Grace and Dave knew two things when they started planning their wedding: They knew they wanted a bohemian vibe and they knew they wanted tons of personal details that hinted at their many inside jokes. They took their small vision and with the help of event designers, Two Little Birds Planning, they created a whimsical, boho wedding that was filled with the coolest touches like dreamcatcher escort cards, an otter cake topper, dental floss favors, tons of macramé decor and a tarot card reader at the reception.
Grace shared more about the fun details they brought into their day and how they made it their own:
We have so much fun together with inside jokes, so it was easy for us to personalize our wedding day by incorporating them throughout. Some examples of this were our vows, the otter cake topper, the globe guest book, and the “Love like Kanye loves Kanye” sign. They were fun elements that reminded us throughout the day just how personal the event was to us.
We love couples that include meaningful and fun details into the wedding decor and celebration! M2 Photography was there to capture it all! Scroll along with us and enjoy!
The First Look
First looks may just be our favorite moment of the wedding day! So sweet!!
Not everyone has a concrete vision of what they want when they get engaged and that’s okay! Your style might change as your wedding draws closer. Allow yourself to continue to be inspired throughout planning as pieces come together. Also, trust and communicate with your vendors. They’re experts in their fields and are the key to pulling it all off.
G + D told us that they wanted a unique wedding venue with lots of natural elements. They definitely found it in The Horticulture Center! All of the plants make for a charming boho wedding Heaven!
Wedding Party Goals
Evolve Studio had these ladies looking lovely! Their romantic dusty rose dresses came from Brideside. We’re also loving their floral rings which are a super fun alternative to the traditional bouquet!
The Black Tux supplied the sleek Groom’s attire and we’ve got to say… these gentlemen certainly look ready to storm the party!
Belovely outdid themselves with the florals for the ceremony and reception. We’re loving all the texture they brought in through pampas grass, dahlias, protea, and garden roses! As serious boho fanatics, we can’t get enough of this floral arch with a macramé backdrop from Ropes and Roses. If you’re looking for a fun project, check out this how-to and make your own DIY Ombre Macramé Hanging for wedding day!
Processional: “Sea of Love” Cat Power, Bride’s Processional: “Once Upon a Dream” Lana Del Ray (from Maleficent)
Recessional: Recessional: “Love on Top” Beyonce
First Dance: “First Day of My Life” Bright Eyes
Doesn’t Grace look stunning?! She shared with us about her search for the perfect dress!
After researching wedding dresses, I fell in love with the designer Rue de Seine and knew this was going to be the designer of my wedding dress. I saw that Lovely Bride in Philadelphia carried the brand, so I made an appointment with my friends to try on the styles I had seen online. The first dress I tried on that day ended up being my dress in the end! (This stunning gown is Rue De Seine’s ‘Poppy Stardust’)
Fueling our bridal jacket obsession even further, G rocked a muted rose moto jacket complete with a Moonstruck Decal from Bash Creative Design. We’ll just be over here “oohing and ahhing” for a while…
Boho Reception Decor
Talk about boho wedding lounge goals! This setup by Maggpie Vintage Rentals is totally rad! Check out some similar inspo below:
Aren’t these Bast and Bruin dreamcatcher escort cards the CUTEST?! We’re all about unique and fun seating charts and escort card displays! If you are too, check out these Punny Escort Card Displays that will seriously inspire!
umm… WOW! This should make any boho bride swoon! Belovely, these hanging flower pots in macramé holders are giving us all the heart-eyes!!
The geometric terrarium arrangements, dusty rose candles, potted plants… we can go on and on over these stunning details!
We love how G + D added some sleek modern accents in with their boho wedding decor. These fun acrylic table numbers are from Lewes Lettering Co.
This can’t even be real!!!
There are so many, but one that really comes to mind happened after our first dance. We planned ahead with our DJ to play “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris immediately after to encourage guests to come up and dance with us. Everyone joined the dance floor, and the reception started off with a bang. It was an unreal moment where we looked around and realized we were actually married and were surrounded by people we love celebrating us.
Grace and Dave, thank you so much for sharing your fun day with us! We love all of the personal touches you included! Congratulations from the GWS Team!
Plus– See this whimsical, boho wedding in action with this gorgeous video by Stagger Films!
photography: M2 Photography // venue name: The Horticulture Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA // planning: Two Little Birds Planning // florals: Belovely // wedding dress: Rue De Seine 'Poppy Stardust' // wedding dress boutique: Lovely Bride Philadelphia // hairpiece: Untamed Petals // bride's shoes: Naturalizer // bride's ring: Simon G from Kranichs Jewelers // bridesmaid dresses: After Six, Style 6781 in English Rose from Brideside, Dessy, Style 3019 in English Rose from Brideside, Social Bridesmaids and Style 8186 in English Rose from Brideside // getting ready robes: Love Meets Crafts on Etsy // hair stylist: Evolve Studio // makeup artist: Evolve Studio // groom attire: The Black Tux, Cufflinks and Inc. from Nordstrom // groom's shoes: Magnanni Marco // groom's ring: Kranichs Jewelers // videography: Stagger Films // paper goods: Minted // catering: Constellation Culinary Group // cake: Bredenbeck’s Bakery // furniture rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals // music: Synergetic Sound // officiant: Rev. Elizabeth McGlinn // lighting: Eventions Productions // photo booth: Poser Photo Booth Co. // bride's jacket: Paige Sivan Moto Jacket in Vintage Desert Sunrise with Moonstruck Decal from Bash Creative Design // bride's clutch: Tadashi Shoji // wedding sign: The Painted Pine Co // dream catchers: Bast and Bruin // ceremony wine box: Arrow Sarah // vow books: Paper Plum Co. // macrame backdrop: Ropes and Roses // chair signage: Happily Ever Etched Inc // table numbers: Lewes Lettering Co. // bar signage: Dee Dee Designs // cake topper: Sugar Plum Cottage // pretzels: Philly Pretzel Factory // tarot reader: Queen of Wands Tarot // transportation: Sterling Limousine