Emerald Botanical Beach Wedding Inspiration

botanical dessert backdrop

Inspired by vintage botanical prints, Tamara of Simply by Tamara Nicole conceptualized a unique shoot incorporating the 2013 Pantone color of the year: Emerald. Combining an abundance of both beachy + botanical elements, this editorial, which was beautifully captured by Courtney Bowlden Photography, is a great example of how to blend different styles to create a beautiful and cohesive event! I’m super in love with so many of the creative details integrated into this shoot. From the ceremony site the team created, filled with greenery, candles + sea shells to the gorgeous gowns + wardrobe styling (that green necklace!) there are just so many inspirational aspects for you to pin and consider incorporating into your big day!

botanical flower labels

emerald botanical inspiration

emerald botanical inspiration

emerald botanical inspiration


Bash and Bloom created a beautiful tablescape filled with romantic blooms + a lush fern garland. Love the  iron sphere chandelier hanging overhead, too!

emerald botanical inspiration

emerald botanical inspiration

emerald botanical inspiration


table number

oar guest book sign

wine bottle labels

sock bun

emerald botanical florals

The bar was staged against an old rod iron bed frame adorned with ivy + roses. Shake Bartenders served up botanical-themed cocktails like elderflower cordials and peach + rosemary spritzers!

emerald botanical bar cart


botanical dessert backdrop

I’m crazy about the hair + makeup by Yessie Makeup Artistry. This super-fun bun adorned with a garland of pearls + emerald stones would be such a pretty look for your wedding day! And the bold statement necklace is just so fab.

green necklace

emerald botanical inspiration

emerald botanical inspiration

I love that the team envisioned a sweet canoe getaway + decorated the boat with a gorgeous cluster of flowers!

boat with flowers

flower crown

flower crown

Thanks so much to the talented group of creatives below for sharing their work with us today!

photography: Courtney Bowlden Photography // planning + design: Simply by Tamara Nicole // venue: Cast Iron Studios Bellevue, Washington // florals: Bash and Bloom // hair + makeup: Yessie Makeup Artistry // invitations: Merchants Design // rentals: Vintage Ambiance (furniture), Rented Elegance (iron elements, etc), Grand Event Rentals (linens, dishes) // bar tending/male model: Shake Bartenders // dresses: Luly Yang Couture (Mojito, Mojito Over Ice, Luscious and Exotic Emerald dresses) and The Dress Theory (Audrey by Winifred Bean, Dakota by Nicole Miller and Morning Glory by Ivy and Aster) // flower girl tutu: Little Dreamers Tutus // calligraphy: Ephemera Press // models: Katie Templeton and Elle Debell (SMG) // pearl bracelet: Leather Wraps // floral hair piece + earrings: Cheryl Parrott Jewelry // white floral clutch: Belles and Crystasls // emerald ostrich feather clutch: Sara C Accessories // dried green sea fan: Seashell Collection // green statement necklace: Kluster // emerald green silk clutch: A03 Designs // wedding cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio

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  1. We had SO much fun working on this shoot, it’s so nice to see it here:) Thanks!!!

  2. This is stunning and beautiful in every way!

  3. love all the details – so unique!

  4. A very fresh and clean look. Perfect for a spring wedding!

  5. Beautiful bouquet, and especially love the uniqueness of the shells in the glass

  6. Thanks for featuring our work, GWS! It was a wonderful shoot to be part of.

    Unfortunately the credit for the cake is missing from your vendors list: Honey Crumb Cake Studio (www.honeycrumb.com).

  7. I can’t get enough of ferns – so lovely to see them in gorgeous designs like this!

  8. Thank you GWS! I always love working with Tamara. I am especially partial to this one because of her use of the old botanical prints. Very unique!


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