While beach and garden weddings are lovely, for some getting married under a canopy of beautiful trees and surrounded by lush foliage and flowers in a park forest provides a wonderful backdrop for their wedding ring ceremony. This type of wedding can be organized in most cities easily by contacting the Department of Parks and Recreation for the area.
The natural surroundings are the perfect relaxed setting that lets the glow of the moment shine through. A park forest wedding is the ideal way to 'go green' with your marriage ceremony. Using natural textures along with recycled materials gives you the perfect way to honor Nature's bounty. Today there are dozens of merchants that supply everything from wedding stationery to favors that are eco-friendly.
What makes an outdoor wedding in a forest so magical is the sheer expanse of the vista it presents. The feeling is completely different than a wedding in a landscaped garden; here Mother Nature is in her glory providing shelter for hundreds of different creatures. The soft melodies of birds provide a soothing harmony for your wedding ceremony and reception music. Keep your colors understated so that they will not clash with the colors of your surroundings.
With nature as the theme for your ceremony, your decorations can be minimal. Taking your cue from Nature provides the inspiration you need to let your imagination soar in planning how you will exchange wedding rings and what attire you will wear in this splendid setting.
One couple arranged to arrive together at their reception on horseback which created wonderful wedding photographs for their album. You should also take time with your photographer to choose your locations for wedding pictures well in advance of the big day.
In planning your outdoor wedding, the location needs to be easily accessible to everyone. Depending on the size of your wedding party and guests, make sure that there is adequate parking close enough to the location for the ceremony and clearly mark the route to be sure no one gets lost.
Remember that the weather plays in this type of event and have a backup plan in case of rain. For example choosing a location where a tent can be erected to keep everyone dry and warm. As an alternative, you should be able to find restaurants close enough to the ceremony location that can cater to your wedding guests and provide them with a beautiful view of nature.
If you are having both the ceremony and reception in the same place, you should also check with the facility about time usage restrictions; in many cases you will need to take special precautions if candles will be used in your ceremony or at the reception. It's a good idea to plan your festivities early in the day to afford everyone enough time to enjoy the celebration. Another way to have a beautiful wedding outdoors is by a lake or waterfall that is common in many park forests.