Bohemian Weddings

15 Aug
We want the Reflective Bride to reflect couples’ wedding planning interests, for all types of weddings and all types of themes. Bohemian styling is popping up more and more as couples seek out more alternatives for their wedding day look. This week I interviewed Lisa from Willow Hastings, an Australian website focused on unique bohemian wedding gowns, for insights into the rising popularity of the bohemian look and how to approach adding a touch of boho to your big day.

 

What characterizes a bohemian wedding from other theming approaches?

Bohemian weddings are known for their raw and earthy approach that is associated with authenticity. Boho weddings align directly to a girl who is herself connected to the earth and is expressing their love through naturalistic styling. A boho wedding could best be described as whimsical and floral. Boho appeal for the bride begs for a lace dress and gypsy influences through jewels and/or a floral crown.  A boho wedding is for a down-to-earth girl wanting to display this aspect of her persona directly through her wedding day. Bohemian weddings are distinctively renowned for bare feet and appeal to couples influenced by nature.

Why do you think there is a growing trend for bohemian weddings? 

Brides are jumping on the boho bandwagon predominantly for its humble appeal. Boho brides also love to greatly support local businesses, with many Australian businesses currently circulating the niche of boho. It has been said that there is comfort in a natural setting for a wedding, especially being able to ditch the shoes and a heavy dress!

gypsy-wedding-dress (2)How should couples go about planning a bohemian styled wedding?

Bohemian weddings can be further categorised. For example: rustic boho, boho chic, vintage boho.  Most couples will find themselves naturally drawn to the bohemian aesthetics based on their personal style. This is the exact beauty of a bohemian wedding: it is personable and therefore adds comfort and intimacy for the ceremony. Willow recommends next for the couple to choose a colour theme and a location. As a wrap up: boho concept, location, colour theme. These three initial concepts are foundations to set some grounding to commence styling and logistical planning.

For those simply wish to add a few bohemian touches to their big day, what would you recommend?

The beauty of ‘Bohemian’ styling is it already has an eclectic agenda. Bohemian pieces can easily be sourced from various vintage and second-hand shops. Etsy.com is always a fast first for boho brides, providing unique and hand made pieces at a happy price point. Flower markets are also a must destination for gypsy brides saturating their wedding with flowers both economically and ethically.

waterpainting-website-smaller-compressorWillow Hastings adorns Grecian Goddesses, Vintage Vixens and Bohemian Beauties. Captivated by what was and what is, Willow helps her sisters on their treasure hunt for the perfect dream wedding dress with beautiful bohemian designs. Follow on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

(All images supplied by author.)

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