is a simple, yet beautiful way of starting a new life with your partner. Typically short and sweet, garden weddings are still fully recognised by the law, perfect for same-sex marriages now love has triumphed, while still being very moving and marking the occasion with sincere emotions and expressions in an intimate setting. Even better, a loving garden wedding can be hosted in your own home, saving you on a huge range of traditional wedding costs. You won’t need to organise cutlery, you’ve already got that. Tables and chairs? Got that too!
Planning your garden wedding
Instead of solemnising your wedding vows at the registry or in the church, you can choose to have a small, private function in a serene surrounding where the vast sky overlooks you and the vows you make to your spouse.
Let’s face it, sometimes you want your ceremony to be slightly less formal. You don’t want the endless frills and choices that come with a bigger wedding. You want the comfort of your chosen surroundings, somewhere for your friends and family to sit, and the blue skies above as you make the walk down your backyard wedding aisle. It’s intimate, cosy and a huge cost-saver. That’s a win-win-win!
Choosing a venue
The best part about choosing a venue for a garden wedding, forest wedding or outdoor wedding, is that you’ll never miss out on your chosen spot! You can even add touches of a rustic wedding or DIY wedding to give it your personal touch. I’ve worked with young couples who have put aside the usual cost of a wedding for future home deposits and travel and watched as backyards have transformed into a sparkling oasis. And I’m always in awe of the creative use of space and resources, love really knows no limits!
If you’d like to get in touch and chat about your own garden wedding, I’d be thrilled to hear from you!