When I think of a Boho Bride I picture bare feet, sand, simple Flowing dresses, woodland fairies and of course, Flower crowns.
Pinterest is heaving with images of the perfect boho bride and I find myself completely enchanted by them. Oh to be a boho bride, how simple and free! However ladies, I have to tell you these looks take work! It is not a case of rolling out of your patchwork quilt, stumbling through your camper van door and floating down an ancient woven carpet to meet your man at your flower encrusted teepee to say your vows. No ladies these things take planning – a lot of planning!
Photo Credit; marthastewartweddings
Boho Bride Tip Number 1. The earlier you plan your boho wedding the better.
So that means the earlier you start planning your “super-relaxed and effortless” boho wedding the better. Let’s get ahead of the game by using your hen party to make your flower crown. In fact let’s get everyone in on the act and your wedding party can all make their own flower crowns. You then know more or less that everyone is going to fit with your theme and you’ll also get a heads up on what colours they will be wearing.
Photo Credit; Glam Hatters
Boho Bride Tip Number 2. Make your own Flower Crown during your hen party activity.
The flower crown above was made at one of our Glam Hatters’ Flower Crown Workshops. Enjoy a lovely afternoon tea plated on vintage china whilst crafting a heavenly boho flower crown. All our flowers are fabric so will last until the wedding. They will actually last forever, providing you don’t end up in the pool/sleep in them/give them away to your new best party friend. These are all things I’ve done whilst wearing a hat/tiara/flower crown!
Photo Credit; Glam Hatters
Flower crowns are the perfect thing for a boho bride or to wear to a boho wedding. You can even sport them to the next festival and match them to your wellies! I made the flower crown above for a Frida Kahlo story I recently styled. The flowers were wired onto a sliver band and kept to a central position creating lots of height. Choose from a huge range of colours, go stylish and pretty or big and bold. Create a full flower crown or a half flower crown or wire the flowers on to a silver tiara band. The Glam Hatter Girls will help you step-by-step to create a gorgeous head-piece.
Boho Bride Tip Number 3. Fresh Flowers are beautiful but they do wilt! Use them for your posy and avoid them in your hair!
Photo Credit;Lisa Fahey Photography
I am absolutely in love with flower crowns right now. They are the perfect thing for the boho bride. Most of the flower crowns I see on Pinterest are made with fresh flowers. Much as I love the look of fresh flowers I do worry that by the end of the day they would be a bit wilted/worse for wear. I remember the battering my tiara and crystal hairpins took after I fell asleep in them at the end of my wedding party. They were quite scrunched up but with a little TLC were soon brought back to life.
Photo Credit Jess Jackson
Not the same for fresh flowers however. No one want to be scraping petals off their pillow the day after their wedding. Now I know this probably says a lot more about me than I should and that most people would take off their hats/tiaras/ hair clips before bed. I happen to be the kind of girl that likes to be the last one standing at a party. I can literally sleep standing up! Taking of my tiara after a party is low down on my list of priorities!!
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Boho Bride Tip Number 4. Stay happy, feel the love and live the life of a boho bride!
Things may get pretty intense during the build up to the wedding. My advice to the boho bride is this, you are making a commitment to the person you love. It is all about you and your partner (no matter what your Mum might have to say about this!) Stay focused on who you are, stay happy, keep your own style. This is one lovely day at the beginning of a lovely life together and it’s a time to spend with your loved ones. Dance, drink (if you want to), laugh with your friends and cherish your family.
I wish you love, luck and a little bit of gumption going forward!
With Love & Laughter, Glam Hatter Girl xxx