Top 5 Tips for a Boho Wedding
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by Gaia
2y ago
There are many things to consider when planning a wedding, especially these days! It’s still OK to want to have a gorgeous day no matter how big or small it is. We spoke to Sophie from North and Wild Events to get her tips on how to plan a wedding with a boho vibe. Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, with few permanent ties, involving musical, artistic or literary pursuits. In this context, Bohemians can be wanderers, adventurers, or vagabonds. So how exactly does this translate into weddings? Most Bohemian wedding themes or ..read more
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Newquay Beach DIY Wedding – Lusty Glaze Cornwall
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by Gaia
3y ago
When Lisa and Lewis got married they wanted to keep things simple and shunned a lot of venues because they were too traditional and lacking in personality. They venue they picked was perfect for a beach wedding – Lusty Glaze in Cornwall. Newquay and Cornwall have always been a special place for both our families. We each holidayed here when we were younger and since being together Lewis and I visit the area every year for our own holiday. What did you DIY? Everything! We had no on the day vendors and everything was self-styled/created. I created the florals for the cake from the lef ..read more
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Small Weddings – Including Family Remotely
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by Gaia Hudson
3y ago
In this Small Weddings series we’re looking at the ways that you can have a beautiful, personal wedding within the current wedding restrictions. This article is all about how you can involve friends and family in your wedding, even if they can’t be there to witness it in person. From houseplants to zoom readings, read on to discover creative ways to make sure those who can’t attend are included in your special day. Photo by Tobias LohrPlant People Photo by Anna Wood Photography Borrow your loved ones’ houseplants to decorate the church or wherever you’re getting married and it will feel like a ..read more
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Registry office wedding with a beer garden reception
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by Gaia Hudson
3y ago
Charlie & Tom got married in August last year at registry office with a pub reception afterwards. The bride’s gorgeous vintage dress was a bargain charity shop find and the reception was held in their favourite beer garden, decorated by the bride’s mum. How did you guys meet? Tom and I met on tinder! So it just shows there are some success stories out there. Tom also proposed to me after only being together 6 months! We were in Prague on holiday and we were walking along Charles bridge looking at the castle when he got down on one knee, it was very unexpected but so romantic. How did you K ..read more
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Lake District DIY Barn Wedding
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by Gaia Hudson
3y ago
Alice and Marc got married last August in the Lake District in a blank canvas venue which they transformed with gorgeous lighting, bunting and greenery. There were lovely personal touches including Alice’s mum growing all the wedding flowers from seed in her garden and they kept guests happy with a pizza van and a fire pit for toasting marshmallows in the evening. How did you guys meet? Marc and I met at a mutual friend’s party in June 2015. It was a games night and we got put on the same team.  We got on really well and went out for drinks a few weeks later. Marc proposed to me after br ..read more
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Intimate Leeds Town Hall Wedding during a Pandemic
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by Gaia Hudson
3y ago
It’s safe to say that weddings (and the world!) have been turned upside down thanks to Coronavirus. With regulations constantly changing and so much uncertainty many couples have understandably postponed their wedding until they can have the day they planned. Many are even at the point where they’re postponing for the second time due to the new rule of 15. One couple who had already postponed once and didn’t want to do it again are Suzanne and Darren. They got married last month in a gorgeous, intimate little wedding at Leeds Town Hall and they’ve shared their details and advice with us in a b ..read more
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Cornish Village Hall DIY Wedding
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by Gaia
3y ago
Bret & Sian had a DIY village hall wedding in Cornwall that brought together all the things they loved and didn’t cost a fortune. By focussing on the things that mattered to them and forgoing things like a traditional venue and sit down meal they managed to create a wedding day that suited them and came in within budget. How did you guys meet? We met in our local town on a night out with friends. I actually thought Bret was someone else and called him by someone else’s name the whole night so I was surprised he even wanted to speak to me again! We got engaged on a horse and carriage ride i ..read more
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Outdoor Festival wedding with a wild party
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by Gaia Hudson
3y ago
Tor and Luke’s wedding was anything but boring, they made sure of that! Everyone was catered for with lawn games, great music, a wild party and a bar that was drunk dry. Family was number one though, there were nods to the father of the bride’s Mod roots and her beloved late Mum’s love of Motown and sunflowers. How did you guys meet? We met over ten years ago at one of my bridesmaids house parties, although we were both with different partners at the time. We kept in touch as we enjoyed each other’s company. Fast forward three years later and both single, we got together after a few dates. Our ..read more
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REAL Supplier Spotlight – Wolfpact
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by Gaia Hudson
3y ago
Picture the scene – you’ve just walked out of your wedding ceremony, the sun is shining, your nearest and dearest are congratulating you and you are greeted by a shiny vintage Airstream bar serving all your favourite drinks… I mean, there’s even prosecco on tap! We spoke to Felicity from Wolfpact about the vintage airstream mobile bar, which she and her partner lovingly converted themselves. Grab a cuppa and find out everything you need to know about hiring them for your wedding. Why did you start your business? Change! We already had a couple of classic vehicles and wanted a business where we ..read more
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London Gin Distillery Wedding
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by Gaia Hudson
3y ago
Wondering how you can have a stylish, urban London wedding that’s under £10K? Bex, who works in Branding and Dan, an Art Director did just that. They chose to keep it real with a registry office ceremony followed by a reception in a gin distillery and they’ve shared tips and advice with us from their urban wedding. How did you guys meet? We met via Tinder back in 2015. Dan and I were messaging and he was struggling to come up with ideas for an ad campaign he was working on, so I thought I’d see if I could help. The ideas were probably rubbish, but he used it as an excuse to ask to take me for ..read more
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