A green gar­den immersed in the aro­ma of flow­er­ing is an ide­al place for a roman­tic and touch­ing wed­ding. Chan­fash­ion will give you impor­tant tips on how to orga­nize a wed­ding in the gar­den, sug­gest ideas for floristry and decor, and also give you a choice of 4 pos­si­ble styl­iza­tions of a gar­den wed­ding.

How to organize a wedding in the garden? Important Tips

Before mov­ing on to the favorite parts of plan­ning — decor and out­fits — let’s dis­cuss impor­tant orga­ni­za­tion­al points. Give them enough atten­tion so that your wed­ding in the gar­den goes smooth­ly.

Landing

In this style, as in no oth­er, the site is impor­tant. Of course, a bloom­ing green gar­den would be an ide­al option. A coun­try com­plex is also suit­able, where you can set up a tent or use the ser­vices of a restau­rant.

When choos­ing, con­sid­er how con­ve­nient it will be for guests to get there, whether there are ameni­ties, what tech­ni­cal equip­ment the loca­tion will pro­vide: you must have enough elec­tric­i­ty for all equip­ment, space for zon­ing and, of course, water. Well, of course, the beau­ty of the cho­sen place plays an impor­tant role, with­out it, nowhere 🙂

Weather protection

A wed­ding in an open-air gar­den can be a real adven­ture if you sud­den­ly get unlucky with the weath­er. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, you can’t pre­dict the fore­cast, but you can pre­pare a back-up plan that will save you from stress in case of rain or a sud­den cold snap.

A com­pro­mise option is to arrange an out­door cer­e­mo­ny in the gar­den, and move the ban­quet indoors.

Also con­sid­er using a tent. He will be able to pro­tect both from the scorch­ing sun and from unex­pect­ed rain. In addi­tion, the tent can be made trans­par­ent or trans­par­ent ele­ments can be installed in it, sim­i­lar to tall win­dows. So you will not feel dri­ven into the room and you can enjoy the view of the gar­den even in bad weath­er 🙂

Lighting

If you are plan­ning a wed­ding in a gar­den, and not a room that is only styled after nature, it is very impor­tant to think about qual­i­ty light­ing. But it can be used not only to high­light oth­er decor, but also as an inde­pen­dent ele­ment that attracts atten­tion!

An unusu­al detail will be the chan­de­liers hung in the gar­den in the ban­quet area. They will look great both in day­light and in the evening when arti­fi­cial light­ing comes on. You can also cre­ate inter­est­ing accents using neon or col­ored light­ing after sun­set — you get a real fairy tale atmos­phere. Well, where with­out the clas­sics: lit can­dles (both in beau­ti­ful can­de­labra and on sim­ple stands) always add a spe­cial romance to din­ner, espe­cial­ly in the gar­den.

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Bridal bouquet 2014

We have already writ­ten about the impor­tance of light­ing and inter­est­ing tricksdon’t for­get to read 🙂

Floristics

For a wed­ding bou­quet, you can use not only gar­den ros­es or daisies. To keep the style, we rec­om­mend choos­ing gar­den vari­eties of plants. Believe me, not only exot­ic pro­teas or expen­sive vari­eties of peonies can be beau­ti­ful! Below you will find a visu­al illus­tra­tion with cap­tions, where we have col­lect­ed the most suit­able flow­ers for your bridal bou­quet and dec­o­ra­tion of the wed­ding venue in the gar­den.

Remem­ber, you can use more than just cut flower arrange­ments in the gar­den! Rose bush­es, climb­ing plants (the same ros­es, aubra­tion, vines) will make the loca­tion even brighter and more fab­u­lous. In addi­tion, nature itself is on your side — flow­er­ing cher­ries, apri­cots, lilacs and apple trees will fill the gar­den not only with col­ors, but also with a won­der­ful aro­ma.

Garden wedding decor

garden furniture

When choos­ing fur­ni­ture, be guid­ed by the style that you have cho­sen. How­ev­er, do not for­get about com­fort, because it is impor­tant in absolute­ly any case. If guests sit on chairs in the cer­e­mo­ny area for 20 min­utes, then at the tables at the ban­quet — for about 4–5 hours. Be sure to make sure that the chairs are com­fort­able enough and that the tables do not wob­ble due to the uneven sur­face of the gar­den.

An excel­lent solu­tion for dec­o­rat­ing a pho­to zone or a place to relax will be a wood­en swing. Child­hood is hid­den in each of us, so believe me, there will always be a full house on the gar­den swing 🙂

Pots with flowers

If you did not have time to catch the flow­er­ing of gar­den trees or they sim­ply are not at your loca­tion, then you can always add green­ery with the help of tubs of flow­ers. Hang­ing planters, mas­sive pots and nets entwined with climb­ing plants will per­fect­ly enliv­en the wed­ding venue and also help to zone it.

For a clas­sic gar­den, large tubs and pots made of white arti­fi­cial stone are well suit­ed: they will not be as heavy and expen­sive as those made from nat­ur­al mate­r­i­al, but they will per­fect­ly sup­port the atmos­phere of dec­o­ra­tion in the gar­den.

