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Rustic Chic Garden Wedding Inspiration!

Photos & Arrangement By Tonya Coleman at


Looking for inspiration on your next event? Why not try a Rustic Chic Garden Theme! At Koyal Wholesale we have everything you need to make your eco-friendly event look and feel authentic. We have a wide variety of real wood items that add that extra special touch of texture to your party decor. These rustic items can be accented with high end fabrics and materials for a touch of elegance. It doesn’t take much to make your nature inspired event flourish with beautiful green accents. Below is a list of everything used to make this scene just right, all available on our website!

Bring nature indoors by creating terrarium centerpieces! Easily create a terrarium using our Apothecary Jar Set. Start by adding a base layer of rocks or a rustic centerpiece filler of your choice. Add a layer of moss and accent with natural leaves and flowers. Many DIY experts love to add painted figurines to their terrariums for a whimsical touch.

A special thanks to Tonya Coleman of for her beautiful styling and photography!

Featured Items:

Green Moss Garland

Birch Wood Slabs

Flora Glass Charger

Satin Rose Embroidered Table Runner

Rose Pomander

Apothecary Jars

Eiffel Tower Vases

Diamond Confetti

Curly Willow Ball

Grapewood Branch

Wood Numbers

8 Unique Ways to Spice up Your Wedding Ceremony

When you’re a bride, looking for new ideas and trends becomes your obsession. Finding new ways to spice up your wedding and make it unique is a quest for every bride. There are fun and useful ways to make your wedding the best day of your life while not breaking your budget. Choosing your wedding theme and venue are only the beginning of the journey. Affordable wedding planning might seem unreasonable but with a few helpful hints and tips you’re in luck! These eight unique ways to spice up your wedding ceremony will help you brainstorm ideas and inspirations.

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  1. Wedding Songs: Sometimes your girls need a little bit of dancing. Skip the traditional wedding ceremony songs and let your bridal party sashay down the aisle with fun. Instead of playing a classic canon replace their music with your favorite country, hip hop or r & b classic love song.
  2. Furry Friends: They snuggle in your bed and share their toys with you, so why wouldn’t you invite them to the wedding? Fido and Fifi can play an important role in your big day. Dress up your little girl in a cute DIY tutu with tulle to match your wedding colors. Give Fido a box tie to wear to match his poppa. Having your furry friends in the wedding can include the dog, cat, birds and even horses!
  3. Pop The Question: Popping the question to your bridal party is a unique way to build your special ceremonial party. With a cute ring pop in a box and a special “will you be my…maid of honor” note you can create your own DIY bridesmaid box. Candy now has a very important role in your wedding! Incorporate the theme into a fabulous dessert bar as well. Stock up on bulk candy to save you money.
  4. Family Photo Album: Decorating your wedding venue with classic family photos is a beautiful way to remember family members who can’t be with you. Centerpiece jars filled with vintage photographs and clothes lines with vintage pictures create a throwback to your family. You can create the look with mason jars, vintage photos and clothespins.
  5. Brand New Band: Practice this line: “hey mister DJ, we don’t need your services.” Hiring a live band is the ticket to a personalized wedding day. Spice up your aisle music with a theme band. If you’re having a western wedding, feature country music and square dancing. Wedding themes can each feature their own genre of music styles and bands.
  6. I Vow To Thee: The traditional wedding vows might not be the perfect words for you and your loved one. Be inspired by your favorite lyrics, love poems or movie script to make personalized wedding vows. Your wedding ceremony will be one of a kind. After you’ve tied the knot, then personalized your wedding vows wall hanging with the words to hang on your wall.
  7. Place Your Bets: A fun way to avoid the typical wedding favors is to use your favorite activity as inspiration. Show off your ‘lucky in love’ theme with scratcher tickets. Cross your fingers a few of your wedding guests make a couple dollars on your big day!
  8. Unique Registry: So you already have the toaster and need a few other items instead, why not put them on your registry? Wedding gifts are much more important when the giver knows you’ll actually use them. Using a universal online wedding registry will allow you to combine different stores and sites together. You can click the “pin it” button to add an item, from any site, to your registry. This gives you the opportunity to pick those decorative vases that you’ve had your eye on for the mantelpiece.

Adding that special wedding accent is an easy way to make your day a memorable one. After all, it’s your wedding so why wouldn’t you want to make it focused on who you are as a couple? Incorporate your favorite hobbies, songs and jokes into your wedding ceremony to spice up your big day!

DIY Wedding Decorations: Creative Wedding Birdcage Centerpieces

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I recently made a steal at a neighborhood garage sale. A rustic white birdcage that stands about six feet tall for 20 bucks. I kid you not. I almost felt bad for this lady selling me such a great find for so cheap. Anyways, I’ve noticed that this birdcage trend is finally catching on. Brides have been using the wedding birdcage for cards for a while now but I’m really liking the use of a birdcage as decor.

Photography by Stephanie Williams Photography featured on

I think this look really works with white bird cage wedding decor and antique wooden bird cages. Hanging them works to create an outdoor garden look reminiscent of The Secret Garden or Alice In Wonderland pre-rabbit hole mishap. Koyal Wholesale has numerous birdcages to complete the look. Personally, I think the idea of hanging different size classic round decorative birdcages with a light bulb in the middle is pretty creative. Or, how about adding miniature bird cages and hanging them as accents for the larger ones?

