Saturday, April 18, 2015

Friendly Inspiration: Paige

This week's Friendly Inspiration features a boho redwoods wedding. If you missed the introduction, check it out here!
Paige's Friendly Inspiration:

The Colour Palette: Shades of cream, gold, peach, and lavender make up the beauty of this wedding.

The Invitations: Forest-inspired invitations on recycled paper will invite the guests to this redwoods soiree.


The Ceremony Space: The ceremony location is set in the heart of the California Redwoods.

The Reception Space: The Ranch House offers a spacious location to host the reception.

Venue Details: The Ranch House not only offers a great indoor space, but a beautiful spot outside to enjoy the springtime weather. The venue also offers great natural details like moss-lined stepping stones and large trees.

The Bride:

The Dress: This Flora Bridal dress has the option of adding long-sleeves, plus has gorgeous lace detailing on the bodice - perfect for Paige.

The Look: Paige wanted an updo, but a loose one as her hair is wavy. Plus, Paige told me that she knows her "grandma is going to love to see some texture." The updo on the left will be coupled with a flower crown and veil. To match the colour scheme, along with the bridesmaids accessories (see below), Paige will also wear gold and peach pearl earrings.

The Groom: To match the wilderness of the redwoods, the groom (and his groomsmen) will wear dark brown suits. To allow the groom to stand out, he will wear a lavender shirt and a gold tie (with brown and cream details).

The Wedding Party:

The Bridesmaids:

The Dresses: Paige really liked the idea of the bridesmaids wearing different dresses in the same two colours: peach and lavender. To have the maid-of-honour stand out, she will wear a patterned dress in both colours.

The Accessories: To give the bridesmaids more of a bohemian vibe, they will wear flower crowns similar to that of the bride, along with peach and gold earrings.

The Groomsmen: Along with the brown suits, the groomsmen will wear a cream shirt with either a lavender or peach tie. Like the maid-of-honour, the best man will stand out with a gold and purple patterned tie. Each groomsmen (and the groom) will wear a lavender and cream boutonniere.

The Bouquets: The bride will carry a larger bouquet made of cream, lavender, and peach wildflowers. The bridesmaids will carry a smaller, similar version of the bride's bouquet.

The Decorations:

The Flowers: A combination of cream, peach, and lavender flowers will surround the wedding, with an emphasis of wildflowers.

The Ceremony: In order to keep the focus on the gorgeous redwood surroundings, the ceremony decor will be kept simple. Lining the aisles will be peach, gold, and cream flower petals, along with lavender buds. The backdrop to the vows will be handmade cream dreamcatchers hanging from the trees, along with hanging crystals and tealight candles. Welcoming the guests to the ceremony will be a floral wooden "wedding" sign.

The Escort Cards and Favours: To lead guests to their seats, the favours will also act as escort cards. With a clever sign telling guests to take home their succulents, each guest will easily find their seats and "let low grow." 

The Reception: The Ranch House offers a space for beautiful hanging decorations. For Paige's reception, smaller versions of the dreamcatchers from the ceremony will hang over the tables. The handmade dreamcatchers will feature details in peach, lavender, gold, and cream. With the dreamcatchers, tealight candles will also hang from the wooden ceiling. 

 The Tables: The tables at the reception will feature double cream runners, one sheer and the other solid. Each place setting will have peach napkins underneath peach and gold china plates, plus gold succulent place cards. The centrepieces will be an eclectic grouping of vases filled with flowers, along with small gold details like candle holders and decorative spheres.

The Cake: The lavender-detailed naked wedding cake will sit atop a cake stand inspired by the redwoods. The cake topper will bring in Paige's love of Harry Potter, with two wooden hearts reading: "After al this time? Always..."

The Sendoff: At the end of the night, the guests will bid farewell to the newlyweds with a flower petal sendoff.

Bridesmaids Dresses (from L to R): Piperlime, Lulus, Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Lulus, Free People, Lulus, & BHLDN 
Reception Dreamcatchers (from L to R): Dream Den, Wincsike, Whitetail Road, & Stylish Stuff by Steph

Next week, a bright garden wedding!

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