Gilded glam is where it’s at for Raschelle and Chris’s wedding! The soft and feminine pink florals were a sight to behold, not to mention all the gold greenery, geometric altarpieces, and ornate goblets that totally tied the theme together.
While an outdoor wedding is a beautiful idea, it isn't always practical, and many couples are afraid of the rain. They don't want to have to move something beautiful indoors, and they really don't want to wait until the last minute to do so.
One of the popular settings for a wedding is in a garden because of the natural look of the flowers. Since this is typically sought after in spring (aka when it rains), we like to work with our brides to bring the garden indoors. A recent wedding we worked on focused on a "secret garden" theme to really bring it all together. We turned the drab country club into a garden by including fresh flowers that weren't constructed into tall centerpieces, but rather deconstructed to look a little less formal. We also brought heavy greenery to the double doors outside so that guests knew the were entering the garden. Even the walls had flower arrangements on them.
The advantages of a garden wedding are obvious. Beautiful scenery for you and your guests to admire, the fresh air scented by seasonal flowers in bloom, and the warm sun on your shoulders as you recite your vows; what could be more perfect?
A garden wedding does take a great deal of planning, however, and there may be practical aspects you haven’t considered. If you are hiring a garden venue that is frequently used for weddings, they should already have a lot of the facilities in place for your big day. On the other hand, if you want to have your wedding in your own garden, that of your parents or a friend, or perhaps in a park that isn’t often used for this purpose, you may find you are starting from scratch.
Many garden wedding venues either allow you to bring in an outside caterer or their in house caterer reflects the farm to table style that is so popular. Whatever the case, you’re likely to have amazing food if you have a garden wedding.
You don’t need thousands of dollars to make your home wedding a success. You also don’t need fancy wines and expensive meals and a brand new landscaped yard. The success of your wedding lies upon you and your attitude. If you’re enjoying yourself and feeling happy and casual about the whole day, your guests are likely to feel the same way. By making things casual and simple, you’ll be able to have a happier day that all of your guests can enjoy.