Oh, how we have been swooning over this Iowa bohemian wedding. Lisa and Shay included so many beautiful and thoughtful details, that made their wedding so charming – like a sweet orange VW bus, homemade baked goods, and blankets from the brides Grandmother!
More about the wedding day and what inspired all of the details from the bride Lisa:
“For the overall feel and color scheme of our wedding I was very influenced from bohemian styles and the wide array of colors found in this style. The groom had owned a 1974 VW Bus back in high school. He borrowed this particular one from a friend for our special day. To pull in the orange of the VW Bus, we incorporated that into my bouquet and other floral arrangements. Blankets for the bus and ceremony were a collection of quilts and afghans either owned or made by my Grandma Doris. We also had orange gingham ties and complimented with navy. I also used lots of turquoise in print materials and natural colors and textures in most everything.
I purchased all the flowers from local farm, I really wanted it to look like I had just gone out to my garden and picked what was blooming. A few days before the wedding I picked out all the stems I wanted and also had a gal at the farm create my bouquet.
Our venue was exactly what we wanted – great outdoor space and a barn with great character. The ceremony was held outside in a small courtyard area. I was very pleasantly surprised that the Jackmaani Clematis was in full bloom right at our altar. We held the reception at the same location as the ceremony, which gave the whole day a really easy going vibe (just like us!). An outdoor kitchen area adjacent to the courtyard also served as the bar. Dinner was set up in the barn on the other side of the courtyard.
My necklace and mala bracelet were made of Prehnite, a stone of unconditional love. The bracelet was part of a stack of mala beads I wear often from Tiny Devotions. The necklace was purchased from a store via Etsy.
The dessert table featured many antique dishes borrowed from our families to serve cookies and bars that were made by family of our favorite family recipes.
The cake was angel food with cream and berries
At the end of the day we really just wanted to be married and wanted our wedding to be a true representation of who we are and nothing that seemed cookie cutter. In the end everything moment really was perfect for us, and having our closest friends and family surrounding us meant a lot.”
VENDOR LOVE –