How to Plan a Woodland Themed Wedding

26 Jun

We love the rustic, woodland wedding trend. Earthy tones, organic lines, woodsy floral arrangements and sweet forest critter motifs give this theme an enchanted, romantic feeling. If a dreamy forest wedding sounds wonderful to you—what’s more romantic than a walk in the woods with someone you love—dig in and be inspired by these whimsical woodland wedding ideas.

Color Palette

Shape your color palette based on the naturally occurring colors at your woodsy venue. We recommend drawing from these tones:

Woodland Wedding


Greenery: Green Tea, Leaf, Hunter Green, Spruce

Wedding Greenery Table Runner

Style Me Pretty

Woods: Sand, Brown, Espresso Brown, Gold

Wildflower Color Palette Woodland Wedding

Hey Wedding Lady

Wildflowers: Peach, Sunflower, Cranberry, Fuchsia, Amethyst, Violet

Winter Blue Woodland Wedding

Rooms for Rent

Sky: Navy, Stone Gray, Slate Gray, Sky Blue


Use what you love about the forest to inspire you. Do you love spotting owls, deer or foxes? Are you inspired by stark white birch bark? Do you think initials carved in an aging tree are epically romantic? Integrate these rustic details into your wedding décor. A few of our favorite ideas include:

Gold and White Wedding Cake with Woodland cake topper

Wedding Chicks

Cute Critter Cake Toppers: Use figurines of deer, foxes, owls or any favorite woodland creature to top your cake as a sweet, whimsical detail. Integrate similar motifs into your wedding invitations, napkins, thank you notes and centerpieces.

Wedding berry garland

Grey Likes Weddings

Greenery: Use berry, floral, twine or greenery garlands to decorate your tables and alter. The garland theme can also be included in the design of your invitations and place cards. Integrating details such as leaves, and pine cones is also a great way to create an earthy ambiance.

Woodland Natural Plant Wedding Centerpiece


Woodland Plants: Consider using common woodland plants such as mushrooms, moss and ferns for your centerpieces, place settings and as details on your wedding invitation suite, favor bags and place cards.

Wedding wood centerpiece with wild flowers

Hola Mama

Natural Wood: Use tree bark, logs, stumps and cross sections of wood to create beautiful centerpieces, appetizer displays and place card holders.

Love rustic weddings? You may also like Ashley and Matt’s Tree Farm Wedding or Rachel and PJ’s Big Red Barn Wedding.