Friday, August 23, 2013
Whimsical Woodland Wedding Ideas
When thinking about outdoor weddings, garden weddings seem more formal than woodland settings. Take advantage of the more wild side of nature by hosting a whimsical woods wedding, complete with garden gnomes.
Here are four ways to have a quirky woods theme wedding without going over the top.
Dress – This bride wears a beautiful dress reminiscent of a fairy gown made of magical leaves for pre-ceremony photos and her going away dress. But seriously, it is so beautiful she could have worn it the entire time!
Lantern Flower “Bouquets” – You’ve seen lanterns lining pathways and hanging from trees at wedding receptions, but what about filling lanterns with flowers to carry instead of a bouquet?
Here, a flower girl carries a lantern, but you could easily adapt this look to bridesmaids and the bride as well.
Lantern “terrariums” filled with moss would be unique for the bridal party for a woodland garden wedding.
Decorations – The contrast of white birch bark looks terrific against the green of moss, leaves and grass. Post Road Vintage shows you how to create these neat birch bark vases for your wedding reception tables.
Better yet, many birch log decorations require drilling – no power tools are required for this DIY wedding project!
Favor – Porcelain gnomes are fanciful favors for your guests. For added fun, you could tuck them in and around the reception table decorations. His sign brings each guest “Wishes of Happiness.”
Garden gnomes have a reputation for pulling pranks, so they will feel right at home in a fun-loving couple’s wedding.
A whimsical woodlands wedding is a wonderful option for the bride who wants an outdoor wedding that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Who wouldn’t want to start off their new life with a bit of fun?