You might remember this California Festival Wedding we shared a few years back (hint: it was SO EPIC that we had to share it in two parts!). The leading lady of the day was Brit, the founder of Daughters of Simone. Well, my friends, today her sister Ashley, the co-owner of Daughers of Simone is the bride! The wedding and all the events leading up to the big day were packed with so many gorgeous design aesthetics and swoon-worthy details that we’re sharing everything in a total of three parts. (Yes, there is just that much good stuff!)
Kicking off the wedding bash we have Ashley + Terrence’s backyard bohemian bon voyage party (quite the alliteration, isn’t it?). Ashley tells us a little about the inspiration behind the party: We both come from pretty large families and we wanted to keep our wedding abroad fairly small, so we decided to have a send-off party in our hometown of Fresno, California. We decided to call it the “Bon Voyage Party” and went for a theme that was totally our vibe — a mishmash of 1960s and ‘70s psychedelic hippie theme.
Let’s proceed to the Bon Voyage party in the photos captured by Ellie Koleen:
Hello, bride-to-be! Isn’t that lacy crochet off-the-shoulder piece a stunner? Such a great vintage find!
And if you are loving this dress as much as we are, you’re in luck as Daughters of Simone created a piece inspired by this vintage gown which will be available in their new 2019 Collection!!
Jesse Duncan made sure Ashley felt like a free-spirited goddess… I mean look at those wavy locks with the flowers woven in!
The Eclectic + Bohemian Tablescape
My brother-in-law recently remodeled this gorgeous 1920s craftsman house (which rents as an AirBnB in Fresno; ‘Some Tower House‘ and put a Mid-Century Modern spin on things. They worked with Melissa from Pow Wow Design Studio to do the interior decorating for the home, which made it even more brilliant for her to do the decor for our party as well! Melissa is a mad genius, we were thrilled to have her and her team completely transform the yard into a bohemian paradise.
We wanted this party to feel very casual, but of course have some flair. The furniture was arranged as several lounges comprised of velvet couches, Moroccan poufs and low wooden tables. We had low seated tables which curved along the driveway around a giant tree which had string lights hanging from it every which way. Once the sun had gone down, the mix of string lights, lanterns and candles had completely lit up the backyard and it was quite magical.
How gorgeous is that collection of pressed glassware + all the pillows and poufs?
It’s amazing what a few lanterns, pillows, and fun seating arrangements can do for a backyard, right? In order to avoid any stress and really enjoy the party, Event Pro West and Rochelle of The Social Spree took the reins.
The Dinner Party
Guests were encouraged to DIY whatever their hearts desired with the help of Bloom Generation: floral crowns, hat décor, boutonnières, and corsages.
They event had a psychedelic rock band, Sugar Candy Mountain, which added to the theme of the night!
How much fun was that?!
If you think this design aesthetic was cool, just wait ’til you see the Lake Como wedding! Check back in a couple of hours for Part 1 + Part 2!
photography: Ellie Koleen // venue name: Some Tower House, Fresno, California, USA // event design: PowWow Design Studio // planning: Event Pro West // florals: Bloom Generation // hair stylist: Jesse Duncan // makeup artist: Jesse Duncan // catering: Matties Pizza // cake: Katy Castanos (bride's mother) // desserts: Ampersand Ice Cream // tabletop rentals: Firefly Vintage Rentals // furniture rentals: PowWow Design Studio // dj: DJ Leonard // band: Sugar Candy Mountain // party coordinator: Rochelle of The Social Spree // invitation design: Carolyn Yocum