Another great alternative to light bulbs, avoid the messy electrical cords by using Floralytes decorative lighting.  These small wireless lights can be placed in cages, on tables or as underwater lighting. They even come in a variety of colors if you wanted to light up your white birdcages in different shades!

If you’re trying to glam up your style and add a little bit of couture so your reception isn’t too rustic try adding hanging crystal garland. How pretty would this be with swooped crystal garland and a few strands of colored paper tissue garland? Oh I’m already redesigning my reception decor in my head! Oh, this look works so well with a cute love birds wedding theme.

Okay, really. I’ll be done.

A Green Scene: Planning an Outdoor Garden Wedding

A lush green garden, the scent of flowers on a cool breeze, the sun shining down on a couple standing under a beautiful arbor – it’s the ultimate wedding dream for many. But if you’re one of those who would love to have an outdoor wedding in a garden, there are several things you should keep in mind, like the weather, the decoration, and the setup. An outdoor wedding demands a whole different kind of plan, and it’s one that needs to be flexible as well as practical.

1. Setting the Date. Although it’s impossible to predict the weather far in advance, try to choose a time of year when the days tend to be sunny and rain-free, but not unbearably hot.

2. Developing a Plan B. A garden is lovely – except when it starts to bucket down with rain. Always have an alternative place to shift the ceremony and/or reception in case there is bad weather.

3. Deciding on a Tent and Lighting. You don’t have to have a marquee, but you should consider how you will light the event and whether you’ll need extra electrical connections.

4. Choosing a Theme and Color Scheme. Take your inspiration from the beauty of Nature and pick a floral theme, a ‘green’ palette or a rustic country theme.

5. Designing the Décor. The main advantage of holding your wedding outdoors is that Mother Nature will provide you with a beautiful backdrop. But you’ll have to decide what extra decorations, floral arrangements and tables and chairs you need.

Depending on the garden you choose, you can opt for any number of themes. Your own or your parents’ garden is always a lovely, homely choice, and you can build on that theme with rustic-inspired decorations. Hang Glass Lanterns, filling them alternately with candles and full-blown flowers. Try grouping together colored Glass Votive Holders for a really simple but pretty centerpiece. And fill jam jars or Glass Pitchers with hand cut seasonal flowers for a home-made look!

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Flowers are a popular theme at weddings. One of the best contrasts with the green of a garden wedding is pretty, delicate pink. Forget cliché roses – choose the flamboyant peony as the symbol for your wedding, and fill the centerpieces, bouquets and aisle decorations with these dramatic blooms. You can extend the floral theme to smaller details like the place card holders and bottle openers, even the Favor Boxes, Invitations and Wine Bottle Labels.

Images from 100 Layer Cake, Koyal Wholesale Flower Place Card Holders, Kelly Oshiro Events100 Layer Cake, Koyal Wholesale Flower Bottle Stopper, Style Me Pretty, Koyal Wholesale Personalized Wine Bottle Labels

A really beautiful theme that is easy to create is the vintage garden tea party. Use lots of authentically old pieces like the gorgeous distressed dresser in the picture below, used to display the cake. Have your bridal party dress in twenties or fifties style outfits, invest in some retro Hair Accessories, and go wild with long beaded necklaces, feathers and cocktail rings. Other great ideas: an old-fashioned White Birdcage to hold the place cards, Vintage Crystal Drop Candleholders in the center of each table, and a Personalized Aisle Runner with a traditional scroll to walk in on.

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Feeling inspired? Great. But while you’re planning your fairytale garden wedding, don’t forget to consider these essential points.

  • Summer days can be very hot, so plan to rent free-standing fans or provide guests with Hand Fans.
  • Your menu needs to be practical – don’t order things that will melt after five minutes in the sun!
  • If you’re getting married during the popular summer holidays, book everything way in advance.
  • Open grounds are susceptible to gusty winds, so avoid having open flame lamps or candles.
  • Think about whether you will need to guard against mosquitoes, bees or other insects.
  • If you’re getting married at home, work out how much parking will be available for guests.
  • Decide how you will get an electrical supply for sound systems, fans etc.
  • Work out what lighting will be needed – Paper Lanterns, Spotlights or String Lights.
  • And always, ALWAYS have a backup plan in case it rains!

Garden Wedding Ideas

Filed under: Themes,Wedding Products — Tags: , , , , — Emma @ October 19, 2010 12:38 pm

Tuscany and Provence, the Italian and French country side, are popular settings for romantic films for a reason. The lushness of nature, the casual beauty of flowers and ponds make for a fresh and fun feel and you can recreate this ambience in your own lovely garden wedding.

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Garden weddings can work in a large vineyard-like landscape and in smaller more manicured gardens. Whether you go rustic or more urbane, you should emphasize the elements of the setting that attract you the most – the grass, the flowers, flowing lines of the curved branch and the sense of harmonious and vibrant life. A garden wedding is limitless in terms of color choices. Green and white can make sort of a solid foundation and you can add whatever you want to make this your own very personal bouquet. It is a good idea to go with organic materials such as natural bark tree vases as they will compliment the setting in a simple way.

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Parasol umbrellas and garden lanterns will be perfect for setting the stage with just the right touch of English garden or Impressionist art. Flowing fabrics in pastel shades can help create a romantic background and help define spaces. A few high-strung lines of paper lanterns can be a charming touch as the light fades and the guests kick back and settle down to enjoy the food and wine. You can send your guests off with miniature garden shovels or elegant seed packets as wedding favors in keeping with the garden theme too.