Amy & Omar’s boho – chic garden wedding is bursting with bright and colorful hues showcased in beautiful garden blooms. Inspired by her parent’s backyard wedding held at her grandmother’s garden, Amy wanted to carry on the tradition by having her wedding in her mother’s garden, wearing the very same wedding dress her mother wore on her wedding day. With vibrant jewel tones paired with dreamy garden blooms captured by Mariah Smith Photography, and heartfelt details, it’s evident that Amy & Omar’s boho – chic garden wedding is full of whimsical loveliness and infinite love.
From the bride, Amy:
How did you meet?
Omar and I met at a party in our freshman year at UC Berkeley.
Who proposed marriage and how did that proposal happen?
Omar proposed at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco and then we had our favorite chef prepare dinner for us at our apartment.
How did you decide on your venue?
My parents got married in my grandmothers garden and we loved the idea of carrying on that tradition by getting married in my mothers garden. We also loved that we could customize everything and serve our guests food we both liked.
Where did you get the inspiration for your color palette and design?
The inspiration for the colors came from the dahlias and zinnias my mother was growing and also from the bold and bright colors that are traditional in South Asian patterns. We wanted to avoid pastels and anything to traditionally “feminine”. For our design, we wanted a boho garden feel and got our inspiration from art and crafts styles in Berkeley, tworoads events, and our summer party that we throw every year at my parents house.
Three things you’re glad you did:
I’m glad that I hired Mariah!! I’m glad we got married at home instead of in a park or in the woods (where we had considered before) it was so much more personal and more relaxed for guests. And I’m glad I did my own flowers (except for the bouts and bouquets. It was so much fun to customize and we had a lot of fun assembling everything together.
What are some of your favorite memories of the day?
I can’t pick a favorite memory. It was just amazing to be surrounded by so many people we love and to have all worked together to make the wedding happen!
Do You have any advice for other brides?
Your first choice is normally the right one, don’t second guess yourself. Leave lots of time on the day of. Know that something will go wrong but it won’t matter.
Photographer: Mariah Smith Photography|Floral Designer: Babybud Florals