10 Stunning Garden Style Wedding Ideas

A garden style wedding has long been a popular trend with no sign of abating. The intimacy of a garden theme where you can add your own unique and personal touch is perfectly synonymous with the romanticism you want to achieve for your celebration. From dainty decor details to whimsical lighting and untainted wild greenery, there is a never-ending list of ideas to create an unforgettable wedding day!

Whether you prefer to get creative, or keep your decor minimal, there are unlimited ways you can elevate your wedding by incorporating nature into your day. Find inspiration with these 10 stunning garden style wedding ideas.

Photo: Katie Grant Photography | Design & Planning: CCL Events | Venue: Villa Cetinale | Florals: Honeycomb Affair

1. Garden Style Wedding Arch and Aisle

Make the most of the outdoors by creating a garden-styled wedding arch as a focal point during your nuptials. This personalized backdrop will add to the magic of the day by becoming the centerpiece of your ceremony. Leave your guests in awe as they watch watch you celebrate your love! A gorgeously rustic wedding arch will lend itself perfectly to the bucolic and natural atmosphere of your garden style wedding.

Photo: Mary Claire Photography | Floral Design & Planning: Rachael Ellen Events
Photo: Sally Pinera
Photo: D’Arcy Benincosa Photography
Photo: Erich Mcvey | Floral Design: Nature Composed

2. Incorporate Wooden Signs

Wooden signs add to the rustic and whimsical ambience of any garden style wedding. You can customize the sign with your names, wedding hashtag, date, or even a timeline of the day for your guests. The natural material will complement any garden color scheme and is versatile enough so that you can add as many details as you like, whether it’s a minimal vibe, with just an entrance sign, or several wooden signs scattered around the venue.

Photo: Leah Adkins Photography

3. Go for a Nature-Inspired Wedding Reception

Dining will be a crucial element of your garden style wedding, so here’s where your garden theme can really shine. Make your wedding table and seating decor stand out by incorporating a romantic backyard atmosphere with beautiful lighting and flowers hanging from above. You can also try substituting round tables with long banquet-style tables that weave across the garden. Not only will this guarantee the perfect nature-inspired wedding theme, but will also encourage your guests to mingle.

Photo: Pablo Laguia | Planning: The Creative’s Loft | Floral Design: Primose Floral & Event Design
Photo: Jeff Cooke Photography | Venue: Borgo Stomennano | Design & Planning: La Dolce Vita Events | Florals: Flowers Living
Photo: Sergio Sarnicola

4. Spread the Warmth with Blankets

Whether you’re thinking of celebrating in winter or summer, blankets are always a thoughtful touch for a garden style wedding. Guests might not come prepared for the chilly evening, and they’ll definitely appreciate a warm blanket. You can even mix and match so that they go perfectly with your color scheme. Best part? They can be a cute touch to your seating decor, or you can be used to create a cosy corner in rustic or woven boxes.

Photo: Shanell Bledsoe Photography

5. Add Floral Baskets

Transform your garden-style wedding into a floral paradise by lining your aisle with baskets full of florals. Use a plethora of blooms including roses, wild flowers, and greenery to create a romantic and elegant vibe.

Photo: Ariel Min Photography | Design & Planning: Serene Events & Design | Florals: Moonlight Floral Designs

6. Set Up Photo booths

Any wedding needs a photo booth or station, but with a garden style wedding, you can make use of nature for the backdrop, to make your booth extra special. You could set up a tree swing, wooden benches, or a flower wall incorporating foliage or mixing flowers to add texture and color for a natural feel.

Photo: Oliver Fly Photography | Design & Planning: White Eden Weddings | Floral Design: Miss Rose by Perrine

7. Add Wedding Food and Drink Stations

A garden style wedding is a perfect excuse to try out some DIY decor, especially for your food and drinks tables. You can set up different types of food and drink stations around the venue, such as themed food stops to take guests on a journey around the venue. You can also take inspiration from a farmer’s market-style cocktail hour and set up tables with fun, colorful fresh produce. Have fun with the tables and make up your own quirky names!

Photo: O’Malley Photographers
Photo: Shanell Photography | Event Design: Ines & Marie

8. Include a Garden Style Wedding Marquee

Garden style weddings create a beautifully romantic atmosphere, but you don’t want to be disappointed by mother nature, so make sure to plan ahead for any unexpected weather. A marquee or tented space will be perfect for an outdoor celebration to keep guests warm and dry. Even if it doesn’t rain, you can create an outdoor/indoor vibe by having seating both under the tent and around it. You can even keep with the garden theme by incorporating trees, foliage and lanterns inside the covered area.

Photo: Sawyer Baird | Design & Planning: Emily Burton Designs | Floral Design: Jackson Durham
Photo: M&J Photography | Planning: Jenna Hewitt | Florals: WILLOWGOLD

9. Invite Nature Into Your Garden Style Wedding

Make use of the nature around your celebration to add simple accents around your venue. These delicate touches to your decoration will be what sets your style apart and add to the beautiful memory of your special day. You might have to get crafty, but it will be worth it in the end! You could use leaves as place settings, fresh herbs to add a natural scent to the event, and even attach your couple photos to trees.

Photo: Jada Poon Photography | Event Design: Terrain Styles | Planning: The Wedding Bliss Thailand

10. Incorporate Pastel tones

Soft pastel tones will be a charming contrast to the wildness of nature around your venue. The symbolism of the sturdy wood and trees combined with the romanticism of these powdery colours will be perfect elements to incorporate. Add in these pops of pastels in your table garlands, place settings, seating decor, and even your bouquet.

Photo: Oliver Fly Photography | Design & Planning: White Eden Weddings | Florals: Miss Rose by Perrine
Photo: Rebecca Theresa Photography | Planning: SRS Events | Florals: Floral & Bloom

These garden style wedding ideas are sure to surprise your guests, and make your venue spectacular! If you’re looking for more inspiration on how to decorate your special day, then check out our roundup of the most stunning wedding tablescape ideas. And if you’re planning a destination wedding in Italy, then you’ve landed in the right place! Head to WedBoard to begin exploring and connecting directly with the most beautiful wedding venues across Italy.

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