Are you newly engaged and looking for the perfect outdoor wedding venue-magical, dreamy, ethereal, fairytale, or the garden of eden? Do these terms reflect how your day should be emulated in your wedding photography?
If you are visiting several wedding venues, ask to see photographs of the gardens about the time of your own wedding. Trees, shrubs, perennials and even grass will look different from your initial visit. Gardens are constantly evolving and completely changing color palettes (even the green family changes).
Many wedding venues provide outdoor structures, gazebos, arbors, pergolas, tents, covered porches (portico) or a veranda for the actual ceremony. Every bride has their own style and entitled to make suggestions by keeping silk flowers in their boxes. Several vines could have been selected to soften the gazebos below adding just green or another color. The silk vine below looks unnatural because vines do not grow perfectly around a column. If a green vine was installed and color was needed, small bouquets or even potted plants could have been attached, good for a “Green” Wedding.
Below is an example of fake flowers strung on a gazebo. Do you like this?
Many wedding venues provide pre-fabricated gazebos, a wonderful structure for wedding themes like, cottage-style or country. Some outdoor structures even have a Victorian feel.
Here is a smaller version located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Outdoor pergolas and structures will be included in your photographs, make sure every plant enveloping the site is blooming a neutral color so your photographs are in the same color palette.
Outdoor structures are built from various materials including, stone, wood, brick, wrought iron, PVC pipe or steel (like the one at Biltmore Estates).
Make sure you and your husband-to-be choose the perfect outdoor wedding venue for your special day. Think about structures, colors, materials, your color palette, plants on site and if sunlight may be an issue. You deserve your cinderella wedding!
DianaDigsDirt-Landscape Designer of Weddings “Green” in Nature
Providing Landscape Consultations, Plans, Installations and Speaker
Join Diana for a brief talk regarding Wedding Landscapes-Open to All
February 24th, 2011 12-1:30
2618 Lawndale Drive
Greensboro, NC 27408