53 Stunningly Unexpected Bohemian Brides Kicking stereotypes to the curb by Chelsea Hanepen Let’s get real about “bohemian wedding inspiration”: when I’m browsing through images online, and looking at wedding images in particular, I think, “Damn, I might be able to pull that off.” But the problem is it’s hard to find women that reflect what I look like in images across the web because I’m not the typical size, shape, or skin color presented in American media. Which means, if I’m trying to figure out if I can pull off say, the aforementioned boho look, I’m doing a LOT of extrapolating, and a nearly impossible amount of imagining. Which brings us to the bohemian wedding bridal look. It’s all over Pinterest, and it’s super cute… but if you’re not an elven-looking blond lady (no offense to the elven among us), it can be a little tricky to figure out how it will look on your actual body. Good? Awful? Literally who knows. It’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t see people who look like you that you can use as a reference point. How am I supposed to show a family member or friend who doesn’t get what the boho vibe is all about if there aren’t any bohemian wedding images that look like I could pull them off? Sure, I can always try and explain, but it isn’t always that easy. Which is a long way of saying that representation is everything. So today we wanted to round up the boho bride look for every body. Can you wear the beautiful, flowy, backless dress even if you have big boobs? Yes, you can. (Okay, well, maybe if you can find a semi-backless look that allows for good bra support, but you know what I mean.) Can you wear that lush flower crown you’ve been dreaming of if you have short, curly hair instead of long flowing locks? Of course. In fact, it may look even radder than all of those flower crown images you’ve already seen everywhere. You think you don’t fit the image of the typical bohemian bride? Think again. Anyone can make a bohemian wedding work for them. We’ve rounded up a slew of not-so-average boho brides who kick the bohemian wedding stereotypes to the curb and show you how they truly made it their own. Photo by Evangeline Lane Planning, Concept, and Design by Burlap & Rose; Photo by Amy Gray Photography Photo via Asiyami Gold Photo by Andria Lo via A Practical Wedding Photo by Genevieve Renee via A Practical Wedding Photo by Gabby for Emily Wren Photography via A Practical Wedding Photo by Marble Rye Photography via A Practical Wedding Photo by Christie Pham Photography via Style Me Pretty Photo by Nirav Patel via A Practical Wedding Photo by Marble and Rye Photography Photo by Helena and Laurent via A Practical Wedding Photo by Megan Saul Photography Photo by Andria Lo via A Practical Wedding Photo via Noiva de Botas Photo by Evangeline Lane Photo by Vivian Chen Photo by Our Love Is Loud via A Practical Wedding Photo by Jenny Jimenez via A Practical Wedding Photo by Anne Robert Wedding Photography Photo by Evangeline Lane Photo via Weddingomania Photo, hair, and makeup by Angela Tam Photo by Wild Whim Design + Photography via A Practical Wedding Photo by David Lai via A Practical Wedding Photo by Rad + In Love via A Practical Wedding Photo by En Route Photography via Belle and Chic Photo by Evangeline Lane Photo by Photopher Photography via Folie à Deux Events Photo by Emily Chiavelli Photography via A Practical Wedding Photo by Linda Abbott Photography via A Practical Wedding Photo by David Lai via A Practical Wedding Photo by Scott Clark Photo via Green Wedding Shoes Photo by Helena and Laurent via A Practical Wedding Photo by Holly Kringer Photography via Junebug Weddings Photo by Jamie from Rad + In Love via Bridal Instinct Photo by Holladay Weddings Photo by Laura Gordon Photography via Wedding Sparrow Photo via Vivian Chen Photo via Le Pattys Photo by Evangeline Lane Photo by Liberty Pearl Photography via Nu Bride Photo by Amber Shader Photography via Muna Luchi Bridal Photo by Keeper Creative via Nouba Photo by Frances Tulk-Hart via Elle Photo via Brilliant Bride Photo by Atlas Photo Co via A Practical Wedding Photo by Hot Metal Studio via Muna Luchi Bridal Photo by Diana Ascarrunz Photography Photo by O’Malley Photographers via Bajan Wed Photo by Sarah Gormley Photography Photo by Four Corners Photography Photo by Jonas Seaman Are you planning to wear a Boho style on your wedding day? What are you plotting, and what is your inspiration? For those of you that rocked it, share pictures. TL;DR: Tell us about your flower crowns! Credits Top Photo by Lucille Lawrence Chelsea Hanepen Studio Coordinator Chelsea Hanepen is a biracial floral designer and all around creative from the San Francisco Bay Area. When Chelsea isn’t at APW or playing with flowers, she spends her time wandering Northern California looking for the best camping spots (with the best wild flowers and swimming holes) and tasting all the food and craft beer that the area has to offer.