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Selina wearing "Auttie" for her autumnal boho wedding

Updated: May 28

Selina and Michael Real Wedding


We had the pleasure of being a part of Selina’s beautiful autumnal boho wedding. She wore our stunning floaty “Auttie” wedding dress, designed by us here at House of Boêmia in Winchester and made by the talented dress maker Elizabeth Van Stone. Selina and Michael created such a magical bohemian wedding full of nature and earthy vibes. With deep burnt oranges and greens in the bouquet, luxurious velvet bridesmaid dresses and even tan checkered suits with an orange tie and waistcoat for the groom. They hosted their dream wedding at the breathtaking Clock Barn, a wedding venue set in Hampshire, full of charm, romance and a lot of rustic characteristics.


Auttie is one of our most whimsical wedding dresses made up of a slip and lace overlay. She’s full of magical vibes with a vintage charm. Auttie is made up of a stunning creamy colour that compliments all skin tones especially if you feel a lot of colours wash you out. The lace is poetically bold with the floral design trickling down the skirt and sleeves but more prominent around the waist and train.


Selina really did create a wild and free vibe for her chic wedding as well as adding a little bit of drama with her beautifully bold puff sleeves, as we must say is one of our favourite elements of this dress.



What advice would you give people planning their wedding now?

 

Do whatever makes you happy! It's you and your partner's day, don’t worry about what family and friends say! Enjoy the whole process, visit the venue as many times as you like, go to wedding fairs, research online and find suppliers for your wedding that fit your vibe.

 

How did you find the wedding dress process?

 

As a self-conscious person I was naturally not looking forward to trying on dresses, I had no idea what style I wanted or what best suited me. Before getting my dream dress from House of Boemia I visited 3 bridal dress shops, and due to family circumstances, I was in a bit of a rush to even get a dress in the first place so time was of the essence.

 

I tried on as many dresses as I could in the 3 bridal shops and found one that I liked but didn’t LOVE! I thought maybe that was just how I was feeling. After going for my first fitting with this dress I realised I hated it, it didn’t work for my body type and I felt even more self-conscious than I usually do.

 

After talking with my best friend, we made a plan to visit 2 more bridal shops in the hope of finding THE ONE! One of the Shops was House of Boemia, I had my eye on one particular dress ‘The Auttie’ from looking at the House of Boemia website and was hoping and praying that I could try it on. Luck was on my side as the dress was there, I stepped into the changing room and instantly knew it was the dress I had been looking for. However, with only 8 weeks to go until I got married, I wasn’t sure if a whole brand new Auttie could be made in time. Lauren and Bethany were so understanding and contacted Liz, the most wonderful dressmaker, and to my surprise and delight Lauren and Bethany said it could be done! And with that, I had my dream wedding dress!

 

Lauren and Bethany were so understanding of my circumstances, never rushed me into a decision and were supportive the whole way.

 

The boutique was stunning and the appointment felt so personal to me. The addition of a mood board presented to me at the end of the appointment, had a picture of the dress along with my venue and comments I had made about the dress while trying it on.

 

It was a private appointment with just Lauren, Bethany, and my best friend which made the experience more enjoyable and personal.

 

Liz the dressmaker was fantastic and made my beautiful dress in plenty of time. The fittings were calm, fun and non-judgmental, the whole experience with House of Boemia was fantastic and something I’ll remember for the rest of my life.  

 

What theme inspired you the most when styling your wedding?

 

Since my husband and I got engaged we always knew we’d get married in the Autumn. We wanted orange hues and pumpkins galore and we just went with it. I hand-printed all the invites which were burnt orange, cream, and gold and then travelled through to the wedding day. I made clay pumpkins with our guest' names stamped on them as their name places, I created the order of the day sign and table plan. This was all tied together with the stunning wild floral displays by our florist, which completed our Autumnal wedding beautifully.

 

I wouldn’t change anything about my wedding day, the only thing I wish I could do was to do it all over again.

 

I’m looking forward to our life together with our dog, and now most recently a little one on the way due in August.



Meet the photographer Mia -


“I love colour and hazy sunlight, so my photos are often dreamy and warm. If I had to categorise my style of photography I’d probably have to say contemporary with a touch of the romantic and a big dollop of colour. One of the things that sets me apart from the many other photographers out there, is the fact that I’ve been doing this job for 17 fantastic years. It’s given me an incredible amount of experience so I really have tackled just about every tricky lighting or weather condition you can imagine… so pouring rain or brutal sun, I know how to deal with whatever the day throws at me!” - Mia Hooper


Wedding Supplies Involved -

Wedding Venue @clockbarn

Wedding Dress Designer - @house.of.boemia.bridal

Photographer @miaphotographyuk

Wedding Films @spiceweddingfilms

Photography and Film @joshholgate.weddings

Hair Artist @bridalhairbyabby

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