Boho Meets the Southwest

Looking for something nontraditional? Here's a look you might not have seen before.

What happens when you combine Boho with a touch of the Southwest? You get an edgy, nontraditional look for a wedding that your guests will long remember. An amazing group of contributors, led by Mary Trombley of Lotus Floral Designs, created this inspiration shoot. Trombley says she wanted to keep the style simple and interesting so the emotion wouldn’t be overshadowed. And interesting it is. Just look at the macramé. And the dresses. And the moody florals. And the cake. Styling, coordination and florals by Mary Trombley of Lotus Floral Designs and photography by Erika Follansbee Photography

Macramé Details

Once the stunning macramé arbor piece was created, Marissa Baynes of Rissa Bee Designs says she knew she had to create a lot of really special details to go along with it. One hangs from the table that’s topped with a mix of Boho and Southwest elements.

Macramé, which is experiencing a resurgence, can be used in a variety of ways: here, as plate adornments, seat covers and bouquet wrap. Marissa Baynes of Rissa Bee Designs says, “It’s wonderful to take a fun vintage craft and be able to put a modern spin on it.” The cake is from Autumn Nomad.

The Cake

An eye-catching way to display a cake — a macramé cake swing. The cake itself, created by Jaime Melfi of Autumn Nomad, is meant to resemble Southwest and Navajo textiles. The flavor: Southwest chocolate with chipotle peppers.


The loose hairstyles were created by Karen McNeil of Mode Salon using braidwork combing and setting techniques to create a natural wilder texture to the hair. Painted Boho-style accents were added to the makeup by Molly Shackford. Dried florals were used for the crowns.


Erika Follansbee Photography

Mary Trombley
Lotus Floral Designs

Rissa Bee Designs

Autumn Nomad

Hair and Makeup
Mode Salon


Maggie Carey
Megan Charon

Carter Hill Orchard

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