An Elegant, Bohemian Wedding at a Private Residence in Greenwich, CT
Sarah Friedman (32 and a massage therapist) and Paul Salama (33 and an urban planner) wanted their wedding day to incorporate their Jewish roots with her spiritual upbringing and his Sephardic heritage. The result was an earthy, Shavuot-inspired, bohemian affair with exotic splashes of North African flavor at Sarah's childhood home in Greenwich, CT. The spacious contemporary house lent itself well to the aesthetic; designed by her mother, an architect, it had formal gardens ideal for a tented backyard wedding. It was actually for sale when Paul Salama proposed, but her parents pulled it off the market so she could have her wedding there!
Your home decor is a great place to start searching for wedding ideas, and it will instantly infuse your personal style into the day, says planner Xochitl Gonzales of AaB Creates. She found great ideas behind the couple's front door. "Sarah and Paul's home has a natural but clean bohemian vibe--very Stevie Nicks meets Bauhaus--that we worked hard to capture for their wedding," Gonzales says. "The macrame curtains and our Moroccan lounge got people into the spirit of the day. Guests spent a lot of time on the ottomans by the lanterns. It was this vibe of hippy, earth-mother elegance that made this wedding unique."