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Creating a Garden Wedding

August 27, 2014 by Jennifer Speer


Looking to create a garden wedding? Sure, a beautiful, hill-country venue with a great outdoor space such as the Marquardt Ranch tends to lend itself to creating an easy garden theme. However, you can create the same look and feel inside their reception hall as well. Begin by using a leaf or flower motif as a theme on all of your printed materials, from your invitations and reply cards to your ceremony programs and even on items at your reception such as your seating chart, place cards, and dinner menus.


Now bring that lush, garden foliage inside! The botanical theme can be carried throughout the venue in your centerpieces and floral decor as well. Consider using bell jar terrariums (such as the photo above) as centerpieces in place of traditional floral arrangements. And ask your florist to create garland filled with unique, textured greens that can be hung around the venue, placed on the backs of chairs, draped on the head table, and for a unique twist, outlining the dance floor! Moss can be used to cover both traditional and non-traditional decor such as vases, baskets, buckets, bowls, jars and so much more. These items can take a basic tablescape and turn your tables into a garden party dream!


And don’t forget to accessorize! Etsy and Pinterest are full of ideas for botanical themed hair accessories such as hair pins decorated with baby’s breath, delicate gold leaf headbands, and grecian-inspired floral hair wreaths. These would look sweet adorning your flower girls and bridesmaids, and they would make YOU stand out infinitely more than you already will!


Is this all looking a little too green for your taste? Heighten the romance and bring in a touch of color by infusing bold, white flowers and soft candlelight throughout the venue. The possibilities are endless!


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