Wedding Trends Look Book 2023: Grand Garden Wedding

Inspired by lush European gardens and the regencycore aesthetic popping up everywhere, flourishing flowers and pastel hues formed this Grand Garden Wedding. Choosing a particular theme for your wedding isn’t necessary, but is sensational when executed properly. Working with a team of talented vendors will ensure your vision is carried out flawlessly. Every element should come together cohesively from the invitations to the furnishings and beyond. 


Floor-to-ceiling natural wood beams anchor the sun-drenched ballroom making it a perfect setting for summertime nuptials. Clean rows of contemporary gold chairs with cream seats light up the space allowing the abundant florals to shine. Low arrangements in vintage gold vases line the aisle as bold blooms in glass trumpet vases provide just enough height. 

The botanical thread continues into the day’s fashion as well. Imagine the bride gracefully floating down the aisle in a satin A-line ballgown with a sweetheart neckline. A classic gown is modernized with a floral lace pattern and a high slit down across the skirt. Preceding the bride was her groom dressed in a formal tuxedo paired with an ivory jacket and sleek black bowtie. 


Family and friends made their way into the airy reception space following the cocktail hour where they enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres and an impressive charcuterie spread. Upon finding their seats, they discovered a romantic tablescape waiting for them. Below, a sky blue table linen sits beneath a floral lace overlay transporting you to a different period. The outside is brought in with a freshly-cut Italian Ruscus table runner. 

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir flowed into glasses between courses that began with a beet, pistachio, and goat cheese salad. The main course offered selections of Angus filet mignon, parmesan panko-crusted walleye, or coconut curry. Decadent desserts were displayed buffet-style to enjoy after dinner and heartfelt speeches. 

In this design, a palette of light blue, blush, bright white, and greenery amplified the ethereal layout. Place settings were simple with crisp cotton napkins, silver flatware, and antique blue goblets. Lavish centerpieces were filled with seasonal blooms including anemone, blue delphinium, roses, astilbe, ranunculus, hydrangea, and Italian Ruscus. These small details will stand the test of time and create a visual experience for your loved ones. 


Floral installations are big in weddings right now and for a good reason. Enchanting arrangements are versatile and will elevate any celebration. It’s impossible to take your eyes off of the greenery chandeliers hung on iron light fixtures that made a statement during the ceremony as well as the reception.

As the festivities continued, guests discovered a seating nook tucked away in the bright and airy fireplace lounge. Plush velvet sofas faced one another with circular iron side tables situated between them. The setting allowed for a laid-back ambiance that gave everyone a chance to unwind and connect before they hit the dance floor.  

No formal wedding is complete without a cake. Two tiers of buttercream piped cake gave a blank canvas for the florist to work their magic. Roses, ranunculus, ferns, and greenery created a mini centerpiece across the top tier with petals placed along the bottom tier. Every aspect of the wedding day featured stunning and intentional elements suited for this garden wedding. 


Photos by Matt Lien