a romantic secret garden wedding

I love the idea of a secret garden inspired wedding, it just encapsulates everything your wedding day should be – dreamy, romantic and as if you have created your very own secret world just for you and your closest friends and family. If you are getting married in the spring or summer then take a look at some stunning ideas for creating your very own secret garden-inspired wedding day.

beautiful ideas for a secret garden wedding

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The perfect secret garden themed wedding firstly needs to the perfect setting – choose a wedding venue with some beautiful walled gardens and lots of pretty outdoor space that could be used for your reception drinks or even your ceremony.  Marleybrook House and the aptly named Secret Garden – both in Kent – are two gorgeous wedding venues that could be perfect locations to channel your whimsical wedding theme. Once you have chosen your venue, speak to your photographer and ensure they allocate some time to take lots of gorgeous photos of you and your guests throughout the grounds so you can really take advantage of your gorgeous setting, particularly as dusk draws in and you get a dreamy and romantic light as the sun goes down.

With your venue chosen you can then send your wedding guests some beautiful garden-inspired invitations that will set the style of your day. Speak to your stationery designer about your ideas and they will be able to use floral details and leafy green tones to create your very own magical wedding stationery.

Continue your outdoor theme by choosing a wedding dress that channels some laid back and ethereal style – think delicate lace and a flowing relaxed silhouette for your dress. A more voluminous ballgown wedding dress could look out of place with your laid back garden theme so keep your dress light, flowing and simple.

enchanting secret garden wedding ideas

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With a more simple wedding dress, that leaves you lots of opportunity to really have fun with your bridal hairstyle. Whether you want a flowing half up half down look or a beautiful boho up-do, keep your hair looking relaxed and carefree to fit in with your secret garden style. You can then accessorise your look with something like the Glitzy Secrets’ Gold Leaf Tiara or a glittering hair comb to add a hint of sparkle.

When it comes to your wedding flowers, oversized bouquets that have lots of flowing greenery will suit your secret garden style wedding day perfectly. Speak to your florist about how you can bring together a range of garden flowers to create a beautiful bouquet that will look simply stunning in your wedding photos.

For your décor jam jars, mercury glass and wild flowers will be perfect additions to your wedding look and if you really want to embrace your theme then why not have vintage keys in place of traditional place cards to add some extra secret garden style to your day.

You could even bring the iconic secret garden key detail into your wedding cake – surrounded by cascades of beautiful sugar flowers. It will be the perfect finishing touch to your wedding reception and will complete your beautiful wedding album.

Written by Caroline Hendry


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