Calling all boho-brides to be! You’re going to want to bookmark Nick + Jess’ wedding because it is the ultimate guide to planning a soulful, laid-back, beautifully designed day. They’ve got hanging plants, macrame, vintage pieces, brass details, and turquoise pops against a gorgeous California venue. Oh, and her dress? Yeah, you’ll definitely want to take notes!! N + J ultimately wanted to plan a day unlike any other, which is exactly how they found their inspiration:
When Nick and I started to talk about what we wanted our wedding to be like, one of the first descriptions that came up was non-traditional. We wanted to mix a neutral modern look with fun, bright turquoise accents and some boho elements like macrame pieces. One of the things we loved about Biddle Ranch Vineyard in San Luis Obispo was the gorgeous, modern landscaping. We wanted to play off that look, so we chose to mix different materials, like succulents in concrete pots, brass candle sticks we collected from thrift stores, geometric glass terrariums, and bamboo dinner plates. We didn’t feel the need to follow a traditional model, and we had so much fun planning our wedding because we got to make it our own. Weddings are about celebrating the two of you, so pick things that reflect your style and have fun with it!
It isn’t often that the photographer + videographer are part of the wedding party, but there isn’t much that Danielle Poff and her husband, Adam, can’t do…and here are the photos (and video!) to prove it:
Jess’ dress is a crotchet + lace beauty by the ultimate boho-brand, Spell & The Gypsy.
Loving all their Show Me Your Mumu dresses? Same. We found each one for you here:
These bunches of blooms by April Flowers brought some wild + free color to the day!
Don’t they look great??
Jess brought in several handmade elements to the day. To start, she and her mom made the macrame hangers hanging off the pergolas down the ceremony aisle.
This beauty of a centerpiece was created by BallantyneDesign, with the addition of florals and pampas grass. Such a stunning ceremony backdrop!
Processional: Wedding party: Talladega by Eric Church // Bride & father: Marry Me by Train, Spanish acoustic guitar version by United Guitar Players
Recessional: Pride & Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan
First Dance: True by Tilian
One of our goals was to have everyone out on the dance floor with us. We spent a lot of time picking out music ahead of time, and our most memorable moment was getting to watch our parents dancing to E-40. So many people told us before the wedding that we wouldn't have time to dance, so we took that into consideration when making our timeline and ensured we could greet everyone during cocktail hour and dinner so that we could spend the rest of the night on the dance floor with everyone.
Adam of Danielle Poff Photography custom made 10 mid-century-modern dining tables for the reception!
Jess’s dad has access to machines for wood cutting, so they made their own designs and printed the name cards on wood! Jess also hand lettered their signage—so clever!
Loving how they incorporated turquoise into the reception!
Jess’ mother sewed the table runners and all the decor was collected + styled by the couple, Jess’ mom, and her bridesmaid, Danielle.
Our advice is to hire a great photographer! The day goes by so fast, and there were so many little details that went into it that we didn't have time to fully appreciate the day of. The 2nd best day besides our wedding was the day we got our photos back. We got to relive every moment and have something we can always look back on.
Adam of Danielle Poff Photography captured the story of the day in video form:
Happiest congratulations from all of us at GWS to Nick + Jess!
photography: Danielle Poff Photography // venue name: Biddle Ranch Vineyard, San Luis Obispo, California, USA // planning: Vino Fiore Events // florals: April Flowers // wedding dress: Spell & The Gypsy // bride's ring: Padis // bridesmaid dresses: Show Me Your Mumu // makeup artist: Makeup by Amanda // groom attire: Men's Warehouse // videography: Adam of Danielle Poff Photography // paper goods: Custom made by the bride & groom // calligraphy: The bride // furniture rentals: Tables from Adam Poffenbarger // music: Kramer Events // officiant: A friend of the couple, Robby // large ceremony macrame piece: BallantyneDesign