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Plan a Garden Wedding Theme

Garden Wedding Theme

Themed weddings are becoming increasingly popular. There seems to be a trend with the garden wedding theme. When this rustic and earthy vibe merges with elegance, an incredibly romantic wedding comes to life. These tips for creating a garden wedding theme should give you a little inspiration for your wedding day.

Something a Little Different

When you discover something extraordinary that everyone else is doing, the challenge is all about how to do it in your own way and make it different. If you found the garden wedding theme in a magazine or on social media and fell in love with the idea, you are not the first. It is trending for its beauty and the soft and warm atmosphere it lends to a romantic moment. Everyone is attempting to avoid the cookie cutter ceremony and do it a little differently. A garden wedding theme becomes all yours with your colors and décor choices. Mix and match your centerpieces with floral arrangements and table runners that create your unique vision.

Creating the Garden Wedding Theme

Think about the kind of experience you want to create. You might consider a ceremony outdoors on a wraparound deck overhanging a lake, and an indoor reception in a ballroom infused with your garden theme. Flowers are essential to this theme. Choose voluminous flowers of the season that coordinate with your wedding colors. Consider stepping over to the bolder side of design and contrast softer pinks, blush and rose with a dramatic red and gold or black and silver. Incorporate earthy elements beyond the flowers and add wood charger plates beneath your fine china for the perfect blend of elegance and rustic. Think of ways to create the experience with music. Even when your garden wedding theme takes place indoors, create the experience with the acoustics of a live band and the warmth of strings. If you envision a sophisticated garden wedding theme, you might consider a harp surrounded by flowers.

Garden Wedding Theme

Wedding Cake

The wedding cake is usually at the center of any theme and the best way to convey it. Add wild flowers to your cake design with a palette of pale blue, fuchsia and pink. Marbled fondant and rough edges create texture and color for a garden wedding theme. Decorate your cake and cake table with roses and hydrangeas. Accent with apples, cranberries, pears, pomegranates, fruit, figs and drizzle it with caramel. You might consider a red velvet cake with thin icing that allows the layers to peek through. Display your cake on a log cake plate for an added touch of rustic.

Garden Wedding Theme

Attire for a Garden Wedding Theme

A garden wedding theme does not preclude a formal affair. You can definitely wear that Cinderella ballgown with a train that drags across the flowers. You can also choose an empire gown, a simple A-line or any silhouette you envision. The groom can wear that formal tux or dress down with a shirt and vest. To add that rustic element, the groom might wear wooden cufflinks. Go with a tie or without, but wear the boutonniere to match your bride. The groom might entertain the idea of tweed fabrics and suspenders. Crown the bride with a floral wreath of a circle cut veil.

Garden Wedding Theme

Crystal Ballroom on the Lake

Rather than renting out décor, furnishings and linens to recreate your garden wedding theme, bring imagination to this elegant lake house. The professional designers will decorate your ceremony space on a beautiful wraparound deck that overhangs a breathtakingly beautiful lake and view of the sunset. Walk an aisle of rose petals between layers of floral arrangements to a wedding arch in the garden theme you envision. Celebrate with a reception in a ballroom designed just for you. All the furnishings, décor and formal chinaware for a full three course meal are included in the creation of your flawless celebration. Crystal Ballroom on the Lake is an all-inclusive wedding venue that bundles the venue, furnishings, designs and services to create an affordable fairy tale. Blend rustic elements with elegant designs, and create your unique garden wedding theme. Bring imagination to Crystal Ballroom on the Lake and let the professional designers create a wedding from fantasy.


We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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