You’ve probably noticed that the woodland theme is huge for weddings this year! It’s like the new spin on the ever-popular rustic look. So, for those of you who are planning winter nuptials, want to give it a try? To help you capture that natural forest charm, we gathered ideas for woodsy elements and quaint accents for your venue decor, tablescapes, dessert display, and favors. Thanks to these amazing real weddings and crafty sites we found, you can either buy or DIY!
How to Capture the Woodland Look for Your Wedding
Of course, wooden elements in various forms will be the base of your woodland theme. So take advantage and craft wedding signage out of rough wood planks—whether for a delightful indoor backdrop (1) or for outdoor directional signs (3).
On your reception tables, aside from the traditional rustic elements, incorporate classic woodland touches via antler centerpieces (2) and unique antler place card holders (7). Then, have gold-painted deer figures topping your wedding cake (5) and wood-slice plaques (7) marking your newlyweds’ chairs.
If the weather is fine and you have an outdoor venue, why not plan country-style activities like a corn hole game (8), modified bowling using small wood logs as bowling pins, or a ring toss onto bare branches or more antlers? Then, have everyone warm up by serving themselves from a s’mores station (9) and a hot chocolate bar (4).
Come time to go, send guests off with heartwarming wedding favors such as home-baked cupcakes displayed on wood slice stands (6) and DIY snow globes (10) with a winter woodland theme, too!
Sources – For the themed elements above, pay a visit to each of these posts for real woodland wedding inspiration and for great DIY tutorials:
1 – DIY winter woodland sign – courtesy of Blooming Homestead
2 – Antler centerpiece – via Stephanie Hunter Photography
3 – Wood plank wedding signs – from the wedding of Em & Pie
4 – Hot chocolate bar – with free printable labels from Mountain Modern Life
5 – Gold deer wedding cake toppers – from Fairyfolk Weddings on etsy
6 – DIY rustic wood cupcake stand – how-to over at All Things Heart and Home
7 – Groom chair plaque/Antler place card holder – tablescape styled by Fleur de Lis Event Planner
8 – Corn hole lawn game – from a real wedding on Lola, Tangled
10 – Winter woodland snow globe – tutorial from Dear Handmade Life