It’s been a pleasure…

October 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Boho Bride, musings

Afternoon all,

I hope everyone’s having a good week so far! Today I wanted to share with you a little project I’ve been working on for months really – and in the last few weeks it’s has come to fruition. It’s a collaborative project alongside one of my oldest and dearest friends Amry, born from something we have in common and something that we’re both trying to master the skills of – Motherhood!

Not Keeping Mum is a blog written by mothers for mothers. You can read a bit more about it and what to expect from it here.

I find writing a very cathartic experience, more often than not, if I write my troubles down, or simply jot down a to do list for the day my head becomes a lot clearer. The same can be said for Boho Bride. Initially it was an outlet for my creative ideas and later developed into a place where I could muse and vent over wedding woes as the big day approached…Well I’m sure it’s pretty clear to all that since then and since the arrival of our little boy I’ve found the blog a struggle to keep up – not so much the blogging itself - but creating content that I believe readers will enjoy…that I also enjoy!

The standard of wedding blogs continue to reach new highs daily – and to be part of that world you have to be beyond devoted. You need to be willing to live and breathe it all and whilst I adore the styling aspect of weddings {the design details still make my heart flutter} I am no longer passionate about writing about them…

And so, with a heavy heart I’m announcing the inevitable. From the end of October Boho Bride will no longer be updated. The site with remain – with it’s backlog of posts – as I still run my wedding and event design service, but there will be no more new content posted. Throughout the next couple of weeks I will be publishing pretty – including real weddings, some fantastic venues and my favourite mood boards from the last 24 months.

Thank you, thank you, thank you all for your support and friendship throughout. If you’re a Mum or Mum-to-be and would like to follow Amry and my journeys – we’ll see you over at NKM!

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

Love Luxe Blog Launch – Rosie Parsons new blog!

October 9, 2012 by  
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{Design credits for this table below}

I was beyond excited to recieve an invite to the launch party of Rosie Parsons new Love Luxe Blog {I’ve mentioned on here before that it is THE place to be inspired when planning a celebration} as I knew, based on the impressive list of suppliers not only attending but partacking in the day, it was going to be one heck of a do!

With an array of styled tables and scenes spread across the beautiful Goldney Hall in Bristol – it was brimming with pretty and I left not only feeling full of tasty treats, but inspired to sink my teeth into as many creative projects as possible!

Here’s a few pictures highlighting the incredible standard of talent that was on show…

Credits: Co-design & styling: Andri Benson Always Andri Wedding Design; Floral Design, co-design & styling: Jodie Vigor Boutique Blooms; Stationery: Erin Hung Berin Made; Macaroons: Reshmi Bennett Anges de Sucre; Balloons: Liz Simply Elegant Hire; Linens: Northfields Linen Hire; Glassware & chairs: Option Hire

Credits: Stylist: Belle and Boo; Stationary & paper products: Belle & Boo; Afternoon tea: Fosters Event Catering; Cake; Nikki Eat Sleep Cake; Flowers: Rachel The Rose Shed

Credits: Stylists, Design & DIY: Michelle & Vicky Pocket Full of Dreams; Illustrated Paper Goods: Berin Made; Floral design: David French Frog Flowers; Cake & edible items: Cakes by Beth

Credits: Stylist: Kirsten Little Wedding Helper; Stationary: Leah Spicer Golden Apple; Flowers: Emma Norton Wedding Flowers; Cakes: Anna Tyler Cakes

Thanks so much for a wonderful afternoon Rosie xx

PS All photo’s were taken by me…which is why they’re a bit dodgy!

With Love, Sarah xx

Hello…

October 8, 2012 by  
Filed under musings

Morning all,

Well, it’s been a while!

The past eight weeks have been so busy but I have to admit I hadn’t realised how much time had past since I’d last updated the blog. This Summer has been one of incredible highs thanks to our little {near six month} addition…and waves of low, as my Dad continues to battle cancer. I’m afraid something had to give so I could focus on family and that ended up being Boho Bride. Apologies to all of those who’ve been wondering where promised features are…those said features are soon to follow!

For today’s feature I want to give a shout-out to a marvellous company Your Image on Canvas who kindly sent me a beautiful image of my baby boy which has taken pride of place in our office and serves as a daily reminder of how lucky myself and my hubby are!

{Original image by Lucy Shergold}

It arrived on our wedding anniversary {yup, one year wed now} and was the perfect gift to mark our special day. I’m quite fussy about displaying images in our home – anything going up on our walls needs to be in a simple, elegant frame…so I wasn’t sure if a canvas would cut it – but I am so pleased with the quality of our picture; the edges are very neat and the shades of black and white are deep and crisp. A big thank you to Pete at Your Image on Canvus is in order – be sure to check them out.

Coming up this week I’ve some stunning inspiration to post on the blog thanks to Rosie Parsons and the launch party of her Love Luxe Blog… and some gorgeous readers real weddings!

With Love, Sarah xx

Boho Bride

Lavander Love – My Favourite Shades

August 7, 2012 by  
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Happy Tuesday All!

Todays’ shade…one I never thought I’d consider a ‘favourite’ but in recent years it’s become one of my most coveted wedding colourways. Done right it’s oh-so-right!

With Love,

Sarah. Boho Bride xx

All images via Pinterest

Go For Gold – My Favourite Shades

August 6, 2012 by  
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Well hello there,

It’s been a while…I decided to take last week off as I was pretty sleep deprived – my little boy is teething already! I spent a lot of time staring at my laptop, trying to feel inspired, but eventually succumbed to my creative block & realised that if I can’t post with pleasure, I shouldn’t post at all!

