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At the end of May my MOH and I headed off on a little wedding related road-trip. The reason for our trip? Bohemian Dreams… “A bunch of crazy wedding enthusiasts that are on a mission to join fun and daring couples to captivating unique wedding suppliers”. They want to help you plan the bohemian wedding day of your dreams.
Bohemian Dreams were hosting the Boshow; a fun and alternative wedding fair which aims to steer away of all things ‘traditional’ wedding. Wanting instead to shine a spotlight on upcoming and established suppliers that range from bespoke to unique and alternative, they are essentially big ol’ supporters of couples that think outside the box, and want to help you get there.
Set in the remarkable Cathedral of Trees in the heart of Milton Keynes, it was the perfect location for such an event… an outdoor location which isn’t made of bricks and mortar but of bark and leaves. The BoShow transformed the parkland into a bohemian wedding heaven.
Over 50 suppliers nestled amongst the teepees added to the buzz and energy of the event. It had a real festival vibe and the sunshine added to this feel… so…. lets talk details:
We arrived and I was smiling instantly… Rustic wooden signs, tipis and dreamcatchers swaying in the wind greeted us as we walked through to the first field…
The Boshow offered everything you would expect from a wedding fair; cake, flowers, dresses, accessories & decor but there wasn’t a white chair cover, round posy or shiny silver candelabra in site… think handmade, vintage, rustic…
Later we sat drinking mojitos on hay bales whist giant bubbles floated past us and a team of bartenders did tricks and showed off to the gathering crowds. People lounged around in the sun, listening to live music and sampling some glorious food.
Then it was time to head to the Walk of Wonder catwalk show (styled by ‘Not your average I do’ and PartyBales®) which featured a mix of unique and vintage dresses on barefooted brides with flowers in their hair and billowing sleeves…
After the catwalk (which had a mix of dresses I liked and some not so much so) It was time to head to the tipi’s….
Bright, colourful, quirky…. Not what I was thinking of for my wedding but oh-so-cute, fun and colourful….
Then…. well then we stepped into tipi number 2 and I quite possibly fell in love (sorry maxwell) First up was the awesome Lucky Sixpence Bridal, a shared stall with mumma and daughter, one offering up stunning vintage gowns, the other an awesome selection of vintage and retro jewellery.
BoChic and VPA had teamed up to advertise their combined services; The beautiful Ela of Bochic was there advertising her event styling services which honestly were just swoon worthy, like seriously just off my Pinterest page perfect. Dani from VPA had the most stunning collection of decor and goodies and together it couldn’t have been more perfect for me… for what I wanted, and to top it all off the lovely Gemma was photographing the whole thing and captured a seriously cheesy snap of me and onion looking happy as pie! (you can see it here if you like)
We entered the competition to win the Boho Hen Do and literally I have fingers, toes everything crossed! haha
Next to the three babes was the equally lovely Charlotte from Amaris, stunning bohemian floral arrangements and with a basket of flowers and a sign to pin a flower in your hair, we we liked Amaris!!
Back outside and looking around some more tents we discovered many more friendly and inspiring stands and suppliers… tiny cupcakes… beautiful photography…dresses… flowers… decor and videographers galore…
A stall that really really stood out was this stunning creative catering stall which had the most tempting and gorgeous looking dessert table I have ever seen! The food and styling was by the awesome Elizabeth Hall. (Thanks Ela for the info) Beautiful huh?!?
Other things that really caught my eye were these stunning indian inspired tents by Delightfully Lavish, the amazing street food from Fresh Rootz, hand-painted signs and well you know a casual unicorn or two! ha…
So there you have it…. We had the best best time and left feeling utterly inspired. If you are a bride-to-be that appreciates uniqueness and aspire to have some authenticity at your wedding then this show and everything that Bohemian Dreams offers is for you… I’m not sure if they’ll be doing another show any time soon, but make sure you check out their website / facebook /instagram because if they do I’m sure they’ll shout about it.
Here’s a selection of suppliers which caught my eye (in no particular order) Go check them out and shower them with love!
BoChic | Vintage Party Arrangements | Amaris Flowers | Elizabeth Hall Event Design | Whimsical Wonderland weddings | Old Bear Films | Not your Average I Do | My Day My Way | Lucky Sixpence Bridal | And The Children Came Too | Agatha’s Attic | PartyBales® | Gemma Randell Photography | Delightfully Lavish Events | Florae Foray | Friend of Faux | The White Emporium | Fabelle | Fiona Kelly | Jolly Brown | Story & Colour | Geri Loves Emi | Fresh Rootz