DIY Projects and Ideas for Creating a Bohemian-Style Wedding

Find ideas for putting together a cultural-inspired wedding, including centerpieces, table settings, menus and cocktails.

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Prints and Patterns

Create an exotic table that's full of color and texture by layering pattern on top of pattern. Brightly hued strips of fabric laid across the table serve as unexpected horizontal runners and allow the look of a rustic wood tabletop to show through. Metallic plates (these are from West Elm) make each place setting pop, while graphic napkins, gold flatware and beautiful glassware add richness to the decor.

Animal Party

For a bit of whimsy, spray-paint small animal figurines metallic gold, then place in the center of each plate. Tuck a handwritten or calligraphied place card under each animal for a look that's both regal and playful.

Uniform Flowers

With so much mixing and matching of patterns, this is a great opportunity to make a statement with bold monochromatic arrangements. Artfully arrange dozens of bright pink ranunculus in a single gold vase to create a striking focal point in the center of the table.

Produce Piled High

For a simple but beautiful non-floral centerpiece, spray-paint any compote or urn bright gold. Fill the compote with clementines and garnish with fresh mint sprigs for a centerpiece that infuses the table with beautiful color — and makes for a delicious snack or dessert.

Spot of Tea

It’s customary in Morocco to follow large meals with boldly flavored mint tea, and it also happens to make a terrific party idea. To make, simply steep loose green tea and boiling water in a Moroccan-style teapot, then stir in sugar and mint sprigs and allow to steep for a few minutes. Serve in beautifully gilded glass cups.

Exotic Eats

Serve a delicious tart that encourages family-style dining and is rich in ethnic flavors. This flatbread is topped with pears, dried apricots, goat cheese and mint. Once done baking, drizzle honey over the tart, slice and serve.

Food So Nice They Named It Twice

A large serving of couscous is a must-have side dish at any Moroccan-inspired feast. For a wonderful combination of flavors, mix in currants, pistachios and lots of fresh herbs, and be sure to include a large serving spoon for passing around the table. Get the recipe

Drinks From Afar

Some of the best beers are imported from the Middle East and Far East, and offering these beverages at your party can add a fun element of the exotic for your guests. Check your local liquor stores for availability of imported beer, and serve bottles iced down in large galvanized buckets for guests to help themselves.