This week is a different kettle of fish entirely. Why? Well it’s quite a big week for me – the last of my twenties!!! Yup – on Saturday I enter the ‘dirty thirties’ and I’m really looking forward to a fabulous new chapter…I’ve heard women feel at their most confident in there thirties – I hope this is true.

Anyhoo – in homage to my big day, this week I’ve decided to celebrate by, ahem ‘celebrating’ my favourite wedding colours…and there’s not a shade of grey in sight.

What’s your favourite wedding shade?

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

All images via Pinterest

Eye Candy London – Colour Flip Nail Polish Review

July 27, 2012 by  
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With more brides opting to make a style statement with their nails, I jumped at the chance to sample and review the new nail polish range from Eye Candy London. First to the market with a new metallic colour flip particle technology, the Eye Candy Colour Flip Nail Lacquers offer a duel hue finish in metallic colourways that are both on-trend and enduringly popular; Green With Envy, Regally Yours, Liquid Gold and Sexy And You Know It.

The hue I was sent {Liquid Gold} would have been my first choice were I myself buying, as I wear yellow gold jewellery and have very pale skin. When applying it, the first thing I noticed was the thickness of the polish – I always equate this with good quality as it not only requires less layers of polish but is very easy to apply. Colour-wise I was actually pleasantly surprised – when seeing the polish in its attractive packaging I wondered if it would look too garish and bright, but the “colour flip” actually creates quite an iridescent effect which blended well with my skin tone adding warmth and altering in the light.

I applied the polish the night before my Goddaughters christening, a good move as my dress was nude and navy; the two-tone effect worked perfectly, with the gold hues picking up on the nude tones, whilst I noticed in certain lights, there was also a greeny-blue shade showing.

Those who are regular readers know I have a 3 month old son – so my hands are well used at the moment! I wondered whether the pretty and perfect looking polish would survive more than 24 hrs of constant hand washing, nappy changes, general chores and the battles I have with my boys’ pram and car seat…oh and lets not forget the sheer volume of typing I do each day! Well, 5 days later and the only small chip I have is on the index finger of my left hand; I’m a “lefty” so that makes sense and I am really impressed with how stoically it’s stood up to the last few days of battering I’ve given my hands.

Aesthetically, I really like this polish – so much so that I’ve caught myself swooning over my nails on numerous occasions – in the same way I did when I first wore my engagement ring! My hubby also commented on how pretty my hands look and made a point of mentioning that he was pleased I was once again wearing my wedding band {my hands got really swollen in the latter part of my pregnancy} even though I’ve been wearing it for nearly a month now…so I guess it’s the first time my hands have caught his attention in a while – the effect of the polish perhaps?!

All in all, I’d say that the Eye Candy London Colour Flip Nail Polish is a ruddy good buy; priced at a very reasonable £8 its quality rivals the metallic sheen designer brand polish I wore for my wedding day which cost double the price. So if you’re a planning bride thinking of indulging in some statement nails for your big day, the Eye Candy range, now available in Sainsbury’s is definitely worth a look.

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

A Vintage English Country Garden Inspired Shoot – Jenny Rose Flowers

When the uber talented Jenny Stone emailed me to ask whether I’d be interested in featuring a photo shoot she was putting together – I knew I’d be beyond happy to publish it at the mere mention of those who were taking part. Captured by Lucy Shergold and with decor supplied by Vintage Style Hire and hair and make up by Nicola Pettitt it was sure to impress. Shilstone House in South Devon provided the stunning backdrop, with Sarah Beaufoy perfectly modelling the beautiful gowns, loaned by The Ivory Secret…

The Jenny Rose Flowers website in currently under construction, but if any South West brides would like to get in touch with her, you can do so by emailing jennyroseflowers@gmail.com.

I am more than a little in love with this shoot – the palette is incredible and what a stunning venue! Thanks so much for sharing Jenny.

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

La Isla Bonita – Island Wedding Mood Board

July 24, 2012 by  
Filed under inspiration, mood boards

As the sun seems to have finally got his hat on I thought I’d celebrate by creating an inspiration board ideal for a wedding celebration in the most perfect of climates…laid back bohemia at its very best, with an eclectic mix of decor and vibrant colours. La Isla Bonita…

All images were sourced via Pinterest

Happy sunny Tuesday!

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

Sunday Best

July 22, 2012 by  
Filed under sunday best

Happy weekend all! Hope you’ve been enjoying the splendid weather -long ay it last. This week has been a busy one, so at 11pm on Sat night I’m catching up online for the first time in days {thank goodness for google reader!} and there’s been plenty of pretty to catch my eye! So, here’s my Sunday Best…

I’ve been swooning over…

Image via Grey Likes Weddings

♥ A stunning Ojai wedding featured on Grey Likes Weddings – DIY bohemia at its very best

♥ Loving this knitted wedding dress – very personal, very pretty.

♥ Fancy a gander at the St Ives seaside wedding of Cosmo magazine’s Deputy Editor – erm, yes?! Then head over to Rock N Roll Bride

I’m coveting…

Image via A Simple Life Afloat

♥ His n her’s tattoo’s – come on hubby – grow a pair and agree to get inked with me {…hmm, a turning 30 crisis perhaps?!}

♥ These floral print trousers from 7 For All Mankind are a-mazing…but I haven’t the thighs for em :(

♥ This fabulous print from Keep Calm Gallery is itching to be hung on my lounge wall!

Have a great day!

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

Short Wedding Dresses – from Etsy!

July 19, 2012 by  
Filed under etsy, wedding dresses

Fun and flirty I love the idea of a short wedding dress! Great for a city wedding or to simply avoid a soggy bottom {ahem, on your dress} in our Great British weather, here’s my pick of short wedding dresses from Etsy…

Dresses from: Dahl NYC, DMarie Couture, Claire La Faye, Little White Dresses

Would you wear a short wedding dress?

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

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