There is something mesmerizing about the innate beauty of nature. If you are a bride who is energized by every breath of fresh air and loves the warm feel of sunshine reflecting softly off your skin, I have an idea for you. Have your wedding in a beautiful clearing in the midst of an enchanting forest with trees lightly scattered about. This lush scenery provides you with vibrant greens and yellows with fresh inspiration at every angle. The sunlight hugging each tree will give you lighting you could never dream of having in the tight constraints of a typical venue.
The ceremony would be centered in front of the glowing sunset with guests seated on simple white chairs. Create an isle with lose ribbons, rose petals, or even leaving the ground alone when the beautiful autumn leaves have carpeted your surroundings. After the ceremony, when the sun has set your celebration can commence. Have beautiful lighting by traditional or paper lanterns and floral arrangements hanging from the trees. Why not make a small chandelier of orchids floating above the sweetheart table like the one to the left designed by Le Vie en Rose. Take my acorn escort card idea for the fall to guide your guests to their seats. If it is spring or summer and there are no acorns available, use a succulent as an alternative. The chavari chairs should be covered in an extremely sheer white chair cover (like the picture on the right) to soften the over all look. On the tables a natural colored linen can hug the table while bright colors are used elsewhere. Use vibrant colors on the napkins, ribbons, table numbers and floral arrangements. Rich greens, ambers, and browns will always create a more organic feel. If you want something more chic go for a bright accent color like red, amethyst, or teal. The ideas for a forest themed wedding are endless!
Make your wedding as organic and real as the relationship you share with the person you marry. Enjoy the first day of a new journey.
Picture by Morgan Lynn