51 Wedding Ideas for the Boho Bride




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If you’ve already started the wedding planning process, then you know there are a ton of styles in which you can emulate for your event. If you prefer clean lines and the latest trends, then maybe a modern aesthetic is best for you. If rustic tablescapes and farm-to-table florals steal your heart, then a farm-inspired day is your perfect match. If woven decor elements, overflowing florals, and an abundance of drapery await you down the aisle, then we recommend these bohemian wedding ideas to help embellish every moment of your celebration!

Light linens, earthy details, and a variety of floral centerpieces and greenery installations can help to transform your traditional reception into a bohemian style wedding. For starters, agates and geodes never fail to create a magical indie feel, thanks in large part to their rich jewel tones. Perfect as place cards, table numbers, or details on a bohemian wedding cake, they always manage to catch the light in just the right way. Crystals, quartz, and gems are just as dreamy, creating an enchanting effect when scattered across reception tables as part of the centerpiece, or printed on card stock for bohemian wedding invitations.

For more bohemian wedding decor, look to the ever-popular succulent. These desert natives work just about anywhere, whether as place setting accents, centerpieces, ceremony arches, or hanging terrariums. Really, you can’t get much more earthy than that which grows from the soil! If you’re searching for more bohemian wedding ideas that utilize gorgeous florals, you can also delicately drape your ceremony chairs with beautiful blooms and lush greenery. It’ll transform a conventional setup into an earthly fête.




And while the ground may serve as an inspirational source for your bohemian style wedding, so too does the sky above. There’s nothing dreamier or more romantic than a starry night, constellations, crescent moon, and indigo blue. From Milky Way patterns to crescent adornments, celestial vibes are being translated into all sorts of bohemian wedding decor and we couldn’t be more in love.

Featuring all things ethereal, earthly, and exquisite, these are our favorite bohemian wedding ideas, straight from the experts.

See more: 49 Beautiful Bohemian Wedding Dresses That Range From Glamorous to Super Laid-Back

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Photo by Anni Graham Photography

Bohemian Wedding Ceremony Ideas

A tripod altar can bring an enchanting element to a bohemian wedding ceremony. “The bride’s lush bouquet and the floral installation on the [altar] were built primarily with a variety of ferns and vines local to the area,” says Eatherley Schultz, founder of Floressence Flowers. Minimal ceremony decor helped to highlight the uniqueness of the altar design.

Who wouldn’t want to exchange vows in front of this stunning Mother Nature-inspired piece? A custom-made planet backdrop speckled with gold metallic and adorned with a 50-foot garland makes our bohemian hearts swoon.

Photo by Levi Tijerna

Who wouldn’t want to exchange vows in front of this stunning Mother Nature-inspired piece? A custom-made planet backdrop speckled with gold metallic and adorned with a 50-foot garland makes our bohemian hearts swoon.




A wooden ceremony structure with hanging succulents complements the surrounding desert landscape.

Photo by Tyler Rye Photography

A wooden ceremony structure with hanging succulents complements the surrounding desert landscape.

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Photo by Janae Shields Photography

“When creating a boho design, it’s important for the florals to be loose and whimsical,” says Christina Millikin, founder of Glow Events when emphasizing just some of the more detailed features need to showcase your boho design. “You don’t want anything too tight or perfectly formed when it comes to arrangements,” Millikin adds. The florals adorning these ceremony chairs are a perfect example!

We’re dreaming of starry nights with this galaxy-inspired ceremony backdrop, which perfects the expansiveness of the unlimited sky in swirling blues and golds.

Photo by Bri Costello

We’re dreaming of starry nights with this galaxy-inspired ceremony backdrop, which perfects the expansiveness of the unlimited sky in swirling blues and golds.

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Photo by Lauren Fair Photography

At this outdoor ceremony, the expansive and scenic landscape of the couple’s venue proved to be the perfect backdrop to their bohemian wedding. “The green in both the grass and overarching trees were the perfect complement to the loose greenery in both the style of the altar and decorative decor,” says Lisa Karvellas, owner of Cedar Lakes Estate. Play off of the natural features of your ceremony site while finalizing details of your boho setup.

This one takes our breath away—a seven-foot moon installation crafted from hundreds of corks makes for a whimsical statement backdrop.

Photo by Laura Goldenberger

This one takes our breath away—a seven-foot moon installation crafted from hundreds of corks makes for a whimsical statement backdrop.

