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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 Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Get in the fall spirit by lining your aisle with the biggest pumpkins you can manage. 

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Mix it up by alternating the colors of your pumpkins, accented by pretty falling leaves. 

    Photo: Graham Terhune Photography

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Get more bang for your buck by grouping pumpkins and adding an abundance of leaves.

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Use white pumpkins as accents rather than as the star of the show for a more subdued look.

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    White pumpkins help create an antique vibe.

    Photo: Stewart, Tabori & Chang

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Place your flowers inside a pumpkin for a fresh take.

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Pumpkins overflowing from a floral centerpiece creates a lovely autumn vibe.

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    A cornucopia is the perfect harvest-inspired centerpiece for fall. 

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Add mini pumpkins to your floral arrangement. 

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Use painted pumpkins as your table number signs. 

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Work a pumpkin into your table runner for a subtle pop of color. 

    Photo: Ellie Kolen Photography

  • Accent Pieces

    Accent Pieces

    Transform your pumpkins with some chalk paint and classic ribbon.

  • Accent Pieces

    Accent Pieces

    Carve a pumpkin with your new monogram and some decorative swirls. 

  • Accent Pieces

    Accent Pieces

    Painted stacked pumpkins perfectly mark the beginning of your aisle. 

  • Accent Pieces

    Accent Pieces

    Add a pop of color to your photos with pumpkins in the backdrop. 

    Photo: Brittany Martorella Photography

  • Accent Pieces

    Accent Pieces

    A carved pumpkin featuring your silhouettes is a sweet touch for your wedding. 

  • Accent Pieces

    Accent Pieces

    Having your reception in a tent? Dress up the poles with a festive fall arrangement, including corn stalks for height and mums and squash for color. 

  • Accent Pieces

    Accent Pieces

    Dress up a lounge area with pumpkin-shaped cushions. 

    Photo: Celia D Luna Weddings

  • Accent Pieces

    Accent Pieces

    Take advantage of bales of hay to create a multi-tiered fall arrangement featuring mums and, of course, a pumpkin.

  • Accent Pieces

    Accent Pieces

    Decorating with pumpkins doesn't have to mean filling your wedding with orange. Grab (or make!) fabric pumpkins in your choice of colors. 

  • Games

    Games

    Use mini pumpkins to create a cute tic-tac-toe game. 

  • Photo Ideas

    Photo Ideas

    This adorable photo is a fall must, especially if you're getting married near Halloween.

  • Photo Ideas

    Photo Ideas

    Carve a series of pumpkins to show off your new last name. 

    Photo: JoPhoto

  • Photo Ideas

    Photo Ideas

    Snap a photo of your rings on a pumpkin stem. 

  • Seating Cards

    Seating Cards

    Set each seat with a mini pumpkin. 

  • Seating Cards

    Seating Cards

    Pin your escord cards atop mini pumpkins. 

  • Bouquets

    Bouquets

    Have your adorable flower girls carry their stems in faux pumpkins. 

  • Bouquets

    Bouquets

    Incorporate mini pumpkins into your bouquet for a fun fall vibe.

  • On the Menu

    On the Menu

    Pumpkin can make a wonderful addition to your menu, too! This couple served pumpkin soup inside a pumpkin. 

  • Favors

    Favors

    Send your guests come with packets of pumpkin seeds.

  • Favors

    Favors

    No tricks, just treats with this Halloween-inspired candy buffet! 

  • Favors

    Favors

    These pumpkin cake pops are almost too cute to eat. 

    Photo: Beau Coup

  • Favors

    Favors

    Create your own mini pumpkin patch and invite your guests to take one home. 

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    Top your cake with a golden pumpkin. 

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    This cake is an autumnal dream come true. 

Into the Woods: 25+ Ideas for a Forest Wedding

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