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May 3, 2016

FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love

May 3, 2016
With innovative design ideas from Petite Pomme, and colorful florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, there is just so much to swoon over here design-wise. And lucky for us Milou & Olin was there at FRESHbash this year to capture every bit of this insanely beautiful design.

FRESHbash, a thoughtfully curated showcase of interactive, on-trend exhibitions featuring California’s premier event design competition was created in 2015 by founding members Hailey of Two Roads Event Co., Carmen of Carmen Salazar Photography, Dena of Throne Invitations, and Rosaura of Pigment & Parchment as a way to unite the creative communities throughout Northern California and inspire more elevated and exciting event design.

Everything in this setup is absolutely so incredible, but I just have to shine the spotlight bright on one of the participating vendors, Sevacha Cake, for their modern, boho inspired wedding cake designs!

 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography.

Because just look at these beauties? I'm seriously in wedding cake heaven over here...

 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography

Danielle Roe Events, who joined the FRESHbash team in 2016, tells us more, "What started as a small cocktail party quickly evolved to become the collaborative, community building, design-bar-raising, kick-ass party that FRESHbash has become today."

 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography

As it did the year before, FRESHbash 2016 sold out-- this time with over 300 attendees!

 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography

Central to the bash were four FRESHbash design competition teams...

 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography  FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography
 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography

Each team was comprised of an event designer, pastry chef, floral designer and stationer-artist, and each were challenged to build out a pop-up art installation that felt a bit like an interactive styled shoot...

 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography

...centered around thoughtfully selected trends that included; travel inspired details, macramé, lucite, rose gold and jungle/palm frond themes.

 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography

Team Wild Love was inspired by the ever-changing modern couple who lives a city lifestyle that values balance.

 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography

These world travelers seek lush exotic retreats to re-center with themselves, with each other, and with the universe.

 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography

Their concept experimented with mixing natural ethereal elements and designed structural forms.

 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography

Taking inspiration from stone concrete, graphic herringbone pattern, and himmeli sculptures...

 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography

...they joined these masculine touches with feminine butterflies, soft organic pattern and textures, and lush foliage.

 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography

Stationery was custom designed by Stephanie Sobierski, and oh my goodness! I'm just loving the use of color here!

 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography 

Each team was encouraged to push the design envelope by integrating fresh concepts and materials into their designs.

 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography

And boy did they! As evidenced by this installation made of hundreds of carefully folded paper and sugar airplanes...

 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography  FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography

Incredible design and amazing execution was exhibited by each and every one of the talented teams who participated. 

 FRESHbash Event with Boho Design Ideas from Team Wild Love, design by Petite Pomme, cake designs by Sevacha, florals by Botanica Lifestyle + Design, Milou & Olin Photography

So much incredible inspiration, in fact, that I've decided that I'm going to have to break my sharing of this event into separate posts so that I can adequately show you just how creative each design truly was.



Love this and want to see more? Don't miss this behind-the-scenes look by Gagewood Lights!

Huge hugs and high fives to Petite Pomme for this creative and colorful design, to Botanica Lifestyle + Design for these amazing florals and to Sevacha Cake for these show stopping cake designs!

Clearly, FRESHbash 2016 has was a huge success and based off my conversation with their team, I can tell you that the response has been unreal! So stay tuned, color-lovers, because there are all kinds of awesome surprises in store for FRESHbash 2017.



Team Wildlove: Photography: Milou & Olin // Design: Petite Pomme // Floral Design: Botanica Lifestyle + Design // Stationery: Stephanie Sobierski Cake Designs: Savacha Cakee //

FRESHbash co-founders: Carmen Salazar Photography, Throne Invitations & Stationary Design, Two Roads Event Co., Danielle Roe Events

Friendors: The Idea Emporium, Events by Rebecca, Alchemy Salon and Spa, One True Love Vintage Rentals, Perfume Bar Soiree, Roots Reclaimed, Scarlett and Grace, SPARKLE Bridal Couture, Stereo Photo Album, With Grace and Love, Spreading Lovely, Honeybook, Molly Ryan Floral //

