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7 Ways to Create the Enchanted Forest Wedding of Your Dreams

Enchanted Forest Wedding at Old Edwards Inn in North Carolina | PartySlate

An enchanted forest wedding brings romance and beauty to the forefront of your celebration. Step into a living fairytale with scenes of glittering candlelight, lush foliage, and fragrant blooms. From the walk down the aisle to the last turn on the dance floor, enchanted forest wedding themes are the first stop toward “happily ever after.” 

While often set in a majestic forest setting, enchanted forest weddings do not require the outdoors. You see, a talented wedding planner and design team can bring this charming theme to life in any venue space — even a hotel ballroom.  

Enchanted forest weddings are the first stop toward happily ever after.”

We’ve searched through thousands of real weddings on PartySlate to find our favorite enchanted forest wedding themes — and identified the talented teams of vendors who made these events happen. 

From an exchange of vows beneath the Redwoods to a ballroom floor that’s straight out of an enchanted forest, we have the 7 ways you can recreate a timeless fairytale. Keep reading to discover how to host the perfect enchanted forest theme wedding. After all, you deserve to live happily ever after. 

 1. Enchanted Forest Wedding Invitations

Give guests a first glimpse of the festivities ahead with an enchanted forest-theme wedding invitation. Consider evoking the forest leaves with an emerald green color scheme or foliage pattern. Or capture the tranquility of a wooded grove with soft summer pastels and watercolors. 

PartySlate can connect you with top wedding invitation and print designers near you. Browse our curated directory here. Make sure to narrow your selection by filtering by location and desired services.

Wedding Invitation Box With Fresh Moss

Enchanted Forest Wedding Theme Invitation Suite With Moss | PartySlate
photography: Vue Photography

Seattle, WA

Guests knew that they were destined to attend an enchanted forest wedding from the moment they received this wedding invitation box by Lola Lee Invitations. Without a doubt, a bed of fresh moss and woodsy color palette evoked the grandeur that awaited friends and family at this stunning forest wedding. 

Of course, the invitation suite was just the beginning of this beautiful celebration. We love how an open frame tent allowed everyone to enjoy the spectacular forest views. Moreover, click to see the charming treehouse that made for a one-of-a-kind photo op in this mesmerizing setting. 

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Vienna Glenn Photography | planner: Konsider It Done | florist: Moonchild Floral Co | venue: Treehouse Point | invitations: Lola Lee Invitations | videographer: Kanani Weddings | rentals: Love Blooms & Alexander’s Party Rentals | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | entertainment: Blue Wave Band | caterer: Ravishing Radish | hair & makeup: Salon Maison


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2. Enchanted Forest Wedding Ceremony

Your wedding ceremony is bound to be one of the most meaningful parts of your wedding day celebration. From the exchange of vows to the joyful kiss, a wedding ceremony is the first step on your new journey as a married couple. Of course, it’s also an opportunity to integrate enchanted forest wedding themes.

A talented wedding planner and florist can transform any ceremonial setting — be it indoors or outdoors. Use PartySlate’s curated directory to find your dream team of wedding vendors. Use the sidebar filters to narrow down your search by category and location. See some of our favorite enchanted forest wedding ceremony settings below.

A Walk Through the Forest

Enchanted Forest Wedding Themed Wedding Ceremony With Green Wedding Aisle | PartySlate
photographer: Catherine Mead

London, UK

Event planner Bruce Russell brought the forest indoors with this enchanted forest wedding ceremony. A velvety green wedding aisle twinkled with glowing lantern light, while overarching treetops created a sense of romance and intimacy.

The wedding reception continued this beautiful motif with a decorative tree laden with candle-lit paper lanterns and lush tree centerpieces. Click to explore this unique indoor wedding celebration that dazzled with the grandeur of the outdoors.

The vendors who made this event happen:

photographer: Catherine Mead | planner: Bruce Russell | floral design: Zita Elze Flowers | venue: The Savoy in London | furniture: Great Hire Ltd | invitations: Grosvenor Stationery Company | tableware: Options | escort cards (lanterns): Cutture | cake: Peggy Porschen | production: Wise Productions

A Glimpse Through the Branches

Wedding Ceremony Seen Through the Branches of the Chuppah | PartySlate
photographer: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design

Chicago, IL

Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design beautifully captured this exchange of rings through the overarching branches of a wedding chuppah. Suspended candlelight heightened the feelings of enchantment in this sacred space.

The wedding reception was just as magical with lush greenery and candle-lit centerpieces. Don’t miss how even the place settings evoked a forest freshness with delicate floral additions.

