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) not only dated, but a wasted opportunity! These days there are so many available and inexpensive dress options that have beautiful lace/illusion necklines, sleeves, and open backs.

Even more than a lovely sleeve, an earthy bohemian bride today has 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 Hornes 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 tides.

I love the play or lines and light.

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


loving these images and such great ideas for a boho wedding

Love this list! I would have to agree every boho maritime wedding needs these four things!

Love your examples of great boho wedding styling for both large weddings and elopements! I agree that you have some amazing backdrops in the maritimes. I’m dying to get over there again (especially Newfoundland!)

Cassandra O.

Woah, her boho style wedding dress is everything! I am totally obsessed with this east coast wedding!! Amazing work!

Love this!! Such great tips for a boho wedding or adventure elopement!

Such amazing inspiration for anyone planning a boho wedding! Love all the maritime inspiration as well!

Your tips about boho wedding are priceless. Really useful for every couple who would like to have adventurous elopement not only at East Coast of Canada. I love your photography style and edition.

Love the variety of backdrops on the east coast of Canada! Gorgeous boho wedding vibes!


This is a boho wedding dream! Those creamy neutrals against such gorgeous historical and vintage backdrops are stunning. (Especially love the blue trim and distressed brick as backdrop to the gorgeous couple!) Beautiful work!

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