For some time
now, the expensive traditional wedding ceremonies have been giving way to more
personal and relaxed bohemian-style weddings. But this season, more than ever,
boho weddings are all the rage. If you really want to feel like a princess on
your special day, you will love the fairy-tale like atmosphere and ethereal
feel as you walk down the aisle decorated in rustic colours, with natural
details, and romantic features. Another bonus is that a dreamy wedding like this can be easily achieved
if you have the right ideas. We give you a few suggestions.
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boho-themed wedding, there are really no restrictions in terms of the venue.
Actually, the usual ballrooms and banquette halls are better avoided, since the
decoration and atmosphere there do not go hand in hand with the free-spirited
aura of this kind of wedding. The best spot is definitely any place outdoors.
You should find a place that has some significance to you. It can be your
backyard, an old barn where you played as a kid (a perfect choice if you are
worried that rain might ruin your plans), or a beach where you met your future
spouse. Wrap everything in yards of swaying fabric, take a step back, and
admire the transformation.
When you have
picked your venue, the planning and decorating can start. First thing you
should take care of is creating the right mood. And the only really acceptable
mood is a romantic one. How to achieve this? With lights, of course. Think
candles, copper and bronze torches, lampions, and paper lanterns. A simple
string with light bulbs hung from the ceiling or trees would look amazing.
Basically, anything flickering and vintage. Remember that when the night sets
in, you will need all the lighting you can find, so you can never
go overboard when planning this detail.
encourages you to unleash your creativity and give a personal touch to your
wedding. Take your time and make as many décor piece on your own as possible.
Concentrate on colourful ribbons, a lot of flowers, asymmetric patterns, retro
items, and romantic scents. Instead of expensive centrepieces, place a scented
candle on each table and wrap a piece of copper wire around it. Hang dream
catchers from the ceiling. Another way to add whimsicality to the whole event
is to set the table with mismatched tableware. Do not print place cards, but
write them with your hand. These simple DIY projects will save you a ton of money,
but more importantly you will have a unique wedding.
With this wedding
trend gaining in popularity, the stores are awash with 70s inspired wedding
dresses. Look for a gown with fluttery lace and crocheted details in
combination with natural, soft colours. Biscuit beige, gentle rose, or sky blue
are a much better option than the traditional white. Sexy fringe and flirty
feathers are for those who are more daring. Do not forget the inevitable flower crown, or at least a few mischievous
tresses to round off the hippie look.
cakes are the newest trend in the wedding desserts field and they fit in
perfectly into a boho chic wedding. Although to some they might seem bare and
simple, it is precisely this simplicity that give you the freedom to decorate
them any way you like. Sprinkle them with fresh fruits, or even cut flowers,
and they will be very effective. For a more rustic touch, add some branches and
leaves, or herbs. Instead of one big cake, you can also opt for miniature
cakes. They are the cutest.
Author's Bio: Lana Hawkins is a crafty girl from Sydney, student of architecture
and the editor-in-chief at Smooth Decorator. She loves writing about dreamy
interiors and landscaping design. She is also into sustainability, where she
gets the most of her inspiration from.
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