Stephanie + Nevinsthon
Earthy Boho Chic Wedding
For a couple rooted in a very natural lifestyle, an earthy wedding with a boho-chic ambiance was a given. From a handmade macramé backdrop at their ceremony, mini garden centerpieces and a wedding date that happened to be Earth Day, it all fell into place. “We wanted our wedding to be the perfect representation of our love story and it turned out beautifully!”
Tell us about the choices you made leading up to your wedding.
I’ve always been a down to earth type of girl and live a very natural lifestyle so I wanted the theme to match our personalities. We found a lovely woman that makes beautiful macrame at a local farmers market. She fell in love with us as a couple and did such an amazing job with the ceremony backdrop and table decor. That backdrop is now hanging over our bed and it makes us feel so happy every time we see it!
My wedding dress chose me in the cutest boho wedding shop in Miami. My personality is very colorful so I wanted to incorporate a beautiful dusty color scheme with the bridesmaids’ dresses and flowers. Our florist captured our theme so perfectly from the king protea in my bouquet to the beautiful baby succulents from her garden in my flower crown and the creative table centerpieces. We chose tall greenery centerpieces for the farm tables and got inspired via Pinterest to create a mini garden in the center of the round tables.
Being such a sought after venue, Up The Creek Farms only had Fridays and Sundays left in April so we chose the 22nd. It wasn’t until later that we realized it was Earth Day – the perfect day to have an earthy boho wedding!
What were the significant moments during the ceremony?
We wanted the theme of the ceremony to be the love of God. All of my nieces and nephews walked in the wedding holding hand-etched wood signs of the bible verse 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (Love is patient, love is kind, etc). I’ve watched them grow up so it was very important that they carried such a symbolic part of our day. Before the ceremony, our parents and my godparents joined us at the front of the altar for prayer. That felt very powerful to us. We felt so loved and covered by their leadership at that moment.
I love to sing so I asked two of my friends who are musicians to sing throughout the ceremony. God is so important to us. So it was important for the ceremony to reflect our goal of having Him in the center of our marriage. I loved how private the tree planting and communion felt. Our handwritten vows to each other were so heartfelt, I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place!
Tell us about the special moments from the reception.
Our entrance was epic! We played the song “Turn Down for What” and it was such a blast. I planned a surprise for Nev and sang the song “Perfect” for him with my friend Fabio playing the guitar. A month before the wedding I choreographed a special bridesmaids dance and convinced my girls to learn it two days before! They did such a good job and we had so much fun! We can always count on him to come through with the entertainment and his toast was hilariously amazing! I have to say, our private last dance together as a couple probably meant the most to me.
What advice would you give to future Up the Creek Couples?
TRUST. You are working with an incredible team of professionals. They will take care of so many details and make sure everything is perfect. Try your best to be present throughout. I definitely recommend renting the house for prep and pictures – it’s so worth it. For us, a Sunday wedding meant an earlier start so a lot of guests were outside during the reception. I would’ve liked it to be darker with more people dancing, but just something to keep in mind. Try not to stress about the details, they will always come together!
Thank you to the amazing vendors who helped make this day possible:
Matthew Hayford Photography || Violets In Bloom Florist || A & Be Bridal Shop || Davis House Inn – Bridal party and family accommodations || TLC Film Productions || Two Chicks and a Pot || DJ Shane Entertainment || Wedding Planning by Up the Creek Farms