How to Create Outdoor Garden Events with a Flawless Atmosphere

As the weather begins to turn, we begin to plan more and more outdoor and garden events. Whether a breezy afternoon brunch, an al fresco wedding ceremony, or a romantic evening under the moon’s glow and twinkle of the stars, we cannot think of a better atmosphere to celebrate the love and commitment you share with your partner. As you plan your dreamy garden events, from the engagement party to the wedding reception, our experts at Rose Hill Flowers are sharing a few ways to elevate your outdoor setting. From elegant and dazzling to whimsical and magical, you are sure to achieve that fairytale look and feel with the help of fresh flowers and creative decor. Of course, we cannot forget about personal florals, such as handheld bouquets, boutonnieres, flower crowns, and corsages. These blooms are often the most photographed designs of the day and will leave a lasting impression in photographs.

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Creating an Enchanting Outdoor Gardenscape for Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions

Planning a garden wedding gives you the liberty to pull out all the stops and unleash your creativity. Beginning with your ceremony, leave no stone unturned and no chair undressed. From sashes that billow in the breeze to sweet blooms that add a little floral accent, add some pizzazz to each guest chair. While dressing your ceremony space with large arrangements, incorporate garland and twinkling lights through the trees and trellises, especially if they will be seen during the wedding reception. Last but certainly not least are the bouquets and boutonnieres for the wedding party. To create cohesion and a unified aesthetic, highlight the same flowers and statement blooms in every floral design, from centerpieces to bouquets.

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Whimsical Outdoor Party Decorations for Outdoor Engagement Festivities

Since engagement parties aren’t as formal as weddings, you can have a little more freedom to create a relaxed outdoor atmosphere that reflects your unique taste as a couple. To achieve a mix of casual yet sophisticated, encourage a cocktail-style party where guests mingle and enjoy a variety of appetizers and delicious drinks. Tall tables adorned with charming floral arrangements and candles will add a warm romantic glow as the sun begins to set. String lights and cascading flowers strung through the trees will light up the night with a sensational ambiance. For the couple of the evening, corsages and boutonnieres are a thoughtful touch that will be preserved in photographs and memories for a lifetime.

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Add Elegance to Bach Bashes with Wearable and Portable Flowers

With a long list of outdoor bach bash ideas, from chartering a boat to visiting an outdoor bar and coordinating an exciting scavenger hunt to taking over a backyard, wearable flowers and portable blooms are a fun way to bring the festivities to a stylish new level. Hearty floral designs will beautify your choice of transportation, whether it’s a limousine, boat, or your designated driver’s everyday ride. Colorful flower crowns, embellished sashes, unique boutonnieres, and corsages with flowing ribbons can dress up any bach bash outfit. For the newlyweds-to-be, choose all-white floral accessories as a sign to those around you that they will soon be tying the knot.

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Elegant Flowers and Outdoor Party Decor for Wedding Event Brunches

Bringing together family and friends from near and far might also mean planning a few extra events around your wedding day. A common wedding weekend event is a lovely al fresco brunch! Breezy floral centerpieces, garlands draped on fences and tree branches, and plants hung from railings and lamposts will enhance the natural beauty of an afternoon spent outdoors, making your event extra special. As family and friends catch up with one another, offer an inviting beverage or dessert station with creative mocktails and adult beverages adorned with small blooms and flower petals — which will look ravishing in photos.

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Curate a Spring-like Space with Flowers and Decor for Outdoor Bridal Showers

Garden bridal showers are quaint, sweet, and heartwarming events. When planning an outdoor event to shower the bride and/or groom with love, custom floral designs are essential. Display an elegant flower bouquet on the gift table that matches the wedding colors or theme and place a similar arrangement by the guestbook to encourage loved ones to offer their well-wishes. Fasten luxurious and lush garland made from greenery and fresh blooms to the edges of tables to accentuate the beauty of the outdoors. Of course, you cannot overlook the boutonnieres and corsages. Finally, bring posh energy to the dessert and drink tables with gorgeous flowers and petals. You can even tie ribbons or fasten tiny blooms to glassware — making toasts elegant and sensational.

Bringing your outdoor garden event to life is easy with the professionals at Rose Hill Flowers. Whether dreamy and dazzling or elegant and easygoing, celebrating al fresco is always romantic and memorable.

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