Woodland themes have been very popular since Breaking Dawn was released last year featuring a magical woodland wedding. Outdoor weddings may not be possible in our unpredictable British climate, but you can certainly bring the great outdoors into your venue with your flowers and décor. For this woodland inspiration I’ve focussed on using birch and bark to make your decorations, mixed with flowers in a classic white and green palette.
Birch can be used in a variety of ways to enhance the woodland feel of wedding décor. The thin bark strips can be used in flower arrangements or wrapped round glass jars to make log vases. Birch logs can be cut into sections and used to hold place name cards, or hollowed out to hold tea lights.
White flowers work beautifully in a woodland theme, arranged with natural foliage to appear as though they are growing. Ferns, moss, lichen covered branches and bark help add to a natural look. The table arrangement in the mood board looks like a patch from a forest has been scooped up and placed on the table. It’s got all-sorts of interesting foliage in it like maidenhair fern, lotus seed heads and ivy. The flowers used are anemones, sweet peas, freesia and viburnum.
Small plants wrapped in birch bark can be placed around your centrepiece, anything like ivy or ferns. To continue the natural look wrap tea light holders in ivy leaves and secure with raffia. The flower arrangements can contain natural elements that you can collect from your nearby woods such as acorns, pine cones and fallen branches like larch.
Large flower arrangement – apottingshedstyle.com
Tree bark cake – weddingchicks.com by Sergio Mottola
Birch container flower arrangements – bbbcraft.blogspot.co.uk
Birch heart lanterns – This Is Pretty, notonthehighstreet.com
Table arrangement: francoiseweeks.com
Birch place name holders –intimateweddings.com