Boho Loves: Sandon Hall – A Grand, Yet Tranquil 19th Century Country Mansion


Sandon Hall

Today I would like to introduce you to a stunning wedding venue; Sandon Hall. Set in 400 acres of rolling parkland, Sandon Hall is a grand, yet tranquil 19th century country mansion located in Sandon, Staffordshire. This amazing hall is perfect for any kind of wedding and any size. If you are looking for a formal, elegant location for your ceremony and reception then your wedding ceremony can be held inside the library, saloon or dinning room. However if you are looking for something a bit different or a larger celebration then a marquee or Tipi can be put up in the grounds surrounded by 400 acres of beautiful land.

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‘The beautiful surrounding countryside and stunning panorama, along with the magical 50 acres of formal gardens create an atmosphere both idyllic and wonderfully romantic. Be it during the long, sunny days of summer or the crisp winter mornings, it is always a pleasure to go for a stroll, and there is certainly no shortage of space to explore at Sandon Hall.’

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The History of Sandon Hall 

‘There is always something romantic about a place immersed in history, and Sandon Hall won’t disappoint you. From the ancient library to the elegant conservatory, each room has its own unique features and touch of style.
The fascinating history behind the mansion can be traced back as far as 1339 when by marriage ‘The Manor of Sandon’ came to Thomas Erdeswicke. In 1776 the house was bought by Nathaniel Ryder, 1st Baron Harrowby, who retained the renowned architect Samuel Wyatt to carry out extensive extensions and improvements.’ (more…)



Lou and Aaron’s ‘We go Together Like Peas & Carrots’ Rustic Wedding. By Hayley Savage Photography

I have a gorgeous wedding for you today, I absolutely LOVE it! I thought it came from the US when it was first sent to me, but actually it took place in Southampton. Lou and Aaron took on the theme ‘We go together like peas & carrots’ and have created a wedding brimming with absolutely gorgeous details. The pale green and pink flowers are stunning, as are all the shabby chic and the rustic decorations in the marquee. I just love the details in this wedding so many beautiful things to look at, as well as the outfits, the bouquet, the farm transport as well as the super cute puppy that Lou got as a wedding present from Aaron. BIG thanks to Hayley Savage Photography for this perfect submission.

Amazing! The best day ever, we have both never smiled so much. It was everything I wanted & wished for, how it made us feel, the look of it was really us and went well with the venue, it was just truly magical.

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Lou and Aaron were married on the 21st June at Christ Church Colbury followed by reception at Longdown Activity Farm, Deerleap Lane, Ashurst, Southampton (a local visitor attraction run by Aaron’s parents). ‘Aaron’s mum Dawn had always loved the little church a few meters from the farm and both of his parents are friends with the Vicar Kate Wilson or ‘Vic Chick’ as she called herself – although Kate retired before we got married she came back especially to perform our wedding ceremony & was amazing! We were originally thinking of going away for our wedding as we both don’t really like attention, but after chatting to our parents we decided to do it at Aaron’s parents local church and have a marquee on the front lawn of the private cottage within the farm grounds. We had 120 guests on the day & around 50 more to the evening. Within a few weeks we had booked the key elements (church, photographer & videographer) and I knew the colours and style we wanted to go for (rustic, romantic & pretty).’

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Hannah and Paul’s Woodstock Themed Yellow DIY Wedding. By Darren Mack

Happy Monday everyone and how are you all today? I hope you had a good weekend and are now ready for the week ahead? I have a gorgeous wedding for you today to start the week off in style, full of my favourite things; yellow, pretty flowers, a fab venue and lots of amazing details. Hannah and Paul took on a ‘Woodstock’ theme for their day and incorporated a huge amount of homemade projects and DIY details, making sure that the wedding was fun and personal to them. As yellow is my favourite colour I am just loving all the pretty yellow accents. Big thanks to Darren Mack for the images.

‘Themed around music, peace, happiness and love; and the colour yellow! The best day of our lives, without question!’

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Hannah and Paul were married on 28th June at New House Farm, Lorton, Lake District. ‘The Lake District has been a significant place for Hannah for a long time so the lakes were always an option. However it was the venue which made us choose where we got married; we fell in love with it from the first viewing and because the venue allows you to do whatever you like every wedding is different. We hired the chairs, tables, tablecloths, glasses, caterers, DJ etc all separate to get our perfect image! We had 99 guests and then around 135 for the evening, it took 18 months to plan.’

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Boho’s Best Bits – W/C 15th September

Boho's Best Bits

Happy Sunday everyone and how are you all today? I hope you are having a wonderful weekend? Nik, Dexter and I have been in Chester this weekend to see my very good friend Becky and her family. Becky is Dexter’s Godmother, so it has been lovely to see her and for her to spend some time with him. It’s been a lovely weekend so far, Becky is always an amazing host and wonderful cook. You may also know Becky if you are a reader of A Boho Life as she is a regular contributor to the Blog. Things are moving along at Boho HQ, I have a new team member starting with me in 2 weeks time, I am so excited to introduce you to her very soon. We have been working on some new features for both Boho Weddings and A Boho Life which will start-up in a couple of weeks time when both blogs return to the normal scheduling as of October.

For now though, why not grab a chair, a big cuppa and get your eyes round this weeks Best Bits, my weekly round-up of the best the wedding world ahs to offer!


