Sick of me yet?
Today as a farewell post I have decided to treat you all to an exclusive sneak peek of my very exciting Autumn project. After attending a ‘tweet up’ hosted by Julia Braime of Brides Up North, where I met dozens of fabulous wedding industry folk, I got chatting to photographer Kat Timmins about a collaboration in the next couple of months. I already have a Winter collection in the design stages due to be photographed later in the year, so me and Kat decided on an Autumnal photo shoot. I will be making a mini collection of 3-5 pieces inspired by everything from the changing colours of the leaves to the bright colours of a harvest festival.
Apologies for the lack of links, I made this board on a whim and forgot to save all links so please speak up if you want crediting! I’m sure most of you will recognise beautiful images from Which Goose, Kat Swank and The Cherry Blossom Girl.
My carpet currently looks like a Neil Buchanan Art Attack while I try out different colour matches and textures, really pretty though! So here are your sneak peeks…
Many thanks to Sarah for letting me guest post, it has been lovely – hopefully I have left her with some readers, ha!
Hello again! I’m back with a moodboard as promised. Working in the Wedding industry I meet all kinds of brides with different ideas on what a wedding should be. My favourite kind of wedding is a small informal get together that reflects the couples’ individual style and taste. When creating this board I kept that in mind and mixed it with pale and interesting textures, lace and gypsophila and i cant help thinking with the dresses in the same shades it has a very relaxed hint of the royal wedding – possibly my favourite board yet…
First of all I would like to say congratulations to a couple whose match truly seems to be perfect for each other. I was super excited that the lovely Sarah asked me to guest post while the lucky couple jet off on honeymoon after what I can only imagine was an amazing wedding full of unique style and boho touches. Regulars of Boho Bride may recall my first guest post last December in which I created a moodboard for Sarah & Adam. I cannot wait to see pictures!
As my first post of the week I thought I would indulge in a little shameless plugging of my brand new venture – Sarah promised she didn’t mind! I am pleased to announce that after months of hard work and planning, all the inspiration from moodboards I created have evolved into my very own bridal headwear collection. ‘What Katy Did Next’ is a collection of bespoke bridal headwear influenced by Vintage, Bohemian, Classic and Romantic styles.
The collection consists of twenty pieces and is entirely handmade. Due to the bespoke nature of my work, no one piece is the same. A lot of the materials used within my work are irreplaceable such as the vintage lace. My website showcases the headwear with a guide price so that custom orders can be made, and as the pieces are made to order they are easily changed to match each brides requirements. Custom orders are welcome, I love working alongside a bride to create her dream headpiece.
While I love making beautiful headwear, I also have a lot of fun creating other wedding accessories. My love bird & peg doll cake toppers are hugely popular at the moment, with couples being able to personalise styles, colours and fabrics. My sequin heart shoe clips are a hit with bridesmaids and I have recently added garters and ring pillows to my list of products.
There are a lot more images (photographed by the fabulous Sally Thurrell) in the pages of my Look book on the website, I would love to hear what you all think…
As a treat for Boho Bride readers I would love to offer 10% off all orders placed before 31st October 2011. Simply quote BOHOBR2011 when placing an order via email
Look out for further posts from me this week featuring a moodboard or two…
Website – http://www.what-katy-did-next.co.uk
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/What-Katy-Did-Next/134193259958547
Twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/whatkatydidnxt
Etsy – http://www.etsy.com/shop/whatkatydidnext
I will keep this brief, as I have already made the introduction to my guest blogger Kate Fletcher, who will be making a regular appearance on the blog; to assist, inspire and entertain! I’m sure you’ll enjoy…
This is a post I’ve been gagging to write for many weeks, but had to wait until all plans were confirmed. Since launching Boho Bride on Sept 30th 2010, I’ve met some wonderful people – most of whom I now regard as dear friends…and one of those people is the lovely Kate from Kate Fletcher Events!
It was Kate who sent me the very first ‘real wedding’ to feature on Boho Bride (you can have a gander here) and having exchanged a few emails, I was immediately struck by how similar our tastes were, both for weddings, interiors…and beyond. Fast forward a few months and now, not only is Kate kindly lending herself and her wonderful services to our own wedding, as official ‘on the day co-ordinator,’ but we’ve decided to take things one step further and contibute to each others blogs.
As a Bride in the midst of planning – my new ‘connections’ in the wedding world have been invaluable. Were it not for the helpful hints and calming words from some of the dedicated and talented wedding planners I’ve met through twitter – I certainly would have had more than one Bridal meltdown….
So it seems quite apt that there’s a regular spot on Boho Bride, dedicated to wedding planning – beyond my own personal experiences and that’s where Kate comes in. Once a month, Kate will be taking over the blog for a day, to write to you from a planners point of view. Musings, tips and general loveliness – our aim is to further add to your own wedding planning experience!
To find out more about Kate and the stunning weddings she’s work on, have a look at her site here. This really is just the begining of some exciting changes for Boho Bride. I’m about to dip my fingers in some very yummy pies – and as soon as I can, will be sharing a whole heap of wedding goodness with you!
Those who saw Friday’s post will already be familiar with the wonderful designer Katy Howieson from What Katy Did Next…well, as I mentioned then , she has has created a mood board inspired by the ear-bashing I’ve given her about my own wedding plans! I’ll keep this brief and hand you over to Ms Howieson, who’s written a lovely intro.
Katy,when I saw what you created I welled up – it’s stunning. You really get the essence of the day we hope to celebrate. Thank you so much for creating this spine-tingling loveliness xx
“I contacted the lovely Sarah of Boho Bride after she commented on one of my posts. I followed the link back to her wonderful blog and fell in love! Boho Bride’s style is right up my street and our tastes seemed to overlap more often than not. My love of putting together moodboards and taking on new themes pushed me to offer my creative services to Sarah. She loved the idea and gave me a few hints and ideas of what she liked colour and stylewise before I set upon making up her moodboard.
With the themes – informal garden party, shabby chic, jewel tones & firey Autumn shades I had a lot to take on and I was ready for the challenge. After falling head over heels for the ‘boho’ wedding dresses from Johanna Johnson’s I had the hard choice of which design to pick. Johanna’s designs are amazing and she’s the first designer to change my mind about making my own wedding dress. Her pieces are near perfect and she has a fabulous array of sparkling accessories too! The design I picked for Sarah is understated yet beautiful – right on track for an informal wedding.
When I thought of jewel colours and Autumn I immediately came to purples and oranges which make the whimsical Wildflowers hair comb by Gardens of Whimsy the perfect bridesmaid accessory for this themed wedding. The piece has enough colours to pick highlights to work with such as the purple – leading me to those glam suede heels and the Monsoon evening dress, not too formal and not too casual. The rich orange tones are picked up in the contemporary style wedding cake complete with ceramic lovebirds. Little birdy cake toppers are bang on trend for next year and styles are popping up everywhere to compliment your big day.