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We Are Now Juno & Joy!

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We’d love to have your continued support over at Juno & Joy – you can visit the website by clicking here

Love Sarah xx

Image credits: Noa Magger// The Nichols for BHLDN// Rebecca Douglas Photography

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boho bride farewell

I’ve been impatiently sitting on this news for the past couple of months and can finally let you all know that at toward the end of February our new blogging home will be launched. Boho Bride is moving over to Juno & Joy!

Why? Well I was lucky enough to be approached with the chance to expand my little blog into something truly unique and turn my attention to it full time – and with a little team behind me and the opportunity to work with other bloggers and wedding vendors I felt the need to explore my style beyond bohemia and the design I wanted for my own big day…

Since returning to Boho Bride after my years maternity break my taste has expanded and evolved and my confidence in executing it has grown - my beloved blog feels like such a personal place it felt a natural progression to move on and start afresh with my lovely helpers. There’s a little more information on the new blog and what’s behind it’s name here

Boho Bride will remain up though no longer updated, so you can still visit and browse through any of the beautiful real weddings, shoots and inspiration I’ve posted over the past four years. Our social channels largely remain the same though we do have a brand-spanking new Facebook page.

I hope you’ll come and visit us over on Juno & Joy to continue your wedding planning journey. Thank you so much for your support.

Love Sarah xx

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With the country set for another soaking I thought I’d brighten your day with some Summer cheer and with pastels being an enormous trend next season today’s wedding fits the bill perfectly…

beach wedding 1 Beautifully captured by Helen Strong, Nikki and Paul met and fell in love whilst Nikki was travelling in Australia and as she’s from Poole originally, they decided to bring some fine Oz weather with them along with friends who travelled over from both there and Paul’s native South Africa…so it was important that the sun held out for this international celebration!

beach wedding 2 beach wedding 3 beach wedding 5 beach wedding 6 beach wedding 7 From Bride Nikki: We love vintage & shabby chic style so this is what inspired my dress and the little extra’s… and Paul is a huge wine lover so this was also a massive part of the day! We are romantics at heart and wanted it to be traditional.

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Ah that’s better…I’ll be dreaming of the sun all day!

Love Sarah xx

Credits: Photography – Helen Strong Photography // Flowers – Heather-Jayne at Broadstone // Car – Barns Wedding Cars // Dress – Special Occasions //

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I make no secret of that fact that one day I aspire to be a florist – to be more specific a floral designer, with my own creative studio of loveliness - and within this dream/plan there’s a handful of florists who I’ve placed firmly on a pedestal to look up to and be inspired by because their work is just so blooming awesome…

laura hingston flowers Laura Hingston Flowers is one such florist {yes I am still falling over my jaw after it dropped to the ground when she contacted me about becoming a sponsor on Boho Bride} she is – in the words of a wedding planner who recently worked with her -”genius”. Based in South Devon Laura offers her services across Devon, Cornwall, South Somerset and the South Hamm’s to create beautiful bespoke designs inspired by the South West countryside.

laura hingston flowers 2 laura hingston flowers 3 Working with locally sourced, seasonal flowers what strikes me about Laura’s work is how highly personal it is – perfectly complimenting your wedding style, her attention to detail is impeccable. With a background in art (Laura studied History of Art in Florence and Venice) I find her style of designing arrangements graceful and feminine yet structural – every bouquet, buttonhole and arrangement stands alone as a work of art.

laura hingston flowers 4 laura hingston flowers 5 If you’d like to learn a little more about Laura and her work, have a browse of her website or you can follow her on Pinterest and Facebook.

Love Sarah xx

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Flowers In Her Hair

The ultimate boho bridal look that I have to endorse – having worn a beautiful band of colourful flowers for my own wedding day - whether it’s a flower crown, a band of flowers, or a few delicate buds worked into loosely plaited locks, for me the bride with flowers in her hair is the ultimate bohemian at heart.

Make a simple statement with a simple crown of waxflowers or chic and understated with a band of statice – sometimes less is more…

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Or for added drama, make a statement with an opulent crown of flowers and large headed blooms – impactful, daring and incredibly romantic…

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I’m seeing lots of lovely flower crowned brides at the moment (three years ago my friends thought I was taking a huge risk of being laughed at in case it looked “too much”) - it’s such a natural and classically beautiful look I think it’s set to endure…

What do you think ladies? Is this boho bride statement style set to run and run?

