17

Jan

2020

Allison and William’s Mismatched Boho Wedding in Texas With Earthy Rustic Vibes by Mae Rachelle Photography

Happy Friday everyone and how are you all? I hope you have had a good week so far and that you are looking froward to the weekend? It’s been a busy week here at the Boho HQ, so I am looking forward to spending some time chilling out this weekend with my family and friends. There’s a lot to be said for relaxed weekends, not over filling the diary and recharging those batteries. For the last wedding of the week I am taking you off to Texas for this beautiful mismatched Boho Wedding. Allison and William were married on 4th May 2019 in Palmer, Texas and their day is super relaxed, full of earth tones, beautiful blooms, as well as lots of rustic decor. I just love the overall look of this wedding, the setting is beautiful, Allison and William are of course gorgeous and their wedding is just picture perfect. Big thanks to Mae Rachelle Photography for capturing the day so well.

Allison and William's Mismatched Boho Wedding in Texas With Earthy Rustic Vibes by Mae Rachelle Photography Allison and William's Mismatched Boho Wedding in Texas With Earthy Rustic Vibes by Mae Rachelle Photography Allison and William's Mismatched Boho Wedding in Texas With Earthy Rustic Vibes by Mae Rachelle Photography Allison and William's Mismatched Boho Wedding in Texas With Earthy Rustic Vibes by Mae Rachelle Photography

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16

Jan

2020

Top 10 Tips to Save Money on Your Wedding Decorations

As you are probably aware, weddings can be very expensive. You will spend a large part of your time puzzling over your wedding budget looking at ways to cut down on your costs. Some areas like the venue and the photography cannot be scrimped on. However, the wedding decorations could be an area that you can save on. You want your photos to show you had an amazing wedding in years to come, but you also need to make sure you stretch that wedding budget as far as it will go.

This afternoon I will give you a few simple tips and you’ll  learn how to plan a wedding on a small budget without missing the things you want. Begin by creating a wedding spreadsheet and allocating costs to necessities. This will show you items you can cut down on, those you can DIY and others you can skip.
From faux cakes to perfect flowers, centrepieces, amazing venues and more, here are 10 ways to save money on a wedding.

Top 10 Tips to Save Money on Your Wedding Decorations

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1) Pick the perfect venue

Saving for a wedding includes making the right choices at the wedding venue. Venues for wedding gulp money. So, instead of picking two different venues for wedding and reception, use only one. Choose a venue that has enough space which can be transformed into a reception. You can re-use the flowers and chairs and cut down money for decorating two venues.

Top 10 Tips to Save Money on Your Wedding Decorations

photo by Francesca Francesca – full wedding here

2) Make a huge faux cake

Do you fancy a huge cake with tiers and all? Think about faux cakes. This is one of the best wedding ideas on a budget. A cake made from Styrofoam into as many tiers as you want. You can leave the real cake at the topmost. Serve guests sheet cakes from the kitchen. They’d have no idea.

Top 10 Tips to Save Money on Your Wedding Decorations

photo by Jennifer Larsen Photography – full wedding here

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16

Jan

2020

Annie and James ‘Rustic Charm’ York Barn Wedding with Fairy Lights and Vintage Accents by M and G Photographic

Today I am taking you to York for the totally beautiful wedding of Annie and James. I have seen  a lot of weddings in my life, so it isn’t often I get that instant WOW feeling when I first see a wedding, but I did with this one. If you like fairy lights then you are in for a treat! The Normans Weddings is a working farm but they also put on the most beautiful weddings. The ceremony area of this wedding is definitely my favourite. Full of rustic charm and strings and strings of the prettiest fairy lights. Annie and James didn’t need to do much to this venue to bring it to life but they added their own stamp and made it personal to them with vintage table wear and the most gorgeous flowers. M and G Photographic were there to capture the day in pure wedding perfection.

Our wedding day was truly magical from start to finish – it was wonderfully romantic, surprisingly relaxed and everything we wanted it to be. We had a picture perfect day surrounded by our favourite people, our favourite music and our favourite food – it was perfectly us!

Annie and James 'Rustic Charm' York Barn Wedding with Fairy Lights and Vintage Accents by M and G Photographic Annie and James 'Rustic Charm' York Barn Wedding with Fairy Lights and Vintage Accents by M and G Photographic

Annie and James were married on 4th August at The Normans Weddings, Bilbrough, York. ‘When we started looking for venues, we were living in the North East but we knew we wanted to get married near to where we had grown up in York. We wanted an exclusive setting that we could make our own. When we went to look round The Normans it was definitely a work in progress – they were still transforming the farm and hadn’t held their first wedding yet. Despite the venue being half-finished, we fell in love with Oliver and Laura’s vision. It was the first and only venue we visited and we booked it the same day. It wasn’t until we sat down to write the guest list that we realised how many people we wanted to share our day with. We had 110 during the ceremony and meal, and an additional 50 people in the evening. We were engaged for four years and we discussed what we wanted throughout this period. The ‘proper’ planning started a couple of years out.

