Bohemian Wedding Inspiration
As a photographer, capturing the essence of a couple's love on their wedding day is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. Southern California is home to some of the most beautiful, mystical bohemian woodland wedding venues in the country. In this blog post, enjoy images from a styled shoot from back when I lived in the Pacific Northwest, and after we'll explore some of the top venues and inspiration for this unique style of wedding.
How to add a boho element to your wedding
If you're unfamiliar with the mystical bohemian woodland wedding style, let us give you a quick rundown. These weddings are all about creating a whimsical, enchanting atmosphere that feels like it's straight out of a fairy tale. Think lush greenery, twinkling lights, and earthy textures. It's a style that's perfect for nature lovers, free spirits, and anyone who wants to add a touch of magic to their big day.
When it comes to inspiration for this style of wedding, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
- A ceremony under a towering oak tree with a dreamcatcher backdrop
- Reception tables adorned with wildflowers and candles in rustic lanterns
- A fairy tale-inspired wedding cake with floral accents and metallic gold details
- A bride in a flowing bohemian lace gown with a flower crown and flowing hair
- The groom in a tweed jacket with a bow tie and suspenders, surrounded by his groomsmen in shades of green and brown
Boho Wedding Venue Ideas in California:
Southern California is full of stunning wedding venues that perfectly fit the mystical bohemian woodland style. Here are just a few I would love to photograph a wedding at:
- Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards - This stunning venue offers breathtaking views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Couples can exchange vows in the vineyard, followed by a reception on the estate's gorgeous outdoor terrace.
- Calamigos Ranch - Located in the heart of Malibu, this venue offers a variety of enchanting spaces for ceremonies and receptions. From the Redwood Room, with its towering trees and twinkling lights, to the Pavilion at North Point, with its panoramic views of the Santa Monica Mountains, there's a space to fit every couple's vision.
- Stoneoak Manor - Located in quiet and beautiful Oak Glen, this is another fantastic wedding venue that would be perfect for mystical bohemian woodland weddings in Southern California. This historic estate boasts beautiful gardens, stunning views of the mountains, and a charming reception space with exposed wooden beams and rustic chandeliers. It's a perfect fit for couples looking for a romantic and enchanting wedding venue that captures the essence of their love story.
- Bridal Boutique: The Dress Theory
- Event Planning & Design: Elle and James Co.
- Flowers: Rusted Vase Co.
- Hair, Makeup & Beauty: The Outer Edge
- Model: Alexandria Yamazaki
- Photographer: Lora Grady Photography
- Rentals: Vintage Ambiance
- Rentals: Yay! Parties & Co.