Create & Style A Bohemian Wedding: Wedding Advice

Create & Style A Bohemian Wedding: Wedding Advice

So, what exactly is a bohemian wedding? If you wikipedia bohemian it gives this definition of bohemianism…

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.

This use of the word bohemian first appeared in the English language in the 19th century[1] to describe the non-traditional lifestyles of marginalized and impoverished artists, writers, journalists, musicians, and actors in major European cities. Bohemians were associated with unorthodox or anti-establishment political or social viewpoints, which were often expressed through free love, frugality and — in some cases — voluntary poverty. A wealthy and privileged, even aristocratic, bohemian circle is sometimes referred to as the haut bohème (“high bohemians”).

The term Bohemianism emerged in France in the early 19th century when artists and creators began to concentrate in the lower-rent, lower class gypsy neighborhoods. Bohémien was a common term for the Romani people of France, who had reached Western Europe via Bohemia.[2]

Create & Style A Bohemian Wedding: Wedding Advice

So how exactly does this translate into weddings? To me, a boho wedding is an unconventional affair with a relaxed and carefree attitude. Quirky and creative styling is adopted, resulting in a mish mash of eras, styles and tastes.

Whether your setting is the beach, a pretty woodland, a festival style field or a cool and quirky venue, they often have one thing in common. Nature and being natural. The boho wedding style can range from casual beach to romantic french countryside and includes quirky carnival, whimsical woodland and free-spirited festival.

Firstly you need to think of your dress. A boho bride is an unfussy bride! Think long, flowy materials or quirky eclectic pieces.

Create & Style A Bohemian Wedding: Wedding Advice

{Image credits: Gypsy gown, country gown, french lace gown, vintage gown, lace gown, boho bride}

One of the key looks for a boho bride is the hair, it should scream effortless & carefree. Think pretty mussed up waves, loose plaits, fishtail braids and braided hair crowns. Forehead bands, flowers or whimsically embellished headpieces worn to the front of the head are super pretty too!

Create & Style A Bohemian Wedding: Wedding Advice

{Image credits: braids, flower band, braid crown, crystal headband, fishtail braid, loose braids}

Flower crowns are a huge bridal trend right now and very bohemian. Go for full floral impact with large, glorious blooms! Or keep it low key and simple with dainty little flowers, leaves and twine.

Create & Style A Bohemian Wedding: Wedding Advice

{Image credits: green leaf crown, pink flower crown, rose & leaf crown, large roses flower crown, twine crown, white rose crown}

Staying with flowers, create a boho look and feel for your wedding by going wild! Yes, mismatching wild flowers in an array of eclectic jars and receptacles look gorgeous and are incredibly boho! Your bouquet should be unstructured and loose.

Create & Style A Bohemian Wedding: Wedding Advice

{Image credits: jars with vintage keys, daisy bouquet, wild herb buttonhole, wild flowers in jars, rustic bouquet, colourful flower jars}

When it comes to styling your big boho day, think of nature. For an authentic boho look use materials like feathers, wood, lace, ribbons, DIY jars and bottles. Mismatching crockery and furniture will pull the whole look together.

Create & Style A Bohemian Wedding: Wedding Advice

{image credits: wooden draws, wood & feather table number, wooden benches, hanging lanterns & materials, dreamcatchers, outdoor table}

I absolutely adore the boho look and if I could get married again {to my lovely hubby of course} I would soooo be a boho bride! What do you think of this look my lovelies and what are your favourite bits of this boho wedding inspiration? I’m all over those dreamcatchers…

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  • Emma
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    I bloody love this! It sums up my wedding perfectly! So glad I met you, now I can show people what I mean as this says it all!

    • Sonia
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      I bloody love YOU and this comment :) XxX Your wedding is going to be gorgeous XxX

  • Laura
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    Hello
    Can you please suggest some outdoor venues in the UK (ideally centrally located) that could provide the basis for such a cool wedding? HELP!
    Thanks

    • Sonia
      Reply

      I will email you Laura :)) XxX Sonia

  • Linda
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    The wedding hairstyle are very bohemian ,love this

  • Emma Park
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    What a fab website. Loads of inspiration, I am in the very early days of planning and I am struggling to find a venue, any ideas? We are looking for a field that we can put a tipi in, with toilets and camping facilities, preferably in the midlands…. why is this so hard??? HELP!!!!

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