Annie and James 'Rustic Charm' York Barn Wedding with Fairy Lights and Vintage Accents by M and G Photographic Annie and James 'Rustic Charm' York Barn Wedding with Fairy Lights and Vintage Accents by M and G Photographic

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15

Jan

2020

Ask The Experts: 7 Hacks That Will Save You Money on Your Wedding Music

When looking at the budget for your wedding a large proportion will need to be set aside for the wedding entertainment. Wedding bands are generally more expensive than hiring a DJ, however there are a few ways that you can look at saving money, while still enjoying the benefit of a live band. This afternoon I am handing the blog over to music expert Adam from Bands for Hire as he shares with us a few of his industry ‘hacks’. These 7 tips could be just what you need to secure that band you have always dreamt of!

These 7 Hacks Will Save You Money on Wedding Music

 

Ask The Experts: 7 Hacks That Will Save You Money on Your Wedding Music

photo by  Stevie Jay – full wedding here

I’ll pass you over to Adam from Bands For Hire

When you take your beloved’s hand in marriage, you know the wedding will end up costing an arm and a leg. But if you use your head – which is what we’re here to help you do – you’ll be able to afford some top quality musical entertainment to make your special day even more unforgettable, and emerge relatively unscathed at the end of it.

1) Keep it Local

This is a smart way to approach most aspects of your wedding, from the catering to the transporting of your guests. Your dream wedding band might have a hard time getting to you in time without breaking the bank if they’re based in Brighton and you’re tying the knot in, say, Barnsley. Rest assured that the internet is teeming with thousands of quality wedding bands vying for your custom – so type in what you’re after into the search box along with your wedding venue’s area (e.g. “jazz bands in Yorkshire”), and you’ll save yourself more than a couple of quid on travel costs.

Ask The Experts: 7 Hacks That Will Save You Money on Your Wedding Music

photo by Luis Holden Photography – full wedding here

2) Leave it Late

Not too late, we hasten to add, but in the same way seats on planes need to be filled up, a band hates a schedule with empty spaces. That is to say, you can benefit from a band’s last minute cancellation just as you can benefit from a last minute flight – if the band has to choose between playing for you at a discounted rate and not playing at all, they’ll go for the former. Just be careful, as you won’t exactly be spoiled for choice – but if you don’t have your hearts set on a particular style of band, this could be the hack for you.

Ask The Experts: 7 Hacks That Will Save You Money on Your Wedding Music

photo by Peter Hugo Photography – full wedding here

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15

Jan

2020

Anna and Menne’s ‘Loose Boho’ Outdoor DIY Wedding in Portugal by Piteira Photography

Hello you lovely people and welcome to another wonderful wedding here on the Blog. Yesterday I shared with you this gorgeous Preston Court wedding and today I am taking you away to beautiful Portugal for this simple, laid back outdoor wedding courtesy of Piteira Photography. Anna and Menne didn’t have a theme for their wedding but it turned out to be ‘Loose Boho’. All of their friends and family pitched in with so many elements for the day, making it a truly personal DIY affair. With a simple yet super romantic outdoor ceremony carried out on a number of scattered rugs, followed by an open air reception and dancing under the moon light. Such a charming laid back day, full of laughter and bursting with love.

Our wedding was full of love and joy; where there was a lack of formality, there was an abundance of fun. It embodied who we are and if we had to do it all over again we wouldn’t change a thing!

Anna and Menne's 'Loose Boho' Outdoor DIY Wedding in Portugal by Piteira Photography Anna and Menne's 'Loose Boho' Outdoor DIY Wedding in Portugal by Piteira Photography

Anna and Menne were married on 10th August 2019 at Quinta Herdade do Porisso Cervães, Portugal. ‘We knew since we started planning our wedding we wanted to get married in Portugal. It is where we met and lived together for the first period of our relationship. We always wanted an outdoor wedding, both for the ceremony and the reception. We were looking for a space that felt less of a wedding venue and more of an unkept open field. This venue not only had more space than we could use (our Dutch friends even camped on the grounds, as we also did on our wedding night), but also featured a professional kitchen, plenty of bathrooms (very important), and a very friendly open minded proprietor. We had 100 guests. We began to properly plan about 6 months before the wedding date. We took a casual approach to it and luckily everything fell in place. Can’t stress just how lucky we were.’

Anna and Menne's 'Loose Boho' Outdoor DIY Wedding in Portugal by Piteira Photography Anna and Menne's 'Loose Boho' Outdoor DIY Wedding in Portugal by Piteira Photography

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