The Princess Bride – Styled Photo Shoot

August 12, 2011 by  
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Happy Friday! Today’s offering is from Diana Sell Photography via Two Bright Lights. Seriously swoon-worthy inpiration, this gorgeous styled shoot has me going ga-ga over printed shoes! I adore the elegant gown, the punchy pink and green colourwayand the real floral headpiece…oh and did I mention the shoes?! *Sigh*

Photographer: Diana Sell Photography; Hair Stylist: CinemaStylist; Floral Designer: Fleurie,It’s All Arranged; Reception Venue: Bella Via; Dress Designer: Claire La Faye; Cake Designer: Pastry Girl; Makeup Artist: Blush Premier Makeup; Shoes: Figgie Shoes; Jewellery: MiaDonna & Company; Men’s Attire: Este’s Men’s Clothing

With Love, Boho Bride xx

I’ll Get By With A Little Help From My Friends!

August 11, 2011 by  
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So today I turn 29 years young. I am actually ok with that – partly because I was always the youngest in my year, so most of my mates are about to turn 30 {sorry gals – couldn’t resist!} but also, because I feel like I’m exactly where I should be in life. I feel like I’ve arrived. This year more than any other I have grown up and into myself and I feel much more like a woman than a child…

{Hen Weekend – 5am en route to Dublin}

Last weekend I was lucky enough to be taken on the most fabulous surprise hen do {in Dublin} and as I sat at the table over dinner, glancing at a group of amazing girls, most of whom I’ve known for ten plus years, I realised we’d grown up. It no longer felt appropriate to think of any of them as girls…we all looked like women!

We’ve all changed physically {and I must say, I’ve a rather hot-looking group of mates!} but what I find so wonderful and brilliant is although I can still see a glimpse of the girls I know and love, the women are even more amazing. Amongst my circle of trust, I’ve solicitors, teachers, doctors, nurses…even a pole artist and a trapeze artist! Many of whom are juggling demanding jobs with relationships,  marriage and motherhood and all doing a stellar job of it.

{Japanese teriyaki with my girls in Dublin}

So I guess this post is more of a thank you to them and to every other friend of a friend of a friend out there. I need my girls *aham* gals {more age appropriate?} and in a year when the biggest changes are taking place in my life, no matter what, no matter how demanding their jobs and home-lives are – they’ve been there for me and continue to be – as I will be for them.

I have five fabulous women walking down the aisle with me on September 17th and even more of whom are taking part in our wedding – all of them have a very special place in my heart. Each one has helped shape the woman I’ve become and as I enter this new chapter of my life, as Adam’s wife – I am so proud that they are still around me to lend their support. So here’s me, raising my half-full Birthday cup to treasured friends!

With Love, Boho Bride xx

Escaping the Madness – Elizabeth Messina Love

August 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Boho Bride, inspiration

I thought we could all do with some escapism today and as photographer and creator of Kiss The Groom, the uber talented Elizabeth Messina tends to give me the warm and fuzzies – here’s some of her beautiful images to warm your heart. Spine-tingling gorgeousness…

With Love, Boho Bride xx

Photo Booths, Props and Signs at Weddings

August 9, 2011 by  
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Since starting this blog nearly a year ago, I’ve witnessed the trend for props and photo booths at weddings grow and it’s a creative idea that’s set to stay. Whether you choose the diy route or opt to rent a retro booth, here’s some inspiration…

Credits: Cotton Candy Photography; Rock My Wedding; Kinser Events Company; Elizabeth Messina; Wedding Resource

With Love, Boho Bride xx

Make Do And Mend – Forties Inspired Mood Board

August 8, 2011 by  
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This board was inspired by the Great British ‘make do and mend’ mentality, which I see more and more Brides choosing. With budgets tightening, some of the most beautiful and crafty weddings are being created with the talents of friends and family….think home made bunting, WI style cake tables (get your family and friends to bring them!) and tables dressed with jam jars, miss-matched vessels and random, personal objects collected from your home…

Credits: Bride via House of Distinction; Groom via Jessica Zias; Table display via Green Wedding Shoes; Cake table via Once Wed; Vintage display via Lobster and Swan; Chairs via Wedding Bee; Table via Elizabeth Ann Designs

With Love, Boho Bride xx

Sunday Best

August 7, 2011 by  
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Happy Sunday all!

Hope the sun is shining for you. I’m off to our local regatta and spending some time with my gorgeous niece and nephew today – what a fabulous end to the week! Apologies for the lack of mood boards of late; some of you might have spotted that it was my hen do last weekend and with that and wedding plans, it’s been busy, busy at Boho Bride HQ! Am finally getting back on top of things though.

Here’s a little re-cap of things that have been happening in the wedding world over the past seven days…

♥ I welcomed my newest sponsor to the blog; the talented Natasha Jane who creates the most beautiful bridal headwear. Seriously swoon-worthy designs.

♥ I developed a serious girl-crush on the bride in from this Vintage Southern Wedding in Tennessee, featured on Ruffled. Old fashioned, high octane glamour at it’s very best. Her gown, her headpiece, her china doll skin – oh my!

{Image via Ruffled}

N.Devon based wedding dress boutique Frilly Frocks launched it’s sale! I had a sneak peak and there are some amazing offers on gorgeous designer gowns. Make sure you have a gander at their goodbye collection.

