Hipster Engagement Session: What does one look like?

What does a hipster engagement session look like? Imagine a hip couple, picnic blanket, guitar, record player, and a throwback style that ties it all together. This styled shoot photographed by Sandra from White Ivory Photography has it all. Sandra tells us, “A bucket list of love, a romantic dinner with heart shaped grilled cheese and plenty unique details create this Willamette Valley styled proposal shoot with some hipster flare. This concept shoot was styled by A Vintage Soiree out of McMinnville, Oregon. The daring duo of A Vintage Soiree did not forget a single element. I love all the textures and retro details they used to make this hipster shoot indelible. The best part of it all was working with everyone including our models. We had an amazing venue at the Bayou Golf Course and Mansion in McMinnville.”

couple on picnic blanket for styled engagement session| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/hipster-engagement-session-what-does-one-look-like/

Hipster Engagement Session

picnic basket| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/hipster-engagement-session-what-does-one-look-like/

floral arrangements in blue bottles| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/hipster-engagement-session-what-does-one-look-like/

will you marry me chalk board sign with couple| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/hipster-engagement-session-what-does-one-look-like/

will you marry me chalk board sign| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/hipster-engagement-session-what-does-one-look-like/

couple proposal by chalkboard sign in styled shoot| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/hipster-engagement-session-what-does-one-look-like/

couple picnic pavilion| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/hipster-engagement-session-what-does-one-look-like/

heart shaped cheese sandwich  | Photo: White Ivory Photography | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/hipster-engagement-session-what-does-one-look-like/

hipster engagement session on picnic blanket| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/hipster-engagement-session-what-does-one-look-like/

hipster engagement session with Frank Sinatra and Billy Holiday record album | Photo: White Ivory Photography | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/hipster-engagement-session-what-does-one-look-like/

hipster engagement session | Photo: White Ivory Photography | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/hipster-engagement-session-what-does-one-look-like/

hipster engagement session | Photo: White Ivory Photography | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/hipster-engagement-session-what-does-one-look-like/

hipster engagement session | Photo: White Ivory Photography | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/hipster-engagement-session-what-does-one-look-like/

hipster engagement session | Photo: White Ivory Photography | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/hipster-engagement-session-what-does-one-look-like/

hipster engagement session | Photo: White Ivory Photography | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/hipster-engagement-session-what-does-one-look-like/

hipster engagement session with mason jar cookies| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/hipster-engagement-session-what-does-one-look-like/

Styled Session Vendors:
Styling & Rentals – A Vintage Soiree
Venue – Bayou Golf Club and Mansion
Florals – Red Berry

If you enjoyed this California wedding and you’re looking for your photographer, visit White Ivory Photography! You can check out Sandra’s preferred California wedding photographer listing in our wedding vendor guide.

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Bohemian Bridal Shower Decor Ideas

While I (Emma here!) love wedding themes of all kinds, a bohemian theme has become my new favorite. A bohemian (or boho) wedding is free-spirited. Whimsical. It’s chock-full of charming details like bouquets of wildflowers and dream-catchers and floral crowns. I’ve taken my love for boho charm into my own home, where I’ve pieced together some nature-inspired finds like curtains with a branch pattern and an airy, open weave, gold feather decals leading up the stairway, and wall art. I have some plans to make a giant dream catcher, but more on that later. And I never thought I would like this, but I do — and now I’m trying to figure out how to make it work at our office. Hmmmm.

Today we’re talking about bohemian bridal shower ideas with tribal, feather-y and arrow inspired details. If you’re planning a shower for a bride-to-be who loves free-spirited and nature-inspired finds, this may be the perfect theme for her. This can also be adapted to a wedding reception (of course), as well as a bachelorette party. Ooh, a boho bach party — that sounds fun, too. Maybe we’ll do one of those coming up in the next week or two. Today we’re sharing just a handful of finds to get you started and to see if this theme is right for you.

On to the inspiration!

Bohemian Bridal Shower Decor Ideas

First, start with an invitation. We love this one spotted at Paper Street Press:

floral tribal bridal shower invitations

by paper street press

For decor, include a photo wall like this, filled with favorite photos of the bride, her bridesmaids, and the happy couple:

photo wall for boho bridal shower

via free people, photo: sarah loven

And you see that skull? It’s a bull skull. It’s also wildly popular as decor for this theme. If you’re like me and don’t really want the real deal, there are some surprisingly chic alternatives. Like this!

white faux taxidermy

See? Totally faux.

