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According to Martha Stewart, the boho wedding style incorporates an ‘eclectic mix of natural, rustic, and vintage details into the design.’

But to be honest, the concept really goes deeper than just the decor. 

As perfectly summarized by boho-weddings.com, boho isn’t just visual. It’s actually an entirely different way to think about and conceptualize your wedding. 

It’s a way of thinking that empowers you to incorporate more free-spirited, hippie, and bohemian influences into your special day. Some of these influences could include natural decor, earthy tones, a free-spirited lifestyle, and doubling down on an artistic expression of the self. 

Now, with all of that being said—you’re still probably left with the question:

“Well, how do I do it?”

This is really the most important question. 

Let’s talk about 5 tips that you can use to start incorporating more boho themes into your wedding. 

1. Weave Boho Elements Into Your Invitations

Choosing creative and artistic boho elements for your invitations and ‘save-the-dates’ is an awesome way to let people know ahead of time exactly what your theme is going to be. 

Check out this Pinterest page to get some awesome ideas for bohemian-styled invitations that you can use as inspiration for your own wedding invites. 

2. Use Boho Elements For Signs And Banners

When designing signs and banners for your wedding, you can really give them a boho style by making sure that you choose the proper colors. You’ll want to use ‘vintage’ colors, like light pink, orange-reds, off-whites, darker reds, etc. 

Plus, you can incorporate more laid-back fonts for the wording. With boho-styled decor, the fonts for wording are usually simple, basic, and chill. So, you’ll want to choose a ‘relaxed’ font as opposed to something bold or dominant

3. Use Boho Themes For Your Backdrops

One really cool design feature that a lot of boho weddings utilize is wild floral arrangements arranged on some kind of stand. 

For example—you could incorporate some kind of arch or square tubing backdrop, and then attach a large, flowing floral arrangement to the corner of the archway. 

(We’ll talk more about how to make your floral arrangements fit into the ‘boho theme’ in a moment.)

4. Of Course—You Can Also Choose A Boho Wedding Dress Style

Boho wedding dresses are really meant to embody a ‘carefree’ spirit. They’re also supposed to look effortless, unfussy, and unadorned. 

One hallmark sign of a boho wedding dress is that the silhouette will often be plain and lifelike. In other words, they won’t contain many frills or ‘extra adornments.’ 

With boho, you always want to keep things simple, minimalistic, and plain. 

Frilly lace and overly luxurious designs actually take away from the boho style. Think ‘less is more’ to get a better sense of what a boho dress might look like. 

If you need some help with this, by the way, you can check out our extensive college of wedding dress options—to see if we have something that strikes a chord. 

5. Finally – You Can Weave Boho Elements Into Your Floral And Tabletop Arrangements

Boho floral arrangements will make use of different types of flowers and other arrangement elements to create that traditional ‘boho’ style look. Some different types of elements used in such floral arrangements include:

  • Sahara roses
  • Golden mustard roses
  • Brown lisianthus
  • Terracotta carnations
  • Peach ranunculus 
  • Springs of olive branch
  • Gunni and baby eucalyptus
  • Pink ice protea

As you can tell, this is a pretty eclectic sampling of flowers—and for good reason! You can also include bunches of feathered and dried ‘grass’ type bundles to help break up the floral elements and really set the design apart.

Need a hand with floral wedding arrangements? Contact our sister company, Linda’s Flowers, for help! 

Conclusion

Hopefully, this post has helped you to understand how you can achieve the optimal ‘boho’ style wedding, relatively easily, with just a few minor ‘shifts’ in your decoration plans. 

Boho weddings are lovely, and we love them!

With that being said, please feel free to stop by or give us a call whenever you’re ready to start planning your special day. 

We’d love to help you find the perfect boho dress for the occasion!

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One very common denominator among Springfieldians is that they tend to be extremely down-to-earth. 

