Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have had a wonderful week in all the lovely...
Happy Friday everyone! How is it nearly the weekend already, this week has flown by! After many a weekend car shopping and test driving cars we at last ordered one this week. However it wont be here for another 6 months due to stupidly long league times. But at least that means we can stop looking at cars every weekend and move onto the house extension which starts in a couple of weeks. We have so much to order and shop for. Dexter is at a party on Saturday so we are off to look at bathrooms, tiles and taps (oh the glamour!) Sunday we are off to Yorkshire Wildlife Park. What about you? anything wedding related? or just a stack of planning to get through? I am finishing the week with this super romantic lavender filled wedding. Myah and Kodie were married on 11th October 2020 at Hickory Street Annex in Dallas, Texas. They blended a mixture of styles together to create this ‘Urban Romance’ style wedding, all captured by Charmed Life Photography.
When I opened up my in box and saw this magical shoot I just knew I had to share it with you. The shoot took place in Mexico on 1st April 2021 and features real couple Stella and Lennon. Their love of travel brought them together and has kept them together ever since. The team behind the shoot wanted to highlight the love between these two and created a truly magical beach set up and equally romantic reception. The use of flowers is sublime, the ceremony arch is simply dreamy and the table set up with the dramatic use of lighting is something else! Who wouldn’t want to get married in Mexico after seeing these amazing photos. Stella and Lennon steal the show, their love oozes out of every photo, what a delight of a shoot it is! Big thanks to Andre Gouin and My Planner Journal for the gorgeous submission.
This afternoon we are looking at wedding venues, specifically those in London. Now choosing your wedding venue will probably be the first job on your wedding planning to do list and it’s the venue that will set the tone for the rest of the wedding. More and more often I am seeing couples wanting to incorporate outdoor space into their wedding, whether it be to hold an outdoor ceremony, drinks outside, or the full reception, outdoor weddings are becoming more and more popular. Whether it’s a lush garden, lawn, courtyard, patio or roof terrace, venturing outside is a sure-fire way to make the most of your chosen location (not to mention the decoration possibilities…)
That said, searching for such a venue in London is no mean feat. As much as we love a sophisticated townhouse setting in the heart of the metropole, the busy streets and back-to-back buildings can make it tricky to find a venue with outdoor space. So, we sat down with London wedding venue experts, eve, for some insider favourites. Inspiration boards ready?
BMA House is Bloomsbury’s best kept secret. Behind the red brick walls lies a wedding venue that puts contemporary opulence at the heart of everything it does. The building is Grade II-listed, and offers four rooms to pick from. For large ceremonies, the Great Hall – featuring high ceilings and Corinthian columns – can accommodate 200 guests. The Prince’s Room, on the other hand, lends itself to intimate gatherings of up to 60, with gold detailing, crystal chandeliers, and plenty of eye-catching period details.
Likewise, when it comes to outdoor spaces, BMA House doesn’t disappoint! Take the Courtyard, for example: its feature fountain and gold-tipped memorial gates make arrival at the venue an event in its own right. However, if we had to pick a favourite, The Botanical Garden tops our list. It’s truly romantic – think lily pond, lanterns, and vibrant flora – and, with a terrace and patio area set amongst the greenery, we think it’s a veritable oasis, made for the photo album.
Set on the banks of the River Thames (forget horse-drawn carriage – why not arrive by boat?), Old Royal Naval College is a London wedding venue designed for maximum impact. It’s a British landmark: the site is home to the renowned Painted Hall (so spectacular, it’s been dubbed “Britain’s Sistine Chapel”), Admiral’s House, and the vaulted Queen Mary Undercroft – all in all, a fittingly showstopping setting for the most important day of your life.
ORNC’s emphasis on personalised service is also worth nothing. They work alongside some of the country’s best suppliers to help make your wedding vision a reality. The venue is licensed to hold up to 300 guests, and – if you’re not sold already – comes with access to riverside grounds overlooking the city skyline.
Hello you lovely lot, I hope you are having a good Wednesday so far? Last week I teased you saying I had some exciting news to share with you. Well today I am pleased to let you know what has been going on at Boho HQ. It has been 8 years since I panned my last wedding. I came into the wedding world as a planner first and a blogger second. After a few years having planned numerous weddings all over the UK and Ibiza, I turned more of my attention towards the blog as the planning became more scaled down. It was when I got pregnant with my son Dexter that I deiced to hang my planning clipboard up and turn my attention purely to the blog. Well eight years on I have decided to come out of retirement. A wonderful couple who I have known for a few years made it very hard to say no when they asked me to plan their wedding. The wedding isn’t till 2023, so I have a good amount of time to really get my teeth into their plans and create the most magical of days for them. I can’t wait to get started! I never thought I would go back to the planning work but one thing I have learnt in life is never say never!
So on with today’s gorgeous wedding and it’s the turn of Angela and Garrett who were married on 21st September 2019 in Salem, Oregon. They held a beautiful outdoor garden wedding with a colour scheme of Burgundy and blush. Big thanks to Here Today Photography for the images.
If you are in the midst of planning your wedding, you will know that there are many different elements that all come together to create your dream day. However, you might not be aware that many of those elements fall under what is known as your ‘wedding production’. Everything from your wedding lighting to your tables and chairs fall into this category, so it’s something that you are going to be spending a great deal of time considering. The good news is that, with the help of a specialist wedding production company, you can take a huge chunk of your organisational duties off your plate by hiring all of your equipment requirements from one outfit. That’s why today on the blog we have enlisted the help of wedding production specialists On Tour Events to talk us through what you need to be thinking about when planning the perfect wedding production. These guys know EVERYTHING about wedding production and are here to guide you though each and every area.
Many of you may be unfamiliar with the term “wedding production”, even though you’ll be well acquainted with the items involved within it. In short, it refers to all of the equipment you will need to hire for your wedding event.
When conceptualising wedding production, it’s useful to envision a film production, which is more similar to a wedding event than you might have first thought.
Just as is the case for any Hollywood set, you are going to need to hire professional sound systems, event lighting, and a stage fit for your celebration. Then you need to consider other items you will likely hire, such as dance floors, tables, chairs, and even cutlery. As you can see, much like a film set, your wedding production is made up of several disparate elements that all come together to transform your venue into one that reflects those of your childhood dreams.
In other words, wedding production covers pretty much all aspects (especially technical elements) of your wedding day that aren’t style or decor-related (e.g., the flowers, the dress, or the table decorations).
As you can see, no matter how big or small your wedding day celebrations are going to be, you’ll need to invest in wedding production services.
So with that in mind, let’s make a start with the most important aspect of your wedding production – your event lighting.