If you are looking for a wedding style that is slightly out of the ordinary, earthy, natural, cute and magical, then look no further than a woodland wedding theme. Woodland animal illustration is rife throughout the creative world, appearing on numerous forms of stationary, fine art prints, baking and confectionery and jewellery. In our cool UK climate, woodland weddings themselves are a bit of a risk taker, but there’s nothing stopping you from creating the Midsummer Nights Dream/ Narnia effect indoors. Here are some basics to set you on your way for your dreamy woodland themed wedding…
This a no brainer. Set the theme ball rolling with all of your wedding stationary bearing the same branding. There are so many gifted illustrators out there ready for wedding stationary commissioners. Check out instagram.com/danpotterillustration,
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Continuing with your stationary branding, table numbers are also a must-have for this theme. Have fun assigning your guests to your favourite woodland creatures! There are dozens of printables available online, such as this one
This is where the real fun begins. Clearly there may not be enough woodland creatures to go round to assign to each individual guest, but you could find miniature models of your table assignments, multiply them by however many guests are on each table and spray paint gold. These can double up as party favours for your guests to take home.
Perhaps the show-stealer of the theme, custom order your cake toppers, of course dressed as bride and groom. We love this Bear Newlyweds cake-topper by Heartmade Cottage, available on Etsy.
And the creme-de-la-creme for your woodland themed wedding, fun head-dresses and masks for your guests to dress up with! Not just for kids! Rather than reserving for the ever popular ‘Photobooth’, place these on their tables for a conversation starter over dinner, or bring them out at the evening reception for a ‘dancing animals’ effect on the dance floor. But why wait till your wedding day for the fun to begin? Woodland masks and headdresses are simple to make. Here is a simple how to tutorial available online rebecca-page.com/felt-animal-masks-tutorial/