20 Inspired Ideas for a Dreamy Wedding

20 Inspired Ideas for a Dreamy Wedding

Ah, the great outdoors. Excellent for hiking, biking, and… hosting the perfect wedding. Forest weddings are super dreamy and so much fun, and you wanna know the best part? Surrounded by such beautiful scenery, you definitely don’t have to go overboard on the decorations. Just a few extra-special touches will do. From rustic chic to gilded glam, we’ve rounded up some amazing inspiration for a breathtaking woodland wedding (just don’t forget the bug spray).


1. Hanging Tree Lights: Strings of pretty twinkle lights hanging from a big ol’ tree are super romantic and high impact. Go ahead, light up your big day. (viaShewanders Photography)


2. Birch Bark Cake: Who knew a forest-themed cake could look so scrumptious? And the little birds on top are just too cute. (via Cherry Photography)


3. Soft Green Bouquets: Give your bridesmaids a touch of the woodland look with bouquets made of soft green foliage, like eucalyptus. Add white flowers to make them even dreamier. (via Bethany Small Photography)


4. Take the Indoors Out: Just because you’re planning on having a reception outside in a forest doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the comforts of home. Case in point: These cushy couches make a great lounge area for guests. (via Mel & Co)


5. Yes, Deer: These uber glam gold deer make the perfect cake toppers for a wedding in the woods. Plus you can reuse ’em after as fun home decor. (via Mi Amore Foto)


6. Trimmed in Green: Frame a simple outdoor altar with billowy fabric and a cascade of greenery. Line it with lanterns and then you’ve got the perfect spot to say “I do.” (via The Nichols)


7. Fashionable Ferns: Forgo fussy floral arrangements and take a cue from the forest for your reception tablescapes. Simple ferns have never looked so chic. (viaJamie Rae Photo)


8. Flower Power: If you’re not the type of gal to ditch the flowers, we feel you. Try incorporating pretty white flowers, like hydrangeas and roses, in your altar decorations. Can you say “showstopper”? (via Jose Villa)


9. Posh Picnic: Elevate a simple picnic table setup with a drop-dead gorgeous table runner made up of equal parts greenery and brightly colored flowers. (via Ashley Tingley Photography)


10. Light It Up: Here’s another take on the popular (for good reason) “hanging tree lights” decor, but this time with illuminated jars. We. Love. This. (via Steven Michael Photography)


11. Fit for a Fairy: This woodland-inspired cake looks like it came straight out of a fairytale, with gilded ferns and gobs of artfully arranged moss. We guess fairytales really do come true! (via Crystal Stokes Photography)


12. Bring the Outdoors In: Dying for a dreamy forest wedding but don’t have a forest to hold it in? Never fear, just line your tables with lush greenery instead. Hang leafy branches from above and your guests will feel like they’re dinning beneath a canopy of trees — even if they’re surrounded by four walls. (via Erin Jean Photography)


13. Into the Woods: Get the woodland theme going before your wedding day with perfectly woodsy invitations. We love the creative cutouts on this invite. (via Oh So Beautiful Paper)


14. Creative Menu: Why print out your menu on paper when you can have it embossed on wood? This idea definitely turns a menu into a keepsake. (via Paula O’Hara Photography)


15. Hanging Flowers: Love the hanging lights trend but not having your outdoor wedding in the evening? Here’s a great alternative: Just hang paper flowers from the trees and they’ll frame your ceremony beautifully. (via Jessica Velarde)


16. Petal Pusher: Pretty stenciled patterns filled in with flower petals make a big impact in the aisle. We love how the white color of the altar arrangements match the petals too. (via Larissa Cleveland)


17. Picture Perfect: Such a sweet, simple idea. Wrap a string around a tree trunk and display your favorite photos for all to see. (via Krystle Akin Photography)


18. Woodsy Namecard Holders: Pinecones are nature’s most versatile decoration. Use them to hold your guests’ names for a cute seating card arrangement. (viaDiane + Mike Photography)


19. Redwood Wedding: When your backdrop is this majestic (and tall), you don’t need much else. We also love how the simple green wreath frames the couple. (viaEmily Blake Photography)


20. Vine Design: Add that fairytale touch to your aisle by twisting vines around tall lantern posts. Be sure to amp up the romance with sprigs of spray roses. Now that’s an aisle fit for a forest princess. (via Colin Cowie Weddings)

Which woodsy idea do you want to incorporate in your wedding? Tell us in the comments below!

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