You can decorate the space with charming wall art (there’s a ton on Etsy), like this pretty find from Little Emma’s Flowers (maybe I’m biased because of the name?):

little emmas flowers

via little emma’s flowers

And a hanging floral monogram with the bride’s first name:

floral monogram buff babies shop

by buff babies shop

Have guests find their seats with these chic feather place cards…

feather place card - sepiasmiles

by sepiasmiles

… drape this tribal ‘love’ garland on the wall or hang outdoors from a tree…

intagegreenlimited
by vintage green limited

… and invite guests to take a flower for their hair.

a flower for your hair

photo: joyeuse photography

Guests will go nuts for these cute cookies…

bull skull cookies SogisHoneyBakeshop

by sogi’s honey bakeshop

… and these tribal arrows, used as decor anywhere you wish. I think they’d look cute as a cake topper.

decorative arrow

by sepia smiles

Have a ‘make your own dreamcatcher’ station…

diy dreamcatcher station

via hwtm

… and then have guests settle in to their seats for some fun bridal shower games.

bridal shower games

by paper street press

Dress up the bride’s chair like this, with ribbons:

ribbon bride chair

via wedsociety

And add some charming centerpieces and decor items, like these:


glitter centerpieces + feathers by buff babies shop, arrows: sepia smiles, dreamcatcher by kari widener, tribal garland by la creme boutique

These are just a few of our favorite bohemian bridal shower ideas, but there’s hundreds more, which we’ll be covering in posts to come. What do you think of this theme?

xo
-E.

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Fun Decor Idea → Large Wooden Name Signs

Large wooden name signs will add a personal touch to your decor! Get inspired below. Also, you’ll find daily inspiration with our feed.

Hi + Happy Friday! So, I’ve been meaning to ask you: how are you planning to decorate your reception space? What is the one thing that is going to tie it all together? I spotted these large wooden name signs over at Narwall and I’m obsessing a little over them. Whether for your backdrop at your ceremony, as wall art at your reception, or as a cute prop for your wedding photos, these wood name signs are the finishing touch. And afterward, you can re-use it as wall art at home. These signs are laser etched in wood and painted with your choice of color. And it’s not limited to ‘names’ alone. Take a look!

Large Wooden Name Signs

This script-y version is my favorite style from the shop.

via narwall

Here’s another example using a different font, which is also very nice:

Large Wooden Name Signs | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/large-wooden-name-signs/

via narwall

You aren’t limited to your names, either: instead, you can choose a custom phrase. For instance, “You Are The Best Thing” is one they’ve created as inspiration. An I happen to love it.

via narwall

via narwall

But you don’t have to stop there: request a favorite quote or song lyric and have it turned into a one-of-a-kind statement piece for your decor. And then after the wedding, display it at home. I’d hang mine in my patio on the garage wall so it could be illuminated at night. We hung these white lights up along the roof of the garage, all the way up to the peak. I can’t wait to sit out on the patio as many nights as possible this summer. Play corn toss, have a bonfire, sit at the table and listen to music. Ah, summer can’t come soon enough!

Anyway, what do you think of this decor idea? Would you re-use yours at home afterward? I think that’s such a great use of wedding funds well spent. Share your thoughts below! Oh, and you can find out more right here.

xo
-E.

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Cute Bridesmaid Dress Hangers

We’ve shared some awesome dress hangers for the bride in the past, but today we’re sharing a cute gift idea for bridesmaids: you guessed it, personalized dress hangers! These are a fun way to snap a getting ready photo before the wedding with your dresses all hanging in a row. Bridesmaids will love them because they’ll have a keepsake hanger to use on a favorite dress for years to come. We spotted these at Deighan Design.

Bridesmaid Dress Hangers

cute bridesmaid dress hangers

by deighan design

bridesmaid dress hangers

by deighan design

by deighan design

Aren’t those hot pink dresses so cute, too? They’re perfect for spring. Speaking of… spring, where are you?! Here in Michigan, it SNOWED again this morning. Ugh. Enough already!

xo
-E.

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