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Boho Bliss: Finding Inspiration for Your Dreamy Bohemian Wedding

Kailee Palileo 18 Mar 2024
two brides at their boho wedding, one is standing and one is sitting

A bohemian-chic wedding encapsulates a style that’s as wild and free as the unbounded rolling landscapes. If you're a bride or groom who hears the call of the wild, the whisper of the wind, and feels at home beneath the open sky, the boho-themed wedding is your anthem. A celebration of love and nature's untamed beauty, the bohemian wedding is not just an event; it’s an expression. An expression of your life, your love, and your desire to break away from the formal into the remarkably stylish and natural. Here's an in-depth exploration of what a boho wedding entails, with a heavy emphasis on a neutral color palette that effortlessly blends with the earth's beauty.

The Free Spirit's Guide to Boho Weddings

bride and groom standing at alter kissing in front of their boho wedding arch

Exuberant textiles, dreamcatchers swaying in the breeze, and an abundance of greenery — the boho wedding is a delight for the free spirit. It's the perfect fusion of natural elements and an unstructured yet harmonious aesthetic. For every boho couple, the wedding is a canvas upon which the earth's colors express the unique love story. Alongside the wind's mirth and the sun's golden kiss, a neutral wedding palette — dominated by tans, browns, and creamy hues — is a timeless choice that complements this theme with its serenity and versatility.

Understanding the Boho Aesthetic

At its core, boho is a celebration of unconventional beauty. The palette of tans, browns, and creams reflects this excellence by creating an organic, earthy ambiance. Think of succulents sprawling across wooden tables, macramé accents, and the grace of dried flowers. This aesthetic is warm and serene, inviting guests to experience a tranquil celebration.

Infusing the Boho Vibe into Every Detail

From the invitations to the farewells, each detail is an opportunity to reflect the boho style. Hand-crafted and eco-friendly wedding invitations set the stage for a natural event. Tables adorned with vintage lace and terracotta serve as a testament to the earthy elegance that defines boho. And, of course, attire is paramount — for the boho bride, it's all about flowy silhouettes and flower crowns; the boho groom, touchably textured with layers and whimsical accessories.

The Magic of the Neutral Palette

Why are tans, browns, and creams so quintessentially boho? These shades are a natural echo of the landscape — they embody the earth from which boho style draws inspiration. This palette provides a stunningly soft backdrop to colorful blooms and verdant foliage, enhancing the visual impact without overwhelming the senses. It's a canvas for wildflower bouquets and natural linens, a stage for love in all its organic sophistication.

Crafting the Ultimate Boho Experience

tan and brown bridal bouquet held in hand

A boho wedding isn't just about looks; it’s about creating an atmosphere that resonates with the couple's ethos. The day is often intertwined with memorable activities that reflect the open and adventurous nature of boho living.

Setting the Scene with Nature

The venue is the first chapter of the boho narrative. A location surrounded by natural beauty — a forest glade, a desert expanse, or a beach at sunset — provides the quintessential backdrop. Weathered arches entwined with greenery, geode-inspired cakes, and a palette of umber are all ways to incorporate the wider world's influence.

Ceremonial Traditions, Boho Style

Personalization is key to the boho ceremony. Couples often seek unique rituals that capture their spirits, such as planting a tree together or wearing jewelry that symbolizes their connection with nature. Including family and friends is also of paramount importance — it's a community that shares the vision of a more simple, connected life.

The Feast of the Earth

A boho banquet is a sensory wonder, each dish a celebration of earthly splendor. Vegetarian cuisine is popular, as is the use of organic, locally-sourced ingredients. The wedding cake, often deconstructed for a relaxed service, showcases natural flavors and textures. Think naked cakes with oozing honey or a profusion of fresh fruits — it’s simple yet striking.

Vendor Spotlight — The Boho Dream Team

boho wedding bridal bouquet being held in hand

A boho wedding requires a roster of top-tier vendors who not only understand the aesthetic but genuinely connect with the couple's vision. Identifying the right professionals ensures that every element of the day harmonizes with the boho soul.

The Perfect Dress

Boho brides are spoilt for choice with a wide selection of flowing gowns, ethereal laces, and whimsical designs. Finding a designer who shares your affinity for natural and sustainable fabrics is a great start. Brands that champion handcrafted detail ensure a truly unique and boho experience.

Capturing the Moment

Selecting a photographer and videographer who can translate the day’s emotion and energy into images that tell a story is imperative. Look for storytellers who specialize in capturing outdoor weddings and have a portfolio rich in the organic elegance that defines the bohemian aesthetic.

The Soundtrack of Love

Live music is often the lifeblood of the boho wedding. String quartets, acoustic performances, and soulful ballads create an intimate atmosphere. Work closely with your chosen musicians to curate a playlist that reflects your shared history and sets the tone for the dreams you'll share forever.

