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Breathtaking Bohemian Outdoor Wedding Altar

By: Amanda of Anthomanic for greenweddingshoes.com
Breathtaking Bohemian Outdoor Wedding Altar
Breathtaking Bohemian Outdoor Wedding Altar
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If there were wedding ceremony ideas created from girls' dreams, the Breathtaking Bohemian Outdoor Wedding Altar would be one. This stunning DIY wedding craft is something that many brides think can only appear in a fairy tale, but you can actually make this a reality at your wedding with the help of this tutorial. Learn how to make an altar that will take everyone's breath away. Your photographs will be gorgeous and your special day will be better than you ever could have imagined when you say "I do" under this dreamlike pergola. Make this for a spring or summer wedding to enjoy fresh air and sunshine as you begin the rest of your life.

Photograph by Charlotte Tittle Photography

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniqueFlorals/Wreaths

Intermediate

SeasonSpring

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When it comes to unique wedding ceremony ideas, it doesn't get much better than the Breathtaking Bohemian Outdoor Wedding Altar. Outdoor weddings can be tricky, because depending on the time of year, climate, and where you live, you might need some protection from the elements. Luckily, this beautiful altar does just the trick.
 
You won't have to worry about your veil flying in your face or your hair looking out of place, because the draping of this altar provides protection while still allowing your guests to clearly see everything. Plus, the addition of lush florals on top of the dreamlike draping gives this wedding altar the perfect boho chic vibe. You certainly won't be able to resist such a gorgeous and unique wedding ceremony idea. After all, the ceremony is truly the focal point of any wedding, so why not infuse your nuptials with a wonderful touch your loved ones will remember forever?

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Bohemian movement and Bohemian style in general? Prior to the revolution of 1789, the fine arts, particularly painting and engraving, were considered to be mere trades. Thus, an artist found himself somewhere between the upper-domestic and the lower-civil servant. To succeed he needed a patron, a wealthy upper-class man or woman. However, this meant he was not free to choose the subject of his art. As a result, a campaign was begun around 1750 by prominent artists to improve the education and morale of the artists, in order to give the 'trade' some of the respectability due to a 'profession.'
 
The Bohemian lifestyle many people currently enjoy can largely be attributed to writers such as Balzac and Hugo who made the artist lifestyle what is commonly thought of today. With them began the Romantic Movement, a true youth movement of its day. It was in the 1820s when the artist profession became accepted, if somewhat eccentric. Victor Hugo's Romantic Army became the basis of the Bohemians. Although by the end of the 1800s, Bohemianism in Paris was coming to an end, there have been Bohemian movements throughout the 20th century, from the beats of the 1950s to the hippies of the 1960s. These groups owe inspiration to the original Parisian "vie Boheme."
 
So, with this Breathtaking Bohemian Outdoor Wedding Altar, you can carry on the tradition of the writers, painters, poets, and sculptors who came before you and celebrate the freedom that comes with the ability to express yourself and your creativity without reservation. Who knew a unique wedding ceremony idea could trace its roots to such a storied past?

1. The History of Bohemianism from Mount Holyoke College
2. What is bohemian? from BBC Magazine
3. How Bohemians Got Their Name from The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

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I could totally see myself making this for my wedding! Lovely and fairly simple and not overbearing.

This idea is sort of reminiscent of the Jewish chuppah idea, and it is very pretty! You could modify it a bit by making the drapes of a sheer fabric and even lifting them into a graceful swag so the visual element is better, and I would be inc,inedible to add some tiny LED solar powered mini rice lights for even more enchantment! Love it!

This Breathtaking Bohemian Outdoor Wedding Altar is a great idea for a garden wedding. It provides an element of surprise by having the bride stay behind the drapes while waiting for the ceremony to begin. She will surprise the guests when she comes out of those drapes seconds before the wedding starts.

This is absolutely gorgeous! Although I agree with the comment below that it might be difficult for guests to see the ceremony.

What a stunning and unique altar! My only suggestion would be to pull the front fabric panels to the side during the ceremony in order for your guests to be able to see you and your partner as clearly as possible.

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