Today we head off to sunny Wales, for some amazing scenery and a cracking wedding, courtesy of Photography 34. The lovely couple Rhian and Robert chose a spring wedding and in turn were lucky enough to have some amazing weather. The sun shone all day on their marquee wedding, which meant lots of smiles and some gorgeous portrait shots amongst the amazing North Wales scenery. With an un-fussy day, they chose a yellow spring theme which was reflected in their outfits and decoration. As you know yellow is my favourite colour so I just love everything about this wedding, now if anyone can send me one of those fab giant yellow balloons I’d love them forever!
‘Without fuss but with all the important bits – family, friends, fun, beer, wine, good food, music. It was relaxed, personal, colourful and within an inspiring landscape. We hoped it gave people a little insight into what makes us tick!’
Rhian and Robert were married on the 17th May with the ceremony at Fawr Medieval Hall House in Chwilog, on the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales. The wedding reception followed at Red Welly, Ty Coch, Clynnog Fawr. ‘The ceremony venue was only licenced for 60 and so we had to keep it to family and close friends, but everyone was invited from 3.30 onwards to the reception for canapés and prosecco, and then a sit down meal of pie and mash. We wanted a spring wedding and a beautiful setting was important to us – and this setting had it all. We must have checked out nearly every reception venue in wales online and they were all too chintzy for our simple tastes. The simple barns at Red Welly were re-furbished in a really cool and contemporary way which we loved – and so we hired a pole tent and decorated it for the reception so we could control the surroundings and put our own stamp on things! We were engaged for 18 months before getting married and so I guess we started thinking about it straight away – but definitely did the main organising in fits and starts! It definitely didn’t consume us – well, maybe not till the last few weeks!’
Today I have a real treat for you, as I have this wonderful wedding from wedding photography royalty Lisa Devlin. Lisa is well respected in the industry, so it’s always a treat when I get to feature her work and today’s wedding is no exception. It’s the London wedding of Arlene and David who decided to hold the reception in their favourite pub to keep things simple and un-fussy. They wanted a wedding that was more them, where they didn’t have to follow traditions they didn’t believe in so The Peasant Pub was the perfect location for them. The whole day is fun and relaxed with the most gorgeous dress from Kate Halfpenny.
‘Fun, happy and relaxed’
Arlene and David were married on the 19th of July at St Etheldreda’s Roman Catholic Church, Ely Place, followed by a reception at The Peasant Pub, St John Street, London. ‘We wanted a London wedding close to family and friends. The church was beautiful with an amazing choir, and its location was close to our preferred reception venue The Peasant. We selected the Peasant as it is an old haunt of Dave’s, and we loved the relaxed atmosphere and the great team that work there. We also wanted to hire the whole venue which was possible. Keeping it local the wedding party and family guests stayed in the Rookery Hotel on Cowcross street which was fantastic, everyone loved the rooms and the staff were great. Mike Coleman from London black taxis organised our transport to the venue, they did a fantastic job getting everyone up to The Peasant. We had approximately 75 guests and we planned it in about 6 months.’
Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I have a real treat for you in the form of this gorgeous photography Show and Tell. I’d like to introduce you to Wim from ‘In Love Photography‘ a hugely talented wedding photographer with a unique style. Wim is based in Ireland and is all about capturing the emotion of the day, along with all those unplanned special moments. Traveling around the world to capture people’s magical days, Wim is an accomplished photographer with years of experience. I think this work is stunning, I hope you do to.
‘If you’re looking for a wedding photographer with a sense of fun, who can spot beautiful, surreal or heartwarming moments and capture them for eternity – you’re in the right place.
Hi I’m Wim Vanhengel , and I’m based in the beautiful rolling countryside of Co. Kildare in Ireland, which also inspires me on a daily basis. I’m an accomplished destination wedding photographer with clients in Ireland, Europe and the rest of the world.
For me, it’s all about happy memories and real emotion – the special moments when you think nobody’s looking. The groom’s cheeky smile, the reassuring wink from the bride’s father, the way the sunlight catches the bride’s face and illuminates her smile on the happiest day of her life. That’s what wedding photography means to me.
I’m not just making a wedding album; I’m telling your unique love story, with the romantic bits, the quirky bits and all the unforgettable moments that you’ll treasure for the rest of your lives together. You’ll hardly notice me there, but I’ll be looking for all those gorgeous backdrops and perfect angles at the same time as keeping a look out for the special one-off natural photos that will make you smile for years to come.
My clients seem to love me – I really enjoy befriending and working with happy couples to preserve the memories of their special day. I’ll take my time getting to know you as a couple, so that when it comes to creating the story of your wedding day, you’re totally relaxed with me, and you’ll really enjoy having me around. We can have fun with silly shots and find ways to capture the essence of your day.
I’m inspired by the elegant photos of the 50s and 60s, and I adore unusual angles and creative photography. If you’re looking for an artistic wedding photographer who will perfectly capture the romance and beauty of your wedding day, feel free to get in touch – I’d love to hear from you!’
Yesterday I shared with you the fantastic news that Kelly, the other half of Paul Joseph Photography, will be joining me here at Boho HQ as my new assistant blogger, so today I felt it only right that I share with you a wedding that Kelly and her incredibly talented husband shot earlier this year! It’s the lovely Yorkshire wedding of Rachel and Andrew who created a gorgeous full on homemade wedding. Everything was homemade, including the wedding dress, wedding cake, flowers and decoration. With some amazing details this wedding is just brimming with gorgeous touches and is full of happiness and laughter.
‘A homemade wedding day in the stunning Yorkshire Dales with all our friends and family. It was everything we had wished for.’
Andrew and Rachel were married on the 3rd May 2014 at The Red Lion Hotel, Burnsall. ‘We didn’t look anywhere else! Before we were even engaged we discussed getting married at The Red Lion. We had stayed there a couple of times and loved it. We wanted an informal and relaxed day. It’s in a beautiful spot on the River Wharf and serves gorgeous food and ales! We had 70 guests in the day and an extra 30 in the evening and we were engaged for 15 months before the big day.’
Today is a happy day at Boho HQ as today I would like to introduce you to my new assistant blogger Kelly, who will be joining me here at Boho a week today! You may already know Kelly as she is the other half of Paul Joseph Photography. Kelly is going to be working on both Boho Weddings and A Boho Life, and I am more than a bit excited!
I have known Kelly for some time now and her enthusiasm is boundless, she is great fun, hard-working and full of fabulous ideas……for that reason she is the perfect person to join me.
Together we have been plotting new features and new ideas for both the blogs and I can’t wait to show you what we have been up to over the next few weeks.
So yes two Kelly’s working together, that isn’t gong to get confusing is it!!
The normal blogging schedule will resume as of Monday, so two posts a day Monday – Friday and one post on a Saturday and Sunday. Over on A Boho Life we will be back to one post every week day and soon to come weekend posts.
I would love it if you would follow Kelly on twitter at to keep up to date with all her news as well as everything that is happening across the two blogs. You can also say hi to Kelly by leaving a comment in the box below.
Here’s Kelly to tell you all a bit more about herself!……….
Hi I’m Kelly. I am going to be the new assistant blogger at Boho HQ. Kelly’s are taking over the wedding world!
A little about me:
I live in a small town in West Yorkshire. I live with my best friend/husband Paul, our cheeky little daughter Fearne and our very cute staffy Daisy. (more…)