With its elaborate decorations, a nature-themed wedding will delight any guest! And what can be more delightful than a beach wedding, away from the hustle and bustle of the city? If you love walking under the clear sky or traveling in warm and tropical places, where nature is abundant throughout the year, a ceremony on the beach is the ideal choice for you! Give a twist to this theme and check out these awesome destinations for your exotic wedding in nature!
1. Nature themed wedding abroad
A custom wedding is not a first choice for you, so you decided to consider an exotic destination to give your nature-themed wedding the “wow” factor. Luckily, the world is full of wonderful places that can host your special wedding – from Thailand to Greece and Zanzibar, you can choose a modern wedding or, if you are attracted to rituals and spirituality, you should take into account the idea of a cultural wedding.
1.1. Wedding in nature – Greece
Greece is the perfect wedding destination when it comes to its natural beauty! Mountains, volcanoes, wide beaches, steep cliffs and clear waters. It is a country with a variety of landscapes and places that you will not find anywhere else in the world.
Greece is known as a summer destination thanks to its endless number of beautiful beaches, one different from the other. Mykonos has white sandy beaches with clear, turquoise waters, Santorini has volcanic sand, covered with pebbles and shells and in Thassos you will find fine, golden sand, while in Zakynthos you can admire Navagio – a beach with gorgeous landscapes surrounded by ancient rocks.
The country covers an archipelago with thousands of islands, each one unique in its own way. On these islands, you will end up relaxing in the sun, enjoying the crystal blue waters and the Mediterranean cuisine. In short, the setting for a perfect wedding!
1.2. Wedding ceremony in nature – Thailand
Thailand impresses with its unparalleled beauty of lush beaches and jungles. Although it is the most visited country in Southeast Asia, its inhabitants have preserved their traditions and rituals. 95% of the population practices Buddhism, a spiritual practice that focuses on the respect for nature and all living beings. This is the reason why Thailand is also known as the “land of smiles”.
Although most of its territory is on Continental Asia, the country is the home of more than 1000 islands. The largest of these is Phuket, which is known as a holiday and wedding destination. Not as big but also special is Koh Samui. The island is preferred by honeymooners or for couples who would like to elope for a more intimate ceremony on the beach.
The best season for a wedding in Thailand starts in October and lasts until March, with a few exceptions. For example, Koh Samui has its own micro-climate, so the best period to visit would be June-September.
1.3. Wedding outdoors – Zanzibar
Zanzibar can be considered a realm of wilderness and exoticism. This tropical island, off the coast of Tanzania, is the perfect place for a wedding ceremony in nature. In addition to the special charm, Zanzibar offers a lot of beautiful beaches, unique activities and the opportunity to discover a different culture.
The archipelago consists of two large islands – Unguja and Pemba – and several small islands. Zanzibar hosts fascinating sunrises and sunsets on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Nungwi, located in the northern part of the island, and Kendwa, in the western part, are considered the top areas of the island. Beaches such as Bwejuu, Michamvi, Kizimkazi, Matemwe or Pongwe are ideal if you want to enjoy the fine sand, crystal clear water and coconut trees. The island is close to the equator, so you can watch the ebb and flow that occurs daily. In the morning, the water recedes almost two kilometers offshore, and in the afternoon the water returns.
The city has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is truly fascinating. The flora is colorful and diverse, giving you the opportunity to have a truly unique setting for your special day.
2. Nature wedding themes ideas for a lovely wedding
If you are the kind of couple who prefers the silence of the forest or the sounds of the sea waves instead of going out in the city or to indoor parties, then an outdoor wedding, adorned with the beauty of nature, is the ideal theme for one of the most special days of your lives. Here are a few things to consider when organizing a wedding in nature:
- The perfect location
A wedding with a natural theme can be organized even outdoors, in a park or near a forest, or at least at a rustic wooden restaurant, surrounded by lots of vegetation. Adventurous couples can opt for a beach wedding in an exotic and intimate destination.
- Boho wedding outfits
Give your wedding a fairytale look by choosing boho and hippie-inspired clothing. The bride can wear a dress made of light materials, with a simple pattern, pure white or beige. A wreath of wildflowers can give her a fairy look, while the groom can wear flowers on his chest and a rustic hat. If the wedding takes place on the beach, you can choose to blend with nature and not wear shoes.
- Sustainable invitations
If you opt for the classical way – sending them via post mail, choose invitations that are made of recycled paper, with a natural collage of pressed flowers or leaves. For a modern approach, inviting your guests through e-mail might be a more sustainable way.
- A wooden arch
For a unique experience, the bride can walk down the aisle to a gorgeous wooden arch decorated with elaborate flower decorations. An arch can make the outdoor experience more special and it can also become a great spot for a photo shooting during the wedding.
- A wedding planner
A wedding in nature it’s definitely not a piece of cake, especially in a foreign country. All the details that could make your wedding special – the trip to an exotic destination, the elaborate decorations, the venues and other important things can often be time-consuming and difficult to organize. In order not to miss any details, your wedding in nature will be really perfect if you choose us – our professional wedding planners can help you have the experience you have always dreamed of!
A wedding in nature can be seen from different perspectives, it all depends on the taste and style of each couple. From the ceremony on an exotic beach, to saying “I do” in an enchanting forest, a nature-inspired wedding can bring your wedding experience to another level. And the photos will definitely be the testimonials of some beautiful and unforgettable memories!
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