Thursday, June 4, 2009

Outdoor Weddings: Decor and Inspiration

When your wedding is outdoors, you have the capability of letting your surroundings take over your decor. Work with what is already there and you'll reduce unnecessary waste, save yourself time, and maybe even come in under budget.

For instance, take advantage of what makes your venue magnificent. In this case, the couple utilized a beautiful, sprawling tree which encompassed the bride and groom, providing shade and a natural grandeur. In addition, delicate paper birds were strung up gracefully throughout the branches. photography by Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie, found via Once Wed


Who needs flowers when you're married in a garden? This intimate venue provided plenty of lush greenery and floral decor. photography by Mel Barlow


Did you ever think you could get away without providing seats? Well, the traditional kind anyway. Benches of hay covered in floral fabric give this wedding a down home, country feel. photography by Tec Petaja, found via Green Wedding Shoes


A tree trunk can make for a unique place to display photos. By providing an opportunity to share photos of other family member's weddings, it's a great way to include mom and dad.
photography by Tec Petaja, found via Green Wedding Shoes

6 comments:

{The Perfect Palette} said...

how inspiring.

Liv Lundelius said...

I love the pictures with the photos on the trees!!!

Mary Kidwell said...

I love the idea of hanging paper birds from the trees-especially if they're recycled later! What a great idea, thanks!

east side bride said...

We put heavy white muslin over hay bales for seating at our wedding!

Brandy said...

We had hay bails at our wedding set in a pear orchard. People still talk about how great it was.

Elli said...

i do hope youd mention not to nail anything to live tree's since they will suffer and in worst case die :(

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