So, you’re on the market for a simple wedding dress…you’re a complicated girl and to you, every unnecessary frill is one more reason to worry. For you, there’s a distinct difference between simple and drab, a difference which most designers just don’t seem to grasp; standard fare is either totally over-the-top or sadly run-of-the-mill.
You know you’re a free spirit with a distinctive style, feminine but easy-going, certainly not glam and dolled up to the totally-user-unfriendly nines. You know it’s a bohemian wedding dress you’re looking for.
Well, you need look no further: introducing the breathtakingly well balanced Lisa wedding dress. She’s a masterpiece of bohemian luxury, balancing old and new, simple and sultry. This infinitely elegant bohemian wedding dress is designed with the wearer in mind: every meticulous detail added to enhance your comfort and your assets. Made to measure, for you and you alone (and your hubby-to-be of course). Crafted from lightweight, soft to the touch, cotton-blend mesh-lace with a liquid smooth, silk crepe lining for your confidence and your pleasure.
The Lisa dress epitomizes what boho-chic is all about. From the ethereal perfection of it’s clean lines to the strategic placement of the embroidered cotton detail: adding interest only in the places where you’d want it, over the hips at the back, along the edge of the train. Beautiful scalloping at the wrists softens the hands and, at the neckline, adds a feminine touch, while gently framing the exquisitely different, low v-cut back line.
From the front the modest neckline, long, sheer sleeves and form fitting but comfortable cut of the bodice and flowing full skirt gives the Lisa dress an ephemeral, vintage appeal. It’s truly feminine: timeless, soft and graceful, not constricting and gaudy.
Turn around and your groom will hold his breath as he takes in the gorgeous plunging V-cut back, perfectly balanced by meticulous detailing on the hips and the magical sweep length train. This is the definition of balance; the lining is omitted from the back and sleeves, showing just the right amount of sun-kissed skin…not too much. With the Lisa dress you can feel gorgeously sexy and chilled-out comfy at the same time, perfect.
This is the sort of dress you might see yourself running through an enchanted forest in, barefoot and on your way too embrace the man of your dreams or on the beach at sunset in a warm summer breeze: it’s that dreamy.
The off-white tone adds to the vintage feel of this bespoke boho wedding dress and allows it to look and feel at home in any setting, especially a laid back, outdoor wedding. The comfortable cut: not so tight as to hinder free movement, means that the dress doesn’t necessarily call for a pair of heels: beautify your feet, leave them bare or wear a simple pair of boho flats.
Effortless ease is the maxim at Dreamers and Lovers and it’s beautifully exemplified in the unforgettable Lisa wedding dress.
Photos: Lara Lam Photography
Florals + Styling : Amy Nicole Floral
Hair and Make-up: Hikari Murakami
This dreamy editorial is like a fairytale. Featured is the Dreamers & Lovers Sydnie Bell Sleeve Lace dress. Enjoy the poem we created specifically for this editorial.
Dreaming of the Day
My mother told me fairy-tales I’ve never quite outgrown
And I’ve survived a life of being imagination prone
I’m lucky to have met you, your soul as old as mine
Content to have our dreams, although they sometimes cross the line
It’s been a long time living, going mostly where I was led
To find I’m still that girl, with wild fancies in my head
I’m glad that you accept me, even when I’m acting strange
It’s good to know there’s someone here who’s not so out of range
I’m fed up with the thought of trying to be someone I’m not
It’s time I lived the fairytales I never quite forgot
You’re here to help me do that and protect me while I do
I’ll wear a boho wedding dress, the day I marry you
I’ve dreamed so many dreams of love, the look upon your face
To see me as I see myself, in lines of flowing lace
The ephemeral scent of spring from blossoms in my hair
As I arrive to meet you, when that day is finally here
I’ll show up on a summer breeze, in a simple wedding dress
I’d rather be myself for you, no pretence to impress
I should like to wear bare feet and gather soil between my toes
And walk with you under the trees ‘till evening, heaven knows
I’ll trail my dress behind me, drink rose and watch you smile
That day will last a thousand years, though we’ll only walk a mile
There’ll be magic in the midday light and laughter in the leaves
I’ll reach to take your hands in mine, my arms in fairy sleeves
And when that day is finally here, you’ll see me as I am
Like I’d stepped out of a fairytale to meet you in a dream
The above poem was written by Dreamers & Lovers staff writer – Laura, and cannot be reproduced without the permission of Dreamers & Lovers.
