If you're a DIY bride or you want to make your wedding budget stretch further, a boho wedding theme is perfect. The key to this theme is lots of lovely details that don't cost too much money. Make the most of your craft skills and upcycle charity shop finds. Or hunt for treasures at reclamation yards, car boot sales and on the internet.
Key elements of a boho wedding
What makes a boho wedding is elements of nature. Think of the Pre Raphaelites, Arts & Crafts and the fashions of the 1970s. All this can be intermingled with current hipster craft trends seen on sites like Etsy.
- Headbands or flower garlands
Accessories for a boho wedding are more homespun than bling. A flower garland in your hair or a vintage style fabric headband sets the look perfectly. Along with handmade jewellery and quirky/informal shoes or sandals.
- Loose, flowing dresses
Charlie Brear and Stone Fox Bride have some brilliant retro-style wedding dresses for a boho wedding. Floaty, relaxed styles are perfect for summer weddings and look super romantic.
- Mismatched flowers and decorations
If you'd like DIY wedding flowers, boho is the ideal theme for you. Boho wedding flowers look best undressed and informal – as if you'd gathered them from the garden that morning.
- Natural elements and inspiration from Mother Nature
Flowers are the best accessory for a boho wedding, along with things like wood, stones and feathers. If you're on a really limited budget, pot plants like daisies or succulents make cool centrepieces.
- Whimsical and dreamy
A boho wedding theme is natural, soft and feminine. You can dress your venue with swathes of antique lace or a patchwork quilt.
Boho wedding venues
The best wedding venues for a boho themed wedding are barns and marquees. These venues are relaxed and informal. And they're usually the most customisable.
- Wedding barns
A beautiful, rustic country barn dressed with simple hedgerow-style flowers looks as good as any grand country house wedding venue.
- Marquee venues
Tipi-style marquees suit a boho wedding theme down to the ground. Being close to nature will bring out the free spirit in everyone and allows plenty of room for outdoor games and picnics.
For more boho wedding theme inspiration, check out the utterly brilliant Boho Weddings blog. And if you'd like help finding the perfect boho wedding venue, please call our friendly team on 01244 571208 or email Isabel.