5 Garden-Inspired Wedding Ideas
Not only is the Tuckahoe Plantation a historic landmark, it’s also a spectacular exclusively outdoor venue for weddings. If you’re dreaming of a garden wedding, then the plantation is the perfect venue for you! While our venue is beautiful as is, there are so many little touches you can add to transform the space into the celebration of your dreams. From natural tablescapes to flower-filled lanterns, here are a few ideas for your garden-inspired wedding.
- Natural Tablescapes
Rather than seating your guests at traditional round or square reception tables, use long banquet tables. This not only creates an inviting atmosphere, but encourages your guests to mix and mingle as well. Finish the look with a fabric table runner and low wedding centerpieces with lots of greenery for a garden-inspired look. For an earthy look, add moss balls to your table arrangements. If you’re having a more traditional reception, ivy is a great option. For a fresh and timeless look, seasonal flowers in bright colors will do the trick.
- Chairs with greenery
Chairs have a major impact on your wedding design because there are so many of them in one specific area. This is why it’s important to choose a style of chairs that’s in line with your aesthetic. Cross-back chairs are one of the hottest trends for garden weddings. Not only do they look nice, but they also come in a variety of colors from whitewashed wood to dark mahogany. For an effortless and beautiful detail, dress up your wedding chairs with simple greenery garlands.
- Floral aisle markers
Aisle markers are a great way to dress up an outdoor ceremony space. Beautiful flowers displayed in tin vessels are just one of the many ways you can add florals to your aisle. Whether you use small baskets or vintage watering cans, garden weddings are the perfect opportunity to experiment with non-traditional vessels for your flower arrangements. You can also end your ceremony with a celebratory petal toss! Try filling paper cones with petals and displaying them in a cute basket at the entrance of your aisle for your guests.
- A unique backdrop
The exchanging of rings is one of the most special moments of your big day. Your wedding ring is a symbol of eternity and represents the uniting of two hearts endless in love. So much thought goes into choosing the perfect wedding rings, including your personal style and how it looks with your engagement ring. Many jewelers, including Blue Nile, offer their selection of wedding ring styles online to help make the process easier. With that being said, why not set the scene of this memorable moment with a gorgeous backdrop? From decorating an arch with bundles of fresh flowers such as hydrangeas and garden roses to repurposing an old fireplace mantel and dressing it up with fresh flowers, there are so many ways you can dress up your ceremony backdrop.
- Flower-filled lanterns
With the right lighting, your garden reception can look and feel downright magical. Utilize the structural elements that are already built into your venue such as fences, lattices, and tree branches, and hang lighting such as tinkly lights, marquee lights, and lanterns. Be sure to use LED candles rather than wick candles. Flower-filled lanterns also look beautiful when suspended from hooks or trees. Strategically hang the flowers throughout your venue for a magical, whimsical vibe.