56 Ethereal Boho Wedding Ideas That Go Beyond Pampas Grass

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Bohemian bride and groom on wedding day
Photo: Madiow Photography,Florist: Art of Flower Phuket
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Chapelle Johnson
chapelle johnson the knot associate editor
Chapelle Johnson
Associate Editor
  • Chapelle writes articles for The Knot Worldwide. She covers all things wedding-related and has a personal interest in covering celebrity engagements and fashion.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Chapelle was an editorial intern for Subvrt Magazine.
  • Chapelle has a degree in English writing from Loyola University New Orleans.
Updated Oct 25, 2023

If earthy tones, dried flowers and effortless romanticism make your heart flutter, a boho wedding might be right for you. As one of the most popular wedding themes, boho nuptials are notoriously ethereal, laid-back and stylish. Perfect for ultra-chill couples, a bohemian wedding can embody hippie vibes or it can be in a softer look with touches of the cottagecore style. If this sounds like the ideal aesthetic for your big day, use this roundup of boho wedding ideas to guide your decor, fashion and design choices. Once you've narrowed down your favorite bohemian wedding ideas, work with your team of vendors to bring your boho wedding mood board to life.

In this article:

Boho Wedding Ideas: Colors | Decor | Cakes | Centerpieces | Bouquets | Editor's Favorites

What Is a Boho Wedding?

Boho weddings are all about achieving effortless style while being elegant and eclectic. This wedding theme typically involves natural decor, earth tones, hippie vibes and vintage details.

Ideal Boho Wedding Venues

The location of your big day plays a big role in complementing your wedding theme. While you can turn any venue into a bohemian oasis with intentional design and decoration, some spaces have an effortless boho feel. When you start your venue search, look for nature-driven locations, like a desert, a botanical greenhouse, a farm or rustic barn or a secluded woodsy area. Choosing your perfect wedding location shouldn't be hard. That's why you should use The Knot Vendor Marketplace to help you find the best boho wedding venue in your area.

Boho Wedding Budget Priorities

With the right wedding venue and decor, anyone can make their boho wedding ideas come to life. Sit down with your partner and discuss what you think are the most important aspects of realizing your wedding theme. First, setting money aside for the perfect venue of your boho dreams is paramount. Anything outdoors will automatically put your guests in an alternative mood. Then there's the details. If you think pampas grass, palm leaves and dried foliage is a must, you'll need to hire a florist who specializes in the look you're going for. Also, it's beneficial to book a wedding planner with experience doing bohemian weddings. They can help you make your celebration chic and beautiful instead of a replica of a certain desert music festival.

With all those things in mind, use The Knot's wedding budget tool to keep you planning smarter, not harder. And if you don't know where to start with your wedding budget, this is how to properly allocate your funds.

Boho Wedding Colors

Finding the best wedding color palette for your boho wedding theme doesn't have to be hard. Below are wedding colors that'll help you narrow down your choices for the big day.

1. Muted Boho Wedding Color Palette

    Couple at boho wedding with muted color palette
    Photo: Peyton Rainey Photography

    Neutral hues complement a desert or forest wedding venue. Muted neutrals create an easy, laid-back ambiance for your space. Use sage green, brown, tan, taupe and ivory for your bohemian wedding.

    2. Vibrant Earth Tone Boho Wedding Color Palette

    Bride and bridesmaids at a boho wedding with a vibrant color palette
    Photo: Ashley Izquierdo

    Boho weddings are often associated with warm earth tones like forest green, red, orange, pink, gold and yellow. Any color palette that resembles a rich sunset will align perfectly with the theme. These tones are perfect for a summer or fall wedding.

    Boho Wedding Decor Ideas

    Decorations are one of the most important steps in achieving this laid-back wedding theme. Use one (or all) of our favorite boho wedding decoration ideas for your ceremony and reception to guide you down the right path.

    3. Deconstructed Bohemian Wedding Arch

      Bohemian wedding arch at wedding ceremony
      Photo: Sposto Photography
      Florist: Layered Vintage

      Deconstructed is one of our favorite types of wedding arch ideas. This take on the classic ceremony structure taps into the neutral boho color scheme perfectly.

      4. Boho Wedding Greenery Wall

        Boho wedding greenery wall
        Photo: Camera Shi Photography

        Equal parts edgy and trendy, this cool greenery wall stands out thanks to the custom neon sign placed in the center. This bohemian wedding idea will wow because of its feathered flowers and grassy palms.

