Are you hoping to create a woodland or rustic feel at your wedding? Maybe you have chosen a venue that suits the woodland style (a barn or farm wedding venue) or perhaps as a couple, you love the outdoors, and a woodland wedding just feels right. One way to create a woodland style is to use lots of natural materials, we have chosen our favourite natural wood, bark and tree slice wedding decorations as well as ideas that you could use to create this look yourselves.

Natural wood & bark table number holders & place settings

For your wedding table numbers you could choose to have a table number holder made from an actual tree branch, use narrow branches so they don't take up too much space on the table and slot your table number card into them. Or alternatively use a small tree slice and engrave the table number or name into it. This looks best propped up against your centrepiece so it is visible for guests. tree slice stree stump wedding decoration ideas table number holders rustic woodland

Natural bark vases, tea light holders and tree slice wedding centrepieces

You want to create a relaxed centrepiece for a woodland styled wedding, nothing too perfect and uniformed, not all tables have to be the same. There are a number of different wooden bark vases and vessels that could be used to hold your flowers. Wild flowers look best with lots of texture. Around the bark vases add in a couple of bark tea light holders to complete the look. The majority of venues provide a white linen table cloth for your tables, this is not very rustic! You will be surprised, adding a hessian table runner over the cloth works wonders. Or for an even more rustic touch use a wooden tree slice as the base of your centrepiece, positioning your bottles, jars and vessels on top. tree slice stree wedding centrepiece decoration ideas rustic woodland

Extra wedding decorations and ideas using tree stumps

Wooden tree slices or tree stumps could be used as a base for more than just your centrepieces. Large tree slices can be used for your wedding cake or lots of smaller ones for cup cakes or a dessert table. For an outdoor woodland wedding ceremony, position larger tree stumps down either side of the aisle and place jam jars with flowers and candles on top. A simple but effective look. We also really love the idea of gathering lots of large tree stumps and piling them up to create shelves. Add candles in jam jars and vases to create a wow factor display. rustic woodland tree slice wedding cake stree stump wedding ceremony decoration ideas Source: 1 Wooden bark table number holders // 2 Wooden tree branch name card holders // 3 Small tree slice table number // 4 Assortment of bark vases in different sizes // 5 Bark vases on tree slice table decoration // 6 Bark tea light holder // 7 Tree slice wedding centrepiece with grouping of bottles // 8 Small bark vases // 9 Layered tree slice wedding centrepiece // 10 Bark vase inside bell jar // 11 Tree slice stand for wedding favours (unknown source) // 12 Tree stump stand aisle decorations (unknown source) // 13 Wooden tree slice wedding cake // 14 Natasha Lisitsa, Waterlily Pond Floral Design - San Francisco, California Rustic wooden tree slices for weddings   
Gemma
~ Creative Director at The Wedding of my Dreams. Gemma brings you inspiration for your big day through her blog posts as well as sourcing new wedding decorations & details available to buy online at www.theweddingofmydreams.co.uk.

6 Comments

  1. Please could you tell me what the wood slices are treated with as I’d like to put food on them?

  2. do you do special orders for a tree stump? I’m after something 125 – 150mm diameter and around 125mm thick?

  3. I have cut log slices for use as bases and risers . The wood is quite damp and has an odour. The wedding is not until the end of August so I’m hoping they will be dried out enough by then. Will that be enough time? Just wondering if I should have a backup plan. Is there a way to dry it faster? I’ve read about the microwave way but I have also read it still takes quite a long time for each piece. And as I said I have a lot!

  4. Hi Lynda,

    I am not sure about doing this yourself, our supplier of wooden tree slices spends a lot of time on the drying process of the tree slices before they deliver them to us. This is a major part of the process, and they often find wood they have cut is not good once it has been dried and starts to crack / damage. As a back up I would suggest buying some of our slices, these have been looked after and dried by experts so by the time they reach you they are in the condition you expect.

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