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Bohemian beach elopement inspiration

August 27, 2015
Beach wedding portrait

After perusing these snaps by the talented Meg Smith Photography, we’ve come to one conclusion: Summer. Can’t. End. Especially not when one dreams up bohemian and glamping perfection like Gillian Shenon Event Production + floral designer Erica Rose Design just did. They set up a boho elopement scene right on the northern edge of Muir Beach, nestled between the hillside and rocks, that’s bound to inspire many an end-of-summer event: wedding, engagement, date night… etc. etc.!

Bohemian beach elopement

Gillian says, This shoot is inspired by the dramatic dreamcatcher. It caught my eye at a favorite little shop called Beach House Style in Fairfax. The dreamcatcher is wrapped in burlap, dangling with white feathers and beads. It gently provides a focal point under the eucalyptus poles of the ceremony arch, and a sublime backdrop with the large rock and ocean beyond.

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Our intimate setting includes a pop-up luxury tent from Shelter Co for the wedding night: a bed made with fresh white linen, scattered with cafe au lait dahlias on the natural jute pillows. Erica used black eucalyptus to drape the opening of the tent, as a reference to kelp from the ocean beyond. The oil lamp and capiz shell pendant are the only source of light, and all that’s needed.

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Bohemian bridal style: a white linen dress with bronze birds (from her personal collection), a cream throw blanket, and beachy hair + makeup a la Julie Morgan. Groom portrait Beach wedding tables cape

A minimal tabletop with mother of pearl plates, wooden forks, + cocktail napkins… All ya really need.

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Thanks to everyone below for the elopement inspo…

Photographer: Meg Smith Photography / Location: Muir Beach in West Marin, CA / Event Producer: Gillian of Gillian Shenon Event Production / Floral Designer & Ceremony Arch: Erica of Erica Rose Design / Hair & Makeup: Julie Morgan Hair and Makeup / Table Linen: La Tavola / Chairs: Classic Party Rentals / Antique Enamel Baby Bath: Patine La Selva Beach / Tent: Shelter Co / Pillows & Dreamcatcher: Beach House Style, Fairfax / Bride’s Dress & Jewelry: Personal Collection / Groom’s Shirt: Johnny Was / Hat: Goorin Hat Company / Models: Jensen Neff (Novato) and Rhys Sanders (Bolinas)