03 Oct Natural Event Design
There are many ways to bring natural elements into your event. Whether you’re intent is to be eco-friendly and “green,” or it is simply because you love nature and want to bring it into your event in every way possible, these ideas will incorporate well into your event’s design! Seasonal Themes A great way to bring out nature in your event’s décor is through a seasonal theme. This of course, corresponds with the season that your event will take place in. Spring Flowers are the epitome of spring, unless you’re not the flower type. For those people uninterested in flowers, here are some other ideas to bring the outdoors inside for your springtime event: bird nests, moss, twigs, willow and/or twineballs with butterflies or birds.
Summer Beach themes are pretty common in the summertime and use mostly natural elements, like sand and seashells. Sea glass is an unexpected touch to a beach theme, also seaweed, reeds, and netting. Another design route you could take is nautical; pair vintage nautical accessories with rope, sand-colored burlap, navy blue/white stripes, and use red roses as an accent. Water features are another good idea for summer events, because they give off a cooling effect to your guests (see below, floral).
Autumn Autumnal Leaves and nuts create simple attractions on a food/buffet table or serve as low centerpieces, promoting across-table conversation. To create a larger, lush centerpiece hollow out a gourd to use in lieu of a vase. To keep a like-minded design throughout, serve your guests hot apple cider, keep seasonal produce in mind for your food, and a similar color scheme throughout.
Winter Instead of using the usual fake and boring winter-holiday decorations, try live garland, pine trees, and poinsettias! To make your own “wreath” centerpiece, fill an antique Bundt or tart pan (or any other round tin pan) with live greenery, top the green with a few snowy, sparkly white decorations, but be sure to leave the center of the pan open, or place a candle in the center, to give the appearance of a wreath.