The leaves are changing colors, the air is clear and crisp, pumpkin spiced items are available everywhere, Fall / Autumn has finally arrived. Although the days are getting shorter, at least daylight wise, you can still make the most of it and celebrate outdoors. In this article, I will give you 8 enchanting and magical ideas if you are planning to take your vows in nature.
1. Finding the Perfect Location
Sometimes you do not have to search far for the perfect woodland setting. It can be in local park, nearby forest or a neighbor’s backyard. If you have neither, you can still create the illusion of a woodland setting by putting together a wooden archway adorned with flowers.
2. Let Nature take the Lead
As mentioned above, details are key. When planning a woodland wedding, you want nature to take the lead and by that I mean to incorporate as much from nature as you can. Use tree stumps as chairs, moss layers as place mats, incorporate fern and twigs for centerpieces. Use what nature has to offer.
3. Squirrels, Deer & Raccoons
Details for a woodland wedding are very important and add that special something to it. Incorporate animals found in the forest. E.g. you can use deer as cake toppers, have pictures with animal prints set up. If there are children attending your wedding, have a little area where they can stamp different prints on wooden plates as a keepsake.
4. Greenery & Florals
When it comes to your bridal bouquet and accessories, greenery and wild floral arrangements are a must have. No need to have flowers tied up tight in a perfect ball, let your bouquet be wild and carefree. Gorgeous add ons are berries, eucalyptus twigs, saturated colors of red, orange and purple.
5. Stay covered or Not
Depending on where you live, the weather can be quite unpredictable in the forest. If you are afraid to be surprised by sudden rainfall, opt to have a tent set up, preferably with a clear cover so you will still be able to admire the surroundings and atmosphere.
6. Ditch the Getaway Car
Although getaway cars with empty soda cans are stereotypical for weddings, change it up for a woodland wedding. Ride a handsome white steed or choose the safer and more fairytale option by taking a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
7. Magical Lighting
With the shortening of daylight hours, you might want to take various lighting options into consideration. Soft, warm glowing fairy lights are beautiful and add a romantic and whimsical touch to your venue. Fairy lights swaying in the breeze give them the appearance of fairies or fireflies dancing around in the evening sky.
8. A Dress of Lace
A staple for a woodland wedding is to choose a wedding dress of lace and tulle, maybe even with some dainty beading. Lace and tulle go hand in hand and create a fairylike physique and the flowy material will give you the illusion as if you were floating above the ground.