There’s nothing more special than exchanging wedding vows at a place that is special to a couple, and for this bride and groom the venue could not have been more magical. They were married at the bride’s parent’s farmhouse and … Continue reading
This boho wedding, shot by Catrina Earls Photography, is inspired by the true meaning of the term “bohemian” in every unique detail. The artistic styled shoot has a carefree feel, yet no detail is missed in the stunning wedding concept. Let these photos serve as your guide to flawless boho wedding style.
A Dreamy Invitation Suite
This invitation suite perfectly sets the tone for a dreamy bohemian wedding. The wispy romantic calligraphy pairs perfectly with the contemporary watercolor “cupid arrows” to let guests know that love is in the air!
This elegant flowing Hayley Paige gown was designed with a bohemian bride in mind! A personalized hanger is a special touch for these detail shots.
Style Tip: The ultimate bohemian accessory is a lush floral crown, and it pairs perfectly with a messy side braid.
This bride looked amazing from head to toe!
The full bouquet looks like it was picked from a blossoming countryside. The organic composition is a true masterpiece!
The bride was stunning in the full ensemble finished with a fur shawl.
The Modern Groom
The groom was dressed to impress in a black tuxedo. His unique style shined with special accessories, like a wooden bow tie, mismatched cuff links and wingtip shoes.
Yes, that bow tie is real wood! Wouldn’t these make unique groomsmen gifts, too?
Dreamy Ceremony Details
Magnolia leaves acted as ceremony programs, and the wording was so beautifully written on these natural little canvases.
This ceremony was very artistic, unconventional and very bohemian. A creative DIY backdrop constructed of handmade dreamcatchers hung from a piece of driftwood, and the sun shined through the lace, beads and feathers.
How gorgeous are the rings they exchanged? That marquis diamond is a stunner!
Arrow Escort Cards
Equally creative reception décor made a seamless transition from the ethereal ceremony. Guests signed a guest book globe that beautifully displayed the words of a true free spirit.
Cupid arrows were displayed in a handmade basket and doubled as escort cards.
Romantic Rustic Venue
Weddings do not have to be complicated to be stunning. This unfussy barn reception is sure to make your jaw drop! Rustic chandeliers, café lights and sun peeking through the slatted walls illuminated the space and created the perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner. The sweetheart table was completed with romantic white candles in brass candlesticks, and a 6-foot floral garland that cascaded to the barn floor.
Fresh fruits and vegetables, like pomegranates and artichokes, added rich pops of color to the lush garland.
Serving small locally grown bites off an artful menu gave a farm-to-table feel, fitting for this carefree and laid back wedding.
Signature Wedding Drinks
At an intimate wedding, you can skip the full bar and offer unique signature drinks. Serving a few specialty drinks will satisfy different tastes and preferences. Grapefruit sangria cocktails are so delicious and refreshing, and Bohemian beer is an appropriate choice, too!
An Assorted Dessert Display
A whimsical desserts display welcomes everyone to try a few different sweets. Vintage linens and accessories build a display almost too pretty to touch. Little gold arrows and fresh fruit adornments give this simple wedding cake bohemian flair!
Shimmering geometric chocolate truffles look like modern little gems you can eat. What a unique treat!
Planning Tip: Create uniformity on a dessert display by using similar finishes on the variety of sweets.
A Truly Adventurous Exit
After the vows were exchanged and the cake was cut, the happy couple departed in a truly bohemian fashion. A restored canoe made for a memorable exit!
Now how artistic, unconventional, dreamy and bohemian is that?
See how this stunning styled shoot came together:
Photographer: Catrina Earls Photography | Equipment Rentals: Asheville Outdoor Center | Floral Designer: Blossoms at Biltmore Park | Makeup Artist: Blush Asheville | Caterer: Catering by Corey | Design and Decor: Gallivanting Girls | Dress Store: Hayley Paige via Hayden Olivia Bridal | Design and Decor: Hello Little Bungalow | Event Venue: Honeysuckle Hill | Calligrapher: Kristen Henderson Calligraphy | DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Madame Crafty Britches | Event Planner: Mingle Events & Vintage Rentals | Equipment Rentals: Mingle Events & Vintage Rentals | Cinema and Video: MPA Weddings | Design and Decor: Painted Fox | Invitation Designer: Redroot Factory | Cake Designer: Ruth and Ranshaw | DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: The Pink House | Groomsman Attire: Two Guys Bowties
What’s your favorite element from this boho wedding? Share your thoughts in the comments!
