A garden wedding can be a beautiful and romantic way to get married. Secret Garden Wedding is certainly different than a normal venue. The venue at a garden wedding is often much quieter than at a conventional venue. You will find it harder to have a ‘traditional’ wedding with a garden venue because of the natural landscape. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be perfect!
When choosing your wedding venue, you will need to choose a site in a garden, one that is beautiful, peaceful, and full of greenery. If you don’t want a large garden, you shouldn’t choose a site with too many trees (unless you can trim them). The greenery will add color and vibrancy to the garden wedding. You will also want to consider the seating arrangements. The closer you can get the seating arrangement to the bride and groom the better!
Usually it is not necessary to have a tent or canopy if you’re holding the wedding in a small garden. This would be very uncomfortable in the summer as it gets hot in the garden. Therefore, you will want to choose a location with a shade around the place. Another option is to have a tea or coffee shop around the garden for evening entertainment. If you want to decorate with flowers then go ahead but don’t try to overdo it otherwise the entire garden can look a bit cluttered.
If you’re planning on a garden wedding in spring or summer (as they are quite temperate in those seasons) then the best choice for the weather would be a garden in a nearby park. The garden wedding is a perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony rather than a traditional church wedding. The flowers in bloom and all the fresh air will make the day perfect. It’s also quite romantic having a ceremony under a beautiful sky. Many people choose a nice round or square table for their meal and it’s quite suitable for garden weddings.
For a garden ceremony there are many options available. Depending on your location and how much of a budget you have you could hire a musician, a priest, or even rent a sound system with speakers and lighting for the ceremony. You will need to take into consideration that the small space will mean you have limited access to the garden and that means you’ll have to plan things carefully.
Garden themes for garden weddings are wide and varied. Some people have a classical garden wedding with white roses and lilies. This would be suited for a formal church wedding. Other couples have a modern garden theme with bright green plants and plenty of sunlight. For a relaxed Asian-themed wedding, red flowers and lanterns would be very fitting.
If you’re having a summer garden ceremony then why not have a bonfire? This sounds very romantic and would be a fabulous touch for any wedding. Bonfires can be made using materials from your garden such as old tin cans or wood. If you’re having it outside, make sure you have protective barriers around it to prevent people getting hurt by flying sparks.
If you don’t want to have a traditional garden ceremony, there’s no need to despair. There are lots of other ways in which you can incorporate a garden setting into your wedding day. A lot of brides and grooms will book an ornate church wedding just so they can have their cake and eat it too – there’s no need to leave the garden out of this. Just think about what it would be like to walk through the gardens of Europe on your honeymoon – maybe you should give it a go!