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photographer: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design | event designers: Kehoe Designs & Randy Schuster & Associates | venue: The Standard Club | linen: BBJ Linen | chairs: Hall’s Rental Service, Inc | video: Xpress Video Productions | cake: Eli’s Cheesecake Company | invitations: Arlene Segal Designs Invitations | entertainment: The Chicago Players | lighting: Frost Chicago | hair: Salon Buzz | makeup: Stella Mikhail

Under a Sky of Many Moons

Outdoor enchanted forest wedding ceremony With White Paper Orbs Suspended in Treetops | PartySlate
photographer: LUXE Creative

Pittsburgh, PA

LUXE Creative let the beauty of this forest setting shine with the addition of orbed lighting and totally on-theme trees stump benches. We especially adore how the white orbs evoke an otherworldly setting aglow with many moons.

Click to discover how a gleaming bonfire and suspended lantern light created a warm and festive atmosphere long after sunset. In addition to this charming forest landscape, guests enjoyed a Ferris wheel dessert display, marquee tenting, and so much more.   

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photographer, planner, floral, lighting, & rentals: LUXE Creative

Forest Glimmer

Redwoods Wedding Ceremony With String Fairy Lights | PartySlate
photographer: Kindred Weddings 

Fairfax, CA

It takes a talented florist to improve on a setting already overflowing with greenery. We love how Green Petal Designs perfected the scene with simple (but stunning) accents of greenery and pale blooms. Furthermore, a suspension of twinkling fairy lights created a feeling of pure enchantment.

The wedding reception was just as magical with stringed lighting and lush greenery. We especially adore how the happy couple enjoyed their own hidden garden with a leaf-crowned sweetheart table — click to see their secret spot.

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photographer: Kindred Weddings | planner: Boheme Events | floral and design: Green Petal Designs | venue: Deer Park Villa | hair & makeup: The Glam Project | entertainment: jnm entertainment | cakes: Teeny Cakes | dj & lighting: runaway dj


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3. Enchanted Forest Wedding Decorations and Details

Bring your enchanted forest wedding theme to life with stunning décor and picture-perfect details. The right design elements can transform any setting — even a hotel meeting room — into a forest dreamscape.

Assemble your wedding design and décor team using PartySlate’s curated wedding directory. You can also use PartySlate to discover top rental companies and a/v companies. With the right team of talented vendors, you’re destined for a celebration that ends with “they lived happily ever after.”

Beneath the Garden Trellis

Ballroom Enchanted Forest Wedding With Glittering Chandeliers and Greenery | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Yanni Design Studio

Chicago, IL

Yanni Design Studio reinvents the ballroom with this enchanted forest theme décor. A trellis ceiling decked in loose tendrils of greenery creates a relaxed contrast against the sculpted trees and boxwood wall panels. We also love how white blooms lend a softness to this bright and dazzling color palette. 

Click to see other gorgeous elements from this stylish affair. You won’t want to miss the mirrored dance floor, undulating tablescapes, and orchid-laden wedding cake.

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photo courtesy of, backdrops, ceiling installation, drapery, table rentals, & dance floor cover: Yanni Design Studio| planning: Manikas Designs & Events| floral: Phillip’s Flowers| chair rentals: Ellie & Rose

A California Kind of Fairytale

Enchanted Forest Wedding With Iron Gate Covered in Greenery and Escort Cards on a Bed of Moss | PartySlate
photographer: Sylvie Gil Photography

Carmel Valley, CA

Look, all forests are beautiful. But if you ask us, the Redwoods set the scene for a modern day fairytale — California style. Set amongst the towering Redwood trees, this elegant wedding celebration wowed with lush greenery and rustic wooden details.

Other memorable details from this enchanted forest wedding include a gallant white horse (you have to see it to believe it) and luxe lounge ceremony seating. Moreover, make sure to see how Got Light brought illumination and sparkle to an unforgettable night-time photo op.

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photographer: Sylvie Gil Photography | planner: Sacks Productions | floral: Mindy Rice Design | venue & caterer: Santa Lucia Preserve | design, décor, & linen: Rrivre Works | rentals: Bright Event Rentals | ceremony furniture rentals: Found Rentals | antique tabletop rentals: Pretty Vintage Rentals | lighting & sound: Got Light | printed materials: Tiny Pine Press | cake: Hansen’s Cakes | videography: Paperback Wedding Films | day-of calligraphy: Anne Jones | invitation calligraphy: The Wells Makery | ceremony horse: Seahorse Equestrian Tours | photo booth: Night Owl Photo Booth | entertainment: Kelly Productions & DJ Georges Sulmers

A Forest of Fuchsia

Pink Enchanted Forest Wedding | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: J GROUP EVENTS

Miami, FL

Who says all forests need to be green? We are obsessed with this opulent pink enchanted forest theme designed by J GROUP EVENTS. Delicate pink blooms and endless candlelight create an otherworldly atmosphere of pure elegance. 

