10 Gorgeous Garden Wedding Ideas

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Thanks to everyone’s favourite time of year to be married, Spring, wedding season is now in full swing!  Garden weddings bursting with colourful beautiful blooms are on trend and (fingers crossed) the weather at this time of year is perfect, not too hot and not too cold.  There really is nothing more romantic then a beautiful outdoor setting to say ‘I do’.

Garden Wedding Flower Ideas | Flowers by Blue Ridge Floral | Photography by Katelyn James Photography

Garden Wedding Flower Ideas | Flowers by Blue Ridge Floral | Photography by Katelyn James Photography

There are so many beautiful garden venues to choose from, some are public parks, others private gardens or venues such as wineries or relaxed homesteads give the feeling of a country garden with their surroundings.  These spaces are usually so breathtaking on their own, but here are 10 gorgeous garden wedding flower ideas to take your garden wedding to the next level.

Set The Scene

A breathtaking backdrop can be amplified by framing it with style.  Here, event planner, Amore Events by Cody, have really set the scene for the ceremony by framing the start of the aisle with two gorgeous farm doors.  Flower pails by Blue Ridge Floral accent the doors and your eye is naturally drawn down the aisle to the feature floral arch, so pretty!

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Ceremony Entrance | Flowers by Blue Ridge Floral | Photography by Katelyn James Photography

Ceremony Entrance | Flowers by Blue Ridge Floral | Photography by Katelyn James Photography

All along the aisle these gorgeous little metallic tin pails hang from the chairs and are filled with seasonal blooms.  Rose petals running along the chairs are also a cute feature to the ceremony design.

Garden Aisle Flowers | Flowers by Blue Ridge Floral | Photography by Katelyn James Photography

Garden Aisle Flowers | Flowers by Blue Ridge Floral | Photography by Katelyn James Photography

Garden flower arches can be statement pieces all on their own.  I love this one in particular by Flowerslovers as it is a full flower arch completely covered in greenery and beautiful blooms.  This inspirational image certainly says garden wedding to me.  To incorporate this look into your wedding you could scale the look back and feature a garden floral spray in just the corner of an arch.

Garden Flower Arch | Flowers by Flowerslovers | Photography by Sonya Khegay

Garden Flower Arch | Flowers by Flowerslovers | Photography by Sonya Khegay

Or, how about having just a one or two feature garden arrangements placed in a prominent position at your wedding ceremony.  Think somewhere where all the guests will be able to see it and it will get photographed when the bride and groom are standing nearby.

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Garden Feature Flowers | Flowers by Amy Osaba | Photography by Amy Arrington Photography

Garden Feature Flowers | Flowers by Amy Osaba | Photography by Amy Arrington Photography

Dine In Nature

Naturally your garden ceremony would be outdoors, but have you thought about having your reception outdoors too?  If the weather suits, a green garden arbour highlighted with simple lighting would be so lovely in the late afternoon and throughout the evening.  I love how the florals complement the garden setting with lush green foliage.

Garden Reception | Flowers by Flowerslovers | Photography by Sonya Khegay

Garden Reception | Flowers by Flowerslovers | Photography by Sonya Khegay

How about lounging in nature?  If you have picked the prettiest garden around you will want your guests to enjoy the views from every angle.  So think about creating seating areas for pre-dinner drinks, a stunning lounge, some candles and simple flower arrangements is all that is needed to set this scene.

Lounge in the Garden | Floral Design by Kathleen Deery Design | Photography by Jose Villa Photography

Lounge in the Garden | Floral Design by Kathleen Deery Design | Photography by Jose Villa Photography

Bring The Outdoors In

If you don’t want to be worrying and checking the weather forecast for your big day, have your reception indoors but bring the garden inside.  Amazing floral designs can be created to give the feeling of a lush and colourful garden, like this garden floral chandelier by Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs.

Garden Floral Chandelier | Flowers by Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs | Photography by Jen Fariello Photography

Garden Floral Chandelier | Flowers by Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs | Photography by Jen Fariello Photography

A great alternative to hanging floral chandeliers are these on trend tall metallic stands.  Several placed in a row along a table gives great impact to an otherwise plain white space.  It also gives warm and a feeling of nature in a modern setting.

Garden Table Centrepieces | Flowers by Amy Osaba | Photography by Amy Arrington Photography

Garden Table Centrepieces | Flowers by Amy Osaba | Photography by Amy Arrington Photography

Draping green garlands on the guest or just the bride and groom’s chairs is another gorgeous idea for your garden wedding, adding interest and texture.

Reception Garden Chairs | Flowers by Blue Ridge Floral | Photography by Katelyn James Photography

Reception Garden Chairs | Flowers by Blue Ridge Floral | Photography by Katelyn James Photography

If you want to create a huge impact and literally bring all of the garden blooms inside, creating another on-trend design, the flower wall would be breathtaking.  Flower walls are best placed in the room where all the guests will be able to see it, perhaps behind the bridal table or desert table.   Remember to have it lit up so it’s impact can be enjoyed well into the evening.  You could even have photo of yourself and new hubby, your family and guests in front of it.

Garden Flower Wall | Flowers by Cedarwood Weddings | Photography by Julie Paisley Photography

Garden Flower Wall | Flowers by Cedarwood Weddings | Photography by Julie Paisley Photography Julie Paisley Photography

When thinking of garden weddings, what are some of your favourite venues in your area?  How do you like to decorate the space?

Also, don’t forget entries are now officially open for our RockStar Florist Competition.  So, get your entries in now!

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Kyla Helgeson is one Australia's top wedding florists operating as The White Orchid Floral Design. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Kyla has studied in New York and is a former finalist in Tesselaars floristry competition. In 2015 Kyla joined the Tesselaars marketing team as our floral content advisor and has since authored over 50 popular floral style blogs.

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