Post-Wedding Reflections — Keeping the Boho Spirit Alive

bride showing off dress and bridal bouquet

The conclusion of the wedding is just the beginning of your boho life together. Keeping aspects of the day alive through your home and lifestyle choices is a wonderful way to honor the event and the connection you've formed with the natural world.

Bringing the Boho Home

Incorporating boho design into your living space transforms your home into a sanctuary that echoes the earthy haven of your wedding day. Think rattan furniture, ceramic vases, and, of course, the continued presence of nature-inspired colors and motifs. Your space should be an extension of the peace and beauty you found on your wedding day.

Sustaining the Ethos

A boho lifestyle often coincides with a commitment to sustainability and ethical choices. Continuing to shop from local artisans, supporting small businesses, and taking steps towards eco-friendly initiatives is a profound way to sustain the boho spirit. Engaging with nature — through camping trips, visits to local farmer's markets, or even eco-tourism — ensures a life intertwined with the wilderness you embraced on your big day.

Celebrating Anniversaries the Boho Way

Anniversaries are not just milestones; they are opportunities to reconnect with the wild landscape of your shared beginning. Plan trips to scenic vistas, engage in outdoor activities that strengthen the bond between you and nature, and celebrate your love with all the patterns and colors of the world around you.

The Boho Wedding — A Timeless Tale of Love and Earth

boho wedding wedding arch close up on the flowers

In the end, a boho wedding is a testament to the endurance of love and the awe of nature. It’s a chance for two souls to declare their unity in a dance with the untamed elements of the world. By choosing a neutral palette that reflects the land's tranquil beauty, you open the door to a wedding day that transcends time and trends. It’s an event that not only tells a story of love but also of a certain philosophy — one that is grounded in the earth, reaching for the skies, and woven with the threads of all living things.

The boho wedding is not just another celebration; it’s the first movement of a symphony of life, a preface to a love story written by the sun, the moon, and the stars. For all those who feel the stirring of an unbridled soul, prepare for the ultimate boho dream wedding — it's a tale you'll tell for years, and live for a lifetime.


Photo 1: Images:, Featured: @destinationido, Production: @beinspiredpr, Photography: @jillianrosephoto, Floral Design: @inessanicholsdesign, Planning: @onesocialdesign, Wholesale Flowers: @fiftyflowers, Stationery: @xowyopaper, Rentals: @adorefolklore, Bridal Gown: @tara_lauren, Bridesmaid Dresses: @jennyyoonyc, Groom's Suit: @generationtux, Hair & Makeup: @931beautyco, Laser Cut Details: @creativeamme, Cake: @amriels_cakes, Hat: @basyboutique, Bride: @rebellenutrition, Groom: @erik_tollefsrud, Bridesmaids: @lybys, @kara.duenas

Featured Photo & Photo 2: VENUE//The Carlyle Venue, PLANNING & DESIGN//LesLo Events, STATIONERY//The Taylored Design Co., FLORAL WHOLESALER//FiftyFlowers, FLORAL DESIGN//Flaura Botanica, CUSTOM ALTAR & VINTAGE RENTALS//Milieu Decor, VINTAGE RENTALS//Southern Vintage, TABLE TOP//Tablemade, MODELS//Chyna + Marcella, DRESSES//The Sentimentalist, PHOTOGRAPHER//Andre Brown Photo, VIDEOGRAPHER//A Love Experience, CAKE ARTIST//Julie Miller Cake Design, CATERING//Shmore Boards, MUA//B for Beaute Co.

Photo 3: Beverly from Petal Works Design Studio, Photographer: Nicole Catherine

Photo 4: Photography: @laurenraephoto, Design & Styling: @theperfectpalette, Floral Design: @stemsatlanta, Florals Sourced from: @fiftyflowers, Venue: @thecornerdistrict, Dresses: @allurebridals @wilderlybride, Rentals: @decorbytheday, Tabletop Rentals: @theprissyplatecompany, Hair and Makeup: @byoungbeautystudio, Cake & Food Styling: @cake_envy_ga, Stationery: @tigerlilyinvitations, Models: @oh_mega @anna_theoria

Photo 5: Styling Coordination & Design // @wildblissandco, Lead Photographer // @barefootandwindswept, Floral Design // @historiaflorals, Florals // @fiftyflowers, Venue // @acreeksideaffair, Wedding Down // @bridalbymarie, Suit // @boisetuxedoshop, Hair + Makeup // @staturesalon @hairbyshelbysmart, Bell Tent // @idahobelltents, Furniture Rentals // @rustiquerentalsandeventdesign, Small Details // @thelittlegemdetails, Jewelry // @diamondgirls_jewelry, Models // @kaitlyn_laree



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