♥ The Love My Dress Soiree took place on Wed! I couldn’t attend, but hear it was a very glamorous evening. If you follow Annabel’s vintage fabulous blog, there’s a sneak peek and video here

♥ Boho Bride readers were offered a ma-hussive 50% off at FYEO Somerset for any shoots booked for the month of September!

{Image via Pearl Pictures}

♥ LOVE this boho 70′s shoot from Pearl Pictures! It’s Josie of Savoir Weddings – who helps create some of the most amazing, edgy and beautifully designed celebrations out there.

With Love, Boho Bride xx

Introducing FYEO Somerset – Opening August 20th – Plus 50% Off For Boho Bride Readers!

Some of you may already be familiar with FYEO (For Your Eye’s Only) Boudoir Photography which has become incredibly popular since it’s launch a few years ago and has won great acclaim from the wedding world. Created to give regular women like us, some much-needed confidence in the buff, FYEO portraits are the perfect wedding gift for your man – and for yourself too!

And now, the latest FYEO studio is about to launch in the South West! FYEO Somerset will open its doors on August 20th and to celebrate they’re offering Boho Bride readers an uber amazing 50% off any shoot for the month of September!!! To do this, all you need to do is book by PHONE, on 0871 218 0343 and simply mention Boho Bride!!

Book your Grooms gift shoot with FYEO Studio Director Alexandra Burns in her new Somerset studio and she will treat you to a skin smoothing, flattering full body photo shoot, where you will look the most sexy and confident, EVER. The shots  will make a really cute gift for your Groom:-) Her body-sculpting, work-out technique guarantees to get the best out of YOUR body shape, with dramatic, complimentary results and photos to cherish forever.  Your Groom will LOVE his pics!!
With Love, Boho Bride xx
FYEO Somerset Tel: 0871 218 0343

Maidenform Easy-Up Strapless Bodybriefer Review

August 4, 2011 by  
Filed under wedding style

Retaining my integrity is very important to me when writing this blog, which is why I do not accept sponsored posts  as I prefer to be approached by companies and individuals and given the freedom to decide whether I like/believe-in/or am comfortable with publishing their business or product on here.

So me writing a review for Maidenform and their Easy-up Body Briefer must immediately tell you something – I like it. The kind ladies at Maidenform’s PR company took the time to contact me to find out my size and kindly sent me the garment to try out at home. I’ve worn it a couple of times now, so I’ve really got to know their Body Briefer quite well…

Maidenform’s aim is for it be a piece of shape-wear used by Brides under their wedding gowns, so one of the first things that I was slightly sceptical of, was the quality of the fabric; to merely glance at a picture, you might think it was made of the same utilitarian-looking material you see used for many of these garments, not so. This item is made up of lots of different kinds of fabrics, all of which are smooth to touch and really quite sexy.

There’s a more lightweight material on the rear (rather like a see-through swimsuit) reinforced by a bra like structure above, which leaves a tantalising flash of skin. My other half loved it from the back – he said it looked like a “kinky but comfy” piece of underwear.

The front is boned – like a basque; perfect for holding in a tummy full of wedding cake! However, what really won me over was how much it smoothed down my soft, fleshy hips – this instantly made me feel like I’d lost inches. The Body Briefer has soft foam cups, which are under-wired and comfortable, giving you lift without getting into Playboy Bunny territory.

Perhaps my biggest surprise was the clasp at the bottom (you know, underneath) which sits comfortably on your pubic bone, rather than hiked up in your intimates. Muuuch nicer than the weird popper shaped in-print you get from eighties style bodysuits *ouch*

All in all, I think its a good buy. Practical yet sexy, if your wearing a form-fitted wedding gown like me, the Maidenform Easy-Up  Strapless Bodybriefer will lift your confidence as well as your *ahem*other parts. To find out more about their other shape-wear garments, visit the Maidenform website.

A Whimsical, Vintage Inspired Shoot from Vintage Style Hire

August 3, 2011 by  
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Today’s inspiration comes courtesy of  Hayley Ruth Photography and Kate Fletcher of Vintage Style Hire, which ”supplies brides, wedding planners, stylists and photographers with unique vintage props to give their weddings, events and photo shoots style and originality”. The shoot was put together by Kate to showcase how you could style your day using her vast collection of props. This is the first of a series of shoots and I think they are a wonderful source of inspiration for vintage loving Brides! It’s so useful to see how you can use items of furniture and accessories to make your day truly unique. And how stunning is that salmon chair…?!

I’m lucky enough to have Kate helping out on our wedding day, both in the capacity of on-the-day co-ordinator and as a fellow stylist – I can’t wait to raid her collection of goodies!  If you’d like to find out more about Kate Fletcher and Hayley Ruth’s services, I’ve listed details below.

Credits and contact details: Kate Fletcher Events & Vintage Style Hire. Hayley Ruth Photography.

With Love, Boho Bride xx

Baby’s Breath Flowers – Wedding Decor Ideas

August 2, 2011 by  
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One of the simplest, most cost effective and I believe impactful looks you could go for at your wedding - baby’s breath flowers are simply divine! I’m filling our wedding with colour, but if I were styling a glamorous, chic affair, this would be my inspiration…



With Love, Boho Bride xx

Credits: Always Andri Wedding Design; Laura Wood; Dog ’n’ Bird; Sparkle and Hay; Sweet Stylings

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