Bright & Bold, Bohemian Backyard Wedding

Finding a lot of inspiration for their wedding on Pinterest but working closely with wedding stylist Kristal Childs to bring their ideas to life, Ashleigh and Jacob hosted their their bright and colourful meets boho wedding at the bride’s parent’s lakeside home. The backyard was dressed with an eclectic mix of seating surrounding the pool and they even had a help yourself drinks cart to welcomed guests to start celebrating as soon as they arrived.

“We really didn’t want anything traditional”, began the bride”, so we opted out of cake and had our favourite desserts instead. Our officiant and our band are both good friends of ours and the groom handpicked all the ceremony music. We wanted it to be as ‘us’ as possible.”

Their dream outdoor ceremony almost didn’t happen as it rained most of the afternoon. However having it later in the day meant the sky luckily cleared just in time! “As soon as the ceremony started the clouds parted and unplanned birds flew overhead. We forgot the rings, so we pretended to do that bit! I would say the ceremony was a little bit of a hot-mess, but it totally fit us. We laughed the entire time. It was beautiful to be surrounded by our loved ones.”

The evening party kicked off with an amazing with a live band from Austin. They also had a cigar lounge, a retro camper photo booth and friends dancing their faces off! Kristal used cheery colours with a modern bohemian vibe in the wedding design, including custom made napkins in Rifle Paper Co. fabric. Everything from the desserts brought by family and friends to the re-purposed vintage piano that they used as a bar reflected Ashleigh and Jacob’s personality. Ashleigh’s mum is an incredible professional artist and her bold, modern art was used as the guest book, behind the cake table and all around the space.

“We had Kristal so we tried not to DIY anything ourselves!” Ashleigh laughed. “The best part of it for us was having all that time to spend with our loved ones. Although we spent the most of our $15,000 budget on styling and rentals, we didn’t want to do it ourselves. We hired and awesome team and they really delivered!”

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