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Into the Woods: 25+ Ideas for a Forest Wedding

As the pandemic stretches on, many are taking solace in getting back to nature — going on hikes, exploring local streams, and discovering natural gems. And when you're surrounded by such beauty, it's only natural to get inspired for your wedding. Here are 25 beautiful ideas for a woodland wedding. 

By: Kristen Klein

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  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    A small clearing in the woods is all you need to create a picture-perfect spot to exchange vows. 

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Your walk down the aisle is even more romantic when it's through a forest. 

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Mirror the natural beauty of your surroundings in your ceremony seating.

  • Ceremony Ideas

    Ceremony Ideas

    Plant a tree together during your ceremony; as it grows, it'll always remind you of your magical forest wedding ceremony. 

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Set your reception against a woodland backdrop for a gorgeous outdoor wedding.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Mirror the natural elements around you by wrapping tree branches around wooden poles under your tent. 

    Photo: Jag Studio

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    A log cabin is a dreamy setting for a forest reception. 

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Tree stumps are a fitting choice for your seating plan. 

    Photo: Artemis Photography

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Mark each seat with a tree slice. 

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Moss and muted flowers bring a natural element to your reception tables.

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Mark your sweetheart table with your new last name carved into a tree branch. 

    Photo: Charli Photography

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Winding branches on a wooden table provide a lovely rustic vibe. 

    Photo: Art De Vie

  • Reception Ideas

    Reception Ideas

    Gather some pinecones to hold your escort cards. 

  • Photo Inspiration

    Photo Inspiration

    Illuminated from behind in a clearing, this forest photo is pure magic. 

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    Photo Inspiration

    Take a hike with your new spouse with "just married" signs attached to your backpacks!

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    Photo Inspiration

    A greenery-covered photo backdrop adds an extra element of whimsy to your forest wedding.

    Photo: Tori Kelner

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    Photo Inspiration

    Getting married in autumn? Toss some leaves for a fantastically fall photo. 

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    Photo Inspiration

    Grab some twigs to make a cute heart prop. 

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    Photo Inspiration

    Add a pop of color to your forest setting with some carefully-placed blooms. 

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    Photo Inspiration

    A low angle really helps show off the height of the trees surrounding you 

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    Photo Inspiration

    A forest after dark can be a little eerie; transform it into something magical with plenty of twinkling lights. 

    Photo: Ama By Aisha

  • Rings

    Rings

    Wooden rings will serve as a wonderful daily reminder of your forest nuptials. 

  • Bouquets

    Bouquets

    Pinecones, evergreen sprigs, and wild berries create a wonderfully rustic bouquet.

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    Cover your cake with a tree and mountain motif to reflect your setting. 

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    Carve your initials into a wood-grain cake for a sweet and romantic touch. 

Into the Woods: 25+ Ideas for a Forest Wedding

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