5 Ideas to Achieve a Secret Garden Wedding
One of my favourite books growing up was “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The image of Mary’s discovery of a door hidden in the ivy leading to a mysterious, wild, and beautiful garden has stayed with me as an adult; in fact, these scenes still inspire me today. Here are 5 ideas to achieve a wedding reflecting this classic novel.
image via Stacking Books
Foliage Lush greenery is essential when designing your garden wedding vision. Regal and elegant wreaths and garlands can be hung and draped pretty much anywhere to create the feel of your own secret garden.
Keys The incorporation of vintage skeleton keys is an wonderful touch to any secret garden wedding.
Books Stacking classic novels on your tablescape will create levels and add a touch of whimsy while celebrating your love of literature at the same time.
Setting Of course the setting it vital for a secret garden wedding! In Toronto, the best venues to achieve this vision are Graydon Hall Manor, Toronto Botanical Garden, and Sunnybrook Estates.
Loose and Wild In the novel, the garden is overgrown, wild, and bursting with blooms. Opt for bouquets and arrangements that offer a natural, unkempt feel.
There is something intimate, elegant, and even a little magical about a garden themed wedding. I love the idea of wild and free blooms cascading from tables, arches, and beams. So why not spend a summer afternoon with “A Secret Garden” and discover what inspiration is hidden within the pages of this classic piece of literature?
By Certified Wedding Planner Alexandra McNamara