Today I’m tapping into my ethereal side and celebrating the bohemian bride. It’s been fun to see my couples channel their inner bohemian and throw a casual and unconventional wedding. One of my free-spirited brides linked arms with her Dad and walk down the aisle to meet her groom…barefoot. Another couple said “I Do” in a woodland meadow. The flowers were wilder and the fabrics printed and textured. Whether it’s subtle bohemian touches or full-on Coachella, I’m all for couples throwing a wedding their own way.
As part of a recent bridal portrait series, I photographed Sloan from Numa Models out in Kananaskis Country with the fall foliage on display. The starting point for her look was the two-piece long, flowing wedding gown from Martina Liana. The way that skirt danced in the breeze took my breath away.
Okay, sometimes the wind needed a little help. Who knew that hair and make-up stylist Erica Piebiak, is also a dress wrangler?
Bouquet for the bohemian bride
Janelle from Flowers by Janie brought seasonal foliage like leaves, berries and grasses into the bouquet. Perfect for cool weather, and for Sloan’s look.
Every bohemian bride needs something pretty in her hair. A lovely and delicate twist on the flower crown is the hair vine or halo. This opal-encrusted piece from Olivia the Wolf added romance to the bride’s loose waves.
Can we talk about the bride’s bordeaux lippy shade?
For a hint of sparkle, Sloan wore layers of feminine gold rings from Adorn Boutique in Calgary.
Do you love the mountains like I do? Here’s a recent Kananaskis engagement session, if you’d like to see.
Hair and make-up stylist: Erica Piebiak
Bridal bouquet: Flowers by Janie
Rings & bracelet: Adorn Boutique
Model: Sloan from Numa Models
Bohemian bride in Kananaskis captured by Calgary Wedding Photographer – Tara Whittaker