Choosing the Lake District for your wedding means that you feel a connection with nature in some way and there is no better place than Broadoaks to celebrate your wedding in style. When it comes to weddings there are always trends. The biggest trends for 2019/2020 are to go back to nature and increase the eco-friendliness of your wedding. Searches for sustainable wedding ideas rose by around 181% this year and new ideas are popping up on Pinterest all the time.
Here are some ideas that will get your wedding full of natural beauty inspired by the beauty of the Lake District that surrounds Broadoaks Country Hotel.
You can start getting nature involved in your wedding before you even get to the ceremony. This can be easily done by using seed paper stationery for your wedding invitations. This is paper that incorporates seeds from wildflowers or other plants right into the invite. This makes the invite completely plantable. You just stick the invite into the soil and the seeds will germinate and the plants will grow. This makes the invite not only sustainable but also gives all of your family and friends a keepsake of your special day.
Forage for Decor
When it comes to incorporating nature into your decorations what could be better than going to your venue a couple of days ahead of time and, with permission, of course, using some of the local flowers and plants to help decorate your venue. You can incorporate these into your bouquets as well. Try decorating your tables with some pinecones, or other locally gathered plants. Pampas Grass is an excellent on-trend decorating choice from this year and brings the outside inside, making everything a part of your venue. Just make sure that you have permission for what you use first.
A Flowery Photo Op
Flowers seems to be everywhere at weddings, in the bouquets, buttonhole and the hair of the guests. One way to get a properly flowery fun angle in your wedding is to provide a photo wall formed from a wall of flowers. This is a trend addition to weddings and if it is good enough for Kim and Kanye then why not you. Photos taken against the wall make for fantastic shots and all of your guests will love Instagramming it up with these classy photos. So much more beautiful than a simple photo booth.
When it comes to wedding favours then these can be as wide and varied as they come. One way to go green with them is to provide a mini succulent as a wedding favour for each guest. You can even incorporate decorated pots or placeholders made of seeded paper (like in the invites above). This is means that guest will have something to hold on to long after sugared almonds have ended up eaten.
Great Photographs Outdoors
Whilst one thing in life that can never be certain is the weather, especially in the Lake District but the scenery is stunning and the grounds at Broadoaks make a perfect backdrop for all your wedding photography. For those who have a favourite place in The Lake District then heading out with your photographer to capture some magic moments in the fells or by a lake will create memories forever.