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Happy Friday everyone, and how are you all? Has the week treated you well? I can’t believe it is Friday already, I know January is meant to be the longest month of the year, but I have to say it really is flying by! Today we have a beautiful wedding from very sunny Tuscany, which was sent into me by the couple’s wedding planner’s The Tuscan Wedding. Oriana and Gillaume decided on Tuscany as they just loved the scenery and wanted to treat their guest to a really memorable wedding. They chose a gorgeous colour scheme of yellow and blue that really works well with the green backdrop of the Tuscan hills. Big thanks to Patrizia Galliano for the images.
Oriana and Gillaume were married on the 21st May 2016 in a beautiful little church, Chiesa di San Lorenzo in a Galluzzo, near Florence in Tuscany. ‘It really is a special church, so ornate inside and simply stunning. We wanted a church wedding and the churches in Italy are out of this world. The reception took place at Villa Corsini, a beautiful villa in Tuscany with a very rural and romantic feel to it. I wanted to get married on a warm sunny day, surrounded by the beautiful countryside as I am a country girl at heart. In the end I decided on Tuscany because I think it has some of the most fantastic scenery in the world, I love Italian food and culture and thought it would be a memorable experience for everyone involved to get married there. Because it was in Italy we did have to scale back the guest list a bit. In the end we had sixty guests which I thought was a nice manageable number and our closest family and friends were all there which made it feel more special. It took about a year and a half to plan. As soon as we chose Tuscany and found our wedding planner the year leading up to our wedding flew by!’
We feature a wide range of Bridal Style gowns, separates and outfits on the blog and this afternoon it’s time for a bit of glamour on Boho! Harking back to the days of disco, the new collection from Halfpenny London is just ready to party! With beautifully romantic detailing and embellishments these gowns will transition perfectly from aisle to dancefloor and we can’t wait to start featuring real brides rocking them!
Samantha and Adam were married on the 28th October 2016 in a rustic backyard ceremony at their home in Tennessee, USA. With a pared down look, the bride and groom’s smiles shine through as they said their vows surrounded by closest friends and family. Standing on a thick bed of fallen leaves, the wonderful rustic styling compliments their Autumn outdoor setting and the tones are captured beautifully by Swak Photography. The family shots are my favourite, Samantha’s son is as cute as a button as a ring bearer, and the maternity shoots, with Samantha’s baby bump are just precious!
Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful week so far?! Today we are taking you off to Kent for this fantastic festival themed wedding day. Bex and Mike met at a festival, so it seemed fitting that they brought in as many festival elements into their day as they could. From the marquee to the hay bales, the flowered bridesmaids dresses, to the wild flowers and DIY projects. This wedding is brimming with wonderful and fun details. Big thanks to Schryver Photo for the wonderful images.
Bex and Mike were married on the 2nd September 2016 at St Augustine’s Priory, Bilsington, Ashford inKent ‘As soon as we saw the venue, we knew it was right for us. Mike had been contemplating a church wedding for a while but I wasn’t keen so when we visited this venue, it instantly ticked all the right boxes for us both. Not to mention the team at Bilsington Priory made it an even easier decision to make- they were so friendly, welcoming and professional from the moment we arrived. Libby’s family own the Priory so not only is it a beautiful wedding venue but it is a beautiful family home with centuries of history. The day wouldn’t have been so special if they hadn’t been there in the involvement of it. The same goes for Rob & Jonathan, our caterers, who went above and beyond in ensuring all the guest dietary requirements were fulfilled and everyone’s plates and glasses were kept full from start to finish. We had 103 day guests and an additional 15 in the evening. We got engaged in March 2014 and set the wedding date in May 2015 for September 2016 so we started planning officially after we set the date – so it took approx 15 months, with the final 6 months being the most full on.’
Good afternoon all, I hope you are staying warm and dry as the weather is currently miserable in Sheffield! Drizzle aside, today we get to focus on much prettier things, like bridal gown shopping! We are very lucky to be able to welcome Belle Bridal to Boho today to talk the key do’s and don’ts to dress shopping – a must read for all you newly engaged ladies out there!
A staggering 82% of brides have feelings of regret when they look back at their wedding, with their most common complaint being their wedding dress. A third of women look back at their wedding dress and “cringe” at what they decided to wear. This may be a common pitfall, but it is far from unavoidable. We understand the pressures that every bride faces when shopping for their dream wedding gown — and we know just how to help.
One of the key reasons that women end up making a poor wedding dress decision is stress. Weddings are often hyped up to be the single most important day of our lives, which puts a lot of pressure on brides that is anything but helpful. After all, it’s a well-known fact that stress can affect the way we make decisions. We’ve all done things that we regret in stressful situations.
It’s crucial that your dress shopping experience is as relaxed and stress-free as possible. With this guide, we give you some dos and don’ts that will help you avoid some common mistakes, giving you a calm head for better decisions and an enjoyable experience.
on’t rush into a busy showroom during your lunch break because that’s the only time they’re open that you can make. Although many wedding dress boutiques keep the standard nine-to-five hours, many smaller retailers offer private appointments. At a small boutique, not only will you be able to shop at a time which suits you and your bridesmaids, but the service you can expect will be far more personal. After all, this is your day and even a wedding dress that’s cheap in London still costs a lot, so you have every right to expect the best. If you don’t feel welcomed and cared about, look elsewhere!
Another good tip is to come with an idea of what styles suit your body type and what dresses are out there. Pinterest is a great way to keep all of your ideas organised and in the same place. It’s a clever, modern alternative to the traditional folder full of flyaway cutouts from wedding magazines. Having an idea before you shop is a great way to save stress and time when you’re in the shop, although if you really don’t know what suits you, a good shop assistant will be able to advise you.