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A Relaxed Summer Wedding with hints of Blue and Mink Tue, 22 Nov 2011 06:00:36 +0000

When Boho Bride’s newest sponsor, Louise Bjorling and her colleague Milda Vasile sent me Caaren and Jason’s gorgeous wedding teaser, I instantly knew I had to blog it. Full of beautiful details, staged by wedding planner Marie of Isabella Weddings, the tone of sumptuous decor meets a relaxed, natural vibe {chill-out tent anyone?} sits perfectly at the beautiful venue Old Alresford House…

From Bride Caaren: We wanted a day that was Elegant but relaxed.  It was so important to us that our day reflected us as a couple; I know that sounds corny but we feel that we achieved it.  We were the first couple to marry at Old Alresford House and as a guest it would have been impossible to not have been blown away by its beauty, so we wanted to add touches throughout the day that our guests would know would have come from our hearts as we felt that’s what made the day special.

We wanted the day to have personal touches all the way through so it was a real team effort of some great suppliers I had found and of course my friends and family.  I didn’t realise how much i loved flowers until I started this process, Mel who manages Ena’s florist in Westbourne completely read my mind and came up with elegant arrangements of Dahlias (my favourite flower) and roses mixed with herbs which made the arrangements and bouquets simplistic but had real impact.

We wanted to create an atmosphere to compliment the venue without it looking too contrived. The ballroom’s drapes were duck egg blue and mink and the room itself had fantastic natural light with sash windows, so the colour theme became cream, duck egg blue and mink. We dressed the ball room with a summer’s day in mind – with jugs of antique roses and rosemary and lavender pots wrapped in lace or hessian.

My girlfriends and mums helped make all the name cards with vintage tags, stamps and ribbons and cushions for the marquee (with the promise of a cocktail or two!) and the day before the wedding bridesmaids and family helped dress the marquee which was filled with garden furniture and coffee tables I had found from vintage stores, crates and pots of garden roses and lavender, pictures of family and friends, a traditional sweet table with jars dressed by my step girls – just perfect for a glass of champagne and a mingle after the ceremony or for a good candle lit catch up with friends and family when the sun had set!

Highlights of our day included the speeches – listening to the lovely wishes of the people we love and seeing our guests enjoy each moment and my step daughters’ speeches – they were just perfect. My mum and dad – my mum looked radiant and my dad so proud…and the moment when my son ran across the room to Jason and I during the ceremony and slipped on my dress and shot across the floor, all I could see were people’s shoulders shaking with laughter!

We were also so pleased with our photographers, Louise and Milda.  They hadn’t been recommended to us, we just saw their website and loved their style of photography.  The pictures have just blown us away; we wanted reportage style but with a bit of difference and the ladies certainly produced!

Credits: Photographers: Louise Bjorling and Milda Vasile; Hair and make-up: Julie West; Wedding attire : Pronovias and Loro Piana; Flowers: Ena’s Florists; Cakes: Patisserie Valerie; Videographer: Shortfilm Company

Huge congratulations to Caaren and Jason for their beautiful day and to Boho Bride sponsor Louise Bjorling for sharing it!

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

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The Importance of Having Help… Fri, 14 Oct 2011 08:16:06 +0000

{Image Lucy Shergold}

Today’s blog is more of an ode to wedding planners/coordinators/stylists, whatever their title might be and more importantly to my friend Kate Fletcher. Regular readers might remember our ‘exchange of services’ – having met ‘virtually’ and bonded over a mutual love of design we decided that in exchange for my {now} husband creating her blog The Stockman Diaries, she’d act as-on-the-day coordinator at our wedding…

And how glad am I that we made such an agreement! Yes, I adore styling and had very clear ideas about how our day would look. Yes, I was organised enough to have copies of quotes and agreements and payment details. Yes I knew how much was left of the budget and regularly reviewed it with my better half…but despite having more than a little bit of the ‘Monica Geller’ about me – there is no way I’d have been able to cope – or even wanted to have coped with the day before and on the day details Kate assisted with.

