Artful Boho Wedding Inspiration

bohemian bride inspiration

Lush florals, a gorgeous lace dress, and carefully chosen boho details abound in today’s ultra lovely wedding editorial styled by Kaleb Norman James + captured by Ali Mae Photo. This talented duo worked together to produce a shoot that was an artful twist on boho style. We’re certain that sweet table set up under a canopy of trees in a gorgeous canyon in California will inspire lots of great ideas for your wedding or any stylish party or event. And with so many creative styling elements – like cute painted plates to match the first letter of the guests name on their calligraphy name card, feather details, and fun bingo cards – we know you’ll definitely find a thing or two worth pinning for later.

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protea boho bouquet

bohemian bride inspiration

That bouquet has a total wow-factor!

bohemian bride inspiration

bohemian bride inspiration

Ali Mae agrees, Kaleb created a tiny pineapple boutonniere and the most insane, huge, glorious bridal bouquet I have ever encountered.

tropical boutonniere

bohemian bride inspiration

bohemian bride inspiration

gem tablescape decor

plate setting

The fun details on this tablescape would translate beautifully to so many different types of events…

painted plate and bingo

bohemian bride inspiration

naked cake with cherries

naked cake with cherries

And who doesn’t love a fruit-topped naked cake?! Looks delish. Big thanks to everyone below who worked to bring this gorgeous shoot to life!

photography: Ali Mae Photo // planning, design + florals: Kaleb Norman James Design // calligraphy: Ali Lavin // cakes: Milk and Honey Cakery

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Bohemian Topanga Canyon Wedding: Marissa + Cory

teal bridesmaids

Take one look at those gorge jade green bridesmaids dresses + tell us you aren’t already swooning! We are – big time. And the rest of Marissa + Cory’s handmade boho wedding in LA’s Topanga Canyon was seriously just as fab. According to Marissa (aka Max), she and Cory wanted a killer day surrounded by good friends, good food, good tunes, good vibes, and good wine! Those are a couple of wedding priorities we can totally get behind! Let’s hear a little bit more about the day from Max, then see it all come to life in the beautiful images captured by Caroline + Jayden of Woodnote Photography

Everything was pretty much made by our wedding planner, Jeffrey Caballero, or myself. Jeffrey built the Chuppah day of and all of the floral arrangements from scratch. He is one of the most talented, creative people I have ever met. All of the mini succulent party favors were put together by myself and a few friends. I found the door we hung the hand dipped clothespin escort cards on the side of the road. All the vintage Swedish table runners were found at various thrift shops and of course Etsy. All of the table numbers were vintage Joshua Tree postcards, one of our favorite places to visit. I was really proud that everything had meaning and purpose. I love beauty in simplicity.

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teal bridesmaids

leafy bouquets

blushing protea flower crown

groom in sunglasses

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Marissa: Honestly, it went by so fast. Too fast. Cory looked so handsome that day, seeing him for the first time still brings tears and chills. My dad’s speech blew me and everyone away. He is such a joker, but to see him get so emotional was really moving. I will remember that forever. The Internet wasn’t working up until about 15 minutes before the ceremony, and all our playlist were made on Spotify. There is a picture of all the girls finding out and every time I see it, I die laughing. I think seeing all of our friends and family in one place having so much fun was a good feeling. With all the work you put into the day, the one hope you have is that everyone has a good time. I definitely think we accomplished that.

Cory: My favorite moment was seeing Max for the first time. I also loved her dad’s speech. It was a mix of hilarious and emotional. I also liked the after party we had at Footises where The Allah Las, The Shrine and Andy Shepard played.

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bride and groom

Ok, seriously, how rad do Marissa, Cory, and their whole bridal party look? The most stylish bunch. We are kind of majorly obsessed with the custom gowns the ladies are wearing by Shareen but know that custom isn’t available for everyone, so we put together a fun shopping guide to get a similar look for your bridal party. :)

Shop their style with our little guide below!

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whimsical orange bouquet

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bride and groom

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The sweetest shots of these two…

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

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topanga canyon wedding

topanga canyon wedding

topanga canyon wedding

What a cute moment! And don’t you love Max’s blushing bride protea crown?