Best Wedding

I do love a woodland wedding, especially one where the ceremony is held in the woodland itself and this one from Ruffled is just perfect. From the wedding dress to the amazing woodland details, it is just perfect. Photo by With Love & Embers 

Ostertag Vistas Wedding – From Ruffled

Ruffled - photo by http://www.withloveandembers.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/ostertag-vistas-wedding/


Best DIY

DIY Water Colour Escort Cards – From DIY Weddings Magazine

DIY Hand Painted Bottle Table Numbers – From Festival Brides

DIY Washi Tape Place Settings – From Bespoke Bride

DIY Felted Ball Mobile – From Style me Pretty Living

DIY Bouquet Charms – From Green Wedding Shoes

DIY Cup Cake Party Pumps – From Mollie Makes


Best Photography

Wedding Day Ends in Accident and Emergency – By Toast of Leeds

Lavender Farm Wedding – By  Babb Photos

Woodlands Wedding – By Paul Jospeh Photography

Hayley and Dan – By Craig and Kate

The London Hotel Wedding  - By Jose Villa

Congratulations Cat and Eoin – By Photos by Zoe

East Riddlesden Hall Wedding – By Tux and Tales

Cassie and Jules – By Rik Pennigton

Jay and Bobbi – By Jeff Newsom (more…)



Boho Loves Fabulous Suppliers – W/C 15th September

Boho Loves fabulous suppliers

As you know the Blog also has its own Wedding Directory in the form of Boho Wedding Directory.  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 and it is growing each 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, I will regularly showcase the suppliers I have added here as a mini update.

If you are a supplier and you are interested in getting onto the the directory then email me directory@boho-weddings.com  for an application form.

Entertainment: The Professional Entertainers

Boho Weddings
Bespoke, personal dance routines for your big day, with the hope of giving you that extra confidence boost on the dance floor.  “By the end we had confidence in our abilities and walked on only a little nervous.  Our dance became one of the big talking points of the night.
More information - www.boho-weddings.com/professional-entertainers

Filmmakers: Silver Sixpence Films

silver sixpence Silver Sixpence Films make beautiful, bespoke, cinematic wedding films. Our vision is to create individual, personal and beautiful films that draw upon our extensive experience working on Hollywood films such as Harry Potter and James Bond Skyfall, adding a cinematic style that will make any wedding film unique. We offer a competitive range of packages that will suit all budgets.
More Information: www.boho-weddings.com/silver-sixpence-films


Make Up Artist: Frances Moore

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Frances is Hampshire’s leading Professional Bridal Makeup Artist, who also covers the South coast, Surrey & Berkshire border. She will help to guide and create a unique beautiful look that is completely tailored to you – whether it’s a Boho, vintage or natural look you want to achieve she will listen to your needs.
More Information: www.boho-weddings.com/frances-moore-mua


Stationery: Serendipity Wedding Design

Serendipity Wedding Design, Square photo, 230px

Serendipity Wedding Design is a bespoke wedding stationery company based in Stourbridge. All our designs are lovingly designed and can be customised for you. We offer a wide range of styles, whether it is a vintage or rustic country style you are looking for, contemporary or something quirky we can help you here.
More Information: www.boho-weddings.com/serendipity-wedding-design-ltd


Cakes: Bizcocho Pastries


Our Priority at Bizcocho Pastries is to make our customers happy producing the most beautiful, delicious and original bespoke cakes. We pride ourselves on utilising only the highest quality ingredients and materials to produce that centre piece that will be memorable for your special day.
More Information: www.boho-weddings.com/bizcocho-pastries



If you are interested in getting yourself added on to the ‘Boho Wedding Directory’ email me at directory@boho-weddings.com  for an application form.


Have a Good Weekend

Big Boho Love




Diary of a Boho Bride – Emily & Jonny, Entry 2: Save The Dates & “Minus 1 Year” Wedding Anniversary.

diary of a boho bride

Happy Friday afternoon everyone! and how are you all? This afternoon I have another instalment of Diary of a Boho Bride for you and today it’s the turn of Emily and Jonny. Last time Emily talked to us about her experience of wedding dress shopping. Today it is all about the Save the Dates and the fact that it is now 1 year till they get married. Emily’s stationery sounds lovely as does the whole theme to theme of the wedding, I can’t wait to see the finished result!

Emily and Jonny

I’ll pass you over to Emily………

This month we have been focused on our save the dates and our “minus 1 year” Wedding Anniversary. I’m writing this post on the 12th September, exactly one year until our wedding day. The thought of this is so exciting. My family and friends have been bombarded with texts of excitement and giddiness already and it isn’t even 9am!

This time next year, I wonder what I’ll be doing and what I’ll be thinking. Will I be stressed, calm or tipsy? I really don’t know, but the more organized I can be in the next 12 months, the better.

  • 12 months of counting down the days.
  • 12 months of organisation and preparation; stacking magazines and mood boards galore.
  • 12 months of wedding talk.
  • 12 months to get the desired wedding figure (unfortunately this cannot be pre-booked or bought)
  • 12 months of wedding dreams and nightmares; I had one the other night in which none of the chairs matched and the flower girls had no petals to throw down the aisle. Ok, the nightmares aren’t so dramatic at the minute; let’s hope they stay like that! Please share your wedding dreams and nightmares; I think they make good reading!

Bring on the next 12 months! It’s going to be great. This time next year, we’ll be married.

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