Wedding Theme Inspiration: Woodland Pretty

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If you’re focusing on what’s trending while brainstorming a potential wedding design, you have no doubt come across the Woodland wedding theme concept. It’s been pegged by wedding industry experts as one of the top trends for 2014. Given we featured it in this year’s issue of our print magazine, it’s no secret that we’re big fans! But we’re not just loving the look because it’s trendy {although that’s an added bonus!}, but rather because of its simple natural elements. That and it’s oh so pretty!

So today we’re sharing with you the key design elements behind a Woodland wedding theme, along with some inspirational imagery to bring it all to life and to help you make it yours.

The Look – Organic & Simplified

The Woodland look is all about embracing and celebrating natural beauty, from the bride to her bouquet, down to every last design detail. But simple doesn’t mean boring. The simplicity of the design lies in the perfectly pulled together stunning details. We’re swooning over this beauty look!

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The Design – Motifs & Natural Elements

Choice additions of animal motifs and natural elements are the defining details behind a Woodland themed wedding. Whether it’s antlers, branches, or little birdies, you just can’t do Woodland without them. That said, avoid motif mayhem! The trick is to be selective about how and where you use these elements. It’s all about discretely weaving the details into your overall design.

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The Colors

Well, green obviously! But there’s no hard and fast rule as to how much green or what shade. For our inspirational shoot we went heavy on the white, allowing greenery to shine as a finishing accent framing our entire look. For additional accent colors consider gold, its richness will complement the density of wooden elements, and a soft pale blush for a touch of femininity.  

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Love it? Want More? 

For more inspirational eye-candy from our Woodland Pretty shoot pick up a copy of this year’s issue of Weddingstar’s print magazine, and shop the entire Woodland look on weddingstar.com.

xoxo.

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