Cool Britannia! – Alison Gardiner Limited Edition Royal Wedding Mug

February 28, 2011 by  
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When I spotted Alison’s stunning work over on Cotton Candy Photography’s blog, I just had to know more and was thrilled to receive more info from Gem who took these uh-mazing best of British themed images!

Textile Designer and Illustrator Alison Gardiner has created this design to commemorate William and Catherine’s Royal Wedding on the 29th April. The design features Kate and William’s return journey to Buckingham Palace following their wedding – an iconic scene that’s sure to be a defining moment for Miss Middleton. Handmade in Stoke-On-Trent, with a 22 carat gold rim, each bone china mug features it’s unique number from 1-1000! A stunning way to celebrate the historical Royal wedding celebration, buy your limited edition mug here.

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Shabby Chic Wedding Mood Board!

February 25, 2011 by  
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For all you shabby chic brides out there – I salute you! This board is dedicated to all those who dare to be unpolished and slightly chaotic in their wedding design…no strict colour palette…and no strict rules! Big love xx

Credits: Bride via Weddings By Colour; Bunting via Ellie and Charlotte; Table via Ruffled; Heart from Thomasin at Little Mouse; Shabby chic design via Kristopher K Design; Jam via Elizabeth Anne Designs; Napkin via White Library; Fence via 3rd Foundation; Table via Love Made Me Do It; Sign via Caitlin Cliff

Rosie Willett Designs – Stunning Handcrafted Accessories!

February 24, 2011 by  
Filed under wedding style, wedding suppliers

Award winning designer Rosie Willett has launched another gorgeous range of handcrafted bridal headpieces, that’s sure to make you swoon! Inspired by ballet, the Tutu collection combines layers of the finest materials to create exquisite hand-stitched flowers. Mixed with dimante and pearls, this stunning collection looks very vintage-esque,  perfect for a classic Bride!

And I just couldn’t resist posting my favourites from Rosie’s Bohemian Romance collection too…

Find out more about Rosie Willett and the stockists of her beautiful designs here

Rebecca and Gus’ Shabby Chic Wedding with Literary Love!

February 23, 2011 by  
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I am so excited to share this gorgeous wedding! Captured by Bath based photographer Paul Roland Williams, I adore how beautifully British it is and am especially taken with Gus and Rebecca’s ‘literary love’  and ice cream bar – such fun and creative ideas! And let’s not forget Pauls stunning images – so genuine and natural…

“Rebecca and Gus’s wedding took place in September 2010 at St Mary’s Churchin Fordingbridge, Hampshire and Trafalgar Park nr Salisbury. Rebecca gotready at her parent’s house, which was literally 30 yards from thechurch….She just had to cross the road and she was there!

With 180 guestsflying in from all over the world , this was the biggest wedding I documented in 2010 and was full of lovely “shabby chic” details like the picture frames containing penguin book covers that were used as table markers. Rebecca and Gus also broke with tradition by opting for an ice cream bar for dessert…..a lovely touch that went down very well with the younger guests.

As you can see from the pictures, the literary “love” themed cake was something special too, and drew many an admiring glance from the guests.”

Thanks for sharing Paul x

Blow Me Away! Wedding Balloon Decor

February 22, 2011 by  
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I have to admit – I’ve been a bit of a snob and have, until recently, poo-pooed balloons at weddings! I’ve always accossiated wedding balloons with garish arches that look a little Ronald McDonald and always remind me of birthday parties in the 1980′s…

However, around this time last year, I became hooked on American wedding blogs – and that’s when my attitude to wedding balloons changed. The US just make everything look so damn good and with oversized, latex balloons now being stocked on our UK shores, I think we do too…

*Update* I forgot to credit the images above *blush*! Sincere apologies…credits due as follows, top-bottom: Via Style Me Pretty; Via Green Wedding Shoes; via Bridal Hood; via Once Wed; via Green Wedding Shoes; via Once Wed

An Introduction…My New Contributor Kate Fletcher!

February 21, 2011 by  
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This is a post I’ve been gagging to write for many weeks, but had to wait until all plans were confirmed. Since launching Boho Bride on Sept 30th 2010, I’ve met some wonderful people – most of whom I now regard as dear friends…and one of those people is the lovely Kate from Kate Fletcher Events!

