Here are some of our favorite ideas for garden weddings! If you are planning on having a romantic backyard garden themed wedding, these ideas are for you.
What is a Garden-Themed Wedding?
A garden themed wedding is typically an outdoor wedding at a garden wedding venue, or a wedding with lots of floral themed decor. If you are having your wedding reception or ceremony at a location such as a backyard, botanical garden, conservatory, or any other whimsical and organic venue, then a garden wedding theme may be ideal.
If you have always dreamed of a romantic, ethereal aesthetic on your wedding day, then a garden theme is perfect for you. Garden weddings are truly gorgeous, and they use the pure, simple elegance of Mother Nature to decorate your venue and ceremony space.
20 of Our Favorite Garden Theme Wedding Ideas
Here are some of our favorite garden wedding details and outdoor wedding ideas for any bride who is looking to have an enchanted garden wonderland wedding.
1. Edible Flowers
Decorate your food items at your wedding reception with fresh flowers! There are several types of flowers that are approved for humans to eat, and they look pretty too!
2. Floral Wedding Dress
If you want that romantic garden wedding, you better dress the part! There are many options for bridal gowns that are embroidered with absolutely stunning floral patterns, and this is a great choice if you are having a whimsical garden affair.
3. Fresh Fruits
Say goodbye to a plain, white wedding cake! Decorate your cake with lots of fresh fruits that look like they were just picked from the garden! Depending on what month you are having your wedding in, different fruits will be in season.
4. Flower Wall
One of the most popular wedding trends as of late has been the flower wall. Flower walls are extravagant flower displays that serve as backgrounds for photo booths or in lieu of a floral arch at your ceremony.
Learn how to DIY a flower wall here!
5. Arch With Roses
If you would rather have a floral arch at your ceremony, choose whichever flowers you love and consult with your florist. Roses serve as wedding inspiration for most brides, and they make a lovely floral arch.
6. Arrangement of Clay Pots
A unique idea for wedding decor at a garden themed wedding is to use clay pots. These are cheap and available at lots of different home improvement stores, and there are many options of what you can do with them.
7. “Just-Picked” Vibe
Go for a freshly picked vibe at your garden wedding by decorating with wildflowers. Wildflowers are a great choice for florals if you do not have a huge budget for your wedding because they cost a lot less than traditional flowers.
8. Alfresco Ceremony
If you want to have an alfresco ceremony, choose an event space that is outdoors. Alfresco is when you eat outdoors, so make sure your venue has enough room to become a reception space also.
9. Acrylic Place Cards
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Have your wedding party and guests find their table assignments by using simple acrylic place cards that lie on a bed of gorgeous florals.
10. Floral Bar Menu
Everyone loves a wedding bar, so make sure your bar also reflects your wedding theme. Decorate your bar menu with a floral design to show off your garden wedding theme.
11. Flowers in Hair
A beautiful accessory for a garden wedding theme is to put flowers in your hair. Flower crowns are absolutely gorgeous for younger brides or flower girls. Another idea is to add small blooms into intricate braids or long hair styles for a whimsical look.
12. Beautiful Blooms Above
For a truly unique floral design, hang florals on the ceiling above your reception tables. This is an extravagant floral design that will leave your guests in awe of the natural beauty.
13. Natural Arch Wedding Aisle
For an intimate garden ceremony, decorate your ceremony space with a greenery arch. Similar to the floral arch, a natural arch will be a unique touch that is a cheaper alternative to florals.
14. Angelic Bridal Makeup
For an ethereal garden vibe do your bridal makeup with a simple, natural look. Using your natural beauty, add some light touches like shimmery eye shadow or light highlighter on your cheeks with blush.
15. Botanical Garden Venue
Make your reception tables stunning by decorating with green and white centerpieces on the tables. Simple floral arrangements are the perfect touch to a garden theme.
16. Flower Girls
Make sure you definitely have some flower girls to spread flower petals on the aisle before you walk at your garden escape wedding. Give them extra flower petals to coat the aisle for a perfect touch to your theme, and to add to the romantic atmosphere.
17. More Floral Installations
The best part about having a garden themed wedding is that you can never have too many flower arrangements. For brides who absolutely love floral displays, the options are endless!
Ideas for floral designs are to have you and your spouses initials made into elaborate floral arrangements. This will blow your guests away, but it may come with a price.
18. Dessert Display
Wedding guests absolutely love a dessert table at a wedding. Guests can graze over a collection of yummy treats that are arranged elegantly. Ideas for a garden themed dessert table is to add edible flowers, use clay pots stacked up for a tiered effect, or to use round wooden chargers to place the baked goods.
19. Floral Print Dresses
Why not go for a floral patterned design for your bridesmaid dresses? Simple monochromatic dresses will not do for a garden wedding. Go all out with gorgeous floral designs!
20. Garden Wedding Colors
Opt for natural colors when having a garden wedding. Shades of green, light pink, white, and natural shades will always work well. You can also choose to decorate according to the colors of your flowers at your wedding.
Get inspired by Mother Nature for your garden wedding. This wedding theme is the perfect opportunity to decorate with fresh blooms and natural elements.
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