garden wedding ceremony ideas

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A garden is the perfect place to get married if you're dreaming of a fairytale wedding. Most garden wedding venues are beautiful as they are, but you can transform the space into the venue of your dreams by adding décor and personal touches.

From oversized bouquets to pastel color palettes and watercolor stationery, here are some of our favorite garden wedding ideas:

garden wedding invitation designs

Photo: Manda Weaver Photography

Floral wedding invitations

Invitations with watercolor details, floral motifs and soft pastel colors will set the tone for your garden wedding. This blue and white design is beautiful for a spring or summer wedding.

white peony wedding bouquet

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Beautiful blooms

Peonies and roses are a must for any garden wedding bouquet. This arrangement also features calla lilies and a timeless white and ivory color palette.

garden wedding centerpieces

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Greenery centerpieces

Loose wedding centerpieces with lots of greenery will bring a garden-inspired look to your reception tables. Gold details, such as compote vases and wire table numbers, make this arrangement really stand out.

long blue bridesmaid dresses

Photo: Ashley Largesse Photography

Floor-length bridesmaid dresses

Dress your 'maids in long, flowing gowns for an ethereal and romantic look. These dusty blue bridesmaid dresses by Jenny Yoo can be worn in mix-and-match styles—one of our favorite wedding trends of the moment.

wedding cake with flowers

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A flower-adorned cake

Fresh flowers transform a simple buttercream wedding cake into a stunning work of art. We love this cascade of roses down the front, and a gold cake stand is the perfect finishing touch.

botanical table numbers

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Botanical-inspired details

Botanical table numbers are another one of our favorite garden wedding ideas. Pair them with bell jar centerpieces, moss and votive candles to create an enchanted forest wedding theme.

floral print wedding dress

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A showstopping wedding dress

Fashion-forward brides should try a floral print wedding dress to really make a statement on the big day. For a garden wedding, we are obsessed with this sweetheart ball gown covered in a gorgeous muted purple print.

men's floral tie

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A floral necktie

A floral print necktie fits right in with garden wedding style. This groom's look is preppy and casual, with a pink striped shirt and navy blue jacket.

giant balloons for weddings

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Oversized balloons

Giant balloons are a fun prop for garden wedding portraits! Pose with your 'maids for a few must-have wedding portraits and then repurpose the balloons into your ceremony or reception decor.

wedding chairs with greenery

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Chairs with greenery

Dress up your wedding chairs with simple greenery garlands for an effortless and beautiful detail. These cross-back chairs are a hot garden wedding trend right now—not only do they look pretty, but they're available in a variety of colors, from dark mahogany to whitewashed wood.

loose wedding updo

Photo: Manda Weaver Photography

A loose updo

A chignon worn to the side is chic and romantic. This hairstyle is perfect keeping your tresses polished at an oudoor wedding and looks beautiful for any type of garden wedding venue. Leave a few strands out at the front to frame your face and give the style a softer look.

long banquet tables wedding reception

Photo: Megan Clouse Photography

Long banquet tables

Instead of the traditional round or square reception tables, seat your guests at long banquet tables. This creates an inviting atmosphere and encourages everyone to mix and mingle! Finish the look with low wedding centerpieces and a fabric runner.

greenery wedding ceremony arch

Photo: Leah Marie Photography

Gorgeous garlands

Fresh garlands create a lush backdrop for your outdoor ceremony. This couple used the garden gate as their focal point, but you can easily hang greenery and flower garlands from tree branches or a wooden arch for the same effect.

garden wedding aisle marker

Photo: Jeremy Chou Photography

Aisle markers

Dress up an outdoor ceremony space with floral aisle markers. This pretty arrangement has a loose, freshly picked style and is displayed in a tin vessel. Garden weddings are the perfect opportunity to experiment with non-traditional vessels for your flower arrangements, such as small baskets or even vintage watering cans.

moss wedding centerpiece ideas

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Moss centerpieces

If you're having a formal garden wedding, tall centerpieces atop fluted glass vases are a beautiful option. Moss balls add an earthy and garden-inspired element to the arrangement.

transparent wedding tent

Photo: Michele Ashley Photography

A stunning reception space

A clear-top tent takes your outdoor wedding to the next level. How beautiful is this space? The chandeliers give the reception tent an upscale feel—perfect if you're having a formal garden wedding.

outdoor wedding ceremony backdrop

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A flower arch

Decorate your ceremony arch or chuppah with bundles of fresh flowers. Use larger blooms like hydrangeas and garden roses for a bigger impact. We can't think of a more breathtaking backdrop for an outdoor garden wedding!

English garden wedding ideas

Photo: Richard Bell Photography

Ivy accents

If you're having a traditional soirée, ivy is one of our favorite garden wedding ideas. This lovely tablescape would be perfect for an English garden wedding theme—we imaginge this look at a classic estate wedding.

hanging lanterns wedding decor

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Lanterns with flowers

Flower-filled lanterns look beautiful when suspended from trees or hooks. Hang the flowers strategically throughout your garden wedding venue for a magical, whimsical vibe.

wedding refreshment stand

Photo: Mark Davidson Photography

Ice cold refreshments

Treat your guests to a self-serve refreshment stand. Homemade lemonade and sweet tea are two of our favorites for a hot summer day! Take a book out of Lauren Conrad's wedding and serve the drinks pre-ceremony to get everyone mixing and mingling.

petal toss wedding ceremony

Photo: Jessica Cooper Photography

Flower petals

End your garden ceremony with a celebratory petal toss! Fill paper cones with petals and display them in a cute basket at the entrance to the aisle for your guests.

wedding calligraphy sign

Photo: Tracy Autem & Lightly Photography

Calligraphy signage

Display the names of your wedding party with a custom sign. Calligraphy signs are all over the wedding scene right now, and the elegant lettering, gold frame and flowers on this one have us swooning.

greenery chandelier

Photo: B. Jones Photography

Floral chandeliers

Wow your guests with a greenery or floral chandelier. Hang it above the dance floor in your reception tent to create a focal point that's elegant and gorgeous, not to mention super on-trend!

garden rose and dahlia bouquet

Photo: Eric & Jamie Photography

Bouquets with ribbons

If you're going for a whimsical look, finish your wedding bouquet with long trailing ribbons. These loose arrangements featuring giant dahlias, Juliet garden roses and fresh eucalyptus leaves are among our favorite garden wedding ideas.

vintage croquet set wedding lawn games

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Lawn games

Entertain your guests with lawn games, which are a must for any garden wedding. Croquet is one of our favorite options. Search antique stores and flea markets to see if you can find a vintage set. The added charm will be worth it!

vintage wedding place setting

Photo: Kimberly Kay Photography

Pretty place settings

An all-blush place setting is oh-so pretty. Add gold flatware and centerpieces filled with greenery to really play up the garden romance look.

fireplace mantel wedding decor

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A unique backdrop

Love vintage wedding style? Repurpose an old fireplace mantel as your ceremony backdrop. You can dress up the piece with fresh flowers and re-use it at the reception later on.