Outdoor weddings gain in popularity every year. And I love seeing the trend move from simply transplanting a formal wedding outside to really incorporating the elements of nature in the entire event. The dresses are more casual (organic cotton, perhaps?). The men wear suits or shirts and khaki pants instead of tuxedos. Rustic touches fill the décor.
Inspired by this trend, I’ve put together “A Wedding in the Woods” look in shades of green and brown to give you ideas for creating a wedding look that’s naturally beautiful. Just look at all the options you have for mixing, matching and coordinating!
Choose an invitation that’s simple and understated but still sets the tone for your wedding. Our Olive Layered Invitation with an espresso bottom layer says “natural elegance” without any unnecessary frills.
Then set to decorating! Use moss, greenery, branches, rough wood and rocks liberally throughout your décor. I love all-green bouquets and arrangements – just fill a tall, simple vase with moss and add in hydrangeas and flowers in other shades of green for a lush, woodsy look. Also use fruit and vegetables like green apples, avocados and artichokes stacked in flared bowls for texture and natural style.
Carry through the natural look with place cards printed with a design that coordinates with your theme (anchor the place cards with pretty rocks if it’s windy outside). If the weather’s warm, provide guests with favor fans attached to natural wooden handles and accented with ribbon, twigs and twine. And use the same accents on your favor boxes for coordination.
Want more woodsy wedding tips? Tune in Wednesday for Part 2. I guarantee you’ll love the inspiration!
Enjoy creating a natural look!