Gardens are romantic, naturally beautiful, and tend to always have an enchanting atmosphere about them. We’re betting that we aren’t alone when we say that “garden party wedding” is one of our favorite styles, especially for couples marrying in the spring and summer. Whether you’re getting hitched in the formal rose garden of a historic estate or hosting friends and family in your own backyard, these pretty details captured by Hill Country photographer Allison Jeffers are sure to win your heart.
24 Garden Party Wedding Details That Are Oh-So Elegant
Simple wedding stationery doesn't have to be boring. Invitations with minimal embellishments are timeless and chic — the greenery details on this particular suite keep it current and on-trend. Choose a neutral color palette for the most classic look.
Balance out a higher neckline by choosing a wedding dress with a showstopping illusion back. It's a classy (and universally flattering) way to show a hint of skin!
Greenery isn't just for the boho bride. A foliage-filled bouquet can be made classic by using flowers in one or two pastel colors — this gorgeous arrangement includes Tiffany roses, ranunculus, anemones, hypericum berries, tulips, and lisianthus. Smilax, silver dollar eucalyptus, and ornamental cabbage create the illusion that this bouquet was picked straight from a garden.
Blush Bridesmaid Dresses
The blush bridesmaid dress trend is still going strong! Brides clearly can't get enough of this soft and feminine hue, which is always a lovely option for a garden party wedding.
Your bridesmaids’ bouquets don’t have to be identical, either — and they definitely don’t have to be exact replicas of the bride’s. Provide your wedding florist with a few adjectives (loose arrangements, greenery, soft colors, etc.) and let the pro handle it from there.
A light gray suit is a stylish alternative to black or navy blue when it comes to garden party wedding ensembles for the groom. This look feels polished and classic without being too stuffy or formal.
If you’re getting married outdoors, it’s important to find the right balance when choosing your decor. Using too many decorative accents will overpower the natural beauty of the space, which is probably one of the reasons you chose your venue in the first place, right? A circular floral backdrop combines the best of both worlds — it creates a focal point while also showcasing the scenery around it.
Use long banquet tables and low centerpieces to create an inviting, down-to-earth atmosphere at the reception. This helps promote conversation between your guests so that everyone feels like one big family at the end of the night.
Instead of using signage to adorn your VIP seats, decorate them with greenery to reflect the garden party wedding theme. Keep in mind that the style of your wedding chairs will affect the overall look of your reception — Chiavari chairs are formal, while cane back chairs like this one are vintage or shabby chic.
Pretty Place Settings
Spruce up monochromatic place settings with laser-cut calligraphy place cards and fresh greenery. So chic!
Signature Drink Station
Play up the garden party wedding theme by serving signature drinks that include fresh ingredients, such as fruits and veggies (cucumber mojito or peach sangria, anyone?). Create a self-serve station so your guests can help themselves to the refreshments.
Venue: Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa | Event Planning: Wolf Weddings & Events | Bride's Dress: Essense of Australia from Beatitude Bridal Boutique | Hair and Makeup Artist: Professional Makeup Design | Jeweler: The Family Joolz | Invitiations: Simplicity Papers | Rentals: CRU Vintage Rentals | Decor: Ever Laser | Floral Design: Wolf Weddings & Events | Catering: CarteWheels Catering | Bar: Garnish Bar Company