So honored to have our boho Easter styled shoot featured on Green Wedding Shoes! The inspiration behind the shoot began with what Easter means to me: new life, wonder, and joy. I wanted to create a concept that celebrates those three ideas and to display them in a beautiful and unique way. For 'life,' we included a horse with a floral wreath, speckled eggs, and the Papillion (butterfly) dress by Claire Pettibone. We also chose life-like jewelry - the diamond butterfly L'Dezen ring and leafy Urban Natures bangles. The 'wonder' aspect was evoked by the hanging eggs glistening in the woods against the stark branches. For 'joy,' we designed a wildly colorful bouquet and oversized flower crown. Enjoy these stunning images from the talented Jenna Bechtholt!
By the way, that's my family's horse, Jenny! :) Isn't her wreath from Emblem Flowers just the cutest?
DIY elements from the shoot include hand-painted ombre and speckled paper mâché eggs. We hung some of the more vibrant eggs in the trees using staples, fishing line, and fishing hooks while leaving the more natural looking ones in the nest. These along with the moss basket, organic leafy carrots, and flower crown stationary are details that the tie the Bohemian Easter theme together.
We also wanted to balance the rustic nature of the shoot with classic sophistication and style. The rose gold fine jewelry, sleek Ashlyn'd clutches and 3 Claire Pettibone gowns (Ambrosia, Charlotte, and Papillion) provided the perfect mesh between Bohemian playfulness and delicate elegance. Our gorgeous outdoor setting had a beachy-Bohemian vibe from the light, sandy dirt as well as a rustic, woodsy feel. We loved being able to blend different elements from common styles to make the overall mood unique.
A huge thanks to all of the wonderful vendors and friends who helped make the concept come to life!
Planning, Design, Styling: Lisa Leyda Petersen, Veil&Vine
Photography: Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Venue: Trails Near Hansen Dam Equestrian Center
Florals: Charmain Chen, Emblem Flowers
Hair + Makeup: Chelsea Nicole Makeup + Hair
Gowns: Claire Pettibone
18K Rose Gold Jewelry: L'Dezen
Bracelets: Urban Natures
Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas
Model: Simi Kamboj