Baby Shower Idea: Al Fresco California Bohemian

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Check out this STUNNING table setting, with a matching drink table and wish table, from the creative team of Courtney Cole of White Flower Boutique, Jenna Kageyama of flutter glass Photography, Emilia Keene-Kendrick of Sweet Emilia Jane and Erin Lepperd of Erin Ever After! Isn't everything absolutely gorgeous???? From the flowers to the linens to all of the different printed pieces... the colors, fabrics and styling work perfectly together. There's a ton of ideas to take away for your next intimate baby shower.

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From Name... Good morning! I hope you had a beautiful weekend. To kick things right off this week, it’s back to our Inspired Creations Contest entries! When introducing this next one, I have to be honest and admit that when I first saw it, my heart ached. It’s just that beautiful. The incredible jewel toned colors and the lush, wild flowers are really all it took to make me fall madly in love. This amazing creation is the work of Courtney Cole of White Flower Boutique, Jenna Kageyama of flutter glass Photography, Emilia Keene-Kendrick of Sweet Emilia Jane and Erin Lepperd of Erin Ever After and I have no doubt you will love it as much as I do.

The team shares, “This shoot grew from a love for all things bohemian mixed with a penchant for the gorgeous natural parks of California. We were inspired by the vibrant oranges of the state flower, the poppy, and the perfectly speckled feathers of the state bird, the quail. Fuse these all together and what do you get? Why California Bohemian, of course, and so our concept was born. We wanted to evoke the feeling of a roving gypsy caravan that stopped in the wilds of California and threw a gorgeous bohemian wedding al fresco. Think bright, wild blooms mixed with antique gold and feathers. Lots of feathers.”

“Flowers played a huge part in our tablescape and we knew two things for certain…we wanted them vibrant and we wanted them wild! All of the blooms and succulents were purchased at local farmers markets, which are a great alternative if you are going DIY with your flowers. They are often less expensive and locally grown which is much more eco-friendly. We used birch tube containers to bring in an organic, natural feel to the table and incorporated vintage gold and mercury glass pieces from our own collection to add a little opulence. One our favorite design tricks is placing unexpected elements together and it really added to the richness and texture of the table. A mix of vintage furniture and handmade pillows and linens completed the look.”

“One of our favorite features was the Booze and Berries table. This would be such a fun cocktail station for a wedding and it is extremely easy to implement. Guests could pretty their drinks up with fun cocktail stirrers and an array of fruit toppings. We chose a yummy Blood Orange Champagne punch that is so very delicious and festive and the perfect color for our gypsy soiree.”

“We also wanted to add a twist to the traditional gues tbook and so created a Wish Tree where guests could hang their love and wishes for the newlyweds. This seemed the perfect bohemian touch and the Manzanita branch added a lovely organic element to the table. There is a great DIY tutorial on making your very own wish tree, too!”
“Our couple escaped to a secret love spot tucked away in the wildflower fields with a picnic blanket, pillows and fur throw laid out and shared a toast to their new love.”

This shoot was all about rich colors and textures set in the pretty fields of California with lots of flowy hippy dippy love and we are so excited with the result. The best part about this concept is that in can be created almost anywhere in any state. Most parks offer unique and budget-friendly alternatives to the wedding venue and all that natural beauty just adds to the decor.”

Crazy beautiful, right? Stay tuned because later today I have a few more photos and a great DIY to share for the sweet wishing tree guest book these talented ladies designed. Don’t miss it!



Courtney Cole of White Flower Boutique / Jenna Kageyama of flutter glass Photography / Emilia Keene-Kendrick of Sweet Emilia Jane / Erin Lepperd of Erin Ever After / Hairpieces by Lo Boheme /
Models, Brian Block and Anastasiia Russell

1 comment :

Jenny @ Hank + Hunt said...

I am in love with this! Those colors are perfect...