10

May

2021

Lydia and Orestis ‘Secret Garden of Bohemian Soul’ Wedding in Greece

Happy Monday everyone and how was your weekend? I hope you managed to do something fun and relaxing. We managed to find ourselves child free for most of Saturday, so we went bathroom shopping and then car shopping! We are having an extension built in a few months, so it’s time to start looking at designs and getting to grips with getting stuff ordered, it’s going to be a busy few months ahead! Sunday we went for a lovely walk and then had a film afternoon, so nice and chilled. What about you? I am starting the week with this stunning wedding from Greece, it really is beautiful! The whole look is based around a Bohemian secret garden. It’s filled with macrame hangings, succulents, beautifully decorated tables, stunning blooms and the most amazing location. Lydia and Orestis met at high school, which is such a sweet story and make a totally charming couple. Big thanks to Wed Pashalis for the beautiful photos and to Aliki Noula for Apples and Mints  for the wonderful planning.

‘Secret Garden of Bohemian Soul’ – It was our hard-earned redemption

Lydia and Orestis 'Secret Garden of Bohemian Soul' Wedding in Greece Lydia and Orestis 'Secret Garden of Bohemian Soul' Wedding in Greece

Lydia and Orestis were maried on 5th September 2019 at Dikaioulias Estate in Koropi (suburb of Athens), Attica, Greece. ‘The location was not the most cost-effective, it wasn’t the most practical in terms of its layout, it wasn’t even as well-organized as the others we were considering. But. It simply was the most beautiful. We fell in love with it. We had 150 guests and it took just 5 months to plan.’ 

Lydia and Orestis 'Secret Garden of Bohemian Soul' Wedding in Greece Lydia and Orestis 'Secret Garden of Bohemian Soul' Wedding in Greece

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7

May

2021

Stephanie and Cameron’s Earth Toned Outdoor Woodland Wedding in Australia

Happy Friday everyone, how are you all doing? Yay for the weekend! This week has just flown by, thanks to the bank holiday we had! Now the forecast is for more rain over this weekend….roll on 17th May when we can go inside places again, I cannot wait! So not much planned for this weekend, what about you? Somewhere there is little rain at the moment is Australia, which is where today’s wedding takes place. Stephanie and Cameron had their original destination wedding cancelled due to Covid, so they had to re plan their entire day and this beauty of a wedding in in Queensland, Australia is the end result. The whole day is totally gorgeous, the outdoor woodland ceremony, the natural feel, the gorgeous flowers, the earth tones and the general flow of the day is just amazing. Big thanks to Anje Luck at Gabbinbar Homestead the beautiful venue, for submitting it. They also did the planning and the catering, while Sarah Conlan captured the day for us.

There’s something absolutely magical about dreaming of your wedding day, and then actually living it. It was the most amazingly day from start to finish, we are both still in disbelief that it was real life, OUR LIFE!

Stephanie and Cameron's Earth Toned Outdoor Woodland Wedding in Australia Stephanie and Cameron's Earth Toned Outdoor Woodland Wedding in Australia

Stephanie and Cameron were married on 14th January 2021 at Gabbinbar Homestead ‘The Woods’ for ceremony and Gabbinbar Homestead ‘The conservatory’ for reception, in Queensland, Australia. ‘After viewing Gabbinbar Homstead back in June of 2020, there were no second thoughts, we knew immediately this was our location. There were no questions, no doubts, this is where our day was going to be held. The specific ceremony location ‘The Woods’, was actually on my Pinterest inspo page before seeing Gabbinbar so that was without question also, and ended up being better than I had dreamed! We had 70 guests, I can’t remember exactly how long it took to plan, maybe 8-9 months? I really can’t remember it was all such a whirlwind!’

Stephanie and Cameron's Earth Toned Outdoor Woodland Wedding in Australia Stephanie and Cameron's Earth Toned Outdoor Woodland Wedding in Australia

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6

May

2021

Ask The Experts: Floral Trends for 2021 – Dried and Fresh Flowers

This afternoon I have a real treat for you as I welcome my good friend Tracey from Campbells Flowers onto the blog. Tracey is a Sheffield florist, who is not only super talented, but is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She knows EVERYTHING about flowers and will do an amazing job for you if you book her for your wedding. Tracey is here today to talk about the ever popular flower trend of mixing dried and fresh flowers together. Having dried flowers as part of your bouquet or floral arrangements is something I am seeing so much of at the moment. It is super popular and looks amazing! There is so much scope when you look at mixing both together and the results can be really stunning. Tracey is here to tell us all about this fantastic trend, so read on for some full on flower inspiration.

