Rustic decor and a lush forest venue come together in today’s wedding – we’re sharing 9 ideas for an outdoor woodland wedding that all of your Pinterest dreams are made of.
A Woodland Wonderland
For two nature lovers getting married, a forest-turned-wedding venue is a dream. Hosted in a clearing of a wooded area, your ceremony would be held under a canopy of trees with mix and match chairs lining the aisle for a rustic and whimsical feel.
Wildflower petals scattered down the aisle create the perfect runner for the bride’s steps as she walks down to greet her soon to be husband, and a rustic wood pallet backdrop adorned with flowers and garlands make the perfect backdrop for their ‘I do’s.’
When looking for a outdoor woodland wedding venue, there are a few things to keep in mind. Find a space that has enough room for the ceremony and reception, as well as ample space for parking. If you’re worried about a threat of rain, have a back up venue booked just in case you need to alter your wedding plans last minute. The best possible scenario would be to find a venue that has a wooded outdoor area where you can hold your festivities, but also an indoor spot in case of inclement weather.
Decor for an Outdoor Woodland Wedding
Because your wedding is going to be hosted outside, let nature be your main decor. The trees and leaves will provide enough foliage, just incorporate some flowers here and there to add to the feel of the day.
Keep your decor natural and simple, pulling colors from the things you see in nature – greens, deep berry colors and browns are a wonderful palette for this theme. Include these colors, along with rustic motifs like leaves and greenery garland in your wedding stationery and signage for your ceremony and reception. Include nature in your escort cards as well! Simple slices of birch stamped with your guests’ names are the perfect way to help them find their seat, and they’re a fun keepsake once your wedding is over.
Once the sun goes down, let the glow of hundreds of tealight candles and cafe string lights light the reception area. The glow from the lights and stars will be the perfect way to end a perfect day.
There are so many simple decor ideas for an outdoor woodland wedding, and it will be a wedding that you and your guests will talk about for years to come.
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