Garden Wedding Ideas

It’s winter here in Chicago and I’ve been thinking of nothing but warmth, green space, and outdoors.  In that spirit, here are a few ideas for the ever-popular garden or backyard wedding.

Decorate your ceremony chairs with gorgeous florals, or have your aisle strewn with petals prior to the arrival of your guests. It’s so natural!  And no outdoor ceremony is complete without a focal point at the end of the aisle, whether that’s an arch, a canopy, or a beautiful tree.

tree aisle
{In Style Weddings via Southern Weddings}

If it’s not in plain sight, I love the idea of having a sign point the way to your location!

Image courtesy of Stacey Kane via With This Ring

For your reception, construct a fabulous dance floor area and have lights galore:

outdoor dance floor
{John and Whitney’s wedding, photo by Josh McCullock}

outdoor dance floor
{Lyndsy and Elon’s wedding, photo by Natalie Moser}

Long tables under giant umbrellas work too!

{Nole’s wedding, photo by Punam Bean}

Let the pups come and play too!

portland wedding
{Ali and Evan’s wedding, photo by Our Labor of Love}

This tablescape just exudes “summer outdoor chic”:

{Created by In the Now, photo by Jonilyn Photography}

The details are so evident in this series by Artfool. That gorgeous arch is actually a photo booth (*swoon*). The chalkboard is a perfect decor item, and the leaves on the gate are escort cards. Absolutely perfect.


Share your fabulous garden/backyard wedding ideas with us!