Bohemian Woodland Wedding: Julie + Bo

bride and groom

Julie + Bo live in Brooklyn, but are both originally from the south so they wanted their wedding to have a country/southern feel to their day. After visiting A Private Estate in update New York, they fell in love with the location and everything they planned started to fall into place – which usually happens once you find your perfect venue! :) A bit more about the day from Julie…

It was important for our guests to have fun and feel relaxed so we incorporated elements that were fun little surprises for them. We had croquet and horseshoes on the lawn, a champagne surprise upon arrival and a photo booth set up in the woods. We’re both photographers and photo editors, so we just set up the studio to be ready to go for our guests. It was a big hit and a great way to get shots of everyone. The photos got more entertaining and guests were very creative with woodland props as the night went on!

Thanks so much to The Weaver House for the photos and congrats to Julie + Bo!

pink ombre invitation

flower girl

wooden signs


small bouquet



flower girl

flower girl


burlap bunting

Processional: Tangled Up in Blue

Recessional: These Days

First Dance: Si Tu Vois Ma Mere



lake ceremony


lake ceremony

There are so many! When we walked down the aisle, and I first saw Bo it was such an incredible feeling. I am a crier, and I thought I would sob, but I laughed the entire way down the aisle. It was such a happy moment, and he looked so incredibly handsome. Seeing him standing there in his suit is a feeling I will never forget. All the details that I had thought about for months totally disappeared. His face was the only thing I saw, and it was a perfect moment between us.

Another memory I will never forget is when we first arrived on the property the Thursday before our wedding, we took a few friends up to the barn and turned on all the lights. All of a sudden, there were shooting stars all over the sky, one after another. It was magical and a perfect beginning to our wedding weekend!

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom



We tried to make our dinner feel homey with a Southern menu of fried chicken, black eyed pea cakes, pumpkin soup shots, sugar snap pea salad, grits, corn bread, watermelon and a lot of honey. We also made our signature cocktail one of Bo’s favorite drinks, a blood orange bourbon sour, which we called the ‘Mississippi Medicine.’ We used favorite family recipes for a few of the desserts as well.

flower swing


dessert bar

deer cake toppers

cake cutting

It seems like everyone tells you that it will fly by, and it sort of does. Between the engagement and planning, there are so many moments you will remember forever. It’s important to be present and savor every second. It’s such a special and fun time in your life together. Don’t focus on too many stressful details, just enjoy every second of the process. It is an incredible time, and on the day of your wedding, all those little details just sort of fade away, and all you can focus on is each other.

photography: The Weaver House // venue: A Private Estate Rhinecliff, New York // event planner: Danielle DeFreest of Every Little Detail // floral design + flower crowns: Sprout Home // wedding dress: Gina DeSilva // hair acessories: Adrienne’s Bridal NYC for veil // shoes: Jimmy Choo // bridesmaid dresses: Vintage, Asos, American Apparel, NeedSupply // hair + makeup: La Tua Bella // groom suit: Billy Reid // invitations + paper goods: And Here We Are // catering: New World Catering // cake: Flatiron Restaurant // ceremony music: Kristi Shade, harpist // reception band: Nu-Cullers

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  1. That little flower girl is so adorable! Beautiful beautiful wedding!

  2. So lovely. It is obvious you both put so much of yourselves & love into your day :) Congratulations!

  3. Yes, adorable flower girl! What an incredible location, and love the bridesmaids dresses.

  4. That cake topper is the best, that looks like Etsy seller A Fox Wedding… So neat!

  5. That flower girl is just too cute! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pics.

    Jessica x

  6. What a beautiful couple and adorable flower girl! Love the dessert table.

  7. Beautiful images. I love the wide angle shots of ceremony. Gorgeous venue

  8. Wow! Such a beautifull couple and Pics :) We also write about Wedding .. you can visit us ..

    Greetz from Germany!


  9. Absolutely beautiful and brought a smile to my face. What a lovely location as well.

  10. What a beautiful wedding…. everything was amazing from the ceremony location to the decor details. The Bride and Groom were stunning.. wish them years of happiness.

    Well Done!


  11. gorgeous! love the shot of her mom walking her down the aisle.

  12. WOW This bride is stunning!! what a lovely wedding!!

  13. What a cute couple! Love Julie’s hair and veil, so pretty :)

  14. It was such a pleasure planning your wedding! So many couples have been inspired by your wedding. Thank you again for letting me be part of such a special day!


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