Happy Monday folks, how was your weekend? Did it fly by as quickly as mine did? I spent some of the weekend on board a narrow boat dressed as a pirate (the things I do for friends eh!), which was thoroughly enjoyable if a little dangerous as we dodged the thunder and lightning. Today’s wedding will definitely bring cheer to the grey skies, if there are any where you are. Anna and Henry’s wedding was captured by Kev Elkins and just goes to prove that no matter what the weather, nothing is getting in the way of two people so very much in love. This wedding is truly homespun, in every sense of the word. Anna made her own dress and lace bolero. I particularly love the origami bouquets and buttonholes too.
‘The best day ever. Exactly the kind of wedding we wanted.’
Anna and Henry were married on the 24th May at Masham Methodist Church with their reception shared with 100 guests at Hill Top Farm in Masham, North Yorkshire. “The venue and the views were incredible, we wanted something a bit different.”
Now I’m a big fan of thunder storms. The heavy, sweaty, dense feeling before them and the relief and freshness that they leave behind. My children love them too, which I’m thankful for; we line up against the windows at night watching for lightning and counting the miles until the thunder erupts. It’s not the same for everyone and if you are frightened of the unpredictability of storms then I hope that you have managed to steer clear of them over the past couple of days. In the calm of this Sunday morning, I invite you to take five and enjoy this week’s Best Bits and I hope that the coming new week is the perfect start to your summer holidays.
It was the rainbow of colour that drew me to the best wedding this week. And this is only Part One from Matt Parry, I can’t wait to see the second installment. I love the traditions, the family support and especially the beautiful, delicate hand and feet painting. A sheer joy this one and I’m already looking forward to sharing part two with you, when I can.
Mike and Pinky – Part One. By Matt Parry
DIY paper flower luminaries. By 100 Layer Cake
DIY paper wisteria backdrop. By Ruffled
DIY tree branch centerpieces. By DIY Wedding Magazine
DIY glitter gem place names. By Love My Dress
A wedding in St Agnes, Cornwall. By Ann Kathrin Koch
A Tythe Barn, Dorset wedding. By Helen Lisk
A Manchester Town Hall wedding. By Nicola Thompson
An outdoor ceremony at The Crear. By Photos by Zoe
Kate & Damian’s Ibiza wedding. By Gypsy Westwood Photography
A few weeks ago we introduced you to our lovely new Boho Brides and over the coming weeks you will really get to know them inside and out. This week it’s the turn of Emily and Jonny. They are getting married next September at East Riddlesden Hall. Let’s meet them properly shall we?
Introducing the Diary of a Boho Bride…
“Well what a couple of months! Hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine.
In our last post I mentioned about going dress shopping…well, I am relived and excited to say I found ‘the one’. Here’s the story:
The dress search, I feel has gone full circle, a maze of excitement leading to the one via many others along the way and stopping off for a cuppa in between.
Today’s wedding is perfect for adding a touch of sunshine if you are currently without any. It’s full of fun and polka dots and splashes of colour and comes courtesy of photographer Lisa Howard who has really captured the personalities of Rosie and Michael and their wish to enjoy a relaxed and informal celebration. Lots and lots of laughter, big blue balloons and plenty of DIY touches to get your creative juices flowing, including a special gift of two taxidermy mice dresses as a bride and groom!
‘Relaxed, informal and fun. Reflective of our personalities, our friends and our families.’
Rosie and Michael were married on 25th April at Hope Street Hotel in Liverpool. “We’ve lived in the area near the venue for five years and always loved it but never had a reason to go. When we decided upon an urban wedding it was only the second place we viewed and expected it to be out of our price range. The package that they offered was incredible but not as stunning as the view from the room overlooking the city where the ceremony would be taking place. As soon as we saw it it was pretty much a done deal and even if it was out of our budget, we would’ve made it work. It suited our personalities and the ideas that I’d already started gathering as to what I wanted our wedding to look like.”
From a very public proposal to the intimate Marrakech ceremony, today’s wedding, with absolutely delicious images by Andrew Billington, is just beautiful. The sun shone, the peacocks paraded and Zoe and Adam’s day just looked like something out of the pages of a very expensive wedding magazine. Zoe’s veil is absolutely stunning and you can’t help but get emotional looking at the pictures of the bride and groom exchanging love letters before the ceremony. This was truly a family affair and nothing, in my humble opinion, beats a mother of the bride performing a fire dance for guests after the wedding! Now you know you want to read on…
‘The wedding day was most intimate, romantic, idyllic day I could have ever hoped for. It was the wedding of dreams and fairy tales.’
Zoe and Adam were married on the 1st June at Fawakay Villas in Marrakech, Morocco. 30 guests in total flew out for the wedding in Morocco with another wedding when they returned home for the people who couldn’t make it over. “We always wanted to get married abroad and choosing a place was difficult, we originally thought Italy or Thailand but my mum has been to Morocco and loves it there, so after I saw Villa Fawakay and spoke with Dawn (the owner) my heart was set. Marrakech itself is just beautiful, hectic, but beautiful. I absolutely loved it there, the culture is amazing and it’s so different to home.”
Today’s inspiration post comes in the form of a photoshoot, featuring the beautiful work of dear Boho friend Vyn Johns. Based in Sheffield, owner Vyn is, by his own admission, obsessed with fashion and the construction of clothes and costumes. I am so happy to be able to share this shoot with you as Vyn has been a good friend of mine for a number of years now and I am delighted to see his work doing so well.
Vyn Johns – vintage bridal couture was created as a result of friends’ sheer frustration with being unable to find a vintage dress which fitted without substantial re-working, as most wedding dresses from bygone eras were made for women with considerably smaller frames than today’s modern woman. Issues would also arise around the condition of the dress’s fabric. Often, stains were so ground in they became irremovable or torn fabric in a conspicuous place rendered the dress virtually un-wearable.