Photography: Milou & Olin // Venue: Beatnik Studios // Rentals + Tenting: Celebrations! Party Rentals // Lighting: 3 Stage Lighting  // Videography: Gagewood // Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rentals // DJ: Heart of Gold Djs, My Cousin Vinny (Silent Disco), Silent Storm Sound System // Band: Cover Me Badd // Catering + Bar: Chef and Baker Catering, Farm to Table Catering, Federalist Public House, Sharpshooter SF, Sweetologie, The Cheese School of SF // gif photo booth: Giggle and Riot // Entertainment: LA Follies Dancers //

Design Competition Teams – Team Lucent (Winning Design Team): Elise Events, Pop Calligraphy, Paper Heart Patisserie, LittleBoy Flowers 

Team Wanderlust: Wild Heart Events, Pigment & Parchment, Ma Petite Maison Cake, Venn Floral // Team Shibui: Hygge Events, Wanderlust Catering, The Stylish Scribe, Freckled Floral //

May 2, 2016

Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

May 2, 2016
My boho-loving heart just skipped a beat you guys! Want to know why? That's because this exquisite Aztec inspired wedding shoot is simply beyond inspiring. With floral design and styling by Primrose Floral & Event Design, and gorgeous captures by Dear Gray Photography — there's just so much to swoon over here. So let's get into it, shall we?

From the designer, "we began with a concept idea of a bohemian Aztec elopement — keeping it very intimate between the bride and groom."

"We wanted to create a casual feel, and we did so by opting for a floor table and pillow seating with lots of various textures — think brass, colored glass, faux fur, wood, wicker."

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

"For the florals we opted for blooms in muted tones featuring pops of cornflower blue, grey, purple, and black. We also added terra cotta colored roses to add warmth and greenery to compliment the venue's colors."

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

"We definitely wanted to incorporate elements with bold Aztec and geometric patterns in black, gold, greens to make the florals pop."

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

Floor seating was set up under the pergola which created such an intimate and casual setting for the two bohemian lovebirds!

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And I just love the fact that this styled shoot incorporates so many amazing handmade elements!

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The ambiance was truly unmatched, with candles galore...

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

I just adore the patterned linens they chose to use, so very eye catching! And what's not to love about those black taper candles?

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

From the floral designer, "We created the bridal bouquet with an organic and wild feel while letting the green foliage fall nicely with the distinctive blooms that were chosen."

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

And this stationery design? It adds the perfect earthy touch. Wouldn't you agree?

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A western style hat was worn by the bride and it was the perfect compliment to her lace boho wedding dress!

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

A closer look at the centerpiece reveals peasant feathers and protea.

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

And what's not to love about this gorgeous place setting?

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore
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 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

Such a gorgeous bouquet designed by Primrose Floral & Event Design! Swoon.

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

And how great is this western style, boho-inspired attire?

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

So obsessed with these metallic finishes, those vibrant reds, and these pops of jet black.

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

And can we just talk about how lovely our bride's hair looks? A hairpiece by Danani Handmade Adornments made it all the prettier!

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

As the night went on, our bride was serenaded by her love.

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 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

While a simple, one tier wedding cake designed by Take the Cake was displayed under the twinkly star lanterns...

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 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore
 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

...and what a beautiful scene it was!

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

Stationery designed by Seniman Calligraphy made a lovely statement!

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

And can we just talk about the detailing on this gown provided by The Find Bridal?

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

And The Salvage Snob provided the prettiest vintage pieces...

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

Located in sunny, tropical Miami, The Curtiss Mansion (a 87-year-old historic pueblo-style home) proved to be the perfect venue for bringing this vision to life...

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

And who could refuse a closer look at this place setting and wedding gown? Yes, please!

 Aztec Inspired Boho Wedding Ideas with Ambiance Galore

More from the team, "we immediately knew this was the gown for this shoot! This amazing Christos Costarellos gown had the perfect lace detailing and draped remarkably on her figure."

And what a lovely choice it was! Because I don't know about you, but I'm just living for these boho style wedding dresses here lately!

Dear Gray Photography and this dream team of wedding pros absolutely knocked it out of the park with this beauty of a shoot! Now excuse me, because I have some serious pinning to take care of. Care to join me?

Photography: Dear Gray Photography // Floral Design & Styling: Primrose Floral & Event Design // Venue: The Curtiss Mansion // Stationery: Seniman Calligraphy // Bridal Gown: The Find Bridal // Beauty: Hair & Make Up by Marianna // Bridal Hairpiece: Danani Handmade Adornments // Furniture & Rentals: The Salvage Snob // Cake: Take the Cake