Can anything be lovelier than a garden wedding? To be married surrounded by both the beauty of nature and those that you love is truly a special thing. These are some wonderful ideas for creating a beautiful garden wedding that you will never forget.
Flowers, flowers, and more flowers! Of course there will be flowers at a garden wedding, but do not stop with the usual bouquets and centerpieces. Flowers can be used throughout your wedding, and there is no such thing as too many of them. Start with an ethereal silk organza bridal gown with delicate pearl bridal jewelry. Choose a gown which is embellished with gorgeous three dimensional flowers made in the same fabric as the dress. Traditional brides will adore the 1950s inspired organza gowns embellished with fabric petals on their full skirts (think Oscar de la Renta). A more modern bride will love the effect of a chic one shoulder bridal gown with oversized blossoms cascading over the shoulder, along the lines of Vera Wang. Bridal hair jewelry made to look like little pearl flowers is the perfect finishing touch.
Then on to the live flowers. When creating centerpieces for a garden wedding, choose vessels which emphasize the theme. For a more elegant affair, tall garden urns overflowing with flowers and greens are perfect for centerpieces as well as ceremony decorations. Or go for a more relaxed English country flavor with centerpieces made from galvanized tin buckets or colored enamel watering tins. It will look as though the blossoms were freshly picked from your garden right before you set the table. Very inviting.
Another nice idea for a garden wedding is to create a ceremony altar under an arbor. This classic garden feature can always be rented if one is not in place in the garden you plan to use. Arbors can run the range from ornate iron scrollwork to rough hewn beams, depending on the style of your wedding. Naturally, the perfect adornment for the ceremony arbor is tons of flowers! An alternative is to set up a ceremony spot under a tree and suspend long strings of flower blossoms from the tree to define the space in which the bride and groom will stand. This makes a stunning backdrop for the ceremony.
If yours is a sunny garden, a nice touch would be to have pretty paper parasols available for your wedding guests, just like at an old-fashioned garden party. The parasols will not only protect your guests from sunburn, they will add a feminine and festive accent to the wedding. And just think about how pretty the pictures will be with the ladies under their lovely parasols.
The wedding favors are the final thing that a couple needs to plan. Extend the garden theme into your favor selection by giving your guests flower related parting gifts. Heirloom seeds, ladybug pewter key chains, and tiny pots of fresh flowers are all great ideas. Your pretty favors will be the perfect finish to your beautiful garden wedding.