If so, then maybe think about using real, potted greenery such as trees and living arches to style your wedding? If taking care of our wonderful planet is important to you then this a more ethical and sustainable option for adding that botanical lushness to your wedding day; not only can you reuse the trees from your wedding ceremony at your reception, but you can rest assured in the knowledge that those same trees will be used again and again to style other amazing weddings in the future.
Each wedding is extremely personal. You might like to totally immerse yourself in nature and create a wonderful, magical, leafy woodland effect where your guests can mingle amongst the trees as they sip their champagne at your drinks reception, or maybe you’d just like to add a very light botanical touch to your day with a few trees and ferns to decorate your doorways! Either way, there are so just many different effects to be created by styling your venue with real trees and plants. Include some fairy lights and they will look even more stunning as dusk falls, creating a truly magical effect as you party the night away!
Tall Trees For Lofty Spaces
Why not go big and create some leafy drama by using some tall Eucalyptus or Silver Birch trees around your wedding breakfast room, either in the corners or if you want to create real WOW and be totally unique then place them down the centre of the room or even dotted between the reception tables. This works extremely well if you have the lofty ceilings of a grand hall, a big marquee or a barn where the trees can really show off their stature. Tall trees also look magnificent in churches, where reminiscent of the recent royal weddings, they create a lush grandeur that is very difficult to replicate in any other way.
Welcome, Ceremony And Top Table Arches
Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Matt Hardy Photography, Will B Photography, Darren Lovell Photography
Real evergreen Star Jasmine arches just shout romantic weddings and what better way to mark your arrival at your wedding ceremony than by walking through one of these beauties, either arching over the entranceway or at the start of your ceremony aisle. They can create the most incredibly pretty backdrops with instant impact when used behind your ceremony table, and then you can reuse them later at your reception behind your top table, over your cake table or even as a backdrop to your photo booth. They come into their own during the summer months when covered in tiny, pure white star-shaped flowers, the scent of jasmine creating those all so important evocative memories. Being evergreen, they look equally good in the colder months, at a time when there’s not much local natural greenery to be found, the shiny green leaves looking amazing set off with twinkly fairy lights.
Aisle Markers And Reception Décor
Top Left: Leonie May Photography
Wedding aisle markers add some serious style to your ceremony set up and topiary lollipop Bay and Olive trees are the perfect solutions for botanically themed weddings. Not only will they help to define the space if you are not having traditional pews, but they will also add a luscious leafy ambience to your ceremony. They can come in a variety of heights so please make sure that your guests can still see YOU walking down the aisle by choosing the correct height trees for your venue.
Again, these trees can easily be reused at your reception in many creative ways. Try them edging a staircase surrounded with ferns, lanterns, pillar candles and t-lights or standing sentry either side of your doorways. They also look amazing grouped in small clusters of different height trees perhaps at either end of your top table, or your buffet table. The options are limitless.
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