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On- Saturday, September 19

Whether you're planning a wedding set in the Australian bush or an English forest the key feature is of course the trees. Work with your surrounds - after all there's nothing more beautiful than nature.

If your planning a church wedding, try hanging bunches of lemon scented gum down the aisle and bring the outdoors in.

Hanging beautiful decorations from the trees is a simple and cost effective way to dress up the venue. Simple outdoor lights or old chandeliers transform in the evening to create a fairy tale surrounding. Chandelier photo by East Hill Photography, Florida via Southern Weddings; Handmade vine lanterns by Kate Burger, California; paper lanterns hang by ribbon from the trees by The Youngrens via Style Me Pretty and Michael Norwood via Southern Weddings.

Remember though if your planning on using a naked flame such as tea light candles in old jam jars - a beautiful look - make sure you're allowed! National parks will have fire restrictions, we don't want you starting a bush fire after all! But if your reception is elsewhere check with the operators first. Otherwise simple ribbons tied around trees or branches can look equally lovely, like the one above by Billy Winters Photography. Or use the trees to hang messages to the bride and groom or escort cards like Eryn and Craig did. Photo by W Scott Chester.

Scour the op-shops and antique stores for vintage finds to decorate your tables. An old rusted bucket filled with amazing native flowers can look stunning, table setting pic from Martha Stewart. Add lovely little touches such as displaying the cutlery tied with string and a sprig of a native plant, photo from Big Leo Productions. Or scatter the tables with beautiful gum leaves.
Include simple natural elements in your table decorations mixed with vintage finds. Native plants in old bottles, an old jam jar with a candle, some pebbles and a piece of wood - might not sound inspiring but it looks stunning! Photo by Jonas Peterson, Brisbane, via Polkadot Bride.

And don't forget if your getting married deep in the forest, ie somewhere in the national park, make sure you point the way! Shabby chic wedding sign by Signs By Diane.

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