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Into the Woods: 25+ Ideas for a Forest Wedding

Let the beauty of nature inspire 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. 

  • Photo Inspiration

    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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