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Life doesn’t always live up to Instagram… http://www.bohobride.co.uk/boho-bride/life-doesnt-always-live-up-to-instagram.html http://www.bohobride.co.uk/boho-bride/life-doesnt-always-live-up-to-instagram.html#comments Mon, 25 Jun 2012 05:02:16 +0000 Sarah http://www.bohobride.co.uk/?p=6560 As I sit here and type the sun is beaming through our lounge window pouring light over the wild and rugged terrain of Northam Burrows in beautiful North Devon where I live. I am very blessed – it’s almost picture perfect…so perfect I am tempted to actually take a picture…and share it – yet there’s a problem… In […]

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As I sit here and type the sun is beaming through our lounge window pouring light over the wild and rugged terrain of Northam Burrows in beautiful North Devon where I live. I am very blessed – it’s almost picture perfect…so perfect I am tempted to actually take a picture…and share it – yet there’s a problem…

In order to capture this stunning view to ‘share’ with my Instagram friends I’d need to re-set the scene, as I’d hate other people to catch a glimpse of the soggy muslin square strewn over the back of the sofa that’s now covering the wet patch where my son decided to projectile vomit over earlier this afternoon. Nor would I like to share the mass of tabby cat hairs stuck to the bottom of our white curtains – and all this is irrespective of the fact that the view is actually muffled by gas caught between our double glazing, so I’d have to hang out of the open window to really get a good shot!

What I’m getting at is that life isn’t always what it seems. I’ve become a little addicted to Instagram of late and it’s easy to see why – a wonderful way to connect with friends, colleagues and like minded people, it offers us all the opportunity to get creative with our camera phones and produce beautiful images of day-to-day ‘goings-ons’ that can be treasured forever – but in the last couple of days I’ve also noticed a downside to this fabulous app; seeing life through a soft-filter lens can sometimes make you feel down-right crap.

My days at the moment consist of nappy changes and feeds. My baby boy, although gorgeous, isn’t always as cute as his Instagram persona, in fact he’s down right devilish at times. I make no attempt to feature in photo’s at present, as I’m sporting nearly two inches of mousy blonde roots, my hands are dry, nails chipped and my favourite item of clothing is an M&S night shirt that I pass off as day wear as it drowns the extra stone and a half of post-baby weight I’m carrying. Our house looks like a bomb site – we’ve yet to fully unpack after moving here just ahead of Dylan’s birth, there’s baby stuff everywhere and I’ve an ironing pile the size of Everest…it’s all far from picture perfect – so when I see images of designer shoes adorning perfectly pedicured feet and home interiors that would give the finest boutique hotels a run for their money I sometimes want to throw my phone across my not-so-tidy front room.

I appreciate that the creative types I know, like, respect and follow all have an eye for the finer details and that the reason why I connect with them is in part because I’m in awe of their talents; so I expect and want them to take pictures of things that inspire – but what I’m getting at is that sometimes - for your own sanity, perhaps it’s worth stepping away from it all, instead taking stock of and enjoying the delightfully messy everyday happenings of ‘real life’.

I know I need to, because my marriage, family, life in general won’t stand up to my own scrutiny if I continue to compare it to those I gaze at through a rose-tinted lens. I am otherwise in danger of missing the fleeting moments that might happen whilst I reach for my camera in order to take a shot of a gummy smile from our baby boy, or a funny turn from our cats…or the warm glow of dawn light that fills our bedroom and lights up the dust fairies dancing over our bed…no filter can beat that kind of wonderment or beauty.

Happy Monday!

