THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CREATING A NATURAL AND WHIMSICAL WEDDING
Rustic. Raw. Romantic. The naked and natural wedding theme offers brides a sensual, simplistic elegance that no other theme can quite touch. With a focus on the unrefined splendour of the outdoors, this natural theme has been on many lists of wedding trends, but now with a contemporary twist; incorporating neutral tones with modern ‘naked’ touches- seeing the beauty in exposed textures and typically hidden depths.
Suited to the bohemian or outdoorsy bride, these naked and natural wedding trends work well in outdoor weddings, forest weddings, or even game lodge or bushveld weddings. The tones can be found in most South African areas, so the country is your canvas!
Neutral colour palettes, soft pinks, blushes and ivory are highlighted by accents of rose gold; creating an ethereal and whimsical theme that complements the raw romance of your wedding day. We explore this naked and natural wedding theme, with some suggestions on how to re-create for your own magical day!
Naked and Natural Wedding Theme Tips
Tip 1: To create the same look, work with a very neutral colour palette, based on the soft tones of your venue or the colour palette here.
Tip 2: Choose one metal accent colour that will feature throughout the décor, attire and overall theme. For this look, we recommend rose gold for a soft, romantic glow.
Tip 3: Include textures and varying materials to your décor for the added naked element. Geode cakes, sequins, succulents and rustic ceremony arches all create unrefined interest.
NATURAL WEDDING THEME | RECOMMENDED WEDDING DRESSES
For the ultimate in wedding day romance, look for wedding dresses with a ballgown or A-line silhouette and soft, tulle skirts. To maintain the neutral colours of this theme, shop for wedding dresses in blush or ivory as opposed to the traditional white which can be too harsh for the palette.
1. A-LINE LACE WEDDING DRESS
BR01857 | BRIDE&CO BRIDAL COLLECTION
Romantic and feminine, this wedding dress embodies the princess in every bride. The classic A-line silhouette is accentuated by the dainty sweetheart neckline, while the 3D floral lace applique invokes nature to the overall beauty of this gown. Available in blush and ivory, in sizes 2-16.
2. PLUNGING BALLGOWN WEDDING DRESS
BR01827 | VIOLA CHAN
This gorgeous ivory wedding dress blends the romantic and the daring flawlessly. The plunging neckline and open back create a bare canvas that highlights the delicate embellishments and applique detail of the bodice. The flowing softness of the tulle creates an ethereal and gentle effect, complementing the simplistic vibes of a natural wedding theme. Available in ivory, sizes 2-16.
3. LACE MERMAID WEDDING DRESS WITH BALLGOWN OVERSKIRT
BR01835 | VIOLA CHAN PREMIUM
This backless wedding dress has the additional benefit of becoming two dresses. Initially, an all-over lace mermaid wedding dress, flawlessly fitted to accentuate curves and natural lines. Add the showstopping glitter overskirt and transform into a Cinderella story, complete with ballgown and happily-ever-afters! The additional skirt has the benefit of adding more textures and an element of surprise, which translates beautifully into the naked theme! Available in Ivory, sizes 2-16.
NATURAL WEDDING THEME | RECOMMENDED BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES
If you’re opting for the natural and naked look, keep your bridal party’s attire to the same neutral palette. Your bridesmaids can incorporate a few of the selected colours in the same style, or just one colour in varied styles.
1. BLUSH BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES
BM00199 | ATHENA – THE GODDESS COLLECTION
Demure, feminine and soft, the Athena Bridesmaids dress features a lace halter neck with a fitted waist and long, soft skirt. Available in Blush, Blush, Burgundy, Dusty Pink, Navy and Grey. Sizes available: XS-XXL
2. OFF-THE-SHOULDER BRIDESMAIDS DRESS
BM00202 | THEA – THE GODDESS COLLECTION
Striking, trendy and a definite wear-again, the Thea Bridesmaids Dress features a mesh off-the-shoulder bodice, with a soft and flowing long skirt. Elegant and sexy, this dress is available in Mesh off the shoulder dress with a soft flowy skirt. Available in Burgundy, Dusty Pink, Flint, Light Pink, Mint, Navy. Sizes available: XS-XXL
3. ROSE GOLD SEQUINED BRIDESMAIDS DRESS
BM00201 | AURORA – THE GODDESS COLLECTION
Featuring stunning sequining across the entire bodice, a long tulle overskirt and beautiful back strap design, the Aurora bridesmaids dress adds sparkle and luxurious overtones to the natural wedding theme. Available in Rose gold, Navy, Gold, Pewter and Burgundy. Sizes Available: XS-XXL
NATURAL WEDDING THEME | RECOMMENDED WEDDING JEWELLERY
The accent, highlighter and golden thread of your bridal look, your wedding day jewellery should be a few carefully selected items. For a natural and outdoors wedding theme, Rose gold is often the softest and most romantic of the metal accent colours. Its warm glow either perfectly complements or highlights the other soft tones within the palette. As jewellery, it is understated but romantic, adding an old school charm to your bridal look.
1. ROSE GOLD TEARDROP WEDDING EARRINGS
J000521 | BRIDAL JEWELLERY
The perfect combination of understated elegance and classic romance, these teardrop earrings lend a touch of glamourous sparkle to the natural wedding theme.
2. ROSE GOLD DIAMANTE WEDDING BRACELET
J000529 | BRIDAL JEWELLERY
This rose gold bracelet features carefully set diamante details, creating a delightfully delicate and feminine look that is enhanced through the raw beauty of a natural wedding theme.
3. ROSE GOLD WEDDING HAIR ACCESSORY
HO00540 | BRIDAL JEWELLERY
Add a touch of whimsy and charm to your natural wedding theme and bridal look! Evocative of enchanted forests and childlike wonder, this elegant rose gold hair accessory with crystal embellishing emphasises the natural and naked wedding theme with a pretty elegance.
NATURAL WEDDING THEME | ADDITIONAL WEDDING DÉCOR AND GIFTS
1. MR AND MRS WEDDING CHAIR SIGNS
Oh, so trendy and sweet! Celebrate your grand evening with these to accompany your first table as man and wife! These wooden signs with stunning scripted font can be hung with the attached twine, adding rustic romance to the natural wedding theme!
2. GUEST BOOK
Capture the moments and memories of your wedding day forever. This gorgeous wooden Guest Book features 32 blank pages to fill with loving messages from your guests. Including a stunning rose gold foiled design, the wooden and metallic touch of this Guest Book complements the Naked and Natural Wedding theme simply, but beautifully! A modern keepsake that will hold those treasured moments forever!
3. PERSPEX WEDDING RING BOX
The holder of future promises, this gorgeous clear wedding ring box features a floral motif, and the words that finalise your intent; “We Do”. Flawlessly integrated into any natural wedding theme, this wedding ring box makes a wonderful keepsake of your wedding day! Make it your own by filling the bottom with flowers to match your bouquets.
4. ROSE GOLD WEDDING RING PILLOW
If you’d prefer to opt for a slightly plusher feel, this Rose gold ring pillow with satin ribbon and lace detail is the perfect promise carrier! Opulent and sophisticated, this wedding ring pillow accentuates the Naked and Natural wedding theme perfectly!