How to Organize a ‘Boho Chic’ Wedding

How to Organize a 'Boho Chic' Wedding

The boho chic style is gaining more and more popularity around the world and more ladies go for it not only for designing and perfecting their everyday looks, but also picking the basic details and philosophical peculiarities of this style as the key for such important occasions as weddings! This is, of course, something ultra-creative and cool to imagine and knowing the basic style tips and tricks will only help in having maximum charming and amazing results. So here we present the main things you need to take into account when organizing a boho chic wedding.

This kind of wedding is especially suitable for those couples, who have a specific artistic drive and who want to be different with their original and unique approach and imagination. If the romantic style and the hippie philosophy are close to what you like, then organizing a boho chic wedding will be just the ideal model of a dream!

How to Organize a 'Boho Chic' Wedding

Looking Back at the History of Boho Chic

Boho chic acquired its name (Bohemian) from the name of the historical Bohemia located in central Europe, now being in the territory of Czech Republic. Translating from French the word ‘bohémiens’, we will mean the gypsies having lived on that territory and having left the style as such to the world of fashion as an unchanging symbol of artistic chic. In fact, if we look closer at the descriptive details of this style, we will find the specific characteristic features of the gypsy culture, coming as weightless fabrics, floral details, embroidery, ethnic vibes, etc.

This style has experienced the influence of many other styles as well. The African and Mongol styles are two of the most influential ones. It’s very often confused with the hippie style and that’s not coincidental, because they do have many things in common. But there is one significant detail that makes them differ coming as the richness of patterns, sophisticated forms, scrupulous decorations and bold combinations of various colors and textures that the boho chic can be described by. What makes them especially similar is the overall weightlessness and the effortless feel present among the combos.

Boho chic is also close to nature and the human freedom, and it also describes the artistic genius and the creative soul and mind of artists. Thus, coming back to the wedding plans, if you have decided to make it a boho inspired occasion, then the best place for the party is somewhere, where you can organize all the ceremony in the open air. Any kind of non-standard areas, where the mystery and romance can do their part will be suitable.

The Key Details of a Boho Chic Wedding

Thus, being more concrete, we can speak about the basic key details of a boho chic wedding, which should mainly include the following:

• The first and one of the most significant details is the presence of natural and eco materials and fabrics, including silk, chiffon, linen with ethnic design hints like lace, embroidery, fringes, etc.

• The abundance of colors especially created with natural shades is also welcome. For the creation of the correct atmosphere you need to use the boldest and the most non-traditional solutions.

• The boho chic style as we noted has a gypsy origin and the lightness is one of the most characteristic aspects of this style. This should also be reflected in the garments, coming with floral, checkered, lace-made or other types of patterns and textures, joint with an abundance of accessories like beads and jewels, rhinestones, brooches, and hand-made bracelets.

• Handmade accessories and pieces are given a special attention. They are the next important keys characterizing freedom and artistic approach.

• Finally, the bride dressed up in boho style should always feel herself like a flying bird. That’s why she should have everything on comfortable starting from the dress and finishing up with the shoes. Opting for open toe options or sandals instead of traditional heels is a bold and comfy solution.

How to Organize a 'Boho Chic' Wedding

The Wedding Dress Inspired by Boho Chic

The image of the bride inspired by boho chic should be like the embodiment of femininity, elegance, grace, and romance. For a wedding dress of this kind details like weightless layers of fabric, ethnic and floral patterns, lace and net-like elements and sheer textures are mostly characteristic combined with multi-layered designs and a huge variety of accessories. The floral decorations for hair made of natural flowers as well as the various types of bijou and jewelry are also included in the list. Going for sweet tones like beige, cream, and soft pink are also allowed for a boho chic wedding. Speaking about the overall shapes, we can note that maxi type pieces are the primary options, still coming with the specific design details and the other characteristic aspects.

The hairstyle of this type should be close to natural looks and should create a slightly effortless and messy impression with free locks, braids, or messily accented variations.

The Costume of the Groom Inspired by Boho Chic

As for the groom, a cute waistcoat adorned with checkered patterns and a shirt of a lighter tone may be a great option. It’s necessary to have a small blossom of the same flowers, which are used for the bride’s hair accessory or the bouquet fixed somewhere on the waistcoat. The strict classic costumes are a big ‘no’ here. Just the contrary! The groom can even go so far with his effortless looks that he can even have his sleeves cuffed along with the lower parts of the pants. A headwear accessory like a hat, a cap, or a beret can also be tried out here. Matching that with comfy shoes like sneakers or converse shoes is the next crazy and cool thing he can experiment with.

The Dresses of the Bridesmaids Inspired by Boho Chic

Coming to the dresses of the bridesmaids, we can speak about the necessity to avoid wearing similar dresses, thus always trying to create one special detail that will make each dress different from the rest, or picking totally different dresses have a single catchy detail in common. It can be similarly styles hair or the floral accessories on the head, or just a design detail, something symbolic creating the unifying feel.

How to Organize a 'Boho Chic' Wedding

The Decorations of the Boho Chic Wedding

What refers to the design of the party table, we can suggest using fabrics like burlap put with sophisticated and unusual braided or embroidered looks, a lot of lights, which are more preferable to be of types like the oil or kerosene lamps or candles with creative forms, followed with a bonfire in the evening for the total romance, garlands, plates of different sizes, floral compositions, dried flowers, etc. Handmade details should again be given the priority, especially when having created unique and cool things with not too sumptuous materials. As we noted previously, it’s also important to be as close to the nature as possible. Thus, you may also opt for some creative and cool solutions in terms of choosing the place and arranging the tables and the seats, also going for some incredible solutions. For instance, you can choose some wooden and vintage tables and chairs, which will be effective and beautiful.

Another thing that’s special about boho chic is that you don’t need to worry about the compatibility of the brightest shades, simply because they are not actually meant to be combined with each other! The ethnic feel is recommended to preserve even now. In addition, you can also use rugs, fur details, feathers and anything else that will have the ethnic feel about it, including napkins, tablecloths, furniture covers, which may all be made of the specific patchwork technique. You can even opt for old furniture and mixes of details from different decades to create the retro-vintage cool effect.

Going for wild flowers will enhance the natural feel even more. The dishes should all be containing a huge diversity of forms, shapes and shades. Finally the cake should be natural and sweet, not having anything extravagant or excessively eye-catching about it but having its symbolic and nice romance to complete the image. In a word, the decoration for the boho wedding is an ideal chance to experiment with any incompatible details confidently and to work out the ideas of creativity and imagination without fears.

This is the key of boho chic style wedding: creating the most natural and cool combinations and looks using the most luxurious materials, and creating unique works of art based on moderately cheap and affordable means.

Here were the keys to planning and organizing the most impressive and beautiful boho chic inspired wedding parties ever! All you need to do is just take into account these tips and be bold enough to go all-natural on that special day. If you manage to pull it off correctly enough, you will have the most unforgettable impressions and memories from that day. So shine with your creativity and gorgeous looks and be the boho star of the show!

How to Organize a 'Boho Chic' Wedding

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Written by Rima Kh.
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