Urban Greenhouse Bohemian Styled Shoot
“Breathtaking,” was the first word that came into my mind as our bride stepped out onto the floor. Emily was wearing the peach wedding gown from the One Day Bridal Collection off of their Chosen line. The flow of her deep brown locks looked magnificent as it draped down both sides of the plunge V neckline. The rays of the sun kissed each strand of hair gently as she beamed with joy twirling around in the tulle gown. This gown was hand-embellished with the perfect amount of pearls and beading and as the sunlight hit the dress it sparkled with elegance. As Emily walked towards Chris he stood in awe as he lovingly took her hand. He then guided her to into the serene, jungle-like structure where this Modern Bohemian Styled Shoot would take place inside The Rolling Greens Nursery.
When Caitlin Ito from Caitlin Alohilani Photography first pitched her vision of this Urban Greenhouse Bohemian Styled shoot we were elated to jump in and help bring her concept to life. The florals she anticipated had more of a dry element that fit beautifully with her color concept of ivory, cream, beige, amber/brown, nude pink, and dusty rose. As we researched what type of rentals would be needed we kept in mind that we wanted a romantic feel against the industrial steel of the greenhouse where the shoot would take place. Luckily, in the short amount of time invested in planning we were able to gather a talented group of vendors to make this unique styled shoot transpire. La Pinata Party Rentals helped us with all of the necessary rentals: from the natural wood hairpin table, to the clear ghost chairs, from the white plating, brushed gold flatware, and even the colorful, but subtle glassware. The natural silk table runner and natural linen napkins were from Crate & Barrel. The bride’s bouquet, groom’s boutonniere, table pieces and floating center piece were all done by Laura from Poppy Hill Flowers. She was able to create a poetic balance to this whimsical bohemian styled shoot. The colors in the floral designs were captured perfectly in Caitlin’s photos. When we look back to this day we reminisce of how the roses captivated a vintage type of feel with the pigmentation of each petal. Laura was able to create a jaw-dropping floating table piece made of pampas grass, dried palm leaves, and neutral colored roses.
As the day began and all of the rentals from La Pinata were dropped off we started to set up for the flatlay shoot. Jess from Letter & Ink was able to design all of our stationery and even designed the welcome sign. As we started to set each piece down for the flatlay we couldn’t help but notice how delicately detailed each stationery item was made. It was especially noticeable when we saw the intricate copper string that held the invitations together. Jess put a unique twist to the menu cards by not only displaying the guests name at the top, but also blanketed the top of each card with a paper-mache type of texture design. The design looked as though it was printed onto each card when in reality it was all handmade. The amount of creativity that was put into making each hand crafted stationery was absolutely unique in every way. After we wrapped up the flatlay shoot Caitlin started shooting our Bride and Groom, Emily & Chris Wright. The bridal headband and jewelry pieces adorned by the bride were made by Jennie Kwon Designs. Emily did her own hair & make-up for the day and she looked stunning in the Peach bridal gown that was brought in from the El Blanc boutique in Santa Monica. Chris, our groom, looked respectfully handsome in a black notch lapel suit from Generation Tux complete with vest, belt, shoes and pocket square. The cocktails that were made by Iveth Navarro from LA Speak Easy definitely looked refreshing and each drink had a signature name: Check Out Thyme, Oaxacan Remedy, and Same Same. When it came time to shoot the table set-up everyone was captivated by how the floating table piece looked hovering magically above the hairpin table.
We hope that this Urban Greenhouse Boho styled shoot makes you feel like a hopeless romantic as it did to us. We also hope that it inspires you to think outside the box and mix different elements and textures together when creating a vision. Anything is possible and Caitlin definitely didn’t stop short in capturing it all on film.
Designed and Coordinator: Skybox Event Productions
Photography: Caitlin Alohilani Photography
Venue: Rolling Greens DTLA
Florals: Poppy Hill Flowers
Stationery and custom sign: Letter & Ink Creative Studio
Rentals: La Pinata Party
Hair + Makeup: Emily Lynn and Company
Bridal Gown: En Blancla
Groom Suit: Generation Tux
Jewelry: Jennie Kwon Designs
Craft Cocktails: LA Speakeasy
Ceramic Styling Dishes: Simple Things Ceramics
Ribbons: Hey It’s Oh So Pretty
Models: @emilylynnwrightt & @chrisgwright
Post Published on September 20, 2019. Full album HERE. Featured on Grey Likes Wedding.