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Journal

A working visual diary of what inspires us and the process of how we generate new ideas that fuels our creativity.

Bridal Muse: Kate Moss

Kate Moss, the Queen of Cool, had one of the most simplistic and beautiful weddings we have ever seen. Married in her native England, tucked away in the country in a small church surrounded by green fields, Kate Moss stunned in a one-of-kind gown designed by her close friend John Galliano. Designed with a 1920's silhouette, decorated with gold embellishments and tied together with a vintage inspired veil, the finished look is a perfect embodiment of Moss's bohemian and effortless style. 

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*Please note that some of these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest

Dreaming of Autumn

As the days grow shorter, the nights grow colder, love for autumn can't help but grow. Autumn is meant for mornings at coffee shops, slow and simple, wearing your favorite coat and a black velvet ribbon tied in your hair. Autumn is meant for nights in with the ones you love, sharing plates of pasta and drinking rich, red wine. Autumn is meant for pulling the ones you love closer, for witnessing the leaves fall and crops gathered, for understanding the beauty of the dark and cold. Autumn is acceptance.

*Please note that some of these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest

Wedding Inspiration: Lost by the Ocean

There's nothing better than lush green forests, bare feet in the sand and sea salt in your hair. If the island calls, you must go. So here are some ideas for a small island wedding that we're loving. Enjoy xx

*Please note that some of these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest.

 

 

The After Party: Studio 54

There's nothing better than an after party after a momentous event. And your wedding shouldn't be an exception. With all your loved ones gathered in one places, and after months of planning, it only makes sense to make the most of the day, and the evening. And what's better than a Studio 54 inspired party?

*Please note that some of these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest

Bridal Muse: Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin, the woman who seemed to have invented the term 'effortless'.

From the simple basket bag, the sheer dress or the classic Birkin bag, Jane's style can always be brought back to one word; simple. Her wedding to Serge Gainsbourg was no exception. With the white crochet dress, flowers in her hair and bare feet, she created a look of her own. Simplistic, easy and iconic. Following the ceremony and stepping into the evening, she slipped into another crochet lace dress, this one opening down her torso and held together with a black brooch.

FEATURED: Hello May Issue 17

We are beyond excited to be featured in the latest issue of our favourite bridal bible Hello May magazine.

Featuring our latest creative collab with the unicorns over at Damselfly, they are completely obsessed with our bespoke candle 'Wild Romantic'. 

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CREDITS Cover photo: Janneke Storm.

Old world charm

This week we are inspired by the beauty of the old world charm, sensuality and indulgence in art, colour and leisure. 

*Please note that some of these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest

BTS: Wild Romantic Editorial...

This month, our creative director Elle decided to shoot a bridal editorial that was close to her heart. Inspired by the freedom that the ocean has to offer, her 'Wild Romantic' editorial is a combination of beauty, freedom and ultimate connection.

I am constantly inspired by the ocean and tend to let the currents guide my heart. I believe in a majestic way that we are all connected to the ocean. Especially in those times that we feel like we are about to sink, it is important to remember a heart full of love, compassion and empathy will always float.
— Elle

'Wild Romantic' was shot in Fairheaven, Victoria where the heavens showered us with beautiful crystal blue skies and magical shimmers of majestic waves. We can't wait to share this editorial with you all. We would love to thank our very talented team of creatives.

Models:  Jae @ Giant Model Management + Justin @ Chadwicks Models

Stylist: Helen Cauchi

H+MU: Bernice Makeup Artist

Photography: Bohemian Prints

Horse: Misty @ Blazing Saddles

Videography: Native Melbourne

A very big thank you to Nicole who went above and beyond to ensure that Misty the horse had her 'A Game' on for our shoot. 

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
— Henry Ward Beecher

Our work is made up of pure heart and soul. We are always nurturing, we are always comforting. Thank you to all of our clients for entrusting us to document your special moments. Here are a little snippets of Dawn and Yash's wedding which is soon to available to view on our online gallery. We have intertwined this story with some of our very own inspiration images which reflect how we felt on the day.

*Please note that some of these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest

Ensure Picture-Perfect Wedding Photos

1. Find a good source of light. We love natural lighting so the first thing we suggest is to take a look around your space that you will be using on the big day and try to locate a nice spot with natural, soft light. This is the light that will illuminate the subjects in the photos. Often white spaces are the best option as the light is reflected on the white surface which creates luminosity. We also love big windows! Beautiful soft light can be magical, you just need to be mindful of the time in which the photos will be taken. The morning light will not be the same in the afternoon and the afternoon light will not be the same during and after the sunset.

