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A very happy morning to you my loves! Before you head off for a weekend of sunshine and wedmin, I’m delighted to introduce you to another of our wonderful handpicked sponsors.  Amy Bowley from Bo Boutique is a floral designer and stylist like no other, I can’t even begin to put into words how incredibly creative and talented she is, so instead I’ve picked LOTS of inspirational images to do the talking for me.  What I can say is this; Amy is the loveliest, friendliest person you could wish for to guide you on your floral wedding journey.  If you’re looking for creative floral designs that will wow, excite and inspire your guests then honestly, book her now! I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

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Boho Wedding venues picked by Coco Wedding Venues Emma Hla

I hope you all have your feather headdresses to hand because today, we’re getting a bit down and boho with Coco Wedding Venues Top 5 Bohemian Beats wedding venue picks with Emma Hla…

The venues I’ve selected for you lovely lot are perfect for the woodland loving, camping crazy, barefoot dancing chicks amongst you.

So, come on… kick off those shoes and skip amongst these gorgeous venues…

Venue #1 Cottonwood Weddings

Cottonwood Hampshire Wedding Venue

Hannah and her husband Paul, the founders of Cottonwood Weddings, have a portfolio of private estates in the New Forest, which are exclusive and remain a well-kept secret!

Their aim is to ensure their locations are tailored to become the beautiful, bespoke wedding venue that you’ve been hoping to find.

The portfolio includes a private estate with its own woods and outdoor stage, a farm with converted barn accommodation for your guests, a festival inspired field and private homes, which you can hire for an entire weekends celebration!


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navy & coral wedding party

I always find it lovely when couples are able to find a wedding venue that doesn’t just tick the boxes of budget, location and service, but when it has an extra-special meaning too.  Alisa & Dermot tied the knot on his family farm in South Africa, nestled in the Stellenbosch mountains with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.   With guests travelling from all over the world to celebrate their marriage (Alisa is from New Zealand) it was the perfect place for them to bring their families together.  They chose a classic navy scheme with a pop of coral – picked up perfectly in the flowers using local flowers & foliage.  Alisa’s gorgeous illusion neck Pronovias dress may be one of the most well-travelled I know – being purchased in London, taken for fittings in Amsterdam (where they now live) and worn in Cape Town before being flown home with Alisa’s parents to New Zealand!  The glorious scenery, pretty details and romance of their day was captured by b.loved favourite Cheryl McEwan.

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Elegant grey & white stationery by Itty Bitty & Bijou

Afternoon lovelies! If you’re loving our Understated Elegance style guide as much as I am (hint: a LOT!) then you’ll want to download this fab free stationery template from the lovely Itty Bitty Bijou straight away! Just print onto some quality card stock and there you have it, swanky wedding invitations sorted!

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White, green & silver elegant cascading bouquet by Blue Sky Flowers

In this month’s Understated Elegant style guide we loved playing with ideas to make a very minimal palette look amazing! I mean, just look at that stunning bouquet!! Isn’t Liz from Bluesky Flowers a total floral genius?  The textures and colours show that even an ‘all white’ colour scheme can look incredible with the right touches! She combined luscious Ivory Duchess de Nemours peonies with Antirrhinum, Dahlia, Astrantia with delicate Astilbe and Queen Anne’s’ Lace. Brunia, Senecio and Eucalyptus foliage in varying shades of silvery greens cascade effortlessly, while a bold black & white striped ribbon adds a modern twist.

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bright wedding inspiration

There’s nothing like a bold punch of colour to brighten up your Monday morning!  So this week’s inspiration board is inspired by the frankly tropical weather we’ve had over the past few days – from brilliant blue skies to spectacular thunder & lightening storms it’s felt more equatorial than northern European for most of the week!  I’m not suggesting this is the perfect British wedding scheme – although at a venue like Kew Gardens this could look totally rad!

For a destination wedding – I’m thinking the beautiful remote beaches of Hawaii or Bali – this is the perfect palette.  Don’t be afraid of colour – mix unusual, tropical blooms with gold for a totally luxe look.  I love the idea of paper tassels fluttering in the breeze – a super easy way to bring your own but of DIY to a destination venue! But most of all with this one, you’ve got to have fun with floral crowns and pineapple place settings all adding to the ‘totally tropical’ taste!

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