When surrounded by such incredible natural beauty, like the rugged windswept charm of the Pacific Northwest, it’s hard not to be inspired by nature, every moment of the day — especially on the Big Day! These 10 bohemian affairs took inspiration from nature in many forms, we adore their sweetness, charming details, and all-natural austere. Check them out below for a little local boho inspiration!
From exchanging vows underneath a tall tree, to the organic and elegant outdoor reception that followed, this classical affair has all the makings for one memorable evening. With Rebecca Hollis Photography behind the lens the gallery is overflowing with stunning shots and that oh-so-beautiful golden light and you call see it all here!
From the beautiful Bride… The entire day is this big beautiful memory, from the early morning hours setting the chair pads out (what only wedding planners do on their own wedding day…I wasn’t forced, I wanted to.), seeing the reception set up, seeing Austin at the end of the aisle waiting for me, to dancing the night away with friends and family… it was this whimsical glorious day, that piece by piece, put together this perfect celebration.
My family has been graciously given the use of a lake lot on Hayden Lake every summer since my childhood from a dear couple that over the years have become good friends. Their house property overlooks the same lake and lot. They were so generous to offer their home property as a wedding location for me, before I was ever even engaged! It gave a perfect feel of Idaho and northwest beauty, but still elegant and clean.
I have always loved the idea of an outside reception, but it wasn’t until we were offered such a beautiful location that I decided to have an outdoor ceremony as well. From the big tree that stood tall over us while we took our vows, to the pool reflecting all the lights while we danced the night away, it all came together as the most perfect formal outdoor setting for us.
My parents and their families are from Alabama/the South, which is where I met Austin. So I have always wanted to incorporate southern charm, as it’s been a huge part of my life, but still get married in my hometown in north Idaho. I have always loved the south, and that’s also where Austin is from. So from the beginning, we wanted the wedding to be a beautiful mixture of the northwest with southern traditional. We had huckleberry lemonade (for the northwest) and Sweet Tea (for the south). I made a heart shaped picture made from maps from my home town, Coeur d’Alene, and Austin’s- Birmingham.
I wanted everything to be elegant and tasteful, but still have a hint of an organic feel. My florist, Eden, did a wonderful job at accomplishing that.
We originally had rented a tent. But just a couple of days before the wedding, the tent plan fell through due to a sizing issue on the property. We scrambled for ideas as to what to do next. The weather looked like it would hold out for the weekend so we decided to go with no tent at all. My wedding designer and her team saved the weekend, and worked overtime to design and build a way for four gorgeous sparkling chandeliers to hang above the reception table area. It turned out so much better than the tent, and it opened up the views much more too!
Photography: Rebecca Hollis | Videographer: Hagan Robb | Event Design: Alisa Lewis Event Design | Floral Design: Garden Of Eden Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Angoliques | Cakes: Erin Blackburn | Shoes: BHLDN | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Catering: Satay Catering | Makeup: Terri Reece Studios | Hair: Studio CG Salon | Band: OH Horizon | Men's Attire: Calvin Klein | Officiant: KC Armstrong | String Quartet: Beaujolais 184 | Venue: Private Residence | Bridal Boutique: Bridal Bliss | Earrings: Kate Spade | Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints | Invitation Design: Tracy Brabner | Invitation Printer: Southern Engraving | Photobooth: Haas Photobooth | Rentals: Event Rents | Rentals: Alisa Lewis
There simply aren’t enough words to express how much I adore this woodland fairytale wedding. Complete with a blush pink Vera Wang, an intimate ceremony amongst the trees, lush fern table runners, and too many adorable details to count (looking at you, little pups!), it’s the ultimate celebration of love and Alisa Lewis and Caravan Floral Design were behind every bit. More in the gallery by Rebecca Hollis and film below from Sure Shot Video.
From Rebecca Hollis Photography…Warm breezes through the fields, a ceremony under a canopy of trees, and so much love you just got lost in it all. Emily and Pedro’s fern inspired wedding was simply stunning. So many details were personal to the couple, but what made it the most memorable to me, was the pure joy that this couple evoked. It made me fall in love all over again.
Alisa and her team did an incredible job pulling together all the details and making this wedding every bit as spectacular as it was. Elements from all the vendors blended so well to make the fern vision come to life. The wedding was romantic with a nod to Northern Idaho.
From the Bride… We wanted the wedding to have a luscious, evergreen vibe – we went with a woodland elegance feel. I wanted a lot of greenery, with a variety of ferns, which are a favorite of mine. The florals were very romantic, with blushes and ivories as the predominant colors. I loved the fern runners down the center of the tables, and the gorgeous swags above the ceremony curtain.
Everything about the wedding was very personal and handpicked by Pedro and I when we worked with Alisa, our wedding planner and stylist. She was amazing and went above and beyond to create something beyond our imagination – I absolutely adore her. Alisa has such an eye for styling, and she truly puts her whole heart into making your day a dream. Her entire team was incredible and made the day run smoothly.
I did the lettering for escort cards, cake flavors, favors, and signs. I bought the little rabbits that held the cake flavor cards – we have a rabbit at home, and wanted to add that little personal touch.
My mom, dad, and I made the cedar bergamot soap with Alisa and her friend Mary, who is an herbalist. It was lovely, and there’s nothing better than a handmade touch – I wanted something people would take home and use, and remember the day.
My mom and I picked the fabric for the curtain, and she sewed it. She also cut the napkins for the tables by hand. My dad handpicked the wines, beers, and champagne for the reception. And we had bottled Izze sodas, which were colorful and perfect for the hot summer’s day!
The food was gorgeous AND delicious, which was important to us. I wanted something unique and tasty! PRLR did an awesome job, and it was so fun to have fresh food in the middle of a field. I also adored our cakes – we had five different flavors! They were completely from scratch and were delicious.
Finally, I cannot say enough about my photographer, graphic designer, and friend, Rebecca Hollis. She made Pedro and I feel at ease from the moment we did our engagement shoot with her. She’s funny and sweet, and works hard to really reveal the intimacy and love in a relationship. She’s also amazing at styling, and really sees the beauty in every moment.
Photography: Rebecca Hollis Photography | Videographer: Sure Shot Video | Wedding Planning + Design: Alisa Lewis Event Design | Floral Design: Caravan Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Erin Blackburn | Invitations: Rebecca Hollis | Bride’s Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell | Rings: Anna Sheffield | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Vera Wang | Catering: PRLR | Makeup: Modern Apothecary | Hair: Studio CG Salon | Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss | Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan | Bride’s Earrings: Kate Spade | Cellist: Christina Wu | Film Lab: PhotoVision | Nails: Christina Quinton At Pedi & Polish | Rentals: Event Rents | Rentals: The Attic | Venue: Private Residence