Happy Friday lunch time folks, it’s great to be contributing to this elegant wedding blog once again with something I hope will inspire many of you. The Wild Folk is for those planning a relaxed, carefree and lighthearted celebration in a tipi-tent. It’s back-to-nature bohemian at it’s best, bursting with colours, sights and textures to engage the senses.
These laidback couples are world-travellers who have picked up a multitude of influences from afar, they don’t want a theme or to limit themselves to one influence only, instead they want to bring it all together into one, eclectic, melting-pot of gorgeousness for their wedding day.
Bold colours abound and we see rich reds sitting alongside popping pinks; rustic umber, amber, ochre and sienna to evoke that earthy feeling; soft pale creamy hues for balance and a dash of antique bronze – because you know how much we love a metallic accent to make it all dazzle.
I’ve spent some time blogging a few ideas and expert design tips to help you bring to life the true spirit of a bohemian woodland wedding. I hope you enjoy…
Marrying amongst nature offers you an already atmospheric and magical backdrop that you really need to do little with it. To make it your own and sprinkle a little magic over the space we’d say look to nature for inspiration and keep the details organic so they blend into the beauty of the surroundings.
Use wood, plants, feathers and wild florals to line your aisle or create a stunning backdrop to your exchange of vows, choose wooden furniture and natural materials such as hessian, raw linen and calico for decorations such as garlands.
No rules, no drama, our bohemian bride goes with what makes her feel fantastic. Lace, ruffles, floaty chiffon, daringly low-backed gowns and flowers in her mermaid-braided hair.
Sip & Celebrate
Nothing evokes that laidback feel more than lazing on the grass on a hot summer’s day but no-one wants grass stains on their fancy frocks. So help to create this ambience by laying out a series of mismatched boho-rugs for your guests to laze upon.
Wooden crates and boxes turned upside down work great as tables for those drinks and moroccan lanterns add a whimsical touch.
Family-style dining is great for creating a really sociable and intimate atmosphere but this often means there is limited space for decor on those tables. Think about how to make the standard elements a little more standout by using mismatched vintage crockery instead of plain old white plates as well as coloured boho-glassware and napkins with a lovely print on them. Your table stationery is another way to bring colour and interest to those tables too.
When it comes to flowers have lots of smaller vessels of florals that can be moved around by guests once seated rather than one huge centrepiece per table.
Also think about adding decor details in places other than your dining tables. There’s plenty of hanging points in tipi tents from the poles to the central apex’s of the tents so get creative with hanging foliage, floral chandeliers or even paper sculptures – the only limit is your imagination.
I don’t know about you but I am just about ready to run barefoot through a meadow with the wind rushing through my hair.
Happy Friday folks
We love to share features by Michelle Kelly, Creative Director and expert wedding planner at Pocketful of Dreams– and partner/collaborator with Love My Dress. Pocketful of Dreams create captivating and unforgettable celebrations for creative clients across the UK and Europe and provide everything from on-the-day assistance only, to full wedding planning and styling. If you think you’d like to chat with Michelle about your own wedding, you can drop her a line on [email protected] or visit pocketfulofdreams.co.uk for more information.