Happy Monday everyone and welcome to another fab week on the blog. We have lots...
Today we are very excited to say Happy Birthday to House of Ollichon as it is their first Birthday! When they launched into the bridal scene just a year ago they were welcomed with open arms by the modern, alternative, trendy, cool, boho and just downright individual brides who wanted to rock a jumpsuit or bridal seperates. We shared with you their first collection back in September. Having gone from strength to strength over the past year, HoO are now launching their second collection in honor of their birthday and we get to share that with you today! So grab a brew, and a slice of (birthday) cake, and take a look at these gorgeous get-ups. My favourite has to be the low backed jumpsuits, I just adore the modern cuts and clean lines.
Todays wonderful wedding sees us head across to Cheshire for this bright and beautiful Tipi Wedding, courtesy of Lottie Elizabeth Photography. Laura and Paul spent what seemed like a lifetime searching for their dream venue but when they came across Trafford Hall, they knew their dream of having a Tipi wedding could happen. Filling their wedding with lots of bright colour and DIY projects let them put their own stamp on their day. And when it rained they didn’t let it ruin their day they simply mopped up the water and carried on. A fab wedding from beginning to end!
Laura and Pauk were married on the 4th June 2016 at Christ Church, Willaston, Cheshire, followed by a reception at Trafford Hall, Chester. ‘It was important to us that we had a church wedding so we went straight to speak with Reverend Stephen Bazely, the Vicar at Christ Church in Willaston. This is a church that has been a part of Laura’s life for as long as she can remember and it is also the place where her father was laid to rest after he passed away; this was one of the main reasons for not wanting our marriage to be held anywhere else. Choosing our reception venue wasn’t so simple. We viewed 19 venues in total before we decided on a tipi wedding at Trafford Hall. We had spent weeks viewing venues that we felt we should be looking at, beautiful venues but for us they were not the right fit. We settled on Trafford Hall after falling for its unique charm, it would be the perfect location for our informal tipi celebration. We had 83 daytime guests and 110 total evening guests. We booked our wedding on 7th July 2015, we planned our wedding in just under 11 months.‘
Good afternoon everyone, today I am thrilled to welcome back Tracey of Campbell’s Flowers to Boho. As you may already know she is our resident florist expert, bloom buff, greenery genius and all round bouquet wizard. Following on from our last foliage post, today she is discussing the current trend of oversized bridal bouquets and I know you are going to love it. In my opinion you can never have too many flowers, and love that Tracey brings with her a wealth of experience and with some wonderful ideas for you all.
Hello all. It’s lovely to be back again in our guise as Kelly’s regular floral feature writers and our massive thanks go out to her and her team for the chance to talk again about all things flowery once again with you lovely readers.
Now it has to be said that everyone here at Team Campbell’s is a huge fan of wild and wonderful wedding bouquets. Not only are they a fantastic statement piece, but they’re also incredibly versatile as they can be made in a variety of shapes and styles to totally work with your beautiful gown. As regular readers will know, this fabulous trend is something which works well with the ethos here at Campbell’s HQ of creating beautiful, natural designs which let the materials we’re working with really shine. We also just adore all the forms, colours and textures we incorporate into our large-scale bouquets and just love the chance to use fabulous foliage too to enhance the beautiful blooms.
Amber, todays beautiful bride, had always dreamed of getting married in her parents back garden, so when Joshua proposed to her she knew exactly where her wedding planning would lead. Not being a fussy couple they opted for an intimate ceremony with their nearest and dearest and then a bigger party for the reception. With their mum growing all the flowers herself for the bouquet and the decoration and a friend making the cake, this beautiful back garden wedding really does have a home grown feel to it. With a gorgeous and touching first look, and bridal portraits taken at the local skate park where they met, this wedding is jam-packed with personal touches and is just so damn cute! Big thanks to Anna Pumer Photography for the beautiful photography, even making the rain look pretty.
Amber and Joshua were married on the 26th June 2016 in the bride’s parents’ garden. ‘Since I was sixteen I have always dreamed of getting married in my parents’ garden, I guess I’ve just always known that’s what I wanted to do. It took a little convincing but once my mum and dad were on board they loved the idea. They were so helpful with the preparations and getting the garden ready and I’ll forever be grateful to them for making my dream come true. For the ceremony we only had 23 guests, we are quite shy so saying our vows in front of loads of people would be terrifying. We kept it to immediate family and our closest friends. It was still scary but I’m so glad we did it in front of the people we love most. For the reception we had around 70 guests. We had a year and a half to plan, which was great because it gave us enough time to do all the DIY projects and to get the garden and my parents house ready.’
This afternoon I am delighted to be sharing with you my alternative wedding gift list. I have partnered up with Prezola who are friends of the blog, as they gave me free rain to go on a massive virtual shopping trip, as they asked me what would you choose for your wedding gift list if you were to do it all over again.
Prezola prides itself on offering couples a gift list service with a huge choice of both high street and boutique brands, with space for other sought-after items too if they’re not already on the site. making ti the perfect place to build your ultimate gift list You are free to add in the unusual and the unusual, as I found out for myself as I had a good route around the site.
I have chosen my top 10 picks to add to my Ultimate gift list, while Ali Beaven, co-founder and chief creative officer of Prezola has chosen hers.
Cox & Cox Brushed Brass Vase – I love these metallic vases, so simple yet super stylish and perfect for any contemporary home, and they come in two sizes.
Bold & Noble Icon Bowie, Morrissey, Freddie, Prince Tea Towels – These tea towels are such fun, and will brighten up any kitchen. Pay homage to your favourite pop icon while drying the dishes in style
Harlequin Moriko Duvet Cover – We are currently re decorating our entire house, and this duvet cover would be ideal for the colour scheme I have in kind for our bedroom. I just love the design and the colour.