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Introducing FYEO Somerset – Opening August 20th – Plus 50% Off For Boho Bride Readers! Fri, 05 Aug 2011 05:00:59 +0000

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
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An Invitation to the Accessories Evening at The Ivory Secret Bridal Boutique Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:51:05 +0000

{Image by Rosie Parsons}

Join Eleanor and Liz at The Ivory Secret on Thursday 30th June 2011, 4 pm – 7 pm for a fun filled accessories evening and cupcakes! You may or may not have your wedding dress… so why not come along and receive expert guidance and advice on what accessories will work to complete your look or just to have a peek! Please refer to our website for all imagery. You will receive a 10% discount on all accessories ordered at this event and there will be a prize draw for a complimentary headpiece at the end of the evening.

We will have additional shoes, veils and headpieces exclusively for this evening. We will also have a selection of Flo and Percy headpieces and the Hassall shoe collection by Rainbow Club. A must see!

Finally, bring along a friend who is a bride to be and if she books an appointment at the event and orders a dress from us she will also receive a 10% discount on the dress she chooses.

Simply book an appointment by calling or accepting the invite on our Facebook page or just come along on the evening. We look forward to seeing you! xx

To find out more information about this lovely event, visit The Ivory Secret’s website or call them on 01363 777500

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Free Wedding Photography Competition Winners! Abigail & Pete’s Canterbury Tales Engagement Shoot Wed, 22 Jun 2011 05:00:39 +0000

A few weeks ago I ran a competiton for free wedding photography from the lovely Louise Bjorling, who was looking for couples planning an unusual wedding…I was so chuffed to hear that Louise had not only heard from Boho Bride readers, but that it was a couple who’d discovered my blog on the very day that I ran the competiton who actually went on to win! They have the most wonderful wedding ideas, here’s there story…

From Louise – “Abigail and Pete stumbled upon their wedding venue as they where browsing around their new surroundings near Canterbury, kent. Tucked away in the woods they found Chilham, a village consisting of old wooden houses, featuring a small castle and a 300 years old, timber framed village hall. Having just moved from the city, they realised how lovely this could be as a wedding venue.

From there, their ideas started to grow, turning their wedding day into an old style English country garden fetes. Think Darling buds of May and lots of DIY – to realize their romantic village hall fetes style, friends and families are coming together to create almost everything from scratch!”

From Abigail -  We were both really surprised when we found out we had made the final three and excited about our upcoming photo shoot. We spent time walking around our local area…Kent is full of spectacular places so we were spoilt for choice about where to have our photos!

When our photos went up on Louise’s blog it was soooo exciting! I was so impressed with how Louise had captured our personalities and a feel of our life in Kent in the photos. I felt sure we wouldn’t win but was so touched by some of the comments from people we didn’t even know!

We were in London when we found out we had won – in a pub we had gone to on one of our very first dates! It was a great moment and I phoned my mum straight away to share the good news! We feel so lucky to have this opportunity and it has made everyone very excited about our wedding! I am really happy that Louise will be capturing our moments and can’t wait for her to share our day!”

Here is just a snippet {yes there’s even more} of the gorgeous DIY details that crowned them as winners…

♥ Instead of buying/hiring bunting, my friends and I are collecting and using old bitsof material to make the bunting. Using pieces of fabrics from my childhood and old clothes makes the bunting extra special. My friends and I are having sewing parties (with tea and cake!) to make it fun!

♥ In decorating the hall we are using traditional hops found in Kent (which are usually thrown away in August) to sweep the large beams in the village hall.

♥ Our cake goes by the same theme, following inspiration from my late Grandmother whomade her own wedding cake, I want to follow in her footsteps – it is a great project and I love making cakes for friends and family to devour!

♥ Instead of buying lots of Champagne I am making Elderflower Champagne next month using the flowers around our area, with second hand glass bottles (painted bright colours – pink, aqua and lime with glass paint)!

♥ As an alternative to having place mats or order of service leaflets, we will use my Dads great artistic skills to make fantastically colourful chalkboards which give all the guests the itinerary on the way in!

