Styling a luxe boho themed wedding with a touch of Lavender
Wedding season is here so it's time for some new bridal inspiration! Are you just as much a lover of vintage, flower crowns, lush bouquets and softly draped dresses like I am? The bohemian wedding trend is not going anywhere! For those free spirited brides who love the elements of nature flowing through their wedding day. Walking down the aisle barefoot, saying your wedding vows in the sand with an abundance of flowers mixed with a little festival style and prettiness! But how to style your perfect boho chic wedding with a touch of color? Here are some tips to create your own magical day! Have fun!
How to create your own perfect day?
Picking the (perfect) location is one of the most important parts in wedding planning because once it’s locked in, you can plan all the finer details around it. Look for a possibility of hosting your wedding at a beach or forest. Consider the surroundings and the lighting and the possibility to move indoors if weather if not playing fair. Move away from the conventional locations and try a beach club, farmhouse or festival tents in the woods.
Shades of lavender ranging from deep purple to pastel blended with soft pinks will add that feminine feel. Add a little gold which will contribute that perfect touch of contrast and highlight. The green adds that sense of vibrancy and should in your floral arrangements and natural surroundings so as to not overdo it. Adding touches of metallic throughout your special day will add that sophisticated and modern and boho chic element.
A traditional wooden table adds that charmingly rustic, relaxed and countryside elegance feel and it allows for an intimate gathering that isn’t overly formal. Set against it lightly washed lavender fabrics for that soft, romantic feel. For that hippy, casual feel that really welcomes your guests, go with an elaborately unique patterned rug to set the base, then layer it with faux fur rugs or handmade colorful throws. As finishing touch a range of cushions inspired by Moroccan prints, thickly stitched accessories and metallic gold ottomans. Find inspiration from the heart of a Marrakesh Medina and bring it to your wedding.
Flowers and more
Ask your florist for a blooming, cascading bouquet arrangement that will speak for itself. Leafy greens and succulents with pastel pink roses and lavender sprigs decorated throughout. Pay attention to detail and serve your guests a soft purple beverage in crystal glassware with real lavender sprigs for a thoughtful touch. Let the floral arrangement be unstructured and messy. You don't want your flowers to look to arranged. The greenery is necessary for breaking up the richness of the purple. You want an effortless, natural, organic-looking and free-flowing arrangement that will steal the show. As a nice boho touch ask your florist to make you a flower crown in matching colors. It really brings out the hippy girl in you!
Decorations and more
Decorate the wooden table with the geodes and gems that will well and truly stand out – think purple, rose or clear quartz and amethyst. For that structure, add geometric vases and candleholders. For the platting, go with white gold edged paired with gold cutlery wrapped in ripped soft lilac silk ribbon with gold scripted ink name tags attached layered on a lilac cloth.
Are you a bit of a DIY bride? Dare to be different and to really leave an impression on your guests. Cow skulls may seem a little too eccentric, but you can glam it up to your own liking and add your own touch to it. We purchased one from the $2 shop for $50, spray painted it white and the horns gold, glued on the lace and embellished it with peals, diamantes, jewels and an earring dropping from its forehead. Just make it romantic and feminine in our own way.
All of your guests will be eagerly awaiting dessert, so continue the theme and make it extra special for them! No need in going for a big dessert, but something small to please the sweet tooth. Go with the crowd favorite: macarons and sprinkle in lavender with some gold glitter and flakes onto it. Add berry filled desserts for that rich contrast of reds and purples. To continue through with that casual vibe, you can’t go wrong with a high tea spread. Place them on a purple cake holder to keep the color theme going.
The daytime will give you that soft natural lighting, but you’ll be celebrating far into the night, so keep the atmosphere inviting and romantic and hang some lights from the tree above. Tie the glass candle holder to a thick rope and here’s our key piece of advice: go with electronic candles which should be easy to source from the local discount store. Surround your guests with a warm glow and even go with dressing the tree with fairy lights!
As relaxed as this wedding theme is, you do want to really draw your guests in with that boho chic element. We recommend gold foiled and laser cut invitations, a favorite amongst the most stylist and modern of couples. Featured in this shoot is the elaborately detailed gated card. These invitation can be personal monogramed with laser cut into the fold out and held together by a sweet lotus flower sticker. For a less over the top and more chic invitation, there is the floral framed laser cut design that has a more bohemian feel.
What about Make-up and the Dress?
You’ll be outdoors so keep it light and natural. Don't go overboard with your makeup, but just touch up your pretty face and bring out your best features. For the base foundation, think dewy and luminous skin kept glowing with highlight or strobing. Top it with a baby pink or peach blush paired with rose gold or copper colored eyeshadow. For that contrast and move away from the glossy, keep the lips light and matte with a nude and neutral color. For your eyes use lots of mascara because your really want them to stand out. As you might shed a tear or two try some waterproof or long lasting make up. You don't want to worry about your make up all the time.
Picking the dress is perhaps the biggest moment for you as you want to feel bridal but not lost in a mountain of tulle. Think free flowing French lace, smooth softly wrapped and airy. The Nicole Spose gown with the lace backing, features a subtly embellished bodice with an illusion neckline, beaded floral embroidery, and delicate lace that cascade into a tulle skirt for the bride who wants to really make a statement.
The Sottero and Midgley gown is a chic lace wedding dress; accented with spaghetti straps; demure illusion back and V-neckline, finished with delicate pearl buttons is for the bride who wants something soft and light. The long-sleeved Maggie Sottero gown classic sheath wedding dress features embellished illusion lace over jersey & atop a feminine sweetheart neckline and long sleeves with hand-placed lace appliqués is for the bride who wants a boho meets elegant look.
A little extra touch of Boho
Stand out, get unique and go with white henna on your arm for that true bohemian feel that is coming up big in the wedding fashion industry! Embrace this extra touch to a modern wedding and make it extra special by having the design imitate the lace print of your wedding gown. Go to a henna specialist and design your own unique wedding tattoo together!
Hope you enjoyed this guest post on a boho themed wedding with a touch of Lavender! Be inspired and created your own special wedding day!
Models: Caity Caarels & Carl Zvekan
guest post in collaboration with Adorn Wedding invitations