Time for a boho mountain bachelorette getaway!
The Canadian Rocky Mountains have always been a popular wedding destination, and more than ever we’re seeing an increase in mountain bachelorette, weekend getaways. With fresh air, breathtaking landscapes and limitless activities, it’s no wonder!
A weekend in the mountains is especially attractive for the nature-loving bride who prefers to forego the traditional nightclub festivities, but it’s also great for any bride who wants to escape for some pre-nuptial bonding with her BFF’s.
Today we’re featuring a boho mountain bachelorette shoot designed by Naturally Chic, with gorgeous florals from Willow Flower Co; hair and make-up by the talented Mountain Beauties team, and beautiful photographs by Kim Payant Photography.
On the Boho Mountain Bachelorette From Naturally Chic
“For this bachelorette getaway, we pictured the bride who has a gypsy spirit and bohemian flair. We designed our bachelorette escape with her in mind, but we also wanted to stay true to our rocky mountain roots. We wanted the girls to have that quintessential mountain experience, complete with hiking, canoeing, and s’mores by the fire pit. With that in mind, we decided on the beautiful Emerald Lake Lodge as our destination getaway. It’s main lodge is over a 100 years old with authentic rough hewn beams, wood walls, and field stone fireplaces, but it’s complete with world-class amenities. It was everything we were looking for in a mountain escape!” ~ Sharon / Naturally Chic
With hiking and canoeing at their door step, the girls were able to have an action-packed day that included a meditative, morning yoga session to get the festivities started. After a full morning of outdoor activities the girls were more than ready to sit down at their boho themed picnic session styled by Naturally Chic. They relaxed on a grassy spot, with mountain views overlooking the jewelled-colored lake. After that, the girls went back to the room to get ready for the rest of their action-packed day that included a private wine-tasting, photo booth dance party, dinner and fun times at the fire pit before finally hitting the spa to relax their tired muscles.
With a toast to the bride-to-be, the ladies were ready to start the day…
With a meditative morning yoga session…
Followed by some time in the fresh mountain air…
And canoeing on the lake…
After a morning of activities, the girls were ready for a sumptuous picnic lunch provided by Emerald Lake Lodge styled by Naturally Chic with flowers by Willow Flower Co.
BFF’s, the bride-to-be and her maid of honor.
After lunch, the girls spent some time relaxing before their evening activites that included a private wine tasting and charcuterie catered by Emerald Lake Lodge. Willow Flower Co. created a fun and colorful floral backdrop and floral crowns for the girls! Mountain Beauties helped the ladies look their best for the evening.
Is this not floral crown perfection?
Naturally Chic made custom wood boxes that included a personalized tasting glass, leather key chain, wine notes booklet and wood pen for party favors.
Next up dinner…
Dessert from Cake Rhapsody.
Custom favors from Naturally Chic.
Dance Party and Photo Booth…
“I wanted the picnic to be relaxed and casual. In keeping with the “Canadiana boho” theme, I used lots of bright colors and textures, and accessories with a bit of a Moroccan feel. We used a low table bench so that the girls could sit on the ground on comfy pillows, while enjoying their lunch.
I continued the relaxed, boho theme for the wine tasting and dessert table set up. I kept the wine tasting table simple, as I knew it would be soon be full of wine and foods for the girls to sample. For favours, we custom built wood boxes with personalized wine glasses for each girl. We also included leather details, such as a personalized wine tasting note book, an engraved wood pen, personalized coaster and heart-shaped key chains.
For the sweet table, we used natural woods, and leather detailing to highlight the “naked cake”, cupcakes, and boho themed cookies from Cake Rhapsody. I used mason jars and made personalized leather wraps for the granola favours. We made a fun wood “Kailee’s Bachelorette” sign.
For the dinner table, I used the Emerald Lake Lodge’s beautiful wood slab table and eclectic chairs, which was perfect for our boho theme. I kept the table neutral with wood and lace details, so that the brightly coloured flower centrepieces remained the showpiece for the table.” ~ Sharon / Naturally Chic
Boho Mountain Bachelorette Credits
Photographer: Kim Payant Photography; Design + Styling: Naturally Chic; Flowers: Willow Flower Co.; Hair + Makeup: Mountain Beauties; Venue: Emerald Lake Lodge; Catering + Wine tasting: Emerald Lake Lodge; Cake, cupcakes + cookies: Cake Rhapsody; Wood Heart Sign + Bachelorette Sign, Personalized Wood + leather details: Naturally Chic; Custom favours: Naturally Chic, Custom T-shirts: Bang-On Banff; Canoe Rentals: Emerald Sports (Emerald Lake).
Models: Kailee (bride), Alie (Maid of Honor), Bridesmaids: Lauren, Bailey and Spirit!