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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.
Happy Wednesday everyone and have I got a treat for you today with this totally stunning Texas wedding. Taylor and Derek were married on 6th January 2019 at Dripping Springs in Texas. Their whole wedding is just gorgeous from beginning to end. They took Taylor’s love of thrifting and collecting beautiful vintage items and mixed it with Derek’s love of brewing craft beer and set it against the stunning white walls of Prospect House.The result is a huge white minimalist building filled with soft tones of reds, oranges and yellows, an abundance of candles and the most beautiful blooms. This is all set off beautifully with Taylor’s gorgeous Rue De Seine gown which I am totally in love with. The couple held a very personal first look and vow exchange before tying the knot in front of all of their friends and family in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. The whole wedding looks stunning thanks to Event Designer EPOCH CO+ Events who sent me this amazing wedding and was captured by the amazing Century Tree Productions.
Photo booths have been around for quite some time now. When they first made an appearance many years ago I did wonder if it was going to be a wedding phase that came and went. However, it turns out they are as popular now as they were back then. Why? Because they are so much fun! A great entertainment addition for your guests. I mean who doesn’t like dressing up in fancy dress with their friends and messing around! And a wonderful wedding memento when you get to look back at the photos that were taken! Today I would like to introduce you to Booths By Lux, who are leading the way in new and innovative photo booth ideas. They can offer you a number of options ranging from their traditional photo booth, through to their magic mirrors, roaming photo booth, dance floors, up lighting and now their brand new 360 Slow motion Photo booth! All of these options are super fun and will really add that WOW factor to your big day.
Booths By Lux cover a range of services from the newer Slow-Motion 360 Booths (this takes Boomerang Videos from a low angle on a circular platform), Magic Mirrors, and Venue lighting to the more traditional Photo Booths.
John Austen, owner & founder of BBL has been in the Photo Booths industry for 4 years, and simply loves adding that little extra something special to Couple’s Special Day. “It is our passion for service, and for people that helps set us aside. Let us match and exceed your dreams!”.
Today I am taking you to my favourite place in the world: Ibiza! As you probably know Ibiza is where I got married. We went back last year to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary and had an amazing time. So much so that we are going back again in May just because we love it so much. I always love receiving weddings from Ibiza, I love seeing how the island has changed, new venues that have popped up and other people holding their special day on this amazing island. Today it is the turn of Emily and Miles who held a beautiful, laid back ‘Ibiza chic’ day at Las Cicadas Ibiza a stunning boutique villa, full of Ibizan charm. They went for a sun bleached Tropical colour scheme and kept the rest of their decor simple due to the natural beauty of the Villa. This is a simply stunning day, dripping in Ibizan sunshine and captured beautifully by Eclection Photography.
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.