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Ashley & Ryan’s Bohemian Burlap and Bells Wedding

The love surrounding Ashley and Ryan’s wedding day was impossible to miss. The couple’s family and friends could not have been happier for them. Ashley made sure to incorporate plenty of personal details into her big day. From embroidering her bridesmaid’s denim jackets to the handmade crochet table runners, the day was filled with intimate touches that truly made their day sing, “Ashley and Ryan!”

The couple immediately knew they wanted to get married in the woods, with a soft magical glow of sunlight surrounding them. Burlap and Bells gave them just that! Tall trees opened into a small alcove in the middle of the woods, where guests sat on long benches to watch as Ashley and Ryan said their “I Do’s.” The guests travelled by tractor to the ceremony and back up to the barn for the reception. The barn was lined with rows of tables for guests to chat and mingle family-style. 

The decor was a perfect balance of boho and chic while representing the bride and groom’s mutual style. Ashley’s bridesmaids wore an eclectic mix of floral dresses while the groomsmen looked extra dapper in their suspenders and light grey slacks. The floral centerpieces included leaves and white blooms that accentuated the fall hues. String lights and lanterns created a soft glow throughout the barn. 

My absolute favorite element of the wedding was dancing under the stars. We moved outdoors to watch Ashley and Ryan’s first dance and there wasn’t a dry eye in sight! The dance floor was framed by glowing cafe lights and the stars above as guests danced the night away.

Enjoy more from Ashley and Ryan’s effortlessly chic and boho wedding day!

XO, Renee


Photography: Luis Hermosillo Photography | Videography: Henk Prinsloo Productions | Venue: Burlap + Bells | Planning: Elevate Events | Floral: Monet Floral | Catering: Stack Farms | Live Entertainment: Christopher Gold | DJ: Beam Entertainment | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cake | Hair & Makeup: Elle Hmua | Rentals: A La Crate