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Hanging Frames on Trees at Weddings: Creative Decorating Ideas!

Wedding tree with frames as decor. Photo by Jemma Watts of Pearl Pictures

We see frames used a lot at weddings. Ornately carved antique frames for elegant welcome signs. Woodsy ones for rustic-themed nuptials. Charming handmade creations at DIY weddings. But frames mounted on an actual tree make for a pretty show-stopping sight! So if you’ll be tying the knot in an orchard, a forested area, or in your family backyard blessed with a spreading tree, take note. These 7 stunning examples are sure to get you thinking about an outdoor ‘frame gallery’ for your own Big Day!

Ideas for a Tree-mounted Frame Display

Creative ways of decorating trees with picture frames as memory trees, family trees, or dessert table backdrops

As we selected which creative examples to share with you, we noted that frames-on-trees are used in quite a variety of ways at weddings. They’re not just about showcasing couple photos, as you’ll see.

Frames for a (literal) family tree

One heartwarming purpose we spotted is a play on the ‘family tree’ concept, using heirloom photos mounted on an actual tree trunk. This allows you, the bride and groom, to honor beloved family members—sometimes as far back as 2 or 3 generations. Take a look at how photos 1, 3, and 5 recreate a vintage-rustic feel for this display. While photo 7 uses brightly colored frames and a chalkboard sign for a more lighthearted, whimsical air.

Frames as a ‘photo trip down memory lane’

Another approach is to let guests in on some special moments of your love story. When, how, and where you met—and inevitably how you looked when you met! Memorable places you’ve visited together, crazy souvenir snapshots, your hobbies, interests, and talents. Photos with family, friends, pets. All in all, a sort of ‘getting to know you’ gallery! This lends itself to a more casual display like the one in photo 2 (actually from a Mother’s Day celebration)—simply using clothesline wound around a tree and wooden clothespins to keep the pictures in place.

Frames as quaint decorations

Then, there are those that don’t use frames to hold photos at all. Instead, the frames themselves are the decorations (see photos 4 and 6). You could enclose special quotations, charming art prints, maybe even some embroidered creations made by family members to become wedding keepsakes. Or if you can find some pretty fancy frames, you can simply leave them empty and hang them from tree branches, or adorn them with fresh flowers.

So, which of these frames-on-trees idea grabs you? Or maybe you can dream up one that’s even more unique and creative! We’d love if you could share it in a comment below.

Image credits:

1 – Green Autumn Photography, via Style Me Pretty
2 – Holly Mathis Interiors
3 – Sweet Tea Photography, via Southern Weddings
4 – JLM Creative Photography, via On the Go Bride
5 – Erica Ann Photography, via Oregon Bride
6 – Pearl Pictures, via Delightful Finds and Me originally found on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
7 – Amelia Lyon Photography and Jesi Haack Weddings, via The Knotty Bride

2 comments

  1. I love the idea of a family tree as in a real tree for #7!

  2. Hi Helene! Yes, isn’t it a great idea? And with the colorful frames, it makes such an attractive addition to the decor!

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