THIS BOHO WEDDING HAS ALL THE ANTHROPOLOGIE VIBES
Annette & Jerod wanted an easy and effortless wedding day. Inspired by her time working at Anthropologie, the couple married at the Madrona Manor surrounded by beautiful bohemian florals & lushous greenery.
“Jerod and I had a dream wedding. A perfect day, with perfect weather, flowers, food, friends and family. A dream wedding that was 20 years in the making.” Annette began.
“When we met 20 years ago – it was a true love at first sight encounter. Unfortunately, we were both involved with other relationships and went our separate ways to build our separate lives. The connection was so strong, I knew that no matter what, I had to know that he was ok and somehow always a part of my life. We kept in touch with cards, phone calls the occasional visit. Our journey brought us back together permanently in 2011. Bliss!”
“Little did I know he would later propose to me in Paris – so cheesy, so romantic and so perfect. In our 40’s and finding ourselves in our dream romance finally. We knew we wanted a small wedding with our closest friends, family and amazing food. Madrona Manor provided the perfect backdrop – and gave us the intimacy and beauty that we wanted to share with our closest loved ones. For us, the day was all about being relaxed, comfortable and easy, just like our love.”
“I DIY’ed my candles and place card holders. I had seen a photo on Pinterest of stark white candles and greenery. I loved the idea of adding a bit more organic texture and sparkle. I used dollar store candles that I gold leafed at various heights to create differing heights and some added warmth. I added in some beautiful mercury glass votive cups in assorted shapes with sparkly runners from Amazon. The oyster shell place cards were purchased on Etsy from a vendor that scours the beach. I added the gold gilding and wrote guests names on the interior. Together with the flowers, greenery and shine – I got all of the organic sparkle I dreamed of.”
“Our backdrop was a beautiful macrame piece from Urban Outfitters. We went to Home Depot and purchased pipe and flange to build a simple u-shaped back drop. My Dad made the feet and my sister painted it with my leftover gold gild! ”
“Planning was very simple – the venue was one stop shop. Madrona Manor has an onsite co-ordinator that makes the day of seamless. I just sent her contacts and we discussed a simple timeline. We had the ceremony, reception and catering all taken care of.” She explained.
“I chose my vendors based on quality and price. I knew I was working with vendors that were giving me a lot of bang for my buck. It is worth it to price out many and ask detailed questions. We were not having a large wedding – so approaching vendors with an “elopement” package turned out to be a great success.”
“In total, I had all of my vendors selected and booked in a 3 month time period. We did plan for a year, but it was all nailed down early. It came down to plan early, pay everyone prior and leave your wedding paid in full. ” She advised.
“I just wish the day could have been twice as long. If I had it to do all over again, I wouldn’t have left for the honeymoon so early the next day. I missed the chance to hug and chat with all my guests one last time!”
Venue & catering: Madrona Manor | Photographer: Stephanie Hopkins | Makeup: Brittany, On Fleek Studio | Cake: Moustache Baked Goods | Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Dress: BHLDN | Music: Americano Social Club | Flowers: Mack Floral Design |