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Angela + Alex | Styled Boho Elopement on Minister’s Island

January 25, 2019

I’ve been a bohemian soul my whole life. Lace and linens and flowers in your hair, barefoot in the wild.

Whether you are a life-long boho lover, or have only recently fallen in love with all things bohemian, here are a few things you won’t want to forget while you plan your East Coast Boho Wedding!

1. Handmade, Sustainable Dress

Sleeveless dresses are fast becoming a thing of the past, and (in my opinion) are a wasted opportunity! These days there are so many affordable dress options available that have beautiful necklines, sleeves, and backs made of lace or illusion fabric.

Earthy bohemian brides today have easy access to beautiful, handmade, one of a kind, sustainable dresses. Check out the couture work of Reclamation Design or our local Halifax designer Miss Foxine (who provided all the handmade jewellery for this session).

2. Loose hair, Loose Nosegay Bouquet

Nothing says boho more than hair blowing in the breeze, and flowers. Flowers in your hair. Flowers everywhere. Have your hair and you flowers tied loosely – from braids and curls, to assorted ‘wildflowers’ or non-traditional blooms that are in season – let your free spirit shine through.

Leah McKinley of the Reverie Hair Loft did an amazing job on Angela’s hair, weaving fish braids and waves throughout. And Lizz Crawley from Shivelight Artistry complimented the free and loose look perfectly with natural makeup.

3. Stunning Backdrops

You may already have your eye set on a beautiful hand made macrame for your ceremony. Sophie’s What Knots made this beautiful piece. You can also incorporate as many flowers (wildflowers or otherwise), into any natural backdrop.

Here in the Maritimes, we are blessed with so much beautiful coast line, that it would be a shame not to make use of it!

So whether for your ceremony, or for your photos, get out there and explore what beautiful New Brunswick/Nova Scotia/PEI has to offer. Let our east coast landscape be your backdrop.

4. Historical Architecture

Whichever location you choose for your wedding, you’re sure to find some unique historical architecture to play with. The Van Horne Estate on Minister’s Island just outside of Saint Andrews NB was such a stunning location. Not to mention that weddings booked there are given the Island to themselves, between the tide times.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments what makes the perfect wedding for you.

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