An Elegant Boho Yoga-Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot
Excited to finally share all these amazing photos from Heather Elizabeth with you all! It got featured over at Artfully Wed a couple weeks ago! So if you don't know me, I love yoga. And the more obsessed I became with it, and the more yogis I followed on Instagram, the more of the yogi culture became so intriguing and alluring to me. If I didn't have kids, do a million things already and have a completely opposite lifestyle (ha!) then I would have totally been a hippie yogi living in a bungalow in Felton, CA. My true heart is hippie weird and wants to grow a garden, not own shoes, ride a bike everywhere and sleep in a hammock.
I wanted to bring a little of that lifestyle into a styled shoot and imagine what a wedding would look like for a couple of yogis. Mixed with a bit of the more popular urban style, I think I was able to create something pretty cool.
I wanted to pair the love I see in yogi couples with an elegantly designed event, inspiring a huge market of yoga lovers in their upcoming wedding design. My lovely model friends (best friend and her hubby!) are real-life married acro yogis (and they just became parents this week!) so they then became the center to which I designed this shoot. I wanted to showcase their skills in acro, as I know many yoga couples out there aspire to do hot couple poses (and where better than at your own wedding for all to see?!). And also show a little bit of the yoga culture through their signage, reflecting what I would think would occur during some hard-core yogis' wedding day. The flower mandala from Bewilder Floral is also super important. All the sincere and inspiring Instagram yogis include a mandala tapestry in their tutorials, so the idea of making a beautiful mandala out of flowers and greens was just too good.
The dress, a two-piece Tara Latour, provided the movement we needed and the San Francisco bride feel I was looking for. I am all about alternative gowns and this one has the best combination of being different and cool but still cannot be mistaken for bridal. And the groom looked equally stylish in his custom suit from Beckett & Robb! Both are wearing new TOMS formal shoes from their newly launched wedding collection, and were the most comfortable shoes we have ever stepped in. Custom stacking rings from Luana Coonen really fit this style, as did the custom letterpress invitation in wax paper and twine from Lotus & Ash.
Bottom line, I am a lover of texture. I want to see and feel the rich quality of every detail. A sturdy layered invitation is a good indication right off the bat that the wedding you're about to attend is going to have some wow factor. My love for textures extend beyond to the chiffon layers of the Tara Latour skirt, the leather TOMS shoes, the rich fabric of the B&R suit, the romantic mauve and plum sweet pea in the floral arrangements, rose gold and brass geo terrariums, ash blue gauze linen runner, and calligraphed stones.
I could go on and on, but this shoot had me dreaming every night prior and since as I was trying to pull all the elements together. So proud how it all turned out!
| Photography: Heather Elizabeth Photography | Planning, Concept and Design: Blue Daphne | Venue: SF Studio Smith | Hair & Makeup: Dreamcatcher Artistry | Video: Blue Note Weddings | Floral Designer: Bewilder Floral | Signage & Calligraphy: JBG Designs | Cake Designer: A Spoonful of Sugar Cakes | Dining Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Suit: Beckett & Robb | Jewelry: Luana Coonen | Ring Box: Woodstorming | Lounge Rentals: Botanica Events | Invitation Designer: Lotus & Ash | Linens: Party Crush Studio | Dress Shop: Kinsley James Couture Bridal | Dress Designer: Tara Latour | Shoes: TOMS |