The bohemian wedding

Candle lit tables at Leez Priory

A bohemian is seen as free-spirited, creative, and carefree and a boho wedding is often a unique, highly colourful and, artistic event. In this blog post, we explore how to pull off a great bohemian wedding; with recommendations for decor, outfits, and catering.

Organise an incredible venue

While some bohemians may like to get married outside, natural complications; such as the wind, rain, or sunshine (melting the cake frosting and the wedding makeup), can all threaten to derail your day. Choosing a unique and stunning venue can really add to the charm of your wedding (and save you from any weather related catastrophes).

Leez Priory is one of the most popular wedding venues in the UK, and has won Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Best Wedding Venue’ on three separate occasions. A beautiful Tudor mansion, with expansive grounds, and arching, ancient trees; Leez Priory is the perfect backdrop for any bohemian wedding.

Lighting up your bohemian wedding party

When drawing up decoration plans for your bohemian wedding, you’ll want to include bold flowers and flickering candles. Filling the venue’s grounds with the warm, amber glow of candlelight is a beautiful and romantic way to set the ambience for your bohemian wedding. Vintage lamps and votive candles are great choices for a fairytale feel.

Decorating the venue with seasonal wildflowers will perfectly convey that endearing bohemian style. Adorning the dining tables, guests’ chairs, and even the wedding cake, with flowers, can bring a wonderfully vibrant and fresh dynamic to your day.

The menu

When organising your catering, you’ll want to make sure that your dishes are filled with fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables. You may like to dine on something a little more unique than the standard wedding fare; with an outdoor BBQ or a hog roast – both are laid back options that will leave all your guests satisfied.

The boho bride

a bride in traditional white dress holding lucky horsehoesA bohemian bride will look beautiful in a relaxed dress, crafted from ethereal, floaty fabrics. Lace and macramé will add a fresh feel to the bohemian dress. Going for a colourful gown can add to the laid back mood; a delicate green or dusty purple are both chic and appropriate.

In addition, you can really dress up your look with some dreamy accessories. Floral crowns are a popular trend for brides and will add to the romantic feel of your wedding day attire. There are many pretty styles to choose from. A full crown adorned with wildflowers or bold blooms, both make a striking statement; or you can opt for a garland, adorned with crystals, shells, or feathers. As Offbeat Bride chimes: “flower crowns are a classic wedding look for a reason. They’re so romantic”. If you want something more simple, you could style your hair in loose waves and dress it up with some foliage or a single flower.

For the bridesmaid dresses, we recommend replicating the relaxed, ethereal bridal look; choosing to mix up the styles and fabrics of your bridesmaid dresses will give a wonderfully laid-back and charming feel.  For the bouquets: nothing says boho better than an arrangement of wildflowers.

The casual groom

For the groom’s look, a two-piece suit can look relaxed yet stylish, and can be styled in a range of colours and fabrics: imagine a cool vibrant blue, classic tweed, or fashionable burgundy. Other laid back grooms may like to style themselves in smart trousers and a shirt; adding a bow tie or braces for an extra touch of character.

Enjoy your bohemian celebrations  

We hope that our blog post has provided you with some great inspiration for styling your dreamy bohemian wedding. If you would like to have yours at Leez Priory, please contact us here.


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