Bohemian Wedding Ideas: The Dress, The Décor, The Entertainment
Bohemian weddings have become increasingly popular over the last few years, with chic wedding gowns, floral headpieces, fairy lights and folk bands becoming the staple for this beautiful wedding trend. With a plethora of bohemian wedding ideas to choose from whether it be the dress, the décor and the entertainment, we’ve narrowed down some of the key trends to transform your special day into a bohemian wonderland.
So what is a bohemian wedding?
We often lust over the intricate and quirky wedding gowns that fill Pinterest and Instagram but do we actually truly understand what a bohemian wedding is?
Bohemianism is the practices of an unconventional lifestyle, usually defined by wanderers, adventures and like-minded people with little to no permanent ties. Over the years bohemianism has become increasingly more attractive and is a lifestyle that seems to become more appealing each year.
What makes bohemian weddings so desirable is that they adopt a more carefree and creative approach to the traditional church wedding. The possibilities of what you can do when planning a bohemian wedding are endless, whether you’re getting married on a beach, a festival style field, pretty woodland or barn, with bohemian weddings almost anything goes!
Bohemian weddings tend to all have one thing in common and that is the feeling of being close to nature. This can be from the flower headpieces to the venue, flower arrangements and so on, but to really emphasise the boho theme, small intricate details are key. Whether it’s the details in the bride’s appearance with a more tousled hair style and flowing dress, or it is found in the details of the wedding overall such as bunting, flowers, fairy lights and table décor.
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The moment that almost every girl dreams of, finding the perfect dress. A magical time that sees your nearest and dearest well up at the sight of you in the dress you’ve always dreamed of finding, or quite a stressful moment where you just don’t know what you want! Fear not, we’ve found some of the best bohemian styled dresses to give you the inspiration you’ve been looking for along with how to style your hair and make up to match.
The Low Back Bohemian
A gorgeous style that shows off the bride’s back in a classy and elegant way, drawing attention to the details of the gown as well as the bride’s figure. This beautiful dress is perfect for bohemian weddings and looks stunning when coupled with floral hair accessories and tousled curls.
The Off the Shoulder
A Gali Karten wedding gown that features romantic layers, sophisticated lines and a bohemian chic that will make any groom feel weak at the knees. This beautiful off the shoulder dress is perfect for any boho wedding and can be styled with a subtle up do to really show off the delicate bust.
The Sequin Mermaid
A figure hugging dress that shows off your body in an elegant and dreamy style. With sequins all over this gown and its simple shape with a slight mermaid tail and trail this wedding dress screams bohemian. Styled with soft make up and a simple headpiece this bridal dress is perfect for beach weddings.
The Sleeved Goddess
Ever since Kate Middleton stunned the world with that wedding dress, sleeves have become increasingly popular amongst future brides. A very flattering style that shapes the arms and boasts more details to gaze at, sleeved wedding dresses are a fabulous style to opt for on your big day. This long sleeved lace bridal dress offers a couture feel to your wedding through its subtle details and overall impact. To make this look even more bohemian chic, add a flower headpiece and style your hair in soft waves.
How to Match Your Hair to Your Theme
Bohemian hair styles tend to be tousled soft curls coupled with small individual flowers placed in the curls or with a delicate flower headpiece. When using flowers in your hair for your wedding it is key to use the same colour scheme as the rest of your flowers.
If your dress looks better with an up do then this messy bun and plait boasts a beautiful bridal look as the hair is swept back to the nape of the neck with the plait sitting in the centre with flowers intertwined and placed delicately. A perfect up do for any boho wedding.
With endless locations as to where you can host your wedding, for outdoor bohemian weddings opting for twinkly fairy lights to hang in trees creates a very dream-like atmosphere that is extremely romantic and guaranteed to transform your wedding into a fairy tale.
In addition to fairy lights, lanterns and jars filled with tea lights are a magical addition to any boho wedding. Hanging from trees or used to light the way along the floor, these subtle details will have a big impact at your wedding.
Like at any wedding, flowers are key. Our wedding florist creates bespoke arrangements to suit your tastes and preferences, creating beautiful table decorations as well as bouquets and garlands. To pull your wedding theme altogether, you should match the bride’s bouquet with the flowers she has in her hair and with the overall floral arrangements in the venue.
Choosing your wedding entertainment can be a daunting thought, trying to find the perfect band and making sure that your guests are entertained throughout the evening is no easy task! Bohemian weddings tend to boast folk music and acoustic performances, which are thoroughly entertaining, in keeping with the theme and guaranteed to have your guests on the dance floor for the entire evening.
Our fantastic folk band are a superb choice for your wedding as they fuse the sound of Mumford and Sons with their own unique sound that will have your guests dancing all night long. Offering a stunning live lounge style of acoustic sets as well as upbeat party music this band of young musicians are perfect for every wedding.
Smaller Line Ups
If a full band is too much for your wedding, then our brilliant Acoustic Duo will excite your guests with their loveable characters and phenomenal talents as musicians and singers. Performing acoustic hits of some of the greatest hits of all time as well as current chart music this duo boasts a fantastic performance that is brilliant for not only bohemian weddings but all occasions that desire live music that is of the highest calibre.
Mesmerise your guests with this dreamy aerialist as she cascades from the ceiling performing routines that are specifically choreographed to suit your wedding. A beautiful focal point that adds another dynamic to your décor and bohemian theme whilst entertaining your guests and creating an idyllic atmosphere.
Spread the love with Hippie Stilt Walkers as these free loving giants roam around your guests filling your venue with colour and offering a fun dynamic for everyone to get involved with. Whether they are stationed at the entrance of your venue to offer a warm welcome to your guests as they arrive or to roam around mixing and mingling with your guests these hippies are a fantastic addition to any bohemian wedding.
Enchant your guests with a walkabout contact juggler! Dressing head to toe as a woodland fairy this warm and magical performer is a great ice breaker, perfect for mixing and mingling amongst your guests and adding another element of entertainment to your wedding reception.
Bohemian weddings are certainly a trend that shows no signs of falling out of the limelight. With countless couples deciding on a boho-chic wedding day this relaxed and beautiful theme is perfect for any wedding couple that desires something a bit different to tradition. From the flowing dress and flower headpieces to bunting, fairy lights and candles in a jar you are now armed with the key pieces of planning a bohemian wedding.
No matter how big or small your wedding is, we can provide you with the perfect entertainment from a full folk band to an acoustic duo, aerialists and more!
To find out more about planning a bohemian wedding or if you would like to book any of our acts mentioned in this article please contact our Entertainment Specialists on +44 1626 572072.
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