And in places like Springfield, which is planted firmly in the middle of a wide, expansive, rural southern Missouri countryside—there are a lot of people who would probably feel more comfortable in a casual outfit than in something ‘stuffy’ and ‘formal.’

And sometimes, this plays out at formal events.

For example, it’s definitely not outside the realm of ‘normal’ to see a groom wearing a pair of jeans with a nice blazer at a less ‘buttoned down,’ more casual, wedding affair.

Now, to a point, this is super understandable.

We all like to be comfortable in the clothes we enjoy wearing most. 

And to a point, this is even understandable on a wedding day.

However—as a bride getting ready to plan out your big day, you may very well have a groom who’s pushing back a little bit on the idea of wearing a traditional tuxedo. 

In fact, you may even find yourself asking:

“Is a tuxedo really that important? If he feels more comfortable in jeans, shouldn’t he just go that route?”

These are great questions. 

However, there are also many compelling and powerful reasons for why you may want to reconsider this wardrobe choice, and raise the vote for him to officially don a tuxedo instead.

Here are 5 of them.

1. Jeans Aren’t As Formal

A wedding is a formal occasion.

In fact, it could be said that there are few occasions that live up to the importance of the formality of this specific event. 

This isn’t just a relationship ceremony.

It’s also a legally binding matrimonial ceremony—a sacred event that represents the joining of two families together to become one.

As such, it deserves a truly formal attention to wardrobe detail.

2. One Day, You’ll Look Back On It And Wish He Had

Even though you may not feel like the tuxedo vs. jeans issue is a big issue right now—you may feel differently when you look back on the event in the future.

Here’s the thing about little compromises…

When we make them in regards to our wedding, we tend to look back, shake our heads, and think:

“Why did we do that?”

To a point, this is just a fact of life—and could even potentially add a memorable (if a bit comical) element to your future wedding memories.

However, it’s always a good idea to consider the idea of romance as well. 

And the simple truth of the matter is that a tuxedo is definitely a more romantic touch than a pair of jeans.

3. This Is An Occasion That’ll Live Forever In Memory, Images, And Video

Nowadays, there are many different ways to capture your memories and preserve them forever. 

As such, those images are really going to stand out—not just in the immediate future, but also for years down the line.

When you take this into account, are jeans really the image you want to look back on?

The truth is that you’ll probably eventually wish you had made the event more sophisticated and romantic than that. So hey—you may as well shoot for what you actually want! 

4. There’s A Certain Amount Of Pride Involved In The Tradition

A wedding isn’t just a ceremony that involves the marriage of two people. 

It’s also a sacred, traditional institution that holds a lot of meaning for the families—and even for the greater community as well.

As such, it can be said that we all have a responsibility to do our very best to make this occasion a truly great event.

And even though it may seem ‘stuffy’ at times, the formality is also a salute to the importance of the concepts of family, commitment, and tradition.

Speaking of commitment…

5. Looking Your Best Displays Your Commitment 

Yes, a wedding is a community event, and in a sense an ordeal — one that involves the whole family. 

But bringing it back to the baseline, it’s also about you, your future husband, and your commitment to each other.

This is a pretty big deal. 

And when you think about it in those terms, it definitely makes sense that you’d want to start this commitment out on the best possible foundation.

Dressing your best, with you in a beautiful gown and him in a handsome tuxedo, really sets the tone for a successful expression of this important commitment.

In Conclusion 

There you have it. 

5 reasons for why your groom should wear a tuxedo (and not jeans) on your wedding day.

Hopefully, this post has inspired you and given you a little bit of extra food for thought. 

Of course, this is your wedding day. So the two of you get to make all of those big choices together as a couple. 

Need some help planning out the details? 

Stop in at MK Bridal anytime. 

We’d love to help you pick out the perfect gown and prepare for your special day.

And if your man needs a locally-sourced tuxedo for the occasion—consider checking out the pros over at Karl’s Tuxedos!

