Saturday April 22 2017.


Bohemian weddings in the UK don’t get much cuter than this.

Lukas Piatek photography

Lukas Piatek Photography

Today I’ll be finishing my packing for this year’s SNAP Photography Festival.  An incredible event I’ve had the pleasure of being involved in as ‘the clipboard’ since it’s creation by my good friend Babb Photo three years ago.  Every year we plan a surprise (and before you ask, no I cannot reveal this years) and a real Wedding has to be the biggest surprise ever.

There was nothing spur of the moment, let’s get married in Vegas about this though.  Xeco and Ro Chan got engaged at the first SNAP festival and also fell in love with the enchanting surroundings at Fforest Farm.  We wanted to make their bohemian wedding dreams come true and had an amazing team to help make it the most spectacular of days.

bohemian wedding planner

Whitesmoke Studio

boho wedding

Petar Jurica

It all started with a little envelop.  Invitations were handed out first thing in the morning to all 100+ photographers in attendance, incorporating Ro Chan’s wish for cuddling foxes.  There was enough time for party prep before a musical procession to a hidden quarry.  And there the knot was tied and many tears were shed.

fforest farm wedding

Petar Jurica

alexa loy photography

Alexa Loy Photography

And then we feasted and partied long into the night!


petar jurica

Petar Jurica

the bijou bride wedding planner

Lukas Piatek

fforest farm wedding planner alex james creative apertures

Alexa Loy Photography

As a non-photographer, I’m always blown away but how photographers see things.  Framing a photo or capturing tiny moments us regular folk miss.  Their unique artistry is pretty clear from these photos, everyone has worked in a different way with the same material.  It’s so important to nail the right photography style for your wedding.

Hollyhock lane

Alexa Loy Photography

bohemian wedding style

Lukas Piatek

Lukas Piatek

Lukas Piatek

Now I really must get back to packing!

Alexa Loy Photography


Photographers – Creative Apertures PhotographyAssassynationLee Allen PhotographyPetar JuricaWHITESMOKE STUDIOLukas PiatekAlexa LoyAnna Naphtali, and Kevin Mullins
Videography – Cinematic Tide
Venue and Catering – fforest
Creative Direction & Wedding Coordination – The Bijou Bride
Styling – Mr & Mrs Unique
Wedding dress – E&W Couture E&W
Stationery – Hollyhock lane Hollyhock Lane
Flowers – The Great British Florist
Groom Apparel and Accessories – SirPlus clothing Sir Plus
DJ – The Wedding Smashers
Live Music – Elly Lucas and the Snapettes
Celebrant – Love is Simple 
Cake topper – Miss Cake
Signage & linen – Fleur de Lace
Guest book backdrop & ribbons – Kate Cullen
Guest book – Pen heaven
Light Up Letters – Doris Loves
Giant Bunting – Emma Bunting

  • Evie Jones

    Some great inspiration here, thanks for the tips! I’m currently planning my very own wedding at an amazing castle wedding venue! (Rowton Castle: rowtoncastle.com/castle-wedding-venue) and I am hoping that my photos turn out just as good as these, fingers crossed.

  • Loretta Lewis

    Hi there, has anyone here heard about AllSeated? They have a free seating plan software that lets you map out the seating for your event. I am frankly quite surprised not to see them here, as they are free and my “go-to” for event planning. If you haven’t already, definitely check them out, because if you’re a bride like me who must have the wedding with the very best and latest event decor trends 2017 so now you have an even better reason to use this awesome online software. I know that even though I do not have the funds to use the Fifth Avenue Central Park Plaza, (in reality I probably will have my wedding at my parent’s house or a small venue) it doesn’t mean I can’t use the same layout as the Plaza so I can feel as if I’m there – this is another amazing thing about this software the wedding seating chart template feature.