Okay…now this is seriously what I like to see (plus it’s more than enough to bring a tear to my usually stoic eye), this is what Boho weddings are all about and this is what I mean when I say Laid Back and beautifully Badass! I’m looking through gorgeous wedding photos of a pair that truly look destined for each other: many of the photos are shot in the pouring Cornwall rain but instead of looking like wet cats, I see joyous laughter, an outstanding pair of wedding Crocs (decorated by Julie’s Hens), umbrellas and, above all, I see that this wedding was about love, love and more love!
Judging from the pics, this wedding was a picture of fun-loving, boho bliss, from the white Volkswagen wedding van to the rustic and wholesome table settings and decor inside their bespoke wedding teepee. Of course, what is a Boho wedding without the perfect Dreamers and Lovers Dress? Julie couldn’t have looked more gorgeous than she did in her dreamy long sleeve, low backed gown and garland of romantic white roses and heather. The only jewelry she wore was her beloved Grandma’s wedding ring, gifted to her that morning by her Mom.
Andrew wasn’t so bad either, in his dusty blue Reiss three piece, sweet TM Lewin silver tie and leather shoes…all of which took nicely to being rained on during their photo shoot and definitely shouted Bohemia for all the world to hear. The two bridesmaids were in white Marks and Spencer and the Maid of Honor wore a mint green dress from Zara.
The couple had been enjoying a stroll along the cliff-tops, they pulled into a pub for a much needed ale and then Andrew led Julie to a sheltered cove…both of them feeling a little tense. He dropped to his knee and ‘Kabamm!
The proposal happened on a beach near St Agnes. The couple had been enjoying a stroll along the cliff-tops, they pulled into a pub for a much needed ale and then Andrew led Julie to a sheltered cove…both of them feeling a little tense. He dropped to his knee and ‘Kabamm!’
The wedding was to take place on September 2016 at St. Mary’s immaculate RC Church in Falmouth. Pictures of the ceremony show family and friends full of smiles and it’s no surprise that Julie felt this relatively unplanned part of the wedding to be one of her favorite parts.
The couple wanted the reception to be relaxed and laid back, nothing too extravagant, just farm-party vibes and a warm atmosphere. It was important for the couple that the guests feel just as special as the bride and groom. It looks like things turned out just as they had hoped.
A bohemian teepee (from Work Inspired Tents) was erected in a field at Restronguet Barton, with a view of Mylor Harbour. There was more than enough room for a love-filled, farm style banquet and loads of post-dinner dancing.
Food was all Cornish and Northern, as Andrew springs from Falmouth, whilst Julie is from the Manchester area. Dinner was catered by Jane Meredew and included fish gluons, cream tea, pasties, Yorkshire pudding and beef for canapés; with pork loin, potatoes, salads and fresh bread for mains and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Um, hello…where was I?
But the deliciousness didn’t end there. The wedding cake was Cornish cheese (OMG), all provided by the same incredible caterer.
DIY decoration (which looked sooo perfect!) included bunting and wildflowers in jam jars and baked bean tins. A little ingenuity can go a long way and boho is definitely the answer if you want a warm atmosphere thats beautiful and easy on the budget! The couple created a ‘find your face, find your place’ seating chart for the guests to have a little fun with and gift cards were held in a vintage suitcase…sweet. The couple also made a donation to Aurora foundation in lieu of traditional favors.
Andrew’s Dad created the incredible wooden signs all over the venue and the name card holders for the country style table settings. He did an amazing job. A memorable feature in the photographs is the massive letter sign, spelling out LOVE…that really sums it all up, if you ask me.
don’t take on too much, weddings are stressful enough. Get friends and family to help and make use of their skills where you can. This will save you cash and make the event that much more personal
Julie’s advice to wedding planners is this: don’t take on too much, weddings are stressful enough. Get friends and family to help and make use of their skills where you can. This will save you cash and make the event that much more personal…also, use Pinterest for ideas! It poured cats and dogs on their special day so it’s essential that you be prepared for anything. This savvy couple was prepared indeed, they’s borrowed 30 umbrellas from an estate agent friend, just in case.
It’s no secret these two are deeply in love and we wish them more of the same in their future. Rest assured though, rain on one’s wedding day is an unmistakable good omen, so their future will undoubtedly be filled with joy and abundance. Bless you both…and your guests while we’re at it!
Photographer: Olivia WR Photography