Penn Photography

Today I have a gorgeous New Year’s Eve Wedding for you courtesy of Claire Penn Photography. This stunning Lancashire wedding is full of chic mismatched accessories that Heather the bride describes as  ‘stuff I liked’. She chose trinkets and accessories that she would like to see in her own house in colours of greys, creams and antique silver mixed with a little bit of blush to soften the tones. With the venue a definite from as long as Heather could remember, the rest of the wedding planning fell into place with a bit of help from Heather’s mother. Throw in the New Year’s Eve celebration and you have the mix for a beautifully elegant and fun wedding.

The perfect day that wasn’t just in our heads; it was actually happening. Best day ever!

2 New Year's Eve Wedding in Lancashire By Claire Penn Photography 3 New Year's Eve Wedding in Lancashire By Claire Penn Photography Heather and Damian tied the knot on New Year’s Eve in the much-loved venue of Mitton Hall Hotel in Whalley. “Mitton Hall used to be a restaurant called the Stone House many years ago and this was somewhere I (Heather) was always taken for my birthday meal as a child. When it was turned into a wedding venue I knew I would always get married there. Fortunately, when we went to the wedding open day, Damian loved it just as much as I did and in the year leading up to the wedding it was the location for many lunches with friends and family and I had my 30th birthday party there too.  We booked the wedding in October 2012, my dress was purchased the week after that, bridesmaids were sorted and outfitted by December, my lovely friend Kat has always been on standby since I met her in 2004 to do my flowers and then the rest of the details just happened through the course of the year.” 4 New Year's Eve Wedding in Lancashire By Claire Penn Photography 5 New Year's Eve Wedding in Lancashire By Claire Penn Photography (more…)



Boho Loves: Be Chic Hair Accessories – Win a £100 Gift Card

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I do love a competition on the Blog and today I am over the moon as I have a wonderful giveaway for you from BeChic Accessories. Hana From Be Chic has been kind enough to offer one lucky reader a Gift card worth £100 to spend on any item in the Be Chic Etsy shop! Be Chic design and make and a whole host of gorgeous hair accessories, hats and hair bands, all with a stunning vintage edge, suitable for many a bride!

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Competition Give Away Details

Prize value: £100 gift card for purchase of any item at www.etsy.com/shop/BeChicAccessories

How to Win

  • Pop Over to the Be Chic Facebook page and like it
  • Pop a Comment in the Box below telling us when your wedding is
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Handmade cocktail hats and hair bands, feminine and highly wearable. All of them are handmade and designed by Hana using her favorite materials – lace, feathers, silk, millinery material, Swarovski pearls and crystals..




Bethany and Brad’s Rustic Outdoor Florida Wedding. By Stacy Paul Photography

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.

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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.”

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Carmel and Sam’s Relaxed Barn Wedding. By Stott & Atkinson

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!

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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.”

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Boho’s Best Bits – W/C 14th April

Boho's Best Bits

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!


Best Wedding

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



Best DIY

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 



Best Photography

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




Boho Pins: Happy Easter

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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.

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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)



To keep up with my pinning you can follow me: pinterest.com/bohowedandlife


You can see past Pin Boards HERE