Ask The Experts: Floral Trends for 2021 – Dried and Fresh Flowers

Photo by: Dainty UK

Ask The Experts: Floral Trends for 2021 – Dried and Fresh Flowers

 Photo by: Rosie May Kelly

I’ll pass you over to Tracey……..

Hello everyone, I can’t tell you how lovely it is to be back working with Kelly, and huge thanks to her as always, for entrusting me with her wonderful blog for this post.  It’s awesome to be talking flower trends after what’s seemed like a really awful time away from doing the thing I love most – designing your beautiful blooms,  rocking up on your wedding day with your bouquet and transforming your venue into an otherworldly wonderland.

Happily, things are opening up, I’ve designed lots of bouquets, lots of buttonholes and lots and lots of church and ceremony flowers over the past month and have quite a few more in the pipeline.  Once we hit July, it’s all hands-on flowers until the end of the year, so fingers crossed there’ll be lots more flowery inspiration coming your way over the next few months.

So, today I wanted to talk about floral trends.  I’m sure you can’t have missed the explosion of popularity in dried flowers during lockdown, they’re pretty much everywhere at the moment.  Dried flowers can be absolutely  gorgeous in terms of colour and texture, but for weddings might just  leave you hankering for the scent, vibrancy and beauty of fresh blooms.  Fear not, because combining both fresh and dried flowers is one of my favourite trends at the moment and I’m here to bring you lots of ideas, hints and tips and absolutely bags of gorgeous inspiration!

Ask The Experts: Floral Trends for 2021 – Dried and Fresh Flowers

Photos by: Dainty UK

Ask The Experts: Floral Trends for 2021 – Dried and Fresh Flowers

 Photo by: Rosie May Kelly

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6

May

2021

‘Laid Back Magic’ Amazing Outdoor Tipi Wedding Inspiration

I am starting this Thursday with a stunning styled shoot full of amazing decoration in not just one but six Tipi’s!! The shoot took place on 10th September 2020 at Sywell Grange in Northamptonshire and was the brainchild of a group of hugely talented wedding suppliers. Covid has put plenty of restrictions on all of us, which is why Sarah Vivienne and her team decided to put on such a large scale shoot. They pooled all of their talents and created this epic shoot full of the most amazing decoration, beautiful flowers, delicious food, stunning table set ups, delightful cake and of course this gorgeous couple. If you have been thinking of holding a tipi wedding then this shoot should give you plenty of inspiration. It really is full of laid back magic and so much Boho charm.

This was a laid-back outdoor wedding shoot with six tipis – because we have weddings to make up for!

'Laid Back Magic' Amazing Outdoor Tipi Wedding Inspiration 'Laid Back Magic' Amazing Outdoor Tipi Wedding Inspiration 'Laid Back Magic' Amazing Outdoor Tipi Wedding Inspiration

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5

May

2021

Bridal Style: Wedding Jewellery For Brides in 2021 Will Be Minimalist and Boho Chic Style

If you are in the midst of your wedding planning then choosing your wedding outfit may be top of the planning list. If you have already found your outfit, well done. But what about your jewellery? Whether you choose a flowing Boho gown or are tempted by a 90s style minimalist dress, don’t forget to choose the right jewellery. There is so much choice, but the jewellery you choose should enhance your outfit, work with it, not against it. You need to think about your personality, the style of the dress, the type of wedding you are having and make sure your jewellery works for you. Today we are looking at minimalist jewellery and why this may be a better option for your wedding day.

Wedding Jewellery For Brides in 2021 Will Be Minimalist and Boho Chic Style

 

Bridal Style: Wedding Jewellery For Brides in 2021 Will Be Minimalist and Boho Chic Style

Should a bride’s wedding jewelry be extravagant?

The best advice we can give you on that is to only choose jewelry which you’d also wear on any other day. Wedding jewelry doesn’t really have to be anything special. What’s essential is that you feel natural in it. Its goal is not to turn you into a model in a wedding catalog but to highlight your personality.

It is also good to follow the general rule of only wearing one distinctive piece of jewelry. So if you choose earrings which are a bit more ornate for instance, the other jewelry should be less conspicuous.

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