If you're just beginning to plan for your future nuptials, you likely have a very long to-do list. It's important to explore different designs and themes until you come up with something that matches both yours and your future spouse's personality and style. Many couples choose traditional wedding themes, but a growing trend is choosing something more outside of the box. If you love the outdoors, but choose to not have your reception in a woodland setting, try bringing the look indoors. A botanical-inspired wedding reception combines natural beauty elements and a delicate atmosphere that is perfect for your large wedding venue. Here are just a few ways you can incorporate the look into your special day.
One of the major expenses of a wedding reception, aside of the venue and the food, are the flowers. If you choose a woodland or botanical themed reception, you can't hold back on floral accents. Part of the main floral arrangement for a botanical wedding setting should contain greenery. Incorporate trailing greens such as:
- Amaranthus Caudatus
- Trailing Jenny
These trailing plants are perfect for high overhead floral arrangements as well as those lining the walkway of the venue. This greenery can be accented by brightly colored bouquets of mixed flowers. You can also incorporate a more romantic botanic theme by sticking to one color of English roses, such as white or pale pink. Incorporate grapevine and lighted branches to bring in a whimsical feel. Don't forget to add subtle background lighting, such as LED, to highlight these floral arrangements.
Table Centerpiece Ideas
On white tablecloths, a botanical centerpiece can be as simple or ornate as you wish. Lanterns surrounded by moss wreaths help invoke a woodland feel. Silver trophies can hold rose arrangements or greenery with a sprout of toadstools here and there. Cloches can be also be placed in the center. Underneath the glass, you can place fern stems and other botanical pieces to create a natural vibe.
Lighting is important at any wedding venue. While you should use as much lighting as you can from the venue hall itself, you can also create a subtle look as well. Lanterns with LED candles, real candelabras at the table and string lights throughout the venue can help create a warm and romantic environment.
For a botanical feel, stick to light, natural colors. Whites with green highlights can help contribute to the woodland atmosphere. White table clothes and white linen covered chairs can be accented with any shade of green for the chair back covers or table runners. If you have a specific color theme in your wedding, use that color to accent the table or a specific area such as the cake table or gift table.
Adhering to a natural theme throughout your wedding venue, will help tie the look together. Personalizing your wedding reception area is the main goal in order to make your special day one to remember. Contact a local event center, such as the Rosebud Mercantile wedding venue, for more information.