Al Fresco California Bohemian Wedding – Portraits + DIY

To follow up on today’s amazingly beautiful gypsy-inspired al fresco wedding inspiration shoot for the Inspired Creations Contest, I have a few more portraits to share and a DIY tutorial for the adorable wishing tree guest book the team created. Without further ado, we’ll resume with more gorgeous images from flutter glass Photography







al-fresco-bohemian-weddingAnd now onto the DIY instructions…


Container (we used the large square box from IKEA)
Manzanita branch
Floral foam large enough to fit in your container
Rocks (we collected ours from the park)
Flowers or succulents
Tag Punch (ours is from Michaels)
Hole Punch
Twine or Ribbon

1. Cut your floral foam to the measurements of your container so that it fits snugly inside. Leave a few inches of space above foam for rocks.
2. Take your branch and push it into the center of the foam 2 to 3 inches.
3. Fill the rest of the container with rocks so that the branch feels secure.
4. Decorate the top with cut succulents or flowers.
5. Using your tag punch, stamp enough tags for your guests from your paper.
6. Punch a hole in the center of the top of each tag and thread with a few inches of twine or ribbon.
7. Place tags in a pretty bowl and create a little sign letting guests know to write a wish for the couple and hang it from the tree.
wishing-tree-diy-guest-bookThank you so much, ladies, for this amazing entry and fun DIY project! If I could live inside your vision of a gypsy wedding, I absolutely would. Thanks for being a part of the Inspired Creations Contest!

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



Gorgeous!!! Everything looks so amazing!!

Super cute session! Thanks for sharing both the yummy photos and the DIY details… very inspiring.
.-= Alice G Patterson’s most recent blog post: elizabeth + justin {just a peek} =-.

ashley baca

great job! I so love the colors, location, EVERYTHING about this!

Shannon Soon To Be Shepley



Where did you find the frame? Love it!

i love every single thing about this.
.-= noa (feather love photography)’s most recent blog post: eunice & frances =-.


This is so perfect!! Love it!!!!

Heather – the frame is actually from Target. It was $10. I actually just spray painted it tan for a baby shower! It is very versatile! :)

These are lovely and inspiring — I love the colors!


I love EVERYTHING about this. Casual, yet chic. Playful, but sophisticated. Well done ladies!!!!


absolutely beautiful :)


These photos are absolutly AMAZING….the lighting, the angles….they truly capture all that is to be shared on this wonderful day.


Absolutely beautiful!!


wow absolutely amazing!!!

LOVE those flowers and the birch wood vases!
.-= Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper’s most recent blog post: LISTENING AND LOVING: BROKEN BELLS =-.

Is this shot in Rancho Santa Fe? It looks like my neighborhood!
.-= Erika at Delphine’s most recent blog post: color palette: backyard romance =-.


Stunning work, Jenna! Gave me ideas for my wedding :)

Thanks Sat!

Erika – We did the shoot at Marian Bear Park in La Jolla :)


such lovely work, ladies! i love the contrast between the brightly colored decor and the dried branches, grass, flowers. breathtaking!

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