3 Reasons to Have a Garden Wedding

Right on time for spring, set an outdoor scene for your big day
An enchanting garden wedding is just the ticket for the spring.

It is a rather amazing experience for the eco-conscious couple to walk down an aisle accompanied by the sights and sounds of nature. There are many reasons to love a garden wedding: Gardens provide a relaxing and stunningly beautiful atmosphere for guests to enjoy; they offer plenty of space for kids to play around without disturbing anyone; and they provide a picture perfect photo backdrop for one of the most important days of your life.

First, garden weddings usually take place during the day. Guests can enjoy the beauty of their surroundings, which means they require less electricity. Gardens provide an abundant source of diffused natural light which is perfect for wedding photography. Fluorescent lights are harsh and may negatively impact skin tones, making couples look pale or yellowed. Natural lighting assures a softer, more natural look thereby allowing the photographer to capture the wonderful moments with the utmost perfection.

Second, garden weddings require little or no additional decor items. This helps save money and decreases the impact of the wedding on the environment. Everyone expects a level of romance and beauty in their wedding. It is great to celebrate the start of your new life amidst a beautifully secluded garden with picturesque nature, peaceful atmosphere and a picture perfect photo location.

Garden weddings provide a natural backdrop that brings a lot of warmth and comfort to your wedding day. As the garden itself is filled with colorful flowers there is huge savings on the money spent for floral decorations. The only flowers that you will need are the bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids, which you might even be able to cut from the garden if the owner does not mind.

Many gardens can be used for free, or are part of a historic property or park where the money goes to support a good cause. With a garden wedding there is no need to rent a hall. All you have to do is rent tables and chairs. This savings can enable you to plan spend a little bit more on a lavish organic dinner menu and delight your guests with organic, local, and fair trade desserts. Many garden venues also allow you to grill, which makes adding grass-fed and local meats in your dinner menu easier.

Finally, a garden wedding can be styled and designed to meet the needs of the wedding couple, so there is lot of room for creativity. Lighting, decorations, music, and a wine bar are just a few of the special things that can be introduced in a garden setting. But no matter the style, nothing goes better with a garden wedding then a garden themed favor. There are so many options to choose from that will remind your guests of the wonderful time they had while giving back to the earth.

Garden weddings provide a fantastic ambiance for nature lovers. An exotic garden wedding offers many amazing benefits and most of all a memorable and joyful experience for everyone. Planning a garden wedding is a great way to escape mundane and traditional locations and make your event truly magical.

—Annie Dodson

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