Wedding theme of the month: Enchanted Forest

16 Jan 2018

In a brand new blog series for Bride, blogger and industry expert Donna Sharpe shares a wealth of wedding inspiration centred on an Enchanted Forest theme

Image: Mimosa Photography

A happy 2018 to you all. I’m Donna, blogger at Cornwall and Devon’s beautiful wedding blog Pasties & Petticoats, and I’m thrilled to have been invited by Bride to share with you a monthly dose of wedding inspiration.

I’m a sucker for a pretty wedding theme and I’ve got a gorgeous array of inspiration lined up for you.To begin the series, I’ve chosen one of my absolute favourites…

Enchanted Forest

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Image: World Inspired Tents by Karen Massey Photography

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Image: World Inspired Tents by Samantha Gilraine Photography and Sarah Lauren Photography

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Image: World Inspired Tents by Joshua Gooding Photography

Tall trees, ferns and moss, a thousand shades of green, streams of sunlight and a dappled glow rock my world. For me, the enchanted forest wedding is all about embracing the magic of nature that surrounds you. I imagine beautiful tipis with twinkling fairy lights, the smell of wood smoke in the air. Chesterfield sofas scattered with fur rugs, flickering hurricane candles and curious objects adding an ethereal touch.

The enchanted forest wedding theme is utterly romantic, conjuring images of boho frocks, tweed jackets and flower girls with fairy wings. I love the idea of long feasting tables filled with happy guests sharing rustic food platters as the sound of chatter and music rises through the trees.

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Image: Cornish Tipi Weddings

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Image: Cornish Tipi Weddings by AppleB Images

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Image: Cornish Tipi Weddings by AppleB Images

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Image: Ben Selway Photography at The Alverton

The beauty of this theme is that whether you go full steam ahead and get creative, or keep it simple with a nod towards nature; its look you can achieve in varying degrees.

The Prop Factory has kindly put together some styling tips on how to get the enchanted forest feel for your wedding, all captured beautifully by Mimosa Photography

  • All the little trinkets came from a junk shop and were around 50p each. It seems tiny clocks, porcelain flowers and tiny glass coloured bottles are in an abundance if you look in the right places.

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  • Rather than using moss as a table runner, use evergreens like fern loosely chopped and piled up.
  • You can make little toadstools like this by painting old wooden door knobs.

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  • Use vintage books as placemats - charity shops throw a lot of books away as they get too many so that’s a great place to look. You don’t even need it to look nice on the cover, or even be vintage, as you only see the opened pages under the plate.

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Would you consider an enchanted theme forest for your wedding? Share your ideas for styling this look in the comments below…

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