Last Updated: Jan 30, 2018
A garden is one of the most intimate and romantic settings for an outdoor wedding ceremony. The natural beauty of seasonal blossoms and foliage along with garden-specific decorations such as pergolas, fountains, and benches create an enchanted wedding location that works well with nearly any wedding theme.
“Couples who opt for garden ceremonies are often non-traditional and want a ceremony that feels intimate,” says creative director and event planner Jessica Sloane.
While Jessica’s approach to wedding design begins with the couple’s relationship, she also considers the natural environment as inspiration for the final look and feel of the wedding.
“It’s important to draw inspiration from your garden venue in addition to who you are as a couple,” says Jessica.
With this approach, the final wedding design becomes a custom take on the garden wedding theme that reflects a couple’s unique love story.
But before this precious design can be brought to life at the venue, the garden-inspired look gets revealed to friends and family through the wedding invitations.
Garden Wedding Invitations
There are many types of gardens fit for exchanging your vows, from rose gardens to desert cactus gardens to national forest backdrops. The amount and type of lush greenery you want to incorporate into your invitation design is up to you.
“I’ve had clients pick monograms or motifs with a little bit of green, vines or trees as part of the sketch to represent where they are getting married,” says Jessica. “It’s also nice to use raw versus refined textures, like cotton or handmade paper.”
As far as Jessica’s desired approach?
“I love incorporating calligraphy with a more modern and organic style. I feel like this approach really fits with garden ceremonies that are less traditional because the style feels more casual and whimsical.”
Whether you’re getting married at a Japanese garden or a national forest, here are our favorite garden-inspired wedding invitations for your unique garden wedding ceremony.
Perfect for a sophisticated garden ceremony wedding at a historic site or botanical garden, this lovely wedding invitation comes in your choice of quality Signature or Pearl Shimmer card stock. Designed by Float Paperie, Fine Foliage is an elegant wedding stationery featuring red flowers and verdant leaves that border a white space designated for the details of your big day. The Fine Foliage stationery can also work as jungle wedding invitations for a tropical island or jungle wedding theme.
Invite your guests to your upscale garden wedding with the Fine Foliage wedding invitation.
Planning a laid-back backyard ceremony or an intimate garden wedding? Designed by Float Paperie, this casual and chic wedding invitation is great for nontraditional and informal wedding ceremonies held in a garden setting. Dreamy Botanical features a brown cork background with white and brown contemporary script and a patch of various yellow and white flowers in bloom. You can also order this invitation in blue flowers to match your wedding day color scheme.
Personalize the Dreamy Botanical invitation for your casual and cozy outdoor wedding ceremony.
Forest wedding invitations are perfect for outdoor weddings in national forests and parks. Featuring a photograph of a lush forest and a flowing river, the Darling Border wedding invitation can also be used to express a couple’s shared love of the great outdoors. Along with adding your personal details, this template allows you to change the color of the font to match your unique wedding day color scheme.
Design the Darling Border wedding invitation with your information and color of choice.
A desert wedding theme can be realized with the Splendid Succulents wedding invitation designed by Yours Truly. With a light brown wood background and elegant script, this stationery features a variety of verdant succulents in a range of blue and green hues that tell of a cactus garden or desert setting outdoors.
Customize the Splendid Succulents wedding invitation with your wedding day details.
Lovely Floral is a soft pink wedding invitation featuring a floral wreath with pink flowers and green leafy stems. This delicately surrounds the initials of the bride and groom. Feminine scallop trim and pink modern script complete this contemporary and feminine stationery that’s ideal for romantic garden wedding ceremonies. Designed by Clover, Lovely Floral is also available in a grey and blue color scheme.
Order the Lovely Floral wedding invitation in time for your big day.
Hand Drawn Floral Frame
The Hand Drawn Floral Frame is a pastel green, white, and black wedding invitation featuring an illustration of a bouquet of flowers. This modern stationery fits any upscale or formal wedding ceremony held in an outdoor garden area of a hotel or historic library. Designed by Float Paperie, this invitation is also available in soft peach.
Choose the Hand Drawn Floral Frame wedding invitation for your garden wedding ceremony.
Personalized Garden Wedding Invitations
Shutterfly makes it easy for couples to design wedding invitations that reflect their love story and unique wedding theme. Our garden wedding invitations can be personalized with the details of your wedding day as well as your choice of paper, trim, and color scheme. Give your guests a taste of your picturesque wedding ceremony with the perfect garden, jungle, and woodland wedding invitations from Shutterfly.
How to Say “I Do” to the Perfect Wedding Invitation
Take your time to find the one. At Shutterfly, we understand that it takes time to make a decision about your wedding day. That’s why we’re offering you five free wedding invitation samples so you can see and feel our stationery printed with your details before making a final decision.
Want help with the right words to use on your wedding invitation? Our guide to wedding invitation wording and etiquette offers examples based on the formality of your event and who is hosting. We’ve removed the guess work and made it easy to follow established invitation etiquette. So relax. With beautiful invitation designs and elegant words to say “you’re invited,” it’s time to get excited.