Call us hopeless romantics, but there is hardly anything as enchanting as a wedding in the woods. Just imagine! The smell of the pine trees, birds chirping overhead, sunlight reaching its way through the treetops—surrounded by all that nature, how could it not be totally dreamy? Sure, there might be a few things to consider like rentals, transportation, perhaps some bug spray…but that won’t deter us from the utter romance of it all. If you’re considering a forest wedding, rest easy knowing there are others who have gone before you and pulled it off without a hitch!
We’ve gathered some of our absolute favorite wedding ceremonies in the woods for some inspiration that’s guaranteed to satisfy all your fairy tale-loving, nature-obsessed, adventure-seeking hearts! Without further ado…here are 14 forest weddings that brought the dream to life!
1. A cozy ceremony with an epic backdrop:
photo: Catalina Jean Photography // florals: Amanda Connors at Sand Rock Farm // venue: Sand Rock Farm
more on GWS: Free-Spirited Bohemian Farm Wedding
2. This circle ceremony surrounded by greenery:
photo: Carlie Statsky // design: Allison Weddings // florals: Christine Cater // venue: Santa Lucia Preserve
more on GWS: All the Greenery in the World: This Wedding Was Inspired by California’s Redwood Grove!
3. This Forest wedding with twinkle lights + tall trees:
photo: Teri B Photography // coordination + floral: Jenni Grubba Events // venue: Deer Park Villa
4. This Enchanted Forest Wedding:
photo: Carly Bish Photography // venue: Copper Creek Inn // via This Family Style Dinner in the Woods
5. This candlelit, tree-lined ceremony:
photo: Kaley from Kansas // design: Juniper & Lace Events//florals: Amy Kate Designs
more on GWS: These Two Got Married on a Private Tree-Lined Road in the Middle of the Forest!
6. This sun-dappled camp wedding among the Redwoods:
photo: Luke and Mallory // design: Samantha Dapper Events // florals: Shindig Chic // venue: YMCA Camp Campbell
more on GWS: One Long Adventure: A Rustic Wedding in the Redwoods with a Copper + Peach Palette
7. This waterfall ceremony with a petal-lined aisle:
photo: Lunalee Photography
8. This Woodsy Boho Elopement:
photo: Carol Oliva // Event Design: Mountains to the Sea CO // via Americana Big Sur Bohemian Elopement
9. This wooded forest wedding in Woodland, Washington:
photo: Naba Zabih Photography // event design: Keen Events // florals: Blue Floral Company
This Moody Woodland Wedding in Washington is Brimming with Burgundy Accents
10. This enchanted elopement in the rainforest of Sooke, British Columbia:
photo: Rivkah Photography // design: Blushing Ivy // florals: Ingrid Rose Floral Artistry // venue: Cedar Haven Weddings
more on GWS: Into the Woods: An Enchanted Elopement Shoot
11. This eclectic day in the Redwoods:
photo: Kelly Brown // planning: Ashley Smith Events // florals: Wild Club
Eclectic + Wild Wedding in the Redwoods with Tons of Colorful Details
12. This elegant alter surrounded by tall trees:
photo: From the Daisies
13. This ethereal + romantic ceremony setting:
photo: Hazelwood Photo // design: Ginger and You Events // florals: Bramble Floral Design // venue: Union Pine
more on GWS: Amongst the Redwoods: A Pacific Northwest Wedding with a Backdrop Made of Hops!
14. This absolutely stunning pampas grass ring by the river:
photo: Paisley Photography // planner: Megan Sawchuk Weddings // florals: Creative Edge Flowers