I love this wedding in all its pristine and natural beauty. The beautiful and carefree barefoot bride, chic and casually dressed entourage, nonchalant reception decor and the breathtaking charm of Bohol — all yours for the taking today.
I wouldn’t be able to translate into words the silent spectacle of Andrew and Jay’s wedding. You just have to see for yourselves the wonderful photographs taken by the extremely talented Paopao Sanchez in order for you to enjoy and absorb the beauty of this bohemian beach wedding.
It’s quite rare that I am at a loss for words. This is one of those rare occasions. So I wouldn’t hold you any longer, cherries. Fall in love and be ready to be swept away. As Paopao puts it, “Gorgeous couple, gorgeous wedding!” Enjoy viewing!
Yes, that’s right, this movie is actually a rich source of wedding inspirations. A sequel to Meet the Parents, this movie rightfully ends with the wedding of Greg and Pam — a riotous but fun celebration by the lake.
While their reception decors were vibrant and super colorful, I decided to take snippets of inspirations only and have come up with a much tamer version of their wedding. Still following the bohemian tropical beach wedding vibe (without the actual beach), here are the important deets to take note: flowy, free-form dresses for the bride and guests, sweet smelling flowers to be placed on everyone’s hair, use of orchids as the main floral decor (and of course, the bridal bouquet should be orchids too), a beach inspired wedding cake (with seashells deets galore!), and my most favorite detail of all — the inverted umbrellas in the reception! These mismatched inverted umbrellas are a breaker from the usual but famous paper lanterns. Whimsical, fancy and fun. With the Meet the Fockers movie inspired wedding, a joyous night filled with magic and dancing will surely follow!
A Bohemian styled wedding has got to be the most free-spirited and carefree wedding theme there is. No color motif, no matchy-matchy bridesmaid dresses — actually, no matchy-matchy anything — nothing structured, nothing stiff. It’s like anything goes, and it will still be radically beautiful.
Today’s uber cool couple, Rod and Therese, were all Boho Chic and no fuss. I’m going to give you a quick list on what I love about this wedding — the bride Therese’s wedding dress and veil, the mismatched flower girl dresses (which I think are totally brilliant!), the mismatched and colorful bridesmaid dresses and their oh-so-lovely chic flower crowns, boys in suspenders and newsboy caps, and a full set of the most organically raw bouquets I did see.
We are so lucky that their talented photographer, Jeff of Green and Purple | Life in Photographs, was able to creatively capture all the whimsy deets and happy smiles of everyone. I am quite amazed at Jeff’s very keen eye for details and I so love that he does a lot of creative shots on even the tiniest deets!
I’ve always believed that, while a GOOD photographer can take beautiful photos, a GREAT photographer can capture a seemingly mundane detail and transform it into something extraordinarily beautiful. If you’re DIY-ing your wedding or if you’re having a unique theme (or at least, it’s something new to most), get a GREAT photographer so you don’t have to worry yourself crazy if your deets are “not-pretty-enough” or are “less-than-perfect”, or that they will “not look that good in the photos”. Oh yes, I hear ya girlfriend. A great photographer is THE answer to that. Let your chosen great photographer do his magic, and do his wonders and you will be amazed! And yes, I believe that Jeff is one of those great photographers.
This wedding is all about 100% pure love and bohemian dream devotion. Here’s the rest of Rod and Therese’s Boho Chic Wedding!