Mar 13, 2020
Bohemian styled shoot with Moroccan influence and an earthy color palette at Howe Farms in Chattanooga, Tennessee
This bohemian styled shoot transported us all the way to Morocco, where warm lights, an earthy color palette and vintage decor elements set the mood. A Tennessee farm was the idyllic setting, boasting a charming stone terrace and a vineyard barn featuring magnificent pillars, accented with iron doors.
“The inspiration for this shoot came from wanting to do something totally different than your typical boho theme,” said the photographer. “Morocco came to my mind and I just couldn’t get it out of my head.”
The model turned heads in her bridal look, showing off a flowy, ivory gown with an illusion neckline and long sheer sleeves. From the sleeves down to the train, the dress was covered in intricate lace overlay, and the model wore a pair of red tassel earrings that really popped.
“We were going with a boho/Morrocan vibe but we wanted dresses that really popped,” said the photographer. “The tricky thing was we wanted something boho but also vintage-elegant, which isn’t super easy to do.”
They definitely delivered! The coordinator even thought of incorporating a gem-toned suit for the groom, which was the perfect fit for this shoot. It was an emerald green hue, which paired gorgeously with his floral print tie.
For the florals in the bridal bouquet, they carefully selected blush pink roses, tangerine-colored lilies, and handfuls of frothy white baby’s breath. To complement the earthy spring blooms, they added billowing pampas grass stems all around the space.
“I told the florist to do whatever she wanted, but that I’d love some pampas grass and that the style be boho,” said the photographer. “However, I just kept calling them “floofs” and she ran with it!”
The space on the stone terrace was dream-like, surrounded by evergreens and lit up by twinkling string lights hanging overhead. There was a stunning, four-paneled room divider made from amber carved wood and massive, wooden lattice urns overflowing with fluffy pampas grass.
For the tablescape, they went with a unique low table that was cozy and truly on-theme with the eastern vibe. They spread out two, rust-toned oriental rugs for the floor seating, which was a handful of assorted plush pillows in shades of canary, burnt orange, dusty rose and eggshell white. There were even a few taper candles, votives and single stem arrangements scattered around the setting.
“We brought in a ton of vintage pieces and created a truly unique low-table setup with candlelight, goblets, pillows, and romance,” said the photographer. “This was brought together by some amazing vendors that specialize in unique and vintage weddings.”
On the table, they showcased a sheer, embroidered lace runner, apricot and berry-colored taper and oversized candles in antique gold stands, and an array of single stem arrangements in various glass bottles and ceramic vases. At each place setting, there was a layered amber charger and set of china plates, paired with an apricot linen napkin, brushed gold flatware and assortment of crystal goblets.
Next to the tablescape, the couple posed in the lounge area, separated by bamboo wood paneled dividers. With her bouquet in hand, the bride perched on a crushed velvet, canary yellow tufted armchair, while her groom kneeled behind her. For their next shot, they climbed into a shiny, merlot-colored vintage car and shared a kiss for a classic, iconic moment.
“The venue has some really amazing vintage cars,” said the photographer. “We wanted something on trend but also brighter, as my style tends to be on the bright side.”
For the wedding cake, they had a multicolored, four-tiered cake with tones of blush, peach, mint and cream, embellished with tiny pearls and intricate design work. After marveling at the masterpiece, the candles were lit and the string lights began to sparkle as the sun went down.
“The rain was held at bay and we even got some golden hour sunshine!” said the photographer. “It was truly meant to be!”
The couple embraced by the stone fireplace, where the lounge area featured wooden and plush velvet armchairs and loveseats in soft jewel tones. All the trees behind them were twinkling in the night sky as their evening in Morocco came to an end.
“We were able to highlight the setup in both the day and night to inspire brides to think about how their wedding will look in both scenarios,” said the photographer.
Cheers to this dream team of wedding design for pulling off an amazing styled shoot!
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