Great Gifts Under $75

04-03-2013

It was my goal with this collection to make Lo Boheme a one stop shop for all of your wedding day accessory needs.  With this came the idea for a new collection of affordable yet unique bridesmaid headpieces and clutches, as well as products for groomsmen and little ones.

I wanted to design a collection that offered plenty of different products for all members of the bridal party that could be mixed and matched to create a unique yet cohesive look, and at a price that was affordable.  I had 9 bridesmaids at my wedding and remembered how quickly money can add up.  I also didn’t want to spend $50 a piece for an impersonal gift.  With this in mind I set out to design accessories to fit a variety of personal styles (more traditional to funky) and budgets ($28-$64).  I hope you like what you see, below is just a sampling of the colors and styles available.

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Introducing our Newest Collections

03-27-2013

2 New Collections and a 20% Off Sale to Celebrate!

Enter coupon code CELEBRATESPRING to save

After over a year of planning we are thrilled to launch our latest Bridal Collection as well the brand new Bridal Party Collection featuring accessories and gifts for Grooms, Maids, and Little Ones.


Bridesmaid and Flower Girl Headpieces, Coordinating Clutches, and Groomsmen and Ring Bearer Ties


Save 20% Off Every Item in the Shop 3/37 through 4/3 by entering coupon code: CELEBRATESPRING


Check out the store for more products and color options


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The Real Brides of Lo Boheme: Rachel

11-26-2012

Our next Real Bride, Rachel, is from the gorgeous southwest known as the Land of Enchantment. She and Marty were married in the east mountains just outside of Albuquerque in Tijeras, New Mexico. Nestled up against the beautiful Monzano mountains, Nature Pointe gated community hosted their wedding and reception. We’re thrilled to have Rachel share her city girl meets country boy story with you …

“I was born and raised a city girl who fell in love with an incredibly handsome, big hearted and hard working country boy from Roswell, New Mexico. It’s funny because I SWORE to my mom I would NEVER marry a cowboy! To honor both our upbringings, instead of the traditional unity candle during the unity ceremony, we chose to mix items that uniquely and personally represented each of us: dried pasta shells for my Italian heritage and corn, not only to represent his last name, but for the life that shaped him. He is a farmer/rancher where corn is a common source of feed for his livestock.

In light of our city girl, country boy story, we chose a country chic themed wedding and reception with purple and sage green as our colors. It was a perfect mixture of burlap and lace with some cowboy boots thrown in as “vases” for the baby’s breath and purple statice we incorporated into our design. I am very thankful to my amazingly talented Aunt Debbie, Aunt Johanna and of course, Lauren, from Lo Boheme. They created all the bouquets, table decorations, well, the entire decor. My flower girl and ring bearer, Noelle and Jonah, are my little cousins and were proud to walk down the aisle paving the way for me. I am so thankful because my wedding was truly a labor of love and many family members pitched in. My grandfather even helped place purple statice on all the napkins.

Lo married into our family six years ago and ever since, I have adored her work … and her! I naturally had to have her make a hair piece to coordinate with my wedding dress. I fell in love with her Sierra Hair Piece. It’s a semi custom flower made from silk fabric petals with a vintage center stone of my choosing. She also created custom wrist corsages the mothers and grandmothers wore and custom made my flower girl’s headband.  The headband was stunning in all that curly blonde hair. I couldn’t have been happier with the way they turned out!

JR’s Bar-B-Q catered our dinner. The owners are family friends who I have known for a long time. However, I am Italian and grew up with very strong Italian family traditions, so I originally wanted a big pasta bar and cannolis for dessert. After careful thought, and strained input from my husband-to-be, we happily agreed on BBQ … we were hosting a bunch of cowboys from Roswell, NM after all!

The toasts were one of the high lights from the day. Not only were they heartfelt, but very entertaining and crowd pleasing. My brother-in-law gave a “jaw-dropper” of a speech. I had no idea he was such a good public speaker! On the other hand, I knew my sister was a good public speaker and her words have been permanently imprinted on my heart. My dad’s toast was also unforgettable – in that moment I prayed for nothing more for my marriage than to have what my parent’s had. I felt truly blessed to have had such an amazing example of what a marriage should be and could be.

Another highlight from the day was our reception “sing-along”. We printed the words to “Its Amore” for all the guests and intended to belt it out with our wine glasses raised (something I did at a little Italian restaurant while in college – it was a Friday night tradition). Due to technical issues, the DJ couldn’t get the song to play, so my oh so astounding, vibrant and incredibly loved cousin (and Lo’s husband), Josh, grabbed the mic and started us off … acapella! It was great!”

When asked what advice Rachel would give future brides, she said, “The wedding is just the beginning and it’s gone in the blink of an eye. Place your focus and energy in planning what really matters most. At the end of the day, all that you will care about is the man by your side and the loved ones you were blessed to share the day with.”

Thank you Rachel. You were such a beautiful bride and Marty a handsome groom. You are just as beautiful inside as you are outside.

