If you are, or are planning to design for, a bride, groom or soon-to-be newlywed couple who wants something following traditions for wedding flowers, but is a little more eccentric than your traditional wedding flower style, consider a Bohemian look!
Maybe you’ve heard the term before, but still aren’t quite sure what we mean?
Often associated with people or ideas that emphasize creativity and the arts, “Bohemian” or the shorter “Boho,” is defined as the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, with descriptions such as “wanderer” or “out of the box” compared to traditional people or ideas.
The term is derived from a region in Europe, that was once home to groups of Romani gypsies who were known for their unconventional ideals and lifestyles, but more prevalent today, the term is used to describe the individuality and non-traditional lifestyles of folks involved in artistic pursuits, and others who believe in spirituality and individualism.
That’s where the style comes in for wedding florals, and if you are or are designing for a couple that is looking for an eccentric style for their upcoming wedding, Boho could be the perfect look.
While designs incorporate traditional flowers and greenery around a color scheme, and take the form of what’s expected for flowers at weddings, such as bouquets, centerpieces and arches, Boho designs often incorporate non-traditional flowers and greenery, styles that appear more modern and eccentric than others, plus new ingredients, like Pampas Grass and dried stems. Other cool trends within Boho designs include wearables, odd shapes and colors, and big and bold styles.
With the artistic touch of an amazing florist, like those showcased here, plus some imagination, this season’s Boho designs have turned out pretty spectacular. In the next edition of our posts highlighting various styles for wedding florals this season, read below to see a few of our favorite Bohemian designs from so far this year! ✌
Think shades of orange and red can only work together in the fall? Take a look here — and think again!
Shared with us by Wild Carrot Creative, a wedding florist in Tennessee, these Boho-inspired bridal bouquets for this bride and her entourage of bridesmaids made orange and red work in the summer — stunningly.
A mixture of beautiful bright and subdued Dahlias, Roses and Lisianthus, paired with plenty of greenery, including our favorite Leatherleaf Fern, Italian Ruscus and Israeli Ruscus, plus some dried grasses, bring these Boho delights to life.
Don’t miss the shape, especially on the bride’s bouquet, either. Sometimes bigger makes a design even better!
As we saw a touch of above, dried stems are also “wildly” popular today, and if your next wild-inspired Boho design needs a finishing touch, consider something dried.
Designed and showcased by Fountain Designs, a wedding floral design and photography studio in Texas, this arch, placed in front of a rustic background that makes it POP and paired with some other great Boho inspired designs, made a perfect non-traditional backdrop for a special ceremony.
White flowers amongst a sea of lush greenery is a popular wedding color scheme today, and this arch is filled with plenty of white Roses and Peonies, plus greenery such as Eucalyptus, Emerald and Cocculus, finished off with touches of Pampas Grass.
In floral design, the flowers and greenery make the show, but as seen above in the first two designs, shape and size also help make the design.
All of these designs, by 402 Floral, a floral studio in Nebraska, are filled with flowers and greenery that make fun, natural-inspired Bohemian delights!
The greenery, grass and flowers make the Boho show here, in the bridal bouquets, centerpieces and cake decorations filled with Roses and filler flowers, plus mountains of Willow Eucalyptus, Grevillea and of course, a touch of Leatherleaf Fern, plus plenty of Cattails and Pampas Grass to finish it off with a Boho look.
A little unconventional? Sure. Less fun than others? Definitely not!
Flowers: Roses, Wax Flowers
Greenery: Leatherleaf Fern, Willow Eucalyptus, Grevillea, Cattails, Pampas Grass
Finally, here at Albin’s, you know we love our Leatherleaf, and over the last few years, we’re loving all of the wearable florals that have been shared with us, and this set of designs brings us both.
Done by The Flowerman, a florist and flower shop in Ohio, we LOVE the bouquet and flower crown carried and worn by this bride on her recent special day, for their style, and what they have inside!
In this bouquet, bold, bright Peonies are surrounded by a bed of Leatherleaf, Plumosus, Eucalyptus and Ruscus, and the flower crown, made of fresh Italian Ruscus, and groom’s boutonniere, made of more fresh Eucalyptus, bring us a beautiful Boho look.
Here, the Leatherleaf Fern in particular gives beautiful shape to this Boho style bouquet, and is the perfect way to finish off this special set of designs.
Are these designs unconventional? Yup. Though, are they any less beautiful than usual? Nope. No two look alike, and if you’re looking for individuality with a non-traditional look, look no further than Bohemian style.
Join us next week for the FINAL set of wedding design styles here on our blog. We’ve covered some of the most popular themes for weddings today, but next week’s is one you won’t want to miss! 🌻
(Are you part of our Albin’s Family? Post your florals to Instagram and follow us at @albinhagstrom_son for the chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of Friday Funday!)