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You Won’t Believe This Boho Floral Wedding Was Plan B

You Won't Believe This Boho Floral Wedding Was Plan B

With how exquisite this glam boho wedding looks in all the jaw-dropping photos from Wild Whim, we were floored when we found out that this was the backup plan for Tami and Roy's big day! This fabulous wedding was originally planned to be beachside, but honestly, we are kind of in love with how it all pulled together at The Lodge at Malibou Lake

Keep scrolling to hear just what prompted the venue swap and to see even more of this amazing day. Hint: We have a full gallery from this wedding just waiting for you to swipe through!

floral wedding invitation

Last minute Changes

I am sure that you are well aware of the devastation that hit the tiny Santa Barbara community in the Winter of 2017-2018, but in case you aren't here goes, Santa Barbara was struck with both a horrific fire that quickly became one of the largest in California, ever and then a few weeks later the much-needed rain arrived causing a mudslide which wrecked the town, took lives and caused the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore to have to close for repairs. 

They say that when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. We hope you will see the sweetest lemonade, ever in this wedding which quickly had to find a new venue for the wedding and rehearsal dinner. We had every detail planned down to the minute and when we got word that the Four Seasons wouldn't be open in time for Tami and Roy's wedding we sprung into action finding a new venue- The Lodge at Malibou Lake and getting our entire team of fabulous vendors on board with the changes. 

What you see pictured is a slightly different wedding then we originally planned. We went from beachside to mountains and lakeside. Due to the changes, the guest count dropped by about 50% and we made little tweaks here and there, but all in all, we stayed true to our bohemian, floral design that Tami had dreamed of for her big day. She wanted a stunning ceremony and we aim to please. 

Galia Lahav wedding dress

boho summer wedding bouquet bride at The Lodge at Malibou Lake

sweet little flower girl look

wedding couple at the lodge at Malibou

vintage boho inspired bouquet bride groom and flower girl photo idea

bridesmaids in floral Jenny Yoo dresses

The Ceremony 

The Lodge at Malibou Lake was the perfect backdrop for Tami and Roy to say, "I Do". We designed a 10x10x10 chuppah that was dripping in florals with the expertise of Rockrose Floral (all floral design) and Bella Vista Designs (Chuppah structure, chandelier, and surprise petal cannons when the couple kissed!). 

The Bride

The bride walked down the aisle in a stunning gown by Galia Lahav wedding gown and for the ceremony, she wore a beaded cape- jaw dropping! She carried a Lush hand-tied bouquet - wildly textural with lots of earthy components and interesting foliages- Peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, astilbe, astrantia, spirea, eucalyptus, and agonis. 

The Bridesmaids

The bridesmaids wore Embroidered floral tulle dresses in two styles- Claire & Julianna in Blush Sand Dune by Jenny Yoo. We loved the texture these dresses added to the ceremony. They carried Earthy and organic hand-tied bouquets by Rockrose Floral.

The Flower Girl

Our flower girl wore a custom gown from the UK that was fit for a princess. It was made of beautiful ivory and blush tulle pink with lace appliques on the front and a sheer cape of butterflies in the back. 

flower covered chuppah

boho bride in Galia Lahav wedding dress

groom and groomsmen in grey suits

flower petal wedding kiss

The Ceremony Music

The ceremony started with Dramamine by Modest Mouse INTRO and for the bride, the music changed to Dreamworld Robin Thicke. After a beautiful ceremony, the couple was surprised with petal cannons right after they kissed! Wild Whim Photography and videography carpeted all the special moments throughout the day. 

romantic wedding couple portrait

wild flower inspired wedding bouquet wedding couple at the lake sweet wedding couple kiss photo

The Cocktail Lounges

The cocktail hour took place on the terrace of the Lodge at Malibou Lake. To create a more intimate space we had Bella Vista Designs drape the terrace in a sheer white organza. We added a couple lounges from Bright Event Rentals that were filled with velvet pillows in colors like mauve, plum, purple and cream to complement the Spring color palette. The lounges included chandeliers to add a bit more drama. The guests were offered drinks and passed appetizers as they watched the sun slowly set over the lake.

bridesmaids and the cocktail hour lounge glam cocktail hour lounge

The Reception

Once the guests were invited into the dining room they found a magical room filled with lush florals, wood tables with vintage flatware, blush napkins, tons of candlelight and a dramatic high gloss white dance floor. The dining tables featured a single lush centerpiece in theme colors with lots of foliage. The florals included in the centerpiece were, garden roses and spray roses, ranunculus, astilbe, dendros, and other gorgeous blooms. 

The Menu

Chef Cordelia designed the perfect menu for the evening: 
To nibble- Pita & man'oushe served with hummus & babbaghanoush
Then- Israeli salad with chopped romaine, tomato, Persian cucumber, red onion, parsley, mint, lemon, evoo
Next- Toasted Israeli couscous grilled seasonal vegetable with herbs and olive oil chicken schnitzel cutlet and beef brisket
Finally- a three-tiered wedding cake by Frost It Cakery

flower topped seating assignment

rustic glam wedding reception glamorous and classic style wedding menu vintage boho inspired centerpiece

flower garland and lantern themed sweetheart table

floral topped wedding cake

The Fun

Throughout the night guests were entertained by the sounds of Elite Disc Jockeys, a live painter and a photo booth by Open Air Photobooth. The evening was beyond magical and was filled with intimate first dances, the horrah and a sweet first dance with the Groom and bride's daughter- Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce

framed bar menu

floral boho inspired bar live wedding painter

first dance

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