Boho Vintage Weddings
A Fall, Boho-Vintage Dairyland Wedding
JORDAN VOTH PHOTOGRAPHY
When a wedding features a stylish fall color palette, greenery aplenty, a treehouse, a very special flower girl and not 1 but 2 dwarf goats as ringbearers, unforgettable becomes something of an understatement! Even more incredible is that the whole day was pulled together in just 3 months?! Believe me when I say, you do not want to miss a single moment of Stephanie & Michael’s stunning celebration….
Beautiful bride Stephanie, whose dress was made just 2 weeks before the big day (yep, seriously), shared with us…. “Both of us are Pacific Northwest natives and we wanted to express our love of the outdoors in our wedding vision. I guess I would describe our wedding as a hodge podge of personal details. Woodland rustic, romatic, quirky flair. As far as a venue, for rainy Seattle in March I knew I had to pick something indoors. So, I was looking for a well-lit space that could accommodate over 200 people that captured our wedding vision. We wanted our wedding to have fun details. We loved working with Dairyland and thought it was so fun they let us bring our goats. We had a petting zoo for the kids.”
Michael’s suit was from ASOS (one of my favourite places to find stylish and budget friendly groom’s attire for CVB’s boutique). Bride Stephanie explains… “We wanted something that felt unique and complimented the greenery and earthy tones. #pnwvibes””
“I met a lady at a fabric store like two weeks before our wedding and she made a beautiful custom gown in ten days for $550 and I picked it up three days before our wedding. I put together several elements of dresses I liked including an illusion train and long sleeves.”
“I wanted a king protea flower to be the accent piece. Greenery, eucaluptus, loose roses and burgundy orchids. I planned my wedding color palette around the bouquet. I worked with Kim of Hardcore Florist. We have worked on styled shoots together in the past and she always comes up with something amazing and unique. My bouquet had a stained glass accent piece. Kim makes these incredible installations where she adheres stain glass to tree branches. It’s a really beautiful mix of organic art.”
“We asked my Grandma to be our flower girl along with our nieces. My Grandma’s nickname is flower Grandma because she’s always wearing a floral muumuu. She’s like my best friend. We call each other BFG for Best Friend Grandma and Best Friend Granddaughter. After taking a selfie with a floral crown snap chat filter at my bridal shower she put in a special request for a flower crown.”
“For the ceremony, we had our two Nigerian dwarf goats as our ring bearers. We had a foolproof plan for my nephew to shake a can of oats to get them down the aisle. They were well practised and obedient for the rehearsal. But, when it came time for them to walk down the aisle, they were totally distracted gobbling up all the flower petals. One of the goats never even made it down the aisle! I was unaware of the hold-up, so my dad and I started down the aisle. Everyone stood and my husband motioned me to pause. At this point, everyone is roaring with laughter about the naughty goats. Michael scooped up the goat and ran past me walking down the aisle to put him in the pen at the back of the ceremony. Then he ran around the perimeter and emerged from behind the arbor to meet me. It definitely wasn’t the typical groom sheds a tear watching his bride walk down the aisle in slow motion moment, but it was hilarious and memorable. Looking back, we wouldn’t have had it any other way!”
“Choosing the right photographer was the highest priority while planning. We splurged there. We skipped a planner, and we made our own food – a lot of our wedding was DIY.”
“My favorite part of the day was taking some time away to take couples photos in forest at treehouse point. It was right in the middle of our day and the perfect time to cuddle up, take some unearthly photos, and talk about the special feelings of our ceremony.”
“We dyed cheesecloth and foraged greens for the centrepieces. Since we had so many people at our wedding we wanted to come up with some personal touch to tell our story and let people know how grateful we were for their support. We made an infographic of details of our relationship i.e. how many countries we’ve travelled, miles hiked, episodes of the Office watched, flat tires, etc. and a thank you card and placed them on each plate.”
“Our wedding cake was heaven on earth is what it was. It was as delicious as it was beautiful. I worked with Stephanie of Just a Dash Cakes on a few styled shoots in the past and I knew she was the perfect choice for us – if you can dream it, she can do it. We combined elements of a few different cakes we liked including marbled, gold leafed, ombre. Our top layer was a half naked white cake with lime curd and passion fruit buttercream, then our second was a burgundy ombré chocolate cake with peanut buttercream and marshmallow cream. The third layer was gold leaf lemon cake with strawberries and lemon curd and then finally the bottom layer was poppy seed with raspberry compote and white chocolate buttercream decorated with marble fondant.”
Words of Wedding Wisdom from the bride….
“Stay true to yourselves as a couple and let the pressure and traditions go. Plan a day that you want to look back on for generations with no regrets. Don’t take yourself too seriously. On the day of your wedding let all the planning go. Give your phone to your sister or maid of honor and just embrace every moment. Time and time again, I’ve heard people say, “My wedding day was such a blur or I couldn’t wait to get the stress over with and get onto the honeymoon.” We still talk about how glad we were that we lived every second of our day to the fullest and weren’t bogged down with the details. There were a few mishaps, but it truly felt like the most perfect day.”
Tell us a little bit about your photographer….
Jordan Voth is a cut above the rest. He was so amazing to work with and we both loved everything about his images and him as a person. He has such a calming presence and is so easy to communicate with. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Being a photographer myself, I knew this was the most important decision to preserve our memories of our wedding day for generations. We 100% made the right decision choosing Jordan.
Speechless….. words completely fail me I love this wedding so much! Huge congratulations to the happy couple Stephanie & Michael, and a big thankyou to them and their photographer Jordan Voth for capturing it all so perfectly and allowing me to share it with you here. If you love Jordan’s work and would like to see more be sure to pop across to his website www.jordanvoth.com – and don’t forget to follow him on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Or if you are looking for more boho vintage inspiration for your own big day, then you might want to see Bri & Tim’s garden celebration Bailey & Chad’s blush-infused celebration in the Colorado mountains and Emily & Chris’s Vineyard wedding against another incredible Colorado backdrop. Oh and Kristina & Josh’s butterfly filled beauty in the Australian outback is not to be missed!
Contributors & Credits
Photography – Jordan Voth Photography // Venue – Dairyland // Floral Design – Hardcore Florist // Wedding Cake – Just a Dash Cakes // DJ – Luna Bella Events // Videography – Colton McCoy Photo & Video // Calligraphy – Letters & Dust // Hair & Makeup – Rohi Artistry Makeup By Heydi // Wedding Dress – Nicole Couture // Groom’s Attire – ASOS // Patches – Sew Happy Girls // Rentals – Vintage Meets Modern and Something Borrowed PDX // Favors – Sweet Flo’s Candy