There’s something undeniably good about fall — the coziness of the cold weather, the spookiness of Halloween season, the bright jewel colors of the changing landscape. It’s no surprise then that autumn is one of the most popular times of year to get married.
The mystical, nostalgic feeling autumn invites effortlessly complements rustic and bohemian wedding themes. Warm colors, mismatched prints, and flowing layers of lace and creamy gauze pop against the crisp blue skies and fiery-colored treelines of September, October, and November. ‘Bohemian’ is a catchall term for unconventional and free-spirited design elements, so there is a certain amount of freedom involved when finding your perfect bohemian look. Bohemian wedding gowns can be sleeved or sleeveless, crisp white or dreamy creme, form-fitting or flowing — what makes a wedding dress bohemian is its ability to make you feel magical, uninhibited, and unapologetically unique.
Autumn weddings don’t necessarily require a bohemian aesthetic, but the two certainly pair well. The only thing better than feeling like a gorgeous bride is feeling like a gorgeous, powerful, witchy bride. If you’re looking to channel your inner white witch this fall, check out these bohemian beauties.
’70s Inspired Washed Silk Peasant Gown
Featuring a dusty lavender floral embroidery and romantic, gauzy bishop sleeves, this wedding gown is perfect for the wildflower-picking, meadow-tromping bride. For a more subtle touch of bohemia, the floral embroidery also comes in off-white.
Ornate Lace Bohemian Gown
Dreamy, sheer bell sleeves, elaborate lace, and a plunging neckline — can this dress get any white-witchier? Bibiluxe is a UK-based bridal company that specializes in jaw-droppingly ornate lace wedding gowns. Their shop features a wide range of lace designs, necklines, and sleeve options.
Off White Tulle with Illusion Lace Cape Sleeves
This gown offers the peekaboo coverage of sheer sleeves without the added warmth or bulk. Featuring a rustic off-white tulle and deep-v back, you get the best of both worlds — coverage and bohemian flair — in this made-to-order gown from RenzRags on Etsy.
Chiffon Sheath Bridal Gown
Depending on where you live, spooky season does not necessarily mean a drop in temperature. For the autumn wedding above 80 degrees, this chic bohemian dress boasts bejeweled, thin straps and a lightweight, comfortable chiffon skirt. The illusion lace bodice completes the stunningly simple look.
Counting Stars Bohemian Dress
Look out of this world (literally) with BoomBlush’s celestial counting stars bohemian dress. This dress is actually two parts: the starry lace overlay and a silk slip that comes in ivory, light or dark beige, and blush. Reflective beading and shimmery silver thread glisten and glow in the dark as you dance the night away.
Lacy Long-Sleeved Bohemian Gown
Featuring lacy banded sleeves with Victorianesque buttoned cuffs, this long-sleeved bohemian gown is timelessly romantic. The sweetheart neckline under the high-neck overlay and small polka-dotted tulle keep the dress modern and playful, while the ornate embroidery on the shoulders adds a touch of mystical sophistication.
Graphic Lace Flutter Sleeve Gown
Made from intricate graphic lace, this dramatic gown features flowing flutter sleeves that meet to create a stunning cape illusion framing the open back. The figure-flattering drape of this gown ends in a show-stopping train, making this dress a true stunner from all angles.
Two-Piece A-Line Dress
It doesn’t get much more modern-bohemian than a crop top and maxi skirt combo, and why should you opt out of comfort on your wedding day, anyway? The flowers in the delicate lace bodice create a natural rise and fall to the midriff-hugging hem before flowing into the dreamy, floor-length tulle skirt to create a truly unique and uninhibited wedding look.
Off the Shoulder Tiered Gown
This gown is the perfect blend of functionality, bohemian lace, and Southern debutante tiers. The three flowing tiers of embroidered silk create a romantic, carefree silhouette for the ceremony. Once you’re on your way to the reception, unbutton the bottom tier from the middle tier to reveal an enticing second look (and to show off your previously-hidden wedding shoes).
Pleated English Net A-Line with Flutter Sleeves
The perfect addition to any magical, fairy-filled forest wedding, this pleated English net a-line gown is playful, sweet, and sexy all at once. Chantilly lace and tulle create dreamy flutter cap sleeves, and a plunging neckline keeps the dress modern and exciting.
Sparkle Illusion Tulle Gown
Going bohemian doesn’t mean sacrificing sparkle, and this gown is the perfect mix of gauzy fabric and eye-catching jewels. Illusion tulle effortlessly flows from the off-white dress to its sheer bishop sleeves. The unique neckline plunges dramatically under two bedazzled jewel bands.
3D Butterfly Lace Bohemian Dress
Channel your inner nature goddess with this 3D butterfly and floral lace gown. Delicate butterflies dance across the dress while perfectly placed jewels sparkle on the plunging v-neck bodice. The subtle balloon effect of the sheer peasant sleeves adds a hint of Medieval romance.
Rainbow Chiffon and Tulle Gown
Off-white is the normal alternative to the traditional, crisp white wedding gown — but what about choosing all the colors? Breathtaking pastel rainbow hues flow across Grecian-esque draped tulle, cinched at the waist with a dusty rose velvet ribbon. This figure-flattering gown is the perfect blend of ethereal and bohemian.
Italian Silk Satin Wedding Gown
Speaking of Grecian gowns, this mesmerizing Italian silk satin gown will have you looking like a marble statue come to life. Featuring a crossed v-neckline with sophisticated batwing sleeves, this dress doesn’t need any added bells and whistles. The creamy sheen of the satin and excellently-tailored drape speak for themselves.
By moving the structured collar and form-fitting sleeves down off the shoulders, this gown embodies the perfect ‘princess’ gown with a rebellious flair. A shimmery white floral lace covers the cashmere-lined gown and extraordinary train.