VENDORS – Washington DC Based
Photographer : Brooke Michelle Photography
Florals: Lark Floral
Hair and Makeup: Pretty Weird Beauty
Planning: A Griffin Events
This bohemian coastal / tropical wedding inspiration shoot took place in magical Big Sur. The poem that follows, written by our team captures the mood of this couple and this shoot perfectly.
A Love Letter
Standing on this coastline, there is nothing I would change
So grateful that I met this creature, beautiful and strange
We used to walk the trails here and we’d stop to watch the sea
But honestly I’d only stop to watch you next to me
You are the sea, the sun and trees, essential and divine
What better place than this for me to finally make you mine
To find a kindred soul is something truly rare in life
Let alone a bohemian princess who’d one day be my wife
We are dreamers and we’re lovers so I’m glad that we could find
A place to make the world stand still and leave the race behind
That we could keep things simple in a world that moves so fast
Your smile, in its sincerity, an image built to last
A canvas tent and picnic table, garlanded and fair,
beset with jeweled glass and yet it really can’t compare
To the happiness within me as I see you standing there,
That lovely boho wedding dress and flowers in your hair
That’s how I hold you in my mind, the timelessness and grace
The taste of peach tea on your lips, the gorgeousness of lace
Thank you love, for saying yes, you’ve let my spirit soar
By making me a better man and showing me there’s more
We are dreamers and we’re lovers and that’s what we will remain
Although after today the world may never be the same
Standing on this coastline, gazing at the setting sun,
A perfect day is ending but our life has just begun
This shoot which was captured by Julie Crawford of Jewels Photography. Below is her inspiration for this romantic bohemian wedding shoot.
“When I think of the Pacific Coast and the lush setting of the jagged edges and turquoise waters, I instantly imagine a tropical delight of paradise. With my bohemian soul I had to design a style that would bring all of the pieces together. This hit the spot! I knew from the start a dress designed by Dreamers and Lovers was an absolute must for a free spirited bride. I also incorporated elements from our precious Earth including the bride’s nature inspired wedding ring set, the groom’s wooden wedding band, and of course an array of crystals. The sunsets in Big Sur have to be some of the best I’ve ever seen. The loving couple sat and enjoyed cuddle time in a floral draped, boho teepee as the sunset dipped down on this beautiful day. A day that was pure bliss.”
Future brides thinking of Big Sur as their venue, be sure to check out this list of incredible wedding vendors listed below. The photographer Julie Crawford is a destination wedding photographer, so she loves to travel.
Photographer – Jewels Photography
Planner – Big Sur Weddings
Venue – Private Residence organized by Big Sur Weddings
Florals – Floral Designs By Reina
Rentals – Forage Vintage Rental
HMUA – Blush Hair Makeup and Design
Stationery – Ribbon and Ink
Wedding Dress – Brigette Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress
We are obsessed with this gorgeous and simple wedding inspiration editorial photographed by Sam Landreth Photography. It explores the beauty of simplicity, and is an incredible inspiration for the more leaning bohemian or non-traditional bride. Set in the historic Gray Gables Estate in Portland, Oregon, this serves as the most perfect setting for this romantic shoot.
For us at Dreamers & Lovers we are firm believers in finding the right photographer for your wedding, as the quality of their work, does make a huge difference in the images you’ll treasure for the rest of your life. The images in this simple wedding inspiration is so compelling, and Sam managed to capture the raw natural beauty of the surroundings, the beautiful couple, and our ‘it’ dress – the Catherine.
Portland based Bramble florals worked magic on all of the lush floral designs, and add to the effortless and moody feel of this inspiration shoot. Shades of pink are a favorite for many brides, and we see why. This pink naked cake is breathtaking and adds to the textural elements so pronounced in this shoot. The feminine Catherine dress fits right in, and adds to the simple and elegant mood of the shoot.
