The peak season for outdoor weddings lies ahead, and with endless possibilities, ranging from casual to elegant, you can ensure your wedding’s theme fits you and your fiancé’s personalities, creating a day of memories you will cherish forever. The following five outdoor wedding trends will have you ready to take your wedding out of the reception hall and into the great outdoors.
Rustic – Think of the romance of the wild west, cowboys riding into the sunset. Usually set on a ranch or in a picturesque barn, rustic weddings incorporate distressed leather, antler motifs, hay bale seating, and cocktails sipped from copper mugs. Like the old west, keep your floral arrangements wild with flowers like lupine, sunflower, and primrose. Though this theme takes place in a casual setting, elevated details like leather accents and oil lamps will keep the atmosphere special and elegant.
Beach – Set your wedding next to the water and incorporate the theme throughout with anchors, starfish, and breezy linens. If there’s sand, hand out flip flops as wedding favors.
Bohemian – Capture the mood of your favorite music festivals and artwork with a modern take on the bohemian wedding. Use lanterns, feather accents, and casual language on invitations to maintain a relaxed vibe for this outdoor wedding theme. Hang floral arrangements from trees using woven macrame planters and an empty frame to create a makeshift “photo booth”. Ditch the traditional veil for a floral crown and ask your bridesmaids to wear mismatched dresses. For the groomsmen, suspenders are a must and bow ties will bring their look up a notch.
Afternoon Tea – Inspired by the British tradition, this outdoor theme creates a sophisticated, romantic atmosphere. Make your wedding into a garden party with tea sets at each table, large billowing floral arrangements, and a pastel color palette. At the dessert table, include an array of tea cakes, macaroons, and other pretty confections to pair with a variety of tea and pretty cocktails.
Picnic – An outdoor wedding with a picnic theme is all fun and relaxation. Include picnic baskets and seating with cute pillows. For this theme, yellow and white daisies hit the right note, picnic table style seating, and plenty of backyard games.
No matter your wedding’s theme, Blossom Flower’s expert florists will provide you with the perfect floral elements to pull off the perfect outdoor wedding.