Wed in the Wilderness
Welcome to our Friday series. Each month we bring you a multi-part blog series centered around one or two themes. This May our theme is "wild." To us, wild means letting loose and having fun. This week we were inspired by...the wilderness.
There's something inexplicably romantic about the gray areas between civilization and wilderness. I'm not just talking about The Jungle Man and Tarzan, I'm also thinking about Grimm's fairytales (e.g. a princess in a tower, a prince under a terrible enchantment, and other fantastical, magical happenings) or Mayan temple ruins. For a wedding with its share of thrills and chills, consider getting wed in the wild.
Rustic is one of the most popular wedding themes. It's a nostalgic theme about the good ol' days of log cabins and friendly woodland creatures. But for anyone who saw the appeal of the Twilight movies, the mysterious and slightly scary forest has its own beauty. One sure way to incorporate it into your wedding is the ample use of bark, wood, and twigs in the decor. The text can also be inspired by wood carvings. Ansel Adams pictures can also give this theme a modern art twist.
The lush green jungle or a tropical rainforest of Africa and South America works both as a paradise and an adventure. Consider naming your tables after exotic species of frogs, birds, or butterflies. I'm in love with the ideas of centerpieces made of moss covered river stones and a few floating orchids. In lieu of favors, you can use your guest gift fund towards a donation to saving the rainforest!
A safari-themed wedding can be as fun or as classy as you like. If you want a more subdued palette, you can work with tans and earth tones that echo the colors of the grass and sand. However, you can also crazy with bright splashes of tribal patterns and art and animal prints. Think of the Lion King's Hakuna Matata music sequence or the Michael Kors, Donna Karan, and Diane von Furstenberg's Spring 2012 runways.
Photo Credit: DeusXFlorida
Posted by Natalie T.