Bohemian beachside wedding: Miki + Russell

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It’s easy to get caught up in tearing out all the lovely details you see in wedding magazines, but sometimes the best inspiration can come from your favorite artists, designers, and photographers. This is how today’s couple approached styling wizard, Sweet Emilia Jane. With images from Thomas Struth and turn of the century portraiture in hand, they hoped to create a look that married both the art they love with a bohemian, desert feel (insert sunset coral and ocean blue tones + adorable succulent terrariums). Intriguing, right? That’s why we can’t get enough of Miki + Russell’s wedding, brilliantly shot by Katie Neal Photo!

bohemian beachside wedding

bohemian beachside wedding

bohemian beachside wedding

bohemian beachside wedding

bohemian beachside wedding

We love seeing variations of the place card table. And this one, designed by Sweet Emilia Jane is truly awesome. The image of guests walking up to the table and looking for the stone with their name on it? How fun!

bohemian beachside wedding

bohemian beachside wedding

bohemian beachside wedding

We want these centerpieces! The Floral Lab nailed it when it came to these beauties. Every table had terrarium orbs with pinto beans and succulents sitting next to cholla branches, rocks and feathers. As for that colorful little bit attached to the stand? Those were 90’s cassette tape covers used as table numbers. And get this – every time a song by the artist played, that associated table had to get up and dance!

bohemian beachside wedding

The rope installation (which looks amazing!) was designed and built by Sweet Emilia Jane. It was a big part of the design and was used to cover up those large bare walls. Pulling it all together were a thousand bright paper cranes made by Miki and her family that Emilia then strung along the walls with the rope and tissue paper garland.

The image of the two playing the piano is priceless. Since music is such a huge part in Miki + Russell’s lives (she’s a graduate student in music, he’s a percussionist + music teacher), they had a first performance in lieu of a first dance and played “Promenade, from Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky on the piano.

bohemian beachside wedding

Congrats Miki + Russell!

Photographer: Katie Neal Photo / Venue: Point Vicente Interpretive Center / Planning and Design: Sweet Emilia Jane / Florals: The Floral Lab / Catering: Auntie Em’s / Rentals and Lighting: Town and Country / Hair and Make up: Stella Kae / Rope Installation: Sweet Emilia JaneJessica Pezalla / Bride’s dress + bolero: Lovely Bridal Shop (NYC)

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margaret pearl on Aug 31, 2011

Gorgeous. Those table settings are so unique. Love everything about this, the little glass terrariums are my favorite though.

Haley Sheffield on Aug 31, 2011

What an incredibly lovely wedding. I love everything about this... her dress, shawl, the decor, their suaveness standing side-by-side. Sigh... beautifully captured by Katie, too.

Autumn Van Weir on Aug 31, 2011

What a beautiful headpiece! I did a peacock themed wedding so I of course was drawn right to it! So simple and elegant!

Katie @ Lovebird Productions on Aug 31, 2011

I can't get over how they made cement blocks look wonderful! Her dress is truly amazing and I love the lace jacket she added. Loving this wedding :)

carter & cook on Aug 31, 2011

Lovely work all around! love the details!

Katie on Aug 31, 2011

Thank you so much for featuring this wedding ladies! LOOOOVED this wedding so much, and the couple is incredible. Thanks for letting sharing it with the world!

bridal girl on Aug 31, 2011

So beautiful! The bride looks absolutely beautiful and happy! Congratulations for having such a great and beautiful wedding!

Stella on Sep 1, 2011

Fab blog! Great ideas and inspiration - love the rock idea!

Jessy@Brautstories on Sep 1, 2011

How wonderful! Every detail is just amazing! I love the table settings! Such a creative work! I need more of this!!

bigsands on Sep 1, 2011

Great table settings, captured with very intuitive photography. Would love some feedback to see how our blog compares.

Miranda on Sep 1, 2011

Piano duet in lieu of a first dance-how brilliant and cool is that?

Alicia on Sep 3, 2011

I love the mixture of rocks and succulents - great pairing and beautiful detailing!

Holly Schoenke, Simply Sweet Weddings on Sep 5, 2011

I've never seen cinder blocks look so cute! :)

Naturally Yours Events on Sep 5, 2011

Really unique way to tie the bouquet. Very pretty!

Hailey on Sep 16, 2011

I NEED to know where that hairpiece came from. It's incredible!!!!

Tameika Meyerhoffer on Dec 3, 2011

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Birkenstocks on May 25, 2012

Great,thanks for your sharing.

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