Now that the days are longer, skies clearer and summer is in full swing, your thoughts might drift towards holding a wedding ceremony inspired by blooming flowers, green forests and babbling brooks. Or, you could just be searching for a natural aesthetic for your big day that fits in with an eco-friendly ethos. Below, we’ve listed a few style ideas to help you plan a wedding with bags of natural flair.
Choose your venue wisely (and have a plan B)
For the full natural aesthetic, an outdoor venue is a great option – arboretums and country parks can create a magical forest feel, but make sure to check the weather forecast and have a plan B to stop a sudden downpour ruining your ceremony. Yes, it’s romantic to be caught out in the rain together every so often, but not after months of planning and expense. Venues that offer a great outdoor space alongside a well-proportioned indoor alternative are the best in this situation – to avoid a leaky marquee ruining things. If the weather isn’t playing ball, consider bringing some elements of nature inside, such as a statement flower arch.
Fantastic floral arches
Floral arches have long been a staple of a nature-inspired wedding, giving your photographer a beautiful frame for that ‘just married’ photo. However, to keep an eco-friendly ethos, it’s important to make sure that your flowers are in season, and aren’t imported from miles away just to fit colour criteria. Tulips and daffodils would work very well for a spring wedding, while daisies, lilies and many more flowers are not affected by the changing of the seasons and are available year-round, offering fantastic flexibility.
For a cost-effective floral idea, consider picking your own flowers – just make sure you’re not picking someone else’s cultivated display or disturbing a rare flower’s ecosystem!
Beautiful natural jewellery
You will have thought long and hard about the types of jewellery you want for your big day – and how it fits in with a natural aesthetic. From quirky pendants to understated bracelets, your accessories can help add the finishing touches to your big day. Green is a trending colour for weddings again this year, and green amber jewellery can really tie a wedding ensemble together, fitting perfectly with your natural theme and helping you create winning colour combinations.
What to wear
There are plenty of nature-inspired styles out there for both brides and grooms – mainly focusing on sustainable materials. We think the addition of some well-chosen lapel flowers can really make a groom look great – carnations are always a classic option, just make sure you purchase a real flower as opposed to a plastic imitation.
For the bride, a flower crown can give a natural-aesthetic wedding that finishing touch. Achieving this look can be done in a simple way, by using a small crown of baby’s breath flowers – or for a more eye-catching look, consider a full, gloriously bright flower crown of different coloured roses. Whatever works best for you!
Whatever your personal style, we hope these tips have given you some inspiration for a winning aesthetic on your big day – just make sure the dazzling wedding you’ll no doubt organise is well documented, so your well-thought-out style ideas live on in fantastic photographs and unforgettable memories.
Anna Emmett is the owner of Henryka, specialising in hand-crafted, unique silver and amber jewellery that’s inspired by nature.
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