Reflecting back on Beswoon 2016: Southwest Bohemian Inspired Room
Last summer when I first launched Lauren Rachel Design and decided to create custom wedding invitations, I had the pleasure of meeting Adrienne Horty, one of my first connections in the wedding industry. Before we met one day for coffee, I learned a little bit about Adrienne and her business, Refinery Events. I was especially curious about her annual wedding show Beswoon. After finding her website and investigating the cleverly named Beswoon event, I wanted to know everything I could about this unique wedding show. After meeting and speaking with Adrienne, I knew that I wanted to participate in the next Beswoon event in 2016.
Late last year, Adrienne extended me an invitation to participate in Beswoon 2016. As a participating vendor, I was given the opportunity to contribute my skills in paper and calligraphy to the overall creative vision of a themed room of my choosing. I chose the Southwest Bohemian room as I thought it would make a great addition to my custom wedding invitation collection. During the next 3 months, the room collaboration developed into a fantastic team which included those listed below:
- Nicole Mower Weddings and Events, Nicole Mower
- Fire & Company, Richard and Ryan Carey
- Love Kupcakes
- Ariel Johnson Makeup, Ariel Johnson
- Kivalo Photography, Patricia Takacs
- Espresso Dave’s Catering Service, Dave
- Lotus Floral Design, Mary Trombley
Before the evening started, we spent the day setting up the room with event rental props, tables, chairs, florals galore and even a teepee with a lounge inside it. In addition, Kivalo Photography had a team documenting the entire process utilizing photos and video. As things began to take shape, the Kivalo team started setting up a stylized photography shoot with several team members as well as our Bride and Groom. The process of working with Nicole Mower on the room was inspiring. She made it fun and organic as our room came together flawlessly with the help of the entire team. The location, Thompsons Point, was a bare brick warehouse that needed a lot of preparation to provide an electrical supply and the setup of each space. The combination of long tablescapes with unique greens, cacti and florals, bistro lights, candles, rustic and modern furniture, as well as food led to an amazing evening for all to experience. The following photos are provided by the Kivalo Photography team. I’m sure you will be impressed by the vendors who contributed to the Beswoon 2016 Southwest Bohemian room.