Are you dreaming of a fairytale wedding, taken straight from the pages of classic storybooks? Francis Hodgson Burnett’s charming narrative, “The Secret Garden,” provides the perfect inspiration for an ultra‐romantic celebration of love. The idea of a thriving floral sanctuary tucked behind gray, stone walls lends a mysterious, enchanting vision few brides can resist.
Walking through a picturesque fairytale entrance, guests are transported to a different time and place. A wrought‐iron gate dressed in billowy, white fabric, or a garden path peppered with fragrant rose petals sets the tone immediately. Soft melodies wafting from a harp or cello help create an intimate, dreamlike ambiance that radiates romance and elegance.
Couples make nuptials more magical with moss‐covered baskets for carrying rings and flowers and a ceremonial arch swathed in English Ivy. The reception calls for antique lanterns, tea lights, draped tulle, and chandeliers, not to mention an infusion of greenery and florals. Delicate English china provides the perfect dinnerware, while birdcages stuffed with blooms and fairy lights create ethereal centerpieces. Soft white with whispers of mossy green, mint, and pastel pink make the ultimate color palette.
Ideas to help set the Secret Garden Wedding scene:
Birdcages filled with flowers and fairy lights for centerpieces.
Vintage lanterns and tea lights set an intimate and somewhat mysterious mood.
Harpist or cello playing in the background as guests arrive.
Large wrought iron gates placed as an entrance to your venue
Skeleton keys on a large ring to drape tulle and attach keys with ribbon to wedding bouquets
Moss basket for the ring bearer and flower girl
Ivy-covered arch over the ceremony
Add greenery and florals to your chandeliers to give your space an overgrown garden feel.
For a magical effect, incorporate smaller flower arrangements into unexpected areas, like a vintage dresser for place cards.
Blackboard menus in vintage gilded frames.
Secret Garden Invitations
Color Palette: Soft White with Mint and Mossy Green with the option of adding whisper-pink pastels.
Place Cards and Table Numbers
We love this Secret Garden arrangement of place cards on moss.
Moss with gilded frame – woodland meets vintage glamour
Setting the Stage for a Secret Garden Wedding
Start with a garden, of course! Drape billowing white fabric for the entrance and use vintage chandeliers to illuminate the wedding entrance and tables.
The Secret Garden theme comes to life with tables arrayed with elaborate floral arrangements, vintage candelabra, ivy, and moss, and menus attached to vintage keys – a detail from The Secret Garden film.
Secret Garden Wedding Menu
Instead of canapés before the formal meal serves a full English tea. The bar for a Secret Garden Wedding doesn’t have to be anything elaborate. We love champagne with lavender served on small vintage bar carts using mirrors as trays.
Whimsical, romantic, and magic describe wedding tables in our Secret Garden Wedding Collection. Layers of garden relics, urns with trailing ivy, and vintage dinnerware combine to create a memorable wedding tablescape.
This organic table is covered with moss and garlands of garden flowers.
With a wedding theme inspired by the book The Secret Garden, choose country garden blooms in pretty pastel colors. Garden Wedding Bouquets should look like they had just been picked.
Secret Garden Wedding Cake
This traditional style Wedding Cake is beautifully garnished with pastel flowers.
Every wedding is special, but a Secret Garden theme conjures an intimate, romantic, slightly mysterious fairy‐tale ambiance. Soft pastel flowers, trailing ivy and garden moss intermingle with vintage urns, lanterns, and mirrors to transport your wedding guests to an enclosed English garden and into a slightly different time.
From invitation and dress style to music and venue design ─ we believe no detail is too big or too small. The occasion demands perfection. Let our design team at Indeed Décor offer inspiration and ideas for your romantic Secret Garden Wedding, from beginning to sensational end.