Wintery Big Sur Campout Bachelorette Party

wintery boho campout

How many lovely ladies out there are planning or attending a bachelorette party soon? It’s such a fun time to spend with your best gals, and we love the idea of doing something BIG, like this campout girls trip to gorgeous Big Sur! The team behind this super fun editorial (photographer Kelsea Holder, the designers at Tinker Tin Trailer Co + florist Lilies of the Field) agreed that while there are so many fun celebrations leading up to the wedding day, the bachelorette party is by far their favorite. We all know a bachelorette party should be an excuse to let your hair down with all your closest girls, and reminisce about all the fun and crazy times that were had, and create a few more lasting memories before the big day! Get ready to be totally inspired by the fun setting this crew created :)

teepee campout

Rebecca Schoneveld dress

Rebecca Schoneveld dress

Rebecca Schoneveld dress

Rebecca Schoneveld dress

Jaime with Tinker Tin Trailer Co says, For the bride that isn’t a fan of Vegas or Palm Springs (or for all the brides that live in small towns where the closest club is about 200 miles away), and for brides with an adventurous heart and free spirit, a Bachelorette getaway ( in our case, along the Big Sur/ San Simeon coastline) is a fun alternative.

Set up a tipi at the beach and spend the weekend drinking ciders and mulled wine, eating, playing dress up, and taking over the top pictures together (like those seen in a Free People catalog), dance around in the sand barefoot … because why not, and maybe even go skinny dipping under the stars! Chat around the campfire, laugh a ton, drink even more, celebrate friendship and memories, soon to be marriage, life, and the future!

wintery boho campout

boho winter bachelorette

boho winter bachelorette

boho winter bachelorette

Rebecca Schoneveld dress

We love everything the girls are wearing, but this Rebecca Schoneveld dress is totally winning us over! Crazy how perfectly it works for an event like a bachelorette party or a real wedding!

boho wintery campout

teepee details

boho tablescape

candles

boho wintery campout

Such cute table details!

boho wintery campout

boho wintery campout

beach coffee campout

boho winter bachelorette

boho winter bachelorette

boho winter bachelorette

boho winter bachelorette

See even more of this super sweet set-up in the film below by Carl Holm:

Thanks so much to the lovely team who put this one together! We’re sure it’s going to spark so many fun bachelorette party ideas for future brides + maids of honor!

photographer: Kelsea Holder // planning + design: Tinker Tin Trailer Co // venue: Big Sur, California // florals: Lilies of the Field // videography: Carl Holm // makeup: Amanda Olson // hair: Becky Wolfe // bride’s dress: Rebecca Schoneveld // bride’s jewel crown, ring, necklace, geodes + custom agate coasters: Vagabond Queen // gold kaftan + bride’s white robe accessories: Felice Art Couture // coats + hats: Village Vintage Arroyo Grande

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2015 Wedding Invitation Collection from Bella Figura

Bella Figura Collection

Wedding invites + paper goods are some of our most favorite details of a celebration. We all know they set the tone for your event from the get-go and there are so many pretty directions to take your stationery, exemplified in the beautiful 2015 collection from our sponsor, Bella Figura! They’ve just lunched 64 lovely new designs, an exclusive new paper that allows for digital printing called Bella Smooth Cotton paper, digital printing, foil stamped envelope liners, digital envelope addressing, and new hand calligraphy styles.

Bella Figura Collection

Bella Figura Collection

romantic florals

Bella Figura Collection

Bella Figura Collection

The gorgeous new line includes work from designers and calligraphers like Chelsea Petaja, Ellie Snow, Elizabeth Hardin, and Courtney Jentzen. So much pretty, right?!

Bella Figura Collection

Bella Figura Collection

Bella Figura Collection

Even though Bella Figura already has so many gorgeous designs, perfect for any style of wedding or celebration, we love knowing everything is completely customizable: you change the inks, the fonts, the layout, the size, etc. with ease!

They’re based in Syracuse, New York, and are wind powered + keep the planet in mind with everything they make. They offer a personal shopper service as well as one-on-one design consultations for a personalized experience.

Bella Figura Collection

Bella Figura Collection

Bella Figura Collection

The new foil stamped envelope liners are available in 8 patterns and can be printed in any of Bella Figura’s 19 foil colors.

Bella Figura Collection

Bella Figura Collection

Bella Figura Collection

These new invite styles are so stunning. We love all the gold!

