Welcome to The Bohemian Bride, an online resource for the free-spirited bride. My name is Ashleigh, known on wedding sites as Miss Pashmina. I was born in sunny California. But I have traded in my surfboard for surfing the crowded subways.
After graduating from UCLA, I moved across the United States to attend graduate school at NYU. I stayed a little longer than I expected, all due to love. My fiance and I have been together for five years and ready to wed for three! But due to unforeseen family tragedy we had to put our wedding plans on hold. Now we are ready–it is our time!
So what exactly makes a Bohemian Bride, after all isn’t that the name of the site? We are artsy, earthy, and natural. Brides magazine defines us as “a little bit wild child, a little bit zen.” Yeah, that is pretty much me! I’m not “a granola,” I am more organic spicy edemame peas. LOL
Our destination wedding will take place on Santa Catalina Island, a small island off the coast of California.
This blog is about the joys and the headaches of planning a natural island wedding. As an artist, educator, and technology maven, I am relying on all my skills for this one! No DJ on the island? No wedding cake vendor? Oh boy! They say destination brides must leave much more of their wedding up to chance. And that is the truth!
To add to the mix, I must quickly learn the customs and traditions of another land–of the Philippines! My fiance is a second generation Filipino and takes great pride in his culture. So how will this Filipino-American boho-chic destination wedding turn out?
Please journey with me! Our wedding highlights (and lowlights) will be featured here, on The Bohemian Bride.
I hope you enjoy!
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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