Lucy Shergold Photography – Introducing Boho Bride’s Sponsors

September 5, 2011 by  
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This week I have the pleasure of introducing my new sponsors and first up is the hugely talented Lucy Shergold Photography. A devon based wedding photographer based in North Devon, Lucy Shergold specialises in a natural repotage style that’s unobtrusive and perfect for today’s Bride and Groom’s. Here’s what Lucy has to say…

“I have always taken photographs but when I photographed my first Wedding, I felt totally relaxed at home and inspired. Being part of your Wedding day is an amazing privilege for me. I love Weddings and get excited about everyone that I do.

I will capture your day in a relaxed and creative way, there will be time made for your special group shots. No one wants to be stood in a line up for hours so we don’t do that, but I understand that there will be family and friends at your Wedding that you want to remember, so we will make time for those shots and they will be done calmly and creatively.”

Lucy is not only someone who I’ve got to know very well since writing this blog – she happens to now be one of my closest friends and a true talent. So laid back and lovely, I can’t wait to have her capture my own wedding in two weeks time! Should you wish to learn more about Lucy and her beautiful work, make sure you take a look at her website.

With Love,

Boho Bride xx

The Ivory Secret – A Gorgeous New Bridal Boutique in Crediton, Devon

June 23, 2011 by  
Filed under photographers, wedding dresses

{Images Rosie Parsons}

En route back from Exeter a few weeks ago, I spotted a pretty boutique showcasing some show-stopping frocks in its window…intrigued to know more, I hastily wrote down there name {I wasn’t driving!} and proceeded to look them up once home…

An invite to this delightful shop ensued and so myself and friend, the lovely Devon photographer Rosie Parsons found ourselves one Friday morning, sipping tea from vintage china and tucking into an oh-so-sweet and tasty cupcake from Vintage Lace.

Owned by mother and daughter team Liz and Eleanor, The Ivory Secret has been created to offer Brides “a cosy, intimate and inspiring space full to the brim with beautiful designer wedding gowns, shoes and accessories”, a real destination boutique, walking in to this warm and welcoming space, you become fully immersed in all things pretty.

Liz explained “Our aim is to help Brides feel the best they can, the best version of themselves and then enhance that incredible feeling for their special day”. Offering a breathtakingly beautiful range of gowns, perfect for Brides wanting to channel a floaty, ethereal feel and unique and edgy designs, the collection includes wedding dresses designed by Charlotte Balbier, Kula Tsurdiu and their own collection of gowns Eleanor Rafferty.

An inspiring place to spend an hour, brimming with beautiful wedding dresses - you’ll find it hard to leave The Ivory Secret!

* On Thursday 30th June, The Ivory Secret will be hosting an accessories evening, showcasing designs from Flo and Percy and the Hassall collection from the Rainbow Club. From 4-7pm – I’ll post more details later today*

Thank you so much to Eleanor and Liz for their hospitality, to Rosie Parsons for these stunning images and to Vintage Lace (Tel:01363 773378) for the very gorgeous, very yummy cupcakes!

With Love, Boho Bride xx

A 25% Discount for Boho Bride Readers from Laura Babb – Plus, Free Wedding Photography for One Lucky Couple!

May 26, 2011 by  
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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

Chris Barber Media – Q & A

December 13, 2010 by  
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When I received my 500th follower on Twitter I did a shout-out to @CBMedia and in return was asked if they’d won a prize. So imagine my joy at discovering that Birmingham based wedding photography duo Chris and Dani from Chris Barber Media were behind the tweets! I hastily (in a not-so-playing-it-cool way) asked if they’d partake in a Q&A. They agreed and will forever be known as my fab 500th. Enjoy!

Tell us a bit about yourselves:

“hello boho bride readers, you lovely little folk! we are a husband + wife wedding photography team. people call us dani + chris but you can call us whatever the heck you like. powered by caffeine + freddo bars, we bring a fun, modern + off-beat approach to every wedding we crash photograph.”

The first wedding you ever captured – give us some details, where,
when and who?

“i love the idea of “capturing” a wedding, it makes us sound like we’re naturalists in combat gear with nets + pocket knives, waiting to
pounce on something. this may have actually been how we shot our first wedding now i think about it…”

Has your technique evolved since then?

“oh totally, we wear suits now.”

Describe your style of photography in for words -

“your parents hate it.”

What in your opinion, makes for great wedding photos?

“2ml of bride + groomage, mix well with laid-back sauce + pour over outer space. add dollops of awesome sauce as required.”

Do you give your couples much direction – or is it an organic process?

“it really depends on the couple. some like it organic, some like it artificial. we like best of both. (the last two answers have been food orientated, sorry – i was hungry when i answered this)”

Any tips for camera shy couples?

“quite often it’s down to being shy with who’s taking the picture, not physically being shy of an object that processes light so if we’re not afraid of spending time with our couples before the wedding, building a rapport with them (even if it’s not wedding related). obviously, there are people out there that have a genuine fear that the camera is gonna eat their soul, in these situations we just make complete idiots of ourselves until they can begin to feel like they can “open up” in front of a camera.”

Career highlights so far?

“we’d like to make our career highlights sound slightly better than they actually are by telling you our career low-points first…last year, one of our brides walked in whilst we were singing peter andre.  a few months later, a couple walked into the studio as we were mid-cave-man-like-scoffing our faces with cup cakes. they booked us on the spot.

in all seriousness, working together + being happy doing a job we love for the last 2 + a half are our most proudest achievements.”

Style or Substance?

“substance. fo’ sho’.”