4 Ways to Embrace the Garden in Your Wedding

With sprawling flower beds and immaculate architecture, the Garden is a stunning backdrop to any wedding. Still, there’s so much room to curate the finer details to reflect your vibe! So, for the botanical loving couple, here are just a few ways to embrace the Garden in your celebration.

Frosted in Flowers

A few blooms might be the best way to add a touch of whimsy to your wedding cake! Plus, with so many options, there’s sure to be an edible flower that fits your aesthetic. Pansies, violas, carnations, cornflowers, and sunflowers are a stunning color contrast to a white cake.

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If you’re an adventurous bride looking to double down, try matching the vibe with botanical flavors! Rose, elderflower, orange blossom, lavender, and chamomile are easy on the eyes and on the palate. They especially shine when combined with other flavors like honey, raspberry, or lemon.

Seeded Stationary

Plantable wedding invitations are a great way to get the floral fun started long before your actual wedding date. Printed on seeded paper, each page can grow plants for your future guests to enjoy! Wildflowers are a gorgeous pop of color, while herbs are incredibly useful and can be a great addition to any weeknight meal.

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Green Wedding Favors

At some point, we’ve all received a monogrammed trinket. While thoughtful, there are so many options that are just as enjoyable and so much eco-friendlier. 

For the foodies, baked goods, tea blends, or coffee beans are delicious gifts. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to support local farms and businesses! An outdoorsy crowd might appreciate hanging bird seed hearts, seed bombs, or even a small donation to the conservation organization of your choosing. The options are endless!

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Go Out with a Bloom

After the “I do’s” are done, every couple wants the most memorable send off. Swapping out traditional confetti for dried flower petals is a small, but beautiful way to tie in botanicals. If you’re really looking to add a boom, consider tying in petals that coincide with your ceremony flowers or even tie in a seed packet party favor with the same flower colors! Your guests will love to take home a piece of the ceremony.

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Partner with the Garden on your special day! We’ll help customize the ultimate outdoor ceremony or reception to bring your garden-inspired vision to life. To inquire about having a ceremony or reception at the Garden, or find additional information about Garden weddings, check out our Weddings web page or contact our Events Team at weddings@gbbg.org or 920.593.5683.

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