To Simpler Times: Everything You Need for a Boho-Chic Wedding

Photographer Chelsea Shattuck works with a team of free-spirited wedding pros to create this boho-chic inspiration shoot, to help every hippie in love with planning for her perfect, playful wedding day.


The first step? Finding the perfect location. For this shoot, Chelsea romped out to Jolley’s Ranch in Springville, Utah. Surrounded by trees and frolicking fields galore, the ranch is the perfect grounds for celebrating your peaceful, follow-them-anywhere type of love. Not to mention, there are countless barns, pavilions and wooded beauty to serve as a backdrop for your “I dos.”

Next stop, décor! The best way to set the mood for an event (nuptial or otherwise) is to find perfectly-personalitied furniture, floral arrangements and details to welcome your guests. For the ultimate free-wheeling, shabby-chic party, we suggest following Chelsea’s pastel-packed and natural lead. Drawing from the natural, dainty beauty of those chamomile daisies, Chelsea sourced a pair of woven, peacock-backed chairs from Evergreen and Ivy present the bride and groom with just a whiff of drama. Foraged tables of untarnished wood stumps showcase the stunning array of treats and details. Stark white platters and pails set the tone of simplicity. Antique tea sets serve up warm drinks and high style. And perhaps best of all, frilly doilies flank floral pastries by Loria Stern, which are the definition of too gorgeous to eat. The floral touches across all aspects of the decorating will bring your wild and free spirit along for the ride, trailing whimsy in its path.

Speaking of whimsy, prepare to take that charm to the next level with a mint-green photo bus, both for your faux-getaway enjoyment and the entertainment of your guests. This particular van is available for rent, from Photoboothbus, should you be in desperate need of darling for your big day.

The most tricky step for nearly every bride is finding her bridal look, as it is certainly one of the most important decisions of your big day. For a boho-esque wedding, woven gowns might just be the only fit. This delicate knit floral number at Something Borrowed Bridal on Ruby proves that lace is the way to go for an easy, breezy beauty on your wedding day. Throw in a simple and peachy makeup look and untamable curls, and you have yourself an innocent and pure look that Chelsea regards as the epitome of “bohemian bridal.”

For the final touch, all you need is a sunny and warm afternoon to chase the light through, and you are prepared to say “yes please, I do.” See more of this pastel-perfect shoot, and of Ruby & Sterling’s heart-melting chemistry below!

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