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Five top themes for a woodland wedding

By Helen Pentith  //  Wed 8th October 2014
Woodland theme

A rural woodland wedding is a magical way to tie the knot. There are many ideas for wedding themes to make the most of such an unusual location, and here are six of the best to try here in the rural splendour of Escrick Park…

Every girl wants to be a Princess Bride

A cult classic, The Princess Bride is one of the most romantic films out there. A farm boy falls in love with a beautiful princess, before swashbuckling his way to her heart. The options for a theme such as this one are many, from decking out the groom as Dread Pirate Roberts to the smaller details, such as slipping those infamous words, ‘As you wish...’ into the ceremony. You could even ride off into the sunset on a white horse, just like in the book. We promise that a Princess Bride-themed wedding at Escrick Park won’t have any R.O.U.S (Rodents Of Unusual Size) present though – unless you want them there of course!

Fairies, elves – even The Legend of Zelda

Embrace the whimsy of a woodland setting by incorporating fairies and elves into the theme. From floaty bridesmaid dresses through to your very own fairy ring to stand in while you say your vows, the options are endless. Video game fans out there could take it one step further and throw an entirely Zelda-themed event: whether with small details such as wedding rings engraved with the classic pixelated hearts, right up to cosplay wedding outfits – your guests will remember the quirky elements of a Zelda-inspired woodland wedding.

Robin Hood and his merry men

We couldn’t talk about a forest wedding without mentioning the legendary woodland dweller Robin Hood! Have your guests dress up as the troupe of merry men, while the bride can feel like a princess in a Maid Marion-inspired dress. Even if you’re not experienced archers, a bow and arrow for the classic touch here and there would be a fun idea: how about feathered arrows for place settings? Using ‘Everything I Do’ for your first dance is, however, completely optional...

Rustic inspiration

If a full-on theme isn’t your thing, the woodland setting can still provide a unique range of inspiration. Incorporate ideas from nature into your cake design, perhaps decorating layers with woodland flowers, or topping cupcakes with edible butterfly decorations. The woodland colours are perfect for inspiration too, and tying in warm woody tones with evergreen highlights is a timeless classic for any accessory. Animals could influence your theme as well – you could even have a falconry display to entertain guests during the photos.

Woodland festival

A summer woodland wedding is the perfect place for informal nuptials. For music lovers, a festival-inspired event could be just the thing for a day to remember. Set up a small stage for the ceremony in a woodland clearing, which you can use later on for a live band. String outdoor fairy lights and paper lanterns through the branches for a true festival theme!

Whatever theme you want for your rural woodland wedding, you can rest assured that the team at Escrick Park will help you bring your concepts into reality. Contact us today to find out more about our new woodland wedding setting, ready for 2015!
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