If you’ve been wedding planning with a Pinterest account, then you would have come across more, and more Bohemian themed pins. They don’t follow any traditional theme, with a cut and dry colour or style – there are so many different ways to pull this off that’s it’s hard to get it wrong. Boho is all about free-spirited colours, materials, textures and patterns.
One thing is for sure at a Bohemian Wedding – Flowers. These are the centrepiece that everything else is built around. They can be incorporated in so many ways!
A bouquet can be contained in vases like jars and jugs, or they can be spilling out from the ceiling over each table like a low hanging lamp! Clusters of petals can line walkways –especially down the aisle! Or they can build up in the middle of the table around the foot of brightly coloured wax candles. A brilliant feature of a marquee is the high ceilings, where you can tie long strings of flowers together to create a shower of florals overhead!
The very essence of Bohemian includes wearing flowers in your hair as a statement of free-spiritedness. Flower crowns have become mainstream fashion in the 21st century, and are frequently seen worn by the bridal party which is set to continue into 2016. It is becoming popular to discard the traditional veil for a real flower crown, atop naturally wavy, flowing hair. The polished up-do hair styles don’t blend with the relaxed Boho themed décor or dress; try using braids of single flowers adorning the style to pull it all together.
The Boho theme is timeless, unlike puff sleeves and corseted dresses. Make sure the dress suits your shape, or if you find one with the perfect design, beading or lace that doesn’t make the most of your body, buy one size up and take it to a dressmaker to transform.
Allowing your Bridesmaids to feel comfortable with your wedding theme is so important, if you want them to exude the confidence needed on the day to help merge friends and families. Similarly to the Wedding Dress, shape is everything which is hard to get spot on with several different women! It’s very popular to choose one colour but different style dresses to make each bridesmaid look their best. Alternatively you can hand them your guidelines; floor length, pastel, chiffon – and let them each choose their own, different dress. Distinguish them as bridesmaids by having floral crowns.
A couple of things to remember for a Boho Wedding:
- Make it clear on the invitations the theme of the wedding if you want your guests to choose similar outfits. Pick a pattern that will reflect your décor and mention your inspiration. Your guest will most likely prefer wearing flat sandals and natural hair anyway!
- Your wedding photographs will look incredible if you plan a location for the shoot. The Boho theme looks it’s best in natural, untouched settings like woodlands, or open fields. Have a discussion with your photographer, and if your venue doesn’t have the prefect spot, plan a 30 minute excursion.
- Outside space is so important with this theme, make sure you think about fairy lights, candles and ‘props’ for outdoors. Set up seating areas and even music so the party can drift in and out.
- Keep everything as true to you as you can! If Moroccan floor mats and finger food is something your guest expect from you – then go ahead! But if you still want to keep a sit-down meal, with all of the traditions then don’t stray from this. You might regret having such a themed wedding.