Late fall/early winter is one of our favorite times of year for more reasons than we could ever begin to list here. Alyssa McElheny Photography and Horrocks Market put together this bohemian luxe inspired shoot in the woods, and it’s truly boho at its finest. Not only is this styled shoot a show-stopper in general, but the majority of it was handcrafted by the photographer herself, including the bride’s skirt, cakes, floral arrangements, and yarn murals.

bohemian bridesmaids - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Alyssa McElheny: As a photographer, being able to dream of and whip up and tweak and construct my own shoot was absolutely incredible. I’m realizing that wedding styling and design are huge passions of mine. Lately, I’ve been feeling especially inspired by the darkness and colors and textures of this season (fall/winter) and I wanted to create a miniature wedding based around these ideas. I’m realizing more and more that fall weddings are my absolute favorite to shoot.

pink bridal ensembles - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian Luxe Wedding Inspiration - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

colorful wedding invitations - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

wildflower bouquets - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

wild bohemian bouquets - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian Luxe Wedding Inspiration - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

lush winter bouquet - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian Luxe Wedding Inspiration - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

ceremony recessionals - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

ceremony recessionals - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

This styled shoot was dreamt up to be luxe and boho and dark (except, of course, for the blush skirt worn by the bride), with plenty of gold, rich and colorful foods, furs, and greens greens greens. I also loved hand crafting the bride’s ensemble, cakes, floral arrangements, and yarn murals.

Bohemian Luxe Wedding Inspiration - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian Luxe Wedding Inspiration - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

winter wedding details - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian Luxe Wedding Inspiration - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

reception tables - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

geometric escort cards - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

watercolor invitations - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

reception food ideas - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

cake tables - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

wedding cake tables - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

fruit topped cakes - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian Luxe Wedding Inspiration - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Grand Rapids, MI / Photographer: Alyssa McElheny Photography / Flowers: Horrocks Market / Top: Nasty Gal / Skirt: Handmade / Shoes: Missguided / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ASOS / Caterer: Marie Catrib’s / Doughnuts: Propaganda Doughnuts / Calligraphy: Carlie Penning (penningc @ spu.edu)

7 comments
  • Good ideas! Thank you very much for your share :)

  • sara

    i’m obsessed with the invites. do you know where they are from?

    • Carlie Penning! Design student at Seattle Pacific U.!
      penningc @ spu.edu (her email)

    • Kimby Penning

      The invites were made by Alyssa and my’s sister Carlie Penning. She is a visual communications major at Seattle Pacific University. Her email is listed just up above the comments section in the credits.

      • sara

        thank you!

  • What a fabulously decorated wedding! I love every element used! Wow!

  • stephanie

    ummm..where can I get a skirt like that for my wedding?