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February 23, 2018  RSS feed
Weddings and Engagements

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Who said the ’70s is out of style? Boho is back


Integrating bright reds, greens and yellows popular in the era can be a splashy way to create a Bohemianthemed 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 overboard. Even better, an elegant look can still be attained when it’s done right – and this unique palette can work in any season.

“Bohemian is effortless cohesion,” said Lindsay Parrott- Masiewicz, owner of P3 Events in Connecticut. “In addition to all the upbeat hues, add a little gold into the color palette for a distinctive look.”

An unforgettable atmosphere

international trend report international trend report Start with textiles to make 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,” said Parrott-Masiewicz. 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 the theme, said Audrey Issac of 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.

Boho chic

What the bridal party wears can also be incorporated into 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.”

Encouraging bridal party members to incorporate a pattern will add to the eclectic vibe.

As for the bride, adorning locks with fresh flowers as to the aesthetic and theme.

“Channel your inner flower child by donning a floral crown made out of wildflowers,” said Megan Velez of 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.” “Texturizing your floral arrangements and bridal bouquet will add interest and natural playfulness,” says Dawn Stafford of 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.”

Your flowers and invitations can also incorporate 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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