Timeless Australian Elopement Inspiration

Canal Rocks Elopement

A lot of times, elopements are an excuse to do something whimsical or out of the box. And don’t get us wrong, we are so totally for it. But when we saw today’s gorgeous editorial, captured by Katie Grant, we were reminded that an elopement can also be beautiful, timeless, elegant + refined.

Katie collaborated with Natural Art Flowers and the ladies took to the sea – Canal Rocks in Yallingup, Western Australia to be exact – where they staged the most beautiful elopement filled with classic attire + details. For couples out there who dream of eloping, but still want a slightly traditional feel to the day, this feature is perfect for you!

calligraphy invitation

black heels

wax seal

Katie says, Elopements are such a unique and personal way for a Bride and Groom to commit themselves to each other. Rather than focusing on and catering to guests, the bride and groom get to have a day that is entirely focused on their love and commitment to one other. The day can be uniquely theirs and truly reflect their style and spirit.

This particular elopement highlights the timeless style of the bride and groom. Dressed in a classic black tux, our groom perfectly compliments the stunning bride in her dramatic designer gown. We focused on bringing elegance and effortless style, lingering somewhere in between 1960s glam and beach chic. The bride’s delicately winged eyeliner, her gorgeous marquise cut engagement ring and sleek hair are all odes to an era that screamed elegance and glam.

rosemary drinks

rosemary drinks

black tux

Houghton Dress

Houghton Dress

Houghton Dress

Canal Rocks Elopement

Canal Rocks Elopement

This dress, by Houghton NYC, is one of our very faves!

Canal Rocks Elopement

Canal Rocks Elopement

Canal Rocks Elopement

Canal Rocks Elopement

Canal Rocks Elopement

Canal Rocks Elopement

Canal Rocks Elopement

Canal Rocks Elopement

Canal Rocks Elopement

Canal Rocks Elopement

Canal Rocks Elopement

Canal Rocks Elopement

An intimate champagne toast as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean would be the perfect way to end this day!

Canal Rocks Elopement

Thanks so much to the team below for transporting us to beautiful Australia today!

photography, planning + design: Katie Grant // venue: Canal Rocks in Yallingup, Western Australia // florals: Natural Art Flowers // gown: Houghton NYC // bridal salon: The Bridal Atelier // makeup: Kristy Ellen Creative

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Colorful California Fiesta Wedding: Rachel + Keith

Fiesta Weekend Wedding

When Rachel + Keith first got engaged, they quickly decided that one thing they wanted was a private ceremony with immediate family only in attendance. As Rachel puts it, It felt so much more special and intimate, and helped us really focus on each other. But these two wanted a party as well, so they next day they threw a big “fiesta” at Olivas Adobe in Ventura, California for all their close friends + fam. The open space was perfect for the relaxed vibe they were going for. There were colorful table runners, vibrant tissue paper garlands, and vases filled with gorgeous, bright flowers. Oh, and Rachel wore the most ah-maze floral print 70’s vintage dress from The Kissing Tree Vintage. Many more photos of that beauty to come! But first, let’s hear more about the fun wedding weekend directly from her:

We stretched the wedding into 2 full days, which helped us have more time to enjoy everything! We are both color loving hippies at heart, so we knew we wanted to inject plenty of laid-back FUN into every detail of the party. Our number one requirement for the weekend was for everything to feel very casual and stress-free.

Beach Ceremony

Our immediate family members all live across the country, and when they flew in the day before the ceremony, they didn't know very much about what we had planned! It was so fun to watch them enjoy the weekend without worrying about the details or schedules. The party was a blast, but the ceremony on the beach was so peaceful and perfect, it was like our wildest dream come true. By far the most memorable moment of that day was holding hands and as we ran into the ocean, taking the plunge (ha ha)! We saw it as a spiritual cleansing of the slate as we started our married life together. It felt incredible!

Beach Ceremony

Beach Ceremony

Beach Ceremony

Beach Ceremony

Beach Ceremony

The lovely ceremony shots were by Briscoe Photo + Jenna Bechtholt captured the fun reception photos below…

Fiesta Weekend Wedding

Fiesta Weekend Wedding

Fiesta Weekend Wedding

Fiesta Weekend Wedding

floral dress with sandals

brown suit

Oh, that dress!!!

colorful flower crown

Fiesta Weekend Wedding

Fiesta Weekend Wedding

Fiesta Weekend Wedding

wildflowers

Fiesta Weekend Wedding

bar menu

To pull together their fiesta reception, Rachel + Keith purchased decorative objects from Craigslist, thrift stores, and Downtown LA wholesale stores.

antler beer tap

Fiesta Tablescape

Fiesta Weekend Wedding

Fiesta Tablescape

The pretty design (+ planning!) by PS & Associates Event Planning was a great match for the wild flower style florals by Rosebud Floral Design (who also crafted Rachel’s vibrant flower crown).

