If when you think of your dream bouquet for your boho wedding all things big, wild and natural come to your mind then you’ve definitely stumbled across the right blog! In this guest blog post Essex floral goddess, Becks at Velvet Rose Flower Studio, will provide tips on how to incorporate floral styling into your boho wedding. Becks created a sea of stunning floral designs for our wedding styled shoot at The Barns at Lodge Farm in Essex which really brought the place to life.
Nothing beats the casual, effortless cool of a boho wedding. Regardless of season, venue or
palette, boho weddings have a special way of reflecting your personality and creating a laid
back and super cool vibe for your guests. The beauty of this style is you can transform
almost any venue with the right use of props and floral styling, here are just some ideas of
how to achieve the look.
Popular trends in interiors often soon translate to weddings. Natural fibres, neutral colours
and a little 70’s West Coast style are all elements that contribute to the perfect boho home
space. Translating this to your wedding couldn’t be easier through the use of dried flowers
and palms. I, for one am so pleased with this recent trend! Once the hobby of your Gran,
dried flowers add instant cool to your space alongside some well-placed, weathered Persian
rugs and bamboo furniture. Even better you can hold on to them as a keepsake from your
day! If you’re not ready to hit the dried trend full on try mixing fresh and dried together
which can work just as beautifully and allows you to add a little colour. Muted tones such as
nudes and dusky pinks look particularly great alongside dried.
Dried Flowers by Atelier Prairies
Is it even a boho wedding blog if you don’t mention Pampas Grass?(!) Pampas Grass is a big deal at the minute and why wouldn’t it be, the texture, whimsical shape and natural colour bring effortless boho cool to any wedding and it’s certainly not going anywhere yet. It looks incredible in bunches as pew ends, decorating an archway or a single stem in your bouquet to create that oh-so-beautiful soft shape. If you don’t want the full Pampas Grass look try experimenting with different varieties such as Pennisetum to achieve a similar style without it taking centre stage.
Flowers by Velvet Rose Flower Studio
Neon Signs are such a cool and easy way to bring in a bit of personality and focal point to your wedding. They work in so many different venues from barns and warehouses to marquees and outdoor weddings. Imagine your favourite quote or music lyrics, special to your relationship, lit up and throwing its soft glow on you as you exchange vows! And the best part, you can keep it to mount in your house afterwards as a reminder of your day. Ask your florist to style it up with an asymmetric floral frame or a few sprigs of foliage to blend it into the rest of your wedding decor. There are so many great companies out there now who can create affordable, custom signs. Try Light up North who can put your chosen phrase in a variety of different colours and on different backgrounds.
Design by The Make Haus
These spiky petaled showstoppers make a great statement focal flower for a boho-themed wedding. Use a couple of the smaller ones in your bridal bouquet alongside dramatic, burgundy tones such as draping Amaranthus. Or commit fully and have one huge King Protea surrounded by a bunch of flowing Eucalyptus for a serious statement bouquet. The white variety are incredible too and can add a great unexpected element to your white palette.
Image by Karra Leigh Photography
Again, with the interiors! House plants have made a MAJOR comeback over the last few years. Instagram accounts dedicated to showing us how to interior style with them pull in huge amounts of followers (I myself, trying daily not to manslaughter yet another Swiss cheese plant). This trend translates beautifully to weddings. Choosing succulents and cacti as centerpieces or hanging plants in macramé plant holders around your venue can work so well alongside foliage-heavy flower arrangements. Think big, beautiful wild bouquets packed with a plethora of different textured foliage and ‘flower’ walls made up of gorgeous, green shiny leaves can make an incredible statement. Or even take it one step further and choose a greenhouse as your venue for some seriously cool wedding snaps.
Image by Erika Mattingly
There are so many unique and beautiful ways to use floral styling to add a stylish vibe to your Essex boho wedding and to make sure that your space perfectly reflects you as a couple. Velvet Rose specialises in whimsical and bohemian floral story-telling and you can see more of what we do at www.velvetroseflowerstudio.com and @velvetrosefloraldesign.
Blog post by bohemian Essex wedding florist Becks at Velvet Rose Flower Studio. You can view more of Becks’ beautiful wild floral styling over on her website or Instagram @velvetrosefloraldesign.