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

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Confetti Love http://www.bohobride.co.uk/inspiration/confetti-love.html http://www.bohobride.co.uk/inspiration/confetti-love.html#comments Wed, 20 Jun 2012 05:00:34 +0000 Sarah http://www.bohobride.co.uk/?p=6535 There are a fair few things I forgot at our wedding – the cheesecakes which were left in the venues tea rooms fridge and the eclectic mix of votive’s I’d been hoarding for many months…but the detail which I mourn the most is the technicolour confetti I’d planned to place in a basket by our order […]

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There are a fair few things I forgot at our wedding – the cheesecakes which were left in the venues tea rooms fridge and the eclectic mix of votive’s I’d been hoarding for many months…but the detail which I mourn the most is the technicolour confetti I’d planned to place in a basket by our order of service chalkboard. Ok, so it rained the whole time and we’d have probably looked a little skanky covered in soggy bits of colourful paper, but I still regret not having the pretty confetti *sigh*

Credits: Style Me Pretty; Snippet and Ink; Snippet and Ink; Linda Truong; Once Wed

So, what do ya reckon to confetti…yay or nay?

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

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Loving Oasis Frocks to the Max-i http://www.bohobride.co.uk/wedding-style/loving-oasis-frocks-to-the-max-i.html http://www.bohobride.co.uk/wedding-style/loving-oasis-frocks-to-the-max-i.html#comments Mon, 18 Jun 2012 05:00:13 +0000 Sarah http://www.bohobride.co.uk/?p=6520 I’ve been having a browse online for the perfect frock to wear to a couple of wedding this Summer and having just produced an enormous baby decided a maxi dress would be the best option. Well, my lovelies – I am so impressed with the SS12 collection from Oasis I just had to share! Perfect […]

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I’ve been having a browse online for the perfect frock to wear to a couple of wedding this Summer and having just produced an enormous baby decided a maxi dress would be the best option. Well, my lovelies – I am so impressed with the SS12 collection from Oasis I just had to share! Perfect for balmy Summer evenings and celebrations of all sorts, whether you’re looking to flatter your curves or show off a long and lithe physique, Oasis is where it’s at…

Gorgeous gowns from the top: Scarf Print Maxi; Bow Maxi; Pleated Belted Maxi; Luxe Maxi – all from Oasis.

You likey?

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

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Peach & Pink Wedding Mood Board http://www.bohobride.co.uk/mood-boards/peach-pink-wedding-mood-board.html http://www.bohobride.co.uk/mood-boards/peach-pink-wedding-mood-board.html#comments Fri, 15 Jun 2012 05:00:37 +0000 Sarah http://www.bohobride.co.uk/?p=6303 I have to admit, a couple years ago if anyone had said to me they were planning to use either pink or peach as the main colourway for their wedding I would have thought ‘meh’ and immediately passed them off as insipid and well…obvious choices. Fast forward to present day and I can’t get enough of these […]

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I have to admit, a couple years ago if anyone had said to me they were planning to use either pink or peach as the main colourway for their wedding I would have thought ‘meh’ and immediately passed them off as insipid and well…obvious choices. Fast forward to present day and I can’t get enough of these two beautiful hues…especially when paired together! So here’s me celebrating the peach and pink wedding love…

Are you a fan of the pink/peach colourways?

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

Credits: The Wedding Chicks; Grey Likes Weddings; Grey Likes Weddings; Style Me Pretty; The Wedding Chicks; Style Me Pretty; Perfect Wedding

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Flower Love – Hydrangeas http://www.bohobride.co.uk/inspiration/flower-love-hydrangeas.html http://www.bohobride.co.uk/inspiration/flower-love-hydrangeas.html#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2012 05:00:38 +0000 Sarah http://www.bohobride.co.uk/?p=6468 Many thanks for all your lovely emails and to those who have sent feedback – thanks so much, there’s some lovely ideas to chew over! And so back to pretty… Oh so chic and in season for Summer weddings, hydrangeas are an enduringly popular choice of flower for weddings. Contemporary Brides are now making a stylish […]

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Many thanks for all your lovely emails and to those who have sent feedback – thanks so much, there’s some lovely ideas to chew over! And so back to pretty…

Oh so chic and in season for Summer weddings, hydrangeas are an enduringly popular choice of flower for weddings. Contemporary Brides are now making a stylish statement by opting for a bouquet made up exclusively of this beautiful bloom and I for one adore!

