Outdoor weddings are one of the biggest trends for 2015, with couples opting for settings like parks, gardens, bucolic farm land or relaxing beaches for their wedding ceremonies and receptions. Instead of elaborately catered meals, brides and grooms are choosing from options like farm to table meals from local growers, a casual barbeque, picnic fare, or a pig roast. Styles and decor reflect the leisurely outdoor mood as well. Consider these theme and decor ideas for your outdoor wedding:
A Picnic with Wildflowers
Your wedding can be as simple as an outdoor picnic, with decor to match your personal style and sensibility. Wildflowers make an excellent accent flower for picnic weddings, from bouquets and boutonnieres to the reception centerpieces. Daisies, snapdragons, sunflowers, phlox and baby blue eyes can all create beautiful wildflower accents.
What characterizes Bohemian flair? Think back to the flower children of the 1970s: simple, flowing dresses, casual sandals and flower crowns and tiaras. Mix in funky accessories, shabby chic furniture and accents, and you have all the makings of a Bohemian celebration. This free-spirited style definitely lends itself to an outdoor setting. Consider accenting your reception tables with tea roses or miniature carnations.
Rural decor choices and accents are another fun way to make the most of your outdoor wedding. If you have access to farmland, a cleaned-out barn, a park or rolling field where you can set up some simple white tents and picnic tables, you have the perfect scenario for a country-themed wedding. Keep it chic with traditional wedding flowers if you wish. You can also encourage guests to dress in their finest boots, jeans and cowboy hats.
One of the most refined ways to host an outdoor wedding is by having a garden party theme. A lush garden can be accented with arches, trellises and a gazebo for photo opportunities. A hand-tied, cascading or nosegay bouquet can accent your outdoor ceremony perfectly.
Barefoot on the Beach
If you and your spouse-to-be love the water, a beach wedding is the ideal outdoor theme idea. Whether you’re near a lake or the seaside, nautical inspired touches like sea shells, starfish, sand dollars and artful driftwood can be the perfect accents.
Outdoor weddings are trending now, and there are many ways to make the most of this decor direction. Consider these outdoor wedding theme ideas, and contact Boyd’s Flowers for more floral ideas and inspiration.