Vendors:

Dress designer: David’s Bridal, Brides Pearls: Her mother’s, Hair pieces & corsages: Lo Boheme, Bridesmaid’s dresses: J Crew, Bridesmaid’s necklaces: White House Black Market, Tuxes: Calvin Klein, Photography: Blue Rose Photography (Albuquerque NM) www.bluerosestudios.com, Cake: Unique Cakes by Karyn (Now known as A Cake Odyssey) www.acakeodyssey.com, Caters: JR’s Bar-B-Q  www.jrs-barbeque.com

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Huge 50% Off Sale Starts Now!

09-16-2012

EVERYTHING IN THE STORE IS 50% OFF STARTING 9/16!!

OUR BIGGEST SALE IN HISTORY!

BE SURE TO USE COUPON CODE “FALL12″ TO SAVE

WEDDING SEASON IS WINDING DOWN AND THAT MEANS WE’RE GEARING UP FOR OUR NEWEST COLLECTION. IN ORDER TO MAKE ROOM WE’RE OFFERING HALF OFF EVERY SINGLE ITEM IN THE SHOP, THAT’S RIGHT…EVERYTHING!!!

Below are just a few examples of the insane savings available right now!

Original Price $145 Sale Price $72.5

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Original Price $168 Sale Price $84

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Original Price $148 Sale Price $74

**Sale does not include custom orders or rush order charges**

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Custom Bachelorette Party Pouf

08-08-2012

Ok that last post was loooong!  So how about a short and sweet one.  My little sisters   best friend is getting married in a few weeks, so of course I’m making her some awesome custom pieces.  But for now I just love the photo of Chelsea (my sis) and Lauren rocking a pink netted pouf with 1960′s rhinestones I made for her bach party over the weekend.  Aren’t they the cutest, can’t wait for the wedding.

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Lo’s Favorite Pieces: The Frankie Halo

07-23-2012

People often ask me which of the pieces in my collection are my favorites…that’s a tough question.  My answer tends to change with my mood, or with the season.   And its also so interesting to me to see which pieces my customers really respond too.  Sometimes I’m right in guessing which designs will be best sellers, but many times my brides surprise me in the best way by picking something I wouldn’t have guessed.

I thought I’d start a series of posts highlighting some of my personal favorites.  I’m so fortunate to be able to work with so many amazing photographers on stylized/editorial shoots as well as hugely creative brides and it is always so fun for me to see how other people choose to style their pieces.  I hope that by sharing different photos of the same designs that you are inspired to style your Lo Boheme piece in a new and fun way.

First up the Frankie Halo.  I first designed this piece on a whim for an upcoming photoshoot I had with my friends, photographer Mike Larson, Make Up Artist Reeda Gorham, and hairstylist Skylae Johnson.  The Frankie is made with new and vintage off white, champagne, and gold leaves made in Japan and Germany and is accented with gold backed swarovski rhinestone chain.  Once the photos of this shoot premiered on Style Me Pretty I got such a huge response that I decided to make it a staple in my next collection.  Because some of the leaves in this piece are vintage I’ve run out of the original 1950′s gold baby’s breath from the original design, so over the past year or two this design has taken on a couple minor changes.  This is one thing I actually love about incorporating vintage elements into my work, it always keeps me on my toes and looking for new inspiration and supplies…I love a good hunt!

The Original Frankie

Photo by Mike Larson Photography Hair and Makeup by The Queen’s Bees

Photo by Elizabeth Messina Styling by Canvas and Canopy

Gorgeous image sent to us by our Tazmanian stockist Studio White

A shot from our 2010 Collection Shoot Photo by Swoon by Katie

Real Bride Loren Photo by The Parsons

Our most recent version of the Frankie Photo by Swoon by Katie

And I should also mention that I love receiving photos of my brides, so feel free to send me an email showing me how you chose to wear your piece!!

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Happy 4th of July!

07-04-2012

When I came across this red, white, and blue Pinterest collage from Soliloquy Bridal, I wanted to pass this on. Today we celebrate freedom! Have a fun and safe holiday …

Happy Birthday, America! I remember all the sacrifices made so I can live in this country. I remember the men and women who gave their lives for me. I remember their families and I thank all of you! Happy Birthday, America!

http://pinterest.com/soliloquybridal/red-white-and-something-blue/

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The Real Brides & Bridesmaids of Lo Boheme

06-27-2012

Our next bride, Rose, is actually more than our next feature bride. She happens to be my sister in law. I was fortunate to be with her when she found her wedding dress and I love it because it’s as if it has a dual personality.  The fit and simplicity of this Junko Yoshioka dress as you look upon her from the front is gorgeous. Then when you view the back, WOW! The low back and layers of flowing silk and satin add softness and firty-ness. She and Joel (my husband’s brother) were married on June 22, 2008 at Tippecanoe Place in South Bend, Indiana. Rose and Joel knew me before I was Lo Boheme. Yes, it was after creating her hair piece as well as all nine of her bridesmaid’s pieces that I decided to give this little idea of selling my hair pieces a try. The rest is history, as they say. Enjoy Rose and Joel’s story because it’s also a part of mine …

“I’m from southern Michigan and although I live in Los Angeles, I wanted to get married close to home. I envisioned an outdoor, garden themed wedding and when we came across Tippecanoe Place in South Bend, Indiana, I knew this was the place. The  beautiful grounds along with the old stone building, built in 1886 by Clem Studabaker, gave me the sense of charm and history I was looking for.

