As you know I am a big fan of destination weddings here on the blog,...
Happy Monday everyone, how are you all? Did you have a good weekend? Mine was restful and chilled, spent with my gorgeous family. I’m now ready for a very busy week ahead. It’s a busy time here at Boho HQ, so I am starting the week fresh, and ‘on it’. I have the most gorgeous wedding to share with you this fine Monday. Llew-Ann and Steve held their beautiful destination wedding in Florence in Tuscany, against the stunning backdrop of Castello del Trebbio. With the help of their amazing wedding planner Wedding In Wonderland they chose a bright and colourful theme and set to work creating a plethora of ribbon ties to bring their vision to life. They mixed the ribbons with plenty of beautiful flowers, all working perfectly against the old stone walls of their stunning venue. I just love the pops of colour that really stand out. We need to see more colour back in weddings, this is really gorgeous. Rosapaola Lucibelli was there to capture the day.
Llew-Ann and Steve were married on 18th June 2019 at Castello Del Trebbio, Pontassieve in Florence, Tuscany. ‘Steve is from the UK and I am from Australia so it was always going to be a destination wedding. We love travelling and so we thought it would be great to make our wedding one big holiday that we can enjoy with our closest family and friends. My family and friends were coming from all over the place; Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and the U.S so we definitely wanted somewhere memorable to share with those that came from afar and an adventure for those who lived in Europe, we love Italy, And then we met our Wedding Planner Rosy she really helped us finalise the location!
After looking at a few venues in Tuscany that Rosy presented to us, we decided on Castello Del Trebbio because it could accommodate all guests in one place. A proper Tuscan dream location! We felt this was a really special place and wanted to be a part of its history! We had 45 guests and it took
about 9 months to plan. This would not have happened as smoothly as it did without the help of our Wedding Planner, Rosy Strati from Wedding In Wonderland.
Happy Friday everyone and how are you all? I hope you have had a good week so far and that you are looking froward to the weekend? It’s been a busy week here at the Boho HQ, so I am looking forward to spending some time chilling out this weekend with my family and friends. There’s a lot to be said for relaxed weekends, not over filling the diary and recharging those batteries. For the last wedding of the week I am taking you off to Texas for this beautiful mismatched Boho Wedding. Allison and William were married on 4th May 2019 in Palmer, Texas and their day is super relaxed, full of earth tones, beautiful blooms, as well as lots of rustic decor. I just love the overall look of this wedding, the setting is beautiful, Allison and William are of course gorgeous and their wedding is just picture perfect. Big thanks to Mae Rachelle Photography for capturing the day so well.
As you are probably aware, weddings can be very expensive. You will spend a large part of your time puzzling over your wedding budget looking at ways to cut down on your costs. Some areas like the venue and the photography cannot be scrimped on. However, the wedding decorations could be an area that you can save on. You want your photos to show you had an amazing wedding in years to come, but you also need to make sure you stretch that wedding budget as far as it will go.
This afternoon I will give you a few simple tips and you’ll learn how to plan a wedding on a small budget without missing the things you want. Begin by creating a wedding spreadsheet and allocating costs to necessities. This will show you items you can cut down on, those you can DIY and others you can skip.
From faux cakes to perfect flowers, centrepieces, amazing venues and more, here are 10 ways to save money on a wedding.
Saving for a wedding includes making the right choices at the wedding venue. Venues for wedding gulp money. So, instead of picking two different venues for wedding and reception, use only one. Choose a venue that has enough space which can be transformed into a reception. You can re-use the flowers and chairs and cut down money for decorating two venues.
Do you fancy a huge cake with tiers and all? Think about faux cakes. This is one of the best wedding ideas on a budget. A cake made from Styrofoam into as many tiers as you want. You can leave the real cake at the topmost. Serve guests sheet cakes from the kitchen. They’d have no idea.
Today I am taking you to York for the totally beautiful wedding of Annie and James. I have seen a lot of weddings in my life, so it isn’t often I get that instant WOW feeling when I first see a wedding, but I did with this one. If you like fairy lights then you are in for a treat! The Normans Weddings is a working farm but they also put on the most beautiful weddings. The ceremony area of this wedding is definitely my favourite. Full of rustic charm and strings and strings of the prettiest fairy lights. Annie and James didn’t need to do much to this venue to bring it to life but they added their own stamp and made it personal to them with vintage table wear and the most gorgeous flowers. M and G Photographic were there to capture the day in pure wedding perfection.
Annie and James were married on 4th August at The Normans Weddings, Bilbrough, York. ‘When we started looking for venues, we were living in the North East but we knew we wanted to get married near to where we had grown up in York. We wanted an exclusive setting that we could make our own. When we went to look round The Normans it was definitely a work in progress – they were still transforming the farm and hadn’t held their first wedding yet. Despite the venue being half-finished, we fell in love with Oliver and Laura’s vision. It was the first and only venue we visited and we booked it the same day. It wasn’t until we sat down to write the guest list that we realised how many people we wanted to share our day with. We had 110 during the ceremony and meal, and an additional 50 people in the evening. We were engaged for four years and we discussed what we wanted throughout this period. The ‘proper’ planning started a couple of years out.
When looking at the budget for your wedding a large proportion will need to be set aside for the wedding entertainment. Wedding bands are generally more expensive than hiring a DJ, however there are a few ways that you can look at saving money, while still enjoying the benefit of a live band. This afternoon I am handing the blog over to music expert Adam from Bands for Hire as he shares with us a few of his industry ‘hacks’. These 7 tips could be just what you need to secure that band you have always dreamt of!
When you take your beloved’s hand in marriage, you know the wedding will end up costing an arm and a leg. But if you use your head – which is what we’re here to help you do – you’ll be able to afford some top quality musical entertainment to make your special day even more unforgettable, and emerge relatively unscathed at the end of it.
This is a smart way to approach most aspects of your wedding, from the catering to the transporting of your guests. Your dream wedding band might have a hard time getting to you in time without breaking the bank if they’re based in Brighton and you’re tying the knot in, say, Barnsley. Rest assured that the internet is teeming with thousands of quality wedding bands vying for your custom – so type in what you’re after into the search box along with your wedding venue’s area (e.g. “jazz bands in Yorkshire”), and you’ll save yourself more than a couple of quid on travel costs.
Not too late, we hasten to add, but in the same way seats on planes need to be filled up, a band hates a schedule with empty spaces. That is to say, you can benefit from a band’s last minute cancellation just as you can benefit from a last minute flight – if the band has to choose between playing for you at a discounted rate and not playing at all, they’ll go for the former. Just be careful, as you won’t exactly be spoiled for choice – but if you don’t have your hearts set on a particular style of band, this could be the hack for you.