Outdoor Wedding Tips by TREE Founder and CEO, Nicole Wakley
TREE, a curator of eco-friendly, upcycled furniture sourced globally and handcrafted by artisans, is rooted in the simplistic beauty of nature and its boundless resources. An outdoor wedding is the perfect opportunity to honor nature and all of its perfect imperfections, and Nicole Wakley, CEO and founder of TREE, is here to help you through the proper décor and design tips.
Read on to see how you can turn your wedding into an outdoor oasis filled with eco-chic, sustainable designs that will leave your guests feeling uplifted and inspired.
Tip. 1. Small finishing touches make all the difference! Look for unique table accessories and décor that draw in your guests’ eyes. Adorn a table setting with soy wax candles or fill recycled glass vases with fresh flowers to complete your wedding’s romantic ambiance. Add a touch of European charm with handmade wine coasters, perfect for cocktail hour or a reception.
Tip 2. Inspire your guests to get cozy and enjoy a glass of bubbly with outdoor seating that is stylish and comfortable. I love vintage and antique benches because they bring timeless charm to any space. A statement bench with organic pillows and throws create an inviting look that becomes part of the scenery. Here are two styled TREE originals for design inspiration.
Tip 3. Instead of traditional floral arrangements of roses and lilies, use succulents and moss to decorate your venue. Pick a variety of textures and shades, and plant them in antique wooden crates, stone pots, or even a reclaimed tree root. For fall and winter weddings, I also love purple and white cabbage arrangements!
Tip 4. TREE’s collection of vintage suitcases will have you dreaming of your honeymoon before completing “I do.” Style a stack by the gifts table, fill them with guests’ favors, and organize photobooth props. These unique suitcases help tell your special day with a pop of color and texture. It’s one-of-a-kind accents like these that will make your wedding an unforgettable memory.
Images by Poppi Photography.