Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, with few permanent ties, involving musical, artistic or literary pursuits. In this context, Bohemians can be wanderers, adventurers, or vagabonds.
So how exactly does this translate into weddings? Most Bohemian wedding themes or styles are inspired by 1970’s flair. Think flowing fabrics, wildflowers, gorgeous greenery, and extra bouts of texture on the tables. This whimsical wonderland can be created within any venue; using any colour scheme and it can still be combined with the more traditional wedding ideas if you didn’t want to go all out bohemia.
Here are some Bohemian inspired wedding musts:
When it comes to décor think outside the box. For example, mix and match your seating at the reception, create an eclectic lounge area, up-cycle some vintage finds from the 60’s and 70’s (you can find some amazing items at antique centres/charity shops). Peacock chairs & wicker items are perfect for this. Mismatched rugs, brass candle stick holders, vintage bud vases and pampas are a staple at a boho inspired wedding too. A variety of colours or a variation of shades are a great way to add interest and depth to the overall scheme of the day and still fit within the confines of this particular style. Play off the natural features of your ceremony site, bare wooden textures blend in seamlessly with any outdoor setting.
From lace overlays to intricate embroidery, think about infusing that 60’s or 70’s style into your wedding gown. Those wonderful bell sleeves or a flowing, sheath silhouette will pay homage to the outdoors with floral accents adding that pinch of colour.
Channel your inner Stevie Nicks.
Think loose flowing waves, fishtail braids entwined with dainty florals & fabulous flowers crowns. Go for full floral impact with large, glorious blooms! Or keep it low key and simple with dainty little flowers, leaves and twine.
Create a Boho look and feel for your wedding by going wild with flowers! Yes, the bigger the better! Your bouquet should be unstructured and loose. The more voluminous, soft and textural, THE BETTER! Dried flowers are great for texture and structure and they have been creeping onto the wedding scene for a couple of years now, we’ve very much seen them at the forefront of Bohemian weddings. Not only are dried flowers beautiful, colourful and versatile but they can be preserved for years after your wedding day making them a wonderful keepsake.
Outdoors ideally, if weather allows! Bell tents and tipis are great for boho weddings, as are outdoor ceremonies. But don’t let the venue limit you – look at this beautiful boho wedding in an old disused church. Check out this article on unusual wedding venues for more ideas.
Here at North & Wild Events we specialise in Bohemian inspired wedding styling and all our packages include full access to our prop & décor collection so if there are any lovely couples out there looking for some advice or if they would like to chat further you can find us on Instagram, Facebook or you can contact us via our enquiry form on the website.