If you’ve already started the wedding planning process, then you know there are a ton of styles in which you can emulate for your event. If you prefer clean lines and the latest trends, then maybe a modern aesthetic is best for you. If rustic tablescapes and farm-to-table florals steal your heart, then a farm-inspired day is your perfect match. If woven decor elements, overflowing florals, and an abundance of drapery await you down the aisle, then we recommend these bohemian wedding ideas to help embellish every moment of your celebration!
Light linens, earthy details, and a variety of floral centerpieces and greenery installations can help to transform your traditional reception into a bohemian style wedding. For starters, agates and geodes never fail to create a magical indie feel, thanks in large part to their rich jewel tones. Perfect as place cards, table numbers, or details on a bohemian wedding cake, they always manage to catch the light in just the right way. Crystals, quartz, and gems are just as dreamy, creating an enchanting effect when scattered across reception tables as part of the centerpiece, or printed on card stock for bohemian wedding invitations.
For more bohemian wedding decor, look to the ever-popular succulent. These desert natives work just about anywhere, whether as a place setting accents, centerpieces, ceremony arches, or hanging terrariums. Really, you can’t get much more earthy than that which grows from the soil! If you’re searching for more bohemian wedding ideas that utilize gorgeous florals, you can also delicately drape your ceremony chairs with beautiful blooms and lush greenery. It’ll transform a conventional setup into an earthly fête.
And while the ground may serve as an inspirational source for your bohemian style wedding, so too does the sky above. There’s nothing dreamier or more romantic than a starry night, constellations, crescent moon, and indigo blue. From Milky Way patterns to crescent adornments, celestial vibes are being translated into all sorts of bohemian wedding decor and we couldn’t be more in love.
Featuring all things ethereal, earthly, and exquisite, these are our favorite bohemian wedding ideas, straight from the experts.
Bohemian Wedding Ceremony Ideas
A tripod altar can bring an enchanting element to a bohemian wedding ceremony. “The bride’s lush bouquet and the floral installation on the [altar] were built primarily with a variety of ferns and vines local to the area,” says Eatherley Schultz, founder of Floressence Flowers. Minimal ceremony decor helped to highlight the uniqueness of the altar design.
“When creating a boho design, it’s important for the florals to be loose and whimsical,” says Christina Millikin, founder of Glow Events when emphasizing just some of the more detailed features need to showcase your boho design. “You don’t want anything too tight or perfectly formed when it comes to arrangements,” Millikin adds. The florals adorning these ceremony chairs are a perfect example!
Dramatic yet graceful fabric draping was added to this couple’s ceremony to give the event an ethereal feel. “With the wedding being in a wide-open field, we wanted to focus the guests’ eyes on the aisle,” says Neillie Kirk Butler, founder of Mariée Ami. “We were going for a romantic look and needed a big bang for our buck,” Butler explains.
Bohemian Bridal Style Ideas
Bohemian weddings are all about channeling effortless and elegant style. “This lace wedding dress with a simple yet dramatic cape gives this bride an ultra-romantic look,” notes Ashley Culicchia Cash, owner of The Graceful Host. The elegance of the gown—paired with soft, loose curls and a delicate flower crown—evokes a free-spirited nature.
More and more bohemian brides are using unique color palettes in their bouquets. “This bride carried more color in her bouquet to match her bridesmaids’ dresses which were in an array of patterns and colors,” says Yumiko Fletcher, owner of Hana Floral Design. For this specific style, florals are arranged more naturally for an earthy aesthetic.
Bohemian Wedding Flower Ideas
Florals epitomize a bohemian wedding style, so when finalizing ideas for your tablescape, think outside of the box regarding your floral arrangement. “Single stems in various vases gave the look of a dainty yet whimsical centerpiece display,” said Merilee Hennings, owner of EverAfter Events. An assortment of blooms in blush tones complemented the gold details throughout each place setting.
Bohemian Wedding Invitations and Escort Card Displays
“Consider incorporating nontraditional elements into your design, such as concrete, wood, stone and tile,” says Allyson Joseph, Principal at Bob Gail Special Events, when describing a creative alternative to a traditional escort card display. “These elements can make a unique statement while tying in the natural elements of your surroundings,” Joseph adds.
Bohemian Wedding Table Numbers
A magenta agate table number brings a punch of color to a botanical tablescape, looking vibrant next to a succulent in an open terrarium.
Bohemian Tablescape Ideas
One of the best ways to define bohemian wedding style throughout your reception is through your tablescape, which provides the opportunity to showcase your choice in florals, linens, and decor.
“For bohemian weddings, light wooden tables with plenty of clear glassware, white plates, and overflowing florals make for a great execution of design,” says Brooke Keegan, owner of Brooke Keegan Special Events.
“Candle votives in varying heights add a touch of elegance to your display while providing a soft glow,” Keegan adds.