Of course, the wedding ceremony was just as beautiful. Discover how a mirrored wedding aisle, lucite accents, and cascades of baby’s breath brought a new twist to the classic all-white wedding ceremony. 

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photo courtesy of, design, & décor: J GROUP EVENTS

Happily Ever After 

Man in Blue Tux Hold Wedding Ring in Wooden Engraved Box with Bed of Moss | PartySlate
photographer: Sukoski Bros.

Ben Lomond, CA

This gorgeous wedding, set amongst the Sequoias, impressed guests with one beautiful detail after another. Even the wedding rings found a part to play in this romantic fairytale setting with a hand-carved case and fresh moss bedding. Talk about a picture-perfect detail.

Event planner Danzante Events made sure the wedding reception was just as photo-worthy. Discover elegant chinaware, soft florals, and suspended candlelight. While you’re there, check out how LED entertainment brought this celebration straight into the 21st century. 

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photographer: Sukoski Bros. | planner: Danzante Eventsmade | florist: Aurelia Flora | venue: Sequoia Retreat Center | cake: Buttercup Cupcakes & Farmhouse Frosting | catering: Sequoia Retreat Kitchen | rentals: Alexis Party Rentals & ViewPoint Rentals | entertainment: Heart of Gold DJs | hair & makeup: Beauty by Cherise

Modern Forest Wedding

Ballroom With Enchanted Forest Wedding Theme and a Towering Treetop and Candlelight | PartySlate
photographer: candice c. cusic photography

Chicago, IL

Towering trees and glittering candlelight transformed this hotel venue into a modern-day enchanted forest. Even individual place settings took on this lush theme with elegant leaf details. 

Click to see how the wedding reception set the scene with soaring treetops and tendrils of greenery. Make sure to stay for the epic dance party and live music by The Gold Coast All Stars. Even the stage captured this enchanted forest wedding theme.

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photographer: candice c. cusic photography | planner: Randy Schuster & Associates | design, décor, & floral: HMR Designs | venue: Loews Chicago Hotel | entertainment: The Gold Coast All Stars


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4. Enchanted Forest Wedding Centerpieces

Wedding centerpieces transform each reception table into an island of personalized beauty for your guests. They allow your friends and family to experience the grandeur of the wedding celebration — all while lingering over a cocktail or cup of coffee.

Your wedding planner and florist can help you create gorgeous centerpieces that capture your enchanted forest wedding theme. For additional inspiration, check out our Best Wedding Centerpieces [Guide]. Whether you are looking for tablescapes laden with candlelight or bouquets of roses, your dream centerpiece awaits.

Magic in the Making

Indoor Enchanted Forest Wedding Theme With Towering Treetop Centerpieces and Amber Chandeliers | PartySlate
photographer: Concept Photography

Orlando, FL

A wedding set at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort is bound to be magical. Glittering amber chandeliers rise like the dawn over stunning forest centerpieces and luxuriant tablescapes. We especially love how organic branch décor adds texture and depth to this beautiful scene.

Of course, the wedding celebration continued long after dinner. Click to see how jewel-toned uplighting transformed the dance floor and a lavish wedding cake boasted verdant details.

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photographer: Concept Photography | planner & design: Blush by Brandee Gaar | floral: Raining Roses Productions | venue: Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort | rentals: A Chair Affair & RW Events | lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Candlelit Forest Wedding

Enchanted Forest Wedding Centerpieces Ranging From Branch-Wrapped Candelabras to Cloches With Fairy Lights | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Colin Cowie Lifestyle

New York, NY

Colin Cowie Lifestyle proves that beauty is in the details at this indoor enchanted forest wedding. Unique centerpieces range from candelabras woven with branches and cloches sparkling with fairy lights and fresh moss.

Without a doubt, the wedding ceremony was just as beautiful with overarching greenery and a serpentine aisle lined with ferns and candlelight. Click to see more photos from this stunning celebration.