In order to execute the look of our day, I needed my ‘team wedding’ with me – it was simply too much work for a single pair of hands…but beyond that, what Kate did was hold my hand and boy did I need that more than I realised. To have someone there, not just as my “ambassador of style” but as my friend too, was amazing. When the venue coordinator went awol in the middle of hanging our lanterns, I was able to concentrate on dressing the tables, whilst Kate tracked him down. When he said a fire pit would definitely be a no-go, Kate made it her mission to hunt down the owner of our venue and got a ‘yes’ directly from the horses mouth…

When it got to 7pm and I still hadn’t finished titivating, Kate took the scissors our of my hands and ordered me home to shower ahead of our 7.30pm pre-wedding dinner!

On the morning of the wedding – I didn’t have to worry about a thing. I was able to feel 100% confident that the cakes would be on the cake bar looking perfect; that the giant balloons would be handed out to guests and that our flower covered heart would be hanging above our heads as we said of vows…why? Because Kate had our backs. She was there to make the whole day seem effortless – and she did. And if we hadn’t had her help – well, I guess we’d have muddled through – but either myself, or my Mum or one of my Bridesmaids would have had to have filled her role…especially when the elements were hell-bent on challenging our outdoor plans!

So here’s my big boho thank you to Kate. And for any Bride out there who’s been in two minds about having that extra bit of help – go for it…I am sure you won’t regret it. One of the best wedding decisions I could have made…aside from marrying my man of course!

With Love,

Boho Bride xx

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Oh My Honey – Introducing Boho Bride’s Sponsors Thu, 08 Sep 2011 05:00:17 +0000

Offering stylish Brides gorgeous dress designs that are a little bit different and a lot uber pretty, Oh My Honey is another new sponsor of the blog. A range of fifties inspired frocks perfect for a modern wedding with a vintage edge, the Oh My Honey designs are feminine and flattering; ideal for a Bride who wants something sassy to wear for both herself of Bridesmaids, Louise offers a ready-to-wear collection and bespoke service…

Here’s what Louise has to say “I have always had an interest in fashion and costume, and love mixing the two together for exciting creations, or retro inspired designs. My dresses take the timeless 1950′s fashion elements and come together with modern or vintage fabrics to make fun, beautiful dresses for all kinds of occasions.

I pride myself on making beautifully made dresses and great customer care. All dresses are handmade in Brighton by myself or one of my skilled dressmakers. I aim to please so if you ever have any questions, or need help selecting a dress, don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

By complete coincidence, Louise approached me about sponsorship only a few days after one of my Bridesmaid’s had ordered a dress from her site and I have to say it’s a stunning frock and Louise went out of her way to make adjustments for us – I’m very proud to have Oh My Honey on board as a sponsor! If you’d like to learn more about Louise and her beautiful designs, be sure to visit the website
With Love,
Boho Bride xx

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Natasha Jane – Introducing Boho Bride’s Sponsor’s Tue, 06 Sep 2011 05:00:41 +0000

Natasha Jane is not only one of my new sponsor’s but one of the nicest and most supportive people I’ve met since joining the wedding world. Her beautiful crystal headpieces are not only the perfect accessories for both modern and vintage style weddings, but incredibly unique and beautifully designed.

“A romantic collection of both classic and modern bridal headbands for weddings or special events. Take a glimpse back in time to a collection of charming unique headbands; offering brides a touch of golden age glamour infused with striking design for the vintage styled bride choosing her perfect headwear.

Referencing organic silhouettes, playful chic bows and detailed beaded flowers, each headband can be altered to suit your style.”

I recently had the pleasure of styling a shoot using some of Natasha’s gorgeous collection and I have to say – her pieces are even more stunning up close. The attention to detail is immense!

I’m so pleased to welcome Natasha Jane as a sponsor of my blog! To find out more about her delicious work, make sure you visit the website.

With Love, Boho Bride xx

Images via Natasha Jane and Alex Beadon Photography, Ursula Roxy, Billingham Photography and Rei Bennett

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Lucy Shergold Photography – Introducing Boho Bride’s Sponsors Mon, 05 Sep 2011 05:00:28 +0000

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

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