Love Sarah xx

Credits for simplicity: Style Me Pretty // Ruffled // Ruffled  // Rustic Wedding Blog //

Credits for opulence: Grey Likes Weddings // Boho Bride // Elizabeth Anne Designs // Style Me Pretty //

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Today we’re welcoming Boho Bride sponsor Alix Marina-Chouhan of Lumiere Photography to our blog family. Based in Leicestershire Alix is actually French-Italian and credits this combination for providing her with an approachable photography style and warm personality – an amiable combination we can vouch for and one that’s so important on your wedding day…

Lumiere Photography 01 Offering a very natural style of photography, it’s important to Alix that she works with the couple and their personal style and personalities to ensure their images are a candid representation of them as a couple “I am very good at noticing people, details, the beauty in each person and each moment.  I love improvising, as I don’t want to get through sets of poses, I want the ideas to fit the couple”.

Lumiere Photography Lumiere Photography Lumiere Photography Lumiere Photography Lumiere Photography Though Loughborough based, Alix travels both nationally and internationally and particularly enjoys shooting at new venues. She takes great satisfaction from having shot an eclectic range of ceremonies, from hand-fasting to mosque weddings and same sex ceremonies, all adding to her diverse portfolio, each and every one of her couples retains a place in her heart.

You can view Alix’s extensive portfolio via her website and follow Alix on Facebook and Twitter.

Love Sarah xx

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Fashion forward brides take note – you needn’t compromise on style for your big day, instead work with it…and for me nothing makes a bigger statement of style than an embellished jacket. Perfect for toughening up romantic bridal style this look works well as an evening cover-up, looks great at autumn/winter weddings and would perfectly set off the attire of a bride getting wed in the city…to be honest, it looks darn fierce full stop. *Sigh* If I were to have my time again…

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Are you brave enough?

Love Sarah xx

Image credits: Balmain via Vogue Italia //Joel Rhodin via Iconic Management // Free People // Balmain via La Mafia

 

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Well I don’t know about you but I’m in need of a little inspiration today and would desperately love to escape to sunnier climbes to feel some heat on my skin. For me, nothing beats that feeling of being barefoot on sand with my hair falling around my shoulders and the sun on my back…

free people dresses Today’s shoot perfectly captures that sense of freedom. Free-spirited, ethereal beauty, Bride Hayley picked out two beautiful bohemian style Free People dresses for her shoot and finished off the look with a crown of succulents and garden roses, made by talented photographer Chloe Moore, who also put together a simple bouquet of dried wheat wrapped in burlap and lace. This look is Boho Bride personified.

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Such simple yet beautiful styling – we adore this shoot! Thank you to the incredible Chloe Moore Photography for sharing via Two Bright Lights. Oh, I desperately want to be on that beach right now…

Love Sarah xx

 

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On these pages we celebrate love of all kinds…though most couples featured are either celebrating their imminent nuptials or their actual wedding. Never have I had the pleasure of publishing a couples shoot that features a happy union a whole decade on from saying “I do” – but believe me when I say I’d love to make this a more regular thing!

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Candace and Nick were childhood sweethearts who met in infancy {pre-school!} and became a couple back in college before marrying in 2004. Now expecting their first child, they thought it would be nice to celebrate their continued love with a shoot before their twosome becomes three. These incredibly beautiful images were captured by Christina Heaston Photography and could easily serve as a love letter to the breath-taking beauty of Honolulu…

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Congratulations Candace & Nick on your wonderful love story and beautiful baby boy. And many thanks to Christina for submitting this via Two Bright Lights.

Love Sarah xx

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Morning lovelies,

I just wanted to post up a date for your diaries – and this one is imminent! With plans for 2014 (and for the organised amongst us 2015) weddings in full swing, now is the season to be inspired and The Decidely Different Wedding Fair from the talented ladies at Blue Fizz Events, in association with Crikey It’s Vintage, is one that’s sure to do just that.

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Featuring over 50 of the finest South West suppliers and taking place this Saturday at Exeter Castle, brides-to-be with a vintage bent take note! Ideally located in the heart of Exeter city centre, visitors can roam the Courtrooms, Ballroom and Courtyard and not only browse through the pretty supplier displays but witness DIY demonstrations, live music and more. Doors open 11am-4pm, entrance £2. If you’d like to find out more about it and the wedding vendors taking part, have a browse of the Blue Fizz Events website where there’s lots of helpful information.

So, who’s in?

Love Sarah xx

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