POOLSIDE WEDDING INSPIRATION TO MAKE YOUR ELOPEMENT DREAMS A REALITY
If your idea of a dream wedding is eloping somewhere tropical, soaking up the sunshine and celebrating next to your own private pool with good food and drink, then look no further. Today’s inspiration has been designed just for you!
“Many couples that want the small, family style weddings are choosing to use homes with large enough spaces to host their guests,” began designer and wedding planner Jen Stafford.
“The color pallet was a mixture of pink, peach, yellow, green, white, and lilac, whilst the theme was inspired by bohemian details such as the macrames and weaved baskets. I started by going to stores and boutiques to find some pieces to put into the shoot. From there I came up with the theme ‘Tropical Bohemian’. I personally went and bought every wedding magazine there was that had to do with bright colors, flowers, and tropical flair. I was inspired and drawn to the bohemian style but wanted something more vibrant than the average, moody bohemian style we are use too,” she told us.
“We wanted to do something fun and unique by bringing in the tropical florals and colors to brighten up the average boho look. Our florist, Petal Chik Design, just got back from a trip to Bali, and was inspired right away. We brought in wooden beach logs and floral displays with accents of fruits throughout that brought the true tropical vibes to our shoot.”
“We had a gorgeous oak cocktail wall, specifically made and designed, to display the bright cocktails with sweet & sour garnishes. We also had organic cotton candy with dried fruit, mini taco appetizers served with a lime wedge, and mini shrimp displays…this shoot had it all. I wanted it to feel as if it was a true wedding. The furniture rental company, Victory & Co, had the modern bohemian inspired pieces we were looking for. From the white ceremony chairs to the lounge set up, they provided natural, modern pieces to give us the Bali resort lounge feeling.”
“Everything we used was either bought, made, rented, or borrowed. Couples are being resourceful when coming up with the design for their weddings. What I tell my couples to do is create a theme, pick a color pallet, and start creating a board of their top 20 things they love and would like to see at their weddings. With the right vendors and research, you can pull any look off. Couples get discouraged when looking at styled shoots, thinking they could never have that look when, in reality, they can,” explained Jen.
“Find a wedding planner, if you can afford one, to help create a design that is within your budget. If you are unable to hire a wedding planner, act as if you are one. Create a budget, a spreadsheet of items you are needing and wanting, do the research, make the calls, ask the questions, and take each detail day by day. Soon you will have the gorgeous wedding day that you have always dreamed of. I promise that no matter what budget you may have, you can accomplish wedding dreams with the right planning!”
Design & Wedding Planner: Love Events By Jen I Photographer: Lauren Haley Photography I Caterer: Vibrant Occasions I Cotton Candy: Lemon & Puf I Hair & Makeup: Chanda Price I Florist: Petal Chik design I Calligrapher & Invitation: Quil and Curl I Cake: Sweet Lavender Bake Shop I Furniture Rentals: Victory & Co. I Rentals: A perfect bloom I Bridal Gown & Groom Suit: She Said Yes Bridal I Bride & Groom Models: Cassie Stokes & Arthur West I