Tabletalk: a Blog by BBJ

Boho Meets Modern Wedding Style

June 22, 2017


It's said that opposites attract, and in this setting, it's easy to understand why. The bohemian influence softens the modern edge, and lifts this look to new heights.

Dreamy and Romantic


From the unexpected glimpse of legs through the sheer flowing skirt of the bridal gown to a stunning slim tower of wedding cake softened by untamed fresh flowers to gloriously pastel, romantic stationery and stamps, every aspect of this event proves that breaking boundaries can be beautiful. But it definitely requires planning.

Yellow, Gold and a Touch of Black


Even the traditional diamond is yellow, and somehow its setting, although modern, gives a nod to the past. There is little that can be called traditional about this wedding ensemble; black tassel earrings, however, are perfectly in keeping with the effect produced by cascading layers of lace and tulle, highlighted by a demure, traditionally-trimmed full veil. 



Softening Hard Edges


The floral designer use dried flowers, natural wheat and grasses and a glorious ombre mix of live blooms to soften the minimalistic staircase and continued the look in the gorgeous bridal bouquet and tablescape arrangements. Floral displays and soft colors belie the cool grey tones and hard surfaces of the architecture, and add a new dimension to the celebration.


Essence of Simplicity 


It's impossible to miss the mix -- and the creative tension -- between modernism and free-spirited energy, not only in the general atmosphere, but reflected in every detail of table settings, even the placement of individual flowers on serving trays.


Boho Wins Raves


Who would have expected black tapers on a wedding table? But aren't they perfect in their tall brass candlesticks? Perfect also are the understated bone velvet cloths, the beauty of pale golden napkins and the excitement of bold black and white china in distinctly modern shapes, complemented by black-handled contemporary flatware.



Custom Personalization  


The elegant photo backdrop continues the juxtaposition of elements with a larger-than-life floral still life, a white fur throw on the floor, a greenery in a woven basket. Custom textiles in a variety of patterns add a dramatic Boho note, and placing the wedding cake on a black metal stool definitely prompts a smile! 

Restrained Drama


Vibrant black and white stacked pillows paired with clear acrylic chairs are a counterpoint to pale blooms placed on the floor in a contained wrapped with the same patterned. Atelier Design, a sister company to BBJ Linen, stands ready to help personalize any event with inspired fabric creations.

This distinctive wedding proves that it's possible to bring together elements of design from two very different traditions. It's all so very charming!

Photography Anna Peters Photography | Stylist/Planner Simply by Tamara Nicole | Floral Designer Gather Design Company | Dress Jonathan Simkhai | Makeup Yessie Libby | Venue Canvas Event Space | Catering Ravishing Radish | Cake & Lemon Tarts Lilac Cake Boutique | Invitations/Paper Goods Grey and Cake | Calligraphy Letters by Ellen | Rentals CORT Party Rental | Models Seattle Models Guild | Rings Green Lake Jewelry Works | Earrings Oscar De La Renta | Wallpaper loveCOLORAY | Cocktails Happy Camper Cocktail Company | Dishes Convivial Production | Pillows Habitation Boheme | Veils La Belle Salon Bridal | Suit Trillium Tailor