Theme your day: your how-to guide, top tips, and helpful hints for creating a fairytale, enchanted forest theme…
Moss, flowers, twinkling lights and lots of greenery, what could be more romantic than a fairytale enchanted forest theme? We’ve taken a distinctly ethereal Midsummer Night’s Dream turn and have wandered into this adorable and mysterious world. Whether inside or out, we team up with wedding stylist, Lindsey Hunter, at Get Knotted for some seriously creative top tips for your styling…
Make use of nature
Enchanted Forests are all about nature and using natural resources. Use lots of foliage, greenery and trees such as beech, split beech, birch, ivy, hornbeam, viburnum, ferns and asparagus fern in your styling.
Create enchanting pathways
Wherever your guests need to walk into a building, marquee or go from the outside to an indoor space, create enchanting pathways to lead them. Keep it simple by lining pretty baskets holding bay trees and add candles or fairy lights for a magical twinkle.
Arches look fantastic placed at the entrance to churches, marquees and venues as they show off your wedding styling before even entering a room. They also make the most wonderful backdrop for the wedding ceremony itself. Create one or more arches using foliage and the flowers of your choice and style them wild and free flowing. Move them around during your day to re-use them.
Add floral accessories to your ceremony venue to continue the Enchanted Forest theme such as decorating candlesticks and pillars to add another focal point for your guests. Adorn these with foliage and flowers such as dill, daisies, roses and larkspur.
Add a personal touch
Break up the greenery by adding in some white or coloured flowers that have some personal meaning to you or your family. Try to incorporate these throughout all of your floral decorations.
Break away from traditional floral centrepieces
Be creative and make centrepieces for your tables to impress. Large foliage and floral trees placed in the centre of round tables look spectacular for an Enchanted Forest theme. Finish the look by adding moss and lots of pretty vases with candles to the bases.
Divide areas at your venue to break up large spaces such as in between the bar and reception spaces. Place birch trees and fruit trees in large baskets in a line to create a wall adding more greenery to your overall Enchanted Forest theme.
If you want to add some further Enchanted Forest style details, keep it simple by adding some deep coloured fruits and berries to your tables, thin log slices at each place setting and top it off with lots of twinkling lights and candles.
Get creative and go completely over the top or keep your styling sleek and simple. For some more inspiration and to contact Lindsey, visit get-knotted.net