A garden wedding is magical, intimate, romantic, and memorable. The natural aesthetic and beautiful “fairytale” garden setting bring a sense of relaxation to weddings. The enchanted outdoor atmosphere of Southern California affords guests unbeatable weather, natural light, and sufficient space to spread out and move around. When compared to the sometimes dark and always crowded environment of the standard wedding chapel, it’s no wonder that many couples decide to have garden-themed weddings!
If you have been searching for garden wedding inspiration, you have come to the right place. Please continue reading to learn about our garden-themed wedding ideas. We hope these will inspire you as you plan and prepare for your special day.
Book a Garden Themed Wedding Venue
There is no better place to host a garden-themed wedding than in an actual garden. Eden Gardens is Southern California’s premier garden wedding venue. Eden Gardens is a picturesque secret garden wedding venue with a crystalline pond, an intimate garden court, and a covered dance floor. You will not regret hosting your wedding ceremony or reception here; contact us to get a quote today.
Floral Invitations and Save-The-Dates
Save-the-date reminders and wedding invitations set the mood for your big day. Floral-themed invites are a chic way to get guests excited to celebrate with you at your garden wedding. Pastels and watercolors also add a romantic element to save-the-dates and wedding invitations. Additionally, incorporating a floral design, subtle foliage pattern, and calligraphy-style fonts are ideal for anyone hosting a garden-themed wedding.
Flowers in Your Hair
Wearing a floral crown will emphasize the garden theme on your wedding day. If you want a more subtle look, ask your hairstylist to add a few flowers throughout your hair. You do not have to go all-out like the Disney princess Rapunzel, but you will be surprised how flowers in your hair can add an extra special touch on your big day.
Flowers for the Altar
As the guests arrive for the wedding ceremony, placing something eye-catching at the altar gives them something to look at while they wait for the bride and groom. Having oversized floral arrangements on either side of the altar will make your wedding photos pop. Beautiful blooms will make your special day all the more memorable when you say “I do” to your new spouse. This decoration may seem a bit extravagant, but it can serve a dual purpose by setting them up at your reception later.
Garden-themed wedding backdrops and decor such as floral archways, chandeliers, hanging foliage, string lights, and draped, open-air tents add a touch of elegance that can accentuate your wedding day. Here are some ways to further immerse your guests at your outdoor garden wedding:
- Drape a long piece of cloth on a tree and attach large bundles of flowers up one side of the trunk to welcome guests as they enter the garden
- Line flowers along both sides of the aisle leading to the altar
- Add real flowers to your wedding cake and around the cake stand
- Create small floral centerpieces for the tables at the reception area
- Use greenery instead of fabric as the table runners
- Set up lanterns and string lights to make the reception feel dreamy once the sun sets
- Enhance the bar area by using two large barrels plus a long piece of wood on top, and attach a natural-looking leafy branch on the front
- Have your guests throw petals as you both head off for your honeymoon
Pressed flowers will add another beautiful touch to your garden wedding. You can use pressed flowers in an acrylic welcome sign, glass framed table numbers, seating assignment window panes, escort cards, and various wedding favors. Embroidered handkerchiefs with pressed flowers tied to them, pressed flower coasters, or personalized pressed flower ornaments are just a few creative ways to incorporate pressed flowers in your wedding favors.
Floral Appliqués on Your Dress
Every bride knows that picking out their wedding dress is a crucial decision. Whether or not you are having a garden-themed wedding, wearing a dress with floral appliqués will always make you look fabulous. If you love the idea of an outdoor wedding, you are probably a free-spirited kind of person. With that in mind, you may want your wedding dress to feature lace, flowy sleeves, and overall bohemian or vintage vibes.
You will probably want something that is light and airy, just like the enchanted garden wedding venue where you are getting married. Whether the floral appliqué is just on the sleeves or on the train, the look and feel of you in your exquisite wedding dress will significantly enhance the atmosphere at the flower garden wedding venue.
Centerpieces add even more beauty to your reception. Here are some garden-themed centerpieces to consider:
- Vintage candle holders
- Candelabras with entwined branches tied around them
- Glass domes filled with fake foliage, moss, and fairy lights
- Floral arrangements with twigs and small branches plus hanging globes with LED candles
- Natural garlands that act as table runners (if you prefer the minimalist look)
Garden-themed weddings at a garden venue are incredibly picturesque. Make your garden wedding dreams a reality with Eden Garden Weddings. We have on-site catering options for receptions, and our garden also features a dance floor where you and your guests can dance the night away. Do not hesitate to contact us; we look forward to helping you with your dream garden wedding.