        5. Bohemian Wedding Macrame Light Fixtures

          Macrame light fixtures at bohemian wedding
          Photo: The Nichols

          Macrame, aka knotted textile fabric, is a staple of boho style. Invest in a few statement macrame decorations, like light fixtures or hanging tapestries, for effortless bohemian wedding ideas. This couple designed their space further with mismatched layered rugs, antlers and suspended terrariums to create an unforgettable reception area.

          6. Vintage Boho Wedding Reception Area

            Having assorted vintage pieces is one of the best ways to achieve your boho look. We love how comfortable the lounge area looks, from the throw blanket to the floor pillows.

            7. Rattan Boho Wedding Bar

              Rattan bar at boho wedding
              Photo: Lieb Photographic LLC

              Guests will never want to leave a bar styled to perfection. With a bamboo wood shelf and mismatched colored glassware, drinks will taste even better at this boho station.

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              8. Gold Bohemian Wedding Card Table

                Gold card table at boho wedding
                Photo: Madiow Photography,Florist: Art of Flower Phuket

                This wedding card table has all the perfect boho touches. The pampas grass, dried foliage and taupe, gold and ivory hues bring everything together.

                9. Boho Wedding Velvet Linens

                  Velvet table linens at boho wedding
                  Photo: You Look Lovely - Fine Art Photography

                  Texture on tabletops is a subtle (yet easy) way to add a wow factor to your reception design. These orange tablecloths have a rich velvet texture, which elevates the centerpieces and place settings.

                  10. Neutral Boho Wedding Place Setting

                    The woven charger was the first thing that caught our eye. Chargers add to table decor, protect the table from spills and help food retain heat. The gold silverware, dried garland and gold leaf napkin ring are beautiful additions too.

                    11. Boho Peacock Sweetheart Chairs

                      All eyes will be on you and your boo at the reception, solidifying the importance of decorating your sweetheart table. Rattan peacock chairs offer the best finishing touch for a dreamy boho tablescape.

                      12. Triangular Boho Wedding Ceremony Arch

                        Triangular ceremony arch at boho wedding
                        Photo: C&C Photography
                        Florist: Floraland New York

                        Getting creative for the wedding arch's shape is typical for the bohemian wedding theme. Try a triangle wooden arch and adorn it with lush flower arrangements for a gorgeous desert celebration.

                        13. Bohemian Wedding Ceremony Blankets

                          Blankets at boho wedding ceremony
                          Photo: Light as Gold

                          If you're scheduling your ceremony a little before sunset for enchanting views while you say "I do," lay out blankets. This will help guests stay cozy and warm for fall or winter boho weddings and give extra padding for bench seating.

                          14. Minimalistic Desert Boho Decorations

                            Minimalistic desert decorations at boho wedding
                            Photo: Kami Arant Creative,Florist: Lindsey White

                            We love the boho wedding decor at this casual burnt orange affair. The fresh fruit, dainty flowers, cacti and candles make this tablescape light and airy.

                            15. Macrame Ceremony Altar Boho Decor

                              At this eclectic outdoor wedding, the altar area was fully decked out. A macrame tapestry, sheer canopy, boho rug and wood candle pedestals took the ceremony to the next level.

                              16. Mismatched Boho Wedding Lounge Area

                                Mismatched lounge area at boho wedding
                                Photo: Samantha Ruscher Photography

                                Give your guests a place to relax and mingle with a lounge area at your cocktail hour. To make it fit your boho aesthetic, incorporate seating of different colors and textures and decorate it further with tapered candles, macrame throw pillows and tassel blankets.

                                17. Pampas Grass Boho Wedding Altar Decor

                                  Pampas grass altar decor at boho wedding
                                  Photo: Madiow Photography

                                  Talk about breathtaking. These newlyweds had a ceremony altar platform with a pampas grass semi-circle along it, which overlooked Thailand's oceans.

                                  18. Bohemian Rug Wedding Aisle Runner

                                    Bohemian rug aisle runner at boho wedding
                                    Photo: Peyton Rainey Photography

                                    Not every wedding requires a ceremony aisle covered in rose petals. If your tastes are more chill, consider decorating your walkway with a vintage boho aisle runner, as pictured here. It's an easy way to give your ceremony space a pop of color. If you're looking for boho wedding ideas on a budget, you can head to your local thrift store to find a thematic rug or repurpose one from your home.

