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The Land of Bohemia

What does the word "Bohemian" mean? It is a word derived by the French in Paris, given to the Roma or Romani gypsies that migrated from Bohemia, in central Europe. It is really a word to express contempt or disapproval for the nomadic lifestyle. 

The Oxford English Dictionary's definition mentions someone "especially an artist, literary man, or actor, who leads a free, vagabond, or irregular life, not being particular as to the society he frequents, and despising conventionalities generally".

It is a contributing force in the foundation of the Romantic movement of the 19th century. As Andy Walker stated in his BBC news magazine article 'What is bohemian?' "in essence, bohemianism represented a personal, cultural and social reaction to the bourgeois life. And, once the latter was all but swept away by the maelstrom that was the 1960s, the former was doomed, too."

Real bohemians are individualistic. They are not driven by the ideals bestowed by society or interested in financial monetary gain to get ahead.  The bohemian philosophy is about expressionism and freedom. Bohemians can be made up of a diverse background of mixed ethnicity and tend to bring rich experiences by offering artistic diversity.  Society needs more bohemians as these individuals make a positive contribution to society by using their creative energy, style and vision to allow cultures to grow, flourish and thrive.

We love this inspiring TED Talk by Dr James Lough on why "we need more bohemians" and "how they they becoming an endangered species".

We don't have a preconceived stereotype of what a "bohemian" person may look like. If you feel that your vision / spirit is in line with being a free-thinker, open to new ideas, having a lust for travel and tend to express your art in various forms that contributes to your individuality then to us you embody all of the elements that make you a person living your ultimate bliss.

We have chased away the clouds, the sky is all 'rose.'

This week we are inspired by the colour red, flowers and embroidery. We have an eclectic sense of aesthetics here at Bohemian Prints and so do 99% of our creative brides-to-be. It can be challenging to stick to one style so we prefer to mix a few different ones and create our very own. 

In every girls life there is a boy she'll never forget and a summer where it all started.

Inspired by warmth of the earth, the love of the sun and the hues of the sky. Our ultimate summer wedding.

*Please note that these images are not ours and were sourced from Pinterest.

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. 
 

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True love stories never have endings

A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul. By: Minna Antrim

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While love is heaven on earth, the death of love is living hell.

This week we are inspired by the 'far, far away lands' and the mystics of castles.

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That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.

This week our inspiration comes from the Old World and this quote by Sonam Kapoor "I have eclectic taste, and I love vintage style mixed with glamour and old world charm.

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I fell in love with the Mediterranean philosophy of good wine, good food and fami

Inspired by its rich cultural heritage, spicy flavours and equal infusion of the East meets West, the Mediterranean city really is our culture. 

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Turkish Delight

Magenta is the universal colour of love. It promotes kindness, compassion and creates harmony and balance in every aspect of life. It is said spiritually, those whom embrace Magenta encourages selfless acts of kindness and compassion to humankind, nature and the earth. It infuses the feeling of self-respect and self-awareness in self.

It is the colour of the free spirit and creative soul. Magenta has inspired our colour palette for this Turkish Delight post.

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Mina - Città vuota (Dolce & Gabbana 1964)
Wedding Inspiration: The Wild West

The West is her home, the West is where she roams. A wedding full of lace, boots that have been worn for years and desert flowers that are as beautiful as they are resilient.

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Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet

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Bridal Muse: Nicole Trunfio

We did a feature on this bride late last year but what the heck... We love this so much that we decided to do it again...

Nicole and Gary meeting at Coachella only 4-years earlier, it was only fitting they would return to the desert to tie the knot. With a beautiful ceremony in Palm Springs, the couple radiated an effortlessness we can only dress about.

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Honeymoon Packing List: Barcelona

Barcelona is for evening adventures, dancing whenever you can and getting lost within the rich history of the ancient city.

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