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photo courtesy of & planner: Colin Cowie Lifestyle | venue: 1 Hotel Brooklyn

Ikebana-Style Enchantment

Ikebana-Style Wedding Centerpieces at Enchanted Forest Wedding | PartySlate
photographer: Vue Photography

Greensboro, GA

After a gorgeous outdoor ceremony in the forest, guests headed inside — without sacrificing the enchanted forest wedding theme. Naturally, delicate Ikebana-style centerpieces with globed candlelight recreated the majesty of the outdoors.

Moreover, click to see how Studio LMC created a gorgeous invitation suite that incorporated the color palette of the surrounding forest. While you’re there, discover how succulents lent a fresh and unique touch to the wedding bouquet.

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photographer: Vue Photography | floral design: Designs by Kent | stationery: Studio LMC | entertainment: The Golden Coast All Stars

A Celebration in Nature

Outdoor Forest Wedding With Wooden Table and Garland Greenery Runner | PartySlate
photographer: Tim Halberg Photography

Santa Rosa, CA

Garlands of eucalyptus create a simple (yet stunning) wedding centerpiece at this outdoor forest wedding. We also love how rustic cross-back chairs and crisp white linen allow the beauty of forest to steal the spotlight.

Discover other gorgeous elements by Off the Beaten Path at this nature-forward celebration. Escort card leaves, a mirrored seating chart, and rustic wooden beer tap are just a few of the delightful details you will find at this enchanted garden themed wedding.

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photographer: Tim Halberg Photography | planner, design, floral, & catering: Off the Beaten Path | floral: Farm Girl Florals | venue: A Private Estate | rentals: Encore Events Rentals | entertainment: Entourage The Band | transportation: Beau Wine Tours | hair & makeup: Betten Chaston | photo booth: Hitch Photo Booth

A Dramatic Enchantment

Wedding Tablescape With Vintage Lantern Candlelight and Burgundy Napkins | PartySlate
photographer: Vue Photography

Highlands, NC

This enchanted forest wedding theme, planned by We Tie The Knots, beckons guests to the table with glimmering vintage candle holders and shimmery gold linen. Burgundy blooms and napkins add a touch of drama (the good kind) to this picturesque tablescape. 

In addition to the stunning first look photos (set amongst the trees), check out the beautiful outdoor ceremony in a white frame tent with breathtaking views of the surrounding greenery. A stone-tile wedding aisle lined with white floral arrangements made the scene even dreamier.

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photographer: Vue Photography | planner: We Tie The Knots | florist: Boukates | venue, caterer, transportation, hair & makeup: Old Edwards Inn | linen: BBJ Linen | rentals: Professional Party Planners | dj & photo booth: Nice Guys Entertainment | ceremony music: Melinda Womack | cake: Nothing Bunt Cakes


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5. Enchanted Forest Dance Floors

You and your guests will spend a lot of time on the dance floor. With that in mind, create a gorgeous space for friends and family to dance the night away. Your dance floor can reflect everything from your wedding colors to wedding themes

Browse rental companies on PartySlate to find your perfect dance floor. While you’re there, make sure to hire a great band or DJ to get the party started.

On Cloud Nine

Enchanted Forest Theme Wedding With Two Brides Dancing Through Fog Machine on DanceFloor | PartySlate
photographer: Muñoz Photography

Boca Raton, FL

Dance in the heavens with a smoke or fog machine. Certainly, this couple looks like they’ve left the ballroom for a land of total enchantment. The ceiling installation of suspended twinkling lights also heightens the ethereal atmosphere.

Designer Daniel Events created an enchanted forest dreamscape at this ballroom wedding — both on and off the dance floor. Discover everything from the unique ceremony with a fairytale book backdrop to the one-of-a-kind floral centerpieces.

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photographer: Muñoz Photography | design, décor, & floral: Daniel Events | venue: The Addison

Dreamscape of Color

Enchanted Forest Wedding Dance Floor and Ceiling Installation in Kaleidoscopic Colors | PartySlate
photographer: HiTech Events & Clane Gessel Photography

New York, NY

Forget everything you think you know about enchanted forest wedding themes. This wedding reimagines the motif with vibrant color schemes and psychedelic lighting. We especially love how this mirrored (and painted) dance floor reflects the floral ceiling installation — creating an otherworldly effect.

See how Design House Decor wowed at every turn with dynamic projection screens, lavish floral installations, and soaring treetops. We promise you, you’ve never seen color like this. Click to see more.

