Inspired Creations – Al Fresco California Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

Good morning! I hope you had a beautiful weekend. To kick things right off this week, it’s back to our Inspired Creations Contest entries! When introducing this next one, I have to be honest and admit that when I first saw it, my heart ached. It’s just that beautiful. The incredible jewel toned colors and the lush, wild flowers are really all it took to make me fall madly in love. This amazing creation is the work of Courtney Cole of White Flower Boutique, Jenna Kageyama of flutter glass Photography, Emilia Keene-Kendrick of Sweet Emilia Jane and Erin Lepperd of Erin Ever After and I have no doubt you will love it as much as I do.



bohemian-wedding-tablescape-california-bohoThe team shares, “This shoot grew from a love for all things bohemian mixed with a penchant for the gorgeous natural parks of California. We were inspired by the vibrant oranges of the state flower, the poppy, and the perfectly speckled feathers of the state bird, the quail. Fuse these all together and what do you get? Why California Bohemian, of course, and so our concept was born. We wanted to evoke the feeling of a roving gypsy caravan that stopped in the wilds of California and threw a gorgeous bohemian wedding al fresco. Think bright, wild blooms mixed with antique gold and feathers. Lots of feathers.”





pink-peach-ribbons-table-setting-ideas“Flowers played a huge part in our tablescape and we knew two things for certain…we wanted them vibrant and we wanted them wild! All of the blooms and succulents were purchased at local farmers markets, which are a great alternative if you are going DIY with your flowers. They are often less expensive and locally grown which is much more eco-friendly. We used birch tube containers to bring in an organic, natural feel to the table and incorporated vintage gold and mercury glass pieces from our own collection to add a little opulence. One our favorite design tricks is placing unexpected elements together and it really added to the richness and texture of the table. A mix of vintage furniture and handmade pillows and linens completed the look.”




california-park-wedding-al-fresco-bohemian“One of our favorite features was the Booze and Berries table. This would be such a fun cocktail station for a wedding and it is extremely easy to implement. Guests could pretty their drinks up with fun cocktail stirrers and an array of fruit toppings. We chose a yummy Blood Orange Champagne punch that is so very delicious and festive and the perfect color for our gypsy soiree.”




wishing-tree-diy-guest-book“We also wanted to add a twist to the traditional gues tbook and so created a Wish Tree where guests could hang their love and wishes for the newlyweds. This seemed the perfect bohemian touch and the Manzanita branch added a lovely organic element to the table. There is a great DIY tutorial on making your very own wish tree, too!”



yellow-flower-field-bohemian-wedding-ideas-picnic-blanket-photos“Our couple escaped to a secret love spot tucked away in the wildflower fields with a picnic blanket, pillows and fur throw laid out and shared a toast to their new love.”


california-bohemian-wedding-pink-blue-red-yellow-color-palette“This shoot was all about rich colors and textures set in the pretty fields of California with lots of flowy hippy dippy love and we are so excited with the result. The best part about this concept is that in can be created almost anywhere in any state. Most parks offer unique and budget-friendly alternatives to the wedding venue and all that natural beauty just adds to the decor.”

Crazy beautiful, right? Stay tuned because later today I have a few more photos and a great DIY to share for the sweet wishing tree guest book these talented ladies designed. Don’t miss it!

Courtney Cole of White Flower Boutique
Jenna Kageyama of flutter glass Photography
Emilia Keene-Kendrick of Sweet Emilia Jane
Erin Lepperd of Erin Ever After
Hairpieces by Lo Boheme
Models, Brian Block and Anastasiia Russell



OH man I love that table set-up! Beautiful!
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The tree stump vases are such an adorable touch! And the “booze & berries” sign is hilarious…what more could you need, I guess? Also, the incredible variety of flowers gives so much character to the tablescape. Love it!

this tablescape is very pretty.

This is so darling, I love it.

Thanks to for the link to this site.

Some much to love about this piece. It’s a great time of year in California. Every thing is in bloom and it hasn’t gotten too hot to kill just yet.

Beautiful, inspiring stuff here.
.-= J. Is a Bird’s most recent blog post: A day in the garden. =-.

I absolutely love all the pops of color in this shoot! Amazing.
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Everything is so beautiful and I absolutely love all the pops of colors!
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Dinara Usman.

Amazing work! Very beautiful!


I have to say that this is truly fantastic…

Full disclosure…I’m about to tie the knot with Miss (soon to be Mrs.) Sweet Emilia Jane, but I can’t help but gush a little bit here and just say how incredibly proud I am. These guys put in an awful lot of work and I was totally blown away by how wonderful this came out.

So, let’s hear it for my girls…this was really a dream come true.

Goregous! I love the wishing tree. I was thinking of doing something similar for my wedding as the table centrepieces as budget friendly alternative to lots of flowers.