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For this outdoor affair, a display of white draped curtains adorned with loose greenery marked the entrance to the day’s alfresco events. “Hang a string of delicate white lights above your designated entrance to guarantee visibility (and an added sense of decor), whether day or night,” says Thomas Bui, founder of Thomas Bui Lifestyle.

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Photo by Alisha Crossley Photography

Dramatic yet graceful fabric draping was added to this couple’s ceremony to give the event an ethereal feel. “With the wedding being in a wide-open field, we wanted to focus the guests’ eyes on the aisle,” says Neillie Kirk Butler, founder of Mariée Ami. “We were going for a romantic look and needed a big bang for our buck,” Butler explains.

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Bohemian Bridal Style Ideas

Bohemian weddings are all about channeling effortless and elegant style. “This lace wedding dress with a simple yet dramatic cape gives this bride an ultra-romantic look,” notes Ashley Culicchia Cash, owner of The Graceful Host. The elegance of the gown—paired with soft, loose curls and a delicate flower crown—evokes a free-spirited nature.

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Photo by Leila Brewster Photography

More and more bohemian brides are utilizing unique color palettes in their bouquets. “This bride carried more color in her bouquet to match her bridesmaids’ dresses which were in an array of patterns and colors,” says Yumiko Fletcher, owner of Hana Floral Design. For this specific style, florals are arranged more naturally for an earthy aesthetic.

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Photo by Bryan N. Miller Photography

Bohemian Wedding Flower Ideas

Florals epitomize a bohemian wedding style, so when finalizing ideas for your tablescape, think outside of the box regarding your floral arrangement. “Single stems in various vases gave the look of a dainty yet whimsical centerpiece display,” said Merilee Hennings, owner of EverAfter Events. An assortment of blooms in blush tones complemented the gold details throughout each place setting.

Simplistic beauty is written all over this place setting. A [succulent accent](http://www.brides.com/story/succulent-cakes-wedding-cakes) brings a taste of the earth to a chic and stylish trio of plates in classic navy and gold.

Photo by Ashley Bosnick

Simplistic beauty is written all over this place setting. A succulent accent brings a taste of the earth to a chic and stylish trio of plates in classic navy and gold.

A succulent centerpiece and sage greenery pairs with a macramé runner for some chic indie vibes.

Photo by Peyton Rainey Photography

A succulent centerpiece and sage greenery pairs with a macramé runner for some chic indie vibes.

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Photo by Julia Franzosa Photography

This couple opted for a backdrop that highlighted the organic and ethereal atmosphere of their day. Julia Franzosa, owner of Julia Franzosa Photography, says, “Think lush greenery and subtle hues to [incorporate] a nature-inspired or boho aesthetic into your wedding portraits.”

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Photo by Nancy Ray Photography

“Think about using in-season local floral arrangements, or think bigger and choose a venue that really connects with the [bohemian] aesthetic,” says Gilda McDaniel of Fearrington Village. “We find that our couples love the pastoral setting and the connection to rural farming roots combined with elegant dining and service,” McDaniel adds.

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Photo by Steve Steinhardt Photography

Bohemian Wedding Invitations and Escort Card Displays

“Consider incorporating nontraditional elements into your design, such as concrete, wood, stone and tile,” says Allyson Joseph, Principal at Bob Gail Special Events, when describing a creative alternative to a traditional escort card display. “These elements can make a unique statement while tying in the natural elements of your surroundings,” Joseph adds.

Escort cards in swirling Italian marble paper are masterpieces in themselves, mimicking nature's best elements—the sea, the sand, and the sky.

Photo by Cambria Grace Photography

Escort cards in swirling Italian marble paper are masterpieces in themselves, mimicking nature’s best elements—the sea, the sand, and the sky.

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Photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography

“These effortlessly beautiful boho-chic agate stones incorporate elements of nature along with a certain romanticism,” says Tracie Domino, founder of Tracie Domino Events. These stones featured gold calligraphy of each guest’s name and served as escort cards to direct guests to their seats.

These beautiful hand-painted metal crescents shine almost as brightly as the moon in the sky, making for quite the original and decorative table seating plan.

Photo by Birds of a Feather

These beautiful hand-painted metal crescents shine almost as brightly as the moon in the sky, making for quite the original and decorative table seating plan.

A wall of marble escort cards in hexagonal shapes has a modern feel.

Photo by Apryl Ann

A wall of marble escort cards in hexagonal shapes has a modern feel.

Quartz paperweights jazz up ordinary paper escort cards for a bit of earthy dazzle.

