2

Sep

Laura & Patrick’s Informal, Light & Sunny Wedding. By Paul Joseph Photography


I have an absolutely gorgeous wedding for you today, thanks to two of my very dear friends, Paul and Kelly from Paul Joseph Photography. There isn’t much that makes me go ‘wow’ any more within the wedding world, I have seen so much, however when I saw this first image I did a ‘wow’ out loud to myself! Isn’t it just beautiful! Couple that with a great venue, pretty details and an amazing couple and you have the recipe for a full on fab wedding!

“A happy and relaxed day full of family, friends and fizz. It was all about the dancing, lunging, crepe munching and sparkling!”

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Laura and Patrick were married on the 31st May at All Saints Church in Broughton, Nr Skipton, with their reception at Utopia, Broughton Hall Estate, also nr Skipton. “We absolutely loved the stunning venue. It is light (even on a grey day), peaceful and private, with beautiful gardens. The perfect blank canvas for our wedding.”

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Sep

Kerry & Paul’s Soft Pastel, Barn Wedding. By Tux and Tales


Well hello lovely people, it’s Kelly here; Welcome to September! It’s been a while but I am now back from my maternity leave and raring to get cracking on the blog again! I’ve had a lovely few months off with my baby boy Dexter but I have to admit I have missed you all and I missed the blog! Bran did a great job of looking after you while I was off but she is off now, so I will be introducing you to a brand new member to team Boho in a week or so! This lovely lady will be working closely with me on both Boho Weddings and A Boho Life. I have lots of things planned for both blogs over the next few months, so watch this space for more info.

I am kicking this wonderful week off with a wedding from one of my favourite photographers Tux and Tales. It’s a stunning Barn wedding full of DIY elements, lots of pretty pastels, babies breath and roses for the flowers and some gorgeous electric blue suits for the men. Perfect!

“A relaxed informal wedding, in a beautiful country Barn.”

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Kerry and Paul were married on the 21st April at The Ashes Country barn in Endo Leek. “It was a beautiful venue with really friendly staff and great reviews – just perfect”

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Aug

Boho’s Best Bits – W/C 25th August


Boho's Best Bits

Well dear readers, this is my very last post for Boho Weddings. Kelly asked me to help cover her maternity leave three months ago and Boy, has it gone fast! I can’t quite believe that it’s over already and that the beautiful Dexter is now 10 weeks old. Thank you so much for letting me loose on here Kelly, it’s been such good fun. And thank you too, new wedding friends. I will now pass you back safely into Kelly’s hands and hope you enjoy my last Boho’s Best Bits…Later ‘gater!

Best Wedding

Today’s best wedding hit me right between the eyes! Not only because this bride and groom pulled off the wedding of their dreams with a very small budget (in wedding standards); not only because they got married on a beach…in Scotland; but because of the rainbow of colours and that filled (and when I say filled, I mean filled!) this wedding. You can’t help by smile from ear to ear and I dare you not to be inspired by some of the creative ideas this happy, colourful couple had, including an ingenious use for 40 rolls of florist ribbon!

Colourful Scottish beach wedding. By Rock n Roll Bride. Image by Hannah Millard Photography

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Best DIY

DIY watermelon drinks stirrers. By Bespoke Bride

10 Beautiful flower projects. By Design Sponge

DIY embroidery hoop centerpieces. By Ruffled blog

DIY fabric circle backdrop. By Ruffled Blog

 

Best Photography

Stanmer House, Brighton wedding. By Lisa Devlin

Gemma and Lloyd’s Losehill House wedding. By Paul Joseph

English country garden wedding. By Matt Parry

Ashdown House school wedding. By Rebecca Douglas

The Great Hall at Mains wedding. By Claire Penn

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29

Aug

Diary of a Boho Bride – Kirsten and Chris. Entry 2 – Hiatus and Bridesmaids


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Happy Friday everyone and how are you all today? This week on Diary of a Boho Bride it’s the turn of Kirsten and Chris’. Last time they talked about humanist ceremonies and their search for the perfect venue. This time Kirsten touches on the subject of over-planning, over-thinking and the need for a break from weddings.

