GDW Style File: Bohemian Beach

In Beach Weddings by Ande Tongco

Sand between your toes, breeze in your hair, the one you love by your side… a bohemian beach wedding sounds divine, don’t you think? Get wedding-day ready with our style guide – it’s all you need for the perfect destination wedding, oceanside.

The destination
Close to home: The Whitsundays – come on, where else can you find such picturesque shores? Add to that a sense of laid-back luxe at any of the resorts on tap, and your destination wedding is looking very well sorted.

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Bali: Gili Islands; dreamstime

Crossing the oceans: Any number of Asian Islands will do, but we’re seriously craving the white-sand beaches of Bali. With an ambient mix of party pleasure and hedonist indulgence, it’s the ideal combo for your big day.

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Karen Willis Holmes Clara Gown

The gown
Pick a gown that’s floaty and flowing – don’t go for gowns with too much fuss! Instead, choose natural fabrics and soft tones, a low-key design and plenty of romance.
Close to home: Clara gown, Karen Willis Holmes

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Crossing the oceans: Cascada gown, BHLDN

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Wedding of Tobey & Nathan, Jenna Tere Photography

Hair and Beauty
Simple is the word of the day, so think flowing tresses with a natural wave, light make up and a megawatt smile.
Real Bride Inspo: Tobey, who tied the knot in Rarotonga.

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Blake Lively; She Knows

Celebrity Inspo: Blake Lively – red carpet ready, but effortlessly so.

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Wedding of Kate & Nick, Ben Adams Photography

Keep it simple, keep it sweet. Whether you draw inspiration from glam gold or bountiful blooms, you don’t want the look to be overpowering.

Natural tones: A flower crown is the boho babe’s bestie. Real bride Kate pulls this look off so well!
Glam it up: We’re in love with Shut The Front Door’s beach-ready headpieces – dainty, with an almost vintage feel that lends itself perfectly to a bohemian beach wedding.

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Shut the Front Door Aurelia and Bijou 

Now that you have your bohemian beach look down-pat, check out our Ultimate Beach Wedding Guide for tips and inspiration on planning your destination beach wedding.