2018 Style: 70s Boho Wedding
Who said that the 1970s are out of style?
By Kristen Fischer- ©CTW Features
Integrating bright reds, greens and yellows popular in the era can be a splashy way to create a Bohemian-themed affair. Just think more in jewel tones and less in the bright colors that defined the Brady Bunch. From the venue to the flowers, it’s easy to fuse these colors into a one-of-a-kind wedding without going overkill. Even better, you can still attain an elegant look when done right – and enjoy this unique palette in any season. “Bohemian is effortless cohesion,”says Lindsay Parrott-Masiewicz, who owns P3 Events in Connecticut. In addition to all the upbeat hues, add a little gold into the color palette for a distinctive look.
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Start with textiles and make your tables take on the motif.
“To achieve an effortless bohemian vibe, I would start with a patterned tablecloth, something bold and bright with hints of gold throughout,”
Parrott-Masiewicz says. She recommended picking a blue or green square charger, then topping it with a round red dinner plate and a gold- or yellow-inspired menu on top.
Taper candles, submersible LED lights and linens can be the perfect accents to add the color without overwhelming guests with your theme, adds Audrey Issac with 100 Candles based in California.
If you’re looking for a subtler touch, look to your candle and floral vessels – consider colored and textured glass votives and vases for the eclectic look often associated with bohemian inspired celebrations,” she says.
What you, and your bridal party members, wear can also incorporate the color palette.
Dresses can also tie into the theme, and Issac suggests letting bridesmaids choose their own outfits – just make sure they fit the tone of the big day, such as upscale or rustic. Some bridesmaids will be fine in a sundress for a beach wedding, while a more classic wedding requires a formal dress.
“Give them one or two colors and allow them to take the lead on the hue and overall style,” she says. “Blues and greens in particular work well with most skin tones; save the brighter colors, such as yellow and oranges, for accents and accessories.”
You can encourage bridal party members to incorporate a pattern, as it will add to the eclectic vibe.
As for the bride, adorn your locks with fresh flowers.
Channel your inner flower child by donning a floral crown made out of wildflowers,”notes Megan Velez with the Destination Weddings Group, a network of wedding planners across the globe. Prefer a traditional veil? Then, see if your wedding party is on board with donning natural blooms, instead! “And for the dress, aim for light fabrics, flowy sleeves and a touch of lace,” Velez says.
Speaking of flowers, this theme lets you explore other plant life. “Texturizing your floral arrangements and bridal bouquet will add interest and natural playfulness,” says Dawn Stafford with the event planning firm Gathering Souls in Washington D.C.
Berries are plentiful and come in an array of hues from pale pinks and deep reds to bright greens and icy blues. Succulents and greenery provide lushness and complimentary monochromatic tones.”
Those are just a few ways to add colors. Your flowers and invitations can also incorporate the colors, while ribbons can accent just about anything while featuring engaging patterns.
From there, it’s simple to adopt trends like a candy bar or photo booth – just stick to the same hues and you’re set.
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