If you’re reading this, chances are you’re planning a wedding in Greater Prescott or somewhere else that’s full of natural beauty and charm. That’s something you should turn to your advantage by honoring its beauty and all that it provides us.
Naturally (haha!) the best way to do this is to hold your event al fresco, as long as the weather is something you can work with. If not, there are many other ways you can infuse your proceedings with nature-made materials and themes.
The many, many couples planning to get married in 2022 (a record 2.6 million, according to www.theknot.com) are all looking for ways to make their occasions memorable, so here are some of the special ways they’re looking to incorporate the environment.
Florals, florals and more florals
Flowers are so versatile; they can be bunched or woven loosely for a more natural appearance, hung from chandeliers and wall installations, and textured fresh blooms and dried filler are expected to decorate many events this year.
Rattan the night away
This earthy element gives furniture, lampshades, cabinets, bar carts and ceiling pendants the structure they need to command attention yet give your gathering a touch of nature-loving fun and class. It pairs great with pampas grass for a tropical theme or other boho touches for an elegant yet casual vibe.
You don’t have to pine for me
But you can if you want to! By all means pay tribute to the ponderosas that have defined Prescott as an outdoorsy haven for generations! Use pinecones in garlands, accents in bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, ring displays, cake decorations, everything! These are most associated with winter weddings, but up here you can rock them all year long.
If you want to marry in a field of flowers but the practicalities just won’t make it work, consider using a thicket of wildflowers and greenery to define the aisle. Whether the ceremony is outdoors or in, this will make your entrance even more stunning!
Choose built-in décor
Find a venue that isn’t going to need a lot of adornment to make it attractive. It can be a meadow with an outstanding view of surrounding mountain peaks, a house of worship with ornate carvings and picture views or a garden featuring an outstanding mural. It lets what’s already there shine and reduces waste.
Whatever your wedding theme, choose sustainable products and practices to keep it as earth-friendly as possible. Choose recyclable or digital invitations, consider a charity registry for environmental nonprofits, choose seasonal, locally grown flowers and donate leftover decorations and leftover food, for example. You don’t need to broadcast your choices; lead instead by quiet example.