Peace & Love – Allie & Bo’s 1970’s Bohemian Wedding

There are some weddings I see that are just so adorably gorgeous that I squeal a little bit with delight when I’m allowed to share them with you…and this baby needs to be shared! I just know you’re going to adore it as much as I do.

Allie & Bo’s wedding had a distinctive 1970’s hippy vibe – an era that they live and love in their everyday lives. The bohemian, DIY details make this day simply perfect for them.

As bride Allie explains, “I like to consider myself a modern day hippie with a bohemian bent. I wanted something sort of whimsical and vintage for my wedding. I grew up with stories from my grandmother of the passions of the hippie movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s. She encouraged me to be original and taught me an appreciation of nature and an independent sense of style. Bo and I love to hike and camp and we eat locally grown food, so it was important for us to plan an environmentally friendly wedding.”

“For the perfect vintage-boho infusion, (and to honor my grandmother) I chose to wear her wedding dress, a 1970’s Gunny Sax Prairie style cotton dress. Bo wore jeans and a natural fiber vintage hippie shirt and love beads. We enjoy drum circles and our friends are musicians, so we thought it would be fun to have a reception reminiscent of folk festivals, laid back and personal. Our guests were invited to wear casual clothes (tee-shirts, jeans and bare feet were encourage) and bring their musical instruments. Even our pet Cavapoo, Jack, came along! Our wedding celebration was all about love, sharing and authentic people!”

“Our organic lifestyle guided our wedding choices, including: natural outdoor venue with “green” practices suitable for both the ceremony and reception; retro and vintage elements (the venue is a historic farm preserved from 1835, has a 1972 airstream; a 1950 Chevy truck and vintage barn) and simple, picnic style reception food from community farms and entertainment provided by guests in the style of a jam session.”

“Also freshly picked field flowers incorporated in my bridal bouquet and unique floral designs (we literally helped pick our flowers right off the property grounds!) and a fun and whimsical icons with a timeless message – like peace signs, vintage posters and ‘love rocks’ favors.”

WOW. Huge congratulations and love to Allie & Bo and their photographers Souder Photography for sharing these with us today.

Photography Credit: Souder Photography
Venue: Historic Cedarwood, Nashville, Tennessee
Bride & Groom’s Outfits: All Vintage
Invitations, paper goods & custom buttons: Designs in Paper
Cupcakes: Patty Cakes
Favours: DIY| Music
Flowers: Cedarwood Design team

13 comments

  1. This is such a refreshing wedding i think! So nice to see folk who are passionate about something and do something individual without conforming to what is exepected at weddings (stuffy suits etc) i love the fact that there was no dress code as well as the bring your own instrument thing etc etc, this is my perfect wedding, i love it! 🙂

  2. drooling ridiculously over here, OMG i love these sooooo much! they make my heart so happy & the couple is super cute & the wedding seemed so heartfelt & relaxed! the photography is also killer! all around LOVE!

  3. I don’t want to sound overdramatic or anything but this is my all time favorite wedding!!!!! MEGACOOL! I hope one day I get to photograph one like this (or else I have to organize a styled shoot pronto!!! 🙂 Actually after you posted the sneak peek I got so excited that I had to look up the photographer for the rest of the shoots immediately 🙂 but there were some new shots in here which I’m drooling over, pinning, lovings… Thanks Kat! 😉 xxx

  4. lauren

    Utterly beautiful !

    I agree with gabby- this is one of the best I’ve seen one the blog and theres so many god darn awesome ones!

    This is the classic example of the magic that happens when a couple follows their heart and makes their wedding day their own.

    xxx

  5. River

    gosh, thats lovely. Definetly one of my favourite weddings blogged on here. the daisy shawl is so cute. Love all of it! Peace!! ooh and the lollipops, how funky!

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