Many of you may be thinking about an outdoor wedding. But have you ever thought of an Enchanted Forest Wedding? The setting is a little more involved, but oh how beautiful the day can be. Think fairytales and mystical! There’s several aspects that make an enchanted forest wedding magical.
Let’s start with the “Arrival”. How do you want your entrance to your very special wedding to look? Your background setting is big, beautiful trees, but you can make the most of the scene by adding candle lanterns, LED lights, and twinkle lights around the area. Make it a relaxed and mysterious atmosphere with informal seating along the path to the ceremony. Whimsical signs will draw your guests down the path to your ceremony.
Let's now create your "Atmosphere". Once you’ve drawn your guests in, impress them with wonderful touches of a woodland wonderland. This can be done using greenery, moss and gorgeous dusty style flowers. Remember you’re in the woods, so you might consider a simple alter with flowers, lit with a lantern and items for the service. Your place cards for the reception would be simple but elegant, with greenery for a touch of wilderness.
Your guests will be take a breath when you come down the aisle in your special wedding dress. This could be highlighted with woodland fairies, or you might even consider a floral gown with a hint of color. Your bouquet could be made of ferns and other greenery to keep your theme, and highlighted with flowers with that touch of color that mimics the colors in your gorgeous wedding gown. Whatever you choose, lots of hanging ribbon always makes it more romantic.
Everyone will be hungry and so you need to feed their "Appetite". If you have access to a building for your reception, carry out your theme in a big way. Use greenery and beautiful flowers to accent your tables. Try to think of food that will create a satisfying meal. Always remember to include foods that satisfy all the taste buds including salty, sweet, sour, and sweet throughout the evening. And then there’s the cake! This is where you can really use your imagination. Have your baker create a one-of-a-kind cake that will have all your guests talking.
"Amusement" is the next item to consider. Make sure you have some form of entertainment for your guests. In an enchanted forest setting, you might consider a scavenger hunt. By this point in the day, you may be inside a building, but draw the people outside again and let them have some fun. Use your imagination when entertaining your guests. This can be the fun and exciting part of the day.
An enchanted forest wedding can be an impressive theme for your special day. I assure you, you and your guests will remember your wedding for the rest of your lives. No matter how you spend your day, make sure you have fun and take in every moment.
Photographs from Chloe, HappyWedd.com