There are many reasons to hold your fall weddings outdoors, but the ability to incorporate trees and other natural elements is one the most compelling. This article provides some ideas you can use to incorporate trees into your fall weddings.
The tree is the perfect symbol of everlasting love and romance for fall weddings, incorporating trees into your Outdoor Ceremony is a natural choice. Some of the famous Redwood trees in California have been witness to thousands of years of history, and there are reports of trees that date back to the time when humans first roamed the earth. With so much history and symbolism behind them, it is no wonder so many wedding planners are incorporating trees into their celebrations. Fall Weddings are perfect venues to celebrate trees and giving them to your guests would be a wonderful gesture creating a forest.
From lining the aisle at an outdoor wedding ceremony to infusing reception centerpieces with the boughs of an evergreen, there are many different ways for trees to play a role in your special day. Many brides and grooms choose to incorporate tree seedlings into their pre-wedding festivities as well, giving the gift of small trees to the guests at their bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. Once planted, those trees can serve as eternal reminders of the love they are meant to celebrate.
While trees can play a beautiful role in your wedding at any time of year, they really shine during the autumn season. More and more brides are choosing the fall of the year for their weddings – and with good reason. The fall tends to be a less busy time for weddings, and that can mean lower prices on wedding staples like catering and photography and better availability for in-demand venues like country clubs and exclusive resorts.
If you do plan to have a fall weddings, there are many reasons to consider an outdoor ceremony bedecked by trees in their full autumn foliage. In many parts of the country the fall offers the best weather of the year, with pleasantly warm nights and cool evenings that are perfect for dancing at an outdoor stage.
Couples can make their outdoor fall weddings shine even more by incorporating the natural colors of the trees into their wedding colors. From the bright oranges and reds of the changing maple trees to more subdued shades like yellows and browns, the trees put on a great show during the autumn season. Using different shades of those same colors in your wedding flowers, bouquets, floral arrangements and table centerpieces is a great way to create a unified look for your special day.
No matter how you choose to incorporate trees into your wedding ceremony, you can be sure that your choices will make a lasting impression on your guests. There is nothing like the beauty of nature to compliment the enduring nature of your relationship and your love.
Plant a tree by giving them as gifts at weddings and special events because they help the environment, help control water,
help stabilize the soil, help provide sade and shelter.
Trees Help the Environment: Three More Reasons to Plant a Tree
It seems that everyone knows that trees purify the air by taking in contaminants and releasing oxygen. They consume huge quantities of carbon dioxide, cutting down on greenhouse gasses in the air. That’s not all they do, however.
Trees Stabilize the Soil
Big trees need big roots. Some kinds of trees grow their roots outward, and some grow them downward. Either way, those roots hold onto a lot of dirt and debris. Trees have roots systems that are strong enough to keep the topsoil in place, instead of allowing dry soil to be blown away by the wind. When an area loses its trees, it seems to be only a matter of time before it also loses the rest of its plantlife.
In wetter and snowier conditions, it isn’t only the wind that threatens the soil. Trees hold the sides of hills together, preventing many landslides. On a smaller scale, they also help keep the soil from sliding into the rivers and lakes. This allows waterside plants a chance to grow and give river animals a safe place to dig their burrows.
Trees Control Water
In the same way that the trees hold onto the soil, if you plant a tree they also hold onto water. Flood damage tends to be more severe in places that have lost their trees. The soil gets washed away, and there is little to slow the torrents.
Some kinds of trees pull water up from deep in the ground, releasing some of it from their leaves into the air through transpiration. It is well-known that trees don’t survive well in desert conditions. Did you know that they also help to prevent desertification by recycling the groundwater?
Trees Provide Shade and Shelter
Have you ever wondered why so many small farm fields are surrounded by narrow lines of trees? Those trees break up the wind, sheltering the crops from harsh weather. Trees serve as wind-breaks in nature, too, allowing other plants to colonize the clearings and providing shelter for wildlife.
Trees along rivers and creeks shade the water, keeping it cool enough for the fish to survive. Warm water holds less dissolved oxygen than cool water. If the trees are cut down from the creek banks, the water overheats during the summer. This suffocates the fish. The bacteria which feed on the sudden wealth of dead fish use up more oxygen, and kill more fish.
When you consider all the important things that trees do for the environment, it makes sense that planting more trees is a good thing to do. Giving people trees to plant can inspire friends and family to plant a tree for for a greener tomorrow.
By Tamatha Campbell