…Erm I also said I’d shamelessly plug my nomination in the category of Best Wedding Blog at the Perfect Wedding Awards 2012. Voting opens today on the Perfect Wedding Magazine website so if you fancy backing Boho Bride, get clicking…and thank you!!! xxx

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

Credits: Via Style Me Pretty, Pinterest, Project Wedding

 

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Back to Blogging! http://www.bohobride.co.uk/boho-bride/back-to-blogging.html http://www.bohobride.co.uk/boho-bride/back-to-blogging.html#comments Mon, 11 Jun 2012 05:00:44 +0000 Sarah http://www.bohobride.co.uk/?p=6448 Happy Monday All! I’m not sure how many of you will be reading this due to my near three month absence, but my analytics tell me I’ve retained some incredible daily readership numbers on the blog, so thank you so very much for dropping by and showing such support. It’s good to be back. Our […]

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Happy Monday All!

I’m not sure how many of you will be reading this due to my near three month absence, but my analytics tell me I’ve retained some incredible daily readership numbers on the blog, so thank you so very much for dropping by and showing such support. It’s good to be back.

Our little one is now a whole two months old and doing well, so it seemed an appropriate time to start posting again…though I might not be able to update every day for the first few weeks; I still find it an achievement to be out of my pj’s some days!

You may have noticed some of the static pages missing on Boho Bride – they will be back in situ in a few days but I’m updating some of the info…and with that in mind I welcome any feedback from my readers as now is the perfect time to tweak!

Is there anything in particular you’d like to see more of on the blog?

Would you prefer regular features i.e. a mood board every Monday, some Friday link love etc or should I keep things more relaxed?

Let me know by commenting below or email me at sarah@bohobride.co.uk

And now for some shout-outs…

Massive congratulations to The Ivory Secret Bridal Boutique for reaching their 1st Anniversary having packed so much success into their opening year! A Devon bridal shop, Eleanor and Liz Rafferty offer a wonderful service to local brides and in keeping with that are offering 10% off all full priced wedding gowns from the 12th-16th June, so be sure to make an appointment to take advantage of this wonderful offer.

Friend and local photographer Rosie Parsons has launched a wonderful new blog, celebrating all things, well…celebrations! Love Luxe is brimming with pretty and I for one am hooked, so be sure to have a browse.

I am also very proud to announce that I have been shortlisted for the Perfect Wedding Awards 2012 under the category BEST WEDDING BLOG! Oh my – that is a huge compliment, especially as I am in the company of so many other blogs that I greatly admire. You can vote online from 13th June at www.planyourperfectwedding.com – I will most likely remind you again on Wednesday!!!

With Love,

Sarah xx

Boho Bride

 

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Introducing Baby Dylan http://www.bohobride.co.uk/boho-bride/introducing-baby-dylan.html http://www.bohobride.co.uk/boho-bride/introducing-baby-dylan.html#comments Tue, 22 May 2012 04:00:22 +0000 Sarah http://www.bohobride.co.uk/?p=6434 Apologies for the silence – this post is a long time coming. I am proud to announce that on Sunday 15th April our darling boy Dylan George was born – thirteen fashionable days late he weighed a whopping 8lb 11oz! It was a difficult labour; 30 hours in total and both Dylan and I came […]

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Apologies for the silence – this post is a long time coming. I am proud to announce that on Sunday 15th April our darling boy Dylan George was born – thirteen fashionable days late he weighed a whopping 8lb 11oz!

It was a difficult labour; 30 hours in total and both Dylan and I came away nursing some war wounds and it’s because of these that I’ve not managed to update the blog until now. Our little man is perfectly healthy and has recovered well and I am also well on my way to being back to my normal self, though an exhausted version!

The last four weeks or so have passed in a blissful haze of baby-ness – though must admit that it has not only been the most rewarding few weeks of my life, it’s been the most challenging too; parenthood is ruddy hard work. On that note I hope you can understand why I’m asking you to bear with me a little longer…the blogging cogs are turning and Boho Bride will be resuming service soon, but I just need a little longer to get on top of things once more.

I hope you understand and thank you so much for your continued support.