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As a bride-to-be, you’re probably full of ideas for how you’d like to plan your wedding. 

And if it’s scheduled to take place in July, then you may be asking yourself:

“Should I consider using the colors red, white, and blue, and integrating them into my wedding decor?”

This is a great question. 

For this time of the year, our patriotic colors can be a fantastic way to add some depth and direction to your wedding theme. 

However, it isn’t always so easy to figure out how to incorporate them for maximum effect. 

See, the thing about a red, white, and blue color combination is that it can threaten to be really bold

In fact, it can actually end up being a bit too bold. 

So in this post, we’re going to explore some simple patriotic wedding-themed ideas to help you incorporate these colors without going overboard. 

Let’s dive into it. 

1. Honor Your Family’s Heritage

If you and/or your husband-to-be come from a military, police officer, or fire-fighter family—then you know that these colors probably mean a lot to all of you. 

In fact, this might be the number-one reason for why a family would want to use this particular color scheme in their wedding decor. 

So with this taken into account, think to yourself:

“How can I honor my family’s patriotic heritage while still staying true to other desires I have for my wedding?” 

For example—how can you weave these things together while still making your wedding elegant, luxurious, and/or traditional?

Keeping this question in the forefront of your mind can do a lot to help you overcome the tendency to ‘drift away’ from the most important area of focus…

Honoring your family’s legacy without compromising on how you want your ‘special day’ to look and feel. 

2. Combine Them with an ‘Old-Fashioned Summer’ Theme

One fairly common way to integrate red, white, and blue colors into your wedding is to combine them with decor that throws back to an ‘old-fashioned country summer’ theme. 

With this option, you can even go as far as to simplify the dress code.

For example:

Instead of a black tuxedo, the groom could wear a really nice blue suit, and the bride could wear a white dress with a red ribbon around the waist. 

One of the great things about summer themes, especially when they’re combined with ‘country’ or ‘cottage’ elements, is that you can really loosen up a few of the more stringent ‘formality’ rules without sacrificing on charm. 

3. Go Vintage

Another great way to incorporate patriotic elements into your wedding decor without going too far with red, white, and blue is to focus on a vintage theme.

Think of a style that throws back to the 1950s. 

Vintage cars, Coca-Cola signs, old-time rock ‘n roll, etc.

One interesting thing about vintage decor in this time period is that a lot of it was fashionable and trendy during the post Second World War ‘high point’ of the American patriotic spirit.  

This blending of cultural historic elements with the traditional ‘old-fashioned’ way of American life can serve as a vehicle to capture a really classic romantic vibe—and this can be used extremely effectively when decorating for a wedding, especially a wedding where you’d like to incorporate some of those patriotic elements without making them seem out of place.

4. Combine ‘Old World’ Style with ‘Minimalism’ 

Old-world style is probably best described as a blend of aesthetics that exist somewhere between ‘rustic traditionalism’ and ‘rugged minimalism.’ 

Imagine getting married in a beautifully crafted, romantic, aged wood log cabin church—lit with lanterns and candles—and you’ll get a pretty accurate picture of what this style derives its core elements from

But you can weave patriotic elements into this style fairly easily (and without making them stand out too much) by choosing accent decorations that fit within that red, white, and blue color scheme. 

For example—some simple red and blue flower arrangements, situated atop white tablecloths, could be a great way to bring those colors together without straying too far from the ‘old world’ theme or distracting from the more romantic elements. 

Conclusion

Hopefully, this post has helped to inspire just a little bit of creativity in helping you to figure out how you might be able to incorporate some of these patriotic color schemes into your own special day. 

Obviously, we’ve only scratched the surface of the many possibilities at your disposal. 

Do you need some help deciding on a dress? 

Would you like to bounce some wedding decor ideas around with people who literally help to plan these types of events every day? 

Feel free to stop by or give us a call.

We’d love to chat, hang out, and talk about your amazing wedding ideas!

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