The bohemian themed wedding is more than just a passing trend and will be around for many years to come. The reason for this is because the boho wedding makes a lifestyle statement. Building your wedding around mother nature and combining it with your own
creative and artistic style allows for individual expression while acknowledging time and place through season and location.
Once upon a time, weddings were typically a more formal affair, think top hat and tails. But when mother nature becomes the backdrop of a wedding ceremony or reception, permission to relax those formalities is granted.
By celebrating the natural beauty of the outdoors and entwining it with free-spirited chic expressions, outdoor areas can be transformed into wondrous enchanting spaces that ooze romance and magic while still being deluxe.
Whether your boho wedding is to be set in a small garden, a grand outdoor venue, the beach or perhaps your focus is to bring the outdoors inside, boho themed weddings allow plenty of room for a couple to showcase their artistic flair and individuality.
At first glance, the boho themed wedding looks effortless, yet on closer inspection, you’ll see the combined ethereal vibe and rustic, organic feel comes together because the couple paid attention to details.
What style elements do you need to create a stunning boho wedding?
Here at Wedding Belles of Four Oaks, we got together with some local wedding suppliers to showcase a midsummer boho style that we can’t get enough of.
All of the style choices you make for your big day come down to what kind of atmosphere you are trying to create. This may seem overwhelming when you first think about it, but once you know what you want there are so many clever and simple ideas to help create the atmosphere you want.
When styling a wedding, remember to consider how lighting, textiles, furniture and space might be used to create the atmosphere you want. Do you want cosy, intimate areas or large open spaces that showcase natural outdoor backdrops? Perhaps you want a mixture of the two?
Remember your wedding photographer plays a significant role in capturing the atmosphere of your day, so be sure to shop around and look at what photography styles you like.
For our photoshoot, wedding photographer Leesha Williams’ love of all things artsy and creative are reflected through the artistic choices she makes when photographing our couple. Not only does she capture great shots of the bride and groom, but she also has a talent for capturing the ambience of the day, and boho weddings are all about that bohemian vibe.
Venue and Styling
Mother nature plays a big part in bohemian styled weddings. The venue you choose may have beautiful gardens or woodlands or perhaps your wedding will take place in your garden at home, or at the beach. If this is the case, you can start to think about how these outdoor spaces can work for you. But if your chosen venue has limited access to outdoor areas don’t worry, it’s still possible to bring the outdoors inside with floral decorations, plus there are plenty of natural green spaces open to the public where you can have photos taken. We set up this stunning photoshoot at a local park.
For our photoshoot, The English Wedding Company worked their magic by infusing rustic charm with chic elements to create a simple but dramatic setting. Wooden pallets created tables that were draped with luxurious navy tablecloths and were then decorated with gold candelabras, tealights and vintage décor that highlighted the specific midsummer countryside theme we were trying to create.
Items like the personalised wooden wedding sign, made by The Old Potting Shed Ltd, added a personal touch and is a beautiful keepsake that can be kept for years to come.
But this midsummer boho style is a theme that can easily be adapted when the setting is changed. A summer boho themed wedding at the beach would mean simply swapping out the countryside décor for beach pieces such as starfish, shells, nautical ropes and candles that sit in large clear vases filled with sand. Don’t forget you can add even more mood lighting with the use of fairy lights and lanterns to get the full boho vibe.
The boho theme also works well when it comes to mixing and matching DIY elements with professionally paid elements. This allows you to keep to your budget while at the same time giving you the chance to add personal handmade touches, like designing and making your stationery or favours.
Floral and Cake
Bringing the outdoors indoors on your big day may mean grand hanging floral arrangements and draping greenery, but the cost of this can quickly add up. Instead, be selective with where you want to add some greenery. For example, if you are hiring a pop-up photo booth, you may decide to have a flower wall for your backdrop.
In our photoshoot, Zanda B Floral Design Studio created a stunning wild boho bouquet bursting with texture, colourful blooms and seasonal flowers. Boho floral arrangements are all about complimenting the wild natural flora in your setting. Pick flowers that are in season and be sure to experiment with wearing matching flowers in your hair or a flower crown for the full boho look.
You can also use floral arrangements to decorate your cake, or you could take inspiration from Storey Book Cakes and incorporate wild floral colours to add a pop of colour to your big day.
Our gorgeous models, Shannon McNally and Harley Gregory, beautifully showcase bohemian attire in our photoshoot.
While bohemian grooms often have a casual and relaxed look, on closer inspection you’ll notice that suits are still the go-to. The difference is that grooms can now have as much fun as the bride when it comes to choosing what suit pieces they want to wear and which colours, patterns and accessories they like. Like all things boho, the groom is given plenty of room for self-expression.
Here at Wedding Belles of Four Oaks, we are all about the dress, and if you have already decided on a Bohemian themed wedding, we have an extensive collection of boho style dresses just for you.
Typically, three elements make the perfect boho wedding dress; lace, embroidery and flow. The two wedding dresses worn by our bride at our photoshoot both have these elements.
Maggie Sottero dresses have been one of the most sought after wedding dress manufacturers in the world for over twenty years. In this Antonia design, our bride channels ethereal grace in this lace v-back and v-neckline dress. The lace illusion long sleeves with bell cuffs add to the subtle drama of this piece while the dress is lined with York jersey for a luxe feel. To complement this boho design, our model is wearing a handmade macramé headpiece from House of Macramé Co.
Our bride also turns heads in the Essence of Australia Boho wedding dress. Bold lace adorns the bodice of this gown which enhances the plunging v-neckline and linear-detailed trim. The soft A-line skirt with linear lace detailing brings an element of romance while showcasing the attention to detailing that Essence of Australia prides itself on.
At Wedding Belles of Four Oaks in Sutton Coldfield, our bridal stylists are waiting to help you find the perfect Boho wedding dress. If you are not 100% sure what you are looking for, we will provide you with the guidance you need while making it an experience you will treasure forever.
What are you waiting for?
The beauty of the boho themed wedding is that it’s versatile and can be adapted for your specific location and style. So have fun and experiment with ideas. Pinterest is full of inspiration and is a fantastic tool for creating mood boards for your wedding day. It allows you to play around with themes, colour schemes and ideas so you can figure out what you love before making any final decisions.