Embracing Boho Chic: The Allure of Bohemian Weddings

    In recent years, the bohemian wedding trend has surged in popularity, captivating couples with its carefree spirit, whimsical charm, and earthy elegance. Inspired by the free-spirited lifestyle of bohemian culture, these weddings offer a unique blend of bohemian aesthetics, vintage elements, and personal touches, creating an enchanting atmosphere that celebrates love, nature, and individuality…

    We held a photoshoot here recently to showcase what a perfect backdrop Waterside Country Barn is for the Boho theme and also hosted a beautiful wedding here filled with rustic boho charm, here are our thoughts on recreating your own bespoke boho-themed day…

    Bohemian Vibes: A Celebration of Freedom and Individuality

    At the heart of boho weddings lies a celebration of freedom and individuality. Couples drawn to this style seek to break away from traditional norms and embrace a more relaxed and unconventional approach to their special day. From flowing bridal gowns and flower crowns to eclectic decor and lush greenery, every aspect of a boho wedding reflects the couple’s unique personality and style.

    Natural Beauty: Infusing Nature into the Celebration

    One of the defining features of boho weddings is their connection to nature, often incorporating natural elements to create a dreamy and romantic ambiance. It’s a broad spectrum, and can be demonstrated with cascading floral arrangements, wildflower bouquets, and lush greenery or stunning dried flowers, bunny tails and pampas grass, intertwined with rustic wood, vintage textiles, and soft candlelight. The result is a feast for the senses that transports guests to a world of natural beauty and enchantment.

    (photo credit: Agrestal Visuals)

    Vintage Flair: Nostalgic Charm and Timeless Elegance

    Boho weddings often draw inspiration from vintage aesthetics, adding a touch of nostalgia and timeless elegance to the celebration. Vintage lace, delicate embroidery, and heirloom jewellery are commonly featured in bridal attire, while mismatched China, antique furniture, and vintage-inspired decor lend a sense of charm and whimsy to the venue. It’s all about creating a sense of history and romance, as if stepping into a bygone era where love stories unfold amidst the beauty of the past.

    Personalised Touches: Making It Truly Yours

    One of the most appealing aspects of boho weddings is the opportunity to infuse personal touches into every aspect of the celebration. From handwritten vows and meaningful rituals to DIY decor and personalised details, couples have the freedom to make their wedding truly their own. Whether it’s incorporating elements of their cultural heritage, showcasing their shared interests and passions, or simply expressing their love story in creative ways, boho weddings allow couples to celebrate their unique bond in a way that feels authentic and meaningful to them. We recommend getting in touch with Jackie and Deb from Just Ceremonies, who offer a wonderful celebrant service, enabling you to create the perfect wedding blessing incorporating everything that’s important and unique to you as a couple.

    Boho-Chic Decor Ideas: Creating an Enchanting Atmosphere

    Decor plays a pivotal role in bringing the whimsical charm and relaxed vibe of boho weddings to life. Here are some inspiring decor ideas to infuse your celebration with boho-chic flair:

    1. Macramé Magic: Incorporate macramé details throughout your wedding decor for a touch of bohemian charm. Hang macramé backdrops behind the ceremony altar, use macramé plant hangers to adorn the venue with lush greenery, or opt for macramé table runners for a boho twist on traditional table settings.

    These beautiful Peacock chairs and sign were hired in for a wedding here from Own Your Own Throne and were used both in the ceremony space by the lake and also at the head table.

    (Photo Credit: Lillians lens Photography)

    2. Dreamy Drapery: Create a romantic ambiance with flowing fabric drapery in soft, earthy hues. Our sheer drapes work perfectly to frame the space, drape fabric garlands across the reception area, or hang billowing tapestries as a backdrop for thesweetheart or top table. Or a beautiful macramé backdrop like the one above.

    3. Foraged Florals: Embrace the beauty of wildflowers and foraged foliage for your floral arrangements. opt for loose, organic bouquets and centrepieces featuring a mix of blooms in soft pastel shades, accented with textural elements like feathers, pampas grass, and dried herbs.

    4. Vintage Finds: Scour thrift stores, flea markets, and antique shops for one-of-a-kind vintage decor pieces to add character and nostalgia to your wedding decor. Think vintage lanterns, brass candlesticks, ornate mirrors, and eclectic vases overflowing with blooms arranged around upturned wooden crates.

    (photo credit: Agrestal Visuals)

    5. Whimsical Lighting: Set the mood with whimsical lighting that casts a warm and inviting glow over your celebration. Our festoon and fairy lights are perfect for this and offer an adjustable glow to make your setting -just right!

    6. Use our shepherd hooks to illuminate pathways with lanterns or mason jar candles and create a magical ambiance with vintage-inspired Edison bulbs.

    (Photo Credit Kelly Weech Photography)

    7. Nature-Inspired Accents: Bring the beauty of the outdoors inside with nature-inspired accents like driftwood, geodes, agate slices, and terrariums filled with succulents and air plants. These natural elements add a touch of earthy elegance to your boho-chic decor scheme.

    8. DIY Touches: Get creative and add personal DIY touches to your decor that reflect your unique style and personality. Whether it’s hand-painted signage, bohemian dreamcatchers, or personalised favours crafted with love, like these homemade clay hearts, doubling up as name places with twine. DIY details add a heartfelt and authentic touch to your wedding celebration.

    9. Lush Greenery: Greenery is a key element of boho-chic decor, and you can’t get a more fitting backdrop, you could also so incorporate plenty of lush foliage throughout the inside of the barn. Create cascading greenery installations, adorn doorways and the sides of the barn with bunting. Make the most of our giant hanging chandeliers with leafy garlands, which you can also add your own dried or artificial flowers into to add your own colours. You could also use potted plants and ferns as natural accents throughout the barn interior.

    10. Don’t forget the cake! You can also add the boho chic theme into your wedding cake, this beautiful creation was the work of Mandy’s Classic Cakes. Who is able to deliver her creations directly to the barn for you and trust us when we say it tasted as good as it looks!

    By incorporating these decor ideas into your boho wedding celebration, you can create an enchanting atmosphere that captures the spirit of bohemian romance and sets the stage for an unforgettable day filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories.