Whimsical-Bohemian Capri Wedding Weekend: Erica + Louis

Capri wedding

Italy’s fashion sweetheart + contributing editor to Vogue, Erica Pelosini, and Dutch shoe designer, Louis Leeman, have been vacationing in Capri every summer for as long as they can remember. So it was pretty much a given that as soon as Louis proposed, one decision was already made: they knew they wanted to exchange their vows in this dreamy Italian setting that has become such a special place to them. Erica wanted the wedding to feel very Capri, but at the same time wanted plenty of whimsical + bohemian touches to reflect her and her lifestyle, blended into the natural environment of their surroundings. The festivities spanned over a full weekend, and celebrities like Oliva Palermo, Christie Brinkley, and some of the top names in Italian fashion were in attendance. Erica + Louis’ wedding planner, Diana of Sugokuii Events, shares more about the design of their beautiful day with us below:

We didn’t want the wedding to feel too “manicured” or “over the top” but have a whimsical fairytale aspect to it while celebrating Capri. As her wedding planner, we specialize in scouting unique locations in Capri for weddings – and when we showed her the somewhat abandoned garden and park/forest setting belonging to a former cloister – she and Louis were sold the moment they saw it. 

Capri wedding

bridesmaids in florals

Erica and her bridesmaids got ready at the super chic JK Capri Hotel, where they also had a bridesmaid luncheon, where they got dressed up in the loveliest dresses designed by Mary Katrantzou.

bridesmaids in florals

bridesmaids in florals

Capri wedding

The night before the wedding, guests were treated to a welcome dinner under the lemon trees where Erica wore the most beautiful, floaty bohemian blue dress…so in love!

Capri wedding

floral heels

blue beaded gown

rehearsal dinner

capri wedding details

Capri wedding

Erica’s wedding dress was custom designed for her by her friend Peter Dundas of Pucci in Florence. Just stunning…

Capri wedding

mini daisy bouquet

bridesmaids in indigo dresses

Capri wedding

bridesmaids in indigo dresses

balloon aisle wedding

Capri wedding

Capri wedding

Capri wedding

Capri wedding

Each guest was given a balloon with a tiny message to release the balloon after the couple say I do. The balloons were tied to old school Italian lollipops (big size lollipops). It was a religious ceremony – they had no altar however, we decided to use the two natural orange trees as their “altar” instead, which they stood in front of. We felt it was more organic and natural to the environment of Capri – which we wanted to always emphasize throughout.

Capri wedding

Capri wedding

Capri wedding

Capri wedding

Erica + Louis chose The Rolling Stones’ She’s a Rainbow for their recessional.

bridesmaids in indigo dresses

candle lit

flowing detailed capri gown

chandeliers

Capri wedding

Capri wedding

See even more of Erica + Louis’ amazing Italian wedding in the film below by Marco Caputo Films.

Unbelievably gorgeous, right? We’re so dreaming of an Italian getaway now! Erica + Louis, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful day with us + best wishes from all of us at GWS!

photography: Jake Rosenberg + Andrea Salvia // venue: private residence in Capri, Italy // event design + planning: Sugokuii Events // florals: Capri Flor // wedding dress: Custom made Pucci // hairpieces: They used floral headpieces made of tiny daisies and ivy // shoes: Aquazzurra // bridesmaid dresses: Custom made Pucci // paper goods: custom designed in house by Louis Leeman // catering: Il Riccio // cake: They had a family style Italian desserts spread out throughout the middle of their dinner table // music: DJ Greg Boust (from Paris) // hotel getting ready: JK Place Capri // bridesmaid luncheon dresses: Mary Katrantzou // videography: Marco Caputo Films

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Bright Watercolor Wedding Inspiration

watercolor inspiration

Today’s inspiration comes to us all the way from Russia, and we have to say, we love seeing how different trends translate in different parts of the world! The idea of watercolor is nothing new, per se, but photographer, Warmphoto + stylist Funt of Happy made sure to put their own stylish spin on the concept. We love this session’s punchy, modern feel, along with the artful geometric setting the duo created. As Janne of Warmphoto says, Love is the greatest masterpiece in the world – wonderful and priceless! We decided to take watercolor, brushes, smiles and happiness and paint beautiful story of two bright and colorful hearts. We couldn’t agree more!