The wedding date is set, and it’s time to take engagement photos! Engagement photos are perfect for announcing your engagement, including in your save the dates or for customizing your own wedding site. Capture fantastic photos with these fabulous tips to style your own shoot.
Don’t be cooped up inside! Take your shoot outside to a location that you love or to one that’s special for the two of you. The spot you were engaged, a local landmark, or a beautiful open field are all great options.
2. Incorporate Your Wedding Theme or Personal Style
If you plan on having a boho chic theme for your wedding, include carefree bohemian details as part of your photo shoot. A lush flower crown is a pretty boho accessory for your hair.
Don’t be afraid to show your off your personality!
3. Dress for the Occasion
There’s no need for matching outfits. Instead, wear coordinating outfits that complement each other and the setting. Keep it casual and comfortable.
4. Set Up a Real Tablescape
Elevate your photos with a few extra props. Create an elegant tablescape complete with tasty canapés and drinks you and your fiancé can snack on during and after the shoot.
Natural touches, like vivid blooms and succulents, add a burst of color and life to pictures.
Mix in more lovely details, like a nice cheese plate and potted succulents. Glam up the succulents by painting the tips gold!
Style Tip: Place faux succulents into small pots and keep them to use as décor for your wedding or bridal shower.
Make two special table settings with “He is Mine” and “She is My Beloved” calligraphy cards.
5. Get Cozy
Are you submitting a portrait to be published in your local newspaper? Celebrate your love and get affectionate for a few amazing close-ups! Newspapers and other publications usually request close-up couple shots with your announcement.
6. Use Personal Props
Include a few personal items in your photos. Capture a shot your engagement ring (and wedding bands if you have them). We love this gorgeous picture of the bride’s engagement ring in a succulent!
Write heartfelt letters to one another and use them as props. This sweet image will be cherished for years to come.
7. Take Advantage of the Light for Romantic Shots
Work with the ambient light to take beautiful photos as the sun is setting or rising. The golden rays make this photograph in the field exceptionally dazzling!
8. Take Shots from Different Angles
Ask the photographer to add some depth to a few portraits and snap a few pictures from different angles.
9. Creatively Use Your Surroundings
Get creative with your surroundings. Drape a lace curtain on a low branch of a tree and spread out a few blankets and pillows for a comfy and dreamy backdrop.
Hold a calligraphy-written quote that’s dear to your hearts or a saying that’s fitting for your wedding theme!
What special touches would you include in your engagement shoot?
Photographers: Rebecca Anne Photography , Kerry Jeanne and Jenny Ostenson Photography | Signage: Chalk Artistry and Design | Other Location: Fort Steilacoom Park | Floral Designer: From The Ground Up Floral | Etsy Designer: Allie Way Design | Second Shooter: Kerry Jeanne Photography | Makeup Artist: Korrine’s Facial & Waxing Studio | Hair Stylist:Lounge 9 Salon | Cake Designer: wanna cupcake
Feathers, flowers and effortless style is what every boho bride dreams of! A carefree bohemian wedding is easy to create, especially with the right favors and decor. From the dessert table to place settings, you’re sure to be inspired by this beautiful, natural wedding setup!
A Beautifully Boho Table
Transform a table from plain to ultra fab! Start with glistening gold flatware, candlestick holders, chargers and table numbers. Adding gold details is always a great way to glam up any table.
A pretty watercolor table runner gives a hint of color to each table.
Mix in cool and cute touches, like these dreamcatcher bud vases.
Set the tone by looking to natural elements to inspire a chic table setting. Create small bouquets of roses, ferns, feathers and other greenery for an organic look.
DIY Tip: Buy plain white cloth napkins and feathers and dip dye them in pink, yellow and blue dyes for an ombré affect. Tie a few beads and a feather onto a piece of suede cord, and wrap it around each napkin for an impressive place setting.
If your bohemian soireé is outdoors, make sure you have plenty of fans around to keep guests cool. These personalized kraft boho fans are cute favors, plus you can incorporate a menu or wedding program on the back!
