Woodland Creatures in Wedding Decor

Who doesn’t love small, whimsical woodland animals?  The wedding world has seen a recent surge in their appearance.  This new trend can be found in print, from invitations, escort cards to menus, along with decor items and wedding props.

Woodland creatures, birds, deer, foxes, raccoons, squirrels to gnomes, are reminiscent of a romantic fairytale.  A fairytale or Disney movie where the prince meets his princess and they live happily ever after.  Hence their popularity on the most romantic day of your life.

Kellee Khalil, CEO and founder of Lover.ly, blogs on Huff Post Weddings “The Woodland Creature Making an Appearance in All the Latest Weddings”.  Khalil fills us in on her scoop about this new wedding trend, “while all kinds of woodland creatures have become popular in wedding decor lately, we have a particular fondness for deer.”

And how have woodland deer won Khalil’s top pick?  She explains,”graceful does and powerful bucks work well for any season and are a nice balance of rugged rustic and sweet vintage styles.”

Woodland Creature Wedding Inspiration
Woodland Creature Wedding Inspiration; masked bridal party & tiered cake- rocknrollbride.com; save the date- thenaturalwedding.co.uk; cake topper- greenweddingshoes.com; dessert table- weddingchicks.com; place setting- google.com

Whether your vote sways towards Khalil’s pick, woodland deer as seen on our inspiration board featured via lover.ly, another soft and cuddly creature or a mix of all nature’s creatures this trend can work for a variety of wedding themes.  Rustic or woodland wedding themes are an obvious fit, however these little creature’s appearance works well in outdoor or barn weddings and romantic or vintage inspired weddings.

For print items incorporate your favorite woodland silhouette onto save the dates, invitations, escort cards or menus.  Use recycled paper or thicker stock like the popular watercolor paper for a more rustic look.  Thenaturalwedding.co.uk blog features a woodland inspired DIY luggage tag save the date handmade by a bride to be using stamps and an old type writer.

Gilded woodland figures hit two hot wedding trends, incorporating both the popular gold hue and whimsical creatures.  Ideal for any romantic or vintage inspired wedding theme.  Any type of woodland figurines can be utilized as part of reception table centerpieces or  at food tables like a dessert bar seen on weddingchicks.com.

Number one use: woodland creatures have made the most appearances on wedding cakes.  Use them as playful cake toppers or intriguing fondant creatures to dress up a simple tiered cake.

Woodland Creature DIY Wedding
Woodland Creature DIY Wedding; bird earrings etsy.com seller faerie kissage; squirrels seller hippop vintage; masks seller fairypiglets; afloral.com birds nest, moss and birch container

Looking for some DIY whimsical wedding inspiration?  Etsy.com offers custom decor options like party masks by seller fairypiglets for fun photo ops.  Woodland figurines like seller Hippopo Vintage’s squirrels that can add a playful and vintage touch to wedding decor.  Searching for the right type and style of woodland creatures don’t forget to look into thrift stores and flea markets.

Afloral.com can provide any level DIY bride with rustic, woodland floral supplies from branches, moss, birch containers to birds nests.  Whether you go for deer, birds, foxes or raccoons let some woodland creatures add a playful touch to your romantic wedding day.