                                    19. Rattan Boho Wedding Place Setting

                                      Rattan place setting at boho wedding
                                      Photo: Tessa Tadlock

                                      Focus on weaving natural textures into every element of your wedding day. This rattan charger brings a contrasting shabby chic vibe to gold silverware and tinted glasses on the reception table.

                                      20. Boho Wedding Floral Arch

                                        Pink floral wedding arch at boho wedding
                                        Photo: Bridget Badore

                                        It's hard not to swoon over this cheerful blush-pink floral arch. The green and pink bring a subtle pop of color to this outdoor boho wedding.

                                        21. Dried Palm Leaf Boho Wedding Decorations

                                          Dried palm leaf decorations at boho wedding
                                          Photo: Hannah Costello

                                          Add boho wedding aisle decor to tell your guests your celebration's vibe. Palm leaves, pampas grass and white flowers grace the start of the aisle and the altar for a cohesive look.

                                          22. Bohemian Wedding Marigold Garland

                                            Bohemian wedding garland at boho wedding
                                            Photo: Cassie Valente Photography

                                            Looking for bohemian outdoor wedding ideas? Create a unique entrance with marigold garlands, like at this wedding. The muted orange/yellow hue of this summery flower is an ideal choice for your soirée.

                                            23. Crescent Bohemian Wedding Arch

                                              Crescent arch at boho wedding
                                              Photo: Darinimages,Florist: Art of Flower Phuket

                                              At this modern and unique Thailand wedding, the crescent-shaped ceremony arch was with a marble pattern. Our favorite part of the boho decor is the black-dyed pampas grass.

                                              24. Pink and Coral Boho Wedding Escort Card Display

                                                Pink and coral wedding escort display at boho wedding
                                                Photo: Ashley Kelemen

                                                Boho wedding colors aren't only tan and ivory. Use pink, coral, yellow, orange and green to decorate your escort card display.

                                                25. Dried Bohemian Hanging Floral Chandelier

                                                  A dynamic and untamed floral arrangement taps into the boho aesthetic perfectly. Find a wedding florist who can accomplish this style on The Knot Vendor Marketplace.

                                                  26. Pampas Grass Boho Wedding Decor Installation

                                                    Pampas grass installation at boho wedding
                                                    Photo: Tessa Tadlock

                                                    When you think of a bohemian wedding, you probably imagine oversized clusters of feathery florals. Pampas grass is, without a doubt, a staple of the style. We love how this couple decorated their venue with neutral grasses and wildflower clusters, making it seem like it's growing naturally with the outdoor elements.

                                                    Boho Wedding Cake Ideas

                                                    You might not have considered it, but your wedding cake can incorporate your boho theme. Save the confections below to show to your wedding cake baker.

                                                    27. Modern Earth Tone Bohemian Wedding Cake

                                                      Modern earth tone wedding cake at boho wedding
                                                      Photo: Ashley Kelemen

                                                      This boho wedding cake is picture-perfect. We love this dessert with abstract details in rust orange, mustard yellow, mauve, and black hues.

                                                      28. Dried Floral Boho Wedding Cake

                                                        Dried floral wedding cake at boho wedding
                                                        Photo: Cory Ryan Photography,Cake: Sweetness Bakery

                                                        Pressed leaves and dried boho wedding flowers garnish this simple white wedding cake. The best part is how some of the foliage sticks out away from the dessert, making it seem like they are growing from it.

                                                        29. All White Two-Tier Bohemian Wedding Cake

                                                          Elegant and striking, this boho cake deserves its own wedding photoshoot. This is how to have a classic white wedding cake that stands out.

                                                          30. Semi-Naked Boho Wedding Cake

                                                            Semi-naked cake at boho wedding
                                                            Photo: Alyssa Rose Photography
                                                            Cake: Desserts by D

                                                            If you love cake but hate it when there's too much frosting, a semi-naked cake is perfect for you. Ask your baker to add florals that match your color palette to give some drama to your confection.

                                                            31. Macrame-Inspired Bohemian Wedding Cake

                                                              If you don't understand the importance of macrame in boho wedding decor by now, we don't know what to tell you. The couple's baker made macrame from fondant with blue dipped ends.

