bohemian theme

March 14

5 Tips To Designing a Colorful Bohemian Party

We are swooning over this botanical boho party thrown by Justina Blakeney to celebrate the launch of her new Wedding Paper Divas stationery collection. Read on as she gives her tips for throwing a fun bohemian party.

succulents and flowers on a table with a green sofa background

justina blakeney holding envelope with linerHello friends! Justina Blakeney from from The Jungalow is here to share a few fun boho-tastic event design tips with you today! We celebrated the launch of the Justina X Wedding Paper Divas collection a couple of weeks ago and even though I’m more versed in designing boho-chic rooms than events, I found a lot of crossover in doing the event design and am I’m excited to share some key takeaways with you all!

1. Pick the right location! We picked Ostrich Farm, in Echo Park for the event for a few specific reasons. First off all, the jade green banquettes matched perfectly with my nature-inspired motifs! Also, the location gets amazing natural light — and that’s really important for good photography (also an important part of every event!)  Ostrich Farm has amazing food and it makes it easier to deal with an event space that has built-in catering. Lastly, since the event was pretty intimate (about 30 people) I wanted a smaller venue so that it felt full of people and not sparse.

pink and orange flowers centerpieces

flowers on gray marble counter top with green stools2. Pick a color palette for your botanicals. We wanted the botanicals to feel both tropical and desert-like, since the invitations carry both inspirations (the Alluring Agave design is desert-inspired and the Botanicals On Blush has a tropical vibe). So I asked Kelly from Vive Voce Designs to create florals with palm leaves as well as succulents — and hints of blush as an accent color. The florals tied everything together like magic.

small flower center piece next to wedding invitation envelope with liner3. Keep tabletop florals below eye-level. Make sure guests can see over the flowers so that they can chat across the table!

white envelope with green floral botanical envelope liner on plate4. Add unexpected details. To bring in a pop of pattern to the tabletop, we used our envelopes with custom liners to hold the flatware! (This is from the Botanicals on Blush collection)

justina blakeney for wedding paper divas botanical floral thank you stationery

botanical thank you card in white envelope with matching envelope liner5. Have a favor.  We let our guests take home Thank-You cards from a ‘stationery bar.’ They got to go through and pick their favorite designs to mix and match. This made for not just a pretty gift, but also a fun activity for our guests! In true boho-chic fashion we used crystals as paper-weights.

To see the rest of our boho-chic event, hop on over to 100 Layer Cake, and peruse the rest of the Justina Blakeney x Wedding Paper Divas collection here. Have a jungalicious day!

Photographer: Amanda Vanvels / Location: Ostrich Farm / Invitations: Justina Blakeney for Wedding Paper Divas / Floral Design: Kelly Cuadra of Viva Voce

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March 9

Fairytale Purple Wedding Inspiration

Today, we are so overjoyed to be sharing this angelic, lavender wedding inspiration with you all.

If you have longed for that perfect fairytale wedding, you may have just stumbled onto some of the best inspiration yet. Complete with purple wedding invitations pressed with gold foil, an elegant tiara, and bright pink florals, we can’t stop relishing the beauty of this styled shoot. We also love how there’s also a hint of Bohemian style within the bride and groom’s attire. The lace wedding dress has a chic, vintage element to it; and the groom’s suit adds a fun spin that complements the vast mountain scenery.

Perfect for spring or summer, this pink and purple themed wedding is sure to add some whimsy to your wedding day!

 

Photography Credit: Tamara Gruner Photography

fairytale inspired lavender save the date invitations

blonde bride with soft curls in her hair

lace wedding dress with short sleeves

boho style wedding couple posing during ceremony

boho style wedding clothing attire

spring tablescape for an outdoor wedding

fun ideas for spring colored wedding decor

pink and purple roses for a reception centerpiece

pink and purple boho reception

close up picture of apps and desserts

pink white red yellow spring flower bouquet

bride in the mountains holding a pink spring wedding bouquet

bride embracing her husband in the mountains

bride wearing a crown and hugging her husaband during a tender moment

boho chic wedding couple standing in the desert mountains

white wedding invitations with gold writing |wedding paper divas

Vendors

Venue: Castlewood Canyon State Park
Event Planning + Florals: Yonder Floral & Decor House
Hair Stylist: Brandi Kwesell Hair
Bridal Makeup: Magnifica Bella
Food: Zen Functional Wellness
Ribbons: Silk & Willow
Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab
Dress: Emma & Grace Bridal Studio
Shoes: Klub Nico
Crown/Headpiece: Naturae Design
Wedding Ring: Swarovski
Ring Box: The Mrs Box

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