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Style Study: Bohemian/Boho Wedding

Today we’re kicking off a new series, where we dive into a specific event or wedding style or theme, breaking it down for you. We’ll cover all the elements of the style, giving you tons of ideas on exactly how to execute the aesthetic you’re wanting to achieve for your bohemian influenced wedding or event.

Beginning with a very popular style for Sunshine Coast weddings and events in particular: Bohemian/Boho. By definition, the term “bohemian” speaks of an unconventional lifestyle, one typically adopted by artists, musicians, writers and poets, those with spiritual connections. It’s not one specific style, but the freedom to imagine and create as you please. Considering this, remember your boho wedding or party can literally be anything you want it to be! However, there are some styling elements that are recognised as inately “bohemian”, and that’s what we’ll be discussing today.

So, let’s get on with a deep dive into our Style Study on all things boho.

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The Boho Spectrum

Boho, as a style, is extremely versatile. Your boho wedding or event can be anything from earthy and organic to extremely high end and luxe.

We have created boho spaces with all the relaxed vibes – think rattan, macramé, layered textures and all earthy tones. We’ve also styled bohemian weddings where classic luxury elements like champagne towers and tuxedos were included. Boho is a spectrum, and your sweet spot could fall anywhere in-between.

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Image by Artography, Flowers by Heavenly Blooms

Curate the Space

A key part of creating a boho style event is to ensure you’re utilising the space. Back in the day, the Bohemians were wanderers and adventurers, who would gather together to explore ideas – talking and creating in a relaxed, communal space. If you enjoy bringing people together, then curating a boho space will be perfect for you.

Tipis and tents are the ideal option for a boho wedding or event, because we can design your space completely from scratch. We usually recommend creating break out spaces for your guests to gather in smaller groups. Chill spaces with low-lying tables, plenty of cushions to relax on with cosy textures that make them feel instantly at home.

The idea is to encourage various ways to interact, so setting up lawn games is another way to create a space where fun can be had, and memories made.

We love working with Sperry Tents Sunshine Coast and Tipi Luxe, to curate an innately bohemian space.

Catering Boho Style

When one thinks of boho wedding or event, a festival style often springs to mind. We’re so on board with this, especially as it provides opportunity to get really creative with your catering.

Food trucks and vans are the ideal way to cater for your guests, adding a sense of occasion. Family banquet style and grazing tables are also popular options.

Image by Mallory Sparkles Photography
Image by Naturally Jek Photography Flowers by Branch & Blossom
boho wedding bouquet
Image by Naturally Jek Photography Flowers by Branch & Blossom

Bohemian Blooms

Flowers play a huge role in boho styling. Bringing in the beauty of the natural world in an unpretentious fashion is where it’s at. We love working with florists to come up with statement arrangements, such as a hanging installation or groups of arrangements in ceramic pots. A mix of preserved and fresh flowers is quintessentially boho.

Image by xoxo, Flowers by WillowBud
Image by Mallory Sparkles Photography

Elements of Boho

As previously mentioned, bohemian style is wide and varying – the world is your oyster when it comes to finding your boho style. However there are some key elements you can use to make sure you’re hitting the brief.

Rattan elements in your decor, teamed with macrame statement pieces give that earthy feel. Textured cushions and textiles layered throughout the space lean into the cosy, mismatched vibe we feel boho is all about.

Image by Mallory Sparkles Photography

Does a boho wedding or event sound like you?

Let’s find your specific boho style together! Contact our team today, and we can start coming up with ideas for your boho wedding or event.

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