What a thrill to see our boho Moroccan LA Wedding styled shoot featured on The Wedding Chicks blog! This shoot has such a great concept, infusing Moroccan details with modern boho style in a modern Los Angeles rooftop venue.
Boho comes from the term “Bohemian”, which means a socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the art. This term has now taken on its own meaning in fashion and decor, and more specifically in the wedding world. It is an effortless, free-spirited style, incorporating elements + colors from nature. A lot of boho weddings will have neutral color palettes, or greens to evoke the natural world. The dresses will be flowy and less structured, and the florals in a boho wedding will typically infuse a lot of greenery and varied flowers as opposed to just one color or type.
The beauty of boho, or any style for that matter, is that it can be infused with another style. In the case of this Palm Sophia styled shoot, we married the idea of boho with Moroccan elements in a modern venue. These may all seem so different, but when you use them thoughtfully it is easy to find harmony, and create a one-of-a-kind wedding style!
For the invitation suite, I wanted to stick with a color palette of neutrals to evoke that feeling of nature. But to add a touch of modern glam, I wrapped the wedding invitation suite in a gold laser-cut petal fold. The pattern was unexpected and that along with the custom wax seal gave the whole suite lots of texture. Doing a square-shaped invitation card is a simple way to add a modern touch to a design.
TIP: Don’t forget that square-shaped envelopes require extra postage! If you want to learn more about what’s going on with the US Postal Service, read this recent blog post!
The ceremony space was spectacular. Palm Sophia is a rooftop venue in the heart of Culver City. All the doors of the indoor space open, so you can really create a seamless connection between the indoor+ outdoor areas. The venue was that modern element, so it was important to incorporate the Moroccan + boho wedding details. The macrame ceremony arch was a great centerpiece, and the mixed lanterns and gold accents made the space exciting and welcoming.
And a space that allows your dog to attend your nuptials is always a plus! So many couples want to have their fur babies by their side as they said “I do”!
The florals to me really showed how you can balance that effortless boho wedding style with elegance. The team used dried palm leaves mixed in with the soft, more traditional white blooms. At the end of the day, whatever style you use for your wedding still needs to feel elegant and formal enough for a wedding and not just another party.
I knew I wanted to infuse that dried floral element into the day-of stationery elements, so I put a sprig of dried pampas grass inside the wax then stamped it in with a blank wax seal stamp. I didn’t worry about every wax seal being consistent or symmetrical; in fact I wanted the opposite! In keeping with that boho style, I made sure each one was free-flowing and unique. But using gold helped infuse that Moroccan element and a bit of formality. They paired perfectly with all the neutral chargers and rental elements on the table.
Looking at this tablescape reminds me how much detail goes into just the reception table area at weddings. You’ve got florals, linens, flatware, glassware…it may seem overwhelming, but it’s also an opportunity to make your wedding thoughtful, cohesive + creative. And with my clients I always say that the day-of stationery: place cards, menus, etc., should be adding to your decor and not be an afterthought you threw on the table!
Here’s a look at the amazing team that put this beautiful boho wedding together! And be sure to check out the full feature on Wedding Chicks!
Planning + Design: Kiss and Say I Do Events
Photography: Lily Tapia Photography
Venue: Palm Sophia Rooftop
Rentals: Bright Event Rentals
Cake & Desserts: Sugar Studios LA
Bridal Gowns: La Soie Bridal
Tux: Friar Tux
Mixologist: LA Speakeasy
Models: @tiffanyscerbo + @alexelude on IG
Model Dog: Kingsley The Puppy Man
Invitation Suite + Paper Goods: Roseville Designs
Beauty: Makeup by Saharai
Videography: White Sparrow Weddings
Macrame Pieces: Foxfield Design