Beautiful naked wedding cakes are trendy and pair perfectly with a bohemian theme. Place a few flowers, greenery and feathers on top to complete the look!
Desserts can include much more than just the wedding cake! Donuts are also trendy desserts that are simple and fuss-free. Trail mix is another quick sweet and savory treat for guests. Create easy-to-carry snacks by serving a homemade trail mix in paper cones!
Style Tip: Stack several donuts on a cake stand and cover it with a glass dome. For an extra touch, tie a piece of suede cord and dip dyed feathers around the top.
The Mr. and Mrs. need proper seating for the grand event! Add a little extra style to the bride and groom’s seats with special feathers and tassels chair signs.
Tiny favor jars are the right size for little candies or treats. Fill several with a great trail mix, finish with a personalized bohemian sticker, and you have a fabulous favor for your guests!
Give guests favors they will love and keep using long after the wedding. Personalized bottle openers or boho-esque feather bottle openers are practical and stylish gifts. Whimsical dreamcatcher favor boxes and bottle stoppers are so unique, they will be the talk of the party!
What do you love the most about a boho wedding? Tell us in the comments!
From real feather details and bold hues to farm tables and a beautiful old barn, this wedding is the perfect marriage of southwestern style and a southern Georgia setting. Photographed by Andie Freeman at the beautiful Barn on Belmont in Athens, GA, this bright bohemian wedding inspiration will kick-start your planning!
Southwestern Bridal Style
This unique pin dot gown provided the inspiration for this wedding shoot. The turquoise-studded belt and delicate tulle skirt influenced both the colors and textures used in the decor. Turquoise jewelry is totally trending this season, and big bold pieces complement the bride in this gown.
Bohemian beauty is all about natural and carefree makeup. Rosy cheeks and soft pink lips give the bride a sun-kissed glow on her big day, and bold black mascara enhances her eyelashes for a stunning look.
Bridal Beauty Tip: Ask your makeup artist to provide a touch-up kit to keep on hand. Outdoor summer weddings can get quite toasty and a quick makeup refresh may be necessary.
A boho bride almost always wears flowers in her hair. This bride’s bold hair piece complements her groom’s boutonniere, too!
Southwestern wildflowers meet southern charm with this stunning cascading bouquet, finished with vintage ribbons and lace.
Bridal Tip: Big organic bouquets are a trend we love! Remember to carry your blooms low so you don’t block your face when you’re walking down the aisle.
Adorable Ring Bearer Ideas
How adorable is a little man dressed like a mini-me version of the groom? This ring bearer might be the cutest attendant at the wedding!
You can even infuse southwestern style in the ring bearer’s accessories. We love the idea of swapping a traditional ring bearer pillow for a nest adorned with feathers! This unique detail will garner “oohs” and “aahs” as your little guy marches down the aisle.
Eclectic Table Decor
Southwest flair meets southern chic with this farm table display. Assorted chairs and layered china enhance the bohemian feel. Bringing in pops of color with bright napkins and a big centerpiece is a way to add uniformity in this eclectic setting.
The little details really shine on this table! A cowboy boot place card holder is a nod to the southern locale, and silverware tied with ribbon adds another punch of pattern and texture.
Rustic floral chair backers indicate where the bride and groom sit.
Aztec-Inspired Wedding Cake
The inspiration for this wedding is infused in the cake as well. The bright wedding cake features a geometric Aztec-inspired design, topped with a gorgeous handmade sugar flower. The southwestern display transforms the side of the barn for a unique photo op!
Succulent Wedding Favors
Faux succulent bottle stoppers are a fitting choice for this wedding theme. Send each guest home with a little “thank you” for helping you celebrate your big day!
Southwestern Wedding Video
Want to see more from this stunning wedding shot in the South? Here’s a video with all of the pretty little details:
Photographer: Andie Freeman Photography| Favors and Gifts: Kate Aspen | Linens and Coverings: Barron’s Rental Center | Floral Designer: Bud and Bloom | Cake Designer: Classic City Confections | Dress Store: High Maintenance | Cinema and Video: Image Media Works | Dress Designer: Sherri Hill | Invitation Designer: Southern Sophistication Designs | Event Venue: The Barn on Belmont