Chris Burns & Kirsten McMillan

I’ll hand you over to Kirsten…

“Sometimes, you need a wee break”

A long engagement is great: it allows you the time to research, barter, recycle, borrow, create and focus. With the right level of patience, determination and down-right stubbornness (all wrapped up with a big bow of luck), you can create your ideal wedding. However, the freedom of time comes with its own complications: it breeds indecision, over-thinking, over-planning and sheer obsession.

I was becoming *obsessed* with my own wedding. As with any addiction, abstinence is a practicable option. So, in an effort to maintain a healthy relationship with my own wedding (and my future husband), I opted for a wedding-planning hiatus. This may seem excessive but trust me, it was a necessary evil. Consequently, I have almost nothing to report. I have booked nothing, emailed no-one and spent zero minutes trawling the internet. It has been delightful. So, what HAVE I done? I’ve gone back to basics: played with my bridesmaids and dated my fiancé.

I have five bridesmaids. Although this may seem excessive, each one has had a significant role in shaping who I am. They all have a strength and kindness that I strive to achieve, and I’m immensely proud of the fact that I get to call them my best friends. Each friendship originates from various ages throughout my life. Consequently, many of them don’t know each other. I thought I would rectify this situation by organising a mini-hen weekend in Glasgow: what I like to refer to as the ‘chick’. Prior to this weekend, I had been engaged for nearly nine months YET I had tried on a mere handful of (unsuitable/ hideous) wedding dresses. So first port of call – wedding dress shopping (interspersed with heavy bouts of Prosecco). (more…)

29

Aug

2 people 1 Life: Wedding 54 – A Pagan Ritual in Lithuania


Today we are back with Lisa and Alex from 2 people 1 life for wedding number 54 – A Pagan Ritual in Lithuania. Last time Lisa and Alex celebrated with a Hungarian wedding featuring a Hungarian legend who rides 10 horses at the same time…. standing! This time we witness the couple tying the 54th knot in traditional dress, celebrating with a sacred fire ritual and ancient, cultural songs.

(In case you have missed 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.)

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As a couple who have travelled around Europe quite a lot we were excited to visit the countries we had never seen before, those on the farthest fringes of Europe, like Lithuania. We were pleasantly surprised at the beautiful landscape, the pretty little homes dotted around the farmed land and the fruit trees proudly displaying their harvest. We were also very excited to learn more about the countries’ traditions surrounding Marriage.

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We arrived in Vilnius and arranged to meet with Daiva from Mass of Faces who had made all of the wedding arrangements and would also be our photographer on the day. We were excited to finally meet her after 6 months of correspondence and we were also VERY excited for our fittings with Mados Butas who had hand made us traditional outfits for the ceremony!

We went along to the boutique to have a fitting and were thrilled to try on our beautiful clothing made of traditional heavy linen in a very ancient Lithuanian style.  Both of our outfits fitted perfectly and we just had one more day to wait to wear them for the ceremony which, neither of us knew anything about!  Daiva had kept a lot of the details a secret even from Alex which is very unusual. Normally he knows about most things and I have the pleasure of the surprises on the day but this would be different as Alex would also be completely surprised by everything we did. I was very excited to see how it all turned out and to see Alex’s face on the day!  We were very nervous the morning of the wedding as we still had absolutely NO idea of the plan! (more…)

28

Aug

Kate & Tom’s London Wedding of Favourite Things. By Laura Babb


Today’s wedding, for your viewing pleasure, just oozes fun and happy vibes, as you can see from these lovely images by Boho regular, Laura Babb. Kate and Tom filled their wedding day with all their favourite things and shared it with all their favourite people. The flowers are vibrant and colourful, the whole bridal party look extremely dapper in their navy suits and dresses and the little pop of colour from the smallest bridesmaid in red, just finishes the whole look perfectly. Accents of red, white and blue for a really ‘british’ affair!

“The best day ever! A fun, relaxed and happy day celebrating with our favourite people!”

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Kate and Tom were married on the 5th April at the Old Finsbury Town Hall, London EC1. “We really wanted to serve Indian style food at the wedding (it’s our favourite) so we were mainly looking at venues where it was possible to choose the caterer. The Great Hall at the Old Finsbury Town Hall is stunning and we loved was only a mile down the road from our Islington flat! It was also one of the more affordable venues which always helps!”

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