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An Enchanted Forest Wedding Style You'll Love

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An enchanted forest theme is a style we just can’t get enough of right now. What’s not to love about creating an intimate forest glen with whimsical, fairytale touches. Perfect for brides that have an affinity with magic and a love of nature - think forest nymphs and wonderland whimsy with rustic shades, pops of colour, and elements of mystique to really give your wedding the wow-factor. Read on to get inspired and have the enchanted wedding of your dreams.

Bridal Look

Pick a stunning wedding gown fit for a fairy tale that embraces your theme and location. Think unusual and unique touches like lace appliques for a touch of nostalgic charm, or flowy fabrics with a lot of movement to add a touch of magic to your bridal portraits. You can choose something more structured for that classic princess look, or something more free spirited for an effortlessly romantic bo-ho vibe.

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Accentuate your style with rich colours in the form of a flower crown for that quintessential finishing touch of whimsy. Pair back your make-up to suit your nature packed theme. Think dusty neutral shades for your eyes with a pop of colour on the lip to tie in with your florals, this will give you a sultry aesthetic with a youthful and playful edge.

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Florals

No wedding is complete without flowers but this theme really allows you to go all out when it comes to floral design. You’ll need plenty of fresh wild flowers in vibrant shades to pop against the rich green tones of your theme. If bold isn’t your style opt for pastel shades against mossy greens, or pair bright colours with ivory or cream for a more subtle effect. Arrange your flowers in garlands and/or bold installations on your wedding arch. Or punctuate dainty, eclectic vases across your table setting for a more elegant and rustic take.

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Venue

For your wedding to be transformed into an enchanted forest theme your venue really is key. Embrace nature and pick a venue that has a real connection with the outside. Open Farm Community, with it’s rustic exterior being surrounded by lush greenery, is a great base to transform into a truly enchanting place. Allow the surroundings to be the focal point with a few floral accents; add fairy lights for a sense of magic as the sun sets.

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If you’re leaning more towards an indoor reception there are a number of things you can do to bring the outdoors in. Adding abundant greenery to your location in the form of installations and hanging floral centrepieces, vibrant tones, and soft lighting will create a lush atmosphere.

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Luckily Picnic has done a lot of the work for you - with its opulent amount of foliage and fairy lights it’s an ideal spot for an indoor enchanted theme.

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For something a little more sophisticated Alkaff Mansion offers a blank canvas for an opportunity to really express yourself. Pair opulent and bold styling to its neutral colonial features for an elegant, Alice in Wonderland take on this enchanted theme.

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Styling 

Your styling and stationery is where you can really have fun. Use elements that highlight your forest theme by integrating nature-inspired details where you can. Think moss table runners, slices of trunk, bark, or any kind of wooden element; foliage everywhere and an abundance of fairy lights and candles.

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Accessories

For added enchantment add in special elements like teacups, vintage books and hanging lanterns, coloured glass and worn picture frames, that will take your theme from rustic to enchanted magic.

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