2. Take engagement photos. Making time to get engagement or pre-wedding photos can be a big help with the following:

a) You get to have a practise before the big show. Chances are you haven't had your photos taken by a professional before, so you don't know what to do. With so much going on the big day, it is great to have one less thing to worry about. Whether you are camera shy or photogenic, the pre-shoot is a great opportunity to instill confidence and build comfort in front of the camera. It can be daunting to have a camera follow you, it happens to all of us, its best to get that anxiety out of the way in advance. Your interactions with each other will become more natural and you'll learn to avoid the innate reflex to stiff up and smile directly into the camera.

b) Change to let loose and get creative. Start with the location and pick a place that means something to you both. It can be where you got engaged, a first date or just a very memorable date, where you met (high school / university). Where ever you decide, make it mean something to you.

c) The photos are actually pretty useful. You can use the images for save-the-date cards, receptions seating charts and table indicators, wedding programs, guest books, or even just a really awesome coffee table book for home.

d) Let the photographer to get to know YOU. Not only is it good practice for you, it's also a great trial run for your photographer. It allows him/her to see how you interact; to learn if you are timid or big on the PDA. They will learn about your personalities, whether you are goofy or serious, and how much direction you’ll need or want. It’s a great time to learn about your love story, chat about your wedding plans, and push to see how affectionate you can get in front of the camera. The opposite is also true, you’ll be able to communicate what you like and don’t like, as well as your preference for angles, expressions, lighting, and editing styles. All this will allow them to tailor the photos to make your images more personal and memorable.

e) Get to know your photographer. It’s great to have your photographer get to know you, but it’s more important that you get to know THEM. Get a taste of their shooting style and learn how they direct you.

3. Appoint a photo coordinator. It is a great idea to designate a family member, maid of honour or best man as your photo coordinator! With this individuals help, your photographer can gather people quickly and have a reference point if you need any important quest information. 

 

4. The Details. Don't ignore the mundane little details that could have a big impact on your photos. For instance: If you're drinking water while you're getting ready, a plastic bottle will be in all of your photographs. Instead, be sure to have a nice drinking glass, so it adds to the image rather than providing a distraction.

- Stationery, perfume bottles, jewellery, polaroids, beautiful hanger, button hole, letters / cards, etc.

5. Prioritise the images you want. "Don't give your photographer a long shot list for group portraits. The key to getting great photos is to have a lot of time. With a shorter list, I can try different set-ups and allow each person to comfortably lean, sit, or turn at different angles that are most flattering to them. It takes time to place each person into the space and work with each individual — you can't rush through that." Ira Lippke

 

 

 

The Land of Bohemia

What does the word "Bohemian" mean? It is a word derived by the French in Paris, given to the Roma or Romani gypsies that migrated from Bohemia, in central Europe. It is really a word to express contempt or disapproval for the nomadic lifestyle. 

The Oxford English Dictionary's definition mentions someone "especially an artist, literary man, or actor, who leads a free, vagabond, or irregular life, not being particular as to the society he frequents, and despising conventionalities generally".

It is a contributing force in the foundation of the Romantic movement of the 19th century. As Andy Walker stated in his BBC news magazine article 'What is bohemian?' "in essence, bohemianism represented a personal, cultural and social reaction to the bourgeois life. And, once the latter was all but swept away by the maelstrom that was the 1960s, the former was doomed, too."

Real bohemians are individualistic. They are not driven by the ideals bestowed by society or interested in financial monetary gain to get ahead.  The bohemian philosophy is about expressionism and freedom. Bohemians can be made up of a diverse background of mixed ethnicity and tend to bring rich experiences by offering artistic diversity.  Society needs more bohemians as these individuals make a positive contribution to society by using their creative energy, style and vision to allow cultures to grow, flourish and thrive.

We love this inspiring TED Talk by Dr James Lough on why "we need more bohemians" and "how they they becoming an endangered species".

We don't have a preconceived stereotype of what a "bohemian" person may look like. If you feel that your vision / spirit is in line with being a free-thinker, open to new ideas, having a lust for travel and tend to express your art in various forms that contributes to your individuality then to us you embody all of the elements that make you a person living your ultimate bliss.

We have chased away the clouds, the sky is all 'rose.'

This week we are inspired by the colour red, flowers and embroidery. We have an eclectic sense of aesthetics here at Bohemian Prints and so do 99% of our creative brides-to-be. It can be challenging to stick to one style so we prefer to mix a few different ones and create our very own.