Photo by Redfield Photography

Quartz paperweights jazz up ordinary paper escort cards for a bit of earthy dazzle.

Our nature-loving hearts are in love with this escort card display! Handmade from reclaimed wood, the backdrop boasts a colorful array of agate slices with names and table numbers in gold.

Photo by Melissa Fuller

Our nature-loving hearts are in love with this escort card display! Handmade from reclaimed wood, the backdrop boasts a colorful array of agate slices with names and table numbers in gold.

Agate slices hand-painted to resemble majestic mountains and desert hues make for name cards with a personal touch.

Photo by Tyler Rye Photography

Agate slices hand-painted to resemble majestic mountains and desert hues make for name cards with a personal touch.

##Bohemian Wedding Table Numbers A magenta agate table number brings a punch of color to a botanical tablescape, looking vibrant next to a succulent in an open terrarium.

Photo by Jamie & Sarah Photography

Bohemian Wedding Table Numbers

A magenta agate table number brings a punch of color to a botanical tablescape, looking vibrant next to a succulent in an open terrarium.

Marble table numbers bearing thick, gold calligraphy add sophistication to a lavishly botanical tablescape.

Photo by Nick Radford Photography

Marble table numbers bearing thick, gold calligraphy add sophistication to a lavishly botanical tablescape.

This moon-shaped table number is fit for the stars.

Photo by Amanda Lenhardt

This moon-shaped table number is fit for the stars.

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Bohemian Tablescape Ideas

One of the best ways to define bohemian wedding style throughout your reception is through your tablescape, which provides the opportunity to showcase your choice in florals, linens, and decor. “For bohemian weddings, light wooden tables with plenty of clear glassware, white plates, and overflowing florals make for a great execution of design,” says Brooke Keegan, owner of Brooke Keegan Special Events. “Candle votives in varying heights add a touch of elegance to your display while providing a soft glow,” Keegan adds.

An agate napkin ring in seafoam hues and gilded edges clutches a blush napkin for pastel romance.

Photo by The W Portraiture; Design by Floratherapie

An agate napkin ring in seafoam hues and gilded edges clutches a blush napkin for pastel romance.

They say love is written in the stars! A cute quote on a starry backdrop adds an unexpected touch to a place setting.

Photo by Jessica Kettle Photography

They say love is written in the stars! A cute quote on a starry backdrop adds an unexpected touch to a place setting.

A marble place mat perfects the light and airy vibe in this contemporary springtime setting.

Photo by Braedon Flynn

A marble place mat perfects the light and airy vibe in this contemporary springtime setting.

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Photo by Carlie Statsky

There’s nothing like putting yourself in the middle of nature when embracing an alfresco reception. For this setup, Alicia Falango, owner of Alicia K Designs, opted for an ethereal design scheme when creating this outdoor reception space. “Covering the tables in a wooden draped structure and incorporating garlands as a table runner helped to tie-in the surroundings of the event, as well as lend itself to a boho aesthetic,” Falango explains.

Consider mixing bohemian wedding decor elements to really give your design an organic vibe. “Mixing chair types gives the table a collected feel,” says Gina Jokilehto-Schigel, owner of [Shi Shi Events](https://shi-shievents.com){: rel=nofollow}. You can also achieve the same aesthetic by creating a cohesive yet eclectic tablescape. “Layering place setting patterns and colors makes for an effortlessly edited vibe,” she adds.

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Consider mixing bohemian wedding decor elements to really give your design an organic vibe. “Mixing chair types gives the table a collected feel,” says Gina Jokilehto-Schigel, owner of Shi Shi Events. You can also achieve the same aesthetic by creating a cohesive yet eclectic tablescape. “Layering place setting patterns and colors makes for an effortlessly edited vibe,” she adds.

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“For this reception, the wooden chairs seamlessly complemented the venue’s barn ceiling and wooden beams,” says Kate Whelan, owner of Kate Whelan Events. “Simple white cheesecloth and small bundles of greenery provided the perfect centerpiece and table runner options,” Whelan adds.

Geometric funk meets chic in a blue marble table runner, modern menu, and rose quartz accent.

Photo by Anna Delores Photography

Geometric funk meets chic in a blue marble table runner, modern menu, and rose quartz accent.

We can’t say enough about this dreamy place setting. Seriously, what’s more gorgeous than a quartz place mat? Geode and celestial accents add a mystical touch in an overall palette of ivory, violet, chambray, and quartz.

