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Boho Fall Wedding | Maddie + Alex

September 22, 2022

Boho Fall Wedding | Maddie + Alex

Today I wanted to share a perfect fall wedding we did two years ago, when everything was shut down! In 2020, Maddie and Alex had to quickly decide how to alter their plans for their big fall wedding. Half of their family remained in Canada, unable to travel. As a result, they decided to postpone their larger event, and do a small outdoor wedding in Seattle at the bride’s family estate. Inspired by boho design elements and late summer flowers, we created a lot of beauty in a small space for this incredible couple! We loved helping them get married on their original fall wedding date in September of 2020 with their closest family and friends. This wedding was also featured in Trends Magazine and Well Wedded

A couple stands and recites their vows during their small fall wedding ceremony

Fall Wedding in the Gardens

Maddie and Alex challenged all of our assumptions about “backyard weddings” with this intimate fall wedding! It helped that we started with a gorgeous stone patio and gardens, surrounded by lush trees and dappled sunlight. You can see what a lovely scene this was for their first look. (And in case you couldn't tell: these two are the sweetest couple!)

The bride approaches the groom for the first look
The groom reacts to the first look
a black-and-white image of the couple kissing

For this fall wedding ceremony, the family added a vintage Persian carpet to complement the lush boho florals. We love how the colors and textures of the arrangements complemented this beautiful rug! The carpet mirrored the blue-green tones of the eucalpytus, neutral flowers, and golden vessels. The family also added outdoor furniture to seat their intimate wedding party. Of course, they also placed a laptop in the “audience” so they could stream the wedding over Zoom. As a result, they were able to include the many family and friends who could not travel.  

An intimate, fall wedding setup with boho florals and carpet
The ceremony setup with lush fall wedding florals
The couple has their first kiss during the ceremony

After the ceremony, the family enjoyed an intimate dinner reception. For the reception, we particularly loved the refined table settings, vintage silver, and beautifully printed menus. These elegant details paired perfectly with our loose and vibrant boho floral arrangements. We love how the centerpieces contrasted with the sleek neutral table settings for this perfect fall wedding.

an aerial view of a boho floral centerpiece for this fall wedding
the neutral patterned place settings added sophistication to this fall wedding
The outdoor reception table for a fall wedding

Boho Wedding Flowers

A closeup of the fall wedding bouquet and cafe au lait dahlia
a low centerpiece with fall wedding flowers for the guest table
The bride and groom walk across the lawn, holding the bouquet
The couple walking holding the fall bridal bouquet

Some of the botanical elements of these wedding flowers included:

  • Cafe au lait dahlias
  • White dahlias
  • Olive foliage
  • Eucalyptus
  • Dusty miller
  • Rudbeckia (Black-eyed susans) of many different varieties
  • White cosmos
  • Bronze amaranth
  • Blush scabiosa
  • Lisianthius
  • Celosia
  • Love-in-a-puff vines
The centerpiece sitting on the guest table
The couple smiling and holding the cascading bouquet
A view of the cascading wedding bouquet

Incredibly, we sourced all of the flowers and foliage from local PNW and California growers. We even custom grew many of these flowers specifically for this wedding! Additionally, we designed all of these wedding flowers without the use of toxic floral foam. Designing foam-free is a routine part of our commitment to sustainable floristry.

The couple posing, close to each other, with the bride holding the bouquet
The bride holds the bouquet full of fall wedding flowers

Kind Words from an Amazing Couple

Without a doubt, these two were such a delight every step of the way! We're so thrilled they found a way to wed in 2020, despite the challenges. We love working with couples who are so hopelessly in love with one another. We were so happy we could help them make their day as perfect as it could be, even when plans changed.

The couple sits in a bathtub with champagne
The couples blow kisses to their wedding attendees via zoom
the bride's wedding dress hangs from a doorway
the bride and groom share a romantic dance and kiss

Ultimately, they were thrilled with their tiny wedding, even though it wasn’t what they had originally planned. Here is what they had to say about working with us:

“When we had to change course due to COVID, [Carolyn] made sure to support us and offer encouragement as we had to make some hard decisions about what our wedding would look like. She ended up providing us with *the most* beautiful flowers for our tiny backyard ceremony and I could not be more excited!...There is so much more I could say about her enthusiasm, emotional support, and genuine talent as a florist but I'll leave it at this: do yourself a favor and hire Carolyn, she will help make your wedding the special, perfect day it should be!"

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Vendor Team

Floral Design: Bloom Poet | @bloompoet_

Photography: Ariena Photography |  @ariena_photography

Catering: Chef Jason Wilson

Dress: Nordstrom Wedding

Shoes: Nina Shoes | @ninashoesbridal

Groom's Attire: Trillium Tailor | @trilliumtailor

Groom's Shoes: Gucci | @gucci

Bridesmaid's Dress: Anthropologie | @anthropologie


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