I have an oh so pretty wedding for you today which has been sent into me by Jacqui McSweeney. The bride describes her theme as ‘Rustic pretty’ and it is full of baby blue and pink details, as well as a few sparkles, all mixed in with this fantastic barn location that give it it’s rustic edge. The decoration is all gorgeous and all the little details are just lovely, the bride and her family really went to town on making this rustic barn look as pretty and wedding like as possible. I am loving the blue theme that runs through it, from the amazing wedding car, to the grooms suit, to the bridesmaids, even the shoes and socks! And what a stunning couple! Just gorgeous.
‘The best day ever, absolutely brilliant fun. Anything that went wrong could not stop the day from being perfect and filled with love and laughter’
Carly and James were married on 4th May at St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Mayfield East Sussex and The Great Barn in Rolvenden, Kent. ‘We knew straight away that we wanted a barn wedding not too far from London and after seeing quite a few we fell in love with the location and character of the Great Barn. The church is in the village where James grew up and his mum still attends there every Sunday. There was a 45 minute drive between the two so we figured it was just about close enough to do both. We had 100 guests and it took a year and a half to plan’
I have a fabulous wedding for you today, courtesy of my good friends Jaye and Matt and Tux and Tales photography. the lovely couple are Nicky and Dave were married on 3rd August at Newton Hall in Northumberland. I have never been to this venue but this wedding really makes me want to pack my bags and head off for a few days, it’s full of quirky details and lots of fun elements as is this wedding. I am loving the outdoor ceremony and beach portrait shots, and the couple really know how to party, check out the dancing shots at the end!
Jaye has been kind enough to tell us a bit more about the couple and the wedding……….
We loved shooting this wedding, Nicky and Dave are a super fun and relaxed couple, which made the day so much easier for us! They got married in the amazing Newton Hall, which is a relatively new venue which opened up a year ago and is super quirky and fun with loads of ‘surprise’ details around the venue (like a tree covered in birdhouses). Dave restores Vintage VW’s which was the basis of their engagement shoot and Nicky works with Special Needs Children. Everything about the wedding was amazing, we had such a fun day, but my favorite parts were the outdoor ceremony, as well as the bridal portraits which we did out at the beach near Newton Hall, a beautiful spot and we got some great shots of Nicky and Dave. Their band was fabulous, like going to a gig. They partied super hard and Nicky even got down on the dance floor in her Ian Stuart dress! A great wedding that we will remember for a long time.
This week I am holiday, enjoying a lovely break in Cornwall with Nik, but while I’m away I thought it would be a good time to give a shout out for my regular Monday DIY Post.
As regular readers will know every Monday afternoon I post a DIY tutorial and have been doing so for quite some time now. I have had regular contributes to the blog, while others come along and dipped in and dipped out. Some tutorials have come from suppliers, some from DIY bloggers, while others have come from brides.
All the past DIY Tutorials can be found HERE
Now if your a regular reader of the blog you will know all this already, so why do I need you? Well I am now looking for new contributors to the blog, new DIY fans who can offer regular or one of tutorials to be shared with the Boho readers.
Are you a wedding supplier who has some DIY tips to share with my readers? Are you a bride or groom wanting to share your DIY projects with other like minded DIY brides? Are you a DIY Blogger or crafter looking for a platform to showcase your blog and your ideas?
If any of these are you then you need to get in contact.
I am Looking for:
Any DIY tutorials that are wedding related, these can be ♥ stationery ♥ favours ♥ decoration ♥ flowers ♥ gifts ♥ as well as house related items ♥ recipes ♥ outfits ♥ and hair and make up tutorials.
All I ask is:
- Each Tutorial has clear step by step instructions, including a list of ‘ingredients’ and a clear ‘to do’ list
- Along with the instructions I will need clear step by step photos, including a beginning, middle and end product. These don’t necessarily need to be professional, but they need to be of a good enough standard to use on the blog. If you haven’t taken the photos yourself I will need the photographers details to credit them.
