How Can I Decorate a Pond at a Wedding Ceremony?


Ponds can help provide a beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony. With their natural beauty, they require few decorations. However, adding just a few small touches to the pond can transform the ceremony location into something really special. There are ways to bring out the natural beauty of the pond without overpowering it.


  • Fountains can add a classic and lively touch to the pond. You can find companies that rent them. Have the fountain installed in the center of the pond, so your guests can enjoy watching the streams of water shoot in all directions. Ask about adding colored lighting to the fountain or tinting the water for an even more impressive sight that your guests will always remember.


  • Adding lighting to a pond is especially effective for evening or night weddings. You have several options for adding lighting to the pond area, depending on the style and effect you desire. One option is to float candles on the pond. Floating candles will add a slight sparkle to the water and produce a magical effect. You can also string paper lanterns or white holiday lights around the pond, or for a more casual effect, position tiki torches at the edges of the pond.

Flowers and Plants

  • Flowers are a natural aspect of any outdoor wedding, so of course they make a lovely addition to a pond area. You can place flowers in the pond and let them float, or scatter flower petals across the pond. Coordinate the flowers with your wedding colors and bouquets. You can even tuck potted flowers or plants in the soil around the pond so it looks as if they're growing there.

Other Additions

  • Other ways to decorate a pond include installing a gazebo or wedding arch next to it for the ceremony. You can also add benches or other seating around the pond so your guests can simply sit and enjoy its beauty.

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