Photo by Birds of a Feather

We can’t say enough about this dreamy place setting. Seriously, what’s more gorgeous than a quartz place mat? Geode and celestial accents add a mystical touch in an overall palette of ivory, violet, chambray, and quartz.

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“When we design a wedding dinner space, we kind of think of it like styling an outfit,” explains Heidi Hughett, Wedding Sage and Lead Designer at Coastside Couture. Consider dressing up in-house chairs if bringing in additional rentals is not an option. “A lush green garland and some silk ribbon created an organically simple design which complemented the nearby table and outdoor surroundings,” notes Hughett.

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“We love the sophisticated elegance of this wedding that combines chic and boho design elements flawlessly!” says Lindsey Hamma, Events Manager at The Foundry. “Any time a couple hosts their dining experience in our Courtyard, it makes for the perfect ivy enveloped garden setting,” Hamma adds. Complement your boho design with a venue that evokes a similar style, in this case, plenty of lush greenery.

Marbled cement candlesticks hosting copper-dipped candles emit a contemporary chic feel against a bed of foliage.

Photo by Kristina Adams Photography

Marbled cement candlesticks hosting copper-dipped candles emit a contemporary chic feel against a bed of foliage.

Pretty in pink with a dash of blue, this peachy sweetheart setting reflects the sunset over the ocean. Metallic gold marble napkins, rose geodes, and Himalayan sea salt make this look complete.

Photo by Kristine Herman

Pretty in pink with a dash of blue, this peachy sweetheart setting reflects the sunset over the ocean. Metallic gold marble napkins, rose geodes, and Himalayan sea salt make this look complete.

##Bohemian Wedding Reception Ideas “Bring outdoor elements in and elevate their importance,” suggests Sarah Pozda, owner of [Branch Design Studio](http://www.branchdesignstudio.com){: rel=nofollow}. Here, lush garlands were used to adorn an all-white bar. “Making greenery a large focal point always provides a dramatic and romantic feel,” Pozda explains.

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Bohemian Wedding Reception Ideas

“Bring outdoor elements in and elevate their importance,” suggests Sarah Pozda, owner of Branch Design Studio. Here, lush garlands were used to adorn an all-white bar. “Making greenery a large focal point always provides a dramatic and romantic feel,” Pozda explains.

Black, white, and modern chic, this photo wall backdrop is one we’d jump at the chance to take a picture in front of.

Photo by Abby Jiu

Black, white, and modern chic, this photo wall backdrop is one we’d jump at the chance to take a picture in front of.

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Photo by Holeigh V Photography

“Chelsea and Brent’s gorgeous farm allowed for a whimsical bohemian feel, while their styles were more modern and clean,” says Jeannette Tavares, Chief Creative Director of EVOKE. The couple mixed elements of these two styles to create an original design. “The neon sign—a wonderful contemporary element that added to their rustic reception space—now hangs in their home, as a reminder of that unforgettable night,” Tavares says.

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Photo by Rebecca Yale

“This nest of bamboo is what we call our ‘Bohemian Beach’ style,” says Melissa Paul, Brand Integrator at Elena Damy, describing the woven hanging installation above this outdoor tablescape. “Embracing free-form creativity and natural elegance, we paired these nests with the tablescape to evoke the relaxed vibe of coastal Mexico,” Paul explains.

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Bohemian Wedding Cakes

One of the most recognizable ways to showcase your bohemian wedding style is through fresh florals. “Adding a lovely wild garden accent, like wispy jasmine, can take a cake from formal to more bohemian in a flash,” says Jennifer Zukovsky, co-owner of Fionna Floral. For this wedding, a simple tiered wedding cake with fresh blooms and delicate vines created an ethereal display.

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This celestial cake is out of this world. Inspired by the constellations and Milky Way of the starry sky, it exudes the poetry of midnight.

Cake or spectacular artistic masterpiece? Marble icing mimics the burnt watercolor tones of the desert canyons, while a burst of geode framed by metallic foil glistens in the center.

Photo by The Argus Image

Cake or spectacular artistic masterpiece? Marble icing mimics the burnt watercolor tones of the desert canyons, while a burst of geode framed by metallic foil glistens in the center.

A wedding cake display can’t get more bohemian than this suspended trio, complete with macramé accents and terrariums bursting with air plants and greenery.

Photo by Monika Gauthier Photography

A wedding cake display can’t get more bohemian than this suspended trio, complete with macramé accents and terrariums bursting with air plants and greenery.