- If you are a supplier or blogger or run your own crafting business I will need your full website/facebook/twiter details and a mini bio to add to the bottom of the post.
To get in contact email me at email@example.com. Please don’t send me the complete tutorial on first contact, just a brief introduction and an idea of the tutorial, or tutorials you have in mind and how often you think you can submit work.
As I mentioned I am currently on holiday, so you will get an out of office if you email this week, but I will make sure I reply to everyone when I get back on 24th June.
Thanks so much
There will be no Best Bits today I’m afraid, instead a personal post to celebrate my 4th year of marriage.
I haven’t written a personal post for a while now; this year so far has been pretty much about keeping my head down, getting on with my work, while trying my best to find a happy work/life balance.
So today I just wanted to write a little post for my amazing husband, Nik, to say congratulations on our 4th year of marriage and thank him for always being my rock, the one who keeps my feet on the grown and keeps me sane.
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 pinterest.com/bohoweddings and I update my boards on a daily basis!
Today I am looking at Veils. There are so many decisions when choosing your wedding outfit, once your dress has been chosen the next part is to finish it off with a veil, but which one will you choose? with so much choice these days and so many different styles it can be hard to know which one to pick. But a veil can really add a sense of style to your wedding day. A Blusher veil, or birdcage veil can work perfectly for a 50s style wedding dress, while a Bouffant works for a 60s style dress. There are different lengths from flyaway, shoulder, elbow, fingertip, ballerina, chapel to cathedral. If you are looking for something with more detail then a Mantilla may be for you with the lace detailing around the edge and if you are looking to go for a full Boho look then the cape veil may be for you. When I got married I did’t wear a veil, simply because I was getting married abroad I didn’t want any extra material around me, due to the heat. However if I had a full wedding in the UK I’m sure I would have had one. I’d love to know what you are planning for your big day, are you having a veil and if so which sort? and if your not why have you chosen not to? You can see my full Veils pinterest board HERE.
Photo source: Birdcage veil, black and white Mantilla, knotted veil, veil with bow, couple sitting on wall, veil blowing in the wind, long cape veil, black and white naked bride, veil with flower crown, Bouffant veil, Mantilla lace edged, black and white full head veil, veil with bag and flowers, full face birdcage.
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As you know the Blog also has it’s own Wedding Directory in the Form of Boho Loves - Fabulous Suppliers. The Directory is a hand picked list split up into suppliers and regions making it super easy for you to find the perfect Boho supplier for your wedding day. The Directory was started in January so it is still in its early stages but it is growing every week.
Just to make life that bit easier for you and to make sure you don’t miss any of the wonderful suppliers that are getting added to the directory, each week I will showcase the suppliers I have added that week. If you are a supplier and you are interested in getting onto the the directory then email me firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
Bespoke wedding organisers, here to assist you on your big day. Combining an extensive skillset to deliver results above and beyond expectations. Whether planning the whole day, or just a small part, Collection 26’s expert team is here to help. Comfortable with weddings big and small, across all budgets
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Trading for over 20 years, the English Cheesecake Company was founded by Philip and Alan, two dessert-freaks with a passion for all things cake-shaped. The company produces 200 different cheesecakes and cakes exploring sweet combinations such as Strawberries and Queen, Chocolate Profiterole Smash or White Chocolate Truffle. Wedding cheesecakes can be formed of three, five or seven tiers adorned with full sized cheesecakes, miniature cheesecakes or new cheesecake cupcakes. One flavour or mixed flavours can be combined to provide a wonderful centre piece for your wedding celebrations.
More Information www.boho-weddings.com/english-cheesecake-company
Polkadot Stationery creates modern, design-led wedding stationery. Their trend-driven approach brings a whole new dimension to the wedding world, with new ranges being added constantly there’ll always be a design to suit your individual style, from rustic to modern. Bold colours, cute illustrations and beautiful typography create their gorgeous products.
More Information www.boho-weddings.com/polkadot-stationery