Mr. Wallaby and I chose our venue because we fell in love with the enormous oak tree on the property. The tree is a showstopper, and we could imagine marrying each other under its big, long, leafy branches in front of all of our friends and family.
Now that we’ve got the venue, decorating is the tough part. Oak Tree Manor is such a beautiful place that I am trying to stick to a minimalist approach so that the decorations don’t take away from the natural beauty of the historic B&B and the landscaping on the property. I browsed through images of other outdoor weddings in search of inspiration for ceremony decor. The following photos are some of my favorites for inspiration.
Rose petals scattered down the aisle, with oversized lanterns as aisle markers:
A small vintage table at the altar, which provides a place to set down Bibles, unity candles, etc.:
Mr. W and I haven’t started stockpiling rose petals or oversized lanterns yet, but we have sketched out our vision of the ceremony decor and we’ll start gathering up the materials needed in then next couple months. (I will probably stalk the weekly coupons of JoAnn Fabrics to get a good deal on fabric for draping!)
How would you decorate a tree for an outdoor ceremony? Does anyone know a good place to buy freeze-dried rose petals?
- Environmental Engineer
- Wedding Date:
- November 2012
- Oak Tree Manor