Throw caution to the wind and let your hair down because Boho is back!
Post edited and shared from our friends at I Do Magazine and Minted
Bridal designers have really leaned into Boho and we couldn’t be happier. Featuring gorgeous floaty sleeves and crochet gowns, the Boho bridal vibe really is totally effortless.
If you’re looking to have a wedding with a whimsical and romantic feel, look no further than the “boho” theme. Boho is short for bohemian, which typically describes a way of life that is free-spirited and creative. It is no wonder brides are drawn to bohemian wedding ideas, with decor ranging from geometric altars to reception areas with plush lounge furniture and rugs. Other trends include celestial accents of crystals and quartz or the inclusion of natural elements like feathers and pampas. We have seen these common decor ideas combined with other looks recently, such as rustic-boho, boho-chic, and beach-boho. In this article, we will review ideas for decor, venues, flower arrangements, wedding invitations, cake looks, party favors, and more that will surely inspire your boho wedding plans.
Boho Wedding Colours...
Boho Wedding Attire...
Wedding Dress Options: A boho bride is typically adventurous and free-spirited, so the traditional white dress can be cast aside for a lace or crocheted dress in a thick cream or pale pink. If there is a vintage dress in your family that is handed down from your mother or grandmother, that’s even more special!
Bridal Dress Ideas...
Below: Boho Floral Wedding Dress with Corset Back - Madison dress from Sophia Tolli
Above: A floral fantasy from head to toe, Madison will make your bridal dreams come true. A sophisticated combination of layers of botanical-inspired lace and misty tulle, this modern bohemian A-line wedding dress is beautifully lightweight. The flattering V-neck bodice features delicate illusion lace straps and sheer tulle front and side panels, offering a hint of skin without being too revealing. Linear lace trims the neckline and accentuates the waist, flowing through the dress to the hem of the skirt. Whimsical appliqués cascade down the skirt and onto the chapel length train for a truly stunning finish. The open back leads to a corset back that allows for the perfect fit.
Below: Boho Aline gown with V neckline, dramatic long puff sleeves and zip back - Our Athena dress
Below: Modern Boho Wedding Dress - Our Rhodes dress
Above: Rhodes is a figure flattering on the shoulder style with the perfect v-neckline to the front and back. This style is has a softly draped soft tulle crossover bodice covered in lace appliqués which drizzle down the dress to create figure flattering lines. Our luxury True Curves construction gives you that wonderful fit, which is enhanced by a softly gathered soft tulle skirt with dustier train. The key feature of this style is its soft tulle and lace appliqué detachable cape which creates a soft coverage over the arms, and adds that extra wow factor.
Below: Modern Floral Boho Lace Wedding Dress - Our Nikita dress
Above: A natural beauty from every angle, this modern boho lace wedding dress is an absolute dream! Bold floral-inspired lace is enhanced by layers of misty tulle, glitter mesh and organza which add texture and dimension to the A-line silhouette. Beaded spaghetti straps balance the sweetheart neckline of the semi-sheer bodice that zips up underneath fabric covered buttons. Lace cascades down the entire length of the soft skirt, which is finished with a horsehair trim for lightweight structure.
Below: Romantic boho Aline wedding dress - Our Emani dress
Above: A delicate and romantic wedding dress with a lovely sweetheart neckline and soft tulle skirt that flows off the body. Silhouette: A-line silhouette with cap sleeves, V neckline and backneckline in tulle and lace fabric.
Braided Hair With Flowers: One of the key ingredients of the signature boho look is the bride’s hair. Have your hair braided at the nape of your neck with flowers tucked into it, or have the top half braided and the rest of your hair falling down around your shoulders. Tuck the flowers in around the braid.
Feathers: For a fun and carefree addition to your look, wear feather earrings or weave feathers into your hair.
No Shoes: Consider walking down your wedding aisle barefoot to stay on theme.
Bridesmaids Dresses: Have the bridesmaids wear mismatched dresses in the same color theme. Consider long-sleeved gowns in the color of your choice as a great option for a fall or winter wedding that may be held outdoors.
Groomsmen Attire: Consider having the groomsmen wear suspenders, bow ties, and rolled-up sleeves. Ditch the jackets for a more avant-garde look.
Boho Flower Ideas...
