A Woodlands Wedding { Ideas }

Posted by The YesBabyDaily Team on 28 February 2014

A Woodlands Wedding

Woodlands Wedding Decor & Ideas

For our eco-loving boho brides, we’ve got beautiful woodland forest wedding ideas & inspiration!

Have you considered having a forest wedding? There are lots of beautiful forest and woodlands wedding venues to choose from, (see our blog on South African Forest Wedding Venues.)

1. Woodlands Wedding Tablescapes & Centerpieces

For a forest, woodlands themed wedding use natural textures and plants. Moss, bark, pinecones, ferns and other greenery make for unique and beautiful centerpieces. Fill the bottom of mason jars with moss and add tealights for simple table decor, and use wooden base plates to create contrast. You can add colour with wild flowers - or keep your palette neutral with gyp, greens and browns. Exposed lightbulbs look amazing in forest settings. Keep your tables rustic with wooden or framed table numbers.

If you prefer darker colours (perfect for an autumn or winter wedding) go for black, burgundy or gold candles instead of your classic white candles. We love giant glass cloches (bell shaped jars) on forest, woodlands wedding tables. Fill them with succulents or pretty moss branches.

At your place settings you can use simple herbs with your place cards, like a twig of rosemary - or place a single flower on each plate with a place card tag. You could also purchase small topiary bushes and give one to each guest as a favour!

Woodlands Centerpiece & Decor Inspiration

Woodlands and forest wedding decor ideas

2. Woodlands Stationery & Styling

For a forest-themed wedding, stick with natural papers and textures. We love bohemian -styled invitations - see our inspiration below! Create a beautiful natural seating chart to match your woodlands wedding by using wreaths, garlands or get creative with copper tags hung on a tree trunk!

We’ve got lots of lovely woodland wedding stationery ideas below to inspire you!

Woodlands forest wedding stationery and styling ideas
Woodlands forest wedding invitations
Woodlands forest wedding seating chart ideas

3. Woodlands Wedding Cakes & Catering

If you’re planning a wedding in the woods or forest, there are lots of amazing ways you can incorporate your wedding style into your cake and catering. Serve cocktails in mason jars decorated with herbs or custom straw flags. Place your cake on a wooden cake stand, and choose a pretty cake topper that matches this theme. Ask your caterer or baker to decorate your cake with aloes, wild flowers or proteas and serve lovely canapes in the woodlands style.

Get ideas for your forest wedding food below!

Wedding in the Woods Catering Ideas
Forest and Woodlands Wedding Cakes

4. Woodlands Wedding Decor Ideas

If you’ve chosen a forest wedding venue, you’ve already got an amazing setting for your ceremony & reception! For your wedding ceremony you can add simple touches like petals as your aisle, or pretty lanterns on shepherds hooks decorated with small arrangements.

We love exposed lightbulbs in a forest setting! Hang them in strings above your tables, or create points of interest by hanging them from trees with framed photographs or wooden words.

We’ve collected a few of our favourite woodland wedding decor ideas to inspire you below.

Woodlands and Forest Wedding Decorations
Forest and Woods Decor Ideas for your Wedding
Wedding in the Woods ideas
Forest Decor ideas for your Wedding Ceremony

5. Forest & Woodlands Wedding Dresses & Accessories

Bohemian styled wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses look amazing for woodland and forest weddings. Think flower crowns and wreaths, lace and flowing dresses!

Forest and Woodlands Wedding Dresses and Crowns
Forest and Woodlands Wedding Dress Ideas
Woodlands Ideas for Wedding Dresses

6. Woodlands Bouquets & Boutonierres

A woodlands wedding gives you lots of amazing options for a beautiful bouquet! You can use unique items like pine cones, moss, ferns and greenery to create something spectacular!

See some of our favourite ideas below.

Woodlands wedding bouquets
Forest wedding flowers and bouquets

Find more Wedding Inspiration

1. See our amazing South African Wedding Deals Wedding Themes
2. See a fairytale Groenrivier Wedding
3. Get 5 Creative Wedding Ideas!



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