Erin, Emilia and Jenna, you ladies did an AMAZING job!! I can just imagine myself enjoying some “Booze and Berries” at this elegant and colorful table!! Bravo!!


This is aces. Obviously the flowers are gorgeous, but more importantly, they’re beautifully put together. I love how the colors bounce off each other. Anybody can buy flowers and put them on a table but it takes a certain kind of talent to present them this way. It’s really quite lovely.


Wow. Absolutely beautiful! I especially love the birch vases. Great job everyone. :)


I love every bit of this! The colors are amazing! I want to be there NOW!! Well done.

totally stunning! congrats emilia & erin– this is beautiful.
.-= tori’s most recent blog post: Surprise! Pink Frills. =-.

ashley baca

LOVE <3! so happy for you guys. This is absolutely dreamy, wish I had hired you for my wedding! you guys did a great job.

Aw, thanks everyone for the sweet comments! We had such a blast creating this and I’m so happy so many of you enjoy it. I hope it does inspire some bohemian love fest in the future! And, if so, invite me! :) I’ll be posting more pics during the week on my blog too – Thank you, Cyd, for the great post!

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Love the colors – especially the vibrant pinks and blues. The fabric on the chairs is also gorgeous. The whole thing is at once natural, elegant, and relaxed. Great job!

Love this! you ladies rocked it…!

beaturful, colorful, a dream! love love love!
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The chairs, the colors, the tree trunk chalkboard (?!?!) this is a stunner!
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Heather Hiltz

So precious!!! Love everything about it!!

Shannon Soon To Be Shepley

stunning, unique and creative. lOve it!


I want to get married again and have this set-up! So beautiful!!!!


Gorgeous! The colors are stunning, the flowers and all the touches of nature with the birch vases and slice of tree trunk chaulkboard, loved it all…


Absolutely Inspiring. Such a creative and simple yet rich feel.

I LOVE IT! FRESH and Unique….. Excellent view from above! Perfect for an Ecochiccouture bride!


love this- who is the dress by? this could be perfect for me-

Absolutely amazing! Everything is so beautiful.
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absolutely stunning Erin! you are one talented lady and i am glad to say i know ya. a work of art…. cheers

So impressive, Erin. Always.
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In love with this! Are you allowed to share what park you used for this inspiration shoot? I am getting married & want something exactly like this!

Cali – The park is the Marian Bear Memorial Park in San Diego. It’s a little gem in the middle of the city. I drove past there every day on my way to work and never realized! It is gorgeous!
.-= emiliajane’s most recent blog post: Inspiration Shoot Continued with Aimee and Dorian =-.


Wow, love the Midnight Summer’s Dream vibe! This looks very homey, yet trendy. What I mean is it seems comfortable and country-like, yet really elegant–just what a wedding should be! Great eclecticism!

I just adore this, every single bit of it!!
.-= Maggie’s most recent blog post: Two weeks, in photos =-.

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what gorgeous photography! thanks for sending me the link:)

Carey – The dress is by Augusta Jones and available at The White Flower – Bridal Boutique!

Thanks SO much to the designers that worked so hard to make this an incredible shoot! You ladies rock! :)


Stunning! Erin, your talent is just beyond words!

It’s stunning!! I particularly love the Booze and Berries sign both as an idea and for the lovely script. The peachy blush colours in the flowers & cocktails are gorgeous too …


Love it! Makes me want to get married all over again. Love the colors and the decor. Stunning!!


I love the idea for the Booze and Berries bar. The candy/treat bar has become so overplayed at weddings. Wonderful creative twist.

You ladies did an amazing job with this shoot! Your vision was amazing and you completely hit on on the spot. Great job and thank you so much for paring up with us!


I especially love the table ….all the gorgeous flowers in vibrant colors looks amazing. I want to be able to sit down at that table and join the party!

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Unbelievably beautiful!! I can’t imagine a more stunning tablescape! I heart everything about it!

Love the California style boho-chic!

Jess Soon-To-Be Simpson

You guys did a fabulous job! I totally am in love with it! It won’t work for my wedding, but I am totally going to use the inspiration for a fun party this summer! Everyone here in New Mexico is going ga-ga for it!

Gorgeous, inspired (and inspirational!) and amazing shoot. I absolutely love it – the colors are amazing and you guys just have great taste overall!
.-= Kira Grinberg’s most recent blog post: Tria & Jenna =-.

totally, totally hands down stunning. I want to be a part of that party!

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Everything is gorgeous. I just love all the wonderful colors.


This is beyond amazing! Love it!

Can you share where you found that tie!

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I love the boutineers and the tree stump vases!! Very cute and unique touches. I love all the ideas thank you for sharing

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