Alternative weddings are becoming increasingly popular. No longer do you have to keep the traditional format. That may mean opting for a unique location or destination. It could also be that you create a personalized experience that reflects your own taste and needs.
There are so many unique ways to tie the knot. You could choose to throw a low key backyard wedding, or take your big day to the beach. You might opt for a countryside location or throw a festival inspired event. You have the freedom to choose and make this a very personalized event.
We’re looking at how to add a boho twist to your wedding day. This best suits a more relaxed wedding, possibly one held outdoors and with a rustic feel. This effortless style is so flattering and a pretty option for any bride looking to try something more original.
These 5 styling tips will help you effortlessly get that boho look that is so sought-after.
#1 – A Beautiful Boho Wedding Dress
Yes, this one is obvious. If you want to transform into a boho beauty for your wedding day, choosing a dress that reflects that is the quickest route. We’ve chosen our favorite boho inspired gown. This white lace dress is absolutely jaw-dropping.
With long sleeves and a train, this has a plunging back that shows just the right amount of skin. The figure-skimming silhouette is flattering and has a vintage look. The skirt flares gently towards the tail, creating a mermaid shape that is hourglass-highlighting.
The delicate lace brings a traditional element to this gown. However, it still maintains a modern boho final look. Here are some quick tips for choosing a boho wedding dress:
Choose a vintage inspired shape – you can pick based on your favorite era and what suits your body type.
Look for lace gowns with minimal tulle or layers- simple and streamline.
Fit your location. If you’re marrying on the beach, a dress with a shorter hemline might better suit the terrain.
Look for pieces with unique on-trend features: backless, frilled bell sleeves and fringe detailing all add to the boho vibe. Check out our favorite boho beach wedding dresses for more options.
#2 – The Flower Crown
The flower crown is never going out of style. This festival inspired headpiece is a unique alternative for bridal hair. If you don’t want to wear a veil, this is another way to add a delicate finishing touch to your beauty look.
The great part about using flowers is that you can totally customize this idea. You can choose your favorites or match the wedding’s colors very easily. You can also coordinate the tones with your accessories or to the groom’s outfit.
You have many options when adding flowers to your hair. It doesn’t have to be a crown – although this is an increasingly popular bridal option. You can add flowers to a fishtail braid or loose hair for a beautiful bridal look too.
Get experimenting and create something completely unique. Combine braid styles or select a half-up style. Choose an unexpected combination of colors or a unique flower choice to make this personalized to you.
#3 – Natural Sun-Kissed Makeup
The whole idea behind boho inspired beauty is that there’s a relaxed earthy look to your style. That’s why wearing natural makeup is central to getting this vibe right. We love this sun-kissed bronzed makeup idea that looks so fresh-faced and barely there.
Natural ‘no makeup’ makeup is a huge trend sweeping the beauty world, and it’s a great wedding day choice. You’ll want to create a dewy look that looks as though you’re wearing no makeup at all. It’s about highlighting you – and not your makeup!
To get this look, you’ll need a few contrasting products close to your own skin tone in a few shades deeper. You want to create subtle highlights and contour. This should include a matte bronzer below your cheekbones and a dewy liquid highlighter on your cheek’s apples.
Apply a nude glossy lip and brown mascara to give your eyes some pop. Sculpt and pencil in your brows, adding structure to the look. Use a peachy tone eyeshadow to add an almost nude but glowing hint to your eyes.
Your foundation should reflect the look of natural, healthy skin. Don’t be afraid of the natural sheen that shines through. Avoid using heavily powdered products. Use a damp beauty blender to get an extra dewy look.
#4 – Wear Flat Sandals
You will be on your feet for most of your wedding day, so ditching heels will come as a relief. Add to the relaxed mood you’re creating by teaming your chosen wedding dress with boho inspired flat sandals. A pair of strappy tan leather flats make for an elegant final look.
You can choose from minimalist styles that have simply one or two straps. Alternatively opt for a statement pair with scalloped edges or a unique feature such as fringe. This is a particularly great option for a beach or countryside wedding.
If you need to navigate sand or a grassy terrain, a pair of flat sandals will make movement so much easier. Make sure your dress and shoes still have something in common. It’s important to keep a cohesive mood running through your whole bridal outfit.
#5 – Choose Unique Flowers
Flowers are an important part of any wedding, but particularly if you’re hoping to create a gorgeous outdoor theme. Working with a great florist, you can come up with so many unique color and plant combinations that will transform your venue.
What you choose will have a big impact on your overall bridal look. This means choosing the perfect bouquet for you and your bridal party wisely. You’ll need to take all colors and any theme into account.
What makes for a beautiful flower arrangement? Choosing a unique combination of leaf, flower and adornments is so important. Blush, champagne and gold tones are trending for flowers currently – these tones are very delicate and pretty. You can also go deep with shades of navy and burgundy.
Don’t forget to consider your bridesmaid dresses and how the flower colors will impact everyone’s look. You also need to consider how the bouquet will be presented – will it be wrapped in twine for a rustic look? Or covered in lace to add a bridal twist?
These small touches are what make your wedding day more personalized and stylish. If in doubt, follow your heart and choose the pieces you love. If you are expressing your own style, the rest will follow effortlessly!