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” – Pablo Neruda
CREDITS – Oregon Based Vendors
Photography: Sam Landreth Photography
Florals: Bramble Floral
Venue: Gray Gables Estate
Cake: Baker & Spice
HMUA: Austie Eckley
We are feasting our eyes on this incredible romantic wedding inspiration editorial, set in dreamy Palos Verdes, California. We at Dreamers & Lovers believe this editorial will be a gorgeous inspiration for you laid-back brides who love simplicity and soft romantic looks, in her dress, hair, makeup, floral, and venue. There is absolutely zero fluff, just a natural beauty throughout. The venue – the Neighborhood Church of Palos Verdes is breathtaking and filled with history, charm, and romance, in a no-fuss type of way. For future brides in California, this church sits on a bluff, and overlooks the Pacific Ocean, a true gem.
Titled Luna by the Sea, this editorial evokes a feeling of a carefree, independent, and confident bride-to-be. Her upswept hair, with delicate adornments and her dewy face adds to this confident and fresh vibe. The delicate floral with a pop of color unites the simple and elegant theme and caps the look. Captured by Southern California based Fine Art Wedding Photographer – Jes Workman, with a roster of other fine vendors all listed below.
Featured are two of our dresses, the Alice and the Amber – two of our ultra feminine and simple backless wedding dresses. These dresses are the perfect addition to this shoot. They are both timeless, romantic and understated sexy designs that need very little adornments. They are the perfect blend of simple and romantic.
Isn’t this editorial a perfect lesson in simplicity – how the perfect dress, setting, and a few careful details can just result in magic?
May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.
May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.
May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young. Bob Dylan
Model: Jessica Draven
Flowers: Brie’s Honeybees & Flowers | www.briewalter.com
Gown: Dreamers + Lovers | www.dreamersandlovers.com
HMUA: Vivian Tran Hair-Makeup Artistry | www.viviantranmakeup.com
Accessories: January Rose Bridal | www.januaryrosebridal.com
Venue: Neighborhood Church of Palos Verdes | www.neighborhoodchurchpve.org
Photographer: Jes Workman | www.jesworkman.com
We hope you found this editorial inspirational.
It is no secret that we love industrial spaces here at Dreamers & Lovers, and this newish Orange County, California wedding venue – The Estate on Second- does not disappoint. We are so in love with this inspiration shoot titled “Hues of Blue” coordinated by Just Merried Events. Featured in this shoot are our Bianca 2-piece dress, as well as our Amy top + Fiona skirt.
This shoot was also recently featured on Green Wedding Shoes blog.
From Lilian – Shoot Design & Coordinator:
“It all began with a love affair…with the charming & historic Estate on Second, a brand new venue in Santa Ana that made its debut just over the summer. And with such a lovely venue as the backdrop of our photoshoot, we made some wedding magic happen.”
We are sure you will find loads of design inspiration from this shoot, from the suspended green garland to the floral chandelier. Seriously, how gorgeous does that look against the distressed walls?!?!. On a side note, distressed walls gets us every time. It transforms everything in its path to MAGIC.
Another of our fave detail from this shoot is the table setting. Nothing quite beats a minimal wood table with garland and natural looking florals. It has an organic feel to it, and does not look overdone, and the addition of the copper elements takes it up a notch.
And we couldn’t feature this shoot without mentioning that giant love sign that Lilian had made. If you are on the hunt for a love sign, you;re in luck, as this is now offered for rentals.
Photography: Saculles Photography
Design/Coordination: Just Merried Events Venue: The Estate on Second
Floral Design: Violette’s Flowers
Hair/Makeup: Ting Makeup
Furniture Rentals: Town & Country
Furniture Rentals: Party Pieces by Perry
China/Flatware/Glassware: Dish Wish
Linen: Luxe Linen
Wedding Cake: M Cakes
Catering (Food & Desserts): Jay’s Catering
Tux/Suit: Friar Tux
Calligraphy: Hope Street Calligraphy