When Katie and Eric got married, they knew they'd want to bring family and friends from all over the world together for a multi day mini festival. What became known as Boltfest 2017 included 3 sound stages, 8 friend DJs, 250 capes, 1 drone ring bearer and heaps of contributions and creativity from friends to make it happen.
Garden weddings can make for the most elegant of settings. Though using vintage style décor sets the tone quite well, there are many ways to incorporate a more modern touch. With a variety of color schemes, you can choose to add a more stand out design, or stick with classical vintage ideas. Looking through the following will provide you with the perfect insight to make decisions towards your most awaited and cherished day.
DRESSING THE WEDDING PARTY
To keep that vintage look, wear a lace dress. If you’re aiming for something subtler, wear a simple dress with a lace veil or flower piece in your hair.
Groom & Groomsmen:
Suspenders or a beige/taupe colored suit really set the scene.
Lighter colors, such as light pink or taupe look best. If the bride’s dress is simple, add lace to the bridesmaids for more texture.
A garden wedding presents the perfect opportunity to utilize your surroundings. With so many trees, you can hang different decorations to create that magical setting.
Tips for reference:
- Painted bird cages with floral arrangements inside
- Different shaped jars/bowls hanging from ribbons
- String lights through the trees overhead
- Hang engagement pictures on a clothespin line
WALKING THE PERFECT AISLE
- Hang jars of floral arrangements all down the aisle.
- Sprinkle rose petals down the aisle, or create a beautiful design within rose petals.
- Loop garland of vibrant green flower arrangements down the inside of the seating.
- Hang floral balls from modern stands down the aisle.
TABLE DÉCOR & FLORAL DESIGN
Use light colors like pinks, lavenders, and mint greens.
Incorporate bright purples or blues with the light greens to really make the image pop!
To keep a simple and classy look, stick to white and green floral arrangements.
CAKES, CAKES, CAKES!
- Antique furniture dresses up outdoor locations, and serves as a great space for a candy bar or gift table
- Wooden doors can be used to vintage up the event
- Chalkboard signs look simple and shabby chic
As far as themes go, the “Wild Wild West” and “Desert” theme is well suited for just about any event. With so many different options, it has been used for kid’s birthday parties, baby showers, and even weddings! From table decorations to the food you serve, this guide covers every detail down to the icing on your cake. No matter how casual or high-end the occasion, there's sure to be a fit for you.
SET THE STAGE
- For both formal and casual, use lanterns to spice up the ceiling of your event
- Colors like red, light orange, and white set the tone really nicely
- In a wedding setting, sticking to whites and greens especially in floral designs can create a simple and elegant look
- Wooden barns or ranch locations will make for a beautiful destination wedding
- For a more casual setting, incorporate bandanas and cowboy hats
- Use mason jars to serve drinks and add to the cowboy setting
FOOD & DESSERTS
Fun for Kids!
- Keep kids busy with a DIY box set up! Include a Saloon and Jail, great for playtime and pictures.
- Create a bin of ponies to double as both a toy and decoration
- Cow print paper goods make for a cute table setting. Brown bags and wanted signs serve as an adorable and easy to make placeholder.
- Rope can be used as an awesome decoration. Coil it into the birthday boy/girl’s name to add to the walls!
And more ...
- Sunflowers and daisies are great for western floral decorations and table displays
- Create your own "Saloon" for drinks (Soda Saloon for the kids!)
- Use checkered picnic tables with light blues and red to add color. Rope string tied around the napkins adds a quirky touch!
- Wooden and rustic colors presents an upscale feel to the wedding.
- Use a venue like a barn or ranch for breathtaking photos with a very western feel
- To avoid looking too casual, use lots of greens in floral arrangements. Adding a touch of light pink is subtle and looks great.
- Depending on your location, wooden furniture adds a nice touch and set the tone very nicely, even with nice glassware and table settings
A backyard on the Long Island Sound was the setting for this intimate spring wedding. Featuring farm-to-table cuisine from a NYC caterer and delicate centerpieces bursting with vivid spring colors, it was a celebration filled with love, laughter and non-stop dancing that didn’t miss a beat thru a passing downpour and power outage.