Now is the Time to Collect “Goods from the Woods”

Get into the Woods and Collect Your Rustic Centerpieces and Decor

Spring is here, the weather is warming up, and Daffodils are blooming. Time to get to gather your "goods from the woods." If you're like me–and I love all things woodsy and rustic–you will swoon over Snippet and Ink's Lovely Woodsy Whimsical Spring Table. This shoot remined me that the best part of this style of wedding is the centerpieces (or tablescapes as they are now commonly called) are free for the taking if you live near woods.

Wood round decorate wedding table

Image from Snippet and Ink

If you're a thrifty, DIY bride who wants to add natural, rustic, and woodsy elements to your wedding decor, now is the time to start collecting. The leaves are off the trees, the ground is still clear of brush, and there is some great moss and lichen to be had right now in early spring. If you want to collect rounds for your cake or centerpieces make sure you know how to use a chainsaw, or find someone who does. A regular saw will not yield the same kind of results.

Wedding cake on wood stand decorated with birds and twigs
Image from Green Wedding Shoes

Don't forget to gather moss, usnea, and bark. Allow time for these items to dry out so you can shake and gently rub any dirt away. The same holds true if you are using wooden rounds or logs in your decor.

 

Ring pillow made from a birch round and moss
  Image from Style Me Pretty