Happy Valentines! I Love….

February 14, 2011 by  
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An indulgent post today. As it’s the day of love, I couldn’t resist putting together some of my favourite images from our wedding file. There’s so much inspiration to be gleaned from all the wonderful blogs, photographers, wedding planners and suppliers out there, so I hope one, two…or perhaps even all of these images provide you with a warm and fuzzy moment!

Happy Valentines Day! With Love xx

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Flowers, Cake, Shoes…And Some Stunning Pictures!

February 11, 2011 by  
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When I spotted this stunning shoot on South Devon photographer Sarah Laurens blog, I felt compelled to find out more about the talented ladies who made it happen and was so pleased when Sarah offered me the images to feature on Boho Bride. So what’s the part of writing my blog that I love the most? Sharing inspiration like this…

What Sarah had to say: “Laura Hingston asked me to photograph her flowers for her new website and here are the results.  She has an amazing talent and I recommend her to all the brides I meet – not just for her creative flair but for her way with words too – her enthusiasm is infectious. I also met Nicki of Eat Sleep Cake at a wedding fair last year and she also happens to know Laura (it’s a small world in Devon!)…I organized the shoot at the beautiful Whitehouse to capture both Laura and Nicki’s flowers and cakes.”

And from Laura: “The photo shoot was a three-way project, showcasing some of my floral designs as well as Sarah’s photography and Eat Sleep Cake’s wedding cakes. I only launched my business in late 2010 so this was the first opportunity to put some of my own ideas into production. I am also in the process of developing my website, so the pictures will be used on the site when it goes live later this month…

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Bespoke Mood Board – Modern and Elegant with a Lime Green Accent

February 10, 2011 by  
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When uber talented photographer Stormy Sloane wrote a shout-out on twitter for some wedding style ideas for her dear friend Kirsten, I jumped at the chance to have a go! The initial brief  from Stormy, “Her wedding will be in Idaho, America (think rural, proper cowboys and Indians territory!) in July. She hasn’t chosen a venue yet, but is considering an outdoor wedding. Her colors are black, white, and lime green.”

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A Glimpse Inside Our Wedding Venue…

February 9, 2011 by  
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I aim to write a full-blown post on our lovely wedding venue a little closer to our celebration. But,  having recently visited for the second time (in order to gleen more ideas for styling our wedding) I thought I’d share some images with you. Enjoy! x

Lantern Love – Chinese Sky Lanterns

February 8, 2011 by  
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One of the few suggestions my man has made towards our wedding is his desire for sky lanterns. An lighting obsessive (ambiance is a big deal for him), it’s his one big ‘quirk’ and I’d really like to honour his request to use them…especially as he sweetly suggested that we each write a wish to send into the nights sky – how cute is that?!

A seriously stylish statement, I am however, concerned about any negative impact these Chinese sky lanterns might have on local wildlife. I’d hate to think that we’d used anything on our wedding day that would somehow cause upset – or worse still – amongst our local livestock. So I’ve been searching for companies who supply eco-friendly and fully bio-degrabable sky lanterns, all of which I’ve listed below. For me, the subject is still up for debate – I’d like to do more re-search before we commit to this idea…

What do you think?

Where to buy eco sky lanterns…

Sky Lanterns Online – Nigel’s Eco Store – Eco Sky Lanterns

Credits: top image from Disney’s Tangled. Inspiration top-bottom…via 100 Paper Cuts, The Daily Dusk, Wedding Dates

Knots and Kisses Wedding Stationery

February 7, 2011 by  
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Following Fridays bespoke mood board, it seemed so appropriate to feature Knot’s and Kisses gorgeous new range, English Eccentrics! Designed and handmade by Nikki Ward, a trained fashion illustrator turned wedding stationer – with an impeccable eye for wedding design, this latest range was inspired by her love of all things vintage. Influenced by circus flyer’s, English tweeds and the decadent Victorian era…it’s a stunning collection!

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Custom Mood Board – Sumptuous Winter Wedding

February 4, 2011 by  
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This is my second request for a bespoke mood board and as a Bride-to-be in the midst of planning, I understand how frustrating it is when you can’t get others to understand your ‘vision’. Sometimes there’s just no words that’ll do the job and that’s where an inspiration board comes in handy!

Ruth, who works at Cowbridge wedding boutique High Society, actually helped me find my dream wedding gown! It is therefore such an honour to assist her in finding the right ‘look’ for her November celebration…

The brief Ruth sent me…

Keywords: Damask, Baroque, Luxurious, Decadent, Fin-de-Siecle
Colours: Burgundy, Gold (with ivory to stop it being overwhelming)
Films/TV/Literature: Interview with the Vampire, Murder on the Orient Express, Sherlock Holmes (with Robert Downey Jr)      Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, Francis Coppola’s Dracula
Food: Baileys, Ferrero Rocher
Eras: Baroque meets Victorian (Not Marie Antoinette!)
Fabrics: Velvet, lace, jacquard

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Through The Cottage Door – Valentines Gift Ideas

February 3, 2011 by  
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If you’re a regular reader of Boho Bride, you’ll now that I love all things pretty in the wedding design world…and one of the interior companies that never fails to turn my head with their uber gorgeous accessories, is Through The Cottage Door. I was thrilled to open my mailbox yesterday and be shown this wonderful video blog from Lis and Bron. Showcasing some of their stunning Valentines gift ideas…hope you enjoy!

Items: Linen Hanging Heart, Organic Soya Jam Jar Candles, Retro Heart Apron, Hanging Heart With Blue Crochet.

Ethereal Wedding Dress Inspiration

February 2, 2011 by  
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I am proud to say I’m a Claire Pettibone Bride! I found I gravitated towards her designs as they’re very feminine and well, quite bohemian…adorned with lace, delicate beading and a nice dose of sass! It was no easy decision – there are so many incredible wedding dress designers to choose from – so I thought I’d put together some of my favourite frocks. Ethereal Wedding Dress Ideas…

Gorgeous gowns from top to bottom and left to right…Queen Anne’s Lace, Claire Pettibone; Arther, Delphine Manivet; Air Blue Gown, Sarah Treble; Erin, Halfpenny London; Violet, Sally Lacock; Pixie, Charlotte Balbier

Sweet Ideas! Wedding Dessert Tables

February 1, 2011 by  
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The wedding cake has always been a big deal for me. I ♥ cake. Way more than chocolate bars, jam and even yellow mini eggs…though if there’s a way of combining all the aforementioned I’m in! There is no way we (my man’s a big cake man too) could cope having just with one wedding cake to define our tastes…so we’re having a whole table full! And here’s our inspiration…

Credits: From the top…via Ruffled; Carl Zoch Photography; via Once Wed; Emma Case via The Natural Wedding Company; via The White Library

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