Intimate Boho Wedding | French Country Inn | 52 Guests

Today’s stunning fête is everything one can hope and dream for when planning an intimate boho wedding. We are excited to dive deeper into how this sweet couple planned their celebration. Taken from the bride’s perspective, keep scrolling to find out their inspiration, vision, and overall personal style for their unforgettable event.

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Tell us a little bit more about the deciding factors that led you to book your day with us

Cross Creek was only the second venue we looked at and we immediately fell in love. DJ loved all the outdoor spaces and “old Florida” vibe of the scenery, and I was immediately impressed by how knowledgeable and helpful everybody we spoke to at Cross Creek was. DJ and I didn’t know anything about planning a wedding but the awesome people at Cross Creek made us feel confident that our wedding would be perfect. We also loved that it was an all-inclusive venue. Not having to worry about picking and keeping track of all the vendors was a huge plus.

What was your inspiration for your wedding style?

I initially wanted a rustic feel with touches of boho accents but as planning went on, I realized I actually preferred the boho vibe and we went more down that route. I knew I wanted a lot of pampas and greenery to really give off the boho feel.

The design meeting was awesome. I had some vague ideas of what I wanted, and the design team was able to take my ideas and come up with beautiful décor.

What was your inspiration for the colors you picked out?

DJ and I met in the fall in New York, so we tried to capture the fall feeling with the colors we went with. We felt like burgundy, sage green and orange evoked that fall feeling and the touches of blush and rose gold was inspired by my engagement ring which is a pink morganite on a rose gold band.

What were some of your must-haves for your wedding day?

One of the things that ended up being a necessity was my backup comfortable shoes. Checkered vans have always been one of my closet staples so when I saw a blush and white pair, I knew I wanted to wear them at some point during the day. I ended up changing into them immediately after the ceremony and was much more comfortable and ready to dance the night away.

How did you make the day feel personal to you and DJ? 

We wanted personalized accents in as many places as possible. I was able to find a lot of great personalized stuff on Etsy like our favors which were pumpkin spice candles with our names and wedding date on them and a custom cake topper in the shape of a hexagon to match our arbor from our ceremony. Cross Creek also helped us add personal details like our initials over the reception venue and pictures that were displayed upon entry to the French County Inn.  

We also had personal touches to our wedding attire that was special just for us. I got DJ custom engraved cufflinks and a nice watch to wear. The necklace I wore was made from the earrings my mom wore when she married my dad and my grandmother hand-beaded my veil.

What was your inspiration behind your wedding attire? What about your wedding party attire?

My dress was from the Galina Signature collection at David’s Bridal. I always knew I wanted a blush dress which was a bit limiting in terms of options. I tried on a few dresses but when I tried my dress on, I immediately liked it but fell in love when the consultant told us we could customize it to be exactly what I wanted. My dress originally had spaghetti straps, but we were able to add the beaded/crystal cap sleeves for a little more “pop” and I fell in love.

The bridesmaids’ dresses were burgundy velvet dresses from Revelry. I was initially torn between sequined dresses and velvet dresses but ultimately, I’m glad we went with velvet as it helped capture the fall vibe. I wanted to make sure everyone was comfortable and happy with what they were wearing so I let them pick any dress style they wanted as long as it was in the burgundy velvet fabric.

My man of honor was awesome and made sure to pick out a suit that would complement the bridesmaids’ dresses. He ended up wearing a custom suit from J. Hillburn styled by Alvin Cooper of CStyled.

Where did you go to customize your wedding stationary?

We created our website and stationery on which was super convenient, and everything turned out great. My mother, grandmother and I put together our invitation suite and spent hours tying burgundy ribbon around each invitation and response card.

What was your favorite moment of the day?

The whole day was a dream come true but a highlight is definitely the pretzel bar. My parents surprised us with it for a late-night snack which was super fun. We didn’t see it coming and it was a welcome treat after doing some serious dancing and celebrating. Another highlight was the speeches and toasts. Having people that we care so much about sharing fun memories and stories was something that we’ll never forget.

What helped inspire you as you were planning your wedding?

I looked at a lot of wedding Instagram pages for inspiration as well as Pinterest.

Florida Wedding Venue. Intimate Boho Wedding. All-Inclusive Wedding Package at the French Country Inn. Planning, Decor, Floral, Coordination & Venue by Cross Creek Ranch. Image by Regina As The Photographer. Bouquet, Boutonniere by Alta Fleura. Cake & Desserts by Alessi Bakery. Entertainment & DJ Services by Grant Hemond & Associates. Wedding Gown by David’s Bridal. Bridesmaid gowns by Revelry. Man of Honor suit by J. Hillburn. Wedding Stationery by The Knot.

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