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photographer: HiTech Events & Clane Gessel Photography | planner: SRS Events | décor: Design House Decor | venue: Ziegfeld Ballroom | rentals: Luxe Event Rentals | production: Innovative Stage Productions


RELATED: See More Wedding Dance Floor Ideas


6. Enchanted Forest Wedding Cakes

Eating that first bite of wedding cake has become a beloved tradition at weddings all over the world. Of course, guests also love partaking in this sweet pastime. Moreover, wedding cakes serve as a blank canvas for your wedding colors, style, and theme.

PartySlate can connect you with talented bakery and dessert companies to turn your enchanted forest wedding theme into an interactive (and delicious) experience. Additionally, you can find more wedding cake inspiration and ideas here

Sweet Enchantment

Enchanted Forest Theme Wedding Cake With Pink Roses and Ferns | PartySlate
photographer: Sarah Kate, Photographer

Dallas, TX

A white wedding cake with embellishments of fern and bloom prove just how sweet an enchanted forest wedding theme can be. We also love how a foliage backdrop and a tree-ring cake platter perfect this woodsy vibe.

See how designer David Kimmel Design carried this theme over to the ballroom with 13-foot peach trees, a ceiling installation of greenery and globed candlelight, and towering floral centerpieces. Even the napkin rings were on theme with personalized and engraved tree rings.

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photographer: Sarah Kate, Photographer | planner: Pop Parties | florist: David Kimmel Design | venue: The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club | videographer: Robert Cawthorne Films | linen: Nuage Designs | rentals: Bella Acento | lighting: BEYOND | entertainment: Absolute Entertainment & LeForce Entertainment | transportation: Premier Transportation

A Slice of Pure Enchantment

Enchanted Forest Wedding Cake With Frosted Bees, Mushrooms, and Fiddle Head Ferns | PartySlate
photographer: Jim Vetter Photography

Ben Lomond, CA

We are obsessed with the enchanted garden details of this sumptuous wedding cake. From buzzing bees and delicate mushrooms to curling leaf tendrils and sweet blossoms, this beautifully decorated cake wows with icing details.

Jim Vetter Photography captured other gorgeous elements from this lovely wedding set in a Sequoia forest. We especially love the outdoor ceremony surrounded by towering trees and sun-lit dappled leaves. Click to see more.

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photographer: Jim Vetter Photography | event coordinator: A Paper Flower Wedding | florist: Deb Smith | venue: Sequoia Retreat Center | entertainment: Andy Wilson Dance Caller & Laura Inserra | caterer: Homebrew Chef | cake: Just Cake | rentals: Alexis Party Rentals | bartender: Jennifer Hansen-Bos


RELATED: See More Wedding Cake Ideas


7. Enchanted Forest Wedding Favors

Give your guests the gift of take-home party favors — in addition to memories that last a lifetime. Use PartySlate’s curated directory to find party favors and gifts that your friends and family will cherish for years to come. 

Don’t forget, your wedding planner can help you find ways to incorporate enchanted wedding forest themes into every element of your celebration — including party favors. 

The Key to Our Hearts

Enchanted Forest Party Favor/Escort Cards With Vintage Keys | PartySlate
photographer: Studio Opia

Berkeley, CA

This enchanted forest wedding, set at Berkeley Botanical Garden, has the key to our hearts. Beautiful seating cards double as take-home gifts — all while contributing to the look of this stunning celebration.

Click to see other beautiful elements. From the awe-inspiring ceremony set amongst the Redwoods to the charming wedding reception complete with lantern candlelight, this romantic wedding has us feeling all of the love.

The vendors who made this event happen: 

photographer: Studio Opia | venue: Berkeley Botanical Garden | morning preparation: Berkeley City Club


Now that you know the steps to creating your perfect enchanted forest themed wedding, let’s get started planning. First you’ll want to select a top event planner and locate the perfect venue. Read on for tips.

Enchanted Forest Wedding Venues

Selecting a wedding venue is often the first step of the planning process. After all, your venue will set the scene for your entire celebration. 

Use PartySlate’s curated directory to find your dream wedding venue. Filter by location, guest count, venue type, and amenities for the perfect fit. 

Whether you choose to celebrate in the actual forest, or just a ballroom transformed into a wooded haven, your ideal venue is just a click away.

Vendors Who Can Bring Your Enchanted Forest Theme Wedding to Life

PartySlate is also here to connect you with top wedding vendors of all kinds. Whether you are searching for a wedding planner, florist, caterer, or other event event professional, our curated directory can help you find the best talent near you. 

If you see a vendor you like, head to their PartySlate profile to learn more about their services — as well as explore their event albums.