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When the world saw a surge of a distinctive artistic, but importantly, free-spirited bohemian style roughly two centuries ago, many assumed it would be a passing fad. But bohemian inspirations and influences continue to cast a strong appeal in diverse areas such as interior decor, weddings, fashion and styling. The bohemian or 'boho' aura is all about blending natural elements with exquisite eclectic pieces to create unique and distinctive aesthetics. Many brides are drawn to the creative freedom that boho-inspired themes allow when it comes to wedding decor and bridal fashion. Here are 10 ways in which you can incorporate the freewheeling fabulosity of bohemian aesthetics into your celebrations.

Tents and Teepees
Give indigenous tepees a nature-inspired spin to create canopies with a difference. Lush branches or minimalist branches make for a compelling sight. These cozy and conical canopies are great spots for intimate ceremonies that are planned outdoors such as a garden party or afternoon brunches. You could have your bar under a spacious and breezy teepee or arrange for the mehendi spot in one shaded teepee.

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Shades(left), Ella Violet Photography(right)

Whimsical Canopy Mandaps
Forget boring drapes acting as ceilings of structures like mandaps. Instead, infuse some dramatic elements such as chandeliers, meshes of branches and twigs, creepers, vines, logs, floral garlands and artistic creations with wires and fairy lights. You can also add some character over the bridal seating area at events such as your mehendi by suspending a bed canopy over a sofa and flanking it with diverse elements such as frames, decorative vases, gorgeous chests and so on.

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Aanchal Dhara - Vihal and Rajiv(left), Jessica Janae Photography(right)

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Third Element Photo Co.

Macramé Marvels
With its roots originating in ancient cultures and civilizations, the knotted craft of macramé brings the best of art and history to the table. Allow your guests to walk into your celebrations through a macramé entryway. You can also hang potted plants in creatively knotted slings for that earthy touch, or use macramé table runners for your outdoor brunch - the options are all aesthetic and elegant.

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: The Creative Lens (left), Pinterest(right)

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Pinterest(left), Wall Knot(right)

Dreamcatcher Delights
Dreamcatchers are a staple feature of bohemian aesthetics, and these have garnered a lot of popularity in recent times because they lend themselves to creative interpretations. Feathers, beads, a range of color combinations and patterns all contribute to the enduring appeal of dreamcatchers as decor elements, especially at modern weddings. You can keep the vibe minimalist by suspending a few noticeable dreamcatchers from branches of trees or go opulent by using a profusion of these circular beauties in varying lengths and patterns.

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Pinterest(left), Shades(right)

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Pinterest(left), The Creative Lens(right)

High Points for Low Seating
Planning a super relaxed brunch? How about a picnic style meal served on long low tables with plush cushions for comfort! Add some golden candelabras and vibrant floral arrangements to the mix, and you’ll have an Insta-worthy set up that will get everyone clicking!

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Pinterest

Lights That Delight
Warm yellow lights can transform even the coldest spaces into inviting settings. Think fairy lights draped over trees, bistro lights hanging from above, clusters of paper lanterns in charming corners or just good old candles dotting the venue. They can be placed in every which way to fit your personal preferences.

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Pinterest

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Pinterest(left), Pinterest(center), TONYA ESPY(right)

Magic Carpets
Who can ever imagine a boho-inspired celebration without layers of lush rugs! Lay out several of these to create a vintage style aisle leading you to your mandap or create a nomadic nook with Persian carpets topped with cushions and overhead drapes for guests. Alternatively, you can also roll out a carpet as an alternative to the conventional dance floor.

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Chris & Ruth Photography(left), Rustic Rugs(right)

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Pinterest

Trendy Tableware & Tablescapes
For a gypsy-like vibe at your wedding, steer clear of tableware in subdued, tonal colors and make your events a bohemian feast using colorful crockery and glassware. Opt for vintage glasses and plates and forget fussing over matching all the pieces. Here, it’s the lack of uniformity that is going to elevate the aesthetics.

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Alicia Magnuson Photography

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Bridal Guide

Natural Nuances
Elements borrowed from nature are essential for boho celebrations. Floral arrangements that look perfectly imperfect as if they were just picked and bunched together in a collection of bottles in different shapes and sizes are wonderful. Succulents in small terracotta pots and initials covered with moss and ferns make for great additions to the mix.

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Devika Narain & Company(left), Pinterest(right)

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Olivia Leigh Photographie(left), Pinterest(center), Nick Murray Photography(right)

From Trash to Treasure
Bohemianism is all about getting creative with whatever you can lay your hands upon. This very quality of reinventing is the reason behind the kind of organic beauty that this style has come to be known for. Found a large plank of wood with layers of ripped wallpaper? Pop it up behind a plush armchair for a photobooth that meshes raw with refined, or maybe create a corner with a minivan as a nod to the nomadic lifestyle of the gypsies.

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Bride Book(left), Camper Life Daily(right)

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Style Cater

Boho Bridal Beauties
For those of you who want to incorporate the boho theme to its fullest, why not include some boho inspired elements into your ensemble. We’re talking flower crowns on your head, effortless foliage varmalas, baby's breath bouquets and other creative elements that define laid-back beauty and please your imagination.

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Shades

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Shades

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Kindred Wedding

Sweet Treats
What’s a wedding without a wedding cake? It’s one of the most awaited elements of wedding celebrations. Let the inspirations behind your boho-themed celebrations be reflected on the cake too. Opt for a rustic looking naked tiered cake topped with fresh posies!

10 Ways to add Bohemian Touches to your Indian WeddingPhoto Courtesy: Pinterest

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