“The idea and inspiration for this shoot was mine,” says Rachel of Rachel Gabrielse Photography. “But Rachel of Posh Bungalow Designs really helped make my dream come to life. I wanted a slightly bohemian, Moroccan feel with rich colors and bold accents.”
When the two couldn’t find the exact shade of lace and napkins they we were hoping for, Rachel’s mom ended up sewing together the lace table garland and the napkins from fabric they purchased themselves!
Rachel also found the simple, clean, white space she had been desiring unexpectedly. “Ali Nicole Bridal had their grand opening party, which I attended, and immediately fell in love with it,” says Rachel. “The white walls, lavender hanging on the wall and cowhide rug all fit in perfectly with our bohemian, Moroccan feel.”
“The wedding dress was a very important piece for us,” Rachel explains. “We knew from the start that a Flora dress would fit in perfectly with our boho feel...The intricate, lace bodice, flowy skirt and unique neckline were exactly what we were envisioning.” The bridal look was completed with softly draped curls and a jeweled headpiece, while warm makeup shades provided a beautiful contrast to the green florals.
A hand-dipped watercolor invitation suite and name cards featuring rough, frayed edges added another layer of texture.
A simple, naked cake displayed layers of fruit matching the color scheme and greenery to tie in the green artichokes.
The unique, green chairs were an obvious focal point for the entire shoot and were graciously loaned by Gigi and LaClede. Rachel adds, “Rachel found three little turquoise vases to add an unexpected pop of color. The decor rentals really pulled everything together. All of the plates added a variety of textures and shapes, and the greenery on the top plate echoed the green of the chairs, garland and artichoke.”
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