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.’
Today I bring you an urban London wedding courtesy of Babb Photos. As much as I love a wedding in a field with a tipi and a load of hay bales, I also love a good old London wedding, urban weddings set in warehouses, pubs or restaurants and today’s wedding is one of those. Laura and Charlie chose the Prince Albert and were over the moon with the service they got. They also decided it was very important to make sure that all aspects of the wedding were handmade, recycled and re-used, so went about collecting and creating all manner of decorations. The whole day is full of character, fun and lots of London charm.
‘Fun! A day filled with smiles, surprises, laughter, full of wonderful people that we love. Through our creativity and commitment to sustainability, the whole day (and night) was very much us.’
Laura and Charlie were married on the 11th of October with a ceremony at Camden Town Hall followed by the reception at The Prince Albert, Camden, London. ‘Charlie was originally from out of London, and Camden was always one of the places he loved coming to. Laura looked at a whole load of ceremony venues in Camden, someone we knew mentioned the town hall and their huge marble staircase. We saw it online and fell in love with it straight away. We weren’t sure about “U” shaped tiered seating in the council chamber, but everyone felt really close and it was great! We were blown away with how helpful the Prince Albert staff were, they wanted to do as much as they could to take the load off on the day, and their pro-activeness and attention to detail was superb – all the while remaining very relaxed. They also source their food locally and seasonally, which was really important to us. We had 80 guests to the ceremony and, around 120 for the evening. We got engaged in January and started planning pretty soon after, so it was about 9 months of planning.’
I am in love with today’s wedding which has been sent into me by the lovely Jess Petrie. Emma and Michael put together a wedding bursting with personality on a tight budget but did so by creating loads of DIY projects and bringing in friends and family to help. With a quirky and mismatched collection of wedding items this wedding is full of vintage finds and amazing bits and bobs. From the DIY flowers to the decoration to the two fabulous venues this wedding is so full of love and happiness and such a super cute couple! What’s not to love!
‘Lighthearted and fun! A day with lots of personal touches.’
Emma and Michael were married on the 3rd of August with a legal ceremony on the Friday at York register office, then on the Saturday a blessing at Poppleton Tithe Barn followed by a reception at Haxby Village Hall. ‘It was the biggest challenge finding a venue. We spent 10 months planning our wedding, and for half of that we were looking for a venue! Bizarrely, the barn was the first place we saw! We must have visited about 50 after that. It was a challenge to find somewhere we loved, was a registered venue, was big enough and within our budget. The barn felt right, so we decided to do our own ceremony up. Getting married to us was more about being together and expressing that in front of our family and friends than getting the piece of paper. We had 100 guests, and a few more in the evening.’