Getting the look that Boho Chic look right
The boho vibe is all about being free spirited and embracing nature, so getting the location right is super important. With its rugged coastlines, stunning greenery and incredible natural beauty, the New South Wales South Coast is the perfect backdrop for your boho chic wedding. At Seacliff House, we offer outdoor weddings with some of the most dramatic views on the South Coast, where the stunning greenery and coastal atmosphere will perfectly complement your theme. We give our brides and grooms complete creative control, so you can tailor your bohemian wedding to suit your tastes, opting to install outdoor tee-pees, enjoy the rustic Barn or anything else your heart desires.
Master the boho bride look
To really master the boho wedding style, it’s essential you get your bridal party outfits right. Boho chic is one of the most strongly favoured looks by couples these days, so you’ll have no shortage of inspiration when it comes to going down the Instagram and Pinterest rabbit holes. For the bride, think long vintage lace dresses with an effortless flow complemented by flower crowns and natural make up. For the groom, something cool and relaxed like tailored pants with a chambray shirt and bowtie or suspenders is ideal.
Despite the air of effortlessness, the boho bridal look can be more difficult to attain that it appears – if you need help getting it right check out our Friends page for professional stylists and make-up artists who know exactly what they’re doing. Remember that the bohemian spirit is all about embracing your individuality, so don’t be afraid to add some unique touches to your look to let your own personality shine through.
Choose native flowers with lots of fresh greenery
Flowers play a large role in getting the boho chic look right, with boho weddings allowing for much more flexibility when it comes to bouquets and centrepieces. Forget the structured look of traditional bridal bouquets and let your wild side run free with a mix of colours, styles and textures. Some boho brides choose to do-away with professional arrangements entirely, opting instead for wildflower posies of daisies and natives for that fresh-from-the-field look. DIY vases and centrepieces are easily accomplished with an eclectic mix of vintage bottles and mismatched vases full of wildflowers or greenery. For vintage inspired flowers that nail the boho chic aesthetic, speak to the friendly team at Elka’s Garden.
Go for a more casual reception or after party
If you’re planning a boho chic wedding reception, forget about having a structured three course meal where guests feel like they need to be seated until the dining portion of the night is through. Boho weddings are much more laidback, with a focus on fun and entertainment. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to give up on the traditional elements of a reception, it just means you have more freedom to tweak the details to suit your tastes. If you have your heart set on a sit-down dinner, consider a rustic feast of share plates where guests can eat, drink and be merry in a much more relaxed manner. Food trucks, epic share platters and DIY food stations are also all the rage, where guests can help themselves whenever they’re hungry rather than be restricted to a schedule.
Don’t forget those special DIY style touches
One of the things that really sets boho chic weddings apart from other styles is the DIY focus that gives the day a much more personalised feel. The sky’s the limit here but think about what’s important to you as a couple and how you can incorporate elements of this into your special day. Do some research to spark your imagination and come up with a creative project you can work on as a couple.
We love rustic archways, clever use of florals, acoustic musicians, vintage rugs, fairy lights and repurposed furniture for a boho chic wedding full of sweetness and romance. Having a mobile drink van serving your favourite drinks from a local brewery or winery is a nice way to add a bit of your own personality while supporting small businesses, or you could even create your own cocktail for the occasion. A bohemian wedding is all about individuality and freedom, so embrace the mother nature vibe and let your imagination flow free!