It was Kate who sent me the very first ‘real wedding’ to feature on Boho Bride (you can have a gander here) and having exchanged a few emails, I was immediately struck by how similar our tastes were, both for weddings, interiors…and beyond. Fast forward a few months and now, not only is Kate kindly lending herself and her wonderful services to our own wedding, as official ‘on the day co-ordinator,’ but we’ve decided to take things one step further and contibute to each others blogs.

As a Bride in the midst of planning – my new ‘connections’ in the wedding world have been invaluable. Were it not for the helpful hints and calming words from some of the dedicated and talented wedding planners I’ve met through twitter – I certainly would have had more than one Bridal meltdown….

So it seems quite apt that there’s a regular spot on Boho Bride, dedicated to wedding planning – beyond my own personal experiences and that’s where Kate comes in. Once a month, Kate will be taking over the blog for a day, to write to you from a planners point of view. Musings, tips and general loveliness – our aim is to further add to your own wedding planning experience!

To find out more about Kate and the stunning weddings she’s work on, have a look at her site here. This really is just the begining of some exciting changes for Boho Bride. I’m about to dip my fingers in some very yummy pies – and as soon as I can, will be sharing a whole heap of wedding goodness with you!

House of Tammam Eco-Couture & Bridal Collection

February 18, 2011 by  
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One of the most exciting emails I’ve received to date, was from the incredible team behind House Of Tammam, a bespoke bridal wear company, with a wonderful twist - every single gown is fair trade and fabrics are natural, re-cycled, sustainable and vegetarian. And there’s more…Tammam is the first and only ethical bridal range to offer a bespoke and a ready-to-wear collection.

Owned by St Martins graduate and “cutting edge designer” Lucy Tammam, here’s what Lucy had to say…

“The 2011 collection has been inspired by natural beauty and accentuating the female form, with oversized bustles and translucent balloon sleeves, exposed ankles in front of long trains and bare backs above nipped in waists.

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Lark Rise to Candleford Mood Board

February 17, 2011 by  
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Today’s inspiration was taken from my favourite TV show, Lark Rise to Candleford, which sadly ended this week. In homage to this gorgeous series and the nostalgic warmth of a bygone age – this is how I would style a Lark Rise wedding…

Credits: Alf and Minnie via The Guardian; Grooms via Once Wed; Sign via Helen Carter Weddings; Jam via My Ten Thousand Wedding; Apple, Tamuraku Minski; Flowers, Tour Norfolk; Horse via Nordic Images; Horseshoes via DognBird; Kids, Elizabeth Anne Designs; Lark Rise via BBC

In Pursuit of {Wedding} Happiness

February 16, 2011 by  
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I’d describe myself as quite a laid-back person, easy-going and not one to ‘stress’ too much, but there’s something about planning a wedding that alters how you deal with things…and this past week I’ve aknowledged that I’m in danger of becoming one of those people in pursuit of happiness, rather than someone embracing the happiness of the here and now!

Fairly minor upsets, like the double booking of wedding suppliers,  is something I thought I’d brush off – yet I’ve turned them into major ‘issues’, snotting and bawling my way through emails requesting hurried quotes from others, whilst claiming my fiance will never understand how my “vision” of our ‘perfect’ day is slipping away….

So imagine how blindsided I felt to hear my Groom state that he believed no matter how much I pain-stakingly organised our wedding, it would be far from perfect! But, I have to admit, after hearing him out – I actually think he has a point!

He argued that it was madness to try and define the ‘best day of our lives’ in one day and when I pointed out that I was actually trying to create the perfect weekend – he scoffed at me again! You see, I’ve been trying to create this amazing, three day event – not just for ourselves, but for our guests too…as if I could somehow control how they’d feel!

That’s a lot of pressure to put on a celebration…and I realise now, a huge disservice to our loved ones….who come rain or shine, will make the best of our wedding. Why? Because they love us.

It also made me realise how close I’ve become to sabotaging my own celebration – and as for my wedding “vision”…? I do recall writing on here, many posts ago, should “wild horses stampede the venue and ruin my shabby chic dreams – who cares? Life too short”. Indeed. And so is a wedding day.

Image credit: via Bridalwave

Crafty Wedding Goodness – Truly I Do

February 15, 2011 by  
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Set to make waves amongst the crafty wedding world – Truly I Do is brimmimg with beautiful, quirky, handmade creations. Offering up-cycled vintage, delicate bobby pins, lace bridal bows and more….I couldn’t resist putting a board together to show off their loveliness!

For those looking for more of the crafty, less bridal – sister comapany Crafty Chicks is also awash with pretty!

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