Amazing Grace – Styled Wedding Shoot

January 17, 2012 by  
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Created by New York photographers Andrea & Marcus, this swoonworthy styled shoot is brimming with gracefulness. Perfect for an elegant Bride with an eye on fashion, I adore all the delicate details…from the simple ivy belt, to the blousy blooms in the Brides hair – how about you?

This shoot was submitted via Two Bright Lights

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

Circa Vintage Brides New Richmond Boutique!

January 16, 2012 by  
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For those of you who haven’t yet discovered Circa Vintage Brides – be sure to hot foot it over to their beautiful website! Brimming with delicious designs inspired by the era’s, these stunning gowns offer all the flattering glamour of yester-year. Designed by Astral Sundholm-Heyes, the dresses start from £1,850 up to £3,300 and Astral also offers a bespoke service from £3,500.

And to spoil us even further, Circa Vintage Brides have only gone and opened a boutique on picturesque Richmond Hill – with views across the river Thames and beyond! The Richmond Hill boutique is set over two floors with a spiral staircase adding to the glamour of the building. A large original 1920’s Art deco light hangs from the ceiling and custom made matching deco style clothes rails add to the romance of the boutique.

Astral is currently busy working on 15 new dresses due in to the boutique at the end of January. So what are you waiting for Brides? Book your appointment pronto! Email info@circavintagebrides.com or call 0207 998 9005.

Gowns featured: Vivienne, Grace, Ava, Bianca.

With Love,

Sarah. Boho Bride xx

A Pagan Wedding with Ivy…and Robots!

January 13, 2012 by  
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Today’s wedding is just about as boho as you can get. A free thinking Bride and Groom who tore up the rule-book and had celebrated their wedding, their way – brilliant. Bride Jen has written such a detailed description of their wedding I need not ramble on…enjoy!

“I had never planned to get married and I really didn’t want a traditional wedding – at all, whereas Gavin did. We spent a lot of time coming to a plan which would suit both of us.

The theme of our wedding was Robots & Ivy When Gavin and I first got together he wouldn¹t let me round his house for ages and ages. I began to think there was a horrible, deep, dark secret, but it turned out he has a collection of robots, was worried that I would run away from him in horror! As for the Ivy, well I am somewhat of a tree-hugging hippy and have been somewhat obsessed with ivy for quite some time. In Celtic mythology it symbolises fidelity, wedded bliss and friendship.

I live in jeans and docs and when I went to try on a wedding dress (I felt that I had to) I just burst into tears. Well that was that. My mum found a dressmaker for me, and she was great – Kerry at Very Me. She found out what I was most comfortable in (aside from my jeans) and then we went from there. We also wanted to make my outfit potentially wearable in the future again – so it is a top, skirt and coat.

As a Pagan, it was really important to me that everything was as low-impact as possible, all of the flowers were grown locally and the food was all sourced from local farms and shops, I made lots of the decorations myself (with the help of some friends) and a friend made the amazing cake. I made 175 meters of bloody bunting and Gavin made the robot cake topper.

The handfasting was an important part and although Gavin isn’t Pagan he liked the symbolism of the ceremony a great deal. Two of my closest friends wrote and did the ceremony and even included some geeky science in the form of the pouring of the water from the two springs in Glastonbury into a single chalice becoming “entangled particles” which could not now be separated.

We wanted the day to be as relaxed as possible – we are not formal people and so we had blankets and wine outside. Photographer Hayley Ruth did an amazing job of capturing the relaxed spirit. We were very lucky with the weather – it had rained almost solidly for most of July, but it was a beautiful day, so we were able to spend most of the day outside.

I loved the day, although my word of advice to anyone is to have someone running the show on the day. It maybe because I have organised so many events (and I am a control freak), but I spent the whole day dealing with suppliers and doing things, rather than relaxing and enjoying it. Having said that I was not expecting to have such a great day – Gavin and I really enjoyed ourselves!”

Photographer Hayley has also written a lovely description of the day on her blog with even more lovely pics!

