More and more couples are choosing to have outdoor weddings, and where better to do this than in your own garden?
But you don’t just want to stand in the middle of your lawn – you need a focal centrepiece for the ceremony, and this is where the wedding gazebo comes into its own.
Although you may have a vision of a traditional gazebo, weddings in your own back yard don’t have to stick to the tried and tested – you can be as creative as you like!
That means, for example, that you can choose whatever theme you like for your wedding.
Many people would love to go to a tropical island and be married in a beach wedding gazebo, but let’s face it, these types of wedding are not only expensive, for both the couple and all of their family and friends, but it’s a logistical nightmare getting it all arranged and meeting everybody’s various needs.
So, why not bring that tropical beach wedding to your own home?
Here are a few wedding gazebo decorating ideas to get you started.
Let’s begin with a Hawaiian wedding theme. For this, you could strew rose petals all over the floor of the gazebo, hang leis in the windows, and have strings of flowers tied around the edges.
And if you wanted to go the whole hog, why not have the bridesmaids wear hula hula skirts as well?
A similar approach could, of course be used, for any island theme, whether that be Caribbean, South Pacific or wherever.
At the other end of the scale, there is nothing to stop you from turning your gazebo into a private chapel, if you want to take a more traditional approach.
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Once you’ve decided on your overall theme, and have decorated your wedding gazebo accordingly, you should then consider all of the other elements of your wedding, to preserve the integrity of your chosen theme.
For example, your wedding dress (which doesn’t have to be white, of course), what the guests should wear, floral arrangements, the food, drinks, music, entertainment – all of these can be matched to your theme, whether it’s a Caribbean wedding you want, or maybe something appropriate to a shared interest, such as acting.
In the former case, you might want to go with brightly coloured clothing, a BBQ for the main food, rum punch as the drink, steel drums for music, and if you’re really wild, get your guests to take part in a limbo dancing contest as part of the entertainment (maybe after they’ve had a bit of the rum punch).
On the other hand, if you wanted a wedding themed around acting, then maybe you could decorate your gazebo so that it had a stage sort of look (e.g. a proscenium arch as the entrance), the guests could wear Shakespearean costumes, the food might be a medieval roast, with mead or ale to drink, and for entertainment, maybe a magician who performs as a court jester.
Or why not break the mould and go for an evening wedding, and turn your gazebo into a mini-disco, complete with disco lights, and the whole works – a sort of Saturday Night Fever wedding?
These are, of course, just a few simple ideas to get your own creative juices flowing – your wedding is (or should be) a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so if there is something you really want to make your special day even more special, then go for it!
While there are many gazebos that would be perfect for your wedding, the one shown to the left, which is a decorative-looking oval gazebo that offers you a ton of options so that you can customise it to your exact requirements.
It’s made from vinyl, and has kiln dried and pressure treated southern yellow pine,cedar shake shingles and keywest braces.
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