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topanga canyon wedding

topanga canyon wedding

orange bouquet

topanga canyon wedding

Processional: Bridal Party: Dream a Little Dream – The Mamas + The Papas; Bride: Colours – Donovan

Recessional: Under my Thumb – Pentagram’s cover

First Dance: Harvest Moon – Neil Young

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topanga canyon wedding

green clip escort cards

concrete centerpieces

topanga canyon wedding

potted plant favors

succulent centerpieces

sweetheart table

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toasts

first dance

It’s the standard advice. Have fun, don’t take it too serious, and take mental pictures. You will laugh at what a crazy person you become. I remember seeing a water glass option for the table and literally holding back tears because it was so off from what I wanted. We walked out of the rental warehouse and I just lost it and cried, but then I started laughing and said out loud, “Who am I right now ?!?!” I’m not going to lie. Planning a wedding can easily become a nightmare if you let it. I ended up hiring a day of coordinator 2 weeks before the wedding, and it really took some pressure off me as far as the little things people need answers to. It also gave me the space to really enjoy the day. With everything said and done, remember why you are doing this, because that’s reason enough! Also, make sure you eat.

photography: Caroline + Jayden of Woodnote Photography // venue: The 1909 Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles, California // wedding planner: Jeffrey Caballero + Max // day of coordinator: Nam Lam of Modern LA Weddings // rentals: Town and Country // bride’s Dress: W Too purchased from Lovely Bride // bride’s shoes: Vintage // bride’s jewelry: vintage, bracelets are vintage Hermes // groom’s suit: vintage Pierre Cardin // groom’s shoes: Vintage // groomsmen’s suits: Topman // bridesmaid’s gowns: custom by Shareen // hair: Danny Rishoff at Meche Salon // makeup: Mariah Nicole // florals: Jeffrey Caballero of Mr. Caballero Creative // paper goods: custom invite design and printed on wood in India by Cards of Wood // officiant: Rabbi Arthur Rosenberg // wedding favors: miniature succulents and cacti put together by Max + some help from friends // catering + pies: Bread and Water Catering // wedding rings: engagement is vintage 1920’s and band is groom’s grandmothers, Cory’s ring is 1940 vintage

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An Engagement Session at San Francisco’s Sutro Baths: Cassy + John

Sutro Baths engagement

Cassy + John are all kinds of cute. And they totally rock in our book because they weren’t afraid to climb giant cliffs + caves, run through the chilly ocean water, and traipse through the forest for their super rad San Francisco engagement session with Jamie Jones Photography. All that made for a memorable + adventurous day – and the photos they came away with are just so good. The location they choose – SF’s Sutro Baths – was once a large, privately owned swimming pool complex built in the late 19th century. The facility was financially unprofitable and is now abandoned and sits in ruins. A cool bit of NorCal history, and a perfect shoot backdrop for this stylish, creative couple!

Sutro Baths engagement

Sutro Baths engagement

Sutro Baths engagement

Sutro Baths engagement

Sutro Baths engagement

birds

Sutro Baths engagement

birds

These shots with the birds are pretty breathtaking!

Sutro Baths engagement

Sutro Baths engagement

Sutro Baths engagement

red lip engagement

Sutro Baths engagement

Sutro Baths engagement

Sutro Baths engagement

Sutro Baths engagement

Sutro Baths engagement

Cassy, how did you manage to hike to such heights in that uber-adorable outfit of yours? Spill your secrets, girl!

flowy pink skirt

textured sweater

Sutro Baths engagement

Sutro Baths engagement

Sutro Baths engagement

Sutro Baths engagement

Sutro Baths engagement

Sutro Baths engagement

We’ve gotta hear how these cute love birds met, yes? Cassy tells all below:

We met shortly after he had moved out to Portland, OR from Nashville to live with a mutual good friend of ours (I was living in Eugene at the time). We were both dating other people, but became casual friends over the years when I would visit and crash on their couches. He always left quite an impression, as I remember admiring his thoughtfulness over the nights around the campfire in their backyard talking religion, philosophy and life, but what really stood out was how funny he was. I was always laughing around him.

I was visiting Portland to look into moving and to see a friend’s band play at a local bar. He ended up coming along with a friend, and somehow we ended up on the back patio talking for hours, practically finishing each other’s sentences. It was uncanny how much of a connection we had and never realized it. I had recently gone through a bad breakup, and Johnny graciously waited about 6 months to finally ask me out. After our first date, it was pretty obvious to both of us that this was something different.

We immediately decided to jump into our relationship by taking a roadtrip throughout the Southwest with each other. Our friends guaranteed us that, at the end of our trip, we would either love each other or hate each other after spending that much time together so soon. Suffice it to say, we had discussed marriage by the end of that trip, and we both just knew we had finally met our other half.

Cassy + John, big time congrats on your engagement + thanks for sharing your photos with us!

photography: Jamie Jones Photography // locations: Sutro Baths in San Francisco, California

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