Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I spent mine with very dear friends celebrating birthdays and the start to the summer holidays. If you are almost upon your summer break or honeymoon, this hot and humid weather must be really getting you in the mood. Unless of course you are going somewhere cold! Today’s wedding is just a joy! Elegant and simple with just a twist of vintage thrown in. Jenna and Ollie brought together family, traditions (including a serenade from the groom to the bride the night before their wedding) and subtle colours of blush (in Jenna’s dress), dark navy and pinks, all perfectly captured by Emma Boileau.
‘Our wedding day was the most amazing day ever! We were surrounded by people we love and cherish and we couldn’t have asked for anything more.’
Jenna and Ollie were married on 29th May at Combermere Abbey in Shropshire. “Combermere Abbey was the first place we looked at when we started our search and we just fell in love. It’s a beautiful venue and was everything we were looking for. It had cottages on site so our family and friends could stay over the night before and the night of the wedding.”
Good Morning! I hope that you are having a lovely weekend. Today I’m spending the last few hours of the weekend spent with a dear friend of mine. Someone whom I’ve known for many years now, someone who I can be completely and wholly myself with, someone who accepts me including all my flaws. And whilst I also have that in my husband, there’s something to be said about ‘those’ friends. You know the ones I mean. The ones you can share anything with, the ones you stay up all night to learn the words to the Dolly Parton album with, the ones you go to nightclubs with and pretend to be talent scouts…those ones! If you’re in the throes of planning your wedding, ‘that’ friend might very well be your maid of honour or your best man. So today, while you are reading through this week’s Boho’s Best Bits, remember ‘that’ friend. Even better still, ring them. Right now. Tell them you love them. Boho will still be here when you get back. Happy Sunday!
What more could you wish for in a wedding? A disco cage come photo booth, more light up initials than you can shake a stick at, vintage lampshades made into chandeliers and the most laidback couple in a field of poppy heads. This is truly beautiful found via Rock my Wedding.
Disco Cages And Peach Flavoured Delights In Wiltshire. Image by Ed Peers
DIY Margarita body scrub. By Bespoke Bride
DIY fishbowl flower centerpiece. By DIY Weddings Magazine
12 DIY beach wedding ideas. By Mollie Makes
DIY flower hair slide tutorial. By Bridal Musings
DIY neon ombre spray painted bottles. By Bespoke Bride
DIY personalised adventure photo map. By DIY Weddings Magazine
Brighton wedding at Duke of York’s and Fabrica. By Devlin Photos
Mapperton Gardens midsummer wedding. By Helen Lisk
A very awesome wedding at Cruck Barn. By Paul Joseph
Whirlow farm wedding. By S6 Photography
Mike and Pinky…Part 2. By Matt Parry
Scrummy Scottish wedding. By Emma Case
Happy Friday folks! Today we are back for one final time with Boho Bride Louise before she ties the knot with Chris. Last time she spoke about DIY, flowers and pre-wedding nerves. Today we join her as she ties up loose ends, attends her make-up trial and share the couples’ anxiety over the pre-wedding photo shoot. We’ll be sorry to see you go Louise but wish you so, so much luck and send you on your wedded way with loads of Boho love.
Over to Louise for the final time…
So, it’s my last blog post and we’re getting married in two weeks! The past year and a bit has gone by so quickly and I cannot believe that we’re here already!
Over the last few weeks, it seems to have been all go in our house – hen do, stag do, pre-wedding photos, final meetings with caterers and hair and make-up trials.
In my last post, I was just about to head off on my hen-do – and what a hen-do it was; never I have I felt more loved! There was no enforced dressing-up, no precarious activities and was just what I wanted. My friends had rented a massive house back in Liverpool, we played games, made our own pizzas and yes, some prosecco may have been involved. They’d bought me presents and I had to guess who’d bought me which gift, put a brilliant book together with all different questions not only about me but also about me and Chris – it was filled with photos from days gone by and yes, it may have driven me to tears – but happy ones! Chris also managed to get involved by answering some Mr & Mrs questions; I must admit I didn’t quite get them all right but I blame the fact that I wasn’t given the luxury of multiple choice – you wouldn’t get that with Philip Schofield! We went out on the Saturday night, cocktails were involved and my family made an appearance, which was great and I’m so glad that everyone I wanted was able to get involved in the hen-do in some way! I had a great time and it gave me some great memories that I won’t forget for a long time!
