Whether you’re planning on walking down the aisle soon or you are dreaming of hosting the perfect nuptial celebration for your grown-up children, our garden wedding edit has plenty to inspire you.
Hosting a wedding reception in your garden is becoming increasingly popular, and is a great way to show it off to your family and friends. Using clever, complimentary designs to create a romantic or contemporary setting to wow your guests and ensure a wedding to remember, we have a range of clever ideas that will continue to adorn your garden after the event, providing a beautiful reminder of your special day.
Stunning arbours, rose arches, gazebos and pergolas can create a special feature, especially when painted to match your theme and intertwined with flowering climbers, fairy lights or bunting. Use trellis and planters to decorate marquees and divide areas for eating, drinking or dancing. Why not add some exterior garden joinery to your gift list so you can continue creating the perfect haven, long after your guests have gone home. Read on for ideas and inspiration on how to make the most of your outdoor living space for your wedding and many anniversaries to come.
The Beauty of Bespoke
To truly transform your garden and create stunning areas for shelter, decoration or for wedding photos, consider bespoke garden architecture. An individual and unique item, such as in our examples below, are the pièce de résistance of any garden design and a real talking point at any wedding or event. Our new bespoke galleries have a number of inspirational ideas from fruit cages and follies to pergolas and bridges.
Tips on hosting a garden wedding
If you are planning on holding a wedding in the garden, forward-thinking is key. Consider what time of year the plants are at their best; you may want to adjust some of the planting to optimise this. May and June are often the best months for British gardens, but perhaps you have bulbs or trees that look at their best in full blossom in early spring or when the leaves are changing in the autumn.
Don’t forget to tell your neighbours - they might already be on the guest list, but if not, make sure you give them plenty of notice – especially if you are going to partying into the small hours.
Think about adding planting that will enhance and compliment your scheme now to ensure you allow plenty of time for them to become established in time for your dream wedding. Planting additional flowers so you have enough for the bouquet and table decorations will ensure everything dovetails together beautifully.
We can never guarantee the weather in this country, but making suitable provisions for any eventuality will ensure your guests are kept warm and sheltered from the elements, not forgetting the perfect spot for happy couple to tie the knot!
Hard Landscaping and Garden Structures
Ensure you allow plenty of time to order any special items, there is nothing more disappointing than spending months planning and deciding on your perfect scheme, only to find the slate paving you want takes 8 weeks to come from Italy!
Structures to create the perfect wedding atmosphere
A pergola, rose arch or arbour makes the perfect backdrop for a garden wedding. It can be used as the focal point of the ceremony – and then be enjoyed as a happy reminder of your special day for many years to come. Painted seating arbours are perfect for photos of the happy couple, especially when surrounded by flowers and as the party continues, it will become a quiet seating area for guests.
If you have always dreamed of having or hosting a wedding at home, getting your garden ready now will take away the pressure when you have a hundred and one other things to organize. This will ensure you will not be panicking about lead times and will allow plenty of time for planting to become well established.
Employ the experts
Whilst a garden wedding may seem like the simple and most reliable option as you don’t have to worry about external venues to get everything right for you, it might be worth getting some help by employing a professional to ensure your wedding aspirations come fully to fruition. There’s still a lot to organize, particularly when it comes to catering, setting up and clearing away after the wedding. After all, you want to be able to enjoy the big day, too!
Trellis for decoration inside and out
Try involving trellis in your wedding décor inside a marquee, it can be used for a board for your seating plan, for displaying photos or to separate an area in the marquee for guests to hang their coats? You can buy our trellis in single panels and have a natural look or have it painted to match the colour scheme of the wedding.
Trellis panels are the perfect solution to separate and obscure areas of your garden ahead of the big day. Use them to shield catering areas from the ceremony and create separate areas where your guests can sit and relax.
Trellis or contemporary slatted panels are perfect to create additional privacy, after all you only want to share your day with your guests! We have a fantastic range of panels to suit all styles and budgets, providing the perfect solution for creating your dream wedding in your garden.
Consider bespoke decorative trellis designs which can include mirrors to create a feeling of space in the garden.
Our bespoke, prestige and ready-made wooden planters can make a thoughtful and unusual wedding gift, especially when filled with a commemorative tree or a stunning floral display that will keep providing an aesthetic reminder of your special day. For an extra special touch, why not incorporate an obelisk.
For an unusual and memorable gift, consider a romantic seat for two or a rose tunnel, it will become part of the happy couple’s garden to remind them of their perfect day for many years. Shop now on our website or get in touch with our team today to enquire about gift vouchers or for a free quotation to make your dream become a reality.