Bohemian Woodland Wedding: Kimmy + Garrett

woodland wedding

Kimmy + Garrett’s bohemian woodland wedding was full of sweet moments + lots of lovely, one-of-a-kind details! I’m super in love with the wildflower-inspired floral design by Marigold + Mint, and Kimmy’s beautiful, lace-tiered dress, which she purchased at a small boutique in Seattle. And Kimmy + Garrett walked down the aisle together, hand-in-hand, which made for a truly unique + romantic processional. Love it! Here’s a bit more about the day from Kimmy:

The inspiration for the day was based on the interests we have within our relationship. We are very inspired by nature so we loved the idea of highlighting aspects of wild and untamed nature, as seen in the floral arrangements, decorations, and in our venue choice. We are also inspired by simplicity and touch of the hand so all of the decorations were made by us and our closest friends.

Big thanks to Maharaj Photography for the gorgeous photography and congrats to Kimmy + Garrett!

woodland bride

woodland flower crown

woodland bride

woodland bouquet

woodland groom

woodland wedding

woodland bouquet

flower crown

matching anchor tattoos

pattern bridesmaids

woodland wedding

We decided that on our wedding day we wanted to walk down the aisle together instead of the more traditional procession of the bride and father. For this reason, our favorite moment was holding hands walking down the aisle and looking around at all of our closest family and friends smiling back at us.

woodland wedding

woodland wedding

woodland wedding

Processional: Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

Recessional: A Father's Blessing – A song written for our wedding day; played by Garrett's dad on the dulcimer

First Dance: Time after Time – Frank Sinatra

woodland wedding

woodland weddings


Some of our favorite details from the day: we brewed our own beer as the take away gift for our guests + had guests sign our favorite books as our “guest book” so that we could rediscover their lovely messages throughout our life together.

personalized bottles

bunting

pies

woodland wedding

Three pieces of wisdom:
1. Choose which traditions are important to you and which aren't. Part of making the day your own is to be truthful to who you are. No pressure, just think about what feels right.
2. Take time before your big day to relax. On the morning of our wedding we decided to participate in our every day yoga practice just the two of us and looking back, this time together was exactly what we needed.
3. Don't stress - you're marrying your best friend, what could be better?

photography: Maharaj Photography // venue: The Dragonfly Retreat Bothell, Washington // floral design + hairpieces: Marigold and Mint // wedding dress: Alhambra, a small women’s boutique in Seattle // shoes: Madewell // groom suit: J.Crew // paper goods: friend of couple, Jeremy Sanford // catering + pies: Portage Bay Cafe

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Outfit Your Bridesmaids with The Dress Spot

The Dress Spot

As a bride, deciding on a style, color + place for your fave ladies to purchase their bridesmaid dresses can be one of the most daunting wedding-related tasks! That’s where The Dress Spot comes in! The site was born out of a desire to make it easier for brides + bridesmaids to find hue-specific, style-specific dresses in the right price range – and the best part? The service is completely free!

The Dress Spot was created by husband + wife team, Jeremy + Sierra Penrod. They came up with the idea during their engagement when Sierra struggled to find bridesmaid dresses in the exact right color, cost, and sizes. When Sierra vented her frustrations about the difficulty in finding stylish bridesmaid dresses in light peach + slate blue, Jeremy, a computer programmer, realized he had the ability to solve her dress-finding woes…

The Dress Spot


The Dress Spot lets you search popular retailers by your exact hue in seconds! You can also easily select the exact lengths and sleeve types you are looking for, as well as filter by price. With over 20,000 dresses from well-known retailers in-stock at any given time, The Dress Spot is becoming the most powerful tool in a bride’s arsenal to outfit the bridal party.

The Dress Spot

The Dress Spot

The Dress Spot


And even more great news? The Dress Spot will be offering a $500 Outfit Your Bridal Party giveaway for GWS readers! Read on for more details…

To enter:

1. Like The Dress Spot on Facebook or follow on Twitter
2. Collect the dress/dresses you would like your bridal party to wear on your special day using The Dress Spot. To do so, create a free account + select dresses by clicking the “collect” button

Contest ends on 8/20/13 at 11pm PST. The Dress Spot will contact the winner based on the information they provide at registration.

*** Congrats to Jess Q. who was the lucky winner!***

 

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Moonrise Kingdom Wedding Inspiration – Part 2

moonrise kingdom inspiration

I hope you all enjoyed Part 1 of this absolutely gorgeous styled shoot! (And in case you missed it, check it out here) Part 2 is all about the details, including this incredible tablescape that blends woodsy florals + decor with mid-century furniture + design elements. In the movie, Sam was a boy scout (who came prepared with his boy scout supplies at all times), so many boy scout-inspired details were incorporated into the decor – like knotted ropes, boy scout supplies + mementos and campfire-inspired elements…

moonrise kingdom inspiration

moonrise kingdom inspiration

knotted napkin setting

geometric menu

green fern table runner

colored glasses

colored glasses

pattern napkins

moonrise kingdom inspiration

gold plainted deer


The team did a great job of infusing fun, eclectic decor into the table design. I love the textiles, gold flatware +  deer figurines and, of course, that gorgeous fern + king protea garland by Honey and Poppies!

gold plainted deer

moonrise kingdom inspiration

mid century chairs

moonrise kingdom flower crown


From Laura, To sweeten the adventure, Merely Sweets created s’mores-inspired treats + sweets – all perfect for a boy scout’s wedding in the forest!

camp dessert bar

camp dessert bar

raccoon cake

animal cake topper


We’ll leave you with few more portraits of the gorgeous couple + that amazing flower crown + bouquet…

moonrise kingdom inspiration

lace dotted dress

lace dotted dress


Can we talk about how gorgeous her BHLDN gown is?!! Love all the layers of lace + Swiss dots on the sleeves…

moonrise kingdom inspiration

moonrise kingdom inspiration

animal masks


Big thanks to the following creatives for sharing their talents with us today!

photography + concept: Laura Izumikawa Photography // design, styling + coordination: Caroline Cervantes of Oh, Lovestruck Event Design and Styling // floral design: Megan Gray of Honey and Poppies // ceremony floral altar design: Caroline Cervantes of Oh, Lovestruck Event Design and Styling // invitation design: Love Vs. Design // hair + makeup: E2Beauty // cake + dessert design: Merely Sweets // wedding dress: BHLDN // mid-century modern pieces: Yeah! Rentals // vintage rentals: Heirloom + Love Vintage Rentals // tableware: Anthropologie // flatware: West Elm // venue: Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins Lake Arrowhead, California // models: Jill and Zach of Little Black Boots

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryYEAH! rentals and Laura Izumikawa Photography are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.
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