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

Tones of Peach and Grey Mood Board

January 12, 2012 by  
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Morning! Today’s mood board was inspired by the beautiful blush and muted tones of the intimate elopement I featured yesterday. A stunning palette to work with, perfect for spring it also lends itself well to a vintage inspired wedding. Classic and chic, if you work with the subtle tones within the palette rather than have one dominant colourway with a highlighlight colour, you can create very simple but very sophisticated styling…

Credits: Once Wed; Kate Shea via Pinterest; Style Me Pretty; Magnolia Merryweather; Style Me Pretty

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

An Intimate Elopement in Blush Tones…

January 11, 2012 by  
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Today’s offering is oh-so-beautiful. It’s the kind of wedding you tend to see in films {Sex and the City anyone?} where the Bride and Groom have the guts to stand up for what they want – which is usually something very simple. An intimate and stylish elopement with a party afterwards…and it’s brimming with personality.  J’adore!

Jenny and Jeff were so smitten with each other they decided a large ceremony wasn’t for them. They wanted a small and intimate wedding ceremony and a house reception. The couple eloped and celebrated with a small evening reception at Jeff’s parents’ house with around 60 guests. This beautiful day was relaxed and just the way they wanted it…

 Beautifully photographed by Sunshine Charlie, this stunning wedding was submitted via Two Bright Lights

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

Mad About Macarons…

January 10, 2012 by  
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Weddings brimming with colour are set to be a huge trend for 2012, so today’s inspiration is quite apt. I am mad about macarons and can’t think of a better way to add some punchy shades to your wedding dessert table…or even your cake! Enjoy…

Credits: Dog n Bird; Poptastic Bride; Joonbug; Green Wedding Shoes; Belle The Magazine

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

Sassi Holford Sample Sale Winter 2012!

January 9, 2012 by  
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Morning All,

For those of you in  search of the perfect wedding gown – the Sassi Holford sample sale has just kicked off! Running from the 7th-21st Jan in both the London and Taunton stores, there are some breathtaking designs on offer including reductions of up to 75% on selected sample gowns by Sassi Holford, Kate Sherford and Blue by Ezoani.

 

 If you’d like to book an appointment at the London store please call on or call 01823 256308 to make an appointment in Taunton. For more information, have a browse of the website or have a peek of the stunning Sassi Holford Signiture Collection, new for 2012 here.

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

Black, white…and shocks of colour in between!

January 5, 2012 by  
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I’ve been sitting on this wedding for a while as did the rounds on a couple other blogs last year, but I couldn’t resist it any longer! Having spent the last couple of days blogging very classic, neutral wedding styles I felt we were in need of some splashes of colour – and this wedding more than delivers in vibrancy and contrast. The styling is simply stunning – personal, quirky and diy…need I say more?

Here’s what photographer Elisabeth Perontin had to say…”I love to shoot retro-themed styled weddings and this was the one that looked most like the wedding I’d dream for me. Aurelie wore a wonderful 20′s style dress by ‘Lili M’a very talented designer from Reims, France and an absolutely beautiful bouquet of peonies.She also wore a pair of stunning shoes by Vivienne Westwood.

Aurelie created everything herself and I think that’s why this wedding was so unique and because her and Sylvian make an awesome couple – it was a real pleasure to photograph them!”

Swoon!!!

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

This wedding was submitted via Two Bright Lights

White Bouquets & Flower Inspiration

January 4, 2012 by  
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Simple, timeless and elegant, following on from yesterday’s dramatic Black and  White wedding inspiration, here’s how you can include this delicate shade include this delicate shade into your wedding style…

Credits: We Heart It, Once Wed, Pinterest

With white wedding love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

Black & White Wedding Mood Board

January 3, 2012 by  
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Happy New Year! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break. I thought I’d kick off 2012 with an inspiration board perfect for a NYE wedding. Formal and stylish a black tie wedding with a black and white theme is classic and timeless. Think dramatic black and white patterns like flock and damask, an array of sumptuous textures and if you wish to soften the look layers of grey and neautral tones in between…

Here’s to a wonderful 2012!

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

Credits: Green Like Bathwater; The Wedding Chicks; Inspired By This; Cutest Food; Both via Pinterest

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