Autumn is the perfect time for an indoor forest wedding. Greenery abounds, but you don’t need to rely on blooming buds as part of your flowers and décor. Here are a few ways to get the look right.
Foliage, specifically shrubs and young trees, make a real statement in the middle of each table. The height adds drama to the room and easily allows guests to chat to one another. Simply dress up the bottom with flowers of your choice and add gilding or glass accessories to the top for an elegant take on this evergreen look.
Bring out the natural beauty of your centrepieces by keeping things simple. Greenery straight down the middle of the table serves as a beautiful foundation for elements and colours that are inspired by nature. Stick to glass, plain, neutral hues and a magnificent wooden table and chairs – no under plates required.
Get creative with your table décor. Moss, greenery and grassy elements all emphasise a nature-inspired décor scheme.
Succulents make wonderful wedding favours, as they are actually useful… and will last for ages. These succulents can double up as table décor – which will bring down your costs significantly – plus, guests can take them home at the end of the night. Group them together as the centrepiece or have one at each seat, with a name and a thank you message tied to it, to keep your table uncluttered.
Extend the forest look to your bouquet. Think mostly greenery, with berries and a statement flower to draw attention – but still keep the overall look fuss free.
Another option is to have a small bouquet, but play up the natural elements in other areas – the lace on the back of your dress or a flower garland in your hair.
Keep things playful and add something a little bit different – foliage and forest inspired – to the ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ seats at the main table. You could then dry them afterwards and keep them somewhere special as a memento. Alternatively, a ‘curtain’ of greenery, intermingled with fairy lights behind the main table, adds a romantic touch.
Draping takes on a completely natural edge at a forest-inspired wedding. Mostly, it’s about bringing the outdoors in, as much as you can. No detail is too small.
All that’s left is a fitting entrance for the couple to walk through as Mr and Mrs… and you’re done.