Aren’t garden weddings so beautiful? Nature provides your backdrop, and the venue will be in all your photos. An advantage of outdoor ceremonies, though, is they can give you a lot of options for finding unique locations. Wedding Affair offers some ideas for your garden weddings!
Arches and Backdrops
Whether it is dramatic and bold or very simple touches, the arch or backdrop you use for a garden setting provides the perfect place for your ceremony. Mother Nature has decorated the rest of your surroundings, so all you need to focus on is the backdrop where the two of you stand when you tie the knot. A wedding in a garden setting offers a variety of ways your tables can be arranged. You may have to work around a tree here and there, place the cake under a gazebo, or use the trees to hang lights for dancing.
When you’re surrounded by natural splendour, extra décor isn’t really necessary. But adding personal touches goes a long way towards making the space your own. While there’s a ton of design ideas on Pinterest, we suggest you start with your own belongings, and those of your family: Time to polish up that old chandelier you found together at a garage sale! And wouldn’t Aunt Bessie’s antique lawn ornaments look adorable alongside your sign-in table? Your mother’s own wedding china would be a heartwarming addition to your head table place settings. Looking around you for inspiration and seeing where it leads can make the ultimate result all that more meaningful.
Keep the pests in mind
There is nothing worse than being eaten alive by mosquitoes or being surrounded by a cloud of black flies. Something you may want to consider is having your site sprayed by an exterminator a couple of days in advance or, at the very least, strategically setting citronella candles on tables to keep the bugs at bay.
From floral-print invitations to stunning bridal gowns with elegant floral appliqués, to bouquets that appear freshly picked from the garden, brides and grooms can achieve the feel of a garden wedding regardless of season, location, or even the overall theme of the fête. For example, even if you’re hoping to have a formal city-chic celebration, providing an intimate feel with bistro or twinkle lights and incorporating effortless floral arrangements will help the day feel more reflective of an upscale garden wedding. The options are truly endless – but we’ve gathered some initial ideas to help you get started during the planning process.
Of course one of the easiest ways to have a garden-inspired wedding is to marry in a beautiful outdoor garden wedding ceremony. Any alfresco wedding ceremony site can be given a garden feel with floral petals on the aisle, shepherd hooks suspending flower arrangements in moss-covered vessels, and fresh greenery along the aisle.
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