Bella Figura Collection

artichoke centerpiece

We’re excited to share the good news that all GWS will readers can receive three free samples of paper goods from Bella FiguraSeeing the samples in person is a great way to get a feel for their amazing product quality. Use code ‘loveGWS’ at checkout on bellafigura.com to receive your samples. The code will expire on January 31st, 2015.

Thanks, Bella Figura, for this pretty peek at your 2015 collection!

photography: Kate Ignatowski

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Fairytale-Inspired Wedding: Cassi + Chris – Part 2

Fairytale bridesmaids

If you are stopping by GWS for the first time today, stop scrolling + backtrack to part one of Cassi + Chris’ insanely fun fairytale wedding! We promise that you won’t be sorry you did! Their reception was filled with so many amazing, handmade elements; a team effort between Cassi + her vendor crew, Whimsical Gatherings + luxe catering.

Cassi says, At the entrance of the reception was a banner that said “Be our guest” that was handmade by our wedding planner.  I also picked out my favorite Disney love quotes and my planner made banners for each reception table with them.  She made one for our sweetheart table that said “And they lived happily ever after” and she hung it on the ivy wall behind our table.  I collected little figurines and décor pieces from flea markets and antique stores that corresponded with each Disney movie and had them placed on each themed table.  The reception colors were darker and more lush.  The vines all along the stone wall added to the drama of the room.  I also handwrote the fairytales for each table on every other charger to add to the storybook theme.  We had a moss filled frame as our seating chart with my handwritten escort tags and keys attached to it.  I put the person’s name on one side of the tag and their love quote table name on the other side so that they would know which table to sit at. The room was full of love and laughter and it was just as perfect as we could have ever planned.  We had our own table away from everyone and were able to look out at all of our loved ones throughout the night.  

Let’s take a look through Jessie Holloway Photography’s beautiful captures from the day…

Fairytale bridesmaids

groomsmen

Wtoo wedding dress

^^ Oh, the dress envy! ^^

fairytale reception entrance

skeleton key escort cards

The entrance to the reception felt like you were entering a party held in a beautiful seceret garden. We love the calligraphed escort cards, styled with a vintage-inspired key…

skeleton key escort cards

…And that vintage storybooks hung overhead!

hanging books

appetizers on forks

vintage candelabra

fairytale tablescape

There were numerous fairytale inspired objects around, from vintage books sitting on stone ledges and hanging from trees, to a beautiful antique spinning wheel perfectly placed in the garden. I found a gorgeous antique copy of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytales that was a beautiful golden yellow with gold lettering on it. I decided that I wanted to use this story book as our guest book so we bought a feather quill pen and had a vintage inkwell near it for people to sign our guestbook in true fairytale style. Vintage furniture pieces were placed around the garden for people to take a seat, get comfortable, and chat. I wanted this area to be relaxed as well and our caterer did a wonderful job at picking the perfect foods for people to snack on before the reception.

fairytale tablescape

fauna and moss tablescape

fairytale tablescape

fairytale tablescape

once upon a dream

fairytale tablescape

We’re seriously so in love with the entire design! Get the look for your own fairytale fête by shopping with us below!

fairytale table decor

happily ever after

fairytale tablescape

vintage plates

fairytale cakes

fairytale wedding

fairytale wedding

We had all of our guests pick up one of the candlesticks from their reception table and had them line up for our send off with lit candles in hand. It was a romantic and intimate way for us to be sent off from the most perfect day we could have imagined.

candle exit

See even more of this magical day in the film by Peerless Films:

Make sure that you give yourselves time to enjoy planning your wedding and make sure that you don’t let that planning cause you to fight or argue. It is such a special time in your life that you will never get to do again and you should enjoy every second leading up to it. I would also advise them to write their own vows for one another. It truly is one of the most special things you can do at your ceremony and it makes your guests feel even more a part of your love story and special day.

photography: Jessie Holloway Photography // planning + design: Bettina Hamblin // venue: Knoxville Gardens & Arboretum Knoxville, Tennessee // florals: Whimsical Gatherings // videography: Peerless Films // catering: luxe catering // cakes: The Sweetery + Cheryl McMillian Cake Design // rentals: Restoration Rentals // dj + lighting: Ogle Entertainment // invitations: Fourth Year Studios // hair: Jeremy Wann // makeup: Face by Raymie // wedding dress: WToo

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