Weird title hey? Well, recently I was asked by one of my daughters friends to help decorate the outdoor ceremony area for her wedding – which was camouflage themed. I didn’t even know such a theme existed, I thought most girls wanted their weddings to be white, pretty and romantic. Apparently the trend is coming from the US where they go all out in Mossy Oak like this here, there’s even a whole site dedicated to the camouflage wedding theme with rings and all http://camoweddingguide.com/camo-wedding-rings/. Now I only know about these sites because I needed to do some research so I had some idea on how on earth I was going to design this area in a rustic style to fit the theme, thought I’d share them so you know what I’m going on about.
Lucky for me (and for the bride!) the couple didn’t want the tacky kind of look with the camo everywhere with fake deers and hunting things like I saw in some pictures. The brief was to do something rustic and incorporate orange gerberas in it.
It actually turned out to be quite fun. I built an arch for them to stand under at the ceremony out of some old wood planks, and stuck a heap of small branches and twigs all over it. The gerberas were just used as accents in the corners of the arch. We also had native looking trees in pots lining the aisle – these actually came from my backyard. Good thing I have so many pot plants. The chairs at the ceremony were simple wooden ones with some burlap loosely tied on the back with a gerbera inserted in it. Sounds simple, but the bride and groom were very happy, and the guests complimented it too. That was great as I’m sure alot of them were wondering what they were in for with the ‘camo’ theme just like I was. But the couple really did it tastefully.