Wedding theme inspiration: A garden party by the sea

Article Published: Wednesday 28th September, 2016 - 2:23pm

At The Rosevine on the Roseland Peninsula you can mix both garden party and coastal cool for a wedding with the wow factor. Here they offer WED readers their top tips for a stunning garden party themed wedding by the sea...

• A quintessential garden party requires a beautiful garden, and at The Rosevine the landscaped lawns reach down towards the sea

• Nothing says a garden party quite like a tipi or marquee on the lawn, a venue where you have the warmth of indoors but the feeling of being outdoors too. Decorate with lights and string photos throughout for a personal touch

• When you think garden party you think roses, so fill jam jars or galvanised containers with beautiful blooms and wrap with lace or twine for English country garden wedding table decorations

• Welcome your guests to the reception in style. Serve your favourite drinks - Pimms, mojitos, or a Moet champagne bar or personalise your own - we’ve had “George’s Marvellous Medicine” before! And to accompany drinks send round some classic British canapes such as mini burgers, Cornish clotted cream scones and Cornish tapas slates. Live music playing is a great way to add atmosphere – maybe a string band or an acoustic guitarist

• A garden party is a wonderful idea for weddings with children, lots of space for them to run around playing football, croquet and table tennis (adults will love it too!). Think about having their own tent for games and colouring, or booking an entertainer. And an indoor den is great for chilling out once they’ve finished eating

• There are many opportunities for great photographs at a garden party – informal shots whilst guests enjoy their welcome drinks and canapes through to group shots with the gardens and Gerrans Bay in the background

• At dusk, light the storm candles and switch on the fairy lights for a cosy romantic feel and watch as fireworks light up the sky.
The Rosevine has some availability for weekend exclusive use weddings next year; including (but not limited to) 10-12 March, 28-30 April, 9-11 May, 16-18 June 2017.