March 22, 2012 19 Comments
Do you dream of a wedding in the woods, exchanging vows underneath trees and enjoying a reception off the beaten path? Today’s woodland wedding inspiration post is for you! A wedding in the woods is a romantic venue; nature is beauty in itself and makes a perfect backdrop for exchanging vows. And, your friend Mother Nature will take care of most of the decorating herself, which means all you have to do is add a few unique touches to make the space your own! It requires a bit more in terms of setup for catering and seating, but we think the result is well worth the extra work. Read on to find out how to plan a chic wedding in the woods with hand-picked inspiration including handmade wedding items & Real Wedding examples from real couples like you! Enjoy!
Does it get more beautiful than this?
Wedding in the Woods
A Crazy Beautiful Ceremony Location
Nature is already beautiful, so the ceremony location ought to be easy to spot. Make sure it’s open and large enough for guests to sit comfortably. Then, design your ceremony space where you’ll recite your vows.
A Place for Guests to Relax
To make the space more enjoyable for guests, provide plenty of seating (the more comfortable, the better!) with eclectic chairs, vintage couches, and more. While not entirely practical (I’m imagining myself dragging couches out into the woods), it certainly makes for a memorable event.
The most important element for guests is a comfortable, roomy space to enjoy dinner and take in the breathtaking views.
Nature-Inspired Wedding Rings
One way to tie in your woodland wedding theme after the “I Do” is with a nature inspired wedding ring. Whenever you admire the band, you’ll recall your beautiful day. This band with leaf imprints is our favorite for the groom, handmade by Magic in the Grass…
… with this band which is one of our favorites for the bride, handmade by Kristin Coffin:
(P.S. Don’t forget the matching earrings with a twig design, also by Kristin Coffin:)
Woodland Wedding Invitations
The best way to inspire your creativity from the start is with a woodland wedding invitation suite. This suite was a DIY by Wood and Grain spotted at Oh So Beautiful Paper and it’s one of the prettiest we’ve seen yet! It even includes a ‘field guide’ with local trees, plants, and bugs. This is a great way to get your guests excited for the fun party you have planned.
Cake Topper, Rustic-Inspired
Make sure your cake is topped with a natural find, like this twig topper by Made Merri Shop.
Great Bridal Party Apparel
We love the idea of groomsmen in suspenders…
… and bridesmaids in boots! Too cute.
Woodland Wedding Gifts for the Bridal Party
Tie in nature-inspired gifts for the bridal party, like these cuff links by Wooden Treasures…
… and twig earrings for the girls by Sageleaf Jewelry:
Simple, Elegant Flowers & Bouquets
Flowers of baby’s breath and lavender are most inviting for a woodland wedding. The lovely Lauren Kinsey styled these beautifully:
Tie in your woodland wedding theme with handmade decor, DIY details, and more!
Sweet Rustic-Inspired Favors
And, be sure to send guests home with a little woodland-inspired love with a rustic wedding favor. We love these jam jars, always a charming homespun favorite…
Don’t forget to spend plenty of time snapping photos in the natural elements! These photos are incredible…
We hope you enjoyed our wedding in the woods inspiration! And don’t forget the bug spray! ;)
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