Pinterest has been full of boho and rustic weddings for years: ax-cut furniture, wildflowers, lace bridesmaid dresses, canvas tablecloths, and closeness to nature. This atmosphere is adored by most brides. But we are sure: the more popular the phenomenon, the less it is worth being guided by it. The main thing is that the wedding should be about you, and fashion is not an axiom.
What are boho and rustic styles?
Boho and rustic are not the same thing, although in a wedding theme the two styles can be hard to tell apart. Boho originates in the gypsy quarters of Europe in the 17th century, which were inhabited by free-thinking bohemia: musicians, artists and poets. Their lifestyle has since exhausted itself, but has remained in vogue with free-cut styles, eclecticism and floral prints. Rustic is a European interpretation of country style. It is inspired by the countryside, manual labor and simplicity in all its manifestations.
Why are boho and rustic styles an anti-trend?
In wedding decoration, boho and rustic styles have been leading for more than a decade and, frankly, they have become rather boring. The major trend of 2022 is the “anti-trend” trend. The planners urge the newlyweds not to look back at wedding fashion, but instead to be inspired by their own interests: favorite cinema, art, fashion, architecture. A boho or rustic style wedding would be the perfect choice for a young couple whose life takes place in the countryside and is closely connected with nature. However, if you settled on a rustic atmosphere just because everyone does it, think about whether such a celebration will really be about you?
How to replace elements of boho and rustic styles at a wedding?
In 2022, it’s time to ditch the powdery color palette for boho and rustic weddings. It was replaced by bright and pure colors: cornflower blue, fuchsia, brick.
Although floral arrangements are akin to timeless classics, today they are increasingly stereotyped and, moreover, contrary to the sustainability trend. Favorite boho and rustic styles, wedding arches entwined with field plants can be replaced with art installations, and instead of bouquets on tables you can use candles or fabric.
Of course, an outdoor wedding is still a great option for a summer day. But to spend it in the field is too boring. Take a closer look at atypical locations: a golf course, a desert, or, for example, an art park.