Five Wedding Trends That Will Inspire your Garden Wedding
Spring is on its way, and the wedding season is on our minds, so we’ve compiled a list of five wedding trends that will elevate the entire event. From immense hanging arrangements to sustainable decor, these emerging wedding trends will help inspire you to create the ultimate ceremony or reception for your big day. At Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, we offer three stunning outdoor ceremony sites, each paired with a gorgeous reception venue. Take a look at some of the trendy options you can add to your wedding day at any of our beautiful venues!
1. Eco-Friendly Weddings
Sustainability is a topic on everyone’s mind these days. More and more couples are taking action to make sure their event won’t negatively affect the planet. Want to join in and do the same? We love it when our brides participate in ethical bridal fashion. Consider buying a vintage or second-hand dress that can be recycled after the big day. You can also ask your florist to use locally-grown, in-season flowers. Herbs and greenery are another great eco-friendly choice for your floral arrangements. One great option for sustainability is to rent glassware and vintage items for your decor that can then be donated when the event is over. There are many methods to go green and think reusable. Why not incorporate one for your wedding day?
2. Enchanting Hanging Decor
Highlighting the ceiling of a venue with outstanding decor is another fashionable trend. There are endless hanging decor options including chandeliers, elegant lighting, effortless lanterns, and floral arrangements. We love seeing couples combine these unique elements into one magnificent piece that is sure to enchant the crowd. Your guests will be in awe at the overhead accessories cascading down from above.
3. Photo Booth Fun
Adding a photo booth to your special event can make the night even more memorable. Guests get the opportunity to take home a souvenir of photos from your amazing wedding. Looking for a fun favor idea on your big day? Gift everyone with a frame to put their photos in as a reminder about how much fun they had! From adding a creative backdrop to providing guests with fun props, your guests are sure to enjoy the festive options at your photo station.
4. The Videographer is the New Photographer
Having someone there to capture every sweet kiss, loving touch, and joyous celebration of your day is one of the most important aspects of a wedding. While we consider a photographer a must-have vendor at your wedding, having a videographer may be just as important. Hiring a professional videographer will not only capture the best moments of your day but will also create an emotional memory for you to view for a lifetime. Highlight and full-length videos tell the story of your wedding in a way that’s as unique as your love story. Why not start a new tradition and watch them with your family every year, or with your beloved each anniversary? A professional video of your wedding day allows you to relive your favorite moments as many times as you want!
5. Vintage Never Goes Out of Style
The use of furniture in a garden setting has become a beautiful and timeless element for decorating a wedding. There are many ways to find curated, vintage pieces for your special event! From antique shops to event rental companies, you can customize your venue for the wedding of your dreams. Victorian loveseats, armchairs, and ornate rugs are just a few perfect pieces you can incorporate into your wedding style. Interesting furniture can create a lounge area or photo opportunity for your guests. At Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, we love when our couples use vintage furniture in the Garden creating a stunning atmosphere for their event!
We believe your personality and style should shine through your decor elements at your wedding. Whether you’re considering incorporating sustainable and recyclable options, or adding some vintage furniture or a photo booth to your day, no matter what you choose, we always encourage you to make sure that it feels exciting and true to you!
Don’t miss Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s second annual wedding showcase, Celebrations Abloom on May 6, 2020. Come see our beautiful venues, connect with our talented, preferred vendors, and start planning your wedding day with us!