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Forest Wedding Decor Inspiration



A forest wedding ceremony space with a arbor draped in white draping and florals

One of the trends expected to take the wedding industry by storm in 2024 is forest weddings. A forest wedding holds the promise of an ethereal, romantic celebration enveloped in nature's beauty. Whether you're picturing a whimsical ceremony among towering oak trees or a rustic reception under a canopy of leaves, the key to your forest wedding is to embrace the natural elements and enhance them with thoughtful décor.


No matter your theme or 'vibe,' here are some inspiring ideas to bring your woodland dream to life:


A rustic table centerpiece with a wooden lanter and vase with a pillar candle surrounded by burlap and cheesecloth table runner and pink flowers.

Rustic Elegance

  • Ceremony Arch: Craft a natural archway using branches, vines, or fallen logs adorned with ferns, wildflowers, and moss. Drape it with sheer fabric for a touch of whimsy.

  • Seating with Character: Utilize tree stumps as natural pedestals for chairs or create a cozy lounge area with plush throws and cushions around a fire pit.

  • Tablescapes Inspired by Nature: Dress up wooden tables with burlap runners, centerpieces made of pinecones, twigs, and mason jars filled with wildflowers, or scattered crystals and votive candles for a magical touch.

  • Wooden Accents: Incorporate wood throughout your decor, from hand-carved signage to bark escort cards and napkin holders.


Whimsical florals arrangements made of glass vases hanging from branches with twine.

Whimsical Fairytale

  • Luminous Lighting: String fairy lights through the trees, creating a starry night atmosphere. Add lanterns, mason jars with candles, or even glow-in-the-dark elements for an enchanting ambiance.

  • Floral Fantasy: Embrace loose, organic bouquets filled with wildflowers, ferns, and greenery. Decorate chairs with floral garlands or adorn the aisle with vibrant petals.

  • Hanging Decorations: Suspend dreamcatchers, birdcages, or whimsical paper lanterns from the branches for a touch of whimsy.

  • Moss Magic: Incorporate moss accents into your centerpieces, cake stands, or even create a living moss table runner for a unique touch.



Table decor consisting of a wooden box with succulents and a burnt orange table runner.

Modern Meets Nature

  • Geometric Touches: Combine natural elements with clean lines and geometric shapes. Use geometric terrariums for centerpieces, metallic lanterns, or modern furniture with organic textures.

  • Statement Blooms: Opt for bold, sculptural floral arrangements with unique greenery and pops of vibrant color.

  • Mixed Materials: Play with textures like wood, metal, and glass to create a modern yet natural aesthetic.

  • Sustainable Elegance: Utilize eco-friendly materials like recycled paper, bamboo, and locally sourced flowers for a wedding that's kind to the planet.



A wooden arbor in a forest setting with white draping and florals attached.


Remember to embrace the season when your wedding is taking place. Let nature's bounty guide your color palette and décor choices. Use fall foliage, spring wildflowers, or summer berries to create a seasonal celebration. Even a winter wedding amongst the trees with newly fallen snow can be beautiful and photographic...just be sure to rent some outdoor heaters.


A wedding reception with sunflower florals in glass jars and burlap table runners.

Infuse your personality into the décor. Display childhood photos on tree branches, have a bonfire with s'mores, or use calligraphy on wooden signs for a personalized touch.


Lighting is key! As the sun sets, create a magical ambiance with strategic lighting. Use string lights, lanterns, and candles to illuminate pathways, trees, and seating areas.


With a little creativity and these inspiring ideas, your forest wedding can be a truly unforgettable celebration that embraces the magic of nature and reflects your unique love story.


Reach out today for a free consultation and we can help assist you with making your forest wedding everything you've ever dreamed of!

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