Barn venues make beautiful backdrops for weddings, as this couple proved with their boho brights reception theme, but they do also demand a little more thought when planning. The warm tones of the wood in this venue invite suitably rich colours in the decorative details to enhance its features, while the high ceilings and beams make it essential that you don’t just decorate the tables, you decorate upwards, too.
This couple nailed it, teaming the wooden architectural features with bunting and paper honeycombs, chiavari chairs, mismatched crockery and vibrant blooms for the ultimate boho brights reception style. If you love it, you can have it! Here’s how to recreate the look for your dream day!
Make the most of a high ceiling, beams or the apex of a marquee by suspending a sea of honeycombs from the ceiling. Mix and match colours for a boho brights reception theme or choose a more muted palette of one colour in varying shades. We think these honeycombs would look beautiful hanging among fairylights to give them a real glow!
No bohemian-inspired scheme is complete without flowers. Swap compact designs for looser, hand-tied arrangements, playing with varying stem lengths and blousy blooms to create a relaxed effect. Deep wine reds, burnt oranges and rich purples will all create a more opulent and indulgent effect – complement them by choosing metallic vases.
The best boho details benefit from natural influences – think wood, slate, feathers. These should inspire the smaller details too, like your place cards and stationery. Opt for brown Kraft card and a hessian table runner to complement your wider boho brights theme without dominating.
Coloured glassware is another excellent way to introduce a pop of colour to your boho brights reception theme. Mix and match different styles and sizes of vase with various colours present within your wider theme. Use single blooms with a few leafy sprigs in each, then cluster them together across table tops and other surfaces to create an informal boho floral effect.
Finish your boho brights scheme with lengths of bunting, stretched from wall to wall to add interest and colour. If you don’t have the time or simply don’t want to sew it yourself, you’ll love the range of bunting available here.