Perfect Outdoor Garden Wedding

It’s every girls dream .. that moment the one you love asks you those four words you’ve been waiting to hear since the day you have been dressing up in mum’s net curtains, playing the 'pretend' beautiful bride. YES. The moment has come to arrange one of the most amazing days in your life ... #yourwedding.

Be it Spring, Summer or even the golden hues of Autumn, an outdoor garden wedding is very popular with brides-to-be.  Here at Yarra Valley Lodge we offer the perfect venue for an outdoor garden celebration.  The Yarra Valley wineries, surrounding valleys and rolling lush hills provide the perfect backdrop ... think fairy lights strung overhead, long rustic tables and lush green foliage. 

We love a good wedding inspo list, here we have compiled our top #10 outdoor garden wedding tips that will have your guests LOVING every minute! 

1. Provide Parasols for Shade

For the warmer months when the garden wedding option becomes viable, providing shade is of utmost importance.  No one wants to be sitting in the baking sun watching the ceremony.  A wine cask (yes, Yarra Valley is full of these!) full of parasols is a beautiful gesture and they look super cute -you can even have them customised with both your monogrammed initials.

2. Ice Buckets of Water & Refreshments

Place ice buckets strategically around the area where the wedding will take place – important to keep your guests hydrated if it’s a hot and sunny day. And you can make personalised labels for the water bottles too.

3. Comfortable Seating

Seating is paramount at weddings (no one wants to be standing up for the entire ceremony) but it should be stunning in design and theme of the garden wedding. Cushions, throws and huge scatter cushions are pretty and provide a functionality of comfort.

4. Photographs and Memories

Wrap a tree in fairy lights with photographs to display memories of the couple.

5. Create a ‘Fan’ for the Wedding Ceremony Program

Make mini fans for each guest with the event ceremony printed on the fan. Functional and fun!

6. Hire an Ice-Cream / Gelato Cart & Scooper!

Nothing better than a refreshing gelato – and super cute looking among the green grass!

7. Wedding Favours – Garden Wedding means sunnies!

Provide cute and colourful sunglasses as wedding favours.

8. Garden Wedding Lighting

Ambience is so important especially as the sun is setting .. try lighting (battery operated) lanterns underneath tablecloths for the perfect warm lighting.

9. Insect Repellent – a MUST for a Garden Wedding

Arrange for personalised sachets for an even more fun way for a relatively mundane aspect.

10. And the number 10 top tip for a fabulous garden wedding … fill cute containers with thongs for the dancing later on!!