A Stylish Hippie-Inspired Pre-Destination Wedding Send-Off Party

Ashley, Owner of Daughters of Simone, and fiance Terrence, throw an enchanting bon voyage party in their hometown before jetting across the sea for an intimate wedding abroad.


“The jumping-off point was ’60s and ’70s counterculture, with the goal of bringing romantic boho dreams to life," says Rochelle DeLong of The Social Spree. "The low seating and meandering tables created a laid-back ambience that encouraged guests to mingle freely.“ 

The outdoor areas around The Tower House, a renovated Craftsman bungalow in Fresno, California were transformed into a full-on boho paradise by Melissa Strukel of Pow Wow Design Studio.

Intimate wedding reception with floor seating

Leather poufs from Morocco in neutral shades of caramel played off against richer jewel tones throughout.

Wooden groom sign

Standing at attention, a colorful array of vintage pressed-glass goblets from Firefly Vintage Rentals.

Wicker wedding bar

Colorful, fruity cocktails and mocktails spiked with mint, sugar, and citrus.

Wedding signature cocktails

A peek at one of the carpeted lounge areas that dotted the property.

Wedding lounge area

The dining tables were topped with a masterful mix of succulents, wild flowers and garden roses in varied vessels.

Individual floral buds wedding centerpiece

 Grazing stations crafted by Mattie's Pizza featured an array of mini-bites.

Wedding buffet

Vintage Moroccan décor from Pow Wow Design Studio underscored the overall hippie vibe.

Hippie inspired wedding decor

Floral design by Bloom Generation perfectly aligned with the bride’s flower-child aesthetic.

Wedding centerpiece
Photo: Ellie Koleen