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Beach Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

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An afternoon in the sunshine, bare feet, long wisps of hair, beaded beauties and masses of flowers. Today’s inspiration shoot from from Perth/Canada event planner and stylist Crystal Adair-Benning of Distinct Occasions who was inspired by the natural Australian landscape – perfect for her bohemian wedding style.

Crystal teamed up with photographers Dave & Charlotte and florist AcScent Interiors to create today’s inspiring shoot. Crystal says “Spending over half my year traveling and working abroad on beautiful weddings and brag worthy wedding proposals I was inspired by the casual elegance of Australia to create this shoot. To me, it felt there was nothing more perfectly Aussie than a gorgeous sunset and a picnic. This shoot was designed to be either a casual yet elegant wedding reception or a beautiful romantic wedding proposal. I wanted to showcase the natural landscape of Australia with the often beautiful Balinese influences I find here.”

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“I utilized a gorgeous low Balinese wood coffee table and vintage desk for a sweet display and seating. A sea grass rug, some handmade pillows, and more wood details spoke volumes.”

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“The sweet display was all handmade using local Australian ingredients and recipes.”

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“I particularly loved the inspiration using fabric to soften the look and add a more casual handmade feeling to the look.”

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Crystal hired a VW Kombi van from Kuste Kombis to end the shoot.  “The VW was a perfect touch of whimsy and beach-chic style to go from reception/proposal to a night on the town. I just loved how the natural landscape and culture of living and being in Australia felt when translated into a wedding day or proposal look.”

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Photography by Dave & Charlotte


COMMENTS
  • Vintage Engagement Rings says:
    September 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Exquisite Camera work. Very nice photography. I loved the car and the decoration inside it, looks really antique.

  • antique engagement rings
    antique engagement rings says:
    September 14, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    We love this vintage look…. fantastic!

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte says:
    September 15, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Photographing this shoot was so much fun. We had a great time putting the look together and shooting all of the gorgeous detail. Crystal’s concept was so inspirational! Thanks for posting :)

  • Perth Wedding Photographers Dave and Charlotte
    Perth Wedding Photographers Dave and Charlotte says:
    September 15, 2011 at 6:46 am

    [...] blogs as WedLuxe, Style Me Pretty and now Australia’s go to wedding blog for Aussie brides, Polka Dot Bride. Since we split our time between our Toronto, Canada and Perth, Australia studios we have the [...]

  • Brett Gravenall
    Brett Gravenall says:
    September 15, 2011 at 9:22 am

    wow love this shoot, great work!!!

  • Lina
    Lina says:
    September 15, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I love this shoot! So beautiful and well thought out! Well done! ;)

  • Wedding in Manuel Antonio
    Wedding in Manuel Antonio says:
    September 15, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Such a cute idea! And the flowers – gorgeous! But the table numbers stole my heart away!

  • Ann
    Ann says:
    September 16, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Just sensational, love the combi van

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    Oakville Wedding Photography Blog » Blog Archive » Beachy Bohemian Chic Bridal Session says:
    September 17, 2011 at 5:50 am

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  • kathleen
    kathleen says:
    September 17, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    This feels very Fleetwood Mac meets Maui. Love it!

  • Raleigh Wedding Photographer
    Raleigh Wedding Photographer says:
    September 18, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I love the feel of this shoot!

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  • Annette
    Annette says:
    June 24, 2012 at 10:17 am

    The dress is goreous! Where is it from?

  • An Aussie Boho-Surfer Inspired Wedding | Event Experts
    An Aussie Boho-Surfer Inspired Wedding | Event Experts says:
    August 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    [...] There is something so quintessentially Aussie about this wedding photo shoot and I just love it. It is the perfect cross between Boho and Surfer Chick and reflects that wonderful laid back Australian attitude. The inspired artists behind this shoot produced it specifically for another wonderful Aussie Wedding Institution, Polka Dot Bride. To view the entire shoot please click here: [...]

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    Moonboard décoration: mariage bohème sur la plage - Happy Chantilly | Happy Chantilly says:
    October 17, 2012 at 12:01 am

    [...] in a Tree via Source – Headband fleur mariée et Meuble tiroir:  © Dave & Charlotte via Source – Fleurs:  ©  Elizabeth Messina via [...]

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    Beachy Bohemian Chic Engagement Shoot - Bridesmaid.com - Bridesmaid Planning, Gifts and Resources says:
    December 13, 2012 at 1:35 am

    [...] wedding inspiration by Perth wedding photographers Dave & Charlotte  was recently posted on Polka Dot Bride. I quickly fell for its charm and had to share it with you here. I love, love, love every single [...]

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    Kombi Van Wedding Cars | Weddings With a Touch of Vintage says:
    June 20, 2013 at 10:44 am

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  • Nellie Stadtherr
    Nellie Stadtherr says:
    June 23, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Love the dress! Who is the designer?

  • Megan
    Megan says:
    July 9, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Hi Nellie,

    This is a Ruth Tarvydas dress French Kiss and a new version is Poison Kiss, still made to order in production

  • talita
    talita says:
    November 25, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    I love this photos, specially the vintage style.
    Where is this place?

    Congrats.

    Talita

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