I found Lo Boheme before Lo Boheme was Lo Boheme…she was just Lo and Lo was my future sister in-law who I realized had amazing talent. I saw one of the pieces she made for her bridesmaids and asked her if she would create something for me…not only me but my NINE bridesmaids as a gift to them. I told her colors, a general idea and that was it…the rest were her beautiful creations.

The “Rose” hair piece named after the bride.

All the bridesmaids hair pieces were one of a kind.All the bridesmaid’s necklaces as well as mine were designed and created by a woman my mom knows.

I have a Scotch/Irish heritage….so I wanted a bag piper  playing as my dad walked me down the aisle. I learned bag piper players are hard to come by in Indiana. I found a Chinese/American man who happened to play. We all found great humor in that.

Father of the groom officiated, best man (groom’s childhood friend & bro in law), groom’s two brothers

There were so many memories from our big day that I don’t know where to begin … A little chaos and disarray turned into a beautiful, peaceful celebration and party. Besides the fact that the bagpiper was very late causing a late start to the ceremony and he didn’t present himself in the most professional manner, and the fact that an Oscar Myer weiner mobile that had gotten lost pulled into the driveway while I was trying to focus on my groom and the wise words coming from the podium….we had amazing weather that highlighted the beautiful scene, a double rainbow, a written song/toast sung by all of our groomsmen, and lots of dancing–including a surprise tribute to me of “500 miles” by The Proclaimers performed by all of the groomsmen and young men parading around in neon 80′s gear that was too tight to be worn comfortably. It was epic!”

“I will walk 500 miles and I will walk 500 more  …  just to be with you!”

When asked what advice she would give future brides to be, Rose said, “Don’t get lost in the details of party planning. Make sure that you and your groom enjoy the celebration. It is too short of a day not to.  Cherish it….and it is worth every penny to make yourself feel and look beautiful….so do it. Shop Lo Boheme!!!!!”


Thank you, Rose. You were a stunning bride. Joel, you didn’t look too shabby either. I’m so glad we’re family. And thank you for the shout out!

  1. Dress designer: Junko Yoshioka
  2. Jewelry designer: Karyn DeKaiser Moulton of Grand Rapids, Michigan
  3. Photographer: Mike Larson Photography
  4. Venue: Tippecanoe Place
  5. Hair Pieces: Lo Boheme
  6. Groom and groomsmen suits: Alfani Red

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Real Bride Kaci on Green Wedding Shoes

06-26-2012

I was so happy to hear that two of my favorite wedding photographers Taryn and Shelby of Joie La La Photographie were shooting the wedding one of my customers, and in my new hometown of Austin no less. The Joie La La ladies are based in San Diego and we had worked together on a few shoots before I moved to Texas, so it was such a sweet surprise when they told me they’d be in my neck of the woods for a wedding on Cinco de Mayo.

And what a gorgeous, unique, and stylish wedding it was.  I just love how the beautiful bride Kaci styled the Valentine headband.  This headband is so much fun because depending on how you style it it can take on so many different looks.  Kaci chose to wear it lower across the forehead which gives a more boho vibe, perfect for her wedding style.  She’s just stunning and the photos are amazing, thanks Taryn and Shelby!!  Also a huge thanks to Jen of Green Wedding Shoes for the feature, see the whole post on her blog here.

I love everything about the decor of this wedding, its fresh, vibrant and fun, exactly how a wedding should feel!

Below is the Valentine from our last shoot, I just love its versatility!

Photography by Joie La La Photographie

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Collaboration: A Jose Villa and Jill La Fleur Workshop

06-07-2012

One of my favorite parts about my job is being able to work with talented people.  Its so inspiring to be a part of such a warm and creative community of professionals.  I’ve mentioned them a few times before, but when you pair Jose Villa with Jill La Fleur you are sure to get a wealth of gorgeous images.  I was so happy to send them some custom pieces for a workshop they did together awhile back.  The images speak for themselves, but I do have to say that I think the bouquet  is my all time favorite, and trust me I’ve seen a lot of bouquets in my years of obsessive wedding blog reading!  Kate of Flower Wild, you are amazing!

The model is wearing one of my best selling pieces the Springtime Bridal Hat

A few more shots of the bouquet, its so gorgeous my heart hurts!

Photography by Jose Villa

Styling by La Fleur Weddings and Events

Flowers by Flower Wild

Hair and Makeup by Team Hair and Makeup

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