                                                              32. Greenery Adorned Boho Wedding Cake

                                                                Gorgeous gold wedding cake stand aside, check out the accents on this dessert. The abundance of thistle, blueberries, figs and eucalyptus make this wedding cake eye-catching.

                                                                33. Textured Boho Wedding Cake

                                                                  Textured cake at boho wedding
                                                                  Photo: Monisa J. Photography

                                                                  Since boho is all about mismatched colors and textures, ask your caterer to give your confection ruffled icing. When paired with dried flowers and tapered candles, this boho-chic wedding cake is a natural extension of the theme.

                                                                  34. Hand-Painted Cactus Bohemian Wedding Cake

                                                                    Lean into your vibrant earth-tone boho color scheme for your wedding cake. We love how this couple has fresh, colorful blooms and hand-painted cactus on their cake.

                                                                    Boho Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

                                                                    Don't leave the center of your tables empty. Instead, save one (or more) of the boho wedding centerpieces below on your Pinterest board to refer to later.

                                                                    35. Boho Terrarium Floral Centerpieces

                                                                      Terrarium centerpieces at boho wedding
                                                                      Photo: Mikkel Paige Photography
                                                                      Florist: August Sage and Violet

                                                                      Brighten up your cocktail hour or reception area use candles and vibrant flowers. We suggest adding more greenery to the terrarium to enhance the natural feel.

                                                                      36. Gold Antique Boho Wedding Vases

                                                                        Boho means buying new isn't necessary. Go to your favorite thrift stores or antique shops for an assortment of vases to copy this look.

                                                                        37. Modern Bohemian Wedding Centerpieces

                                                                          Modern bohemian wedding centerpieces
                                                                          Photo: Ashley Kelemen,
                                                                          Florist: Honey & Poppies

                                                                          Simple but not understated, the table number and these stylish vases complement each other beautifully. Dainty florals work best for this bohemian wedding idea.

                                                                          38. Assorted Bottle Boho Centerpieces

                                                                            Bottle centerpieces at boho wedding
                                                                            Photo: India Earl Photography,Florist: J & P Flowers, Inc.

                                                                            Another inexpensive option for your vase centerpieces are bottles. At this bohemian rooftop wedding, beer bottles and other unconventional vessels were used.

                                                                            39. Feathered Boho Wedding Flowers

                                                                              Feathered flowers at boho wedding
                                                                              Photo: Laura Moll Photography

                                                                              Guests will be floored by statement centerpieces like these. Chic feathered foliage offset the rustic barn background.

                                                                              40. Bohemian Flower Box Centerpiece

                                                                                Flower box centerpiece at boho wedding
                                                                                Photo: Christy Johnson Photography,Florist: Rogue & Fox Floral Co.

                                                                                Instead of placing your boho wedding flowers in vases, put them in a small wooden box. This allows you to have more room for other table accessories like candles.

                                                                                41. Wildflower Boho Wedding Centerpiece

                                                                                  Wildflower centerpiece at boho wedding
                                                                                  Photo: Tessa Tadlock

                                                                                  Centerpieces set the scene for your wedding reception, so dedicate part of your budget to jaw-dropping arrangements. Your florist will help you identify in-season blooms that'll fit your bohemian wedding theme, so rely on their design expertise. But, if you're in the early stages of pulling boho wedding inspo, consider using muted clusters of wildflowers to accent reception tables throughout your venue.

                                                                                  Boho Wedding Bouquet Ideas

                                                                                  Hold a gorgeous boho wedding bouquet that'll make a statement. It might be hard to choose just one bouquet you love, so we won't tell anyone if you use elements from each arrangement below.

                                                                                  42. Neutral Bohemian Bouquet

                                                                                    Neutral bouquet at boho wedding
                                                                                    Photo: Elephantgraphy,Florist: Art of Flower Phuket

                                                                                    What a whimsical masterpiece. We didn't expect an all-white bouquet of dried lunaria and gypsophila to look so unique.

                                                                                    43. White and Terracotta Boho Bouquet

                                                                                      The bride's and bridesmaids' bouquets have white, terracotta and green colors to match the rest of the boho wedding. The proteas, ranunculus, pampas grass and palm leaves blend well together.

                                                                                      44. Glam Boho Wedding Bouquet

                                                                                        Glam bohemian wedding bouquet
                                                                                        Photo: Autumn Nicole Photography,Florist: Peplum Events and Design

                                                                                        We love how big and dramatic this neutral-colored boho bouquet is. This arrangement is proof that any wedding theme can have a glam moment.