For the Bouquet: When it comes to incorporating bohemian wedding ideas into the bride’s bouquet, the options are endless, and it is as much about the flowers as it is about the texture. Play with flowers such as astilbe, ranunculus, spray roses, fresh greenery, dahlias, thistle spray flowers, poppies, peonies, and more! The wedding flowers you use will depend a lot on the season. Don’t be afraid to incorporate feathers and other items of meaning into your bouquet too. Consider tying the flowers together with colorful string, velvet ribbon, silk, or anything else that is chic and funky.
For Centerpieces/Decor: Because the rustic bohemian theme is so grounded in nature, incorporating flowers and greenery into your decor is key. Use mismatched bottles with pampas in them surrounded by candles for a minimalist look. Choose to use succulents in round wooden containers on each table. Play with the idea of vibrant bouquets of dahlias, roses, and hydrangeas in a vase on a rustic block of wood. When it comes to centerpieces and decor, you cannot go wrong with using eucalyptus or moss down the middle of tables for an enchanted look. As you aim to perfect your floral look, be sure to review these important questions to ask a florist.
Boho Decor Ideas...
On your wedding day, you want the bohemian experience to shine, and day-of decor at your venue is what will really make or break the theme! Here is your opportunity to get really creative and unique. Review these bohemian wedding theme ideas as you nail down the details that will make your wedding truly special.
Triangle Arch: Instead of a traditional wedding altar, go for something a little different, like a wooden arch in the shape of a triangle. For an unforgettable “I Do” backdrop, you can choose to use a triangle arch draped in macrame, wrapped with colourful ribbon, or decorated with flowers.
Unique Ceremony Seating: Rather than setting up traditional rows of matching neutral chairs, mix and match vintage upholstered chairs with velvet couches and rattan chairs. The resulting look is homespun, rule-breaking, and elegant. For a great winter idea, hang blankets over armrests and on benches to help keep people warm.
Below: Pampas grass features heavily in Boho décor, but now it’s been refined into beautiful backdrops featuring pampas grass and other greenery for use as a wedding photo backdrop.
Image source both: I Do Magazine
Hanging Decor: You may decide traditional centrepieces aren’t for you, in which case, work with your florist and opt to hang them from the ceiling. As long as it’s feasible in your venue, hang flowers, lanterns, vases, fringe backdrops, garlands, and more from the ceiling, beams, poles, and trees. This creates a wonderland type of vibe on the dance floor.
Mobile Bar: All great bohemian wedding ideas should be accompanied by a spectacular bar. One look that is particularly charming is a horse trailer or camper trailer that has been converted into a bar, perfect for a cocktail hour and reception. Decorate the outside of the trailer with florals similar to those used throughout the wedding, and create signage featuring speciality cocktails.
Create a Lounge: To help everyone stay cool in the hot summer months, design lounge areas for your happy hour reception that include sheltered bohemian couches, mix-matched fabric chairs, and marble side tables all sitting atop layered rugs. This hippie chic vibe is easier to achieve than you imagine.
Redefine the Guest Book: If a traditional guestbook doesn’t speak to you, pick something you’d really like to have people sign that you know you’ll cherish. Some specifically Bohemian wedding ideas include things like pieces of driftwood, guitars, and banjos.
Herb Confetti: As the bride and groom exit the ceremony, guests will be wishing them a life of prosperity and joy. Rather than throwing rice or confetti, give guests a package of herbs (rosemary and lavender) to throw. Not only is it unobtrusive, but it’s also biodegradable and smells wonderful.
Wedding Swing: Nothing is quite as iconic as an elegant bridal swing decorated with greenery and flowers. Perfect for taking photos of the happy couple initially, it can then be used as the ideal spot for guests to take photos together. This wedding decor idea captures the free-spirited idea of bohemian charm perfectly.
Below: Macrame is a particularly popular part of the new Boho theme, with Macrame wall hangings decorating wedding receptions and even on naked wedding cakes!
Image source both: I Do Magazine
Below: Boho weddings evoke a very ethereal and relaxed feel, and the addition of dreamcatchers as decor, hanging from trees for an outdoor wedding really add to this theme.
Below: Many boho weddings are held outdoors; they’re great for utilising the existing landscape to add to the boho theme of being at one with nature. Add some twinkling lights to mimic the stars in the sky for a truly magical feel.
The boho trend is definitely back, and we expect it to carry well on into 2022. We can’t to see how this trend evolves as the year continues on.
Text taken as an extract from: https://www.minted.com/wedding-ideas/bohemian-wedding-ideas
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