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Five Theme Ideas for Your Queensland Garden Wedding Reception

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So you’ve decided to opt for a Queensland garden wedding? A lot of garden wedding and destination wedding online searches lead to the Villa Botanica website, an exquisite wedding venue in the Whitsunday region where jungle meets ocean. Once you’ve selected a venue, we recommend considering setting a theme for your special day, such as ‘rustic’ or ‘nautical’. So, why should you pick a theme for your wedding day, such as a ‘modern’ garden wedding? 

Choosing a wedding theme can transform your traditional nuptials from ordinary to extraordinary, adding focus to your planning. Use your personal preferences on wedding style to determine the best theme that fits your personality and include elements and highlights from that theme throughout the ceremony and reception.

Deciding upon a wedding theme will also make your wedding planning Qld much simpler, because you have a basic style to stick to for each aspect of planning. Once you have decided upon a theme for your Queensland garden wedding, you can write your wedding checklist with less effort and more focus on the vital elements you wish to incorporate into your wedding.  A set theme means no mismatching the dress with the decor or the flowers with the table-settings. Your garden wedding reception will flow and your guests will all be admiring your good taste!

Five Magical Themes for A Garden Wedding Reception

We’ve selected 5 of our favourite theme ideas to help your wedding flow and stand out. We’ve even gone ahead and included tips and tricks, table décor, venue features, colour schemes, dress, etc. You will find that Whitsunday wedding venues can adapt to a variety of garden wedding reception themes with just a few minor changes of décor:

1. Modern

newly wedded couple kissing under the roof of the Villa Botanica ceremony pavilion

Luke Middle Miss Photography

Looking to impress your guests without spending a fortune on decor? A modern wedding should be heavily curated and use sharp lines and geometric shapes in order to achieve a sophisticated feel. It is not a dull choice at all – you have the possibility to choose between multiple subthemes, such as formal contemporary, minimalist, art deco, postmodern industrial, preppy, or pop art. Here are a few landmarks ideas from the modern wedding theme:

Decor: Choose design from the 1920s and beyond. A cool structural backdrop can provide an instant modern look to your wedding. For a garden wedding, consider props and mobile structures – arbours for example, are increasingly popular in modern weddings.

Venue features: Exquisite wedding boutiques can easily adapt to modern wedding themes, but the most extravagant couples use museums or galleries as a backdrop for the ceremony.

Colour schemes: Any colours from the white and grey of the postmodern industrial theme to the vivid colours promoted by the feminine maximalist style.

Dress: Your wedding dress can either be in a simple, classical style, or be inspired by various historical periods, such as 80s nostalgia, jumpsuits in the 70s style, or minimalist 90s designs.

2. Nautical

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The nautical theme is suitable for venues that mix garden with coastal i.e. Villa Botanica Whitsundays is the perfect setting for a nautical style wedding. So many of us are keen on water-based activities and coastal regions and islands have a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty. Opting for a coastal destination wedding venue is one of the most popular choices among Australian couples. A nautical wedding should boast sailing vibes or island feels and use creative elements such as miniature messages-in-a-bottle and yacht style.

Decor: Opt for maritime decor elements such as pieces of rope tied in a sailor’s knot, anchors, helms, oyster shell place cards, lighthouses, boats, etc.

Venue features: You can opt for a nautical theme in any venue through décor but choosing a coastal venue will really add to your wedding wow-factor. Villa Botanica, for instance, has 5 acres of beautiful gardens and provides stunning views of the turquoise Coral Sea through the venue’s sea deck. You can even take your first steps as a married couple on Villa Botanica’s secluded stretch of private beach and admire a spectacular sunset display of tropical pinks and purples reflected upon the Whitsunday waters.

Colour schemes: A combination of blue, grey, green, gold and white will give that wonderful maritime touch to your wedding and provide an instant seaside feel.

Dress: Sheer materials and a flowing dress style will enable you to keep things light and breezy, as well as setting up shoe drop-off zone where you offer flip-flops that can be worn on the beach.

3. Whimsical

garden wedding reception with a whimsical wedding theme of stunning structure of Villa Botanica Cactarium

Kayla Temple Photography

Many couples are bored of the tiresome traditional wedding styles, so they decide to pour their hobbies and passions into their event, embracing your inner child and letting personality shine through. 

Decor: A garden wedding can easily be adapted to a whimsical wedding theme because the outdoors provides a perfect canvas for quirky props, bold colour additions and non-traditional items. A whimsical wedding theme is about having fun, being playful with decorations

Venue features: This quirky variety of wedding theme can be organised anywhere, let your imagination run wild with what you bring to the existing venue. An outdoor destination wedding venue like Villa Botanica is particularly suitable because it’s a spacious venue with fantastic and supportive staff to make your imagination a reality. Villa Botanica even boasts its own funky cactarium, not to mention stunning architecture already brimming with personality. 

Colour schemes: Vibrant colour palettes are typical for a whimsical wedding, stepping away from pastels and neutral tones and embracing loud colours! With whimsical themes the idea is to opt for colours that enliven your event.

Dress: Skip the traditional white and wear any colour or style you like. The more your personality shines through the better!

4. Rustic

Villa Botanica garden wedding reception with rustic wedding theme

Keegan Cronin Photography

A popular choice for a Queensland garden wedding, the rustic wedding theme is full of natural, simplistic beauty. 

Decor: Make sure to incorporate natural elements like wood, wild flowers, fruits, etc. The rustic wedding decor will lower your and should make the event feel relaxed, natural, and romantic.

Venue features: Typical venues for rustic weddings are gardens, barns, farms, ranches, and mountain lodges. Venues which are rustic in design from architecture to landscaping think bare wood features and handmade elements. Vila Botanica boasts a rugged and natural design which lends itself perfectly to a rustic theme. A rustic wedding at Villa will reduce your garden wedding cost as the venue itself provides plenty of effortlessly romantic décor.

Colour scheme: The colour palette can be extremely diverse, as long as the colours are natural. Think of matt colour varieties, floral and grassy colours.

Dress: Off-white and lace with floral designs are the perfect ingredients for your rustic style wedding dress.

5. Traditional

newly wedded couple first dance as husband and wife in Villa Botanica exquisite marble ballroom

Nadine Kemp Photography

Traditional weddings will never go out of fashion; they will forever be a theme option for any destination wedding checklist Australia. This type of wedding theme transcends all trends, a theme of timeless beauty.

Decor: The decor should keep a classic vibe and make use of generous amounts of flowers, minimal draping, streamlined design, calligraphy detail, and classic wedding cars.

Venue features: Many various venues lend themselves to traditional weddings, for example, the marble ballroom at Villa Botanica provides a beautifully classic and traditional feel.

Colour scheme: The soft colour scheme associated with traditional weddings includes white, blush, and cream. 

Dress: A classic white dress, one which oozes sophistication and elegance, along with a classic bouquet and veil.

The Perfect Venue for Every Wedding Theme

Have you got a wedding theme in mind but haven’t yet found your dream location? Bring your wedding planning dreams to life at Villa Botanica – an elegant and breathtaking venue known for fabulous Queensland garden wedding receptions. Read up on our beautiful real weddings and discover why our Villa brides and grooms love us so much. Speak with our team of dedicated and experienced wedding planners and experience this boutique venue for yourself.

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