Fiesta Weekend Wedding

cakes

goldfish cake toppers

Fiesta Weekend Wedding

Fiesta Weekend Wedding

Fiesta Weekend Wedding

Fiesta Weekend Wedding

rainbow cake Fiesta Weekend Wedding

#1) If you and your fiance have the ability (and desire) to plan the day yourselves, we say GO FOR IT! We found it so much more relaxing to create the schedule of events ourselves, without family and/or outside influences telling us what we "should" do. It honestly brought us closer together, and it was very reassuring to find out that we pictured identical celebrations!

That being said... #2) Hire a wedding coordinator! We could not have pulled all the pieces together without our very savvy day-of planner. We came up with the concepts, and she made sure they worked out exactly as we imagined.

ceremony photography: Briscoe Photo // reception photography: Jenna Bechtholt Photography // venue: Olivas Adobe Ventura, California // event design + planning: PS & Associates Event Planning // florals + flower crown: Rosebud Floral Design // wedding dress: ceremony dress from Jill Stuart from Bloomingdales (hem shortened and halter added),reception dress was 70’s vintage from The Kissing Tree Vintage // hairpieces: ceremony flower crown from Urban Outfitters // shoes: BCBG Generation // makeup: Courtney Williams – All Dolled Up Beauty Team // groom suit: Coral colored pants by J.Crew, Brown blazer is vintage Penguin; Shirts are from random boutiques in LA // paper goods: We used a Paperless Post design template and customized all of our paper goods in Photoshop // catering: Lemonade // cake: Action Cookies // party favors: Custom Lip Balms by Jess’ Bee Natural // decor: The decorations were purchased by the bride and groom from Craigslist, Thrift stores, and downtown LA wholesale stores // officiant: Stephanie Syd Yang // music: The California Honeydrops

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Styling Ideas for Boho Bridesmaids

Boho Bridesmaids in Oregon

We talk quite a bit about boho brides around here, but today, it’s all about free-spirited styling ideas for your bridesmaids! Photographer, Alexandra Grace, teamed up with planner + floral designer extraordinaire – Seventh Stem Floral Design – to share some gorgeous ideas for ‘maids, inspired by nature and the lush landscape of the Pacific Northwest. They used layers of organic tones and textures to give the girls’ ensembles a mismatched, but still united feel. And not surprisingly, we loved this look so much, we even put together a shopping guide for you + your bridesmaids to get ideas from! Look out for it just a bit further down in the post…

Boho Bridesmaids in Oregon

Boho Bridesmaids in Oregon

Boho Bridesmaids in Oregon

protea bouquet

pink flower crown

protea bouquet

pink flower crown

We’re madly in love with the overgrown bouquets + organic flower crowns Seventh Stem whipped up for the shoot!

boho jewel toned bouquet

flower crowns

boho jewel toned bouquet

Boho Bridesmaids in Oregon

A bit about the setting from the stylist, From the whimsical king protea and candle-lit lanterns to the tiniest details of the fairy-like fritillaria and the flowing Frou Frou Chic silk ribbon, the entire shoot was magical. The boho-romantic wardrobe was inspired by the models themselves with their fresh and care-free personalities heightened by the incredible team at Portland Makeup and Hair.

peach bouquet

Boho Bridesmaids in Oregon

boho jewel toned bouquet

boho jewel toned bouquet

Boho Bridesmaids in Oregon

boho white bouquet

So we gotta know: what’s your take on this look? Wouldn’t it be fun (and let’s face it: easy!) to let your ladies choose their own cream or ivory boho dress from somewhere like Free People, Anthropologie, ASOS or Nordstrom? Then, just pair their finds with minimal accessories + a gorgeously wild bouquet to bring this idea fully to life!

Boho Bridesmaids in Oregon

Boho Bridesmaids in Oregon

Thanks SO much to the team for sharing!

And be sure to tell us what your bridesmaids are wearing in the comments section below!

photography: Alexandra Grace Photography // planning, design + florals: Seventh Stem Floral Design // hair + makeup: Bri Ellis at Portland Makeup and Hair

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