The Cotswolds is such a beautiful place and where better to end the week than Moreton-in-Marsh for the wedding of Catherine and Chris. With photography by Natasha Cadman, who truly captures the beautiful scenery and obvious joy of the happy couple, Catherine and Chris’ wedding is full to the brim with decoration and personal touches inspired by their travels around the world. My personal favourite is the cake in the shape of a vintage suitcase! If you’re thinking of a geographical theme for your wedding day, then read right the way to the end of this post for lots and lots of great ideas.
‘A beautiful spring wedding in a stunning Cotswold setting where best friends tied the knot surrounded by happy friends and family.’
Catherine and Chris were married on 12th April at the Manor House Hotel in Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds. “We live in Reading, Catherine comes from Norfolk and Chris from Northern Ireland and we have friends all over the place. So we decided to get married close to the most important guests: Catherine’s fabulous grandparents. We had 80 guests in the day time and a further 20 in the evening. We got engaged in September 2012 and booked the venue in December that year giving us around a year and a half to plan.”
With the truly multicultural mix of family and friends that celebrated with our real wedding bride and groom today, together with the travel theme and the floating reception, this is the real meaning of the phrase, the world and his wife coming to your wedding. What I love about today’s post, sent to us by 1Chapter Photography, is that it’s the perfect mix of closeness and intimacy and big full-on fun. Jade and Peter-Neil’s actual wedding was a very small affair with just two guests, followed by a gathering of nearest and dearest in a rather unconventional but delightful floating wedding reception.
‘A very intimate affair attended by our closest and dearest, it was so unpretentious, rather unconventional and real that after the jittery first hour, Peter-Neil and I were just enjoying ourselves in what was like a somewhat hippie celebration.’
Jade and Peter-Neil were married on the 8th January at Camden Town hall, with their reception on 1st March on The Prince Regent Floating Boater followed by Wedding Breakfast at The Summerhouse in Little Venice, London. “Our ceremony was a very small affair with only our two witnesses as guests. So for the reception, having guests travel from Malaysia, Singapore, China, South Africa, The US, Portugal and France we wanted to make the event more of an experience. We had a few ideas but in the end we decided on a 2 hour canal cruise along Regents Canal would be an unusual “getting to know London” experience for many of our guests followed by lunch at The Summerhouse by the canal.”
Today I have a beautiful styled shoot for you. A big thank you to Captured by Katrina for this lovely submission which took place at the end of January – you could be mistaken for thinking it was much warmer weather! The venue is the gorgeous Moat House in Dorsington just outside Stratford-upon-Avon and it’s all thanks to the collaboration of some really quite clever and talented wedding suppliers. I love the earthy, rustic feel and the use of lots of mismatched props and antique pieces to create a very natural look. Passion for Flowers have a huge talent and it’s plain to see in this effortlessly beautiful shoot. Over to Katrina…
This shoot is a rustic, laid back barn wedding, using natural fibres, wild flowers and quirky styling for the bride and groom, to mirror the rustic theme.
“I was really keen to do a styled shoot over the winter months and when I was put in touch with a brand new venue that was opening – The Moat House – the stunning barn they were renovating seemed the perfect place to do it. I started to get in touch with some local suppliers, all of whom had fantastic ideas and were fully on board with heaps of energy and creativity from the beginning. I love looking at styled shoots on blogs, but I was aware that they can sometimes be a little unachievable for the average bride, unless they have hundreds of hours to travel round antique shops and flea markets to achieve a similar look. I wanted to do a shoot that our couples could easily copy using suppliers and products that you can buy off the shelf and help them achieve a look that so many of them are desperate to achieve – a rustic theme – but sometimes struggle to do exactly as they had imagined.