Guest article by lovely Mel at Your Story Events
One wedding trend that has been catching everyone’s attention is the enchanting and captivating, bohemian wedding theme. Filled with fresh flowers, draping décor and pretty palettes, no wonder it’s a popular choice. If you perfect this theme, you can easily be transported into a charming fairy-tale that you’ll never want to leave. But where do you start? That’s where I can help with my top tips below…
Consider an outdoor ceremony and alfresco dining
Boho is inspired by all things nature.
To achieve this look, ideally you need to be as close to the outside world as possible. By hosting part of your wedding, or even all of it, outdoors will allow you to create a natural backdrop for your whole day. Think along the lines of an intimate ceremony in a secluded woodland, rolling meadows or a beautiful orchard – perfect, right?
If the weather behaves itself, then you could even dine outside too. But I always recommend having a backup plan, just in case!
This breath-taking venue is Crockwell Farm, set in the gorgeous Northamptonshire countryside. I chose this spot for its luscious landscape, stunning statement trees and hidden pathways which all together created a magical secret garden feel – ideal for a Boho wedding.
Transform your tableware
I would recommend using authentic textures where possible. Rustic wooden tables and chairs are not only cleverly crafted, they’re available in so many different designs. As you can see from the images, they also subtly blend into your surroundings.
Natural and raw materials that have an earthy colour palette, such as woods and metals, are ideal for your Boho theme. Pick different shades to add extra-depth, or add bold pops of colour, with your glassware, cutlery, napkins or flowers.
Add some macramé styling
Macramé is a playful, and completely on trend, twist to traditional décor, as well as being extremely versatile throughout your styling.
The use of natural materials, neutral colours and the intricate detail (all produced by hand), enhances the Boho aspect. You can choose between big statement pieces such as a macramé ceremony backdrop, which can be moved during the day, or use small accents to catch your guests’ attention with napkin holders, place settings or a unique cake wrap.
These macramé wedding accessories are from Eadie & Lola, a small family business who can create bespoke pieces to buy.
Flowers, flowers, flowers
An abundance of wild flowers and gorgeous meadow arrangements is a must for the bohemian theme.
Not only will they help frame your ceremony, tableware and photo backgrounds, their scent alone will fill you with calm, which you want on your big day. Softer shades suit this theme beautifully, but you can pick flowers that’ll match your colour palette. Don’t forget about the lush green foliage too!
Create depth with different flower heights – allowing flowers to stand tall or drape down to the floor.
You can even add additional detail with splashes of bright blossoms. Basically, when it comes to Boho, you can’t have too many flowers!
I used these stunning arrangements, created by Hibiscus Floral Design, which just sat perfectly within this shoot.
Relax your wedding look
Natural and effortless is your main aim with the bohemian wedding theme, and that stems to your hair, makeup and outfits too.
Opt for looser hair styles, with delicate detail such as dainty headdresses, tousled braids and soft, dewy makeup. Ball gowns and red carpet glam won’t quite fit this look, and that’s why we picked a more intricate lace design for our Boho wedding dress.
The bespoke, trailing veil by Visionary Veils in particular, fits the whimsical and beautiful vibe we intended; tying together our Boho features within the tableware and overall setting.
The dress here is from Love Spell Designs, who have a fabulous selection of dresses to lust after.
Style it with stationery
With any wedding theme, I tend to encourage incorporating that within your invites, to give your guests a little teaser of what to expect.
With the bohemian theme, flowers were an obvious go-to, and as you can see, I’ve added that detail, and matched the colour theme, within our wedding stationery from Star Char Weddings. I also love the idea of using handmade paper for that optimum rustic feel.
If you are in need of help designing and planning your romantic Boho wedding, then get in touch with Mel on email@example.com.
Image credits – Crockwell Farm wedding suppliers
Planning/ Design: Your Story Events www.yourstoryevents.co.uk
Photographer: Ellie Mac Photography www.elliemacphotography.com
Florist: Hibiscus Floral Design www.hibiscusfloraldesign.co.uk
MUA/ Hair: Jessica Nurse www.makeupmyweddingday.com
Cake maker: Caked by Jessica www.cakedbyjessica.com
Macrame Styling: eadie and Lola www.etsy.com/uk/shop/EadieandLolaMacrame
Venue: Crockwell Farm www.crockwellfarm.co.uk
Stationery: Charlotte Lyes www.starchar.co.uk
Dresses: Love Spell Design www.lovespelldesign.com
Bride footwear: Emmy London www.emmylondon.com
Hair Accessories and earrings: Garter and Veil www.garterandveil.com
Veil: Visionary Veils https://visionaryveils.co.uk
Wedding rings: Rings with Grace www.ringswithgrace.com
Groom Suit and footwear: Model’s own
Tableware: Wren Ark https://wrenark.com/
Table runner and napkins: Silken Ribbons firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridal robe: Jessica Hollie Gifts www.jessicaholliegifts.etsy.com
Models: Kirsty Schneider and partner Jack
On the day assistant: Lauren martin
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