A Sweet Ser­e­nade

For a pair of MU­SIC LOVERS, a Wood­stock-in­spired wed­ding hits ALL THE RIGHT NOTES.

Country Sampler - BOHO Style - - TABLE OF CONTENTS - WRIT­TEN BY Philippa Chalmers. PHO­TOGRAPHED BY C7s­tu­dios.

For a pair of mu­sic lovers, a Wood­stock-in­spired wed­ding hits all the right notes.

Once upon a time, Prince Charm­ing pro­posed to his Princess on a walk in the woods. When the Princess said yes, he pulled out a small bou­quet of wild­flow­ers he had hid­den be­hind a rock and handed it to her. In the cen­ter was a ring.

Be­cause their wed­ding ad­ven­ture be­gan in a wooded glen with a gift of flow­ers, the Prince and Princess de­cided to pledge their ev­er­last­ing love sur­rounded by a ver­dant for­est and lush blos­soms.

Matt Mosley of Black Sheep Events is a pro at help­ing cou­ples stage one-of-a-kind wed­dings—steeped in na­ture or in a myriad of other themes.

“For every­thing from the in­vi­ta­tions to the ta­ble decor, your wed­ding should draw on your per­sonal pas­sions,” Matt says. “If your fi­ancé loves the gui­tar and you love bright col­ors, that’s OK.” Boho wed­dings feel truly ex­u­ber­ant when you mix and match.

For a Wood­stock-in­spired cel­e­bra­tion, Matt sug­gests in­cor­po­rat­ing in­ter­est­ing ac­cents from the ’60s and ’70s. “Choose items that re­mind you of spe­cial peo­ple and times in your lives,” he says.

“Start with col­ors you love and the el­e­ments that bring joy to your life,” Matt ad­vises. “Visit lo­cal artists and flea mar­kets for dec­o­ra­tions and props. Toss out tra­di­tion. It’s your day, af­ter all. Do what YOU want!”

EDI­TOR’S NOTE: To get in touch with Matt Mosley, call Sk­eff­in­g­ton’s For­mal Wear, Des Moines, Iowa, 515-283-0453.

OP­PO­SITE: Match­ing rental items can look im­per­sonal. Borrow rugs, ta­bles and chairs from fam­ily and friends for a more unique look. TOP LEFT: For a park or farm cel­e­bra­tion, ask guests to loan items, such as can­dle­sticks, fam­ily pho­tos, and table­ware in old suit­cases or pic­nic bas­kets. Af­ter us­ing the con­tents to set the scene, in­cor­po­rate the car­ryalls as part of your decor. TOP RIGHT: The bou­quets com­bined bright blooms, in­clud­ing red dahlias and pink berries, with nat­u­ral ivy and ferns. LEFT: For­get flower petals; use small rugs to cre­ate a dreamy aisle that hints at travel ad­ven­tures. Tie nar­row fab­ric strips along clothes­lines to pro­vide color along the way. BE­LOW: A string-art mes­sage by The Knotty Nail is worked into a wine bar­rel lid stained a darker hue.

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