Are you a fan of lake life? What about a lakeside wedding? When it comes to planning a wedding at the lake, let nature be the main attraction. Less is more when it comes to decor for a waterfront. What's better than getting married at a beautiful location by the water, like the lake?!
Our wedding planning and design ideas for waterfront weddings at the lake will give you the inspiration to plan your lakeside nuptials. For lakeside weddings, take advantage of nature and your beautiful surroundings. Find inspiration from your specific lake for wedding invitations and decorations.
Popular in the spring and fall, lake weddings can offer an intimate feel for your wedding where your guests will feel oh-so-welcomed. The beautiful outdoor scenery sets the tone for your nuptials.
For this Garter Girl Loves post we're showing off some great wedding ideas and decor for waterfront weddings at the lake. These lakeside and waterfront wedding ideas will help inspire you for a beautiful outdoor wedding.
Here are a few tips and ideas to think about when planning your lake wedding.
Being by the water on a lake is so relaxing and we're just calm thinking about all of this gorgeous lakeside wedding inspiration!
Choose your lake wedding location first! Or should we say locations plural. From the ceremony to the reception and the little moments in between there are many spots and areas to consider with a lakeside wedding.
The lake and exact location on the lake you choose for your wedding will help you setup a beautiful ceremony spot, followed by an amazing reception. Utilize the lake's natural beauty for your lakeside wedding portrait photos too!
For lake wedding decor, opt for different wood accents and rope knots for a nautical touch. If you like boats and nautical elements, add in some details in your wedding decor with anchors, rope knots and sailboats!
Think shades of blue for your lakeside wedding. Blue is not only calming, but it goes well with so many other shades like neutrals and pops of colors. You can't go wrong with blue shades for a lakeside wedding color palette.
Consider adding some activities to the weekend festivities for your guests with a lake wedding. Many lakes offer various outings and daily activities like boat adventures, kayaks, fishing, etc.
Everyone loves a visit to the lake! A wedding at a lake could be considered a destination wedding, depending on where you and most of your wedding guests list. If you're guests are traveling to your lakeside wedding destination consider out-of-town bags for your guests. Many of your wedding guests will want to make a trip out of it to come to your wedding!
Now, let's show you our favorite lake wedding ideas and decor and where to find it.
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Lake, lakeside and waterfront wedding ideas and inspiration you'll love for your own wedding! What ideas do you think you'll incorporate? Are you ready for your waterfront lake wedding?
With love, The Garter Girl
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