Wedding inspiration: garden party theme

If you’re keen on a garden party theme for your big day, it’s time to dig into the flower bed of options to find what’s just right for you.

The garden party style has evolved over time and today’s garden weddings can be whimsical, bold, playful, charming, relaxed and pretty – or all of those things!

So when styling your big day, first decide on the type of garden party that will suit the both of you.

Plant the seed

There is so much inspiration online, so start with Pinterest to get the creativity flowing.

Then think about whether you are envisaging:

  • a classic, rustic, vintage or modern style
  • vibrant colours versus pastel hues
  • a formal or casual set up.

Once you’ve decided on these main ideas, the rest of your decisions will be easier.

Garden party 101

Flowers and foliage always say ‘garden party’, no matter your colour scheme or venue.

Think of floral arrangements in pots, in topiary, in vases and on tables. What about an arbour draped in bloomy colour?

Decide on cottage style flowers or native arrangements. Perhaps lots of greenery is more your style. Or work with a mix of whatever you can find locally.

In any form, an abundance of flora sets the scene for a garden feel, indoors or out.

Get the essentials

From here, you’ll need a few essentials.

Crisp white tablecloths are a must. Then think about your tableware – from glassware to platters. Chair choice will also depend on your style preference. Try our Bentwood chairs in walnut or Chiavari chairs in classic white.

Now you’ll need the right lighting for when the sun goes down. Drape festoon lights between trees, dot twinkly fairy lights in your marquee, or go classic with pendant spheres.

The little extras

Different textures and materials lend a sense of sophistication. Introduce warmth and interest with crates, tubs, timber, concrete and blackboard signs. Throw in some rugs and cushions to encourage time on the lawn, and hire drink dispensers for a chilled vibe.

Perhaps you’ll want your guests to get playful with some outdoor games. We’ve got you covered, with giant Jenga and giant Connect 4 to keep everyone laughing.

(Flowers not included) This arbour was a custom designed and built in house piece to suite a wide range of requests we receive from clients. The arbour has a black finish to blend in with the any backdrop, it also serves as a great platform to build your florals and/or other decorations upon. This arbour is the perfect addition to your special day and allows you to feature a beautiful and custom arch for the bride and groom when they say I DO.
Bentwood Chair - Dark Walnut
Bentwood Chair - Dark Walnut
A classic edition to any dining setting, the Bentwood Chair is perfect for adding style and class to your event. Popular for weddings, formal dinners and corporate sit downs, Barlens stock a large quantity to cater for your event, large or small.
Grass Ottoman
Grass Ottoman
40cm x 40cm
Giant Jenga
Giant Jenga
81cm high x 21cm wide at the beginning of the game. Ideal game for engagement parties, weddings, community events, outdoor activities, birthdays or social gathering.
Market Umbrella - Natural 3.8m
Market Umbrella - Natural 3.8m
3.8m in diametre, the market umbrella is perfect for adding atmosphere to your event. Useful both in and outdoors, the umbrellas are easily manouevered and look fantastic when used in large numbers. Also available in 3m multi-colours. Size: 3.9mtr (13') OCTAGON, Pole: 60mm, Overall: 2.65mtr, Clearance: 2.2mtr, Rib Length: 8x2.0mtr 8x880mm.
Giant Connect 4
Giant Connect 4
Dimensions: 106cm High, 118cm Wide

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