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La Vie Boheme: Bohemian Wedding Inspiration for the Unconventional Bride

Becky Kazana

“I’m really into this deconstructed French bohemian look,” says Jennae Saltzman, owner of Blush & Whim Wedding Planning and Event Design. It’s the sort of easygoing elegance that French people do so well. Use it as inspiration by including organic elements, plenty of greenery, beautiful textures and a glint of subtle copper. “That handmade look is a trend we’re seeing,” she adds. “It feels so authentic.”

1. Perfectly Imperfect (above)

Handcrafted china, like this Molosco by Laura Letinsky, adds an organic element to the tabletop. Pair it with copper flatware from Design Within Reach, Silk & Willow linen napkins and vintage coupes edged in metallic copper sugar for just the right sort of undone glamour.

2. Crowning Achievement


A floral belt and coordinating headpiece, like these from a&bé bridal shop, add sparkle and glamour to the bride’s wedding-day attire.

3. Sheer Poetry


This Gateaux Inc. cake, inspired by vintage parchment paper, is emblazoned with a love poem from E.E. Cummings, edged with a touch of metallic copper and accented with a charming sugar rose.

4. Sealed with a Kiss


An elegant script, an envelope in the palest shade of blush, all sealed with gorgeous copper wax, calls up love letters from days gone by. Here, Emily C. Bailey designs the simply stunning suite, with an accent ribbon from Silk & Willow.

5. Bottoms Up


A Moscow mule is a must in these Pier 1 Imports copper mugs. Here’s Saltzman’s favorite recipe, with an unexpected twist of grapefruit juice.

2 ounces vodka

2 ounces freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice

½ ounce fresh lime juice

3 ounces chilled ginger beer

1 sprig fresh rosemary

Squeeze lime and grapefruit juice into chilled mug. Add ice cubes, then vodka. Top with cold ginger beer and add the rosemary sprig.

6. Breath of Fresh Air


Lush garden roses, white veronica, delicate sweet peas and maidenhair ferns create an effortless effect in this bouquet by Studio Fleurette.

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