Looking for some chic bridal shower inspiration? You don’t want to miss this southwest inspired boho bridal shower from Mandy Marie Creative captured by Jennifer Bowen! The orange, green, and copper color palette is perfection. We love the cactus details in the invitations and centerpieces for that dreamy desert vibe!
The inspiration was an intimate southwest-inspired bridal shower showcased the bride’s easy-going personality and Arizona roots. The spring shower took place at a private residence in Paradise Valley, Arizona. It had a balance of rustic-modern elements from the tablescape, floral and southwest inspired 3-course plated meal served outdoors. The décor had never made cacti look more stylish and the elaborate mimosa bar made guests weak at the knees upon arrival. Every element beginning with the invitation was tied together through a desert inspired palette creating a fresh and picturesque experience.
Photography | Jennifer Bowen | Planning | Mandy Marie Creative | Florals | Camelback Flower Shop | Calligraphy | Freed Hands | Catering | Cloth and Flame | Cake | A Bakeshop | Rentals | Event Rents AZ, Retro Rentals, Glamour and Woods, Tremaine Ranch | Linens | La Tavola Fine Linen | Hair | Chantelle Mertes | Makeup | Lauren Reid MUA | Stationery | Beacon Lane | Favors | Beau Coup | Dress | BHLDN | Flower Crowns | Camelback Flower Shop | Submitted via Matchology
We are sharing the sweetest boho Maine wedding from Melanie Zacek Photography today! We love the relaxed summer vibes and simply sweet details that make this wedding unique.
My vision for the wedding was bohemian inspired. I love all things Boheme. I chose neutral/soft pastel colors such as sage greens, light pinks and oranges. We got married in Maine where our family is in the middle of summer at a really cute barn venue. It was an indoor/outdoor wedding.
I’ve always liked simple looks, I let my girls choose what dresses they liked and mismatched them and I actually love how it turned out. They were of course all within my color pallet choices but they got to choose something that worked for them. For the grooms men they all matched my husband minus their ties and shoes. We chose light heathered gray suites. For me, I knew I wanted to add a gypsy/bohemian look to my dress. I chose something with a long train and lacey details. I had layered jewelry and and velvet heels.
I would say some of the most memorable parts of the day was when the song I was walking down the aisle to started playing and it was go time. I loved just enjoying the moments with my husband by my side. Really everything was my favorite I don’t feel like I can necessarily choose anything too specific!
The most important thing to us was to keep things pretty simplistic. We didn’t want to go overboard on anything and we wanted to make things as stress free for everyone (including us) as possible. I skipped out on the flower toss and we held off on a honey moon for a few months. I would say we splurged on decor.
My father actually built all of our picnic benches that we used under our tent, and also built our TP structure. I did hand make some wooden hanging pieces for the tent. Just two wooden circle pieces intertwined together with some fake vines and flowers. Most everything else was found at antique stores or thrifted.
After meeting with a florist and realizing how costly flowers were going to be I tried to keep things simple but within my color pallet. I chose a lot of air plants that wouldn’t need water and were hearty. I only purchased air plants, my bouquet, wristlets for the ladies and boutonnières for the gentleman. I did get to vases of some eucalyptus for the isle. The other flowers around the venue were hand cut from my in-laws yard and made perfect last minute decor for our tent and around the barn.
Photography | Melanie Zacek Photography | Venue | The Caswell Farm & Wedding Barn | Florals | Blais Flowers | Cake | The Cupcakery | Hair & Makeup | Amanda Stevens | Bridal Salon | Anna Be Bridal | Groom’s Attire | JCrew | Bride’s Shoes | Lewit | Submitted via Matchology
You’ve found the one you want to spend the rest of your life with, so now it’s time to find the one you will wear for the rest of your life. Finding that perfectly timeless engagement ring might seem like a trial, but today we are with MiaDonna sharing our favorite picks we know you will love!
Vintage style engagement rings are obviously a favorite around here and MiaDonna has a huge variety breath-taking styles you need to see. Not only are the designs Instagram-worthy gorgeous, but MiaDonna is a leader conflict-free, lab-grown diamonds. That means you can have peace of mind knowing that your diamond is 100% a real diamond, but also eco-friendly and socially responsible. To up the ante, MiaDonna donates portions your purchases fund educational, mentorship, agricultural, and urgent relief programs in diamond mining communities through The Greener Diamond Foundation. Their rings are also all hand-crafted right here in the USA. Talk about a win for everyone!
We’ve narrowed down some of our top picks for vintage style engagement rings from MiaDonna. From intricate scroll detailing to antique filigree to rose gold dreaminess, these rings are sure to wow!
Halo lovers: the Heroine ring is for you! This beauty is detailed with natural recycled diamonds in a halo around the center stone and down the shank. We absolutely love it’s unique look when paired with a tear drop center stone as seen above. It is both classic and one of a kind at the same time!
We’ve fallen head over heels for Grace! This ring is so delicate and romantic, it is sure to hit your favorites list. The floral design around the round center stone is a sure winner!
If you are looking for a more Art Deco vibe, check out Cherish. It features a stunning emerald cut center stone, with baguette side stone rings, and intricate hand-carved filigree around the sides and length of the band. It really ticks all the boxes for a perfect vintage style ring!
Can’t decide on white, rose, or yellow gold? Chapman is perfect for those who are indecisive, with a two tone look you can choose that is utterly chic. The floral inspired design of the prong and band is an instant classic.
If the more ornate style of the Edwardian period is more your style, meet Gwen: the ring of your vintage vibes dreams. It is opulent and romantic, with pavé set natural recycled diamond side stones along with beading for a absolute jaw dropping look.
Dreaming of something completely one of a kind? MiaDonna will work with you to design a custom ring all your own. They can also tailor existing designs if you want to tweak small details of styles you’ve already fallen in love with.
With so many stunning choices, we know you will fall head over heels for one (or more!) of these beautiful engagement rings from MiaDonna. If you are still debating, check out their Home Try-On Program, where you can pick 4 styles to try for a week yourself! Getting the chance to see it in person + the ease of ordering online is the best of both worlds!
Tell us, which is your favorite? We can’t wait to see which ring you picked!