Edgy Meets Boho with Sami Tipi

Written by Emma Hla
It’s always a pleasure having Sami Tipi and their creative friends grace the blog and today is no different. This bohemian inspired shoot with a Cowgirl twist (of course Cowboy boots are the boot du jour this season!) has some beautiful details, but my absolute fave are the couple shots perfectly captured by Megan Wilson Photography.

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Notes from the Team

Tickety Boo Events

The overall style was ‘edgy meets boho’. I knew I wanted to include pampass grass wherever I could! The colour palette consisted of varying shades of blues, softened with pinks and greens.

The tipi itself was dressed with stunning tablescapes, hanging geo shapes and wooden signage. With plenty of posing stations for guests to choose from. I chose a cheese cloth material for the table runners, and layered this with different textures – florals, pampass grass, and candleware. The name places had blue hues with gold detail which finished off the styling beautifully. I created an intimate sweetheart table with peacock chairs – a boho wedding staple and plenty of candlelight.

Finally the ceremony area was a huge focal point I wanted to create an artistic scene for this with a backdrop that complimented the tipi and so a wooden tipi shell worked with tall floral and pampass grass arrangements and mismatched boho style rugs and candles a plenty.

I dressed the bride in a leather jacket and braids in her hair that gave the shoot an edgy vibe. Cowgirl boots added that Southwestern notion I was after. The shoot was a lot of fun to create and work on with the aim of inspiring couples planning their outdoor wedding.

Jo Beth Floral Design

The starting point for the florals was natural dried pampas grass but the overall floral effect was created by combining the grass with a range of other materials, floral and non-floral. Soft textures were created with ostrich and pheasant feathers, copper sprayed tree fern and broom alongside, white grevilia, skimmia, leucadendron and a mix of eucalyptus greenery. The designs were completed with statement flowers including roses, chrysanthemum blooms and proteas.  The floral colour scheme consisted of greys, white, deep wine, burgundy, peach and deep pink.

The outside ceremony area florals were created to enhance the wooden tipi structure with a large arrangement teamed with tall upright features including gnarly twigs and lanterns dotted with flowers.

Inside the tipi, the focal point was the top table with the large asymmetrical top table arrangement, decorated chairs and the large suspended shelf of pampas grass and feathers. The trestle tables were decorated with a range of vases and glasses in grey, stone and cut crystal with simple sprigs of greenery and flowers. The cake area was decorated with hanging geo shapes with dainty bunches of florals attached at different angles whilst large urns with floral arrangements were used to create interest in the bar and chill out areas.

Cottonwood Bakery

When I was asked to design a cake for the shoot, I knew immediately that the boho look would allow me to be quite brave in my choice of colour and texture.

I went all-out with the bold choice to use the bright teal blue on the entire cake and thought a striking design would sit so well in the beautiful setting inside the tall ceilings of the tipi. This was done using textured, sponged edible watercolours and was accessorised by a vertical gold band to compliment the colour.

Because this shoot involved using pampas grass, I wanted to make sure that I incorporated this on the cake too. The boho look involves lots of circles and relaxed, loose textures so I thought that a circle of pampas and florals would be perfect.  Jo made me the most beautiful attachment for the cake, which fitted in so well with the rest of the flowers on the shoot.

The Wedding House Derby

Our stunning bride was dressed in the edgy San Francisco dress by Ian Stuart.

The gown has a strapless sweetheart bodice covered with asymmetric metallic beaded lace leading into an asymmetric mermaid skirt with a dramatic side skirt opening, adorned with handmade flowers beaded with Swarovski crystals and metallic lace.

The bride carried a loose natural hand-tied of feathers and florals with large proteas all tied with luxurious silk ribbons from Little Acorn Silks.


Tipi Sami Tipi

Photography Megan Wilson Photography

Styling Tickety Boo Events

Flowers Jo Beth Floral Design

Cake Cottonwood Bakery

Dress The Wedding House Derby

Hair & Make Up Hair & Make Up by Saskia

Floral Silks Little Acorns Silks

Stationery Rose Press

With Special Thanks to Models Cathy & Nick.

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