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This month, SA Weddings will be celebrating the current ‘La Boheme’ trend; you’ll see it popping up as our April theme. La Boheme is unconventional yet sophisticated, laid-back yet styled. Dramatic colours and accentuated accessories against soft fabrics and intricate lace create the alluring contrast that is La Boheme.


When choosing a venue for your La Boheme themed wedding, look for places that incorporate abundant, untamed nature e.g. a wild coastline, a forest of trees, a field of violet lavender or rows of twisted vines. Indoor areas should bring a sense of the outdoors in with doors wide open, greenery and natural lighting.


Allow your guests to feel relaxed by creating bohemian “chill” areas and cushioned, on-the-grass dining. For your colours, use natural whites, creams and beiges offset with bold black, dark purples, reds, greens, moody blues and hints of gold or copper. Decorate trees with mandalas and lights. Use items like berries, pinecones, eucalyptus and garden flowers to beautify table settings.


Dress your bridesmaids in pretty, patterned fabric and be adventurous with your choice of colours. For your wedding dress, choose something soft and flowing with intricate detail such as patterned lace or frilly layers. Be bold with make-up and accessories and pick out a beautiful, jeweled headpiece or rose garland.

For him:

Patterned shirts, leather and dark velvets might not immediately scream “wedding”, but put together well, these elements will leave your man looking groom gorgeous and perfectly suited to your La Boheme theme. Choose one element to stand out against the others e.g. if your groom chooses to wear a dark blue velvet blazer, his shirt should be simple and plain and vise versa