Six Ways to Bring Nature into Your Wedding Reception
When you don’t want to deal with potentially horrific weather but still want an outdoor wedding, you have to get a little creative! Here are some great ways to surprise your guests by bringing the outdoors INTO your wedding reception!
Floral Ceremony Arch
Rain on your wedding day won’t even matter when you have a GORGEOUS floral arch built INSIDE your ceremony space! After saying your I Do’s beneath the branches, you can easily have your venue move the arch to stand over your sweetheart table for the rest of the evening.
(Arch by Dalsimer Spitz & Peck)
Garden Inspired Cake Decor
Wanna know the best kind of flowers for your wedding? Edible ones! These hand-painted buttercream flowers made this cake almost too beautiful to eat! …….almost!
(Cake by The Pastry Garden)
Feeling crafty? This custom flower wall was created by the bride and groom to be used as a photo backdrop for their guests! Talk about a unique WOW factor!
Or if you don’t have the time to make one on your own, companies are now renting flower walls for all occasions!
A lot of times I’ll hear people say that they don’t want a ton of flowers on their guest tables because the smell can be overwhelming. But that doesn’t mean you have to cut them out of your details completely! Paper flowers are becoming increasingly more popular and can offer the beauty of a floral centerpiece but in a more cost effective and unique way.
Your guests can even take them home at the end of the night!
Instead of having 1 or 2 large centerpiece arrangements, cascade floral garland down the center of the table for a simple but beautiful impact. You can keep it plain with all greenery, add pops of light with low candles alongside it, or intertwine your favorite flowers between the vines.
Send your guests home little bouquets of flowers or seeds packets! These thoughtful favors will go farther then a shot glass or candied almonds and are less cumbersome to carry home then the centerpiece arrangement (I’ve had those spill in my car before…not cool).