There’s nothing quite like getting married in a lush garden. Surrounded by flora and fauna, those who go the botanical garden route are exposing themselves to the elements, sure, but in the best possible way. There’s simply no substitute for the gorgeous backdrop a well-cultivated garden offers. It creates a magical mood, providing that deep spiritual connection to nature that gives weddings a rich, meaningful aspect. Beneva Weddings feels inspired by the botanical surrounds, which gives us the chance to use florals and greens that enhance the existing landscape, calling attention to its native beauty rather than substituting for it. We’re fortunate to have Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in our own backyard.
What can you do, floral-wise, for your garden ceremony? Take a peek.
Create a sense of whimsy with your floral decor and accents. Moss, ivy and even a wall of grass make an amazing and complementary backdrop. You can make use of vintage doors, gates and garden seating to really capture the spirit of the landscape and the sense of being secreted away in an enchanted garden. Don’t be afraid to make the unexpected your focal point, either.
There’s no need to design a fussy table when you’re getting married al fresco, surrounded by trees, plants, flowers and maybe a few friendly creatures. Leave the table bare, keep the linens and tableware white and bright and make use of succulents and plants in bell jars for a unique look. Ferns make a striking contrast to white napkins.
Be creative with your floral arrangements throughout the ceremony and reception. Make use of materials and items that make sense in a garden setting like rustic tins and watering cans. You may even decide to have beds of plants or flowers in place of typical designs, with fruit or other natural accents providing texture and contrast. Stick to a natural palette with just a few bright pops of color.