Attention to dishes

An impor­tant design ele­ment is table set­ting — after all, it is at them that guests will spend a lot of time 🙂 Choose dish­es for the main decor palette and the cho­sen style: for exam­ple, wood­en serv­ing plates are suit­able for bar­be­cue, but exquis­ite dish­es will look bet­ter at a wed­ding in a clas­sic ele­gant style from porce­lain.

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Garden wedding styling options

With the words “gar­den style wed­ding”, every­one can have dif­fer­ent asso­ci­a­tions. And for good rea­son, because this style can be beat­en in com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent ways, each time cre­at­ing a unique atmos­phere. We offer you 4 options for gar­den style styling as an exam­ple, and then the choice is yours!

Classic garden. Elegance, strict rules and romance

Imag­ine how the hero­ines of the Bronte sis­ters or the French princess­es stroll through the gar­den of a chic palace. Well-groomed green­ery, ide­al lawns, rose bush­es and tea drink­ing from porce­lain dish­es at an open­work white table by the pond imme­di­ate­ly come to mind. Every­thing is upright and noble.

If you like such an exquis­ite style with a touch of roman­ti­cism, then get inspired by “eng­lish gar­den”. White fur­ni­ture, thought­ful serv­ing and live acoustic music will fit per­fect­ly.

You and your fiancé should look appro­pri­ate: a clas­sic-cut closed dress (remem­ber Kate Mid­dle­ton’s wed­ding out­fit) and neat­ly tied hair will do. To add a bit of ten­der­ness and play­ful­ness, add rib­bons to the hair, and choose fly­ing mate­ri­als for the dress (but it should still be with­out too much frank­ness). The groom will suit a three-piece suit or a vest for hot weath­er.

Home garden. Coziness, immediacy and comfort

How about get­ting rid of unnec­es­sary for­mal­i­ties and hav­ing a great time with your fam­i­ly and loved ones? If this for­mat with­out unnec­es­sary ten­sion is for you and your fiancé, then it’s time to think about a cozy and relaxed wed­ding with a bar­be­cue and coun­try motives. No, out­door toi­let is option­al 🙂

For such a wed­ding, a coun­try cot­tage with a large pri­vate court­yard, sprawl­ing trees and a bar­be­cue area is ide­al. Focus on famil­iar gar­den fur­ni­ture (for exam­ple, white wood­en or rat­tan), street lanterns and gar­lands, flow­ers in pots and bas­kets. In the recre­ation area you can put sunbeds for com­plete relax­ation.

Sal­ads made from fresh veg­eta­bles, grilled veg­eta­bles and meat on fire are per­fect for treats. To add cozi­ness to the final tea par­ty, you can serve unusu­al jam, straw­ber­ries with home­made cream and small berry pies — a mod­ern­ized ver­sion of grand­ma’s care 🙂

For­get about tight shoes and a dress with a hard corset, your look should be free and com­fort­able. Think of a linen dress with a boho or rus­tic touch, a messy hair­style and a nat­ur­al make-up. And, of course, a bou­quet of wild flow­ers is the per­fect fin­ish­ing touch to your relaxed look.

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wedding capes

Lost garden. Luxury, greenery, dark colors

It’s time to add majes­tic chic and a lit­tle mys­tery! Turn your wed­ding venue into a Gar­den of Eden to impress your guests with this unusu­al style.

To add dra­ma, add dark col­ors to the design palette: dark pur­ple, deep blue, emer­ald — these shades look expen­sive and mys­te­ri­ous, and this is the effect we are try­ing to achieve. For tex­tiles, you can use heavy fab­rics, such as vel­vet: it can be used in draperies and table­cloths, as well as for brides­maids dress­es.

Chic chan­de­liers hung on the site, gold­en ele­ments (espe­cial­ly in table set­ting), tall can­dles in can­de­labra are suit­able as decor. Ide­al­ly, if your loca­tion has antique-style gar­den stat­ues. If not, they can be rent­ed.

Your looks with your fiancé can be ele­gant and even a lit­tle dar­ing. Mas­sive jew­el­ry or an extra-long veil are per­fect.

Magic garden. Madness and drinking

Get inspired by Alice in Won­der­land and host your own crazy tea par­ty. Of course, no one can­celed the full menu 🙂

In the decor, use rec­og­niz­able ele­ments from this sto­ry: unusu­al cups and teapots, ornate keys and key­holes, fig­urines of rab­bits, maps and top hats that can be hung from trees or used in cen­ter­pieces on tables. Lemon­ade or cock­tails can be served in small bot­tles labeled “Drink me”. It is also worth using white and red ros­es — some of them can be spe­cial­ly doused with red paint, mak­ing a hint of an episode of his­to­ry.

Choose var­ie­gat­ed col­ors for the palette, crim­son and oth­er shades of pink, red and blue are espe­cial­ly suit­able.

In your looks with the groom, you can use allu­sions to the Vic­to­ri­an era with bright accents. Here, like in no oth­er style, you can embody your cra­zi­est ideas about out­fits 🙂 Can you exper­i­ment with repeat­ing the images of the hero­ines of the fairy tale: Alice with a puffy dress and blue bows or a more dar­ing image of the Red Queen? The choice is yours.