6 Pretty Ways to Bring the Outdoors Into Your Wedding

Updated 12/18/14

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With winter well underway, most couples will be heading indoors for their wedding ceremonies and receptions, but that doesn't mean you can't host a bash with tons of natural, outdoor influence. Sure, you won't physically be tying the knot or celebrating in the open air, but there are countless ways to bring the outdoors in to your space.

Plus, bringing the outdoors in to your wedding isn't just for nature-loving couples — in fact, it's downright trendy! (Think Kate Middleton's royal wedding complete with a tree-lined aisle.) Here are six ways to try the trend on your big day.

Decorated Trees

Tall trees wrapped in twinkling lights are one of our favorite ways to bring the outdoors in to your wedding. Include them down your ceremony aisle or in your reception, as seen above, for a dramatic effect. Take that, Kate!

A Flowering Ceremony Structure

One exciting way to add natural elements to your big day is through a gorgeous ceremony structure. This one, made of two flower trees, is a striking contrast to the otherwise simple space.

A Moss Wall

Kimye may have had a flower wall at their wedding, but we suggest you consider one made entirely of moss. Add some festive details and lots of ferns and flowers to complete your natural look.


A Floral Chandelier

For unexpected floral details, considering a flowering chandelier that looks like it sprung out of a garden. Add lots of greenery for a lush look that will remind you of an open-air wedding.

Tree Accents

Want to make your tented reception feel more like an outdoor bash? Add a tree to the décor! This one is in the center of the space for an eye-catching look.

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Trellis-Style Centerpieces

Floral trellises become beautiful centerpieces and will remind your friends and family of a garden-party reception. Choose vine-grown flowers that can be wrapped around the structure to give the appearance of climbing flowers.

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