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- 29th Nov 2019
Boho chic wedding style

Boho wedding styling tips from our linen hire team

If we were still in the early 2000s, you might think of the Olsen twins and Kate Moss when you hear the word ‘boho’. 

In 2005, you couldn’t flip open a magazine without seeing hip-hugging peasant skirts, furry gilets, and an appearance at Glastonbury: three core ingredients to nailing the (old) boho theme.

While the term has remained, the style behind it has evolved dramatically: it’s become more refined, more romantic, yet still full of life. As such, its moniker has evolved to ‘boho chic’.

This week, we’re taking the opportunity to share some styling tips to help you nail the boho chic trend for your wedding!

Teepee marquees

Love the idea of a beautiful bush backdrop, a stylish yet rustic theme, and a happy, relaxed feeling?

Then we think you’ll love the first concept we’re sharing!

Much like the trend of ‘glamping’ has taken off, so too have these rustic yet refined teepee marquees.

Not only can you say ‘I do’ and dance the night away under your very own bohemian teepee, but you can also invite guests to stay the night in their very own glamping tent!

Nordic style teepees deliver truly memorable settings, perfectly blend luxe with boho, and look seriously impressive.

It’s your magical bohemian fantasy, brought to life!

Layers of fabrics

Draping fabrics hanging from the ceiling evoke a luxe yet cosy feel. 

Fabric draping can also be used to hide parts of a venue you’d rather guests didn’t see, or to define spaces throughout the venue.

They can also be used to emphasise high ceilings, creating a dreamy, romantic feel.

Criss-cross overhead draping makes a larger space feel more intimate, while maypole-styling ceiling draping creates a tent-like atmosphere – perfect for your boho chic wedding!

Smooth, flowy, light materials are perfect for draping. Think a beautiful chiffon, satin, or voile. Avoid stiff fabrics like tulle – they don’t have good drape and will sit awkwardly. 

Draping can also cost-effectively hide things that aren’t easy to move. Great to consider for venues where the ceremony space is set to transform into the reception later on!

draping fabric for boho chic wedding

Pampas grass

A highly Instagrammable trend, pampas grass has been trending all year on social media!

As a part of your wedding bouquet, your wedding arch, down the aisle, or even part of your reception decor, this versatile grass has boho chic written all over it. 

Pampas grass can come in a variety of shades, and teams well with a range of colour palettes. 

Whether you choose a single stem in a plain vase as your table centerpieces, or a bold, loud, and voluminous ceiling installation, pampas grass can help you create the boho chic wedding of your dreams.

It’s also a subtle nod to the kitsch style of the 1970s – a decade where pampas grass soared in popularity. 

Pampas grass can be challenging to handle, so if you’re got your sights set on this grass, ensure you engage the experts for all the arrangements! 

Fairy lights and hanging festoon lights

The right lighting can instantly convey joy, warmth, and a sign to celebrate!

And that’s exactly why we’re so in love with fairy lights and festoon lighting. 

A friendly and inviting atmosphere is brightened with beautiful and warm decorative lighting. Our favourite versatile styles are fairy lights and hanging festoon lights.

Fairy lights

Fairy lights evoke an ethereal, whimsical, and romantic setting, perfect for both indoor and outdoor celebrations. 

Mirror the stars in the night sky with a jaw-dropping canopy of warm fairy lights for both indoor and outdoor celebrations. 

Festoon lights

Party well into the wee hours of the morning with the right lighting!

These industrial-looking bulbs add a festive and cheerful atmosphere to your wedding celebration. 

And the best part?

There’s no ‘right’ way to hang these lights! From casual wrap-around lighting and a full canopy of beautiful lighting, to lighting strung through trees, trellises, and pergolas, festoon lighting is flexible and suits all kinds of events and themes.

boho chic wedding style

Carpeted rugs on floors

Add vibrancy, texture, and colour to your styling with carpeted rugs on the floor of your ceremony or reception venue (yes, even outdoors!)

Embrace your inner gyspy and say ‘no thanks!’ to stark white wedding venues with a bohemian vibe instead.

The best part about this styling tip is that the rugs don’t have to match. You might like to keep them tied together when it comes to their colour palette, but besides that, feel free to let loose when it comes to the patterns. 

You can use round, square, and rectangle rugs:

  • Down the aisle for the wedding party to walk on
  • Under the bridal party’s feet at the altar
  • Different shapes and sizes under tables at the reception
  • A unique chill-out session with tons of pillows and ottomans (you can even illuminate this area with some hanging festoon lights!)

Table linen hire to match your boho theme

We hope you’re now filled with a ton of ideas you can take back to your wedding planner who can start weaving them through your plan.

Next up: table linen hire. Certain fabrics in specific shades lend themselves perfectly to the romantic, whimsical, and rustic look that boho chic is renowned for.

Some of our favourites?

  • Oatmeal weave for that refined, earthy look
  • Winter weave tablecloth with a chiffon runner down the centre
  • Blush weave that ties in perfectly with your draped fabrics

Explore our full table linen hire catalogue here.

linen hire for boho chic wedding

Bring your boho chic wedding to life with our linen hire!

The best part of our job is working with a bunch of talented partners, from florists and wedding venues to stylists and planners.

Our tight-knit community simply love bouncing ideas off each other until we come up with beautiful and bespoke setting for your wedding or event. 

Our team of linen hire experts can help stylists bring your boho chic wedding to life through thoughtful colour and fabric considerations, adding warmth, texture, and that certain whimsical style to your wedding theme.

Interested in learning more about linen hire from Table Art?

Contact us today!

Give Allie and the team a call on (03) 9813 2851 or fill in this form to get in touch. 

Alternatively, you can book an appointment at our Auburn showroom and we can set up some stylish boho-inspired tables for you!

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