Happy Thursday, and how are you today? We seem to be speeding through the week...
Good Afternoon and welcome to this week’s bridal style post! This post is absolutely gorgeous is making me dream of a very sunny holiday! This BHLDN Oasis collection focusses on boho glam with a difference, combining relaxed gowns with clean modern lines, I just know you are going to love these dresses! Many Thanks again to BHLDN for letting us share these stunning outfits with all our Boho readers today.
Shot in Marrakech, Morocco, BHLDN’s Oasis Collection features a new trend emerging for 2017 brides: neo-bohemian. Where modern meets boho chic, this trend blends clean lines and sleek silhouettes with a focal flourish or key embellishment. Whether it’s subtle beading on an otherwise minimalist gown, a ruffle detail, statement sash, or unexpected lace, the combination allows brides to express themselves by embracing multiple style staples in one unique ensemble.
Todays wedding is one of my favourites of the year so far, it’s a beautifully simple day but filled with so much love and the most gorgeous of couples! This sun filled wedding in Croatia is everything a destination should be, chilled, relaxed and filled with glorious sunshine! The setting, the backdrop, the smiles, the outfits are all wedding day perfection, all captured perfectly by Vladimir Mudrovcic. Martina and Tim have proved that with a little help from the internet anything is possible when planning a wedding.
Martina and Tim were married on the 3rd September at Boskinac Vineyard/Hotel/Restaurant on Pag Island, Croatia. ‘Originally we were hoping to get married in my hometown – Zadar – but after exploring all the venue options. We wanted a simple, honest celebration with lots of good Croatian food and wine for our guests to enjoy. As soon as we saw the photos of Boskinac we we’re pretty much sold. Then we heard they had the best wine in Croatia…and we definitely were sold! The quiet setting and nearby beach was just the icing on the cake and of course, the staff were just amazing from the word go. We had 50 friends and family from Croatia, Slovenia, Australia and USA. The wedding took 8 months to plan. At the time, we were living at opposite ends of the globe – Tim in Nigeria and myself in Ukraine. So all the planning was done online…and via Skype. We even managed to find a band by searching YouTube for days on end! There were many a long nights and broken Skype calls, but with Google on our side there was nothing we couldn’t do.’
So you have recently got engaged, or you have been engaged for a while but now just starting to think about really getting stuck in with the wedding planning. Where do you start though? Planning a wedding for most people can seem like a pretty daunting task, well not to worry as I am here today with my wedding planning hat on to offer some much-needed advice! With this 12 point step by step plan you honestly can’t go wrong. Planning a wedding is really pretty easy if you just follow some basic instructions and take each part of the planning process at a time.
Sit down with your partner and talk through your ideas together, you should be making these decisions together! Ask each other what sort of wedding the other has envisaged, you may both have completely different ideas. Do you want a Church ceremony, a civil ceremony or a Humanist ceremony or a blessing?
Once you have done this then look at your budget, yes I know it may not be the most romantic aspect of planning a wedding but it pays to be realistic about your expectations and also it will help with the whole planning process. Talk about what you can afford, what you have saved and how much you can put away each month. The amount of time you need to save may also have a reflection on your wedding date. Also it’s a good idea to find out if family members are going to be contributing, and if so how much? Don’t presume, it’s always good to know at the beginning stages.
Once this done you can look at the feel of the day and ideas on how you want it to look. Do you have any sort of theme, have you seen anything you like the look of, do you have your own ideas how to make the day special to you?
Discuss with your fiancé what is important to each of you. For one a photographer may be the most important thing to get organised, the other it may be the entertainment, but you may not be too bothered about the car. This way you know where you need to spend your money and where you can save it. By doing this now you won’t make any mistakes further down the line, by not allotting each supplier enough time, money or attention.
Get a folder whether it be in paper form or on your computer. Make a section for each thing you can think of; venue, photographer, cuttings from magazines or pinterest folders. This way nothing will get lost. Here you can keep all contacts, contracts, emails and quotes in one place.
It’s also a good idea to put together a spreadsheet with all the details on it; a to do list, guest list, budget planner etc. Keeping everything in one place will help later on in the planning process and make your life a lot easier.
Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend ad that you are excited for the week ahead of us! My weekend was a busy one filled with play dates, shopping and family fun, what about you? We are starting off the week with my good friend Jon from S6 Photography and a fabulous tipi wedding in Leeds which he shot last year. It’s a wonderful wedding, jam-packed with homemade details, including the wedding dress and the flowers. Lots of rustic touches, outdoor games, fun, sunshine and a silent disco! I know you are going to love it.
Bryony and Martin were married on the 29th May 2016 in a ceremony at Morley Town Hall, followed by a tipi reception in the grounds of Thwaite Mills Watermill in Leeds. ‘As soon as we went to see Thwaite Mills, we immediately fell in love with the place, the team there were also fab. After choosing the reception venue, we looked for nearby ceremony venues. We chose Morley Town Hall because of its beautiful ornate Victorian interior, perfectly sized ceremony room, and super reasonable cost. Keeping things quite small and intimate was really important to us so we had 64 guests to the day, and an additional 10 for the evening reception. We planned the wedding over two years, mainly because we were set on getting married on our tenth anniversary. When we first started planning, it felt like forever away! But it went really quickly, and gave us lots of time to save and do as much of it ourselves as possible.’
Good morning everyone and welcome to the weekend! I hope you have some fun planned? Or maybe you are taking some down time? To start you off gently, grab a brew and take a look at these gorgeous outdoor weddings that Kelly and I have rounded up for you. From cliff side to meadow, garden and beach, there really is so much variety. Our Saturday Boho Pins feature collects our favourite Pins of the week from Pinterest – so you can view them all in one place and gather them for you own inspiration! So who out there is planning an outdoor wedding?