We have reached Friday already! How wonderful is it having a bank holiday to start...
Good morning everyone – welcome to the weekend! I’m thrilled to be bringing you this week’s Boho Pins edition – I love seeing so many variations of a first dance, from locations, props, routines and the all round LOVE simply glowing from the newlyweds. So grab a brew and shimmy around your kitchen this morning as you browse this lovely selection of first dance shots. My favourite? The Dip. Simply gorgeous!
A few weeks ago, Nik and I had the pleasure of being invited to stay at the lovely Forest Pines. Forest Pines is a Hotel Spa and Golf Resort, however it also does weddings. We were thoroughly looked after during our stay, which included use of the golf and spa facilities, a rather delicious dinner at the Eighteen 57 restaurant, over night stay in one of their beautiful suites and a full to bursting breakfast…..it’s fair to say we were very spoilt. We also had a good look around their wedding facilities which are pretty extensive and offer a variety of options for different sized bridal parties. As ever Nik came with me so I’m going to hand the blog over to him to tell you more about it.
Hi there Boho readers! As you will probably guess, given that it is me that is writing this post, we here at Boho HQ have recently enjoyed a stay away at a wonderful spa! One of the benefits of being the long-suffering husband of the world’s hardest working blogger is that occasionally an opportunity presents itself to review a wedding venue or restaurant or hotel.
On this occasion, it was a golfer’s paradise at Forest Pines.
The last time I played golf here, things ran on a little and I was late back for a dinner with Kelly, her mum, Dexter and both my parents. Despite having a great day of golf in glorious June sunshine, I was brought back down to earth with glares on my return home!
This time however, I did not have to leave Forest Pines as we were staying for the purpose of this review.
Now, what some of you may know, is that I travel away for work quite a bit and spend my life in hotels and the Q Hotel chain is one at which I like to stay when budget allows. Why? Simple, their facilities speak for themselves and the staff and rooms are always first class. This time, we were lucky enough to be ensconced in the Westminster Suite (such luxury is never in my budget!). An open plan lounge with sofas, leading to a large en-suite bedroom and reserved for the Bride and Groom should they wish when getting married at Forest Pines – and why wouldn’t you?
Hurray for Friday and Hurray for bank Holidays! I am VERY excited about this weekend, I hope you are aswell? We are off to Chester tomorrow to visit my good friend Becky and her family, we are going to Chester zoo, along with a few other fun activities that I’m sure Dexter will love! Tonight I am out with the girls, so I’m looking froward to putting on my heels and having a few glasses of prosecco! What about you? What have you got planned this bank holiday? We are finishing off this week with this lovely wedding of Francesca and Robert and their Yorkshire Meets Puerto Rican Wedding. They chose an urban style venue in Brixton that gave them the relaxed atmosphere that they were looking for and somewhere they knew their many guests from around the word would enjoy! Thanks to Captured by Katrina for the fab images.
Francesca and Robert were married on the 4th November 2016 in a ceremony at St John the Divine Chruch, Kennington, followed by a reception at Brixton East. ‘We had been living in Brixton for a few years and wanted a London wedding. Francesca was raised Catholic and Rob was raised CoE, so the church felt like a great compromise – they were also incredibly warm and open (and the church itself was stunning!) Brixton East was in the neighbourhood and was the only venue we viewed, we loved the laid back vibe and it had amazing character. Andy was so lovely and accommodating, we knew it would be a great place to celebrate our marriage! (The no corkage fee helped too!). We had 120 guests and the wedding took just under 2 years to plan’.
Todays wedding is a real beauty, a flower filled outdoor wedding, that I absolutely adore. Elaine and Fletcher were married in California on the 15th October 2016, they chose a beautiful setting for their outdoor ceremony, along with the most amazing outdoor reception. With a tear jerking first look, they started off their wedding day filled with emotion and so much love. The reception brings an amazing outdoor setting, filled with fabulous furniture and most beautiful blooms. It ends with the rain taking over their first dance but oh my, how this just adds to the photos, that have been captured so amazingly by Inner Song Photography. A truly beautiful day, I’m sure you will agree.
Good afternoon everyone! Just as the weather has got bitterly cold again here in Sheffield, its time to think honeymoons (hopefully somewhere a bit warmer?!) Today Tom, our resident Honeymoon Expert, has some exciting alternative ideas for honeymoon destinations for activity lovers. As someone whose other half can’t sit still for 10 minutes, I know how important it is to be able to plan a break that includes lots of options for the adventurous sorts! I’ll pas you over to Tom to find out more…
Romance comes in many forms. And if lazing on a beach hand in hand with your loved one isn’t your idea of the perfect honeymoon, here are some alternative ideas to get you started. If you’re an active couple that prefers to get stuck in with something that will boost your adrenaline, there are plenty of travel options out there – and you won’t even have to leave Europe. Take a look at some of the best European honeymoon destination for activity lovers.
There’s no shortage of luxury on the French Riviera. You’ll get to taste world class food, award winning wines and you’ll never be too far from a yacht party. But many don’t know that this sparkling coastal destination also features some incredible walks and outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling and mountain biking. Hire a car and be sure to stop off at the isolated mountain commune of St. Paul de Vence and if you visit Villefranche-sur-Mer, don’t miss the vigorous walk around the Citadel.