♥ For our invites we are designing them with my Mum and handwriting them on recycled brown paper…

♥ To finish the night off we will also have  Chinese lanterns, which do not harm to the environment. I will no doubt be enjoying the view with my wonderful partner on a rustic hand made swing – bliss!

♥ Pete, who makes light projected backdrops for events, will create a light pattern and have it projected onto the inside ceiling of the village hall! He will create a themed design together with my illustration artist father.

♥ By using all things good and natural, whether hand made or bought organically, this will be a wedding for celebration, for our guests to be rewarded with delicious food and gifts, and to go home filled with happiness!

*Swoon* I’m more than just a little bit in love with this couple…Huge congratulations to Abigail and Pete – I adore your crafty wedding plans! And a big thank you to Louise for kindly sharing her talents with Boho Bride readers; to find out more about Louise, visit her website!

With Love, Boho Bride xx

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A 25% Discount for Boho Bride Readers from Laura Babb – Plus, Free Wedding Photography for One Lucky Couple! Thu, 26 May 2011 05:00:21 +0000

Lovely London wedding photographer Laura Babb is offering Boho Bride readers a 25% discount if they book their  2011 or 2012 wedding with her – amazing! And what’s more…one lucky couple will get their wedding photographed for free!

Here’s the details…

♥ Laura is looking for a couple planning a quirky wedding – perhaps in an unusual location or with a cutting-edge theme…

♥ She needs a brief discription of your day…and any personal details you’d like to include; so if there’s a kooky proposal story to be told, please spill!

♥ If you’re a couple getting married outside the London area, travel and {if applicable} accommodation costs will need to be covered.

♥ Laura will be choosing the couple based on the information they give her – so if you want to win – fess up to all your funky plans!

♥ Wedding date and venue details needed.

♥ Please attach a photo.

♥ And for those who want to make the most of the 25% discount offer – mention Boho Bride when enquiring/booking with Laura Babb Photography!

You can email Laura at or to learn more about this talented Bride to be, visit her website

Best of luck! With Love, Boho Bride xx

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ITV Tonight Programme Looking for Couples! Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:00:48 +0000

Last week I was contacted by a lovely researcher at ITV about a segment they’re putting together for an episode of the Tonight programme. ITV are looking for couples who are planning to – or who have got married on a tight budget and would like to interview them for the show…

If you fit-the-bill and would like to have a chat with the fab team behind this prime time show – please get in touch with your contact details and I’ll happily pass them on. Email me at


With Love, Boho Bride xx


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Win Free Wedding Photography from Louise Bjorling Tue, 12 Apr 2011 06:00:14 +0000

London based photographer Louise Bjorling is offering 3-5 couples the chance to win free wedding photography! Louise wants to celebrate the fact that more and more couples are taking the plunge to create a wedding day that reflects their style and taste, instead of a more traditional do and is offering the winners the chance to have their day captured free of charge. Here’s what she had to say…

It could be something really extraordinary, but it doesn’t have to be. An unusual location, something non-traditional about your dress code, something curious about your reception or ceremony… Or it could be the details in your decorations. Perhaps vintage details, or details that incorporates your hobby/profession – maybe some DIY, like for example home made origami creations… Anything that adds a bit of personality to your day!

What you have to do…

Please email me some information about yourselves. I’d like to know the following…
1.Your name and contact details (phone no+ email)
2.Your wedding date
3.The area and post code for your wedding day
4.Details about your wedding day, including what makes it a bit unusual

What you get…

All wedding day photographed
All best images on a disc in high resolution JPG
Web Copies of all best images, for the winning couple to use online at their discretion – face book, emailing, my space, etc
Professional post production – colour correction and enhancements of all your images
Blog chapter about your day, featuring your best images
A 34 page coffee table book size 7×11 inch, with a selection of your best images – valued at £160

The closing date is the end of April and for more information and for terms and conditions – please have a look at Louise’s competition page here before you enter.

Best of luck! With Love, Boho Bride xx

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