With the stunning summer season almost upon us, one of the greatest wedding inspirations of them all is about to be at its blooming best.
The natural world offers so many ideas for wedding ceremonies and receptions, whether you want to dress the part or decorate your venue with all the unforgettable flourishes found in the great outdoors.
In this blog post, we share our top tips for letting all the beauty of the natural world shine through on your wedding day.
Lush, woodland tablescapes
With the Cambridgeshire Fens on our doorstep and 10 acres of lawns, gardens and parkland surrounding our historic venue, Holmewood Hall is the ideal setting for your nature-inspired theme, and you can let your creativity run wild when designing tablescapes for your reception.
With a little foraging, you can gather all you need to create lush tablescapes that are rich in gorgeous greenery. Wooden stumps, rustic cuttings, moss, pinecones and seasonal flowers can all be accented to perfection with copper touches and fairy lights. These tactile trimmings provide a beautiful reception scene that can bring your venue to life.
The same theme can be used to inspire your buttonholes and bouquets. Opting for a wilder, less rigid arrangement will allow you to embody that natural, rustic theme further.
A whimsical wedding cake
Your big day edibles can also follow your all-natural theme. From a simple, naked design that uses fresh foliage to a more intricately embellished, rustic creation that features depictions of vines, blossom trees, reeds and other nature-inspired details, the possibilities are endless and utterly enchanting.
Unforgettable, floral fantasies
Your wedding attire should complement your nature-inspired scheme too, and with so many nature-inspired wedding gowns to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
You’ll find a style, whatever your personal taste or budget, including designs with stunning floral appliqué, botanical embroidery, bright watercolours, and leafy prints. Finish your look with nature in mind by exploring our seasonally inspired bridal hairstyles.
A lasting memento
For a lasting memento of your special day, take inspiration from the natural world when selecting your wedding bands and enjoy beautiful, elegant pieces that will stand the test of time.
Brilliant Earth reveals why nature-inspired wedding rings always offer the perfect fit:
“If you and your bride- or groom-to-be share a love of the outdoors, then you may want to symbolize that with your choice of wedding bands. Nature-inspired wedding rings evoke the earth’s beauty and can serve as an everyday reminder of the times you and your beloved have spent hiking, biking, horseback riding, or doing whatever outdoor activities you love.”
“I do” outdoors
There’s no better or easier way to incorporate the natural world into your wedding day than by getting amongst it.
Take your wedding ceremony outdoors and say “I do” with the perfect backdrop. Our bandstand is surrounded by nature and is a great place to make your union official in front of your loved ones on warmer days.
After the ceremony, you and your guests can toast your new married status at our outdoor bar to make the most of Holmewood Hall’s picturesque setting.