11 Whimsical Ideas for an Elegant Garden Party
Want to throw the best bash this spring? A lush, vibrant garden is the perfect venue! Use a few of these whimsical garden party ideas for the ultimate bridal shower, engagement party, tea party or wedding reception. Keep scrolling and start pinning!
1. A Garden-Inspired Invitation
Get guests excited for your big event with a watercolor floral invitation inspired by a garden’s beauty.
2. A Peachy Table
This styled shoot incorporated a little southern charm with a fresh peach at each place setting.
Don’t just decorate with flowers. Wear them, too! A few handpicked flowers and greenery make a lovely flower crown for the bride-to-be.
4. Cute Floral Arrangements in Teacups
Create fun flower arrangements! Place green ball dianthus, peach hypericum, Queen Anne’s lace, and peach stock in tiny teacups for charming centerpieces. Bonus points if you can spell out L-O-V-E or the couple’s names!
5. A Shabby Chic Chalkboard Sign
Dress up a shabby chic chalkboard sign with a cascading rose garland.
6. Creative Ways to Display Flowers
Decorate beyond the table tops. Hang garlands on the backs of chairs and place ivy and roses in birdcages for a whimsical feel.
With so much beauty around, there are plenty of opportunities to take glamour shots. Set up a pair of vintage chairs for the bride and groom to take a few amazing photos.
Even though your event is al fresco, you can use more natural elements to create a dessert table that serves as a focal point of the party. An antique buffet topped with a doily table runner was the perfect piece for a dessert station. An open drawer filled with flowers and lace adds a little drama.
DIY Tip: Build a custom backdrop by gluing sheet moss onto plywood. Add a woodcut monogram and roses for final touches.
Guests can indulge in treats and drinks at a gold bar cart stocked with cupcakes, vintage milk glasses, gold striped straws, and refreshing peach iced tea.
A cascade of light pink and peach roses create a pretty botanical cake.
10. Relaxed Bridal Style
For the bride, a garden theme means a relaxed yet polished style. A pale peach lace gown paired with a flower crown and dainty floral ring create an enchanting look.
11. Boho Chic Hair
Loose curls and bohemian braids match the bride’s effortless style!
Photographer: Shelly Taylor Photography | Equipment Rentals: Action Rental | Makeup Artist: Alex Nini | Hair Stylist: be.YOU.tiful salon | Reception Venue: Cathedral Oaks Event Center | Floral Designer: Christell’s Flowers A| Jewelry: Kendra Scott | Cake Designer: Lily’s Cakes | Event Designer: Posh Events Co | Dress Store: Second Summer Bride | Invitation Designer: Studio W Designs | Heirlooms and extras: Swoon
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