There’s an undeniable sense of romance when it comes to garden weddings. From flourishing blooms sprawled on the aisles, crawling greenery, to whistling air and chirping birds — nature is truly one of the most whimsical backdrops for such a special occasion. The great outdoors have plenty to offer for couples in search of that classic fairytale-like big day. Many couples have already found ways to incorporate a garden wedding, from the decorations to the menu. If you can’t get enough of this ethereal theme, we’re breaking all the most stunning garden wedding ideas and planning tips, so that you too can achieve the dream wedding you will never forget as a couple.
The best venue for a garden wedding is, of course, a garden, but remember that this is not your only option. There are many wedding venues that provide the essence of botanical gardens. All it takes is a little creativity and planning to transform any venue into a magical garden wedding. This is why one of the best garden wedding ideas is to book an elegant venue.
Want to have a garden wedding even though it is currently the rainy season? No worries! You can recreate the look of garden settings indoors. For example, an elegant open air space tented venue can have a natural charm. Ask your wedding planner, florists, and other wedding vendors to create a lush, blooming lawn ambiance.
Floral decor is the heart of every garden wedding. To make your romantic and whimsical garden wedding dreams come true, dedicate a chunk of your budget for flowers, greenery, and towering centerpieces.
As a couple, you can choose from various flower choices, such as peonies, sweet peas, garden roses, ranunculus, hydrangeas, tulips, and calla lilies. In addition to freshly picked flowers, add in a few draped greeneries and vines to make your venue more stunning. Try decorating the backs of guest’s chairs with accents of greens and florals as well.
Don’t forget to decorate the ceremony arch and aisle with flowers as well. You can even add a touch of charm to every photo captured during the ceremony by letting guests throw fresh petals in celebration of you and your partner as newlyweds.
Adding lighting is one of the easiest ways to transform the overall ambiance of your wedding venue. So, set up some romantic lighting for your garden wedding idea. Candles certainly add a dramatic touch, but you don’t want any open flame sparking safety risks, you can also go for string bulbs or twinkling fairy lights.
Decorate your wedding veil or hair locks with flowers for an effortless whimsical feel.
When you think of garden weddings, chances are you would also visualize afternoon tea parties. So, work with your caterer in serving elegant finger foods, such as cucumber sandwiches, scones, and cupcakes. For your main dishes, showcase fresh garden ingredients such as tomatoes and rosemary, to name a few.
If you are planning to have a garden wedding, keep in mind that it will be warmer and your guests will look for drinks. So, get creative and serve garden-inspired beverages. For example, you can go for rose wine cocktails, iced down sodas, spigot containers filled with lemonade or fruit-infused water, and drinks garnished with edible flowers to refresh everyone.
Make sure your wedding cake is on-theme as well. Ask your baker or caterer to decorate your wedding cake with flowers. For garden weddings, there’s no such thing as too many flowers.
Selecting a wedding color palette is important because it will keep every decor item in line with the theme, which in this case is a garden theme. The color palette for romantic and whimsical garden weddings include soft pastel hues of lavender, blue, green, and pink. Garden weddings are supposed to feel fresh, soft, and charming. With that being said, avoid colors that are too vibrant or bold.
Elegant signages are a must-have in any garden wedding. Invest in signages with beautiful calligraphy, pastel colors, minimal gold accents, and floral motifs. Make sure all your signages — from the wedding invitations, ceremony programs, to table cards — match and amplify your garden wedding theme as well.
In this blog, we’ve rounded up some of the most stunning garden wedding ideas. Take inspiration from these to make your dream wedding come to life.
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