watercolor inspiration

watercolor bottles

watercolor backdrop

Such a pretty hand-painted backdrop!

watercolor backdrop

watercolor inspiration

finger paint heart

finger paint heart

finger paint heart

watercolor inspiration

watercolor inspiration

watercolor inspiration

watercolor inspiration

watercolor inspiration

watercolor tablescape

watercolors

And what a sweet tablescape, perfect for the art-loving couple!

watercolor inspiration

pink edged tablecloth

dipped chandelier

colored goblets

watercolor inspiration

paint tubes

crayon art

We hope you enjoyed seeing these two talented Russian creative’s take on the watercolor trend! Thanks so much, ladies, for sharing!

photography: Warmphoto // styling: Funt of Happy // location: Viewfinder Studio in Russia

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Southwestern-Inspired Ojai Ranch Wedding: Jenieva + Tyler

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

Jenieva + Tyler weren’t afraid to deck their wedding venue in Ojai, California to the nines + truly make it an extension of the two of them. We love how the setting kinda must have felt like you were walking into their home – with sweet vignettes, like vintage-inspired lounges + eclectic, southwestern-styled tablescapes, as far as the eye could see. Fun ideas like an outdoor movie screening + a record player tipi parlor took the place of more formal traditions like a bouquet/garter toss + grand reception entrance. We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: We love it when couples truly do things their way! Here’s more from the bride about it all:

I got a lot of inspiration from wedding blogs. GWS was my favorite [Aw, thanks Jenieva!], and helped me narrow down my vision for the day. We knew we wanted something small and intimate, and something to reflect our personal style (vintage, bohemian, southwestern). We went thrift store shopping every other weekend to find decor and we used furniture and bits and pieces from our house to really make it personal. We also decided to have our best friend officiate our ceremony, and I’m so glad we did! He did a great job and made the whole thing more special. We didn’t include any wedding traditions that didn’t feel like “us”. We kept it simple and relaxed, like us.

Thanks so much to Katie Pritchard for the super lovely photos and big congrats to Jenieva + Tyler on a perfect day!

boho feather invitation

ojai first look

The most memorable moment for both of us was the "first look". It was the first time we had seen each other in the two days before the wedding, and it was so special. It gave us a chance to relax and feel comfortable, and to forget about our pre- wedding jitters! And the look on Tyler's face when he saw me for the first time is something I'll never forget.

ojai first look

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

free people bride

bow tattoo

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

grom

Jenieva wore one of our all time favorite dresses, this rad black +  ivory Mara Hoffman number, available at Free People!

free people bride

hair flowers

boho bridesmaids in ojai

flower crown bridesmaids

boho bridesmaids in ojai

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

chambray groomsmen

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

succulent feather boutonniere

ojai ceremony

We’re definitely digging the bohemian feel of the ceremony site. And bonus points for that epic Ojai mountain view in the background!

chalkboard sign

ribbon garland

ribbon wand

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

These two smiled their way back up the aisle to All I Want Is You by Barry Louis Polisar!

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

boho teepee lounge

boho teepee lounge

boho teepee lounge

boho teepee lounge

moon inspired bar

moon inspired bar

rock candy

bar sign

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

peony centerpieces

From the wedding party looks to the eclectic, bohemian design elements, we’re loving it all! What about you?!

indigo napkins

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

indigo napkins

indigo napkins

peony centerpieces

sweet heart table

dream catchers

protea

Ojai Red Tail Ranch wedding

macrame guest book hanging

succulent favors

cake bar

Such a sweet shot!

teepee portrait

the princess bride

sparkler exit

Have fun with it! The wedding day goes by so so fast, so enjoy the time you spend planning, and don't stress out about the little things.

photography: Katie Pritchard // location: private residence in Ojai, California // event planning, florals + hairpieces: Mother of the Bride // wedding dress: Mara Hoffman // groom’s vest: Macy’s // shoes: Bed Stu // bridesmaid dresses: Urban Outfitters // hair + makeup: Tracy (MOH) // catering: family // cake + paper goods: Bride and mother of the Bride

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryKatie Pritchard is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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