                                                                                        45. Small Bohemian Wedding Bouquets

                                                                                          Small bohemian wedding bouquets
                                                                                          Photo: Julina Marie Photography
                                                                                          Florist: Bear Roots Floral

                                                                                          Petite wedding bouquets are having a moment right now. Adorn yours with a macrame around the stems for the best boho look.

                                                                                          46. Purple and Red Boho Wedding Wildflowers

                                                                                            Purple and red wildflower bouquet at a boho wedding
                                                                                            Photo: Heidi Elyse Photography,
                                                                                            Florist: Lalé Florals

                                                                                            A wildflower bouquet goes with the relaxed vibes of a boho wedding. It seems like you picked the blooms straight from the nature around you.

                                                                                            47. All White Boho Wedding Bouquet

                                                                                              All white wedding bouquet at a boho wedding
                                                                                              Photo: You Look Lovely - Fine Art Photography

                                                                                              We've got all the heart eyes for this bohemian wedding bouquet. You have to appreciate the pressed palms, dried petals, sheer ribbon and neutral color palette.

                                                                                              Editor's Boho Wedding Favorites

                                                                                              All of the bohemian wedding ideas above are amazing, but there are a few details I adore just a pinch more. From accessories to decor, I made a list with a little of everything.

                                                                                              48. Bohemian Wedding Getaway Car

                                                                                                VW bus boho wedding getaway car
                                                                                                Photo: Tessa Tadlock

                                                                                                Your wedding exit should be just as grand as your entrance. This vintage VW bus is the perfect wedding getaway vehicle to leave your boho wedding in style.

                                                                                                49. Boho Wedding Invitations

                                                                                                  Boho wedding invitations
                                                                                                  Photo: Feather & Twine Photography

                                                                                                  Any wedding pro will tell you invitations are the best place to introduce your theme and give guests a preview of what to expect on your special day. These boho wedding invitations with cactus motifs are simply perfect for a desert wedding.

                                                                                                  50. Dried Boho Boutonniere

                                                                                                    Dried boho boutonniere
                                                                                                    Photo: Monisa J. Photography

                                                                                                    Make it look like you've thought of absolutely everything, with matching floral arrangements that tie in with the theme. In addition to bouquets, centerpieces and statement installations, opt for dried boutonnieres to give any suit a boho touch.

                                                                                                    51. Boho Wedding Flower Crowns

                                                                                                      Flower crowns at boho wedding
                                                                                                      Photo: Nbarrett Photography

                                                                                                      I'd be remiss not to include flower crowns as a no-fail boho wedding idea. While a flower crown can serve as a fun accessory to your bohemian wedding outfit, you can also have your attendants wear them as well.

                                                                                                      52. Casual Outdoor Boho Wedding Reception Setup

                                                                                                        If your wedding venue has a beautiful outdoor area and the weather is right, dine outdoors. I love the varied seating styles, wood table and chairs and colorful dishware, making it look like an enchanting boho feast waiting to happen.

                                                                                                        53. Boho Wedding Favors

                                                                                                          You got to love a good pun and wedding favor. At this Mexico wedding, the couple gave woven fans with each guest's name engraved on the fan's handle.

                                                                                                          54. Bohemian Wedding Flower Crown Vintage Bus

                                                                                                            Flower crown vintage bus at boho wedding
                                                                                                            Photo: Laura Moll Photography

                                                                                                            Why not allow all your guests to get in on the flower crown fun? At this music festival-themed wedding, the couple had a vendor making custom accessories during the reception.

                                                                                                            55. Boho Outdoor Tea Room Ceremony Venue

                                                                                                              Boho outdoor tea room ceremony
                                                                                                              Photo: Knott Studio,Florist: Quinn's Blooms

                                                                                                              Invite your guests to a charming ceremony venue to put them in a bohemian and spiritual mood. Lush foliage and purple drapery bring the outdoor tea room to life.

                                                                                                              56. Lace Boho Wedding Dress

                                                                                                                Lace boho wedding dress
                                                                                                                Photo: Christy Johnson Photography

                                                                                                                When it comes to boho wedding dresses, you can't go wrong with lace. Intricate patterns or overlays will give your wedding gown an effortlessly chic look. I love how this boho bride paired her long-sleeved dress with blue statement earrings for a pop of color.

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