Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

How I love boho-chic styling for both everyday fashion and weddings too!  It’s a fairly rare bride that wants to attempt the Bohemian look, but when they do the wedding is a showstopper and, let’s be honest, the details get Pinned and published.  Try it with lush flowers, a mix of colors, an easy breezy dress, and barely-done hair.  The wedding itself should feel comfortable and relaxed…the opposite of formal or stuffy.  While even the Bohemian style wedding needs plenty of planning and well executed details, it’s all about the fuss-free and natural vibe! 

More ideas on creating the perfect “Bohemian” wedding:

* By all means, don’t make your bridesmaids wear the same dress!  Choose a color scheme and let them choose anything they want.  You’ll be surprised by how perfectly offbeat this can look.

* Order bridesmaid bouquets that are all different from each other in some way, or have a bouquet making party and let your girls create their own unique arrangements

* Use an eclectic mix of mismatched seating like benches, poufs and chaise lounges

* Keep the color scheme more monochromatic with soft neutrals OR choose an array of bolder jewel-toned colors like peacock blue, eggplant, teal, mustard yellow, and deep red

* Get really laid back and walk barefoot down your grassy outdoor aisle, or nix the heels and wear jeweled or metallic flat sandals

* Offer young girls a floral wreath to wear in their hair so that they, too, can feel like princesses

* Use what you already have!  Decorate tables with items you and your family own like grandma’s china, favorite books, antlers, dried leaves from the maple tree out back, lace or beaded table cloths…you get the idea

* Allow guests to try a variety of foods from a tapas-style menu.  This works well for heavy hors d’ouevres or stationed dinner receptions and you can choose your favorite, more ethnic or eclectic foods.  The farm-to-table trend is also perfect at your Bohemian-chic event.  Use menus to describe the various foods your guests will be trying.

 
 
 

                                      

 

Real Wedding: Jessica + Jared at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes

Jessica and Jared were married in October at the most beautiful ceremony under a handmade Chuppah at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando.  I had the distinct pleasure over about a year of planning to work with Jessica’s mom, Pam, since the bride and groom live in L.A.  Jessica and Pam’s relationship is really unique and special, and Jessica trusted her mom to plan most aspects of the wedding for her.  We had such fun talking shop over breakfast, attending floral and design meetings, choosing table linens, etc… and I was thrilled with the way the wedding turned out.  What made this event so special was that even with a headcount of almost 300 guests, so much love filled the air and it felt just like one big family.  Emily Harris Photography is to thank for the photos below.  Enjoy!

 

Moroccan Inspired Wedding Decorations

Inspired by Moroccan lanterns we’re using to decorate an upcoming wedding ceremony, today’s post is dedicated to Moroccan wedding ideas. Whether you are a part of Moroccan culture or just appreciate its aesthetics, the jewel tones and intricate details can be incorporated into all parts of your own wedding. Here are a few ways to add Moroccan spice to your own wedding:

Bring the indoors out!

Don’t be afraid to move traditionally indoor setups outside. If you’re lucky enough to have your wedding in an area with great weather, outdoor draped fabric and seating section can provide for dramatic and comfortable social backdrops.

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Real Wedding: Christy + Justin at the Historic Dubsdread Ballroom

Every once in awhile we have the honor of planning more than one wedding for a family.  I was approached last year by bride Christy, whose twin sister’s wedding I had planned two years before.  I was so excited to work with this family again and while there was a little deja vu every so often, Christy’s wedding was unique and really captured her style and the personalities of both her and Justin.  Early on, Christy sent me a photo she loved of a rustic wedding in a barn.  The wood beams made me think immediately of the Historic Dubsdread Ballroom, and it only took one quick walk through for Christy to decide that it was the perfect place for her wedding reception.  The food was exquisite and dinner included crabcakes that their Maryland family agreed was top notch.

We left just about all song choices up to Justin, whose passion for music was acknowledged with a Baldwin piano groom’s cake by The Sugar Suite, complete with wood grain and tiny black and white keys.  Our DJ Rocks kept both groom and guests happy and dancing and the Our Photobooth Rocks photobooth made for some fantastic memories!

Christy’s parents surprised everyone, even the bride and groom, with a band of bagpipers that marched up to the reception and played the most beautiful version of Amazing Grace, just like they did at her sister’s wedding.  After a grande sparkler exit, the bridal party departed by trolley.

Thank you, Christy and Justin for choosing Tickled Pink Brides!  I loved every bit of this wedding and was so honored to be a part of it.  Now onto the photos by Binary Flips Photography!

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Twins…this is one of my favorite pictures of the day! [Read more…]