Bohemian Outdoor Farm Wedding

Brides, it’s time to embrace the wild. This real wedding evokes a sense of overgrown wildness with a distinctly bohemian take on rustic wedding styling, and we love it. Perfectly un-contained florals, fresh produce lining the tables, and a rich, warm color palette create an inviting, comfortable atmosphere that is just so delicious for summer.

Read on for more details from the wedding planners, Bash Please:
“Our clients came to us having already selected their venue, the gorgeous Front Porch Farm on the Russian River. It was the perfect setting to bring their rustic and down-to-earth vision to life! Our goal was to incorporate the bride’s California native vibe and the groom’s Argentinian flair. They both share a love of travel and the great outdoors, so we wanted to create an experience for their guests that was both romantic and wild. 

Guests arrived to the farm and were shuttled to the bank of the river where they were greeted with parasols, Aperol spritzes and a panoramic view of the Russian River.  An organic chuppah structure was built to host the couple’s heartfelt and unique ceremony, accompanied by a dear friend on the guitar. The bride and bridesmaid’s walked down the straw-covered aisle carrying bouquets made of rustic vines, edibles and blooms, all foraged from the farm.

Immediately following the ceremony, guests were handed hand-dyed flags and paraded down a gravel road from the river to the farm lawn for cocktail hour. It was quite the site to see!

The escort card display was covered in wild vines, blackberry bundles and apples freshly plucked from the garden. Studio Choo did a killer job incorporating local floral and fauna into the design. This motif carried it’s way through to dinner where guests dined at candle-filled communal tables for a family style feast. Lounges were draped in vibrant Argentinian tapestries purchased by the groom’s sister and adirondack chairs were brought in for guests to sit and enjoy the stars after dinner.

Dinner led into an epic dance party and ended with an intimate hang session of acoustic music, whiskey and sliders around the farm’s fire pit. Local peach preserves with custom labels were waiting for guests upon their exit. The perfect send off to a super sweet weekend!”

Photography: Christina McNeill | Event Planner:  Bash Please | Venue: Front Porch Farms | Floral Designer: Studio Choo | Dress: Rue De Seine  | Hair & Makeup: J Beautique | Catering: Firefly | DJ: Justin Milla, Entire Productions | Rentals: Classic Party RentalsEncore

11.23.15 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Registration for Wedding Styling 101 Ends Today


Today is your final chance to sign up for Wedding Styling 101 in 2015. The sale ends at midnight tonight after which time the course will no longer be available for purchase.


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11.19.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Sunset Wedding Inspiration

The setting of the sun has been immortalized in art for hundreds of years: paintings, poetry, photography, song. With stunning color tones and emotive shadows, the daily phenomena that we get to experience is a simple beauty that we tend to overlook when it comes to seeking inspiration for wedding design. Yet, as we always encourage our readers to look to nature for inspiration in choosing their color palettes, we turn today to the sunset. Read on for more from the creative director of this wedding inspiration shoot.

More from the floral designer, Erin of Floret Flowers:
“With the rugged beauty of the Washington Coast as a backdrop, this gorgeous Emily Riggs Bridal “Primevere” gown glows with elegance and romance.  The golden light of the setting sun highlights the dusty blush ‘Morganite’ color and the touches of bronze undertones created by two layers blush silk tulle atop silk georgette and silk charmeuse. Featuring a beautiful French floral lace bodice with a gracefully scalloped neckline, the gown is perfectly paired with an organic bouquet of seasonal dahlias, specialty zinnias, lisianthus garden roses and other blush blooms grown and designed by Floret and styled and captured beautifully by Heather Payne.”

Flowers:  Floret | Styling & Photography:  Heather Payne Photography | Dress:  Emily Riggs Bridal “Primevere” | Hair & Makeup: Yessie Libby | Model: Jessi Fancher | Agency: Heffner Management | Earrings: BHLDN | Photo Lab: Richard Photo Lab

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11.19.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

LAST CHANCE: Wedding Styling 101 sale ends tomorrow


Over 500 people have now registered for Wedding Styling 101 and we’re loving hearing your feedback!

Don’t forget you have just one day left to take advantage of our sale price. The deadline to receive the promotional rate + bonuses is midnight tomorrow EST. After that, the course will no longer be available for purchase in 2015.

Wedding Styling 101 is an in-depth digital course in aesthetics, storytelling, photo styling and how to book your dream clients.

As part of the course you receive 400+ pages of original content, printable worksheets, Joy’s styling checklist, a Q+A webinar session with Joy and Emily as well as 5 step-by-step tutorial videos.

Don’t miss this opportunity to invest in yourself and your creativity.

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11.18.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog