Boho Beach Wedding Inspiration

by | Bride, Fashion, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration


If there is anything to inspire you to get ready for Summer, this boho beach wedding inspiration shoot might be it! The soft silica sand, trailing, flowing bouquets and bohemian inspired gowns and accessories all work together to create a look that just works for a Summer wedding.
Photographer Tanya of Chesterton Smith Photography  teamed up with  Carly Laczko of CL Weddings and Events (who developed the concept, arranged the props and did the styling!) florist Dezley of Twig & Grace (who also played a role in styling and sourcing of props) together with makeup artist Trish Falzon of TF Make-up and hair stylist Hair by Nicola Daly.

Photographer Tanya tells of the story behind the shoot. “Our free-spirited couple Jack & Ella have run away to the beach for an intimate wedding in the dunes overlooking Noosa north shore. (In real life Amanda and Tom have been married 6 months and loved the opportunity to model for us).” The team styled the shoot right beside Noosa Beach using the beach and Noosa Woods as their backdrop.

“We featured natural rustic elements including, timber, reclaimed old wares with a nautical theme, feathers, lace, rope, a handmade swing, candles, shells, brown apothecary bottles, bone, and unstructured free-form flowers to give that handpicked look. Featuring a colour palette of ivory, grey, turquoise and fawn and green.”

For the first look, the team sourced a gown from Eve Boutique with jewels by Samantha Wills.

Look number two involved a long sleeve lace gown and jewels from designer Salita Matthews.


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  • Navy Crockett says:
    October 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I don’t know where to begin, having a nautical theme is me all over.. but the succulents on the table? And that photography! All drool-worthy. PINNED! 🙂 x

  • Veronica Welch says:
    October 8, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Romantic shoot and the gown is really stunning. Love Love Love!!!

  • Boho's Best Bits - W/C 7th October - Boho Weddings™ says:
    October 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm

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  • Dorette says:
    October 17, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Where can I buy the lace dress??

    • Ms Herringbone says:
      October 17, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      Hi Dorette

      The lace dress is by Salita Matthews (, so perhaps get in touch with her and find a stockist near you.

      Best of luck!

  • Meg says:
    August 6, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Hi Polka Dot Bride,

    Thank you so much for this beautiful post- it is one of my favourites that you’ve done! When I try to click through the link for salita matthews (above) to see the lace dress, it’s not working. It also appears she’s a jewellery designer. Am very interested into knowing more about this dress so any more info you can provide would be amazing!

    Thank you

    • Polka Dot Bride says:
      August 19, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Hi Meg

      Thanks for your lovely words!

      I triple checked the credits and Salita Matthews did make the second gown (as well as the jewels for that look). Her website link I was given doesn’t work now but I did find this Perhaps email her and see if she is able to assist you?

      x Ms Polka



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