With lots of love,

Sarah, Adam and Dylan xxx

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Sorry for the Silence…Taking a Baby Break! http://www.bohobride.co.uk/boho-bride/sorry-for-the-silence-taking-a-baby-break.html http://www.bohobride.co.uk/boho-bride/sorry-for-the-silence-taking-a-baby-break.html#comments Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:44:53 +0000 Sarah http://www.bohobride.co.uk/?p=6417 Hello All, I just wanted to check in and apologise for the lack of blogging since last week – some of you might know that I’m due to give birth soon (well, my due date has been and gone actually!) and I’ve decided to take a couple weeks off in order to bed down and […]

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Hello All,

I just wanted to check in and apologise for the lack of blogging since last week – some of you might know that I’m due to give birth soon (well, my due date has been and gone actually!) and I’ve decided to take a couple weeks off in order to bed down and make the most of this special time. I’ll of course let you know when baby does make an appearance and as soon as I’ve got my head around being ‘Mummy’ I’ll be back posting pretty with vengeance!

Thank you all so much for your continued support – Boho Bride will be resuming normal services very soon!

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

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Brighton Pier Seaside Engagement http://www.bohobride.co.uk/engagement-shoots/brighton-pier-seaside-engagement.html http://www.bohobride.co.uk/engagement-shoots/brighton-pier-seaside-engagement.html#comments Wed, 28 Mar 2012 05:00:07 +0000 Sarah http://www.bohobride.co.uk/?p=6397 I love swooning over engagement shoots as they give you a glimpse of the beautiful wedding and marriage to follow – and I particularly enjoy casting my eye over the one’s where the location or theme means something special to the couple as you get a real sense of their relationship…which is an honour to witness […]

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I love swooning over engagement shoots as they give you a glimpse of the beautiful wedding and marriage to follow – and I particularly enjoy casting my eye over the one’s where the location or theme means something special to the couple as you get a real sense of their relationship…which is an honour to witness really.

Here’s what photographer Ria Mishaal had to say about today’s offering “Brighton is very dear to Jess and Andy. It is full of memories. They have spent much time there together playing the 2p slot machines on the pier and drinking milkshakes in the american diner on the front. Jess’s stunning engagement ring originated from Brighton, and was presented to her on a beach far away…

There is something about the closeness of these two. Something inevitably consuming about how respectfully they regard each other, how much they enjoy the other’s company, their wicked sense of humour and undoubted love. It was a pure joy to spend a day in their company.”

Brighton Engagement Shoot in Stop Motion from Ria Mishaal on Vimeo.

 Have a gander of the stop motion animation above – so charming and the most wonderful keepsake too! You can view more photo’s and back-story of Jess and Andy’s day on Ria’s blog.

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

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A Colourful Backyard Wedding http://www.bohobride.co.uk/real-weddings/a-colourful-backyard-wedding.html http://www.bohobride.co.uk/real-weddings/a-colourful-backyard-wedding.html#comments Mon, 26 Mar 2012 05:00:28 +0000 Sarah http://www.bohobride.co.uk/?p=6386 As spring has well and truly sprung I thought it would be nice to kick the week off with this beautiful backyard wedding. Alli and Cameron celebrated a day brimming with colourful details and photographer Christi Falls has captured the laid back charm perfectly… And I can’t resist mentioning this quote that Bride Alli used to […]

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As spring has well and truly sprung I thought it would be nice to kick the week off with this beautiful backyard wedding. Alli and Cameron celebrated a day brimming with colourful details and photographer Christi Falls has captured the laid back charm perfectly…

And I can’t resist mentioning this quote that Bride Alli used to describe her and Cameron’s first meeting ” And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, oh, there you are, I’ve been looking for you” …*sigh* how stunning is that?!

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

PS – This gorgeous wedding was submitted via Two Bright Lights and I also thought it worth mentioning that Christi Falls Photography is having a huge give-away on her blog – free wedding photography and co-ordination! She travels internationally, so it’s well worth a look. Have a gander of the details here

 

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