Naturalist Greenhouse Wedding Inspiration

greenhouse inspiration

Lately, some of our favorite editorial features on GWS have taken place in greenhouses. (See what we mean here + here.) And what’s not to love? They’re one of the most romantic settings imaginable for tying the knot + today’s gorgeous shoot, shared with us by Molly Gilholm Photography + E Events Co, is only further proof of that fact! These gals turned a beautiful, overgrown garden (think walls and benches draped in Spanish Moss + tropical ferns as far as the eye can see) into an inspiring space for saying I Do. With added lushness in the form of a gorge bouquet and table garland courtesy of Gavita Flora + some stylish ideas for minimalistic wedding day attire, we think no matter where you’re exchanging your vows, you’ll find a thing or two to love from this one!

More from Molly, When I stumbled across Shelldance Orchid Gardens in Pacifica, California online I KNEW I had to do a shoot there, and the idea of the naturalist/botanical theme came instantly flooding into my head.We took inspiration from the esthetic of early century botanical gardens, and the feel and colors of Wes Anderson movies. So, with a little help from air plants, feathers, and an overcast San Francisco summer day, our shoot was born.

bouquet in watering can

cant hanger

butterfly inspired invitation

bouquet with feather accent

greenhouse bride

Such a killer bouquet! And we love seeing the shoot details tranced the typical design areas, like the tablescape, and show up in unexpected places like the bride’s hair! Who knew a feather and a couple of little air plants could look so sweet as a hair accessory?!

low back dress

whimsical greenhouse bouquet

loose curls updo

greenhouse inspiration

natural makeup

bride wearing hat

field notes

greenhouse bride and groom

IN LOVE with this stylish look for the bride + groom! We pulled together our favorite attire + accessory pieces from this fun shoot to help you get the Naturalist Greenhouse look for yourself:

beige suit and teal bow tie

greenhouse bride

gray groom suit

greenhouse inspiration

greenhouse inspiration


greenhouse inspiration

groom with cocktail

cocktail table

coupe cocktail

frame and tag seating chart

naturalist inspiration

feather plate setting

brass candlesticks

greenery garland runner

Brass + lush greenery go together like the stars and the sky. You just can’t go wrong with this beautifully simple look!

gold flatware

greenhouse dinner

greenery garland runner

airplant cake topper

greenhouse inspiration

pleated wedding dress

white bridal wrap

white bridal wrap

portraits on the roof

portraits on the cliffiside

portraits on the cliffiside

Such a fun form of wedding inspiration! Big thanks to the following creatives for sharing their talents with us today!

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photography: Molly Gilholm Photography // venue name: Shelldance Orchid Gardens, Pacifica, California // event design: Eileen Lacey of E Events Co // planning: Eileen Lacey of E Events Co // florals: Gavita Flora // wedding dress: Daughters of Simone // hair stylist: Kelly Jones Makeup // makeup artist: Beauty by M // paper goods: Waldo Press // groom's styling: Emily Meyer // jewelry: Mountainside Made // rentals: Classic Party Rentals