Laure de Sagazan for Cool Boho Farmhouse Wedding

I adore a boho inspired wedding and Emma and Phillip’s day is just the most gorgeous, cool, bohemian, rustic, spring affair. Captured by Ali Paul in his signature natural, slightly edgy, honest and beautiful style. The couple knew exactly the type of setting they wanted for their day, a rustic barn they could make their own, when they found Farbridge they were smitten. They set about with their family and friends to create a day that was relaxed, beautiful and that brought everyone together. I totally love that they made centre piece containers from concrete, there is nothing I love more than a bit of industrial mixed in with the pretty, also check out the image in the big concrete walled outbuilding thing, love it!…anyway I digress;

Emma’s dress is an absolute ruddy stunner by Laure de Sagazan from The Mews of Nottinghill and she looks the epitome of the boho beauty that she is wearing it and the flowers are incredible too. So with out further ado, let me pass you over to Emma to tell you all about their boho spring day;

Boho Inspiration

Philip and I knew we wanted lots of grey and white tones with greenery. We love plants and wanted to create a rustic bohemian relaxed style wedding.

The Venue

The couple chose Farbridge in West Sussex, a beautiful barn venue for their day;

We really wanted to get married in a barn and looked at lots of venues. Farbridge,  ticked all the boxes for us. We felt they understood exactly what we were looking for from the beginning, and were happy for us to decorate the space as exactly as we wanted to. The setting is beautiful, surrounded by rolling hills and spectacular rural landscape.

The Dress

Emma wore ‘Allen’ a beautifully boho dress by Laure de Sagazan;

I am not really a dress person, but knew I wanted something timeless, floaty with a bohemian feel. I loved the Mews of Nottinghill straight away. They were so friendly and helpful and not your typical wedding shop. I cannot recommend them enough. Their dresses are stunning and I would have been happy wearing any of them! I decided to go for the dress I felt most comfortable in, the lace detail and silk was stunning.

Emma completed the boho look with her mum’s pearl earrings and pale grey heel shoes by River Island.

Hair and Make Up

Emma’s friend and bridesmaid, Krystle Gohel created her boho look for the day;

Krystle is an amazing hair and makeup artist. I felt privileged she offered to do my hair and make up for the wedding. She usually has celebrities and models to work with not little old me. I am not very confident in front of the camera and with her skills I felt amazing!

Boho Bride Tribe

Emma’s bridemaids wore pale grey dresses by Elise Ryan that she sourced from Asos. The pretty flower girl’s dress was by Monsoon.

The Grooms Threads

Phillip’s suit was by Jennis and Waremann and great value for money. He wore a Zara tie, shoes by Kurt Geiger and accessories that belonged to his granddad.

His Groomsmen wore their own suits and the little page boy outfits were from River Island.

The Ceremony

For their ceremony Emma and Philip had a reading from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin read by best friend Liz Swift. They also chose Grow Old with you by Adam Sandler, sung by friend Joseph Swift.

It really set the tone and felt special.  My engagement ring was left to me by my nan when she passed away. My mum had been keeping it for me since I was a little girl, and Philip knew this was my dream ring.

Our wedding bands were made by Philip’s extremely talented Cousin, Max James. He is an exceptional jewellery maker so we were very lucky to have the opportunity to call on his services.

The Photography

Emma and Phillip chose Ali Paul to capture the day for them;

We loved Ali’s style of photography, and when we met him he was so relaxed you could tell he was a true professional. He was absolutely amazing and really captured the feeling of the day. He was so subtle and fitted in with our day, everyone was so impressed with his pictures.

The Flowers

The couple created their own floral decor, choosing Laura at Wild Willow to make the bouquets flowers crowns and button holes;

I was very particular about the style of flowers I wanted whimsical, nothing structured, just beautiful wild flowers. I came across Wild Willows website and knew instantly it was the right choice. They were more beautiful then I ever imagined and she was so relaxed and friendly it was brilliant!


All the catering at Farbridge is provided by their in-house caterers, Cuckoo. Run by husband and wife Nickie and Simon.

They were unbelievably flexible with all the food you could have for the day. We went for a good old classic Sunday roast with all the trimmings, and it was top class. Sharing platters of whole roast chicken and slow cooked roast pork, every single guest said they had never had such good food at a wedding before. Our desert of salted caramel chocolate brownie sundae was a serious talking point.

Philip and I knew we wanted lots of grey and white tones with greenery. We love plants and wanted to create a rustic bohemian relaxed style wedding.

Boho Details

We made a lot of the decorations ourselves and pulled in lots of friends and family to help us out. A lot of inspiration came from Pinterest and wedding blogs.

Philip and I made all the grey concrete pots for the tables, it was really easy to do and very cost effective. We brought all our flowers and succulents from New Covent Garden flower market 3 days before the wedding. Philip’s mum, Sue, made the lace table runners.I sourced all the teas lights, and made the favours and kids entertainment bags for the table. Philip’s brother, Mike, sourced all the wood for cake stands and decoration.

All the table invites and wedding invitations were designed and printed by myself. We used old windows for signs/table plan and Philip built some wooden ones as well, and I did all the writing.


Ellie, Philip’s brothers wife owns a kids party/event hire company, What About the Kids  and kindly brought along some brilliant entertainment, like teepees, bouncing cows, bubble machine and a fancy dress box for the little guests. We had a lot of children of various ages at the wedding and it really added an element of fun to the wedding.

Philip also made the photo booth background, and we brought all the props and cameras. It was a really simple idea and ended up with some brilliant snaps.

The couple booked Mighty Fine Entertainment for the evening;

Mark our DJ from Mighty Fine Entertainment was great. We met up a few weeks before the wedding and discussed what type of music we wanted. He was very professional.

The Cake

We are very lucky to have a close friend who makes the most delicious cakes! Caroline created exactly what we were hoping for, beautiful and elegant, and as always it tasted soooo good! My mum’s close friend Maggie also made two yummy lemon drizzles to go beside it. We didn’t want a formal looking cake, just simple, honest ingredients, you can’t go wrong.

Advice for Others

If you are going to create a lot of the decorations yourself I recommend starting early like we did and being super organised so you are not manically trying to get everything made last minute. The few days leading up to your wedding should be fun and relaxed, we loved every minute!

I absolutely love this wedding and it’s completely authentic feel. Huge congratulations to Emma and Phillip on your wedding and thanks for sharing it with us. Thanks too go to Ali at Ali Paul Photography for these epic images of the day.

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with love


Photography – Ali Paul | Venue – Farbridge | Bridal Designer – Allen by Laure de Sagazan | Bridal Boutique – The Mews Nottinghill | Brides Shoes – River Island  | Bridesmaids Dresses – Elise Ryan from ASOS | Flower girl dress – Monsoon | Page Boys – River Island | Grooms Attire – Suit – Jennis and Warmann Tie – Zara  Shoes – Kurt Geiger | Wedding Rings – Max James Jewellery | Hair and Make Up – Krystle Gohel | Floristry – Wild Willow | Flowers – New Covent Garden Market | DJ – Mighty Fine Entertainment |

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