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Hello Monday and welcome to another fabulous week on the blog. I have planned a jam packed week for you with so many amazing real weddings and a vast collection of wedding articles to share. It’s going to be a busy one! How was your weekend? I hope you had a good one? Mine was spent at the theatre on Saturday afternoon with Dexter which was lots of fun. Then on Sunday we caught up with family. I manged to get a lot of jobs done and now I’m feeling fresh and ready for this chocka week ahead of me. Today María and Sergio have been kind enough to share their wedding with us, courtesy of their wedding planners Ambrosia Wedding and photographer German y Vero. The whole day is just gorgeous with outstanding attention to detail. The decor in the reception marquee is beautiful, the soft peach colour scheme mixed with the pretty pastel decor is amazing. The dessert station is a feast for the eyes and as for María’s gown, WOW! She looks absolutely stunning. I just love this wedding, what a way to start the week.
María and Sergio were married in June, their ceremony was held at Church of Roquetas del Mar, Almería, in southeast Spain, with the reception at Villa Maltes. ‘It was the perfect wedding location, an amazing rustical cortijo away from the city, with an amazing view and accommodation for our closest friends and family. We could celebrate until the morning because we were just with us. We had 180 guests. It was organised by Ambrosia Wedding and the preparation took around 9 months. We have been together 14 years in total’
Happy Friday everyone! Have you made it to the end of the week in one piece? I don’t know about you, but this month really does seem to be going on forever! It’s always the case with January, but this year it seems longer than ever! This Saturday I am taking Dexter to the theatre, which we are both really looking forward to and Sunday we are meeting up with his cousins. What about you? Do you have a list of wedding planning jobs to get done? Or are you giving yourself the weekend off?
This week on the blog I have been focusing on destination weddings. We have been to some beautiful locations so far: Tuscany, Ibiza, Texas, Crete and today we are heading off to Croatia. Having visited Croatia last summer I can say it is one of the most beautiful places I have been to, perfect for a destination wedding. Tom and Bond are both from the UK but decided to get married in Croatia after falling in love with the place on a trip in 2016. The whole day is gorgeous, the location, the dress, the decor, all very classic and understated. Robert Pljuscec did a wonderful job of capturing the day for us.
Tom and Bond were married on 10th June 2019. They held the ceremony at St Marks with the reception at Bonj Les Bains on the island of Hvarin in Croatia, they had 62 guests and it took 12 months to plan.
January, the start of a new year and for many the beginning of your wedding planning journey. Many of you may have got engaged over the Christmas and New Year break, so will now be looking at inspiration, ideas and ways to get your wedding planning off with a bang. Others may be getting married this year so feeling the heat when it comes to getting those suppliers you haven’t found yet booked! Well The National Wedding Show is here to help you. The national Wedding Show has been running shows for many years now and have seen a lot of things change and develop in the wedding industry. They host amazing shows full of the best suppliers, full of inspiration and ideas, fashion shows, workshops, giveaways, all to help you make your wedding planning that bit easier. I caught up with The National Wedding Show to see what’s in store for the upcoming season of shows in London, Birmingham and Manchester. They are also offering Boho readers an exclusive on discounted tickets!
With extravagant cakes, inventive mobile bars and modern styling ideas each show is like a Pinterest board brought to life. Not only can you discover new trends and hop into a photo booth or two, but you can have meaningful discussions with the suppliers that can make your dream a reality. TNWS suppliers have a wealth of wedding planning knowledge so come equipped with questions and you’ll leave both inspired and organised.
I am lucky enough on the blog to feature so many weddings from all across the world. I do love English weddings but I also love a destination wedding. If you read yesterday’s post on destination weddings then you will have a good idea why they are so popular. Léa & Harry are both French and Greek, so decided to share their love of Harry’s Greek heritage and show their guests a traditional Greek wedding. They added in a mixture of French touches to make their French guests feel at home and the results are this relaxed, simple and super pretty wedding. To make their day come together they enlisted the help of wedding planner Crete For Love and Andreas Markakis Photography to capture the day for them.
Léa & Harry were married on 20th April 2019 at Cretan Village in Crete. ‘Harry came from Crete and we love this island. We wanted an international wedding to share the Greek culture with our guests. We has around 90 French guests and 30 Greek. It took one year to plan, with the help of “Crete for Love”, and our amazing wedding planner Stavriani.’
This afternoon we are talking Destination weddings. Instead of inviting a wedding expert in as I normally do, today I have invited real bride Jedia to the blog to discuss her experience of getting married in Cyprus. Everyone has their own reason for getting married abroad. When Nik and I decided to get married in Ibiza, part of it is because we absolutely love the island and were going there for our honeymoon anyway. However there was another reason that sparked our decision. We had already started planning a UK wedding but the size and planning had just got totally out of control and it had turned into a wedding we felt we were having because that was expected of us. We decided to scale things down and move the planning to a different country. Destinations weddings aren’t necessarily for everyone but if you are considering it then they can work out brilliantly. YOU just have to choose the right place for YOU and the day YOU want.
Destination weddings are on the rise with loved up couples leaving the dreary, unreliable weather behind in the UK to jet off overseas and tie the knot against a more exotic backdrop.
But the weather and scenery aren’t the only attraction to a wedding abroad. It’s also significantly cheaper. While a UK wedding will cost you an average of £27,000, a wedding abroad could cost just £6,585. Of course, your guests have an extra cost to consider but there are plenty of holiday deals available to lower the costs for them – and they get an excuse for a holiday too.
Once you know you want to go abroad, you need to decide where you are going to go. A country that often tops the list for those planning their upcoming nuptials is Cyprus. The ‘Island of Love’ boasts plenty of places for you to say your vows, spectacular beaches and beautiful weather. Plus, your wedding will be recognised in the UK.