Confessions of a Boho Fashionista: A Boho Bridal Shower-How to Create the Most Magical Day for Your Best Gal-Pal!

e9fe7d3adeda137b6bb60a8b093983d2Hey Boho Beauties,

When your bestie decides to tie the knot, it’s a serious must to throw her the best boho bridal shower of the season! Every gypsy goddess who grew up dreaming of floating down the aisle adorned in flowers, feathers and sunbeams also hoped for the perfect bohemian bridal shower. This season, bohemian bellas are throwing the sweetest backyard showers for their gal pals and besties alike, with the most special DIY boho décor, gift bags and menu options. Let’s talk about my boho bridal shower checklist to make your best gal pal’s heart shine!

1.Fresh Flower Crowns: Every goddess wants to feel like one, so purchase beautiful flowers from your local fresh florist and make crowns for the bella bohemians who will be attending your shower. These crowns can serve as a beautiful take home gift, they feel so special when they’re worn, and they’re great for photo opts!

7ac91daa5329dfe7b97e1b5b9fe185902.Backyard Soiree: Set up your backyard like a modern-day, chic, bohemian slumber party! This means lots of outdoor pillows for gab sessions and laughs, organic candy stations, and beautiful Aztec blankets galore!

3.DIY Pastel Tassels: Adorn the backyard in pastel tassels that are beautiful and easy to make! These are seriously on trend right now, and they look great in pictures so add as many as you like to really make the backyard look like a fantasy.

9a386a6dddbe8d8b68848e57b4d449f94.Dream Catcher Station: Have an area where your pals can make dream catchers. Set up the beads, weaving materials and hoop and give some brief directions for your goddess friends. This is a great activity to do at a shower, because it’s all about new beginnings and dreams! When the girls have their finished result, share them with one another.

5.Pink Grapefruit Mimosas: Every shower needs a little extra something, something! To really make your mimosas special, pre-slice your grapefruits and freeze them. Use the frozen grapefruits as ice cubes in the mimosas for a serious hit!

6.Wish Jar: Have a special wish jar with beautiful, pre cut organic paper and feather pens for your guests. Then have your guests write their wishes or intentions for the bride and drop them into the jar. At the end of the afternoon, take all of your gypsy bellas and yogi friends and sit with pillows and candy and read all of the sweet wishes aloud!

These are my top tips for a successful boho bridal shower, but I know YOU have some magical ones too!! Share them with us in the comments below!!

I just can’t wait to try some of these ideas out at all of the bohemian showers I’ll be attending this summer. Remember boho bellas, there’s always a new way to set your intention, get inspired, use your creativity and harness all of the gifts you have!!

libpicPeace, Love and Magic from,

 Your Resident Boho Fashionista, Libby xx

Our top five boho beauty tricks that every goddess should know!

eIZny2SPnVaQN0MdZyiwhOFpg5QiHDlKHdum78cPk38Hello Boho Beauties!

I’ve been wondering lately, what is it about beauty that we are all so enamoured by?

When we see something that we consider beautiful, be it a person, an outfit, or a piece of art, something magical happens within us.

Our hearts beat faster and our breath pauses, suddenly we feel captivated by its presence.

We intuitively feel this depth of power held within that feeling, but very few know how to tap into it.

We all inherently know that beauty is not just the way you wear your hair, it is not the colour of your skin, and it’s not the cute boho frock you just bought from that vintage shop either (although I’m sure it looks fabulous on you!)

Beauty is much deeper than the visual context in which we often see it.

It is alive, it breathes, it expands; like lungs taking in deep, fresh ocean air.

It takes more than a keen eye to capture it, and more than fashion sense to express it.

As a Brand expert and Photographer, it is part of my core purpose to explore and share beauty in all its many forms.

And while I love how it manifests through colors, shapes, design and the coming together of elements that compliment one another, I want to share with you how to fully embody beauty in a way that will enhance your life more than you ever thought possible (awesome heart racing feeling included!)

Photo Credit: Ashley Streff Photography

A True Boho Beauty knows that:

  • When she compliments another person, her own beauty both outwardly and within is amplified. Of course this compliment must be genuine, heartfelt and coming from a place of pure love and the desire to see another person feel truly beautiful by such a compassionate reflection.

  • Beauty is a gift. When we experience it our lives are instantly heightened by it’s presence. Be it from the simplicity of a flower, to the perfect pairing of prints of prints, there is something about it that soothes the soul.

  • Committing to a path of beauty takes daily action, but when those actions are taken, something profound and magical arises.  For what we feel within ourselves is what we draw toward ourselves, and the more beautiful we feel, the more beauty will arise in our lives.

  • Receiving a compliment is as important as giving one. When we learn to receive the universe is able to provide us with even more, to the point that our cups are so full we are able to give tenfold.

Here are 5 Easy Boho Beauty Actions you can take today:

1. Connect. Reach out to someone you know that would benefit by you sharing what you truly see in them.  Tell them what makes them special, why you appreciate them, and that you really believe that they are beautiful inside and out.  This act alone can heal, transform and change lives.

2. Nourish. Take time to nourish your inner beauty through a self care practice. It can be a nourishing meal, a walk along the beach, a deep yoga practice, or a movie night with friends.  Whatever it is that makes you feel at ease on every level of your being.

3. Adorn. Put on an accessory or item of clothing that makes you feel beautiful, something that when you see in the mirror you feel radiant and confident wearing. The act of adornment is a sacred process, we honour our bodies and our self expression through the art of fashion.

4. Clear. Clean up your space. Your environment is just as important as your physical and inner beauty. A beautiful environment is like a fresh breath of air, you are able to peace more at ease within the space, which leaves more room for true creativity and peace.

5. Create. Make art, you don’t have to be a professional artist to create something beautiful. Grab some pencil crayons, paint or clay, and have some fun. Allow yourself to be free with what comes through. Put on some good music and release the need to control. You may surprise yourself with how talented you really are!

To help you with this practice I recommend the Awakening Mala as it helps you to fully embody your own inner potential while appreciating and feeling gratitude for the beauty that already surrounds you everyday.

Share with us what actions you’re going to take today to become a Boho Beauty and other ways you feel will help the community embody beauty by commenting below.

With love,

Heather aka The Essence Oracle

Heather is passionate about helping others live a life of purpose and beauty. As a Brand Visionary and Photographer Extraordinaire, she’s been spotlighted on Elephant Journal, Conscious Divas, 303 magazine, and Awakening Source. When she’s not helping conscious-preneurs increase their visibility and hone their brand, you can find her dancing at a music festival, rafting down a white water river, and traveling around the world. Spots for her personalized Brand Strategy sessions are now open for applications. Learn more at www.heatherpennell.com

Photo Credit: Ashley Streff Photography