Gardens have long served as a source of romantic inspiration for lovers, writers, and artists alike, but these destinations aren’t simply for a traditional fête. Plenty of couples have found unique ways to work their green thumbs into every wedding detail, from the decor to the menu.
Trade greenery for modern whimsy or put a desert-inspired spin on a garden party lounge. And who’s to say you can’t bring the outdoors in? All it takes is a little imagination to transform any space into the magical garden you've been dreaming of.
Keep scrolling for 20 garden wedding ideas to inspire your big day.
Dress the Part
Don’t let your venue get all the attention—curate a look that flourishes. Here, the bride glows in a beaded floral gown and cape. Your bridal party should don some petal pieces too.
Use a Natural Arch
Sometimes the best way to make the most of your setting is to let it show its true colors, like at this intimate ceremony. It’s surrounded by woods and cedars, so a simple arch wrapped in wild greenery adds to the bucolic ambiance. Finish it with a flowy drape for more ethereal romance.
“Leaf” It to Nature
Incorporate your venue’s flora into your decor. It’s environmentally friendly (less paper, more nature) and playful. Take this vintage tropical garden wedding, where a giant palm is scrawled in metallic ink bearing the bar menu’s drink list and an installation in the same bright palms hangs above.
Go Bold with Blooms
Think beyond the bouquet and make blossoms an integral part of your celebration with an over-the-top style. Work with your florist to incorporate native flowers that play on your venue. These dreamy bougainvillea runners drape off the tables and match the candy-colored courtyard.